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Parker

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Parker Adventist Hospital-Conference Center
9395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO  80138
United States
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Club Executives & Directors

President - Board Officer
President Elect - Board Officer
Treasurer - Board Officer
Secretary - Board Officer
Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Club Service Co-Chair- Board Member
Youth Services - Board Member
Community Service - Board Member
Fundraising - Board Member
International Service - Board Member
Grants Director - Board Member
Public Relations - Board Member
Rotary Foundation - Co-Board Member
Rotary Foundation Treasurer - Co-Board Member
Vocational Services - Board Member
Immediate Past President - Board Member
Editarian
Membership Chairperson
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
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Welcome!

The Rotary Club of Parker, Colorado is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world.  We meet Thursday mornings from 6:45 - 8:15 a.m. for a breakfast meeting. Come join us for our for great fellowship and programs while learning more about this fantastic organization.  Guests are always welcome!

Parker Adventist Hospital
Parker Adventist Hospital
Conference Center (South Entrance)
9395 Crown Crest Boulevard
Parker, CO 80138
(303) 269-4000
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Latest Club News

Stacy Stegman Provides DIA Update

 
 
 
Stacy Stegman, Sr. VP Marketing and Customer Service at DIA provided the program at the August 20th meeting.
Ms. Stegman provided Rotarians with the inside scoop of things happening at the airport including an update
on the new hotel, progress on the light rail connection to the airport, and a variety of interesting statistics regarding
DIA.
 
 

 
 
Our District Governor, Peter Ewing, is planning a Million Dollar Reception to be held in conjunction with the dinner on January 9, 2016 to honor Rotary's International President.  The Million Dollar Reception is an opportunity to meet the RI President and will be open to Rotarians who have made a pledge to the RI Bequest Society.  This is your opportunity to support the Rotary International Endowment Fund.  The bequest can be funded in the following ways: by Will of Living Trust, by a Charitable Remainder Trust, by retirement plan/IRA/401(k), by life insurance, or by other means.  Lew Million will have more information and can get answers to any questions you may have.  He has the necessary forms and will forward your pledge to the district governor.  Don't miss the opportunity to meet the RI President and to help Rotary do worthwhile work in the future
 

 
Our speaker this week will be Jason Hopcus who is the President of NAMI Arapahoe/Douglas County (National Alliance on Mental Illness). We will also be joined by Sharon Maybee and some of her fellow Commerce City Rotarians.
 
The Commerce City club has developed a mental health initiative and they are sharing their knowledge with Rotary Clubs and showing ways that clubs can get involved with this very important issue.

Following our club meeting, we will be meeting with Sharon in the cafeteria to discuss ways that we, as a club, might get involved. If you are available, please plan to join us.
 

 
Delicious peaches and pears will be rolling into town on Saturday, August 29th.  If you are among the lucky Rotarians who ordered a box or two, please remember to pick them up between 11:00 and 1:00 at the Hobby Lobby parking lot in Parker.
 

 

Charles Reilly Inducted as Newest Member of the Parker Rotary Club!

The Parker Rotary Club welcomed Charles Reilly as its newest member during the August 13th meeting.  Charles is the owner/president of Ponderosa Petroleum Company located in Parker.  Pictured above is Kam Breitenback (Membership Chair), Dave Selden (serving as Mentor for Charles), Charles Reilly (Inductee), and Hank Coll (Sponsor).
 
 
 

 
Rotarians were delighted to hear from two students who attended YRYLA camp this summer.  Jack Eddington and Riley Milano (pictured below) are 8th grade students at Sierra Middle School in Parker.  Rotarians commented on how articulate and passionate both students were when discussing their experience.  Jack Eddington was joined by his mother Patty Eddington.  Riley Milano's parents, Bao and Tom Milano were also in attendance.
 
Jack Eddington
 

 
The Parker Rotary Club was honored to have Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice provide the program at the August 6th meeting.  Chief Justice Rice was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court on August 5, 1998 and became Chief Justice on January 8 2014.  Chief Justice Rice provided an overview of the responsibilities of the Supreme Court and the role of the Chief Justice and responded to questions from the audience.
 
 

 
 
Share the gift of Rotary!  Jane Johnson, Past President and current District 5450 Assistant Governor, recently said, “You are a gift to Rotary and being a Rotarian is Being a Gift to the World”.  You make a difference and have been given many gifts that you can use to make a change.  You can help transform the lives of others with your gifts.  One way is to introduce others to the Rotary Club of Parker and all that our club does for our community and our world.  Bring a potential member to a meeting, invite them to participate in one of our Service Projects, help them to Be a Gift to the World too!  August is Membership Month and you are encouraged to invite friends, business associates or others to join us as there is so much to be done!
 

 
Honorary Club Member Carl Hanson was presented with a check for $1,000 for the Praying Hands Ranch.
 

 
Last Chance To Buy -Orders Close Aug 16 at 1:00 pm
Rotary Peach and Pears are for Sale
 
Buy your Peaches and Pears now!!  Peach and Pear Pickup will be on August 29, 2015 between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm at the Hobby Lobby Parking lot in Parker CO. (southwest corner of Mainstreet and Parker Rd) 
 
18# boxes of Peaches for $35
10# boxes of Peaches for $25
10# boxes of Pears for $23
 
You may select on the order form one of our partners to receive $5 a box from each box sold to that specific partner.  All proceeds will help those in NEED.   To BUY your Peaches and Pears either click on this link, click on the button on the top right corner of our web site or call one of the following members.
 
Questions Call Larry Brutlag at 303-947-9136 or email at brutlagl@gmail.com or Carl Finamore at 720-250-8655.  Purchase opportunities close on August 16 at 1:00 pm.  Please BUY NOW!!!
 
 
 

 
The Rotary Club of Parker received a grant for $4,000.00 for Project Sanctuary.  Plans are being made for one day trips to Project Sanctuary on Friday, September 18th or Saturday, September 19th.  If you are able to car pool to Project Sanctuary on either of these days, please email Kam at kamieb1234@gmail.com.
If you can't attend and want to help, please see the message below.  You can purchase any game and we'll take it to Project Sanctuary in September.  Get you donation to Kam to take.
Project Sanctuary
OUR WISH LIST......
We need your help for our upcoming military families retreat--our games have been played so much they have wore out!
We don't play video games at our retreats--we play ones outside or board games. We have three of our most popular games completely "played out" & it's time to get new ones.  For $20 or less you can give back to military families for years to come.
 
Let's help our Veterans and their families!
 

 
Parker Rotary Club President Michele Duncan spoke about her trip to Nepal as part of the July 23rd program.
 
 

 
Two Rotarians were honored at the July 23rd meeting for receiving Paul Harris awards.  Pictured below are Al Johnson (Paul Harris + 4) and Club President Michelle Duncan (Paul Harris +5).  The awards were presented by Jane Johnson.
Congratulations Al and Michelle!
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Wayne grew up a Kansas farm boy who worked for IBM long enough to see his hair turn from brown to silver.  He was a computer technician, technical writer, software specialist, and networking consulting during that time.  After leaving IBM, Wayne and his wife, Susan moved back to Kansas where they owned and operated a lumberyard and two hardware stores for eight years.  In 2000 they moved to Parker to be near their grandkids who have sinced moved to Florida.  Wayne says, "The most important jobs in my life have been foster parent, guardian ad litem, high school mentor, and Staff/Senior Counselor at Young RYLA seven times.  As a Rotarian he has been Director of Community Service and Director of Youth Services for Cherry Creek Valley Rotary of Parker and Director of International Service for Rotary eClub One.  He currently works as a consultant and database developer for his one man company called Zoomit Consulting.
 
 

 
 
SATURDAY, July 11 from 10:00 - 3:00 p.m. the RCC's will be combining their efforts to do a FUNdraiser to support RVU projects.  The group will receive 50% from every paying customer during our hours.  PLEASE support the car wash located at Lincoln & Jordan in Parker by Wendy's.
 

 
 
Michele Duncan is the new Rotary Club President for 2015 - 2016.  Today was her first meeting at President and she held a Club Assembly.     
 

 
 
                                           
Rotary Club of Parker member Ben Martin, gave an inspiring talk and inspiration                                                                                                                      about the Declaration of Independence. 
 

 
 
And now for the rest of the story that has come in!  It was an evening of smiles all around.  Congratulations to all!
 
Rotarian of the Year:  Steve Trevino - for his demonstrated Service Above Self in both the State of the Town and the Mayor's Ball events.  Without his leadership and behind the scenes efforts neither would have been the major success that they were.
 
President's Award:  Lew Million - for his dedication year on year to the eradication of Polio as the club point person and major fund raiser.
 
Non-Rotarian Community Service Award:  Ann Weiss - for her help for the last two years with both the State of the Town and Mayor's Ball in taking on the jobs that no one else wanted.
 
We also recognized the following Board Members as they finished their terms:
 
Ben Martin - Secretary
Larree Morgan - Youth Services Director
Dave Selden - Vocational Services Director
Kam Breitenbach and Jane Johnson - Club Service Directors
Steve Sumption - Sgt-at-Arms
 
For outstanding service and for continuing on next year in very critical roles:
 
Bob Satrom - Treasurer
Ron Beller - Public Relations
Tom VanderHeiden
Scott Gough
Outstanding Service not as Directors
Mike Oldham - Fireside Chats, RYLA, YRYLA, Youth Recognition Event
Jim Boyd - Photographer and Veteran's Day Event
 
 
 
               
 
 

 
 
It’s a new year for the Rotary Club of Parker.  Next year’s Board of Directors pictured:  Lindy Blackburn - Past President, Randy Hill – Sergeant at Arms, Michele Duncan – President, Glenn Hertzler – Youth Services, Ron Beller – Public Relations, Gloria Beckely Secretary, Bill Kelly – Community Service, Steve Trevino – Fundraising, Bob Satrom – Treasurer, Li Pettett – International Services, Kam Breitenbach – President Elect, Glen Petty – Vocational Services, Jane Johnson – Foundation President, Tom Duncan – Foundation Treasurer, and Sue Gardner – Club Service.
 
These people will be serving the Rotary Club of Parker from July 1, 2015 – June 2016.
 
 
  
 
 

 
 
$1,000.00 Scholarships were presented by Parker Rotarian Dave Selden to Abby Carter, Phillip Reid and Adam Woods. The students wrote essays as to how they would handle a specific issue using the Rotary 4-Way Test. Best wishes from the Rotary Club of Parker!
 

 
 
Today the Rotary Club of Parker assisted the Parker Task Force with their Food Drive.  These pictures are just in of the first shifts for today.  Thank you to all Parker Rotarians and the RCC@RVU students that helped.
 

 
 
Jane Johnson presenting a multiple Paul Harris Fellow pin to Doug Montgomery.
 

 
 
Sheriff Tony Spurlock and Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth.  Holly is the first female Undersheriff in the history of the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.
 

 
 
Hank Silverman was inducted today as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Parker.  Hank is a retired pediatric dentist that move here recently from Florida.  Pictured are Tom Duncan, Jane Johnson, Hank Silverman and Michele Duncan.  Congratulations Hank!
 

 
 
 

Peach and Pear Sales

 

Speakers

Sep 03, 2015
Ann Tull, District 5450 Rotary Foundation Chair
Role of the Rotary Foundation
Sep 10, 2015
No Meeting
Area Assembly
Sep 24, 2015
Kelly Craighead
RMHS Veterans Programs
Oct 01, 2015
Amy Sherman
Douglas County Energy Coalition
Oct 08, 2015
Rod Snodgrass
Douglas County Surveyor
Oct 15, 2015
Lora Holman
Colorado and U.S. Personnel Rules
Oct 22, 2015
Joe Julian
CSU Extension Office, Douglas County
Oct 29, 2015
No Meeting
Club Social
Nov 05, 2015
MC - Jim Boyd
Veterans Day Program
Nov 12, 2015
Susan St. Vincent, PWSD
Recreational Opportunities at Reuter-Hess
Nov 19, 2015
Weldy Feazell, Parker Biz Retention & Market Mgr
Parker & Arapahoe Counties Enterprise Zone
Nov 26, 2015
No Meeting
Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 03, 2015
Dec 10, 2015
Jill Romann
Douglas County Coroner
Dec 17, 2015
Beth Leon
IN! Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education
Dec 24, 2015
No Meeting
Merry Christmas!
Dec 31, 2015
No Meeting
Happy New Year!
Jan 07, 2016
Lindsey Finklang
Innovation Pavilion - Parker
Jan 14, 2016
Homero Mendoza
Civil Air Patrol - Parker Cadet Squadron
 
 
2015 - 2016 Contributors:
 
Members and Non-members have the option to individually contribute to the activities of the Rotary Club of Parker and will be recognized for their contributions.
 
July 1, 2015  to June 30, 2016
 
Platinum
$1,000 or more
Tom and Leslie Duncan
David and Paula Cichon
 
 
Gold
$750 to $999 
   
Silver
$500 to $749
Larree & Kathy Morgan
 
 
Bronze
$250 to $499
 
 
Copper
up to $249
 
 
                            
All levels of sponsorship will receive recognition in the Lamplighter, on the web site and in other appropriate publicity sponsored by the club.