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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
Webmaster
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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

Parker Rotary Club President Michelle 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!
 
 
 
 

 
Rotary Peach and Pears are for Sale
 
Buy your Peaches and Pears now!!  Peach and Pear Pickup will be on August 29, 2015 between 12:00 noon 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!!!
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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!
 

 
 
Dave Partheymuller, Kam Breitenbach and District Governor, Peter Ewing.  Kam was honored by the Rotary Club of Littleton for the Best Communication in the District with the Edward A. Bemis Ferrill
 
Award. Dave,  Kam Breitenbach and District Governor, Peter Ewing presented to Kam by the Rotary Club of Lodo with the Alana James Diversity Award for her work with the Rotary Community Corps of Parker.
 

 
 
Li Pettitt, Jane Johnson and Kam Breitenbach took lunch today for the RCC at Rocky Vista University.
 

 
 
The Rotary Club of Parker awarded six scholarships to students at Chaparral and Ponderosa High School students.  Those honored with $1,000 scholarships were.  Chaparral students were Korinna Barrett, Laura Ton and Haleigh Stewart.
Ponderosa students were: Ian Hendrick, Joanna Pollen and Will Caine.   Families and friends attended the presentation.
 

 
 
Nothing in life prepares us for the traumatic experience of violent crime such as rape, sexual assault, or domestic violence.  Members of the Rotary Community Corps at Rocky Vista University and the Rotary Club of Parker collected items to make Rape Kits for the local police departments.
 

 
 
Michele Duncan made a check presentation to Jennifer Walker and Jody Curl from the Crisis Center while Kam Breitenbach made a check presentation to Steve Budnack of the Parker Task Force.
 

 
 
Lutheran High School Student of the Month:  Anna Spykstra has a 3.99 GPA and will be heading to Colorado Christian College where she will be majoring in Education and Communication.  While in high school, Anna was active in the National Honor Society, Volleyball, Basketball and more.  Anna is also a volunteer at the Parker Task Force.  Steve Budnack made the presentation.  Congratulations Anna!
 

 
 
Congratulations to Kam Breitenbach and the Rotary Club of Parker who won two awards at the 2015 Rotary District Conference.  The awards were for the Ed Bemis Award and the Alana James Diversity Award.
 
The Ed Bemis Award:
 
For : Best Club Communications
Judging categories and weighing percentages are:
Newsletter 33 1/3%, Social Media 33 1/3 %, Blogs/Project Related Websites 33 1/3%
The Bemis Award is named for the late Edwin A. Bemis, long-time editor/publisher of the Littleton Independent. He was a president of the club and coined the name "Editarian" for the editors of the Rotary Club Bulletins.
 

For:  Significantly reducing intolerance of Racial, Ethnic, Religious, Gender and Sexual Diversity within their club or community.

The Award is named for Alana James, former member and friend of the Rotary Club of Denver LoDo. Alana James has spent a lifetime working to reduce intolerance in society, both personally and professionally. During Alana’s membership with the club, both she and her partner taught Rotarians in LoDo about the triumphs of diversity, and joys of interacting with those who are marginalized by society.

 

 
 
Several Parker Rotarians are in Keystone this weekend for the District 5450 Conference.   Awards are presented each year at the Conference and the Rotary Club of Parker won the Alan James Diversity Award for their work with the Rotary Community Corps.  We were also awarded the Ed Bemis Award for the outstanding Newsletter, the Lamplighter, website and Facebook page.  Congratulations Parker.
 

 
 
Today was a busy day at the Rotary Club of Parker.  There was a presentation of check by Bob Satrom to Parker Library to Amy Long, Librarian and Elizabeth Lamonia.
•Vietnam Memories: 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon
            CDR Joe Procopio, USN (Ret)
            Lt. Col. Art Suro, USAF (Ret)
            Mr. Steve Small, United States Army
            Col. Lindy Blackburn, (USMA) (Ret)
•Presentation of check by Lindy Blackburn to Ann Weiss for her assistance with the State of the Town and Mayor's Ball.
 

 
 
Dinner for 8 is a great way to meet other Rotarians and their spouses.  This is another great way to get involved in Rotary.  Thanks Don for hosting!
 

 
 
 

Peach and Pear Sales

 

Speakers

Aug 06, 2015
Chief Justice Nancy Rice
Colorado Supreme Court
Aug 13, 2015
Beth Leon
IN! The Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education
Aug 27, 2015
Jason Hopcus
National Alliance for Mental illness
Sep 03, 2015
Sep 10, 2015
No Meeting
District 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
Nov 05, 2015
Nov 12, 2015
Susan St. Vincent, PWSD
Recreational Opportunities at Reuter-Hess
 
 
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.