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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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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.  Please note, there is no morning meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month when we have an evening social gathering.  Guests are always welcome!

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

Latest Club News

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!

Sydney, as senior at Chaparral High School, was honored at the May Student of the Month.  Sydney is currently taking five AP classes and is Vice President of DECA, Secretary of the National Honor Society, a Lind Crew Leader, Captain of the girl’s tennis team, in the Rotary Interact Club and ranks number 2 in her class.
Sydney will probably be attending the School of Mines and major in Chemical Engineering.  She would someday like to help find a cure for cancer.
After meeting Sydney, the Rotarians believe that Sydney will make a difference in the future!
Students are honored on a regular basis from Chaparral, Ponderosa and Lutheran High Schools.  They receive their plaque at one of our meetings where Rotarians get to hear their stories of accomplishments.  Congratulations to all of our students.


Thank you to those who helped recently at the Crisis Center in support of this year’s grant. Our newest members were out in force! In a few short hours, we replaced the weed barrier and mulch in the playground area (which itself was a club project years ago) leaving it looking clean and fresh for all the children staying at Shelter.


Rotary Club of Parker

Pat Kendrick

Steve Murphy

Mark Sheuneman

Michele Duncan


Castle Pines Rotary

Karen Becker

Vic Hadad


Cherry Creek Valley Rotary

Michele Boyer


Dinners for 8 at Al & Jane Johnson's and Michele Duncan's.  Fun evenings with great hosts!

The Rotary Club of Parker sponsors the Rotary Community Corps of Parker, an organization for teens and adults with disabilities.  Recently we held a community Prom at the Parker United Methodist Church.  We wanted to share the smiles!

Parker Rotarians and medical students from Rocky Vista University, Rotary Community Corps, teamed up to collect food for the Parker Task Force on Saturday, March 21st. 

Guest Speaker: Nicole Salter, "A Precious Child"
Chaparral Student of the Month: Victoria Lucas

Friday night, March 13, 2015 the Rotary Club of Parker and the Rotary Community Corps welcomed 175 attendees to 2015 PROM-Us for developmental disabled teen and adults along with their friends.  The evening was adopted by the second period workforce class at Colorado Early College Douglas County.  22 students did everything from making decorations to setting up for the Prom and clean up.  This was a wonderful community event.  Nathan Goodman was crowned King and Ana Jessen was crowned Queen.

Jessica Johnson was honored by the Rotary Club of Parker as the Ponderosa High School Student of the Month.

The Rotary Club of Parker Guest Speaker on March 12, 2015 was Lt. Col. Dan Hampton, USAF (ret).  speaking about the F-16 Wild Weasel.   Dan is also a best seller author.

Ponderosa High School Student of the (last) Month:  Blake Runyan
Lisa Frizell, Douglas County Assessor
Guest Speaker:  Jason Hayes, Parker Boy Scout Troop 16

The 2015 State of the Town and Mayor's Ball were both SOLD OUT events presented by the Rotary Club of Parker. 

The Honorable Mike Waid spoke at the Rotary Club of Parker's 6th Annual State of the Town event today.  Rotary President Lindy Blackburn chartered the Rotary Community Corps at Rocky Vista University with President Cheryl Lovell accepting the charter.  Rotary President - Elect Michele Duncan presented Carl and Shirley Hanson, founders of Praying Hands Ranch, with the  Impact Award. 

Chaparral Student of the Month:  Madison (Maddy) Patten who is President of the Class and will be attending the University of Nebraska. 

This is a great week to visit the Rotary Club of Parker.  This week the Impact Award Nominees will be introduced.  Parker Adventist Hospital Conference Center, 6:45 a.m. breakfast and the meeting begins promptly at 7:00 a.m.  Guests are always welcome!
BILL KRAEMER:  The Rotary Club of Parker proudly recognizes BILL KRAEMER for his dedicated and compassionate service to senior citizens through the Parker Senior Center.
LAWRENCE EMMONS, MD:  The Rotary Club of Parker proudly recognizes LAWRENCE EMMONS, MD for expanding radiology coverage, and enhancing the delivery of services provided by Parker Adventist Hospital.  Dr. Emmons is currently out fo the country and no picture is available.
CARL AND SHIRLEY HANSON:  The Rotary Club of Parker proudly recognizes CARL AND SHIRLEY HANSON for providing therapeutic services to persons with disabilities and special needs through the Praying Hands Ranches.
FRANK JAEGER:  The Rotary Club of Parker proudly recognizes FRANK JAEGER for his vision as District Manager of the Parker Water and Sanitation District in creating a regional water supply through the planning and development of the Rueter-Hess Reservoir.



Jun 04, 2015
Jun 11, 2015
Sheriff Tony Spurlock
Douglas County Sheriff's Office update and introduction of Undersheriff Holly Nicholson-Kluth
Jun 18, 2015
Sharon McCreary
UN Refugee program for Colorado - English as a second language
Jul 02, 2015
Michele Duncan
District Assembly
Jul 09, 2015
Sherry Fox
Veterans with TBI
Jul 16, 2015
Director Fred Koch, Darrell Roberts, Art Griffith
Douglas County Public Works Engineering Department
Jul 23, 2015
County Coroner Jill Romann
Rotary Exchange Student Experience
Aug 06, 2015
Chief Justice Nancy Rice
Colorado Supreme Court
Aug 13, 2015
Beth Leon
IN! The Colorado Initiative for Inclusive Higher Education
Sep 03, 2015
Sep 10, 2015
No Meeting
District Assembly
Oct 01, 2015
Amy Sherman
Douglas County Energy Coalition
Nov 05, 2015

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2014 - 2015 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, 2014  to June 30, 2015
$1000 or more
Anonymous Donor  +   1                                                          Bill and Nancy Gripman
Tom and Leslie Duncan
Irv and Kathy Buck
David and Paula Cichon
Gold $750 to $999   
$500 to $749
Al Johnson
Jane Johnson                            
Doc Martin
Lew Million
Michele Duncan
Bob Satrom
Larry Brutlag
Larree & Kathy Morgan
$250 to $499
Glenn Petty
up to $249
Wayne Wagener
All levels of sponsorship will receive recognition in the Lamplighter, on the web site and in other appropriate publicity sponsored by the club.
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