2015 State of the Town and Mayor's Ball

Thank you to all of our
sponsors and to everyone
who came to support these
SOLD OUT events!

State of the Town Sponsors

Premier Platinum - $5,000
Platinum - $2,500
Media Platinum Sponsor
Search Parker Magazine
Gold Sponsor - $1,500
Joy Lutheran Church  
Silver Sponsor - $1,000
Sky Ridge Medical Center
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate 
Bronze Sponsor - $500
Carolyn Williamson RE/Masters,Inc
Parker Payless Liquors
Contributor - $300
Wells Fargo
Parker & Castle Rock Centers for Audiology
Summit Mountain Rental

Silent Auction Contributions

Sheriff’s Ride-a-Long
Sheriff’s Tactical Experience
Gift Certificate for “Tour for Two”
Gift Certificate for “Tour for Two”
Bottle of “Brut”
Custom Estate Plan
2 hour professional organizing session
2 hour professional organizing session
African Safari for 2 People (6 days)
Dishy Dog Diner (bowl)
Kalua Gift Box
Bailey’s Gift Box
Fifth of Scotch
Arctic Wolves Wildlife Photo (24x36 framed)
Douglas County Land Conservancy  “Gift Basket”
Douglas County Land Conservancy
“Guided Hike & Box Lunch”
Landscape Design
Consult, Landscape Plan and Presentation Meeting
Landscape Design
Consult, Landscape Plan and Presentation Meeting
(3) $20 Gift Cards
AMC Theater
(4) movie passes
Certificate & bottle of Madeira
Gift Basket w/birthday party certificate
3 months of instruction
Tae Kwon Do
(10) car wash coupons
Gift Certificate
Porter/Cable 4 piece drill set
Stanley 3 in 1 Tripod Flashlight
Kobalt 22 piece tool bag set
Denver Bronci’s 2014 “screen signed” team football
$50 Gift Certificate
Trappers Restaurant
Breckenridge Condo
Vacation Rental
1 week stay
2 hrs Interior Design
(10) $25 gift certificates
Wine “Casket”
4 Tires

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


To learn more about the happenings of the Rotary Club of Parker, click on one of the following links to read a copy of the weekly publication - The Lamplighter:

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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.

It's time to purchase your tickets! 

Fire Chief Bob Baker oversees the South Metro Fire Rescue Authority.
The Chief reports directly to the Board of Directors, who are elected by
citizens within the boundaries of the authority.

Lutheran High School Student of the Month
James Willis

Devon has a GPA of 4.23 and is in the top 10% of his class at Chaparral High School.   He is involved in National Honor Society, DECA, Cross Country, Track and more.  He is most interested in Math and Science and is planning to go to college and major in Engineering.

This weeks' guest speaker, Eric Shuemake is a chiropractor and a co-author of the book: "Cruise Ship or Nursing Home: The 5 Essentials of a Maximized Life".  He gave a very informative program on nutrition.

The Rotary Community Corps at Rocky Vista University collecting and delivered 70 coats to the Denver Indian Center just in time for the holidays.  The coats were delivered on a Thursday afternoon and were all distributed by the next day.  RVU did a great job!

Lisa Douglas enlightened the Rotary Club of Parker on January 8, 2015 about the new CU South Denver program that is now at the Liniger Building, formerly known as The Wildlife Experience.  Lisa leads all aspects of the extraordinary CU South Denver enterprise, which includes facilitating academic program access for all four CU campuses, facility management, and continuation of many of the community services that The Wildlife Experience is known for — a museum, K-12 education, community programs, and event rental and catering.

Ponderosa student Phillip Reid has been the President of the National Honor Society from 2014 to present.  He’s co-officer for Student Council, the Athletic Council, the Douglas County School District Advisory Group, Spanish Honor Society and more.  Phillip is also in athletics, church and volunteers in the community.  He plans to attend college in the fall. 


Several Parker Rotarians went to the Denver Indian Center on December 20, 2014 to help bring a Merry Christmas to their families.

New member induction:  Mark Scheuneman sponsored by Michele Duncan, Mike James sponsor by Lindy Blackburn and Pat Kendrick sponsored by Michele Duncan.  Welcome to Rotary!

Student of the Month Tracey Morris is introduced by Bill Kelly.  Teacher, Craig Bowman is pictured with Mr. Kelly and the Morris family.  Tracy is in the top 10% of her class at Chaparral High School.  Tracey is involved with Student Government, DECA, the National Honor Society and many other activities.



Apr 02, 2015
Ron Claussen
Castlewood Canyon State Park
Apr 09, 2015
Apr 16, 2015
Dave Selden
Long-term care issues and nursing home facts
Apr 23, 2015
Lindy Blackburn, et al.
Vietnam Memories - 40th Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon
May 07, 2015
Randy Pye
Excel Projects in Parker
May 14, 2015
Tom VanderHeiden & Glenn Hertzler
Chaparral Scholarship Awards
May 21, 2015
Alvaro Pisoni
Open World Presentation, Turkmenistan Delegation
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

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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
Club Service Co-Chair - Board Member
Youth Services - Board Member
Community Service - 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
Membership Chairperson
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Webpage Updates
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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Parker Adventist Hospital-Conference Center
9395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO  80138
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