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Carl and Shirley at Praying Hands Ranches are in need of our help. The Sensory Gardens have gotten a bit neglected this summer and need to be weeded/cleaned out/raked. We will be meeting at the ranch Friday, August 24th at 9am and should be done by early afternoon depending on how many people come help. Even if you can spare just an hour or two, come join us! Thank-you to those who have already signed up. I will be sending out an email reminder with more details next week to all who sign up. If you are able to help, please email me at The ranch is located at 11892 E. Hilltop Road, Parker.
Each year the Rotary Club of Parker sends students to Rotary Youth Leadership Award camps. RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership.
OWEN ASPEY (Young RYLA): Is an 8th grade honor student at Challenge of Excellence Academy and said he learned about compassion – the importance of extending a helping hand to others and he learned about leadership & leadership skills – good leaders listen! Owen also expressed the importance about of working together as a team – many things are impossible to achieve alone. He learned about turst and about the importance of service to others as he saw it modeled by his student counselors and that his experience as YRYLA changed his perspective on how he views things. He said the most important thing he learned was about teamwork as they tackled an exercise where they had to figure out a way to get each team member over a 15-foot wall.
RACHEL THOMPSON (Young RYLA): Rachel who attends Sierra Middle School in Parker said she learned about the importance of good communication among team members and learned the value of constantly asking questions as well as the importance of integrity & trust.

ANU NOVAK (Young RYLA): Anu is an 8th grader at American Academy and said she learned the importance of always showing kindness to others and she learned that true leaders need to be able to step down and empower others to lead. She learned how to exercise integrity, honesty and compassion in her everyday activities and will remember the 4-way test when she needs it most. Lastly, she said he learned how to love herself for who she is.
FISHER AGOSTINO (RYLA): Fisher is a much accomplished honor student at the STEM School – Highlands Ranch and will be a junior in the fall and is very involved in several clubs, sports & activities. He learned that we cannot do everything in our own power nor should we try to do so – we each need to learn to rely on the help of others and that real leaders do not talk at people but rather with people and the important thing he learned is to always look for the best in other people. Each of the students expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to attend RYLA. At the conclusion of the student presentations, Tom Furmanski explained that the RYLA experience does not consist of lectures but rather involves a very full & busy program focused on various activities & challenging exercises.
Youth Exchange Student, Berit Erickson, who has just returned from a school year in Switzerland spoke to the Club about the amazing experiences she had during the year and how much she enjoyed living with two different families.   Berit highly recommended the Rotary Exchange Program.
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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Parker Adventist Hospital-Conference Center
9395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO  80138
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Scott Aksamit
Aug 23, 2018
Tapping Into Power With Positive Thinking
Vice Chancellor Luella D'Angelo
Sep 06, 2018
CU South Denver
Nanette Randall
Sep 13, 2018
The Power of Story
David Addor
Sep 20, 2018
Jonathan Rife
Sep 27, 2018
Douglas County Noxious Weed Control Program
Dr Thomas S. Tucker
Oct 04, 2018
Superintendent, Douglas County School District
Brian Knudsen
Oct 11, 2018
U.S. Bomb Technicians Association
Rick Waters
Oct 25, 2018
Denver Indian Center
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Nov 01, 2018
Rotary Foundation
Mike Endres
Nov 08, 2018
Veterans Day Program
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2018
No Meeting
Pres Ken Claiborne
Dec 13, 2018
Club Assembly
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dec 27, 2018
No Meeting
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Feb 07, 2019
Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Club Executives & Directors
President - Board Officer
President Elect - Board Officer
Treasurer - Board Officer
Secretary - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Club Service - 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
Membership Chairperson
Web Design
Committees and Projects
2018 -2019 Committees & Projects
Editor Lamplighter - Kam Breitenbach
Change of Command - Ken Claiborne
Christmas Party - Pat Kendrick
Club Photographers - Ron Beller and Mike Endres 
Summer Picnic - Pat Kendrick
Music - Jim Muir, Steve Brown & Steve Gilbert
Program Chair - Scott Gough
Castlewood Canyon - Carl Finamore-Champion
Christmas Blankets, Cards, Santa, Mrs. C and Elves - Kam Breitenbach-Champion, Jane Johnson, Sue Gardner, Janice Beller
Crisis Center, Michele Duncan-Champion, Larry Brutlag, Janice Beller
American Indian Committee - Mike Oldham-Champion, DeAnn Olson, Ron Saatjian
Gazebo Gardening - Lew Million - Champion, Wayne Wagener
NAMI, Arapahoe & Douglas County Mental Health - Bill Shriver-Champion
Parker Task Force - Rick Chase, Jay Boscoe, Carl Finamore 
Parker Task Force Food Drives - Bob Satrom
Praying Hands Ranch - Michele Duncan, Jim Muir, Lew Million
Project C.U.R.E. -  Wendell Geary - Champion
Project Sanctuary -  Mike Endres-Champion, Janice Beller
Rotary Community Corps @ Rocky Vista University - Julie Rosenthal
Rotary Community Corps of Parker (Developmentally Disabled Group)- Kam Breitenbach-Champion, Steve Sumption, Janice Beller
Scouting - Mike Oldham-Champion Ron Saatijain , DeAnn Olson
Toys for God's Kids - Wayne Wagener
Veteran's Day Program - Mike Endres-Champion
Ethics Scholarship
Four Way Test
Vocational Talks - Peggy Carter-Champion
India - 
Nicaragua - Tim Sullivan-Champion
Open World - Alvaro Pisoni, Ron Beller & Li Pettett
Polio Plus - Lew Million
Shelter Box - Al Johnson
Interact at Chaparral -Gail Lehrmann-Champion
Peaceful Schools - Gail Lehrmann-Champion
RYLA/YRYLA - Tom Furmanski, Gail Lehrmann, Mike Oldham
Scholarships, Chaparral - Dennis Brewster
Scholarships, Ponderosa - Bill Kelly
Student of the Month, Chaparral - Dennis Brewster
Student of the Month, Ponderosa - Bill Kelly
Youth Exchange - Mike Oldham
Boondocks - Kam Breitenbach-Champion
Peaches - Jim Muir-Champion
State of the Town - Sue Gardner-Champion
GRANTS - Steve Brown, Director
Walmart Grant - Kam Breitenbach
MEMBERSHIP - Gail Lehrmann
Family of Rotary (send out cards) - Peggy Carter
Fireside Chats - Gail Lehrmann
New Member Inductions - Gail Lehrmann 
Mentor Program / Red Badge / Blue Badge - Gail Lehrmann
FOUNDATION - CARL Finamore - President,  Steve Sumption- Treasurer, Ben Martin-Secretary
Trustees:  Ben Martin, Lindy Blackburn, Steve Small, Al Johnson, Glenn Petty, Tom VanderHeiden and Ken Claiborne
2018 Boondocks Family Fun FUNdraiser