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Chaparral High School student, Sydney Tyler, was named the Rotary Club of Parker’s September of the Month.  When teachers at Chaparral were asked to describe Sydney we received several responses.  Tony Perichina, Assistant replied that Sydney is a great, great human!!!  She is a kind, responsible young lady that does everything the right way.  Sydney is the type of person that I hope my children turn out to be.
Mike McEwan, English teacher responded by saying that Sydney is, quite simply, one of the kindest, most empathic young people I have ever known.  When a student is in need of support, Sydney throws herself wholeheartedly into support mode.  While others stand by and wonder who to help, Sydney doesn’t wait for someone else to take over.  She understands the power of the present, and devotes her life to the well-being of others.  Anybody who knows Sydney understands that she leads with her heart, and that genuine selflessness has made Chaparral a better place.
Math teacher, Rob Ferguson told us that Sydney is one of the nicest, most positive, hard-working students I have had the pleasure of teaching!
Thursday evening the Rotary Club of Parker invited all women members and wives/family members of our Rotary members to get together for a potluck dinner and fellowship.  The food was great and the conversations even better.  One purpose of the evening was to welcome new member Deb Porrazzo and get to know her.  One of the many things I learned was that Deb makes BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!  Deb is involved with Dress for Success and we hope to learn more and how we can help the organization.  Ladies, keep an eye out for our next potluck.  If you missed hearing about this enjoyable, please send your email to Kam at and we'll email you directly with the details!
Here is a snapshot of the qualifications for our Parker Impact Award:  First an individual or group that exemplifies the Rotary Motto:  “Service Above Self”.  The nominee(s) must be Parker residents, or someone who provides exceptional service to the Parker Community.  The action the nominee took or provided cannot have been honored by another organization.   Examples are  compassionate actions, humanitarian actions, life-saving actions.
               Nominations may be submitted by anyone (need not be a Parker Resident to make an nomination).  If I have the luxury of having 3 or 4 nominees, historically we have awarded only one award with the notable exception of 2016 when we made two awards.  My intention is to make a minimum of two awards going forward, and I’d like to reserve the right to make more if that is justified by a number of extraordinary and deserving nominees. 
The Annual State of the Town will be Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Business Networking 11:00 AM - 11:3- AM, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM :Luncheon/Program.  The event will take place at the Vehicle Vault, 1830 Lincoln Meadow Pkwy, Parker, CO  80134.  Tickets and sponsorships are available. 
MASH Camp will be held at Rocky Vista University, 8401 S Chambers Rd, here in Parker on September 29th and 30th. The event will be from 9am to 3pm both days. If you would like to volunteer, helping at check in for the students, distributing lunch, etc. or would just like to come see the campus and get a tour please email Jeremy Brown: 
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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
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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
Vocational Services - Board Member
Membership Chairperson
Web Design
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
Nanette Randall
Oct 18, 2018
The Power of the Story
Mike Goebel
Oct 25, 2018
Parker Adventist Hospital
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Nov 01, 2018
Rotary Foundation
Mike Endres
Nov 08, 2018
Veterans Day Program
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2018
No Meeting
Rick Waters
Nov 29, 2018
Denver Indian Center
Peggy Carter
Dec 06, 2018
Vocational Services 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
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