Rotary Club of Dolores

Officers and Directors

President Elect
Past President
Bike Race 2015 Chair
Bike Race 2016 Chair
Dictionaries Program Chair
Membership Chair
Public Relations Chair
Service Chair
Bike Rodeo Chair
Raffle/Bingo Co-Chair
RYLA Chair

Club Information

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Our motto is "Service Above Self"

We meet Tuesdays at 6:30 AM
Ponderosa Restaurant
715 Railroad Avenue
Dolores, CO  81323
United States
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Present: Scott Clow, Ed Merritt Jr., Vic Vieira, Dave Sanford, Allan Burnside, Charley Miller, Deanna Truelsen, Chris Trusler, Laurel Rematore, Paul Bilger, Tom Seymour, Mark Tucker, Steve Maxwell, Dan Jones, Dana Hill, Melinda Green, Jason Strickland, and Larry Archibeque. 
Pledge: Chris Trusler
Prayer; Larry Archibeque
1) Question of the day was to identify one or two outstanding vacations taken in your lifetime?
2) This fall the club will be having a pistol raffle, value of the pistol is fifteen hundred dollars, it is a Kimber stainless 45 caliber 1911 with a custom holster.
3) Scott Clow gave a bike race update: Course is being marked, need a minimum of seven volunteers to assist with traffic control at the top of the hill, sufficient supplies are currently available, more time needs to be spent with Search and Rescue prior to the race, and a pre-race meeting will be held at the town park on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 @ 7:00 p.m.
4) A motion was passed which identified that the winner in the expert level will be the new course record as the course has changed and will be the recipient of One Thousand Dollars. 
5) An update was given on the current paddle board raffle, currently sufficient tickets have been sold to cover costs. 
6) Notice that club dues are due and if you haven't paid please contact Ed Merritt Jr., 
7) Currently four people have registered for the Escalante Bike Race and we have acquired five thousand dollars in sponsorships. 
8) A reminder we will have commodities on August 8, 2015.
9) A reminder that we will have a workday following commodities on September 12, 2015.
10) Meeting adjourned by Chris Trusler.

Outgoing Dolores club president Laurel (l) and incoming president Chris (r).Cortez Secretary/Treasurer Sharon (l), outgoing president Jim (c), and incoming president Adam (r). Members Present: Dana Hill, Ross Wright, Ed Merritt Jr., Dave Sanford, Ann Sanford, Jim Reser, Deanna Truelsen, Chris Trusler, Ruby Gonzalez, Will Furse, Tom Seymour, Laurel Rematore, Allan Burnside, Linda Burnside, Rakhat Ashymov, Denis Boon, Adam Barnhurst, Sharon Hansen, and Larry Archibeque. 
Pledge: Laurel Rematore
Prayer: Dave Sanford
1) Question of the evening was, "What are you most proud of Rotary this past year or looking forward to next year."
2) Update of Cortez Rotary by Jim Reser, club grown from four members to about twelve or thirteen members. 
3) Cortez Rotary Induction of officers, Sharon Hansen, Secretary, and Adam Barnhurst, President.
4) Induction of new officers for Dolores Rotary: Chris Trusler, President, Denis Boon, President Elect, Ed Merritt Jr., Treasurer, and Larry Archibeque, Secretary.
5) Meeting Adjourned by Chris Trusler. 

The Dolores Rotary Club is holding the 17th annual Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race on Saturday, August 8, 2015.  The race will start at 9:50 am at Fifth and Central in Dolores, CO.  There will be cash prizes for winners in the Expert and Single Speed race categories and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in Beginner and Sport race classes.  Those beating the Expert course record will be awarded a cash prize, as will the first rider to cross the cattle guard at the top of the hill.  Proceeds from the race go to benefit Dolores Rotary’s youth, community and international service projects.  Volunteers are needed.  Contact Chris Trusler at or 970-570-9425 if you can help.
Register online at by 11:59 p.m. on August 6th or on race day from 8:00 am to 9:00 am in front of the Dolores Medical Office.  Pre-registration entry fees are $40 and day of race entry fees are $50.  Course maps, an off-line version of the racer registration form, and additional information are available in the "Download" area to the right of this article at .
The Dolores Rotary Club will also offer a free children’s Bicycle Rodeo the evening before the race, on Friday, August 7, behind the Dolores Medical Center starting at 6:00 p.m. (after the parade finishes). The rodeo teaches bicycle safety skills in a fun and safe manner. Participants will receive free safety helmets and will be entered in a drawing to win a new bicycle!


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Rotary Club of Dolores
PO Box 1082
Dolores, CO 81323