Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Satellite

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WELCOME TO
THE ROTARY CLUB OF
HIGHLANDS RANCH SATELLITE

PO BOX 1041
Littleton CO 80160

Joel Johnson 720-335-7900 Membership Questions
Earl Hasz 303-908-7285 Membership Questions

Highlands Ranch Satellite

Leading the Way in Serving South Metro Communities and Communities around the World!

First and Third Wednesdays from 7:15 to 8:30 AM
The Highlands Ranch Golf Club
9000 Creekside Way
Highlands Ranch, CO  80129
United States
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So fresh it’s like having your own tree!
 
 
Palisade Colorado Peaches and Pears will be hand-picked on Friday
And trucked overnight for delivery on Saturday.
 
Peaches and Pears may be picked up in the south parking lot of the
Arapahoe Community College just north of gas station, 5900 S. Santa Fe, Littleton
On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
 
 
Proceeds benefit the Projects of The
Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Satellite
PO Box 1041   Littleton  CO   80160-1041
 
 
 
Phone:  303-908-7285   
 
Payment for the entire Total must be received by August 15, 2014
 
 
 
Several members of the Highlands Ranch Satellite Club joined with the Castle Rock Club to help with conduct the Task Force Recycling Event where citizens can recycle electronic appliances and computers.  The volume of recycle was enormous and the event was a great success.
 
 

 

 
Several of us from the Highlands Ranch Satellite Club joined over 20 volunteers from the Littleton Rotary club to fix up a house and yard of an elderly woman in Littleton.  It's amazing what 20 people with tools and chainsaws can accomplish in just 4 hours.  We cleaned the yard of excess vegetation, replaced rotting boards, and painted the entire front of the house.  The resident was very appreciative of our efforts and learned first hand about the power of Rotary in the community.    
 
 
 

The Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club responded to a citizen in need by helping him comply with local fire and health department requirements.  Our citizen needed help moving the contents of his former video store into a storage facility.  Five members of the Sunrise club and the Littleton noon club assisted in moving a large inventory of video store materials and shelving from a one room apartment into storage.  The job took 5 hours of hard work, but allowed our citizen to safely remain in his home.  

 
 

Several members and friends of the Littleton Sunrise Rotary club helped delivery Christmas gift baskets of food and essentials to elderly residents in need this weekend as part of Interfaith's annual program.  Gift baskets were very appreciated by the recipients and it was a great opportunity for us to volunteer and help out our less fortunate neighbors.  

 
 

We successfully completed the 7th Annual Brad Bradford Rubber Duck race in August as part of Western Welcome Week in Littleton.  Over 300 kids and adults attended the race and numerous cash and local sponsor prizes were awarded.  This year we teamed with three chapters of Beta Sigma Phi to broaden our ticket sales.  Once again we would like to recognize our generous sponsors for their donations:

Arapahoe Community College

Bradford Auto Body

Key Bank

Ben Bridge Jewelers

Wright Group

American Family Insurance

Ann Mather Realtor

Mogg Associates

 
 

 The Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Satellite (formerly Littleton Sunrise) will be Selling Peaches and Pears again from the Western Slope for delivery on Saturday, August 23, 2014  Please mark your calendars. The checks for the entire total must be received by August 16, 2014. The new order flyer will be available by July 23, 2014.

Delivery will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the south parking lot of Arapahoe Community College just north of the gas station.

 
 
 The Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club dropped off more than 1,250 books to Damon Runyon Elementary School in Littleton last week as part of a combined effort with parents to provide more availability of reading materials for the 3rd grade classes. Our club was able to obtain copyrights to the books and raise funds to cover the printing costs.  A special thanks to Bryan Mogg for his leadership on this project!
 
 
In memory of former member Jim Brammer's dedication to international service, the Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club has participated in nine micro finance loans through Kiva.  These loans are designed to provide financing to small businesses throughout the world that would not otherwise be able to receive loans and grow their businesses.  Our loans support entrepreneurs in countries including Bolivia, Ecuador, Togo, Congo and Iraq.  With additional funding from other Kiva members throughout the world, we have been able to create significant business opportunities in these countries.  Our Rotary club expects to continue funding these and other businesses for years to come.
 
 
Bryan Mogg has been working for several months to help Runyon Elementary School in Littleton improve its access to more school books.  For a small annual fee, Runyon is able to print its own copies of school books for its teachers and students use.  This is a very cost effective way of providing more reading material when the printing cost is shared by parents and our Rotary club.  The printing project will cost a total of $1200+.   Our club has committed to provide $500 in matching funds to the elementary school to complete the project.  The books, when printed and ready for distribution, will carry the 4-Way Test and the Club's name and web address inside the front cover.  Good job Bryan!
 
 
Linda Blackstone was recently inducted by District Governor Mike Klingbiel as the newest member of the Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club.  Linda has been a Rotarian in Casper, WY for 17 years and has transferred to Littleton.  She currently works as a Director, Network Services, with  Century Link in Littleton.  She is responsible for Engineering and Construction for Denver/Northern Colorado.  Linda has been active in various projects and looks forward to being a member of the Sunrise club.  Linda’s husband Robert is a geologist with Cameco Resources.  They have  two sons.  Michael is a geologist for Ultra Petroleum, and Brian is a geologist for Chevron.
 
 
Many compassionate Rotarians have asked how they can help with the High Park Fire.  

 

Our experience with the Conifer fire a few months ago showed us the best way we can be of immediate help is with funds that can go to those that have just lost everything. The monetary donations can go for clothes, food, all essentials, and food for their animals.


 
 
 

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Rotary Scholar’s unique ability in bringing clubs together
In a municipal hospital in Cubatão, Brazil, a new mammography machine funded by a Rotary global grant provides breast cancer screening to women who previously had to wait for weeks before they could get in for a checkup with a doctor. A Rotary global grant also funded training for medical staff and cancer awareness education for people in the community. Isis Mejias Carpio of Houston, studying at the University of São Paulo on a Rotary scholarship, played an instrumental role in bringing together Rotary clubs in two countries to make the grant possible. Members of the Rotary Club of Cubatão,...
Rick Burns’ thoughtful approach to Iraq and Afghanistan
Humanitarian Rick Burns, a retired civil affairs officer in the U.S. Army, has been helping people in the war-torn countries of Afghanistan and Iraq since 2003. He's seen a lot of good, but he's also seen what happens when good intentions go awry. Take the fertile grounds of Arghandab River Valley in Afghanistan, for example. Burns recalls an initiative to help fruit exporters become profitable again after the war. Cold storage facilities were built, but because no one considered the country's spotty electricity, the facilities ended up being too expensive to maintain. "We really want to make...
Pedaling coast-to-coast for a purpose
Keith Harris is pedaling for a purpose. At the tender age of 50, he's set out on an eight-week, 4,400-mile bike ride across the U.S. to raise $25,000 for The Rotary Foundation. He's also hoping to raise an additional $2,500 for Anna Jaques Hospital in Newburyport, Massachusetts, where a few years ago he was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. "The trip is sort of my midlife crisis," he admits but it's not the first time he's pedaled across the country. He made the trek about 20 years ago, before he married his wife, Christina. Harris has been a Rotary member for 18 years. He's...
Blown away by the realities of human trafficking
At the age of 17, Jennifer was sleeping on the streets of Atlanta. She'd felt abandoned most of her life, unprotected from her brothers and her mother's boyfriends, who physically and sexually abused her since she was five. And now, kicked out of her house, Jennifer - whose last name is withheld for privacy - was alone and vulnerable. She was soon lured into sex trafficking and was unable to escape for two years. Then she found Covenant House. "Studies have shown that if a young person ends up on the street, within 48 hours someone is going to approach them with the intention of exploiting...
Drug wars, financial setbacks no match for Mexico clinic
About 300 miles south of Ciudad Juarez, one of Mexico's most dangerous cities, is the small town of Guerrero in central Chihuahua. The community is home to the Guerrero Clinic, which has weathered neighboring drug wars and financial setbacks to treat the poor since 1980. Walter Branson, a member of the Rotary Club of Brazosport, Texas, in the United States, has been involved with the clinic since 1983. Branson says the governor of Chihuahua credits the clinic with providing 60 percent of indigent care in the state. The drug wars in Mexico, which began in 2006, initially scared away U.S....
 
 

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Changing of the Guard
Saturday, June 21, 2014     6 - ??? PM
Home of Steve and Janet Miller
924 E. Shadow Mtn. Dr., Highlands Ranch
No Cost Rotarians, $20 Guests, Spousal, Satellite
Catering By Romano's Italian Restaurant
Beer, Wine $3 donation please
Casual attire
 

 

 

Today, there are only three countries where the poliovirus still exists: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Fewer than 250 polio cases were reported worldwide in 2012, which is a 99% reduction since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day. If we don't stay the course, experts say polio could rebound 

 

 

 
 
 
It’s now been a full year since we launched Challenge21’s first expedition – the Rwenzori. In that time, through climbs on Stanley, Orizaba, Everest, and Kenya, we’ve raised nearly $210,000, or 10%, of our $2.1 million goal for Water For People. And, we’ve impassioned hundreds of thousands worldwide, making them aware of the global water and sanitation crises, and the innovative, long-lasting solutions of Water For People. 
 
 
 
Since the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Rotary Youth Exchange officers around the world have worked tirelessly with their partners to ensure the safety of exchange students in the affected regions.
 
 
 
Beginning in July, The Rotarian will bring you the same print content you’ve enjoyed for years -- in paperless form. If you switch to digital, a link to the new issue will be delivered to your e-mail inbox each month from Zinio , the world’s largest digital newsstand.
 
 
 
 

 

It is very easy to give to the Rotary International Foundation. Whether you want to give to the Annual Programs Fund, or the Polio Plus fund, it is a click away. You can make a contribution to the Rotary International Foundation by clicking here.
 
 
 
   
The Rotary MasterCard can give our club $25 with your first purchase of $75 or more. As you keep using it, it gives the Rotary International Foundation a small percent of each purchase.
 

 
 
To celebrate "100 Years of Rotary in Colorado," the Rotary Club of Denver, Colorado, USA, working with other Rotary clubs in the state, helped obtain a $100 million stimulus grant from the U.S. government to bring low-cost, high-speed Internet to the entire state.
 
 
 
 
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