Rotary Club of
Steamboat Springs
December 2016
Eugene Buchanan
Dec 06, 2016
A Journey Into the Wilds of Peru
Holiday Party
Dec 13, 2016
5 PM at Sake2U on Yampa Street
Noon - Singing at Casey's Pond
Dec 13, 2016
No Meeting at the Grand
Steve Hitchcock - Korea RI Convention
Dec 20, 2016
Cam Boyd - Trip to Cuba
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Some 140 Rotarian families, friends, Interact club students and prospective members from Steamboat Springs and Craig participated in a dinner and celebration of The Rotary Foundation Centennial November 10th in Steamboat Springs.  A private reception for Paul Harris Fellows was held beforehand. 
            Rotary Peace Scholar Jeff Runyan and RI Director-Elect Larry Dimmitt were the featured speakers.  Runyan, a Colorado native, received a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship and a Rotary World Peace Fellowship in International Peace and Conflict Resolution.  He shared his experiences working with groups in Thailand, Malaysia and India. 
            “Rotary has given me both the inspiration and the wherewithal to make a difference in the world,” he said.  Runyan and his wife Emily now work for The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) based in Genesee, Colorado.  Runyan directs their international mission program which has mobilized thousands of university students to participate in service trips in 45 different countries.
            Director-Elect Dimmitt congratulated the three sponsoring Rotary clubs in Steamboat Springs and Craig for putting together the event.  “The turnout tonight is absolutely fabulous, “he said.  He spoke about The Rotary Foundation’s amazing achievements over the past 100 years, including one of the Foundation’s “gems,” a peace scholarship program which resulting in more than 1,000 graduates from 120 different countries.  “Last year alone 89 peace scholars from 39 countries received program awards totaling $3.8 million dollars through the Foundation,” he said.
            The idea for the dinner came about at the 2016 President Elect Training Seminar in Denver.  Then Presidents-elect Steve Hitchcock (RC of Steamboat Springs), Scott Parker (Ski Town USA RC) and Assistant Governor Randy Looper (RC of Craig) agreed to stage some form of multiple club celebration to commemorate the Foundation Centennial.  Scott Marr, Past president of the noon Rotary club chaired the event.  Although Craig president Leif Albaugh was unable to attend that first meeting, he was enthusiastic in his support and joined the other club leaders at the centennial dinner.
            Ten members of the Steamboat Springs Interact Club also attended the dinner and helped with ticket distribution.  Following the formal presentations they gathered around peace scholar Runyan and his wife Emily to learn more about his work with Rotary and conflict resolution.
            “We made a conscious choice to make this a ‘celebration’ rather than a fund-raiser,” Steve Hitchcock said.  The $50 admission included a full three-course dinner, music by a well-known jazz group, and dancing.  All three Rotary clubs contributed additional money to support the event. 
 “We wanted our Rotarians, friends and prospective members to share in the rich history and accomplishments of The Rotary Foundation,” Hitchcock said.   On the other hand, he expects the excitement generated by the dinner to increase contributions to the Foundation.  He also plans to launch a matching program to encourage Rotarians to reach their first Paul Harris Fellowship or attain the next Paul Harris Fellowship level.


New member classification talks are among my favorite meetings.  Yesterday’s presentations by Celina Taylor and Meg Morse were no exceptions.  Every time I hear of the accomplishments of our members I come away more impressed with our club and proud of the people in it.


At yesterday’s meeting we also collected $118 for Lift Up along with a table full of holiday donations of food.


We have several upcoming events and projects to keep in mind:


Tomorrow night:  The Rotary Foundation Centennial Celebration.  Scott Marr announced that we have 140 people attending and it should be a lot of fun with a great meal and live music in addition to a couple of inspiring speakers.  (Hint, if you are not signed up, we can probably add a couple of chairs!)


The Community Holiday Tubing Party is coming up.  The date is not finalized yet but I know that the event organizers Dillon Fulcher, Lori Livingston & Ian Engle would be thrilled to have anyone who would like to join their committee.  If you have been looking for a project to join this would be a good one.


The Grants Committee led by Jeremy Behling has announced the beginning of a new grant cycle.  Our club grant application can be found here:  on the lower right side of the page under the heading “Home Page Download Files” you will find “Community Grant Application”.  If you are involved with a 501C3 qualified group that might like to apply for a grant please direct them to this application.  If you would like to be involved with this committee please contact Jeremy.


Kris Hammond also circulated a sign-up for members who may be interested in going the Agua Prieta trip this year over MLK weekend with our Interact club.  I attended the organizational meeting at the high school the other night and it is a great bunch of kids!  If you missed the meeting but are interested in this trip please reach out to Kris.


Our club holiday party will be on December 13 at Sake2U.  Look for more info from organizers Alice Klauzer and her party team…. But for now, get it on your calendar!


We have wrapped up our push to get the club endowment over the 500K goal.  Members gave $7,875 taking advantage of the matching funds from the club which take the total we sent to the endowment this week to more than $15,000 and resulted in 25 new Jack Black Fellowship award levels reached!  I will report the new balance in our foundation as of the end of October when we get that info, but this bump should put us over the goal.


Our regular Board of Directors Meeting will be Monday at 12:00 at Rex’s.  Always a good way to stay informed about the club and pick up a make-up!


Again, I wish to thank our membership for avoiding the temptation of bringing political passions into the club.  We exist to serve our community and the world and we do a better job of that when political issues are left at the door.


See you Tuesday!




Report from John Holloway:


It was cold, cloudy and rainy on Saturday so a special thanks to Ellen Kendall and son Nick, Kris Hammond, Jim Moylan, and Tara Weaver for helping on Saturday at Rotary Park. We got everything completed that we wanted to get done.


The pump house is empty, except for a few hand tools and some beaver guard fencing. Trees were trimmed and looking good.  Storage unit is nice and tidy and brimming, too. 


We had a chance to meet and talk to the park superintendent, Robbie Shine.  He’ll take good care of the park and the irrigation system.  Please thank our city councilman and Parks and Rec staff/commissioners if you see them, for their support and assistance with Rotary Park and for taking on the mowing and irrigation system. 


New pavers (about a dozen) have been installed in the Pavilion by Jeremy Braziel and they, and the Pavilion as a whole, look fantastic.   Thanks to Jeremy for his nice work. 


PS -  When we arrived at the Rotary Park Parking Lot on Saturday morning, Tara and I saw an eagle fly down the river past the Pavilion.  It had to be Michael, bless his heart and rest his soul.  JPHJ 


District Governor Barb Redder announces
Connect in Casper
District Conference - June 1-3, 2017
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    Community BBQ & Barn Dance
      at Wandering Creek Ranch
               Oct 1, 2016
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New Member Reception at Eric & Samantha Rabesa's home.

l-r - Diane Moore, Kathy Niewoehner, Kathleen Dunnigan, Otis Wragg, Meg Morse, Jody Corey, Susie Wilkinson
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