Rotary Club of

        Steamboat Springs
July 2015


Aug 04, 2015
>> Tom Tudor <<
Who is Buried at Arlington National Cemetery?
Aug 11, 2015
Aug 18, 2015
>> Mike Schlichtman <<
Biking the Continental Divide Trail
Aug 25, 2015
>> Tab Barker <<
Project Schoolhouse - How Water Builds Schools
Sep 01, 2015
Sep 15, 2015
Barn Dance
Raffle Tickets, assignments, and other details
Sep 22, 2015
Sep 29, 2015
Storm Peak Laboratory
Storm Peak Weather Research
Oct 06, 2015
Oct 13, 2015
Oct 20, 2015
Nov 03, 2015
Nov 10, 2015
In Bound Youth Exchange Presentation
and Rotary International Foundation
Dec 01, 2015
Jan 05, 2016

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Officers and Directors

President 2015-2016
President Elect
Past President 2014-2015
Board Member 2014-2016
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2015-2017
Board member 2014-2016
Board Member 2014-2016
Board Member 2015-2017
Board Member 2014-2016
Foundation Co-Chair
Foundation Co-Chair

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Steamboat Springs

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
The Steamboat Grand
2300 Mt Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO  80487
United States
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GREETERS:  Thank you to Jim Clark & Mark Fitzgerald for serving as our greeters.   We used a new method for introducing our Visiting Rotarians and Guests and it seemed to work better…will take a little getting used to.
Jim Moylan gave the last of his year-end awards:  Rotarian of the Month (June) to Lisa Schlictman for her exemplary work on our Rotary Action.  Thank you, Lisa!
Program Committee:  Steve Sehnert invited people to join the Program Committee meeting directly after today’s meeting.   With the help of Steve and the committee we are looking forward to an exciting, informative, inspirational and entertaining year of programs!  (Did I miss any important adjectives?)  
Membership Committee: The committee met last night (9 members) for a lively and productive meeting.  Best news:  Jim Nowak will be the Membership Chair for this year! Appreciation to Jim!
Peace Pavilion:  Ta-da!  We're done!  We have completed all the necessary work to be ready for the Dedication - August 11.  Thank you to John Holloway, who absolutely made our final push (and so much else) happen and to all who helped out on Sunday and during the past year to see this project to successful completion.   Come see for yourself at next week’s meeting (July 28th) Noon.   And, of course, we hope everyone can join us for the Dedication.  It promises to be all that we have envisioned!
New And Special Activity:  Eric Rabesa explained a new activity to be done each week.  It’s called a Steamboat Minute and the purpose is to help us get to know each other better.  Here’s how it will work:
Every week, two Rotarians (to be called upon in alphabetical order) will have their opportunity to give a 30 sec. “ad” about themselves.  This can be unabashedly about their business or personal activities or whatever that person wants to tell our club in 30 SECONDS.  When the 30 sec. timer goes off, speaker will have to stop!  Eric Rabesa and Alice Klauzer provided us with our first Steamboat Minute – divided by 30 sec. each.  It worked!!   So look forward to these each week!  
Lynaia South introduced our speaker:  Kelly Borgerding who recently returned from her exchange year in Mercedes, Argentina.   Kelly captivated us by her enthusiasm,  cultural insights and her gratitude for an amazing year.  We look forward to hearing about her future with Rotary and her quest for more international experiences.  Welcome home and thanks so much, Kelly! 
GOOD NEWS:  Thanks to Alice Klauzer for a fine job within the allotted time frame!
Lift up:  $34
Good News: $141
Attendance: Corrected to 50%
Second Reading:  Liz Finegan
Next Week:   Meeting at Peace Pavilion – noon; Box lunches
                        Special Concert
Respectfully submitted,
Ellen Kendall, Club President

GREETERS:  Thank you to Larry Carlson & Otis Wragg.    Otis introduced several visiting Rotarians and several guests who promised to return. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:    Jim Moylan gave out a few additional awards to members not present for the Changing of the Guard:  Rotarians of the Month (June) to Tara Weaver for Ski Town Golf Classic and Kathy Elliott for Flower Barrels plus a Service Above Self plaque to Kathy for her 2014-15 Board service.     Thanks to Tara and Kathy for their contributions!  
Peace Pavilion:  John Holloway asked to have a final (or almost) work day on Sunday, July 19, stating at 9:00 and continuing throughout day.  Coffee and donuts in am; beer and beer, per John, in afternoon.  Come when you can!   
Greeters Sign-up:  Chris Stillwell announced he was passing around the sign-up for Greeters for next quarter.   We WILL figure out how to better transition to VolunteerSpot any day now…  
Ski Town Leftover Wine:  Tara Weaver sold two bottles of wine from Ski Town Golf Classic for a total of $200.  Well known wine connoisseur, Scott Marr, was the purchaser.  Thank you, Scott.   
Outgoing Exchange Student:  Maggie Larson thanked our club for sponsoring her forthcoming exchange to Argentina.  
Ellen Kendall introduced the 2015-16 Board of Directors, Jim Moylan, Steve Hitchcock, Jackie Brown, Randy Rudasics, Sharon Mensing, Erik Griepentrog, Brian Harvey, Steve Sehnert, Tara Weaver, Lynaia South, John Kuhn, and Eric Rabesa 
Ellen also described her goals and four areas of focus for the coming year.  Membership (100 members and 50% women; 50% men) Engagement, Programs and Technology.  More specifics to follow, based on data gathered at the meeting. She also dedicated her year as President to dear friend and “True Blue Rotarian,Michael Roberts.   
Ellen also facilitated some table discussions around the topics of Good News and Thought for the Day.   Thoughts and ideas were recorded and will be compiled and shared.  
GOOD NEWS:  Rushed but smoothly conducted by Dan BonnerThanks Dan! 
Good News: $105  
Attendance: 61 
First Reading:  Liz Finegan 
Respectfully submitted, 
Ellen Kendall, Club President 


Home Page News

GREETERS:  Thank you to John Holloway and Kristal Eckley.    Kristal introduced several visiting Rotarians and guests and we exchanged flags with the  Mariposa, CA club.  
JULY BIRTHDAYS:  A new birthday song was offered to:  Suzie Hawkins (11th), Cam Boyd (12th) Melissa Gibson and Bob Weinman (18th), Jeremy Behling and Mark Fitzgerald (24th) Steve Hitchcock (27th) David Lamb (29th) Kerry Shea (30th)
ANNOUNCEMENTS:    Jim Moylan gave out a few awards to members who were not at the Changing of the Guard last week:  Service Above Self  - Kristal Eckley ,Special Award -Angela Catterson  and a  A Special Recognition Rotary jacket to Tara Weaver.  Thanks to all for your great service this past year!
John Holloway updated us on the Peace Pavilion’s newest addition – a Zen Garden!   Thanks especially to the Wittlinger family whose garden was a model and to Caroline and Gavin (David’s children) who were exceptional workers!
Ski Town Golf Classic:  Jackie Brown announced final figures:  Net $28,000!
Congrats and thanks to the many who helped make this even a success! 
Thanks also went to:  Grant Fenton and John Centner for pulling together our Rotary 4th of July parade float – a great time was had by the many Rotarians and their families who joined us on the float or on the street distributing Powerice    (also thanks to Grant for that contribution!)  
Classification talk from Cheryl Krumrie.   Though she began by saying “she was sorry we had to listen to her life’s story,”  there was no need to apologize!  We enjoyed hearing about the history and incredible accomplishments of both Cheryl and her family.  We are happy to have you as our newest “official badge” member!
Year End Presentation by Exchange Student Seba Camargo.  Seba shared his experiences and photos from his year in Steamboat and across the country! He thanked the many Rotarians and host families who made his year so special and rewarding.   The club presented him with a Rod Hanna book, containing all our personal good-bye messages.  Seba was an outstanding exchange student who will be greatly missed!  
GOOD NEWS:  Thank you Scott Marr.  And a speedy recovery to PJ Wharton who lost his “fight” with a black angus yearling during a recent bike ride!   
Good News: $317.00
Attendance: 55%
Respectfully submitted,
Ellen Kendall,  Club President
Jim handed the gavel to Ellen to end his term as Club President and to begin Ellen’s term as Club President, effective, July 1, 2015.
The following Awards were also presented:
  1. Rotarians of the Month – June, 2015
  1. Flower Barrels
  1. Kathy Elliott
  2. Gillian Morris
  1. Ski Town Golf Classic
  1. Jackie Brown
  2. Tara Weaver
  3. Glen Traylor
  1. Rotary Action
  1. Lisa Schlichtman
  1. General
  1. Brian Harvey
  1. Service Above Self Awards – 2014 -2015
  1. Outgoing BOD Members
  1. Kristal Eckley
  2. David Wittlinger
  3. Gillian Morris
  4. Kathy Elliott
  1. Special
  1. Ange Catterson
  1. Special Recognition - 2014-2015
  1. Winnie DelliQuadri
  2. Tara Weaver
  1. Special Awards – 2014-2015
  1. Sharon Mensing – Service to Youth
  2. Lynaia South – Service to Youth
  3. David Wittlinger -  Quiet Rotarian
  4. Gillian Morris – Appreciation and Dedication
  1. Dedicated Service – Executive Committee - 2014-2015
  1. Randy Rudasics - Treasurer
  2. Jackie Brown - Secretary
  3. Scott A. Marr – Immediate Past President (Completing 11 years of “Service Above Self,” on the Board of Directors – Thank you, Scott!)
  4. Ellen Kendall – President -  Elect
  1. Rotarian of the Year  - 2014-2015
Jackie Brown
Ellen then introduced her 2015-2016 Board of Directors:
  1. Executive Committee:
      Steve Hitchock – President-Elect
      Jim Moylan – Immediate Past President
      Jackie Brown – Secretary
      Randy Rudasics – Treasurer
  1. Directors – Completing Two Year Terms
Erik Griepentrog
Brian Harvey
Sharon Mensing
Steve Sehnert
  1. Directors – Beginning First Year Terms
John Kuhn
Eric Rabesa
Lynaia South
Tara Weaver
Next Meeting – Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - Noon– “The Grand”
Respectfully submitted,
Jim Moylan, Immediate Past Club President

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