Rotary Club of Summit County

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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.

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Welcome to Our Club, Proud Member of District 5450

Rotary Club of Summit County

Service Above Self

MAIN MEETING every Tuesday at 7:10 am at the Senior Center AND SATELLITE MEETINGS on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 6pm at Backcountry Brewery
Summit County Community & Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO  80443
United States
District Site
Venue Map
President's Message
Summit Rotary News
The 36th Breckenridge Film Festival is right around the corner! The festival will take place September 15th – 18th and we need your help to make the festival a success!
Volunteers make the festival possible! More than 150 volunteers will make the 2016 festival a success, and we need you to sign up to help today! Each shift you work, you receive a ticket to a different block of films! Volunteer for 3 shifts and receive 5 tickets!
The volunteer schedule has just been released – so sign up now to get the most coveted slots!
 Volunteer slots are now open -   Click Here  ( to sign up and view more information about roles and responsibilities for volunteers.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Party WEDNESDAY 9/28 at 6 pm at the Pioneer Club
We highly encourage attendance at a training session so you can feel best equipped in your volunteer duties!  You do not need to RSVP for the parties or the training - just show up!
 Questions? Email

Easy way to pay your dues
Earlier this fiscal year, the Summit County of Rotary Club setup the ability to accept credit card payments for payment of Rotary dues and option quarterly charitable donations.  We are now offering the ability to set up automated quarterly credit card payments.  The charges will be processed near the 10th of the month in January, April, July and October.   If you would like to enroll in this program.  Please complete an Authorization Agreement for Automated Credit Card payments.  The form is available at the Sergeant at Arms table at the Tuesday morning meetings or you can contact Mike Kurth at mike@summitbookkeeping.comto get the form.


Satellite Meeting News 

    The members and guests of the Satellite Club met on Monday, August 22th  at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco.   Our program on the topic of "Rotary Youth Leadership Awards" was presented by Rotarian and RYLA senior counselor Lori Burke, Rylarians Sarah Burke (high school RYLA), Sam Burke (young RYLA),  second year junior counselor Joy, who is now a Senior at Summit High.  Members especially enjoyed the opportunity to have several questions addressed through conversation, and to hear more about their individual experiences and impacts of the program.  RYLA is our club's largest service project in terms of money spent, and it has significant favorable impact on the lives of the many young participants.     
    Many of our club members and friends will be serving beer at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept 10, a great way to earn funds to support our service projects.  
     Our next meeting will be held from 6:00 to 7:15 pm on Monday Sept 12 at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, when our program on Guatemala Literacy Project will be presented by special guests Joe Berninger, co-director of Cooperative for Education, and Chris Bailey, Rotarian and supporter of the Guatemala Literacy Project from the Cayman Islands, and Garrett Fenchel, staff member of Cooperative for Education.  Our club has participated in the GLP for several years now, with several members travelling to the country. Under the leadership of Past Presidents Joni Ellis and Mary Anne Johnston, we were the lead club three years ago when the combined project raised more than $340,000 for literacy and education there.  
     Everyone interested in Rotary is welcome to attend !

Rotary in Pictures
Still trying to catch up to showcase all the great photos I have received the last couple weeks.  Rotarians are sure a busy crew!!!

 The Annual Edelweiss Cabin hike.  WHAT A VIEW!

 What a turn out.  I could live in this cabin!

Mr. Fisher is sure listening to what Maria and Loic had to say!

Don't miss out on seeing the District Governor this week.  Or else.....


There is a rumor that someone opens the newsletters, but doesn't actually read them.  Now this is a test to see if that is true....                   (What a photo, this might have to be in the newsletter for the rest of the year!)

Speaker from last week

Thank you Lynn for your dedication to our Club!


Membership Committee News

We want to thank all of those sponsors who are identifying community leaders/business professionals and bringing them to our meetings.  Remember, a Prospective Member should attend 3 meetings before turning in his/her application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to the Membership Director, STEPHANIE KATZ or any one on the Membership Committee.  The application will be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors.  Once approved, the applicant's bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks.  If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled.  

The primary sponsor will mentor the new member through the Red Badge process.  We encourage all members to interact with Prospective/New Members as much as possible.  One of the Red Badge requirements is to be a Greeter 3 times.  Because our club is growing and we are experiencing so many guests, greeters are very important.  You don't have to be a new member to be a greeter.  It is just one more way of participating in Club Service.

Membership Committee Members are: Stephanie Katz, Julianne Gilchrist, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Dan Gibbs, Mike Connolly and Peggy Beeler.




When you do business with a Corporate Partner, thank them for being a Rotary Sponsor!