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Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet three times a month at a wine bar after work, share a social outing once a month, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president...
Colorado joins Kosovo club to restore sanitation in blighted local schools
Blighted schools in the mountain city of Peja in western Kosovo are a reminder of the ethnic strife and war that ravaged this area in the 1990s. To restore ruined sanitation facilities in some of those schools, local Rotary members recently partnered with their counterparts from Colorado, USA. Though residents have been slowly rebuilding the city's infrastructure after years of neglect under earlier governments, most resources are going to improve roads, rebuild homes, and create new businesses. Little money remains to restore the schools. As a result, students have fallen ill, stayed home...
Rotary releases $34.8 million for polio immunization activities worldwide
Rotary International released an additional $34.8 million in grants to support polio immunization activities in 10 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan, the three countries where the disease has never been stopped. The funds, whose release was announced 20 January, will be used by the World Health Organization and UNICEF for polio immunization and surveillance activities in the 10 countries, as well as to provide technical assistance in several other countries in Africa. The grants include $8.1 million for Nigeria to support its final push to eradicate the disease. Nigeria...
President-elect urges Rotary members to ‘Be a Gift to the World’
Using their talents, expertise, and leadership, Rotary members worldwide are asked to be gifts to the world this upcoming 2015-16 Rotary year. Rotary International President-elect K.R. "Ravi" Ravindran called Sunday's address to incoming district governors the "most significant moment of my life." "All of you have been given so many gifts. And you have now been given this great gift: one year to take all your talents, all your gifts, everything that you are and can become -- and Be a Gift to the World," said Ravindran, revealing his presidential theme at the annual five-day training meeting...

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Welcome to Our Club, Proud Member of District 5450

Rotary Club of Summit County

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:10 AM
Summit County Community & Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO  80443
United States
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Summit Rotary News

Rotary Sledding/Snowshoe Party: Sunday March 8th 2-5PM

Hot Chocolate, beer, wine, soda chili provided
Bring: appetizer, salad, bread, desert, snowshoes, spouse, kids, friends
Where: Lou and Sandy’s Ranch House (Broken Heart Ranch)
From I-70 in Silverthorne go North on Highway 9 toward Kremmling 12 miles to Ute Pass Road,  (Henderson Mill sign on Hwy 9). Turn right on Ute Pass Road and go 15 miles, (past Henderson Mill 7 miles onto a snow covered dirt road) Grand Co Rd #307, just before mile marker 15, turn right (Go past Aspen Canyon Ranch). Go .8 mile and turn right at bottom of BIG hill.  The house is green with a red roof “Broken Heart Ranch” sign over the road. Cell service limited to non existent.

Rotary in Pictures
Board Meeting update
Our February Board Meeting will be held on February 17th at 9am. All members are welcome to attend!

The 2014 District Conference Registration on now!
Days getting longer, the sun shining a bit more, it's time to get ready for: 
The 2015 District 5450 Conference
May 1- May 3, 2015
Keystone, Colorado
Keystone Resort & Spa
 It is so full of great Rotary news and projects, amazing speakers, fascinating panel discussions and fun, fun, fun, I can’t put it all in one e-mail. Here are some highlights: 
·         The World Health Organization’s Chris Maher & Global Consultant Carl Tinstman are giving us the history and current situation on Polio Eradication around the globe.
·         Chuck Kutscher from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory is speaking to us about What We Know and What We Don’t About Climate Change
·         Super exciting, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of Peace Corp, will tell us about Peace Corps’ experience working with Rotary for the last year!
·         Denver’s going Green! One of the most ambitious programs in the country, Denver’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Jerry Tinianow, will share the Path To Green! 
Want to sing along with Peter Yarrow while cooking s’mores? You can at the conference! Get ready to laugh yourself silly with Dr. Kevin Fitgerald, veterinarian, animal rights advocate, star of radio and TV, Rolling Stones’ bouncer and one of the funniest comedians you’ll ever hear. And after a wonderful dinner on Saturday, you’ll want to dance the night away with FACE, one of Boulder’s best bands. 
All of this, fabulous food, family friendly fun and much more in one of Colorado’s most beautiful small towns- Keystone. 
Are you ready to register? If you are one of the first 50 to register for the full conference, you’ll get a great Conference Survival Bag! We’ll give it to you at the registration desk. Here’s the link to get information and REGISTER.  
Book your room by April 1, 2015 and get great discounts. Give Keystone resort a call at 800-328-1323 and make sure to use code CK2RID to let them know you’re with Rotary. 
I look forward to seeing you there! 
Dr. Peter Ewing, District Governor 

Make Your Health a Priority
Attend the 36th annual 9Health Fair on Saturday, April 18, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until noon at Summit High School. This year we encourage everyone to save time and register online at
The 9Health Fair sponsored by The Summit County Rotary and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center will offer blood chemistry screenings in addition to other low cost tests and a wide range of free screenings and wellness information.


Satellite Meeting News

Our Satellite meetings are held from 6:00 - 7:15  pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of every month in a private room in the Backcountry Brewery, corner of Main St and Hwy 9 / Summit Blvd in Frisco. All Rotarians are welcome and we hope that you'll invite your friends and colleagues to check us out as well!  No advance notice needed.

If you would like to present your passion at one of our meetings, please contact Jim Brook at 970-409-8995 or at   





Rotary Happy Hour

Every second Wednesday of the month, Rotarians have been gathering for Happy Hour from 5:00 to 6:30.  If you haven't checked it out, pencil it in and come by and socialize, on one or any of the following dates... SEE YOU THERE!  


Our next Happy Hour will be:


The Happy Hour Committee members are:  


Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Lynn Myers, Ann Clement, and David Null, . Some of us will be at each of the Happy Hours to welcome everyone. If you would like to be on the Happy Hour Committee, please contact Judy Irwin and/or Julieanne Gilchrist.







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 their application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to JULIEANNE GILCHRIST or any one on the Membership Committee.  The application will then be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors.  Once approved their name and bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks.  If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled. 

If you would like to be a Mentor to a new member please see Ann Clement.  We encourage new 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 so 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: Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Peggy Beeler, Doug Berg, Celia Johnson.






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

Upcoming Events



Mar 03, 2015
Molly Fiore
Suicide Prevention
Mar 10, 2015
Lee Zimmerman
The Summit Foundation
Mar 24, 2015
Steve Synder
An Overview of Denver Water
Mar 31, 2015
Apr 07, 2015
Joni Ellis
Joni's Upcoming Peace Corps Service
Apr 14, 2015
Howard Brown
Forest Ecology in Summit County
Apr 21, 2015
Edwin Asturias
Global Health in Guatemala
Apr 28, 2015
David Soucie
Why Planes Crash
May 05, 2015
Maggie, Roy, & Wendy
Summit in Honduras
May 12, 2015
Asa Armstrong
Youth Exchange Students
May 19, 2015
Mary Anne Johnston
Reading Buddies in Summit County
Jun 09, 2015
Bernie Zurbriggen
All About Shelter Box
Jun 16, 2015
Nathan Cafferky, MD
Joint Health & Treatment Options for Arthritis
Jun 23, 2015
Charlotte Clarke
Wilderness Survival Skills
February 2015
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