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Pope welcomes Rotary to Jubilee audience
Thousands of Rotary members, motivated by a special invitation from Pope Francis, gathered at the Vatican in Rome on Saturday to celebrate a message of compassion, inclusiveness, and service to humanity. At midmorning, the group -- numbering some 9,000 members from 80 countries -- made its way through the congested streets of Rome, past the tight security surrounding St. Peter's Square, and settled into the area reserved for Rotary in front of St. Peter's Basilica for the Jubilee audience. Francis, a 79-year-old Argentine, urged the crowd of more than 100,000, which included members of the...
What millennials love about Rotary
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian If there is one absolute truth about millennials, it is this: Anyone who says there is an absolute truth about millennials risks being subjected to their collective eye roll. Millennials are individuals, and fiercely so. According to the Pew Research Center, most of them don’t even like being called “millennials,” let alone hearing generalizations about their shared attitudes and behaviors. Case in point: Christa Papavasiliou, 31, recoils at the notion that older folks see her generation as a bunch of selfie-snapping smartphone addicts. “I’m the...
The Rotarian Conversation with The Edge and Garvin Evans
Editor's note: After the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian went to press, we were saddened to learn of the death of Garvin Evans, who along with his son, U2 guitarist The Edge, appeared on the cover of that issue. Evans was a longtime member of the Rotary Club of Dublin North. We are grateful that we were able to share his remarkable story with our readers. *** The boys of U2 are home. It’s Friday, 27 November, two weeks after the terrorist attacks in Paris. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. had been in Paris that terrible evening, rehearsing at the venue where they were...
Crisis at the doorstep
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian More than a million refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan streamed into the European Union last year. Most entered via Greece after a harrowing raft trip across the Aegean Sea from Turkey. Once there, they made their way north, often on foot, traveling more than 1,000 miles through the rugged mountains of the Balkan countries toward Germany. That was the uncertain odyssey facing Muhammad Mallah Hamza, a 26-year-old ethnic Kurd, in late 2014 when he decided to leave his native Syria. The trip would lead the recent college graduate to a picturesque...
What's next for Rotary?
From the May 2016 issue of The Rotarian Demographic change is a drama in slow motion. It unfolds incrementally, tick by tock, but it transforms societies in fundamental ways – and the America of the early 21st century is undergoing two such dramas at the same time. Our population is en route to becoming majority nonwhite at the same time a record share of us (like me) is going gray. Either trend by itself would be the dominant demographic story of its era. The fact that they’re unfolding simultaneously has created giant generation gaps. The United States is at a moment in its history when...

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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
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Reading Recovery Celebration May 18
Summit School District is pleased to offer a reading intervention to Summit County first graders who are experiencing extreme difficulty learning to read.  Reading Recovery is a 1:1, short term support and acts as a safety net, catching all readers before they fail.
On May 18, all 75 students who have participated in Reading Recovery this year will be participating in a special celebration of growth and hard work. The event will take place at Summit Middle School from 9:15-10:15am. We need your help to make the event a rewarding opportunity for these children. They will be bringing books and stories they have written and will be sharing these with leaders in our community. Each community volunteer will spend 20 minutes with a child, listening to him/her read and celebrating the accelerative growth he/she has made. The other part of the morning will include awarding of certificates, Skyping with a beloved children's author and a fun game.
We hope that you'll join us for this celebration. We welcome the participation of members from your Town Councils, Boards and organizations, as well.  Please share this invitation and add your name to our list of community dignitaries who will help us recognize the success of these children. Click on the link if you are able to participate.
Questions?  Please contact Hollyanna Bates, Reading Recovery Teacher Leader, at  Thank you for your support of Summit County children!


Satellite Meeting News 

The satellite members hosted a successful "Beach Party" at Arapahoe Basin on Sunday, April 24th,  welcoming club members as well as several Rotarians from Denver area clubs on their way home from the District Conference in Breckenridge.
Our evening meeting on April 25th included discussion of upcoming service projects -  Four Way Test at Summit Middle School on May 11 & 12,  and Summit Rotary's scheduled hosting of the May 3 Community Dinner.  Our program focused on the purposeful development of positive perspective and happiness, with a viewing of the Ted Talks presentation "The Happiness Advantage" by Shawn Achor followed by a lively discussion by the audience.  
The next satellite meeting will be May 9, lead by Rotarian Benedicte Jeanson and including a program given by Dr. Jason Pollack on health topics.

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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 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, 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.  

Once you choose to sponsor, the primary sponsor will be responsible to 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, Deb Irvine, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, and Peggy Beeler.




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