Rotary Club of Summit County

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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.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...

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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 Party for new & old volunteers THURSDAY 8/25 at 7:30 pm at the Pioneer Club
  • Ticketing Training WEDNESDAY 9/7 at 6 pm at the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center / Library
  • Ticketing Training TUESDAY 9/13 at noon at the Breckenridge Grand Vacations Community Center / Library
  • 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 8th  at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco.  We welcomed three visiting Rotarians as well as Rob Phipp's mother who is serving as chauffer for Rob during his amazing and continuing recovery from recent surgery.  Our program included a short video and group discussion of the topic "How to Speak so that People Want to Listen" - seven 'sins' to avoid as well as some key positive elements to maintain.  The contrast to current speeches in the national political campaigns was noted!
         Car raffle - all members are encouraged to sell early and often!  The average sales per member each year is 2 to 3 packets of 30 tickets, and of course we all consider ourselves 'above average'....  please turn in your tickets stubs and money by the end of August. 
All our club members and friends are strongly urged to join our Club in serving beer at the Breckenridge Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept 10, a great way to earn funds to support our service projects - contact Kelsey Lyons to sign up.  Jason Brewer has been training for the August 28 bike ride to Marilyn & Marc Hogan's ranch near Glenwood Springs, with dinner and socializing that evening - call him or Jack Watson for more information.
     Our next meeting will be held from 6:00 to 7:15 pm on Monday August 22 at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, when our program on Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) will be presented by Rotarian Lori Burke and a RYLA graduate who served as a junior counsellor at this summer's camp. Everyone interested in Rotary is welcome to attend !

Rotary in Pictures

Tracey rocks the Dillon Farmers Market

Time is running out.  Sell those Car Raffle Tickets!!

Thanks for everyone's support for the Breckenridge Oktoberfest volunteering.  Please let us know if anyone else willing to help out!

Looks like they are having fun!



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!