Rotary Club of Summit County


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Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
Rotary staff members bond over Miles to End Polio bike ride
For six staff members from Rotary headquarters in Evanston, the fight to eradicate polio has become personal. Together, they biked the physically grueling 104-mile (167-kilometer) Tour de Tucson in Arizona, USA, collectively raising more than $20,000 for polio eradication while putting their bodies and minds through a feat of endurance. For the tightknit group, the experience was about more than just raising money and crossing the finish line. It was about learning about each other and what Rotary members are doing to rid the world of this crippling disease. They advocated together, trained...
How a simple school project in India became a global grant
Two years ago, U.S. Rotary members in Maine set out to improve the education system in Bikaner, Rajasthan, an Indian city near the border of Pakistan. The Rotary Club of Kennebunk Portside chose Bikaner because club member Rohit Mehta was originally from the area and had connections there. Mehta put the club in contact with Rotarians in India to provide desks for four government-run schools. But when community leaders returned with a request for more desks, the Maine Rotarians decided they had to think bigger. The Rotary Foundation had rolled out its new grant model, which required that the...

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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

The Salvation Army is starting to fill time slots for bell ringing for this holiday season.  Things have changed a little bit this year and we will only be ringing bells at City Market in Dillon.  Shifts are 2 hours and run 1-3, 3-5, and 5-7.  Please contact Loreli or 970-262-3888 at the FIRC to set up your bell ringing time.

Election of Officers and Directors for 2015-16
      Nominations may be made during the month of November by any member, as well as by the Club's Nominating Committee comprising all Past Presidents who are still active members. To be valid, nominations from the general membership must state the name of the nominee and the position, confirm his or her willingness to serve, and be delivered or emailed to Jim Brook or Peggy Beeler no later than 8 pm on Sunday, November 30. Nominations will be announced to the club during our regular meetings on Monday evening December 1 (satellite) and Tuesday morning December 2 (breakfast) and also included in the weekly eBulletin for the following two weeks. The election will be held during our regular meeting on Tuesday, December 16. Please contact Past President Jim Brook with questions or comments.


Last Week in Rotary 

Kimberly Theller started off the meeting with the inspiration, then Joni Ellis reminded us that we are going to vote next week on the 2015-16 Club Officers.
Cindy Bargell let us know that she is collecting small stuffed animals to send with Maggie Ducayet to Honduras. If you have any extras around, bring them in!
We got to know Judi LaPoint a bit better in the Meet the Rotarian segment.
It was donation recognition hour at our meeting, with Bob Ashley recognizing Joe O’Malley and Allan Schutt for donating another $1000 to the Paul Harris fund. Then Rob Irvine recognized David Null and Bob Lau for their contributions to Scale the Summit.
THE ICE IS not yet FROZEN…. BUT Ice Melt Tickets are printed and out! If you have not gotten your pack, see Diane Monaghan or Kelsey Lyons. These tickets make lovely stocking stuffers! Tickets can be sold through April 19th.
Liz Wickert introduced Max Kellerman who worked with the SOS kids to collect gifts for the Troops. Liz worked her magic and got these goods to a contact in Ft Carson.
Party time!!! Our Holiday Party is Wednesday December 17th at Lori Burke’s home. The cost of attending is donating a non-perishable food item for the food bank, or brining a dessert to share (or both). See you there starting at 6pm – The address is 80 Mule Deer Ct, Summit Cove.
We are having our regularly scheduled meeting on December 16th, hope to see you all there!


Our satellite meetings are held from 6:00 - 7:15  pm on the first and third 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   



Our Annual Holiday Party will be held on the evening of December 17th. Mark your calendars as you will not want to miss this event.
 Lori Burke has graciously agreed to host the party at her home in Summit Cove.
The address is 80 Mule Deer Court.
An accurate headcount is needed to plan for the party. Please let Diane Monaghan know if you plan on attending either by signing the sheet at the meeting, or e-mailing her at
The regular Tuesday meeting on December 23rd will be not be held in lieu of the party.


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:

February 11, 2015, Location TBA
Note: December and January will not have a scheduled happy hour, but will start again in February

The Happy Hour Committee members are:  


Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Lynn Myers and Ann Clement. 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.




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



Dec 30, 2014
Marilyn Hogan, Bernie Zurbriggen, Deb Hage
Ringing in the New Year with a Tribute to America
Jan 06, 2015
Justin Pollack
Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiatives in Summit
Jan 13, 2015
Susan Arrance, Robyn Cornwell, Lara Jackman
Rotary Literacy Grants to Summit County Schools
Jan 20, 2015
Andrew Slater
Climate Change
Jan 27, 2015
Jim Buckler
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Feb 03, 2015
Bill Sanders
Rotary Sponsor Recognition
Feb 10, 2015
Julie Phares
Your Rotary Foundation Giving at Work in District 5440
Feb 17, 2015
Patsy Barnes
Dementia, Mother's Story
Mar 10, 2015
Joni Ellis
Joni's Peace Corps
December 2014
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