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Creating works of art helps refugee children repair their lives
When asked to describe his future, a refugee child from Iraq draws a picture of himself as a doctor. Another child uses colorful paints to depict happy memories of his former life in Iraq. Both children are among the 200,000 displaced Iraqis who now live in Jordan, a country that has become a safe haven for those fleeing oppression and war in neighboring Palestine, Syria, and Iraq. Alexandra Dawley, a former volunteer with the Collateral Repair Project in Jordan, emphasizes how something as simple as an art project can help young refugees adjust to their new lives in a foreign country. With...
Chat with food experts on Twitter about alleviating hunger
Hunger affects more than 800 million people worldwide, according to the United Nations' World Food Programme, and one-third of all the food grown every year goes to waste. Together, we can change that. On World Food Day, Thursday, 16 October, join a conversation on Twitter from 12:00 to 13:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), using the hashtag #RotaryHunger. During the chat, food experts will talk about ways to alleviate hunger and malnutrition in your community and around the world. Rotary (@Rotary) will moderate the chat, and experts from organizations including Rotary First Harvest (@RFHarvest), the...
Photo Essay: Rotary’s 2014 Women of Action
This year's Women of Action honorees were selected by Rotary senior leaders and endorsed by the White House. All members of clubs in the U.S., the women were recognized for their humanitarian service projects, which affect the lives of millions of people around the world. Watch the women of action event held at the White HouseRead more about the women and why they were honoredRead more about the event at the White HouseRead RI Director Julia Phelps' take on the honored women
Partners build community center and health clinic in impoverished Mexico neighborhood
Four years ago, Rotary member Moonyeen King decided to take action to help residents of the impoverished neighborhood of Tepehua, located in Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico, who faced daily struggles with crime, malnutrition, and limited access to health care. King, together with Susan Netherton and Gin Pelzl, fellow members of the Rotary Club of Ajijic, turned an abandoned building into the Tepehua Community Center. For its first year, the center provided a soup kitchen every Friday to feed over 200 women and children. That enabled King and her fellow Rotary members to gain the trust of the...
The White House honors Rotary women for their humanitarian service
Senior Rotary leaders gathered Tuesday at the White House to honor 10 women for their service projects, an event attended by members of U.S. President Barack Obama's senior staff. The Rotary members presented their projects, in the hopes of creating new inroads for government partnerships and support. "This is recognition of the great work that they do but also serves as a great vehicle to inspire others to do similar kinds of things," said Rotary General Secretary John Hewko. "One of the things we're doing a better job of is sharing our story to the non-Rotary world." The honorees were...

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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


Last Week in Rotary 

Marylin Hogan led us off with the inspiration this week.

We then heard from the Yes on 1A folks as a pause for the cause. To learn more about this initiative, you can check out the PowerPoint presentation on our club runner website (located on the lower right side, labeled as SFSF)

​Bill Sanders highlighted the Summit Daily News Page and noted all of the good that Rotary does, and that those good works take money. A lot of that money comes from Sponsorhsips, and we thank Bill for his efforts in getting those businesses to support our club. Joni Ellis furthered that sentiment and connected the dots for us, mentioning that things such as youth exchange, RYLA, Community Dinner, dictionaries, the 4 way test and more are all supported by sponsors and by our fundraising efforts. If we want to keep doing good, we need to just say yes when it comes to fundraising efforts!

Sandy Mortenson will be hosting an orientation for new members on November 19th. All Rotarians are welcome to join, it is sure to be a good and informative time. Those new members with Red Badges should plan to attend. It is also a great opportunity for prospective members to learn more about Rotary!

Julieanne Gilchrist will be holding a  Membership Committee meeting on October 22 at Carlos Miguels. Interested in joining or curious about the committee? Talk to Juileanne.

Doug Berg gave a classification talk. We learned about how to ski with only 150 vertical feet, but more importantly got to learn about a touching relationship with a friend battling cancer, and an inspirational book called Getting Well Again.

In case you hadn't heard, Bob and Nancy Follet are being honored at a special NRO dinner on October 21st. Interested in attending? Contact the NRO. We really do have some amazing members in our club!

SAVE THE DATE!!! Our holiday party will be held on December 17th!  We will be meeting on the 16th at our regular time and place, but the meeting on December 23rd will be canceled.

Art Burger entertained us with the story of his camping adventures at the 100th Anniversary of a Rotary Fellowship in Chicago. Paul Harris sported the hat from that event this week.

Aleyna, our exchange student from Turkey, again won the raffle, but with 52 new shiny cards to choose from, she was not able to pick the Ace out. The Big Pot is over $900!

We then heard a wonderful presentation from our District Governor, Peter Ewing. It is truly inspiring to be a member of Rotary!


Next week we have the pleasure of hearing from Nathan Woodliff-Stanley from the ACLU. (If you have folks that would like to attend that talk, please let Peggy know so that she can plan for the extra guests).

We are back at our regular Senior Center meeting spot next week! All is right with the world. 






Our satellite meetings are held from 5:30 - 6:45  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.
More details to come...
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:

November 12th – Blue Spruce, Frisco
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.  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.




Jennifer Cassell is the coordinator for the Safety First, Safety Fast for Summit campaign who is focused on passing the 1A ballot initiative in November. She will be visiting us at an upcoming meeting, but if you are interested in finding out more about these initiatives, you can learn more downloading the files from our clubrunner home page. The files are called SFSF Fact Sheet and SFSF Presentation.



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

Upcoming Events



Oct 21, 2014
Nathan Woodliff-Stanley
The ACLU: Advocating for Civil Liberties
Oct 28, 2014
Ted Lawson & John Ebright
Wounded Warriors Family Ski Week
Nov 04, 2014
Dan Eberle
Marijuana Legalization: A New Conversation
Nov 18, 2014
Maggie Ducayet
Summit in Honduras
Nov 25, 2014
Sue Greene
Summit Public Radio & TV Serves Summit County
Dec 09, 2014
Erin Major
School Based Health Centers
Dec 16, 2014
Clement, Cornwells, Matthews, & Muftics
Rotary Global Grant to Promote Basic Education for Rural Girls in Bosnia
October 2014
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