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Miles to end polio: $6 million crosses the finish line for polio eradication
Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and six RI staff members bicycled 104 miles in Tucson Arizona, USA, on Saturday, for the Miles to End Polio event, raising more than $6 million for polio eradication. The money raised by Rotary will receive a two-to-one match from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition to the team from Evanston, 100 Rotary member riders took part in the ride. The fundraising ride is part of the annual El Tour de Tucson bike event in Tucson, Arizona, USA. The race attracts more than 9,000 cyclists a year, making it one of the top cycling events in the U.S. The...
Rotary Day at the United Nations highlights the strength of partnerships
To strengthen their 69-year-old partnership, leaders from Rotary and the United Nations met this month in New York City for Rotary Day at the United Nations. The two organizations began working together with the aim of maintaining peace after World War II. Today, the relationship has evolved to include humanitarian work in areas like gender equality, child and maternal health, and disease treatment and prevention. While the UN's Millennium Development Goals are set to expire in 2015, its leaders are preparing for an even more ambitious humanitarian agenda of eradicating extreme poverty by...
A major breakthrough against polio
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) are approaching a significant milestone: the eradication of type 3 wild poliovirus. The last case of polio caused by the type 3 virus was reported in Yobe, Nigeria, on 10 November 2012. "We may have eradicated a second of three; that's a major milestone," said Dr. Stephen Cochi, a senior adviser at the Center for Global Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speaking to the BBC. Rotary has played an important role in bringing type 3 polio close to extinction. PolioPlus grants have provided key...
Rotary’s World Polio Day live-streamed event is a huge success
More than 23,000 viewers in 24 countries tuned in to Rotary's World Polio Day event, streamed live on 24 October. Health officials including James Alexander, senior medical epidemiologist for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an update on the polio eradication campaign and praised Rotary's achievements to date. Rotary has contributed more than $1.2 billion to polio eradication since 1979. For World Polio Day, Rotary released $44.7 million in grants to fight the disease in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. In addition to the update, the event included entertainment by...
Malala Yousafzai wins the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in the head for speaking out against the Taliban in support of girls' education, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014. Yousafzai, whose father is a Rotarian, shares the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, a native of India who has worked to combat the exploitation of children for financial gain, according to an announcement in October from the Norwegian Nobel Committee. In announcing the award, the committee praised Yousafzai for demonstrating that "children and young people, too, can contribute to improving their own situations." It noted...

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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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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.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014  - Orientation night at Sandy Mortensen's home in Frisco.
All new members with Red Badges who have not yet attended an Orientation should attend on November 19th as these meetings are generally held only twice a year.  Attending New Member Orientation is a requirement of removing Red Badges. That being said, Orientation is not just for new members, its also for any Rotary Member that wants to brush up on their Rotary knowledge, is a sponsor to a new member, and/or just wants to come and show their support and have a great evening.  Appetizers and cocktails will start flowing at 5:30 with the meeting portion to begin at 6:00pm.
Directions to Sandy and Lou's: Summit Blvd to School Rd/CR 1040. (one stop light up from Frisco Main St -- turn left).  Take second right onto CR 1041, follow around to Stop Sign.  Go on through the Stop into "The Duck".  Take first right into the cul de sac. Park on street.  Please don't block neighbors drive or garage.
Address: 5B Mallard Ct (Tan Duplex with dark brown trim)  Sandy's cell is 970-390-0176.  Lou's cell is (970)390-1490


Last Week in Rotary 


David Null started us off with an inspirational speech from Abe Lincoln for his Thanksgiving dedication.
December 2nd is the next Rotary night for the Community Dinner. Interested in helping out? Talk to Doug Berg.
Steve Cornwell gave us an update on the dictionary project and recognized those members that helped with the project. He also gave a special thank you to JR Musser​ with Summit Ford, who provided all of the dictionaries for the project.
Our Exchange students shared that they were excited to go skiiing in all of this great snow!
The monthly Summit Daily page was in the paper last Tuesday, with sponsor Diane Monaghan​.
Maggie Ducayet was not only the speaker this week, sharing photos, stories and projects that are part of the Summit in Honduras project, but also sponsored Paul Harris's hat. She received this hat from the Rotary partners in Santa Barbara, Honduras. 
Erin Giallo from the satellite group, attended the meeting and took home the raffle winnings for the day.
Next week is the Thanksgiving Dinner put on by Rotarians. Wherever you celebrate we wish you a wonderful time to reflect on what we are thankful for. I am thankful that we have such great members in our club!
See you next Tuesday!




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.
 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 02, 2014
Marcy Woodland & Matt Sandberg
Short Story Contest Winners
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
Feb 10, 2015
Julie Phares
Your Rotary Foundation Giving at Work in District 5440
Mar 17, 2015
Jim Buckler
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
November 2014
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