Rotary Club of Summit County


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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...
Korean sailor makes waves for End Polio Now
Enjoying calm winds and peaceful Pacific waters, Seung Jin Kim dove off his 43-foot sailboat, the Arapani, to swim with some dolphins nearby. The serenity that day near the equator was a stark contrast to the 60 mph winds and 23-foot waves he had to fight around Cape Horn, the southern tip of South America. But Kim, a veteran sailor and member of the Rotary Club of Seokmun, in Chungcheongnam, Korea, expected such challenges when he set out in mid-October on a 25,600-mile journey around the world. In addition to fulfilling a lifelong dream, Kim is using the trip to raise awareness and funds...
Monrovia club’s Ebola fight not finished
After the first cases of Ebola reached Liberia's capital, Monrovia, last June, local Rotary members feared that the city's limited health care system wouldn't be able to contain the highly infectious, often-deadly disease. Those fears were realized when infections quickly multiplied, underscoring the speed with which Ebola can spread in an urban center. It was the first time the hemorrhagic fever had threatened a major city since it erupted in West Africa last March. Now, after months of crisis-level response, and with the number of new cases declining, club members are looking to the long...
Rotary member takes fundraising to new heights -- the summit of Mount Everest
Despite his longstanding interest in polio eradication, polio was not on Joe Pratt's mind as he prepared for a mid-April 2012 climb of Mount Everest, the highest mountain on earth. But that changed in late 2011, when the resident of Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA, participated in a polio immunization project in Pakistan with fellow Rotary member Steve Puderbaugh. Moved by the efforts of the Pakistanis to battle the crippling disease, and by the vulnerability of the young victims, Pratt reset the focus of his climbing adventure. Pakistan is one of three countries where polio has never been...
San Francisco club reveals formula for growth and retention of members
Members of the Rotary Club of San Francisco Evening meet at a wine bar after work, share a social outing, and promote all their activities on social media like Meetup and Facebook. As the first evening club in the city, it has attracted many young professionals from Silicon Valley tech firms whose work schedules keep them from joining a more traditional club that meets for breakfast or lunch. But more than that, the evening format has helped the club grow by 30 percent since it received its charter in mid-2013. Danielle Lallement, who was its charter president, says the club has been...

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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

We need more volunteers for the 4 Way Test.
4 Way Test Middle School May 7th & 8th.  The time for Thursday is 10-11:55 morning session, 1:15-3:10 for the afternoon session.  I need 5 more volunteers for the morning session and 8 more volunteers for the afternoon session.
Friday May 8th 9:40-11:17  I need 9 more volunteers, afternoon session 12:40-2:20 4 more volunteers.  Please contact Maggie Dew 970-393-2536 or



Publication Dates:    4.28.15  |  5.5.15  |  5.12.15


Upon graduation in 1967 from the University of Colorado and being commissioned as an Air Force officer, Jerry spent the next four and a half years as a data automation officer a Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque and then Headquarters Systems Command in Washington, DC, during which time he earned his first masters degree from The George Washington University.  In the years after leaving the Air Force, Jerry enjoyed the opportunity to try a number of interesting career fields including being a CFO and CEO of hospitals, becoming a CPA while working for Deloitte and Touche in Baltimore, becoming a corporate strategic planner with Booz, Allen, & Hamilton in New York City, and teaching at a university for 20 years as an associate professor.  He earned his second masters degree from the University of Pittsburgh.  In 1990, Jerry started a PhD program at the University of Pittsburgh and at that time began the 20 years of teaching as mentioned above.  After completing the coursework, he took a position as a CEO at a hospital in the Pittsburgh area for three years and spent two years consulting in healthcare before finishing his PhD in 1998 with a major in organizational control and a minor in strategic planning.  Then, at the beginning of 1999, he started a mental health company that over the next 14 years grew into five family clinics and 24 offices, providing home and school services primarily to children with autism.  Jerry retired from University teaching in 2010 and sold his interest in his company at the end of 2012 and has now retired in Breckenridge, Co



Please contact Julieanne Gilchrist if you would like to register any comments on a prospective member.


The Ice is Melting!!!
Ice Melt Tickets are in and so is the clock.  The Ice Device dropped into the lake sometime on April 20th.  A team will be sorting tickets to identify the lucky winners!  Thanks everyone for selling tickets and to those who purchased tickets.

Rotary in Pictures
Board Meeting update
Our May Board Meeting will be held on May 12th at 9am. All members are welcome to attend!

The 2014 District Conference Is almost here!
Come See Bill Sanders Speak and/or join us for a Friday night After-Glo Party
The District Governor has asked Bill Sanders to speak on Friday night May 1st, most likely a riveting performance which you may want to catch.
In addition, Bill has invited all of our Club attendees to any part of the conference to his house for an After-Glo party after the Friday evening conference. Directions from the Keystone Conference Center to his house ( you will pass it on the way home) are:
Go West, toward Dillon on Hwy 6 for 0.8 miles. Turn left on Elk Crossing Lane, go 0.3 miles to 0298 on the right. If you enter the cull-de sac, you have gone one house too far
The 2015 District 5450 Conference
May 1- May 3, 2015
Keystone, Colorado
Keystone Resort & Spa

Make Your Health a Priority
The 9 Health Fair was sponsored by The Summit County Rotary and St. Anthony Summit Medical Center and was a huge success!  Thanks to everyone who volunteered!


Satellite Meeting News

   At our 3rd Monday Satellite meeting on April 20, we discussed our Rotary International Youth Exchange program in depth, with focus on the host family and Rotarian counselor that are key elements of that popular program for high school students. It's a bilateral exchange between Rotary District from all around the world. Our club's Youth Exchange Officer is Asa Armstrong and she's doing a wonderful job with all aspects ! The group also discussed participation opportunities in several upcoming Rotary projects and events including SHS Career Days, District 5450 Annual Conference at Keystone May 1-3, and the "Beach Party' that the satellite members are hosting at Arapahoe Basin Beach Party on Sunday, May 3, from 11am to 2pm or so. Lots to do ! 
    Our Satellite meetings are held from 6:00 - 7:15  pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th 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.  Next meeting is this Monday May 4; hope to see you there.

If you would like to present your passion at one of our meetings, please contact Jim Brook at 970-409-8995 or at






Rotary Happy Hour

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 dates will be:

May 13th – Boatyard in Frisco

The Happy Hour Committee members are:  


Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Ann Clement, David Null, and Tom French. 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.







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 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



May 05, 2015
Maggie, Roy, & Wendy
Summit in Honduras
May 12, 2015
Asa Armstrong
Youth Exchange Students
May 19, 2015
Mary Anne Johnston
Reading Buddies in Summit County
May 26, 2015
David Soucie
Why Planes Crash
Jun 02, 2015
Harvey King & Fodie Maguira
Our Neighbors from West Africa
Jun 09, 2015
Bernie Zurbriggen
All About Shelter Box
Jun 16, 2015
Nathan Cafferky, MD
Joint Health & Treatment Options for Arthritis
Jun 23, 2015
Charlotte Clarke
Wilderness Survival Skills
Jun 30, 2015
Frank Eparvier
The MAVEN Mission to Mars
May 2015
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