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This year's World Water Summit on 27 May in Seoul highlighted the progress being made: Over the last 25 years, more than 2.5 billion people gained access to improved drinking water, and 2 billion who didn't have adequate sanitation now do. Child deaths from water-related diseases dropped from 1.5 million to just over 600,000. The UN Millennium Development Goals' target for clean drinking water was met five years ahead of schedule. But for the 1.8 billion people whose drinking water remains contaminated and the 2.4 billion without access to proper sanitation, progress is still too slow, said...
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Rotary districts mobilize to support survivors of Ecuador, Japan quakes
After a series of three earthquakes -- two in Japan and one in Ecuador -- killed hundreds of people, injured thousands, and caused billions of dollars in damage late last week, Rotary members in those regions have created disaster relief funds to help survivors. In Ecuador, the powerful 7.8-magnitude quake that struck Saturday night has killed more than 400 people, with 2,500 injured. Those figures are expected to rise. Rotary District 4400 established a service fund to raise money for relief efforts. Contact District Governor Manuel A. Nieto Jijon for information on how to donate. In Japan,...
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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
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Summit Rotary News
Rotary Trail Partner Day - June 23
 

Thank you to Andy heading up the Rotary and FDRD Trail Partner Day! It will be on June 23 at the Peaks Trail (Breck side), where Rotary will join Breckenridge Grand Vacations folks.  By the way, I forgot to mention that BGV will host a BBQ after the project, where all who participated on the project day are welcome to join!

To sign up for the Rotary Trail Project Day please go to the FDRD website (www.fdrd.org) and click on the Calendar button at the top of the Home Page.  Scroll down to the calendar and click on the June 23 Peaks Trail Maintenance entry.  This will take you to a description of the project.  Click on the sign up button, enter your name and email address and hit sign up again and you’re all set!  You will immediately receive an email with a confirmation and all the info needed for the project.

Important Note - For all field projects, volunteers must complete the 2016 Liability Waiver. A submitted waiver is required for participation in the project. (Only one waiver needed for the 2016 season.).  Click on the Fill Out Waiver Now button on the Calendar page to fill out and submit the waiver.

The info you will receive via email is as follows:

Work on the Peaks Trail is essential due to the high volume of traffic. We will employ some basic trail maintenance techniques to ensure that this gem of a trail can be used for years and decades to come.

 

Project Location: Colorado Mountain College: Breckenridge Campus. We will meet at the parking lot just south of the college. Breckenridge, CO

 

Directions: From I-70, take Exit 203 towards Frisco and Breckenridge. You'll pass through the town of Frisco and travel about 7 miles to Coyne Valley Road--take a right here. You'll travel about 1/4 mile to Denison Placer Rd--take a left here. Travel past the college and look for the FDRD sign in the parking lot.

 

Project Schedule: The day will commence with registration and check-in at 9:00am. Once complete, we will caravan to the worksite and hike in to the project location.  We'll break for a light lunch around noon and wrap things up around 2pm. We will reconvene at the parking lot adjacent to Colorado Mountain College (Breck) and caravan to the Grand Timber Lodge to enjoy a prepared BBQ.

 

Special Notes: ITEMS TO BRING AND WEAR:  Our mountain weather can change from warm and dry to cold and wet in a hurry. Please be prepared with the following: work or hiking boots (NO sandals, flip flops or minimalist shoes), long pants, long-sleeved shirts, warm layers, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant, allergy medications, day pack, lunch and snacks. PLEASE bring enough drinking water (at least 2 liters per person).   AGE REQUIREMENTS: Ages 6-15 need to be accompanied by an adult. Ages 16-18 must have parental consent via the FDRD waiver to attend.  REMINDERS: Pets are not permitted. Drink plenty of fluids before, during and after the project. Smoking on any project is prohibited. Carpooling is highly encouraged.

 

 
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 of the Satellite Club met on Monday, May 9th  at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco.  Summit County Naturopathic doctor, Justin Pollack gave us a presentation on allergies and how to manage them. Dr. Pollack was able his extensive knowledge on the matter to answer may questions from the audience.  We learned to be on the lookout for genetically modified food, a source of many newly developed allergies.  Our next meeting is on Monday, May 23rd  at 6 pm at the Backcountry Brewery in Frisco when Summit Rotarian, Erin Gigliello will present her experience volunteering in Honduras.  Our host will be Kevin Burns and our inspiration will come from Jason Brewer.
 

 
 
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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 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, 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.  

Once you choose to sponsor, the primary sponsor will be responsible to 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, Deb Irvine, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, and Peggy Beeler.

 

 

 

 
 
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