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Virtual reality films bring new dimension to polio fight
At this year’s World Polio Day celebration in Atlanta, Rotary is harnessing the power of virtual reality technology to build empathy and inspire action in our fight to eradicate polio. Rotary, with support from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, produced a virtual reality film that tells the story of Alokita, a young adult who suffered paralysis from polio as a child growing up in India, which has been polio-free since 2011. “When you open your eyes and see a different environment around you, you relate to the subject on a visceral, personal level,” says Vincent Vernet, direct of digital and...
Rotary Day at UN highlights role of business in building a better world
From the United Nations’ earliest days in the aftermath of World War II, the organization’s humanitarian mission has always dovetailed with Rotary’s efforts to administer aid and build peace. This year’s Rotary Day at the United Nations, 12 November, will highlight the role businesses can play in that collaboration as we work toward a more just and equitable world. The theme of this year’s gathering at UN headquarters in New York City, “Responsible Business, Resilient Societies,” recognizes Rotary’s role at the intersection of commerce and cause. As leaders in their professions and...
ShelterBox prepares for Mosul refugees
Today marked the start of the battle to take control of Mosul back from the Islamic State group, also known as ISIS. The city is the group's last major stronghold in Iraq. But humanitarian aid agencies have known about the military offensive, giving them an unusual opportunity to prepare for the crisis. "It is rare for the world to get early warning of a vast human catastrophe," says Chris Warham, chief executive of ShelterBox. "The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees issued a paper in July saying this would likely be the biggest humanitarian crisis of the year — and we better get...
Skydivers raise thousands for polio eradication
The first time Noel Jackson jumped out of a plane at 14,000 feet, it had nothing to do with raising money for polio eradication. The Michigan dentist had received a gift certificate to go skydiving from his staff because they knew he was into adventure. “It is definitely a defining moment,” says Jackson, a member of the Rotary Club of Trenton, Michigan, USA, of that first jump, done in tandem strapped to a professional skydiver. “The rush of the free fall is beyond anything I have ever experienced before. Just the speed and acceleration is unbelievable. You don’t even have time to figure out...
Rotary and ShelterBox on the ground in Haiti
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless. The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne...

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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
Happy Hour is Back!
Thank you to all who attended our Happy Hour this week! It was a great turnout and all had a wonderful time! Thank you also to Dave Anderson for motivating this Happy Hour and making it happen!
My favorite comment overheard was related to how our club has embraced diversity and change! Not only do we have good a mix of ages and gender in our club, but we also have members who show up on skateboards. Cheers to us!
We will have another one in November, stay tuned for the date and location!

The 36th Breckenridge Film Festival is right around the corner! The festival will take place September 15th – 18th and we need your help to make the festival a success!
Volunteers make the festival possible! More than 150 volunteers will make the 2016 festival a success, and we need you to sign up to help today! Each shift you work, you receive a ticket to a different block of films! Volunteer for 3 shifts and receive 5 tickets!
The volunteer schedule has just been released – so sign up now to get the most coveted slots!
 Volunteer slots are now open -   Click Here  ( to sign up and view more information about roles and responsibilities for volunteers.
  • Volunteer Appreciation Party WEDNESDAY 9/28 at 6 pm at the Pioneer Club
We highly encourage attendance at a training session so you can feel best equipped in your volunteer duties!  You do not need to RSVP for the parties or the training - just show up!
 Questions? Email

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 

    Most of the members of the Satellite Club along with several friends and significant others on Monday, Oct 10th  at Bob Ashley's Village Water Filters production facility in Silverthorne.   Bob gave an overview of the lack of clean potable water around the world, including a short video illustrating the problems, and described his organization's objective of providing an affordable sustainable solution.  The group enthusiastically proceeded to the established workstations to receive brief instructions and then begin to assemble the filter components into complete packages. One count indicated that about 600 were completed over the course of their very successful evening.  
     Our next meeting will be back at our normal time and location, Backcountry Brewery in Frisco, from 6:00 to 7:15 pm on Monday, October 24, chaired by Rotarian Benedicte Jeanson.  The program on Breckenridge Childcare Needs Assessment will be given by Jen McAtamney.   All who have an interest in Rotary are welcome !    

Rotary in Pictures
Last batch of Oktoberfest photos...


They even serve wine at Oktoberfest!!!
Go Vote on November 8th!!!
Go Vote on November 8th!!!
He wants YOU to vote on November 8th!!!
How can you say no to that smile.  He says to go VOTE on November 8th!!!
If you go VOTE on November 8th, you might get one of these beers!!
YIPPEE!  Go VOTE on November 8th!!!
Even the Broncos fans will vote on November 8th!!!
How are you not working in a beer tent.  Oh...... cause you are headed to go VOTE on November 8th!!!
 I promise the voting line will not be as long as the beer line at Oktoberfest!!!


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 his/her 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, the applicant's bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks.  If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled.  

The primary sponsor will 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, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Dan Gibbs, Mike Connolly and Peggy Beeler.




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