Rotary Club of Summit County

 
 

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Rotary Int'l News

Bringing education to rural Mexican area, one school at a time
When Mariana Day moved in 1989 to the small beach town of Chacala, in Nayarit, Mexico, she noticed that the surrounding rural areas struggled to maintain schools. And most children weren’t able to go beyond an eighth-grade education. Day, who is a member of the Rotary Club of Bahía de Jaltemba-La Peñita, in Nayarit, had started a local scholarship program before she joined Rotary. Called Changing Lives, the program provided students with high school tuition, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation. In addition, Rotary clubs from the United States and Mexico have been investing in the...
Meet our polio partners
From the September 2015 issue of The Rotarian Eradicating polio is a complex job. Since 1988, we’ve collaborated with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and UNICEF to tackle the disease through our Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Here’s how our roles break down. The Strategist: WHO The World Health Organization (WHO) coordinates the management and administration of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and provides technical and operational support to ministries of health in countries around the world. WHO is responsible for monitoring...
Nigeria sees no wild polio cases for one year
Today marks one year since Nigeria last reported a polio case caused by wild poliovirus, putting the country on the brink of eradicating the paralyzing disease. The last case was reported on 24 July 2014 in the northern state of Kano. If no cases are reported in the coming weeks, the World Health Organization is expected to remove Nigeria from the list of countries where polio is endemic, leaving just two: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Nigeria is the last polio-endemic country in Africa. The continent is poised to reach its own first full year without any illness from the virus on 11 August. “...
Australian students take opportunity by the horns
The rules of the Shaftesbury Rodeo Academy are simple: no school, no rodeo. It’s a message that teenagers who attend school at Bisley Farm, most of whom have never attended any school regularly, take seriously. Because come Friday night, these aspiring rodeo heroes want to join their friends to ride bulls for a heart-stopping eight seconds, if they last that long. The school in rural Queensland, Australia, also teaches the boys, who are of the Wakka Wakka Aboriginal people, basic academics and farming skills, including how to care for crops and livestock. It’s a fairly common form of...
Illiteracy traps adults, and their families, in poverty
Around the world, millions of adults are unable to read or write, and therefore struggle to earn a living for themselves and their families. Even in the United States, with its considerable resources, there are 36 million adults who can’t read better than the average third-grader, according to the international nonprofit ProLiteracy. In Detroit, Michigan, a widely cited 2003 survey conducted by the National Institute for Literacy found that almost half of residents over age 16 were functionally illiterate -- unable to use reading, speaking, writing, and computer skills in everyday life....
 

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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 1st, 3rd and 5th 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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Satellite Meeting News 

  
  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.  If you would like to present your passion at one of our meetings please contact Jim Brook at 970-409-8995 or at jimbrook22@gmail.com
    Our next meeting is all set for the 5th Monday, August 31, and our program will be presented by two coaches from the Frisco Nordic Center, all about that other great winter activity.  Snow is just around the corner!
    There will be NO Satellite meeting on Monday, Sept. 6 due to the Labor Day holiday.
 
 
 

 

 

 
Annual Picnic August 8th - Save the Date
 
Dave Matthews and Ann Clement are hosting their annual picinic on August 8th.
 
EDELWEISS CABIN ROTARY PICNIC ANN & DAVID
August 8, 2015 SATURDAY
 
TIME: IF YOU WANT TO HIKE TO BOULDER LAKE,  ARRIVE AT THE CABIN BY 10:15.  HIKE WILL START AT 10:30.
TIME:  IF YOU WILL NOT HIKE, BE AT THE CABIN AT ANYTIME.
TIME:  LUNCH WILL START AROUND 1:00
 
WHAT TO BRING:  IT WILL BE A POTLUCK LUNCH SO BRING WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE - - APPETIZERS, MAIN COURSE, SALAD, DESSERT, ETC.
PLEASE BRING YOUR DISH READY TO SERVE - WE HAVE NO WATER OR ELECTRICITY AT THE CABIN
BRING A COOLER WITH WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO DRINK.
WE WILL PROVIDE ALL THE PAPERWARE, CUPS, ETC.
BRING CHAIRS!
 
No sign up needed- just come for a fun time!!!! DAVID WILL ARRANGE FOR A SUNNY DAY! 
 
DIRECTIONS TO THE EDELWEISS CABIN:
BOULDER CREEK ROAD   CR  1376
970   513 1678 (cabin land line)
 
 FROM SILVERTHORNE GO NORTH ON HIGHWAY 9 TOWARDS KREMMLING.  GO ABOUT 12 MILES NORTH ON 9.  SOME MARKERS YOU WILL SEE. . . .THE  BLUE RIVER CAMPGROUND ON YOUR RIGHT,  MILE MARKER 110 ON YOUR RIGHT, A PARKING AREA ON YOUR RIGHT, AND THEN, ABOUT 50 M, BOULDER CREEK ROAD, CR 1376 ON YOUR LEFT. IF YOU GO TO UTE PASS ROAD, YOU HAVE GONE WAY TOO FAR!
 IF YOU ARE COMING FROM THE NORTH JUST TURN RIGHT  ON BOULDER CREEK ROAD . . IT IS JUST SOUTH OF THE BRIDGE WHERE BOULDER CREEK JOINS THE BLUE.  THE TURN IS THE NEXT ONE SOUTH OF SIERRA BOSQUE.
 TURN LEFT ONTO BOULDER CREEK ROAD, THE ROAD TURNS RIGHT ON A BRIDGE OVER BOULDER CREEK.  YOU WILL SEE A SIGN THAT SAYS MEADOWBROOK ROAD.  CONTINUE ON THE ROAD AS IT TURNS WEST (THE ONLY WAY TO GO) AND DRIVE WEST ABOUT 1 ½ MILES.   THEN, ON YOUR RIGHT YOU WILL SEE OUR LOG CABIN, GO PAST THE CABIN AND YOU WILL COME TO THE DRIVEWAY- 2 SKIS MARK THE ENTRANCE AND FLAGS IF THEY ARE STILL THERE.  ABOUT 30 FT INTO THE DRIVEWAY, YOU WILL SEE A BEAR HOLDING THE “EDELWEISS” SIGN. PARK ON THE ROAD ACROSS FROM THE CABIN FACING THE CARS DOWNHILL.  SOMEONE WILL HELP DIRECT THE PARKING.
 IF YOU GET LOST, GO TO HIGHWAY 9 UNTIL YOU GET CELL PHONE RECEPTION, AND DIAL OUR CABIN PHONE  970 513 1678 . . THERE IS NO CELL PHONE SERVICE ON BOULDER CREEK ROAD.
CARPOOLING IS SUGGESTED AS THERE IS MINIMAL PARKING AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE GOING FOR A  HIKE, KEYS NEED TO BE LEFT IN THE CARS SO THAT THEY CAN BE MOVED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.
ANY QUESTIONS CALL ANN BEFORE AUG 8 AT 970 389 0031 OR EMAIL AT almclement@comcast.net
 
 
 
 

 
10th Annual Bike Ride and Hootennany at the Hogan's Ranch
 
 
Jack Watson is gearing up again for the annual Bike ride, and "Hootennany" that will happen on August 29th at the Hogan's Ranch.
 It is time to get your bike riding muscles in shape, and mark your calendar for what is sure to be a great time!
The bike ride starts in Dillon, but you can pick up the pack at the top of Vail Pass, in Eagle, or skip the ride and just come to the party!
For more information talk with Jack Watson.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Volunteers Needed for Oktoberfest September 12th
 
The Oktoberfest Beer will flow on September 12th with the help of Rotarians and friends of Rotarians. We need you to sign up and donate your time so that the club can raise money!
Beer Pouring shifts are available all day on Saturday September 12th in Breckenridge. Volunteer and get a friend to join you!
 
To sign up, contact Kelsey Lyons, or sign the sheet at our Tuesday meetings! 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Rotary Happy Hour

And Now introducing our newest leader of the Rotary Happy Hour....

New member Jim Williams has agreed to help make one hour a month really Happy! Thank you Jim for taking the lead as Happy Hour Chair. 

 

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,  SEE YOU THERE!  

Our next Happy Hour dates will be:

September 9th

 

The Happy Hour Committee members are:  

Jim Williams, Ann Clement, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Ann Clement, David Null, Tom French, and Erin Gigliello. 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 Jim Williams or Diane Monaghan.

 

 

 
 
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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 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.  

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 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: Stephanie Katz, Julianne Gilchrist, Deb Irvine, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Peggy Beeler, and Doug Berg.

 

 

 

 
 

Sponsors

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

Upcoming Events

 

Speakers

Sep 01, 2015
Joshua Blanchard
Lake Dillon Theatre
Sep 15, 2015
Mary Anne Johnston
Getting to Know You
Sep 22, 2015
Ryan Hyland
Town of Silverthorne
Sep 29, 2015
Paul Heesaker
Boqueron Canyon Project, Guatemala
Oct 20, 2015
Bob Ashley
The Water Filter Project
Oct 27, 2015
Myra Isenhart, Julie McCluskie, Terry Ruckriegle
Conflict Resolution Programs in Summit County
 
 
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