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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...
Rotary’s world headquarters hosts Evanston Rotary Day
Business owners and community leaders in Evanston, Illinois, USA, joined Rotary staff and family members in a celebration of the organization's cultural diversity at an open-house Rotary Day event at Rotary's world headquarters on 25 October. Rotary President Gary C.K. Huang is urging clubs and districts to hold these informal events to showcase Rotary's good work. The open house was held immediately after Evanston's Day of Caring, during which volunteers planted trees, fixed up buildings, performed yard work, painted, and participated in other community projects throughout the city. Visit...
Restoring vision to hundreds in China
Seeing an elderly Tibetan woman weep with joy when cataract surgery restored her vision after 10 years is the kind of moment Dave Razo will never tire of. For several summers Razo, a member of the Rotary Club of Warner Robins, Georgia, USA, traveled to rural northwest China with a team from Georgia-based nonprofit Gansu Inc., to provide free sight-restoring cataract surgery to some of the country's poorest residents. In 2012, after 22 years and 6,000 successful procedures, Gansu's founder, ophthalmologist William Conrad, retired and discontinued the organization's operations. But Razo didn't...
Rotary’s response to the Ebola outbreak
Rotary continues to closely monitor the latest developments surrounding the Ebola outbreak, and work with the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and other partners to respond to both polio and Ebola. Fighting disease is a priority of our members, who have organized countless projects around the world aimed at educating and mobilizing communities to prevent the spread of major diseases such as polio, HIV/AIDS, and malaria. While our response to Ebola continues to evolve, much has already been accomplished: • Through our investments in the...

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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 

Last week's meeting fell on Veteran's Day and Mac Trench led us off with the Marine's prayer as our inspiration.

We mixed it up this week by having a "get to know you" program first, and held the meeting announcements after. What fun to have time to talk amongst ourselves about the things we like about Rotary and want to see our club more involved in. Thanks Mary Anne for giving us that opportunity.

We learned more about our fellow Rotarian Steve Bainbridge who shared a bit about his life and history with us.

Steve also reminded us that the Professional Excellence Awards are coming up. If you have a nominee, please get your application in to Steve in the next few weeks. Don't miss this opportunity to recognize someone you know that is doing good in the community.

Diane Monaghan is in charge of getting the "guest list" for the Holiday party on December 17th. She will be passing around the list again next week, so be sure to let her know if you plan on attending. You can e-mail her too, if you will be unable to attend the next couple Tuesday meetings and let her know your plans. The Holiday party is being held in Summit Cove at the home of Lori Burke  who graciously agreed to host this year. Her address is 80 Mule Deer Ct, Dillon.

There are still a few lingering Red Badges out there, but this week there is one less. Erin Major is the latest member of our club to peel the red badge off. Congratulations. I hear a rumor that Bill Efting​ is next. Orientation is on the 19th at Sandy Mortensen's home. New and Old members are all welcome to attend. 

rin also had the opportunity to read us a few letters of thanks from some of the scholarship recipients last year. Last year we gave $11,000 in scholarships. Interested in learning more, talk to Erin.

Our exchanges students, Aleyna and Geraldine are switching host families in a few weeks, and seem to be having an enjoyable time in their adventure so far.

Congratulations to Marci Woodland and Woody Woodland who are now Paul Harris Fellows. Woody is recovering from a cycling injury, but is wearing his sling well.

Mary Anne Johnston provided a lovely cap for Paul Harris this week - it was a hat purchased during the Guatemala Literacy project to protect the wearer from sunburn. I think it did a swell job protecting Paul this week, and it's bright colors added some color to his cheeks.

The winner of the raffle was Larry Stone who kindly donated his winnings to Support for the Troops.
Next week we hear from our very own Maggie Ducayet​ about her work in Honduras. It is sure to be a show stopper! See you all then...




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.  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.






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