Rotary Club of Summit County


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Rotary Int'l News

Rotary, USAID collaboration improves sanitation facilities in Ghana
According to a 2012 report by UNICEF and the World Health Organization, Ghana has made great strides in providing its people with clean drinking water. But access to better sanitation has lagged. Only about 14 percent of Ghanaians have access to improved facilities, compared with the 54 percent target set for 2015 by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Addressing the issue isn't simple, as pit latrines need emptying, toilets need maintenance, and promoting hygiene requires education. The H2O Collaboration, a partnership between Rotary and the U.S. Agency for International...
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...

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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
District Site
Venue Map

President's Message


Summit Rotary News

Friends of the Dillon Ranger District
The public is invited to the 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Friends of the Dillon Ranger District on Thursday, May 28th at the Silverthorne Pavilion from 6:00-8:00 PM.  There will be complimentary food and entertainment during the Celebration, as we take a walk down the memory trail and outline our plans for the future.  It will be an evening to remember!  For more information contact Michael Connolly at



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


Rotary in Pictures
District Conference!

Last Week's Meeting
Board Meeting update
Our last Board of Director's meeting will be held June 2nd at my home for dinner!  Board members are encouraged to bring your spouse or significant other.  Please let me know if you can attend.  
Time:  5:00 PM 
214 B Ensign Drive
Dillon, Co 80435

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 meeting on May 11th we welcomed two prospective members, Erin Bastman and Sarah Hoffman, as well as several "breakfast" meeting members.  The main program was given by our own Rotarian Bob Ashley-all about the financial engine that is the "Rotary Foundation" and how it helps so many great Rotary projects be achieved.  Our next meeting is Monday, June 1st.
  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



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 date will be:

June 10th – Possibly Copper after 9 holes of golf? Stay tuned!

The Happy Hour Committee members are:  


Judy Irwin, 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 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.






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