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Find resources for planning your centennial celebration
We're kicking off The Rotary Foundation's centennial celebration at the Korea convention, 28 May-1 June. But you can get started now planning your club's centennial activities with the resources available in our promotion kit: Ideas and activities for clubs Doing Good in the World promotional flier Doing Good in the World bookmark Sample press release Centennial letterhead Centennial PowerPoint template Centennial postcard History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint Find more ideas in "Rotary's Foundation Is Turning 100," in the January issue of Rotary Leader Watch and download A Century of...
Cultivating peace: Rabia Raja
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Rabia Raja thought she knew exactly how the residents of her home village of Dandot, Pakistan, should improve their schools. "I remember saying to them, 'You don't do this; you don't do that,' and they answered me, 'What have you done for this place?'" Raja remembers. "That's when I realized I could do something." Rabia Raja Area of focus: Supporting education Age: 39 Occupation: Entrepreneur Location: Lahore, Pakistan Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2011 That something turned out to be the Sunshine Consulting Welfare Organization...
Cultivating peace: Muyatwa Sitali
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up on his family's farm in Lusaka, Zambia, Muyatwa Sitali understood the power of water in his own life. His father grew corn, cabbage, and other crops, all of which depended on rainfall and irrigation. But it wasn't until Sitali began his Rotary Peace Fellowship that he came to realize the profound and far-reaching need for clean water globally. Muyatwa Sitali Area of focus: Providing clean water Age: 33 Occupation: Consultant Location: New York City Peace Center: Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-14...
Cultivating peace: Sachin Rane
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up in India, Sachin Rane dreamed of being a police officer like his father and grandfather. "Our walls were decorated with uniformed pictures of my ancestors," he says. But he never imagined how far police work would take him. Sachin Rane Area of focus: Promoting peace Age: 49 Occupation: Detective inspector Location: Mumbai Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2013 Rane became a Mumbai police officer in 1991. He investigated bombings, kidnappings, and murders while working for a variety of law enforcement branches, including...
Cultivating peace: Summer Lewis
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian In 2007, Summer Lewis was eager to return to school. She had graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a bachelor's degree in Spanish, sociology, and women's studies and spent several years traveling and working with organizations focused on economic development at the grassroots level. Summer Lewis Area of focus: Growing local economies Age: 35 Occupation: Consultant Location: Oaxaca, Mexico Peace Center: University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2011-12 “The problem was that I had too many areas of interest,” recalls Lewis...

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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
District Site
Venue Map
President's Message
Summit Rotary News

FREE Cholesterol Screenings at City Market
Member Erin Bastman wanted to share that City Market will be offering FREE cholesterol screenings at Dillon City Market on Sat 2/6 and Wed 2/10 from 8am to 11:45am. Come in fasting and drink plenty of water! I will be providing the screenings on Sat and pharmacist Kristen on Wed. 
Schedule appointments at and walk ins welcome. 
Erin Bastman 


Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI)
Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is a 3-session training seminar offered by the District to improve one's knowledge of Rotary and build leadership skills for future leaders of Rotary.  RLI is an outstanding opportunity for every club to be exposed to exemplary leadership training that can increase the creative thinking process within the club’s development.
Each session is $40 per person which covers breakfast, lunch and course materials.  To register yourself, or someone in your club, contact Karen Briggs, RLI Chair: or 303-919-0819.  The next session will be February 6, 2016 at Red Rocks Community College.  We plan to offer courses 1, 2 and 3 on this date.
The last session will be April 9, 2016.

Register for the District Conference!
Join us at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge to celebrate all of your Club's accomplishments at the 2016 District 5450 Conference.
April 22 - 24  |  Be a Gift to the World - Lead with Your Heart
Al la Carte Registration Options
Discount for First-Time Attendees (full conference only)

We look forward to seeing you there!

Mark Your Calendars:
Rotary Sledding and Snow Shoe party at the Ranch: Sunday March 6,   2 to 6PM
Hot Chocolate, Beer, Wine, sodas Chili provided.
Bring: appetizer, salad,bread, desert and snowshoes. We have sleds.
DIRECTIONS to Broken Heart Ranch:
I-70 in Silverthorne go North on Hwy 9 toward Kremmling 12 miles
At Ute Pass Road,  (‘Henderson Mill sign on Hwy 9)
         Turn right onto Ute Pass Road and go 15 miles,
          (past Henderson Mill 7 miles onto a dirt road)
Turn right on County rd #307
(There is a 15 mile marker just past this road)
Go .8 mile, and down a steep hill; turn right
The house is green with a red roof.
 “Broken Heart Ranch” sign over the road
 970-390-0176 Sandy’s cell
970-390-1490 Lou’s cell


Rotary Peace Conference


We are excited toannounce that the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship is now available online! We encourage you to promote the fellowship and have your district endorse qualified applicants who are dedicated to promoting peace.

Please go to our website to review the fellowship details, application process, animation video, and find additional resources for applicants and Rotarians. 

Important reminders about the peace fellowship:

  1. Districts are not responsible for funding applicants. Your district can endorse as many candidates as deemed qualified at no cost.
  2. 31 May 2016 District Deadline
a.   Applicants must submit their application to the district by 31 May to seek endorsement.
b.   Districts must interview and submit their endorsement forms to The Rotary Foundation by 1 July 2016.
c.   Applicants can choose to apply online or with the PDF application. Both can be located on the website. 

Linked to this email are extra resources to help recruit applicants, better understand the application process, and conduct interviews for applicants you are interested in endorsing.

Additional resources include:

  1. Rotarian Program Guide to the Rotary Peace Fellowship
  2. Rotary Peace Centers Brochure
  3. Rotary Peace Centers Programmatic Webinar (English only):

We thank you for your dedication and support to the Rotary Peace Centers and the Rotary Peace Fellowship. By working together to recruit and select highly qualified candidates for the 2017 Rotary Peace Fellowship, we continue to build peace and work towards conflict prevention and resolution in our world.

Warm regards,

Rotary Peace Centers


Summit in Honduras
The Rotary of Santa Barbara, Honduras had invited members of Summit County Rotary, Breckenridge Rotary and our Satellite club to come  work with them on school projects.  They are receiving a grant for $11,000 from our Rotary with help from the Breckenridge Rotary and Denver Mile high club to work on a technical school that they have built and support that gives education and skills to hundreds of students.  This is an amazing club that truly embodies service above self.  They have always been ready to help Summit in Honduras on all of our projects.  School in Honduras does not start until February and Santa Barbara Rotary would like to help some of the very poor , remote villages get ready for school by painting and working on their schools and also working with the technical school.  It will be an amazing trip as was the one last January.
The trip to partner and work with the Rotary of Santa Barbara, Honduras has been moved to the last week in January due to the very high cost of plane tickets.  The trip will now be January 25 through February 1.  We will be working with the Rotarians most of the week on school projects and also hopefully on a water project through "Potters for Peace" at the end of the week.
The cost of the trip will be around $1200 for everything.

Think about joining us, I have more information about the trip itself, costs and logistics.  Please get in touch; Maggie Ducayet, 970-389-7544 


Satellite Meeting News 

The participants at our January 25 meeting were treated with a presentation from Summit Rotarians Stephanie Katz and Debra Hague who participated in Rotary Peace Conference the recently held in California.  Stephanie inspired us by relating the heroic stories she heard from the conference presenters and Deborah shared her drive to help the Syrian Refugees in any way possible.  Stephanie and Deborah are truly remarkable Rotarians.  The members were also reminded about the Satellite Club commitment for helping run the community dinner on February 23.  The satellite club is also sponsoring a Beach Party at Arapahoe Basin on April 24th directly following the Rotary Conference at Beaver Run in Breckenridge.  Stephanie is still looking for one of our members to step forward and volunteer to be the Red Badge Coordinator within the membership committee. If interested, contact Stephanie directly at Rob Phipps invited members to join a group of high school students to put together water filters designed by the one and only Bob Ashley this Saturday, January 30th at Bob’s house from 9:00 am to noon.  Our next meeting will be held on Monday, February 8th.
       Our Satellite meetings are held from 6:00-7:15 pm on the 2nd and 4th 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 have questions or would like to present your passion as a program at one of our meetings, please contact Jim Brook at 970-409-8995 or at or any of our Satellite members.



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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.




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