Club Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Club Service Director
Youth Services
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service Chair, Director
Foundation Chairperson
Sargeant at Arms 1
Sargeant at Arms 2
Fundraising Chair

Welcome to the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary

Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
The Conference Center Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO  80138
United States
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President Kevin opened the meeting, as usual and member Joy Collins provided the Inspirational Moment. We had quite a few guests today as many members brought their children and/or grandchildren to the meeting. It was nice having a full house today. Our very special guest Rotary member, Roy Bullen from England was in attendance - we always enjoy Roy's presence. Roy will be installed as the 2016-17 President of his Rotary Club.
Omar Sanchez, a fifth grader, presented his program 'My Time Travel Journey Through the Universe'. Omar obviously did a lot of research on the subject and presented quite a bit of good information about our universe - thank you, Omar!
Happy New Year to all and here's wishing you a very prosperous 2016!!

President Kevin opened the meeting and then member Don Willson provided an uplifting Inspirational Message about 1973 Heisman Trophy winner John Cappelletti and his brother. We didn't have a formal program today so President Kevin led a discussion with the membership regarding future fund raising potentials. The Smokin' Brew BBQ was discussed, as well as a potential fund raiser of a Brew Fest. The Board of Directors will vote on this matter and present their results to the club for ratification. Our club wants and needs to continue raising substantial funds in order to accomplish our projects as previously outlined. We feel very confident that a fair and equitable decision will be reached soon. Next week's meeting will be a fellowship meeting at the hospital with no program provided. The meeting was closed with the usual Rotary 4-Way Test.

President opened the meeting, as usual. Doug Klich led us in the Pledge and the Rotary 4-Way Test. Then Rotarian Andrea Wyant provided an inspiring Inspirational Moment. Fellow Rotarian Bill Simmerman of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club presented a program on "Give a Book Foundation", which his club and CCV are financially involved. This Foundation provides elementary students in Costa Rica with text books, both in Spanish and English. Bill will be traveling to Costa Rica with fellow Rotarians to present the books to various schools there.
The club then presented our Student of the Quarter award to Legend High School's Dana Pogar, who is an outstanding example of a complete student in her high school.
President Kevin then presented CCV member Eric Dyer with his Paul Harris Fellow award. This is a special time for Eric and the club as this award signifies Eric's commitment to Rotary and sustaining the Foundation.
50-50 was conducted but no one won the jackpot this time. Happy Bucks were presented and the meeting adjourned.

Mike Dunkel, sitting in for President Kevin, opened the meeting and CCV member Joy Collins provided the Inspirational Message for today's meeting. Mike then presented a $2,000 check to the Parker Boy Scouts for their tireless work during our recent Smokin' Brew BBQ event. Each year the Boy Scout troop collects the trash at this event and they always do a fantastic job!! Thank you to the Boy Scouts. 
Then Joe Roos, who is also a fellow Rotarian, of Hide in Plain Sight presented an informative message regarding the homeless situation in Douglas County. The statistics of homeless families in DC is mind boggling and a great concern to the community. Our club then presented Mr. Roos with a check for $1,000 towards their efforts to provide assistance to homeless families.

President Kevin opened the meeting and Josh Martin provided the Inspirational Moment. New members Cheryl O'Brien and Ken Carlson, along with member Andrea Wyant presented their Life Stories. 
Mike Waid gave an update on the upcoming Trick or Treat on Mainstreet event and Andrea Wyant informed the club that the 21st meeting will be a Fellowship Meeting and will be held at the Brickhouse Tavern from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Additional information will be forthcoming on both of these events.

President Kevin opened the meeting and Gary Fields provided the IM for the day. Member Gary Bristow provided the group with an outline of the CCV website so that members can readily access the site and also provide important information to potential members. He also showed the club how to access our Drop Box website in order to upload pertinent pictures to the site for archiving and future reference. We had 22 CCV members in attendance today.

As usual, President Kevin opened the meeting with the pledge and the Rotary 4-Way Test. Gary Bristow provided the Inspirational Message today and Sergeant at Arms, Jim Chincholl informed us that 25 CCV Rotarians were present today. Kevin presented the $10,000 Cow Pie Bingo check to this year's winner, who is an officer on the Parker Police Force.
Mike Dunkel and Kevin inducted new member Jason Hamel - congratulations Jason. Kevin and John Brokken provided a brief synopsis of this year's Smokin Brew BBQ, which was a complete success!! The meeting was adjourned with the usual recitation of the Rotary 4-Way Test.

Dr. Becky Hoeck provided the Inspirational Moment after president Kevin opened the meeting. Then CCV member, John Brokken, our BBQ chairman provided an overview of the Smokin Brew BBQ this coming weekend. Since we are having this event in a new location this year, it was a challenge getting the layout compatible with our additional space requirements. The BBQ committee has done a remarkable job of putting this event (our 7th BBQ) together this year. Member Eric Dyer announced that our sponsorship commitments are up from last year as well.
John also informed the members that we have almost sold all of our Cow Pie Bingo tickets as well. This is great news as this is a big fund raiser for CCV as well.
Volunteer coordinator Emily Strunk said that some shifts for the event have not been committed to by our members and she strongly suggested that every member sign up for 2-3 shifts.
The Smokin Brew BBQ is a very fun event and each year we get more attendance to the event. Food, music and more for the entire family!!

Josh Rivero provided the Inspirational Moment for today's meeting. President Kevin then introduced CCV member Win Pendleton, who presented some very insightful information regarding the planet Pluto. Pluto was discovered in 1930 and has since been scrutinized over whether it is, in fact a planet at all. Win told us that a space craft carrying a high resolution camera recently passed by Pluto and took many pictures that are currently being investigated by scientists. Sensors located on the space craft are capable of determining the composition of the planet. We are truly blessed to have such a knowledgeable member as Win - thanks, Win for a great program!!
Next week's program will be centered around the upcoming Smokin' Brew BBQ and what CCV members should be involved in to make this a successful fund raiser.

CCV's RYLA recipient Michael Strunk shared photos and stories from his experience this summer at Rotary's Young Leadership camp.  He encouraged us to determine our "True Colors" personality type to know more about ourselves and be aware of others' personality types for better teamwork.  
We also heard Dr. Nancy Saltzman share her "Grab Your Life Preserver" story about major losses in her life and how she got through these with help from people, perspective, and awareness of her purpose in life.  Her sense of humor kept us all entertained while taking in her stories.  
There's a little over 2.5 weeks until our Smokin' Brew BBQ weekend!  We need everyone to finish gathering donations for Cow Pie Bingo, turning those in at each of the next two meetings, AND if you haven't already signed up for your times to help out at the BBQ - please do!  This is it - our only fundraiser to help us support all the projects we love to do: from Trick-or-Treat on Mainstreet to Project Sanctuary and beyond.  You make a big difference for our club, town, and world when you pitch in and serve.

President Kevin opened the meeting and then provided some inspiration to sell Cow Pie Bingo tickets. John Brokken presented his Inspirational Moment for the day. We had a nice turnout for the meeting with one returning guest. The program today was Sam Chapman, PGA Director of golf, Black Bear GC and Blackstone CC. Mr. Chapman gave us an overview of his golf background and then he presented the club with some golf tips that surely will elevate all our golfing member's games in the future. 

During our August 5th meeting various CCV members provided their 'Life Stories' for those in attendance. This is a process that we try to do throughout the year so that all CCV members can get know one another a little better. Sorry, no pictures are available at this time.

Our meeting this week was a tour of the Barnett and Son Brewing Co. located at 18425 Pony Express Dr. in Parker. Our President, Kevin conducted a regular meeting at the facility and then the owner, Andrew Barnett conducted a tour of his brewing facility. Andrew discussed the steps required to brew beer and the ingredients required for the process. A few CCV members tried the micro brews just to ensure that the brews were ok to consume - they confirmed everything was A-OK. We thank Andrew and his son for allowing us to have our meeting at his brewery and for his educational tour. Thanks also to Andrea Wyant for setting up this off site event.

CCV member and Smokin' Brew BBQ chairman, John Brokken provided an update on the status of the BBQ committee. This year's event has been relocated from the parking lot of Parker Station to the PACE center parking lot to allow for more space. We are only 44 days away from the BBQ and many issues are still needing attention, as to be expected. Sponsorships are still needed to offset the costs of the BBQ event. Cow Pie Bingo tickets are being distributed to all members to sell prior to the BBQ. The winner stands to win up to $10,000!! Each CCV member is encouraged to sell their 50 tickets.

Heather Ehle from Project Sanctuary provided the CCV members with a comprehensive update on what Project Sanctuary has been doing. She shared the statistics of what they have been accomplishing with soldiers and their families to help them recover from their ordeals in the military. She said that they provide 22 family oriented events and one couple only event per year. CCV proudly provides funds to Project Sanctuary each year. Heather's visits to our club are always enjoyable.

Our Rotary Club held its annual Change of Command dinner on June 24tgh at the The Club at Pradera to honor our outgoing board of directors and welcome our 2015-16 board of directors. Outgoing Emily Strunk provided a synopsis of the club's accomplishments for the past year. Her daughter, Angee put together a very nice slide show of Emily's past. Andrea Wyant did an excellent job of creating a slide show of the CCV Rotary Year in Review that included pictures from the club's events in the past Rotary year.
John Brokken was awarded the Rotarian of the Year award for 2014-15 - congratulations John for a Rotary Job Well Done!!
Our incoming president, Kevin Hausmann presented our new board of directors and provided his vision of the upcoming Rotary year. We know Kevin will provide the leadership for our club to continue to do positive things in the world and locally.
During our meeting on June 17th The Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to the Douglas County Libraries to be used towards the new 'Fusion' media lab that will be located in the new Parker Library.


We held our Annual Chili Cookoff on April 25th at the Stonegate Community Center. Of course, Doug Klich won the grand prize for the best chili AGAIN. However, the seven other entries were fantastic as well. We had a great turnout of members, spouses and guests who enjoyed the various pots of chili, as well as hot dogs and many side dishes/desserts.


CCV Rotarians gathered to share stories and some resolutions for the new year.  We also recognized that 2014 was a very good year with many opportunities to learn and share our blessings with others in our community and beyond.  We had a great time together.  Here's to your health and happiness in 2015!



CCV Rotary's Club Service Director Gary Bristow set up another great fellowship opportunity at Parker's fun Elevation 5900




CCV Rotarian Kevin Hausmann encouraged the rest of us to join him in contributing gifts to the SECOR Christmas Outreach.  It was a lot of fun to contribute to, and many members were also in attendance to help wrap presents during this week's meeting.  As it turned out, the presents were all wrapped, but our club enjoyed a tour of the SECOR Food Bank anyway.  Here are a couple of looks at the gifts contributed by the Parker community at Southeast Christian Church.







23 Rotarians and 3 guests enjoyed Sydney Crewe's inspiring presentation about her adventures volunteering in Antarctica!

Sydney showed us wonderful photos of her southern hemisphere summer stint in Antarctica (Nov-Feb 2010).  She also first introduced us to the basic topography and political situation in Antarctica, where about 30 nations share the continent.  We enjoyed learning about Sydney's adventures and learning about the pioneering spirit of the scientists and support staff who live and work in Antarctica.


Special thanks to Sydney Crewe and to CCV Rotarian Don Willson who encouraged her, his son's sister-in-law, to come talk with us!

Parker's RCC - Rotary Community Corps - will be celebrating its 5th anniversary on January 20th (6pm) at Parker United Methodist.  There are just a few tickets left!  See CCV Rotary President Emily Strunk for more information.



Congratulations to Paige Westerheid for earning our recognition as Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker's Student of the Quarter from Legend High School!

CCV Rotarian Tamara Krause shared another exciting program at Legend HS: the Big Idea Project in which students work with local business sponsors to develop and complete a project for the community.  Please consider serving as a project sponsor or perhaps even a judge for the final competition in May 2015. For more information, please see the flyer posted in our Club's "Documents to Open & Print" section in the left-most column of this website.



CCV Rotarian Ralph Martin spoke to about 75 Legend HS students and parents on "Now I Can Drive...Can I Stay Alive?"






30 Rotarians and our young guests enjoyed fellowship and the sharing of stories.

The Nov 19 Area Assembly was a great time at the Parker Arts Culture & Events Center!  CCV Rotarians learned more about the Peaceful Schools program that the Douglas County Rotarians at Work have been implementing.  We discussed how we can get involved, too. 


Lots of good reports were shared by various CCV Rotarians who delivered dictionaries to our local 3rd graders.  Almost every CCV Rotarian was involved with this project.  Great job, everyone!  Special Thanks to CCV Rotarians Rich and Donna Foerster for taking and sharing some photos of this project again this year.

Dec. 1 is our club's next Board Meeting.  All of our members are welcome!  We look forward to hearing from our District Governor at this meeting about our helping launch a Rotary Club in Lone Tree.  

CCV Rotarian Kevin Hausmann shared gift tags for the SECOR Christmas Outreach.  If you missed getting a tag, pick one up at our regular meeting on Dec. 3rd.  Please deliver your gift(s) unwrapped with the tag attached by Dec 14 or sooner.  

At our Dec. 17 meeting we will be wrapping gifts for the SECOR Christmas Outreach, so note the adjusted location in our calendar!


February 2016
Feb 17, 2016
Student of the Quarter Presentation
and Club Director Reports
Mar 02, 2016
Kimberly Roth & Amber Torbert
Stroke Awareness and Back Wellness
Apr 27, 2016
Dr Jon Kedrowski
Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits: Cascade Volcanoes