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Carbondale Rotary Club
 

Welcome to our Club!

Carbondale

Rotary Serving Humanity

We meet Wednesdays at 6:45 AM
Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection Dist.
300 Meadowood Drive
Carbondale, CO  81623
United States
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Carbondale Rotary Club welcomed this year's Rotary Exchange Students at the Aspen Airport in late August. 
Both Stefan Platzer from Austria and Thunyakrit "Ou" Chutiphornphongchai from Thailand arrived to spend the year living with local families and attending High School through the Carbondale Rotary Mountain and Plains District 5470 Rotary Youth Exchange!
 
Stefan's Carbondale Rotary Greeting Committee at the Aspen Airport!
 
 
Thunyakrit "Ou" Chutiphornphongchai is welcomed to Aspen by his host family the Mitchells and Carbondale Rotary members!
 
 
Both students will be running cross-country for their respective schools. Ou has already visited the top of Aspen Mountain and Stefan spent his first weekend fly fishing. They're certainly wasting no time settling in to life in the valley!
 
Special thanks to our very own John Stroud for the countless hours organizing the Rotary Exchange program here and making these life-changing experiences possible!
 
 
 
On Wednesday, July 19th at noon the Carbondale Rotary Club proudly presents a free screening of "The Time Travelers" a documentary film by director Forest Woodward and Brendan Leonard.The event will be at the Carbondale Fire Station and includes a presentation by crew member Ian Anderson.

In January 2017, the USA Men’s Rafting Team set their sights on making history by attempting to break a legendary speed record down 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Their goal was 34 hours. 34 hours…straight.

Throughout 2016, the filmmakers sporadically followed these scrappy, determined guys on their quest…training hard, designing their custom boat, and gaining perspective on what it means to attempt something extraordinary on one of the world’s most breathtaking stages.
We held a very special meeting two weeks ago as we welcomed our two new foreign exchange students, Sophie Hofmann from Germany and Nithin Prakash from India. We also heard from returning local student Megan Webber about her amazing experience in Argentina and met with outbound student Jaden Stryker who is headed to the Netherlands this fall! Sophie is attending Roaring Fork High School and just joined the cheerleading squad and Nithin attends Basalt High School and is on the golf team!
 
Jaden Stryker, Megan Webber, Sophie Hoffmann, Nithin Prakash
Megan Webber Details her Argentina Experience
I hope everyone had a good time at the Happening. I enjoyed the gambling, the music and all the wonderful friends together in one place. It’s a good thing that we were not gambling for real because I lost it all!
 
There is no meeting this week. Instead we are going to meet at Jack and Marsha’s at 5:30 on Wednesday for the Demotion Picnic. Marsha would appreciate your RSVP so she knows how to prepare.
 
Like I said at our last meeting, it has been an honor and a privilege serving our club. Please show your love and demote me this Wednesday.
 
Lastly, enjoy this video of “Happy Trails,” performed by Roy Rogers and picture me cantering off into the sunset while the music plays.
 
Thank you all!
 
Steve Skinner
A new board of directors was elected at this morning's meeting on June 1st, 2016. The new officers and members include:
 
President: Robin Tolan
President Elect: Ed Queenan
President Elect Nominee: Richard Fuller
Past President: Steve Skinner
Treasurer: Garret Jammaron
Secretary: Jim Kenney
Programs: Rick Carlson
Marketing/PR: Alan Cole
YEO (Youth Exchange Officer): John Stroud
Rotary Foundation (Annual Giving, Polio Plus and Endowment): Ann Harris and Mike Waski
Save the date! The Carbondale Rotary Happening is Friday, June 10 from 6-10 p.m. at the Carbondale Recreation Center. The theme is Casino Royale and will feature dinner and drinks and craps, roulette, poker and blackjack tables. Dress like James Bond or a Bond girl and get ready to mix it up with your community. Tickets are $75 each and proceeds benefit local scholarships. We will have a small silent auction and music from Valle Musico. RSVP to steve@kdnk.org to reserve your tickets.

Carbondale Rotary Club partners to Fund a Women’s Tree Nursery in Niger

 

The Rotary Club of Carbondale is helping to tackle poverty, hunger and malnutrition through its support of the Farmers of the Future program. The goal of Farmers of the Future is to help impoverished farmers of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, escape the poverty trap of subsistence farming. It teaches modern agricultural practice to primary school children and creates profitable farming businesses for their mothers. The project, now in its pilot phase in three villages in Niger, is being implemented through the non-profit organization, Eliminate Poverty Now, which was founded by Carbondale Rotarians John and Judy Craig to promote economic opportunity in Africa, especially for women.

 

 
 
 
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The power of light

Rotary members from Durango, Colorado, USA, team with the Navajo Nation to bring solar lights to remote, off-the-grid homes on the country’s largest Native American

Rotary advisers put polio on world stage

Behind the scenes of polio eradicationRotary’s national advocacy advisers are putting polio on the world stage. Here’s

On the road

Rotary helps fuel a brigade of mobile clinics that deliver free health care to rural