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Sending deep gratitude to all the participants and their families from the Dolores Rotary Club. This is our one big fundraiser, with proceeds going right back into our community, mostly focused on youth leadership. We are a completely volunteer-run organization, and we put our hearts and souls into this to make it an event that you will want to come back to again and again. We know circumstances were tough with last minute changes and a completely new course, and we appreciate those that made this crazy and deeply fulfilling journey with us!

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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: February 13, 2018
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Olympic highlight?
 
In Attendance: Dan Jones, Dana Hill, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Val Truelsen, Deanna Truelsen, Dr. Burnside, Darwin Cooper, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Ruby Gonzales, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Eli Brown, Rocky Moss, Jerry Whited, Joey Whited, Jen Stark
 
Business Meeting - Financial Overview with Ed Merritt
$1000 in the positive compared to same time last year
 
Escalante Days T-shirts needed for quilt
  • We still need 1999 & 2000, but after some discussion, we believe the t-shirts may not have started until 2001. Will put Rotary logos or other info in their place.
 
Donation Requests
  • Update: Skylar Brill will speak on Feb 20th for a few minutes about the Rotary Youth Exchange Program she wishes to participate in, and will be bringing her mom Athena Harrison. Susan contacted the Durango Daybreak Club, and they needed to know of any monetary donations by Feb 18th for the Rotary Grant. Because of the time sensitivity, the club pre-approved a $500 scholarship towards Skyler’s Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Motion passed. Durango Daybreak has been notified. We will let Skyler know on Feb 20th.
 
Rotary Board Meeting, Feb 20th, 7:30am after regular club meeting
  • Roger Ptolemy from the Durango Rotary Club will visit and attend the Board meeting
  • Scott will outline board agenda
 
NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship game Fundraiser - April 2nd
  • Will have two boards, each $10/square, benefiting student scholarships
  • $200 to the 1st half winner, $300 to the final winner
  • Need to decide what two venues to put the boards at.
 
Other Items
  • We need to redesign more Rotary Flags, but need an example of the old flag. Please bring one to next meeting if you have one.
  • Rocky Moss spoke about the Spring Chamber Banquet - A Sci Fi soiree, tickets available at $30 per person, $50/couple, $180 per table of eight. Already have quite a few tables reserved and lots of silent auction items.
 
Guest Speaker - Jerry Whited, Candidate for Dolores Mayor
Jerry Whited is a full-time firefighter and EMT on the Reservation in Towaoc. He’s a certified emergency manager, and is trained to teach a variety of medical certifications.  Was on the volunteer fire department in Dolores for about 5 1/2 years, and has been living in Dolores for about 7 years. He moved here from the Far Range area to raise his family and is an avid outdoors guy, he fishes, hunts, mountain bikes, and ATVs. Jerry is hoping to help with transparency, economic development, and emergency and town management.
 
Guest Speaker - Jen Stark, Candidate for Dolores Town Board
Jen Stark is an Academic Advisor in the Dolores Schools. She has been here since 2005, and previously worked at Fort Lewis College as a professor in the sociology department there. She has also done a 6-year stint at the Department of Local Affairs for the Town of Rico, has been on the Region 9 Economic development board, and has done a lot of state and historic grants.
 
Full audio recording of Jerry Whited and Jen Stark's visit can be listened to here.
 
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
 
Rotary Meeting Minutes for Feb 13, 2018 Susan Lisak 2018-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: February 6, 2018
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Did the Superbowl come out like you wanted? Favorite Superbowl commercial?
 
In Attendance: Dan Jones, Eli Brown, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Charley Miller, Shawna Valdez, Paul Bilger, Susan Lisak, John Taveira, Darwin Cooper, Deanna Truelsen, Adam Barnhurst,
 
Bingo Overview
  • 28 people attended, 10 desserts donated
  • $210 collected for bingo, $266.77 in donations, less $120 given out in prizes, for a total of $356.77 for the Bridge Shelter.
 
Commodities Overview
  • Good turnout. Had one box plus a little extra left that went to the soup kitchen.
  • Collected last year’s commodity cards
  • New commodity cards required for the next pickup date on March 3rd.
  • Still very little to no protein choices, like meat, beans, peanut butter, etc.
 
Super Bowl Fundraiser Overview
  • Winners are: Larry Hauser ($100), Patricia Higgins ($100), Doyle Higgins ($100), and Richard Lundberg ($200). They have been notified and arrangements made to get them their winnings.
  • Next one: NCAA Men’s basketball championship game. We will create 2 boards, with two winners to each board, $200 for half-time, and $300 for final score.
 
Bike Race Meeting Overview
  • Decided to keep bike race date as is (Aug 11).
  • Will be reserving the parking lot behind the medical center for bikers. They will be able to reserve a spot online for $5. We think about 40 spots. Need parking attendant.
  • Spoke about having another beer tent or having the Rio Grande Southern B&B open theirs.
  • Working on getting sponsor letters out by next bike race meeting
  • Rocky Mountain Timing is giving us the same pricing for chip timing the event, normally $900, but will sponsor in trade $250 for advertising on the t-shirt, bringing our cost down to $650.
  • Scott Darling - water bottles, kokopelli, $5-6 per water bottle, 150-200?, next bike meeting
  • Galloping goose society okayed the usage of calling our 50-mile course “The Galloping Goose”, but wants sponsorship in exchange. Discuss at next bike race meeting
  • Need to know of any new signage needs by next bike race meeting.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: January 30, 2018
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Where would you fly to vacation?
 
In Attendance: Shawna Valdez, Val Truelsen, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Mark Tucker, Tom Rice, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Deanna Truelsen
 
Bingo for the Bridge Shelter
  • Bingo is tonight, 6:30pm at the Community Center.
  • We need assistance w/dessert auction donations. Please bring a dessert for the auction if you can, and also need an auctioneer
  • Motion was asked to set up the Square credit card swiper to the Rotary bank account, which will allow people to pay for their dinner or to make donations via a credit card. Motion approved
 
Donation Request
The Durango Daybreak Rotary is sponsoring Skylar Brill on our behalf and is asking both our club and the two other Durango Rotary Clubs (High Noon and Evening Rotary) to donate towards her Rotary Youth Exchange. Skyler did exceptionally well at the District interviews and is slated to go to Poland. With a commitment of local funds, they can ask the District to match their total.
The request was tabled till Feb 6. Susan will reply to The Durango Daybreak club and ask Skyler to talk to us before committing funds.
 
Bike Race Meeting
  • Motion was made to move the bike race date to one week earlier. Pros & Cons discussion. Most members were against moving the date until the race becomes so big that further action must be taken. Motion did not pass.
  • Traffic & signage discussion - Bike race in progress at start of alley sign, sign for paid parking
  • Motion was made to cordon off back parking lot and sell spots to bike racers. We have around 40 spots. Can be set up as part of their online registration process for $5/parking spot. Will need parking attendant. Motion passed.
  • Discussion on additional beer tent area closer to awards/finish line area. Maybe coordinating a beer area with the Rio Grande Southern B&B, but need to make sure they have a liquor license. Some discussion on moving the awards closer to Chamber beer area, but after discussion it was deemed too crowded and inconvenient to relocate.
  • Scott will call Scott Darling for water bottles featuring 20th anniv. Would cost $5-6 each. Tabled for further discussion.
  • Asking La Plata Electric and Empire electric to host bike rodeo.
  • We lost our bike helmets sponsor with the health department, looking for other alternatives.
  • Discussed having a Parking map available to download on our website.
  • Goal to get sponsor letters out by next bike race meeting
    • See if we can get the 5K Run sponsored
    • 12 hours mesa verde letter was recently sent out, and can be used as an example on our cover letter.
  • Rocky Mountain Timing is giving us the same pricing for chip timing the event, normally $900, but will sponsor in trade $250 for advertising on the t-shirt, bringing our cost down to $650. Motion made to utilize their services again this year. Motion passed.
  • Bring in shirts for quilt
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
Rotary Meeting Minutes for Jan 30, 2018 Susan Lisak 2018-01-30 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: January 23, 2018
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Snow story?
In attendance: Joye McHenry, Adam Barnhurst, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Darwin Cooper, Scott Cooper, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Deanna Truelsen, Rocky Moss, Eli Brown, Dan Jones, Shawna Valdez,
 
Bingo is set for Jan 30th - Benefiting the Bridge Shelter in Cortez
  • They need assistance with dessert auction donations. Please bring a dessert for the auction if you can!
  • Social media campaign has been done with Facebook, SW Scene, and KSJD radio
  • Please share and invite others to attend!
  • The Bridge Shelter needs to relocate, and are hoping to break ground on a new building this summer.
  • Reach out to cortez rotary
  • Need an auctioneer
 
Super Bowl Squares Fundraiser
  • Active and at Charley’s Barbershop.
  • Do we want to do another board? Group voted no with 2 opposed
  • Football pools are considered social gambling, no need to report to state, not playing by state rules
  • Dont have to fill the board
  • Next year, start at beginning of football season, have big dollar pools, % payout?
  • Different $$$ boards, like $10 squares, $50 squares, $100 squares? Further discussion.
  • Superbowl viewing party?
  • Can it be other games? yes, like Broncos games, basketball games, etc.
  • Basketball brackets?
  • Money can go towards the Rotary general fund
 
Bike Race Meeting will be Jan 30th, 6:30am at the Ponderosa
 
Bring marketing and sponsorship ideas

Open speaker slot for Feb 13th
 
Rocky spoke about advertising on Facebook
They are changing their algorithms, which will make it harder for us to be recognized
Made a motion to put $100 towards FB advertising, motion passed
FB boosts will be on bike race, where the money goes, bike rodeo
 
Dolores Chamber Spring Banquet is March 10th, Theme is Sci-Fi Soiree
Tickets banquet $30/person $50/couple
Will invite town board
 
Today’s Guest Speaker - Joye McHenry with the Cortez Rec Center
April 3rd - city of Cortez vote to extend and lower sales tax
Bond originally passed in 2001, set to expire in 2021
Decided to bring to voters to continue to subside rec center
What it will take to subsidize at current rate? .055% currently, based on projection decided they needed .035% sales tax
This will be a tax in perpetuity, meaning it will not expire or change until another amendment is passed
Rec Center entry fees will remain the same, but now they include exercise classes in annual pass
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
 
 
Rotary Meeting Minutes For Jan 23, 2018 Susan Lisak 2018-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: January 16, 2018
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? MLK day activities?
 
Fundraising Committee Meeting overview
  • Reviewed Bingo application Susan created, copies sent around to group to review and approve
  • Have Bingo year round? Can be done, but let club vote, tabled for further discussion.
    • Examples of what we can do in the summer:
      • June - Movie & bbq family night? - School gym or Flanders Park? Booster club as beneficiaries?
      • July - Beer & bingo & bbq summer event?
        • Dolores Rotary club beneficiary?? If so, would need to say how the money will be used
        • Use proceeds towards next 4th of July for fireworks? No.
        • Ask for other ideas of what we can earmark proceeds for
      • August - Outreach to other communities for fundraising during summer - Rico, Mancos, Dove Creek?
      • Any other ideas?
  • Talked about taking all the past Escalante days shirts and seeing if someone wanted to make a quilt out of them for 20th anniversary. Tabled for further discussion.
 
Bingo Cancelled by Fellowship of Christian Athletes Jan 30th -
  • looking for replacements or will need to cancel the event, asking Cortez Leopard Sharks swim team, Dolores Thrift store, Bridge Shelter, and maybe others if they don't want to jump in.
 
Bike Race Meeting will be Jan 30th
 
Open speaker slot for Feb 13th
 
Today’s Guest Speaker - Jeff Pope with KSJD Radio
Fundraising Ideas
KSJD Went from $20K budget to $700K budget, 60K ppl served
Sunflower 4500ppl served, this year 6K
Set goals, make it achievable, measure results
People give to something they can understand, and is meaningful
Don't ask is the number one reason ppl dont give
How is rotary reaching out to bikers after race?
Then create tactics based on goals
Have a few opportunities to ask later for money
Our job is to communicate meaning and usage of funds in a clear way
People give to people, when they understand where the money goes
 
Meeting adjoured at 7:30am
 
Rotary Meeting Minutes for Jan 16, 2018 Susan Lisak 2018-01-16 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: January 9, 2018
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? New Years Resolutions?
In attendance: Charlie Powell, Kathie Butler, Dr. Burnside, Paul Bilger, LouAnn Jacobson Ball, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Mark Tucker, Dan Jones, Rocky Moss, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Dave Sanford, Deanna Truelsen, Ed Merritt, Eli Brown,
 
Commodities Report
 
Very few showed up for Jan 6th food giveaway. Didn't know the date? Too cold? Unsure why. Happened last January as well.
 
Bingo Application Form
Should we create a Bingo application for upcoming season? Yes, Susan will create and submit for group to approve.
We have current Bingo recipients set thru May 2018, so it would be any ones we consider beginning Jun 2018

Bingo license has been renewed for 2018, certificate was emailed to us, printed and copies to Rocky, Dr. Burnside and Susan Lisak

New Dolores Rotary email address created
 
May see emails from doloresrotary3256@gmail.com
Members can give out this email to anyone wishing to correspond with the club
 
Other Items:
  • Holiday lights are off, grant with Empire Electric? Dan and Ed to get and see
  • Need to order and/or create Dolores Rotary Club Flags, find old copies, order 100, better storage
 
Next Bike Race Meeting is Jan 30th
 
Guest Speaker: Kathie Butler, The Nature Center at Butler Corner
Kathie lived her her entire life, family has been here close to 100 years.
Been building a welcome center, outside is finished, will have a large meeting room, library, loft for kids,
Building a compost toilet
4/10 mile story trail, 20 boxes metal with parts of childrens books in them, can read parts while they walk the trail
6 miles of trails, color coded
Storytime every thursday
501c(3), going to change to private but going to run it like a non-profit
Biggest challenge is paying for insurance
Sponsorships available at $1000/$500/$250/$100 levels, memberships soon to be available
Located towards groundhog lake
263 acres, alpacas and goats, weaving studio
Grand opening in April,
Looking for volunteers
Butler Corner at Dolores State Bank for any donations
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
Rotary Meeting Minutes for Jan 9, 2018 Susan Lisak 2018-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: December 19, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Childhood Christmas Tradition?
In attendance: Susan Lisak, Dr. Burnside, Shawna Valdez, Scott Cooper, Paul Bilger, John Taveira, Ed Merritt, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Tammy Houghton, Robbie Singer, Rocky Moss, Deanna Truelsen, Tom Seymour, Dave Sanford
 
Rocky needs $100 for bingo renewals, payable to sec of state
 
Raffle Update: Winners notified
$6750 total
$4280 vacation
$2470 Rifle
Vacation Net $1442.50 each community center, Dolores schools
Rifle Net $2011 split 3 ways $670.33 each, Ryla, Destination imagination, scholarships
 
Should we do more raffles at specific events, when we have a long time to sell tickets?
 
Rotary Christmas Party:
Voted in by club:
President - July 2018: Deanna Truelsen
President Elect - July 2019: Susan Lisak
President Elect Nominee - July 2020: Robbie Singer
 
Susan and Deanna will attend President Elect Training in Denver, weekend of March 3rd.
 
Other Items:
Rotary name tags,
Games license renewal
Need Dolores Rotary Flag, research and tabled to Jan 9th
 
Donation Request: Bears Booster Club donation request, $250 requested, motion passed
 
Town of Dolores donated $500 towards lighting fund, article in Denver post about Rico and old Dolores Wreaths
 
Guest Speaker - Shawna Valdez, Dolores State Bank, “Why Local Matters in a Global Economy”
Dolores state bank is the biggest in the county, quarter of a billion dollars, 5 locations, over 50 employees, Tammy is E-services coordinator, average donation is $250
Small businesses donate 250% more than larger businesses to non-profit
For every $100 you spend, $68 stays in community, $43 non-local business, online store $1
Millenials make up 44% of workforce, want digital solutions and banks to be their financial advisors
Online loan apps
Financial literacy program
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
Rotary meeting minutes Dec 19, 2017 Susan Lisak 2017-12-19 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Agenda For: December 5, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Real or fake xmas trees and why
In Attendance: Dana Hill, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, LouAnn Jacobson Ball, Susan Lisak, Shawna Valdez, Eli Brown, Dan Jones, Mark Tucker, Guiseppe,
 
P&L - Ed Merritt - doing extremely well, $9500 in account, foundation $18K, $2500 coming out for dues,
 
Raffle update $2500 vacation, rifle $2090.
 
Shawna to speak dec 19
 
Rotary Christmas Party
Dec 12th @ Ponderosa. Prix Fixe menu, sign up. Bring a toy, byob, doing raffle drawing
 
No Rotary meeting that morning
 
Donation Request: Galloping Goose is asking for $75 for candy for xmas event, approved
 
Holiday Community Social Fundraiser review
We made $2461.06
Liquor license cost $100
Comm center cost $150
Bike cost $650
Take costs out of general fund? voted and passed
Pleased with number of people that show up, Scott counted 70 - 80, maybe more
Not a whole lot of families
$575 raised just in desserts
 
Dolores Xmas Lighting needs
3-4 brackets need to be replaced, some not working, need to coordinate with Empire Electric.
Request more wreaths down the road, do we want to make sure every pole is wired to receive wreath? Yes.
$600-$800 per wreath, can we work on them ourselves? - no, Empire must work on electric.
Ed to call Bobbie Jones. Shawna to make a list of needed wreaths in town
Need to rewire the hill as a future project, wiring is breaking down in places, summer project?
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
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Rotary Meeting Minutes for November 28, 2017
 
In attendance: Bill Ordemann, Ed Merritt, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Guiseppe Privaterra, Scott Cooper, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, LouAnn Jacobson Ball, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Eli Brown,
 
Thank you card from the Learning Nest was passed around
 
Guiseppe introduced himself, here till Dec 12

Fundraiser for the Rotary Lighting Fund
 
Donations:
Dolores River Brewery: Pony keg of beer
GST Liquors: Box of Red & White Wine
Kokopelli's: Donating a mountain bike to auction off, starting bid @ $650.00, retail value $1100.00. Rocky is posting information and taking online bids until 4pm today, which will become the beginning bid at the event tonight.
Dolores Food Market: Donated a selection of cheeses and crackers
DAV: Chili & Corn Muffins
 
Appetizers (near bar):
Rocky: Bruchetta
LouAnn Jacobson Ball: Tortilla Chips
Taz @ Dolores Food Market: Cheese & Cracker platter
Mark & Bill - salsa
 


 
Dinner:
Deanna & Val Truelson: Rolls & Butter
LouAnn Jacobson Ball: Salad & fixings
Lainey Beyhan: Salad
Susan Lisak: Mac & Cheese
Sheryl Merritt: Lasagna
Paul Bilger: Green Chile Posole
Scott Cooper: Crockpot Chili
Tom Seymour: Pasta Meatball Soup
DAV (Charley to bring): Red Chili & (90) Corn muffins
Linda Johnson: Chili
Sheila Owens: Green Chili w/beef
Ruby Gonzales: Shredded Cheese, Saltines & Sour cream
Mark Tucker: TBD
Shawna Valdez: TBD
Susan Lisak: Sheet cakes with Raspberry filling & whip cream frosting
 
Non-Alcoholic Beverages: Dave Sanford to provide
(Dave also mentioned that there are some plates and utensils in storage.)
 
Dessert Auction:
Susan Lisak: Southern Buttermilk Pie
Sheryl Merritt: Kentucky Derby Pie
Rocky Moss: Christmas Cookies
Shawna Valdez: TBD
Charley: TBD
Dr. Burnside 3 pies, 2 cakes

Entertainment & Other:
Holiday Music: Susan & John's playlist 😊
Photographer: John Taveira
Decor: Rocky Moss & Susan Lisak
Kids Activities: Cornhole game for children, coloring books and crayons, stickers, legos
Group Activity: The Moveable Tree - Create a paper ornament, write name on back and what your like about your community. It will be hung on the Community Christmas Tree, then delivered to other venues before Christmas.

Timeline:
4pm: Rocky, Susan & John arrive to set up
5:30pm: Doors open, Bar opens
6pm - 7pm: Dinner & Dessert
6:30pm: Scott to talk during dinner
6:45pm: Rocky to talk about Paper Ornament Tree
7pm-ish: Dessert Auctions, then bike auction, then more dessert auctions

Volunteers:
Setup: Susan, John, Rocky, ???
Bar: ?? Ed, Larry Engel
Kitchen: ??
Waitstaff: Susan
Cocktail Waitress: Susan
Cleanup: ??
Tickets: Ruby
Raffle: Ruby &
Auctioneer: Tom
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
Rotary Meeting Minutes for Nov 28, 2017 Susan Lisak 2017-11-28 07:00:00Z 0
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: November 14, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? What pets do you have?
In Attendance: Dana Hill, Tom Seymour, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dan Jones, Charley Miller, Susan Lisak, Deanna Truelson, Dave Sanford, Cameron Elder, Eli Brown, Carl Buchta, Mark Tucker, Darla with DAV, Rocky Moss,  
 
Any New Guests? No
 
No meeting till next Tuesday Nov 21
 
Holiday light maintenance will be this weekend. Saturday at 11am, meet at storage shed, dress warm, bring wd-40 and pliers. 
 
Town of Rico officially accepted 12 wreaths, moved to other shed, pickup this week.
 
Veterans Day ceremony was this past Friday, Volleyball team in Denver, Cameron said played two teams, 5 courts going at once, did not win either teams, at Denver coliseum, Rangely & Yuma, 25-30 local parents and fans
 
Dave - Rotary Dictionary project - participating for 17 years, presented Mancos yesterday, dave brought one to pass around, kids excited, kinder morgan has been paying for it. Around $4K cost, facebook post
 
November 28th - Holiday Lighting Fund Community Social
To-Do List:
  • Scott to bring crockpot chili first time, Tom pasta meatball soup, Mark green chili stew,
  • Submit poster to Jim Reser to add to the Coffee Break series
  • Follow up with Dolores Food Market on hors d'oeuvres for event
  • Follow up with Pony Espresso on mini desserts
  • Follow up with GST Liquors on wine/alcohol donation
  • Contact Dolores River Brewery for beer donation
  • Formally need to cancel bingo - paperwork
  • Invite everyone who has presented to us, raffle checkbook,
  • Live auction items - kokopelli, osprey packs?, colorado love outdoors, auction shirts?,  
  • Dinner & Dessert items needed
  • Discount voucher emailable
Completed:
  • KSJD Radio
  • Special Events Permit - Will be approved pending it being posted at least 10 days prior to the event, which Lana said she will work on.
  • Created Event on Facebook, along with a poll to gather information on what will bring people to a fundraising event in the future. Was shared with Remembering Dolores and Friends of the Playground group.
  • Invited the Town Board at their board meeting last night
  • Sent out a press release - The Journal posted an article about it
  • Added to The Journal’s Community Calendar (Thru Southwest Scene)
  • Discount vouchers created for $2 off
 
Information about the Dolores Community Social Event:
  • Venue: Dolores Community Center, Tuesday Nov 28t @6pm
  • Theme: Rotary Lights Up Dolores - Community Holiday Social
  • Audience/Crowd: Reach out to entire community
  • Dinner (soups/chilis/etc) including hors d'oeuvres, salad, dessert, and a BAR, dessert auction, community get together to support ROTARY who always supports the community :)
  • Context: Scott will talk to group for about 5 minutes at beginning of evening to give a sort of “State of Rotary Dolores”, how we raise funds, organizations we support, talk about our “Dolores Rotary Community Fundraiser Series” and ask the community to support US in keeping the town decorated for holidays.
  • Total Goal: $1200, 100 attendees ($700 at door, $300 bar, $200 dessert auction)
  • Pricing: $10 adult/$5 Students, 5 and under free (encourage family attendance)
  • $2 off discount vouchers
  • General Donation Jar and Raffle ticket sales - at Ruby's Desk
  • Formally need to cancel bingo
  • Door prize, split pot.
Joe Rowell Park History - Joe Rowell put in design, donated water shares, built irrigation, tried to give it to town on Dolores, turned over to forest service, planted trees, Joe Rowell started taking care of it, then it unofficially became Joe’s park, he'd fill up his water containers and water trees individually,
 
Cameron Elder talked about student government, thanksgiving food drive
 
Turkey trot is Thanksgiving morning
 
DAV thanked the club for participating in beef raffle, raised $1830, pig again in spring
 
Chamber Info:
Shop local promo: $10 or more spent gets a ticket in prize drawing 
Business after hours, starting at 4:30 at Imagenet, 42 inch HDTV, printer, Teztalks tickets, inspirational speakers, bring can of food
Dolores Lighting contest, prizes $100 towards electric bill 2nd prize is $50
 
Raffle update - vacation $1890, rifle $930
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: November 7, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? What Grade School did you attend?
In attendance: Dana Hill, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Charley Miller, Ruby Gonzales, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Deanna Truelson, Dan Jones, Rocky Moss, Eli Brown, Shawna Valdez, Tom Seymour,

Voting day!: Mill levy cortez, mancos bond, Dolores school board
 
Any New Guests? Darla Sanders from the DAV, DAV is finding a new home across from ACE hardware, 900 to 2300 square feet, raising money for down payment, having raffle for a beef section, tickets $5/each, now have room and privacy for counseling sessions, as well as a lounge area, craft fair coming up Nov 25th @ the annex.
 
Hoby thank you letters passed around
 
P&L July - Nov: passed around by Ed.
 
Shawna passed out personal invitations for Ed Merritt’s retirement party

Xmas bazaar, first weekend in December, 50 spaces sold, last year 300-400ppl, breakfast, 8am-4pm, all proceeds benefit DCC.
 
Veterans days program friday 9am Dolores schools, music
 
Food Commodity Review - we had 30 boxes, mancos is going to start own food bank, dolores can’t because we have no storage, all boxes given out
 
Holiday light maintenance this weekend? Only angel lights can be done, lights in, grommets not in yet. Waiting till everything comes in before.
 
Rotary Fundraising series: November 28th - Holiday Lighting Fund
  • Venue: Dolores Community Center
  • Theme: Rotary Lights Up Dolores - Community Holiday Social
  • Audience/Crowd: Reach out to entire community
  • Idea: NO BINGO - Billed as community dinner (soups/chilis/etc) including hors d'oeuvres, salad, dessert, and a BAR, dessert auction, community get together to support ROTARY who always supports the community :)
  • Context: Scott will talk to group for about 5 minutes at beginning of evening to give a sort of “State of Rotary Dolores”, how we raise funds, organizations we support, talk about our “Dolores Rotary Community Fundraiser Series” and ask the community to support US in keeping the town decorated for holidays.
  • Total Goal: $1200, 100 attendees ($700 at door, $300 bar, $200 dessert auction)
  • Pricing: $10 adult/$5 Students, 5 and under free (encourage family attendance)
  • $2 off discount vouchers
  • General Donation Jar and Raffle ticket sales - at Ruby's Desk
  • Formally need to cancel bingo
  • Door prize, split pot.
What has already been done:
  • Special Events application completed (will not know if approved until Nov 27th)
  • Created the event on Facebook
  • Invited Friends of the Playground Facebook followers, encouraged them to support community
  • Press Release to Journal done
  • Added to the Journal’s Community Calendar
  • Posters created
  • Request made to Dolores Food Market for cheese & cracker apps. Waiting approval.
To Do List:
  • See if GST Liquors and Dolores River Brewery will donate beer/liquor for event and possible offer volunteers to help run the bar (Rocky & Scott).
  • Invite the Dolores Town Board (Susan)
  • Posters put up around town
    • Done already: Dolores State Bank, Ponderosa, General Store, Superintendent offices, Town Hall
    • Posters needed: Dolores Food Market, Chavolitos, Joe Rowell Park, Library, Post Office, GST Liquors, Pony Espresso
  • Submit info to Jim Reser to add to Coffee Break flyers, week of Nov 13th
  • Contact Pony Espresso for small dessert option donation (truffles, mini cupcakes, etc.)
  • See if Red Hat Ladies will make desserts for dessert auction (Dr. Burnside)
  • See if Ponderosa will donate salad and rolls (Deanna), yes!
  • Distribute $2 discount vouchers out to Rotarians (Susan)
  • Who will provide rest of dinner items?Shawna - main dish and dessert, paul bilger stew,
  • Personal ivitation to everyone that has presented.
  • Picture board of us working on lights, lifting up wreaths,
  • Appllications for rotary there
  • Live auction? (Tom) need items.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: October 31, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? Favorite costume?
 
In attendance? Dan Jones, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Val Truelson
 
Any New Guests? No
 
Bingo overview
Last bingo for NHD - $190.00
Few bingo players - 15 bingo players
Next bingo is for the Christmas Lighting fund, November 28th.
Paul will bring green chili posole
Any other ideas?
Year-round?
 
Food commodities distribution is this Saturday, 6am at the firehouse.
10am regionals for volleyball, 3 teams, $8, winners go to state
 
Scott Clow is looking for volunteers for this weekend’s Cyclocross at Joe Rowell park, Nov 3-4th. Needs 1:30pm Friday for setup, 9am Saturday for event, and 2:30pm Saturday for breakdown.  Susan volunteering Friday, Ed on Saturday, Susan to bring bike race cards on Friday.
 
Christmas lights maintenance - replacement lights have been ordered, and will need volunteers to help change bulbs this Saturday (Nov 4th), time TBD. Bulbs not in, so cancelling this saturday. Nov 11th? Need WD-40 sprayed on bulbs, gaskets missing? Gaskets in storage? About $600 in the lighting fund now. Mark tucker to check on gaskets.
 
Old wreaths for Rico - If they don’t want them, will check with Mancos. Weekend after thanksgiving is when wreaths go up.
 
Bike Race Meeting Overview
  • Save the date postcard
  • Sponsor forms approved. Starting at $100 to get onto shirts, but anything under that will get their name on our website. Modified number of shirts and only one goodie bag per sponsorship.
  • Changed awards ceremony to 1pm.
 
 
Dictionaries are here, Dave will contact the schools to distribute
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: October 24, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
  Question of the day: Halloween story?
 
In Attendance: Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Kathie Butler, Shawna Valdez, Michael Nielsen, Mark Tucker, Casey McClellan
 
New Guests:
Kathie Butler - Nature Center at Butler Corner
Casey McClellan - Candidate for Dolores School Board
 
Bike Race Meeting
  • Discussed sponsor payments. Reflections in metal did pay $100 and 4 Corners got a W9 form and paid.
  • Tabled discussion about naming the 50-mile endurance course the “Galloping Goose”. Shawna to speak to the Galloping Goose Historical Society.
  • Discussed 5K Fun run theme. No further ideas, but wanting kids input
  • Discussed creating a “Save the Date” postcard. Susan will work on one.
  • Discussed In-kind donations. Which ones do we take? Who determines value?
    • It was decided the club should place the value of any donations, and to stay with the businesses that already give us in-kind donations, but any new ones should be approved by the club.
    • Put Kokopelli & Osprey automatically on sleeves every year? No determination made.
  • Discussed changing start time to somewhere between 9:30 - 9:45am instead of 9:50am. Did not want any bikers to overlap and have to navigate going through the parade, so it was determined we should keep the start time as is (9:50am).
  • Discussed setting a time for awards ceremony instead of waiting for everyone to complete.
    • 1pm was determined to be the best time for awards. It allows most of the riders to be back, and the finishers to have some time visiting the Escalante Days vendors? Motion passed.
  • Should we try to certify the race? Will ask Shawn Gregory what the parameters are and bring to next meeting.
 
Guest Speaker: Casey McClellan
Mr. McClellan is running for the Dolores School Board, has deep roots in community, and has a high motivation to run. Casey feels that the education level has diminished over the years. In 2010-2011 Dolores was recognized as a school of distinction, but he perceives a lack of discipline in classrooms and with the organization, and those particular test scores have gone down since then. He is not a fan of grants and questions the long term costs of running the School-based health clinic. Spoke about how in the past, new teacher candidates were interviewed by parents as well as administrators. Wants teachers to get additional training and wants pay to be commensurate with other districts.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:35am
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: October 17, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? What fun thing did you do this past weekend?
 
In Attendance: Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Andrew Schafer, Susan Lisak, John Taveira, Charley Miller, Eli Brown,  John White, Kay Phelps, Santiago Lopez, Dan Jones, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Paul Bilger
 
Any New Guests?
Kay Phelps - candidate for the school board, teaches science and leadership and community relations at Fort Lewis College.
 
Christmas light installation & maintenance, Saturday Oct 21st.
  • Meet for breakfast at 8am at Ponderosa, up to lights area at 9am. Dress warmly. Larry already cleaned out brush. Will see if we need to work on angel. Hiking boots.
  • Update: lots of lights were out (over 100). Ordered more thru the General Store, will need to set up another volunteer outing when lights come in.
 
Commodities update:
  • Charley said we ran out of food again. Food has gone down over the years, in the past it took two trucks, now just 1 truck is plenty. Haven't had meat in the mix for months.
  • Speak with congressman to get more food? Mark Tucker will do some research on farm bill.
Donation Request:
  • Butler’s corner Nature center - Kay Phelps is on their board. Discussed the possibility of a future fundraiser for them. Fundraising committee will meet soon. It was decided that we would love to have her come in and speak to us.
  • Update: Kathy accepted the speaker invitation and will join us Jan 9th.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE)
  • Looking for a Youth Exchange Officer (YEO) to be trained for our club, so we need volunteers for a short training session.
  • We are also looking for host families for the 2018-2019 season. They do not need to be a Rotary member, but it helps if they have kids in highschool. Goes from June 2018 - June 2019.
  • Marilyn Branch will be down from the Telluride club to talk about this in the coming weeks.
 
7:10am - Guest Speaker: Santiago Lopez - Dolores Town Mayor
  • This is Santiago Lopez’s 2nd year as mayor.
  • The playground at Joe Rowell Park is the hot topic issue lately. The playground is in a lot of disrepair, and the town has done what they can for maintenance. Setting up a committee for parks and recreation.
  • The town has also put in a new AV system to improve their board meetings. They have also allocated money to fix a pipe underneath the Dolores river this winter. Will need to divert the river to be able to make repairs, but it needs to happen so that the river does not become contaminated should the pipe fail. Did receive a grant to help with the repair costs of $50K.
  • It was asked if there were any future plans on an official town manager. For financial reasons, stayed with town staff. Something that they have been discussing, but nothing in the plans.
  • Board elections are in April, there will be 5 seats open (mayor position and 4 trustees). If interested, packets will be available in January, need to be 18 or older, and be living in town of Dolores for at least 1 year. Must get 25 signatures.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: October 10, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Pledge of Allegiance
Inspiration
Question of the Day? What do you need to do before winter comes?
 
In Attendance: Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Dan Porter, Robbie Singer, Mark Tucker, Tom Seymour, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Will Furse, Dave Sanford, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Shawna Valdez, Eli Brown, John White, Lori Haukeness, Cameron Elder, Courtney Corbitt, Deanna Truelson
 
Any New Guests?
  • John White, from Rochester NY.  John visits every October and attends our Rotary meetings. Welcome back!
 
Homecoming Weekend Review  
  • Giant Rotary Wheel was at the Homecoming Parade Friday afternoon, with Rotarians dressed as Wizard of Oz characters and information cards were given out.  Friday night was the football game, and Saturday was the Homecoming Dance.
 
Donation Request:
  • The Cortez High School is asking for a bike helmet for a disabled student. We have a few in storage left over from the Kids Bike Rodeo.
  • Dave Sanford will coordinate with Jim Reser of the Cortez Rotary Club. Motion passed.
 
Donation Request:
  • Cameron Elder and Courtney Corbitt, with the Dolores High School Student government to speak about their Kids Christmas program
  • Each year, the Student Government coordinates with Elementary school counselors to take around 20 kids Christmas shopping.
  • Kids are chosen by Elementary school counselors based on need, their guardians are given forms to fill out, and then the kids are taken to Walmart and paired with a high school student chaperone, with around $100 per kid to spend on various items, like clothing, school needs, presents, toys, etc.  Afterwards, they go to Wendy’s for lunch.
  • Cameron estimated they’ve been able to raise around $1500 so far, but need over $2000.
  • Other sources of revenue are from the Homecoming dance, donut & coffee days, and other fundraising events that come up
  • Motion was made to nominate Cameron Elder as an honorary Rotary member. This will allow Cameron to sell raffle tickets for the vacation raffle, in which half of the proceeds will go to her cause. Motion passed. Cameron has been added to the Clubrunner membership page.
 
Christmas light installation & maintenance, Saturday Oct 21st.
  • Need a ladder, electrical or duct tape to secure wires, game camera, D batteries, SD card, and people mostly checking lights.
  • Did Rico pick up old wreaths? Unsure.
  • Meet for breakfast at 8am at Ponderosa, up to lights area at 9am.
 
Harvest Fest, Saturday, Oct 14th
  • Raffle tickets will be sold at the beer tent, which will be run by Susan Lisak, Ed & Sheryl Merritt, and Shawna Valdez as volunteers, and anyone else who wishes to help out.
  • Susan will bring the banner, vacation raffle tickets, and signs. Ed & Dr. Burnside will bring rifle tickets.
  • Goes from 10am - 4pm, Flanders Park
 
7:10am - Guest Speakers
Lori Haukeness, Superintendent Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
Dan Porter, Assistant Superintendent - Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1
  • Ballot Issue 3B: Mill Levy Override (MLO)
    • The upcoming Cortez Mill Levy vote on Nov 7th will cover 3 categories:
      • Recruit & Retain teachers - had 35 teachers quit out of 190, lost 3 to Durango
        • 50% of teachers have less than 5 years of experience
        • 3B would bring salaries from $29,250 to $33,600
      • Technology - infrastructure and computers
        • Buildings are aging and do not carry the needed electrical infrastructure
        • 1:1 device (chromebooks, laptops, etc) to kid ratio is the goal
      • Transportation - aging bus fleet
        • Engine’s are going out
        • Metal fatigue from county roads
        • They have a 20 year plan of replacing buses
    • This will amount to about $35.69 residential increase per $100,000 value
    • Only 58 districts in the state have no mill levy override. 120 already have one in place. Montezuma is one of the poorest counties.
    • Would give about $4.9 million to school use.
    • Teachers have been involved and have organized walks around neighborhoods to spread the word.
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: October 3, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
Question of the Day? Recent happy thought or experience.  
 
Bike Race Meeting Overview
  • Discussed sponsor amounts and levels
  • Should we start the sponsor levels at $100? If anyone donates lower amounts we can just put them on the website. Tabled for further discussion
  • Change the sponsor forms so that the top part is to participate with advertising and the bottom part solely for donations or swag bags? Discussed, and a sample form will be forthcoming to view for the next bike race meeting.
  • We should change the number of shirts given for sponsors. Tabled until next bike race meeting.
  • Advertise in Mountain Flyer? No. It was decided that this year we would only partake in free opportunities to list the event, since word of mouth has always been the most important and we are unsure of the ROI of any printed advertisement.
Other Business
  • September Bingo update (for DHS government)
    • Had a poor turnout, probably due to a schedule conflict with the volleyball tournament, along with it being the first of the year, and no marketing efforts.
    • Discussion of what the club should do when not enough donations come in.
    • Raised $154 with dessert auction, $120 on bingo, for a total of $274
    • Maybe next year we should reconsider the timing of the school sponsored bingos,  changing them to later in the year for a better turnout.
    • Discussed whether we should promise a minimum donation. No, the beneficiaries need to spread the word and get their people to attend. We don’t want the audience to be mainly Rotarians, and then on top of that give more money. But based on circumstance, we may discuss whether to add any additional funding on a case-by-case basis.
    • Will ask if the student gov’t wants to present at the next meeting and ask for a donation.
  • Need to schedule a maintenance day for the hillside lights
    • Discussed, and Saturday, October 21st has been chosen.
    • Meet at 8am for breakfast at the Ponderosa, 9am up at lights
    • Shawna wants to look at shed before lights go out.
    • Dan will Call Casey Mcclellan and electric company (done).
    • Need to bring a ladder, replacement bulbs, and game camera (needs D batteries and SD card).
    • Want to change the lights on the angel?  
Financials with Ed Merritt
  • Last year same time we were $2600 in the red, now $1350 in the black
  • Susan attended a Grant Seminar Sep 23rd in Grand Junction. This allows us to apply for Rotary International District or Global grants (see addendum on Grant information below).
  • Save the Playground initiative
    • There was a formal workshop and a community organization
    • Greater Dolores Action (GDA) will help with getting grants and have the money flow through them for non-profit status.
    • Trying to raise money to get Leathers to evaluate the playground and offer their advice. Started a Go Fund Me initiative, raised over $2K so far.
    • There will be a fundraising table at the upcoming Harvest Fest on Oct 14th, they need volunteers.
    • Will have donation jars around town.
    • Also are asking people to attend the next board meeting on October 10th
  • Need Rotary volunteers this Friday for float decorations, costumes, and candy/postcard distributors for the Homecoming day parade. Need to have everything ready by 2pm at the General Store. Need straw man and tin man volunteer.  
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
 
Addendum: Rotary Grant Information
 
Rotary International -  District and Global Grants
 
ALL GRANTS:
Must include the active participation of Rotarians
Include signage on the project listing Rotary as the grant sponsor
Have a separate bank account for the project
Have the final report and costs completed by the end of fiscal year (June 30th)
Have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on file with Rotary International
Have no conflicts of interest with the project or any vendors
Must retain all records for at least 5 years
 
District Grant Requirements
  • You can use district grants to fund things like: Humanitarian projects, Local/Community projects, Scholarships, Youth programs, Vocational training teams
  • District grants require a 50% investment by the club, and the district may donate the other 50%, usually up to $5K. Multiple clubs may join in.
 
Global grant requirements
  • Must align with one of Rotary’s 6 areas of focus: promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water/sanitation/hygiene, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies.
  • Are sustainable: communities must be able to address their own needs after the Rotary club or district has completed its work, like maintenance, insurance, permits, etc.
  • Are measurable: using standard measures from the Rotary Grant Plan supplement.
  • Are host community driven:  The host community designs the grant based on local needs that they have identified, takes the lead, and does any necessary surveys or assessments.
  • Minimum budget of $30K. Multiple clubs may join in.
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: September 26, 2017
 
Question of the Day? Do you prefer mountain bikes or road bikes and why.
 
In Attendance: Shawna Valdez, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Susan Lisak, Dr. Mac Wyman, Mike Nielsen
 
New Guests:
Mike Nielsen
New Rotary member: Dr. Mac Wyman
 
Bike Race Meeting
Talk about committees and how tasks and discussions should be set up
 
Volunteer committee - Shawna Valdez present
  • Have more of a laid-out schedule, have openings for last-minute volunteers. Tap into the volunteers at the Dolores River Fest.
  • Need more volunteers for the Bike Rodeo
  • Volunteers can sign up thru imAthlete.com
Bike Rodeo Committee - Dave Sanford and Dr. Allan Burnside present
  • This year’s course was more challenging and better organized, but we could have used more volunteers.
  • The kids really liked the jumps, but we also need to include the rules of the road, so kids get the safety aspect in as well.
  • Maybe the time can be extended if the Chamber can move around the ice cream contest. More discussion in the future.
  • We may have to source our own helmets in the future. Maybe we can trade with Kokopelli in exchange for publicity and t-shirt sponsorship.
Sponsor Committee - Ed Merritt present
  • Susan L will reach out to corporate sponsors, as this is the time to do so, when they are working on next year’s budgets.
  • Some discussion on sponsor amounts and levels, will add to next business meeting
Permit Committee - Mark Tucker present
  • Motorcycle sweepers should wear official orange vest, so when they encounter others, they will know it’s on official duty.
  • Will communicate with sheriff on best time to close the road. Felt it was a little too early this past year.
Marketing Committee - Susan Lisak present
  • Advertise in Mountain Flyer? It’s in every bike shop, more discussion to follow
  • 12 hours of mesa verde postcards need to be repeated.
  • Cyclo cross advertising? More discussion needed
  • Leadville 100 advertising? More discussion needed
Fundraising committee - Susan Lisak & Dr. Burnside present
  • Dr. Burnside said everyone loved the bags, offered the idea that we could order 1000 bags and get 10-20 sponsors to give $250 to be on the bag as a separate fundraising opportunity. Then give them first right of refusal when we need to do another bag order.
  • Have bingo raffles, split proceeds with winner
  • Dunk tank at next Escalante Days?
  • Partner with different rotary groups?
 
Other Items:
  • Reflections in Metal owes $250, Julie Suckla $100, 4 corners community needs a W9,
  • 5K fun run - needed a lot more attendance and the word getting out to parents.
    • Family and pets 5K fun run?
    • Wear a costume fun run?
    • Make it a challenging course? Thru water, mud, etc.
  • Tabled the discussion about naming the 50-mile endurance course the “Galloping Goose” until the next meeting.
  • Discussed changes if the event gets split to partially being at Joe Rowell park. Not enough information at this time.
  • We need to schedule a maintenance day for the hillside lights
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:35am
 
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: September 19, 2017
 
Question of the Day? What do you enjoy most about the fall season.
 
In Attendance: Adam Barnhurst, Carl Buchta, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Pamela Pacheco, Jenifer Hufman, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Shawna Valdez, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Dan Jones, Paul Bilger, Eli Brown, Cameron Elder, Tel Hamilton, Alena Cosner
 
New Guests: Pamela Pacheco, Tel Hamilton, Alena Cosner, all here to speak about the Dolores Knowledge Bowl
 
Former Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Giuseppe Privitera will be visiting Nov. 19-Dec. 13
 
Donation Request: Angela Horvath with SCYC is asking for $500 for Teen Maze. After some discussion, a motion was made for a $250 donation, Dave S. seconded, passed.
 
Donation Request: Jordan Davis, Colorado Springs Rotary, Water & Sanitation Project in Nicaragua. After some discussion, we decided to hold a raffle at the next bingo event where the raffle winner gets half of the pot, and the other half goes to the Colorado Springs Rotary. Motion made and passed. Tickets $1 each.
 
Update: Sep 16th was the Taste of Sweet Dolores. Set up a raffle/t-shirt table and was able to raise $193 ($140 towards vacation raffle, $40 towards gun raffle, $10 t-shirt sale, and $3 open donation).
 
There’s a Playground meeting & workshop at Town Hall on Sept 26, and a Save our Campground event on Sept 28th at the Dolores River Campground
 
Dan Jones announced that the Rec Center will be closed Oct 8 - 15 for renovations.
 
Oct 1 Telluride 4x4 Rotary Event. Susan will send out an email with information about brining your own ATV, they just need to know who will be joining them.  
 
Should we set up our vacation and rifle raffles at bingo? After some discussion it was decided no, that it would take away revenue from the bingo recipient.
 
Tonight: Dolores School Board Candidate Forum
Hosted by the Dolores Education Association (DEA) at the School Library at 6pm Tuesday the 19th.  This is a great opportunity to meet the candidates and ask them questions. There are 7 candidates running for two open seats.
The candidates are:
  • Sandra Corbitt
  • Jerry Whited  
  • Lisa Holz  
  • Kay Phelps  
  • Eugene Reininger III  
  • Rebecca Frasier  
  • Casey McClellan  
 
Today’s Guest Speakers: Tel Hamilton & Alana Cosner, Knowledge Bowl
 
Tel spoke about the first event of the season where 8 schools came to Dolores to compete
 
Knowledge Bowl asks questions where the teams have to hit a buzzer and answer the question. If the question was answered incorrectly, the opposing team has the chance to answer. Top 3 teams are ranked. Questions are a little of everything. It is open to anyone to watch. They try to do 2 practices a week, and their season runs from September thru February, with meets a couple times a month.
 
They are having lots of problems with their current buzzing system, with faulty wiring and circuits blowing. Each team must bring their own buzzing system to each meet. Their next meet is Oct 9 in Ignacio.
 
Shawna V. made a motion to donate $300, Deanna seconded. Dan then made a motion to amend and asked if we could just purchase their system. Amended motion passed.
 
We also passed a donation cup and was able to collect an additional $231 to go towards their transportation expenses.
 
Cameron Elder: Cameron is on the Dolores Student Government and is looking for more community members and organizations in the upcoming  Homecoming parade, happening Friday, October 6th. They need volunteers, floats, and sponsors. Starting at 2pm. Theme is Wizard of Oz, and Dr. Burnside has some costumes. Scott is going to see if he can locate a rotary wheel on a trailer that they’ve used in the past, and we can turn that into a float, give out candy, dress up. If you want to help, let Scott Cooper know. Decide by next week.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: September 12, 2017
 
In Attendance: Dana Hill, Robbie Singer, Carl Buchta, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Eli Brown, Angela Horvath, Dan Jones
 
New Guests:
 
Angela Horvath - SCYC
Dr. Charlotte Wolf - Director of Southwest Open Schools (SWOS)
Joined Rotary and is now a Rotary Member!! Welcome!
 
Dr. Charlotte Wolf
 
Clubrunner Website changes
  • Online Rotary Membership application form is now active on the Clubrunner website. It’s a link located at the top of the page. Goes to a Google form they can fill out and submit, which will be routed to Susan, who will get in touch with them.
  • Working on a fillable pdf version of the application form.
  • Added a “Contact Us” widget to the Clubrunner website as well, emails are routed to Susan
  • All confirmed speakers have been added on home page
  • Committees have been created within Clubrunner’s internal database and Rotarians have been assigned to the various committees there. If you are on one, it will be listed on the Membership Directory. (click on the Members Area, then Membership tab, then Member Lists. Find your name, then click on the Commitments tab)
 
Knowledge Bowl Donation Request: After some discussion, decided to invite Tel Hamilton to speak with Knowledge Bowl @ Sep 19th meeting
 
A "TASTE" of Sweet Dolores, a Community Get Together
  • Saturday, Sept 16th, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm at Flanders Park.  Decided to set up a booth @ 3pm, sell raffle tickets and t-shirts. Booth space is free.
 
Raffle update - vacation $1200, Rifle - $520
Dec 12th is drawing date
 
Commodities update - sometime we get enough, sometimes not enough. This month we had a little extra food. Stayed open till 7:30am, about 25 boxes given out.
 
Guest Speaker - Angela Horvath, Teen Maze
  • Happening Nov 15 - 16, about 90 minutes long, 7th & 8th graders
  • Teen maze has been changed to be able to accommodate up to 700 kids, had 310 kids last year.
  • Angela is visiting area schools to invite kids to be a part of it.
  • The maze gives kids the opportunity to make life choices, and the possible outcomes from those choices.
  • Kids have question and answer sessions
  • Have counselors to assist with any immediate needs
  • Parents have to fill out waiver. The source of information that kids get is very important, try to stick to scientific evidence
  • Have to rent curtains, fairgrounds, county gives grant, get t-shirts.
  • Looking for volunteers and donations.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:31am
 
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Rotary Meeting Agenda For: September 5, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Question of the Day? What have you done over Labor day?
  • In Attendance: Phil Casper, Ryan Nichols, Dana Hill, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, Susan Lisak, Rocky Moss, Eli Brown, Dan Jones
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
New Guests - Introduction, Phil Casper & Ryan Nichols
Ryan - Travelhost magazine, construction project manager background
Phil - retired, lives on farm.
 
Making some Rotary forms digital, either fill in pdf, or available to submit online.
 
Ed Merritt - update on Dolores Rotary Financials
Good news, up 2-3K from bike race, working on 3 membership dues, at 31 members with 3 more applications.
 
Teen Maze - never got $250 check from last year, so sending $250 this year. Scott to find out if she still wants to present, maybe send out additional funding. Update: Angela is set for Sept 12th meeting as a guest speaker
 
Ways to increase Rotary membership Discussion:
  • Scott texted some of his contacts, got 7-8 people to respond
  • Larry Browning interested (he’s the one that was injured at the bike race this year)
  • Trying to get over 40 members, and more female members
  • Invite all businesses in town, Rocky may put info on next chamber newsletter
  • Dani Gregory has access to riders, reach out to see if any of them may be interested
  • Kokopelli bike club - Scott may reach out to them
  • Reach out to past members
  • Promote membership at monthly bingos
 
Telluride Rotary Club - highest meeting in Colorado on October 1st
  • Sunday, October 1st - Telluride Rotary Club is hosting the highest club meeting in Colorado up at the Imogene pass, 13,114 feet. Starting place is at 121 West Colorado Avenue at 1pm in Telluride.
  • Bring your 4x4 up in the convoy of vehicles, or get a ride up for $45pp.
  • Once at the top, they’ll do introductions (bring a dollar), short meeting, get your pics, then head back into the town of Telluride for drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Contact Doug Avery at dougavery51@gmail.com or Marilyn Branch at branchm@telluridecoloado.net no later than Wednesday, Sept. 27 if you plan to participate
  • If you need transportation up, call Telluride Outside at 970-728-3895, add your name to the Rotary 4x4 list and give them a credit card for the $45 cost
 
Rotary International’s new rule on RYLA Exchange Students. If you send a student, you must host a student. A year-long committment. 15-16 year olds. They arrive in late July.  In June the following year, the students go on a month-long road trip before heading back home.
 
Bingo - Rocky will lead the next one on Sept 26th, recipient is the Dolores Student Government, would be nice to get more Rotarians to attend. Invite Cortez Rotary to bingo.
 
Sep 9 - Harvest Beer Fest - Tickets $35, proceeds to to Montezuma land conservancy
 
Oct 14 - Dolores Harvest Fest - live music - 10am-5pm, vendor booth is $50. There were 400-500 ppl last year. One of the big problems this year is no fruit.
 
Evening social for Rotary at the brewpub? It may be easier for some members to join that can’t make the morning meetings. Maybe 5:30pm - 7pm? May have better luck later in the year when it gets dark early.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:25am
 
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  Rifle Raffle - Drawing in December   John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer
 
Bike Race Meeting Minutes For: August 29th, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Question of the Day? Natural disaster experience?
  • In Attendance: Dan Jones, Tom Seymour, Adam Barnhurst, Dana Hill, Carl Buchta, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Rocky Moss, Shawna Valdez, Eli Brown, Rebecca Frasier, Val Truelson
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
  • Susan attending Grant Seminar Sep 23rd in Grand Junction. This will allow us to apply for Rotary International grants.
  • Rocky is PE (President-elect)
  • Susan Nominated for PEN (President-elect nominee). Motion to approve PEN tabled until the Annual Christmas party in December.
  • Send both PE and PEN both to PETS (President-elect training seminar) this year? Motion called and seconded, passed
  • Dues needed, some Rotarians given names to follow up with
 
Guest Attendee: Rebecca Frasier
  • Rebecca is running for the school board full time,
  • Works at the DA’s office
  • Asking for anyone in the Dolores School District to sign her petition
 
Other Club business
  • Ed went to Cortez Rotary Club, Shane Hale is president, saw Walt, Brad, Renee, and Bill. Their goal is increase public presence and membership, they meet 2nd and 4th monday if anyone would like to attend.
  • We need speakers, Rocky will work on it
  • Email blast out to past racers to let them know of low registration fee for next year’s race good till Sep 10th. Will also post on Facebook.
  • Rocky to run next bingo with Dr. Burnside’s help, Rocky will contact Cameron Elder to make sure she has info she needs to set up bingo dinner
  • Chamber update: Escalante days was successful, Rocky is planning the Harvest Fest on Oct 14, cider tasting, beer and wine tasting, accepting vendors.
  • Dr. Burnside - raffle tickets update. We’ve collected $930 for the Vacation Raffle, and $240 for the Rifle Raffle
  • Get Raffle info out on Facebook
  • Dolores State bank - Shawna spoke about how they are releasing a mobile banking app this week, with more features like bill pay coming in the future. Shawna would like to speak more about it on Nov 14th, once every feature is live. Added to speaker list as tentative.
  • Ed Merritt is retiring from the Dolores State Bank on Nov 17th. Party? Info to come.
 
Bike Race Meeting:
 
Please let Scott Cooper or Susan Lisak know which committees you would like to be on! Openings still available, would like at least 3-5ppl on each committee.
 
2017 - 2018 Race Director: Rocky Moss
 
2017-2018 Committees:
  • Volunteer Committee (Bike Rodeo / Registration area / Town course)
    • Shawna Valdez
    • Lou Ann Jacobsen Ball
  • Course Volunteer Committee
    • Scott Clow
    • Mark Tucker
  • Bike Rodeo Committee
    • Dr. Burnside
    • Dave Sanford
    • Robbie Singer
    • John Taveira
    • Carl Buchta
  • Sponsor Committee
    • Ed Merritt
    • Rocky Moss
  • Tshirt Committee
    • Susan Lisak
    • Ed Merritt
    • Shawna Valdez
    • Carl Buchta
  • Permit Committee
    • Tom Seymour
    • Mark Tucker
  • Advertising Committee
    • Susan Lisak
    • Rocky Moss
  • Webmaster for DoloresRace.com / Imathlete.com
    • Susan Lisak
    • Shawn Gregory
  • Facebook Webmaster
    • Susan Lisak
    • Rocky Moss
  • General Rotary Fundraising Committee
    • Susan Lisak
    • Rocky Moss
    • Dr. Burnside
    • Robby Singer
Meeting adjourned at 7:25am
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Meeting Minutes For: August 22nd, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day? What was your eclipse experience?
  • In attendance: Adam Barnhurst, Robbie Singer, Tom Seymour, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Shawna Valdez, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Carl Buchta, Cameron Elder, Dan Jones, Sheriff Steve Nowlin, Eli Brown, Deanna Truelson
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
Guest Introduction:
  • Cameron Elder, Student Government President - Dolores Schools
    • Will update Rotary periodically on school events and activities
      • Talked about homecoming events & parade, fundraisers, student activities
    • Attended a HOBY Leadership trip over the summer at Denver University
      • Funded in part by Dolores Rotary
      • Was there for 5 days as a staff member
      • 230 kids attended
 
Dolores Schools - Infant Toddler Center
  • They are in need of donations (toys, money) for the newly opened Infant/Toddler Center. Items can be dropped off at Scott Cooper’s office, at the Center directly or arranged to be picked up.
  • Opened on Monday, Aug 21st.
  • Motion made to give $100 to dolores school district for their Infant/Toddler center. Seconded and passed.
 
Bike Race Debrief - Continued
  • Sheriff Steve Nowlin
    • Spoke about some conversations with road department and closing of the road for the race, and successfully worked all the issues out before the race started.
    • High school students did not do very good at directing traffic, may need to close up alley near bank next year
    • Asked if the race time could be started 10-20 minutes early. Will discuss the possibility at future bike race meetings.
  • Robby Singer
    • Happy of sheriff’s response with car accident and target shooting incident
    • Handicap parking areas next year? Saw a lot of vehicles looking for handicap accessible parking.
  • Dr. Burnside
    • Had some close calls with traffic and parking behind the medical center, would like to talk about having parking attendants and charging for parking
    • Proposed on next goodie bag order, that we get sponsors for bags, maybe 20 sponsor logos @ $250/piece, no year, 1000 bags, and the first right of refusal on the next run, switch colors on next run.
  • Ed Merritt
    • Some outstanding money owed from sponsors
    • Approx $8200 profit
    • Motion was called to donate $300 to Search & Rescue, $100 to the Dolores Fire Department, and $100 to the Dolores Football team. These amounts were the same as what was donated last year. Seconded and passed.
  • Other Bike race notes
    • Fire department - see if they can video the race start using a drone
    • 5K fun run - needed a lot more attendance and the word getting out to parents.
    • More two-way radios and announcements of riders coming in.
    • Rodeo was well attended, and the course was great this year, but they were short on volunteers
    • More emails about volunteer needs and times to show up
    • Shawna Valdez offered to be next year’s volunteer coordinator
    • John Taveira & Robby Singer offered to be on next year’s Bike Rodeo course committee
    • Will continue to have bike race meetings on the 4th Tuesday of every month
    • Kokopellis want to donate water bottles for bags next year
    • Osprey will donate $1500 in packs next year
    • Invite The Galloping Goose Society as guest speaker
    • Talked about naming the 50-mile endurance course the “Galloping Goose”
  • Items from prior meetings:
    • Work on controlling traffic and route thru town
    • Put up signs two weeks early for road shut down, notices at Doc’s Marina
    • Course was marked well, maybe a better warning where the 13-mile accident happened, or have volunteers stationed there next year
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
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Meeting Minutes For: August 15th, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Question of the Day? Share an experience you had this weekend.
  • In Attendance: Carl Buchta, Adam Barnhurst, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Valiena Rosenkrance, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Dan Jones, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Val Truelson
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
Today’s Guest Speaker:
Valiena Rosenkrance - Preschool Director, Dolores Schools
  • Talked about their new Infant Toddler Program
    • Last year, they were concerned about all the teachers having babies, so after some research for an expanded infant-toddler program, they were able to secure a $13K grant for modular reconstruction, another $10K from state, and lots of donated time, money and materials from Cortez Electric, Corky’s Plumbing, Stone sand and gravel, Four Corner’s Material, Rosenwell Engineering, Town of Dolores, and the Dolores State Bank
    • Because of this program, they were able to retain 2 teachers, and attracted new teachers because of the program
    • Still in need of toys for infant & toddlers, and any monetary donations to help with supplies and things. Please drop off to Scott Cooper.
 
Bike Race Debrief
  • 130 Riders, 81 Bike Rodeo kids, 8 5K fun runners
  • Small / Med / Large T-shirts are gone. We still have Mens/Womens XL and 2XL available
  • Online Revenue from riders: $4557.27 (need same day registration $$$)
  • Website traffic this year is way up
    • 198% higher compared to all of 2016
    • 15,510 clicks compared to 7813 clicks last year
    • August is a record breaker, with 4910 clicks as of Aug 14th.
  • Facebook has been updated with photos, video’s and events
  • 2018 registration is now open, with a $20 discount if registered by the end of this month.
  • Website updated
    • 2018 information and dates
    • Registration page with link to imathlete, along with pricing and dates to register by
    • Results page has info and links to Rocky Mountain Timing
  • Work on traffic and route thru town
  • Put up signs two weeks early for road shut down, notices at Doc’s Marina
  • Should we have a policy for injuries that they must be escorted back to town or to hospital? no, can't force them if they refuse treatment, against law.
  • Course was marked well
  • Volunteers turnout was good,
  • Better warning sign at dip, or volunteers there to warn
  • Still waiting on some sponsors to send their promised donations
 
Rotary membership dues:
  • 22 members have paid, 12 members still need to send their dues in.
 
Future Guest Speakers needed - will create a Google Doc for Rotarians to access, Link is here
  • Middle two/three Tuesdays set aside for speakers, none in July
  • 4th Tuesday is for bike race discussion and bingo
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Meeting Agenda For: July 25, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day? If you had a half hour to decompress, what would you do?
Attendance: Dana Hill , Dr. Burnside, Rocky Moss, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Paul Bilger, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Charlie Powell, Shawna Valdez, Eli Brown  
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
  • Bike Race
    • Kid’s bike rodeo follow up
      • 7 bicycles donated
      • Helmets - Dr. Burnside to confirm with health department
      • Time for volunteers to show? Dr. Burnside will be marking the course in morning, would love to have some volunteers around 8-9am to help move items from the shed to the bike rodeo area, weather dependent, then would need more volunteers starting at 4pm.
      • Rocky is coordinating cheer team as volunteers
      • John Taveira is working on a 3-tiered winners podium
  • Volunteers Needed to help stuff bags, 6:30am at the Ponderosa Restaurant
    • 1st Stuffing date - Aug 8 for swag items
    • 2nd Stuffing date - Aug 11 for t-shirts and chips
  • Bibs need to be delivered to Rocky Mountain timing
  • 5K fun run
    • How will we get sign ups?
  • Stats -
    • 20 racers signed up as of July 30 (100% increase from last year’s 10 racers, same time)
      • 15 men, 5 women
      • 9 for the 50-mile
      • 5 for the 33-mile
      • 6 for the 18-mile
    • 101 T-shirts already allotted to sponsors, racers, and additional orders
    • $6125 revenue from sponsors
    • Website traffic: 9272 website clicks for 2017 (as of July 30), which is more than all of 2016 at 7813 clicks.
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Meeting Agenda For: July 18, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  What are your experiences with lightning?
 
Attendees: George Small, Sue Small, Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside, Susie Lauther, Roger Ptolemy, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Adam Barnhurst, Paul Bilger, Dan Jones, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Carl Buchta, Dana Hill, Jim Reser
--18 attendees--
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
  • Quick update on the bike race
    • T-shirts
    • Insurance certificate
    • Permits - county permit is approved and paid for.
    • Posters - 10 posters for Enchantment Resort raffle created and distributed to those who will be selling tickets. Susan will work on raffle poster, but need info and value
 
One of RYLA students, Skylar Brill, has expressed interest in being an international exchange student
 
  • Visit from George Small, Rotary District Governor
    • Celebrating 100 years of Rotary International and 75 years of the Dolores Rotary Club!
    • 30 years of women
    • Ian Riseley from Australia is RI president. Theme is “Making a Difference”.
      • Required activities - pay club dues, report volunteer hours and service projects and contributions in Rotary Club Central.
      • Support & strengthen clubs - Set at least 10 goals, update or develop strategic plan, net gain in membership, net gain of female members, net gain of members under 40yo, engagement in outside activities, new club or Rotary Community Corp, Sponsor or Co-sponsor an Interact or Rotaract
      • Focus and increase humanitarian service - sponsor/participate in PolioPlus activity, Global or district grants, one environment focused project (plant a tree, recycling, etc), collaborate with clubs to increase scope or visibility, involve rotary alumni in projects/events, increase club giving by 10%, increase number of members giving $25 or more, attain a minimum annual fund giving of $100 per capita, use rotary ideas to contribute a project or seek resources for local or international projects.
      • Enhance public image and awareness - use brand central guidelines and templates in all communications, regularly update club's website and social media (follow 5470 website), host or promote a community event to support world polio day, host 1 network event for professionals, establish or continue a partnership with government, corporate or NGO, host a community forum highlighting clubs work and find solutions, local media coverage of project, event or fundraiser, promote peace and develop future leaders with at least one RYE or RYLA
      • The “Three Legged Stool” - so what should be the focus to make our clubs stronger and sustainable?
        • Public Image - tell them who you are and what you are
        • Membership
        • The Rotary Foundation - annual fund, polio plus, endowment (major gifts)
      • Stronger and sustainable clubs
        • Leadership Continuity
          • PE & PEN selection and training. How about extending your leadership team?
          • Assembly and conference attendance - Pueblo in April 2018, club leadership team should be there.
          • Rotary leadership institute - Paulette Church and Anne Harris head it up, sessions for new members, listed on rotary district website,
          • Grant training - must have someone that has grant training
          • District committees - volunteer for a committee, better advantage to doing club projects
          • Zone leadership institute - from idaho to texas
          • District awards - DD monroe (50+ members) & JE chenoweth (under 50 members
        • Actions of the council on legislation
          • Traditional meetings
          • Flexibility in mtg frequency and format, must have 2 traditional meetings per month, but others can be flexible
          • Attendance
          • Membership types, corporate membership, family membership, put in bylaws
          • Rotaract dual membership - 18 - 35 years old
          • Business, professional and community leaders
          • Four way test
          • Join rotary, exchange ideas, take actions
          • People of action
        • Changing demographics
          • We were all younger, but how about old ways? Can I get your old club leadership vs rotary club central? Put in goals and collect data
          • Lifestyle demands - create ways to involve young families, young professionals
          • Technology
          • District 5470 educational group - 501(c)3 avenue of operation
        • George Small’s challenge:
          • Communication - social media presence
          • Collaboration - what is the big secret? Events, fundraisers, ideas, etc. share with other clubs, community partners,
          • Planning - update or develop a strategic plan, contact chip Ecks, district administration
        • The probability of completing a goal
          • You have a goal: 10%
          • Set a time to do it: 40%
          • Plan how you will do it: 50%
          • Commit to someone else: 65%
          • Specific accountability with a person: 95%
        • Resources
          • D5470 directory and planner
          • Clubrunner
          • RI club and District support (Emily Tucker and James D’Mato) 866-976-8279
          • My rotary and rotary club central (www.rotary.org)
          • Be a vibrant club
          • Rotary Leader (emailed bi monthly)
          • Membership matters (4th tuesday) - web seminar, interactive
          • Manual of procedures
          • RI Code of policies
Video - a century of doing good in the world:
 
 
 
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Rotary Meeting Minutes For: July 11, 2017
 
Question of the day? Which famous person do you look like?
 
In attendance: Tom Seymour, Robbie Singer, Dr. Burnside , Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Rocky Moss, Shawna Valdez, Carl Buchta, Eli Brown,
 
Scott Cooper’s Presidential Address
  • Goals for the year…  Increasing membership, especially female membership.
    • Want to get above 40, back to 35
    • Give all speakers an application
  • Rocky Moss has asked to waylay her term as PE, and will see if another can take her place.
  • Celebrating Rotary International 100th year next mtg. with our District Governor and a cake.
    • Deanna with Ponderosa to make cake with Rotary Wheel
    • It’s the 75th year of the Dolores Rotary club, 100th year of Rotary International
  • Teacher Award: once per semester, or once per year?  Think like Student of the QTR.
    • Excellence in Education/Teacher of the year, get some kind of reward, to be used in their classroom, let students decide (the challenge with students deciding is that elem students will always pick their classroom / homeroom teacher… Might have to ask the staff to nominate…?
  • Satellite Rotary Club? Maybe meets at noon or in the evening?  
    • Different time?
  • Student lead Rotary Club (Interact)?
    • Animas high is closest one, need sponsorship from active rotary club in community, look for service learning or international project
    • Dave has researched and coming from bigger high school, but Roteract for college students, 18 - 36, young adults, opportunities to recruit, put info out there
    • Meet lunchtime on campus, meet Jen Huffman
    • Reach out to Shannon Livick to develop Rotaract

Yearly dues to be paid this month - $150
 
Bike Race Agenda
  • T-shirt discussion
    • Made decision to go with local vendor, SW printing @$10/each
    • Susan & Rocky to go finalize the order with SW printing
    • Due date Monday Aug 7th for final product
  • 5K Fun Run.
    • Bandannas $3.58 each. We should design them with no year, Dolores Rotary Club, 22x22, logo takes up 18”
    • Find out if there’s a price break if we order more. Susan checked and there is a price break at 300, which would bring the cost down to $2.87 each. Still a very high price.
  • Raffle poster - selling some tickets
    • Rifle, need retail value of rifle, cost of tickets, time of drawing 7:30pm, decided going to Community center and dolores schools, paid $345, retail $419, plus case plus bipod, approx $811 retail?
    • Decided to sell 500 rifle tickets @ $10/ticket, $5000 possible revenue
    • 10 copies of poster need to be make, electronic version
 
  • Discuss sponsorships
    • Now at $5675
    • Kokopelli will donate to swag bag fillers up to $500, need logo on tshirt
    • Osprey logo on there as well, They will donate lots of packs for prizes
  • Bike rodeo :  
    • Charley needs ice packs cost from Chris T.
Get Scott Clow and Mark Tucker to talk about volunteers needed
Need list of things to do to prep for bike day
Stuff bags with swag on Tuesday before, then t-shirts and bib on Friday before, at ponderosa
Tuesday before the meeting, need all swag items
Signs out on the 30th of July to notify everyone of race, Tom to head
Event permit is turned in
Need insurance, check with Mark Tucker
Reach out to Empire electric to get in on their calendar for race and rodeo
Zumag just came out, already online, focused on service, picture of Mark and Denis and Bob Sanders
Updating brochures to put into bag, Rocky & Susan to update, Shawna, proof by next Tuesday
 
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 7/18 Visit from George Small, Rotary District Governor
    • Must stand when he walks in the room
    • No other presenters
    • Has projector and laptop
    • Celebrate 100 years of Rotary International and 75 years of Dolores Rotary Club!
  • 8/15 Valiena Rosenkrance, Director of the Teddy Bear Preschool
  • 8/19 Commodities Distribution
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Bike Race Meeting Minutes For: June 27th, 2017
 
In Attendance: Tom Seymour, Scott Clow, Dennis Jewel, Adam Barnhurst, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Paul Bilger, Shawna Valdez, Susan Lisak, Carl Buchta,
 
Question of the Day? What was your favorite Saturday morning TV show?
 
Bike Race Minutes:
 
Rocky Mountain Timing finish line, timing mat and clock
 
Chip timing discussion with Josh Dalley at Rocky Mountain timing:
  • Finish line is a metal truss with timing mat and clock, and can be from 8 to 30 feet long (see above pic)
  • There will be an interactive monitor where finishers can check their time by entering in their bib number.
  • Results can be posted as soon as the last racer comes in.
  • Josh will need the bibs prior to the race so that he can start adding the chips to them. Will deliver them to him the week prior to the race
  • Will give him the final online registrant list the Friday prior to the race
  • Will email him a list of the classes and age categories so that he can set up his software (done).
T-shirt discussion
  • Pricing/Who to give business to/Fabric and style/1 color logo and 4 print run - black
  • If we stay with the local printer, should get everything ready by July 11th. If we go with an online vendor, we will need to come up with our own logo and give more lead time to have the shirts delivered.
  • Tom Seymour will visit with Jon and David at SW Design to finalize fabric and color so that they can get us pricing for 320 shirts. Update: quote received from SW Design was $10/shirt.
County Permit - Tom Seymour is setting up Montezuma temporary use permit. Putting Scott Cooper down as contact person. Application fee of $100 needed. Will include a pic of the poster and the web page. Must have it in at least 30 days prior.
 
5K Fun Run
  • Will come up with a form for them to fill out.
  • Reaching out to cross-country team for assistance
  • Shawna has priced bandannas out thru SW Design @ $2.25/each. Jon @ SW said he would see if there were any other options. We should order around 100 bandannas with no year.
Discuss volunteers needed for each station
  • Usually have 4 volunteers at finish line, but with timing system, will no longer need them there so they can be freed to volunteer at another station. Scott Clow will work on placement and number of volunteers needed.
  • Mark Tucker is looking into number of volunteers on the course.
  • Will be setting up a volunteer meeting a couple days prior to race
Swag bag discussion.
  • Talked about what items we could we get in the bags
  • Tom has around 1000 blue plastic goodie bags.
  • Kokopelli’s will donate, Scott to finalize
  • GST Liquors wants to donate small liquor bottles, concerned about alcohol to minors, so we may use it for another occasion.
  • Dave said there are still some goodie bag items in storage
  • Try to nail down goodie bag items by July 17th
  • Week before the race is stuffing party, August 8th, shirts and bibs on Friday prior
Bike Rodeo discussion
  • Health department will order a bunch of helmets this year so that we don’t run out. We pay $5/helmet.
  • Scott will follow up with Kokopelli’s to help tune bikes
  • Dr. Burnside is trying to find safety cards online pre-printed, otherwise may have to go without.
  • Have a total of 8 bikes this year:
  • 2 in storage for young kids
  • Dr. & Mrs. Burnside will give 4 bikes, 2 boys, 2 girls
  • Shawna will get a girls 20 - 22 inch bike
  • April Seymour will get a boys 24 - 26 inch bike
Discussed sponsorship opportunities
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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In Attendance: Dr. Burnside, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Ed Merritt, Paul Bilger, Scott Cooper, Denis Boon, Dave Sanford, Mark Tucker, Tom Seymour, Adam Barnhurst, Carl Buchta, Rocky Moss, Eli Brown, Deanna Truelson
 
Question of the Day?  What's your favorite form of exercise?
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
Bike race updates
  • T-shirt update - delayed until next week's bike race meeting

  • Discussed getting Bill Stanley to send out an email blast to parents and kids for 5K fun run. 

  • Discussed sponsors updates and those who have not given any commitment, and also talked about new businesses to check with on sponsorship (campgrounds, breweries, pot shops, hotels, restaurants, coffee shops, liquor stores).

  • Discussed how raffle tickets will be sold and how they will be displayed. Will create posters to display, 2 for the Dolores State Bank, 1 at the Ponderosa, and 1 at Charley's Barber shop. Then we may put out tables at various venues and events, like the county fair, harvest fest, City Market, etc. Will make 15 posters. 

  • Discussed having a secondary raffle of a varmint rifle, like a Savage 17 bolt action rifle, a case and scope, with a retail value around $300-$500. Tickets at $20/each, limited to 250 tickets. Proceeds will go to Dolores Community Center and Dolores Schools. Motion called and passed.

Rocky is selling tickets for the Cortez Chamber for a .40 caliber pistol at $20/ticket with a limit of 200 tickets, drawing is July 13th.
 
Ed asked for clarification on how much money to send to Kaylee Bowie. Scott researched and $500 is what she was awarded. 
 
Denis passed around a letter from the Montelores Childhood Development Center.
 
Discuss and vote on motion called by Rocky Moss to donate $100 to United Way’s 100 x $100 campaign.
2nd by Dr. Burnside - motion passed
 
Dave Sanford talked about this year's RYLA event - There were a total of 8 kids, 4 from Mancos, 2 from Dolores, 2 from Dove Creek. Dave gave kudos to our club because we support RYLA better than any other club in the area. The program itself was good, kids enjoyed it and learned a lot. Tom gave Dave the credit for supporting RYLA through the years and making it happen.   
 
Today’s Presentation:
None
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Posted by Susan Lisak on Jun 13, 2017
Rotary Meeting Minutes for 6/13/17
 
In Attendance: Scott Cooper, Carl Buchta, Robbie Singer, Adam Barnhurst, Chris Trusler, Dr. Burnside, Alex Prime, Denis Boon, Ed Merritt, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, Charley Miller, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Dan Jones, Rocky Moss, Val Truelson, Eli Brown
 
Question of the Day: What's your favorite bird?
 

 
Bike race updates:

Slaven’s said they would donate some merchandise, as they do not sponsor with cash. John Taveira will look to see if they carry any bike racks or bike locks, or go with some camping equipment. Will only add them to the website if their retail cost of their donation goes above $75.

Bike race t-shirts update. Last year we spent around $3200 for t-shirts, around $10-12/piece. Chris brought a couple shirt samples that he orders for the school from an outside company at $4.90/each for 1-color, 1-run print. Pricing will be more for 4-run, 2-color prints, he's guessing around $6.50 - 8.50 per shirt, which will save a lot of money towards the cost of shirts, especially since only a handful of people actually wear the shirts around town after the race. Scott Cooper asked for Chris to get a quote for a 1-color nicer shirt (80-90% polyester) as well as a lower tier shirt (50% polyester-cotton blend), along with a price for bandannas.
 
Vista Grand Inn/Valley Inn Nursing home will donate $500 to be on sleeve of t-shirt.
 
Viva salons added $40 to their donation, bringing their sponsorship amount to $75 dollars.
 
Decided not to send anyone to the Rotary Leadership Institute on Saturday June 24th in Colorado Springs. If we decide we want to take advantage of any Rotary grants, we will then see if we can get someone certified. 

Decided that there will be no July speakers, and instead direct most of the meetings towards final planning of the bike race. There will be no Rotary meeting on July 4th.   
 
Talked about the Rotary's updated gun policy that was just sent out. Revisions allow us to hold gun raffles, as long as no club takes ownership of the weapons and transfers are conducted by third parties. 
 
****$150 annual Rotary membership fees are due.****
 
Today’s Presentation:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alex Prime, United Way of SW Colorado
 
The United Way of Southwest Colorado's main objective is to collect money to distribute and support other non-profits. With their larger reach and worldwide recognition, they can make it easier for local charities and organizations to receive funding. 
 
They focus on three areas: education, health care, and economic stability

This chapter is independent of United Way Worldwide. 99% of the money stays in the area, and 1% goes to United Way Worldwide.

Alex is focused on figuring out new fundraising strategies. The bulk of funding is used for emergency needs, but they are looking towards more long-term solutions as well. Some of the fundraisers they are currently working on are:

100 x $100 challenge: The goal is to get 100 businesses to give $100 dollars in exchange of promoting them on Facebook. They can also challenge other businesses to give as well.
 
Taste of the Seasons - 20 restaurants participate in a wine and food tasting fundraiser hosted at Four Seasons Greenhouse, in early December.

Eat. Drink. Live United - June 14th at the Dolores River Campground - Live music by The Tomlynns, wood-fired pizza, beer, wine, food, kids activities, raffle. $10pp
 

Rocky asked for a motion to support the 100x$100 challenge. Will discuss at next meeting.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am

 
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Posted by Susan Lisak on Jun 07, 2017
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Meeting Minutes for June 6th, 2017
 
In Attendance: Scott Cooper, Ed Merritt, Dr. Burnside, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Shawna Valdez, Eli Brown, Chris Trusler, Adam Barnhurst, Susan Lisak, John Taveira
Question of the Day? Anybody get on the water during Spring runoff?
 
Reviewed May 30th Bike Race meeting. Next bike race meeting is June 27th.
  • Discussed Friday’s kids bike rodeo schedule. No changes from last year. There are two bikes in storage, Shawna will donate 1 bike, need around 5 more bikes donated/purchased.

  • Thanks to Shawn and Dani for getting 250 trophies made, hopefully those will last us a couple years.

  • Hunter with Zumag will interview some Rotarians for 2nd article.

  • Rocky is beginning the online Facebook advertising in 10 days

  • Discussed T-shirts. Chris Trusler offered to get a quote from another shirt company that he works with. Chris will set up a Google drive folder where logo’s can be saved. Some logo’s are already on the website as well. Will need to scrutinize the preview shirt to verify all info is correct before printing. Deadline for sponsors to get on shirt is July 1st. For sizes, going with similar formula as last year, maybe less Women’s small. Last year ordered around 320 shirts.

  • Discussed Raffle tickets. Decided to have 2 raffle items: a 2 night stay at Enchantment Resort + $250 in spending cash, or a $1000 cash prize. First drawn winner gets to choose which prize they want. Retail value on 2-night stay is $1443.90, with the $250 spending cash would put the value at $1693.90. Maximum tickets to be sold is 1000 at $10/ticket. Dr. Burnside will file the appropriate raffle paperwork.

  • Discussed chip timing system again, and vote was taken in favor of going with Rocky Mountain timing at a discounted rate of $650. Rocky to coordinate with them. Susan has posted timing information and links onto the doloresrace.com website.

  • Discussed bike race budget, but will have more budget information next week.

  • Discussed filming with a drone and asking the fire department if they could do that for us. Rocky to inquire with Chris Barber.

  • Shawna will work on bandannas, yellow and blue, no year.

Dolores River Festival is this weekend. Friday night pre-show at Dolores River Brewery with the Durango Funk Allstars! Saturday, festival gates open 10 am, last band begins at 9:40pm. Great lineup of live music (doloresriverfestival.org). Tickets in advance $20, at gate $25.
 
Tune in To KKDC D’Crow 93.3 at 8:40 am this Thursday – The Chamberhood will be talking with Billy & Lainey Beyhan, Dolores River Campground, our 2017 Business of the Year
 
Scott distributed a proposed letter of support for the Dolores School-Based Health Clinic. Asking for up to $500K to build the Health Clinic, which will be attached to the building. Members approved letter, and Scott will sign in lieu of Denis who is out of town.
 
Meeting adjourned at 7:30am
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Bike Race Meeting Minutes For: May 30th, 2017
 
In Attendance: Scott Cooper, Dana Hill, Dr. Burnside, Denis Boon, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, John Taveira, Susan Lisak, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, Dani Gregory, Rocky Moss, Tom Rice
 
Meeting Minutes:
Friday, August 11th - Activities and schedule:
  • Chamber is responsible for the bike parade and the ice cream eating contest, Rotary will run the bike rodeo. Around a hundred kids last year. Parade starts at the General Store. Will have bikes to raffle off to kids where the kids will put their raffle ticket in the jar next to the bike of their choice. We currently have 2 bikes, will need at least 5-6 more. Rotary worked with the Health Department to provide helmets to all the riders for a $5/helmet fee. Kokopelli’s came in and gave free bike tuning. Sheriff’s department was there giving kids street riding instructions. Will need volunteers starting at 3:30 - 4pm to help set up the rodeo. Will check with student groups or High Desert Devo for volunteer support.
  • Friday, August 11th Schedule:
    • 5:30pm - Kids bike parade
    • 6pm - Kids bike rodeo
    • 7pm - Kids ice cream eating contest
Timing system discussion.
  • Josh Daly from Rocky Mountain Timing gave us a quote of $900 for up to 250 riders, and offered to sponsor some of the cost ($250), taking the final cost down to $650. The company will provide a finish line banner, RFID chips, RFID reader which will upload the times quickly and easily, photo finishes where riders can get a photo of themselves crossing the finish line, and a person to help load up same-day registrants into the timing system. It will make the timing of the race much simpler and will alleviate the need for volunteers to manually keep track of the time. But the cost is still a concern and the number of racers and donations may not be enough to cover the increased costs, possibly bringing our net proceeds down. Tabled for further discussion next week.
Metal Trophies.
  • Currently have around 60, may need up to 96 if all categories/age groups are represented. Dani will see about having 136 - 150 trophies made.
Posters
  • Posters are in, let Susan know if you’d like some to help getting them out to area shops.
Marketing Discussions
  • Scott will follow up with Colleen at Zumag for next article highlighting all that Rotary does for the community.
  • Mountain Flyer Magazine, Dani to reach out and gather info
  • Susan will send electronic copy of poster to Rotary Presidents in area.
  • Rocky will start advertising bike race through Facebook on June 1st.
  • Discussed having some radio PSA’s. Rocky to get with KSJD, KSUT, Cortez Journal, Moab?
  • Discussed having the race video’d via a drone. Scott to check with CDOT for any issues.
Bike Race T-shirt
  • Discussed possibly shrinking the Escalante Days logo on front to allow for companies to be put on the front of shirt. Decided no.
  • One sleeve has already been sponsored by Michael F. Greene PC.
  • Color was chosen, fabric was discussed and possibly having some cotton ones available.
Volunteer Info
  • Scott Clow and Mark Tucker to coordinate course volunteers, still planning on aid station at bottom of bean, see if Search and Rescue can cover the aid station, check color coded flagging. Suggested two people on the switchbacks to guide riders.
  • Shawn Gregory will send GPS info to the forest service so that we could see about having some volunteers with GPS.
  • Schedule Aug 8th with a volunteer meeting at the Town Park to go over schedule and assign stations, had approximately 30 volunteers last year.
Want to go over the budget at the next Rotary meeting June 6th.
 
Assigned Rotarians to follow up on sponsorship. Task list updated below with assignments.
 
To-Do and In-Progress Task List, updated 30-May:
 
Everyone
  • Start actively soliciting sponsorship, and you can now also direct them to the website link for monetary donations.
Scott Cooper
  • Contact for sponsorship: Lizardhead Cyclery, Sparks Plumbing, Dunton Hot Springs, Town of Dolores
  • Contact fire department to clean road for Friday’s bike rodeo
  • Follow up with ZuMag for next article - IN PROGRESS.
  • Coordinate volunteer meeting a couple days prior to race, Aug 8th, Town Park
  • Check with Sheriff’s dept to see about someone to go over Rules of the Road on Friday
Denis Boon
  • Contact for sponsorship: Habitat For Humanity Cortez, Ute Coffee Shop
Ed Merritt
  • Go over bike race budget at June 6th meeting
  • Contact for sponsorship: Bru’s House of Color, Colorado Land & Title, Comfort Air, Dewayne Findlay Logging, Dolores General Store, Dolores State Bank, First National Bank of Cortez, Gonzalez Construction, Jarvis Insurance, Kelley R. McCabe PC, Vectra Bank
Shawn & Dani Gregory
  • Contact for sponsorship: Osprey, Johnson Physical Therapy,
  • Check with High Desert Devo to see if they want to send volunteer for kid’s bike parade.
  • See if we can get more metal trophies, need 136 - 150 more
  • See about a presence in Mountain Flyer Magazine
  • Give GPS coordinates to Forest Service - DONE
Rocky Moss
  • Contact other Chamber of Commerce’s with race info
  • Chip timing discussion - IN PROGRESS
  • Contact KSJS, KSUT, Cortez Journal, Moab with PSA
  • Drone to film race start?
  • Contact for sponsorship: Empire Electric
Mark Tucker
  • Secure USFS 5 year permit - IN PROGRESS
  • Contact for sponsorship: 2nd Avenue Sports, Cortez Electric, Dolores Liquors, Reflections in Metal,
Scott Clow
  • Coordinate volunteers for trails and aid stations
  • Reach out to Search and Rescue
  • Check color coded flagging on course
Dr. Burnside
  • Order Rules of the Road cards?
Tom Seymour
  • Secure County permit - In Progress
  • Work with Chris T on T-shirt style options
Chris Trusler
  • Work with Tom S. on T-shirt style options
  • Contact for sponsorship: New Country Auto Center
Shawna Valdez
  • Secure bandannas for kid’s bike rodeo
Lou Ann Jacobson Ball
  • Contact for sponsorship: Breitenbach Chiropractic, Slaven’s True Value
Lloyd Kramer
  • Secure 2-night stay at Sophia’s Retreat?
John Taveira
  • Contact for sponsorship: Big R of Cortez, Choice Ace Hardware, T Box Liquor, West View RV Park
Shannon Livick
  • Contact Kokopelli’s for sponsorship
Vic Veira
  • Contact for sponsorship: Royal Order of Rogue Bulls
Dave Sanford
  • Organize 1 aid station
Susan Lisak
  • Secure some corporate sponsorship for prize donations, sponsorship, and aid station donations (like Gatorade, PowerAde, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Coors, etc). See if one of them want’s to pay to advertise on a Finish Line banner. IN PROGRESS
  • Email blast to past racers.
  • Collect last year’s racer data.
  • Add event to various websites to promote demand and early registration - IN PROGRESS
  • Send out copies of poster to other Rotary presidents
  • Contact for sponsorship: Amangiri, City Market, Encantos Products, IFA Country Stores
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Posted by Susan Lisak on May 24, 2017
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Meeting Minutes For: May 23rd, 2017
 
In Attendance: Rocky Moss, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Adam Barnhurst, Chris Trusler, Dr. Burnside, Denis Boon, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, Jenifer Hufman, Dan Jones, Susan Lisak, Val and Deanna Truelson, Paul Bilger, Kelly Matthews, Dean Matthews, Jeannie Matthews, Tristan Medina, Sue Garlick
 
Question of the Day? What is your favorite quote.
 
Club Business:
 
Jim Phillips and Patrick Colton scholarships - Have two applicants for the Patrick Colton scholarship and zero for the Jim Phillips scholarship. After some discussion, it was voted that both Patrick Colton applicants would each receive a $500 scholarship. Recipients are Kayleen Bowie and Bailey Boyd.
 
Kayleen has volunteered at the gun show, is on a shooting team and has earned expert classification, plays volleyball, member of high school leadership and National Honor Society.
 
Bailey is student class president, service learning project, set up the Color Fun Run for the Pinyon Project, and volunteers at the hospital weekly.
 
Student of the 4th quarter - Kelley Matthews, $250 scholarship recipient 
Kelley is involved in everything, she plays sports, does many community service activities, she’s on the board of the School Youth Community Collaborative, and does some social work. She is taking a year off to work for McCabe’s Law Office to gain experience, then she is going to Fort Lewis College to major in social work. Her aspiration is to become a family lawyer.
 
Rocky Moss says everything’s going great at the Visitor’s Center, she is getting a lot of good reviews from bikers on the McPhee Overlook Trail, she’s hired 2 people to work the Visitor’s Center. Go see the Weatherall family display at the Anasazi Heritage Center. 
 
School Updates: 

Chris Trusler noted that Football Camp is June 22 - 24 for grades K - 8 at the high school, 200 kids expected this year.

Chris T. and Jen H. talked about their track athletes and the races and awards they’ve garnered recently. Tristan Medina was present at the meeting and was at the most recent State Track meet with an eighth-place podium finish in the 110-meter hurdles, along with a seventh-place finish in the 300-meter hurdles. Tristan has also qualified for the state wrestling tournament twice, lettered four times on the football field and led the Bears basketball as a do-it-all point guard. https://the-journal.com/articles/48856-tristan-medina-paces-dolores-bears-at-state

Graduation ceremony is this Saturday at 10am

School construction projects:

Have a $110K grant to build a playground for middle school students on the SE corner, hopefully completed before school starts in the fall.

They will be moving a 2-room modular and renovating it to become the new Infant/toddler daycare center. Their current capacity is 8 infants and 8 toddlers, with possible expansion in the future. All spots are already taken. This will create 4 new jobs and fill a much needed demand for childcare. $38/day/child.

Scott is working on a planning grant for a School-Based Health Clinic, which they will try to apply for capital funds up to $500K, as well as applying for funds to manage the clinic for 3 years at a time. The clinic would be open during school days for ages 1 - 18yrs, and during the summer 1 day a week. Payment for services would be on a sliding scale, and will also provide needed behavioral health services.

Working on getting grants to build a school track. Was not chosen for one grant they applied to this year, are re-applying for next year and are looking at some other funding alternatives.

Chris Trusler recently went with some students on a Leader-to-Leader Summit, which was very good for the kids, they got to meet with team captains, Athletic Directors and stakeholders. Chris spoke about getting to jailbreak one of his favorite middle school students just recently diagnosed with leukemia out of hospital for a surprise visit with the Denver Broncos. They were able to live stream it back to the school. Jen Hufman talked about how two students decided they wanted to help with medical expenses for him and took it upon themselves to raise $4K on this student’s behalf.

Summer lunch program will begin soon for ages 1 - 18. Running for six weeks, providing programming sessions during lunch. Scott Cooper thanked the group again for the donations of supplies and cash.

Tom Seymour says he's pleased at how much Rotary is integrated with the schools, happy with the relationship, glad we have scholarships available, and it’s fantastic to see the positive changes over the last 8 years.

Discussed District grants for rotary. In order to be considered for any grants, someone needs to take the Rotary grant course every year.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30am

 

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Meeting minutes for 5/9/17

 

In attendance: Susan Lisak, John Taveira, Ed Merritt, Denis Boon, Robbie Singer, Dave Sanford, Scott Cooper, Tom Seymour, Charley Miller, Dan Jones, Mark Tucker, Adam Barnhurst, Shawna Valdez, Eli Brown, Jeff Pope

 

Question of the day: If you could paint a picture of any place, where would that be?

 

Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am

 

Bike Race

  • After some discussion, decided to have the experts finish through the McPhee Overlook trail. Discussed possible alley traffic between cars, riders and runners. Also discussed adding a small prize ($50 - $100) to the top finisher who sets the new Expert time record. Ed called the vote to change, seconded by Scott C., and the motion passed. Will notify residents in that alley area a week prior to race.

  • Shawn Gregory rode the Expert route this past weekend, and will load all the updated maps onto the website this week.

  • Talked about adding a “squeeze” near the finish line, allowing only the space for 1 rider to get through the finish at a time.

  • Fun Run will not be timed. Endurance will start at 8am, Fun Run at 8:30am, and Expert, Sport and Beginner will depart at 9:50am, just before the parade starts at 10am.

  • Ed Merritt will be at the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde Race this Saturday, and will pick up the Sports drink mix donated by Tailwind Nutrition as well as give out our postcards for the bike race.

  • Bike race website has been updated, take a look and give any feedback for ideas and changes to Susan Lisak. www.doloresrace.com

  • Talked about getting bandannas for the Fun Run with the Rotary logo but no year information on them so they can be re-used in future years. Shawna will follow up with the printers on them.  Fun Run pricing is set at $10 per adult, $5 per child 18 & under.

  • Discussed using some of the student art work created last year as silent auction items, and see whether to repeat the project this year with the art students. Scott will research.

  • Dave Sanford reported a lot of leftover t-shirts in storage, along with some leftover goodie bag items that can be re-used for this year’s bags. Extra utensils and paper products in storage were donated to the Summer Lunch Program.

  • Next bike race meeting is May 30th, 6:30am.

An anonymous donation was made in the amount of $1000 to the Imagination Library and $500 to the Dolores Summer Lunch program. Rotary is going to contribute another $100 to the Lunch Program, for a total of $600 for the Lunch Program.

 

Jeff Pope - with KSJD Radio (ksjd.org)

  • Produces 5 daily newscasts a week

  • KSJD began in 1986 with a budget of $25K in the red, and today has a budget of $630K, employing 8.5ppl

  • They reside in the Montezuma bank building, along with the Sunflower theatre.

  • KSJD considers themselves a media organization, with audio, website, and digital access.

  • Major funding is through individuals and corporate sponsors, making up 80% of the annual revenue.

  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) gave KSJD $135K this year. With possible changes in the future for CBP to give funding, this may impact the future of the radio station as well.

  • KSJD has a large footprint of coverage around the Four Corners Region

  • Jeff Pope’s vision for the future is growing modestly, increasing entertainment, cultural aspects, getting digital cameras to record shows and feature them on Rocky Mountain PBS, as well as growing the news and reporting more local issues like the county commissioner’s meetings on Mondays.

  • Their sustained giving programs brings in about $35K annually.

 

Meeting adjourned at 7:30am

 

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Agenda For: May 9th, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
 
  • Bike Race
    • Discuss whether to amend the course for the Expert riders to start the same way as the Sport & Beginners, but then go through the McPhee overlook trail and end the same route as the Endurance riders. If we decide to move ahead, the course record will need to be re-established, so no record breaking prizes will be given out this year.
    • Back alley route has been slightly changed to go down 4th street instead of 3rd due to private property.
    • Tailwind nutrition agreed to give us some of their product for their race. Rocky Gingg will be at the 12 hours of Mesa Verde this Saturday, where we can pick it up. Is anyone going to that event that can pick up the donation items for us?
  • Dolores Summer Lunch Program - $138 was collected via the group last week. Discuss whether to offer any other financial support and if there is availability in the budget.
 
Presentation:
 
  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD
 
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff
  • 5/20 Commodities giveaway
  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World
  • 6/17 Commodities giveaway
 
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Meeting Minutes For: May 2nd, 2017

 

In Attendance: John Taveira, Dr. Burnside, Denis Boon, Susan Lisak, Paul Bilger, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Dana Hill, Shawna Valdez, Mark Tucker, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Dan Jones, Dave Sanford, Adam Barnhurst, Rob Singer, Ed Merritt, Rocky Moss, Ashley Schrage, Keith Procyk, Eli Brown

 

Call to Order:   6:30am

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Inspiration

  • Question of the Day?  Would you rather be a giant rodent or a tiny elephant?

 

Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am

  • April 25th Bingo update

    • We raised $220 from bingo sales, and $535 from auction sales. Another $100 came in afterwards, for a total of $855 for the Dolores Community Center.

  • Bike Race update

    • Discussed the possibility of adding a fun ride up and around the Boggy Draw trail. Mark will add it to forest service permit just in case.

    • Noted that the bike race proceeds will go towards Dolores High School Scholarships and RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) recipients from Dove Creek, Dolores, and Mancos.

    • Raffle proceeds will benefit the Imagination Library and maybe one or two other entities. Tabled for further discussion. Raffle will be drawn near the end of the year.

    • Rocky will be sending bike race info in a special newsletter.

    • Update: the National History Day (NHD) students will be the ones in charge of coordinating the Family Fun Run. Jen Huffman, Dolores principal, will represent and will be invited to the next bike race meeting.

    • Back alleys are clear, and Shawna talked to the Town, and they saw no problems with us utilizing the alleyways during the bike race.

  • No change on the Rotary clubrunner website.  $420/year for subscription, Rocky and Susan mentioned the site was easy to navigate and upload info to and had all the past history of club info.

  • No more bingo until maybe July 29 at the Dolores River Campground to benefit the Dolores River Campground. The campground may serve alcohol and set up live music. No one is set yet as beneficiaries for the September and October bingos. Rocky wanted to try setting up an additional bingo in August and will fill out the necessary paperwork should we move forward with that. If it goes well, Rocky said we should consider running bingo all summer.

  • Question was posed about the Facebook page. Rocky has been upkeeping http://facebook.com/doloresrotaryclub. Any other pages or sites that may have been set up in the past are not known and are no longer being updated. Rocky will give Susan access to the FaceBook page to post and make changes.

  • Scott introduced Keith Procyk, a candidate for school counselor from Pittsburgh, PA. Wanted to tour the area before deciding to accept a position at the school.  Will be here until Wednesday morning before flying back.

  • Chamber of Commerce banquet was a success, will be able to fund scholarships from the monies donated.

  • Visitor’s Center is now open! Rocky was able to hire a part time student.

 

Presentation -

Ashley Schrage, PTA President and Site Coordinator of the Summer Lunch Program

  • This is Ashley’s 3rd summer running the summer lunch program.

  • Served over 3200 meals over the last two summers, forecasting 1200 meals this season.

  • Program is 6 weeks long, begins in June with about 50 kids a day, Mon - Thurs, 11:30am to 12:30pm, free to kids 18 and under.

  • Most of the kids who attend would normally be wandering around the area during the summer months, many without adequate nutrition. This programs serves as a focusing point, giving them something to do and a place to go, along with a good meal.

  • There are different themed days to provide programming during lunch time, and this year Ashley is looking to expand the programming, like having the students harvesting food from the Montezuma school to farm program.

  • In need of many supplies, like forks, spoons, plates, bowls, napkins, paper towels, trash bags, soap, disinfectant spray, temperature gun, spray bottles etc.

  • Any supply donations can be dropped off to Scott Cooper at his office, or can be brought to the next Rotary meeting.

  • Working on partnering with a restaurant to provide the food for the program.

  • Ashley is also asking for any financial support the Rotary can provide. Members will discuss at next meeting.

  • A donation cup was passed around, and $138 was collected to help pay for an IR thermometer and other supplies.

 

Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:

  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD

  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff

  • 5/20 Commodities giveaway

  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World

  • 6/17 Commodities giveaway
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Posted by Susan Lisak on Apr 26, 2017

Bike Race Meeting Minutes For: April 25, 2017

 

In Attendance: Dr. Burnside, Tom Seymour, Dave Sanford, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Shawna Valdez, Rocky Moss, Dani Gregory, Susan Lisak

 

Meeting Minutes:

  • 50 mile Endurance - decided to use the back alleys to get to the McPhee Overlook trail.  Shawna will talk with the Town of Dolores about it. This route will only be for the 50-milers and the Family Fun Run. The 31, 18 and 13-milers will keep the same route as years prior. Possible problems of back alleys could be foot traffic and blocking off parking.

  • Start time for the Family Fun Run was discussed and determined that 8:30am was the best time to start it, giving the runner’s time to get back and participate in the parade if needed. Will need to finalize route and create a map. Will start the same as the 50-milers along back alleys, but then will go under the bridge onto the River Trail for 2.5K, then turn around and come back for a total of 5K. Susan will run it to determine GPS coordinates of the 2.5K turnaround point.
  • Discussed whether to have a packet pickup available the day prior, maybe stationed at Kokopelli's or LizardHead. It was tabled for further discussion, but initial thoughts were that in prior years, there was not enough time to get the packets done any earlier unless we cut off registration earlier.

  • Packet pickup on the morning of the race will be open from 7am to 9:30am.

  • Discussed whether to spread out the start times for the 31, 18, and 13 mile racers. No, we want them to start at the same time with the fire truck acting as the pace vehicle until they start up the hill, which will spread them out. Worked well in years prior and that way they start just prior to the parade.

  • We checked in storage, and we have plenty of bibs for this years race. Shawna has the ties for the bibs.

  • Discussed whether we wanted to explore a better timing system.  Rocky has been in contact with Rocky Mountain timing systems (located in Mancos) for RFID chip timers and got an initial estimate of $600.  Will see if they will donate some of the cost or trade with sponsorship, or if we don't need bibs what the altered estimate would be.

  • Will keep the cash prizes the same as last year.  $100/$75/$50 for the top 3 in each class/category/gender.  $500 additional prize if anyone beats the 31-mile expert course record for men and/or women. Cash prize for the first rider to cross the cattle guard, one for each start time (either $50 or $100). Last year, we spent $1325 on prize money, which was lower than estimated because we didn’t have anyone in some of the age categories.

  • Counted trophies in storage and have around 60 of them, which will be given to the top 3 in each age group in each category. Possibly need 96 trophies if there is at least 3 in each age category.

  • Discussed whether it would be possible to sell raffle tickets through IMathelete.  No, since rules for raffles say that any tickets purchased must be paid with by cash. Will try to assign volunteers to sell raffle tickets during the race, and have some Rotarians sell them at their businesses.

  • Discussed whether to have the raffles go towards a specific cause and not just Rotary, which may get more people to purchase tickets.  Will decide at next business meeting what 3 causes the raffles will go towards. Decided that the raffle will be a general drawing for all the items that get donated to us.  The winners will get to pick the raffle item they want in the order that they get drawn.

  • Kokopelli told us that they will donate $500 in goodie bag items in exchange for their name/logo on T-shirt.

  • Discussed the need to further promote all the things that Rotary does before and during the race.

  • Rocky will spearhead advertising on Facebook. Thinks it would cost around $50. Will check with Chamber to see if they will donate the cost.

  • Discussed having postcards available for the Pueblo-to-Pueblo race as well as 12 hours of Mesa Verde. Discussed whether we could have a table at the 12 Hours of Mesa Verde (May 13) promoting Dolores, tourism, the bike race and Rotary. Maybe display a pic of the bike rider on the cliff above McPhee, or have copies of Zumag. Dani will reach out and see. Can sign up to volunteer at 12 hours of Mesa Verde thru IMathelete.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30am

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Posted by Raquel Moss on Apr 24, 2017
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Bike Race Agenda For April 25, 2017
 
50 mile Endurance - Final decisions on route
  • Start time for the Family Fun Run? Need to finalize route they will take.
  • Discuss if it’s possible to have a packet pickup available the day prior.
  • Should we keep packet pickup/late registration open from 7am-9:30am? Last year it was listed as 7-7:30am, then 8-9am.
  • Do we want to spread out the start times for the 31, 18, and 13 mile racers? All 3 started at 9:50am last year.
  • Where do we get the bibs?
  • Do we want to explore a better timing system?
  • What cash prizes do we want to set up?
  • We can set up raffle ticket sales through IMathelete. Any legal issues?
  • Should we set aside $50 or so to advertise on Facebook?

Tasks, updated 24-April

Everyone
  • Forms were emailed out, please start actively soliciting sponsorship, or you can now also direct them to the website link for monetary donations. Or send Susan Lisak their business info and contact person, and she will send out sponsorship requests on your behalf
Scott Cooper
  • Contact Lizardhead bike shop for sponsorship
  • Reach out to district Rotary with race info - DONE, see www.rotary5470.org, event is now listed on website.
  • Advertising opportunities thru Rotary? Pricing?
Shawn & Dani Gregory -
  • Need map updated of 50-mile Endurance course once route finalized
  • Need map of 5K Fun Run created once route finalized
  • Contact Osprey for sponsorship
  • Work with Susan Lisak to update doloresrace.com with info and updated maps
Rocky Moss -
  • Order 100 posters 11 x 17
  • Contact other Chamber of Commerce’s with race info
  • Update bike race Facebook page - DONE
Ed Merritt -
  • Need Tax ID Number for IMathelete.com
  • Need tax deductible forms in electronic or paper format to send out.
Mark Tucker -  
  • Secure USFS 5 year permit
  • Touch base with Taz at Dolores Food Market for sponsorship and T-shirt details for this year
  • Goodie bag count - DONE, 116 bags currently
Tom Seymour -
  • Secure County permit
  • T-shirt style options?
Chris Trusler
  • T-shirt style options?
  • Invite key track members to attend bike race meetings to coordinate fun run
Lloyd
  • Secure 2-night stay at Sophia’s Retreat?
Shannon Livick
  • Contact Kokopelli’s for sponsorship
Shawna Valdez
  • Send electronic manual to Scott C. - DONE, both Susan & Scott have copies.
Scott Clow -
  • Elevations Magazine’s new due date for next issue?
Dave Sanford -
  • Organize 1 aid station
Susan Lisak
  • Mail letters to sponsors in April - IN PROGRESS.
  • Secure some corporate sponsorship for prize donations, sponsorship, and aid station donations (like Gatorade, PowerAde, Red Bull, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Coors, etc). See if one of them want’s to pay to advertise on a Finish Line banner.
  • Secure 2-night stay at Enchantment resort for rider prizes/door prizes - DONATION LETTER SENT AND ACKNOWLEDGED.
  • Email blast to past racers.
  • Collect last year’s racer data.
  • Set up IMathelete registration - DONE
  • Update doloresrace.com info with reader friendly info
  • Add event to various websites to promote demand and early registration - IN PROGRESS
 
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Meeting minutes: April 18, 2017
In Attendance: Carl Buchta, Dr. Burnside, Denis Boon, Dave Sanford, Vic Viera, Mark Tucker, Paul Bilger, Charley Miller, Adam Barnhurst, Marshall Roberts, Karen Harbaugh, Ed Merritt, Jennifer Huffman, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Abby Melarchick, Judy Melarchick, Steven Melarchick, Eli Brown, Susan Lisak
 
Question of the day: Does anybody have a tattoo, and if you wanted one, what would it be?
 
Club Business and announcements:
  • Denis passed out thank you letters from kids in Dove Creek regarding the dictionaries they received.
  • Bike race - meeting is next Tuesday, April 25th
    • Already have a few posters available which will be left in the back room of the Ponderosa if anyone would like to grab one.  Bigger posters coming out soon.  
    • Will try to send someone out to the Broncos meet and greet at the Park de Vida next week to see about corporate sponsorship, maybe tickets for a game for the raffle.
    • Enchantment Resort, Dunton Hot Springs, Far View lodge, and the Metate Room Restaurant have also been contacted for raffle donations.
    • Susan has the imathelete.com logon info now, and will set up the registration.  She is also working with Shawn on updating info on the website.
  • Jen Huffman introduced Abby Melarchick (sp?), who is the Student of the Quarter.  Abby is senior class salutatorian, and getting her Associates degree in Cosmetology while still attending high school.
  • Question was asked about next year’s scholarships.  Do we automatically budget for that?  Yes.
  • Bingo is next Tuesday, Apr 25th, benefitting the Dolores Community Center.
  • Last week we tabled a motion made by Charley to donate $100 to Habitat for Humanity in honor of Denis' mother who recently passed. Motion seconded by Scott, voted and passed.  Denis will make a contributing match of $100.
  • Marshall brought a plaque that he received featuring a picture of his ship (USS Portland) from his service days and he gave a talk about his time on it
Presentation by Karen Harbaugh from Muscanell Millworks (http://www.muscanell.com)
Hardwood Tree Report:
  • Standing hardwood volume has doubled in the last 50 years, with 48% more trees over 11” in diameter than in 1977.
  • The U.S. wood industry only harvests 42% of the annual growth, leaving a surplus each year to build forest reserves.
History of Muscanell Millworks
  • Doug Muscanell graduated with a forestry degree and worked in several aspects of the lumber milling process, then after visiting the area decided to settle down in Cortez and open up his own mill.  With meticulous quality standards, Doug and Karen began producing precisely-milled, long-length hardwood flooring specially adapted to the arid climate of the intermountain and southwest regions.
Company Information
  • Muscanell Millworks sells mainly to hardwood floor distributors, although it is possible to buy from them directly by appointment.
  • They also use the hardwood grindings and shavings to produce Woodchuck Fire Logs, which have no glues or other additives.
  • They take additional drying steps to bring the moisture content of their wood from 10% to a 5-7% moisture range prior to milling, which reduces shrinkage and movement in arid climates.
  • They reuse their wood by-product to heat their building
  • They are committed to quality, with a highly trained, quality conscious staff
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Agenda For: April 18th, 2017

Call to Order:   6:30am

  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
  • Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for the Chamber of Commerce Spring Banquet April 22nd benefitting scholarships for Dolores High School Graduates.  Gin & Jazz, roaring 20’s theme at the Dolores Community Center.  $35/pp.  6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner, silent auctions, awards, and a fun memorable time.
  • Posters for bike race will be printed soon.  Thinking we need 100 copies, thoughts?
  • Bingo and bike race meeting is next week, April 25th
Presentation:
  • Karen Harbaugh with Muscanell Millworks
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefitting the Dolores Community Center
  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD
  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff
  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World
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Meeting Minutes For: April 11th, 2017
 
In attendance: Susan Lisak, Dan Jones, Dana Hill, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Dr. Alan Burnside, Denis Boon, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Vic Viera, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Adam Barnhurst, Charley Miller, Paul Bilger
 
Question of the day? Tell one of your bucket list goals.
 
Club Business & Announcements:  
  • Sponsor letters and forms are available on Google docs for personalization or handing out.  A few copies were delivered at the meeting, with thanks to Charley for filling one out immediately and being the first official sponsor! Everyone is also welcome to send any sponsor leads to Susan Lisak (slisak@hotmail.com, 928-380-1871) and she will happily follow up sending out a sponsor letter on your behalf.
  • Make sure to purchase your tickets for the Chamber of Commerce Spring Banquet April 22nd benefitting scholarships for Dolores High School Graduates.  Gin & Jazz, roaring 20’s theme at the Dolores Community Center.  $35/pp.  6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner, silent auctions, awards, door prizes. Come dressed up in your finest!
  • Further discussion on Rotary’s stance on firearms and how it may impact our annual gun raffle. Since Rotary is taking the stance of not affiliating with firearms or organizations that promote firearms, it makes it difficult to hold a raffle where guns are in high demand.  Darwin suggested raffling a old musket that is really only for decoration. If we do go ahead with a gun raffle, then it was suggested a long gun be the raffle item.
  • Raffle items - we need to try to get any future raffle items donated to us, instead of the organization purchasing them.  It was mentioned that in order to complete the necessary paperwork to hold a raffle, we need to have the item in hand, either purchased or donated, with a breakdown of where the money is going. We will try to contact local hotels to see if they will donate a vacation package, will try for Dunton Hot Springs, a stay in Mesa Verde, a train ride, etc.  Scott and Susan will do some research and bring back info on Tuesday.
  • Bike race - after further discussion, it was decided not to try crossing Hwy 145 this year, but keep all the research for next year’s race.  The next bike race meeting will be Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30am.
  • Barbara Coloroso will be presenting at the Dolores High School gym on April 11th, 6pm.  She is the author of many books on parenting and bullying.  Scott expects around 300 people.  Free admission. Handouts on her lecture is available at https://doloresschools.org/
  • SAT testing is today (April 11th) 8am for students
  • Epic Day is Wednesday, April 12th for 8th graders from Mancos and Dolores. Classes on how to prepare for high school, and how to resolve conflict and get along.
  • Broncos football team will be coming to town on April 21st, 4:30pm at the Park de Vida pavillion area.  Do a promotional tour and meet & greet.
  • Charley proposed a donation to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of Denis’ mother.  Seconded by Scott, but tabled until next week to determine funds available.
  • Dave Sanford noted that the RYLA students have been selected, and that he opened up his schedule so that he can take them up to the conference on June 16 - 19.
  • The grant has been written for the dictionary giveaway.  Need some budget information.
  • Two students from Operation Graduation thanked the Rotary Club for their recent Bingo Night donation of $977, which will be used towards laptops and fitbits.
 
Presentation by Tom & Lucy Butler with Mesa View Yak Ranch - http://mesaviewyakranch.com/
  • Did you know:
    • Bull yaks can weigh as much as 1600 lbs, but cows are smaller, around 700-800 lbs.
    • Yaks eat about ⅓ of what a beef cow would eat.
    • Their downy fibers are some of the finest and softest
    • You can currently taste or buy their meat at The Farm Bistro, FB Organics, and Zuma Natural Foods
    • They also have registered breeding stock for sale and offer Ag Tourism where you can meet and pet the yaks.
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Meeting Minutes For: April 11th, 2017
 
In attendance: Susan Lisak, Dan Jones, Dana Hill, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Dr. Alan Burnside, Denis Boon, Mark Tucker, Dave Sanford, Vic Viera, Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Adam Barnhurst, Charley Miller, Paul Bilger
 
Question of the day? Tell one of your bucket list goals.
 
Club Business & Announcements:  
  • Sponsor letters and forms are available on Google docs for personalization or handing out.  A few copies were delivered at the meeting, with thanks to Charley for filling one out immediately and being the first official sponsor! Everyone is also welcome to send any sponsor leads to Susan Lisak (slisak@hotmail.com, 928-380-1871) and she will happily follow up sending out a sponsor letter on your behalf.
  • Make sure to purchase your tickets for the Chamber of Commerce Spring Banquet April 22nd benefitting scholarships for Dolores High School Graduates.  Gin & Jazz, roaring 20’s theme at the Dolores Community Center.  $35/pp.  6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner, silent auctions, awards, door prizes. Come dressed up in your finest!
  • Further discussion on Rotary’s stance on firearms and how it may impact our annual gun raffle. Since Rotary is taking the stance of not affiliating with firearms or organizations that promote firearms, it makes it difficult to hold a raffle where guns are in high demand.  Darwin suggested raffling a old musket that is really only for decoration. If we do go ahead with a gun raffle, then it was suggested a long gun be the raffle item.
  • Raffle items - we need to try to get any future raffle items donated to us, instead of the organization purchasing them.  It was mentioned that in order to complete the necessary paperwork to hold a raffle, we need to have the item in hand, either purchased or donated, with a breakdown of where the money is going. We will try to contact local hotels to see if they will donate a vacation package, will try for Dunton Hot Springs, a stay in Mesa Verde, a train ride, etc.  Scott and Susan will do some research and bring back info on Tuesday.
  • Bike race - after further discussion, it was decided not to try crossing Hwy 145 this year, but keep all the research for next year’s race.  The next bike race meeting will be Tuesday, April 25th, 6:30am.
  • Barbara Coloroso will be presenting at the Dolores High School gym on April 11th, 6pm.  She is the author of many books on parenting and bullying.  Scott expects around 300 people.  Free admission. Handouts on her lecture is available at https://doloresschools.org/
  • SAT testing is today (April 11th) 8am for students
  • Epic Day is Wednesday, April 12th for 8th graders from Mancos and Dolores. Classes on how to prepare for high school, and how to resolve conflict and get along.
  • Broncos football team will be coming to town on April 21st, 4:30pm at the Park de Vida pavillion area.  Do a promotional tour and meet & greet.
  • Charley proposed a donation to Habitat for Humanity on behalf of Denis’ mother.  Seconded by Scott, but tabled until next week to determine funds available.
  • Dave Sanford noted that the RYLA students have been selected, and that he opened up his schedule so that he can take them up to the conference on June 16 - 19.
  • The grant has been written for the dictionary giveaway.  Need some budget information.
  • Two students from Operation Graduation thanked the Rotary Club for their recent Bingo Night donation of $977, which will be used towards laptops and fitbits.
 
Presentation by Tom & Lucy Butler with Mesa View Yak Ranch - http://mesaviewyakranch.com/
  • Did you know:
    • Bull yaks can weigh as much as 1600 lbs, but cows are smaller, around 700-800 lbs.
    • Yaks eat about ⅓ of what a beef cow would eat.
    • Their downy fibers are some of the finest and softest
    • You can currently taste or buy their meat at The Farm Bistro, FB Organics, and Zuma Natural Foods
    • They also have registered breeding stock for sale and offer Ag Tourism where you can meet and pet the yaks.
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Agenda For: April 11th, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
  • Sponsor letters updated and available to begin handing out.
  • Further discussion on Rotary’s stance on firearms and how it may impact our annual gun raffle.
Presentation:
 
Tom Butler with Mesa View Yak Ranch
 
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefitting the Dolores Community Center
  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD
  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff
  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World
SPECIAL
Sponsor Form for 2017 Escalante Bike Race - HERE
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Minutes For: April 4th, 2017
 
Members Present: Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Denis Boon, Eli Brown, Allan Burnside,, Susan Lisak, Rocky Moss, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, Lou Ann Jacobsen, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Adam Barnhurst
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  Ed Merritt, your favorite story about a trip on a train
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
  • Commodities Report: Sue Fletcher has indicated to the club that the commodities availability will be light, forthcoming
  • Bingo report, March 28th for Operation Graduation- Allan Burnside reported that a total of $977 was raised for Operation Graduation. Next Bingo benefits the Dolores Community Center. Discussion ensued regarding our rent with the Dolores Community Center vs. rules regarding donations to an entity with which we do business, rent. Ed and Allan discussed, and we are not violating any terms of licensing as the money raised is a donation, separate from the one-time rent we pay. (may need further clarification on this from Ed/Allan)
  • Clarification of Rotary International Stance on Firearms in Conjunction with Rotary Club Fundraising or Affiliation:
    Dave Sanford brought to the Club's attention that Rotary has clarified its stance on firearms and association with Club Policy.  Rotary International has clarified its statement on firearms in its Rotary Code of Policies (LINK HERE) to state specifically:
"2.100. Clubs and Districts and Guns, Weapons or Other Armaments - Rotary clubs, Rotary districts and other Rotary Entities shall not sell or otherwise transfer ownership of guns, weapons or other armaments, nor participate in activities where such items shall be sold or given away, such as raffles, even if the Rotary Entity is not the owner of the item(s). Rotary clubs, Rotary districts and other Rotary Entities shall not conduct or sponsor any gun shows or other exhibitions involving guns, weapons or other armaments or accept sponsorship from any entity whose primary business is the sale or manufacturer of guns, weapons or other armaments. Rotary Code of Policies 12 June 2017 Sponsorships are relationships with other organizations which benefit the club or district or their project(s) in image-enhancing, promotional, monetary or other ways." (January 2017 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 96) Source: January 2017 Mtg., Bd. Dec. 96
 
This decision may impact the Dolores Rotary Club's annual pistol rifle, which typically takes place in December at our annual holiday dinner. Further discussion will ensue as to how we will address this issue. Item tabled for further investigation and discussion; Allan Burnside advised that we typically make a decision on the December raffle by mid-June.
  • Review of Bike Race Meeting 3/28 - Discussed printing (Rocky will get a quote from Pioneer Printing; Susan obtained quote below from SW Printing); bike route (may take coordination with CDOT if we use path that crosses Hwy 145; Sponsor Coordination for T-Shirts will be Susan; Shirts need to be submitted w/ all artwork by end of July; course decision needs to be made by 5/8; 5k course is pending, Scott and Chris getting the right players in place to coordinate the 5k Fun Run; Registration for the race will be open by 4/8. Discussion about ways to raise more funding, Susan posited that the best way is through direct sponsorship or donations. Discussion made about a big-ticket item to raffle, such as ATV or similar. Some discussion about Tom and Rocky approaching local ATV/Offroad racing manufacturer to see if donation could be made.
11 x 17 no bleed, 50-100+ posters,  - 70 cents ea.
12x18 with bleed, 50-100+ posters, - 90 cents ea.
18x24 posters, $16 ea. (or 200 for $300)
  • Presentation: None
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefiting Dolores Community Center
  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD
  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff
  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World
 

 
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Agenda For: April 4th, 2017
 
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
  • Commodities report from April 1st
 
  • Bingo report, March 28th for Operation Graduation
 
  • Discuss number/sizes of posters we want to print for bike race
    • 11x17 no bleed, 50-100+ posters,  - 70 cents ea.
    • 12x18 with bleed, 50-100+ posters, - 90 cents ea.
    • 18x24 posters, $16 ea. (or 200 for $300)
 
  • Review of Bike Race Meeting
    • Course start and end discussion
    • Sponsor forms
 
Presentation:
  • None
 
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefitting the Dolores Community Center
  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD
  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff
  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World
 
 
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Meeting minutes: March 28th, 2017 Bike Race Meeting

 

In Attendance: Susan Lisak, Carl Buchta, Dan Jones, Ed Merritt, Scott Clow, Dr. Burnside, Mark Tucker, Tom Seymour, Shawna Valdez, Mike and Megan with Geer Park Trail Series

 

50 mile Endurance Route -

  • Discussed two possible routes that Shawn Gregory recommended.  We wanted more information before making a decision.

    • Option 1 (see map below) comes back on the river trail and crosses over Hwy 145 just before the finish line. This will require CDOT involvement because it crosses the highway - Scott Cooper and Rocky to check with CDOT as to  what will be required to make this happen.

 
    • Option 2 (see map below) was to use alleyways for outbound and inbound.  Alleyways could have cars and people, and may need to be cleared during race.  As long as correct signage is present, bikers should have no problem navigating.



 

Course Maps

  • Discussed printing of course maps on the back of the posters and felt it was not needed.  Most will be hung on walls, and for those wanting a map, it’s available on the website.  May add to tri-fold brochure or postcard.

Printing costs

  • Decided to print postcards in-house instead of sending to printers, Shawna to coordinate with Susan on design and amount.

  • Will need to finalize with Scott Cooper how many posters and what sizes to go with.  Once decided, Susan will send info to printers.

Geer Park Trail Series Runs

  • Mike and Megan with the Geer Park Trail Series spoke about setting up their runs. They use Ultrasignup.com for registering, which includes a timing app to keep track of racer’s times, event income, and racer demographics.  Their 4 mile race set for this Saturday (April 1st) may be delayed to the following week due to weather.  Follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeerParkTrailSeries/

Sponsors

  • April is the time to start collecting sponsorships to help pay for T-shirts and other expenses. All rotarians need to assist with getting sponsors, please reach out to friends/family/colleagues/businesses you frequent and present with sponsorship request, form forthcoming next week.

  • Many larger corporations need more lead time, this is also the time to send off requests for 2018 donations and sponsors so they can include in next year’s budget.

Elevations Magazine

  • ~$500 to advertise in their fall issue.  Scott Clow to send new deadline details and circulation information so we can have more discussion on whether to participate.

  • Already submitted event details to their online calendar, free of charge

Website

  • still needs active registration link, and fun run added.  

Goodie Bags

  • We have 116 goodie bags.  They have last years sponsors and say 18th Annual on them, but we feel it’s okay to use.  We can try reaching out to vendors for additional bags if we need them.  


 
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Minutes March 21, 2017
Call to order
  • In attendance: Ruby Gonzales, Charley Miller, Andrew Schafer, Dave Sanford, Mark Tucker, Ed Merritt, Denis Boon, Dr. Alan Burnside, Adam Barnhurst, Dana Hill, Dan Jones, Tom Seymour, Shawna Valdez, Paul Bilger, Susan Lisak, Joe and Jean Becker
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?  Favorite flower in honor of spring
Club Business & Announcements
  • Cortez Rotary - no updates on possible merge, Denis suspects the answer is no, but the Cortez president is still waiting on surveys from their members
  • March 28th - next bike meeting @ 6:30am. Come prepared to talk about your tasks.
  • April 22nd - Chamber Spring Banquet - Roaring Twenties theme.  
    • Banquet is to raise money for student graduates.  
    • Ruby and Rocky have tickets available for purchase for $35/pp.
    • Venue will be at the Dolores Community Center and catered by the Ponderosa Restaurant
    • 6-7pm cocktails, 7pm dinner.  
    • Giving out the Citizen of the Year and Business Person of the Year awards.  Nominations for either still being accepted for another week. You can nominate online at doloreschamber.com or in writing, drop off at the Pondo
  • Health Fair at Rec Center, Saturday March 25th
  • $155 raised by passing the mug for Montelores Early Childhood Council (MECC). Tom proposed an additional $150 donation by Rotary, seconded by Dr. Burnside and passed.
  • Adam Barnhurst is now an official member of the Dolores Rotary, needs induction ceremony.
  • Update: The Facebook page for the bike race is up and running, please follow, repost and share with friends and family. https://www.facebook.com/DoloresRotaryClub/
  • Gun raffle update - Charley received a call from winner saying he would get in touch soon for delivery info.
  • Bingo update - Dr. Burnside noted that whenever our gross receipts for bingo go over $500, we have to pay a .5% tax, which equates to $37.00 for 2016.  Ed Merritt to write check.
 
Presentation:
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 3/28 BINGO - benefitting Operation Graduation
  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefitting the Dolores Community Center
  • 5/9 Jeff Pope with KSJD
  • 5/16 Steve Nowlin, Montezuma County Sheriff
  • 5/23 Shandra Gibbs Minor with Shooter’s World
Adjourned at 7:30am
 
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Minutes March 14, 2017
Call to Order:   6:30am
  • In attendance: Paul Bilger, Dan Jones, Adam Barnhurst, Chris Trussler, Tom Seymour, Carl Buchta, Joanie Colton, Alan Burnside, Denis Boon, Ed Merritt, Mark Tucker, Save Sanford, Vic Viera, Susan Lisak, John Taveira, Charley Miller, Rocky Moss, Shawna Valdez, Katrina Lindus, Darwin Cooper, Scott Cooper, Bill Ordemann, Scott Clow
  • Pledge of Allegiance , Denis
  • Inspiration , Dave
  • Question of the Day?  Daylight of savings time??  March Madness ?
 
Club Business & Announcements:  6:45am
  • Cortez Rotary - Welcome to Adam Barnhurst!
  • June 6th D-Day
  • Next Commodities:  April 1st Fools Day
  • BINGO Report, March 28th next bingo to benefit the Dolores High School Operation Graduation
  • RYLA Report, Dave, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards,  Summer Camp for 6 students. June 16th --- 19th … Need a rotarian to lead this group.  Sue Garlick will chaperon if no one else is willing… ? Dave will bring application.
  • Bike Race Update, “Riding to Make a Difference”... Scott Clow recommended we advertise with Elevations Mag. Also suggested that we add a field to our registration page to ask where the rider heard about the race, so we can target market next year; Scott is working with Susan Lisak on PR and Marketing.
  • Montelores Early Childhood Council (MECC) http://monteloresecc.org Katrina Lindus presented, requeted donation to help with their upcoming family fair at the rec center.   Requested a donation; passed the mug… $155 raised
  • Jen Hufman, DHS Principal is asking for NHD volunteers, Mar. 17th, 12:00-7:00pm
  • Chamber Update: Spring Banquet April 22 - doloreschamber.com; Citizen and Business of the Year will be presented at the Chamber Banquet. Nominations due March30th, can nominate online dolorechamber.com or drop written nomination off at Ponderosa. Chamber is hiring a part-time visitor center representative for Saturdays/Sundays, 14 hours a week, beginning May 1. Rocky will send the position description to DHS, Scott and Chris and the position will be posted online 
  • Health Fair at Rec Center March 25th
  • Approved $100 membership from Rotary to Chamber - check given to Rocky.  
  • Patrick Holten Scholarship… Alan Burnside will look for the application.
Presentaton:
  • Native American Environmental Issues, Scott Clow:  7:10-7:30am - Scott presented on environmental concerns and work that's being done on the tribal lands around Colorado and Utah. For more information or follow-up, contact Scott at sclow@utemountain.org. Additional information about the Environmental program can be found at http://www.utemountainuteenvironmental.org/index.cfm/contact-ute-mountain-ute-environmental-program/
  • Darwin Cooper would like to present in the future.
 
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 3/21 Galloping Goose
  • 3/28 BINGO - benefitting Operation Graduation
  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefitting the Dolores Community Center
  • 6/13 - Dolores, Mancos, Cortez Tri-City Chambers will present
  • 6/20 Tentative: Dolores River Boating Advocates
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Agenda For: March 14th, 2017
 
Call to Order  6:30am
  • Welcome Guests!   
  • Pledge of Allegiance
  • Inspiration
  • Question of the Day?
Club Business & Announcements  6:45am
  • Cortez Rotary
  • June 6th D-Day
  • Commodities Report
  • BINGO Report
  • RYLA Report, Dave, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards,  Summer Camp for 6 students. June 16th --- 19th … Need a rotarian to lead this group.  Sue Garlick will chaperon if no one else is willing… ?
  • Bike Race Update, “Riding to Make a Difference”
  • Montelores Early Childhood Council (MECC) http://monteloresecc.org ---> 5min for Katrina Lindus
  • Jen Hufman, DHS Principal is asking for NHD volunteers, Mar. 17th, 12:00-7:00pm
  • April 22nd Earth Day! Chamber Spring Banquet to raise money for student graduates - link to tickets HERE!
  • Health Fair at Rec Center March 25th
Presentation
  • Native American Environmental Issues, Scott Clow:  7:10-7:30am
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 3/21 Galloping Goose
  • 3/28 BINGO - benefitting Operation Graduation
  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - benefiting the Dolores Community Center
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The Dolores Rotary Club presented the Montezuma County DAV with a donation from the Rotary Bingo held Tuesday, February 28, 2017. 
 
 
Call to Order:
  • Welcome Guests!  24 Rotarians Present
  • Pledge of Allegiance , Denis
  • Inspiration , Dave
  • Question of the Day??,, Ed  Do you have any siblings ?
 
Club Business & Announcements:
  • Business Meeting, Denis
  • Commodities Report, Charly provided an update.  Good Turnout. 26 boxes of food for families.   
  • BINGO Report, Alan, $1,130 raised for the DAV
  • RYLA Report, Dave, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards,  Summer Camp for 6 students. June 16th --- 19th … Need a Rotarian to lead this group.   
  • PETS Report, Scott , When is the next International meeting? And Where? Scott will summarize notes and send out to club.
  • Bike Race Update.  Scott/Chris will research a student group to lead the fun run, the theme of our race is "Riding to Make a Difference:
  • Jen Hufman is asking for volunteers for NHD, Mar. 17th
  • April 22nd Earth Day! Also the Chamber Spring Banquet to raise money for 2017 DHS Graduates. Tickets are available from any Chamber Board Member, or online at www.doloreschamber.com Theme this year is "Gin & Jazz" Roaring 20s. Dress up!
  • 9News Health Fair at Rec Center March 25th
 
Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:
  • 3/14 Scott Clow - NatAmer Envir Issues
  • 3/21 Galloping Goose
  • 3/28 BINGO - benefitting Operation Graduation
  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch
  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks
  • 4/25 BINGO - to benefit the Dolores Community Center

 
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Agenda For: March 7th, 2017

 

Call to Order:

  • Welcome Guests!

  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Inspiration

  • Question of the Day??

 

Club Business & Announcements:

  • Business Meeting, Denis

  • Commodities Report, Charly  

  • BINGO Report, Alan

  • RYLA Report, Dave

  • PETS Report, Scott

 

Presentation:

  • None on the first Tuesday of the month.

 

Upcoming Presentations and Important Dates:

  • 3/14 Scott Clow - NatAmer Envir Issues

  • 3/21 Galloping Goose

  • 3/28 BINGO - benefitting Operation Graduation

  • 4/11 Butler’s Yak Ranch

  • 4/18 Karen Harbaugh - Muscanell Millworks

  • 4/25 BINGO - benefitting the Dolores Community Center






 
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Dolores Rotary Club Meeting
February 21, 2017 
 
Agenda
Pledge:  Scott 
Prayer:  Dave 
Question of the Day: Ed Merritt, “What did you do on President’s Day?”
Commodities: Saturday March 4th at 6:30 at the Firehouse 
Bingo 2/28/17:  Veterans of Foreign Wars will have a huge crowd at the next BINGO Night.  They will have a lot to auction off. 
Any Other Business:  Bike Race ZUMAG article, $500 to produce a full page ad. Colleen and Ryan from ZUMAG want to do 3 stories about the Rotary Club.  March 10th is the next magazine issue.  Sean has a 3 page article already.  Use the flyer we already have.  
Next Steps: 
$500 approved for a full page ad. 
Connect Rocky with Colleen 
Need to update “I’mAthlete.com”... Shawn Greggory  
Have a booth at the River Fest
Speaker from "The Bridge.":  Lauren 
Started in 2006
13 staff
Open through the winter and longer… Now open 7 months / yr. 
They provide beds for the homeless
200 volunteers that donate thousands of hours of time every year.
Last year 43 people were able to connect with permanent housing 
Adults only, no kids.
They are looking for new property 
Need to build a new facilities 
Over 40 people per night 
51 is the fire code cap. In current building 
In 2008, financial crash led to new challenges for buying a home… This led to more people needed rentals.  Rental prices have risen a lot driving people out of homes..  This is why we are seeing an increase in homelessness. 
Many of the people using the shelter work day labor jobs.
Other local non-profits will come weekly to provide services for the homeless who are sleeping in the shelter.
Towels are the shelters biggest need
Many of the churches bring supplies to the shelter
Laundry detergent needed
Utilities are provided by the county  
Avg. length of stay is up to 10 nights
Utah has created a diagnosis of “homelessness” so they can prescribe housing first. 
FYI:
Cortez City Hall has moved to the old Journal Building
Adjourn the meeting at 7:30am
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Dolores Rotary
February 14, 2017
 
Members Present: Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Denis Boon, Eli Brown, Allan Burnside,, Dana Hill, Dan Jones, Susan Lisak, Charley Miller, Rocky Moss, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, John Taveira, Mark Tucker, and Carl, Cynthia Sluyter, Lou Ann Jacobsen
Pledge:  Tom Seymour
Inspiration:  Dan Jones offered blessing
Question of the day: Favorite Valentine Memory

Gun raffle:Charley reported that as soon as the winner is back in country, before June. 
Bike Race - Discussed advertising, Shawna is on top of the sponsorship. Rocky mentioned that Empire Electric gave all of their money to a Dolores Chamber for Escalante Days, $500. The amount this year is to be split between Rotary and Chamber. Rocky will contact Bobbe Jones at a Empire Electric. Tom reminded us that next Bike meeting is 2/28, and we can discuss in more detail. 
Bingo: DAV is recipient. They are selling raffle tickets for a ¼ pig and will pull that night. Tickets can be purchased from any DAV veteran or Charlys Barber shop.
Rotary Awards 
Student of the quarter - four awards $250
Jim Phillips community service award- $500
Patrick Colton Community Service Award- $500
$2000 total scholarships 
Dictionaries - all delivered per Dave
Guest Speaker - Cynthia Sluyter from Heart to Heart guest speaker 
Upcoming speakers:
Feb 21, Laurie Knutson/ The Bridge
March, Scott Clow/ Native American issues
March, Galloping Goose
Karen Harbaugh/ Muscanell Woodworks
  
Meeting adjourned by Tom Seymour
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Dolores Rotary
February 7, 2017
 
Members Present: Lou Ann Jacobson Ball, Denis Boon, Eli Brown, Allan Burnside, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Dana Hill, Dan Jones, Susan Lisak, Charley Miller, Rocky Moss, Dave Sanford, Tom Seymour, John Taveira, Mark Tucker, and Carl.
 
Pledge:  Denis Boon
Inspiration:  moment of silence
Question of the day: Favorite movie
 
Gun raffle: $1550 each will go to RYLA, Imagination Library, and Student Scholarships.
 
Bingo: Auction items raised $618. Bingo raised $330. Total=$948.
Food sales pay the rent for use of the Community Center.
 
Commodities: Lots of help and food items for distribution. There were 26 recipients.
 
Bike Race: Next race meeting will be Feb. 28. From previous minutes, topics will be entry pricing, T-shirts, sponsor list, manual.
 
  • Preliminary discussion of 2017 T-shirt color and logo. We will continue to use the same logo, which is owned by SW Designs.
  • It was suggested that the Dolores student council organize a Fun Run.
  • There are about 100 gift bags left, which will be filled and given to first 100 participants.
 
Upcoming speakers:
Feb 14, Cynthia Sluyter/ Heart to Heart
Feb 21, Laurie Knutson/ The Bridge
March, Scott Clow/ Native American issues
March, Galloping Goose
Karen Harbaugh/ Muscanell Woodworks
 
Summer Bingo:
Rocky proposed a School to Farm event at the Dolores River Campground. Kids would serve food and Dolores Chamber would host a beer/wine tent. Liquor sales would benefit Chamber and Rotary. Other proceeds would go to School to Farm. An exception to our gaming license would need to be approved for a change of location.
 
Dolores Schools:
Wed Feb 15 is the National History Day Competition. Judges are needed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to rank presentations.
 
Meeting adjourned by Denis Boon. 
 
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Rotary Meeting Notes

January 10, 2017

 

Pledge: Denis Boon

Prayer: Dan Jones

Question of the Day: Snow Driving Stories

 

Attendees:  Paul Bilger, Charley Miller, Lloyd Calvert, Denis Boon, Mark Tucker, Dr. Burnside, Scott Cooper, Chris Trussler, Tom Seymour, Dan Jones, Ed Merritt, and Levi Brown;

 

Guests: Rebecca Goslin and Shannon Wells, SWOS Health Services; John Tavera, and Susan Lisak newly located prospective members - Susan was pre-med, then a resort manager in Sedona

Jon has a lot of family here in the Dolores area.  He retired out of the power plant industry.  He has subbed in Dolores Schools!! :); and Cameron Elder, Dolores HS Junior.

 

Commodities Report: Was wonderful… Not a big turn out, b/c of weather.  Have leftovers that we are trying to give away.  

 

All wreaths haven been taken down and stored by Larry A.

 

Pistol Raffle Discussion:  CA resident does not qualify to receive gun raffle… Denis and Charley will research the new laws and find an answer and report back.  We still need to track down beneficiaries of the raffle.  Folks believe that RYLA, Imagination Library, and Scholarships are the beneficiaries ($1,550 ea.), and that confirmation is likely in one of the May 2016 meeting notes.

 

Dolores Rotary Foundation Secretary of State Renewal


Speakers:

 

Shannon Wells and Rebecca Goslin: School Based Health Care:

Clinic in place for 19 yrs @ SWOS; 5 employees providing integrated health care.

Collaboration with Dolores Schools

Grant funded

Planning on a clinic up here in Dolores.

SWOS needs to grow their student service base.

Service ages 2-21 for free

Provide well child checks; clinic has 1,500 visits annually; really fills a community need via health care, but also early intervention for other problems

Applying for a planning grant (feasibility study, including facilty needs) that would include Dolores ($25,000)

Asking Rotary for a letter of support.

Scott will draft a letter of support for Rotary and Chamber

It passes!

 

Cameron Elder, Dolores HS:

Hugh O’Brian Leadership Camp -  a summer camp that grows youth leadership skills.  She is asking for $500 donation to help fund her attendance at the June 22-25, 2017 camp to be held at the DU campus in  Denver.  “JOY” i.e. Just Own You is a program developed by Cameron to promote student self confidence.  She will need to receive the funds by the end of the month.  

 

Cameron is involved in volleyball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and many other sports and clubs on campus.

 

The Club will make a decision next month.


Chamber Announcements:

Today at 9:00am, ribbon cutting with the Yoga House

We have partnering with Cortez and Mancos Chambers to collaborate on tourism.  Join all three and receive 25% off.

 

9:00am today at the Courthouse all Montezuma County elected officials will be sworn in.  

 

BINGO: 1/31/17 at 6:30pm at the Community Center. Destination Imagination is the beneficiary.

 

Chris Trussler: Student of the QTR:  1st and 2nd QTR students will come to future mtgs.


 
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Posted by Larry Archibeque on Mar 07, 2016
Present: David Johnson VFW, Bob Sanders DAV, Cody Gregory, Mrs. Gregory, Chris Trusler, Scott Cooper, Darwin Cooper, Rocky Moss, Lou Ann Jacobsen, Ed Merritt Jr., Deanna Truelsen, Vic Vieira, Dennis Boone, Paul Bilger, Andrew Schaffer, Dave Sanford, Allan Burnside, Mark Tucker, Elijah Brown, Tom Seymour, Charley Miller, and Larry Archibeque.
 
Pledge: Chris Trusler
 
Prayer: Dave Sanford
 
1) Thanks to all who helped the commodity distribution a success.
 
2) Question of the day was to identify the most important event in American History?
 
3) Chamber Banquet to be held on April 16, 2016.
 
4) The DAV received a check from Rotary in the amount of $1070.00.
 
5) A discussion will be held in an upcoming meeting on the possibility of raffling half a beef or a pistol or both.
 
6) Chris reminded everyone that the bike race this year has been changed to include a 5K fun run, a 50 mile endurance ride, in conjunction with our normal bike race. Members were also informed that prize money had been cut in half to approximately twelve hundred dollars.
 
7) Bob Sanders and David Johnson gave a short presentation.
 
8) Bingo on March 29. 1970 is for Dolores Greater Action, which will assist Dolores Riverfest.
 
9) March 29, 2016 will also include a bike race committee meeting at 6:30 a.m. @ the Ponderosa.
 
10) Meeting adjourned by Chris Trusler. 
 
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Present: Darwin Cooper, Scott Cooper, Dave Sanford, Ed Merritt Jr., Melinda Green, Lou Ann Jacobsen, Andrew Schafer, Elijah Brown, Dennis Boon, Ruby Gonzalez, Vic Veiera, Allan Burnside, Deanna Truelsen, Dana Hill, Shawna Valdez, Mark Tucker, Dan Jones, Shannon Livick, Chris Trusler, Rocky Moss, and Larry Archibeque.
 
Pledge: Chris Trusler
 
Prayer: Dave Sanford
 
1) Question of the day, "In what sports did you participate in high school?"
 
2) Commodities this Saturday at the Dolores Fire Station, approximately 74 cases of product.
 
3) Bingo was able to raise for the Disabled American Veterans approximately $1070.00 and approximately sixty people attended.
 
4) Dave Sanford has commenced the RYLA process for this year.
 
5) Andrew Schafer and Elijah Brown were formally initiated into Dolores Rotary, congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
 
6) The following were recommendations directed towards the Escalante Bike Race for 2016. Motions were made, seconded, and passed.
 
    a. Escalante activities for 2016 will have it's normal bike race with the additions of a 5k fun run, and 50 mile endurance bike ride.
    
    b. Registration fees will be the following for the fun run ten dollars per individual, twenty dollars per family, bike race registration, pre-registration forty dollars per individual, and day of     registration will be fifty dollars per individual. 
 
    c. Prize money will be cut in half i.e. this year twenty four hundred dollars was awarded and next year only twelve hundred dollars would be awarded.
 
7) Other bike discussion items were: recruiting volunteers, bandannas for 5k runners, course development for both bike races and fun run, a realignment of categories for participants in the     bike races. 
 
8) Meeting adjourned by Chris Trusler. 
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Present: Andrew Schaeffer, Chris Trusler, Tom Seymour, Val Truelsen, Charlley Miller, Deanna Truelsen, Mark Tucker, Paul Bilger, Mike Frazier, Elijah Brown, and Larry Archibeque.
 
Pledge: Chris Trusler
 
Prayer: Larry Archibeque
 
1) Question of the day by Tom Seymour was to identify most famous movie star male and female, athlete, dancer, singer, etc. 
 
2) THANKS TO TOM SEYMOUR AS HE BOUGHT BREAKFAST FOR ALL MEMBERS OF THE CLUB PRESENT!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS TOM!!!!!!!!!!
 
3) We would like to introduce a new member joining our merry group, WELCOME ANDREW SCHAEFFER, WATCH OUT FOR ED MERRITT JR.!!!
 
4) Mike Frazier is also considering joining our club, you would be most welcomed.
 
5) Thank you letters were received from Dolores Elementary, some letters were shared for there use of the dictionaries. SPEAKING OF DICTIONARIES, WE ALL HOPE AND PRAY YOU ARE WELL DAVE SANFORD, WE MISSED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
6) February 6, 2016 is the next scheduled commodity distribution, please plan on assisting, thanks. 
 
7) Mark Tucker reported that Dolores Food Market would be interested in sponsoring a good portion of the Escalante Bike T- shirts.
 
8) Chris Trusler reported that the club will commence making plans for the Escalante Bike Race in the near future.
 
9) Val Truelsen, the Mayor, gave a "State of Dolores" presentation, thanks Val!!!!!!!!!!
 
10) Meeting adjourned by Chris Trusler. 
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Present: Elijah Brown, Rocky Moss, Mark Tucker, Chris Trusler, Scott Cooper, Lou Ann Jacobsen Ball, Deanna Truelsen, Steve Maxwell, Dennis Boone, Dave Sanford, Allan Burnside, Paul Bilger, Ed Merritt Jr., and Larry Archibeque.
 
Pledge: Chris Trusler
Prayer: Dave Sanford
 
1) Question of the day, "What was the favorite gift of this past Christmas Season."
 
2) Commodities this weekend, product should be at the fire house hopefully by 6:45 a.m. Lights will be taken down next week sometime arranging with Empire Electric. District dues are being paid this month.
 
3) Thank you letters were received from the Dolores Fire Department and Galloping Goose.
 
4. Eddie Chung from Durango will be making a report to the club on March 8, 2016.
 
5) Recipient of the bingo raffle on January 26, 2016 will be Dolores PTO.
 
6) Recipient of the bingo raffle on February 23, 2016 will be Disabled American Veterans.
 
7) Our games manager had his license expire, process underway to renew and hopefully everything moves forward as best we can. 
 
8) Pistol raffle recipients were Dolores Spirit Club, Dolores Football, and Rotary Foundation (RYLA) and each recipient received $1,849.00, AWESOME!!!!!!!!
 
9) Dolores Schools would like recognize Dolores Rotary for all their contributions at a home basketball game.
 
10) Angela Horvath would like to speak at a future meeting about Teen Maze.
 
11) Dani Gregory will be invited to speak about this summer's run and bike race.
 
12) Meeting adjourned by Chris Trusler.
 
THANKS TO DAN JONES FOR TURNING OFF THE LIGHTS ON THE HILL, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Members Present: Dewayne and Mary Ann Findley, Deanna Truelsen, Ruby Gonzalez, Tom Seymour, Scott Cooper, Charlie Powell, Dana Hill, Paul Bilger, Laurel Rematore, Chris Trusler, Charley Miller, Vic Vieira, Dan Jones, Dave Sanford, Denis Boon, Steve Maxwell, Ed Merritt Jr., Elijah Brown, Allan Burnside, Linda Burnside, Rocky Moss, Ross Wright, Jim Reser, and Larry Archibeque. Also included were spouses, friends, guests, and other members of the Rotary Family. 
 
Pledge: Chris Trusler
 
Prayer: Dan Jones
 
1) Question of the day was to identify a favorite childhood Christmas present.
 
2) A motion was passed to donate " The Question of the Day," and an additional collection of which that money would be donated to a charity of Laurel Rematore's choosing. Money was chosen to be donated to The Bridge Emergency Shelter and Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County. Money was to be divided equally in which each charity is to receive a check in the amount of $155.00. Thanks Laurel and thanks members for being so generous. [Laurel says thanks too!]
 
3) Dave Sanford and Chris Trusler presented Laurel Rematore some parting gifts as she moves on to Tennessee.
 
4) The following is the order of upcoming Presidents for the club, Denis Boon, 2017 President Elect is Scott Cooper, and 2018 President Elect is Rocky Moss. 
 
5) Winners of the Raffle are the following: Kimber Pistol - Charles Hill, backup drawing designee to the pistol is E. Vesely of Flagstaff, Arizona, and winner of the second prize of $300.00  is Randy Bouet. Congratulations to all!!! An update of tickets sold and amount raised will be announce at the next business meeting.
 
6) Announcement that a Commodity Change has taken place for the time being and length of time unknown. Pickup time for commodities at the fairgrounds is 6:15 a.m., plan to arrive at the Dolores Fire Station by 6:50 a.m. table will be set up and begin to distribute boxes as quickly as we possibly can and plan to be out by8:00 a.m. or shorty thereafter. It is currently my understanding that this time may change. 
 
7) Commodity Distribution Dates acquired thus far for 2016 are: January 9thFebruary 6thMarch 5thApril 2ndMay 14th (May get rescheduled if there if a conflict to the 21st), and June 4th
 
8) A Group photo was taken of all club members.
 
9) Thanks to the Ponderosa for the wonderful meal, and thanks to all for the great fellowship shared by all, Merry Christmas!!!!!!!
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Posted on Aug 07, 2015

The Rotary Club of Dolores' 17th annual mountain bike race was staged successfully on Saturday, August 8, 2015, despite torrential rain the night before the race. Congratulations to Expert Overall Mens champion Erich McAlister (2:03:55) and Womens champion Sofia Gomez Villafone (2:26:15), and Single Speed Overall Mens repeat victor Kirby Bryant (2:06:48) and Womens repeat winner Amie Bryant (2:50:35)! The full race results are posted on the right-hand side our home page in the "Downloads" section.

We thank all 91 cyclists for coming out to participate in this race. Your race registration fees support our club's many local, regional, and international service projects and programs. We also thank the many volunteers who turned out to help put on this race. We are very grateful for our sponsors support as well, because this race could not happen without their important contributions. Our 2015 sponsors include:

Kokopelli Bike & Board

The Valley Inn, Mancos

Vista Grande Inn, Cortez 

Town of Dolores

Tuffy Security Products

The Dolores State Bank

Vectra Bank 

Riverfront Bar & Grill

Johnson Physical Therapy

Empire Electric Cooperative

Osprey

Colorado Land Title Co.

Lizardhead Cyclery

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity Sales Store

Mesa Verde Museum Association

Dolores Fire Protection District

Dolores School District RE-4A

First National Bank of Cortez

New Country Auto Center

Dolores Medical Center

Comfort Air Mechanical

Ponderosa Restaurant

Charley's Barber Shop

Dolores Food Market

Aspen Wall Wood

1st Southwest Bank

Kelly McCabe PC

Dolores Liquors

Sophia Retreat

 

Liquid Assets

Will Furse DA

Money Wizard

Corky's Plumbing

Viva! Salon & Spa

Bru's House of Color

Montezuma Water Co.

William G Rainer Jr., MD

Jarvis Insurance Services

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Dolores General Store, Inc.

Royal Order of Rogue Bulls

Four Corners Financial LLC

Disabled American Veterans

Gonzales Construction Company

Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church

 

 

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Posted by Laurel Rematore on Aug 10, 2014

The Rotary Club of Dolores' annual mountain bike race was staged successfully on Saturday, August 9, 2014. Congratulations to Expert Overall Mens champion Travis Brown (1:53:59) and Womens champion Bettina Mills (2:16:44), and Single Speed Overall Mens victor Kirby Bryant (2:04:06) and Womens winner Annie Bryant (2:40:15)! The full race results are posted on the right-hand side our home page in the "Downloads" section.

We thank all 84 cyclists for coming out to participate in this race. Your race registration fees support our club's many local and regional service projects and programs. We also thank the many volunteers who turned out to help put on this race. We are very grateful for our sponsors support as well, because this race could not happen without their important contributions. Our 2014 sponsors include:

Osprey Packs

The Valley Inn  and  Vista Grande Inn Skilled Nursing Facilities 

Empire Electric Association, Inc.

First Southwest Bank 

GST Liquors 

Johnson Physical Therapy and Rehab PC

Kokopelli Bike & Board 

Lizardhead Cyclery

Ponderosa Restaurant 

The Dolores State Bank

The Piñon Project 

Town of Dolores 

Tuffy Security Products

Vectra Bank Colorado

 

Aspen Wall Wood

Computer Networking Solutions

Dolores Chamber of Commerce

Dolores Fire Protection District

Dolores Food Market

Dolores Liquors

Dolores Medical Center

Durango Cyclery

Johnson Memorial United Methodist Church

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity Sales Store

Mac Wyman, MD

Mesa Verde Museum Association

The Piñon Project

Will Furse - District Attorney

 

Breitenbach Chiropractic

Charley's Barber Shop

Comfort Air Mechanical

Corky's Plumbing

Cortez Chiropractic

Cortez Cultural Center

Dolores General Store, Inc.

Dolores School District RE4A

Four Corners Financial LLC

Gonzales Construction Company

Jarvis Insurance Services

Kelly R McCabe, PC

Law Office of Cameron C Secrist PC

Liquid Assets

Money Wizard

Montezuma Water Co

Ole Time Saw Shop

Rotary Club of Cortez

Royal Order of Rogue Bulls

The Geeks

Veterans of Foreign Wars

Viva! Salon & Spa

William G Rainer Jr, MD

2014 Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race Results Are In Laurel Rematore 2014-08-11 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes for August 5, 2014 Larry Archibeque 2014-08-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2014 Larry Archibeque 2014-07-15 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting Minutes for July 8, 2014 Mary Sparks 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Laurel Rematore on Dec 16, 2013

This year's Rifle Raffle winners were drawn on December 12, 2013. The Rifle Raffle fundraiser allowed the Dolores Rotary Club to donate nearly $900 to each of three recipients: Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE), and the Dolores Christmas Lights Project.

 The winner of the Rifle was:  Mel Cramm, of Colorado Springs, a fellow Rotarian and President of the Interquest Rotary of Colorado Springs. He bought his winning ticket from Darwin Cooper when his dad, Scott, and family attended a RYE Conference in CS and Darwin was helping Dad sell tickets at the Conference. Thanks Scott for taking Giuseppe, Darwin and family to the show.

Second Place Prize winner of $300 went to Dick Fahnestock of Dolores, who bought his ticket from Mark Tucker on that windy Harvest Fest Day in Dolores.

Third Place Prize winner of $150 went to Gene Thompson of Mancos. 

All three winners were very excited and very appreciative.  We are even more appreciative of selling some 585 +/- tickets and to the great folks who bought them.  

We thank you all for selling, buying, cheering, and giving to our community through Rotary. 

Tom Seymour, Ph.D.

President, Rotary Club of Dolores 

Rifle Raffle Winners for 2013 Announced! Laurel Rematore 2013-12-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Dec 09, 2013

Here are the lyrics from President Tom Seymour's hilarious serenade at the club's holiday dinner party on Dec. 10, 2013:

 

Now I know a banker, a doctor's son,...  he's a fine old man he's a son of a gun
Ms. Mesa Verde Rematore, she's all good looks,.... you can see her tonight if she stands on some books
Dr. B and Linda, step right out,... they're here right now but Jamaica soon no doubt
Larry the Secretary, he's out on a date,... can't make it to dinner, won't even arrive late
The president elect nominees are sitting right there...  one gets your vote and is stuck for a year
Who meets you and greets you... it's Sanford and Vic,  Honest good men, with a bond that is thick
Mark, Neal, and Becky, they are here too,.... Deanna and Val that makes a festive crew...
If I left out your name dear it's just as well,...  April in December is confusing as hell
Where's Ruby, Mary, LouAnn, and Charley,... Why right over there just laughin' at me
We're rich with friends, doctors, lawyers and such, ... Will Furse warning tonight is don't drink too much
Our Sheriff says walking in the road is a crime.... if you walk like a duck then you'll have to do the time
Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Happy New Year,...  To get me to stop you need to stand up and cheer
Cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!

President Seymour's Holiday Serenade Laurel Rematore 2013-12-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Aug 11, 2013

Congratulations to Travis Brown and Brianne Marshall for their Expert Overall winning times, and to Kirby Bryant and Trisha Shadell for their Single Speed winning times in the 2013 edition of the Dolores Rotary Club's Escalante Days mountain bike race! Many thanks to our event sponsors, to the 83 racers (including 3 club members!), and to the dozens of volunteers who helped put on the event. See the Downloads section on the right side of the homepage to view the first through third place finishers on all courses and for all age categories. The 15th annual edition is in the bag! We hope you'll join us again next year.

Coming soon: event photos!

2013 Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race Results Now In Laurel Rematore 2013-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Jun 08, 2013

Now in its 15h year, the Dolores Rotary Club is once again staging its primary fundraiser during the town of Dolores' Escalante Days! The race will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2013. Preregistration at Active.com by August 7, or by mailing your completed hard-copy registration form to arrive by August 7, is encouraged and will save you $10! Sign up today at http://www.active.com/cycling/dolores-co/escalante-days-mountain-bike-race-2013  Race registration forms and course maps can be downloaded from this Rotary club website--see the Document Download area on the right side of the home page.

Registration runs from 8am-9am in front of the Dolores Medical Center. Race starts at 9:50 AM. Race starts in downtown Dolores, Colorado and continues on trails in the San Juan National Forest (Maverick, Boggy Draw, and Bean Canyon trails). Beginners cover 13 mile course, Sport cover 21 mile course, and Expert cover a 35 mile course. All races end at the start/finish line in Dolores.

Cash prizes are given to the EXPERT & SINGLE SPEED CLASSES ONLY with product prizes for other top winners. The top Female and Male who finish the Expert course are awarded the following: 1st Place, $300.00, 2nd Place, $200.00, and 3rd Place, $100.00.

Essential to conducting a successful race are our wonderful sponsors, who underwrite the race expenses. If you have or know of a business that wants to sponsor the race, please download the sponsorship information packet from the Downloads section on the right side of our homepage.

Proceeds from the Escalante Days bike race (registration fees and sponsorships) fund youth, community and international service projects that the Dolores Rotary Club supports. For more information, contact Race Director Ed Merritt at 970-564-1400.

Thank you for supporting our community! 

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Register now for 15th Annual Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race! Laurel Rematore 2013-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Dec 18, 2012

Happy holidays, fellow Rotarians! Be advised that we will not meet on December 25 or January 1. The next club meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:30 a.m. at the Ponderosa. We hope you enjoy this special time of year with lots of family and friends!

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Holiday Meeting Hiatus Laurel Rematore 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Aug 25, 2012
The 14th annual Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race is in the bag, and the results are posted in the "Download" section on the right side of our homepage. We thank the 80+ riders who braved the crazy heat on August 11 to ride the Expert, Sport, and Beginner courses. Congratulations to all of you, and thank you for helping support the Dolores Rotary Club's youth programs with your race entrance fees! We hope to see you again at next year's race.
2012 Escalante Days Mountain Bike Race Results Posted Laurel Rematore 2012-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Feb 05, 2012
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We inducted three new members in January! President-Elect David Sanford is shown here on the left with new members Charley Miller, Vic Vieira, and Matt Mechem. Welcome, Rotarians!

New Members Inducted Laurel Rematore 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Feb 05, 2012
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Dolores High School student Chelsie Dake has been named the Dolores Rotary Club's Student of the Quarter. Congratulations on your achievements, Chelsie! She is shown in the photo with her mother Linda Dake (left), along with Scholarships Chair Mary Sparks and President-Elect David Sanford.

 

Chelsie Dake Named Student of the Quarter Laurel Rematore 2012-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Laurel Rematore on Aug 18, 2011
See the links in the "Download" column on the right side of this website to view our mountain bike race results! We thank all the riders and the many volunteers who helped make this fundraising event so successful.
Escalante Days 2011 Mountain Bike Race Results Posted! Laurel Rematore 2011-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
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