Warrior Bonfire Canoe Trip 2018-11-12 07:00:00Z 0
Members and family of the Highlands Ranch Rotary club raised several thousand dollars today by assisting and cheering on riders in the Subaru Elephant Rock Bike Race. Rotarian volunteers staffed several locations on the 27, 40, 60, and 100 mile routes.
Bike Race 2018-06-05 06:00:00Z 0
The Highlands Ranch Sunrise Club participated in a program to help kids afflicted with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), a chronic pain condition.  Ferocious Fighters is non-profit organization founded by Patrick Boland of Highlands Ranch, Colorado aimed at helping kids across the US and building a support network. http://www.ferociousfighters.org 
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The Highlands Ranch Satellite Club had several volunteers help with this year’s "Flower Power" immediately after the Colorado Home and Garden Show.  Volunteers removed and loaded several thousand flowers for distribution to local nursing and adult care facilities. The flowers are always well received by the recipients.
Flower Power 2018-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
The Highlands Ranch Satellite recently helped assemble Thanksgiving baskets for Integrated Family Community Services (IFCS).  A large group of volunteers, including four from our club, assembled several hundred food baskets in a record breaking 48 minutes. 
Thanksgiving Baskets 2017-12-12 07:00:00Z 0
Eric Boland was recently inducted as a new member of Highlands Ranch Rotary Club Satellite by Assistant Governor Ray Anderson.  Eric was previously a Rotarian in New Mexico and has been in the accounting profession for many years.  He is currently a Financial Advisor for Waddel & Reed.  Also shown is Jim Horner, Eric’s Rotary mentor and Earl Hasz, membership committee.
Welcome Eric Boland 2017-08-29 06:00:00Z 0
Steve Doppler recently joined the Highlands Ranch Satellite Club.  Steve has been a Rotarian for over 10 years including being Past President of the Mountain Foothills Club.  He was recently a member of the Kabul City and Kandahar, Afghanistan Clubs prior to returning to the US this spring.
Welcome Steve Doppler 2017-08-04 06:00:00Z 0
The Highlands Ranch Rotary Club provided 15 members to support the recent Subaru Elephant Rock Cycling Festival in Castle Pines. The festival is in its 30th year and included almost 7,000 cyclist riding various distances ranging from the 27-mile gravel track to the 100-mile Century ride.  Rotarians helped event sponsors and law enforcement with traffic control, rider support, first aid station support and lots of individual encouragement.  
Elephant Rock Cycling 2017-07-21 06:00:00Z 0
Tony Spurlock, the current Douglas County Sheriff, recently visited our Sunrise group and gave an interesting talk about the operations and priorities of the Sheriff’s Department and how the Department uses over 150 volunteer Deputies.  It was great to hear his perspective on training, trends, and criminal prosecution.
Sheriff Visit 2017-07-21 06:00:00Z 0
Club member Bill Medlicott displays his poster board presentation for the Peaceful Schools initiative that he and others have been working on for several years.  Peaceful Schools, founded by Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame, is designed to promote and support safer and more respectful, bully-free environments for children and youth.  Bill is working with Eldorado Elementary School and Thunder Ridge High School students in Highlands Ranch.
Peaceful Schools 2017-04-18 06:00:00Z 0
Bobby Valentine recently spoke to the group about the use of drones for commercial purposes.  Bobby works for Kimley-Horn, a national design consulting firm, where he and his team collect, analyze, and incorporate drone data into a variety of design, engineering and maintenance efforts.  The use of drones for commercial operations is growing rapidly and his project videos of well known icons such as Red Rocks Amphitheater were fascinating.
Commercial Drones 2017-02-15 07:00:00Z 0
The Sunrise group inducted Kaitlyn (Kate) Todd as a new member last week.  Kate has been a resident of Highlands Ranch for 14 years and a Rotarian at the Aurora Fitzsimmons club for the last 2 years.  Kate is an Anatomist and uses her training to tutor and mentor high school students.  She is finishing up an EKG course with the hope of joining a hospital emergency department or ambulance company in the next few months.  Ray Anderson, Earl Hasz and Joel Johnson presented Kate with her Highlands Ranch member badge.
Welcome Kaitlyn Todd 2017-01-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Dec 27, 2016
The Highlands Ranch Rotary Club recently had its annual Holiday Party at the Sundial House at Highlands Ranch Backcountry. A good time was had by all and we’re all looking forward to another great year of service.
Holiday Party 2016-12-27 07:00:00Z 0

Highlands Ranch Rotary Sunrise participated in the Highlands Ranch Sr. Health Fair held on November 12, 2016. Paul Campbell explains Rotary to one of the participants.  There were approximately 50 booths with information on Volunteer Services, Legal & Financial Management,  Nutrition  & Fitness, and much more.
Sr. Health Fair 2016-11-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Nov 10, 2016
The Highlands Ranch Rotary Club Satellite recently inducted John Shonsey as its newest member.  John is a semi-retired Chief Engineer for the Regional Transportation District (RTD).  John is married with two grown children and lives in Highlands Ranch and can answer all of your questions about the “A" Line.  We’re looking forward to John’s help on a number of Rotary service projects in the area.    Shown below with John from left to right is Earl Hasz and Paul Campbell of the satellite group and May Kay Hasz, the past District Governor for District 5450.  Welcome John!
John Shonsey New Member Induction 2016-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to Russell Hatten for achieving his full membership in the Highlands Ranch Rotary Club.  Russell is a regular at the morning Satellite Group meeting before his day job of practicing as a partner at the Chalat, Hatten, Banker Law Firm.  Russell has been very active in numerous club events and will be a co-chair of the Satellite Group in 2017.
Congratulations Russell 2016-10-16 06:00:00Z 0
The Highlands Ranch Rotary Club Sunrise group recently participated in the Subaru Elephant Rock bicycle race in Caste Rock as course marshals.  Volunteers provided directions and aid to several thousand bicycle riders at the one day event.  Our assistance was greatly appreciated by the course officials and local law enforcement and funds were raised for several Rotary charitable events.
Elephant Rock Bicycle Race 2016-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Wednesday's speaker was Kendal Knetemann, the founder and owner of LingoHut.com, a free language learning website available in over 50 different languages.  Kendal is a Rotarian and talked about learning English at age 13 out of necessity after fleeing civil war in Nicaragua.  Her personal experience motivated her to help others around the world learn new languages and expand their opportunities.
LingoHut Speaker Kendal Knetemann 2016-09-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Aug 22, 2016
Isabella Ramos is headed into her senior year at Thunder Ridge High School and just completed a week at the Rotary Youth Leadership Association program.  Isabella had a wonderful time at the RYLA camp and will be speaking about it in person at our September 21 meeting.  She was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Sunrise.
RYLA 2016 Isabella Ramos Joel Johnson 2016-08-22 06:00:00Z 0
HR Rotary Satellite Creates Smiles thru Flower Power Linda Blakstone 2015-02-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristen Liddick
Several members of the  Satellite Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch volunteered at Inter Faith Community Services November 19. They helped many other volunteers in assembling food baskets for their annual Thanksgiving program. 450 families and 100 seniors will be able to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal thanks to IFCS. Our Rotary club is proud to be associated with this center who provides much needed services to our local communities.
Earl, Doug, Linda, Cyndi, Kristen, Brandon, Bill and Ann
Interfaith Thanksgiving Baskets Kristen Liddick 2014-11-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ann Mather
The Town of Lyons wants to send a HUGE thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and hard work this weekend toward the Lyons Town Hall Plaza!! We'd also like to thank Honeywell, Rotary Club Districts 5440 & 5450, Blue Mountain Stone, University of Colorado at Denver's College of Architecture, Filanc Construction, and Frachetti Engineering for their generous donations and efforts to this project. Come by Town Hall to see the amazing renovation so far!
John Canuel of the Highlands Ranch Rotary Satellite club was among the volunteers.
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Town of Lyons Thanks All Who Helped Ann Mather 2014-11-18 00:00:00Z 0
Peaches and Pears will be available for pick-up today at Arapahoe Community College North parking lot.
5900 S. Santa Fe. North of gas station.
Peach Pear Pickup is TODAY!!! 2014-08-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kristen Liddick
The Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch – Satellite teamed up with the Inter-Faith Community Services’ Ready Set School Enrichment Program to give the tools of success to low-income children in our community and send them back to school ready to learn.  Rotarians teamed up to provide non-perishable food donations and backpacks filled with school supplies for K-12 students going to Western Arapahoe and Northern Douglas County schools. 
Each year, Inter-Faith works with community organizations to  provide backpacks and supplies to area schools for distribution.  Last year, Interfaith provided 1,091 backpacks to students in need.   Projections for this year are to surpass last year’s demand for backpacks, clothing, food, and supplies. The average cost of sending each student back to school is $250. This puts a strain on their already fragile financial situation. Inter-Faith also sees the demand for food increasing during the summer months, as many students are away from subsidized breakfast and lunch school programs.

Backpacks for School Kristen Liddick 2014-08-10 00:00:00Z 0
So fresh it’s like having your own tree!
Palisade Colorado Peaches and Pears will be hand-picked on Friday
And trucked overnight for delivery on Saturday.
Peaches and Pears may be picked up in the south parking lot of the
Arapahoe Community College just north of gas station, 5900 S. Santa Fe, Littleton
On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM.
Proceeds benefit the Projects of The
Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Satellite
PO Box 1041   Littleton  CO   80160-1041
Phone:  303-908-7285   
Payment for the entire Total must be received by August 15, 2014
2014 Peach Pear Sale 2014-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Changing of the Guard
Saturday, June 21, 2014     6 - ??? PM
Home of Steve and Janet Miller
924 E. Shadow Mtn. Dr., Highlands Ranch
No Cost Rotarians, $20 Guests, Spousal, Satellite
Catering By Romano's Italian Restaurant
Beer, Wine $3 donation please
Casual attire
Changing of the Guard E Hasz 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Earl Hasz
It is very easy to give to the Rotary International Foundation. Whether you want to give to the Annual Programs Fund, or the Polio Plus fund, it is a click away. You can make a contribution to the Rotary International Foundation by clicking here.
You CAN give to RI Foundation Earl Hasz 2014-01-26 00:00:00Z 0


Today, there are only three countries where the poliovirus still exists: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Fewer than 250 polio cases were reported worldwide in 2012, which is a 99% reduction since the 1980s, when the world saw about 1,000 cases per day. If we don't stay the course, experts say polio could rebound 



Rotary International Takes on Polio 2014-01-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Jan 24, 2014

The Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club responded to a citizen in need by helping him comply with local fire and health department requirements.  Our citizen needed help moving the contents of his former video store into a storage facility.  Five members of the Sunrise club and the Littleton noon club assisted in moving a large inventory of video store materials and shelving from a one room apartment into storage.  The job took 5 hours of hard work, but allowed our citizen to safely remain in his home.  

Littleton Citizen in Need Joel Johnson 2014-01-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Dec 20, 2013

Several members and friends of the Littleton Sunrise Rotary club helped delivery Christmas gift baskets of food and essentials to elderly residents in need this weekend as part of Interfaith's annual program.  Gift baskets were very appreciated by the recipients and it was a great opportunity for us to volunteer and help out our less fortunate neighbors.  

Interfaith Community Services Christmas Gift Baskets Joel Johnson 2013-12-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Sep 20, 2013

We successfully completed the 7th Annual Brad Bradford Rubber Duck race in August as part of Western Welcome Week in Littleton.  Over 300 kids and adults attended the race and numerous cash and local sponsor prizes were awarded.  This year we teamed with three chapters of Beta Sigma Phi to broaden our ticket sales.  Once again we would like to recognize our generous sponsors for their donations:

Arapahoe Community College

Bradford Auto Body

Key Bank

Ben Bridge Jewelers

Wright Group

American Family Insurance

Ann Mather Realtor

Mogg Associates

7th Annual Rubber Duck Race Joel Johnson 2013-09-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Earl Hasz on May 02, 2013
Club Contact Information

 Membership Questions please call the Membership Co-Chairperson, Earl Hasz, at 303-908-7285

Program Questions please email the Program Chairperson, Linda Blackstone, at Linda.Blackstone@CenturyLink.com

Club Contact Information Earl Hasz 2013-05-02 13:23:19Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Mar 23, 2013
 The Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club dropped off more than 1,250 books to Damon Runyon Elementary School in Littleton last week as part of a combined effort with parents to provide more availability of reading materials for the 3rd grade classes. Our club was able to obtain copyrights to the books and raise funds to cover the printing costs.  A special thanks to Bryan Mogg for his leadership on this project!
Runyon Elementary School Book Literacy Project Joel Johnson 2013-03-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Mar 11, 2013
In memory of former member Jim Brammer's dedication to international service, the Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club has participated in nine micro finance loans through Kiva.  These loans are designed to provide financing to small businesses throughout the world that would not otherwise be able to receive loans and grow their businesses.  Our loans support entrepreneurs in countries including Bolivia, Ecuador, Togo, Congo and Iraq.  With additional funding from other Kiva members throughout the world, we have been able to create significant business opportunities in these countries.  Our Rotary club expects to continue funding these and other businesses for years to come.
Micro Finance through Kiva.org Joel Johnson 2013-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Feb 19, 2013
Bryan Mogg has been working for several months to help Runyon Elementary School in Littleton improve its access to more school books.  For a small annual fee, Runyon is able to print its own copies of school books for its teachers and students use.  This is a very cost effective way of providing more reading material when the printing cost is shared by parents and our Rotary club.  The printing project will cost a total of $1200+.   Our club has committed to provide $500 in matching funds to the elementary school to complete the project.  The books, when printed and ready for distribution, will carry the 4-Way Test and the Club's name and web address inside the front cover.  Good job Bryan!
Runyon Elementary School Literacy Project Joel Johnson 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joel Johnson on Feb 03, 2013
Linda Blackstone was recently inducted by District Governor Mike Klingbiel as the newest member of the Littleton Sunrise Rotary Club.  Linda has been a Rotarian in Casper, WY for 17 years and has transferred to Littleton.  She currently works as a Director, Network Services, with  Century Link in Littleton.  She is responsible for Engineering and Construction for Denver/Northern Colorado.  Linda has been active in various projects and looks forward to being a member of the Sunrise club.  Linda’s husband Robert is a geologist with Cameco Resources.  They have  two sons.  Michael is a geologist for Ultra Petroleum, and Brian is a geologist for Chevron.
Linda Blackstone is LIttleton Sunrise's Newest Member Joel Johnson 2013-02-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Earl Hasz on Aug 13, 2012

 The Rotary Club of Highlands Ranch Satellite (formerly Littleton Sunrise) will be Selling Peaches and Pears again from the Western Slope for delivery on Saturday, August 23, 2014  Please mark your calendars. The checks for the entire total must be received by August 16, 2014. The new order flyer will be available by July 23, 2014.

Delivery will be Saturday, August 23, 2014 between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM in the south parking lot of Arapahoe Community College just north of the gas station.

Peaches and Pears will be Coming Again in August, 2014. Mark your calendars. We had a good year in 2013. Earl Hasz 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bryan Mogg on Jun 14, 2012
Many compassionate Rotarians have asked how they can help with the High Park Fire.  


Our experience with the Conifer fire a few months ago showed us the best way we can be of immediate help is with funds that can go to those that have just lost everything. The monetary donations can go for clothes, food, all essentials, and food for their animals.

High Park Fire Bryan Mogg 2012-06-15 00:00:00Z 0
A Rotary engine Can a businessmen’s club eradicate polio from the world? Earl Hasz 2012-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bryan Mogg on May 02, 2011
Beginning in July, The Rotarian will bring you the same print content you’ve enjoyed for years -- in paperless form. If you switch to digital, a link to the new issue will be delivered to your e-mail inbox each month from Zinio , the world’s largest digital newsstand.
The Rotarian Is Going Digital Bryan Mogg 2011-05-02 22:25:27Z 0
Posted by Bryan Mogg
Since the March earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Rotary Youth Exchange officers around the world have worked tirelessly with their partners to ensure the safety of exchange students in the affected regions.
Update on Japan Bryan Mogg 2011-05-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bryan Mogg on Mar 24, 2011
Rotarians have been finding a number of ways to help victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan that killed thousands and left hundreds of thousands more homeless.
Rotarians respond to Japan earthquake, tsunami Bryan Mogg 2011-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Bryan Mogg on Mar 14, 2011
Recent successes in India’s relentless effort to eradicate polio are raising hopes that the goal is in sight. The incidence of the disease is at a record low, with only one case reported in 2011, as of 1 March, and just 42 in all of 2010. That compares with 741 cases the year before.
India closer than ever to eradicating polio Bryan Mogg 2011-03-15 00:00:00Z 0
$8,400 Contribution to Columbine Public Library Bryan Mogg 2010-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Earl Hasz
It’s now been a full year since we launched Challenge21’s first expedition – the Rwenzori. In that time, through climbs on Stanley, Orizaba, Everest, and Kenya, we’ve raised nearly $210,000, or 10%, of our $2.1 million goal for Water For People. And, we’ve impassioned hundreds of thousands worldwide, making them aware of the global water and sanitation crises, and the innovative, long-lasting solutions of Water For People. 
Challenge21 -- Water For People Earl Hasz 0
Posted by Earl Hasz
The Rotary MasterCard can give our club $25 with your first purchase of $75 or more. As you keep using it, it gives the Rotary International Foundation a small percent of each purchase.
The Rotary MasterCard keeps on Giving Earl Hasz 0
Posted by Earl Hasz
To celebrate "100 Years of Rotary in Colorado," the Rotary Club of Denver, Colorado, USA, working with other Rotary clubs in the state, helped obtain a $100 million stimulus grant from the U.S. government to bring low-cost, high-speed Internet to the entire state.
Colorado Rotarians get their state connected Earl Hasz 0