Speaker Date Topic
(Evening Meeting) DEREK TETLOW Oct 16, 2018
WHO NEEDS FATHERS? WHY DADS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN KIDS LIVES
WHO NEEDS FATHERS? WHY DADS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN KIDS LIVES

Derek Tetlow is our Littleton Rotary Evening Meeting Facilitator, he is a Sports Videographer, a husband, an avid gardener, a sports fan and enthusiast, but most importantly (for purposes of this program) he is a stay at home father for his two sons. Derek's program will discuss the important role fathers play in their childrens lives.

BRIAN EWERT Oct 16, 2018
FACTS ABOUT THE LITTLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOND REFERENDUM
FACTS ABOUT THE LITTLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOND REFERENDUM

Club member Brian Ewert will be sharing the facts related to the LPS Board of Education and the LPS Long Range Planning Committee's future vision of the school district,  including some new and renovated buildings and properties (LPS Ballot Measure 4A) AND new innovative career and technical education programming, adequate and equitable staffing for schools, early childhood education, & additional safety, security, and mental health initiatives (State-wide Ballot Measure Amendment 73).

FRED FLEMING Oct 23, 2018
BRONCOS UPDATE
WADE FRARY Oct 30, 2018
DREAM BIKE

In this presentation,Wade Frary, Director of Communications ane Outreach Project reCYCLE, will be covering the basics of the Dream Bike program, which gives students in Title-1 schools the opportunity to earn a bicycle through showing growth in the Three A's: Academics, Attendance, and Attitude. This year, Dream Bike is in 10 Title-1 schools throughout the Metro Area and is giving over 1,100 students the opportunity to earn their bike, helmet, bike lock, and safety lights. One of the schools served is Field Elementary in Littleton. We will be discussing the possibilities of partnering together for this program at Field.  

 

Wade Frary is currently the Director of Communications and Outreach for Project ReCycle.  Project ReCycle is a Douglas County based 501(c)3 Non-Profit. We collect and ReCycle used bikes, fixes them up and provides them to children in need.  They also provide kids a new helmet, bike lock and safety light. 

Before working as a consultant for Project ReCycle, Wade served as a volunteer who collected donated bikes from the South Metro Denver area and local bike shops.  He is a native of Colorado and Alumni of Colorado State University.  Wade is a former career Air Force Officer, retired from the United States Air Force Academy, Chief of Cadet Airlift,  in 1995.  After his 20 year career in the Air Force, Wade launched a second career as a College Administrator.  He served as the Vice President of Mt. San Antonio College in California, the largest two-year college in the nation with over 48,000 students.  After retiring from California Colleges, Wade also served 8.5 years in the Federal Government with the Bureau of Land Management.  He was the National Training Officer for BLM and also served as the Employee/Labor Relations Specialist for BLM National Operations Center, Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, CO.

Wade enjoys cycling, skiing, fly fishing, pickle ball and tennis. 

(Evening Meeting) SANDY MORTENSEN - DIST. GOVERNOR Nov 06, 2018
ANNUAL CLUB VISIT
ANNUAL CLUB VISIT
Sandy is from Millville, New Jersey, attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI where she received a Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1965.
 
She moved to Frisco, Colorado in 1977 where she raised 4 children and had several Physical Therapy clinics. She volunteered in the community for many years before joining the Rotary Club of Summit County in 1991. She has served on numerous Club committees and was President of the Club 2007-08. On several occasions she has received the Club Outstanding Service award. Sandy also brought Visioning, long range goal setting for Clubs, to the District in 2009.
 
She met her partner, Lou Wagner, in Rotary and they have been together since 2002. Both Lou and Sandy are Paul Harris Fellows and have supported their Club Charitable Fund for many years. Sandy also continues to play an active role in the National Repertory Orchestra organization, bringing orchestral music to Summit County every summer for 7 weeks.
JOHN MULLEN Nov 13, 2018
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS
TRICIA MALONEY Nov 20, 2018
MY YEAR AS A ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT
(Evening Meeting) BEER:30 Nov 20, 2018
BEER:30
BEER:30

Since it’s Thanksgiving week and we think attendance is going to be somewhat low, we’ve decided to have an informal meeting on November 20th to have a meal and a few beers at CB & Potts.

 

JEN ENGQUIST, BRIAN EWERT, REV. TRUDY ROBINSON Nov 27, 2018
BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS
BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS

Break Bread offers a weekly community meal that offers nourishment, unconditional love, and abundant grace.

Jen Engquist joined the Break Bread team after serving in Cambodia as Country Program Coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Young Adults in Global Mission program.  Prior to her time in Cambodia, she served as the Community Center and Member Relations Director for Churches United for the Homeless, a shelter in Moorhead, MN.  In 2016, she graduated from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, with her Master's in Public Administration.

Jen is from rural North Dakota, loves listening to stories, and is passionate about social justice and equity work that focuses on reducing the incidence and impact of poverty.  She is thrilled to be a part of Break Bread and the Littleton community.

Jen will be joined by Rotarians Brian Ewert, Superintendent of Littleton Public Schools (Brian was named the 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives) and Rev. Trudy Robinson, Senior Pastor, Littleton United Methodist Church and member of the board of directors of Break Bread. (She says the elevator speech for her ministry is:  "To love. To choose love in every situation, to lead with love, to challenge others to love, to live in the hope of love.”)

Break Bread has been a recipient of Littleton Rotary Foundation grants for the past 2 years.

 

(Evening Meeting) JEN ENGQUIST Dec 04, 2018
BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS
BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS

Break Bread offers a weekly community meal that offers nourishment, unconditional love, and abundant grace.

Jen Engquist joined the Break Bread team after serving in Cambodia as Country Program Coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Young Adults in Global Mission program.  Prior to her time in Cambodia, she served as the Community Center and Member Relations Director for Churches United for the Homeless, a shelter in Moorhead, MN.  In 2016, she graduated from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, with her Master's in Public Administration.

Jen is from rural North Dakota, loves listening to stories, and is passionate about social justice and equity work that focuses on reducing the incidence and impact of poverty.  She is thrilled to be a part of Break Bread and the Littleton community.

Jen will be joined by Rotarians Brian Ewert, Superintendent of Littleton Public Schools (Brian was named the 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives) and Rev. Trudy Robinson, Senior Pastor, Littleton United Methodist Church and member of the board of directors of Break Bread. (She says the elevator speech for her ministry is:  "To love. To choose love in every situation, to lead with love, to challenge others to love, to live in the hope of love.”)

Break Bread has been a recipient of Littleton Rotary Foundation grants for the past 2 years.

RANDY PYE Dec 04, 2018
THE STERLING RANCH DEVELOPMENT
THE STERLING RANCH DEVELOPMENT

Located in Douglas County, south of Chatfield State Park, Sterling Ranch will eventually contain about 12,000 homes to be built over the next 20 to 25 years.  This 3,400 acre development will have nine unique villages radiating out from an amenity rich town center.  The first, Providence Village, is actively being constructed and is their flagship development featuring seven different homebuilders.

Randy Pye, Community Outreach Manager, will discuss development plans, and the impacts this development will have on transportation, natural resources, schools, and other issues important to their neighbors in the region.

ERIN LaCOUNT Dec 11, 2018
SALACIOUS IN THE CRETACEOUS
SALACIOUS IN THE CRETACEOUS
(Evening Meeting) COL STOLI NIKOLAI - U.S.A.F. RET Dec 18, 2018
HABITS OF HONOR AND PATRIOTISM
HABITS OF HONOR AND PATRIOTISM

Stoli is a retired Air Force Colonel who amassed 3,000 hours of F-16s flying time including 450 hours of combat time during most of his Air Force career while serving all around the world.  Some of his most notable assignments were working on Capitol Hill as an Air Force Legislative Affairs officer and interacting with Representatives and Professional Staff Members on a daily basis.  He also was the Vice Wing Commander at Kunsan Air Base in Korea where he commanded 4,000 Airmen, U.S. and Korean civilians conducting joint military operations and training to enhance U.S. and South Korean partnerships against the North Korean regime.  Finally. Colonel Nikolai served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon executing an operational budget of over 7 billion dollars and overseeing Air Force training, acquisition and combat readiness.

TIM PORTZ Dec 18, 2018
BITCOIN - HOW IT AFFECTS US ALL
DR. APRYL STEELE, PRESIDENT AND CEO Jan 29, 2019
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

The challenges involved in animal welfare, both at the Dumb Friends League and throughout our greater community, are becoming increasingly complex. At the same time, the opportunities for saving more pets’ lives are greater than ever. As President and CEO, Dr. Apryl Steele and team are charged with developing and coordinating strategic innovations and solutions to achieve our mission of ending pet homelessness and animal suffering. From a collaborative and people first viewpoint, she oversees operations, development, communications, finance and administration for the Dumb Friends League and Colorado Humane Society & SPCA.

A dynamic leader as well as a practicing veterinarian in Denver for 18 years, Apryl has extensive knowledge of our community and animal welfare. She is a past president of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Assistance Foundation. Apryl is currently on the board of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, member of Hill’s Shelter Advisory Board and the Cat Friendly Council, and has served on the boards of PetAid Colorado and the Dumb Friends League, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.  

Apryl and her partner Kim share their home with two dogs, Mister and Reba, and three cats, Karou, Rufous and Empress Von Digit.

 

JON PROCTOR Apr 01, 2019
COMBATING HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE SOUTHEASTERN FRONT IN THAILAND AND MYANMAR
COMBATING  HUMAN TRAFFICKING ON THE SOUTHEASTERN FRONT IN THAILAND AND MYANMAR

This presentation provides an overview of Paladin Rescue Alliance; a 501(c)(3) non-government organization (NGO) dedicated to combating human trafficking in Southeast Asia.  Paladin was founded in May 2016 and was created with the following Mission Statement: “To provide freedom, hope, and a future to human sex trafficking victims”.  To accomplish this mission Paladin works across three pillars to include prevention, rescue, and aftercare.  Opportunities for involvement that are tangible and meaningful are also discussed. 

Jon Proctor is the President of Paladin Rescue Alliance and the Director of Analytics for the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe.  He holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Nebraska.  He has been fighting on the front lines against human trafficking for the past five years. 

(Evening Meeting) LLOYD LEWIS Apr 01, 2019
PRESIDENT AND CEO OF ARC THRIFT STORES

arc Thrift Stores is now the largest social enterprise in Colorado, and one of the largest nonprofits in Colorado - and perhaps two years away from being the largest. Each year, the arc Thrift Stores generates nearly $90 million in revenue and they anticipate doing $100 million revenue by 2020.  The arc Thrift Stores is also the largest funder of advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities, one of the largest employers of people with intellectual disabilities in Colorado, one of the largest employers in Colorado, as wells as one of the largest recyclers in Colorado. 

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