ONE-TIME MEETING LOCATION CHANGE 2017-12-11 07:00:00Z 0

Littleton Rotary Members Volunteer

 
Many thanks to everyone who made this year’s Operation Christmas Child gift drive a success! We EXCEEDED our goal of filling 130 boxes with gifts for needy children, with an official tally of 139! On November 14, each box was lovingly filled by an enthusiastic team of elves made up of 19 Littleton Rotarians & their spouses/family members, as well as 8 guests. It was a great event and a tremendous show of support by our generous Rotary community!
Operation Christmas Child 2017-12-10 07:00:00Z 0
Breakfast With Santa is a Littleton Rotary holiday tradition that goes back many decades. Today the Rotary Club of Littleton partners with South Suburban Parks and Rec District and provides the volunteers to staff the annual holiday breakfast. The event, held at the Buck Recreation Center in Downtown Littleton,  is open to all and provides for two separate seatings and opportunities children to visit with Santa and share their wishes with him. This year's event took place on Saturday, December 2nd and welcomed almost 200 people. We're not sure who enjoyed the event more, the children and their families, or the Rotarians who happily volunteered.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL FROM LITTLETON ROTARY!
 
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: LITTLETON ROTARY IS THERE 2017-12-05 07:00:00Z 0
As we approach the Thanksgiving Season, IFCS (Integrated Family Community Services) is once again providing more than 3000 Thanksgiving and Holiday meals for those in need. Rotarians and friends can help by donating to Integrated Family’s Holiday Meal Fund. Littleton Rotary participation in this annual donation drive goes back to virtually the founding of IFCS many decades ago. Let us continue to show our support by contributing to this most worthwhile holiday effort.
 
Make you donation checks payable to the Littleton Rotary Foundation, memo: IFCS Holiday Meals. Either bring your checks to a Rotary meeting and give them to Dean Sotack, or mail them to Littleton Rotary Foundation, PO Box 143, Littleton, CO  80160
 
Donation Amount Choices:
 
$28.00 for a Ham Dinner
$30.00 for a Turkey Dinner
 
With your help, we can ensure a Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday to those need assistance the most.
HELP PROVIDE HOLIDAY MEALS! 2017-10-24 06:00:00Z 0
Experience Rotary
Mike Rosen ~ Denver Talk Show Host Legend
Our Luncheon Guest Speaker on July 18, 2017
 
Mike is an American radio personality and political commentator. For more than 30 years he was the host of award-winning The Mike Rosen Show on talk radio station 850 KOA in Denver, Colorado, as well as an opinion columnist for The Denver Post and previously for the Rocky Mountain News. Mike explains and debates issues of the day, politics, pop culture, sports and entertainment in an understandable presentation with a piercing intellect, humor and irreverence and describes himself as an "advocate for generally right-center, main-stream conservative ideas”.
 
ALONG WITH MIKE’S INSIGHTS, YOU WILL EXPERIENCE ROTARY!
A SERVICE CLUB, SERVING THE LITTLETON COMMUNITY SINCE 1922.
 
We feed the hungry, play games with the aging; maintain a literacy program for elementary students, network with community leaders, supply clean water in El Salvador and so much more!
 
Got Questions?
Please contact Dee Leh : 303.949.9625 , dee_leh@yahoo.com
Experience Rotary! 2017-07-11 06:00:00Z 0
SPECIAL BRING-A-GUEST MEETING; GREAT ENTERTAINMENT! 2017-07-04 06:00:00Z 0
Past President Jon Moore presents incoming President Belinda Bianchi (B) with her Presidential Gavel
 
On June 20th, Rotary members welcomed Belinda (B) Bianchi as their new president for the 2017-18 Rotary year. "B" as she is known, has been a member of several Rotary clubs as she's lived in various parts of the US throughout her career. She states that her experience in Littleton Rotary by far exceeds any she's experienced thus far. She is excited about the energy and enthusiasm club members exhibit in working to address community needs as well as participating in global projects in critical areas worldwide.
 
"B" has developed an experienced group of leaders to serve on her Board of Directors and all are looking forward to another great year of service to the greater Littleton community. A big Littleton Rotary welcome to "B" Bianchi as she begins her year of leading Littleton's oldest and most significant service club.
LITTLETON ROTARY WELCOMES NEW PRESIDENT 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
 
Each year, the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchant's Association hosts the Littleton Block Party - a community wide party held in Historic Downtown Littleton. Live music, entertainment, vendors, and fireworks attract hundreds of party-goers to this annual event.
 
LITTLETON BLOCK PARTY: ROTARY HELPS OUT 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
Past President and Lifetime Honorary Member, Dale Flowers, was surprised at a recent meeting by being presented with the President's Spirit of Service Award.
 
The award recognized Dale's years of selfless graphic design service and his dedicated efforts in promotion of our literacy projects. Dale's most recent design work resulted in our latest public information brochure, numerous event fliers, and Rotary Peak project graphics.
 
Congratulations, Dale! You show us all what it means to embody the Rotary motto: Service Above Self.
DALE FLOWERS: SPIRIT OF SERVICE AWARD 2017-06-22 06:00:00Z 0
It was an overflow crowd of friends, Rotarians, and well-wishers that assembled at a recent Littleton Rotary Club meeting to honor COL Gerhardt C. (Clem) Clementson in celebration of his 100th birthday. A member of Littleton Rotary since 1988, Clem was awarded Lifetime Honorary Membership in recognition of his commitment to the club and the ideals of Rotary.
 
His active military career included flying the famed P-38 Lightning during WWII, teaching math and computer science at the US Air Force Academy, and ultimately retiring from work in numerous projects at NASA. 
 
Enjoying the celebration were over a dozen other military veterans who are members of the Rotary Club of Littleton. All were presented Rotary lapel pins recognizing them as US Military Veterans. Rotary Clubs throughout the US support numerous local and national programs aimed at providing assistance and support to military veterans and their families.
 
Happy 100th Birthday to COL Clem Clementson! God bless all our veterans.
ROTARIAN TURNS 100! 2017-05-11 06:00:00Z 0
On the second Monday of each month, Littleton Rotary members volunteer at Project C.U.R.E. headquarters sorting donated new and surplus medical items. Those items are then boxed, palletised, and readied for shipment to clinics and hospitals in some of the world’s most critical areas. Teams of highly trained Project C.U.R.E. specialists travel to areas of need and do on-site evaluations. Once the evaluation of needs are completed, Project C.U.R.E. works to prepare the shipment and secures funding for transport.
Littleton Rotary spearheaded the fundraising effort that ultimately lead to the purchase of Project C.U.R.E’s. world headquarters located in Centennial, CO.
LITTLETON ROTARY & PROJECT C.U.R.E. - A STRONG PARTNERSHIP! 2017-01-07 07:00:00Z 0
 
In early December, Littleton Rotarians persuaded Santa to take time out of his busy pre-Christmas schedule to join Rotary member for an evening of festive singing to entertain the residents at the Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center. His happy presence made for a perfect opening of the Holiday Season for all who attended. Thanks, Santa and all the Littleton Rotary members who joined the celebration.
 
 
SANTA, ROTARIANS - SING IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON 2017-01-07 07:00:00Z 0
MEETING LOCATION NOTICE! 2016-12-13 07:00:00Z 0
L-R: Virginia & Richard Langstaff, Dr. Charlie Vail, Dr. Sam Langstaff & wife Margie 
Dr. Sam Langstaff was recognized by the Rotary Club of Littleton with Rotary's Spirit of Service Award and Lifetime Honorary Membership for his decades of service to the healthcare of the citizens throughout the metropolitan Denver area. 
 
Samuel H. Langstaff, M.D.,was born in Paducah Kentucky. In elementary school, he met his lifetime sweetheart Marjorie. He graduated from George Washington University Medical School and he established a general medical practice in Littleton Colorado. Dr. Sam served many years on the CU Medical School admissions committee.
DR. SAM LANGSTAFF - A LIFETIME OF SERVICE 2016-11-10 07:00:00Z 0
 
On Sunday, September 18, 13 Rotarians and friends joined other community groups to help Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver process a huge donation of merchandise that will be sold in the 5 Habitat for Humanity ReStores in the Denver area.  The merchandise was donated by vendors who had exhibited at a large True Value Hardware trade show at the Colorado Convention Center.  
 
LITTLETON ROTARY VOLUNTEERS HELP HABITAT ReSTORES Bob Young 2016-10-11 06:00:00Z 0
     
 
On September 9th and 10th the Littleton Rotary Club hosted its 4th Alferd Packer Bacon Party in downtown Littleton. Proceeds of the event support the Littleton Rotary Foundation and its funding of community service projects and grants benefiting the greater Littleton community. The event was well attended, and thanks to the hard working members, the bacon party went off without a hitch. A special thanks to all those that donated money, volunteered or attended this year’s party – it would be impossible to pull off without all of your support!
ALFERD PACKER BACON PARTY-2016 2016-10-07 06:00:00Z 0
Bring your appetite to a “tongue in cheek” homage to Littleton Cemetery’s notorious cannibal at the 4th annual Alferd Packer Bacon Party in historic downtown Littleton.  The 2-night, carnivore-loving event will feature lots of creative culinary choices from some of the area’s top food trucks, a ”bacon station,” as well as beer & wine to wash it all down.  
 
There will be ample opportunities to pig out on plenty of porcine provisions, including samples & sales of Boarshead bacon.  The food truck lineup includes The Colorado Pig Rig, Turn In BBQ, El Toro the Tot, Hey PB&J, Meatball., and Coaches Scoop Frozen Desserts.
 
Multiple local bands will provide live music throughout the event, including headline bands Mr. Steak taking the stage at 9 p.m. Friday, and Dixie Leadfoot playing at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
 
The off-beat community party helps fund the Littleton Rotary Foundation’s many charitable projects throughout the Littleton area.  
 4TH ANNUAL ALFERD PACKER BACON PARTY 2016-08-22 06:00:00Z 0
 
Travelers stopping to view the beauty and have their pictures taken by the sign that proclaims Loveland Pass – Elevation 11,990 Ft. – Continental Divide, may have been surprised at the large gathering of well-prepared hikers assembling at the West Ridge trail head one Saturday morning in July.  Over twenty members of local Rotary Clubs, families, and friends walked the trail leading to what is becoming known locally as “Rotary Peak.” This 12,479’ peak is located on the Continental Divide Trail 1.5 miles west of Loveland Pass.
"ROTARY PEAK" ON THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE 2016-08-04 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary is all about service and leadership and this year’s Rotarian Of The Year, Bobbi McCombs, is a shining example of that. Bobbi joined Littleton Rotary in October, 2014 and attends our Evening Meeting and has wasted no time in volunteering in numerous activities.
 
The food bank program at Centennial Academy (Centennial Elementary) was about to collapse due to lack of storage space, funds, and volunteer parents willing to serve. On learning of this situation, our Evening Meeting leaders agreed to take over the program, called Arty’s Friday Food Bag, and immediately Bobbi stepped forward to manage it, organize volunteers, secure food donations and funding, and coordinate delivery of the food to Centennial for the benefit of over 70 families in the greatest need.
2015-16 ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
Meet our new Board of Directors for 2016-17 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
LaDonna Jurgensen reminds us that our next Fellowship Dinner date will be Friday, September 16th. These smaller, more intimate dinner gatherings are designed to allow club members to enjoy a dinner with other members they may not often get a chance to visit with at regular meetings. The food is always delicious and the company and conversation interesting and lively.
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP DINNERS - WELCOME TO FALL 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
 
Our Summer Littleton Rotary Family Picnic is fast approaching. The date is Sunday, August 14th at Clement Park.
 
Click Here to Sign Up, or contact Susan Sotack at qzzsue@gmail.com .
 
This annual event gets better each year and this year will be no exception. Bring your friends, family, children and grandchildren and enjoy the food, games, entertainment, and views of the mountains.
LITTLETON ROTARY ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
 
Join the fun in support of the Littleton Rotary Foundation, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Employee Assistance Fund, and programs to provide community-wide programs designed to promote wellness to families and help fight childhood obesity.
 
This is the 31st year that Littleton Rotary and its partners, the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Dept. and South Suburban Parks and Recreation have joined forces to hold this significant fund raising event.
Please sign up be a part of this terrific event.
Click here for Registration Form
The 31st Annual Rotary Golf Tournament: September 9, 2016 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
Let’s not forget these monthly opportunities to meet other Rotarians and young professionals in a casual and relaxed environment. Lisa Bush from our Evening Meeting has spearheaded this event as a means to bring people together for networking opportunities as well as to promote Rotary to those that may know nothing about it. The next two Happy Hour events are scheduled for Wednesday, August 10th and Wednesday, September 14th at the Boardroom Sports Bar & Steakhouse, 51 W. Dry Creek Ct., Littleton, 80120 from 5:30-7:30PM. Join the happy group and reach out to those who could be benefit from Rotary membership.
Littleton Rotary’s Networking Happy Hour 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
Director Drew Lang and his wife, Vicki were recently recognized by President Jim for their service in being one of the host families for our Danish 2015-16 Rotary Youth Exchange student, Regitze Gade.
 
Regitze joined the Lang family on her arrival from Denmark last August and immediately was enrolled at Heritage High School. Within a day or two, she was on the Cross Country Track Team and within 2 weeks ran her first 5K and finished in just 23 minutes.
 
As a Thank-You to Drew and Vicki for their generosity in hosting, President Jim presented them with a $100 gift certificate for use at an area restaurant. Drew says that hosting an exchange student is a very special and rewarding experience and he hopes more club members take the opportunity to host students in the coming years.
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Host Family Recognized 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
 
Susan Sotack is our new Evening Meeting Facilitator and newest Board member.
 
In addition to the challenges of leading the Evening Meetings, she is also Chair of the Club’s Social Committee responsible for all our yearly social events such as the Sweetheart Dinner Dance, Summer Picnic, Christmas Party, etc.
 
Thank you, Susan for your energy, organizational skills and enthusiastic willingness to serve.
Littleton Rotary Evening Meeting Facilitator for 2016-17 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
One of Jon Moore’s last official actions as President was in recognizing B Biacnhi’s leadership as Evening Meeting Facilitator for the 2015-16 Rotary year. B did a wonderful job in keeping both Evening and Luncheon meeting groups apprised of one another’s activities and conducting the meetings in an entertaining and informative way. This past year, in addition to serving as Facilitator, she also a member of our Board of Directors, and has now accepted being elected as President Elect for the 2017-18 Rotary year. B exhibits the kind of leadership qualities that will ensure Littleton Rotary remains one of the most significant Rotary clubs in District 5450.
ANOTHER GREAT LITTLETON ROTARY LEADER RECOGNIZED 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
Our Club is blessed to have so many terrific leaders and doers. One shining example is Past President, and multiple Paul Harris Fellow, Scott Cantine.
 
Past President Jon Moore recently presented his President’s Award of Excellence to Scott in recognition of his outstanding work in addressing updates to our Club By-Laws, dedicated work as Chair of our Nominating Committee, Check-In Table backup to Treasurer Dean and Secretary Rick, and general mentor to those in leadership. His years of service to our Club have helped make Littleton Rotary a recognized leader Club operations and management.
 
Thank you, Scott for all you’ve done and continue to do for Rotary.
PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF EXCELLENCE 2016-08-03 06:00:00Z 0
 
Initiated by our Membership Committee, this event is focused on exposing young professionals to the career benefits Rotary membership provides. Designed to be an informal, casual gathering in a venue targeting the younger professional, club members hosting the event will have arranged exhibits highlighting how the broad diversity of vocations representing Littleton Rotary have worked together to address needs within our community, while at the same time expanding their professional and business contacts.
 
Members are encouraged to attend and get to know a new generation of potential Rotarians and help answer questions they may have. Without engaging our younger business and professional leaders, Rotary could find itself isolated and no longer a relevant force in our community. Please make a point to show up at this event and make yourself know to all in attendance.
DISCOVER ROTARY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING EVENT 2016-04-17 06:00:00Z 0
For over 19 years Hands Across Littleton has provided home maintenance help to mostly elderly Littleton area homeowners. These homeowners still have the ability to care for themselves, however, most no longer have the physical ability or financial means to maintain their homes and property as they would otherwise like. Littleton Rotary to the rescue!
 
Project Chair, Kevin Kostoff tells us that Club members, family, and friends are welcome and encouraged to volunteer for this half-day project that accomplishes so much is a short period of time. All supplies will be provided as will a free lunch at the conclusion of this half-day of work (8-Noon).
HANDS ACROSS LITTLETON - MAY 14 2016 2016-04-17 06:00:00Z 0
We're welcoming in spring by once again have a Rotary Fellowship Dinner evening.
As before, small group dinners are planned in the homes your fellow Rotarians. This will be a great way to get to know new members and share some time with Rotarians and their partners from both the evening and the noon meetings. The groups will be mixed up, so don’t expect to have dinner with your best Rotary friends. Ideally the groups will be 8 people, but could be from 6-10. Singles are most welcome!
 
The host Rotarian will prepare the main dish. The guests will bring appetizers, side dishes, salad, or dessert... and BYOB. 
 
On Wednesday, April 27th. We’ll notify you where you’ll be going, with directions, what you should bring, and any other vital info. When you sign up, please let us know if you would like to host and if you have any serious food allergies in the comment space.  It will be a fun evening. We expect to see you all for this special event!
 
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: SUNDAY, April 24TH AT 5:00 PM
ROTARY FELLOWSHIP DINNERS - SPRING EDITION 2016-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
INTERACT CLUB AT HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL COLLECTS FOOD FOR ARTY'S FOOD BANK 2016-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS HAPPY HOUR 2016-03-27 06:00:00Z 0
Student volunteers at Arty's Friday Food Bag storage facility with program Chair, Bobbie McCombs
 
During a PTO meeting back in 2012 at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts Education (formerly known as Centennial Elementary), concern was raised about the growing number of students whose only regular meals were those lunches provided by the school. Many of those students had very little food over the weekends and started the school week famished.
ARTY'S FRIDAY FOOD BAG PROGRAM-ROTARY HITS A HOME RUN 2016-02-18 07:00:00Z 0
ROTARY GRANT REQUESTS Scott Taylor 2016-02-12 07:00:00Z 0
EVENING MEETING LOCATION - APRIL 19th.
 
6:30-8:00 PM : Private residence at 1398 W. Caley Ave, Littleton, 80120

IMPORTANT NOTICE! 2016-01-19 07:00:00Z 0
Paul Parish joined our Club back in September 2015. Paul and his wife Linda Diekvoss live in the Peninsula community after having lived for 25 years in Bow Mar. They have three adult children, two daughters in the Denver area and their son in San Diego.
 
Paul’s Rotary Classification is Consulting: Management, and reflects a long career in Management Consulting, having retired as Managing Principal in the Management Consulting (Advisory) division of Grant Thornton LLP, which is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the six global audit, tax and advisory organizations.
 
Paul is an avid bicyclist logging 2,000 miles per year, loves reading, attending the performing arts, fine dining, entertaining, and international travel – have been to 87 countries.
 
 
Karlyn McCrumb was inducted into our Club at the Evening Meeting on November 17th. Karlyn learned about our club while attending one of the community events where our Littleton Rotary had an information booth. Impressed at all Rotary is doing for our community and the world, she wanted to learn more and was invited to attend the Evening Meeting. Realizing that Rotary membership offered the perfect avenue for her to become more involved in helping improve lives, she quickly applied and was accepted.
 
Karlyn works as a leadership and organizational development consultant for Kaiser Permanente. She and her husband, Bob, live in Littleton and have two children, J.D. and Kristopher. Gardening, design, watercolor painting, cake decorating, and reading are just a few of her many interests.
 
 
 
 
Steve Bianchi, husband of Rotarian B. Bianchi, joined on Club on December 15th and attends our Evening Meetings. Steve is well known to those who’ve volunteered at our various fundraising events as he’s worked at virtually all of them along with B. Steve’s Rotary Classification is, Consulting: Voice Recognition Technologies and he works for Honeywell Corp.
 
Steve and B. live in Littleton and together have four adult children. Steve enjoys hunting, woodworking, and gardening. We welcome Steve as an Active member whose service to our club has been significant and will continue to be so in the future.
 
 
 
Thomas Stipp joined our Club on January 5th, 2016 and has been assigned the Rotary Classification of, Insurance: Property Claim Training. He works for State Farm Insurance and his office is located in Englewood.
 
Thomas and his wife, Missy live in unincorporated Jefferson County and have two children, Kyla and Ian. He’s excited about becoming actively involved in Rotary and especially programs and projects centered on children. We welcome Thomas and are certain the skills he brings to Rotary will do much to enhance our local and global projects.
 
 
 
 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ROTARIANS! 2016-01-12 07:00:00Z 0
Bob Baker receives his Paul Harris Fellowship - plus 7 pin!  Way to Go!
 
The Rotary Foundation recognizes donors who’ve contributed at least $1,000.00 with an award named after the founder of Rotary, Paul Harris. The Award, the Paul Harris Fellowship, consists of presentation of a Medallion, a lapel pin, and a certificate of recognition. Additional contributions are recognized by presenting the donor with a lapel pin with sapphires representing the number of additional $1,000 amounts given. Bob has been sustaining contributor to the Rotary Foundation for years and recognizes the incredible bang-for-the-buck his donations make in expanding the worldwide projects of Rotary. Congratulations, Bob! Your generosity is so appreciated.
 
PAUL HARRIS FELLOWSHIP AWARD - PLUS 7 ! 2016-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
 
Littleton Rotarian, Bob Young, recently organized a Rotary volunteer day to help in the building of a new Habitat for Humanity home. Bob has long been involved in the building efforts of the organization and has spearheaded past Rotary volunteer days for this outstanding program. Much of the work on this particular home was on interior and exterior finish. A mild day provided work great working conditions both inside and out. Congratulation and thanks to all 10 Rotary Club volunteers who worked to help make the dream of home ownership become a reality for a very deserving family.

ROTARY HELPS HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 2016-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
L-R: Rotary Club Past President Tom Ashcraft, LPS Superintendent Brian Ewert, Darrel Meredith, Jesse Craig, President of Littleton Rotary Foundation Scott Taylor
 
The Littleton Rotary Foundation presented the Second Annual Sam Langstaff Medical Scholarship donation to the Medical Scholarship Trust Fund for the Littleton Public Schools Pre-Med Class Scholarship.  The LPS Pre-Med Class is for students from the Littleton high schools who are interested in pursuing an education is some branch of medicine.
The class was originated 40 years ago by Littleton Rotarian Dr. Sam Langstaff who coordinated the class and selected the lecture staff from all branches of medicine. Darrel Meredith, assistant principal and Jesse Craig, Chairman of the science department attended the meeting and received the $500 donation.

DR. SAM LANGSTAFF MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIP 2016-01-09 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
Each year, the Littleton Rotary Foundation sponsors “Breakfast with Santa”, the community event for families to enjoy a pancake breakfast coupled with a visit from St. Nick. Littleton Rotary Club members volunteer their time to wait tables, greet families, help in the kitchen, and generally ensure that everyone has a great time.
2015 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA 2015-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
 
Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide movement to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. For the fifth consecutive year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are partnering to present Colorado Gives Day on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Donations are accepted through ColoradoGives.org. The Littleton Rotary Foundation is proud to be one of the featured non-profit organization affiliated with ColoradoGives.org.
 
You’re encouraged to make a contribution to the Littleton Rotary Foundation through the ColoradoGives.org website on Tuesday, December 8th. If that date is inconvenient, you can easily schedule a contribution for that date in advance on their website.
 
Thank you for your thoughtful and kind donations.

 
COLORADO GIVES DAY 2015 2015-11-18 07:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
A big Littleton Rotary welcome to Regitze Gade who comes to us from Denmark. Like so many of our international students, Regitze speaks perfect English and is happily settling in with club member, Drew Lang and his family. She is attending Heritage High School and is already active in athletics and doing very well in her classes.
OUR 2015-16 ROTARY YOUTH EXCHANGE STUDENT 2015-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
 
The 2015 Alferd Packer Bacon Party, the major Club fundraising event to benefit the Littleton Rotary Foundation, was held on Saturday, August 29th and was a complete success. While attendance was slightly less than last year, funds raised were on par with expectations.
 
Littleton Rotarian, Bobbi McCombs, persuaded her employer to contribute 145 lbs. of Boar’s Head Brand Bacon which Club members cooked up and offered as free samples to the patrons. Thank you, Bobbie, for helping ensure that critical element of our party was handled so perfectly.
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THE ALFERD PACKER BACON PARTY 2015 2015-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
 
Thanks to Evening Meeting Rotarian, Annika Merkel (pictured), the residents at Libby Bortz Assisted Living Center in downtown Littleton continue to enjoy an evening of singing and horse racing. Yes, horse racing. It’s a game of chance based on a throw of the dice – very large dice. The number thrown moves the stick horse that number of spaces toward the finish line. The smiles and laughter are the reward for a little bit of volunteer time Rotarians spend with these dear people. You’re encouraged to contact either Annika or B. Bianchi to learn more and volunteer at this once-a-month happy activity.
"ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT" AT ASSISTED LIVING CENTER IN LITTLETON 2015-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
 
Recently our Director for The Rotary Foundation, Jon Northrop awarded multiple Paul Harris Fellowships to Sandy Perkins (5) and Gary Ray (5). What amazing examples these two fine Club members are to have so generously donated so often and so much to the Rotary Foundation. Those donated dollars come back to our Club through our District 5450 Designated Funds Grants to help us in funding not only international projects, but local ones as well. Congratulations, and many thanks to you Sandy and Gary!
 
 
 
 
 

 
OUR NEWEST PAUL HARRIS FELLOW AWARDEES 2015-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
 
On June 30th, outgoing President, Tom Ashcraft, presented Jon Moore as our new Club President for 2015-16 along with his Officers and Board of Directors. Tom’s enthusiastic leadership has now been passed into the able hands of President Jon Moore and Littleton Rotary continues to find itself blessed with excellent leadership. Many thanks to all those who volunteered their time and energies in service to our club by accepting election to the Board of Directors.
WELCOME TO OUR CLUB OFFICERS FOR 2015-16 2015-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
Littleton Rotary was on display at this year’s Western Welcome Week Parade thanks to club member Steve Tautz and his impeccably restored 1931 Ford Model AA truck. The truck bed was filled with waiving Rotarians, including our exchange student, Regitze Gade, as Steve navigated the parade route. Club members Mickey Kempf and Drew Lang’s businesses were significant parade sponsors and their sponsorship banners prominent displayed at the front of the 1 ½ hour parade – one of the largest ever for Western Welcome Week.
 
LITTLETON ROTARY IN WESTERN WELCOME WEEK PARADE 2015-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
30th ANNUAL LITTLETON ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT 2015-08-20 06:00:00Z 0

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Littleton Rotary is holding a “Bra Collection Drive” at our Alferd Packer Bacon Party in support of  the FREE THE GIRLS organization. We encourage all to come to this happy event and bring along gently used bras to donate to this significant cause.

Free the Girls is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that collects new and gently used bras and sends them to programs in Mozambique, Uganda, and El Salvador that work with sex trafficking survivors.

 

 


 
WE'RE COLLECTING BRAS? YES, BRAS. 2015-07-27 06:00:00Z 0
Take advantage now of our limited quantity Pre-Sale Ticket package and save.
 
Save the Date: Saturday, August 29th!
 
Littleton Rotary’s annual fundraising event, the Alferd Packer Bacon Party, benefits the Littleton Rotary Foundation which in turn helps support numerous projects and programs serving the needs of the greater Littleton Community. From scholarships to Arapahoe Community College, to food assistance programs at a targeted elementary school, the Littleton Rotary Foundation has focused its efforts on critical needs and worked to meet those needs for over 40 years.
 
Join us and enjoy an evening of “Bacon, Bands, Beer”, and fun. Select food truck venders will be there to offer a wide variety of the very best of their specialty menus. Several bands will be performing with and evening will conclude with the ever popular Nacho Men in concert. Wear your dancing shoes for sure!
 
 
 
 
 

 
LITTLETON ROTARY'S 3rd ANNUAL "ALFERD PACKER BACON PARTY" 2015-07-07 06:00:00Z 0
ROTARY HELPS MAKE LITTLETON BLOCK PARTY A SUCCESS 2015-06-17 06:00:00Z 0
Perry Nissler looks on as CFO & Founder Steve Tautz points out inner workings of GPS tracking electronics.
 
Club member, Steve Tautz, founder of Lat-Lon, the industry leading GPS asset tracking company in the US, recently invited club members to a tour of his facility. “Amazing” hardly begins to describe the technology being implemented in his company.
ROTARY GETS INSIDE LOOK AT LAT-LON 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
 
l-r: President Tom Ashcraft, RI Foundation Chair Jon Northrop, PDG George Mendenhall
The Rotary International Foundation recognized the estate of Susan Mendenhall, late wife of PDG George Mendenhall, with a beautiful crystal plaque for her bequest contribution of $5,000.00. Long a supporter of the Rotary Foundation as well as our own Littleton Rotary Foundation, the Mendenhall’s generosity has helped make Littleton Rotary a far more significant movement for community improvement than it might otherwise have been. 
RI BEQUEST SOCIETY AWARD TO SUE MENDENHALL 2015-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
FLOWER POWER 2015 - LITTLETON ROTARY HELPS AGAIN 2015-03-15 06:00:00Z 0
January 20, 2015 was a very special day at Littleton Rotary. On behalf of the Rotary International Foundation, the late Honorary Littleton Rotarian, Mary Bradford was honored by Rotary District Governor Peter Ewing, as a Major Donor and Bequest Society Member for her estate’s contribution of $10,000.00. Those funds were specifically earmarked for the Polio-Plus Program to eradicate polio through world-wide inoculations of children in all countries.
 
The following is a recent article by Jennifer Smith of the Littleton Independent highlighting Mary’s lifetime of service to the greater Littleton Community and to the efforts of Rotary to eradicate polio:
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On January 21st, Rotarians, friends, and family members enjoyed the ever popular and exciting Rotary Night at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo. Many chose to experience the event by arriving early and viewing the livestock, checking out the myriad of vendors in the Exhibit Hall, viewing the wonderful collection of art exhibited at the annual Coors Western Art Show and Sale, and enjoying dinner in the exclusive National Western Club prior to the PRCA Rodeo.
 
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ROTARY NIGHT AT THE NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW 2015-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Thanks to the efforts of Past President Dave Partheymuller and his wife, Dee Leh, the Littleton Rotary’s 2014 Annual Christmas Party was an “over the top” success. This year’s event was held in a private dining room at Maggiano’s restaurant in Centennial. The food was great, and the entertainment was exceptional, courtesy of Dave and his exceptional talent on guitar, harmonica, and voice.
LITTLETON ROTARY'S 2014 CHRISTMAS PARTY 2014-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Each year, the Littleton Rotary Foundation sponsors “Breakfast with Santa”, the community event for families to enjoy a pancake breakfast coupled with a visit from St. Nick. Littleton Rotary Club members volunteer their time to wait tables, greet families, help in the kitchen, and generally ensure that everyone has a great time.
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L-R: Dale Flowers, Mary Dillman, Russ Strandberg, Scott Taylor, Dawn Maris, Bridgett Schild
 
Club member, Dale Flowers, on behalf of the Littleton Rotary Foundation, presents $1,000.00 to Littleton Public School's Centennial Academy to help sustain their food bank program called Arty's Friday Food Bag.
LITTLETON ROTARY FOUNDATION & ARTY’S FRIDAY FOOD BAGS 2014-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
L-R: Diana Doyle, Darlee Whiting, LaDonna Jurgensen, Rev. Trudy Robinson, Sandy Perkins.
Seated: Dr. Barbara Chase
Recently, many of the women leaders in Littleton Rotary were in attendance and gathered for this happy group picture. Rotary has welcomed women members in the U.S. since 1987 and worldwide beginning in 1989. Thank goodness! Any institution that purposely excludes one half of the potential brain-power of its population is doomed. Rotary has been honored to have women become active leaders and doers in its efforts to solve community problems and expand Rotary’s good works in ways that had never been possible before their involvement.
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L-R Seated: COL Clem Clementson, Norm Sothan, George Mendenhall
L-R Standing: Gary Ray, Perry Nissler, Jim Bisetti, Karl Kingery, Lyle Bell, Dave Lorenz, Cliff Johnson, Terry Foley, Paul Sheridan, Frank Mihoda, Tom, Buyr, Bob Baker, Frannk Clayton
 
Veteran’s Day, November 11th 2014, was a special day as Littleton Rotary recognized its members who have served in the U.S. Military. Each have given a portion of their lives in service to our country to ensure the safety of all U.S. citizens. We are honored and proud to have them represented in Littleton Rotary. God bless them all.
WE HONOR OUR VETERANS 2014-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY VOLUNTEERS: LYONS TOWN HALL PLAZA RESTORATION 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0
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Be sure and save the date for our annual Christmas Dinner Party. This year it will be held at Maggiano’s DTC, 7401 S. Clinton St. Englewood, 80112 from 6 PM to 9 PM. The event is free to Rotarians and their partners. Guest fee is $30.00. 6:00 -6:45 PM Social Happy Hour with cash bar. 6:45 PM Buffett Dinner. Sign up early to celebrate the start of the Holiday Season with all your friends in Rotary.
ROTARY CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY - SAVE THE DATE! 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

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L-R: Bob Young, Tiago Martins, Darlee Whiting, B. Bianchi, Jon Moore

On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Littleton Rotary welcomed our Rotary Youth Exchange Student for 2014-15, Tiago Martins-RYE from Brazil.
SAY HELLO TO TIAGO MARTINS 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
DR. SAM LANGSTAFF PRE-MED SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
CELTIC HARVEST FESTIVAL – ROTARY FUNDRAISING FUN 2014-10-15 00:00:00Z 0
ALFERD PACKER BACON PARTY - A LITTLETON ROTARY SUCCESS 2014-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY SUPPORTS CENTENNIAL ACADEMY'S MUSIC PROGRAM 2013-11-16 00:00:00Z 0

I Can Read and Homework Club at Centennial Academy

It's a special time for students when Rotarians and community members volunteer to participate in the I Can Read Program at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts. This simple and effective program pares volunteers with teachers and select students to share time in supporting reading skills by simply listening to students read.

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