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Welcome to Our Club, Proud Member of District 5450
Summit County

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place, CR 1014
Frisco, CO 80443
United States of America
MAIN MEETING every Tuesday at 7:30am at the Senior Center in Frisco and also on a ZOOM Video call!
Summit Rotary News
  • June 27th - Club transition dinner at 4:30pm at the Frisco Adventure Park
  • June 29th - Special NRO event for our weekly meeting
  • Our Book Club has chosen Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David R Montgomery for the non-fiction book for July  and The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich for the fiction book for August.
  • August 21st - The Rotary Bike Ride to Hogan’s Ranch/Glenwood
  • September 12th @ 3pm - 6pm - Silverthorne Sip & Savor @ The Pad.  Sip on wine and craft cocktails while nibbling on food from local restaurants.  Stay tuned for more info and spread the word. 
Welcome prospective member Nate Phillips:
Nate Phillips is a new full-time resident of Summit County and recently moved to the Willowbrook neighborhood of Silverthorne with his wife, Leslie. A 6 year resident of Colorado, Nate is eager to be closer to the outdoor recreation Summit has to offer including skiing, biking and backpacking.
Nate and his wife both work for Colorado based healthcare organizations. Nate's professional background is in healthcare consulting and he currently leads strategy and growth efforts for DaVita Kidney Care. Nate has also volunteered with the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Disaster Relief in the Dialysis Community and was a former RYLA counselor. Other than spending time outdoors Nate and Leslie enjoy cooking, the Kansas City Chiefs, bourbon tastings, international travel and spending time with their yellow lab, Baxter.
Welcome to our prospective member Julie Hicks!  Enjoy Julie's bio (in her own words):
Born and raised in one of the south suburbs of Chicago where I went to Lewis University, earning a nursing degree.  Loving the city life, I moved into an apartment in Chicago where I worked a short time before joining the Air Force. I then was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as a neonatal nurse at Wilford Hall Medical Center.  I married a military doctor and moved to Sacramento, CA for a few years before we were stationed in South Korea on a remote tour for one year.  I worked and traveled the countryside as a Quality Assurance Coordinator while enjoying the affable South Korean people. After a short stint in Germany, divorced, I moved back to Chicago where I met my new spouse, Dave, through our church.  A commonality was our love for the outdoors, whether it was skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer. Our first vacation was to the Sierra Nevada Mtns and Yosemite tent camps .    We married two years later and I became a step mother to Tom and Stephanie,  who now have 3 children between them and Dave became an uncle to my 4 nieces.  

Eventually we moved to Chicago, where my interests included being a Triathlete, volunteering for homeless and the physically/visually disabled, and joining the Bell Choir at a downtown mega church. Dave and I became active in the Lake Shore Ski Club, where Nordic skiing became a new favorite winter sport.  We’ve hiked all over North America and done a few treks in Europe.  

Last few years I have pursued learning the fiddle/violin. My lofty summer goal is joining jam sessions at PROSIT with fellow musicians.  

Due to COVID, we vacationed in Colorado for 4 months in 2020 and extended in November for another 6 months.  At this point, we decided we really enjoyed the lifestyle and warmth of this mountain community. Currently we are transitioning to Summit County while attempting to sell our condo in Chicago.  Dave and I have always vacationed around outdoor activities and now are excited about joining a community of like-minded individuals where recreating regularly in the Colorado mountains is a lifestyle rather than an annual weekly vacation. With 4 nieces and 3 step-grand children, I look forward to exposing them to the wonderful benefits of Colorado’s outdoors.  

Hi Rotarians,
What a great turn out we had for the Rotary Happy Hour rooftop at Uptown Main in Frisco.  Next Rotary Happy Hour 4:30 on Thursday July 22 at the Raven so come one come all- bring friends, family and prospective members!
 Mark your calendars:
  • July 22nd at the Raven at 430PM
  • August 19th - Tiki Bar in Dillon 430PM
  • Sept 12th 3-6pm Sip & Savor at The Pad!
  • October 20th at 430PM at Timberline Craft Kitchen & Cocktails
  • November 11th- 430PM at Carboy Winery
  • December, TBD based on the Holiday Party?  Maybe a bowling party to HH at the Pad
Tanecia and the HH Committee
Our club is fortunate to have several sources of funding for our service projects: fundraising projects, sponsors, endowment earnings, and donations. Car Raffle is our largest fundraising project, involving all members and more important than ever this year.
We will begin ticket sales in June, with the drawing in September for a two year lease of a 2021 Ford Escape SEL Hybrid AWD, or $15,000 cash. Each Rotarian is asked to sell or gift at least one packet of 30 tickets to friends and neighbors, and all are invited to sell to the general public occasionally during the summer at locations such as the Dillon Farmers' Market on Fridays and on Frisco's walkable Main St. 
Call Jim Brook 970-409-8995 for available shift times.  
Looking for another 5-7 volunteers to help with Trail clearing, hoping to keep this a Rotary project, sponsored by Breck Mountain Rotary, and not open this up to the public.  Ages 16-18 must have a parental consent to attend, no pets, drink lots of water, day pack - full preparation info can be provided on signup.
  • Date: Saturday, June 26th 9am-1pm (often goes until 2pm if we take a lunch break)
  • Location: Salt Lick Trail System - I-70 Scenic Area (Westbound side)
  • Sign up by Friday 6/18
  • Corridor cleaning and general trail maintenance on a variety of trails in the Salt Lick Trail System.  Light to moderate work, hiking 2-3 miles during this project (with tools).

To sign up please contact -- Jenni Stephens, , +1.312.545.6193

Remember to bring your stretchy plastic "film" to either Breck City Market or Dillon City Market -- look for the barrel in the lobby.  Contact Marcy if you need more information or if you need her to pick up your plastic (Marcy

Trex update: So far, in three months, we have reported 284 pounds of plastic (our contribution plus the generous contribution of our Oregon Rotarian Lori Clothier). We have to submit 216 pounds more in the next three months to qualify for our bench. So far this month we have collected 14.7 pounds of plastic. Momentum is building! We will consider changing the time of the RCAT Zoom meetings to accommodate more people.
Stu is looking for an apprentice to oversee the 2021 Adopt an Angel.
This brave go-getter can have as much/as little responsibility as they choose this year, but then will take the program over in 2022. Most of the connections have already been made, and with a huge volunteer turnout Stu's thinking that even doubling the number of children will be smooth sailing. It’s a lot of work, but rewarding in ways that you have to experience to fully appreciate. Stu and Gloria are planning to be out of the country in 2022, and it will be immeasurably beneficial for the next-in-line to sit in before taking the reins.
Hi Rotarians,
Our new fundraising event SILVERTHORNE SIP 'N SAVOR has been moved to September 12th from 3-6 pm at the PAD Hotel 491 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne, CO.    This is due to vast shortages among various industries, the construction of The Pad Hotel/Hostel is going to be delayed further.  We feel that moving Sip & Savor to the end of the summer is a much safer option.
Stay tuned!
Ann Morrison Clement, Ph.D.
  • When --- every Wednesday starting in late May or early June.
  • We have two times during the day for nine holes. 
  • 8:00 AM to 10 AM starts or 2:30 PM starts.
  • Punch cards are available for purchase at the pro shop. Carts $10 per round. 
  • 4 day window to request tee times — so let Tom know by phone or e mail, the  FRIDAY before that next week.
  • If you want to join with specific players, let Tom know.
  • Friends or relatives can join our group any time during the summer.  Give Tom their name/names, phone #, and e mail.

Sandy Mortensen


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The Membership Committee needs new Rotary members (especially people who have joined Rotary in the last 2 - 3 years) to join the Committee to help us meet our challenges in attracting and retaining new members.  The Committee meets as needed to discuss approaches in how we can add, and involve, new members. The Summit Rotary Club is now below 100 members, and we need to recruit new folks to keep our club vibrant and involved in the community!

A Prospective Member should attend 3 zoom meetings before turning in his/her application, sponsor form, a short bio and $50 application fee to the Membership Chairman, Mike Connolly, or to any one on the Membership Committee.  The application will be presented to the Membership Committee for approval.  Once approved, the applicant's bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks.  If there are no questions about the Prospective Member, the induction will be scheduled. Two new categories of Membership have recently been approved – a Family Membership and a Corporate Membership.  Please contact an individual on the Membership Committee for details on these new types of Membership.


Membership Committee Members are: Chairman - Mike Connolly, Julianne Gilchrist, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Stephanie Katz, David "Woody" Woodland, Meg Boyer and Mike Spry.

When you do business with a Corporate Partner, thank them for being a Rotary Sponsor!

Upcoming Events
National Repertory Orchestra
Jun 29, 2021
NRO performance
Dr. Nicole Peavey
Jul 06, 2021
Introduction to Dinosaur Ridge
Bruce Stahlman
Jul 13, 2021
Resilience & Optimism: My Story
Peggy Pingel, CO State
Jul 20, 2021
How to Fight Fraud on your personal info
Brooke Carson, CMC
Jul 27, 2021
CMC Sustainability program & student presentation
Kale Casey, National Fire Information Officer
Aug 03, 2021
Wildfire Preparedness from a Firefighter Veteran
Jackie Christiansen, Starting Hearts
Aug 10, 2021
Starting Hearts Community Program for Summit County
June 2021