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Welcome to Our Club, Proud Member of District 5450

Rotary Club of Summit County

Service Above Self

MAIN MEETING every Tuesday at 7:10 am at the Senior Center. SATELLITE MEETINGS on 2nd and 4th Mondays from 7:00 to 8:15pm. See Satellite paragraph below for locations.
Summit County Community & Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO  80443
United States
District Site
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Summit Rotary News

The Summit School District would love for Rotary members to join us at the SHS High School Homecoming game so we can express our thanks for all the support Rotary gives to our Summit students: 

The Summit School District Board of Education would like to say THANK YOU to our many community partners for supporting our schools and our students! We invite members of local organizations, businesses, and community volunteers - along with our staff, parents and families from all schools in the District - to join us Friday, October 20 at 6:00 pm at the Summit High School Homecoming game, and help us celebrate our strong community partnerships and strong Summit schools! Please be sure to wear your tiger pride green for FREE entry into the Homecoming game!


We are so fortunate that Rotary takes a strong interest in our students, and the support you provide is amazing! We recognize the evening may be chilly, but the welcome will be warm.  We hope you can join us.

Satellite Meeting   


Satellite members and guest gathered Sept 11 to enjoy an evening social event attending the North Face athletes' presentation at the Riverwalk Center in Breckenridge at 7 pm to hear and see the amazing solo climber Alex Honnold, as well as Emily Harrington, Clare Gallagher, and Cedar Wright. Many thanks to Jason Brewer for coordinating our satellite meetings and service work during the month of September. 


Mike Connolly is coordinating Satellite meetings and events for October, and he has announced that the first meeting will be next Monday evening, Oct 2nd, at the meeting room in the Baymont Hotel in Frisco, starting at 7pm.  We will have three outside speakers including one from the Denver area presenting their perspectives on an interesting topic, Protecting Our Environment. Members are encouraged to bring along friends who may be interested in the topic and/or in joining Summit Rotary.  More to follow from Mike on other October events. 

Please note also that there is also a special evening event on Tuesday, October 10 starting at 6:00 pm at the CMC facility in Breckenridge,  together with members of the Breckenridge Mountain Rotary Club and our Summit Rotary breakfast meeting members, featuring Mark McKinnon on "The Circus" - he spoke to the breakfast meeting last December and was a big hit, so no doubt this will be well worth attending.


Larry Stone is coordinating Satellite meetings and events for November.  We'll meet in his offices (Stone CPA, Unit F, 699 Summit Blvd in Frisco) at 7 pm on Monday, November 13.   Our social gathering for the month will begin at 7 pm on November 20 at Greco's Pasteria, 311 Main St in Frisco, including the Monday night football game Falcons vs Seahawks.  Members are encouraged to assist with the club's annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 23 by contacting Wendy Myers "".     


    All Rotarians are welcome to these gatherings, and we hope that you'll invite your friends and colleagues to check us out as well!  No advance notice needed.  If you have questions or would like to present your passion as a program at one of our meetings, please contact Jim Brook at 970-409-8995 or at or any of our Satellite members.

Easy way to pay your dues
Earlier this fiscal year, the Summit County of Rotary Club setup the ability to accept credit card payments for payment of Rotary dues and option quarterly charitable donations.  We are now offering the ability to set up automated quarterly credit card payments.  The charges will be processed near the 10th of the month in January, April, July and October.   If you would like to enroll in this program.  Please complete an Authorization Agreement for Automated Credit Card payments.  The form is available at the Sergeant at Arms table at the Tuesday morning meetings or you can contact Mike Kurth at mike@summitbookkeeping.comto get the form.
Rotary in Pictures
This week in Rotary...


Come to tonight's Homecoming football game!  Don't forget to wear green!!!



POP QUIZ: What is the differenct between our Foundation and Charitable Fund???  If you don't know, ask Bob!!!

Don't forget to drop your unwanted prescription pills at the Sheriff's Office. 

Butch butters up the Board

Obviously the rest of the Club didn't get the memo on "Wear Purple Day" : )

Membership Committee News

We want to thank all of those sponsors who are identifying community leaders/business professionals and bringing them to our meetings.  Remember, a Prospective Member should attend 3 meetings before turning in his/her application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to the Membership Director, Meg Boyer or any one on the Membership Committee.  The application will be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors.  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.  

The primary sponsor will mentor the new member through the Red Badge process.  We encourage all members to interact with Prospective/New Members as much as possible.  One of the Red Badge requirements is to be a Greeter 3 times.  Because our club is growing and we are experiencing so many guests, greeters are very important.  You don't have to be a new member to be a greeter.  It is just one more way of participating in Club Service.

Membership Committee Members are: Meg Boyer, Julianne Gilchrist, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Dan Gibbs, Mike Connolly and Peggy Beeler.



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