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Welcome to Our Club, Proud Member of District 5450

Summit County

Service Above Self

MAIN MEETING every Tuesday at 7:10 am at the Senior Center.
Summit County Community & Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO  80443
United States
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Summit Rotary News


at the home of Evie and Al Lau

87 Royal Red Bird Drive, Silverthorne

on Wednesday, June 20  2019

five to eight o'clock in the evening

Appetizer, Dessert and Wine Buffet

Your $25 contribution, also, is an entry

in a drawing for the door prizes,,

which include a $125 wine basket. 970-468-2857



Bill: Hey Scott, you’re smiling, what’s that all about ?

Scott: Well, the Ice Melt contest is over and I understand it was successful.


B: Yes, it’s over and it was successful. * Ice Melt Committee recognized here.(Diane Monaghan, Scott Price, Stu Dearnley, Lee Edwards, Steve Cornwell, Catheryn Carlson, Kevin Boylan, Susan Juergensmeier, Lori Burke, Ann Clement, Dave Mathews, Bee Jeanson


S: Did everyone do their share as the Club had asked ?


B: Absolutely, every member did their share and 20 members did more than their share, including Jerry Devine, Bob Lau, Emily Messegee, Larry Stone, Woody Woodland, Rich James, Butch Elich, Mike Spry, who did much more than their share.


S: What do you mean every member did their share ?

B: The Club asked every member to sell or purchase at least one packet, and every member did that. * ( ask every member to stand and shake hands with member on their left and right and realize that every member did their share and sold or purchased a packet of tickets---that we had !00% participation. What a fantastic accomplishment !


S: That’s great, so what was the financial result ?

B: The gross income was $22K, the expenses were $8K ( including the cash prizes to the winners, for a net revenue of $14K


S: That’s fantastic: $14K , that’s about double what the Ice Melt contest has produced in the past.

B: Yes, but, the money is only part of it. The other part is how the money used--- for the 31 plus projects that we ( our Rotary Club) ( Your Rotary Club) support, that benefit our community.


Projects  in Health, Hunger and Education, like Reading Buddies, RYLA, Community Dinner, Community Care Clinic, Coats for Kids, CASA, to name just a few.


The Rotary motto is “ Service Above Self”. Joni Ellis, when she was Club president created a Club motto, “ We Make Good Things Happen For Our Community”.


Each one of you should feel good, should feel  proud that you are a Rotarian, ---that you are a member of this Summit County World Class Club,---and by the simple act of selling Ice Melt tickets,  YOU, each one of YOU  make good things happen for our community.



“Save the Date” for the Transition Dinner, June 30th 4:30pm at Frisco Day Lodge.
Hope to see you there!!!

The Ice Melt Contest closes at midnight on Sunday, April 14. All ticket stubs and money must be in the hands of a Rotarian, at an Alpine Bank in Summit County, or postmarked by that date and time.

Please turn in all packets, money and stubs to Catheryn Carlson or Bill Sanders at the Club meeting on Tuesday, April 16 or at an Alpine Bank in Summit County by noon, April 13.  Call Bill Sanders, 970/485-3623 if you need to make other arrangements.


If you have just one packet of tickets, we would like for you to turn it in with at least $100 and no unsold tickets.

If you have multiple packets, (which 43 members have requested) it’s ok to turn in unsold tickets with your additional packets.


We will now wait for the clock to drop in, retrieve it and declare the winners, along with the first place winner drawing for the Ace of Spades.

Thanks to all of you for your support in raising funds for our Rotary projects.


“Together, we make good things happen for our community”.


The International Grants Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, April 9 at 8:45am at the Senior Center to review all submitted grant proposals. Anyone wishing to submit a proposal should submit the request to Andy Aerenson at on or before April 2. The Committee is not strict regarding the form of a submission, but attached is a sample format that is preferred.


International Committee
Rotary of Summit County
We appreciate your desire to involve the Rotary Club of Summit County in your program. The role of the International Committee is to ensure our club’s monetary contributions make a difference in our community and the world. If you would like your program to be considered for a cash donation from the Rotary of Summit County please provide the following information and submit it to the current International Committee Chairperson. Formatting and contact information are included below.
Document Content Sections: Your document should include the following sections and provide the information requested below.
1. Program History
a. Provide the name of the program or organization requesting the donation.
b. Give a brief history of when and how the organization/program was formed and who currently leads it.
c. Explain the key goals or mission of the organization/program.
2. Project Description
a. Describe the project you are currently requesting funds to support.
b. Include information about the need being addressed and who will benefit from the program the funds will support.
c. Explain whether this is a one-time event or a sustained program which will continue into the future.
3. Fund Request
a. Specify the amount the program is requesting from the Rotary Club of Summit County.
b. Identify any specific items or services that will be acquired with these funds.
4. Rotary involvement
a. Explain the ways Rotarians might be able to contribute their time to this project.
b. Describe how Rotary will be noted as a donor or sponsor of this project.
5. Contact Information
a. Provide email, phone and other pertinent contact information such as web site.
b. If funds are awarded, provide the payee for the funds and the address to which the check should be mailed.

Submit your Microsoft Word or PDF file to the International Committee Chairperson. Your request will be discussed at the next World Service Committee meeting. We will contact you once cash distributions have been finalized. Thank you for bringing this opportunity to the attention of our Rotary Club.         



Greenpeace is conducting a survey to evaluate plastics at supermarkets. They are asking for public help in assessing supermarkets' plastic footprint. To participate, text Plastic to 877877 and they will send you information for the survey, which includes taking photos on your phone. Please enter City Market as "other" on the questionnaire, even though it is part of the Kroger chain. Any questions, please ask Marcy Woodland!


Our 33rd annual Ice Melt Contest was kicked off with great fanfare at Tuesday’s Club meeting.  Every member present received their packet of 30 tickets.  Bill Sanders and Scott Price performed a skit promoting Ice Melt tickets as the “Fun and Unique Christmas gift”.  Bill purchased the first packet with a $100 check given to Catheryn Carlson. He will give the tickets to family and friends as Christmas gifts, who can mail in their stubs or deliver them to any Alpine Bank in Summit County.  Other Club members did the same thing at the meeting.  Scott said that idea removed his “gloom” about what gifts to give for Christmas and he would do that too.


The theme is for everyone to do their share to buy or sell their Ice Melt tickets. It’s our second biggest Club fundraiser, after the Car Raffle, for our community projects.


If you missed this past weeks presentation on YRYLA & RYLA you missed some terrific  kids that will undoubtably be leaders in the years to come.  Our club is incredibly generous and has supported this program over the years.  For the many of you who have committed to support our youth,  Thank You!  For those of you who missed the program or are considering,  please see the instructions below on how to contribute.


It costs $450 for each RYLA attendee or $225 for a half.  We are the club with the largest individual participation in this conference, and it is the generosity of people like you that makes this possible.  You will get a separate letter after your donation is documented for your tax records.


Checks can be made out and sent to:

Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund
PO Box 4401
Frisco, CO 80443


Please put “RYLA” in the comments section to make sure that your donation goes into the proper scholarship fund. 


Thank you!


Following extensive discussion during the April 10 meeting of the club's Board of Directors, it was decided that the current Satellite / Evening meeting will be discontinued due to very low levels of participation.  The eight members currently on the rolls as "Satellite" will be invited to continue in a new category of Active membership in our club, "Associate".  Under a limited grandfather provision, their quarterly dues will remain at $100 and will now include the cost of two breakfast meetings per quarter.  Those Associate members are encouraged to attend breakfast meetings in addition to those two (subject to payment of the meeting guest fee, currently $15), to participate in the club's monthly Happy Hour social gathering, and to participate in meetings and service projects of any of the club's committees. The club will endeavor to maintain strong communications with those members through the weekly ebulletin, other special communications, and personal contacts.   Any of those Associate members may permanently convert to full breakfast membership by notifying the club Secretary and/or Treasurer in writing.


Give yourself an quick and free advantage - to instantly find the meeting date and location of any Rotary club in the world,  download the "Rotary Club Locator" app to your mobile phone.    And, to get instant access to the contact information for every one of our club members, or for any of the members of almost any other Rotary club in our District 5450, download the CR "Clubrunner" app to your mobile phone now.

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.
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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: co-chairs Meg Boyer and Mike Connolly, Julianne Gilchrist, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Dan Gibbs, Stephanie Katz, Carolyn Maessen and David "Woody" Woodland.



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