Rotary Club of Summit County

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Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...

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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 AND SATELLITE MEETINGS on the 2nd and 4th Monday at 6pm at Backcountry Brewery
Summit County Community & Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO  80443
United States
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President's Message
Summit Rotary News
The Ice is Melting...
And freezing, thawing, and freezing again.
It is time to start thinking about selling some Ice Melt Tickets to family, friends, neighbors, and strangers on the street!
Remember that your packet of tickets must be sold by April 16th 2017, the final day of sales.
You can turn in funds and filled out stubs at our morning meeting to the Sargent at Arms.
The online sales were officially launched today, so you can tell those afar about how to enter the contest without a paper ticket. Just go to
and you can guess your heart out for a small fundraising contribution.
The device will be launched in Mid March, stay tuned for more information. An in the meantime good luck with ticket sales!

Our meeting on February 13 included a presentation from the Ted Talks series that challenged us to let go of excuses, assumptions and fears, and accept the awesome responsibility of being the creators of our own reality. 


Our next meeting on Monday, February 27 will feature a program on the latest Guatemala Literacy Project trip, presented by Mary Anne Johnston.  She is a past president of our club and has inspired our major participation in the GLP and several local literacy projects.  


Satellite members have recently donated sufficient funds to sponsor a high school scholarship for a Guatemalan student, and while we have Mary Anne with us at this meeting, we'll review current applications and select "our" student for that scholarship award.    


Our Satellite meetings are held from 6:00-7:15 pm on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month in a private room in the Backcountry Brewery, corner of Main St. and Hwy 9/Summit Blvd in Frisco.  All Rotarians are welcome, 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


Abe Lincoln came to visit! 

Can't wait for the presentation on Tuesday!!!


When is the Hawaii trip again?!?!  I'm jealous!!!!!

Thank you for your contributions to Rotary!

And the winner is..............................................

......... Maggie Dew!!!!   Congrats!!!!  Heard a rumor the pot will still be over $1,000 next week!

Our teachers in Summit County are amazing!!!!

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, STEPHANIE KATZ 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: Stephanie Katz, 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!
Mary Anne Johnston
Feb 27, 2017
Guatemala Literacy Project - 2017 Trip
Joshua Blanchard
Feb 28, 2017
Lake Dillon Theatre Company
Tracey Carisch
Mar 07, 2017
International Projects and our Club
Jeannie Bistranin
Mar 14, 2017
Building Hope
Bill Sanders and Rick Williams
Mar 21, 2017
Honoring our Sponsors
Susan Juergensmeier
Mar 28, 2017
Rotary Small Grants
Ron Lara
Apr 04, 2017
Charitable Giving
Myra Isenhart
Apr 11, 2017
Larry, Charlotte, MaryAnne, Stephanie, Aloah et al
Apr 18, 2017
2017 Guatemala Literacy Project Trip
Kimberly Theller
May 02, 2017
Student Excellence
Rotary Reading Buddies
May 23, 2017
Reading Buddy recognition
Jul 04, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
Senior Center closed for Rummage Sale
Lori Burke
Aug 08, 2017
February 2017