Rotary Club of Summit County

 
 
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Rotary Int'l News
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
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...
 

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Club Information

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
Summit County Community & Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO  80443
United States
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Summit Rotary News
 

Breckenridge Food & Wine Festival (7/29) The Breckenridge club is currently looking for 6-8 more volunteers for their largest fundraiser on 7/29. They provide all of the (wo)man power for the Breck Food and Wine Fest in return for a stipend and complementary access to the festival. They currently have vacant shifts from 1-4 and 3-6. It's a SUPER fun and well-organized event, and they would appreciate all the help they can get! It turns out garnering ~50 volunteers within a club of 23 is much easier said than done so please consider helping out if you can.

 

Please contact Lyndsey Brozyna if you can help! lyndsey@breweryhill.com

 

Jessica Burley of High Country Conservation (HC3) will tell us about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and the Grow to Share program and lead us on a tour of the gardens adjacent to the parking lot.  It is possible that some of the interns that we sponsor through a local grant may join us to tell us what they've been learning and growing. Please wear shoes appropriate for a walk in the garden.

 

Attention new members! Please join us for new member orientation from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Sandy’s home in Frisco, 5B Mallard Court. To RSVP, contact Meg Boyer at mboyer@summitdaily.com or 970-485-5690. Reminder: To have your red badge removed, you must attend new member orientation.

 

 

Ready for a break from the daily grind and routine?

 

The newly formed Breckenridge Bolts Junior Hockey Club is looking for billets (host family) for team members (ages range from 16 to 20 years) from August 2017 to March 2018.  

 

You probably read the excellent article in the Summit Daily news earlier this week (July 12, 2017 to be exact);  if you're interested in hosting a Bolts player or two, please contact Billet Coordinator Wren Arbuthnot at 720.244.2287 or wren@summityouthhockey.org  (Lee also has information packets available).

 

Here’s to life brimming with excitement and adventure ….

 

 
Information from Doug Berg.  Please reach out to him if you have any questions!
 
Here’s the 6 P’s of what to take with you in and Emergency Evacuation
  1. People & pets
  2. Papers, phone numbers, & important documents,
  3. Prescriptions vitamins and eyeglasses
  4. Pictures & irreplaceable memorabilia/items
  5. Personal computer hard drives & disks
  6. “Plastic” (credit cards, ATM card) and cash
 
Check with your insurance agent on your home/condo/townhouse/renter’s coverages for:
  • Personal property coverage
  • Dwelling coverage
  • Loss of use
 
We will be working on the Quandary Peak Trail.  The plan is to meet at the trailhead and start at 7 am on Saturday July 22.  Please wear long pants and ankle supported boots.  Bring gloves, water, snacks, rain gear and lunch.  The project should end around 1 pm. 
 
If you are planning to participate please go to the FDRD website and complete the online waiver form.  Once that is complete please sign up for the project on their volunteer opportunity calendar.  I will also bring a sign up sheet to our Rotary meeting on July 11 and July 18 so we can provide FDRD with an approximate headcount.
 
The Breckenridge Rotary Club will be partnering with us on this project.
 
Directions to the Quandary Peak Trailhead - Drive south from Breckenridge for 8 miles on Colorado Route 9.  Turn west onto Blue Lakes 850 Road.  Drive a few hundred yards and turn right onto McCullough Gulch 851 Road. Then go another tenth of a mile to the trailhead parking lot.   You can also type Quandary Peak Trailhead into google maps and follow those directions.
 
Car pooling is encouraged!
 
Hope to see you there
You are invited to give your input to the Countywide Comprehensive Plan.
 
Summit County is updating the Countywide Comprehensive Plan, which guides land-use decisions and related issues in the unincorporated areas of Summit County. 

They are seeking extensive public input and feedback throughout this 8-month process.
 
They are inviting members of the community to provide their input through an online survey. Share your thoughts with us about growth, development, housing, transportation, climate change and other community issues. Take the Countywide Comprehensive Plan Community Survey and share your input!
 
http://summitcountyco.gov/1164/Plan-Update
 
 
 
 
 

Fellow Rotarians.  Our club is seeking bids in an effort to consolidate our web pages (www.summitrotary.com & http://www.summitrotaryevents.com/) via an RFP process.  The RFP seeks proposals that can address ongoing site maintenance, mobile responsiveness, and better positions the club online and enhances the user experience in finding out all the great things our club is doing.  This process should also enable our club to leverage our websites and other digital media to market and promote the various fundraisers we do throughout the year.

 

The RFP is open to any business, but we want to ensure that any club members and local businesses have an opportunity to submit a bid for this work.  Please see the attached RFP for details, or send any questions to Matt Sandberg @ msandberg@swiftcom.com .

 

 

A Man With A Vision: Naming an unnamed peak in Colorado Mountains - Rotary Peak

Dave Muller has been trekking in the Colorado high country for the past 46 years. He has written eight outdoor guidebooks and for seventeen years wrote a weekly "Hike of the Week" column in The Denver Post. Recently retired from a successful career as a psychiatrist in private practice, the octogenarian is currently working on his ninth guidebook.

One of the hikes described in his book, Colorado Easy & Scenic Hikes, is titled "Peak 12,479" referencing its altitude. Dave had long wondered why the popular trail leading to a summit just west of the top of Loveland Pass was un-named. He noted that the trail itself did not appear on official USGS or USFS maps or other regional maps. However, that did not prevent him from making careful note of the trail and summit in his book. Being un-named troubled him for several reasons, but also because of public safety. He questioned how someone unfamiliar with the high country could identify their location to first responders in emergencies if they didn’t know the name of the trail or mountain they were on. In the back of Dave’s mind, the thought had been that someday he’d like the mountain and the trail leading to it receive a proper name. He felt strongly that the name should be in honor of some individual or entity significant to Colorado. In 2013, Dave found the entity he was looking for.

Dave leads an informal group of outdoor enthusiasts (the SEEKERS) on twice-a-week hikes. Over the course of many weeks, he learned from a member of the group about the amazing community service projects done by Rotary International clubs throughout Colorado. Learning more, he realized that the projects had been ongoing for over 106 years in almost every Colorado community! He was especially impressed when he learned of Rotary clubs’ efforts engaging youth in outdoor activities, literacy programs, and youth leadership camps. It was then that he knew he’d found the name for the un- named peak – Rotary Peak.

He approached Rotary with his idea and was immediately impressed with their enthusiastic and positive response. In a matter of days a working group was formed. Key people representing Rotary clubs in the Front Range and mountain communities were assigned a variety of tasks in development of a plan to achieve the objective. Naming any geographic feature requires approval from both federal and state agencies, and endorsements from many stakeholders. Forms must be completed and political entities engaged. The timeline for such an undertaking is often not measured in days or weeks, but in years. Happily, the efforts thus far have yielded strong endorsement from all entities, including all local governments, Governor John Hickenlooper and both Colorado US Senators.

Rotary clubs are now working diligently to establish strong and consistent association with "Rotary Peak". Plans for a Trail Steward program are underway whereby Rotary volunteers will be located at the trailhead on weekend mornings during the summer. Stewards will provide visitors interested in making the hike with a trail map that will include hiking safety tips and trail etiquette rules.

Participating Rotary clubs will engage in trail maintenance activities in concert with the USFS, Rotary Interact high school clubs, and local volunteer groups. Annual Rotary sponsored events will continue. Rotary clubs that have youth focused programs will include "Rotary Peak" to encourage and engage them in outdoor activities.

Ultimately, recognition that the name Rotary Peak is in general public use, coupled with the strong local association with Rotary, will complete the final element in the official naming process. Rotary members along with Dave Muller encourage anyone interested in enjoying an awe-inspiring 360° view of the Colorado Rockies to take family and friends on the wonderful hike to "Rotary Peak".

Four Rotarians who lead in the Rotary Peak naming project are arranging a specific Rotary Peak Hike on Saturday, August 5, 2017, inviting all Rotarians , Rotaractors, Interactors, and friends to join the hike to Rotary Peak starting at 9 am from the parking area at the top of Loveland Pass. The route traces the Continental Divide, with spectacular scenery in all directions. Distance to the summit is approximately 1.5 miles with less than 500 feet elevation gain. Hikers need to be at the trailhead 30 minutes before, or 8:30. Car-pooling is strongly recommended as there is limited parking.

Commemorative "I Climbed Rotary Peak" buttons will be given to those who complete the hike

Public information flyers will be produced that will include a trail map, hiking safety tips and trail etiquette rules, and basic information on Rotary International and our Rotary District 5450. The Trail Stewards will be wearing special Rotary vests.

We ask Rotary Clubs to donate a minimum of $100 or more to defray the cost of such promotional and public service activities. Funds expended thus far have fallen directly on the four Rotarians leading this project and your Club’s financial support will enable the project to continue to completion.

The Littleton Rotary Foundation is acting as the clearing house/banker for funding of this effort.

Please submit any donation by issuing a check to the Littleton Rotary Foundation Inc., PO Box 143, Littleton, CO 80160. Please make certain to, Memo: "The Rotary Peak Project".

This project is not an individual Club project, nor can it be a District project, yet it benefits all of Rotary in Colorado, and indeed the US. The project is that of individual Rotarians united in sharing the vision brought to us by a non-Rotarian, Dave Muller. We look forward to the overwhelming support of Rotarians, and their clubs, both in volunteering, and financially supporting the project.

For contact Info:

Jim Brook – RCoSummit - jimbrook22@gmail.com Rick Clark - RCoLittleton - rick@littletonrotary.org Finn Knudsen – RCoConifer - finn@theknudsens.net

Bruce Ward – RCoDenver Mile High - bruceward1@gmail.com A Man With A Vision: Naming an unnamed peak in Colorado Mountains - Rotary Peak

 

 

WHAT:  ROTARY ANNUAL EDELWEISS  CABIN PICNIC

WHEN:  SATURDAY, July 29, 2017

WHY:  TO THANK OUR LEAVING BOARD AND TO CONGRATULATE  OUR NEW BOARD

 

WHERE:  ANN CLEMENT AND DAVID MATTHEW’S EDELWEISS CABIN,  BOULDER CREEK

 


TIME: IF YOU WANT TO HIKE TO BOULDER LAKE,  ARRIVE AT THE CABIN BY 10:15.  HIKE WILL START AT 10:30.
TIME:  IF YOU WILL NOT HIKE, BE AT THE CABIN AT ANYTIME.
TIME:  LUNCH WILL START AROUND 1:00

 

 

WHAT TO BRING:  IT WILL BE A POTLUCK LUNCH SO BRING WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE:- - APPETIZERS, MAIN COURSE , SALAD, DESSERT, ETC. PLEASE BRING YOUR DISH READY TO SERVE - WE HAVE NO WATER OR ELECTRICITY AT THE CABIN
BRING A COOLER WITH WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO DRINK (water, beer , wine, sodas, etc.)
ANN & DAVID WILL PROVIDE ALL THE PAPERWARE ITEMS ( DISHES, SILVERWARE, NAPKINS,CUPS, ETC.)

PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN CAMP CHAIR.


No sign up needed- just come for a fun time!!!! DAVID WILL ARRANGE FOR A SUNNY DAY!

DIRECTIONS TO THE EDELWEISS CABIN:
BOULDER CREEK ROAD   CR  1376
970   513 1678 (cabin land line)

DRIVE TIME:  ABOUT 20 MINUTES FROM SILVERTHRONE


FROM SILVERTHORNE GO NORTH ON HIGHWAY 9 TOWARDS KREMMLING.  GO ABOUT 12
MILES NORTH ON 9.  SOME MARKERS YOU WILL SEE. . . .THE  BLUE RIVER
CAMPGROUND ON YOUR RIGHT,  MILE MARKER 110 ON YOUR RIGHT, A PARKING AREA ON
YOUR RIGHT, AND THEN, ABOUT 50 M, BOULDER CREEK ROAD, CR 1376 ON YOUR LEFT.
IF YOU GO TO UTE PASS ROAD, YOU HAVE GONE WAY TOO FAR!

IF YOU ARE COMING FROM THE NORTH JUST TURN RIGHT  ON BOULDER CREEK ROAD . .
IT IS JUST SOUTH OF THE BRIDGE WHERE BOULDER CREEK JOINS THE BLUE.  THE TURN
IS THE NEXT ONE SOUTH OF SIERRA BOSQUE.

TURN LEFT ONTO BOULDER CREEK ROAD, THE ROAD TURNS RIGHT ON A BRIDGE OVER
BOULDER CREEK.  YOU WILL SEE A SIGN THAT SAYS MEADOWBROOK ROAD.  CONTINUE ON
THE ROAD AS IT TURNS WEST (THE ONLY WAY TO GO) AND DRIVE WEST ABOUT 1 ½
MILES.   THEN, ON YOUR RIGHT YOU WILL SEE OUR LOG CABIN, GO PAST THE CABIN
AND YOU WILL COME TO THE DRIVEWAY- 2 SKIS MARK THE ENTRANCE AND FLAGS IF
THEY ARE STILL THERE.  ABOUT 30 FT INTO THE DRIVEWAY, YOU WILL SEE A BEAR
HOLDING THE “EDELWEISS” SIGN. PARK ON THE ROAD ACROSS FROM THE CABIN FACING
THE CARS DOWNHILL.  SOMEONE WILL HELP DIRECT THE PARKING.

IF YOU GET LOST, GO TO HIGHWAY 9 UNTIL YOU GET CELL PHONE RECEPTION, AND
DIAL OUR CABIN PHONE  970 513 1678 . . THERE IS NO CELL PHONE SERVICE ON
BOULDER CREEK ROAD.

CARPOOLING IS SUGGESTED AS THERE IS MINIMAL PARKING AVAILABLE. IF YOU ARE
GOING FOR A  HIKE, KEYS NEED TO BE LEFT IN THE CARS SO THAT THEY CAN BE
MOVED IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

ANY QUESTIONS CALL ANN AT 970 389 0031 OR EMAIL AT almclement@comcast.net

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Community Partner,
 
Practice Makes Perfect!
 
On June 17, Summit County Public Health will be hosting a Point of Distribution (POD) training exercise designed to test our ability to distribute life-saving medications in response to a hypothetical disease outbreak.
 
Exercises such as this are key in preparing for public health emergencies as they help identify strengths and areas for improvement.  They also offer an opportunity to practice plans and procedures that are in place to protect Summit County in the event of a large-scale public health risk.
 
On behalf of the Summit County Public Health and the State of Colorado’s Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response, we would like to invite you to participate in a public health full scale exercise which will take place in each of the nine all hazards regions of Colorado.
 
This exercise cannot be a success if we do not have people to drive through the POD and play the part of the public who will come to get medications. We would like to invite you to participate in this very important exercise.  All you have to do is show up between 9 am and 11 am, fill out a form and drive through our POD.
 
Summit County Public Health Point of Distribution Exercise
 
9-11 a.m., Saturday, June 17
 
Summit Stage Bus Barn
 
Summit County Commons, Frisco
 
In addition to taking part in the exercise, attendees will be able to dispose of unused or unwanted prescription drugs and needles.
 
Thank you for your commitment to emergency preparedness in Summit County!
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Amy Wineland RN, MSN, ND
Director, Summit County Department of Public Health
Here are the details of the 2017 Ice melt winners:
 
The Ice Melt committee sorted through all of the entries and identified the three guesses closest to the actual melt time.
The official melt time was on 4/16/17 at 12:49:50 (pm – it is military time).
The Ice Melt committee sorted through all of the entries last week and identified the three guesses closest to the actual melt time.
 
 
Our first place winner was Phyllis Martinez who wins the prize of $4000 for her excellent guessing skills.
Third place was Gordon Herwig who gets to take home $1000.
Both winners are local Summit County residents.
 
Second place has been identified, but we need your help in finding the winner. The lucky guesser paid for the ticket and gave us the second place winning guess on ticket number 3382, but did not give us a name or way to contact them. We are hoping that this individual has the other side of the winning ticket, and comes forward so we can award the $2000 prize. We are asking you to check your ticket stubs if you think this was you and if you have the stub for ticket 3382 please contact Rotarian John Pfarr at John@aiafrisco.com, or stop by with the ticket at Alpine Insurance in Frisco. We are allowing one month for the winner to come forward, so please respond before June 12, 2017.
 
Note that all three winning guesses were within 1 hour of the actual melt time.
 
The winners already identified will be celebrated at the May 23 morning Rotary meeting.
 
Thank you to all who helped make this year’s fundraiser a success!

Satellite Meeting   

 

    We'll have our next gathering of Satellite members and guests at a 'new' location this coming Monday, July 24, from 6:00 pm through 7:15 pm.  We'll meet at a table in the Pho Bay, the restaurant & bar area off the lobby of the Baymont Inn hotel in Frisco,  1202 Summit Blvd,  970-368-6530.  This event will include lots of time to socialize and catch up with each other, some discussion on our ideas and preferences for future service projects and other activities, and also a few updates on all that is happening with our Rotary Club.  

    The members are continuing discussion of possible changes to the format, timing, and/or locations of future Satellite meetings. More to follow!  Information on future meetings and projects will be posted in the "Events" section of the Club's website home page as soon as that information becomes known.

    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 jimbrook22@gmail.com 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...
 
 

 

Rotarian from the Czech Republic.  Welcome!!!
 
 

 

Look at that Flair!!!
 
 
 
 

 


 
 

The pot is still alive.  Must be getting big by now.  Come to the meeting to find out!
 
 

Shelter Box
 

Shelter Box is 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, 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.

 

 

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

 
Upcoming Events
 
Speakers
NO MEETING
Jul 25, 2017
Senior Center closed for Rummage Sale
Jessica Burley from HC3
Aug 01, 2017
Tour of greenhouse gardens
Lori Burke
Aug 08, 2017
RYLA
Gordon Close and Debra Jessup
Aug 15, 2017
Guitars for the Troops
Nicole Bartot
Aug 22, 2017
Child Welfare in Summit County
Chris John
Sep 05, 2017
Our Local Boy Scout Troops
NO MEETING
Sep 19, 2017
Senior Center Closed
 
 
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