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Rotary Int'l News
Ukrainian clubs help others in need in their country

Rotary members in Ukraine are helping neighbors return to their homes, distributing supplies from other countries, and organizing long-term aid — all despite being affected by the war

European Rotaract clubs organize to help Ukrainian refugees

Across Europe, Rotaract members are using digital tools to share information and coordinate to help people who have been affected by the war in Ukraine

Rotary projects around the globe - May 2022

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, Italy, Rwanda, the Philippines, and the United States.

A little bit of salt

A surgeon in Spain finds a way to treat patients in Nigeria

Rotary members honored as Champions of Girls’ Empowerment

Six Rotary members were honored in March as People of Action: Champions of Girls’ Empowerment during Rotary Day with UNICEF in New York City. This distinction recognizes the honorees’ commitment to improving girls’ access to education, health, and sanitation and hygiene resources, as well as their work to create environments where girls can flourish.

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

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Senior Center
83 Nancy's Place, CR 1014
Frisco, CO 80443
United States of America
The breakfast bell rings at 7:10 am, and the main meeting bell rings at 7:25 am. A ZOOM option is also available!
Summit Rotary News
  • May 25 - Happy Hour at Timberline Craft Kitchen 4:30
  • May 26 - Rotary Meet and Greet at the Elk’s Club
  • May 30 - Meg Boyer Memorial @ 1-4pm Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs
  • June 4 thru June 8 - Rotary International Conference.  Sign up on RI site.  Club will pay half of the registration fee.
  • June 7 - Volunteers needed to staff the Free Community Dinner at the Elks Club;  8-10 people 4:45-7:30,   click to signup or email
  • June 15 -  Happy Hour at Kucu Restaurant, Silverthorne
  • June 21 - Board meeting @ 8:45AM in the UTE room (zoom option available)
  • June 26 - Transition Dinner at The Pad 
  • July 10 - Silverthorne Sip & Savor  2-6pm at The Pad.  Look for more details below
  • Aug 14 -  Happy Hour Ann & David's cabin in Boulder Creek
  • Aug 20 - Rotary Bike Ride to Marilyn’s Ranch.  Details will follow.
Bio of Christine Greening:
I grew up in Lexington, Minnesota in a family of 7. My father taught me how to ski, then I followed a dream to move to the Vail area in the 80’s before grad school. I returned to Colorado in 2009 and lived in Clear Creek until moving to Dillon after my daughter, Anna, left to attend UC-Denver. I have worked for a medical device company in clinical research for the past 22 years, and prior to that worked as a physiologist/cardiac rehabilitation therapist. In my free time I like to stay active with hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, biking, camping and traveling.
Please register for a volunteer time at the SIP N SAVOR Rotary fundraiser on July 10, 2022.
  • Sign up opens April 12, 2022
  • Sign Up Link:
  • There are 25 volunteer positions needed
  •  There are two shifts  12-4 and 4-8.  The specific tasks are detailed in the sign up with the number of volunteers needed for each task/shift
  • Volunteers can buy event tickets for $25.00.  Please do not  buy a ticket on Eventbright.  We will give information on how to buy volunteer tickets at a later date
Please contact Ann Clement if you have any questions.
Thank you to our Summer Reads volunteers, we still need a few more folks to help distribute books to our 3rd graders next week -- it's fun and only takes a couple of hours at most!   So far we learned that nachos are the favorite 3rd grade lunch, Math is third favorite subject following lunch and recess, we met plenty of self described "bookworms" in our 3rd grade!  We hope we were able to plant seeds regarding RYLA, our Interact Club, the Rotary Exchange program, car raffle, ice melt, Elks Dinner and READ, READ, READ.  
Last week we celebrated our volunteer Reading Buddies, our literacy committee leaders and the school staff that make such a wonderful program work!  Bravo!  Join our committee or speak with one of the members to become a reading buddy this year!
Rob, Marcy, Don Parsons, Cindy L. and Rick W. recycled 100 lbs of plastic from the Frisco businesses this week.  Join in on the fun by contacting Marcy!  How much plastic do you think we have kept out of the environment so far with our program? 3359 pounds of plastic!
Please continue to recycle your plastic film!!   It really helps our small team if each household collecting plastic took another look at the list of what is acceptable and what is not, and only bring acceptable plastic to the Senior Center for us to drop-off at City Market.  And if your kids are involved (which is fantastic), please sort through it before bringing it to the Sr. Center.  
Our volunteers spend 4-5 hours weekly picking up, sorting and delivering plastic from local businesses, so not having to sort through the club collections would be a great help - although we all have the best intentions, improper recycling has consequences for the whole system.  Thus when in doubt - throw it out!
include only plastic film - it must stretch when you pull it, be something you can put your finger through.   
- remove paper labels (cut them out or strip them off).  If the label is too hard to remove, throw away the plastic.
- remove tape
And do not include:
- discarded labels
- anything that tears like paper
-  paper of any kind - tissues, paper towels, etc.
-  waxed inserts from cracker boxes
- foil of any kind
- frozen foods bags (frozen veggies, fruit, etc.)
- wrapped meat packages (hot dogs, pre-packaged sliced meats, etc.)
- If the package is shiny like a chip bag or candy wrappers
- if the package makes a crinkly/crunchy sound when crumpled like stiff plastic sleeves used for crackers/cookies or other boxed products.
Click to review acceptable and unacceptable plastic for the Trex program.   
Thank you all for your assistance!
There will be about 25 volunteer opportunities for the event.  Rotarians, family members and friends are invited to volunteer.
The Sign Up Genius will be used for volunteer sign ups- thanks to Nate Phillips for setting up!!  More information will be coming for when the volunteer sign up will be open. Volunteers can purchase tickets for $25.00  Do not buy your volunteer ticket on eventbrite - - we will give information later about how to buy your volunteer ticket.
If you have any questions, contact Tanecia, Lynne or Ann
After a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled that the Rotary Youth Exchange program will resume for the 2022-23 school year!  The Summit County Rotary Club will be sponsoring two outbound Summit High School students, going to spend one of the best years of their lives in Croatia and Finland.  
In turn, we will host two foreign students who will live in our wonderful community and attend SHS next year.   It is my pleasure and duty to find host families for these two incoming students.  Each student will stay with three different Summit County families, so each host family typically has a student live with them for 3-4 months.   It is a fun, educational, eye-opening way to bring the world together and make international connections.  
Please consider participating in this life-changing opportunity and youth service by hosting an international student.  Let me know if you are interested or have questions.  I’m happy to provide detailed information.  
Please share this with any other Summit County locals who may be interested. 
Thank you!
Kim Nearpass-Pollack
Youth Exchange Officer
Cell (970) 333-1357
Cora Jackson is heading to Croatia and MaryGrace Butler is heading to Finland as part of this years Rotary Youth Exchange!   
Thanks to all of the RCSC members for the very generous donations that you have given for the three Ukraine projects.  
We received $6,000 from the District in grant funding.  The total going to Ukraine relief effort is $30,030 with 4 other Area 9 clubs participating.  Ann Clement arrived in Slovenia today & will be overseeing the dispersement of the funds..  
If you wish to provide further donations to Ukraine, please donate to RI and/or District 5450.
Contact Ann Clement if you have any questions.
We need a champion to lead the charge for the 9Health 365 Fair this Fall, 2022 or next Spring, 2023.  You could be saving lives…we served 528 community members in 2019 (the last year we hosted the fair pre-COVID)!!!  You can visit for more details or please contact Emily Messegee at:  You can also contact Adele Work, VP of Operations, at 9Health: 365 at: Adele Work
Thank you,
The book club is reading “How Civil Wars Start and how to stop them” by Barbara F Walter. The book will be discussed later in May. For June, we will all bring in favorite poems for discussion!
The Rotary Happy Hour/Social Events Committee met and planned the next Happy Hours and Social Events through August.
The Happy Hours start at 4:30 until about 6 or so.  The events will have their own email invitations with place, time, directions, etc.
  • Wednesday May 25 Happy Hour at Timberline -- Date has been changed to May 25th at Timberline due to a date conflict with the  PLEASE CHANGE YOUR CALENDARS SO YOU CAN ATTEND BOTH!
  • Thursday May 26 - Rotary Meet and Greet at the Elk’s Club
  • Wednesday, June  15 - HH at Kucu   Silverthorne
  • Sunday, July 10 -  SIPNSAVOR Silverthorne at The Pad  2-6  ( Fundraising event for Rotary)
  • Sunday, August 14 -  Hike (10am) and Picnic (1pm or earlier) at Ann & David’s Edelweiss Cabin on Boulder Creek
Tanecia and the HH/Social Events Committee
We're pleased to announce that we have been able to add the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund to Amazon.
What this following this link (, and selecting the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund as your Charity, Amazon will donate a percentage of every one of your purchases to us! This is a very easy way to get additional funds for our projects. If all of our members select this option, we imagine there will be a nice little contribution to help our club!
Instead of going to when you make purchases, go to and you'll see us listed there!
If you have any questions please email Lynne Baer at
Share with your friends/family - so easy! 
Here is more information about the program in general:
Thank you,
I encourage all Rotarians that join the weekly Rotary meeting by ZOOM to try to log in at 7:00 am.  It is fun to have the opportunity to have our ZOOM social hour before the program starts.  Woody sometimes starts the meetings before 7:30 so I do not want you to miss out on the meeting. I send a weekly attendance report to Judi LaPoint to document your attendance on ZOOM.  I send all ZOOM attendees an email confirming their attendance and include Woody’s weekly event sheet and other handouts e.g. Sandy’s sledding/snowshoe party, If  you do not get my email, please contact me so I can let Judi know that you attended.
Please remember to mute yourself during the Rotary meeting yourself unless you are talking. We will continue to try to mute the background noise at the Rotary meeting before the program starts.  

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What is a whitelist and why is this needed?

Email spam filters often include the ability to "whitelist" certain sender IP addresses, email addresses or domain names to protect their email from being rejected or sent to a junk mail folder.   

From Wickipedia:  A whitelist is (1) a list of email addresses that a mail server or email client program is configured to accept as valid, incoming mail. Also called a "safe senders list," only messages from addresses on the list are allowed, and all the rest are discarded.   (2) A list of valid domain names that a mail server is configured to accept. All mail from users with that domain are allowed. 


According to internet:  Gmail offers an option to add specific addresses or domains as "safe" so they aren't automatically marked as spam, known as a "Whitelist." Your Whitelists must be managed and set by you. If you want to accept all email sent from a specific address, follow these instructions:

  1. Log in to your Gmail
  2. Click the gear icon in the top-right, and select Settings.
  3. Click the Filters and Blocked Addresses tab. 
  4. Click Create at New Filter. 
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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 and Mike Spry.

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

Brian Binge & Anna DeBattiste
May 24, 2022
Summit County Rescue Group: Our Mission
Mike Connolly, FDRD Executive Director
May 31, 2022
2022 Summer Projects with FDRD
May 2022