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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. 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
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Summit Rotary News

New member orientation will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Summit Daily News, 331 W. Main St. in downtown Frisco. All new members, prospective members and existing members are welcome to attend. Come learn about the great work Rotary is doing locally and around the world, or be reminded! RSVP to Meg Boyer, membership chair, at mboyer@summitdaily.com or 970-485-5690. Food and wine will be served. Hope you can make it! 

Gil Smith
 
The funeral for Gil Smith will be held on Friday December 22 at the Lord of the Mountains Lutheran Church in Dillon at 3pm. All are invited to attend.
A subsequent "celebration of life" will be held next summer around Gil's birthday on June 23.
We have a very special opportunity to have dinner with the Rotary International President this coming January. The President's Dinner is on January 6th in Denver starting at 5:30 at Denver Marriott South.
 
We will be having one or two Summit County Rotary tables at this event, and we are trying to coordinate who is planning on attending.  We are going to have at least one Summit County table, but we may have enough members attending to reserve two tables.
 
 
If you are planning on attending, please make sure to register online and let Diane know. The cost is $75 and you can register on the District website. Our club will reimburse 50% of the cost of this dinner for those who attend.
 
 
RI President's Dinner and Polio Fundraiser
Saturday, January 6, 2018
 
Speakers include RI President Ian Riseley and Rachel Lonsdale, Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation. This event has sold out the past two years, so register early. All net proceeds and your donations will go to the End Polio Now campaign and will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. For more information and registration go to www.rotary5450.org

 
Save the Date - Holiday Party
 
Our annual Holiday party is scheduled for Thursday December 14th starting at 5:30pm . Please save that date on your calendars. The party will be held at Rich James' home in Frisco at 578 Water Dance Drive.
This is located across the street from the turn to the Senior center.
 
Parking will be available on the street, but carpooling is encouraged. The Senior Center has approved for us to part in that lot and either carpool or walk over.
We will be asking members to RSVP to this event, and spouses are welcome to attend.
 
Thanksgiving Dinner
 
Thank you to all who helped at the Thanksgiving Dinner, and to all who joined in the fun.
A special thank you to Mike Spry who provided all of the Turkey's and Wendy Myers who organizes this event every year!
 
 
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. Through developing a local dedicated volunteer network, JA programs focus on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. The goal is to teach concepts through experiential learning, allowing young people to put their new knowledge and skills into practice. In Summit County, JA plans to serve over 350 students during the 2017-18 school year beginning as soon as 3 weeks. In as little as one hour a week, you can make a difference in the lives of young people in your community by volunteering to lead a JA program in a local school.
 
Most JA programs require 5-6 visits by the volunteer to the classroom. JA provides everything you need to be successful in the classroom, including engaging activity materials and training on how to use JA’s hands-on, proven curriculum. Your volunteer experience will leave you feeling proud, energized and hopeful about a better future for our young people!
 
The profile of a JA volunteer is broad however the effective JA volunteer would be comfortable presenting basic business principles in an elementary school setting.  The volunteer will be provided all turn key materials to successfully deliver the JA curriculum however being able to share personal experiences and being able to tie the JA message into local examples is highly effective.  Your time commitment will be about 7-8 hours in total broken down as follows: 
 
90 minutes to review and familiarize and plan for the classroom facilitation
30 minutes planning with the teacher pre & post the lessons
5-6 hours of actual in class facilication.  May be all at once or may be broken up.  This can be arranged and Agreed upon with JA and the school in advance.
 
Please contact Sally Messinger at smessinger@jacolorado.org for more information or call Sally directly at 720-299-4646.  The JA website has a wealth of information regarding the programming and a comprehensive overview JA in general.  GO to https://www.jacolorado.org/
 
 

Satellite Meeting   

 

    Many thanks to Larry Stone for coordinating our club's Satellite meetings and events for November.  Our Satellite events for January will be coordinated by Benedicte Jeanson;  dates and details will be announced soon on this website. 
    Our next gathering will be on Monday, December 11th from 7:00 to 8:15 pm at the Pho Bay restaurant in the Baymont Hotel at 1202 Summit Blvd in Frisco.   Satellite members are also encouraged to RSVP to President Diane and participate in the club's holiday party on Thursday, Dec 14 - it's a fun evening, and a great time to renew or begin new acquaintances with others in the club. 

 

    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.
 
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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: 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!