Volunteers Needed!  Please Help!

Please sign up  NOW  to assist with two major events for our club, June 16 to 18, using  the Sign up Genius pages for each. Just point your cell phone camera at the applicable QR code below:
PIT BOSSES - Frisco BBQ Beer Booths
Car Raffle Sales
Volunteers Needed! Please Help! Jim Brook 2022-05-26 06:00:00Z 0

District 1912 (Slovenia) Rotaract annual conference

Ann Clement and David Matthews  presented at the District 1912 (Slovenia) Rotaract annual conference, and participated at the annual Interact conference which occurred the day before the Rotaract conference.   Enjoy these great photos!
They presented information about our club's Ukraine DDF grant for $30,030 with 4 other Area 9 Rotary clubs participating (Breck, Kremmling, Grand Lake, Granby).  Summit Rotary Interact donated all $370 they collected at their dodgeball tournament for the DDF grant.  Way to go Interact students!
District 1912 (Slovenia) Rotaract annual conference Ann Morrison Clement 2022-05-26 06:00:00Z 0

Meet Nicole Miller

Please review the Bio of Nicole Miller who is a prospective member:

Nicole Miller is the publisher of the Summit Daily News, which she joined as editor in May 2019. In her role, she oversees the operation of the media company, including the news organization’s print and digital products. She has 15 years of experience working in journalism and public relations.

In Nicole’s first year as editor, the Summit Daily won a Colorado Press Association award for general excellence. A couple of months after she arrived in Summit County, the Summit Daily News published its first edition of Still Standing, looking back on 30 years of Summit Daily and 150 years of Summit County history. 

Nicole started her career in 2006 at the Steamboat Pilot & Today in Steamboat Springs, where she served as copy editor, page designer, copy desk chief, news editor and assistant editor before leaving in 2013. She returned in 2018 as the digital engagement editor, managing all aspects of the paper’s digital strategy, including social media, various websites, the paper’s mobile app, the smart speaker newscast and more. She has won statewide awards for her graphics and designs, including a Best in Show award for her news page design from Feb. 3, 2011, when Steamboat schools closed for the day because of temperatures that dipped to minus 40.

Between stints at the Pilot & Today, Nicole worked for Steamboat Resort, where she served as a brand ambassador and content creator, oversaw the world-renowned ski area’s social media and blogging strategies, and helped execute media and public relations efforts. Nicole continues to plan the annual Steamboat Weather Summit, the longest-running mountain meteorological symposium in the ski industry. The conference brings together weather specialists and meteorologists from across the country to discuss the latest industry issues and trends.

Nicole is a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder with a Bachelor of Science in news editorial from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in environmental studies.

She enjoys trivia nights, rooftop margaritas and snuggling with her dogs, Cotija and Pico.

Meet Nicole Miller Mike Connolly 2022-05-26 06:00:00Z 0

Summer Reads

Thank you to our Summer Reads volunteers, we still need ONE volunteer 3rd graders on 05/31/2022 at Summit Cove Elementary -- it's fun and only takes a couple of hours at most!
Summer Reads Steve Cornwell 2022-05-19 06:00:00Z 0
 Rotary clubs of Area 9 Assembly Jim Brook 2022-05-19 06:00:00Z 0

Celebrate Our Literacy Programs!

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!
Celebrate Our Literacy Programs! Cindy Levin 2022-05-19 06:00:00Z 0
Poetry Awards Woody Woodland 2022-04-28 06:00:00Z 0

Meet Prospective Member Christine Greening

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.
Meet Prospective Member Christine Greening Mike Connolly 2022-04-20 06:00:00Z 0
Congrats Ann Clement! Cindy Levin 2022-04-15 06:00:00Z 0

Hero Award

Our Club's Hero Award was awarded to Summit County Sheriff's Deputy Andrew Hinman and Dillon Police Officer Rachel Weiner for tracking down a suicidal community citizen using cell phone pings and subsequently saving his life after he was found outside unconscious.
Hero Award Joan Tilden 2022-04-14 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Happy Hour at A - Basin  - April 22nd

The next Rotary HH will be at A Basin on April 22, 2022 from 9:00 am  -- all day!!!
  • Come ski, board, no ski, no board, just party.
  • Bring friends and family.
  • Location: the Beach at A Basin . . . at the base of the Molly Hogan, so it's VERY kid-friendly. 
  • Stu will bring items to make sandwiches, provide  chips,  plates, utensils, napkins, etc. .
  • Tanecia will set up a Bloody Mary Bar
  • Bring chairs, bring what you want to drink
  • Stu will have a white tent set up , also a game of corn hole that is bright orange and unmistakable
Contact Tanecia  970-406-1819  (many cell phones do not work at the Basin)
Rotary Happy Hour at A - Basin - April 22nd Ann Morrison Clement 2022-04-13 06:00:00Z 0
Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Training 2022-04-07 06:00:00Z 0

FIRC - Volunteering

Volunteer Opportunities:   https://www.summitfirc.org/en/food-and-thrift/

We are so excited to announce that we will be re-opening the Breckenridge Thrift Store on April 6th!  Below is all the information – please spread the word!! We are in the process of updating all media.  Days and hours are subject to change - once/if we are fully staffed and/or if the store is subject to closing if staff calls in sick with the limited staff that we have.

What:  Breckenridge Summit Thrift & Treasure

Where:  1745 Airport Road Breckenridge, CO

Store Days and Hours:  Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Donation Days and Hours:  Wednesday and Friday 11-3; behind Breck Thrift Store (by the food market entrance)

What are we accepting:  ONLY Gently used clothing and shoes. Donations will only be accepted at the Breck Thrift Store and no other FIRC locations.

Store Phone for additional questions:  970-423-6444

Carla Decker, Director of Programs

FIRC - Volunteering David Preaus 2022-03-31 06:00:00Z 0

Cub Pack 187 - Pinewood Derby!

Our Cub Pack 187 held their annual Pinewood Derby car race (wooden kits assembled, painted, and primed for the special race track by the cubs) on Saturday afternoon at the French Creek clubhouse.  Thanks to Rob Phipps for once again allowing them to use that excellent facility.  A good time was had by all !!
Cub Pack 187 - Pinewood Derby! Jim Brook 2022-03-31 06:00:00Z 0


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: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f48a4aa2ba0ffce9-silverthorne
  • 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.
FOR SIP N SAVOR - VOLUNTEER SIGN UP Ann Morrison Clement 2022-03-31 06:00:00Z 0

Individual Contributions to the Ukraine Relief

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.
Individual Contributions to the Ukraine Relief Ann Morrison Clement 2022-03-25 06:00:00Z 0

SMS - 4-Way Test Session

Rotarians visited SMS tp work with student groups as they learn the 4-Way Test and its applications.
SMS - 4-Way Test Session Andy Jarski 2022-03-24 06:00:00Z 0

Spring and Fall Health Fairs are BACK!

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 www.9health365.org for more details or please contact Emily Messegee at: emessegee@merceradvisors.com.  You can also contact Adele Work, VP of Operations, at 9Health: 365 at: Adele Work adele.work@9health365.org
Thank you,
Spring and Fall Health Fairs are BACK! Donald Parsons 2022-03-22 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange - Looking for Host Families

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
Rotary Youth Exchange - Looking for Host Families 2022-03-22 06:00:00Z 0
High Country Conservation EPR Presentation Cindy Levin 2022-03-22 06:00:00Z 0

Silverthorne Sip 'N Savor  - Tkts On Sale!

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
Silverthorne Sip 'N Savor - Tkts On Sale! 2022-03-20 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange is Back!

Cora Jackson is heading to Croatia and MaryGrace Butler is heading to Finland as part of this years Rotary Youth Exchange!   
Rotary Youth Exchange is Back! Cynthia A Levin 2022-03-18 06:00:00Z 0
New Member Jennyfer Vik 2022-03-18 06:00:00Z 0
New Members Mikhael and Laurie Cohn Mike Connolly 2022-03-18 06:00:00Z 0

Dave Helmer  Prospective Member's Bio

Dave Helmer is a new prospective member, please enjoy reading his bio:
Dave Helmer is the owner of The Law Offices of David A. Helmer, LLC, in Frisco, Colorado.  He has been practicing law in Frisco since 1975, and loves living in the mountains.  His bar admissions include the Colorado Courts, the US District Court of Colorado, the US Bankruptcy Court of Colorado, the US Court of Appeals in the 10th Circuit (which includes Colorado), US Federal Courts, the US Court of Federal Claims, and the United States Supreme Court.
He is proud to say that while in law school, he was an Associate Editor at the Colorado Law Review, and since then has grown to where he has received the highest rating Martindale Hubbell provides for lawyers.  Notably, that rating is determined by all the lawyers that he deals with regularly.  Mr. Helmer is also listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.
While in college, Attorney Helmer was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta (Fiji) Fraternity. 
Since that time, it is notable that Mr. Helmer was the Municipal Judge for the Town of Dillon and Silverthorne for 32 years. 
As most of you may know, he loves to sailboat race on Lake Dillon; but more important, he likes to be involved with the community and he hopes to expand that involvement while being a member of Rotary.  In the past, he has helped with the startup of the Advocates for Victims of Assault here in Summit County along with the Family Intercultural Resource Center, as well as the Summit Prevention Alliance.
He has been a member of the Continental Divide Bar Association since 1976; and has been the President of the Snake River Water District (which services water for essentially all of the developments from where the Keystone River Course starts to the East).
Most importantly, Dave has indicated that what he likes the most is being busy.
Dave Helmer Prospective Member's Bio Mike Connolly 2022-03-17 06:00:00Z 0

Shelter Box for Ukraine

The RCSC Shelter Box Funds have been processed to buy a complete  Shelter Box for Ukraine. $ 1,000.
Gini Patterson
Shelter Box for Ukraine Gini Patterson 2022-03-17 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Golf 2022 Sandy Mortensen 2022-03-11 07:00:00Z 0

Panama Update

This is the Sewing Center in Panama where the Rotary Club coordinates with the high school and volunteer teachers. The training objectives are to gain practical vocational skills. Most females don’t graduate high school, so these skills offer a means for them to earn an income. 
If you want more information, please let me know.
Panama Update Scott Price 2022-03-10 07:00:00Z 0

Jamie FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff

Jamie FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff provided a great discussion of the SMART Program (Systemwide Mental Assessment Response Team) recently implemented in Summit County that provides tools to police officers for dealing with mental health assessment.
Jamie FitzSimons, Summit County Sheriff Cindy Levin 2022-03-09 07:00:00Z 0
Ice Melt Device Launch 2022 Woody Woodland 2022-03-09 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ski and Happy HourKEYSTONE MARCH 2, 2022  Ann Morrison Clement 2022-03-03 07:00:00Z 0
Prospective Member Owen Dodd's Bio Mike Connolly 2022-03-02 07:00:00Z 0
Prospective Member: Laurie Cohn's Bio Mike Connolly 2022-03-02 07:00:00Z 0

First-ever virtual tour to Guatemala

Forwarded from Lori Burke:

Hi Lori!

Remember your last CoEd trip to Guatemala?

You may have explored the cobblestone streets of Antigua, took a boat ride on Lake Atitlan, learned how to make corn tortillas like the locals, or built new lasting friendships with others on your trip. One thing’s for sure, you DID make an impact on that trip by supporting CoEd’s programs. And we hope your travel experience had an impact on you. The best trips help us to see the world in a different way and forever connect us to new people and places.

Unfortunately, the pandemic has made it difficult to travel to Guatemala and share those transformative experiences – so we decided to bring the Land of Eternal Spring right to your living room.

On March 26th from 3:00 - 4:30 PM ET, we will offer our first-ever virtual tour to Guatemala, open to the public and completely free to all.

Join us for this Virtual Tour on March 26th at 3PM ET by registering here  and clicking 'Join Event'.

Virtual Tour 2022 will provide a great opportunity for you to meet students and staff in our programs, see the impact our programs are having in their lives, hear from graduates who have broken the cycle of poverty in their families through education, and learn about adaptations we've made to continue supporting students and teachers throughout the pandemic.

We’re also hosting an optional free social hour after the tour where you can connect with staff and other donors – register for the social hour here (please note, social hour attendance is limited to the first 100 registrants).
We hope you'll join us and transport yourself back to beautiful Guatemala!
First-ever virtual tour to Guatemala Lori Burke 2022-02-23 07:00:00Z 0
Thank You's from CMC students 2022-02-15 07:00:00Z 0
Charitable Fund Finances - Presentation Diane Monaghan 2022-02-13 07:00:00Z 0

Local Grants Summary

The following is the list of Local Grants awarded in 2021. Thank you to the members of the Local Grants Committee who reviewed all applications and recommended awards:  Michael J Kurth, Julieanne Gilchrist Judy Irwin, Jeanne Bistranin, Maggie Hillman, Bill Sanders, Marilyn Hogan, Asa Armstrong, Lori Burke, Susan Juergensmeier
Local Grants Summary 2022-02-10 07:00:00Z 0
Welcome Two New Members Cindy Levin 2022-02-04 07:00:00Z 0

Mealtrain for Tom French

Tom French’s wife, Nancy, has requested that meals be provided to them;  Tom’s health is declining and they need our support.
Please us the link below to provide meals for Nancy and Tom French,  make the meals small as they are only for 2 people and Tom’s appetite is very low,


What is Meal Train?
There are times in our lives when friends and family ask, "What can I do to help out?" The answer is usually to help them with a meal. When many friends provide support through a meal, Meal Train keeps everyone organized.   MealTrain.com is a free meal calendar tool that makes planning meals among a wide group easy and less stressful.

Contact Ann Clement if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Ann Morrison Clement, Ph.D.
Mealtrain for Tom French Ann Morrison Clement 2022-02-02 07:00:00Z 0

Use Amazon Smile to Benefit the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund

We're pleased to announce that we have been able to add the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund to Amazon.
What this means...by following this link (https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-1215233), 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 amazon.com when you make purchases, go to smile.amazon.com and you'll see us listed there!
If you have any questions please email Lynne Baer at lynnebaer520@gmail.com.
Share with your friends/family - so easy! 
Here is more information about the program in general:
Thank you,
Use Amazon Smile to Benefit the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund Lynne Baer 2022-02-02 07:00:00Z 0
Sandy's Rotary Sledding/Snowshoe Party Cindy Levin 2022-02-01 07:00:00Z 0

Thank You from Snowy Peaks PE

We received the following Thank You from Snowy Peaks PE:

From: "J Ruben" <rubes0013@gmail.com>
Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:30pm
To: Info@summitrotary.com
Subject: Snowy Peaks PE

To The Summit Rotary Club,

I want to express my gratitude for your generous donation to the Snowy Peaks PE program which will benefit all students and staff at Snowy Peaks. The equipment we ordered is assembled and currently being utilized enhancing fitness options for my students. I have enclosed photos of the new equipment. 
Thanks so much for your support!
Sincerely yours,
John Ruben
Thank You from Snowy Peaks PE 2022-02-01 07:00:00Z 0

Update from Gary Meyers

As much as we (Pam and Gary Meyers) enjoy the Summit County summers, y’all should try coming to Lake Havasu City, Az for part of the winter.  It’s about the same weather as your summer!
Coming up soon is the Havasu Balloon Festival (www.havasuballoonfestival.com).  It’s an event started by our London Bridge Rotary Club in 2010, and has grown to be among the biggest and top rated hot-air balloon festivals in the nation.  We’ve raised over $1 million for charities since then, and it is a spectacular 3-4 days of eye-popping visuals.
January 20-23, 2022.  We have about 1700 volunteers each year to help stage the series of events, which include car shows, pet shows, bands, food and drink choices galore, skydiving exhibitions, and non-stop fun.

https://youtu.be/zHos5B-BVIQ - Hovercraft Balloon Inflation
https://youtu.be/jGkYxUKZYvg - Splash n Dash

Hope to see some Summit folks soon, but surely again next summer.
Update from Gary Meyers 2022-01-13 07:00:00Z 0

Cambodia Wells Update 

Here is new information and photos from Ben and Karen Little regarding the RCSC funding for the Cambodia Well project in 2021.  This family received the 15th cement pipe well in 2021. The inscription of this cement pipe well is Summit County Rotary #17 Colorado. 2021.
The family who receives this cement pipe well is:
Husband name: Thy Sapharp, 47 years old;
Wife name        :  Sok  Sanh', 55 years old;
They live with 3 children and one grandson. There are 12 people who use the water from this cement pipe well  including the neighbors family and commune police station.  They live in Sleng Spean village, Sleng Spean commune, Srei Snam district, Siem Reap province.
Saron Soeun
Cambodia Wells Update 2022-01-13 07:00:00Z 0

RCSC Contribution re: Boulder Wildfires

The RCSC Board has included a line item in the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund budget for Disaster Relief Funds in the amount of $7,500. A committee has been established for the allocation of these funds for identified disasters - - the RCSC Disaster Relief Committee is chaired by Ann Morrison Clement. Committee members are:  Julieanne Gilchrist, Pat Aden, Jeanne Bistranin, Andy Aerenson, Wendy Myers, Maggie Hillman, Lauren Fisher, David Matthews, and Heidi Wilson.
$2,000 has been approved to be sent from our club to the District 5450 Disaster Relief funds for the Boulder Fires. More information regarding this Committee- practices and processes will be coming at a later date. 
Rotarians can make individual donations through the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund. Checks should be made payable and sent to the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund: Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund,  PO Box 4401, Frisco 80443. Rotarians get a donation letter at the end of each year showing the total of their donations to or through the Summit County Rotary Charitable Fund. Rotarians get Scaling the Summit point recognition for their donations. 
Please contact Ann Morrison Clement if you have any questions.
RCSC Contribution re: Boulder Wildfires 2022-01-06 07:00:00Z 0
Honoring Meg Boyer 2021-12-30 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays! See you in 2022! 2021-12-23 07:00:00Z 0

Meet  Coley Campbell, New Prospective Member

Bio of Coley Campbell, new prospective member:
In June of 2000 myself and 2 dogs decided to road trip permanently to Denver, Co. At the time I owned & operated my own flooring company till about 2006. In 2008, I moved to Carbondale where I met my wife and 2 step children. With our kids being active in sports I spent a good deal of time helping coach there activities, which continues to this day! We are pretty active people who enjoy camping, water skiing, boating, skiing/snowboarding, snowmobiling, and volleyball, and hockey.
Currently we live in Glenwood Springs and I comminute daily to summit county. Helping in the community is always something we have participated in either through work or on our own. In Carbondale I was part of the Lions club for roughly 3 years and became president for a small amount of time. Unfortunately the club did not survive. I look forward to being part of this group and helping out where I can!
Meet  Coley Campbell, New Prospective Member Cindy Levin 2021-12-23 07:00:00Z 0

RCAT Update

Our weekly plastic pick-up, delivered to City Market by Don and David Hicks, was 60-70 pounds!
Please save your plastic film from home and either bring it to Rotary or drop it off at the recycling bin at City Market (Dillon or Breck). 
RCAT Update Marcy Woodland 2021-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
New Member Induction - Juhree Wendl 2021-12-09 07:00:00Z 0
Amarok Thank You Note Marcy Woodland 2021-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

Proposed Slate for the 2022-23 Board

Rotarians, please review the proposed slate for the 2022-23 board.  We'll vote on this slate at our upcoming Annual Meeting on 12/21. 
2022-2023 RCSC Board - Proposed
President:                                                                 Joan Tilden
President-Elect/Program Chair:                            Rob Phipps
Past President:                                                        Woody Woodland
Secretary:                                                            Judi LaPoint
Community Service:                                            Emily Messegee 
Club service, newsletter:                                     Cindy Levin
Fundraising:                                                        Cathy Carlson
Marketing/Public relations:                            
Youth services:                                                   Rob Phipps
Membership:                                                          David Guignard
Treasurer:                                                              Mike Kurth
International service:                                        Laura Johnson
Community Awards/Vocational Service:           Juhree Wendl
Sergeant-at-arms:                                               Marcy Woodland
Thank you!
Proposed Slate for the 2022-23 Board Joan Tilden 2021-12-09 07:00:00Z 0

New Storage Unit - Thank you volunteers!

A few photos of the Rotary storage unit cleanout and move into our new (indoor & heated!) storage space.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped with this move.
New Storage Unit - Thank you volunteers! 2021-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

Library Grant

Earlier this year Local Grants, Literacy and the Club agreed to contribute a total of $5,000 toward the capital campaign for the Main and North Branch libraries. For our donation, the Rotary Club of Summit County was recently given the opportunity for naming rights for a section of the Library. For our donation level we were provided a list of rooms and areas. Mary Ann, Woody and Susan reviewed the naming opportunities and chose the Children's Computer Area at the North Branch library to have the name "Rotary Club of Summit County".
Susan J.
Library Grant 2021-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

Local Grants Deadline is coming up!


The next deadline for Local Grants is December 1. The Policies and Procedures for grant submission can be found on our website: https://www.summitrotary.com/grants-awards
Local Grants Deadline is coming up!   2021-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

Adopt An Angel - Needs a YOU as our Champion for 2022

In the past two years, Stu has created the blueprints to run Adopt an Angel smoothly and efficiently. The program costs our club no money, and reaches minorities and low-income families, which has long been a club objective.
Stu is hoping this project outlives his leadership and thinks it would be beneficial for someone to shadow him during the event. Our club’s policy is that a program needs a champion to carry on. Are you that champion, and if not, why not?
Adopt An Angel - Needs a YOU as our Champion for 2022 2021-11-25 07:00:00Z 0

Tuesday's Speaker - Bill Betz on ESWA

During our last club meeting, we learned all about our beautiful Wilderness areas and the Eagle Summit Wilderness Alliance from Bill Betz.    Please visit https://www.eaglesummitwilderness.org to learn more and get involved.   
The question of  "how can I help get the CORE Act passed?” was asked by an audience member and Bill has followed up with this information for anyone interested:

Tell Senators Bennet and Hickenlooper – Let’s Pass the CORE Act!

After decades of hard work and collaboration by ESWA members and so many others, it’s time to make sure the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy Act (CORE) passes the U.S. Senate and becomes law. CORE will protect 400,000 acres of Colorado public lands from development (less than 2% of the state’s public lands). Locally, the benefits of CORE are tremendous:

  • Adding 20,000 acres to our three local Wilderness Areas
  • Creating three new local Wildernesses
  • Designating Camp Hale as the first National Historic Landscape, honoring our World War II veterans.
  • Establishing the 10,000-acre Tenmile Recreation Management Area

The U.S. House of Representatives passed CORE as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently being considered by the Senate. ESWA insiders say NOW is when Senators need encouragement to do everything possible to ensure CORE isn’t removed from the NDAA.

IMPORTANT: Since CORE is part of the NDAA, please include this point in your communication: Preserving our natural lands plays a critical role in combatting climate change, and may well be the least-expensive tool in our climate-protection arsenal. Climate change is an existential threat to all life on earth. The Defense Department recognizes this threat in their recent Defense Department Climate Risk Analysis, stating “To keep the nation secure, we must tackle the existential threat of climate change.”  

So please reach out in the next two weeks to Senators Bennet here and Hickenlooper here. Even a one-liner is helpful: “Dear Senator, I urge you to ensure that the CORE Act is passed this session as part of the NDAA.”


Tuesday's Speaker - Bill Betz on ESWA 2021-11-25 07:00:00Z 0
Tuesday's Speaker: Patrick Linfante 2021-11-18 07:00:00Z 0

Meet the new Davids!

David Farmelo and David Guignard were inducted into our Club on Tuesday.  Please be sure to introduce yourself and welcome them to our club.
Meet the new Davids! 2021-11-18 07:00:00Z 0

Pause for the Cause

This is a message from Diana Reznikoff, last week's speaker.  Note:  We have 4 members that have signed on to the Rotary team.
Hi Rotarians,

Physical Activities and the Nutrition Team of the Summit (PANTS) invites you to join the Healthy Holiday Challenge.  The challenge goal is to recapture the joy of the holidays while honoring our physical and mental health.

This six-week team challenge provides participants with strategies, resources and accountability to help maintain your stress levels, immune system, mental and physical health throughout the holiday season.

Grab a few friends, co-workers or employees and create a team of 2-6 to win prizes for committing to your and your team's health. The challenge starts on Thanksgiving Nov 25th and ends Jan 1st. 
Make  your challenge payment here today.  You must complete the registration by Wed the 24th of Nov. 

For more info contact Diana Reznikoff at info@pantssummitco.org 
Pause for the Cause 2021-11-18 07:00:00Z 0

ShelterBox Resources

For those interested, here is additional information from Kathleen Pierz following her wonderful ShelterBox presentation this week:

Joan, President Woody, and all the Summit County Rotarians,

Thank you so much for hosting me and inviting me to speak today.  I really enjoyed attending your meeting today. To address at least some of what I know members will want to know:  

Here are some additional resources for you and your members.

1. Our Website for information and donations: https://www.shelterboxusa.org 

2. More about how to be a ShelterBox Volunteer https://www.shelterboxusa.org/volunteer

3.   Action Tool Kithttps://www.shelterboxusa.org/actiontoolkit

4.  Family activities: Educational and fun, something for everyone.  https://www.shelterboxusa.org/coronavirus/family_activities

5.  Sell a House, Give a home- Our vocational philanthropic partnership for those in Real Estate. https://www.shelterboxusa.org/giveahome

6.  My Website for the Photo Fundraiser: https://fotopia.smugmug.com/ShelterBox-Fundraiser/

7.  More Videos:

·  VIDEO: 20 Years of ShelterBox (6 min 13sec) https://youtu.be/Kagua1_lLrs

·  VIDEO: Kunyumba- Home. (6 min 34 sec, Subtitled) Having lost everything after Cyclone Idai in 2019, Stephano and Mary were determined to rebuild their livelihoods in Mwalija, Malawi.  https://youtu.be/U-11SdugQjU

 Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shelterboxusa

Thank you again, and I am wishing you all a safe and healthy future,

 Kathleen Pierz

ShelterBox Ambassador/Brighton Rotary President


ShelterBox Resources 2021-11-11 07:00:00Z 0

Club Slovenia Tour 2022 & Croatia Sailing/Bicycling Trip 2022

Date of Tour: SEPTEMBER 22-0CTOBER 2, 2022
On Tuesday, January 11, Rok our tour agent, will do a presentation about the Croatia Sailing/Bicycling tour. Since the Rotary meeting will only be on ZOOM and not in person on January 11th,we will do a ZOOM meeting after the ZOOM Rotary meeting at 8:45.   Stay on ZOOM or reconnect at 8:45. I will facilitate the ZOOM meeting with Rok.
Please submit any questions you have about the Croatia tour to me in advance.  I will present these to Rok during our ZOOM meeting - - I will submit the questions to him in advance.  If you do not submit a question/s/ in advance, no problem because you can ask Rok after the ZOOM presentation.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
Club Slovenia Tour 2022 & Croatia Sailing/Bicycling Trip 2022 Ann Morrison Clement 2021-11-04 06:00:00Z 0

Adopt An Angel 2021 -  WOW

Our club members, our friends, our families, our partners and all our volunteers helped 771 children and 375 families during Adopt An Angel 2021!  Truly spectacular.
Adopt An Angel 2021 - WOW 2021-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome Lauren Fisher - New Member! 2021-11-04 06:00:00Z 0

Meet Juhree Wendl - Prospective New Member!

Juhree Wendl - Bio:
Born in Oklahoma, I graduated from OSU and spent time working in Lucerne Switzerland.  Upon graduation I spent my 30 year plus career with United Airlines.  On days off I substitute taught in Cook County while in Chicago.  
Transferring to Denver at my first possible chance in 1978 I started working for Republic Insurance Company as a home inspector as I continued to fly and extended my experience by managing six individuals. 
I spent 30 years in Iowa raising my 2 children and returned to Colorado, where love nor money will ever get me to move again. 
Meet Juhree Wendl - Prospective New Member! 2021-11-04 06:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving 2021 Sign Up 2021-11-01 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome Rosemary Gullikson - New Member! 2021-10-22 06:00:00Z 0

Summit Rotary Local Grants 2021

As of 3rd Quarter the Local Grants Committee has awarded grants to 19 organizations which serve our residents of Summit County. To date we have awarded grants for a total of $22,950. We have $2,050 remaining to award this year. The deadline for 4th Quarter grant applications is December 1.
Following is the list of projects that we have awarded so far in 2021. It is a wide, diverse group.

Summit Rotary Local Grants 2021 2021-10-21 06:00:00Z 0

WASH Rotary Action Group Contacts

As we learned in Tuesday's club meeting, WASH Rotary Action Group supports and ensures sustainable long-lasting clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs to communities in need.   For those interested in getting involved with WASH and/or utilizing their grant writing experience (District and RI level):
Chris Wiorek, co-chair of District 5450 WASH Rotary Action Group
WASH Rotary Action Group Contacts 2021-10-21 06:00:00Z 0

Book Club Update

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!
Book Club Update Cindy Levin 2021-10-07 06:00:00Z 0

Freeze Woody in support of polio eradication!

Information for your pledge to our club's Freeze Woody Campaign in support of Polio Plus through Rotary International:
Send a check to the Summit County Rotary Club Charitable Foundation with a note that the funds are for the Polio Plus Fund Raiser which Woody is promoting.  Those funds will be deposited in our Charitable Fund, giving the donors credit in our Scaling The Summit Program and then forwarded on to Rotary International.  When the money is sent to Rotary International, each individual donation will be noted so the donors also get credit with Rotary International for Paul Harris Fellow contributions.
If you have any questions, please call me directly or contact our Esteemed leader and President - David Woodland (woody1630@gmail.com).
David Groth, Chair
Freeze Woody Campaign
Freeze Woody in support of polio eradication! 2021-09-30 06:00:00Z 0

Adopt An Angel Fundraiser -  Annual Shopping Extravaganza at Outlets at Silverthorne

Mark your calendars and forward the invite to friends and family!
We have been selected to participate in the Annual Shopping Extravaganza at Outlets at Silverthorne!
Please join us on Saturday, November 20th starting at 10 AM for a day of fun-filled shopping and exclusive deals on top of Outlets at Silverthorne’s daily savings of 30-70% off retail prices. Tickets are available now at www.outletsatsilverthorne.com - please remember to select Rotary Club of Summit County when purchasing so that we receive credit and funds from the ticket sale! This is a significant fundraiser for our Adopt-an-Angel initiative!
Tickets are $30 per person and include:
 • Exclusive discounts from numerous luxury fashion brands
 • 1 Scratch off Prize ticket
 • 1 Grand Prize raffle ticket
 • 1 $5 OAS Gift Card
• Private catered lunch
 • Bloody Mary bar
 • Complimentary wine & beer tasting for guests 21+
The Outlets at Silverthorne is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Summit County Colorado - affectionately known as "Colorado's Playground!" With tons of year-round activities from hiking, biking and golf to skiing, ice fishing and snowshoeing there is something for every outdoor enthusiast. For more information, please visit www.outletsatsilverthorne.com.
Thank you for supporting us and we look forward to seeing you at Outlets at Silverthorne!
Adopt An Angel Fundraiser -  Annual Shopping Extravaganza at Outlets at Silverthorne 2021-09-30 06:00:00Z 0

Interact Update!

Our first Interact meeting was a huge success considering what we have been through these last couple of years.
We had 16 students, many returning seniors, a group of sophomores that came up from the middle school club, donated breakfast from Einstein’s Bagels and a great, highly motivated group of officers.  We even have Instagram presence! 
All with very little input from Kim and I.  The middle school club is also getting geared up and I will be looking for someone to partner and share duties with the advisor from the Breck club. I’m excited to get these Young Rotarians out doing good in the world!
Rob Phipps
Interact Update! Cindy Levin 2021-09-30 06:00:00Z 0
Meet New Prospective Member David Guignard Cindy Levin 2021-09-30 06:00:00Z 0

Zoom Update!

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.  
Zoom Update! Cindy Levin 2021-09-18 06:00:00Z 0
Local Grants Deadline - Changed 2021-09-18 06:00:00Z 0

Checkout pictures from our  Happy Hour

ROTARY HAPPY HOUR SEPTEMBER 9, 2021 @ Saved By The Wine  in Dillon
A fun Rotary Happy Hour. Enjoyed the Rotarians, spouses and guests.   If you could not come, check out the pictures!!  Great drinks and appetizers!
Who is the guy with the menu covering his face??  Guess him and maybe he will buy you a drink at the next Rotary HH?? Who knows.
Next HH at Timberline. Check the Rotary events for the date!!
Ann Morrison Clement
Checkout pictures from our Happy Hour Cindy Levin 2021-09-09 06:00:00Z 0
Hike Rotary Peak on Labor Day 2021-09-02 06:00:00Z 0

Turn in Car Raffle Tickets NOW!

Rotarians:  Please turn in your car raffle tickets envelopes with your stubs and money now!   
Hand your packets to Steph, Steve, or Jim during the breakfast meeting this coming Tuesday OR delivered to one of their homes in Silverthorne, Frisco, or Breck, OR placed into the safe in the car at the Summit Ford lot.

Jim Brook
Turn in Car Raffle Tickets NOW! 2021-09-02 06:00:00Z 0

Next Book Club Book

The Book Club had planned to discuss "Billionaire Wilderness" by Justin Farrell after the Rotary meeting on October 5th, but the meeting will be via Zoom, so we will postpone our discussion to October 12th, after Rotary.
The Book club met after Rotary on August 24 and had a stimulating discussion about the "Night Watchman".
Next Book Club Book Cindy Levin 2021-08-26 06:00:00Z 0
Bike Ride and BBQ to the Hogan's Ranch Cindy Levin 2021-08-26 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Peace Corp Week September 20, 2021

Learn about Partnering for Peace, Rotary International and Peace Corps will be celebrating our formal partnership the week of September 20, 2021.


From Monday, September 20th through Sunday, September 26th, Partnering for Peace (PFP) will host events to highlight the evolving collaboration between Rotary International and the US Peace Corps.


Emily Messegee

Rotary Peace Corp Week September 20, 2021 Cindy Levin 2021-08-26 06:00:00Z 0

The Duck Race is coming . . . Let’s get Quacking!

Get your Duck today and make a difference at  www.summitduck.org.  A chance to win fabulous prizes while supporting the Foundation! 


It’s all DUCKY!

You all know it is officially The Summit Foundation (TSF) DUCK season - Rubber Duck Season, that is.  Mark your calendars for the race, Saturday, September 4, on the Blue River in Breck.   And, you all know your DUCKS do make a difference, but there is a chance you did not know exactly how. 

Did you know TSF was the catalyst for several local initiatives, contributing (at least) the first $150,000 to:

       Building Hope
       The Peak Health Alliance
       Precollegiate Program (supporting first generation students in their efforts to attend college)
       CATCH (healthy after school programs)
       and more!

Did you know TSF has supported nearly all of the nonprofits that have presented to Summit Rotary:
Public Radio (5/18); SOS (6/15); NRO (6/29); Cycle Effect (4/27); Starting Hearts (8/21); Peak Health Alliance (8/17); Alpenglow (8/24); Blue River Water Shed Group (upcoming) and many (many) more, including the Community Dinner!  

The long and short of it is TSF works to support and raise up nearly every facet of our Community, daily striving to be the Soul of the Summit.

We know you Rotarians are amazing and help SO much.  And, if you had an inkling you also could make a difference with a DUCK this DUCK season.  It is as easy as logging into  www.Summitduck.org.  If you have a business you can purchase a Business Battle Duck for $100 and vie for some pretty great prizes.

But, as we all know, helping our community is the Big Win, regardless of whose Duck swims the fastest.   Now is the time to get your Ducks in a Row!    


Cindy Bargell

The Duck Race is coming . . . Let’s get Quacking! 2021-08-26 06:00:00Z 0

 Meal Train for The Boyer Family

The Boyers are beyond grateful for the support and love you've given them over the years. It's a busy time of year for any young family. Avery and Brynn are back in school, staying busy with activities and friends. And Meg and Brent are often meeting with doctors--locally and in Florida. I know they would appreciate having some meals delivered. Sign up if you can, and keep your prayers coming.


So much gratitude,

Mandy (Meg's sister)

Meal Train for The Boyer Family 2021-08-26 06:00:00Z 0

Meet David Farmelo; Prospective New Member

David Farmelo, Bio:

I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York.  I left for seven years to attend college at the University of Rochester and then law school at the University of Pennsylvania.  I then returned to work at a law firm in Buffalo, and I spent my entire career there.  After a few years I began to focus my work on representing public school districts throughout the Western New York area.  I also represented some private schools, some private businesses and some other entities such as the local chapter of the American Red Cross.

My wife Jean and I were married in 1984 and have two sons, Peter and Mark.  In 1992 I took a sabbatical from my job for two months and we moved into a small A-frame in Breckenridge. We had never been in the state until the day we moved here, but we fell in love with Summit County immediately and planned to eventually move here.  As it turned out, both boys graduated from CU and then moved to the mountains, so it made our long-term plan all the more workable when we were finally in a position to move.  We have lived in Wildernest since May of 2017.

My wife and I believe in giving back to our community, and we have volunteered in a number of capacities over the years with our church’s food bank, the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, youth sports programs, our sons’ school and others.  After we had been here a while we began working on the Community Dinner each Tuesday at the Elks Club, and last summer I took on the job of writing the grant applications for the dinner program.  I look forward to continuing in that role and finding additional opportunities, hopefully as a member of Rotary. 

Meet David Farmelo; Prospective New Member 2021-08-19 06:00:00Z 0

More Tues Meeting Pics!

Bella is off to Switzerland for her international exchange!  Here is her message to the club:
Elise Neyerline  - Update on Peak Health Alliance in Summit County
More Tues Meeting Pics! Cindy Levin 2021-08-19 06:00:00Z 0
2021 District Awards Presentation Cindy Levin 2021-08-19 06:00:00Z 0
Submissions for International Grants Due 8/24 2021-08-19 06:00:00Z 0
Summit County Rotary starts them young! 2021-08-05 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteer to help clean the Paul Hage Family 2 mile stretch of highway

The Hage family will be cleaning the Paul Hage Family 2 mile stretch of highway on Monday, August 9.  Help is needed.  Any one wishing to volunteer please meet at 400 Cascade Circle at 9 am for clean up, supplies and safety bibs.  We will divide up into teams and drive to the section near Stan Miller gravel pit.  Should take about 2 hrs. 
Volunteer to help clean the Paul Hage Family 2 mile stretch of highway 2021-08-05 06:00:00Z 0
Join us at New and prospective member meet and greet 2021-08-05 06:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Performances by Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival - Support our newest Local Grant recipient!

This week we were treated to a beautiful performance by the Artists from the Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival.  Here are Jesse Mills and Joel Noyes performing.
There is one more performance to enjoy -- 8/28 at a private home in Silverthorne!!   You are invited to support our newest Local Grant recipient!
Visit the Alpenglow Music website for details: 
Contact Joan Tilden or Cindy Levin with any questions.
Upcoming Performances by Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival - Support our newest Local Grant recipient! Cindy Levin 2021-07-28 06:00:00Z 0

Guatamala Special Delivery

This is the ambulance being sent to Guatemala.   WOW!  Thank you Rob for your leadership and all members of the Club that supported this initiative.
Guatamala Special Delivery Cindy Levin 2021-07-27 06:00:00Z 0

Julie Hicks Inducted

Welcome Julie Hicks, our newest club member.   We look forward to more fun and fantastic service by/with Julie.
Julie Hicks Inducted 2021-07-27 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome New Members

Kathleen and Bernie Stone were inducted into our club this week.   Welcome!   We look forward to getting to know them and working together on many wonderful projects.
Tom French was also inducted this week.  We are excited for his return and his contributions to Summit County and Rotary.
Welcome New Members 2021-07-22 06:00:00Z 0

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Summit Habitat for Humanity is asking for 4+ volunteers from our club to spend a day on site next week at the Dillon Valley house.  Please contact Dave Murray (dmurray76@comcast.net) if you are interested.   Work may include setting concrete forms and other odds and ends.
Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity 2021-07-22 06:00:00Z 0
How to fight fraud on your personal info Cindy Levin 2021-07-20 06:00:00Z 0
Nate Phillips is Inducted and More! 2021-07-15 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Tom French!

I grew up in Pueblo CO and graduated from U of Colorado with a masters degree in Physical education and administration. Taught school in Jefferson County as a Physical ed teacher for 2. In elementary and 28 yrs in Middle School. I moved to Summit County in 1995. I have been an active member of St Johns church in Breckenridge, The national Repertory Orchestra and previously with the Summit Rotary Club.  Thing I have done in my previous Rotary experience are: Participated in all the Clubs fund raisers over many years, co-chair of ice melt, organized Rotary Golf over a number of years in conjunction with his church group. I enjoy biking, hiking and golf and other sports over the years.
I am proud of being a consult for Polar Heart Monitors working with PE teachers and coaches for 15 years. I was selected Colorado Physical Education Teacher of the Year in the late 1990’s. I was a coach for both boys and girls sports during my middle school teaching years and coached Football for a number of years at the high school level. I was a part-time ski instructor at Copper Mountain and A-Basin for a number of years.
I am excited to be re- joining the Summit Rotary Club for the fellowship, camaraderie and service projects this club provides to our community.
Signed: Tom French, VNG (Very Nice Guy)
Welcome Tom French! Cindy Levin 2021-07-08 06:00:00Z 0

Professional Excellence Award Ceremony

During last week's meeting, Professional Excellence Awards were presented to Lorie Willliams (Summit County Community and Senior Center), Sara Lopez (Summit County COVID vaccine drive-through), and Caroline Selting, Sarah Carney, Denise Pacheco, and Nina Zalenski (Panorama Summit Orthopedics).   Congratulations to all these wonderful local leaders!
Professional Excellence Award Ceremony Cindy Levin 2021-07-08 06:00:00Z 0

San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Game

Help knock polio out of the park when you join District Governor Ray Anderson and your District Polio Committee who invite you, your family, and friends to join them at Coors Field on Sunday, September 26, 2021. Wear your Rotary best and make lots of noise - WE WILL HAVE A BLAST!  BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY for only $28 each at www.rockies.com/ROTARY
David L. Woodland
President, Rotary Club of Summit County
San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies Game Cindy Levin 2021-07-08 06:00:00Z 0

Serenaded by musicians from the NRO!

We were fortunate to hear beautiful music by two musicians with the NRO at this weeks meeting.  Lots of wonderful NRO concerts coming up, click to see their schedule. 
Serenaded by musicians from the NRO! Cindy Levin 2021-07-01 06:00:00Z 0
Photos from Transition Dinner Cindy Levin 2021-07-01 06:00:00Z 0

Water Well in Cambodia

Hi Rotarians,
Our Club provided $500  from the Rotary International Service committee funds for a water well in Cambodia.  Below is the report from our contact vial Ben and Karen Little. Thank you again for your support.
The inscription of this cement pipe well is: 
Summit County Rotary #17, Summit County, CO 2021
The family who receives this cement pipe well is :
Husband name: Chhuang Gian, 27 years old;
Wife name        : Chhoeum Suang, 28 years old;
They live with their son. There are 8 people who use the water from this cement pipe well including the neighbor family.  They live in Thlouk village, Sleng Spean commune Srei Snam district Siem Reap province.
Saron Soeun
Here are the photos of the 7th cement pipe well in 2021.
Water Well in Cambodia 2021-06-24 06:00:00Z 0

Breck Mountain Rotary Trail Project Looking for Volunteers

Looking for another 5-7 volunteers to help with Trail clearing, hoping to keep this a Rotary project, sponsored by Breck Mountain Rotary, and not open this up to the public.  Ages 16-18 must have a parental consent to attend, no pets, drink lots of water, day pack - full preparation info can be provided on signup.
  • Date: Saturday, June 26th 9am-1pm (often goes until 2pm if we take a lunch break)
  • Location: Salt Lick Trail System - I-70 Scenic Area (Westbound side)
  • Sign up by Friday 6/18
  • Corridor cleaning and general trail maintenance on a variety of trails in the Salt Lick Trail System.  Light to moderate work, hiking 2-3 miles during this project (with tools).

To sign up please contact -- Jenni Stephens,  jstephens@seismic.com , +1.312.545.6193

Breck Mountain Rotary Trail Project Looking for Volunteers Cindy Levin 2021-06-17 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Nate Phillips!

Welcome prospective member Nate Phillips:
Nate Phillips is a new full-time resident of Summit County and recently moved to the Willowbrook neighborhood of Silverthorne with his wife, Leslie. A 6 year resident of Colorado, Nate is eager to be closer to the outdoor recreation Summit has to offer including skiing, biking and backpacking.
Nate and his wife both work for Colorado based healthcare organizations. Nate's professional background is in healthcare consulting and he currently leads strategy and growth efforts for DaVita Kidney Care. Nate has also volunteered with the Denver Scholarship Foundation, Disaster Relief in the Dialysis Community and was a former RYLA counselor. Other than spending time outdoors Nate and Leslie enjoy cooking, the Kansas City Chiefs, bourbon tastings, international travel and spending time with their yellow lab, Baxter.
Welcome Nate Phillips! Cindy Levin 2021-06-12 06:00:00Z 0

Happy Hour Details

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, June  15 - Happy Hour at Kucu in 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
Happy Hour Details Cindy Levin 2021-06-10 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Julie Hicks!

Welcome to our prospective member Julie Hicks!  Enjoy Julie's bio (in her own words):
Born and raised in one of the south suburbs of Chicago where I went to Lewis University, earning a nursing degree.  Loving the city life, I moved into an apartment in Chicago where I worked a short time before joining the Air Force. I then was stationed in San Antonio, Texas, as a neonatal nurse at Wilford Hall Medical Center.  I married a military doctor and moved to Sacramento, CA for a few years before we were stationed in South Korea on a remote tour for one year.  I worked and traveled the countryside as a Quality Assurance Coordinator while enjoying the affable South Korean people. After a short stint in Germany, divorced, I moved back to Chicago where I met my new spouse, Dave, through our church.  A commonality was our love for the outdoors, whether it was skiing in the winter or hiking in the summer. Our first vacation was to the Sierra Nevada Mtns and Yosemite tent camps .    We married two years later and I became a step mother to Tom and Stephanie,  who now have 3 children between them and Dave became an uncle to my 4 nieces.  

Eventually we moved to Chicago, where my interests included being a Triathlete, volunteering for homeless and the physically/visually disabled, and joining the Bell Choir at a downtown mega church. Dave and I became active in the Lake Shore Ski Club, where Nordic skiing became a new favorite winter sport.  We’ve hiked all over North America and done a few treks in Europe.  

Last few years I have pursued learning the fiddle/violin. My lofty summer goal is joining jam sessions at PROSIT with fellow musicians.  

Due to COVID, we vacationed in Colorado for 4 months in 2020 and extended in November for another 6 months.  At this point, we decided we really enjoyed the lifestyle and warmth of this mountain community. Currently we are transitioning to Summit County while attempting to sell our condo in Chicago.  Dave and I have always vacationed around outdoor activities and now are excited about joining a community of like-minded individuals where recreating regularly in the Colorado mountains is a lifestyle rather than an annual weekly vacation. With 4 nieces and 3 step-grand children, I look forward to exposing them to the wonderful benefits of Colorado’s outdoors.  

Welcome Julie Hicks! 2021-06-10 06:00:00Z 0

2021 Car Raffle Winner!

Our Summit Rotary Car Raffle 2021 winner is Anna Blake of Silverthorne! 
The project was a big success thanks to the combined sales efforts of almost all our members, attaining total revenue near the level of our best pre COVID years when we had the advantage of selling at larger events such as Frisco BBQ, July 4th, and Breckenridge Oktoberfest.  With reduced expenses, our net profit is estimated at an all time record $39,000.
Many thanks to all the members who invested their time to sell to the public and promote Summit Rotary, including five members who sold between $1,000 and $1,800 - David Null, Sam Sherstad, Judi LaPoint, Elaine Gort and Cindy Levin;  four who sold more than $2,600 each - Bob Toth, Don Parsons, Bill Sanders, and Steve Cornwell;  and five new sellers who just became members since June - Julie Hicks, Bernie Stone, Kathleen Stone, Tom French, and Nate Phillips. 
Special thanks to Aimee Straw for her great work on marketing, Stephanie and Stan Katz for handling the weekly banking, and Michele Knight for staffing the online ticket process.
2021 Car Raffle Winner! Cindy Levin 2021-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

Meetings Return to the Senior Center!

Our weekly meetings are back at the Senior Center!  Next week we will have the special breakfast including blintzes and eggs benedict- we will need to know how many people plan on attending that special anniversary breakfast!  
Meetings Return to the Senior Center! Cindy Levin 2021-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

Sargent at Arms Position Filled

Great News!  Don Sather has volunteered to be our club Sargent at Arms for 2021-2022.  Many thanks go out to Don for his commitment to the club, a great addition to the club's leadership team!
Sargent at Arms Position Filled Cindy Levin 2021-06-03 06:00:00Z 0

Club Dinner at the Elks!

From Woody:
We had an awesome dinner at the Elks club on May 27, 2021, during which members got together for a fine time and introduced prospective members to the RCSC.  The dinner was organized by Deb, and  as you can see in the pictures, a good time was had by all!
Club Dinner at the Elks! Cindy Levin 2021-06-03 06:00:00Z 0

It’s been a big week for Adopt an Angel!

It’s been a big week for Adopt an Angel! Our program cleaned up in the Rotary District Awards winning the outstanding Youth Service Award, Significant Contribution to Those in Need Award, and Volunteer in Community Service Award which was given to Gloria Quintero (a.k.a. Mrs. Claus) in recognition of non-Rotarian contributions to Rotary. 

For background, our Rotary district is made up of 60 clubs within the state with roughly 3,000 members. Watching the district awards, there were some exceptional programs out there, including a club that bought palletized bulk foods and measured them out in a warehouse rented specifically for this purpose. Not only was it a jaw-dropping effort, but they were organized enough to make a video of the initiative. 

All this to say that sixty clubs are all doing amazing things, yet they singled us out for our stand-up amazingness, and I feel it unfair that all of these accolades are directed towards me. Adopt an Angel really brought the community together. We needed loads of cash, shoppers, online shoppers, media partners to get the word out, places to pick up toys and people to pick those toys up. Then we needed loads of volunteers, Spanish speakers, coffee runners, delivery drivers, and the guts to step up at great personal risk during a pandemic.

Everything Rotary does here in Summit and internationally with our 1.2 million members is born of people seeing needs and taking actions. Thank you so much for seeing the needs and taking action. I wish y’all could hear just a fraction of appreciation that I’ve heard since that fateful Tuesday.

Next year, we’re going twice as big, and it’s going to be a breeze.

Very sincerely, 

Stu with the Santa hat + the Rotary Club of Summit County

It’s been a big week for Adopt an Angel! 2021-05-27 06:00:00Z 0
Annual FIRC Fashion Show 2021-05-27 06:00:00Z 0

2021 Dillon Ice Melt Clock Stops!

Dillon Ice Melt Contest ended with the 2021 Ice Melt Clock sinking on Tuesday May 11th at 17:08:19.   This years winners:
1st -Shari Goldstein from Frisco 17:17:17
2nd -Dave Fritz from Bettendorf, Iowa      17:42:28
3rd -Danielle Farrant from Dillon 16:33:22 
2021 Dillon Ice Melt Clock Stops! 2021-05-19 06:00:00Z 0

Seeking Adopt an Angel Leader in Training

Stu is looking for an apprentice to oversee the 2021 Adopt an Angel.
This brave go-getter can have as much/as little responsibility as they choose this year, but then will take the program over in 2022. Most of the connections have already been made, and with a huge volunteer turnout Stu's thinking that even doubling the number of children will be smooth sailing. It’s a lot of work, but rewarding in ways that you have to experience to fully appreciate. Stu and Gloria are planning to be out of the country in 2022, and it will be immeasurably beneficial for the next-in-line to sit in before taking the reins.
Seeking Adopt an Angel Leader in Training Cindy Levin 2021-05-19 06:00:00Z 0

Dine at the Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge has invited Rotarians and their guests to dine at the Lodge on Thursday, May 27, 6 pm.
This will be a great opportunity to socialize, enjoy a meal and drinks together, invite prospective members and get out with families and friends in a very friendly, expansive environment. 
Please let Deborah know if you are coming and how many people will be joining you.  970-389-0015
Dine at the Elks Lodge Cindy Levin 2021-05-14 06:00:00Z 0


The Silverthorne Sip N Savor date has been changed from September 12 to Saturday September 18, 2021. Same time frame for the Event from 3-6 pm at the Pad 491 Rainbow Drive, Silverthorne (Lynne’s new hotel).
Volunteer shifts will be from 1:00- 4:30 and 4:30 to to  8:00 pm September 18th.  The different shifts and functions are on the sign up sheet. The signup sheet will be updated weekly to integrate the on line and hard copy sign ups.
  • a revised volunteer sign up sheet will be available for the Silverthorne Sip N Savor Event on the e bulletin
  • a sign up sheet will also be passed around each week beginning on the  August 17th Rotary meeting
  • To sign up online, please go to Members page,  highlight the Silverthorne Sip N Savor under events and you will be redirected to the sign up sheet.
An  invitation to share with family and friends was sent to you by an e blast.  Please help advertise the event by forwarding this to all of your family and friends.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite now.  Go to SilverthorneSipNSavor.com.
If you are a volunteer for the event and would like to buy a ticket, do not sign up on Eventbrite.  You can buy your tickets for 1/2 price. The regular ticket price is $75. You can buy your volunteer ticket directly through Tanecia.  More details will be coming.
Please let Tanecia know if you have anything to donate for the silent auction . . items, products, places (homes/apartments to auction off,) , etc.  Everything would be appreciated!!
Let me know if you have any questions.
Ann Clement
970 389 0031

GSM:  +386 41 597 945

SILVERTHORNE SIP N SAVOR SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 Cindy Levin 2021-05-13 06:00:00Z 0
Cycle Effect June Fundraiser 2021-05-06 06:00:00Z 0

Sign Up for Golf

  • When --- every Wednesday starting in late May or early June.
  • We have two times during the day for nine holes. 
  • 8:00 AM to 10 AM starts or 2:30 PM starts.
  • Punch cards are available for purchase at the pro shop. Carts $10 per round. 
  • 4 day window to request tee times — so let Tom know by phone or e mail, the  FRIDAY before that next week.
  • If you want to join with specific players, let Tom know.
  • Friends or relatives can join our group any time during the summer.  Give Tom their name/names, phone #, and e mail.

Sandy Mortensen 

Sign Up for Golf Cindy Levin 2021-05-06 06:00:00Z 0
Check This Out Cindy Levin 2021-05-06 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Liz!

Liz Campbell joined Rotary last week, a huge WELCOME to Liz!
Welcome Liz! 2021-05-06 06:00:00Z 0

Update on Cheryl's Kidney Transplant

Jim Brooks would like the club to see the following message from Jeff McElhattan, a former SC Rotarian:
Hi Jim,

Cheryl had her kidney transplant yesterday. The operation went off without a hitch. The doctor said the kidney started working as soon as they connected it. She’s in ICU right now and will be transferred to her own room later today. We are living in Denver for the month of May while she recovers and they make sure she doesn’t reject the kidney. Please offer our gratitude and thanks to RCSC for all the words of encouragement and financial contributions; we are very grateful.


Jeff McElhattan 
Apr 29, 2021 at 10:26 AM


Update on Cheryl's Kidney Transplant 2021-04-30 06:00:00Z 0

Stream the Documentary "A TOWERING TASK"

The SCRC Board is presenting to its members a unique opportunity for learning and collegiality.  The Documentary, “A Towering Task”, will be available for members to view on their own followed by a ZOOM group meeting with breakout sessions for discussion.
The documentary presents the Peace Corps from the 1960s to present. It is a historical document reviewing history as it was from the Peace Corps perspective.  Watch it apolitically over these years. The Peace Corps shares many of the same mission, vision and values of Rotary.
Our SCRC has three Returned Peace Corps members – Joni and Pat Ellis (2015-2017, Motsekuoa, Lesotho (village and Country); Kimberly Nearpass-Pollack (1992-1995 Ha Sekake, Lesotho, is in Southern Africa);  and Emily Messegee  (2009-2011, Aufouss, Errichidia, Morocco (village, providence, country).
Kim and Emily will facilitate the ZOOM meeting and breakout sessions.
Charlie Hunt from the Denver LoDO Rotary Club and a Returned Peace Corp Volunteer gave a presentation to our Club a while ago.  Charlie contacted Emily about the Documentary.  Emily presented to the Board the idea of making it available to all our members followed with a discussion.  It was decided that it would be good to have our Social Committee organize an event for the Documentary. The event will be in two parts:
1) RCSC Members will be able to view the documentary on their own from May 10 through May 12.  Lori will send out a link in May to view the documentary.  The documentary is about two hours in length.  It can be viewed in one session or divided into various segments based on the viewer’s wishes.  There are 3 Parts to the documentary but it can be viewed however best for the Rotarian. It can also be viewed as many times as the viewer would like during this three day period.
2) On Thursday, May 13 at 5 pm all SCRC members can connect on the Rotary Zoom and enjoy a Happy Hour together.  Get your favorite beverages and appetizers and enjoy a large group session facilitated by Emily and Kim followed by small group breakout sessions and a large group summary. The ZOOM connection is the same as for our Rotary ZOOM meetings.
Join through this website: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/559621585
         Then enter this Meeting ID: 559 621 585
          Password 8675309
         If you'd like to call in, it's 301 715 8592
Any questions, please contact Ann Clement  almclement@comcast.net
Stream the Documentary "A TOWERING TASK" Cynthia Levin 2021-04-29 06:00:00Z 0
Scholarship Thank You Cynthia Levin 2021-04-29 06:00:00Z 0
Register NOW for Zero Waste Ambassador Training 2021-04-27 06:00:00Z 0
Follow-up on REGEN-COV talk 2021-04-15 06:00:00Z 0

Pre-opening Deals at The Pad

Dear Fellow Rotarians,
Rotary has been a large part of not only my personal growth, but also my professional growth from all of the inspiring members and also the speakers we have had over the past few years. For those who were on the club zoom on Tuesday, I mentioned we were doing a pre-launch of special pre-opening deals for lodging and the bar at The Pad to share with our community of friends and supporters who've been cheering us on along the way.
We're thrilled to be approaching our opening - and wanted to pass along these savings, as well as some fun parties and packages as well to our community! We will be opening everything to the public on Thursday - but wanted to send a sneak peek. Also, wanted to share what we are doing with The Pad for those of you who don't know, we worked hard on this description in our campaign and think that it sums up our project nicely.
We hope this will be a place you all will visit - and can't wait to host fun events there - starting with the Silverthorne Sip and Savor in June - which will be a fundraiser for Rotary with 100% proceeds going back to our club! 
Thanks for taking a look - and for passing along to anyone who you think might be interested in staying at The Pad once we open! 
Lynne Baer
Pre-opening Deals at The Pad 2021-04-09 06:00:00Z 0

 GoldHorn Crypto "Catch up"

Hello Ann & Dave:
Sharing  with you and Summit Rotary Club (one of my first audiences to listen to my presentation of GoldHorn Crypto) that 
today GoldHorn Crypto surpassed over €2.000.000,00 AuM (Assets under Management) and over 780 clients all around The World (when we had zoom meetup we had €220k and cca. 230 clients). 
Warm message of Happy Easter from Slovenia.
Marko Pavlović
GoldHorn Crypto "Catch up" 2021-04-09 06:00:00Z 0
2021 District Conference! Cindy Levin 2021-04-01 06:00:00Z 0
Vote on Clubs Constitution &amp; ByLaws Coming Up Cindy Levin 2021-03-25 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Liz Campbell, Prospective New Member

Liz Campbell is a prospective new member of our Club.  Learn all about Liz from her bio: 

Born and raised in Denver Colorado, Liz is a third generation native of Colorado and the baby of seven children.  Ms. Campbell has resided on the western slope of our Centennial State for over 30 years and received a Bachelor of Science degree in business and finance from Colorado State University.  After graduating from CSU, she moved to Winter Park, Colorado and worked for the National Sports Center for the Disabled where she fell in love with skiing and the mountain lifestyle.  She eventually moved to Boulder taking a job with the University of Colorado Foundation but found her heart was really in the mountains. When offered a position at Vail Associates, she didn’t hesitate and relocated to Minturn, Colorado.  Professionally, Liz focused her career on the non-profit industry specifically working in programming and development for arts and cultural organizations.  Her long-term goal was to work in the healthcare industry and is honored to be raising money for the Summit Community Care Clinic. 

Liz believes in the power of building community through service.  In Minturn she volunteered and helped initiate several community programs including the Minturn Market and Eagle County’s all volunteer, community radio station, KLNX-LP, Radio Free Minturn.  Ms. Campbell has two children – Jack who is 19 and enrolled at Colorado State University and Katie who is graduating from high school this year with her sights on attending the University of Utah.  Ms. Campbell is an avid skier, biker, hiker and enjoys paddling around Lake Dillon and the many waterways in the Rocky Mountains. 

Welcome Liz!

Welcome Liz Campbell, Prospective New Member 2021-03-25 06:00:00Z 0

Ice Melt Tkts

ICE MELT TICKET AND MONEY RETURN Due April 19th @ Midnight!!
If you missed it on our FB page, check out Tom Fricke's video of launching of the ice melt device: https://youtu.be/zDsuqCaxd9Y
Please contact Bee  to arrange to  a time to get ticket stubs and money to her. You can: arrange a time to get them to Bee, arrange  a pick up, or mail to her..  Get your ticket stubs and money to Bee ASAP so she can record the information when it is available.
Bee’s phone number:  970-368-0522
Bee’s address is: PO BOX 5641 Frisc o CO 80443
Bee’s email is: rotarybee@gmail.com
David Matthews will be picking up ticket stubs and money at the weekly in person meeting. Please give them to David in envelopes.  David will get them to Bee.
Other questions, please contact Catheryn at catjc7@gmail.com or Ann Clement at almclement@comcast.net . 
Ice Melt Tkts Cindy Levin 2021-03-19 06:00:00Z 0
Handounts from Mike and Celia's Presentations Cynthia Levin 2021-03-18 06:00:00Z 0

Welcome Skylar

Meet Jim Brook's new granddaughter  Skylar Jean Kershaw.  From Jim "Laura Leigh and I are blessed to have three grandsons, and this is our first granddaughter.  Skylar waited out one of the biggest snow storms on record in Denver and joined us 3/16/21 at 6:36pm. Weighing in at 10 lbs, 21.75” she is very happy and healthy, as are mom and dad".
Welcome Skylar Cynthia Levin 2021-03-18 06:00:00Z 0

Ice Melt Device Launch 2021

Hi Rotarians,
The Ice Device was launched on Thursday, March 11 at 3 pm.  Thanks to the Summit County Sheriff crew and Rotarians. We had good weather, the hoovercraft, Sheriff deputy and Steve Cornwell did great.  Keep selling and turning in your Ice Melt tickets and money.
The Happy Hour and Social Events committee
Ice Melt Committee
Ice Melt Device Launch 2021 Cynthia Levin 2021-03-18 06:00:00Z 0

Soup For The Soul

Soup for the Soul Celebration  Monday, March 29 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Timberline Craft Kitchen will be donating $3 per bowl of soup sold during the promotion with no added charge to the customer.

Featured Soups:   Timberline Craft Kitchen will be featuring their delectable PORK GREEN CHILI (gluten free) as well as their SOUP DU JOUR (to be updated by March 15.). 

Ordering Instructions: For patrons who would prefer take-out, please utilize the online order form at their website below.

To see the Timberline Craft Kitchen menu, directions, and hours, please visit www.timberlinecraftkitchen.com

Soup For The Soul Cindy Levin 2021-03-11 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ski Day 

The Happy Hour and Social Events committee hosted the Rotary Ski Day at Breckenridge.  Rotarian skiers included Dave Murray, Betty Naftz, Jim Brook, David Matthews and Ann Clement.
What a perfect bluebird day for a Rotary get together.  We all got to know each other better by updating our lives while on the lift as well as schussing down the mountain. Also meeting for an apres ski COVID style chat.
Rotary Ski Day 2021-03-04 07:00:00Z 0

Joane Sprouse Presentation Follow-Up

During Joane Sprouse's recent presentation on the Summit County Division of Human Service, a question was asked about the demographics of child welfare cases.  Joanne has now confirmed that the Spanish speaking Child Welfare cases represents 50% of the divisions caseload.
Joane Sprouse Presentation Follow-Up 2021-03-03 07:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meetings

Our club's hybrid meetings are off to a good start after last week's meeting at La Quinta!   Please send your feedback to Lori; thoughtful input will help us tailor our hybrid meetings going forward.
Hybrid Meetings 2021-02-26 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Global Grants Make a Difference!

From Andy Aerenson and the Rotary International Committee  . . . . Just to let you know how our Rotary Global Grants make a difference in the World.
In 2017 our RCSC participated in a Global Grant with many Rotary Clubs from Colorado and around the World to reduce human trafficking in Bosnia.   The project was coordinated with a Rotary Club in Bosnia and the NGO Novi Put. Steve and Jan Cornwell, David Matthews and Ann Clement were the RCSC champions of this global grant and traveled to Bosnia to oversee the grant.
Felicia Muftic, the Rotary champion for the Global Grant, has informed Ann that the project has been awarded a  prestigious award.
Child10 is announcing the prominent 2021 Child10 Awarded Member organizations who are working across Europe and will now join forces to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation of girls in Europe. The organization Novi put is one of these ten organizations selected from over 90 nominations from 27 countries across the globe.   
As  Felicia Muftic said “Without your support, this would not have happened.  Look at what you and Rotary did.  Warm regards”.
The RCSC gave $2,000 towards this Global Grant.
Rotary Global Grants Make a Difference! Cindy Levin 2021-02-25 07:00:00Z 0

Hybrid Meeting Details Feb 2021

The first club hybrid meeting is going ahead as planned next Tuesday 02/23 at La Quinta. 
  • Join remotely via the same zoom meeting link and they will connect to the in-person meeting at La Quinta.
  • Gathering will begin at 7:00 AM, with the meeting starting at 7:30 AM and ending as normal at 8:30 AM. 
  • For this first meeting there will be no speaker.  The meeting will focus on answering members' questions (in-person and zoom), determining the best way forward, and testing the video/zoom/microphone setup.
  • For this first meeting there will be no food or drink.  There may be a takeout breakfast option later down the road.  All attendees will be required to remain properly masked for the entire meeting.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Hybrid meetings will continue every week going forward as long as county COVID safety guidelines allow. 
  • The room will hold 50 people under current COVID restrictions.  We are opening up the meeting to the first 40 people to sign up (the other 10 slots go to club executive Board members, Bill Gilchrist for setup, etc).  The easiest way to reserve a slot is to go to our club website, click on Members on the top bar.  This will bring up our club information page with a link to the hybrid meeting sign up in the upper right corner. 
  • We will have a better handle on how many of our members will attend in-person after next Tuesday.  This will allow us to determine how many slots could be reserved for prospective members going forward.  
Hybrid Meeting Details Feb 2021 Cindy Levin 2021-02-19 07:00:00Z 0
Exciting Adopt-An-Angel Summit Daily Coverage 2021-02-17 07:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Social Activities

Hi Rotarians,
The Rotary  Happy Hour/Social Events Committee has events planned!!!   All events are dependent on the Code Level of Summit County.  Please see below for the following events:
1.  March 11 at 3 pm at the Dillon Marina.  Ice Device Launch and Happy Hour— depending on the Code level of Summit County.  Bring your own drinks, appetizers, utensils, etc.
2.  Other events for Happy Hours and social events are in the planning through August.   More Happy Hours! More snowshoe hikes!  Lake Dillon Theater night!  June Sip and Savor Silverthorne!   August Boulder Creek hike and picnic at Clement/Matthews Edelweiss cabin !  And more!!!  All events will depend on the Code Level of SC.  Stay tuned.
Tanecia Spagnolia and the Rotary Happy Hour/Social Event Committee
Upcoming Social Activities Cindy Levin 2021-02-10 07:00:00Z 0
Handouts from Kim's presentation Feb. 2021 Cindy Levin 2021-02-10 07:00:00Z 0

Girl Scout Cookies

Hi Rotarians ( from Ann Clement)
We have provided our support to Meg Boyer during her physical issues in a variety of ways.  It is also so important to support her family during these difficult times.

I have been in contact with Meg to see if her daughter, Avery, was selling Girl Scout cookies.  This was her response:
Yes! Avery would love to sell you cookies.  If you use this link,  https://DigitalCookie.GirlScouts.org/scout/avery637412,  you can order and pay online. And choose "girl delivered" so you don't pay shipping, and we'll arrange a way to get them to you! A front porch pickup? Let me know if you have questions.


Girl Scout Cookies 2021-02-10 07:00:00Z 0
Sledding/snowshoe Party Cindy Levin 2021-02-05 07:00:00Z 0

2020-2021 Freshman Class Project Update

You may remember from a few months ago, Summit Rotary’s class of 2020-2021 have initiated a project aimed at helping community members in need due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our project goal is assisting teachers in our community schools, creating a bridge, connecting families whose children and scholars who may be struggling with members of Rotary and the community who are in a position to help.   We may provide outreach, education and partnering with existing community services. 
  • Our team has now delivered over 300 handwritten thank you notes to the teachers in the county; thanking them for their dedication and tireless efforts in molding the next generation.  We invited them to contact us with ideas for ways we might help.
  • As a follow-up to our initial contacts, we have recently emailed a summary of ideas to our school's Principals; we hope this sparks specific requests and reminds our Principals to contact us as specific ideas come up.
Please pass along any specific project ideas that you hear about that would help our teachers (no financial contributions please);  our team includes Cindy Levin, Rick Williams, Kim Nearpass-Pollack, Gena Osborne , Sarah Sullivan, Aimee Straw and Pat Arden. 
And a big thank you to Stephanie for all her guidance!    Stay tuned for more updates.
2020-2021 Freshman Class Project Update Cynthia Levin 2021-01-29 07:00:00Z 0

Recycle Your Plastic  Film!

Marcy, Rick, Dave, Don and Kim picked up, processed, and delivered 132 pounds of plastic- a new weekly record.   Join in on the fun by contacting Marcy!  
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!
Recycle Your Plastic  Film! Cindy Levin 2021-01-21 07:00:00Z 0

Book Club Update

Our next book  "The Vanishing Half" by Brit Bennet will be discussed on February 14th at 3:30.   Following this, we will discuss "Caste. The Origins of our Discontents" by Isabel Wilkerson, on March 14th.
Book Club Update 2021-01-21 07:00:00Z 0

Prevent ClubRunner Emails from getting "Junked"

To ensure that the club newsletter and other Clubrunner emails are successfully delivered to your email inbox, add the following email address and domain name to your email's contact list/safe senders/whitelist:

  1. mailservice@clubrunner.ca 
  2. @clubrunner.email

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. 
  5. In the pop-up window, in the From field enter the clubrunner email addresses listed above separated by OR. example mailservice@clubrunner.ca OR @clubrunner.email
  6. Click Create filter.
  7. Check "Never send it to Spam".
  8. Click Create filter
Prevent ClubRunner Emails from getting "Junked" Cindy Levin 2021-01-21 07:00:00Z 0
ClubRunner Tips Cindy Levin 2021-01-08 07:00:00Z 0

Summit Rotary -- Top 20 all-time Club!

President Lori and Summit County Rotarians,

ShelterBox reached 200,000 people in 2020, bringing our total served since our founding twenty years ago to 1.7 million people sheltered. We could not have reached them without clubs like yours. Your sustained support enables up to be better prepared to respond quickly and efficiently to reach families when disaster or conflict damages or destroys their home. Here is a link to our 2020 Year in Review https://www.shelterboxusa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2020-YEAR-END-FINAL-COM.pdf

Your club is being recognized for your help in our first 20 years as being one of the Top 20 all-time Rotary Club supporters to ShelterBox USA! Your certificate of appreciation is attached.

If you did not get a chance to attend our virtual event “An Evening to Experience ShelterBox” you can watch it here. The evening includes reports from around the world and stories from those we serve. www.shelterboxusa.org/virtual

On behalf of ShelterBox President Kerri Murray, our Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and especially the families we’ve helped, thank you!

ShelterBox USA

Bill Tobin
Rotary Relations Manager

Member, Rotary Club of El Dorado Hills Ca. D5180

Summit Rotary -- Top 20 all-time Club! Cindy Levin 2021-01-08 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary District thanks Healthcare Workers 2020-12-31 07:00:00Z 0

RCAT Update

The RCAT met on December 16. We welcomed two new members- Jennie Stevens and Tina Cunningham- from the Breckenridge Club.

We had two guests- Merrill Glustrom from the Boulder Club, who spoke on a project on e-waste and computer refurbishing in Israel and Palestine, and Andrew McKean, from the Jeffco Rotary Club, who spoke on an idea for public exhibits on solutions to climate change. This prompted a discussion by the club as to whether we could work on a local exhibit, to educate the public on solutions that are available to combat climate change. Several club members are interested in being trained by High Country Conservation as Zero Waste Ambassadors.

The next meeting will be Wednesday, January 13th, at 7:30 pm.

RCAT Update 2020-12-18 07:00:00Z 0

Thank You Message to the Club

We received this message from Nicholas Ancelin in our Club's Inbox:
"Thank you so much for your incredible assistance during the COVID pandemic. The cooked meals are a blessing to say the least. Delicious and healthy. I appreciate your time and your efforts. Have a wonderful day"
Thank You Message to the Club 2020-12-17 07:00:00Z 0

Summit Rotary 2021-2022 Board

President Elect                                  Joan Tilden
Secretary                                           Judi LaPoint
Community Service                          Emily Messegee
Club Service                                     Cindy Levin
Fundraising                                       Scott Price
Marketing/Pub Relations                  Aimee Straw
Youth Services                                  Rob Phipps
Membership                                      Mike Connolly
Treasurer                                           Mike Kurth
International Services                        Laura Johnson
Vocational Services                           Alex Rae Cooper
Sergeant in Arms                               Elaine Gort
Summit Rotary 2021-2022 Board 2020-12-15 07:00:00Z 0

The Rotary Holiday Party ZOOM - Details

The Rotary Holiday Party ZOOM will be held on Tuesday,  December, 29, 2020.  You and a guest are invited to participate in the Rotary Holiday Party ZOOM. The party will be on our Rotary Zoom at 6 pm.   If you decide not to order dinner and/or drinks, you are still most welcome to join the party on the Rotary ZOOM.   It will be a different Rotary Holiday Party on ZOOM but it will be fun to all connect for the Holidays.  If you have any questions please contact Ann Clement  almclement@comcast.net
Join through this website: 
Then enter Meeting ID: 559 621 585   Password:  8675309
If you'd like to call in: 301-715-8592.
 The arrangements for the Rotary Holiday Party ZOOM are as follows:
1.  Please email Ann Clement if you would like to order a dinner for you and your guest.  The dinner is provided by Gilchrist Catering.  There is no cost to you and your guest for the dinner.  The dinner will be marinated flank steak, grilled veggies, a starch and a dessert.  Vegetarian meals can be ordered but you  must specify this on your email.
The meals will be a prep product in a soft aluminum pan/cover.  Oven preparation is about 20 minutes. Please email Ann Clement at almclement@comcast.net. to place your order. Please be specific if it is just you or you and a guest.
2.  You may start ordering now, Tuesday, December 15.  All orders must be received by Ann Clement by, Saturday, December 26th by 3:00 o’clock so she can give Bill the numbers for the party.
3.  All meals will be delivered to Timberline Craft Kitchen and Cocktails. Meals can be picked up at Timberline Craft Kitchen between 2- 3:30 on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.  It will be a drive up and your meals will be delivered to you in your car.
Timberline Craft and Cocktails is located at 246-Y Rainbow Drive Silverthorne, Colorado.  The south end of the green roofed outlet stores. Check out their website  WWW.TIMBERLINECRAFTKITCHEN.COM
4.  Drinks are not provided with the meal.  Tanecia Spagnolia, owner of Timberline Craft Kitchen and Cocktails, is offering special bottled cocktails and wine specials for your purchase.    Order by contacting Tanecia by email: Tanecia@timberlinecraftkitchen.com OR cell 970-406-1819.  You can pay curbside with a credit card or exact cash.    
Rotarians can of course order anything else from our full menu, beer, other bottles of wine, kids meals etc.  Everything except the specials noted below will be 10% off. 
Two for $20 bottles of Ava Grace Wines. Choose from Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, or California Red Blend
Two for $20 Handcrafted cocktails, Choose from the following:
Whiskey Cocktails
Barrel Aged Manhattan  
woody creek straight bourbon, cinzano rosso, strongwater cherry bitters, luxardo cherry

Up in Smoke 291 Old Fashioned   
291 rye, maple, black walnut bitters 

Via Ferrata  
laws rye, lo-fi sweet vermouth, blood orange shrub, strongwater orange bitters

Summit Boulevardier  
breckenridge bourbon, leopold bros tart cherry liqueur, aperol, cinzano rosso

Dead Man’s Hand 
laws four grain bourbon, leopold bros coffee liqueur, grove st. alchemy orange

Trinidad Sour 
woody creek rye, orgeat, angostura bitters, lemon

Cranberry Sazerac 
old standard rye, grove st alchemy cranberry, leopold bros absinthe rinse, strongwater orange bitters
Vodka Cocktails

Frosty Pear
breckenridge pear vodka, cinnamon, madagascar vanilla, lemon, strongwater sage bitters

breckenridge vodka, marble gingercello, lemon, lavender, honey
Gin Cocktails

Show Me The Money
mile high spirits dry gin, st. germain elderflower liqueur, pear, lemon, bubbly

Naughty Negroni
leopold bros gin, lo-fi sweet vermouth, lo-fi gentian amaro

Space Force 
mythology needle pig gin, orgeat, lemon

Rum Cocktails
Wintery Mix
bear creek spiced rum, grove st alchemy cranberry liqueur, grapefruit, angostura bitters


Timberline Marg 
state-38 reposado, grove st. alchemy orange liqueur, lime

Smoke & Honey  
ilegal mezcal, punt e mes, yucatan honey shrub, orange tea infused demerara, lemon, honeycomb

Rosemary Paloma
state-38 blanco, rosemary, grapefruit, lime

Tipsy Devil
jalapeno infused suerte, lime, grapefruit, firewater tincture, tajin

Other Spirits 

Sour Apple Caipirinha
leblon cachaça leopold bros sour apple liqueur, lime
The Rotary Happy Hour and Social Events Committee
Ann Morrison Clement, Ph.D.
PO Box 2111
Silverthorne, CO  80498
970 389 0031
Mirje 25
Ljubljana, Slovenia  1000
GSM:  +386 41 597 945
The Rotary Holiday Party ZOOM - Details Cindy Levin 2020-12-15 07:00:00Z 0

Update on Breckenridge Cub Scout Pack 187

Cub Pack 187 Chocolate Bar Sales !
Our Rotary Club serves as the Chartered Organization for Cub Pack 187, which is self funded through dues and this sweet annual fundraising event.   The Cubs usually sell in person in the City Market lobby during the holiday season, but this year they have adapted by moving sales online and offering delivery to homes throughout Summit County.   And even if you're not a chocolate fan, donations are welcome. Tell your friends and neighbors too!
Click to order your chocolate or make a donation.


Update on Breckenridge Cub Scout Pack 187 2020-12-04 07:00:00Z 0

Troop Support Donations Message from Gena

Posted on Dec 04, 2020
Laura Lewark and myself got the military holiday care packages out in the mail today to our troops overseas.   A dozen packages each weighing about 8 pounds full of snacks, candy, toiletry items and golf balls were all donated by the community. 
Gena Osborn
Troop Support Donations Message from Gena Cindy Levin 2020-12-04 07:00:00Z 0

Community Thanksgiving Dinner 

Message from Emily:
A huge "Thank You" for all the effort put into this year's Thanksgiving Community Meal.  From our tally, we served about 520 meals.  Despite the anticipated need and increased food (thank you so much Mike, Tenley, and Stefan/Vail!!!), we still ran out of turkey at about 2:00PM and the rest of the food at 2:30PM.  Although, thankfully we did not have to turn too many folks away...
I can't thank you enough for all that you did...thank you for your hard work, energy and efforts!   Looking forward to the time we can all celebrate together!
Community Thanksgiving Dinner 2020-11-26 07:00:00Z 0

Summit Public Health Update

Summit County Public Health wants to make sure everyone in Summit County is aware that we have testing widely available at no cost for both asymptomatic and symptomatic individuals.  They are encouraging everyone who wants to get a test to get one. The more testing we can do in Summit County, the better, in order to help identify asymptomatic positives and slow the spread

Dan Hendershott, REHS
Environmental Health Manager
Public Health Department
Summit County, CO
970 668-4073
Summit Public Health Update Cindy Levin 2020-11-20 07:00:00Z 0

Summit Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer List

Summit Habitat for Humanity is compiling a list of potential volunteer groups to work on the Dillon Valley Build in the late spring.  Do you have contacts in a Summit County group that might want to volunteer on a SH4H build site next spring (or later)? 
Summit Habitat for Humanity - Volunteer List Cindy Levin 2020-11-20 07:00:00Z 0
Summit Rotary Proposed 2021-2022 Board 2020-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
Climate Action Minute from RCAT 2020-11-19 07:00:00Z 0
Building Hope - Information Cindy Levin 2020-11-19 07:00:00Z 0

Summit Honduras Update

Dear Rotarians,
We wanted to pass this on as it seems to be the best way to source some of these items.  Most of you know we have been partnering with the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara, Honduras and Summit in Honduras for many years.  Though we have an urgent request for monetary support to reestablish their water supply, we have been working toward addressing some of their other needs and don't want to drop the ball.  Summit in Honduras has recently been accepted into the US Air Force's Denton Program.  This program works with non-profits to move supplies and vehicles via Space Available military transport.  In our case it allows us to collect materials to fill pallets and then, once paperwork is in order and the pallet inspected, we drop it at Petersen AFB outside of Colorado Springs, it is loaded onto a C-5 Galaxy or C-141 Starlifter and delivered to Soto Cano AB, Honduras free of charge.
This past week Summit in Honduras has acquired storage space where we will begin to stage a pallet and supplies.  We have also been informed that Red, White and Blue Fire may have another ambulance to donate in January.  This program makes moving things like an ambulance very easy compared to the more than a year and many hoops jumped through to get the last one delivered.  The down side of the program is that our minimum weight limit to send a pallet is 2000lbs.  We already have enough medical supplies and fire fighting gear to fill a pallet, but not enough to reach 2000lbs.  We have a solution for that.
Summit Honduras Update 2020-11-12 07:00:00Z 0

Support Our Troops Overseas!

Summit County Rotary is sending holiday care packages to our local military members serving overseas.   If you know of Summit residents serving in the military this holiday season, please let us know.     The packages let our troops know people back home in Summit County care about them!    

Feel free to participate by donating items to the holiday care packages including schwag items (t-shirts, hats, koozies, lip balm, toiletries, etc) non-perishable individually wrapped snacks (gum, candy, chips) or other unused small items like games/cards.   Typically, the Summit County Rotary Club sends about 70 care packages.   It’s a great program to boost morale during the holiday season when they are so far from friends and family members.   Packages are usually shared with other platoon members. 

Summit County Rotary will be sending the packages around the end of November so they arrive during the holiday season.    

If you have military overseas, please send Gena Osborn the shipping information.    Or if you can donate items for the care packages,  e-mail Osborn.gena@gmail.com.

Support Our Troops Overseas! Cindy Levin 2020-11-12 07:00:00Z 0

Adopt-An-Angel -- WOW

An update from Stu:
The 2020 Adopt an Angel program was a huge success by any standard. Great work, team. I thank each and every one of you for your involvement. Even if your role was staying home owing to our rigorous Covid protocols I put in place, the role you served was vital. 
I’m going to omit names for fear of missing anyone. This was a club effort, so WE’s the only pronoun we need.
This experience was profoundly moving for me. Parents were blessing us through tear-streaked eyes. Volunteers that I’d run ragged were crying in appreciation of this appreciation.  I think there’s no better way to share my gratitude than to let you in on moments that struck me as meaningful throughout the journey, lessons learned, and improvements that will be enacted when we go even bigger in 2021.
Since most volunteers didn’t see all 3 days, I’ll start with a rundown of how it worked. Registration was handled entirely by FIRC. They have a much better idea of the community’s needs than we do, and they doled out the slots (targeting 500 kids) to agencies that handle needy families such as Advocates for Victims of Assault, Early Intervention, Head Start, and others. We were likeminded in targeting the families that need the most help. The final intake was 567, and that number didn’t scare me at all. It was like trying to contemplate the national debt—what’s another trillion dollars?
Friday and Saturday we unloaded our storage facilities into trucks generously provided by iFurnish. We filled two furniture moving trucks. That’s a lot of toys.
Sunday those trucks were emptied onto the stage, then distributed around the room by age/gender. That took until about 11:30. Meanwhile, we printed labels for each bag. We counted how many batteries were needed for each toy, then included twice that number. We inflated every ball so it’s ready for game time. There were hundreds of balls. We inventoried the coats. This was a huge undertaking made huger by managerial inefficiencies. That system and intake shortcomings were the two biggest lessons learned and why next year will be a breeze. 
Sunday afternoon into Monday morning were spent “shopping.” We took bags and filled them with clothes and toys. Every child got a coat and at least one “big” toy, such as something from their wish list, headphones, a skateboard, a soccer ball, or something we felt had some Wow-effect for under the tree on Christmas morning. Other items that we distributed by the hundreds include thermal undies, PJs, art supplies, stuffies, Uno cards, board games, books, and dominoes. And more. Way more. A literal truckload more. Volunteers from years past estimated that each child received twice as much as they last year, and we served 180 more children in the midst of a pandemic year.
Monday afternoon we arranged for easy pick-up, pulling out deliveries of which I’d guess there were 65+/-. Tuesdays we ran deliveries and distributed the bags. This was a great day. Parents pulled their cars in and we confirmed their identity and loaded their trunks. It was smooth. There was no wrapping this year, and families were sent with a tube of wrapping paper, most of which was collected by the high school’s Spanish Honor Society.
A word on coats: by far the biggest challenge to this year’s event was intaking the sizes. This process provided many insights and opportunities for individual heroics. A Rotarian on the East Coast stood patiently by until one in the morning awaiting instructions on our group text message. Three people spent days calling families and inputting coat sizes. Ages seemed to have little bearing on sizes requested. While at first I thought it an abuse of the system to give a two-year old a 6T jacket, I have since come full circle on the matter.  Next year, we will ask what size coat the family wants. Not only does this let them upsize if they already have a winter coat, but it gives the parents the chance to pick up a coat for themselves. When money’s tight, most parents see to their children’s needs first. A coat’s a basic need here in Summit County, and while the posters and website pull heartstrings by saying “give toys to children” the bigger picture is helping families. We’re taking away an expense so they can afford other expenses. This might go without saying, but it took me a while to see that as clearly as I do now.
I missed a lot of the feel-good moments because I was managing and not loading bags into the cars of grateful people. But I loaded some bags and got some warm fuzzies. Here are a few:
When I was “shopping” which is the term we used for packing a child’s goody bag, what he said he wanted for Christmas was “fast cars.” It was a four-year-old’s answer when asked what he’d like. That was a fun bag to fill. Not only does he have fast cars now, but this level of detail inspired the intake question that will get us closer to the mark in future years. 
Another child, aged 9, did not know what he wanted for Christmas. Gloria asked what kind of toys he liked to play with and he couldn’t say because he didn’t have any toys. True story. The kid has toys now.
There was a lot of crying. Delivery drivers kept coming back speaking to the gratitude or texting or calling with their hearts overflowing. I got one such call from a parent who’d gotten my number from our reminder text. She could barely speak, yet that I asked that she repeat herself for “my manager” and ran over the phone to AG. It was a powerful moment. This woman’s gratitude was immeasurable. Her life was changed. Giving parents the ability to make their children happy is every bit as wonderful as giving children toys.
FirstBank got toys dropped off after our collection time had ended and swung by the pavilion with a handful of toys in the middle of give-away Tuesday. Those toys precisely matched the needs of one of very few missing packages. Within five minutes of arrival, they’d been strapped with batteries, loaded with a coat and a soccer ball and put in the trunk of a car. It was a true Christmas miracle.
One drop-off I made in person was to the family with 5 children who were being evicted on the 14th—one day before our giveaway. They did quite well by us, including getting a (used) Nintendo Wii. It was the only used item we distributed, and I confirmed it was of interest on the phone before bringing it by. What stood out about this delivery was that I’d stuffed everything into red Santa-sacks—the kind of thing that would be counted as clutter in my house. The dad asked if I needed the sack back and I said it was his to keep. He was delighted. He needed laundry bags, and this was a huge bonus for him!
The fundraising went better can be expected. In fact, we were unable to spend all of the money we received. The toy collection ended last Friday, yet we’ve received $1300 since then, $750 after the toys were already out the door. This year’s total COGIVES haul smashed previous records, bringing in 66% more money than last year. $630K compared to 2019’s $387. There are 49 nonprofits competing for those donations, yet we brought in roughly $60,000, about a tenth of all monies given, plus literal truckloads of clothes and toys. And our maiden voyage was during a Covid year, taking in almost 50% more kids than the program did last year (387). We had roughly 130 leftover coats that we’ve donated to FIRC, and what I’m guessing to be $15,000 unspent. This money is going back into the community, and though I’m not the person who makes financial decisions for the club, I am the person who raised those funds and plan to use my sizeable lobbying power to support food banks. I will be sure to update you on final numbers and where it’s going after all the beans are counted in a week or so. Donating to a food back increases our reach beyond our 259 families. There is need far beyond our 259 families, and money saved by us can be spent on toys, or electricity bills as needed. If we’d set out to raise money for a food bank, $15,000 would have been a proud haul, and that’s our surplus after providing toys and coats to 567 children. 
We all put our health in jeopardy because we knew the risk worth taking. Think of the joy you helped cause on Christmas morning. Think of our 567 kids enjoying playgrounds in coats we provided this January. I’m so proud of us all that I can barely take it. Thank you for being a part. Outside of parenthood, this has been the most rewarding experience of my life.
A huge thanks to Alpine and FirstBank for their support, manpower, and enthusiasm. Likewise for the Senior Center. They came in early and enthusiastically, taking pressure off storing things when that was the top priority. Their volunteers were capable and as punctual as you’d expect from bankers!
A huge thank you to Walmart and Columbia for providing huge discounts so we had more money to spend. 567 +130= 697 coats. Good coats. Warm coats. Right here in Summit!
There are two call-outs that need to be made. Many really, but two that I’ll make now. Antoinette was a gift-wrapper in years past. She contacted me in early November asking how to help, and I was delighted to pass off the role of stringing ornaments. When that was done she asked for a new assignment. Then another and another. I still don’t think she appreciates how big a role she played. She oversaw operations so I could troubleshoot. She ensured the volunteers would be in position for Project B when project A was completed. Anyone who stepped inside the Pavilion can tell you there was no lollygagging, nor time for misplaced volunteer energy. In fact, there wasn’t time to explain the big picture. The morning shift would leave not knowing what the afternoon shift was going to do. Only AG and I saw the big picture. There were times when I’d walk through the busy beehive singing and dancing. That meant things were going well. When the idea of taking on AAA came up, my exact words were, “I’ll lead if Rotary is behind it.” On Sunday, AG asked how we were going to pull it off. There was twice as much stuff as the year before “and you don’t know what you’re going to get with volunteers.” I said that Rotarians know how to work. Her disbelief on Sunday night was one of the highlights of this experience for me. The thank you she gave me before leaving on Tuesday is the single biggest highlight. I worked her to the bone, and I don’t think I’ve ever been thanked for sincerely, and she did it in three words. There is no doubt in my mind that AG and I will be friends for life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you AG!
The other call out is for my very best friend, Gloria. For all of Tuesday’s smoothness, troubles did arise. Bags appeared to be missing as people who asked for delivery came to pick up. Two bags were actually AWOL. People came through who weren’t registered. Coats were the wrong size or gender…you get the idea. If you’ve seen Pulp Fiction, Gloria was THE WOLF.  I’d hear a number being called by seven people. That number was code for “where is this family’s stuff?!?!” and as soon as Gloria was on the job I knew I’d not have to worry about that number again. She also spent 30ish hours intaking coat sizes and originated the innovation of asking people if they want to size up. This would not have worked without you, love. It’s especially worth mentioning because Gloria didn’t raise her hand to run this project. I did without asking her. Without fail, Gloria sees a need in the community (and in our household) and rushes to fill it without provocation. Meanwhile, our house is a pigsty, and our teenager is as tired as we are after full-time parenting a 5 year-old for three days, and I bet I have 3 more days worth of receipt gathering, deliveries to Gloria’s families, and thank you writing ahead of me. I couldn’t be luckier to have you, Gloria! A humongous thank you from me, the Rotary Club, and the community you serve so tirelessly.
Because it’s fun to say, I’ll say it again:
567 children
259 families
130ish surplus coats that will soon be distributed by the FIRC
A huge chunk of leftover money going to local food banks. 
All executed at no expense to the Rotary club.
Any one of these would have been a huge success, and we turned it all around in 2 months. Remarkable!
Next year, we’ll have four times the volunteers. We’ll probably have less money to work with, and we’ll definitely intake more families because of course we will. Thank you all so very much for letting me bark orders. I took each and every one of your contributions as if it was a personal favor to me, and I feel I can never repay the debt. Thank you for giving me the confidence to take this on. Thank you for taking instruction well and doing things right the first time. Thank you for feeding me when I was too busy to realize I was hungry (that’s not a metaphor). Thank you for bringing joy to the parents who’ll bring joy to their children with no knowledge of any of our efforts. “Helping people you’ll never meet,” is one of the tenants of the club, and it’s also a hell of a feeling.
I know I’m overlooking people, or sending this to organizations of which many people took part. Please pass the note along and forgive my oversights!
Thank you one and all. I have not done any shopping for my family, yet this is certain to be my Merriest Christmas ever. Please take a minute and let the warm fuzzies wash over you on Christmas morning. That was an amazing thing we did.
--Very very sincerely, Stu with the Santa hat
PS Please get any outstanding receipts into Frank so we can finalize the numbers and pass along surplus funds. 
Adopt-An-Angel -- WOW Cindy Levin 2020-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Stay Up to Date on Silverthorne Development Cindy Levin 2020-11-04 07:00:00Z 0

Membership Update

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.

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Cub Pack 187 Celebrates 30 Years Cindy Levin 2020-10-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Climate Action

Dear Rotarians,
RCAT is proposing to submit this letter  (see below) to the editor of the Summit Daily, with your approval. We would also like your input on whether it should be signed by Marcy, the Rotary Climate Action Team (RCAT) or the Rotary Club of Summit County.   Thanks for your consideration. Marcy


Rotary Climate Action Cindy Levin 2020-09-24 06:00:00Z 0

Upcoming Fun!

  • May 30 - Meg Boyer Memorial @ 1-4pm Yampa River Botanic Park, Steamboat Springs
  • June 4 - Sharon Butler Memorial service, Evergreen Elks Lodge, 27972 Iris Dr. Evergreen, CO.  Visitation begins at 1 pm. Leon Littlebird plays at 1:30 pm
  • 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 cynlevin@yahoo.com.
  • June 11- Lake Dillon Beer Festival: Volunteers needed
    June 15 -  Happy Hour at Kucu Restaurant, Silverthorne
  • June 21 - Board meeting @ 3:30 pm, at the Red Buffalo Cafe (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.
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More Upcoming Fun!  smiley
Book Club Sunday Sept. 13 @ 3:30PM via Zoom
Happy hour August 19th, 4:30-6:30 at Timberline Craft Kitchen and Cocktails in Silverthorne. . Tanecia is going to make sure we have room for 10 or so of us to spread out on the patio.
Volunteer @ the Community Dinner Aug. 25 or Sept. 22
Volunteer to assist with our group at the BreckCreate drive-in movies on Aug 28 and 29
Note:  Other volunteer opportunities in the county are available!
Highlights Cindy Levin 2020-07-10 06:00:00Z 0

This Week's Highlights

Volunteer Activity at Summit Advocates Shelter!
Summit Advocates is looking for a group of volunteers to paint a bedroom in their shelter.  Summit Advocates provides services which enhance safety and justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and trauma while promoting peace in our community.  Contact Christina Schmidt at christina@summitadvocates.org/970.485.4602
Book Club Sunday Sept. 13 @ 3:30PM via Zoom
Volunteer @ the Community Dinner Sept. 22
This Week's Highlights Cindy Levin 2020-07-10 06:00:00Z 0

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More Upcoming Fun!  smiley
Book Club Sunday Sept. 13 and Oct 11 @ 3:30PM via Zoom.   Our recent book club participants unanimously recommend reading "The Moment of Lift" by Melinda Gates.  We will be discussing the concepts in an upcoming Tuesday program and look forward to our members thoughts and ideas as they relate to Rotary!
Happy hour August 19th, 4:30-6:30 at Timberline Craft Kitchen and Cocktails in Silverthorne. . Tanecia is going to make sure we have room for 10 or so of us to spread out on the patio.
Volunteer @ the Community Dinner Aug. 25 or Sept. 22  (3:30 - 7)
Volunteer to assist with our group at the BreckCreate drive-in movies on Aug 28 and 29
Note:  Other volunteer opportunities in the county are available!
Copy of Highlights Cindy Levin 2020-07-10 06:00:00Z 0

Community Dinner

Come Volunteer with Rotary at the Free Community Dinner at the Elks Lodge in Silverthorne
·      Two more opportunities:  Aug 25th and Sept 22nd
·      3:30PM - approx 7:00PM
·      Approx 5 volunteers each night (we will prep food, box takeout and serve takeout)
·      Contact Cindy Levin with questions or to sign up
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Sandy being honored!!!


Sandy Mortenson is being honored as one of Frisco’s Finest citizens on Tuesday Feb 12th!. Please come and show Sandy your support and view the presentation at 7pm Town Hall in Frisco.  Lets fill the room with Rotarians!

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Book Club


Rotary Book Club

3:30 pm, Sunday, February 9th

Timberline Restaurant, Silverthorne

(it's Happy Hour!)

First Book: Excess Baggage, Tracey Carisch

The author will attend to facilitate discussion!

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Sledding Party


Summit Rotary Club sledding and snow shoe party at Broken Heart Ranch, Parshall Colorado, Sunday February 23 at 1:30pm to  5pm.  Bring an appetizer or desert. Chili, salad, beer, wine, sodas, hot chocolate, sleds,  snow shoes  provided. Friends, family, children and dogs welcome. ( dogs need to stay outside the  house)

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Rotary Holiday Party on December 12th!!!

Please let me know if you would like to attend and you didn't sign up at the meeting.
REMINDER!!!  If you are attending, please bring a dessert.  Everything else is provided. 
Hope to see you there!!!
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Bill Sander's Presentation


Excerpts from Bill Sander's presentation:


"In my opinion from visiting many other clubs in my 25 years in Rotary, Summit County Rotary is a World Class Club because of your involvement in so many projects that benefit our community."


"Each of you are  philanthropist’s in your own way by giving your time, talent and treasure to our community through Rotary."


"A quote that I heard from Cindy Bargell, attributed to Maya Angelou,  “ I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.”"


"You are all givers. You are the ones honored today. Thank you for being a philanthropist."



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Troop Support Committee Meeting


The Troop Support Committee will be meeting Tuesday, Nov 19th at 8:30 am (after the Rotary meeting) to discuss current & potential new projects.   Laura Lewark and Gena Osborn will be working on this rotary committee and looking for ideas/suggestions.   If you would like to be part of this committee or just want to join for this brainstorming session, please stay after the normal rotary meeting Nov 19th at 8:30 am at the Senior Center.   Also, if you have any friends/family that would like to receive care packages in the military, please let us know.  


If you are unable to attend the meeting but have ideas,  e-mail Gena at osborn.gena@gmail.com

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Happy Hour!!!


This month's Rotary Happy Hour will be at Bagali's on Thursday, October 17.  It will last from 4:30-6:30pm.  See you there!!!

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Video on tobacco/vaping in Summit County 2019-10-03 06:00:00Z 0
Thank you Letter from the Care Clinic 2019-09-30 06:00:00Z 0


The winner chose the cash prize, so we'are offering our 2019 Ford Escape SE AWD to Rotarians, family and friends by auction.  Minimum bid is $20,000.  Give your written bid to Jim or Woody in a sealed evelope anytime prior to 7:30am, Tuesday October 8th.  Call Jim with questions at 970-409-8995.
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Rotary Peak Video 2019-09-13 06:00:00Z 0

Flu Shots


Public Health will provide Flu Shots at OCT 15 meeting.  Medicare and Medicaid will be free, all others will be $20 for normal shot, $45 for high dose cash or check. 



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Turn in your Car Raffle Tickets!

The target date was last Tuesday.  We MUST have all ticket stubs, money, and unsold tickets back by this coming Tuesday, Sept.3.   Do not bring your envelopes to Oktoberfest unless you are one of the designated sellers for those days.   Questions - call or email Jim Brook,  970-409-8995  JimBrook22@gmail.com
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More Highlights Cindy Levin 2019-08-26 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Peak

Rotarians recently partnered with Friends of The Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) to restore the damaged fencing at the top of Loveland Pass. This heavily trafficked and popular tourist spot is remarkable for its scenic beauty. It's also popular as the trail head for the West Ridge Trail leading to the summit of the 12, 479’ mountain locally know as Rotary Peak. The old fencing helped to keep visitors on the established paths and off sensitive terrain, but had deteriorated to such a degree that Rotarians determined something needed to be done. It was an embarrassment to have visitors from around the world see the broken-down condition of the approach to one of our state's significant scenic wonders – the Continental Divide at 11,990'.
Joining with the FDRD, members of the Summit County and Littleton Rotary clubs worked together in restoring all the damaged buck-and-rail sections, and adding several new sections. Materials were secured and the project was directed by the FDRD Project Manager Doozie Martin. Public service trail maps and guides produced by Rotary Club donations here happily received by visitors and hikers. Those who successfully made the 1.5 mile hike to Rotary Peak were presented with a commemorative “I Climbed Rotary Peak” pin as evidence of their accomplishment.
Rotary once again proves that it has the means and ability to work together addressing needs at home and around the world. Future projects on the trails at Loveland Pass and on Rotary Peak are in the process of being evaluated.
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Rotary Edelweiss Picnic August 18, 2019










Bring Camping chairs

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

970   513 1678 (cabin land line)












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Membership Committee Announcements

  • The next new member orientation is scheduled for Aug. 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Summit Daily News. A sign-up sheet will be passed around at upcoming meetings or you can email Meg Boyer at mboyer@summitdaily.com to RSVP.
  • Our club’s membership committee is always looking for new members. Join us in helping to grow and engage our club!
  • Remember that it is everyone’s responsibility to recruit members to our club. If you know someone who would make a great Rotarian, invite them to a meeting or connect them with Meg Boyer or Mike Connolly, your membership co-chairs.
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Family of Rotary Opening

We have an opening for our "Family of Rotary" spot.  Please contact Stephanie Katz if you would like to be involved.
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Douglas J. “Doug” DeLong, age 60, of Frisco, CO, formerly of Perry, OH, died peacefully Sunday, May 26, 2019, at home after a brief and unexpected battle with cancer. 2019-06-07 06:00:00Z 0

Summit in Honduras Benefit



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.

evieoconnor@comcast.net 970-468-2857

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Attention Rotary Members!  The Membership Committee needs some new participants.  Our Club faces some obvious challenges in the year ahead to attract and retain members.  Membership Committee Members are: Chairman - Mike Connolly, Julianne Gilchrist, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Stephanie Katz, David "Woody" Woodland, Meg Boyer and Mike Spry.

Membership Meg Boyer 2019-05-20 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Ice melt Skit and Presentation, by Scott Price and Bill Sanders



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.



Rotary Ice melt Skit and Presentation, by Scott Price and Bill Sanders 2019-05-17 06:00:00Z 0

Transition Dinner

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

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International Grants


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 andrew@aerenson.com 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.         


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Plastics at Supermarkets


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!

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RI Convention in Hamburg 2019-02-23 07:00:00Z 0

Ice Melt Sales have Begun!!!


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.

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November's Happy Hour!!!


The Rotary Clubs


Summit County and Breckenridge

invite you to a joint

Social Hour


Where: Carboy Winery

103 N. Main Street, Breckenridge

Date: Wednesday, November 14

Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm

Come support one of our Rotary Club’s sponsors.

Arrive early to enjoy a few complimentary appetizers!

The food and wine menu are amazing; you won’t want

to miss socializing while eating and drinking well with

fellow Rotarians!

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Happy Hour!!!

Please attend the monthly Happy Hour at the Next Page Bookstore in Frisco.  It will be held on October 17th from 4:30-6:30pm. 
See you there!!!
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Oktoberfest Video!!! 2018-09-17 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Golf Activity

Rotary Golf is a Club Service project that can be a benefit to your club in many ways. The situation is that there are many Rotarians and other people in the community who like to play golf but just don’t have the time or organizational skills to create weekly golf outings for your club.
                Summit County Rotary Club has some ideas for you!
A Rotarian who is passionate about golf (The Golf leader) approaches a golf course in the area with the prospect of filling 3-6 foursome t-times on one day each week for the golf season. People can play golf every week or when they can. What we need from the Golf Course is a commitment to provide those tee times each week. Your leader then starts to assemble a master e-mail list of those interested. This is accomplished by making announcements at meetings and may include several Rotary clubs in the area. Assuming the golf day is Wednesday, the leader sends out an e-mail on Friday asking who is playing next Wednesday and the number of holes (9-18) and will they be walking or riding with the requirement to get back to him by Sunday evening. On Monday morning the leader then schedules those who signed up, filling in the foursomes as random or honoring requests for playing partners as required. Inviting your neighbors or friends to play is encouraged since you need to fill the t-times if possible and those folks may decide they like the Rotarians enough to check out a meeting, which should always be encouraged.
Each player pays for his/her own green fees or passes as required. A social time afterward can occur but with the players staggered it is usually an informal gathering.
That’s it. In our club, four golfers started the whole thing about 1995 and we have been doing it ever since. The leader has changed hands many times but usually a year commitment is required to keep the continuity.
This year the Summit Rotary Club golf leader is TOM FRENCH. If you have questions about how we do our golf group, please call Tom at 303-808-6717 or e-mail at td.french@comcast.net
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RYLA/YRYLA Donations!!!


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!

RYLA/YRYLA Donations!!! 2018-08-24 06:00:00Z 0

Oktoberfest Volunteering!!!



 Thank you to everyone who has signed up to pour beer at Oktoberfest on September 8th.  I have attached the most recent sign-up sheet so you can confirm your commitment and see the open slots.


We are so close to filling the schedule for Oktoberfest, but we need one last push to get us where we need to be.  Please look it over and let Mike or me know if you and your family and friends can help with this extremely fun and lucrative project.  As you will see, we have spots at various times and tents.  Of special note is afternoon Breck Brewery tent #2 which is a six person tent and wide open.  This means you can take the whole tent and fill it with exactly your favorite people!


Again, thank you for all your help with this project. We look forward to hearing from you.

Andy Aerenson

Mike Houx



Oktoberfest Volunteering!!! 2018-08-15 06:00:00Z 0

FREE food security lecture

Please join AGCI in person or online July 31st for our next Walter Orr Roberts Public Lecture in partnership with the Keystone Policy Center:
Food Security in the 21st Century: New Thinking on an Age-Old Problem
Presented by Dr. Roz Naylor, Stanford University
6:30pm (Mountain Daylight Time) • Tuesday, July 31st  
Keystone Policy Center • 1628 Saints John Rd, Keystone, CO
Stream on   
This free public talk will address the challenges of achieving global food security in the 21st century, including climate change, resource depletion, population growth, changing diets, poverty, and conflict. Dr. Naylor will focus on 3 aspects: the seed, the food system, and the solutions.

The lecture will be followed by a complimentary wine and cheese reception.
Dr. Roz Naylor is the William Wrigley Professor of Earth Systems Science, Professor (by courtesy) in Economics, and the Gloria and Richard Kushel Director of the Center on Food Security and the Environment (FSE) at Stanford University. She received her PhD from Stanford University in applied economics, her Masters in economics from the London School of Economics, and her Bachelors degree(s) in economics and environmental science from the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on policies and practices to improve global food security and protect the environment. 

Click here for more information on Dr. Naylor.
This event is part of AGCI's Walter Orr Roberts Memorial Lecture series.
It coincides with AGCI's workshop on Innovating Global Fruit and Vegetable Food Systems to Help Bring Sustainable Nutrition Security held in Keystone, CO.
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Happy Hour at the Preaus Home


Loic and his family will be visiting and since we will not be having a meeting that week we are having beverages and light appetizers at the Preaus house on Monday July 30th at 5pm.   Address 356 Rainbow Court Silverthorne.  Please email David at david@creativecabinetry.com if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. 

Happy Hour at the Preaus Home 2018-07-18 06:00:00Z 0

Shred Day!!!

Please come out tomorrow to Alpine Bank, Dillon to support Rotary at Alpine Bank's Shred Day.  10am-2pm.  Bring whatever you want to shred!!!  Rotarians, Brian Blankenmeister and Sean Gatzen will be BBQing! 
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Satellite/Evening Meeting Discontinuance


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.

Satellite/Evening Meeting Discontinuance 2018-04-11 06:00:00Z 0

Two Rotary Apps to Use!


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.

Two Rotary Apps to Use! 2018-04-11 06:00:00Z 0

Breckenridge Rotary's New Meeting Location


Our neighbors in the Breckenridge Rotary Club continue to meet at noon on Tuesdays, but their lunch meeting location has changed to the Goldpan Room at Wyndham Resorts in Main Street Station, 535 South Main, just past the intersection of South Park and Main. The garage below offers free 2 hour parking.  They welcome visitors and guests;  for catering purposes, please let President Elect Robin Drabant know in advance that you're coming:  970-423-6141 or  Robin.Drabant@edwardjones.com

Breckenridge Rotary's New Meeting Location Jim Brook 2018-04-05 06:00:00Z 0

March 19th Happy Hour!

Rotary Happy Hour this Monday, 19 March at Dave Anderson’s home beginning at 5:00 pm. See directions below.  Our Rotary club will be welcoming 12  Rotarians from the Zgorni Brnik Rotary Club from Slovenia.  All beverages and appetizers will be provided by our Club.  No need to bring anything- just come and enjoy.  Guests are welcome.


Directions to Dave Anderson residence at 301 Red Hawk Circle, Silverthorne, CO.


From exit 205 on interstate 70 go north on highway 9 for 2 miles, then turn left on Golden Eagle Road , go .5 mile to Red Hawk Circle and turn left on Red Hawk Circle and you have arrived.


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Happy Hour

Happy Hour 
We have rescheduled the March Happy Hour from Wednesday March 21st  to Monday, March 19th.
The Happy Hour will be at Dave Anderson’s home at 301 Red Hawk Cr. in the Eagles’ Nest Subdivision.  Happy Hour will start at 5:00 pm.  Beverages and appetizers are provided by our Rotary Club. Spouses and partners are welcomed.
Please come and meet our “sister/twinned” Zgorni Brnik Rotary Club members from Slovenia!
Maps to be provided.
Questions - please contact the Happy Hour Committee below
Your Rotary Happy Hour Committee
Dave Anderson
David Null 
David Matthews
Ann Morrison Clement
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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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