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

Sign Up for Golf

Breckenridge Golf course plans to open on May 21!   Once again Tom French is taking sign ups and putting together the groups to play,
Please email Tom at: with your name, phone number and email if you want to join the list for golf.
He will send a reminder the week before. You will have to email him that you want to play that following week.
Thank you Tom French, once again, for organizing Rotary Golf!  Its a lot of fun! ( and not serious golf)
Sandy Mortensen
Sign Up for Golf Cindy Levin 2021-05-06 06:00:00Z 0
Cycle Effect June Fundraiser 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 It is a historical document reviewing history as it was from the Peace Corps perspective.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:
         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
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 & 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:
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:
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 or Ann Clement at . 
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

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,,  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
RCAT Update - Recycle Eligable Plastic! 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:


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 OR
  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

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.

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
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 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: 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

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, Meg Boyer 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 10th 7PM - 8PM, Recycling Training for entire club via zoom.   See the Registration link in the section below.
  • Our club will be streaming the Peace Corps documentary ‘Towering Task’.  View this on May 10th through 12th.   Club members will receive the streaming link on May 9th.  
  • May 13th Emily Messegee and Kim Nearpass-Pollack will conduct a discussion of the documentary at the club Rotary happy hour on zoom. 
  • The book club's next book is "The Sixth Extinction- An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert.  We will meet next on May 16th (the third Sunday) at 3:00pm.
  • June 8th and Sept 21 - Volunteer at the Community Dinner in Silverthorne.  Contact Cindy Levin.
  • July 10 @ 3pm - 6pm - Silverthorne Sip & Savor @ The Pad.  Sip on wine and craft cocktails while nibbling on food from local restaurants.  Spread the word, tickets will go on sale June 1st. 
Upcoming Fun! Cindy Levin 2020-07-10 06:00:00Z 0


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
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

Copy of Highlights

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

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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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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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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
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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 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. 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.

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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 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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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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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
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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!

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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



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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 if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly. 

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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.

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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.

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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

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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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