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.

Ice Melt Sales have Begun!!! 2018-11-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brian Blankenmeister on Nov 23, 2018
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Rotary in Pictures Brian Blankenmeister 2018-11-23 07:00:00Z 0

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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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
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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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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 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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Membership Committee News

We want to thank all of those sponsors who are identifying community leaders/business professionals and bringing them to our meetings.  Remember, a Prospective Member should attend 3 meetings before turning in his/her application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to the Membership Director, Meg Boyer or any one on the Membership Committee.  The application will be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors.  Once approved, the applicant's bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks.  If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled.  

The primary sponsor will mentor the new member through the Red Badge process.  We encourage all members to interact with Prospective/New Members as much as possible.  One of the Red Badge requirements is to be a greeter 3 times.  Because our club is growing and we are experiencing so many guests, greeters are very important.  You don't have to be a new member to be a greeter.  It is just one more way of participating in Club Service.

Membership Committee Members are: Meg Boyer, Julianne Gilchrist, Tom Marmins, Sandy Mortensen, Ann Clement, Susan Juergensmeier, Rolando Cuadrado, Dan Gibbs, Mike Connolly, Peggy Beeler, Stephanie Katz and Carolyn Maessen.



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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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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. 

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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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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

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


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

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.


March 19th Happy Hour! 2018-03-16 06:00:00Z 0
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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