Rotary Club of Estes Park
Service Above Self 
Since May 6, 1926
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Estes Park

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 11:30 AM
American Legion Post 119
850 N St Vrain Ave.
Estes Park, CO 80517
United States of America
Cost of lunch is $20. No meetings on 5th Thursdays.

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Officers And Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
Club Administration Director
Community Service Director
Fund Development Director
Fund Development Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Big Duck
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Days for Girls
Days For Girls International is an award-winning NGO that works to shatter stigma and limitations associated with menstruation for improved health, education and livelihoods. Since 2008, we have reached 2.5 million women and girls in 144 countries with menstrual health solutions and education, trained 200 enterprise leaders, and mobilized over 1,000 volunteer chapters, teams, and clubs.
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Kate Norton
Days for Girls Volunteer
 
Kate has been volunteering for Days for Girls International for five years in Fort Collins, CO.  She and her DfG co-leader, Liz Ortolano, have recently started their own team that makes Days for Girls kits and donates to DfG businesses in Kenya so they can distribute even more kits!  She discovered DfG during her first trip to Kenya, where she and a group of volunteers work with Kenyans to provide clean water to rural schools.  The goal of the water project is to keep kids in schools.  There, Kate learned that another major factor of girls dropping out of school is not having period products.  This launched her support of the DfG program.  She has a PhD in molecular biology and works in Regulatory Affairs in the Pharmaceutical Industry.  
No Meeting at Noon This Week
 
BUT
 
Come to the Social at the Stanley House Museum!
 
$20/person
 
Meet at the Visitors Center at 4:45 PM for Trolley Ride starting at 5 PM.
 
Rotary Table Talk Topics
 
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
President Dennis Gellhaus will lead us in and through a series of Table Talk topics.
End of Life Doula Work
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Maggie Cotreau
 
Maggie Cotreau is a resident of Estes Park, having moved to the area with her husband Scott about 10 years ago.  Her early professional career included working as a Birth Doula and teaching Parenting Education Classes.  She also has a background as an executive and life coach, having worked with clients around the globe as well as here in Colorado and the United States.
 
Her volunteer work has included victims’ assistance and private hospice companion, leading to her interest in End of Life Doula work.  Maggie received her initial training and certification as an End of Life Doula through INELDA- International End of Life Doula Association. She is now furthering her training and certification to work as an End of Life Doula with parents who have lost a baby before, during or after delivery.
 
End-of Life doulas will work with a dying person, their loved ones, and paid caregivers at any point following a terminal diagnosis, and especially in the last months of life to support them emotionally, spiritually and physically. The end-of-life (EOL) doula will also provide information to help the dying person and others make choices about, or understand the nature of the dying process. Following the death, the EOL doula will help the loved ones reprocess the dying experience through one or more sessions.
 
The Arc of Larimer County
The Arc of Larimer County’s vision is that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families are embraced by their community to be included in every aspect of community life as valued, contributing, successful, and equal members of society.
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
  David Monroe
 Executive Director
 
David recently joined the Arc of Larimer County as our new Executive Director, continuing a diverse career pathway in public service work that features a long-time commitment to advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities. David was raised in Colorado in the Niwot area and attended college at the University of Colorado-Boulder, where he received his undergraduate degree in history and a Juris Doctorate in law. His past career experiences include working as an educator, school administrator and grant director in rural Alaska, where he spent a significant amount of time working with Native American students from both the Athabaskan and Inupiat cultures. He also wrote and administered grants for the University of Alaska that provided educational services to rural Alaskans, including grants designed to serve the needs of individuals with disabilities. David’s career experience also includes serving for seven years as the Executive Director of a nonprofit agency providing support services to individuals with disabilities, and most recently serving as the Legal Services Director for Disability Law Colorado, an agency that provides advocacy and legal services for individuals with disabilities.
 
 
Katie Kilber
Development Director
 
Katie completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado and has her Masters of Nonprofit Leadership and Management from Arizona State University. She has a passion for connecting with individuals and cultivating meaningful collaborative relationships. She is excited to use her strong skillset in fundraising, nonprofit special events, relationship development, and volunteer management to help the Arc of Larimer County achieve development goals while pushing our mission forward. When Katie is not at the Arc she enjoys cooking, baking, skiing and spending quality time with her husband and their rescue dog Reggie.
Give Next
A School Based Youth Grantmaking Program
 
 
Youth in Give Next Program
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Give Next
Give Next is a school-based youth grantmaking program, designed for middle and high school students in Larimer County. The grantmaking process is the tool through which we shift power to youth, build understanding of complex social issues, and connect youth to each other and their community. Give Next values the insights young people have about the needs in our community and celebrates the impact they can have now and in the future.
 
Jodie Riesenberger
Community Programs Manager
Jodie leads the Community Programs Special Initiative grantmaking and oversees Give Next. In her role, she manages relationships with grantees and other community partners to advance Community Programs’ goals. In past roles, Jodie has often worked at the nexus of complex issues at the national and international level and led stakeholder engagement to advance outcomes. She holds degrees from the State University of New York at Oswego and George Washington University. She was born in Rochester, NY, lived in Washington DC for a time and now lives in Fort Collins with her husband and kids. She is a board member of Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center.
 
Jodie Riesenberger
 
Kim Graves
Community Programs Coordinator
Kim has been with Bohemian since 2018. She manages Community Event Fund and works on two of the foundation’s Special Initiative programs – Give 10 and Give Next. She attended Colorado State University for undergrad and the University of Auckland for grad school. Kim loves Northern Colorado and tries to take advantage of all that it has to offer, including the good beer and great outdoors. She’s also an avid skier, leisurely reader, and part-time yoga teacher.
 
Kim Graves
Update on the Loop
 
Greg Muhonen
 
Greg Muhonen  from Town Hall will be giving an update on the Loop.
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Lodging Tax Extension Issue to Help Workforce Housing and Childcare Issues in Estes Park
Presented by
VEP Board Member and Mayor Pro Tem Scott Webermeier
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Scott Webermeier
 
Scott comes to us on Thursday with a background of community service.  He has lived in Estes Park for 55 years and been active in Community affairs for 40 years.  (See his Biography: Scott Webermeier + Estes Park Town Board - Candidates)
Today, he speaks to us as a board member of Visit Estes Park and Mayor Pro Temp.
 
Larimer County, the Town of Estes Park, and Visit Estes Park are working together to help ensure that community members have access to affordable workforce housing and childcare options. One of the most significant barriers to ensuring this access is a consistent and meaningfully-sized funding mechanism.
During the 2022 Colorado Legislative Session, a mechanism emerged for the Estes Park Local Marketing District, in collaboration with Larimer County and the Town of Estes Park, to expand the use of local lodging tax revenue to address gaps in the need for workforce housing and childcare.
Known as HB22-1117, the Colorado House passed the bill in February and the Colorado Senate passed it in March. The governor signed the bill into law on March 31, 2022. The bill is scheduled to become law 90 days after the end of the legislative session. For the legislation to be applicable to the local community, there must be a ballot initiative where voters in the local marketing district decide whether to authorize the use of new or existing lodging tax revenue for investments in workforce housing and childcare.
 
Kahuna Memorial and Elk Safety Project
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Brad Manard
 
An author, photographer, and guide, Brad has spent his life appreciating nature and wildlife and now does so through his company RMNPhotographer offering Wildlife and Scenic Private Guided Tours.  Brad has a doctorate in education and three degrees from the University of Nebraska. He is a former international mens' gymnastic judge, a member of the Lincoln, NE Southeast High School Athletic Hall of Fame, and a former finalist for Iowa School Superintendent of the Year. Additionally, Brad is an accomplished author having written five books including three novels and the notable memoir of Key West, FL legend Captain Tony Tarracino. With 39 years in education including 27 years as a school district superintendent, Brad now lives in Estes Park, CO with his wife , Carolyn.  Brad is here today to share the vision of the Kahuna Memorial Project to memorialize the famous elk while educating our visitors on wildlife safety.
Committee Meeting Day!
 
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Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Announcements:
  • Community Service Committee Meeting - no meeting
  • Duck Race Committee Meeting - no meeting
  • Membership Meeting - no meeting.
  • International Service Committee Meeting -no meeting-but we may soon have a video from our summer camp sponsored by the club this month!
  • Fund Development Meeting - no meeting
  • Nominating Committee - yes, meeting
 Our New Superintendent Ruby Bode
for
Estes Park School District Park R-3
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Ruby Bode

Ruby Bode's first successful teaching experience was when she tutored teenage girls to pass the GED at a homeless shelter in Des Moines, Iowa when she was 20 years old. That is when her aspirations to be a teacher began and she pursued secondary education. She has had a passion for learning and has continued to grow as a leader in education ever since. Ruby taught science in the classroom for 10 years before she was called upon to lead the middle school as principal. Ruby has been an administrator for the last 10 years. Ruby joined Estes Park School District in 2005 and has served in the capacity of teacher, coach, principal, director, and assistant superintendent. Most recently, Ruby was named the Superintendent of Estes Park Schools on July 1, 2022.

Ruby is currently a doctoral student at Colorado State University. She holds a Masters of Educational Leadership, University of Northern Colorado. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Secondary Education, Iowa State University.

Her vision and passion for the success of every student makes her leadership the beginning of a bright, new and exciting future for our students, teachers, district staff, parents and community.

 
 
Surgical Services in Estes Park
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Jennifer McLellan, MD
 
Gary Nelson will be presenting with Dr. McLellan
Happy July 4, 2022!
 
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Maggie Cotreau
 
Maggie Cotreau will be the speaker on July 7.  She is an end-of-life doula.
 
End-of-Life doulas will work with a dying person, their lived ones and paid caregivers at any point following a terminal diagnosis and especially in the last months of life to support them emotionally, spiritually and physically.  The end-of-life (EOL) doula will also provide information to help the dying person and others make choices about, or understand the nature of, the dying process.  Following the death, the EOL doula will help the loved ones reprocess the dying experience through one or more sessions.  Presenter Maggie Cotreau, received her training through INELDA – International End of Life Doula Association.
 
 
Come Celebrate President's Night
June 16, 2022
at
Nicky's Steakhouse
1320 Fall River Road
 
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Social with cash bar
6:00 PM to 6:45 PM Dinner
6:45 PM to 7:30 PM Program
 
Medicine and Psychiatry Today: A fifty-five-year perspective
 
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Christian Hageseth III, MD
 
Dr. Hageseth is a retired physician who lives in Fort Collins.  His program will include information about himself, Depression, Parkinson’s Disease, Infectious Disease, Doctors, Patients, Families and the Future.  He has an extensive resume.  A summary of his education includes a BA in Chemistry, a BS in Medicine, an MD fro the University of Rochester, an Internship in Pediatrics, a Designated Naval Flight Surgeon at the US Navy Aerospace Medical Institute in Pensacola, Fl and a Residency in Psychiatry.
 
His work history includes
  • 30 years practicing inpatient and outpatient psychiatry
  • 10 years part-time Emergency Room Physician, 3 years practice in Family Medicine
  • 2 + years clinical investigator working on a two antidepressant pharmaceutical trials
  • Recently he has served as  the Executive Director of The Parkinson’s Support Program in Larimer County from 2013 to 2019.
He lists as his personal highlights:
  • Key presenter at World Congress of Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, and American Psychological Association in 1995 where he presented his award-winning video program, Beyond Stigma, The Compassionate Application of Electro-convulsive Therapy.
  • Participated in three month-long medical programs from 1999 to 2002 addressing medical needs in al Honduras and Guatemala.
  • Founded a charity in 2017 to offer holistic medical expertise to persons with Parkinson’s disease in Uganda.Visited Jinja, Uganda to confer with NGOs interested in holistic practices for Parkinson’s.
Ice at the North Pole
 
The Presentation will be on ZOOM
Our meeting this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Tom Day
 
Tom Day is a retired software engineer from Santa Clarita CA and an experienced public speaker with a broad range of interests.  Widely traveled, he has been to China, India, Russia 3 times, Norway, Zimbabwe, Belize, and Ethiopia. He has spoken at Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary clubs from San Diego to Ellsworth, Maine.  He and his wife live in Stevenson Ranch, Los Angeles.  On Thursday, June 2, 2022 we will have a lecture on the recent history of North Pole ice. Tom will cover the "general state of affairs in the Arctic Ocean" and other icy places. In his retirement Mr. Day has studied ice at the South Pole, permafrost in Siberia, and read books on this subject by authors Michael Mann, Gwynne Dyer, Naomi Klein, and others.
Rotary Club of Estes Park Making a Difference in 2021-2022
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Program:
  • Beth Weisberg will provide a recap of the Duck Race.
  • Chuck Bonza will recap Josh the Baby Otter.
  • Gregg Jurgens will recap Scholarships since Tara will be gone.
 
Just What are Shelter Boxes?
 
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Lee Varra-Nelson
 
Lee Varra-Nelson will teach us on the benefits of Shelter Boxes.  She joined Rotary as a member of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast in 2003. She served her club as the Director of Club Administration from 2010 to 2012, President in 2013/14, The Rotary Foundation Chair from 2015 to 2019, and is currently serving as Membership Committee Chair. In District 5440 Lee served as Assistant District Governor in 2015, Foundation Annual Fund Chair in 2016 / 2017 and as District Membership Chair from 2018 to 2021.  Lee is a Paul Harris Fellow since 2008, a Paul Harris Society Member since 2011, a member of the Bequest Society, a Level 1 Major Donor and a Benefactor of The Rotary Foundation. Lee’s career with Hewlett-Packard spanned over 35 years and crossed many business functional areas. Lee left Hewlett-Packard to work as a Senior Technical Project Manager for Intrado, a company that supports and enhances the national 911 emergency system. While working at Intrado, she led her project team to the first successful release of transmitting cell phone text messages to 911 dispatch centers.
In her private consulting work, Lee has enjoyed working with major technology corporations and government agencies, but her favorite work was a special project with NASA’s Director of the International Year of Astronomy. She has also donated her project management expertise to Rotary for major projects and conferences. Lee and Catherine and their black Lab Molly live in Fort Collins.  They have four adult children and eight grandchildren. They all enjoy spending time kayaking at the lake, hiking in the mountains and movie nights.
An Overview of the Rotary Foundation
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
         
Carl Robicheaux                    Madison Casey
 
Carl W Robicheaux is President of the Rotary Foundation.   He is married to Aime.  They have one daughter, three grandchildren and two Rhodesian Ridgebacks.  
Carl and Aime have been full-time Estes Park residents since 2018.  Carl practices law in Estes Park at Elkhorn Law Office and is licensed in Colorado, Louisiana and Connecticut.  
He has been a Rotarian since 2019 and is currently serving as President of the Estes Park Rotary Foundation.  
Carl is active in the community and is on the Board of Directors of the Estes Park Health Foundation and Estes Chamber of Commerce.  
Carl enjoys fly-fishing, hiking and trying to surprise people with his snarky sarcastic comments.  
Carl was born and raised in South Louisiana and is exceptionally proud of his Cajun heritage.
 
Madison Casey is Past President of the Rotary Foundation.  Madison has been part of our Rotary Clubs Foundation’s investment since we brought the management in house in 2009.  
He was on the committee with Chair Marsha Yelick , who wrote our investment management policy. 
Madison is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and passed the CPA Exam out of college, though did not practice to be certified.   
He worked for 12 years as a stock analyst and client liaison in New York for Morgan Guaranty Trust Co. (now JP Morgan) and then the since merged Cyrus J. Lawrence Inc. 
He has a MBA in Finance & Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Business Administration, Accounting concentration, with Distinction, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
 
The intention of this program is for Rotarians to better understand the Foundation, its purpose and financials.
 
 
Today's Complexities of the Russian and Ukrainian War
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Milt Garrett
 
Our speaker today has for 22+ years had experiences with clients in three countries simultaneously: Russia, Ukraine, and America. Working across Russia’s eleven-time zones, he gained a perspective and hundreds of stories. He has been a consultant to more than 2400 clients, including in Crimea and 12 clients in Kyiv. (Eleven of those years were on behalf of three Rotary Clubs; one as a citizen diplomat.)
 
As a teacher at five Russian universities and with other persons in 225+ cities, he will have perspectives and some answers to the questions about the war between Ukraine and Russians. His sources for this presentation are:  1) overseas families (three Russian, one Ukrainian), 2) people here having emigrated from both countries, 3) his Russian staff that remain and one having been extricated, and 4) miscellaneous clients.
 
Today we will explore perceptions making this illegal incursion to Ukraine. We’ll briefly examine the nine reasons Putin has invaded his sovereign neighbor. For those of us who ask: “Why does Ukraine Matter?”, you will leave with an extensive, two-page list of 38+ possible reasons why. Our speaker’s challenge today is, “Are we going to have a rules-based global order or the rule by the sword?” This 25-minute presentation is being offered by our own international club member, Milt Garrett. Dr. Garrett cautions us to remember, this subject is very complex and cannot be examined with great depth in the time allowed, yet the basic rationales will be exposed, and he will stay around to visit more for those of us wishing more.
 
Spoiler alert: This is not a political presentation.
Giving and the Rotary Foundation
 
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Chris Woodruff
 
Chris Woodruff is the retired Assessor in Weld County Colorado. He makes his home In Greeley. He completed a forty year career in property appraisal and assessment, with work experience in three Colorado counties and the Colorado Division of Property Taxation. Chris has a B.S. degree in Technical Management from Regis University.
 
Chris became a Rotarian in 2000 when he joined the Rotary Club of Greeley - Centennial.  In the club he has served as Secretary, President and Foundation Chair.  He currently serves as Club Treasurer. He was named club Rotarian of the Year three times.
 
At the district level, Chris served as Assistant Governor for the Estes Park, Colorado clubs, Awards Committee chairman, TRF mentor and as a member of the District Foundation Committee.  He has also presented at several District Assemblies and has served as a facilitator at High Country PETS and at the Governor Elect Training for Zones 26/27.
 
Chris served as District Governor for the 2019-2020 and the 2020-2021 Rotary years, primarily, as a result of the pandemic. In 2023 he will become the District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair.
 
He is married to Karoline, who is also a Rotarian.  Karoline is a past Club President and past Assistant Governor. Karoline retired from a career in higher education in 2016.
 
Chris and Karoline are Bequest Society members and major donors. They have attended Rotary International Conferences in Montreal, Atlanta, Toronto and Hamburg.
 
They have three grown sons, three daughters-in-law and one beautiful granddaughter.
 
Christopher Woodruff
PDG, Rotary District 5440
 
A 52 Year Old Dream for a Community Health Center
(in the middle of nowhere) leads to Rotary
 
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Billy Jivetti, PhD
 
Billy Jivetti (PhD) is a native of Kaimosi, Western Kenya. He came to the U.S. to pursue graduate studies and upon completion, he has taught and worked as a researcher in colleges and universities in the U.S. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with a training in biology, environmental science, international studies, and rural development. He has been working as research scientist in population studies at the University of New Mexico’s Center for Geospatial Studies. He is an avid runner. He moved to Albuquerque with his family in 2016. Billy is a member of the Rotary Club of Albuquerque.
 
In 1969, Billy’s mother was working as a community nurse and witnessed first hand maternal-child mortality in this remote village. She saw a vision of a health center where American medical doctors and nurses were treating and helping mothers and children in the community. She never told anyone this dream. In 2002, Billy came to the U.S. for further studies. In 2010, he met a benefactor who gave them seed capital for the health center. It was during ground-breaking ceremony when Mama Rose revealed this dream. It has been 10 years of slow but steady construction challenges and opportunities, that led Billy to join Rotary, for connections to support the project and programs that align with Rotary. Immediate or total catchment area/population = 50,000, close to 150000 catchment population. In this presentation, Billy Jivetti will be discussing how the health center will help improve the health and education of the people in the area through Health & education: preventive health, rural medicine, community health education workers, nutrition, reproductive health, communicable/non-communicable diseases, Water Sanitation/health.
 
Billy, has just returned from a 3-month visit to western Kenya where he hosted a free medical camp that treated over 200 people, distributed school supplies donated by Pine River Valley Rotary Club of Bayfield, Colorado; and is establishing a Rotary club in Kaimosi – his home town.
 
 
Upper Thompson Sanitation District
This is Home.  We Treat it Right.
 
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Chris Bieker, District Manager
Suzanne Jurgens, Assistant District Manager
Matt Allen, Operations Manager
 
District Manager, Chris Bieker is a 42-year full-time resident of Estes Park and has been employed at Upper Thompson Sanitation District for 34 years. During his long tenure at the District, he has performed every function at the facility with an emphasis on wastewater treatment operations. He has managed catastrophic infrastructure losses and flood recovery, navigated pandemics, and most recently wildfire complications, and still loves rolling his sleeves up and delivering one of Estes Park’s most essential services. He considers his next two years to be his most critical and difficult challenge with the design and construction of a new water reclamation facility and lift stations.
 
Suzanne Jurgens began serving Upper Thompson Sanitation District in 2014 as Financial Officer and was promoted to Assistant District Manager in 2020.
 
Beginning in 2012 Matt Allen served the Upper Thompson Sanitation District in the Collection Department as an Operator, and was subsequently promoted to Foreman, and Superintendent. In 2021 Matt was promoted to Operations Manager overseeing operations of the Wastewater Treatment Facility and Collection Department.
 
Come hear
Donna Chapel and her experiences in Tanzania and Rwanda before COVID
at our April 7, 2022 Club Meeting
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Donna Chapel
 
In 2004, Donna Chapel (former CPA and CFP) established the wealth management firm of Chapel & Collins in Fort Collins and Denver.  She was a partner specializing in taxes for a Fort Collins accounting firm prior to that time.  Serving on many nonprofit boards, including Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, Center for Family Outreach, Community Foundation of Northern Colorado and establishing Veterans Compass of Northern Colorado, Donna has always enjoyed giving a hand up.  A Rotarian (former Club President of Rotary Club of Fort Collins) since 1992, Donna and husband Tom enjoy travel, including daughter, Jessica, and son, Josh when possible.  Relaxing these days with grandchildren Avery and Cameron, Donna also helps socialize cats and kittens for Estes Park Pet Association.  Donna will be sharing their experiences in Tanzania and Rwanda prior to the COVID pandemic. 
No Meeting This Week!
March 31, 2022
5th Thursday
 
So enjoy the warmer weather and be sure to come next week.
 
First 4th Thursday Committee Reports
 
We would like to ask each of the Directors to present a brief update on their Committee so that the members are more aware of what’s going on within the Club.
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Please remember  to mute yourself unless you want to speak.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
 
Club Picture at 11:45 AM
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Please remember  to mute yourself unless you want to speak.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
A Dream Come True!
 
 
Tom Chapel on the summit of “The Sharkstooth, RMNP, 2019  
 
Tom is a retired civil engineer living in Estes Park with spouse Donna and two cats. After growing up and attending college in Grand Junction, Tom and Donna relocated to Greeley, then Fort Collins in 1987 to facilitate Tom’s graduate studies at Colorado State University. After an engineering and management career solving soil related problems of local to international scope, Tom retired in 2018 to spend more time on his current avocations: grandchildren, Search and Rescue, fitness, and mountaineering adventures (not necessarily in that order)!
Tom and Donna have been property owners in Estes Park since 2009. In 2016 they built their current residence in Stanley Heights, which forms a perfect base camp for Tom’s most recent obsession to climb all the named and/or ranked peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park (Tom is currently at 210 summits).
One of Tom’s bucket list items has long been a climb of North America’s highest peak: Denali, Alaska (20,310’). In 2014 Tom assembled a team of six climbers for an attempt on Denali’s West Buttress route. A training injury in April 2015 delayed the climb for a year.  This presentation is a glimpse into the successful June 2016 adventure by Tom and the team.
 
  
Estes Park Comprehensive Plan
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Presented by
 
Karen Thompson and Jessica Garner
 
Karen Thompson     Jessica Garner
 
 
Karen moved from Greeley to Estes Park in 2008, and began work as the Executive Assistant in the Community Development Department for the Town of Estes Park. This is the department where the Development Code, development plans and building permits, the Planning Commission and several other volunteer boards are administered and supported. Although she no longer works at Town Hall, she still has an interest in what is going on in local government, and believes it important for residents to be educated and informed about topics that affect all of us.
 
In 2021, she applied and was accepted to be a part of the Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (ComPAC), made up of town and county residents, Planning Commission members, and Town and County Staff. Consultants were hired to gather information from the community and bring it all together in a 20-year comprehensive plan for Estes Park and the surrounding area. Part of this includes community outreach to gather information about what the residents want Estes Park to look like 20 years down the road (transportation, open space, development, housing, guest experience, aesthetics, etc.)
 
Joining Karen will be Jessica Garner, Community Development Director. Garner holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning as well as a Master of Urban Design from the University of Colorado at Denver. She also holds a certificate in Historic Preservation and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners. She has more than 19 years of experience in planning and development services in both the public and private sectors. Garner’s career experience includes work in Colorado as well as California, where she served as the Planning Manager for the City of Milpitas.
 
Last Scheduled Committee Meeting Day!
 
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Announcements:
  • Community Service Committee Meeting - no meeting
  • Duck Race Committee Meeting - no meeting
  • Membership Meeting - no meeting
  • International Service Committee Meeting -
    • will meet in person this Thursday.
    • Zoom is available
    • The agenda has been emailed to all committee members. 
  • Fund Development Meeting - no meeting
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Our Program this Week is Presented by
Dr. Mark Wiesner
on
Our Children's COVID Concerns
 
Dr. Mark Weisner
 
Dr. Wiesner received his Doctor of Osteopathy at Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa.  He went on to complete his Pediatric Internship at Raymond Blank Children’s Hospital - Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.  Following his internship, he completed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center-The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado.  Dr. Wiesner is Board Certified by the American board of Pediatrics. Prior to joining Estes Park Health, in 2013 Dr. Wiesner was on staff with Loveland Pediatrics.  The University of Colorado recognized him with the “Outstanding Clinical Faculty Instructor” award for his work educating medical students and residents. Dr. Wiesner and his wife have four children.  His interests include Christian music,  foreign medical mission trips, camping and fishing.
 
Come Hear about Crisis Advocates
 
Rosemary Truman
 
Rosemary Truman is the Program Director for Estes Valley Crisis Advocates (EVCA) since January 2020, originally as the Diversity Outreach Advocate then stepping  into the Program Director role in August of 2021. She has been living year round in Estes Park going on five years, and has lived here seasonally for the last nine years. Outside of her work at EVCA she serves on the Town's Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee and loves all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer including hiking, climbing, skiing, and camping.
 
Ray Wallace is the Diversity Outreach Advocate.  She joined the team in September of 2021 when she moved to Estes Park, originally from Portland, Oregan. She loves just about anything outdoors; hiking, backpacking, skiing, swimming, kayaking, etc. She is looking forward to the summer so she can be warm while doing these activities.
 
Dr. Rickey Frierson, PhD
Warner College Diversity and Inclusion Director
February 3, 2022
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Rickey Frierson
 
Dr. Rickey Frierson has spent the last 15 years presenting internationally and domestically on issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion and underrepresented  student success within higher education. Dr. Frierson’s research interest focuses on institutional accountability and effectiveness in minority success and completion at predominantly white, public institutions. Dr. Frierson takes pride in assisting administrators, educators and institutions in examining pro active strategies to create efficient and fruitful educational experiences for their diverse students, staff and faculty.  He has published articles, submitted book reviews, and has written book contributions that all stem around efficiencies of education.
 
Committee Meeting Day
January 27, 2022
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Announcements:
  • Community Service Committee Meeting - no meeting
  • Duck Race Committee Meeting - February 3 at 5 PM via ZOOM
  • Membership Meeting - at Rotary Thursday
  • International Service Committee Meeting - no meeting this month but hopefully face to face in February
  • Fund Development Meeting - no meeting Thursday due to meeting Wednesday
Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.
 
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Speaker Elizabeth Winn
District Director, Northern Colorado & Wyoming
 
 
Elizabeth is a native of western Nebraska. She received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wyoming and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. She has 20 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience and more than 15 years of experience with community engagement, program implementation, and volunteer management. Prior to joining Junior Achievement, she held regional leadership positions with the American Heart Association and Girls Scouts of Colorado. Junior Achievement is the only organization that provides sequential K-12 economic curriculum delivered by volunteers at no cost to schools. JA's programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate income and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.  
Our Library's Head Librarian
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Katherine Weadley
 
Katherine Weadley has worked in libraries since 1998. Her back ground includes library work at the University of Denver, University of Colorado, Colorado State Library, Colorado Library Consortium, and she was the first Director of the Lyons Regional Library District (2015) and was instrumental in fundraising and planning for new Lyons Community Library which opened in 2019. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and earned a graduate certificate in Taxonomy and Controlled Vocabulary from Simmons University in Boston. She is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan but moved to Colorado in 1991. She spent the last 20 years living in Lyons but now lives in Estes Park. She began her position as Supervisor of Programming and Outreach at Estes Valley Library in April of 2021. She has two adult children, has been married for 30 years and has two dogs.
Welcome to the New Year!
 
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Jackie Williamson
 
Our Speaker this week is Jackie Williamson who began her career in 2002 with the Town of Estes Park in the Planning Division of Community Development. She became Deputy Clerk in October 2004 and, following Vickie O’Connor’s retirement, became Town Clerk on August 5, 2005, making her the 7th Town Clerk in Estes Park’s history. In May 2011 she became the Director of Administrative Services, acting as both the Human Resources Director and Town Clerk. Since becoming Town Clerk, Jackie has run 14 elections for the Town of Estes Park; throughout her career she has worked with 5 Town Administrators, 4 Mayors, 2 Judges, and 2 Attorneys.
HO HO HOliday fun!
 
Please feel free to invite friends and family to the Rotary Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 16 at the American Legion. Lunch is served from 11:30 - 12:00. There will be great food followed by a music program. Your RSVP is needed by Tuesday, December 14 at 5:00pm notifying Karol Rinehart of the number that will be attending.
kj.rinehart@centurylink.net, 
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Cost: $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Our Musical Program provided by
 
Skip Neilson
 
Skip Neilson is a guitarist and vocalist originally from Dallas, Texas now living full time in Estes Park with his wife, Nancy.  
He began playing music in his teens and has played, toured and recorded with bands in the U.S. and Europe.
For the past several years he has been working with another EP local, Karen Nicholson, in the acoustic rock duo, Neilson/Nicholson.
They have played regularly at local venues such as The Slab, Snowy Peaks Winery, Bird & Jim’s, Elk Meadows Lodge as well as many private events, local shows and festivals.
 
Estes Park Health Hospital Foundation
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Kevin L. Mullin, MNM, CFRE
 
 
Kevin serves as President of the Estes Park Health Foundation in Estes Park, CO.  He has over 20 years of experience in nonprofit management and fund raising, having previously served in leadership roles at multiple local and national organizations.  He serves as adjunct faculty in the Nonprofit Leadership Program at the University of Denver.  Kevin has a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from Regis University and holds the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) designation.  He has also earned a Master of Nonprofit Management degree and a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Capacity Building from Regis, and is a graduate of the Institute for Leaders in Development at the University of Denver.
 
Investing in Our Kids Today is an Investment in Everyone's Future
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Bev Bachman, M.Ed.
 
As an educator with 40 years experience in public education - 36 of those years in Poudre School District, Bev Bachman has taught grades K-6, gifted-talented, and was an assistant principal. With degrees in zoology, reading, and administrative certification, Bev has a strong interest in science and learning.
Upon “retirement”, she became an education consultant.  She co-formed Exercise 4 Learning (www.exercise4learning.com) with her former principal to help educators to understand the research demonstrating the connection between exercise and learning and strategies for implementing that into the educational setting to maximize the educational experience of students.  She has also done education consulting around leadership, developing effective mission and vision statements, and instruction.  Bev lived in Estes Park from 1992-2003, and she and her husband returned in 2011.  They have hiked many miles in RMNP, walk every day, and enjoy the geology, flora, and fauna of our area. She has been Chair of the Estes Park School District Advisory and Accountability Committee (DAAC) for several years.  She was part of the interim board that formed the Estes Park Education Foundation (EPEF) and has served as its president since 2019.  She has also done volunteering in the schools.
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
No Meeting November 25, 2021
Continuing to Decide Where our ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM reside!
Please do not miss our November 18, 2021 Program
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Bill Smith will be inducting new members Ben Van der Werf and Scott Robbins.  Gail Corrigan is headed for a Thanksgiving with her family.
Healing Waters
It is more than a Swimming Pool
November 11, 2021
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Healing Waters
1632 Unit B Big Thompson Ave.
 
Come hear about the Healing Waters Foundation.  It is a small non-profit organization set up in 2005 by Anne Slack to make the use of water available to anyone.  It has unique features that allow various activites.  Annie will begin by telling of its origin.  Then Bethany Matthias,  a Board Member,  Physical Therapy Assistant and Athletic Trainer will present the Program.   Finally there will be a short video to allow everyone to see the pool, its features and some benefits people have received from it.
Time to Decide Where our ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM reside!
Please do not miss our November 4, 2021 Program
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Dear Club,
 
Visioning for our Future starts Thursday! It includes the Club meetings on the 4th and the 18th of November. We have mentioned several times how important it is for ALL members to attend either in person or on Zoom to share your thoughts.
 
Just a little bit of background…….COVID-19 has disrupted all of the strategic plans and Visioning for organizations, governments, and businesses all around the world. It has been several years since we have embarked on a Visioning process. In addition, our Club has slowly diminished in size while continuing to participate in new and older legacy programs. It is time to determine where our ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM resides!
 
Our first meeting on November 4 will include group discussions about what energy and excitement brought us to join Rotary to begin with…and why we choose to continue to participate. Reflecting on these two areas will be your HOMEWORK until the meeting begins on Thursday. In addition, we need to hear what aspects of Rotary you feel are essential to discuss during the second meeting. We have several categories in mind but we need to know anything that is important to the group. We may not be able to cover all of the suggestions, but we definitely need to discuss the topics that several people bring up.
 
Our Club has a great deal of vitality. We wish to continue to build on that legacy into the future! Your opinions are very important to everyone! Please make a point to participate.
 
Thanks for all you do through Rotary for our Estes Valley Community and the world!
 
Jim Whiteneck
Happy Halloween
 
 
Committee Meeting Day
October 28, 2021
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Announcements:
  • Community Service Committee Meeting:
    •  Immediately after the noon Rotary meeting ends, at the American Legion in person.
    •  We will be discussing adopting a family for Bright Christmas
    •  A project supporting a bilingual program with EVICS and Estes Park Elementary School
  • Duck Race Committee Meeting:
    • CHANGE in the location of the Duck Race Committee meeting, still 5:00 PM October 28; but the change is that we will meet ONLY on Zoom -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/ 7985707369
      • Reason: because our Software/tech people will be attending by Zoom to present their recommendations for software we need to develop to keep future Duck Races sustainable
      • They said they will have trouble hearing and understanding comments or questions from the audience if people have to wear masks — which they would
  • Fundraising Committee Meeting:
    • Will not be meeting on Thursday, but I hope you will continue to promote the dinner.  If anyone has any questions they can contact Tara at 970-577-0186.
    •  
  • International Grant Committee Meeting:
    • Will not be meeting on Thursday
  • Membership Committee Meeting:  
    • Will not be meeting on Thursday; met by email
 
Oshkosh AirVenture 2021
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Graham Nelson has been an aviation enthusiast ever since childhood; he has loved all things aviation. He has lived here in Estes Park Colorado and worked at Safeway for 11 years. He attends the Oshkosh EAA AirVenture every year that it is held. The freedom of aviation is very enticing to Graham.
 
This presentation will be about his adventure at Oshkosh Wisconsin for the EAA AirVenture 2021. It will include a slide show with questions and answers afterward.  If you do have a question about a particular slide, Graham will be glad to answer that at the time as long as it is short.

Graham loves talking about his adventure in photo and video form. He hopes to bring his love of the shows and the experiences to all who attend. He also hopes to bring the sounds, maybe even the smells of fresh cut grass, oil and jet fuel mixed with general aviation fuel along with sunscreen as the sun beams down on the grounds of Wittman Field at the EAA show.  He wants you to experience the faint distant EAA Radio softly talking to all of the attendees about what is new and exciting at the AirVenture grounds as well as the sound of the occasional B-17 and B-25, the helicopters and the Ford Tri-Motor flying overhead.  You will feel like you are there when you hear the attendees saying “oh wow look at that airplane” or “this airplane is so neat.” Graham looks forward to sharing his love of the Oshkosh AirVenture show with all of you.

Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley
John Lovell
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
John Lovell
 
John Lovell is the Director of Development for Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley headquartered in Longmont. He and his team are responsible for all fundraising, marketing, communications, grant writing and volunteer management for the organization. John started volunteering with St. Vrain Habitat in 2000. He worked on the affiliate's first strategic plan and opened its ReStore in 2006. From 2008-2010 John served Flatirons Habitat for Humanity as Executive Director. John has been in marketing and sales leadership roles in a variety of industries.  Habitat's philosophy of "a hand up, not a hand out" initially attracted John to the organization.  He believes that all people should put their faith into action.  
He also owns a photography business specializing in portraiture and commercial work.
John is a graduate of the University of Colorado and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
He is an active member of Rocky Mountain Christian Church in Niwot, Colorado
 
Come Hear David Wolf
Fire Chief of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
David Wolf
 
 David Wolf has served as the Fire Chief for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District since 2016. He has been active in the fire service for over 20 years, serving agencies in Pennsylvania, New York, Texas, and Colorado. David chairs the Volunteer & Combination Section for Colorado State Chiefs and is always looking for new ways to support the volunteer fire service.
No Meeting September 30, 2021
5th Thursday
 
BUT
 
We are having a Social at Snowy Peaks Winery
5:30 PM
 
 
See below for more information
Committee Meeting Day
September 23, 2021
 
Back on ZOOM for Now!!
 
Our program this week will be held on Zoom due to COVID break through infections in three of the American Legion employees . Click on the link below to be admitted. 
 
 
 
Dr. Rickey Frieson, PhD
Warner College Diversity and Inclusion Director
September 16, 2021
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
Dr. Rickey Frierson has spent the last 15 years presenting internationally and domestically on issues of social justice, diversity and inclusion and underrepresented  student success within higher education. Dr. Frierson’s research interest focuses on institutional accountability and effectiveness in minority success and completion at predominantly white, public institutions. Dr. Frierson takes pride in assisting administrators, educators and institutions in examining pro active strategies to create efficient and fruitful educational experiences for their diverse students, staff and faculty.  He has published articles, submitted book reviews, and has written book contributions that all stem around efficiencies of education.
 
CASA in Larimer County
by
Jessica Van Roekel
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
 
 
Jessica Van Roekel is the new Community Engagement Specialist at CASA of Larimer County. In her role she raises awareness about the work that CLC is doing in the community for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. She also recruits community volunteers to become CASAs (Court Appointed Special Advocates). Jessica brings a deep passion to her role and is excited to raise awareness about CASA of Larimer County.
 
 
 "Covid Update and the Future"
September 2, 2021
by Dr. Richard Payden
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted. 
 
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon

Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Jess and Dr. Payden
 
I was born and raised in Moline, IL, traveled to Estes Park almost every summer from when I was less than a year old. I was a rotary exchange student when I was 17 to Japan. Thus far have lived in 4 countries and 8 states. I enjoy all aspects of medicine in the practice here in Estes Park.   My family and I have lived here for 2.5 years. Jess and I have 2  children, a 2 year old daughter and a 1 month old son, as well as a tuxedo cat. We enjoy getting out and hiking and being as active as we can.
 
Committee Meeting Day
Please Come Now that We are Live!
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted. 
 
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon

Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Here is a message from Community Service Chair, Beth Weisberg:

Dear Noon Rotary Club members,

Sunrise Rotary has asked if we can provide volunteers to help with their Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show over the Labor Day Weekend. It would be nice if we can get 4 or 5 people to help out as a community service and as fellow Rotarians. And hopefully if we help the Sunrise Club folks, then they will reciprocate and help us with a few volunteers for the Duck Race or other projects we may have. Not to mention, the Labor Day show is a lot of fun!

Volunteers for these areas are still needed: 

Load In - help vendors vehicles get to their booths in Bond Park area and unload vehicles)
  • Friday - September 3
    • 6:30am - 9:30am
    • 9:30am - 12:30pm
    • 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    • 3:30pm - 6:30pm 
Load Out - help vendors vehicles get out of Bond Park
  • Monday - September 6
    • 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Ambassadors - walk around the show area to ensure Security as well as Booth Sitting to give vendors a short Bio Break
  • Saturday, September 4
    • 9am - 12pm
    • 12pm - 3pm
    • 3pm - 6:00pm 
  • Sunday, September 5
    • 9am - 12pm
    • 12pm - 3pm
    • 3pm - 6:00pm 
  • Monday, September 6
    • 9am - 12pm
    • 12pm - 3pm 
Kids' Arts & Crafts Tent
  • Saturday, September 4
    • 9am - 12pm
    • 12pm - 3pm
    • 3pm - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, September 5
    • 9am - 12pm
    • 12pm - 3pm
    • 3pm - 6:00pm 
  • Monday, September 6
    • 9am - 12pm
    • 12pm - 3pm 
Please contact Jim Whiteneck by email at  jwhiteneck@aol.com or let him know in person or by text, if you can pick up a shift on any or multiple days.  Let’s show the Sunrise club that Noon Rotary has people ready and willing to help!
Thanks, everyone,
Beth Weisberg and Jim Whiteneck
 
 
Ron Gordon is planning to have the International Service Committee together for the first face-to-face meeting in 2 years at the American Legion after the Thursday regular meeting.
Anne Slack is planning to have a Membership Committee meeting.
Tara and Phil Moenning are holding a Fund Development Meeting.
 

Terry M. Kaltenbach, CLU, ChFC, CAP

Director of the USS Midway Museum in San Diego

 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided for our Speaker to join us. Click on the link below to be admitted. 
 
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon

Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Terry Kaltenbach
 
Terry has a track record of success that spans more than four decades in the financial services industry. His experience as a producer, regional manager, wholesaler and benefits broker, as well as his past and current leadership positions, including President of the San Diego Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors and the California Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, gives him a broad perspective on the life insurance industry. Terry is also a member of the Association of Advanced Life Underwriting (AALU) wherein he has lead the California delegation in the Annual Capitol Hill event in Washington, DC

Terry holds the Chartered Life Underwriter ( CLU), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC), and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) designations through the American College. Priding himself as a student of the business, he has never stopped learning new techniques that advance his knowledge and expertise in the business insurance, estate planning and charitable giving fields.

He and his wife, Linda, founded a non-profit chapter of a Teen Suicide Prevention organization (Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program ) in 1997 that has reached over 350,000 middle and high school students, staff and parents and distributed over 1,000,000 Ask 4 Help! cards.

Terry entered Docent Training Class on the USS Midway in January 2016 and received his Yellow Hat on 5 March 2016. He crossed over the 1,000 hours of volunteer time on Midway in October 2018. His favorite assignments aboard Midway are leading tours on the Island including Primary Flight, Chart Room and the Navigation Bridge. Additionally he enjoys giving the “Catapult” brief and the “Traps (Arresting Gear) briefs as well as talking to guests about the workings of the Tactical Flag Command Center and Combat Information Center,

He enjoys giving back to the Navy that has given so much to him.

 

 

Shurie Scheel, 5440 District Governor
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted. 
 
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon

Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
Meal: Barbecue
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
 
Shurie Scheel and Family
 
I live in Thermopolis, WY with my husband, Phillip, and our two children, Kaden (a 10-year old boy), and Alayna (an 8-year old girl). We own a local propane retail company that services about 850 customers in about 100-mile radius. We also co-own Kirby Creek Mercantile, a bakery, deli, home decor and ice cream shop in our downtown area, which opened a few months ago as part of our downtown revitalization efforts. Our children are involved in sports, and we are always busy as small business owners. However, as citizens of a very small town in Wyoming, Phil and I feel strongly that community service in not optional. If we want the world to be a better place for our children and grandchildren, we must all work together. As such, I am involved in a great number of nonprofits, including Rotary. I serve on various boards and with a number of different organizations, but my favorite has always been Rotary! I am the Treasurer and Past President of my club, Past Assistant Governor, and I serve as a facilitator, and district co-chair, for Rotary Leadership Institute. My husband and I have traveled to Kenya numerous times to manage a Global Grant for clean water for rural schools. This work for Rotary is among the most fulfilling parts of my life, and I am so proud to be associated with such a great organization!
Ampt Biking Amputee Outreach Program
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted. 
 
 
My name is Matthew Bell and I've been an amputee for 45 years. I grew up in a military family on or around Air Force bases most my life. In 2008 I got into mountain biking to help get in better shape. What I found was a community that was accepting and wonderfully supportive of anybody and everybody that joined. Over the years I would bring anybody and everybody I could into the mountain biking community. Recently I created Ampt biking amputee outreach program that allows for amputees to come out for a day event with their peers to be able to experience the camaraderie of the mountain biking community. We are now in our second season and the event coming up in August will be our third event. We've had amazing response from the communities we've been in and the participants themselves. Our goal is to reach out to anybody and everybody that is struggling with mental, emotional, and physical challenges that come with one loss.
 
Matthew Bell
Growing Communities Together
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.  Keep in mind that we will be starting at 12:00 p.m., no earlier.
 
 
Lori Gosselin comes to us from Ottawa, Ontario. She is the author of two books, The Happy Place and Sounding the Drum: Community Building in the Digital Age. Since 2014, she has been developing the Community building process, a method of facilitating the evolution of a group into Community. In 2019 she graduated with her Master of Organizational Management degree and formed a company to help her fulfill her mission to spread Community consciousness around the globe. In her talks, Lori introduces the power of Community building to make organizations more cohesive, collaborative, and creative.
 
Lori Gosselin
 
Our first "In Person" Noon Rotary Meeting At US Bank July 8th!
 
Our program this week will be held in person but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.  Keep in mind that we will be starting at 12:00, no earlier.
 
 
 
Angel Hoffman, MA is our speaker on July 8th. She is Regional Director of Northern Colorado Alzheimer’s Organization. Angel Hoffman has been working in the geriatric field since the early 1990's.  Her experience includes both long-term and acute care with a focus on providing support and education to people living with dementia and their care partners. She has a Master's of Art degree in Gerontology from the University of Northern Colorado and Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State University. Her motto for her work comes from the quote of Maya Angelou, " People will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but they will never forget how you made them feel." 
 
Angel Hoffman
Rick Taylor Yesterday and Today:  
All things (including hair) have endings   
 
Our program this week features club member Rick Taylor, as he completes five years as our program chairman. The program begins at noon on Zoom. Click on the link to be admitted:
 
 
It's the time of year when our club honors and celebrates the end of one Rotary year and the beginning of another. Rick Taylor will share some reflections with us on the theme of 'Endings'. Rick has studied
Jungian psychology for the past 25 years. Dreams (the night time variety) are important to that brand of psychology. Rick will share with us what he calls his 'Rotary dream' that he had recently. He thinks of it as just the right program to end his five year tenure as our club's program chairman.
 
Rick Taylor in 1976
 
Rick Taylor in 2021
 
Rotary awards $42,500 to Estes Park seniors
 
At a special May 19 program, the Rotary Club of Estes Park presented scholarships to 11 students help them reach their post-high school educational goals. Bill Solms, Rotary Club of Estes Park President, Doug Mann, 2019-20 club president, and Anne Slack, Scholarship Committee Chairperson, presented the awards. The scholarships totaled $42,500 and represent the club’s tradition of local support for education.
 
The Rotary Club of Estes Park raises funds for scholarships in several ways, including the Annual Rotary Golf Tournament for Scholarships, the Shred-a-Thon, and members’ donations. In addition, memorial scholarship funds honor former club members’ lives and passions.
 
 
The 2021 scholarship recipients include:
 
Meila Igel, who will attend the Colorado School of Mines, Isabella Fanucchi, who will attend the University of Minnesota -Twin Cities, and Ellie Bergstenwho will attend Concordia College, Moorehead, MN, were named recipients of the Rotary Club of Estes Park Academic Scholarships. These awards provide each student with $2,000 per year for four years and are offered on the basis of academic achievement and promise, activities, and citizenship. 
 
Rachel Calvin, who will attend Fort Hays State University, earned the Rotary Club of Estes Park Roger M. Thorp Memorial Scholarship. It is a four-year scholarship of $1000/year for a student interested in architecture or interior design. 
 
Alexander Henderson, who will attend Front Range Community College, received the Rotary Club of Estes Park Carver Family Vocational Scholarship. It is a two-year scholarship of $1,000/year for a student attending a vocational school, community college, or a two-year technical program.  
 
Ruth Walker, who will attend York College, earned the Rotary Club of Estes Park Lynn Coffman Scholarship. It provides  $1,500 for one year to a student graduating from Estes Park High School who is planning to major in business or related disciplines. 
 
Lucas Pearson, who will attend Belmont in Nashville, received the Rotary Club of Estes Park Ron L. Kuhns Memorial Scholarship. It is a $1,500 award given to a student who possesses a passion and an aptitude for a unique field of study.
 
Cole Murraywho will attend the University of Wyoming, earned the Rotary Club of Estes Park Bob Brunson and Roger Thorp Memorial Scholarship. This is a $4,000  scholarship which provides $2,000 per year to a student who is pursuing a vocational or non-traditional field of study.  
 
Bradon Moore, who will attend Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Ethan Hill, who will attend Colorado Northwestern Community College, earned the Rotary Club of Estes Park Lee and Alice Hagemeister Memorial Scholarships. Each will receive $1,500.
 
Jana Coop, who will attend Colorado Mesa University, received the Rotary Club of Estes Park Stanley Hotel Scholarship. This $2,500 award is for a student graduating from Estes Park High School who is planning to major in  hotel and/or restaurant management, event planning or a wellness-related field.
 
The Rotary Club of Estes Park’s Scholarship Committee reviews all student applications, essays and letters of recommendation in a process that takes nearly a month. The committee then interviews several applicants for each scholarship before making final decisions.  
                     
"I am grateful for the time and opinions invested by Bruce Brown, Gregg Jurgens, Jim Whiteneck, Guy Van der Werf, Pete Sumey and Verlene Thorp in evaluating students,” said Anne Slack. “And, last but not least, Doug Mann and Bill Solms for their amazing job presenting the awards."
 
Scholars are invited to meet Rotary Club of Estes Park members by attending meetings as their busy schedules permit.
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