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Meet Dr. John Knudtson
Diagnostic Radiologist at Estes Park Health
and
Our Scholarship Recipients
 
Dr. John Knudtson
 
Dr. Knudtson came to Colorado by way of Kansas. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Knudtson grew up traveling to Colorado for skiing, hiking, mountain biking and the gorgeous views.  The father of three adult sons, he managed to get his family hooked on Colorado and the things the mountains offered. Two of his sons moved to Colorado and Dr. Knudtson and his wife Peggy soon followed.
 
Professionally, Dr. Knudtson has practiced for over 20 years in every type of medical setting from physician’s offices to small rural hospitals to the largest tertiary medical centers.  He has been Medical Staff President, Chief of Staff, Department Director and Medical Director for numerous Radiology Departments and Diagnostic Imaging facilities.  He is very excited to live and practice in Estes Park.  He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, University of Kansas Medical School and is subspecialty trained in Breast Imaging from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.  He is also a proud veteran of the United States Navy and was a designated Navy Flight Surgeon.  He served as the Squadron and Wing Surgeon for Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron 4 and Strategic Communications Wing ONE in the TACAMO branch on the US Strategic Command ultimately leaving the Navy after 13 years of service.
 
Dr. Knudtson loves anything in the outdoors and now loves having his kids come up from the city and spend time in Estes Park with their grand dog Luci.
 
His education record is as follows: University of Kansas 1989; University of Kansas School of Medicine 1993; University of Kansas Diagnostic Radiology 2001; Diplomate, American Board of Radiology 2001; University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Breast Imaging 2017.
 
 
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7985707369
 
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only

As a courtesy to our members, please silence your cell phones during the meeting.
Thank You!
This Week's Luncheon Menu
 
 
    RSVP needed for Rotary lunch
 
    RSVP DEADLINE, TUESDAY, May 14th BEFORE 12 NOON.
    RSVP to Karol: http://kj.rinehart@aol.com
 
   Rotary Lunch Menu for Thursday,  May 16th:  
Meatloaf, baked potatoes, garden salad, dessert.
 
RSVP to Karol: kj.rinehart@aol.com 
before 12 noon, Tuesday.
 
Save the date:  President’s Night, Thursday, June 13th, 5:30 - 7:30 at the American Legion.
RSVP Needed For President's Night Dinner
 
President’s Night at the American Legion, Thursday evening, June 13th.
Annual Changing of the Guard and Rotary awards.
 
PLEASE RSVP CHOICE OF ENTREE AND DESSERT FOR PRESIDENT’S NIGHT                
 
Prime Rib, Salmon, or Vegetarian Lasagne
Cheesecake or chocolate cake
 
RSVP entree and dessert selections to  kj.rinehart@aol.com
or sign up at a Rotary meeting.
 
$35  Cash,  check (Rotary of Estes Park),  Credit Card $37
 
Pay at the door or at a meeting.
 
5:30- 6:00 PM Cash Bar
6:00 - 6:45 PM Dinner
6:45 - 7:30 PM Program
 
Meeting Notes for May 9, 2024
 
 
President-Elect Annie Slack rang the bell at 12:00 PM.
Karol Rinehart gave the Invocation.
Annie led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey played song “I’d Like to Teach The World to Sing.”
 
Guests of Rotarians:
  • JoAnn Batey introduced
    • Ren Gobris from the Community Garden
    • three members of the Fort Collins Breakkfast Rotary Club and our speakers today
      • Lee Varra-Nelson
      • Bob Waltermire
      • Joe McCarthy
Announcements:
  • Ron Gordon and Bill Smith visited Jack Overly, along with several other visitors.  Jack is tired and weak, but still very sharp and having fun.  Please consider going for a visit.
  • Mark Lee discussed the scholarships for this year.  
    • We gave $55,500 to 14 students.  
    • There were many new donors for the scholarships
    • the students will come to our meeting next week.
       14 Scholarship Winners
 
  • Annie said that Dana Fritz is home and recovering.
  • Tara announce the Shred-a-Thon on August. 10.  
    • We’ll partner with the League of Women Voters, doing electronics, scrap metal, and shredding.
    • Tara also announce the beginning of meetings for the John Denver tribute concert
      • is the primary funding for scholarships
      • It will be Aug. 31.
  • Madison summarized the Duck Squat
    • thanked the numerous people who made it a success, including Pete Sumey
    • It raised $930 for our Foundation.
  • Jim Jonell said that we still need two students for RYLA
    • one student who will be going into 8th grade
    • one student who will be going into any of the upper high school grades: 10,11 or 12th grades
    • they need to apply soon.
  • Scott Thompson recapped the Duck Race in Scott Robbins absence:
    • We sold 8969 tickets
    • raised $182,666 for local businesses.  
    • We had good weather
    • the video was very well done
    • Thanks to all the volunteers who made it happen!
    • Finally, Scott Robbins is grateful he didn’t end up in the Emergency Room this year like last year.
  • Jim Austin mentioned that it’s the second meeting of the month, which is Shelterbox day.
    • Please consider donating $10.  
    • We are working on our fourth one this year.
    • Jim also said that he is retiring from the finish line for the Duck Race.  
    • He has managed it wonderfully for many years, and we are all grateful for his work.
    • He is hoping Isaiah will take over next year.
  • Karol announced President’s Night on June 13.  
    • Cash bar at 5:30 PM
    • dinner and the program.  
    • Cost is $35 per person.
    • See Karol to sign up,  
    • June 3 is the deadline, and a sheet will be coming around.
  • Annie reminded the members of the Social with Sunrise Rotary on May 30th at 5:00 pm at the High Peaks Camp and Conference Center.
    • Arrive between 4:30 and 5:00.
    • Cost is $11 per person.
Falcon Ridge Check Presentation:
Annie gave Ren Gobris, President of Estes Valley Community Gardens, a check for $2000 as a donation for building garden plots for residents at Falcon Ridge Apartments, an Estes Park Housing Authority property. Dave Boon, the Housing Authority and many others have contributed to it. Residents will be able to grow fresh vegetables for their own consumption.  Partners to creat the garden plots include Sunrise Rotary, Park Supply, EP High School Horticulture, Youth in Action, Interact Club and others.  Construction has already begun.
 
Pres. Elect Annie presenting
check to Pres. Ren Gobris
 
Scott Thompson told a joke.
 
Happy Money:  
  • Carl Robicheaux was happy that he survived wading the river for the Duck Race.  
    • He thanked Jim Austin for his work,
    • was happy he has seen Ron Gordon two days in a row.
  • Ron Gordon is happy he saw Jack Overly.
  • Jim Austin is happy for
    • the finish line volunteers
    • for Carl being in the river.
  • Barry Hannigan is happy for a wonderful trip to Portugal and good weather.
  • Bill Solms is happy about the many volunteers for the Duck Race.
Program:
Annie Slack introduced Joe McCarthy and Bob Waltermire.  Joe gave a presentation about his water project in El Salvador and about “Doing a Rotary Global Grant.”  Bob summarized his global grant in Ethiopia and discussed global, district, and committee grants.
 
  
Bob Waltermire & Joe McCarthy presenting
and receiving a Piece of the Rock from
Pres. Elect Annie
 
Adjournment:
President-Elect Annie let the four-way pledge and rang the bell at 1:00 PM
 
Barry Hannigan, scribe
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Scholarship Awards Night
 
  
Lexi Richardson, Carl Robicheaux, Mark Lee,
other student recipients
 
  
Smiling faces of student recipients      Mark Lee, students,
Carl Robicheaux 
Big Brother, Little Brother
 
Conrad & Griffin Hemmerly

Scott and Karen Thompson welcomed their second grandson, Griffin Thompson Hemmerly, on April 30. Griffin joins his 2 ½ year old brother, Conrad, and they all live in Pickerington, Ohio. Karen would like to thank Annie Slack for covering for her at both the regular meetings and the May board meeting so she could travel to Ohio to be with their daughter, Shannon, and son-in-law Brad. She says she’s been doing lots of laundry and dishes, walking the dog, and spending happy times reading to and playing with Conrad. She’s also grateful for Scott, who is handling all the work at home while she’s gone.

Prom Night for Lucia "Lucy" Miano
 
Jim Jonell, Lucy, Joanie Jonell
Prom Night 2024
Save the Date!
 
Salvation Army's
High Peak Camp and Conference Center
Social with Sunrise Rotary
 
May 30th,5 PM
(arrive 4:30 to 4:45  PM)
111 Salvation Lane, Estes Park
970-586-3311
 
 
The Salvation Army is dedicated to impacting the lives of our youth. The Salvation Army Camps are attended by more than 100,000 people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic levels each year. With more than 50 Salvation Army Camps throughout the United States, and each one is unique to its geographical area. They all meet high standards in housing, nutrition, and safety according to the American Camping Association.
You Don't Need To Respond
 
 Tara's answer to my question if we needed to respond to the LWV request for volunteers to the shred-a-thon?
Jack Overly Says "Hi"
 
Jack Overly
 
Jack asked me to let you know he was sad to miss the Duck Race.  He also wants you to know he has moved from Good Samaritan Villages in Loveland to Centre Avenue Health and Rehab Facility in Fort Collins.  He is in room #138.  He  would love visitors.
 
Annie
 
Be Prepared, Not Scared
May 16th
 
Have You Wondered How to Get on Clubrunner?
Here are links to show you.
 
Here are some resources you can share to help any new members get logged into ClubRunner.
This article covers the processes of obtaining their username and setting a password (if they do not already have this information):
Once the member has their login credentials, they can login to the club website by following the steps here:
 
Michael C.
From The Chaplain
 
Do you know a Club Member who needs assistance? Maybe a ride to meetings, or just a phone call to keep in touch? Please contact Bill Smith 970-420-1033 or billsmithbronx1956@gmail.com.
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
 
 
 
May 16, Duty Roster
 
Invocation: Dale Bonza
 
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
 
Guest Intro: Wayne Newsom
 
Scribe: Andrea Escorcia Rodriquez
 
Greeter: Wayne Newsom
 
Program Intro: Kevin Mullin
 
Meeting Set-up: Mike Connolly
 
May 23, Duty Roster
 
Invocation: Jim Whiteneck
 
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
 
Guest Intro: Paula Edwards
 
Scribe: Barry Hannigan
 
Greeter: Paula Edwards
 
Program Intro: Anne Slack
 
Meeting Set-Up: Lee Lasson
Speakers
May 16, 2024
Radiology
May 23, 2024
Update on the Loop
May 30, 2024 5:00 PM
Salvation Army's High Peak Camp
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Foundation Meeting
May 16, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
 
May 30th Social at High Peaks Camp
May 30, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
 
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Birthdays, Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Tara Moenning
May 3
 
Rob Cohen
May 14
 
Sue Fereday
May 17
 
Jack Boatman
May 18
 
Brad Rosenbaum
May 22
 
Dmitri Galcovski
May 24
 
Gladys Van Drie
May 24
 
Scott Thompson
May 27
 
Karen Thompson
May 28
 
Larry Williams
June 6
 
Scott Robbins
June 8
 
Jim Whiteneck
June 18
 
Wayne Newsom
June 20
 
Ruby Bode
June 23
 
Lawrence Trifiletti
June 30
 
Anniversaries
Virgil Holtgrewe
Carol
May 8
 
Madison Casey
Marty Yochum
May 20
 
Dennis Gellhaus
Robbie
May 21
 
Pete Sumey
Lois
May 23
 
Dave Evans
Karen McClure
May 27
 
Karen McClure
David Evans
May 27
 
Kathy Groesbeck
Alan Groesbeck
May 28
 
Jim Austin
Jean
June 8
 
Longley Parker
Julie
June 10
 
Bill Solms
Marianne
June 13
 
Anne Slack
Gordon
June 15
 
Jack Overly
Mary
June 19
 
Ron Gordon
Vivian
June 19
 
Join Date
Anna Weddle
May 29, 2023
1 year
 
Lee Machin
May 31, 1973
51 years
 
Jim Whiteneck
June 1, 1994
30 years
 
Rob Cohen
June 1, 1990
34 years
 
Thor Homme
June 4, 2009
15 years
 
David Scott
June 5, 2023
1 year
 
Dawn Shields
June 9, 2022
2 years
 
Jim Jonell
June 9, 2022
2 years
 
Jack Boatman
June 11, 2015
9 years
 
Harry Livingston
June 18, 1998
26 years
 
Ron Gordon
June 18, 1992
32 years
 
Dmitri Galcovski
June 19, 2014
10 years
 
Executives & 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
 
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
Big Duck
 
Youth Services Director
 
Foundation Officers/Directors

President

Jim Whiteneck

Vice President

Barry Hannigan

Secretary

Tara Moenning

Treasurer

Gregg Jurgens

Grants

Jack Boatman

Scholarships

Tara Moenning

Ernie Altick Program

Ben Van der Werf

Investments

Madison Casey

Trustees

Tom Gardner

Ben Van der Werf

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