Meet Dr. John Knudtson
Diagnostic Radiologist at Estes Park Health
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:
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 to Karol:
   Rotary Lunch Menu for Thursday,  May 16th:  
Meatloaf, baked potatoes, garden salad, dessert.
RSVP to Karol: 
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.
Prime Rib, Salmon, or Vegetarian Lasagne
Cheesecake or chocolate cake
RSVP entree and dessert selections to
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
  • 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.
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
President-Elect Annie let the four-way pledge and rang the bell at 1:00 PM
Barry Hannigan, scribe
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
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.
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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
May 16, 2024
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
Virgil Holtgrewe
May 8
Madison Casey
Marty Yochum
May 20
Dennis Gellhaus
May 21
Pete Sumey
May 23
Dave Evans
Karen McClure
May 27
Karen McClure
David Evans
May 27
Kathy Groesbeck
Alan Groesbeck
May 28
Jim Austin
June 8
Longley Parker
June 10
Bill Solms
June 13
Anne Slack
June 15
Jack Overly
June 19
Ron Gordon
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 Elect
Past President
Club Administration Director
Community Service Director
Fund Development Director
Fund Development Director
International Service Director
Membership Director
Big Duck
Youth Services Director
Foundation Officers/Directors


Jim Whiteneck

Vice President

Barry Hannigan


Tara Moenning


Gregg Jurgens


Jack Boatman


Tara Moenning

Ernie Altick Program

Ben Van der Werf


Madison Casey


Tom Gardner

Ben Van der Werf

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