How Rooftop Rodeo Developed
Rooftop Rodeo coming in July!
Mark Purdy, Chairman, to present.
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,  April 4th:  
Pulled pork barbecue sandwiches, baked beans,  coleslaw, and cookies.
RSVP to Karol:  before 12 noon, Tuesday.
Save the Date!
Andy Lenec is Hosting a Zoom Call
April 1, 2024
10 AM
Bonjours and pryvit, as you know, I run a monthly Zoom call with contacts in Ukraine, open to anyone who wants to join in and learn in order to better support Ukraine.  I have provisional confirmation (depending on whether their units are shifted) that two truly amazing women members of the armed forces of Ukraine will be on the April 1 call.  One is poet Yaryna Chornohuz, the other is Senior Sargent Daria Zubenko, also an accomplished civilian before enlisting.  I heard them on the webinar that is advertised below, and I was floored.  Who will lead us into peace if not womankind? I am trying to promote this particular call, so if you know of anyone who might be interested in hearing from two heroic yet humble women, please let them know. 
Here is the link (same one every month):
Andy Lenec is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: English Club
Time: Apr 1, 2024 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 817 7736 3178
Passcode: 676470
Preregistration is not required, but I'd appreciate knowing if someone will be joining, as I do use a waiting room on my Zoom account, and I may have some limit for attendance.
Дякую, i Слава Україні! 
Meeting Minutes for March 28, 2024
President-Elect Annie Slack rang the bell at 11:57 A.M.
Tim Moore gave the Invocation.
Annie led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey played song “Easter Parade.”
Guests of Rotarians:
  • Jim Austin introduced
    • Rick Life and
    • two members from Sunrise Rotary
      • Jean Rismiller, President of Sunrise Rotary
      • Jim Scritchfield.
  • Annie reminded everyone that on May 30th we will meet at High Peaks Camp at noon for a social.  
    • Sunrise Rotary will join us.
    • the cost is $11 per person.
    • The Rotary Club board Meeting is April 2nd
    • District Conference in Steamboat is May 16-18.
    • A local person, Teri Ford, has a Yamaha baby grand piano that is free….does anyone want it?  
  • Scott Robbins provided a summary of the Duck Race:
    • The town has OK’d the Bond Park entertainment.       .  
    • Sponsorships are going well, but more would be welcome.       
    • We’ve sold 900 ducks already, which is on schedule.
    • We are loaning some ducks to a Fort Collins Rotary Club for their first duck race.
      • In exchange they are providing ten volunteers for our event.
    • Volunteers are still needed for Duck Race day.
  • Tim Moore announced that there are 145 prizes from 52 merchants
  • Jim Jonell gave a shoutout to
    • Dave Boon for helping with young RYLA and the Interact programs.
    • There is a program at the high school this coming Wednesday on  
      • mental health with students.  
      • Adult volunteers are needed to support this event
      • Please sign up at the library.
  •  Mark Lee announced the Scholarship Awards dinner will be on April 30 at the High School.
Joke of the Day
Annie told a joke asking where does a one legged lady waitress work?  At International House of Pancakes
Happy Money:
  • Paula Edwards is happy that we have a good snowpack.
  • Jim Austin is hoping that Dana Fritz will recover from her injuries.
  • Jean Rismiller is happy to be with the noon Rotarians.
Annie Slack introduced Jack E. Barker, who spoke about the different clean water systems that are manufactured at Innovative Water Technologies, Inc.  He showed examples of many projects in different countries that provide clean water at an extremely reasonable cost for entire communities.  Rotary has been a sponsor for many of these projects.
Jack E. Barker presenting
Jean Rissmiller spoke about the Global Grant that Sunrise Rotary is putting together to provide one of Innovative Water Technologies, Inc. units to a village in Ecuador.  They will also be providing chickens to the village that they can raise for protein now that they will have water easily available.
President Jean Rissmiller presenting
Jack Berker and Jean Rissmiller receiving a
Piece of the Rock for presenting to the club
President-Elect Annie let the Four-Way Test and rang the bell at 1:03 PM
Barry Hannigan, scribe
Youth and Mental Health Program
Wednesday at the High School
1 PM
Dear Members
Here is an opportunity to make a difference.  Next Wednesday at 1PM there will be a conversation at the High School dealing with youth and mental health.  The folks that are sponsoring this event are needing adults from the community to participate.  I hope you will go to the library site read the information and sign up.  We would love to have your input and support.  This event supports Rotary International theme of making a difference for mental health.  Our youth would be pleased with your support. 
Registration is through the library and here is the direct link to sign up:.  You'll see the event description and then towards the bottom of the page there is a blue registration button.
Youth Services Director
Dr. Jim Jonell
1068 Fall River Court
Estes Park, Colorado 80517
Telephone: 303 522-0515
Seeking Duck Race Merchant Prize Volunteers
2024 Duck Race Pin
Please volunteer to help follow up with merchants about donating prizes for the Duck Race.  We have 18 volunteers so far, but there will be hundreds of merchants to follow up with.  The more merchants we can connect with, the more prizes we will have for the Duck Race.
We will show you how to do this -- it's very easy.  This can be done either in person or by phone, your choice.  Most of our merchants love the Duck Race and are happy to donate prizes.  A big thank you to the 12 people who have already volunteered to help.  If you haven't already signed up and would like to, please let Beth know at the meeting on Thursday, or else email her at . 
We will be assigning which volunteers are to contact which merchants around March 14,  So  please let Beth know as soon as possible if you are willing to help.
Thanks, everyone!
Community Service Meeting April 11, 2024
Dear Community Service Committee Members,
We will be having a Community Service Committee meeting on Thursday, April 11, right after the regular Rotary meeting ends at 1:00 p.m.  Dave Boon has brought us a potentially exciting project to help fund construction of a community garden for residents of the Falcon Ridge Apartments to grow their own vegetables, and he will be at our Committee meeting to answer questions. Please see details in the email I sent out on 3/22 and try to attend the Committee meeting on April 11.  If we vote to approve the requested funding, then I will present that recommendation to the Board at their meeting on the first Tuesday in May.

Rotary District Conference
Steamboat Springs, CO
May 16 - 18, 2024
where you will find the Conference Program,
a detailed list of Conference Information, 
and a link to the registration page on the District website.
Crossroad Needs Supplies
  • Cereal - Family Sized
  • Hearty Soups - Vegetable, Chicken, Beef
  • Canned Fruit - Peaches or Pears
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Baked Beans
  • White Rice (any size - we can repackage)
Andrea Escorcia
Estes Park Rotary Duck Race 2024
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April 4, Duty Roster
Invocation: Dale Bonza
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: JoAnn Batey
Scribe: TBA
Greeter: JoAnn Batey
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-up: Scott Thompson
April 11, Duty Roster
Invocation: Tara Moenning
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Karol Rinehart
Scribe: TBA
Greeter: Karol Rinehart
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Mark Lee
Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Board Meeting
Apr. 02, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Club Foundation Meeting
Apr. 18, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Duck Race Committee Meeting
Apr. 18, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Duck Race
May 04, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
May 30th Social at High Peaks Camp
May 30, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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Apr 04, 2024
The Rooftop Rodeo
Apr 11, 2024
Platt River Power Authority
Apr 18, 2024
Water Project in Nicaragua
Apr 25, 2024
Estes Valley Watershed Coalition
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Board Meeting
Apr. 02, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Club Foundation Meeting
Apr. 18, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Duck Race Committee Meeting
Apr. 18, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Duck Race
May 04, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 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
Jack Ford
March 12
Dave Evans
March 25
Anne Slack
March 28
Karen McClure
April 5
Dawn Shields
April 6
Lee Machin
April 11
Jim Austin
April 20
Chris Davis
Rita Davis
March 4
Guy Van der Werf
April 5
Karen Thompson
Scott Thompson
April 16
Scott Thompson
April 16
Grant Delbecq
Carol Delbecq
April 20
Peter Sinnott
April 20
Harry Livingston
April 23
Join Date
Karol Rinehart
March 5, 2015
9 years
Lee Lasson
March 13, 2003
21 years
Beth Weisberg
March 16, 2020
4 years
Madison Casey
March 16, 2006
18 years
Mark Lee
March 16, 2020
4 years
Dave Evans
March 22, 2007
17 years
Gladys Van Drie
April 3, 1997
27 years
Mike Connolly
April 3, 2008
16 years
Peter Sinnott
April 5, 2007
17 years
Chris Davis
April 9, 2023
1 year
Gregg Jurgens
April 14, 2011
13 years
Carl Robicheaux
April 18, 2019
5 years
Bill Solms
April 21, 2016
8 years
Chuck Bonza
April 25, 2008
16 years
Dale Bonza
April 25, 2008
16 years
Philip Moenning
April 25, 2008
16 years
Scott Thompson
April 25, 2008
16 years
Tara Moenning
April 25, 2008
16 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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