Estes Valley Watershed Coalition
Dawn James
Board Treasurer for EVWC
CEO, Process Interventions, LLC
After 30 years in multi-industry leadership roles, delivering over $1B USD in optimization savings and leadership development, Dawn decided to take her executive leadership experience that spanned across 48 countries and begin assisting others to maximize their business and personal growth. Now CEO of Process Interventions LLC, a global consulting business that launched in 2016, Dawn provides business optimization and leadership coaching services to small and mid-size corporations, as well as to individuals who seek organization or coaching in their personal lives.
In 2016 EVWC had asked Process Interventions LLC to assist with optimizing the project management processes of their initial 14 project sites. Being impressed with their vision, mission, and active projects that were helping the community recover from the 2013 flood, Dawn joined the EVWC Board in 2017. She has held EVWC positions of President, Vice President, and Treasurer throughout seven years of service and averages 600 volunteer hours annually. While serving her last two-year term, Dawn will continue to support EVWC as Treasurer.

Dawn and her husband Rick started building their home in Estes Park in 2011 and officially made Estes Park their home in 2013. She enjoys hiking, traveling, cooking, and giving back to family and community. Dawn has obtained two Six Sigma Black Belt certifications and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Industrial Engineering and Material and Logistic Management from Kettering University, formerly GMI Engineering and Management Institute located in Flint, Michigan. Former employers include Honeywell International, Whirlpool, United Parcel Service, and General Motors.
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 25th:  

Lemon chicken, wild rice, asparagus, salad, dessert bars.


RSVP to Karol: 
before 12 noon, Tuesday.
Save the date:  President’s Night, Thursday, June 13th, 5:30 - 7:30 at the American Legion.
Meeting Notes for April 18, 2024
President Karen Thompson rang the bell at 11:59 AM.
Madison Casey read the Invocation.
Karen Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey accompanied the song “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing”.
Guest of Rotarians
  • Roberta "Berta" Raworth from the Sunrise Rotary is considering joining our club.
  • Lucy Miano is our Exchange Student from Italy!
  • Ron Gordan is back from Florida.
  • Jim Whiteneck announced there would be a foundation meeting today
  • Anne Slack announced
    • our guest Speaker for May 2nd has invited us to dinner
    • Wednesday May 1st.
    • If you are interested, please let her know.
  • Ron Gordan spoke to Jack and got an update on him.
    • Jack is optimistic that he will recover soon.
    • He is open to visitors and messages!
  • Scott Robbins thanked
    • sponsors of the duck race.
    • announced there are posters in the front room to be distributed.
    • The last committee meeting will be tonight at 5 pm at the Holiday Inn.
    • We are about 2% behind on adoptions but following the same pattern as before.
  • Carl Robicheaux announced that on the 27th of April
    • there will be a river clean up.
    • Meet at 9am at the visitor’s center.
  • Gregg Jurgens announced that we are behind on Foundation donations from the duck race so adopt ducks!
  • Madison Casey announced that he is actively searching for a lost box marked 102/202
    • if you know anything please let him know.
  • Pres. Karen announced that
    • we need to borrow tents for the duck race.
    • April 20th 6:30 – 9:00 The Lady Psychiatrist Booth is performing at the Legion
      • there are tickets to pick up at the table.
Exchange Student Report:
Lucy reported
  • she moved in with the Jacob’s last week.
  • She is excited for Prom this year.
  • Her parents are coming on May 23rd for her Graduation!
Lucy Miano & Pres. Karen
Joke of the Day
Scott Thompson gave us a joke about a new retiree.
Happy Money
  • Jim Austin asked about Kevin’s socks.
    • He gave a check for $84.00 in honor of his birthday.
  • Jack Ford is happy that he spent the weekend with his children and grandchildren.
  • Anne Slack is happy Berta is here.
  • Paula Edwards is happy that her grandson completed his hours at work!
  • Carl Robicheaux is happy Chuck and Jim helped him fix the equipment for the Duck Race river clean up.
Anne Slack introduced the speakers Melanie Phelps and Pete Sutton. They are fellow Rotarians from  Pueblo West Rotary. They presented on the Nicaragua Water Projects bringing the gift of running clean water to the people of Nicaragua.
Pete Sutton & Melanie Phelps presenting and
receiving a Piece of the Rock from Pres. Karen
We closed with the Four Way Test.
Andrea Escorcia Rodriguez, scribe
JoAnn Batey has completed her
"Good Beginnings" Requirement
She is now a full member of
The Rotary Club of Estes Park
JoAnn Batey
Community Home Healthcare Survey
Helping Hands

You may have seen some Facebook posts or some mention in the EP News or the TG about the Estes Park Community Home Healthcare Survey. It came out of a series of open community conversations held in the late fall at Allnutt's just before EP Health shut down its in-home healthcare and in-home hospice care services.  Two committees came out of these conversations, one to do a survey to see what the needs are and where the gaps would be, and the other committee wanted to see if some type of non-medical volunteer program could be started to help fill some of the gaps after the hospital's hospice program would stop. 

Crossroads has taken up the banner to start a pilot neighbor-to-neighbor non-medical volunteer program. It will be called Helping Hub and more information will be forthcoming later this month. It will provide some support to people dealing with long-term or end-stage illnesses, such as respite for the caregiver, visitation to the person who is home-bound and facing a long recovery or a terminal illness. We have been trying to work out some of the parameters of what the Helping Hub will look like.

The Community Home Healthcare Survey seeks information from the community on what its needs are. We opened the survey up a week ago, on Thursday, and in 10 days we have 200 responses, which is remarkable considering the survey asks some pretty deep demographic questions. The Estes Chamber, the Nonprofit Network, the League of Women Voters,  Crossroads, and the Senior Center have shared the link to the survey on their Facebook pages or in their weekly newsletters. The survey will be open until midnight on Friday, April 26, and then a group of people from these organizations will be meeting on April 30 around the conference table at Crossroads to discuss the survey results and to outline a report to the community. 

Would the Rotary be interested in sharing the URL with its members?  With almost 200 responses to date, we have a treasure trove of information. It is our hope that the results from this survey will provide the community with some data points about the home healthcare needs in the community and spur some ideas about how the community we can address those needs or gaps.  Attached to this email is a link to access the survey.

Patti Brown

Volunteers Needed for Community Service Project
2023 Community Clean Up Day
Hello again, wonderful Community Service Committee,
As  you may have read in the Trail Gazette, the annual Estes Park Community Clean-Up Day this year is on Saturday, April 27.  This  is when we solicit volunteers from the community to help pick up trash all around Estes Park the week before the Duck Race, so that everything will look beautiful on Race Day.  Every year we have a long line of volunteers show up around 9:00 a.m. at the Visitor Center to get route assignments, and our very own Noon Rotary coordinates all of this.
Tara and I will be in the parking lot at the East side of the Visitor's Center on April 27, and we can use 3 volunteers from our club to help greet and sign in the volunteers, hand them the trash bags they will need, and generally keep the check-in running smoothly.  This can be done either standing or seated at the check-in table.  We need our 3 Rotary volunteers from around 8:30 a.m. until around 9:30 a.m. that morning.
If you would like to volunteer to help with check-in, please let me know.
Many thanks,
Community Clean Up Day
April 27, 2024
9:00 AM

Community Clean Up Day, Saturday, April 27th, 9 am, will meet at the east side of the Visitor’s Center.   We will be handing out routes and orange bags to volunteers to pick up the trash.  Over the next two weeks Rotarians who wish to select a particular route and acquire bags, may do so at the regular meeting.  See Beth or Tara to select the route of your choice.

Share a Dinner With Robert Luisana
Our May 2nd Speaker
Mama Rosa's
May 1st, 6 PM
Go Dutch
Robert Luisana is wondering if there is anyone in our Rotary, who would like to join he and his wife for dinner Wednesday, May 1st.  They would love to hear about life at Estes Park from someone local. He doesn’t consider himself to be a charming dinner companion, but says his wife Karen definitely is.
Rob's presentation on Thursday, May 2nd, is a quick discussion of the current problems with Healthcare...cost, snowballing prescription drug cost, inefficiencies in the system and the problem of people being uninsured. He also covers the proposed options for change in the health field.
The president of the Rotary Club of Five Points in Columbia reported Rob’s talk is educational and informative.  He provides unbiased information on all sides of the issue, although he does share his thoughts based on his experience.  At no point was there any “sales pitch” or push for his services.  I think you will find his presentation to be an eye-opener on an issue we all have come to accept, but which could be a lot better.  Olivia Jones, Attorney at Law
Please contact Annie if you would like to join them for dinner.  970-231-6697,
Josh The Baby Otter Volunteers
Josh The Otter will be coming to visit the Estes Park Elementary School Kindergarten classes at 8:30 AM on Thursday, May 2. The kids are very excited to learn about Josh! We still need two volunteers who will read Josh‘s storybook to each class. If you’re interested, please contact Jim Whiteneck. (918-629-3236)  
Thanks for your help!!!
Just 12 Days Left Until the 2024 Duck Race!
We Are Family!
The clock is quacking louder and louder! We are just twelve days away from the 2024 Estes Park Rotary Duck Race Festival. It’s time for all you Rotarians to make those duck adoptions. As of April 15, 2024 our Rotary Foundation had just over $1100 in duck race adoption proceeds (hint, hint). That puts us roughly in the top 1/3 of participating organization earnings. Those of you who are so inclined may also become an associate sponsor of the festival for a contribution of $100 or more.
As usual, we have some nice cash prizes and over 300 merchant prize donations for the event. We have over $21,000 committed in sponsorships as well. We have a full lineup of entertainment planned this year from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at multiple locations. In addition to our usual duck waddle, duck squat, face painting, duck race festival merchandise sales, and balloon art activities, we have added children’s activities conducted by the YMCA of the Rockies at Bond Park.
Our entertainment lineup includes the Riverside Ramblers and Estes Park High School Choir at Nicky’s Resort. Ballet Renaissance will perform at Performance Park. The Highland Brass and Neilson and Nicholson will perform at Riverside Plaza. Our entertainment headliner will be Cowboy Brad Fitch performing at Bond Park. Additionally, we will have children’s entertainer Sunny Boy Jim Jack Jones and two Djembe drumming groups, Hot Jam and Djembe Jive performing at Bond Park. Following the drum performances we will have a community drum circle at about noon. Yes, you, too can be a drummer!
Sponsor and participating organizations will be scattered around Riverside Plaza and Bond Park in case you want to learn a bit more about our community or adopt a pet. We will have three food providers at Bond Park:  Mama de Cocina, BBC Concessions, and Heaven’s Popcorn. Come on down and enjoy the festival and town—before the tourist crunch hits!
Finally, a huge THANK YOU to the Duck Race Committee and all of you Rotarians who make this festival possible!
Scott Robbins
Big Duck 2024
Estes Park Rotary Duck Race 2024
Be Sure to Purchase Your Adoption Tickets Now!
Go to to learn all about this year's Duck Race.
Scholarship Awards Night
Save the Date:   May 6th, 6 - 8pm
Scholarship Awards Night at the Estes Park High School Auditorium
Please join us as Rotary will be awarding scholarships to deserving students from the Estes Park High School class of 2024.
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
April 25, Duty Roster
Invocation: Lawrence Trifiletti
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Isaiah Johnson
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: Isaiah Johnson
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-up: Lee Lasson
May 2, Duty Roster
Invocation: TBA
Song & Pledge: Anne Slack/Casey
Guest Intro: Tara Moenning
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: Tara Moenning
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Scott Thompson
Apr 25, 2024
Estes Valley Watershed Coalition
May 02, 2024
Current Problems with Healthcare
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Upcoming Events
Community Clean Up Day
Apr. 27, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
River Clean Up Day
Apr. 27, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Josh, the Baby Otter
May 02, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.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
Karen McClure
April 5
Dawn Shields
April 6
Lee Machin
April 11
Jim Austin
April 20
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
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
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
Join Date
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
Anna Weddle
May 29, 2023
1 year
Lee Machin
May 31, 1973
51 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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