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,  March 14th:
Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup, Pretzels & Cheese, Roasted veggies, and Brownies for dessert.

RSVP to Karol:  before 12 noon, Tuesday.
Meeting Notes for March 7, 2024
President Karen Thompson rang the bell at 12:00PM.
Lee Lasson read the Invocation on behalf of Wayne.
Karen Thompson led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey accompanied the song “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”.
Guest of Rotarians
  • Pat Newsom,
  • Vivian Gordon,
  • Sandy Lasson (Honorary Rotarian).
  • Scott Robbins announced that the annual sorting of the ducks is next week after Rotary Club at the event center.
  • Beth Weisberg announced
    • we still need merchant prize volunteers to help reach out to merchants for prizes.
    • The community service meeting for next week has been cancelled as the project proposed has been rescinded.
    • The check for the automotive project has been delivered and the kids were very excited and grateful for the resources.
  • Scott Thompson announced
    • if you would like the kids at the school to work on your car, if you provide the materials, they can do simple things such as oil changes.
  • Past President Dennis Gellhaus announced the nominations for the 2024 - 2025 club and foundation.
  • Andrea Escorcia announced
    • she is starting a crossroads food drive next week.
    • A list of needs will be posted in the Spoke.
Past Pres Dennis Gellhaus
Andrea Escorcia Rodriguez
  • President Karen announced
    • Merchant Prizes can come from anyone not just merchants.
    • You can buy a gift card and donate it!
Joke of the Day
Scott Thompson delivered a joke.
Happy Money
  • Carl Robicheaux is happy because they have started fixing and changing the tools for the duck race down the river.
  • Guy Van der Werf announced
    • Ben has joined a club closer to home
    • Val, his wife, has become a Rotarian.
  • Annie Slack is glad
    • Angel is here
    • appreciated the PETS weekend she just attended and hopes to be a good president for the club.
  • Paula Edwards is happy because of Chunk Bonza and his project with the Yarn for Ukraine.
  • Scott Thompson is happy because Wayne Newsom became a sponsor for the duck race!
  • Jim Austin gave money in remembrance of Sid Brown who passed recently and was a great friend.
Anne Slack introduced the speaker, Angel Hoffman. She presented on Alzheimer’s disease, resources, and the Alzheimer’s Association.
      Angel Hoffman presenting and receiving a
         Piece of the Rock from Pres. Karen
We closed with the Four Way Test.
Andrea Escorcia Rodriguez, scribe
Seeking Duck Race Merchant Prize Volunteers
Lucky Duck
Please volunteer to help follow up with merchants about donating prizes for the Duck Race.  We have 12 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!
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 High School
Auto Shop Program
Receives $4800
Students Lincoln Dammes, Santiago Salgado Garcia,
Kenneth Cromer, Kaiden Smith, Raul Perez-Rodriguez,
Matthew Asche, Cameron Glover;
Auto Shop teacher TJ Appel;
Noon Rotary Community Service Director Beth Weisberg;
Estes Park Rotary Foundation President Jim Whiteneck
On February 26, 2024, Beth and Jim W. delivered to Estes Park High two checks, totalling $4,800, to buy a complete, 1004-piece set of Teng tools with a cabinet workstation.  Two thirds of the money came from our Club's Project Funds, and one third came from our Club's Foundation funds earmarked for a qualifying community service project.
The tools are needed because finally the school has a senior master technician to teach an Auto Shop program -- something they have been trying to do for years.  But the brand-new course has so far been using incomplete sets of miscellaneous tools, which has limited what types of auto repairs the students have been able to do.  The $4,800 we have provided will buy a complete set of lifetime-warranted tools, as well as a toolbox to keep everything stored and organized so everything can be found efficiently -- and any tools that break will be replaced without charge.  According to the teacher, TJ Appel, the new tools will allow multiple students to be able to work on cars at the same time, and will mean that the Auto Shop students will now be able to learn how to do "almost anything and everything on a car."
Principal Mary Barron, the Auto Shop students, and TJ Appel, all were there to thank us for the funds -- they were all quite excited that with this money, they will be getting the new tools soon.  In fact, the students let out a spontaneous cheer when they saw us walk in with the checks.  And some of the students walking out to the parking lot at the same time we were leaving, came over individually to thank us again.  This grant will certainly make a difference. Well done, Rotarians!
Beth Weisberg
Community Services Director
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.
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.
The 2024 event on Saturday, May 4, will try to bring some peace, tranquility, and togetherness to life in the Rockies. The theme of this year’s duck race is We are Family. During these troubled times, the Duck Race Committee thought it would be appropriate to step back and honor family both in terms of our immediate families and in a broader context, as members of the family of man,” said Scott Robbins, Big Duck for the 2024 festival.
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
March 14, Duty Roster
Invocation: Madison Casey
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Dennis Gellhaus
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: Dennis Gellhaus
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-up: Mark Lee
March 21, Duty Roster
Invocation: Jim Jonell
Song & Pledge: K.Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: JoAnn Batey
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: JoAnn Batey
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Mike Connolly
Mar 14, 2024
Estes Valley Watershed Coalition
Mar 21, 2024
Dimentia and Covid
Mar 28, 2024
Innovative Water Technologies
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Upcoming Events
Duck Sorting
Mar. 14, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Rotary Club Foundation Meeting
Mar. 21, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Duck Race Committee Meeting
Mar. 21, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 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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