Hearing Loss and Dementia
Is there a connection between hearing loss and cognitive decline?
Yes and No.
Take a dive into the most recent science and news with Dr. Workman. 
Dr. Cory Workman
Dr. Workman "Dr. Cory" comes to Estes Park by way of Idaho. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Idaho State University in his hometown of Pocatello, Idaho in 2006. He received his doctorate in Audiology in 2013 also from Idaho State University. He completed a clinical residency with Colorado West Otolaryngologists Ear, Nose, & Throat physician's clinic in Grand Junction, CO. He spent 3 years in Grand Junction working specializing in hearing loss and balance disorders. He also coordinated the implantable hearing device program while there. Most recently, Dr. Cory has worked in Boise, Idaho with Southwest Idaho ENT as a clinical audiologist. Dr. Cory specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, balance and dizziness disorders, hearing aids, repairs, wax removal, hearing protection, and assistive devices. He brings a personalized, straightforward approach to his patients and enjoys improving the lives of those he serves.
Dr. Cory has served on the national Student Academy of Audiology board of directors from 2011 to 2013 and as president of the Colorado Academy of Audiology from 2014 to 2015. He carried board certification from the American Board of Audiology and is very active nationally for the professional of audiology.
Dr. Cory and his wife, Melinda, have 2 daughters and share a love of music, the arts, and the great outdoors. They can be found around town looking for the best live music or in the outdoors biking and skiing. They are excited to be a part of the Estes Park community and look forward to many years ahead.
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: http://  
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 21st:  
Meatloaf, peas, mashed potatoes, dessert.
RSVP to Karol:  before 12 noon, Tuesday.
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!
Learn What Interact Is Doing
Last Friday, Interact met at the high school for the second time this year. We are working with the seventh and eighth graders right now. Stacey Winsor from the morning Sunrise Rotary club led our meeting focusing on the 4-way test. We talked through different scenarios and examples in their daily life where these commitments apply. We talked about why this is important to us at Rotary as well. It was humbling to hear their answers, as these students were very engaged. Each week we intend to build on teaching our students the foundations of Rotary. We were able to elect officers for president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and some committee heads last week! We will be working with them on our expectations as they begin to lead! There were approximately 25+ students in attendance. Our next meeting will be on March 22nd where we will discuss RYLA and Young RYLA.  If you would enjoy experiencing this exciting meeting, please contact me or Annie Slack at  Thank you all for your care and support of this growing Interact club.
Anna Weddle
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
Yarn For Ukraine
Merry Martha's, Paula Edwards' and Gray Rueppel's Weavers of Estes Park Donations
50# of yarn from Estes Park is on its way to 2 villages. Thanks to the Merry Martha’s, Gray Rueppel’s Weavers of Estes Park and Paula Edwards 50# was quickly accumulated for shipment. Then Beth Weisberg and Ron Gordon stepped up with funds for shipping. Andy Lenec of the Broomfield Rotary originated the solar panel recharger project, and the yarn effort was an outgrowth through Gregg Johnson, a master knitter and fellow Peach Corps member. The yarn goes to Andy for onward shipment through Sun Flower Seeds Ukraine who creates aid shipments each month. During this month’s zoom call with the Ukrainians, we heard Dr. Valeri say the villagers have turned this into kind of a competition to see how many socks can be made amongst each other and mix and matches of colors have taken on a new meaning. If I get pictures in the future, of course, they’ll be shared. Given the despair creeping into the picture in the Ukraine with the threats of further Russian advancement, this donation still brings some light of hope to the situation.
Chuck Bonza
Duck Race Update
March 14, 2024
Ducks in the Water       120
Earnings to Charities    $6,808
Volunteers committed   23
Sponsors                      26
Sponsor Revenue        $15,350
Scott Robbins, aka Big Duck   
Gratitude for EVICS Donation
to Bilingual Program
EVICS Bilingual Program with school children
Dear Noon Rotary Club members,
We are pleased to report that the Bilingual Story Time Kit program is progressing smoothly, and we have received a great response from the community. As of now, we are halfway through the program, and we have been visiting the school to read to the kindergartners and distribute the packets. We are thrilled to see the joy on the children's faces as we share with them the stories in their own language. We are excited to inform you that we are working to gather the calming corner items for the three kindergarten classes. This will provide a safe space for the students to relax and decompress when they feel overwhelmed, which we believe will have a positive impact on their emotional well-being and academic performance.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to the Noon Rotary Club for your generosity and support. Without your help, this program would not be possible. We promise to continue to work hard to provide the best experience for the children. We would also like to thank the  Noon Rotary Club members who volunteered their time to help us with the program. Your support has been invaluable, and we appreciate all your efforts in making this program a success.

Please find attached a few pictures of our visits to the school. We will provide a final report once we have purchased all the materials needed and finished the project.
Thank you again for your support.
Rut Miller
Program Director
EVICS Family Resource Center
1182 Graves Ave. Unit A. Estes Park CO. 80517
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 21, Duty Roster
Invocation: Jim Jonell
Song & Pledge: A. Slack/Casey
Guest Intro: JoAnn Batey
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: JoAnn Batey
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-up: Mike Connolly
March 28, Duty Roster
Invocation: Tim Moore
Song & Pledge: A. Slack/Casey
Guest Intro: Jim Austin
Scribe: Barry Hannigan
Greeter: Jim Austin
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Lee Lasson
Mar 21, 2024
Hearing Loss and Dementia
Mar 28, 2024
Innovative Water Technologies
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Duck Sorting at Events Center
Mar. 21, 2024
1:15 p.m. – 3:00 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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