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Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided. Click on the link below to be admitted.
Rotary Weekly Luncheon
Place: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $15
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only.
Katherine Weadley
Katherine Weadley has worked in libraries since 1998. Her back ground includes library work at the University of Denver, University of Colorado, Colorado State Library, Colorado Library Consortium, and she was the first Director of the Lyons Regional Library District (2015) and was instrumental in fundraising and planning for new Lyons Community Library which opened in 2019. She received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Denver and earned a graduate certificate in Taxonomy and Controlled Vocabulary from Simmons University in Boston. She is originally from the Detroit area of Michigan but moved to Colorado in 1991. She spent the last 20 years living in Lyons but now lives in Estes Park. She began her position as Supervisor of Programming and Outreach at Estes Valley Library in April of 2021. She has two adult children, has been married for 30 years and has two dogs.
Update by President Jim Whiteneck
  • It was a hardy crew that showed up for our first meeting of the year in spite of all the snow!
  • We also had a great group on Zoom. I am very grateful to Mark Lee and Scott Thompson for their technical expertise allowing our hybrid meetings to take place!
  • Scott Robbins, one of our newest members, introduced himself to the Club. He providing us with a remarkable history of community activity as a preamble to joining us in Rotary. It’s great to have him in our group!
  • I’m grateful to Dennis Gellhaus for stepping up to lead the meeting this Thursday in my absence. He is going to be an amazing  President this coming year!
January 8, 2022 Meeting Notes
President Jim Whiteneck called the meeting to order at 12:00 pm.
Jack Boatman gave the invocation.
Jim led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey led the song, “Jingle Bells”.
Guests of Rotarians:
Jackie Williamson, and Travis Machalek with the Town of Estes Park.
  • The District needs 600 additional signatures by January 15th in order to get the Rotary License Plate approved by the State.
  • The Duck Race Committee Meeting is today at 5:00 pm on Zoom.
  • One of our new members, Scott Robins, presented a short biography of himself.       
  • Anne Slack read a thank you note and progress report from one of our academic scholarship recipients, Isabella Fanucchi.
  •    Scott Robbins
Happy Money:
Jim Austin is happy that he is going to Arizona where he can wear shorts.
Bill Solms is happy it is snowing because Marianne likes it.
Ron Gordon is glad that his rabbit is back. According to Ron, “Our resident rabbit came back and plowed through 2 feet of snow to get into his perfect little den right off our pub!”.
Anne Slack introduced program speakers Jackie Williamson, Town Clerk, and Travis Machalek, Town Administrator, who provided a detailed discussion on the local issues in the upcoming April elections.
Jackie Williamson          Travis Machalek
Jim Whiteneck adjourned the meeting at 12:58 pm with the 4-Way Test.
Pete Sumey, scribe 
Temporary Sergeant-At-Arms Needed!
  • Due to travels by Mel Ruppel, Sergeant at Arms, a volunteer or volunteers are needed to set up and put away the banners, bell/gavel, and badges for Rotary meetings on January 13 and 27 as well as February 3, 10, and 17th.
  • If interested, contact Mel Rueppel at 303-350-0633 or email at
Scribes Needed!
Please help us! 
  • Madison Casey and Pete Sumey are alternating weeks to cover Meeting Notes. 
  • If two more Volunteers would step forward it would make it so much more pleasant and everyone would only have to be Scribe once a month. 
  • Can you volunteer?
International Service Committee Report
The project for the Amaro Tan playground in Albania is complete. Ron and Michelle have provided a video which is available on Facebook.  Ron Gordon stated "No Rotarian should miss this joyous video of a project we sponsored." See link below.
Give to our Foundation while you shop!
Do you find that you are placing Amazon orders more frequently these days? Don't forget to help your Rotary Club of Estes Park Foundation with every order. As a recipient of funds in the, our foundation will receive a portion of the sale. All you need to do its sign up to get the funds flowing. And SHOP!
  • Go to:
  • Choose the charitable organization by typing in Estes Park Rotary Foundation. Our club and the Longs Peak club will come up in the search. Click on Estes Park Rotary Foundation.
  • Create a bookmark so every time you shop Amazon, you will participating in the program.
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Anne Slack
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2021-22 R.I. Theme
January 13 Duty Roster
Invocation: Bill Solms
Song & Pledge: Dennis Gellhaus
Guest Intro: Scott Thompson  
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: Karol Rinehart
Program Intro: Dennis Gellhaus
January 20 Duty Roster
Invocation: Milt Garrett
Song & Pledge: Jim Whiteneck
Guest Intro: Scott Thompson

Scribe: Pete Sumey
Greeter: Karol Rinehart
Program Intro: Dennis Gellhaus
Jan 13, 2022
Head Librarian
Jan 20, 2022
Junior Achievement
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Birthdays, Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Smith
February 1
Rita DuChateau
February 1
Gordon Ulrickson
February 3
Sarah Walsh
February 3
Mike Connolly
February 5
Pete Sumey
February 7
Longley Parker
February 18
Rita DuChateau
February 3
Wayne Andersen
February 6
Carl Robicheaux
February 14
Gregg Jurgens
February 14
Larry Williams
February 14
Jay Harroff
February 17
Join Date
Dave Boon
January 3, 2003
19 years
Bill Smith
January 8, 1987
35 years
Wayne Newsom
January 10, 1980
42 years
Pete Sumey
January 14, 2004
18 years
Rick Taylor
January 24, 2013
9 years
Sarah Walsh
February 2, 2012
10 years
Dennis Gellhaus
February 22, 2018
4 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Club Administration Director
Community Service Director/Big Duck
Fund Development Director
International Service Director
Youth/New Generation Services Director
Membership Director
Foundation Officers/Directors


Carl Robicheaux

Vice President

Anne Slack


Tara Moenning


Gregg Jurgens


Jack Boatman, Carl Robicheaux


Anne Slack

Ernie Altick Program

Kathy Groesbeck, Dave Evans


Madison Casey


Tom Gardner

Brad Rosenbaum

Tara Moenning

Bill Solms

Russell Hampton
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