Journey Of A Water Warrior
Jack E. Barker
Founder/Owner of Innovative Water Technologies, Inc. (IWT)
In 2007 Jack received and e-mail from a little girl in an orphanage in India.  It was just 3 lines: "“DRINK WATER EVERYDAY, BECAUSE I HAVE TO, IT MAKES ME SICK”.
After 25 years in the Public Drinking Water business, Jack immediately realized that this e-mail was a turning point in his life.  Jack started R&D on a drinking water system that could be used around the world for the children, Jack incorporated “State of the Art” technology and a lot of common sense.   This resulted in the design of the SunSpring Hybrid, a 100% solar and wind powered drinking water system that utilizes Membrane Ultra-filtration.
Among many other awards, the SunSpring Hybrid was awarded the grand prize as the 2022 “Coolest Thing Made in Colorado”!  Since then we have completed over 1000 projects in 38 Countries, this is an average of over a project a week. With many of these being ROTARY projects, I’d like to share some projects we have done with ROTARY around the World.   We are much more than just a product, our systems are designed to meet and exceed the USEPA criteria for our US Public Drinking Water Systems, yet distributed around the World.  Rotary is without a doubt, the best organization I have every worked with. 
IWT is always available for questions, comments, partnerships, training, etc…  We will be with you throughout the entire project from site evaluations, installations, training to 24/7/365 customer and technical support.  I have also personally been on over 50 Rotary drinking water projects myself.
Jack E. Barker/President
Innovative Water Technologies, Inc.
Rocky Ford, Colorado, USA
Office 719-254-4426 (0700-1530 Mon-Thurs, 0700-1130 Fri)
Cell 719-469-6807 (call or text anytime) anytime)  (website)
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 28th:  
Chicken Marsala, wild rice, Broccoli, and lemon cake.
RSVP to Karol:  before 12 noon, Tuesday.
Meeting Minutes for March 21, 2024
President-Elect Annie Slack rang the bell at 11:57 AM.
Jim Jonell gave the Invocation.
Annie led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey led the song “O What a Beautiful Morning."
Guests of Rotarians:
Joanne Batey introduced
  • Mary Hannigan
  • Rick Life.
  • On May 30th, we will meet at High Peaks Camp at noon for a social. 
    • Sunrise Rotary will join us. 
    • High Peaks Camp is a place sponsored by the Salvation Army for inner city children to come in the summer and enjoy the mountains and be able to see the stars at night.
    • The cost is $11 per person.
  • Scott Robbins provided a summary of the Duck Race:
    • The headliner for the Bond Park entertainment will be Brad Fitch.              .  
    • Sponsorships are going well, but more would be welcome.  
    • Tim Moore and Beth Weisberg are working on merchants, and they need volunteers to help contact them.  
    • Volunteers are needed for Duck Race day, especially for Bond Park.
    • We will sort ducks today at the Events Center right after the meeting.
    • Finally, we still need a live duck!  Anyone know where we can find one?
  • Mark Lee announced the Scholarship Awards Night, which will be April 25.  
    • There are 15 applicants  that the committee members are judging
    • Interviews will take place next month.
  • Jim Austin said that we have managed to raise more than $4000 for Shelterbox since December, which is excellent.
  • Chuck Bonza shared
    • pictures of the solar panels being delivered to Ukraine
    • pictures of them being decorated.
    • be sure to join Andy Lenec’s Zoom call on April 1st; it always is the first Monday of the month at 10 AM
Our Annual Business Meeting was called to order
  • Dennis Gellhaus read the names of candidates for next year’s positions
  • Annie Slack asked If there were any additional nominations from the floor.
    • Hearing none, she asked for a motion to close the nominations
      • Carl Robicheaux made the motion and Bill Solms seconded it
    • She asked for a motion to accept the slate by acclimation
      • Carl Robicheaux made the motion and Bill Solms seconded it.
    • It passed unanimously.
    • The meeting was closed.
Special Presentation:
Jack Ford gave Kathy Groesbeck her 8th Paul Harris pin.
Jack Ford presenting Kathy Groesbeck with
             her Paul Harris + 8 pin
Annie Slack introduced Dr. Cory Workman, audiologist for Estes Park. Dr Workman discussed hearing loss and cognitive decline, and how those might affect health and persons who have dementia.
Dr. Cory Workman presenting and receiving
a Piece of the Rock from Pres. Elect Annie
President-Elect Annie let the four-way pledge and rang the bell at 1:00 PM.
Barry Hannigan, scribe
A Rotary Sorted Affair!
Mary Hannigan found Duck #1 while Tara Moenning and Barry Hannigan look on!
Thursday afternoon, March 21, 2024 was Duck sorting day.  There were over 10,000 ducks to separate.  Bins were numbered from 1 to 10,000 and a group of Rotarians examined the numbers on ducks and placed them in the correct bins.  Scott Thompson kept  us going by filling our containers with more and more duckies until they were all gone.  It took about 1.5 hours with all the help and lots of fun
Scott Thompson waiting to assist us.  Lots of bins
#1                                       #2
# 1 Mark Lee, Karol Rinehart, Dennis Gellhaus, Isaiah Johnson
Scott Robbins, Chris Davis, Mary Hannigan, Jim Austin
Gregg Jurgens,  Phil Moenning, guest, Barry Hannigan,
Scott Robbins, Mary Hannigan, Karol Rinehart, Jack Ford
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 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
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! 
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.
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.
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
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
April 4, Duty Roster
Invocation: Dennis Gellhaus
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: TBA
Scribe: TBA
Greeter: TBA
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Scott Thompson
Mar 28, 2024
Innovative Water Technologies
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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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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