An Overview of Transportation Infrastructure
Estes Park
Greg Muhonen
Public Works Director
Greg Muhonen is a Professional Civil Engineer who has used his training and life experience to serve the transportation infrastructure needs of Larimer County residents for over 37 years.  His civil engineering work experience spans private land development, land use entitlement review, traffic engineering, municipal policy, and public works capital project design and construction. Greg's Core Values are Lead by Example, Keep his Word, Build Relationships and Transparency.  "I hold myself and my team accountable to each other, our Town residents, and our Town leaders to implement the goals and priorities that we collaboratively establish.  We learn and share our knowledge and skills freely, understanding that our roles in the organization and community exist to build relationships with, and serve the needs of, our residents.  I believe we are personal stewards of the public trust."
Greg was born and raised in Idaho, the eldest of 10, 5 sisters and 4 brothers.  His wife is a veterinarian.  They have been married for over 40 years and he is a Percussionist at Summit Church.
Greg will provide an overview of the transportation infrastructure projects currently underway in the Estes Park Public Works Department.
Our program this week will be held in person, but a Zoom link will be provided.
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Rotary Weekly Luncheonce: American Legion
 Time:  Lunch served from 11:30 - 12:00
 Cost:  $20
 Parking:  American Legion and the church only
This Week's Luncheon Menu
    RSVP needed for Rotary lunch
    RSVP to Karol:
   Rotary Lunch Menu for Thursday,  May 23rd:  
Baked pasta with sausage, broccoli, Caesar salad, breadsticks, dessert.
RSVP to Karol: 
before 12 noon, Tuesday.
Save the date:  President’s Night, Thursday, June 13th, 5:30 - 7:30 at the American Legion.
RSVP Needed For President's Night Dinner
President’s Night at the American Legion, Thursday evening, June 13th.
Annual Changing of the Guard and Rotary awards.
Prime Rib, Salmon, or Vegetarian Lasagne
Cheesecake or chocolate cake
RSVP entree and dessert selections to
or sign up at a Rotary meeting.
$35  Cash,  check (Rotary of Estes Park),  Credit Card $37
Pay at the door or at a meeting.
5:30- 6:00 PM Cash Bar
6:00 - 6:45 PM Dinner
6:45 - 7:30 PM Program
Last chance to sign up for our Social
with Sunrise Rotary
Salvation Army's
High Peak Camp and Conference Center
Please pay Gregg or Karol $11/person
so David Schwarm, Ex Dir, knows how much food to order
May 30th,5 PM
(arrive 4:30 to 4:45  PM)
111 Salvation Lane, Estes Park
The Salvation Army is dedicated to impacting the lives of our youth. The Salvation Army Camps are attended by more than 100,000 people of all ages, races, and socioeconomic levels each year. With more than 50 Salvation Army Camps throughout the United States, and each one is unique to its geographical area. They all meet high standards in housing, nutrition, and safety according to the American Camping Association.
Meeting Notes for May 23, 2024
Past President Jim Whiteneck rang the bell at 12:01 PM
Dave Evans gave the Invocation.  
Jim led the Pledge of Allegiance.  
Madison Casey played song “I’m Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover.”  
Guest of Rotarians:  
  • We had many of our scholarship recipients as guest today including:
    • Joanne Kim, Migmar Dolma, Kysa Marske, Laurel Williamson,
    • Amelia Bryant, Grace Thamhert, Henry Thomas, Sedona Smith,
    • Chloe Coop, Annalise Anderson.  
  • Kevin Mullin brought his new foundation staff member David Johnston.  
  • Dave Evans brought Karen Evans.
  • May 30th is the social at High Peaks Camp. 14 people have signed up so far. Plan to
    • arrive at 4:30/4:40 pm. Dinner will be $11.00.  
  • There is a foundation meeting this afternoon.  
  • President’s Night is coming up in June 13th. 5:30-7:30 PM.
    • There is a cut off to sign up by June 3rd.
    • The cost is $35.00 per person
Joke of the Day  
Scott Thompson gave a joke about being attractive as a senior.
Happy Money:  
  • Tom Gardner is happy to see everyone here today.  
  • Jim Austin is happy for the future of our scholarship recipients.  
Kevin Mullin presented Dr. John Knudtson as our speaker today. He is speaking
about Radiology: How it works and what he does.
Dr. John Knudtson presenting and receiving
a Piece of the Rock from Past Pres. Jim Whiteneck

Past Pres. Jim led the Four-Way Test and rang the bell at 12:55 PM
Andrea Escorcia Rodreguez, scribe
2024 Estes Park Scholarships
2024 Scholarship Recipients
On a lovely spring day in Estes Park in 1966,  the Rotary Board of Directors was met and the President asked “Could our Club, as a community endeavor, help a graduating high school senior with his or her anticipated college expense by means of a small Student Merit Award?”  They agreed to award $250 to one student (the average cost for a year in college was $300). This began our evolving scholarship program.  In this our 58th year we awarded 14 scholarships for $55,500.
The scholarships were awarded on May 6th at the Estes Park High School Auditorium.    Mark Lee and Carl Robicheaux presented the scholarships to this year’s deserving students. Thanks to the generosity of our club members, the Foundation, and the community, we were able to increase the amount awarded in 2024 to a record amount.    Overall, Estes Park donor organizations awarded a record amount of more than $170,000 in 2024.
Scholarship recipients in 2024:
  • Brunson-Thorp Memorial Scholarship: 
    • Lexi Richardson
    • Amelia Bryant
  • Lee & Alice Hagemeister Memorial Scholarship: 
    • Mateo Huerta,
    • Madison Thamert,
    • Annalise Anderson
  • Karol Rinehart Scholarship: 
    • Sedona Smith
    • Daisy Duarte
  • Kunhs Memoria Scholarship: 
    • Chloe Koop
    • Elliot Flavin
  • Academic Scholarships: 
    • Miqmar Dolma
    • Henry Thomas
    • Joanne Kim
    • Kysa Marske
    • Laurel Williamson
Estes Park High School Graduation
Friday morning 11 AM
Events Center
All Welcome
Rotary District Conference 2024
Steamboat Springs
Oh I wish all of you had been at the conference.  It was excellent, exciting and invigorating.  The lectures were concerned with mental health, a topic I have tried hard to bring to you through various speakers.  At the conference we learned about WarHorse Ranch founded by Valery and Mike Lozano for empowering those who suffer from PTSD, anxiety, depression, and all mental health challenges.  We were introduced to The Cycle Effect, a Rotary program with transformational powers of belonging and self-fulfillment through Mountain Biking.  Former District Governor Chris Woodruff spoke about the importance of supporting Rotary International through donations so that the work of Rotary can continue world-wide.  President Lori Garrison from Cheyenne told us how she expanded her club by 40 new members during her term by use of Satellite and Impact clubs.  Paul Knowles, NW CO Museum told a wonderful true story of Harry Tracy, The West's Most Spectacular, Yet Most Overlooked, Outlaw who escaped multiple times from prisons.  He had Mr. Tracy's 45 pistol on display.  There were other presentations with one of the best by the Keynote Speaker Dr. Justin Ross from UCHealth in Denver speaking about the Importance of Hope on Mental Wellness.
Thursday night we were welcomed into Dan and Deb Austin's home for a delicious meal.  Friday and Saturday we were able to examine the Silent Auction gifts.  Our donation was prominently displayed; at first, the only bid was from a local Rotarian; but as time passed more people bid on those four tickets to the John Denver Tribute Concert.  The last time I checked the bid had risen to $125.  All the Silent Auction donations went to Crutches4Africa; it received well over $6000 by the end of the conference.  Dave Talbot also received a truck load of assistive devices from the various clubs in our District.  It was fun to watch the pile grow during the conference as more clubs contributed crutches, wheelchairs, braces, etc.  It costs him $9000 to ship the devices to Africa.  For me, this presentation was the most powerful and I am  hoping to bring Mr. Talbot to Estes so you can learn about his project.
I had fun being with the Sunrise Rotary attendees and also had many ideas develop about how to be a good President for our club.  I'm learning about how to increase membership, donations and make it fun at the same time.  I'm learning how Rotary truly is Service Above Self and as a member you need to want to help others.
Next year, the District Conference will be at the Embassy Suites in Loveland.  Be sure to plan on attending it since it is closer to home and well worth every penny.
President Elect 2024-2025
John Denver Tribute Concert
Tickets Go On Sale!
Brad Fitch plays John Denver
Tickets for the John Denver Tribute Concert are on sale.  Performance is on August 31, 2024 at the Ruesch Auditorium at the YMCA. 
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
May 23, Duty Roster
Invocation: Jim Whiteneck
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Paula Edwards
Scribe: Barry Hannigan
Greeter: Paula Edwards
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-up: Lee Lasson
May 30, Duty Roster
Invocation: No Meeting but Social
Song & Pledge: No Meeting but Social
Guest Intro: No Meeting but Social
Scribe: No Meeting but Social
Greeter: No Meeting but Social
Program Intro: No Meeting but Social
Meeting Set-Up: No Meeting but Social
May 23, 2024
Update on the Loop
May 30, 2024 5:00 PM
Salvation Army's High Peak Camp
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Upcoming Events
May 30th Social at High Peaks Camp
May 30, 2024
11:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
John Denver Tribute Concert Committee Meeting
Jun. 19, 2024
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
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Birthdays, Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
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
Larry Williams
June 6
Scott Robbins
June 8
Jim Whiteneck
June 18
Wayne Newsom
June 20
Ruby Bode
June 23
Lawrence Trifiletti
June 30
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
Jim Austin
June 8
Longley Parker
June 10
Bill Solms
June 13
Anne Slack
June 15
Jack Overly
June 19
Ron Gordon
June 19
Join Date
Anna Weddle
May 29, 2023
1 year
Lee Machin
May 31, 1973
51 years
Jim Whiteneck
June 1, 1994
30 years
Rob Cohen
June 1, 1990
34 years
Thor Homme
June 4, 2009
15 years
David Scott
June 5, 2023
1 year
Dawn Shields
June 9, 2022
2 years
Jim Jonell
June 9, 2022
2 years
Jack Boatman
June 11, 2015
9 years
Harry Livingston
June 18, 1998
26 years
Ron Gordon
June 18, 1992
32 years
Dmitri Galcovski
June 19, 2014
10 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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