Estes Park Health's Plans for
Home Health,  Hospice and Home Care
presented by
David Batey and Vern Carda
David Batey                        Vern Carda
David Batey, Estes Park Health (EPH) Board Chair, and Vern Carda, EPH CEO, will briefly present on and then answer questions about EPH’s Plans for Non-Medical Home Care, Hospice, and Home Health Care.  They will also talk about five recommendations from the EPH Medical Staff you should consider taking well before you need long-duration or end-of-life medical care.  They will provide contact information at EPH for any follow-up questions you may have on long-duration and end-of-life care as well as resources available through Larimer County’s Office on Aging. 
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
This Week's Luncheon Menu
RSVP needed for Rotary lunch.
********ATTENTION:  NEW  RSVP DEADLINE***********
Rotary Lunch Menu for Thursday,  January 4th:
Enchiladas, black beans, rice, chips and salsa, churros.
RSVP to Karol: before 12 noon, Tuesday.
Community Service Meeting
January 4, 2024
The Community Service committee will be meeting immediately after the noon club meeting on January 4, and we will be voting on whether to match January Happy Money donations with Projects funds, for Karen’s project helping the homeless immigrants in Denver.  Pete Sinnott made the proposal to donate all the Happy Money collected during January at the 12/07/23 Rotary Noon Meeting.
Ukraine Zoom Meeting
January 8th, 2024  10 AM
When I asked Andy about information on his next Zoom meeting, this is what he sent me:
“The January Zoom call will take place on Jan. 8, same time.  The announcement and link are on the Facebook group page:” However, I could not get that link to come up so I am including prior information from him so you can attend if you want."
Andy Lenec is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Time: January 8, 2024 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Every month on the First Monday
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 817 7736 3178
Passcode: 676470
Also he wants you to know that the next large conversion event will take place on Sat. Jan. 20 at 10:00am at Fairview HS in Boulder.
Thank You to all Club Members from the
Fundraising Committees:
2023 was a great year for all of our fundraising efforts:
                Friendship Card
                John Denver Tribute Concert
                Estes Recycle Day/Shredathon
                Christmas Scholarship Dinner
Elkfest, and
these on top of our major effort—the Duck Race!
A “huge thank you” to all Club members whose support---time, talents, and treasures—made all of this possible.
As a result, we head into 2024 with funds available for our outreach efforts, from EVICS to Scholarships!
Thank you, Phil and Tara Moenning
Rotary District Conference 2024
Steamboat Springs, CO
We're excited to announce that one week from today, on Jan 5th, the registration for the 2024 District 5440 Conference will be available. Since attendance will be limited by the number of auditorium seats, we wanted to give everyone an equal opportunity to register.  This advance notice email is being sent to Rotary and Rotaract Club Presidents, Assistant Governors, and the District Governor Team.
Every Rotarian and Rotaract member will receive an email about this opening on Jan 5th with many details about the conference, including the Conference Program and a link to the registration page on the District website
Here is a short video - less than 3 minutes - about the conference:
Please advise your club members about this registration opening date and we hope to see you in Steamboat - May 16-19, 2024!
Steve Sehnert
District Governor 2023-24
New 2024 Friendship Cards Available
President Karen Thompson & Chuck Bonza
display new 2024 Friendship Card
The 2024 Rotary Friendship Card is now available at CABINtique, Country Market, Estes Park Visitor Center, Macdonald Book Shop, Mad Moose, Safeway Guest Services, Quality Inn and Wynbrier Home/Wynbrier Ltd.  This year's card features a magnificent photo of a Mountain Sheep in Rocky Mountain National Park taken by visiting photographer Steven Rishel.  Each $10 card purchased lets you receive discounts at more than 70 local merchants and businesses in the Estes Valley. "Friendship Cards make great gifts, whether you live in Estes Park or visit throughout the year," said Karen Thompson, Noon Rotary President.  "It's an inexpensive gift that can be used all year long by residents and visitors alike!"  Dale Bonza, EP News, 12/15/23
Cards are also available in our lobby on Thursdays.  Volunteers are needed to check on supplies at the above listed stores and to collect money on a weekly basis.  This task requires very little time and is an excellent way to demonstrate "Service Above Self".
If You Need Help Getting on Zoom
Read Below
If the link to the zoom meeting is not working, follow these steps for an alternative way to connect to the meeting:
  1. Start the zoom program on your device
  2. From the Zoom program, go to the Home screen and click on the Join button
  3. Enter this meeting ID to join the Rotary Zoom meeting:  798 570 7369
  4. Click on the Join button and you will be admitted into the meeting
If you don’t see the Zoom program in your task bar, click on the magnifying glass icon in the task bar to search for it.   Type zoom in the search field and press enter (or return).   Double-click on the zoom program that is shown at the top of the search results and go back to step #1.
Mark Lee
From The Chaplain
Do you know a Club Member who needs assistance? Maybe a ride to meetings, or just a phone call to keep in touch? Please contact Bill Smith 970-420-1033 or
Find Your Rotary Member Number
Do you know your member number?  I will be inserting two members' numbers in the Spoke somewhere each week.  If you find your number and let me know, I will add a dollar to the Happy Money jar.  Have fun reading the Spoke!
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Anne Slack
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
January 18, Duty Roster
Invocation: Bill Solms
Song & Pledge:K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Scott Robbins
Scribe: Barry Hannigan
Greeter: Scott Robbins
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-up: Mike Connolly
January 25, Duty Roster
Invocation: Gregg Jurgens
Song & Pledge: K. Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Bill Smith
Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: Bill Smith
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Lee Lasson
Jan 18, 2024
Jan 25, 2024
Shelter Boxes
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Club Foundation Meeting
Jan. 18, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Community Service Committee Meeting
Jan. 25, 2024
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Rotary Club Board Meeting
Feb. 06, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Duck Race Distribution Night
Feb. 29, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
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Birthdays, Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Barry Hannigan
January 11
Bill Smith
February 1
Sarah Walsh
February 3
Mike Connolly
February 5
Pete Sumey
February 7
Paula Edwards
February 9
Longley Parker
February 18
Carl Robicheaux
February 14
Gregg Jurgens
February 14
Larry Williams
February 14
Jay Harroff
February 17
Join Date
Dave Boon
January 3, 2003
21 years
Bill Smith
January 8, 1987
37 years
Wayne Newsom
January 10, 1980
44 years
Pete Sumey
January 14, 2004
20 years
Sarah Walsh
February 2, 2012
12 years
Barry Hannigan
February 17, 2022
2 years
Dennis Gellhaus
February 22, 2018
6 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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