Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc.
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.
Speaker Elizabeth Winn
District Director, Northern Colorado & Wyoming
Elizabeth is a native of western Nebraska. She received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Wyoming and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. She has 20 years of nonprofit fundraising and management experience and more than 15 years of experience with community engagement, program implementation, and volunteer management. Prior to joining Junior Achievement, she held regional leadership positions with the American Heart Association and Girls Scouts of Colorado. Junior Achievement is the only organization that provides sequential K-12 economic curriculum delivered by volunteers at no cost to schools. JA's programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate income and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.  
Update by President Jim Whiteneck
Jim will be back next week with an update.
January 16, 2022 Meeting Notes
President Elect Dennis Gellhaus called the meeting to order.
Bill Solms gave the invocation
Dennis led the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Our state Rotary needs more signatures on the petition for a Rotary affinity automobile license plate.   
  • You can sign at our front desk today.   
  • Karen Thompson says she has the link to sign online as she did so last night.   
    • This does not commit you to get the plate.
  • Our Board has decided to postpone the next Club Visioning exercise with Sally Park planned for next week’s January 18 club meeting.  
    • A new date will be selected at the next board meeting.
  • Anniversary dates of joining Rotary are
    • Pete Sumey 18 years
    • Wayne Newsom 42!
Dennis recommended
  • reading the article “Serving to Change Lives” in our latest Rotarian Magazine by our Rotary International President, Shekhar Mehta.  
    • He chronicles the incredible experiences he has had serving worldwide and the major affect the people he has met have had on him.
  • reported Kathy Groesbeck said that help for the Boulder County fire victims has come from the 53 clubs in the front range that have enabled Rotary to give $20,000 to fire relief.  
Scott Thompson told his joke.
Happy Money:
  • Guy Van der Werf is ecstatic at being a new grandfather.
  • Scott Robins was happy that his 6-month-old grandchild had recovered well from Covid and the parents are well too.
  • Bill Solms was happy.
  • Ron Gordon is still enjoying the video of the children enjoying the playground we funded at Amoro Tan in Albania. 
    • He is arranging for the video link to be on The Spoke.
Dennis Gelhaus introduced Katherine Weadley, Town Librarian.  
  • She is delighted to have moved from Lyons to join our library.
  • Director Claudine Perrault asked her to speak to us today.   
  • She told us of the services and resources offered that are new, novel and were surprising to us all.  
The meeting was adjourned.
Madison Casey, 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.
Bulletin Editor
Anne Slack
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2021-22 R.I. Theme
January 20 Duty Roster
Invocation: Milt Garret
Song & Pledge: Jim Whiteneck
Guest Intro: Scott Thompson  
Scribe: Pete Sumey
Greeter: Karol Rinehart
Program Intro: Dennis Gellhaus
January 27 Duty Roster
Invocation: Anne Slack
Song & Pledge: Jim Whiteneck
Guest Intro: Scott Thompson

Scribe: Madison Casey
Greeter: Karol Rinehart
Program Intro: Dennis Gellhaus
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

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