NO MEETING February 29, 2024
Next Meeting March 7, 2024
with Angel Hoffman on
Alzheimer's & Dementia Awareness
Meeting Notes from February 22, 2024
President Elect Anne Slack rang the bell at 12:00 PM.
Scott Robbins read the Invocation.
Anne Slack led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Madison Casey accompanied the song “America the Beautiful”.
Guest of Rotarians
  • Jon Schulz, a visitor whose membership will be approved tonight at his home Rotary club of North Fork Valley in Crawford, Hotchkiss and Paonia, CO.  Jon presented our club with a flag from his club.
  Jon Schulz
  • Bruce Brown, a former member
  • Carol Whiteneck
  • Tom Gardner, a member
  • Harry Livingston, an Honorary member
  • Judy Howell, Annie’s friend, who came for her first Rotary visit.
  • Next week is a fifth Thursday and there will be no meeting or social. The next social will be May 30 at the High Peak Camp for Salvation Army.  The cost will be  $11 per person.
  • Ray Leaycraft will offer matching your donation of $100 to the Rotary International Foundation  for one additional week. Instructions will be in the Spoke.
  • Gary Nelson”s services are Friday and Saturday.  The Rooftop Rodeo invited all Rotarians to an event at Cousin Pat’s tomorrow night from 6-8 pm.
  • Scott Robbins announced that the kickoff meeting is a week from today at the Ridgeline from 5-7pm in Salons E & F. There will be pizza!
       Scott Robbins
  • Isaiah Jones announce that Interact will be meeting Friday at at the High School, Room 2332 between 12:10-12:40 PM.
      Isaiah Johnson
  • Beth Weisberg announced that March 1st they will be emailing merchants in search for prizes.
    • she needs volunteers for follow-up with merchants after the email
    • A sign-up sheet was passed around.
     Beth Weisberg
  • Karol announced
    • $258.00 were collected in honor of Gary Nelson.
    • This will be split between the Rotary Foundation and the American Legion.
 Karol Rhinehart
First Reading of the Nominees for 2024-2025
Jim Whiteneck reported for the nominating committee as follows:
  • Club Officers
    • Club President: Anne Slack
    • President Elect: Jack Ford
    • Past President: Karen Thompson
    • Secretary: Sarah Walsh
    • Treasurer: Gregg Jurgens with assistance from Longley Parker
    • Sergeant-at-Arms: Jim Whiteneck
  • Club Directors
    • Club Administration: Karol Rinehart
    • Community Service: Beth Weisberg
    • Fund Development: Tara & Philip Moenning
    • Membership: Scott Robbins
    • International Service: Ron Gordon
    • Youth Services: Jim Jonell
  • Foundation Nominees
    • Club Liaison: Karen Thompson
    • Trustee: Barry Hannigan
    • Trustee: Mark Lee
    • Trustee: Madison Casey
    • Trustee: Jack Boatman
    • Trustee: Dennis Gellhaus
    • Financial Consultant: Gregg Jurgens
    Jim Whiteneck
Paula Edwards gave us a joke about buffalo celebrations.

Happy Money
  • Carl Robicheaux gave money because Scott looks like the guy from Weekend at Barney’s.
  • Pete Sinnott gave money as interest on the lunch Gregg let him not pay from last week.
  • Scott Robbins gave money on behalf of Andrea Escorcia for sponsoring a prize for the Duck Race on behalf of the Saddle & Surrey Motel.
Anne Slack introduced the speaker, Doug Frisbie. He gave a very informative presentation on the history and services of Salud Clinic; how it helps our community in Estes Park and the people it services. Information regarding the Salud Foundation and the Donor Funded Programs offered.
Doug Frisbie receiving a
Piece of the Rock from
Pres. E. Anne Slack
We closed with the Four Way Test. 
Andrea Escorcia Rodriguez, scribe
Nominees for Rotary Club Board
Rotary Foundation
Second publication
Per our Bylaws "the names of the nominees: (1) shall be published in three successive edition of the club newsletter prior to the election; and (2) shall be read by a Nominating Committee member to the membership at three successive regularly scheduled meetings..." 
Nominations for the Rotary Club Board are: Officers: President: Anne Slack, President Elect: Jack Ford, Past President: Karen Thompson, Secretary: Sarah Walsh, Treasurer: Gregg Jurgens with Assistant Treasurer: Longley Parker, Sergeant-At-Arms: Jim Whiteneck, Directorates: Club Administrator: Karol Rinehart, Community Services: Beth Weisberg, Fund Development; Tara and Phil Moenning, Membership: Scott Robbins, International Services: Ron Gordon, Youth Services: Jim Jonell.
Nominations for the Rotary Club Foundation are: Club Liaison (Karen Thompson), and the six Trustees include Barry Hannigan, Mark Lee, Madison Casey, Jack Boatman, Jim Whiteneck, and Dennis Gellhaus. The Foundation selects the officers for the year when they first meet. Gregg Jurgens will continue to serve on Finances as a consultant. 
Seeking Duck Race Merchant Prize Volunteers
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!
Update on Duck Race Festival

Hello, Rotarians! 

The stars are lining up for another successful Duck Race Festival. I think they are blowing into place this morning as I write this! Here is where we stand. 

  • Theme selected: We are Family 
  • Major prizes lined up: $10,000, $6,000, $4,000, 2 night stay at a Camp Hale Explorer Cabin + ATV tour 
  • Buttons produced 
  • Website portals for organizations, sponsors, merchants are on the way 
  • Kick-off meeting is around the corner: Thursday February 29 at the Ridgeline Hotel in Salons E & F.
  • 2024 Website will be live on February 29. 
  • Sponsor email solicitation is out 
  • Named Sponsor is confirmed: Poppy’s and Mama Rose’s 
  • Merchant prize solicitation is getting underway 

We are planning to use Bond Park this year so stay tuned for entertainment acts to be included and other activities there. This is a big expansion for us and we will definitely need Rotarian volunteers to make this venue expansion a success. I know we can count on you! 

Scott R. aka  Big Duck 2024

International Women's Day
You have to click the links I have printed out as the picture "Click here" and "Register Now" will not work.
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.
Ray Leaycraft Will Match Your Donation
of $100 to the Rotary International Foundation
for one more week
Ray Leaycraft
Ray is so passionate about inspiring you to donate to the Rotary Foundation that he will match your donation of $100.  Go to  Select Donate.  Fill out the form.  When you receive that information in your email, forward it to Ray at together with your Rotary ID and your mailing address.  Contact me if you have any questions at
Fellow Rotarians Attended
Gary Nelson's Memorial Service
A horse-drawn hearse carried his body to it's final resting place.
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
Bulletin Editor
Anne Slack
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2023 - 24 R.I. Theme
Create Hope in the World
February 29, Duty Roster
Invocation: No Meeting
Song & Pledge: No Meeting
Guest Intro: No Meeting
Scribe: No Meeting
Greeter: No Meeting
Program Intro: No Meeting
Meeting Set-up: No Meeting
March 7, Duty Roster
Invocation: TBA
Song & Pledge: K.Thompson/Casey
Guest Intro: Tim Moore
Scribe: Andrea Escorcia Rodriguez
Greeter: Tim Moore
Program Intro: Anne Slack
Meeting Set-Up: Scott Thompson
Feb 29, 2024
Mar 07, 2024
Alzheimer's and Dementia Awareness
Mar 14, 2024
Covid and Alzheimer's Disease
View entire list
Upcoming Events
Duck Race Distribution Night
Feb. 29, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Rotary Club Board Meeting
Mar. 05, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Rotary Club Foundation Meeting
Mar. 21, 2024
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Duck Race Committee Meeting
Mar. 21, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
View entire list
Birthdays, Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Smith
February 1
Sarah Walsh
February 3
Mike Connolly
February 5
Pete Sumey
February 7
Paula Edwards
February 9
Longley Parker
February 18
Jack Ford
March 12
Dave Evans
March 25
Anne Slack
March 28
Carl Robicheaux
February 14
Gregg Jurgens
February 14
Larry Williams
February 14
Jay Harroff
February 17
Chris Davis
Rita Davis
March 4
Join Date
Sarah Walsh
February 2, 2012
12 years
Barry Hannigan
February 17, 2022
2 years
Dennis Gellhaus
February 22, 2018
6 years
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
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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