Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker

Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 11:45 AM
The Conference Center Parker Adventist Hospital
9395 Crown Crest Blvd
Parker, CO  80138
United States
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Clark and Jan Hastings became members CCV Rotary on May 20, 2016. After many years of dedication and service at the Parker Task Force, they did a lot of research and vetting of organizations, which might be fun and rewarding for them to invest their time and talents in. After looking over the books with Don Willson, the Hastings chose CCV Rotary. The Hastings have provided programs for our meetings, attended board meetings with new ideas, participated in the DC Student Support Center, contributed meaningful inspirational moments, and participated in Trick or Treat on Mainstreet in a number of ways. Recently, we had the privilege of recognizing both Clark and Jan as Paul Harris Fellows. For these reasons and more, Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker is pleased to recognize Clark and Jan Hastings with the 2016-2017 Rising Star Award.
Our club expands to welcome Becca McCluskey
We enjoyed an awesome change of command dinner at the Colorado Golf Club on Tuesday evening. The night was spent visiting and looking back at the great events and projects that we were involved in and that we supported. Highlighted was the resilience, adaptability and strength of our club and it's membership. Mike Dunkel turned the gavel over to Becky Hoeck and we are excited going into 2017- 18 year of exciting service and opportunity! Thank you to all of our club members who were able to attend. Happy Fourth of July and God bless America!
The membership here at The Parker Rotary Cherry Creek Valley is booming!  We meet over lunch on Wednesday's at Parker Adventist Hospital.  We have welcomed over 7 new members in last several months!  Rotary offers an incredible opportunity to give back to your community with some of the kindest most generous people in Parker.  There are local and international opportunities for service!  (Click on the links in the top left of our home page to see some of the great work we are doing!)  
Today, we were honored to have Jeff Moore, a local area firefighter, share the details of his bicycle adventure across the United States.  Jeff rode from San Francisco to New York (4400 miles in just 61 days!) to raise money for fallen firefighters and their families.  He also wanted to raise awareness for the sacrifices firefighters make every day.  He shared lots of pictures of the beautiful landscape as well as the firehouses and firefighters that put him up along the way.  He was stunned at the "immense hospitality" he was given.  Jeff reminded us what an immense impact one person can make in our community!  
We had a packed house today to hear John Ramstead, a certified Leadership Coach, who delivered a powerful talk about connecting with our passions to live a life "that outlives our life."  As a combat fighter pilot who was selected to attend Top Gun, he had us  the edge of our seats detailing a typical day at the office - landing his F-14 on a carrier deck!  However, his greatest triumph, and biggest life lesson came with a near-fatal accident that had him under hospital care for two years.  During his recovery time, he sought clarity on what is truly important in life.  He shared his journey to help us connect with our own legacy.  He reminded us that "everyday is a second chance."  
Kevin delivered an inspirational moment that highlighted the fun and success we've had with Brewfest - $45,000 raised to allow us to serve our community.  WOW!  We also had an opportunity to elect our 2017-2018 board.  Congratulations and thank you to those who are serving on our board! 
Congrats to Dr. Win Pendleton for being named a Channel 7 Every Day Hero for his service with the Douglas County Student Support Center.  Dr. Pendleton credits the Rotary for getting him connected to this opportunity to serve students who have struggled with math in the traditional high school setting.  He's volunteered his time there for 10 years!  Now that is service above self!  Click >>HERE<< to watch a quick video.
We scrambled for a list minute meeting spot, but El Trio handled our group like pros!  And thank goodness...we had some very special guests!
Today we met Hannah Haveman, our Student of the Quarter.  Hannah is a Senior at Legend and has maintained a 4.0++ GPA with weighted courses. This past year, she acted as co-captain of her Varsity volleyball team.  Additionally, she volunteers at her church and at the field house with young volleyball players.  Headed to the University of Cali at Monterey Bay this fall, she plans to study Psychology, with a specialty in children's therapy. She has signed her letter of intent to play volleyball there as well. 

Hannah was joined at our meeting on Dec. 7th by her Mom, Stacey, and her grandmother, Grace, who is a former Rotarian from the Dallas area.  Congratulations Hannah on being our Student of the quarter and good luck in your future! 
We held our annual Change of Command Dinner at the Colorado Golf Club this year and the venue and dinner were awesome. Beings that this was President Kevin's last official meeting, he had a multitude of awards to present to various CCV members. Joy Collins was our Rotarian of the Year and deservedly so.
Everyone had a wonderful time, even though the turnout was less than in past years. Next year we should concentrate on increasing the numbers of members/souses that attend this CCV signature event, celebrating the past year and the optimism for the upcoming year.
Michelle Boyer will be the president for 2016-17 CCV calendar year. We wish Michelle the best and we encourage all CCV members to help Michelle in her endeavors this upcoming year.
President Kevin opened the meeting, the last of his tenure for CCV. Gary Fields provided the inspirational moment, recognizing the efforts of the Women of Achievement committee for their fine work with this event last week.
Heather Ehle with Project Sanctuary provided a report on how their Gala went and informed the club of the positive effects that PS has with military families.
CCV honorary member, Mike Oldham visited the club and provided an update to his global grant.
Please note that we will not meet at the hospital next week as that evening we are having our annual Change of Command dinner at the Colorado Golf Club in Parker.
Thanks to Kevin and his board for all their hard work and commitment to CCV Rotary this past year!!
President Kevin opened the meeting and Ken Carlson provided the Inspirational Moment. 
Today's program was Fred Fleming from the Denver Bronco Organization. Fred has been involved with the Pat Bowlen family for 50 years and has worked with the Broncos in many capacities over the years. Fred shared some very humorous and interesting stories regarding the history of the Broncos and their coaching staff. This is Fred's third visit to our club and his talks are always a rare treat for all.
Upcoming events are:
    6-10-16 CCV Annual Picnic to be held at the Stonegate Community Center
          Contact Andrea Wyant for more information (
    6-15-16 Women of Achievement Award Luncheon to be held at the PACE Center
          Contact Michelle Boyer for more information (
    6-29-16 Annual CCV Change of Command Dinner to be held at the Colorado Golf Club
          Contact Andrea Wyant for more information (
Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker, Rotary Club of Parker, Rotary Community Corps and Lutheran High School students came together to assemble 72 back packs with school supplies. This project was made possible with a grant completed by the morning club. 
President presided as usual and Jason Hamel provided the Inspirational Moment today. The program today was a Parker Library update provided by Bob Pasicznyuk. Bob provided some insight into the design and layout of the new library, scheduled to open around Labor Day 2016. 
Upcoming events are:
    6-10-16 CCV Annual Picnic to be held at the Stonegate Community Center
          Contact Andrea Wyant for more information (
    6-15-16 Women of Achievement Award Luncheon to be held at the PACE Center
          Contact Michelle Boyer for more information (
    6-29-16 Annual CCV Change of Command Dinner to be held at the Colorado Golf Club
          Contact Andrea Wyant for more information (
Our meeting on this day was our annual Officer of the Year Award Luncheon held at the PACE center. Officer Trey Biles from the Parker Police Department was recognized as this year's recipient. This is the second consecutive year Officer Biles has won the award. He was the first officer responding to the report of three juvenile males who had fallen through the ice on a retention pond close to Legend High School on January 14, 2015. Through his heroic efforts one male, Cole Robinson was pulled from the icy pond and treated at the scene. Cole attended this event to honor of Officer Biles. 
Many dignitaries attended this event to honor Officer Biles, Including Mayor Mike Waid, Police Chief King, South Metro Fire Chief Baker, Parker Adventist Hospital Director of Emergency Services Heather Tiftickjian, ParKer Adventist Hospital Director of Public Relations Rachael Robinson and six students from our Legend High School Interact Club.
Don't forget that our annual spring picnic will be held on June 10th at the Stonegate Community Center and our annual Change of Command dinner will be held on June 29th.
Presley Batchelor is named Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker’s Student of the Quarter.

Presley Batchelor is a Junior at Legend High School and couldn't be more deserving of this honor. She is an avid student, most of her class schedule is made of college ready classwork. She is a member of many school clubs and organizations such as DECA (she will be President in the next school year), FBLA and Spanish National Honor Society; She shares her love of horses and competitive riding with younger children in the US Pony Club, where she mentors them about the care of horses as well as what it means to be a leader.
Presley is tenacious and persistent.  If there are barriers or walls she finds ways to go through them our work around them in a very professional manner.  Simply put, she is a difference maker and true leader!—Jason Jacob, Principal, Legend High School
Something that may very well have ongoing influence in DCSD is a DECA project that Presley and another Legend student created.  They created a survey for teachers wherein staff would be able to communicate their feelings about where and how they feel they are being treated, whether good or bad. The girls then went another step further and have put into creative solutions to retain our great teachers in Douglas County.  They hope to begin this program at LHS first and to see it branch out to the other DCSD high schools.
Our Legend HS Interact Club has enjoyed doing various projects together this year, most recently Saturday's delivery of 20 Kits for Kids to Project CURE plus 2 hours helping sort medical supplies donations. It was a very inspiring experience. We got to help two ladies (a retired nurse and a young echo-cardio gram tech) gather supplies for their next visit to Cambodia!  
President opened the meeting and Gary Fields provided an Inspirational Moment for the club. Our guest speaker today is a returning program - Dr. Jon Kedrowski presented his program on "Skiing and Sleeping on the Summits", which highlighted his latest books about his recent adventures climbing various mountains in the Pacific Northwest. Dr. Kedrowski is an accomplished mountain climber, skier and frequently speaks to groups about his adventures, presenting his 'Pursue Your Passions' approach to life. Visit his website ''.
Visiting Rotarian, Mark Scheuneman from the Parker morning club provided an update regarding the 'Promise Ranch Therapeutic Riding' program that they sponsor. He said an immediate need is for equipment to lift the riders up on the horses. President Kevin presented Mark with a check towards their goal - Service Above Self at work.
We had 31 CCV members in attendance today, along with several guests - it was a great meeting.
President Kevin opened the meeting and Cheryl O'Brien presented and inspirational moment regarding a Walmart employee, Marty. Jim Chincholl informed the club that 26 Rotarians were present, along with three guests today.An update of the upcoming Police Officer of the Year luncheon was presented by Gary Bristow. Cheryl O'Brien presented an update regarding the upcoming Women of Achievement Luncheon that will  honor Douglas County women who demonstrate 'Service Above Self' in daily events that may seem ordinary to some, but have an extraordinary impact on others. Eric Dyer provided an update on our Brew Fest fund raiser. This takes the place of our former Smokin' Brew BBQ fund raiser. 
Jan and Clark Hastings were inducted into the club by Mike Dunkel, congratulations and welcome to CCV Rotary, Hastings.
Keep in mind that on May 18th we are having our annual Police Officer of the Year luncheon at the PACE center beginning at 11:30 am. Also, our annual spring picnic is scheduled for June 10th and our Change of Command Dinner will be June 29th at the Club at Pradera again.
This month's board meeting will be at 4:30 pm at Kevin's office complex - all members are invited and encouraged to attend the meeting.
No one won our 50-50 today so we all still have a chance..
President Kevin opened the meeting and member Josh Rivero lead the group in the Pledge of Allegiance. Andrea Wyant providing the inspriational message for the day and then Mike Dunkel led the group in song.
John Jordan, of BestBuddies presented a program describing what Best Buddies is and how it is impacting so many people internationally. The program helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills and feel valued by society.. This was a very inspiring and informational program for the club members.
The club will be at the Stonegate King Soopers this coming Saturday to collect food and supplies for the Parker Task Force. 
Our annual Officer of the Year Award luncheon will be held on May 18th at the PACE center.
Pesident Kevin opened the meeting as usual and then Mike Dunkel provided an Inspirational Moment. Jim Chincholl announced that we had 20 CCV Rotary members and 8 guests present today. Our speaker/program was Peyton Palermo, a junior at Legend High School  Peyton shared her experiences with her recovery from brain cancer at a very young age. Despite her situation, she has excelled at tennis and is currently on the varsity tennis team at Legend. She is very active and has even bungee jumped, proving that cancer did not beat her. Peyton started a foundation called Peyton's Hope to help other children who are experiencing what she did. Peyton is a true testament to perseverance in the face of adversity and our Rotary club is very proud of what she has accomplished. Our happy bucks today was contributed to Peyton's foundation.
Eric Dyer won the latest 50-50 pot - congratulations, Eric!!
Our club will be at the Stonegate King Soopers on April 16th to collect items for the Parker Task Force - volunteers are still needed. Joy Collins is the leader of this event if you want to participate.
President Elect Michele Boyer called our meeting to order. In attendance was 22 Rotarians, and 13 guests and prospective Rotarians. John Brokken inspired us to make connections that could lead to great worldwide partnerships in the non-profit world. 
Lynn Adams, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator with the Crisis Center, spoke to us about their new focus of long term care of their clients. The Crisis Center is always on a waitlist, and is an incredible asset for our community. She was presented a $1,000 check from the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker. 
President Elect Michele Boyer called our meeting to order. In attendance was 17 Rotarians, and 3 Guests, and prospective Rotarians. John Brokken inspired us all with a quote from Will Smith: “Being realistic is the most common path to mediocrity.” He called on us to dream big as a club. Michele presented on the history of Women in Rotary (click here for the video). We will have the opportunity through our inaugural Women of Achievement event in June to recognize the great women of Douglas County. 
Brewfest is coming! August 20th at O'Brien Park. Eric Dyer is Chairing the Brewfest Committee, and is making great headway on the details of the event. More information to come!
Speaking of Eric... he won 50/50 today! Congrats on the win!
We had 21 Rotarians and 7 guests join us at our meeting, including District Governor Elect, Bill Downes. Mike Waid gave a stirring Inspirational Moment about the Gazebo in O'Brien Park, and how the Rotary Club of Parker's contribution had a domino effect on Mainstreet, changing the entire area for the better.

Congratulations to Connor McCord for earning our recognition as Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker's Student of the Quarter from Legend High School! Coach Boley presented the award along with Connor's father and Mother, Jeff and Manda McCord.

Club Directors gave their reports.


President Kevin opened the meeting, as usual and member Joy Collins provided the Inspirational Moment. We had quite a few guests today as many members brought their children and/or grandchildren to the meeting. It was nice having a full house today. Our very special guest Rotary member, Roy Bullen from England was in attendance - we always enjoy Roy's presence. Roy will be installed as the 2016-17 President of his Rotary Club.
Omar Sanchez, a fifth grader, presented his program 'My Time Travel Journey Through the Universe'. Omar obviously did a lot of research on the subject and presented quite a bit of good information about our universe - thank you, Omar!
Happy New Year to all and here's wishing you a very prosperous 2016!!
August 2017
Jennifer Walker
Aug 23, 2017
Update on the Crisis Center in Douglas County
DARK for fellowship
Aug 30, 2017
Location TBD