About Our Club

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:10 AM
Embassy Suites Tech Center
10250 E Costilla Avenue
Centennial, CO 80111
United States of America
Projects We Have Funded or Staffed For Fiscal 2022-23 For Over $56,000 So Far
Meals-on-Wheels Weekly
IFCS Food Drives
Literacy Journal
Ready Set Crawford
Books for Crawford
Crawford Food Drive
Afghan Refugee Support
Santa Clothes
Student of the Quarter
Integrated Family Services
Imagination Library
Christmas Tree Giveaway
CASA Thanksgiving   Dinner
Ghana WASH
Army Reserve Breakfast
Children of Special Needs
Global Dental Relief
Blessing Bags
Polio Plus
WASH Symposium
Telchac Education
Back the Blue K-9 Force
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sargent at Arms
Membership Growth & Enrichment
Public Relations
At Large
Service Projects
Millenial Board Liason
Foundation President
Meeting Responsibilities
March 28, 2023
Peterson, John
Kaverman, Steve
Blue Marble
Tapp, Michael
Happy Bucks
Zing, Diane
Burkholder, Lance
Rotary Minute
Hanna, Douglas
Business Minute
Ostedgaard, Kent
Member Spotlight
McCarty, John
Take Down
Elekovic, Rad
Club News
Pictured is Julio Rivera presenting a completed water filter to a local resident
After a two year recess due to Covid 19, Phase 5 was successfully completed on March 15, 2023. With the leadership of Julio Rivera and many volunteers form the Moca, PR area, the filter assembly and distribution was finally done. Centennial Rotary purchased and did the initial fabrication for 120 water filters in 2021 which were then shipped to Puerto Rico for two local Rotary clubs, local volunteers and Julio to assemble and distribute to impoverished citizens while providing a presentation of proper sanitation and hand washing methods. This entire project was co-chaired by Centennial Rotary club members Marc Garfinkel and John Peterson.
Centennial Rotary Club members and their families, along with CASA Parker employees and Denver Cherry Creek Rotarian / Assistant District Governor Robert Mintz and his wife Kathryn, assemble 400 Blessing Bags for the homeless on January 7, 2023 at CASA's headquarters. Many thanks to Centennial Rotary Club member Nicolle Davies for organizing this worthwhile event. The 400 Blessing Bags will be distributed by the Rotarians and CASA employees.
Once again Santa Clothes provided $150 of clothing from Kohl's to each of 120 children. Led by Centennial Rotary's Diane Zing, Rotary members from our club along with support from the Rotary Clubs of The Denver Tech Center, Highlands Ranch, Highlands Ranch Sunrise, and Littleton prepared for the shopping to begin.
A few of the many Centennial Rotary Club members, who, along with their family members and friends, participated on December 4th in giving away over 60 Christmas trees, ornaments and stands to needy families.
Centennial Rotary Club members and their families, along with CASA employees, help serve Thanksgiving Dinner to CASA's guests on November 9th at CASA's office in Parker.
On this cold November 12th Saturday morning, members of the Centennial Rotary Cub and their families collected various items to benefit the IFCS food bank at the King Soopers in Arapahoe Crossings.
On August 27th, 28 members and member families of the Centennial Rotary Club distributed over 1,050 boxes of peaches and pears to hundreds of people who came to pick them up at two locations: the parking lot of the Embassy Suites in Centennial and at the clubhouse parking lot in Heritage Eagle Bend, a community located in Aurora.
Led by The Club Peaches and Pears Committee, the number of boxes of tree-ripened Palisade peaches and Bartlett pears set a new Club record this year. One hundred percent of the monies raised by this event are used to help fund the Club’s various philanthropic projects.
The mission of the Imagination Library of Colorado is to increase literacy by ensuring all young children in our area may participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
Our goal is to provide sponsorship of over 500 children for a one year subscription to receive a new book every month to read in Centennial. It takes $25 to support each child per year. Will you please help us?
July 9, 2022. 3:00-7:00
Brew n' Que was a real success with our club members selling beer and Margaritas. Club members spent a Saturday afternoon raising funds for our foundation.
The 16th annual State Of Our City was held on May 12 at the Wings Over The Rockies hangar at Centennial Airport. Hosted by our club with President Trip Butler at the helm, Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko updated the audience with the latest developments in the city. With sold out attendance of over 300 guests on a rather blustery spring day, this event marked the first time in three years that we have been able to host this event due to the pandemic.
Viktoria Tuckova is from the Czech Republic and is spending a full school year at Arapahoe High School.  A straight-A student, Viki’s best subjects are math because according to her, “I’m pretty good at it,” and learning new languages and their origins.  In addition to speaking Czech, she also speaks Slovak, French and English and has taken Spanish (but it just confused her French). She is also taking Latin for the challenge of it.
She is considering going to medical school after graduation but is still keeping her options open.  One of her favorite things about being in Colorado has been the people and the school,. It is very different from her experiences in the Czech Republic and she really enjoys how open everyone is and has developed many amazing relationships.
Viktoria Tuckova, Rotary Club of Centennial’s Student of the Quarter for Fourth Quarter, March-April 2022.
Giovanni Rebecchi is from Modena, Italy and is spending a full school year at Arapahoe High School. An exceptional student, Gio attends a language school at home where he studies both Latin and Greek and hopes to attend Law school, following in his father’s footsteps. At Arapahoe HS, Gio has pushed himself in the classroom and directly asked to take the most challenging classes he can, including Calculus and AP English Literature. Gio has an adventurous spirit and has chosen to make the most of his time in the United States. He has volunteered his time as a mentor for special needs students in the unified basketball program, and he plans on to joining the track team this spring.
Speaker Schedule
February 2023
February 7-
Craig Tomanini - Power
of Change
Power of Change - Motivational Speaker
February 14- Kelli Hansen - BCC Evolution 
February 21-
Shrin Murthy & Tamara
Fennell // Highlands
Ranch Rotary - Children's
Hospital Endowed Chair
February 28- Matt Sturgeon - City of Centennial Operations
Upcoming Events
Hasta La Vista, Baby!
At our Changing of the Guard Celebration on June 25th, we bid a fond farewell to our beloved outgoing president. Shown is President Trip Butler receiving his plaque from a  past President Marc Garfinkel.
Centennial Rotary Club members selling liquid refreshments to raise funds for the Club's projects at The Perfect Playlist free concert at Centennial Center Park, put on by the Centennial Arts and Cultural Foundation on July 31, 2022.
Jack Tate Updates The Club
Jack Tate, former Colorado State Senator and now CEO of the Colorado Imagination Library updated the club on the progress of the Imagination Library at our March 29th meeting.