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 $60,000 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
Kenya Piggery Project
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sargent at Arms
Public Relations
Satellite Liason
Club Foundation Chair
Meeting Responsibilities
February 20, 2024
Peterson, John
Saidimu Kirapash, Samuel
Blue Marble
Davies, Nicolle
Happy Bucks
Burkholder, Lance
Chipouras, Phil
Rotary Minute
McLaurin, Audra
Business Minute
Sartain, Cheryl
Take Down
Hope, Ken
Club News
Club Members Karen Fleck and Karen Berry along with Honorary Member Santa Claus ring the bells for the Salvation Army at King Soopers on December 23, 2023,
On Wednesday, December 6 our club members assembled at a Kohls Department Store to help deserving kids shop for new clothes for the holidays. The Centennial Rotary Foundation funded $5000 so that 34 children could each select $130 worth of clothing. Kohls partnered with our club by providing an additional 30% off of their holiday sale prices on most of the clothing purchased.
Pictured is Santa Clothes chairperson Diane Zing explaining to club volunteers on the procedure for shopping and check out.
Centennial Rotary Club members at work delivering fresh Palisade peaches and Pears to raise funds for the Club’s various nonprofit volunteer activities and projects that our foundation sponsors. One hundred percent of the profits go to our foundation to help make it possible for our club to invest over $60,000 a year in service projects both locally and worldwide. 29 members of our club donated over 300 hours of their time to make this event a success selling and delivering over 1200 boxes of fruit!
Once again, our 17th annual STATE OF OUR CITY was held May 11 at Wings Over The Rockies-Centennial Airport. This luncheon event, hosted by our club, featured a presentation by our distinguished Centennial Mayor Stephanie Piko. Her presentation inspired the audience with insight into the tremendous happenings of our city. Over 300 prestigious business persons, community leaders, municipalities and city officials were present.
Club President Tom Gross gave an update on our club activities, Retired General John Berry told us what is happening at Wings Over the Rockies, Exploration of Flight. Ivey Bostrom from our title sponsor Arrow Electronics enlightened us with their water project in India providing healthy water to the population. Last, but not least, Officer Bear was sworn as an official member of The Arapahoe Sheriff's Department as a therapy dog assigned to Cherry Creek Schools who was funded with $9000 from our Centennial Rotary Foundation for canine and equipment.
Our crack (and drenched) parking director team guided cars into the parking lots during a torrential rainstorm. However, there was a silver lining to the clouds as another great State Of Our City came to a close.
Seventeen members of our Rotary Club assembled on April 22 to collect lithium batteries for recycling. Club member Steve Kaverman organized the event which was successful inspite of the snow that fell Saturday morning during Earth Day 2023.
On Saturday morning, April 15th, Centennial Rotary Club members participated in the Club’s quarterly Integrated Family Community Services Food Drive at King Soopers. The Food Drive was a huge success, focusing on hygiene items along with non-perishable food in cans and boxes.
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.
Speaker Schedule
February/March, 2024
2/20/2024 Lindsay Swain
Water in Hawaii
2/27/2024 Elizabeth and
Richard Engkjer
Fundacion Yo
Te Amo Colorado