Service to the Community, and beyond!

Mountain Foothills

We Have More Fun!

We meet Wednesdays at 6:30 PM
Mount Vernon C.C.
24933 Clubhouse Cir.
(Dinner optional)
Golden, CO  80401
United States
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Mountain Foothills is one of two Rotary Clubs in the Evergreen Area, and identifies its commitment to the community through its members love of fun in services.
 
 
This last week, Jim Rohrer, our Bulletin Editor made some items clear, and I am borrowing from him, heavily, in this focus on our Club.
 
One theme that was discussed is each of our individual reasons for joining Rotary in the first place.....to make a difference in our community.
 
If you worked at EChO as our Past President Mike Bornhouser has, you would see the real need there is and the difference caring people can make. Go bowling with Maren and some of her EPRD program kids and see again the effects of her work, which we help sponsor. I know we are all touched with Dave Talbot’s videos. In the 17 years since our chartering, we really have touched lives. 
 
This club, in it’s 17 years (tonight, Halloween, is the anniversary of our Charter night) has contributed over $350,000 to our community from golf tournament proceeds and approaching $150,000 from the ice melt project we undertake each year on Evergreen Lake. That’s a half a million dollars not counting the van we helped supply to EPRD for the Special Populations program there. We have sponsored 160 kids to RYLA (a Youth Leadership Camp)  and Young RYLA and our project  Crutches 4 Africa has distributed over 106,000 mobility devices to disabled people without access to them in countries from South Asia to Africa to the Caribbean.  We touch lives, and we have fun doing all these great things.
 
This year, the IceMelt program has set an aggressive goal to raise $13,000 . That is $13,000 more to benefit the needs and the needy in our community.  In order to do that, our Community should have the opportunity to now about us, and to help us.  If more tickets are purchased toward the $1,000 prize for guessing the barrel's splash-down next Spring, more funds will be available to meet those community needs.  If more philanthropists and businesses take on sponsorships, we will come closer to our goal, while at the same time recognizing those important parts of our community that we all use, rely on and need in every day life.  Knowing you allows us to favor you with our volunteerism and business. 
 
 
Seek us out.  Join us.  Become more of the fun we bring to every meeting, every event, and every Rotary day at Mountain Foothills.  Like those of us in Rotary: 
 
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On October 30, 2001 the Mountain Foothills Rotary club was chartered. It's chartering principles included serving the Evergreen community and making sure its members had fun doing so. They are an evening club meeting at Mount Vernon Canyon Club. The members gather each week  before the 6:30 meeting to enjoy each other's company in a social setting. The club has always kept its dues low and made meals optional to insure the cost of belonging is not prohibitive.

 

The Andy Smith Memorial Special Needs golf tournament and the Ice Melt project have been the biggest projects. As a result, over $400,000 has been contributed to the Evergreen Park and Recreation's special needs kids program and to EChO. The special needs program serves over 200 special needs individuals in the extended Evergreen area providing them with an array of wonderful events and experiences. EChO helps those in the mountain area who find themselves in difficult financial straits. EChO runs a substantial food bank, provides counseling services and helps ready their clients for employment opportunities. EChO's focus is to help clients become self-sustaining.

 

The club has also embraced an international program called Crutches4Africa. This wonderful initiative is the brainchild of David Talbot, a polio victim himself. This program has shipped over 100,000 crutches and other mobility devices to African polio victims, giving them the gift of mobility. The logistics need financial support to make the shipments, and Mountain Foothills has been a significant contributor to this program both financially and in preparing the devices for shipment. Our members have been emotionally touched by Dave's videos showing the delight on the faces of the recipients.

 

This Rotary club has had exceptional success combining service and fun. If you want to learn more about Mountain Foothills Rotary, please accept this invitation to join us any Wednesday evening between 5:30 and 6:30 PM at Mount Vernon Caynon Club or simply call us at

303 679-0144. We look forward to meeting you. 

What we Do in our Community:  Our efforts as members of the Mountain Foothills Rotary Club are directed at many needs we see in the Evergreen area, some current projects and beneficiaries

See the fuller listing on the Volunteerism page.

 
 

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