Meet Our President Elect Nominee

Stew Pappenfort

Congratulations to our President Elect Nominee (PEN) Stew Pappenfort!  Stew will be serving as president of the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club on July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023; however his term on the board of directors will begin in July this year as President-Elect and Chairman of the Membership and Fun Committees.
Stew moved to Salida in 1977 to start a stained glass business; but he soon went to work with River Runner Rafting company first as a guide then as General Manager.  In 1995, he became a full time river ranger where for 23 years he was in charge of "law and order" for land and water from Leadville to Pueblo.  In 2018, Stew received the honor of being the FIBArk Commodore, an honor of distinction for all his love of the river and what it brings to our valley.
In August, 2018 Stew became a member of the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club.  Since he joined, he has played a major role on every committee he has worked with including the Chaffee Home & Garden Show, the Lucky Ducky Race and Junior Achievement.  
We are excited to announce Stew's new role as PEN.