Like Us On Facebook
Club Officers
President Peggy Beeler
President Elect Mary Anne Johnston
Vice President Jim Brook
Treasurer Larry Stone
Secretary Elizabeth Wickert
Membership Julieanne Gilchrist
Marketing/PR Jeff McElhattan
Rotary Foundation David Groth
Sergeant at Arms Lee Edwards
Mini Calendar
         Jul 2014         
Subscribe to our newsletter mailing list.

Click here to sign up!
Welcome to Our Club, Proud Member of District 5450

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:10 AM

Summit County Community & Senior Center

83 Nancy's Place
PO Box 415
Frisco, CO 80443
United States

  Venue Map

  Duty Roster

  Club Bulletin

  District Site

Summit Rotary News
Posted by Diane Monaghan on Jul 17, 2014

Sign Up to help make our Festival in the Park a  Huge Success

Everyone who's anyone will be at the Dillon Town Park on Friday and Saturday, August 8th and 9th. Come to join the fun and stay to volunteer for a few hours.  Making Good Things Happen doesn't really just happen; it takes all of us participating.  On Monday evening at the satellite meeting or Tuesday morning, stop by the sign up table and visit with Stephanie, who will be happy to find you the perfect time slot and explain some of the new and different volunteer opportunities.  Of course, you are welcome to call or email her to reserve the best times and locations before they are snapped up.  Stephanie can be reached at 970-468-1317 or

Posted by Peggy Beeler on Jul 17, 2014

 “Life can get better.  Challenges can be overcome.  Determination and hard work can make a difference.”  These are the words of Howard Buffett.  Did you know that he, his father and his uncle were Rotarians?   His commitment to End World Hunger is ambitious to say the least.   But look at what we accomplished with Polio.  Never Say Never!!!!!

There are so many programs that support Warren’s goal.  My favorite is PROJECT PEANUT BUTTER!  Some of you know that I could put peanut butter on just about anything! (Hope Bill Gilchrist is reading this-maybe there will be little packets on the breakfast buffet). 

I doubt that any of us has experienced acute malnutrition in our lifetime.  My message this week is to help where and when you can.  Focus on nutrition, health and education for those less fortunate.  WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!


Posted by Diane Monaghan on Jul 16, 2014

This week in Rotary was full of spirit!

The meeting started off by learning a bit more about Bourbon! That’s right, our new corporate sponsor, Breckenridge Distillery, stopped by and shared a bit about themselves. They even donated a few bottles of the good stuff to be given away as part of our weekly drawing. This week Bill Reetz finally won the drawing, and a bottle of bourbon after goodness knows “how many times I have given those girls $5”. Being the fundraiser that he is, Bill promptly showed off his auctioneer skills and raised $55 for the Charitable Fund from Larry Stone. If Larry isn’t at the next meeting, we might know why.

This last week was the Rotary page in the Summit Daily, with Peggy Beeler as the sponsor of the page. If you didn’t see it, you can check out old issues of the SDN online, or swing by their building in Frisco and pick one up. Thank you to Linda Lichtendahl who organizes this page each month.

Mary Anne Johnston is keeping literacy at the forefront of our efforts, and recognized Stephanie Katz her work in the Guatemala literacy project, as well as Mike Whitehill who started the financial literacy program in our schools and got a grant from the Summit Foundation for the program. Way to go!

We were reminded by Jim Brook to bring back our car raffle ticket stubs and money next week. Only a few weeks left to sell all 7000 tickets.

Suzanne from the Leadership Summit Program took a Pause for the Cause and told us about this year’s program. Did you know that our very own Rotary club was a founding sponsor of this wonderful program? It was good to see how many Rotarians have participated over the years. If you are interested in being in the class of 2015, applications are due by August 25th.

Another of our corporate sponsor, Climax Molybdenum is holding a grand opening ceremony on August 7 for the new water treatment plant located along Tenmile River just south of Copper Mountain.  Many of you have expressed interest in another tour at Climax and this would be a great opportunity to see it for yourself.

This week, our bronzed head of Paul Harris wore a hat that Stephanie Katz got at the International Rotary Conference in Sydney, and our fun fund was quite lively with Flags from Rasmus’s family, Santa Clause sightings, Pickleball reminders and more. If you want to know it all, you have to come to the meetings!

Finally, Bill Sanders introduced our very controversial and interesting program about Global Warming. The high temperature in Frisco on that day was 62 degrees in case you were wondering.

Tune in next week and find out who wins the next bottle of spirits from the Breckenridge Distillery! See you then…

Posted by Thomas French on Jun 01, 2014

Rotarians and guests (up to 28 each week) are welcome to play 9 holes of golf most Mondays with tee times from 7:45 to 8:45 am, beginning June 9. Arrive early for breakfast. Reserve through Tom French (303-808-6717) no later than each prior Saturday, priority to earliest commitments. Cost $45 including high season (normally up to $90 for 9 holes). Step up to serve as Tom's assistant - here's your chance to finally start that dream career as a golf pro !


Posted by Jim Brook on Jul 09, 2014

The Satellite meetings are up and running, from 5:30 - 6:45  pm at the Holiday Inn in Frisco. We encourage you to get there a bit early to grab a bite to eat and a beverage from the bar on your way in!  

These meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month.  All Rotarians are welcome and we hope that you'll invite your friends and colleagues to check us out as well!  No advance notice needed, please just join us any time you can!  Any questions, please email Michele Knight,


If you would like to present your passion at one of our meetings, please reach out! 

Posted by Diane Monaghan on Jul 16, 2014

A photo of Rasmus and his family visiting (He's the tall one in the shorts).


Posted by Diane Monaghan on Jul 16, 2014

Happy Club Anniversary 

Sharon Butler                          9 Years on July 26

David Whitmer                         9 Years on July 26

Posted by Diane Monaghan on Jul 17, 2014

Please wish the following members a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Mac Trench                         July 26

Posted by Julieanne Gilchrist on Jul 09, 2014

Every second Wednesday of the month, Rotarians have been gathering for Happy Hour from 5:00 to 6:30.  If you haven't checked it out, pencil it in and come by and socialize, on one or any of the following dates... SEE YOU THERE!  


Our next Happy Hours will be:

 August 13th  Vinnie’s – Frisco

September 10th Boatyard – Frisco


The Happy Hour Committee members are:  


Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, Diane  Monaghan, Lynn Myers and Ann Clement. Some of us will be at each of the Happy Hours to welcome everyone. If you would like to be on the Happy Hour Committee, please contact Judy Irwin and/or Julieanne Gilchrist.


Posted by Julieanne Gilchrist on Jul 12, 2014

We want to thank all of those sponsors who are identifying community leaders/business professionals and bringing them to our meetings.  Remember, a Prospective Member should attend 3 meetings before turning in their application, sponsor form, a short bio and $100 application fee to JULIEANNE GILCHRIST.  The application will then be presented to the Membership Committee for approval and then the Board of Directors.  Once approved their name and bio will be posted in our bulletin for 3 weeks.  If there are no questions about the Prospective Member the induction will be scheduled. 

If you would like to be a Mentor to a new member please see Ann Clement.  We encourage new members to interact with Prospective/New Members as much as possible.  One of the Red Badge requirements is to be a Greeter 3 times.  Because our club is growing and we are experiencing so many guests, greeters are so very important.  You don't have to be a new member to be a greeter.  It is just one more way of participating in Club Service.



Posted by Diane Monaghan on Jul 09, 2014


When you do business with a Corporate Partner, thank them for being a Rotary Sponsor!



Powered By Subgurim( Maps ASP.NET