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Posted by Diane Monaghan on Aug 31, 2014

ROTARY NIGHT at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company

Please join us at the Lake Dillon Theatre Company on Sunday, September 14, at 6:30 pm for "ROTARY Night at the Lake Dillon Theatre.” Rotary members get 2-for-1 wine or concessions and a chance to win a special door prize at the performance of RING OF FIRE, a biopic of the legendary Johnny Cash. Plus you get a chance to spend an evening with your Rotary friends and see an amazing, intimate musical performance.

Please note that you will need to call 970-513-9386 to reserve your seats and to get the 2-for-1 concession card good  for house wine or soda/coffee at the 6:30pm  September 14 Performance of RING OF FIRE.  Use the code "ROTARY" when you call to make your reservation.

Posted by Diane Monaghan on Aug 25, 2014

The 9th annual Rotary Bike Ride and Party at Marylin Hogan's Ranch are almost here!

The event will take place on September 6. You can come on bike, in a car, on horseback, or catch a ride with a friend, but make sure you come to this fun event!

The Bike ride will start at 7am in Marina Park in Dillon and have many stops along the way where you can get on or get off the party train. Or you can just ride up and back in Glenwood canyon then off to Marilyn’s. Please let Diane Monaghan know if you can make it to the ride 970-485-1377.


Once again we have been invited to Marilyn & Marc Hogan’s New Castle home for a potluck dinner after the ride.  Marilyn Hogan’s address is 6620 Peach Valley Road, New Castle – Take the New Castle exit #105 off I-70 and go west on Main Street for 2.7 miles, then take a right and go down Peach Valley Road for 1/2 mile. The house, corrals and barns are on your left.  Marilyn’s cell # 970-389-1535. The main dishes will be provided, but party goers are encouraged to bring appetizers and desserts.


Posted by Peggy Beeler on Aug 30, 2014

I hope you will all be at our meeting Tuesday.  If you haven’t heard our very own David “Woody” Woodland as a speaker, you are in for a real treat.  His subject will be on Infectious Diseases and Ebola, a big topic right now.

Did you know that September 21st is World Peace Day?  The Rotary Global History Fellowship is celebrating this day with the theme “Right of Peoples to Peace”.  “Peace is a fundamental right of all citizens and essential for co-existence, well-being and happiness”.  That said by the Chief Editor of the RGHF newsletter, OJeetendra Basudeo Sharma.  To learn more about this Rotary Fellowship go to .  HOW WILL YOU CELEBRATE WORLD PEACE DAY?

Are we doing enough when it comes to recycling?  What do you do with your old medications?  Science and technology continue to produce new and more complicated chemical compounds in medicines.  Flushing pills down a sink or toilet is no longer recommended.  There are some communities that offer drug take-back programs so that drugs are disposed of properly.  What do you do with your old batteries?  They can be disposed of at many community recycling centers.  Alkaline batteries manufactured in the U.S. are most likely mercury-free.  Rechargeable batteries are also recommended to reduce hazardous waste in our landfills.  What do you do with your old paint?  Once a year our community offers free disposal.  Watch for that announcement.  Let’s work on doing a better job.  I am starting today!  MAKING GOOD AND BETTER THINGS HAPPEN.

See you Tuesday!  



Posted by Diane Monaghan on Aug 27, 2014

Last Week in Rotary 

Kathy Davis led us off with the inspiration.

Maffi, our exchange student from 4 years ago was visiting with her parents and got to reconnect with some of our club members.

We have many exciting things coming up in September. Next Tuesday (September 2) at the Community Dinner we have Rotarians volunteering to help and our District Governor will be there. This dinner will serve as a District Assembly of sorts, so if you want to get to know our District Governor better and mix salads with him, this is your chance!

The 9th annual Rotary Bike ride is on Saturday September 6th. Interested in riding some or all? Talk to Diane Monaghan. The annual party afterwards is at Marylin Hogan's place - see directions later in this bulletin.

Make a Difference Day is on September 13th - Talk to David Preaus if you can help volunteer.  Karen Wray joined us this week to remind us about Dancing With the Mountain Stars, which is happening on September 13th. There are only a few tables left, so if you want to go, get your tickets soon! Susan Juergensmeier reminded us about the Lake Dillon Theatre Rotary night coming up in September.

This Saturday is your last chance to get your Summit Foundation Duck for the annual duck race fundraiser. Lee Zimmerman is the man with the info, or you can go online at to buy your ducks!

Our current exchange students, Aylena from Turkey and Geraldine from Switzerland shared a bit about their first weeks in Summit County and introduced their host families. They both started school this week and it sounds like they are already having a lot of fun from Rugby practice to hut trips to concerts. What an exciting year this will be for both them and us!

The big deal this week was that RYLA was in the house! We had a full house with Rylarians (not Rolarians...) and their parents. Paul Harris even got in the RYLA mood sporting a RYLA hat thanks to Lori Burke (one of the senior counselors this year). Lori's daughter pulled the raffle ticket out of the pot, and what do you know, pulled her mother's ticket number. It just goes to show, that being part of RYLA leads to great things. She didn't find the Ace of Spades though, and the big pot lives to see another day.

At the end we were treated to a presentation from the RYLA and YRYLA groups, led by Lori Burke . Rolo and Joni Ellis ended the presentation by getting many parents and Rotarians to sponsor kids (and 1/2 kids) for next year's RYLA.

Thank you to all who put so much effort in to improving the leadership of tomorrow!

Until next week...



Posted by Diane Monaghan on Aug 27, 2014


Posted by Jim Brook on Aug 01, 2014

The Satellite meetings are up and running, with a new changed location, effective at our next meeting on Monday August 4th from 5:30 - 6:45  pm. The location is the private room in the Backcountry Brewery, corner of Main St and Hwy 9 / Summit Blvd in Frisco. ​

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. If you would like to present your passion at one of our meetings, please reach out!  please just join us any time you can!  Any questions, please contact Jim Brook at 970-409-8995 or at  

Posted by Diane Monaghan on Aug 27, 2014

Please wish the following members a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Joe O'Malley                           Sept 5

Kim Theller                              Sept 5

Bernie Zurbriggen                    Sept 6

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 Julieanne Gilchrist on Aug 15, 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 Hour will be:

September 10th Boatyard – Frisco


The Happy Hour Committee members are:  


Judy Irwin, Julieanne Gilchrist, David Matthews, Aleda Kresge, 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!



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