Last Week at Rotary, Tuesday April 8
* Thanks to Judi LaPoint for her froggy can-do Inspiration to deflect pessimism, and to our smiling duo of newby greeters, Erin Major and Lori Burke.
* Ice Melt Chair Diane Monaghan updated the sales thermometer, recruited three ice device watchers, and reminded us to sell out by the April 20 deadline.
* Youth Exchange - spring break next week will see Rasmus Madsen heading for Hawaii, and Florence Solberger on a trip to the eastern US including the DC area.
* Four Way Test - our annual ethics training with all 7th graders - Jeff McElhattan begin sign-ups for Rotarian facilitators for May 8 and 9. See Jeff or Gary Nicholds.
* Our 9 Health Fair last Saturday served 731 in various ways. Many thanks to Linda Lichtendahl and all Rotarians and other volunteers.
* Past President Sandy Mortensen led the elimination drawing for the free night hotel room at our District Conference in Denver for early bird registrants, first weekend in May. Bill Sanders was the winner! Still time to register, one day or both, and the Club will reimburse 2/3 of the fees for all participating members.
* Another Corporate Sponsor, Jim Neeve of Mike's Mountain Motors, was introduced by Bill Sanders and strongly endorsed by happy customers Lou Wagner and several others.
* Our Club and several others in Rotary District 5450 are proposing that a currently unnamed peak located on the Continental Divide about 2 miles west of Loveland Pass be named "Rotary Peak". Formal application and gathering of support letters are in progress.
* Past President Rolo Cuadrado was a repeat winner of the weekly raffle, but even with the practice he was still not able to find the ace of spades.
* Fun Fund - Mike Whitehill thanked Alpine Bank and financial literacy volunteers in training; Rob Irvine introduced the new Festival logo; Lou Wagner with pride for those final four Wisconsin Badgers; Sandy for son Hunter Mortensen's election, and Jeff for son Kevin Burns' election.
* Program - Sheriff John Minor did a fine job of informing and entertaining the crowd with his program on Weed. Risks from local grow ops and processing include butane explosion / fire, bad electrical wiring, property damage. Inside Edition story, paired with locals' spoof mocking the tolerance of alcohol. Lots of Q&A.