Posted on Sep 11, 2014
An outstanding effort in organizing this year’s Alferd Packer Bacon Party was over-the-top successful. A beautiful, sunny afternoon greeted at least 2000 visitors to the fun-filled event. Leading off the “Bacon, Band’s and Beer” entertainment was our own Dave Partheymuller on guitar and later accompanied by his daughter, Patty. As the afternoon progressed, several other bands entertained the crowd culminating with the rousing music of The Nacho Men.
Numerous specialty food truck venders provided wide ranging menus all having at least two items featuring bacon. Their selections were so popular that at least three of the venders had to send out for more food as demand exceeded their initial supplies.
Thanks to all the efforts of the Rotary volunteers, their family members and friends who worked to make this fundraising event a total success. Like all our fundraising efforts, proceeds benefit the Littleton Rotary Foundation through which Littleton Rotary supports dozens of local projects and institutions.
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Posted on Sep 02, 2014
It’s hard to imagine a more worthy selection for Grand Marshall of the 2014 Western Welcome Week Parade than Littleton Rotary’s very own Dr. Charlie Vail. Thousands gathered in Downtown Littleton on Saturday, August 18th to enjoy the annual Parade that wraps up the week-long festivities of Western Welcome Week. After an inspiring opening display of Color Guards and veterans groups, the Grand Marshall led the opening of the 2014 Western Welcome Week Parade.
Known throughout Littleton and Colorado as a preeminent equine veterinarian, Dr. Charlie Vail’s lifetime of service to his vocation and the community was cheered by the thousands of well-wishers lining Main Street in Downtown Littleton. Seated in the carriage beside him was the love of his life and wife of 51 years, Jean.
Congratulations to Dr. Charlie Vail! You have honored Littleton through you years of service. Littleton now honors and thanks you for being a shining example living the Rotary motto: Service Above Self.
Posted on Aug 01, 2014
Littleton Rotary’s summer fundraising effort, the Arapahoe County Fair Rotary Beverage Booth was the most successful ever. Thanks to great volunteers and cooperative weather, sales of beer exceeded previous years by a good percentage. Congratulations to all the Rotarians, family members, and friends who helped staff the concession. Your participation was critical to this year’s success.
Proceeds from this and other fundraising events benefits the Littleton Rotary Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation. The Foundation provides financial support for numerous Littleton area organizations with special focus on literacy and education enhancement programs. Additionally, the Foundation provides support for international projects initiated by the Littleton Rotary Club in partnership with metro area Rotary Clubs as well as partner Rotary Clubs throughout the world. This collaboration enables Littleton Rotary to address needs of people in developing countries by providing the means to secure safe and sustainable sources of clean water, build and maintain basic sanitation systems, and provide materials for the education of children, and much, much more.
Posted on Jun 18, 2014
Littleton Rotary volunteers spent the afternoon and evening on Saturday, June 14, manning two beverage tents at the Littleton Block Party. One tent provided soft drinks and water, the other beer and wine. Guess which one had the most sales…
Sponsored by the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants Association, this yearly event featured four stages with live music, numerous venders, and culminated with two fireworks displays. Thanks to all Littleton Rotarians and family members who helped, including our Rotary Youth Exchange student, Nica Zabala from the Philippines.
Posted on May 24, 2014
HANDS ACROSS LITTLETON, the brain child of former Littleton Rotarian and Past Club President, Earl Maxon, has been helping Littleton residents for the past 19 years, who for lack of physical and financial ability, no longer have the means to maintain the exterior of their properties as they once did.
On Saturday, May 17th, twenty-five Littleton Rotary Club volunteers and friends gathered once again to help restore the home exterior and landscape of a Littleton resident in need. Included among the volunteers was Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Nica Zabala from the Philippines. Nica, like all the volunteers, spent time scrapping paint, painting, pruning shrubbery, cutting down small trees, hauling branches, raking & bagging leaves, cleaning gutters, loading dumpsters, and piling yards of cuttings.
Prominent among the volunteers was Mickey Kempf, Manager of Bradford Auto Body in downtown Littleton. Mickey oversaw the operation of the rented boom-lift that allowed for safe access and repair of damaged soffit and high area painting.
Special thanks to Susan Bird, Store Manager of Home Depot located at 3000 W. Belleview Ave. for her in-kind donations to ensure the success of the project.
Major funding for this annual project is provided by the Littleton Rotary Foundation.
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Posted on Apr 16, 2014
Four hardy Littleton Rotarians joined over 50 other Rotarians from District 5450 and our neighboring District 5440 on April 5th for a collaborative effort to help clean up and do restorative work in Big Elk Meadows south of Estes Park.
Last September’s devastating rain and resulting flood literally wiped out the little community’s infrastructure. The stream that ran through the center of the village became a torrent that wiped out their water supply, roads and bridges. In addition to homeowner’s property damage, property owners were stranded. There was no way for them to gain access to any road out of their community. Supplies had to be brought in by helicopter or on ATV’s.
Rotary volunteers worked on uncovering buried culverts along the roadways, removing debris from along and in the stream bed, loading trucks with parts of trees still in and along the stream, and anything else that needed doing. It was impressive how much was accomplished by the dedicated work of Rotarians focused on helping where there was a need.
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Posted on Oct 29, 2013
I Can Read and Homework Club at Centennial Academy
It's a special time for students when Rotarians and community members volunteer to participate in the I Can Read Program at Centennial Academy of Fine Arts. This simple and effective program pares volunteers with teachers and select students to share time in supporting reading skills by simply listening to students read.
Volunteers are assigned a classroom teacher who then contacts the volunteer, usually in early September, and they work together to set up a schedule based on the teacher’s needs and the volunteer’s availability. The teachers choose students they feel will benefit most from the time, support, and attention the volunteers provide. Usually the volunteer works with one student at a time and they see from 2-4 students each visit. Each visit is just one class period in length.
The volunteer doesn’t need to bring anything as the teacher provides the reading material. Often it will be a book, article, or poetry that the student is reading in class.
I Can Read volunteers are very important to the success of these students by providing them with additional reading practice and support, as well as a warm and friendly personal connection. Students look forward to the days that their I Can Read volunteer works with them and for many students, it is the highlight of their day!
The program needs your help to ensure its' continued success. For information on how to volunteer, contact Littleton Rotary Club Literacy Chair, C. Dale Flowers at 303- 794-4218 or Rotary@cdale.com . Better still, CLICK HERE to access and download the volunteer forms which detail the specific information necessary to become an active member of the I Can Read program.
Back in 2005-06, the Rotary Club of Littleton embarked on the most ambitious project in the Club's history. Thanks to the passion and drive of Barbara Jacobsen and her Rotarian spouse, Merl, the project was made a reality through the efforts of a very select and dedicated committee and hundreds of hours of planning and work by Club members.
The project's goal was to provide the funding to enable Project C.U.R.E to build or purchase an existing building for use as their world headquarters and primary warehouse. We succeeded in raising $500,000 and coupled that with a generous matching contribution from Jake Jabes, owner of American Furniture Warehouse. Today that project is a reality. The facility that Littleton Rotary helped fund is meeting the needs of Project C.U.R.E in it's mission of providing donated new, used, and surplus medical supplies and equipment to needy clinics and hospitals in developing countries around the world.
Project C.U.R.E. has reserved the 1st. Monday of each month from 5-7 PM as a "Sorting Night" for Littleton Rotary, their friends and family. Please consider volunteering for this worthwhile activity and come to better understand the enormous scope of this significant organization. The work is fairly light and you'll be working on sorting donated medical items under the direction of a Project C.U.R.E. volunteer manager. Project C.U.R.E asks that you sign up not earlier than a week prior to the 1st Monday. That way they have fewer no-shows and can better plan for what tasks to assign for the volunteers in attendance. Click here to sign up.