Club Events & Projects
29th ANNUAL LITTLETON ROTARY GOLF TOURNAMENT
South Suburban Golf Course
Sep 05, 2014 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM
ALFERD PACKER BACON PARTY
Reinke Brothers, Inc
Sep 06, 2014 03:00 PM - 10:00 PM
ALL ROTARY CLUB LUNCHEON
The Westin Westmisnter
Sep 12, 2014 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
ANNUAL LITTLETON ROTARY PICNIC
STERN PARK: South Picnic Shelter (near restrooms)
Sep 27, 2014 11:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Area Assembly - District 5450
Lonetree Country Club
Nov 13, 2014 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
LITTLETON ROTARY'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER PARTY
Dec 06, 2014 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
RI PRESIDENT'S DINNER
Jan 03, 2015 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
May 01, 2015 - May 03, 2015
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 Aug 01, 2014
On July 19, 2014, 25 Rotarians gathered on Loveland Pass to climb to the summit of what is hoped to be named, ROTARY PEAK. A team of dedicated Rotarians from Clubs in District 5450 have worked gathering support to have an un-named mountain named in honor of Rotary. Work began back in December of 2013 when Rick Clark brought the concept to the attention of DG Dan Himelspach at our Area Assembly. Dan was immediately supportive and shared the possibility with leaders of several mountain area Rotary Clubs. Rick, along with Jim Brook, President of the Summit County Rotary Club, organized a meeting with interested club members from the clubs in Breckenridge, Frisco, Idaho Springs, Conifer, and Evergreen, to create a game plan to accomplish this task. After months of work, support was received from all the cities within 50 miles of the peak, chambers of commerce, county governments, a state legislator, and Gov. John Hickenlooper, in addition to several hundred names on petitions of support gathered by Rotarians. The proposal with accompanying documents of support was submitted to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names in Restin, VA in early June. Considering the various bureaucratic channels involved, we’re hoping to have notice of their decision within the next 9 months.
Click here to view the photos and video of the climb to “Rotary Peak”.
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.
CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL THE PICTURES
SEE THE YOUTUBE VIDEO
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 Nov 29, 2013
l-r: Sandy Perkins, Galen Graham, Sophia Uhlig, Zach Polonsky, Maureen Stewart
The Littleton Rotary Club has a long tradition of sponsoring Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) and more recently, Young RYLA . These award scholarships are available to any middle school 7th graders and high school juniors & seniors. Generally, applicants selected have excelled in one or more areas of high school involvement and have potential or proven leadership experience. On selection, the students experience a week-long program held at the Ponderosa Retreat & Conference Center in Larkspur (Young RYLA), or at the YMCA of The Rockies in Estes Park (RYLA). These summer programs expose the young people to a series of leadership and team-building experiences that hone their skills at becoming positive leaders at home, school, and in their communities. High quality local and national leadership experts are brought in to be keynote speakers and share their insights on what defines a true leader.
Our program on Tuesday, November 26th featured three of the five RYLA students our Club sponsored this year. Our club’s RYLA Chair, Sandy Perkins presented the program and each of the students had an opportunity to share their thoughts and gratitude for the life enhancing experience. The students represented Columbine High School, Heritage High School and Euclid Middle School and did a very good job in answering numerous questions from the audience. These students are tangible examples of the positive effect Rotary’s RLYA programs are having on our youth. Education, encouragement, team-building, and support is what RYLA is all about. Be proud of what we do as Rotarians and let others know about this outstanding program.
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.