Peace Through Service
Rotary Club of Castle Pines

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Monday, September 01, 2014
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Notees to the Rotees
by Ivan Kalotov

2-10-11 Rotary of Castle Pines Meeting Minutes



Announcements and Reminders


Regarding Rotary's commitment to eradicate polio, Chuck referred to NPR's recent interview with Bill Gates; his foundation donated millions again this year toward the effort.  To read/listen to the interview online, click here:



Speaker Summary


Guest Speaker:  Nancy Fairclough, Certified Nutritionist presented "25,000 Reasons" regarding nutrition, the health of and risks for our children (more prescriptions are written for patients under the age of 18 than for all the adults in America) and the necessity to eat fruits and vegetables to maintain our health.  Here's the link to her website:



Future Speakers


2/17/11:  Happy Hour/5:30PM/Dukes Steakhouse

2/24/11:  Dan Reed/Bonfils Blood Center

3/3/11:  Daryl Navarro/Colorado SportsConnection will feature Children's Hospital

3/10/11:  Laurian Horowitz/the BIG Day (Be Involved and Give)

3/17/11:  Happy Hour at Dukes?

3/24/11:  Exchange Student Ruthy Fierro presents a Tour of Ecuador

4/7/11:  Mayor Jeffrey Huff/The State of Castle Pines



Rotee Votes


Duke's Steakhouse will not be able to provide a private room to accommodate our Happy Hour Thursday on March 17th due to the St. Patrick's Day Holiday.  A show of hands indicated about half our members would be able to attend.  Karl K. will advise - it may end up that we still meet there, but gather around a couple of tables.




John Green - Chuck's Father-in-law who is also a member of the Snowmass Rotary

Mrs. Beane

Brian Rorick

Al Whitehouse

Dennis Lineberry; guest of Matthew


Membership Corner


New Member Kiley Brenneman completed his paperwork and officially became a member at today's meeting.


Area Events


·      The Bowl-a-thon to benefit Douglas County Partners is scheduled for Sunday, February 27th at Brunzwick Zone near Park Meadows Mall.  There is a $25.00 registration fee per bowler, and each bowler is expected to raise $100 in donations.  Currently AJ and Sarah and Julie and Mark Gibbons and Wade Middleton are on a team; if others are interested, Karl will create a second team from the Rotary Club of Castle Pines.  


·      The Castle Rock Rotary sponsored Ducky Derby is May 14th; ticket sales begin the end of February.  The Castle Rock Rotary Clubs are asking Rotary members to sell $100 worth of tickets.  Elaine Love is asking that each of our members sells at least $20.



·      Patricia Fiske reminded us that there will be a Rotary Booth at the upcoming Home and Garden Show February 12th through February 20st.  at the Colorado Convention Center, booth #1586.  Please sign up for a 2 hour time slot if you're interested; working the booth gets you free admission.  Here's the link for more information:


Club Business


·      Tim Fitzpatrick presented the "Five for One Membership Plan to the group, dividing members into teams with the goal of having each team recruit one new member each quarter.  The idea is that each group gets together and comes up with a list of prospective members.



·      Matthew gave the group an update regarding the Haitian Dance Company - the team is working diligently to iron out the details for this event.  The preferred location is Cielo; American Academy or any school/venue that allows alcohol to be served would be an option.  Patricia Fiske suggested the DuPont building in Sedalia with a capacity of 200-300 (I couldn't find any details about this facility on the Internet).  We are trying to keep the event manageable and local - within the Castle Pines community.  The goal is to have 300-350 people to show up and have ticket sales and alcohol sales to go directly to Haiti which requires sponsors including liquor store donations.  Sarah has bartenders they can connect with the Club.  Karl asked the group to identify business contacts that could be potential sponsors.  Two local radio stations are providing coverage.  As the details fall into place, Matthew will have more information next week. 



Celebrations/Member Events



Annual Ducky Derby Race
by Kalotov, Ivan

On June 7 the Rotary Clubs of Douglas County will unleash close to 9,000 rubber ducks in Plum Creek to compete in the 14th annual Ducky Derby Race.   The ducks are officially in their pre-season training camp and are eagerly awaiting to learn who their sponsor is!  Every year, they are proud to race and defend the honor of the families and kids who have put their trust in them.  In the cold winter months, they share stories of the race, and the happy faces of the kids warm their hearts.


The ducks are also very proud that their work helps so many local causes.  You can sponsor a duck by purchasing a ticket from a Rotary volunteer in front of King Soopers, every Saturday or Sunday.

The Ducky Derby is the largest annual fundraiser sponsored by the Castle Rock and Castle Pines clubs
which include Rotary Club of Castle Rock, Castle Rock High Noon Rotary,
Rotary Club of Castle Pines. 


  The money raised through the race have gone to help:


Women's Crisis and Family Outreach Center

Douglas Elbert Task Force - Food Bank 

Rotary Young Leadership Award (RYLA)

Homes for our Troops

Boy Scouts of America

College Scholarships

International Exchange Students

Colorado Flood and Fire Victims



Win Fabulous Prizes - Enter a Ducky in the Ducky Derby Race


1st Place - $2000 and Chance to win $1 million

2nd Place - $750 and Chance to win a New CAMARO

3rd Place - $250



Business After Hours at the Castle Pines Chamber
by Kalotov, Ivan


The Rotary Club of Castle Pines and the Castle Pines Chamber of Commerce held an informational meeting on Thursday, April 10, 2014 where to connect Rotary with the business community and show how we make a difference in Castle Pines.  


What is Rotary?

Rotary is an opportunity to serve your community and the world.

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders to tackle the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotarians contribute their time, energy and passion to sustainable, long-term projects in local communities across the globe. Projects focus on important issues like peace and conflict resolution, disease prevention and treatment, water and sanitation, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy and economic and community development. 

Rotary provides local and global grants and the involvement of more than 1.2 Million members in 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary connects these unique perspectives, and helps leverage its member’s expertise to improve lives everywhere.


Our Club.

The Rotary Club of Castle Pines was chartered in March, 2011 to provide community-minded residents of Castle Pines and Castle Pines Village the opportunity to come together and to serve our community, the county, the nation and the world.  The club has attracted volunteer leaders from across Douglas County who have chosen to join together to make a difference to families and youth.  Since 2011, we have had many opportunities and the joy of making a difference in the lives of others.

The 2013 Chili Cook Off is behind us! And it was fun!
by Kalotov, Ivan

Friday, gave us the chills. Oh no, are we going to have another event with rain and snow?  Mother Nature was kind to us, however, and Saturday was a beautiful day.  It started out cold, but by noon it was pleasant.  And then the Fabulous Parker Brothers started playing and turned the temperature a few degrees up.  Blues, Jazz, Rock -- they are good!  And when they took a break, the Elkharts kept it going! Good music was the perfect setting for the chili.

And the Chili was good!  Each contestant put their best foot forward and their best chili on the table.  At the end the people of Castle Pines voted and they determined these to be the best:


1. #24 - Raging Rex's Pit Bull Chili

2. #2 - Base Camp

3.  #6 - Steve Evans



1.  #13 - Dos Banditos

2.  #7 - Jeremy Paris

3. #15 - Construction Chili


We also extend our thanks to the non-competing cooks:  A Taste of Mexico, The Social, Guarantee Bank.  We appreciate your support!

We would like to thank our sponsors, Our Platinum Level Sponsor – The Village Shops at Castle Pines,  Charlotte Mattox and Castle Rock Eyewear and our Silver Sponsors – Allstate Tammy Lopez Agency, Town & Country Foods, and Well Within Chiropractic. Special thanks to Tony's Meat Market and Miyo's.


Finally, we thank the Castle Pines community for coming to our event, sharing in the good food, good music and good time.  We are glad you had fun, and we are thankful for your kind support!


Here are some pictures from the event, courtesy of the Castle Pines Connection



The Winners - To the left Ragin Rex's Pit Bull Chili.  To the right Dos Banditos.

2013 Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award Winner
Patricia J. Fiske, Castle Pines Rotary Club

by Kalotov, Ivan


Patricia Fiske was recognized by Rotary International as a 2012-2013 Service Above Self awardee during the District Conference on April 26, 2013. She was nominated for Rotary International’s Service Above Self Award as she has continually and selflessly demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service, in many forms and at many levels, through her personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary. Patricia’s business and communications acumen have made her an invaluable resource at the club, district, zone, and international levels.



Having served as Club President, she received RI’s Significant Service Award in 2009-2010. She lead a historical Group Study Exchange team to District 3450 China in 2006-7 and, thereafter, championed a matching grant for China Health Villages gathering support from the Rotary Club of Shanghai, U.S. Rotary Clubs, and non-Rotarian organizations. She supported and advised the recent medically-oriented GSE exchange with China. Locally, she has served multiple community projects reflecting her rare ability to serve “with” rather than “for” those in need.


The Service Above Self award recognizes Patricia Fiske’s gift of weaving Rotary magic by serving others with heart, soul, grace, and style. She truly lives “Peace Through Service.” This is Rotary International’s highest honor for individual Rotarians. A maximum of 150 recipients may be selected each year.




Historic Moments -- Roots of Rotary's polio efforts
by Fritz, Aaron

On 29 September 1979, Rotarians and delegates of the Philippine Ministry of Health looked on as volunteers administered drops of the lifesaving Sabin polio vaccine to children in the Manila barrio of Guadalupe Viejo.  

When James L. Bomar Jr., then RI president, put the first drops of vaccine into a child's mouth, he ceremonially launched the Philippine poliomyelitis immunization effort, and Rotary's first Health, Hunger and Humanity (3-H) Grant project was underway. Bomar joined Enrique M. Garcia, the country's minister of health, in signing the contract committing Rotary International and the government of the Philippines to a joint five-year effort to immunize about six million children against polio at a cost of about US$760,000.  

In a 1993 interview, Bomar reminisced about the trip. He recalled how the brother of one of the children he had immunized tugged on his pant leg to get his attention, and said, “Thank you, thank you, Rotary.”

Listen to the interview  

The success of this project set the stage for Rotary's top priority to rid the world of polio. As a result of Rotary’s efforts, more than two billion children have received the oral polio vaccine. Since Rotary launched its PolioPlus campaign in 1985, the number of polio cases worldwide has dropped 99 percent, and the virus remains endemic in only four countries -- Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, and Pakistan.  

For more information: 

Douglas County Rotary Clubs Unite to Support Homes for our Troops.
by Vanderhill, Sarah

 Douglas County Rotarians at Work Committee (DCRAW) is excited to announce that the land has been purchased for Nick Orchowski and his family!!

This means that coming up (most likely in January or maybe February) there will be many volunteer opportunities (click here for list) for the Build Brigade (the three-day event in which professional contractors get the home to a "dried-in" status!! Listed on our web page are responsibilities where volunteers are needed. Additionally, some areas need a "Key Volunteer" meaning you will manage the volunteers who sign up under that area (indicated by the"sign up" showing that spot has not yet been filled. You
can volunteer all 3 days or for just a couple of hours- please notate h ow much you intend to volunteer. All 6 clubs are sending the list out to their clubs and we will have to cap volunteers at some point. If you have child 5th grade and above they may join the Green Team, please include your child and their age, and availability to volunteer when you reply. Please email me if you would like to participate as a volunteer in what will prove to be an amazing day in which all 6 Douglas County Rotary clubs will join together and show Douglas County what Rotary is all about!! If you can't volunteer during the Build Brigade, you can still help out by seeking food donations, materials/supply donations for the house,contact me if you are interested.

When the house is completed each club will have the opporutunity to “adapt” a room in the house to help the Orchowskis paint and furnish it.  This will be in the summer.

To view Nick's story please visit