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
Navarro/Colorado SportsConnection will feature Children's Hospital
3/10/11:Laurian Horowitz/the BIG Day (Be Involved and Give)
Hour at Dukes?
3/24/11:Exchange Student Ruthy Fierro presents a Tour of Ecuador
Jeffrey Huff/The State of Castle Pines
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
Dennis Lineberry; guest of Matthew
New Member Kiley Brenneman completed his paperwork and
officially became a member at today's meeting.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.