Rotary Club of Conifer

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Service Above Self

New Schedule starting in September: Mornings @ 7AM 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, Evenings @ 5:30PM 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Mornings @ Mountain Resource Center, 11030 Kitty Drive
Evenings @ St. Laurence Episcopal Church, 26812 Barkley Road
Conifer, CO  80433
United States
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Meeting Programs
Club President, Janine Payton
Aug 21, 2018
Club Assembly
Mike Schmidt, Supt. Platte Canyon School District
Aug 28, 2018
Back To School Program/Educaton Issues in Colorado
Wendy Woodland
Sep 04, 2018
National Literacy Day: Schools and the teaching of literacy
Dark, No meeting
Sep 11, 2018
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Latest News
Program: Lee Willis
Airline Travel:  What you don’t know….
Our own Lee Willis provided us with a behind the scenes view of the intricate rules and procedures that make airline travel safe.
Lee described airline safety as a system with three very important parts:
  1. Systems and Rules—FAA; European Aviation Safety Agency; International Civil Aviation Organization.
These are organizations that are critical to airline safety.  They provide structure for airline management and safe navigation;  Rules and procedures are developed from lessons learned.
  1. All airline personnel receive extensive training regardless where they are in the system: aircraft maintenance, operations/command center, airport personnel, flight crew.
  2. Aircraft:  engineering design, manufacturing processes, inspections, testing.
  1. Pilot pre-flight preparation:  check weather and airport conditions; check for special procedures; logbook discrepancies, maintenance inspections and procedures and all back-up systems; preflight inspection of the aircraft exterior, cockpit and aircraft interior inspected by flight attendants.
  2. Airport and weather conditions: hazardous weather, icing; airport congestion, construction; departure and enroute changes and required fuel for those changes
  3. Procedures include flows and scripted callouts; below 10,000 feet, there is only essential talk
  4. Passenger issues:  drunk passengers are removed from the plane; inflight medical issues; out of control passengers
Bottom line: Air travel is far safer than auto travel.  The US Census Bureau data shows that a person's chances of dying in an auto accident is 1 in 102, while the chances of dying in an aircraft accident are 1 in 205,552!
Guests: Carol Carper, Evergreen Rotary
  • We are starting a marble drawing fund-raiser.  If you travel, bring a small gift for a drawing. First, if you haven’t already, be sure to purchase marble draw tickets, 1 for a dollar or 3 for $2.  When members travel they bring back a small item for the drawing- if your number is drawn you can choose the sure thing item or choose to try to get the white marble that is in this cup among 50 blue marbles.  If the white marble is drawn you win the 50/50 pot- if not that blue marble is removed and the pot is added to next week.  
  • Rotary Peak had trail maintenance on August 4. Rotary Peak Opportunities- hiking with the inbound exchange students on Sunday Sept. 9th.They would also love to have Rotarians volunteer as trail stewards particularly on weekend mornings. If you are interested contact Rick Clark - or 303.880.6447  or Jim Brook - or 970.409.8995
  • Peach orders are due by August 13;  Sign up Genius for staffing the sale will be up soon.  We will work 9-6 in two hour increments.
  • Next Monday, the District will provide a webinar on Club Training.If you are interested in learning about what it takes to get us money from the district grant process there is a webinar scheduled for August 13th from 5-7pm. You can do it right from your own home or office- no need to drive down the hill and it is free.  We will need one member to either attend this webinar or the training at Red Rocks College in January. 
  • Back Pack Project starts August 23!  There are a number of ways that Rotarians can help.  We organize each week's food on Tuesday mornings following this meeting and will have some members of the evening group do that on the weeks we don’t meet. On Thursday afternoons we take the food from the pantry to both Elk Creek and Deer Creek Elementary schools and pack the bags. We can also use help when we get deliveries from the food bank- usually on the 4th Thursday of the month in the morning, a good size vehicle is a plus for this. Please talk to Charlotte if you want to be included in this very rewarding activity.
  • The plans for starting the 2018-19 Rotary Coupon Book planning starts this evening at 5:30 at Wes’ home.
  • In September we will begin a three month trial of a new meeting schedule.  We will hold morning meetings on the first and third Tuesday mornings at MRC at 7 a.m. and evening meetings will continue on the second and fourth Wednesday evenings at St. Laurence Church at 5:30pm.
  • The Roll and Read/Imagination Library event August 4 was successful.
  • Our Club was recognized in the Canyon Courier for our tree-planting near Deckers and by Mt. Evans Home Care and Hospice for our donation to them.