Join us! 
Conifer Rotary meets Tuesday mornings at 8:00 AM in a hybrid format either at the Mountain Resource Center or online via videoconference over Zoom. Evening meetings are currently being held in person every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pines.
 
Visitors please join us, email us at rotaryclub@rotaryconifer.org and we will send you the information you need for the meetings.  Club members, check your email for online meeting details from our President.
285 Backpack Pantry Program
 

 

Children who are hungry have difficulty staying focused for learning. They experience mood swings. They have trouble participating in athletics and other activities. They experience stomach aches, headaches and fatigue. Chronic hunger impacts kids for a lifetime.

One in five children in Colorado belong to families that cannot afford food or do not have regular access to food.  The 285 Backpack Project is here to help.

The 285 Backpack Project is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Conifer and the communities of Conifer and Bailey.  We help children who do not have enough food to eat at home by providing them with easy-to-prepare weekend meals and snacks throughout the school year.  By helping to sustain these children, we want to not only help meet their nutritional needs but also promote their physical, cognitive and social development, and enhance their overall sense of well-being.

  • Rotary members order the food from the Food Bank of the Rockies to fill our 285 Backpack pantry and every week during the school year, volunteers from the community meet to fill bags with a variety of easy to prepare, nutritious foods for kids to take home.  
  • The school arranges delivery of the bags to the children whose families have requested the food.  Any child is eligible.  All families are invited by letter from the principal to participate.

 

Want to make a difference?  You can help by volunteering through the sign-up genius below, by making a donation to the Conifer Rotary Foundation or by helping to get families signed up.

 
 
Rotary Conifer Peace Park

Rotary Club of Conifer Peace Park Project

 
Globally, every community has a role to play in advancing world understanding, tolerance, empathy, goodwill and peace. The Rotary Club of Conifer Peace Park will be installed in a grassy area kindly offered by the Aspen Park Community Center, just behind the center’s building. This will be a place to contemplate, educate and hold events on peacebuilding.  The Rotary Club of Conifer and Rotary International are sponsoring this park but also asking for community donations to make it as beautiful as possible. The park will consist of stone benches, peace poles, landscaping and messaging about peace. We will hold regular community events on themes of peace on days such as Memorial Day, and also invite school children to visit for field trips to learn about peacebuilding. Construction is planned to begin by September with the park to be launched in spring 2023. As with all Rotary International projects, the Peace Park will be non-partisan and non-religious. 
 
 
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Conifer Peace Park Draft Design
Conifer Peace Park Location
Boulder's Peace Garden Pole
 
 
To make a contribution towards our effort to build a Rotary Conifer Peace Park, please click the link below.
 
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District 5450 - IMAGINE ROTARY
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How to Support LGBTQ Youth
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Updates and Announcements 
 
Tuesday's Meeting, September 20th: After much diligent work, Suzanne has been able to schedule the youth we sent to RYLA, (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  We are moving our Tuesday morning meeting to 6:00PM at the library conference room inside Conifer High School. Thank you Wes for arranging the conference room for us. Also, Wes will be hold the Foundation meeting at 5:00PM.
 
Sergeant-at-Arms Request: A volunteer is needed for an October Sergeant-at-Arms. Please contact Diana if you are interested and able. 
 
285 Backpack Project: The 285 Backpack Project helps children who don't have enough food to eat at home by providing them with easy-to-prepare weekend meals and snacks throughout the school year. We are always looking for volunteers to help with this mission. To sign up to volunteer, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back
 
2023 District Conference: The 2023 District Conference is scheduled for April 29th. What would you like to see at the conference? Email Diana with any topics you would like to see at the conference.
 
Peace Park: A ceremony to celebrate the initial installation of the Conifer Rotary Club Peace Park at the Aspen Park Community Center will take place on at on Sunday, September 25 at the Aspen Park Community Center, 26215 Sutton Road.
 
JeffCo Sherrif - Meet the Candidates Event: The Mountain Foothills Rotary Club of Evergreen is co-hosting a “Meet the Candidates for Jeffco Sheriff” night with the Canyon Courier on Wednesday Sept 21, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Buchanan Rec Center, Bergen Peak room. Given this is such an important position in our communities we are hoping this event will be informative for voters, as well as allow people in the mountains to have their voices heard in a structured environment. To help ensure impartiality the event will be moderated by a MFR Club Member Chris Nims who is not affiliated with any political party. The event will be handled similar to a polling place in which we will be prohibiting any campaigning inside or within 100 feet of the building of the event. This includes not wearing pins, t-shirts, hats, or other apparel that displays the name or likeness of any candidate who is on the 2022 Official Jefferson County ballot for Sheriff. 
 
The event details are as follows:
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Buchanan Recreation Center
Bergen Peak Room
32003 Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen, CO 80439
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RcQotzBdTWRjckst8
Please submit questions in advance to: mfrotary0@gmail.com
 
Evening Meetings: Evening meetings happen every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and the next one will take place on Wednesday September 28th at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
 
Monthly Board Meeting: The next monthly board meeting is Monday September 19th at Diana's home and is open to all. Contact Diana for address information. 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events & Training:
 
Below is just a snapshot of upcoming events. All District Events can be found by going to the Rotary District 5450 Website.
 
Woohoomanity Bike Ride: September 24th 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - volunteer or ride. Learn more at: https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/CO/Denver/WoohoomanityChallenge 
 
JeffCo Sheriff, Meet the Candidates Night: Wednesday September 21st - 6:00-8:00 PM at the Buchanan Rec Center, Bergen Peak Room.
 
Peace Park: September 25th. Contact Stan for more details.
 
World Polio Day: October 24th, 2022
 
Rotary Zone: Stop Human Trafficking - October 1, 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
 
 
Polio Plus:
 
 Rotary has been working to eradicate polio for more than 35 years. Our goal of ridding the world of this disease is closer than ever. 
 
As a founding partner of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, we’ve reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.
 
Rotary members have contributed more than $2.1 billion and countless volunteer hours to protect nearly 3 billion children in 122 countries from this paralyzing disease. Rotary’s advocacy efforts have played a role in decisions by governments to contribute more than $10 billion to the effort.
 
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year. It costs $3.00 to fully protect a child against polio, including the cost of the vaccine and activities required to deliver the vaccine. A donation of $25 will be made in your name to help eradicate polio.

 
 

Meeting Programs: 

  • Guest Speaker – Kathleen O’Leary came and spoke to the club about Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity and an upcoming fundraiser: Hard Hats & Heels on Sept 21 st 6-8:30PM @ the Evergreen Lake House – details can be found here.