ROTARY CLUB OF CONIFER
Meeting
April 2, 2019
 
PROGRAM:  Peggy Catlin, District N, RTD Board
Peggy was appointed to the Board of RTD last year for Jeffco.  Jeffco is the largest geographical district transportation district for RTD.  She has a 35-year experience in transportation as a civil engineer and worked for CDOT for many years.  She was elected to her position in November as a permanent position.
The “G” Line is opening! The “G”  line is a commuter-rail service and is an extension of the “A” line to DIA—thru Wheat Ridge/Arvada. There have been delays due to regulatory issues with several organizations with complicated issues.  
RTD is the largest transit region in the USA
This month is the 50thanniversary of RTD.  This anniversary year there will be extensions into the SW region of the area.
RTD is looking at broadening a comprehensive commuter system, including partnering with UBER and LYFT.  They will be looking at under-served areas.  The UBER-app will provide information about all the transport possibilities, including a way to pay for full partner trips.  There is a driverless car that is being tested at the Panasonic facility off the “A” line.  
There are issues with low ridership.  RTD has “flex-ride”, green bus, and may be used for fixed rides on low rider routes in addition to the “call and ride”.  Peggy is advocating for this type of transportation for the mountain communities.  She is also talking with the Senior Resource Center to address needs of seniors.  
Tickets can now be purchased on your phone.  
If you want more information or have suggestions, please contact Peggy at peggy.catlin@rtd-denver.com or 720-656-0670.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS/BUSINESS:
 
The 9 Health Fair will be held at Our Lady of the Pines on Saturday April 27.  Conifer Rotary will be volunteering at Registration.  Please sign up with Charlotte for the early or mid-morning shifts. 
 
The Home and Garden Show had about 1000 attendees.  There was an additional expense for the webpage this year, which may reduce our income. Dean has confirmed that Janine will coordinate the event in 2020.  
 
The District Area 8 dinner will be held at El Rancho tomorrow night at 5:30.  This will be an event that is focused on social interactions and meeting Rotarians from the other Area 8 Clubs!  Drop-ins are welcome.  The price is $25.
 
The Clear Creek Rotary has a fund-raiser Saturday May 25 11 a.m. in Downtown Georgetown:  “CALL TO DOO-TY”!!  The funds will benefit The Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  
 
Janine has created a tri-fold representing and explaining Conifer Rotary.  She also has “business cards”/invitations for our meetings. Pick up yours and invite new people!
 
Run The Ranch will be June 1, 201 at Beaver Ranch.  The routes will be different than other years.  The web site will be up this week.  It is a walk or run event and supports the Conifer Rotary Interact trip in 2020 to Nepal.
 
We will have a big fund-raiser at Beaver Ranch August 15, 2020.  Watch for more information!
 
A Club Social will be Saturday April 13, 2-5.  The details will be coming in an email an announcement on the web site.