April 30, 2019 we will NOT have a morning meeting
  • The next Board meeting will be 6PM Wednesday, May 1, at Janine’s home.
  • Dean McCall is recruiting his Board for his President term starting in July.
  • Joyce Snapp needs help interviewing Conifer and Platte Canyon Seniors who have applied for our scholarships.  She starts interviews Wednesday April 24th at Conifer High School.  There are three interviewees at Conifer and six applicants at Platte Canyon.  Platte Canyon interviews will be next week, time to be determined.
  • Suzanne reports that three Conifer students have applied for RYLA.  Platte Canyon students are in the process of applying.  Suzanne will be setting up the interviews and she will need volunteers to help.  
  • The 9 Health Fair is this Saturday, April 27th, at Our Lady of the Pines Church.  We have enough volunteers for the 6:45AM shift, but need more volunteers for the 9:30-noon shift for Registration.  
  • There will be an Imagination Library fund-raiser, 'Beach Day' at A-Basin with a 70’s theme; May 3rd.  Join Rotarians for a day of fun!
  • The Home Show planning for next year has begun.  Vendor sign-up will start the beginning of June.  Janine needs helpers to be on the team!    This is our biggest fund-raiser.  Thanks to Lee for volunteering to be the Treasurer for the event.
  • The Fitzsimons Middle School Interactors are gathering tools and building supplies for the “Makers’ Space”, part of the STEM program.  Suzanne will be sending a list of the items that are on the “tool drive”.  There will be collection boxes at various locations that Suzanne will list, or bring them to Rotary for Bailey Rotarians to deliver to the Fitzsimons Middle School.
  • Quarterly dues are payable, watch for your invoice.  Actually, do it the easy pay with a regular Bill-Pay payment from your bank.
  • The Taste of Evergreen will be next Thursday, May 2, 5:30PM at the Evergreen Lake House.  Yvonne will be competing!   Tickets are $30 at the door. 
  • June 22nd at Crow Hill Insurance in Bailey, there will be a “Shred-a-Thon”.  It is a fund-raiser for Habitat for Humanity.  Habitat will also be accepting donations of furniture and house-hold goods.  
Program:  Center for the Arts Evergreen—Share the Moment
Celia Sladek
Celia Sladek joined us today to talk about a new community engagement program at Center for the Arts Evergreen:  Share the Moment.  It is a support program for adults living with memory loss and for their caregivers.  They need Rotary support to spread the word about the program and to volunteer to help.
Share the Moment provides an opportunity for people with memory loss and their caregivers to enjoy and discuss aspects of the current art gallery exhibit without the need for memory.  It provides a pleasant social interaction with family and friends; caregivers can share a fun outing with the person that they care for.  There is no pressure for remembering particulars—only enjoyment of the moment.
Center for the Arts Evergreen also has a number of art activity programs for visitors.  The programs are free, but attendees are asked to register so that there will be enough support and supplies.  You can learn more about them at their website https://evergreenarts.org.

The Share the Moment program idea came from the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  The Denver Art Museum is also using this model.   The Evergreen Center received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, https://www.arts.gov.  The program started last fall and has had 16 sessions, serving 120 attendees.  
Program Docents are all volunteers and are not necessarily artists.  They receive training from the Alzheimer’s Association and they have an advisor from the Denver Art Museum.  To volunteer, call 303-949-9432.  Celia is coordinating volunteers and she can be reached at: celia.sladek@ucdenver.edu.