Updates and Announcements
285 Backpack Project: Bambi will be gone for most of May, so if some folks are able hop onto this sign up genius to help Charlotte with the food that would be much appreciated. To sign up, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back
Boys and Girls Club: Roses are still for sale, they’re really beautiful and only $2 a piece. Mother’s day, thinking of someone you love, Easter, or any occasion you can think of - they’re great gifts that last forever. You can purchase anytime by going to https://bgchr.co/?page_id=76 or by asking Arana.
Room Setup Sergeant at Arms: Maria has signed up for May, and Bambi will do June. Thank you both for volunteering!
Cinco de Mayo: Thursday May 5th is our Cinco de Mayo auction at Snowpack Taproom. Mint Edition will be playing and some Mexican breweries will be featured. The auction is already online and you can start bidding by going to: https://www.32auctions.com/ConiferCdM 
Conifer HS Graduation: Saturday May 21st and looking for some volunteers to help with directing parking. If you’re able to volunteer, please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409054BABA922A13-chsgraduation 
Peacebuilding Committee Update: Three members have done training with Lutheran Family Services to sponsor refugees.  IRC is another route they are exploring for additional training. For Ukraine, any US citizen can begin sponsoring refugees now. Angela has been really helpful in identifying a possible venue for placing a peace pole and setting up a peace park. Someone from Evergreen Rotary had a great idea for the peace club to better define what it means to build better friendships and goodwill. 
Evening Meetings: The next evening meeting is on Wednesday May 11th  at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
Arvada Center for Performing Arts: They are having a highschool art show and 15 Conifer students are being featured so check it out if you have the chance. 

Upcoming Events:
Cinco de Mayo Auction: May 5th at the Snowpack Taproom
ConiferFest: Saturday August 13th at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church

Meeting Program: Conifer Foundation update from Wes Paxton, Suzanne Barkley and Tom Becker
  • The Foundation is part of the Rotary Club and raises money through the year which goes for the following years grants and scholarships. 
  • Grants go to nonprofits that impact people in our community
  • Scholarships go to graduating seniors from Platte Canyon and Conifer HS who attend a two year, four year, or trade school after graduating.
  • Conifer Fest is a big fundraising event for the Foundation.
  • This will be our third year. It started in 2019, then we had a drive-in during 2020 due to covid, last year we did it at Beaver Ranch outside. 
  • Beaver ranch is going through some enhancements and updates, because of this they can’t have the event this year. 
  • This year, we are working with Father Tim at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church. 
  • We will plan to walk the area behind the church to see what we’re working with a little more closely but it will be a nice space that includes 118 parking spots and has room for a stage and the beer/food/vendors.  
  • The idea of the club doing a festival like this is to really wrap our arms around the community more and help the community know more about us as well.
  • Food trucks will be present for food variety and lots of food to feed people
  • Local vendors to sell their wares to try to make some money and draw more folks into the event
  • Mark your calendar for August 13th with setup on August 12th
Guests: Trish Cox, Ann Imse, and Bill Gough. Welcome!