Updates and Announcements
Evening Meetings: The next evening meeting is on Wednesday February 23rd  at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
285 Backpack Project Request: The Back Pack Pantry Program serves Schools in our mountain communities for Jeffco schools and Platte Canyon schools.  This program is huge for the families in need that we send a bag of food home each week with kids from Elementary to High School so they have breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks to eat thru the weekend when they can not get the meal assistance form the schools. 
We have amazing volunteers but we need help so our volunteers can also get a break and take care of themselves as well. We have a link for sign up genius on the website that will show you all the places we need help each week. An urgent need is for people to help Pack Platte Canyon bags which is done at Deer Creek Elementary each Thursday. Also we always need people that can help move the food from the pantry in Aspen park to Deer Creek Elementary each week.  The food to be moved to Platte Canyon (aka Deer Creek)  and be picked up anytime after noon on Tuesdays and before 9am on Thursdays. 
Any help be it once a month,  weekly,  every couple of months would be amazing. 
Also we would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have someone who can go to St. Laurence's Church after the snow Tuesday am -Thursday am to help shovel the snow from the Pantry Door to the driveway. The church plows the driveway but does NOT shovel that walkway.   
To sign up to volunteer, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back 
Rotary License Plate Petition Update: The signatures have been submitted to the State of Colorado for the specialty Rotary license plate. Several hundred were disqualified for being duplicates or having PO Box addresses - so there is one final request for online signatures only.
Please click the link below ONLY if:
  • you have not already submitted your name either electronically or on a paper form
  • you live in Colorado
By signing the petition, you are not agreeing to purchase the Rotary license plate – just that you would like to have it approved.
To complete the online form go to:
District Governor: Rotary District 5450 is accepting nominations for our 2024-2025 District Governor. Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding leadership position to help inspire Rotarians to do great things? Click Here to learn more.
Evergreen Ice Melt Contest: A fundraiser done by the Mt. Foothills Rotary Club - guess when the barrel will fall through the ice this spring on Evergreen Lake. Participants will also need to guess the high temperature in Evergreen which will be used as a tiebreaker. For more info, please click here
ConiferFest: Wes is working on options for a new location for this year’s ConiferFest, if you have any connections or ideas, please contact Wes.
Upcoming Events:
St Patrick’s Day: We will be having a fundraising event at the Snowpack Taproom where we’ll do an auction and have a band for entertainment. March 17th starting at 5PM until they close.  If you’d like to assist with finding auction items, please contact Wes or Amanda.
Area 8 Social: Planned for April 6 2022 at El Ranch, a great opportunity to meet fellow Rotarians from other clubs! You can make payment by mailing a check to the Rotary PO Box, with cash, or by using the PayPal link rotaryconifer.org. Note there is a small additional fee when paying with the PayPal link.  
Home & Garden Show: To be held on April 9th and 10th at Conifer HS. The website is live: foothillshomeshow.com
Mind Blown Trivia Night: Now being held on April 9th at Our Lady of the Pines Church from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. The event flier can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/mv9rauza
Meeting Program: Chris Nims, Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship
  • Chris Nims visited the club to talk about the Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship.
  • The Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship is awarded annually. 
  • For the 2021 – 2022 academic year the scholarship is $30,000. 
  • It remains the largest scholarship in Colorado specifically dedicated to architectural students or practitioners from the Denver metropolitan area.
  • For the 2021-2022 academic year  Rotary District 5450 has selected Trevor Clifford to receive the highly competitive scholarship. 
  • For more information on the scholarship and information on how to apply, please visit: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50085/SitePage/temple-buell-scholarship 
Guest: Chris Nims, Temple Buell Ambassadorial Scholarship, welcome!