Updates and Announcements
ConiferFest: We are in need of more sponsors for this event. If you have any ideas or leads on finding additional sponsors, reach out to Wes.
Park County - “National Night Out”: National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The Park County event will be taking place on August 2nd and our club will have a table/tent. Please contact Charlotte if you wish to help at the table.
Sergeant-at-Arms Request: We need volunteers for a September Sergeant-at-Arms and beyond. Please contact Diana if you are interested and able. 
Peace Club: The park is moving along fast! Ground work will begin the first week of August, with large boulders being moved on August 5th and ground breaking on August 7th. Stan has sent an email requesting help with the ground breaking, reach out to him if you are interested in helping. We are tentatively planning the dedication ceremony for May 2023.
Thank You: Ed S. thanked all who volunteers and the Evergreen Art Festival on the 23 rd and 24th. An extra thank you to Art Gutierrez for volunteering and always showing up.
Sasa Harambee: Many of our club members have worked with Carol Carper and Sasa Harambee in Kenya; a storm took out the roof and water tank of the Baby Home. Leonor has set up a fundraiser on FaceBook for Babies Home in Kenya. A lot of our members and some Interact students have been there. It is a home for abandoned little ones. Here is the link if you would like to be a part of this fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3226543774260642/?fundraiser_source=external_url
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
Peaches: Each year our club sells peaches from Noland Orchards to raise money for the Rotary Foundation. The link to purchase peaches can be found on our website at rotaryconifer.org. Peaches this year are $40/box. They will be available for purchase until August 15 and the pickup will be in Aspen Park on August 27.
Upcoming Social: Dean and Leonor will be hosting a Taco Tuesday on a Sunday 8/28 from 6-9PM. Yvonne sent an email to club members with more details.
Evening Meetings: Evening meetings happen every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and the next one will take place on Wednesday August 10th at 5:30 PM at Angela's home (contact Angela for address details).
Upcoming Events:
ConiferFest: Saturday August 13th at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
Taco Tuesday: Sunday August 28th at Dean and Leonor’s home. See email from Yvonne for more details.
Rotary Day at the Rockies:  Aug 21st from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://www.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/specials/rotary 
2023 District Conference: April 29, 2023 at the Cable Center DU. The theme is “Celebrate Rotary”
Available Training:
Rotary Zone Summits – Food Security Summit: Jul 30, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rotary 101 – Webinar:  Aug 9, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Membership Engagement Summit: Red Rocks Community College – Aug 27, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
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 Program: Video of Jennifer Jones, Rotary International President


Our club president, Diana, made some remarks after watching the video:
I Image our club where:
  • All our members find what they’re looking for in a service club.
  • All our members have the tools to be a successful Rotarian.
  • All our members feel a part, heard.
I also imagine our club, the club that our community knows because they see us in the community, they’ve read a little something about what we are up to; they have benefitted from our backpack program, or one of our grants, gone to RYLA or went on youth exchange.
I can Image our club, a club that:
  • When we ask a local business to be a sponsor to one of our events, they will know who we are, “that club that does all those things”, and say “sign me up”.
  • When we have a fundraiser, the community will want to go because “it’s a Rotary of Conifer event”; “that’s the club that helps our community, our kids, helps the world.”
We are a club of amazing fabulous caring people.
As we go through this next year, I am hoping we can connect not only during our weekly meetings, but at one of our socials. We can learn a little bit about each other. And maybe find out what areas of focus we all like to do. I also want all of us to know that the board meetings, planning meetings, are open to everyone.
I would like to see maybe a story in the local papers, social media, Conifer Radio, the Rotary district web page, RI magazine about us. I believe when people hear of the good things we do, they will want to be a part in one way or another.
Vision of the Rotary Club of Conifer:
The Rotary Club of Conifer is a humanitarian service organization whose contributions improve lives in communities locally and worldwide. Conifer Rotarians are members of the community providing dynamic, action oriented, volunteer service to others. We are committed to the core values of Rotary International: Service, Fellowship, Diversity, Integrity, and Leadership.

We had Susan Eusters, who recently moved to Conifer from Superior and Elijah Dimon-Ainscough, one of the students we sponsored for RYLA. Elijah came to thank us for sending him. Welcome!