Updates and Announcements
New member: Last week Trish Cox was inducted as a member of the club! We are so happy to welcome her.
Foundation: Update on ConiferFest…Finn is finalizing the beer vendors, we have one food vendor confirmed and are in talks with several more. Wes rented a 20x40 beer tent, which will help people get out of the sun when needed. Marlis and Janine are continuing to get event sponsors. Please share the flyer on social media! Everything's coming together nicely, we just really need to get the word out!
Peace Club Updates: The club website, rotaryconifer.org, now has information about plans for the Peace Park and a link to donate. Stan and team are working on the grant application and on getting the word out. 
285 Backpack Project: To sign up to volunteer, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back
License Plate: Governor Polis signed a bipartisan bill on May 25 approving the Colorado Rotary
Club specialized license plate. Rotary members can proudly display their membership through
a specialized license plate, and the fees associated with these special plates will go toward
improving Colorado’s roads and highways. Plates will be available in January 2023.
MRC needs help: Our families are feeling the pinch of inflation. Between the rising costs of gas and groceries and utilities, financial hardship is a real struggle for many of our families.
You can help in several different ways:
  • $25 Provides a clothing voucher for a family
  • $50 Helps feed a family of 4 for a week
  • $100 Provides a gas card for a family needing help with transportation
  • $250 Help a family participate in one of our Early Childhood Programs
  • $425 Assists a family with a utility bill
To provide support, please visit: https://mrcco.networkforgood.com/ 
Club Goals Update:
  • Membership goal 38, will be 40 at the end of my term!
  • RI annual fund goal: $2250, actual $3775
  • Polio plus goal: $500, actual is $500, thank you Diana!
Peaches: The link to purchase peaches is now on our website, so spread the word! 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.
Diana: Help needed! We are looking for some help to assist Julie with the newsletter (take notes during meetings), and Morti could use a little help lining up speakers. Reach out to Diana if you think you can help out.  
Evening Meetings: Evening meetings happen every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and the next one will take place on Wednesday June 22nd 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
Peaches: Order by August 15th, pickup on August 27th