• The new District Governor, Curt Harris, will be visiting the Conifer Rotary meeting July 9.  Please come to this important meeting.
  • Wes Paxton thanked for everyone who participated in Run the Ranch.  The financials are still coming in and will be reported at a future meeting.
  • Thanks to Diana for her amazing help with youth programs in the absence of Wes Paxton and Suzanne Barkley.  
  • Our Conifer High School Young Rotarian Club received the prestigious District Ron Prascher Young Rotary award this year.  It is is presented to the Interact Club that is considered to have been most successful in accomplishing meaningful service projects, developing leadership skills, and maintaining strong student participation during the school year.  More information is available on the District website by clicking HERE.
  • July 4 is the Freedom Run for the Mt. Evans Hospice and Home Care.  Ed needs parking volunteers that would need to available at 6:30AM.  He will be sending a request to club members.
  • Changing of the guard celebration will be Sunday July 7, 3-7PM at the McCall’s home.  It will be a heavy appetizer potluck, and cake counts as an appetizer.  Consider bringing chairs.
  • The Deer Creek Elementary Green House committee sent a thank you to Conifer Rotary for the donation for the green house at the school.
Conifer Rotary Foundation Annual Meeting
Our Club Foundation is the arm of Conifer Rotary that raises funds that we use to support good causes in our community.  Typically, we support other non-profits, provide college scholarships, and RYLA scholarships.  These funds are not used for any Club expenses.  In the 11 years it has existed the Foundation has given $213,549 in college scholarships, RYLA scholarships and grants.
Wes Paxton, Chair of the Foundation, presented the financial report. Our income was impacted by the limited return from the Home Show this year.  We will need to consider additional fund-raising for the coming year if we want to provide the same level of grant awards to the community.
The fund-raising  for 2019-20 will include our St. Patricks’ party, the Foothills Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show, Peaches Sales, and a new event:  Music and Beer Festival—to be held at Beaver Ranch next summer.  It will be an “All Hands on Deck” event.
There will be three open positions on the Foundation Board this year and elections will be in early August.
Guests: Mary and Hilde Moore