• SPECIAL AWARD: Pat Hagan received the Most Inspirational Member Award for her exceptional efforts to Make It Happen for our St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser.
  • Our three Conifer Interact guests reported on their activities for the year.  They also asked our club to sponsor their June 1st Run The Ranch fundraiser event at Beaver Ranch.  The money raised will be used for their 2020 summer trip to Nepal.  Sponsors will be acknowledged on all their swag and T-shirts.
  • Thank you to all the Rotarians who helped with the St. Patrick’s Day party…. We made $2300 on the auction.  A special thanks to Pat for all the behind the scenes work on making the party a success.  And kudos to Yvonne for all the cooking of the special meal.
  • The Foothills Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show fundraiser is coming up soon: March 29-30.  You can still volunteer to help using Sign-Up Genius by clicking HERE.
  • The District Literacy workshop from the District will be March 30.   Go to the District website to sign up or just click HERE.
  • The Area 8 dinner is April 3, 2019, 5:30 at El Rancho.  Leslie needs your reservation by Wednesday March 20.  Cost is $25 per person, please pay at a club meeting.
  • The annual District 5450 Conference is April 27 at the Arvada Center.  Sign up on the District web-site or just click HERE.
  • The Rotary International Convention will be in Hamburg, Germany June 1st - 5th.
  • August 15, 2020 will be a Rotary event at Beaver Ranch!  This will be a Conifer Rotary Foundation Fundraiser.  Wes is coordinating.
Program: Kathryn Green, Regional US Census Bureau
Kathryn is a recruiter for the Census.  She joined us today to talk about the 2020 Census and temporary jobs available as Census workers.
The Census is mandated by the Constitution and has been conducted every 10 years since 1790.  The results are used to draw the boundaries of the House and Senate Districts.  For Colorado, our state's population growth in the last 10 years could mean an additional representative for us in the House of Representatives.  In addition, the Census determines the amount of federal funds distributed to each State: $685,000,000,000 (that's $685 billion) is allocated to the States.  Last time our Federal allocation was 25% of the State budget.  Obviously an accurate count is critical to our state budget, If we are under-counted, we lose nearly $2000/person.  A new feature this year: individuals can report the census online.  The Census results are to be available October 2020.
Recruiting for census positions is extremely important.  The recruiting occurs in 2 phases:  Field positions are being recruited now.  All positions: management, supervisory, non-supervisory and enumerators and field positions are all temporary.  There are a number of hiring requirements, get information and apply online by clicking here:
Kathryn's presentation is available for download from our home page Downloads tab, or by clicking HERE.
Guests:  Shellie McKeown of MRC, and Micah Moffit, Milena Lewis, and Phoebe McKeown, from Conifer High School Interact