• The State of the State, presented by Governor Hickenlooper, will be held January 8, 2019.  Tickets are available on the District 5450 website.
  • The RI Presidents dinner will be January 25, 2019.  This is a major Polio fund-raiser sponsored by District 5450.  Tickets are available on the District website
  • The Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Conifer King Soopers starts this Friday and goes through December 24th.  Please sign up to ring the bell and encourage patrons to fill the kettle!  Click this link and go to Sign up Genius at:
  • Our next Board Meeting is 6PM December 5 at Janine’s home.
  • The evening club will meet 5:30PM November 28 at St Laurence Church.
  • Our next club social is 6:30PM November 29th at the Stage Door Theater.  We're going to watch the dress rehearsal for "White Christmas".  A $10 donation is suggested.
  • The Conifer Christmas Parade is December 1.  Conifer High School and our Interact Club students will have a float.
  • The Warren Miller movie "Face of Winter" will be shown 7:00PM Friday December 7 at Conifer High school, sponsored by the Interact Club at Conifer High School.  The funds raised will be used for Ted Ning's Starfish International, an organization that supports education for girls in Guatamala.
  • Interact Report:
    • The Fitzsimmons Middle School Interact Club is raising money for malaria kits for Kenya.
    • The Platte Canyon High School is starting their Interact Club.  They have twelve members to date and have nominated their Board members.  They will be supporting a homeless program in Denver.
    • The Rotary Club of Conifer now sponsors FOUR Interact Clubs!
Conifer Rotary Grant Recipients, Part 2
Peace Works:  $1200. Lori Cuno, CEO of PeaceWorks, shared that last year's grant from Rotary provided needed fund-raising software.  This year the funds will go to purchase appliances for the kitchen at the The Mountain Peace Shelter. 
The Shelter is serving nearly twice the number of victims this year as last: 2200 nights of shelter. It is one of only three shelters in the State that also shelters the family pets.  Peaceworks is reaching out to the community to provide preventive education and support.  They added support groups for families, and they are providing education to schools to support healthy relationships.
The average stay for “guests” is about 2 months.  Finding permanent housing is one of the biggest issues for clients returning to the community.
Mountain Resource Center: $1500. Theresa Burns, coordinator of parenting programs told us that last year’s foundation grant went to the Nurturing Parenting Classes.  Nineteen families participated.  The class sessions start with parents and children together and then they separate into separate groups.  Nourishment is provided as part of the program.  Parenting materials are given to the families for home assignments.  The families are then eligible to access all of the services at MRC.  Goals include school readiness and reduction of child abuse.  
GUESTS:  Lori Cuno, Theresa Burns