Updates and Announcements 
World Polio Day - In honor of World Polio Day on October 24th, Conifer High School Interact Club will be conducting the Purple
Pinkie campaign to raise enough funds to vaccinate 100 children against Polio. 
Literacy Project: Ed and Jackie have talked with the Conifer Elem schools and will be meeting with Deer Creek Elem, it is looking like the school would like to get books in the hands of kids. We will be working on getting additional funds from the club foundation and write a district grant. Amanda will reach out to the Kiwanis to see if they would like to make a donation.
Club Website: Ann will be interviewing some club members to see how we can improve our web site so people who are interested in joining Rotary can see what we are all about.
Breakfast Burritos: Diana will send out an email to get a burrito order for the October 25th meeting.
2023 Rotary Foundation Grants: The application is now up on our website!
Board Meeting: The club will be holding the monthly board meeting on 10/17 7PM, at Diana's house. Please send Diana an email if you would like to add something to the agenda and attend the meeting. We will be meeting around 6 to enjoy some food, and the meeting will start at 7. Zoom will be available upon request.
Club President: We are in need of a PE (President Elect) for the Rotary year 2023 / 2024 and NPE (Nominated-President Elect) for the Rotary year 2024 / 2025. Please contact Diana, the current president, if you are interested and have questions. We will talk about these positions at the 10/25 meeting.
Soldier Bags Project: Gail Sharp with Tall Grass Spa & Salon came to let us know they are doing the Soldier Bags Project which is a project to fill backpacks with supplies needed for the homeless veterans in the Denver metro area. A drop off box is at MRC and at The Wild Game in Evergreen. People can drop off items until Nov 10th . If anyone has questions, please call Tall Grass at 303-670-4444.
Winter Clothes Drive: This will be held at Conifer Church of Christ on Saturday, November 19th from 10am to 4pm. If you have any gently used coats or winter clothes, please reach out to Amanda and she will coordinate pickup.
Sergeant-at-Arms Request: A volunteer is needed for a November Sergeant-at-Arms. Please contact Diana if you are interested and able. 
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. Update: Backpack volunteers are needed to help with Food Bank of the Rockies food delivery on 10/27 at 9:15 am behind Safeway. Contact Bambi Moss if you can help. There is a new administrator at Deer Creek Elem in Bailey, the number of food bag
needed went from 6 to 30! Due to the increase in families that have signed up, there will be changes on where the bags will be packed. Watch for updates! To sign up to volunteer, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back
New Member Induction: We will be inducing a new member, Jackie Grubb, during our next meeting on Tuesday October 18th. 
Evening Meetings: Evening meetings happen every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and the next one will take place on Wednesday September 28th at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
November 29th: No meeting will be held the 5th Tuesday of the month in November. 
Meeting Guests: Carolyn Alexander (friend of Bambi Moss), Bob Rose (member of the Peace Park committee), Ken Rosevear (Non-Violent Communication trainer)
Upcoming Events & Training:
Below is just a snapshot of upcoming events. All District Events can be found by going to the Rotary District 5450 Website.
World Polio Day: October 24th, 2022
Conifer Social: October 28th at 5:30 PM
Dinner and Ghost Tour - dinner at 5:30, ghost tour at 7.Yvonne has sent out an email for the link to purchase the ghost tour tickets, tickets are $25/person.
Holiday Party: Holiday Party will be on Dec 4th at Janine’s place, details to follow.
Throw-Back Thursday on a Saturday: will be held on January 21 at the Aspen Park Community Center, details to follow.
2023 District Conference: The 2023 District Conference is scheduled for April 29th.
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.


Meeting Programs: 

  • Guest Speaker – Tom Carlisi Non-Violent Communication
    • ​​​​​​​A $25 donation in Tom’s name will be made to PolioPlus.