Updates and Announcements 
Tuesday's Meeting, September 20th: After much diligent work, Suzanne has been able to schedule the youth we sent to RYLA, (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).  We are moving our Tuesday morning meeting to 6:00PM at the library conference room inside Conifer High School. Thank you Wes for arranging the conference room for us. Also, Wes will be hold the Foundation meeting at 5:00PM.
Sergeant-at-Arms Request: A volunteer is needed for an October 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. To sign up to volunteer, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back
2023 District Conference: The 2023 District Conference is scheduled for April 29th. What would you like to see at the conference? Email Diana with any topics you would like to see at the conference.
Peace Park: A ceremony to celebrate the initial installation of the Conifer Rotary Club Peace Park at the Aspen Park Community Center will take place on at on Sunday, September 25 at the Aspen Park Community Center, 26215 Sutton Road.
JeffCo Sherrif - Meet the Candidates Event: The Mountain Foothills Rotary Club of Evergreen is co-hosting a “Meet the Candidates for Jeffco Sheriff” night with the Canyon Courier on Wednesday Sept 21, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Buchanan Rec Center, Bergen Peak room. Given this is such an important position in our communities we are hoping this event will be informative for voters, as well as allow people in the mountains to have their voices heard in a structured environment. To help ensure impartiality the event will be moderated by a MFR Club Member Chris Nims who is not affiliated with any political party. The event will be handled similar to a polling place in which we will be prohibiting any campaigning inside or within 100 feet of the building of the event. This includes not wearing pins, t-shirts, hats, or other apparel that displays the name or likeness of any candidate who is on the 2022 Official Jefferson County ballot for Sheriff. 
The event details are as follows:
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Buchanan Recreation Center
Bergen Peak Room
32003 Ellingwood Trail
Evergreen, CO 80439
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/RcQotzBdTWRjckst8
Please submit questions in advance to: mfrotary0@gmail.com
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.
Monthly Board Meeting: The next monthly board meeting is Monday September 19th at Diana's home and is open to all. Contact Diana for address information. 
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.
Woohoomanity Bike Ride: September 24th 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM - volunteer or ride. Learn more at: https://www.bikesignup.com/Race/CO/Denver/WoohoomanityChallenge 
JeffCo Sheriff, Meet the Candidates Night: Wednesday September 21st - 6:00-8:00 PM at the Buchanan Rec Center, Bergen Peak Room.
Peace Park: September 25th. Contact Stan for more details.
World Polio Day: October 24th, 2022
Rotary Zone: Stop Human Trafficking - October 1, 2022 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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. A donation of $25 will be made in your name to help eradicate polio.


Meeting Programs: 

  • Guest Speaker – Kathleen O’Leary came and spoke to the club about Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity and an upcoming fundraiser: Hard Hats & Heels on Sept 21 st 6-8:30PM @ the Evergreen Lake House – details can be found here.