• The District 5450 gave the Area Clubs an award for their Literacy Project.

  • The ShelterBox 14’ers Project: Britt Woodrum, a Rotary Peach Fellow Candidate will climb all 54 Mountains in Colorado over 14,000 feet with a Shelterbox on her back. She is raising money for ShelterBoxUSA; She is looking for sponsors to raise money to purchase shelter boxes. Her goal is to raise $1400/mountain. ShelterBox is an International Disaster Relief charity, founded in 2000 in Cornwall, UK. Rotary has been an early partner since its founding. The shelter boxes are filled with a variety of life-sustaining equipment, depending on the particular disaster, which generally includes: tent (large enough for a family), tarps, ground cover/mattresses, blankets, water storage container/water purification supplies, cooking sets, solar lights, kids schoo/activities….and more. Go to for more information.
  • Marlis spoke briefly about the Conifer Rotary Foundation and the Rotary International Foundation. RI Foundation has given $20 million to Clubs around the world for the pandemic response. It is important that every Rotarian every year donate to the Rotary International Foundation.

  • The Conifer Festival report. Volunteer opportunities are available on Sign Up Genius on the email that Wes sent last night. We will need someone to clean equipment between the musician groups. Do sign up. Jefferson County now requires a face mask for all events when outside the vehicles. There will be a walk through at Beaver Ranch next Monday at 10a.m. Wes will be sending out an email reminder. There was discussion about having “donation” jars for additional fund-raising.
  • There is a Sign Up Genius sign up for volunteers helping with the Conifer High School graduation.

  • We currently have 221 orders for peaches. On Monday, Angela will call Nolan Farms to learn about the Westminster delivery date or if we have to go to Palisade. An email will go out to all who have ordered. She is trying to determine the number of extra cases. We anticipate the peaches will arrive August 21. Angela would like to have walkie-talkies to assist communication between the coordinator and the delivery folks; Wes will investigate.
  • Carol provides an update: the final food drop is going to flooded out 68 families in Kenya. In addition, the families are receiving anti-malaria medication.There is a “pandemic” of pregnancies during the pandemic! Carol is setting up educational programs for the young people.The mask crafters have produced over 8600 masks, including 80 for the Conifer Fest. The sewers are also creating t-shirt bags for the peach sale.

  • Diana spoke of the Rotary Exchange program and a recent communication: Alba from Spain (2012) has graduated medical school; she is going into pediatric oncology; only four graduates will be accepted into the specialty training. Her Exchange student experience will be of help!
  • Morti is looking for speakers for our club; please forward any ideas you may have.

  • Grab n Go at Conifer High School has been happening all summer and will be going on until August 17 or maybe into September.
  • Conifer schools will be open the first week of September. Elementary and Middle schools in person; the High school on a hybrid schedule which will be announced soon. The Back Pack Project is waiting to hear from the schools about their returning plans and how many families need weekend food. More to come. The 2800# of food will fill the pantry tomorrow!! Conifer Rotary Foundation was given a grant of $2000 to cover the major portion of our purchase from Food Bank of the Rockies.


Guests: Arana Hagan, Carol Carper from Kenya