Updates and Announcements
Evening Meetings: The next evening meeting will be next Wednesday, October 27th at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church in Conifer. 
Next Foundation Board Meeting: Next Wednesday, October 26th at 9:00 a.m.-this was previously scheduled for the 6th, but it was pushed back a couple of weeks.
9 News Health Fair: Conifer Rotary was one of two sponsoring agencies, along with Senior Alliances. Nearly 50% participation in our club to run the event and 91 participants at the fair. VFW provided a wonderful breakfast and lunch, which was amazing. Went really well and very smoothly. Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped out!
Lee: Come to the meeting and you can get your annual pin! Things in person have been running smoothly. 
Ed: Centner for the Arts Evergreen has a national water media show going on and it is really incredible artwork. If anyone wants to stop by it’s going until October 31. 
Upcoming Events:
Webinars: Sign up at rotary5450.org
Mental Health Seminars
  • Grief and Loss: Thursday, November 4 6-7:30 (presented by Resilience1220)
World Polio Day: Is October 24th, click here to watch RI President Shekhar discuss 2021 World Polio Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC0jPzIdBTA. Gates foundation will match any donations two for one today. 
Ray Anderson: November 2nd our District Governor, Ray Anderson, is going to join us as guest speaker!
Bob from Mountain Foothills Rotary - Their club is having the JeffCo Sheriff, Jeff Shrader, come speak and everyone is invited to hear him on October 27th. Please see the info posted on their club site if interested in joining: https://mountainfoothillsrotary.org/ 

Meeting Program: Carol Carper - Sasa Harambe
  • Carol Carper was our guest speaker this week to update the club on Sasa Harambe. 
  • Sasa Harmbe works closely with the residents of Sigomere Ward (in rural, Western Kenya) to build local community capacity in multiple sectors. 
  • Some of the accomplishments so far include: 
    • Expanded food security through successful growth of Common Interest Groups (CIGs), related Farmer Trainers, and Cooperative Farm Groups
    • In partnership with the local community, other NGOs, and the Kenyan government, Sasa Harambee has focused on the development of sustainable and meaningful infrastructure: wells and protected springs, schools, health clinics, electricity, and sanitation blocks.
    • Students from Conifer High School in Colorado were able to build a playground for disabled children with funds raised by another school in Colorado, Bailey Middle School.
  • Rotary has supported many of these wonderful efforts both financially as well as with fellow Rotarians traveling to provide support on various projects. 
  • For more information, and to donate, please visit: https://www.sasaharambee.org/together 
Guest: Bob from Mountain Foothills Rotary, Bill Taylor, Charter Member, who is also looking to rejoin the club. Welcome!