Conifer Rotary Foundation Grant supports nonprofit organizations along the 285 Corridor between Morrison and Bailey. Community Grants are made possible by fundraising events sponsored by the Conifer Rotary Club that include the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner; the Foothills Home, Garden & Lifestyle Show; the ConiferFest; the Peach Sales; and generous donations from Rotarians and community members. Altogether, the Conifer Rotary Foundation has provided our foothills communities with over $220,000 in grants and youth scholarships.

    The 2020 Conifer Rotary Foundation Grant is due on Tuesday, October 27th.Applications will be reviewed by the Foundation Board and applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision in early November. If you have question about the application, please contact us at  The application will be on our Conifer Rotary website. Encourage local organizations to apply---October 27 is deadline to get them in. RYLA scholarships and high school scholarships have been discussed and a report will be coming to our meeting soon, to include our financial out-look.

    9Health Fair: Register for labs at If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, contact Alex Andrews at 9Health and she will get you signed in: 303-996-0989.


    Rotary “birthdays”: Jesse McKean 20 years; Morti Longsdorf 1 year; Cathy Taylor 13 years, Congratulations.

      The Rotary Conifer social was held at Dean and Lenore’s on Sunday—socially distant and masked. The food was great and a wonderful time of being together.

      Free Rotary Webinars: go to District 5450 for registration and information.

      Rotary Conifer got a District 5450 Award for highest growth in membership for last year for Clubs our size.

        Milena Lewis: Conifer Rotary CH Interact is raising money for Polio Plus, Pack It Up Polio. They are in competition with other Clubs in the District. Members can donate via Conifer Rotary PayPal—designate donations to Pack It Up Polio.

        Kenya fund-raiser: $1,492 was raised for the young girls, via Facebook. Thanks, Leonor.

          Life Care Center of Evergreen has had COVID-19 cases. Be sure to wear your masks.

          September Conifer Town hall Meeting

          To our amazing Conifer community,

          Even with everything unimaginable happening to our country and the world  this year, there is still so much to report about what is going on in the Conifer community.  Please join us for our September 23rd Virtual Town Hall Meeting by accessing the recording link that will be sent Thursday morning, September 24th.

          • What new developments are being planned?

          • How about new trails that are in the works? 

          • How can I guarantee that my vote will be counted? 

          • Meet the Interim Superintendent of Jeffco Public Schools

          • Will Conifer residents ever get library services?

          • Hear from our Fire Departments during a record Wildfire Year

          • What's going on at the Conifer Chamber, Jefferson County and the State Legislature?

           Your Conifer Area Council Board of Directors



          Program: Rotary Wildfire Readiness (RWR)

          Lauren Romberg—Evergreen Rotary


          The goal is to prepare our area for wildfire.

          There is now a fire truck purchased by Chuck Riddings It is being outfitted to provide information all over and inside the truck for the wildfire education of our communities to include: defensible space around homes, evacuation plans/back-up plans, “Go Bags”, mitigation of property, Code Red; videos and a kids’ zone where kids can wear firemen’s hats, take coloring books about fire readiness and play with the truck’s horn.

          There are many similarities in our region to the Paradise, CA fire several years ago where over 80 people perished and the town was wiped off the map. We are in great potential danger in our mountain communities and need to learn how to mitigate and prepare. RWR is focused on getting people in our communities educated about how to prepare for the fire(s) that will come: as the fire chiefs say—it’s not a matter of IF, it is a matter of WHEN. Get your neighbours involved to solve the problem.

 has a donation link. The development of the education/truck requires over $25,000.

          Other educational links for fire readiness includes: Fire Adapted Communities (FAC);; FireWise:


           Guests: Lauren Romberg (RWR and Evergreen Rotary, Julie Mendelson, Bill Taylor