Updates and Announcements
Roadside Cleanup: The Mountain Foothills and Evergreen Rotary Clubs along with the Boy Scouts, Kiwanis and the Conifer club will be doing roadside cleanup from I-70 to 285. Each club will have a section to be done on Sept 17th . The Conifer club will be doing the section up Pleasant Park from the off ramp at 285 and up 2-miles. Arturo will be sending out an email with the details and sign-up.
9/11 National Day of Service: The Conifer club’s 9/11 National Day of Service will be done with the Senior Alliance, Trish has been in contact with them and they are in need of yard work and some trail cleanup, like weeding. Trish will follow up with them and send an email out to the club with details and sign-up.
Paul Harris Fellow Award to Lesley Landon: A Paul Harris Fellow is someone who has given $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. Leslie, your generous contributions to The Rotary Foundation are essential to securing and growing Rotary programs throughout the world. RI recognizes you with this Paul Harris pin to express their gratitude for your commitment to Rotary.
Strategic Plan: Strategic Plan was mailed out to all of the club. Please read through it and send Diana an email with any questions or comments. 
Sergeant-at-Arms Request: A volunteer is needed for an October Sergeant-at-Arms. Please contact Diana if you are interested and able. 
Sasa Harambee: Many of our club members have worked with Carol Carper and Sasa Harambee in Kenya; a storm took out the roof and water tank of the Baby Home. Leonor has set up a fundraiser on FaceBook for Babies Home in Kenya. A lot of our members and some Interact students have been there. It is a home for abandoned little ones. Here is the link if you would like to be a part of this fundraiser: https://www.facebook.com/donate/3226543774260642/?fundraiser_source=external_url
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
Peaches: Peaches will be delivered for pick up in Aspen Park on August 27. Volunteers are needed to assist with the pick up day, contact Angela if you’re interested in helping.
Upcoming Social: Dean and Leonor will be hosting a Taco Tuesday on a Sunday 8/28 from 6-9PM. Plan to bring your favorite Mexican food dish. Yvonne sent an email to club members with more details.
Evening Meetings: Evening meetings happen every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and the next one will take place on Wednesday August 24th at 5:30 PM at Angela's home (contact Angela for address details).
Upcoming Events:
Taco Tuesday: Sunday August 28th at Dean and Leonor’s home. See email from Yvonne for more details.
Rotary Day at the Rockies:  Aug 21st from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM https://www.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/specials/rotary 
2023 District Conference: April 29, 2023 at the Cable Center DU. The theme is “Celebrate Rotary”
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 
Available Training:

Membership Engagement Summit: Red Rocks Community College – Aug 27, 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
South Sudan: Conflict, Controversy, and Chaos - September 1, 2022 6:30-7:30 PM 
Literacy Conference - September 18, 2022 8:00 AM - 4:30 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:

  • On August 16th the club welcomed Sue Glass, CEO and President of the YMCA Metro Denver as guest speaker.
    • Sue shared a brief history of the metro Denver YMCA, along with the mission, vision, purpose and their plan for the redevelopment of the facility at Yale and Colorado Boulevard.
    • A $25 donation was made to PolioPlus in Sue Glass and YMCA's name.
YMCA Presentation Highlights:
  • On August 23rd our own member, Lee Willis, presented to the club about using ClubRunner.
    • Lee walked through a training about how to send an email in ClubRunner and how to view the calendar.
    • The District Website was also reviewed to show where you could find upcoming trainings and events
    • The district website can be found: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/50085/