Updates and Announcements
Evening Meetings: The next evening meeting is on February 9th  at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
Mind Blown Trivia: Due to uptick in covid cases the trivia night has been rescheduled for April 9th still at Our Lady of the Pines from 6 - 10 PM. It’s a fun evening where groups dress up based on their chosen theme and bring theme based treats. This typically sells out so purchase tickets in advance by clicking here!
St Patrick’s Day: We will be having a fundraising event at the Snowpack Taproom where we’ll do an auction and have a band for entertainment. March 17th starting at 5PM until they close. Reach out to Wes if you’d like to help with any of the planning. Angela mentioned that we need people to help with the silent auction. 
285 Backpack Project: A Sign-Up Genius is available to volunteer to assist. To sign up, go to: ​​https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040c48afa823aa8-back 
Boulder County Fires: The District has set up a donation fund that can be accessed from the District website or Facebook page - we will be looking for ways in which we can respond to the affected communities.
Youth Exchange: Outbound students are set to go to some really amazing places. We'd like to host inbound students and will need to make a board decision on hosting an inbound student at the club level. Watch for an email from Diana or Amanda to do a vote on the board level. 
Valentines Fundraiser: The Boys & Girls Club is doing a fundraiser for Valentines day where they are selling beautiful roses made out of wood. They will be delivering to Deer Creek Elementary on Thursday the 10th, and will also be selling on the side of the road on the Saturday before Valentines day on the 12th (location TBD). They could use some volunteers to help with delivering and working the tables. If you’d like, please reach out to Arana to get set up to volunteer. For more info, please visit: https://bgchr.co/?page_id=76.
Weather and In-Person Meetings: Amanda will make the call on Monday night as to whether the meeting will meet in person when there is weather in the forecast. She will send out an email that night and with the regular zoom email. If you’re ever not sure, please feel free to call her.
District Governor: Still taking applications. Rotary District 5450 is accepting nominations for our 2024-2025 District Governor. Are you looking for a challenging, rewarding leadership position to help inspire Rotarians to do great things? Click Here to learn more.
Evergreen Club: They are doing their mardi gras party on Friday February 18th starting at 5 PM. More information and tickets can be found by clicking here.
Evergreen Ice Melt Contest: Guess when the barrel will fall through the ice this spring on Evergreen Lake. Participants will also need to guess the high temperature in Evergreen which will be used as a tiebreaker. For more info, please click here

Upcoming Events
St. Patrick's Day Fundraiser: March 17th starting at 5PM at the Snowpack Taproom 
Area 8 Social: Planned for April 6 2022 at El Rancho. A great opportunity to meet fellow Rotarians from other clubs! 
Home & Garden Show: To be held on April 9th and 10th at Conifer HS. 
Mind Blown Trivia Night: Now being held on April 9th at Our Lady of the Pines Church from 6:00 until 10:00 p.m. The event flier can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/mv9rauza

Meeting Program: Jonathan Ballesteros with Geyser System - Access to an Efficient Water System www.geysersystems.com 346-763-2561 jonathan@geysersystems.com
  • Jonathan is the founder and CEO of Geyser Technologies which develops and manufactures water management systems that make use of every drop of water. 
  • The company is centered around helping people in water stressed off-grid situations who need a hot, convenient and effective way to clean themselves and their gear without running out of limited water supply and heating resources. 
  • They created a hyper efficient portable water system that uses less than one gallon of water, with 15 minutes of wash time, hot and ready in five minutes that showers people and cleans gear. 
  • The system comes with a scrubber attached to ensure water is only being used where it’s needed. 
  • They are a mission oriented company, in the business of making sustainable change. 
  • The product can help in situations like wildfires and earthquakes. Any natural disasters where there are a lot of people who need a mobile quick way to get cleaned off. 
  • Mexico City - they went to collect data and what they learned is that many people in Mexico City don’t get water from a tap, many rely on a water truck to supply their water and pay upwards of 10% of their income which they then have to use propane to heat. Many see the mini geyser as an investment in using less water as well as a necessity for things like when water can’t get to them (aka earthquake). 
  • They are all based in Montrose, involved in the community, work with local high schools and bring in high school interns and hire from within the community.
Guests: Jonathan Ballesteros Guest Speaker, Area 8 District Governor Bob Loeffler, welcome!