Updates and Announcements 
World Polio Day - In honor of World Polio Day on October 24th, Conifer High School Interact Club will be conducting the Purple
Pinkie campaign to raise enough funds to vaccinate 100 children against Polio. 
Meeting Guest - Nick Guenther: Last week at our meeting we welcomed guest Nick Guenther who is Bill Taylor’s son-in-law. He is starting up a new business called Peak Property Works.
Soldier Bags Project: Gail Sharp with Tall Grass Spa & Salon came to let us know they are doing the Soldier Bags Project which is a project to fill backpacks with supplies needed for the homeless veterans in the Denver metro area. A drop off box is at MRC and at The Wild Game in Evergreen. People can drop off items until Nov 10th . If anyone has questions, please call Tall Grass at 303-670-4444.
It's Peachy Social: Our It’s Peachy social was fun, Thank you Suzanne for hosting. It was nice to see both morning and evening club members.
Mt. Evans Home Healthcare & Hospice: We received a thank you from Mount Evans for the grant funds the foundation issues for Camp Comfort last year.
Youth Exchange: We are working on recruiting outbound youth exchange student. So far, the district has heard from one CHS student. Diana and Suzanne hung posters at PCHS and Diana had a table at their lunch time. It would be great to get a Bailey student. A Zoom informational meeting about outbound youth exchange will be held on 10/12. See Diana if you have any questions.
Winter Clothes Drive: This will be held at Conifer Church of Christ on Saturday, November 19th from 10am to 4pm. If you have any gently used coats or winter clothes, please reach out to Amanda and she will coordinate pickup.
Sergeant-at-Arms Request: A volunteer is needed for a November Sergeant-at-Arms. Please contact Diana if you are interested and able. 
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
Evening Meetings: Evening meetings happen every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, and the next one will take place on Wednesday September 28th at 5:30 PM at Our Lady of the Pine Catholic Church.
Upcoming Events & Training:
Below is just a snapshot of upcoming events. All District Events can be found by going to the Rotary District 5450 Website.
World Polio Day: October 24th, 2022
Conifer Social: October 28th at 5:30 PM
Dinner and Ghost Tour - dinner at 5:30, ghost tour at 7.Yvonne has sent out an email for the link to purchase the ghost tour tickets, tickets are $25/person.
2023 District Conference: The 2023 District Conference is scheduled for April 29th.
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.


Meeting Programs: 

  • Guest Speaker – District Governor ‘Buchi’ Anikpezie.
    • Nnabuchi ('Buchi) Anikpezie has been part of the Rotary family for about twenty-two years.
    • 'Buchi spent the first ten years as part of Rotaract, serving in different capacities including Club Secretary, Club President, Secretary District Conference Planning Committee, District Director of Media and Publicity, and District Rotaract Representative for 2008-2009.
    • 'Buchi joined Rotary eClub One in December 2009 and served as the Club's President from 2016 to 2018. Rotary eClub One received the Presidential citation and a District Award for membership growth during his time as Club President. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Paul Harris Society. 'Buchi's preferred avenue of Rotary service is club administration/club service.
    • 'Buchi has a medical degree from the University of Ibadan and a public health doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is currently an analyst with the Clinigen group.
    • 'Buchi is married to Chika, and they have three children: Chinedum, Adannia, and Nnabuchi II.
    • ‘Buchi has been selected to be District Governor for the 2022-2023 Rotary year.