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15707 West 26th Avenue
Golden, CO  80401
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Golden, CO   80402 
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Recap of February 14, 2017, Meeting
President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the February 14, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
  1. Bethany Thomas:  Deacon at Calvary representing the Golden Rescue Fund.
  2. Wendy Renee:  Wendy is a loan officer with Advanced Mortgage Solutions and has an application pending.  She is a guest of Rita Smith.
  3. Susan Davis:  Suzy is Jim Smith’s sister, visiting from Maine.  She founded the Stanley Museum when the Stanley School was being closed.
  4. Dick Bailey:  Dick is a guest of Tom Niver, and this is his second meeting
  5. Bruce Aaron:  Bruce is the Area 7 Assistant District Governor.
  1. George Mamalis:  We had a lot of fun at the February 9 fundraiser supporting The Rotary Foundation and the Golden Rotary Foundation.  We are still counting the money and hope to have a report next week.  Also, we are still accepting donations!
  2. Jerry Lovejoy:  We have 8 nonprofit organizations nominated for this year’s Ethics in Business and 10 “for profit” organizations.  We could still use a few more nonprofit nominations if you’re interested.  Here's a LINK to help you.     Be on the lookout soon for a letter from Larry Hall about the revival and expansion of the Golden Rotary Business Directory.  Finally, on Thursday at 7:30 a.m., there will be an EIB meeting at Pat Madison’s office.
  3. Allen Gregory:  Allen invited Bethany, representing the Golden Rescue Fund, to come forward to receive our annual support check for $2,000.  This fund helps Golden area folks who are in crisis or need emergency assistance.  People access this fund through the Golden Police Department and work with Bethany and her team for specific support.
What flowers do you never give out on Valentine’s Day?  Cauliflower.
  1. Steve Jensen:  Steve is happy to see Dick and Bethany with us today.  He missed last week’s meeting because he was in a trial with Abe Ritter (former governor Ritter’s son, his first felony case, which they won!).  Steve and Lori then left for Chicago to see son Grady perform.  They also hooked up with family members and enjoyed several other plays and musicals as well as an evening with Second City.  What a great trip!
  2. Peggy Halderman:  Peggy shared that the Board of Education has decided to close Pleasant View Elementary.  The pilot project of a “fresh food pantry” in Pleasant View is getting rave reviews.  Questions about where the fresh food pantry would land have generated a lot of interest to help by Tom Gould who attends New Hope Community Church.  We may need help in building a new facility.  So, if you want to help swing a hammer, Peggy knows where you can help.
  3. Jim Halderman:  What Peggy did not share with you is the fact that the School Board engaged in a lot of discussion about the Golden Backpack Program and the fresh food pantry in particular.  They wanted assurance that it would follow the children.  District staff pointed out that these programs belong to the private nonprofit Golden Backpack Program.
  4. Jim Malone:  A crew of Russ Sindt, Tom Hughes, Bob Ritter, Don Bleyle, and Jan/Jim Malone cleaned up 8 large bags of trash off Old Golden Rotary.  Job well done!  Thanks, Team.
  5. Brian Richy:  Brian gave two happy bucks.  The first is for Teiko’s grandmother, who a week ago today passed away just shy of her 106th birthday.  She was born before the sinking of the Titanic, the opening of Panama Canal, and Babe Ruth’s first professional baseball game.  Wednesday the family will be putting her to rest.  The second happy buck is in honor of the collegiate baseballs season that opens this weekend!  Off to Vegas!
  6. George Mitchell:  Mines basketball!!  George is delighted to report that Mines’ basketball won their 20th game this past Saturday (record is 20/4).  George was pleased to see a number of Golden Rotarians in attendance to celebrate their win!  Thanks, Tom Hughes and Jamie Sheridan!
  7. Jim Smith:  Jim was very happy that the former rector of Calvary, John Wengrovius, was honored by the Golden Chamber with the Volunteer Award at their awards event recently.  John event gave a great “sermon”! Jim also gave a happy buck to Mic DeMin helping him distribute plants from the FlowerPower event. 
  8. Mic DeMin:  Mic said he really enjoyed delivering all 250 plants throughout Golden with Jim Smith.   It was an amazing experience to do that.  At the end Jim tossed Mic the key to his Tesla for a quick ride around with Mic’s kids.  The kids totally loved it.  They called it a “SPY CAR” because it was so quiet!!
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Interested in Membership in the Rotary Club of Golden?  Contact Membership Chair, Pat Madison,, or call 303-279-1021.  To learn more about membership in Golden Rotary, click on the "Membership Committee" site page in the menu on the left.  If you want a membership application, please download from the file on the right.

Heidi Rickels & Henrich Kunkeyani
Feb 28, 2017
Fresh Water Project International: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Programs in Malawi Schools
Jan Lovelady, Denver Southeast Rotary
Mar 07, 2017
Women's Health and Education Project in Nepal
Kevin Nichols, Linda Kiser, Tom Hughes (Golden)
Mar 14, 2017
Nicaragua Latrine Project and Travelogue
Adrienne Bulinski
Mar 21, 2017
"Perseverance and The Pursuit of Excellence"