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Golden, CO  80401
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Recap of March 7, 2017, Meeting
President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the March 7, 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. Len Matheo, a guest of Pat Madison, is the Executive/Artistic Director of Miner’s Alley Players
  2. Wendy Renee, who is being inducted today, is accompanied by her boyfriend, Josh Edmondson, and her brother/boss, Greg Martinez
  1. President Kevin reminded members of the upcoming fundraiser with Freshwater Project International.  The BBQ will be held on March 18 – for water for Nicaragua and Malawi.  Here is your link to sign up!
  2. Jim Smith reminded Golden Rotarians that he and incoming Wendy Renee are both members of the Golden Lions Club as well.  Their service focus is “vision.”  He suggested that there could be joint service projects between the two organizations.  While he suggested that we could help them do some eye screening in a local school, Jim later found out that the school, Pleasant View Elementary School, is about to close so they withdrew the testing service this year.  Stay tuned, though, there’ll be opportunities in the future to do joint service projects!
  3. President Kevin reminded members that an International Service Committee meeting will be held immediately following the club meeting today.
  4. Brian Richy shared with everyone that this Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. there will be an exhibit by “The Industry Experience.” This is the same group led by Christina Robbins at Red Rocks Community College that has helped the EIB team through re-branding and upgrading the nomination process for nominees.  Let’s help support them by attending this event in Thursday evening. 
  5. Jerry Lovejoy pointed out to all that Miners Alley Players has been nominated for the not-for-profit category for Ethics in Business to loud applause.  Meanwhile, he is looking for a volunteer to handle the administrative part of check-in for this year’s EIB luncheon and celebration.  
  6. Peggy Halderman reminded all that the club is sponsoring a 30th Anniversary of Women in Rotary on April 22, 2017, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Net proceeds will be donated to help end Polio in honor of the past, present, and future women Rotarians.  Here is a link to make a reservation.
  7. President Kevin Nichols again reminded everyone that Dave Talbot, a great Rotarian and friend, underwent some serious health issues.  A group is raising funds to help modify his downstairs access and bathroom.  Here is a link to make a donation if you would like to help:
  8. George Mitchell’s BIG  announcement about Mines basketball!  They were down by 7 points and suddenly tied it up and then won in overtime for the win.  They are #1 in the Region and are seeded #1 out of 8.  The first playoff game is this Saturday evening at Mines.  If you want to see some exciting basketball, this is the place to come.
Mic’s heritage is Italian.  His father had a choice:  stay and be poor, or get an education and have possibilities.  His father studied art and, indeed, ended up traveling all over the world and then met Mic’s mother in Idaho.  His father taught his about a strong work ethic, integrity, and loyalty to family.  His mother, on the other hand, ended up being the good communicator while his father, well, not so much.
Mic and his wife will be married 18 years this year.  Together they have three wonderful children; one daughter is eleven and very much like Mic, his son who is a voracious reader and builder (wants to be both a fireman and an inventor); and a daughter who will turn six next week who just wants to save people.
Mic’s business life is a bit of a “hodge-podge” of an intense love of business and physical science.  His business life began at age 6 when he developed a “Mic-A-Button” in which he designed, produced, and sold buttons.  He’s been in the newspaper business, and mostly draws his salary from commission-based jobs.  Since age six, he has been continually working with his only time off during a year working in Italy.  At the end of the “year in Italy,” Mic returned to spend the rest of his life with his now wife.  Then in 1997 he matriculated at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy and in 2001 continued his education in sports orthopedic physical therapy.  Along the way he turned to his wife and announced that they would buy a house…in six months!  Indeed, that happened, and along the way he went to work for the company they worked with on the home purchase and now he owns Liberty Home Loans. 
Along the way he has learned some important lessons about the importance of treating employees well, how to work with other business owners, and how to pick good partners in life. He currently has 14 loan originators, one with him for 18 years and his accountant also a long-time employee.  Yes, he loves mortgage banking.  More than that, he loves watching his employees growing and how well they treat their clients.  At the end of the day they welcome everyone to their “home.”  That’s part of what life is all about.
How do you make a mouse smile?  Say cheese!
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Tammy Wolfe, Animal Physical Therapist
Mar 28, 2017
"How to Train A Komodo Dragon"
Dr. Leah Hahn
Apr 04, 2017
Dr. Hahn will teach us about blood surgar, cholesterol, and inflamation.
Harold Pattersen, with International Home Builders
Apr 11, 2017
"Buliding Sustainable Homes and Schools with Styrofoam and Concrete in Mexico and Honduras for Free"
Peter Keppler, from the Golden Lions Club
Apr 18, 2017
Motorcycle Awareness