Posted by Wendy Renee on Nov 14, 2017

Golden Rotary: November 7, 2017

Rick Hebert Hoot:  “What is more useful when it’s broken?”

─ An egg.



  • Congratulations to Rotarian, Paul Haseman, Victor in the City Council Elections, Golden – Ward 2. It was a four-way race and Mr. Haseman prevailed with 49.28% of the vote!

  • Michelle Ohnemus needs a few additional volunteers for mock job interviews at Warren Tech on Dec 7, 2017. Times are 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM and/or 12:30 – 2:30 PM. For volunteer, please connect with Michelle Ohnemus at:

  • Peggy Halderman and Rita Smith are hard at work for the “Holiday Food Box Project”. Rita had passed a signup sheet to purchase food boxes, which are $30.00 each. If you were not at the meeting and would like to donate, please connect with Rita Smith at:

  • Joan Osborne announced the Miracle Shop will be open Dec 18, 19, and 20, 2017. Please bring toys for donation to the weekly Dec 5, 2017 meeting at Rolling Hills Country Club or the Golden Rotary Holiday Party on Dec 12, 2017 at Miners Alley Playhouse. All toys go to The Miracle Shop. This is a store set up to allow parents a chance to buy gifts for their children they might not otherwise be able to afford. For additional information: Joan Osborne at:

  • Tom Hughes announced that November is “Rotary Foundation Month”. Please keep Rotary Foundation on our minds. The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is the arm of Rotary International that funds Rotary projects worldwide.

    • TRF is a 501(c)(3) organization

    • TRF’s mission is “to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.”

    • CNBC has ranked Rotary Foundation No. 3 in its annual list of Top 10 Charities Changing the World in 2016.

    • Rotarians can contribute to TRF by writing a check, please give to Jim Halderman or Tom Hughes. Also, online:

      • Paul Harris Fellowship program provides recognition to donors

      • Currently, Rotary Club matches a member’s first $75.00 of Annual Fund contributions, and the first $25.00 to PolioPlus. The club also contributes $100 on behalf of each new member.


Guest Speaker, Carl Lofaro, Jefferson Center for Mental Health (JCMH): Nov 07, 2017

“Suicide: A Brief Overview and What YOU Can Do for Prevention”

JCMH Mission
To inspire hope, improve lives and strengthen our community by providing mental health and related solutions for individuals and families.

“Jefferson Center for Mental Health (Jefferson Center) is the private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit community mental health center serving Jefferson, Clear Creek and Gilpin counties for nearly 60 years. Jefferson Center has a variety of programs for people of all ages, from all walks of life and available to all members of our community.” (

Our speaker on Tue Nov 13, 2017 was Carlo Lofaro, LCSW, Veteran and Military Family Services Manager at the Jefferson Center. Carl is an Army Veteran who served stateside and has been deployed to Iraq. During this time, Carl, became passionate about the counseling and training of veterans and their family members. He works each day to better meet the needs of these people. In present day, Carl works at the Colorado Crisis Services Walk-In Center in Lakewood as a Crisis Clinician.

What can WE do to help prevent suicide?

  1. Pay attention.

  2. Show concern.

  3. Ask the question, “Are you thinking of hurting yourself?”

  4. React appropriately, Stay CALM!

  5. If the answer is, “Yes”, ask, “Do you have a plan?” “Have you picked out a time and place?”

  6. If an emergency, call 911, especially if the person is intoxicated or has taken pills.

  7. If non-emergency, provide the person with resources to get help!

    1. Colorado Crisis Services: 1-844-493-TALK (8255)


  8. Be an Advocate! Get Involved! 



Mic’s Corner: Guests (11/07/2017):

William "Bill" = Imig – Bill visited from the Denver Rotary Club. He came to speak with the International Committee.

  1. Alex Gonzalez – Alex was Linda’s guest, and this was his 3rd visit. 
  2. Carole Lomond – Carole was the guest of Jim Smith, and author of “Lariat Loop”. She was kind enough to leave several copies for review. 
  3. Nanette Fahrenbruch – Nanette was George’s guest, there to meet with the Club Foundation for their annual meeting.
Greg Elliot Uplifting take-a-way:
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
─ quote by Isaac Asimov