RICK HEBERT “HOOT:”  
         What is big, heavy, has four legs, is green and fuzzy, and if it calls out of a tree and lands on your, will kill you?  --A pool table!
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
1.  IMPORTANT REMINDER from Greg Elliott: WE ARE DARK ON AUG 15, 2017.  Our meeting space will be used the morning of August 15, 2017 by a Rolling Hills member.
2.  Peach Committee! From Linda Diederichsen:  Peach committee will be meeting this coming Tuesday, 08/08/2017, immediately following our weekly meeting. Folks should be signing up for “Peach Pickup Day”, Sat. Aug. 19, 2017 and the “Golden Fine Arts Festival”, Sun. Aug. 20, 2017.
 
WEEKLY PROGRAM:
This week’s (Tue 08/01/2017) speakers were Katie Everett and Paige Brophy, young leaders in the community who are advocates for Outdoor Lab Foundation, a non-profit organization providing ongoing support to the Jefferson County Public Schools for Outdoor Education laboratories, experiential learning, stewardship, and historical preservation. Outdoor Lab, located in the mountains of Colorado (Mount Evans and Windy Peak campuses), has been operating for more than 61 years, and is a leader in the state curriculum for earth science, wildlife biology, astronomy, and forestry.  All 6th grade students in Jeffco public schools are allowed the opportunity to attend regardless of physical or mental ability or ability to pay, while high school students return as leaders to assist in teaching the program.
They talk about their annual fundraiser, “AFTER DARK”, to which all are cordially invited.  It is a significant funding source for students with families of few resources to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity, making sure ALL students are encouraged to grow, learn, and, ultimately, lead.  Following is important information:
MIC’S CORNER:
Mic welcomed six guests:
  1. John Puma returned this week. We hope he will come back for a third meeting and apply to be a part of this great club. Thank you to Hassan for inviting him to breakfast to get to know us better.  
  2. Laura Olsen, a Senior Tax Associate at Grant Thornton LLP, joined us for her second visit. Laura is ready to "grow her roots" in a service organization and the local community. 
  3. Mo Lukens, former Golden Rotarian and life-long advocate for the American Cancer Society, visited to share how well she is doing and to let us know that she will be volunteering at the “Lights of Hope” event in Washington D.C. The event honors those who have been touched by cancer and remembering those lost, during the Lights of Hope ceremony on September 12, 2017.  Lights of Hope bearing the names of those touched by cancer will line the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in an experience to fight back against cancer. The goal is to place 20,000+ luminaria bags around the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool. Contact Mo or the American Cancer Society to donate and provide a name. Information: https://www.acscan.org/lights-hope-volunteering 
  4. Andy McKean, a visiting Rotarian from South Jeffco Rotary Club, shared the great work he and his club are doing. In 1996, Andy McKean and his late wife, Kathy, founded the nonprofit Liberty Day Institute, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating all Americans, but especially the next generation, about the Constitution of the United States.  Want more information? Please call 866-718-3434 or visit: www.LibertyDay.org
  5. Vicki and John Brentin were in attendance, visiting Rotarians from Houston, TX. They are both Past Presidents and still very active in Rotary. Vicki and John are considering moving to the West side of town (Golden area). They know the market is hot and are prepped for a possible move. We wish them the best! 
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