President Dan welcomed all to the 41st meeting on June 17th in the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:25 A.M. Opening prayer by Pastor Don Bleyle, Pledge by Brian Richy and 4-Way Test by Larry Fike.
This is Rotary Fellowship Month
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison welcomed our guests – Susan Hanford, Arvada Sunrise Club – Erin Ludke, Ray Brust Ceri Richards and Speaker Dr. Mark Conklin from Stryker (Medical Group).
Rotarian of the Month    . . .  Please stand with me and recognize Rotarian Warren Spaulding as our Golden Rotary ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH for June!
Presentation of Blue Circle Membership Award – Membership Chair PP Pat Madison presented Brian Richy with a blue circle to wear under his Rotary pin for recruiting a new member in this Rotary Year.  With 8 new members we should see a few more of these membership blue circles showing up!  Congrats Brian!
  • Heather Langendorfer – Created a great short peach sales video that is sure to create attention.
  • Look for announcement/invitation to the Installation of our 2014-2015 Club President, Tom Niver on Thursday evening 26 June 2014.  Social Hour starts at 6:00 PM Meal at 700 PM w/choice of Salmon over angel hair pasta (olive oil, Sundried tomato) OR Spinach Boursin Stuffed Chicken w/jasmine rice & vegetable medley OR Tenderloin Medallions w/roasted potatoes & green beans OR Pasta Primavera w/fresh vegetables & white wine - $23 members / $35 guests  --  I hope to see you all there for the “Last Hurrah!” Go to Golden Rotary website to register.
Regular membership - USE Discount CODE:  RCGM for $23.00 charge. Coffee only membership – USE Discount CODE:  RCGCM for $30.00 charge.
  • “PDG” Dan Himelspach and spouse Leslie Lawson and also “DG” Peter Ewing and his Spouse MJ will be joining us for this 26 June Transition Dinner!!
  • Tom Hughes announced next “social” at the Briarwood – on the patio Wednesday, June 18th around 5:30 PM start.  A great place for food, drink & fellowship!
  • Jamie and Julie Sheridan are planning to host a picnic for Katka before she leaves for home - on Tuesday, June 24 from 5:30-8pm at Lions Park in Golden (near the Rec Center.)  They will provide BBQ meat, plates, cutlery, and cups.  “We” request that guests bring their favorite drink (we will have a liquor permit - no glass beer bottles) and a side dish (salad, appetizer, snack, dessert).  And if you haven’t already – please bring a few bucks for Katka’s goodbye gift from us Golden Rotarians.
  • Arvada Sunrise Rotarian PP Susan Hanford took a few minutes to announce their fundraiser – go to Arvada Sunrise website for all the details!
  • PP Kevin Nichols has International Service Meeting after this meeting to discuss Nicaragua Project, Mongolia Project and Budget Review.
Happy Bucks / SOCKO – Josh picked up a “bundle” in Happy Bucks for Rotary charities, starting off with the Steve and Lori “getaway” resulting in Steve getting a “bum leg” but all is well now.  Brian Richy updated his family of sons with #3 achieving high school baseball recognition/ #2 going on into Maritime Academy/ #1 hired by Los Angeles Dodgers to start his professional baseball career – well done Richy Family!!  The BIG HIT came with PP George Mitchell’s announcement of 54 years of “Wedded Bliss”- (so says George) with Sue on 24 June!!  George presented Josh with $54 for all those blissful years – CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU George and Sue!  
SOCKO ticket winner was drawn today by our visiting Arvada Sunrise PP Susan Hanford – and we saw PP Tom Pott holding the winning ticket.   Unfortunately Tom didn’t pull the correct color marble from that sock – a winner/loser - taking home an artisan loaf of whole wheat bread from our own Judy Denison…..
Erin Ludke is the Community Outreach Coordinator for Stryker Orthopedics at Summit Surgical.  Erin brought with her Dr. Mark Conklin – a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric foot and ankle surgery.  Dr. Conklin received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.  He then completed his internship and residency at Indiana University at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana.  His Fellowship in food and ankle surgery was completed at the Balance Foot and Ankle Center in Long Beach, CA and UCLA/Harbor Medical Center under Ronald W. Smith, MD and William S. Stryker, MD.  Dr. Conklin is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society.
Dr. Conklin discussed toe implants, ankle replacements, Ankle Arthritis treatments – cleaning, fusion and replacements.  He also demonstrated knee replacements and reviewed various procedures to improve his patients’ quality of life.  Models of the toe and ankle replacement hardware in place – were passed among us.
Pat Madison: Thanked all for coming this morning - with Program reminders:
  1. June 26th -  Transition Dinner Here at Rolling Hills Starting at 6:00 pm – Please order meal choices/reservations – NOT LATER THAN FRIDAY, JUNE 20th - on line when you receive the Transition Dinner Invitation.
  2. July 1st Dark Day because of 4th of July
  3. July 8th – Club Assembly “UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT”.
Thought for Today --- “GOD loves you because of who GOD is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do”.
Many thanks to all for a great Golden Rotary Year!!
Please remember to tell a member “you were missed” at today’s meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 am.