Rotary Club of Golden @ Rolling Hills Country Club
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
 
President Dan welcomed all to the 38th meeting on May 20th in the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:25 A.M. Opening prayer by Pastor Don Bleyle, Pledge by Jerry Lovejoy and 4-Way Test to be delivered during Member Induction. 
 
This is Rotary Education Month
 
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison welcomed our guests – Tom Baker, Mari Davis & father Ken Davis, Hannah Luce & grandfather Mike Bornhouser, Mike McDonnell from Warren Tech, Dave Langendorfer – father of Heather and Kevin Lewis, Friend of Tyler Freeman.
 
 
  . . .  Please stand with me and recognize Rotarian BOB RITTER as our Golden Rotary ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH for May!
 
INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBER – We were proud to induct Michelle Ohnemus - our Newest Golden Rotarian into the Rotary Club of Golden this morning!  Michelle was “ushered in” with the capable help of Membership Chair Pat Madison, Charter Member PP George Mitchell, PDG Jim Halderman and Mentor PP Kevin Nichols.  Congratulations Michelle!!
 
Jamie Sheridan presented Scholarship Awards to Warren Tech Students Mari Davis and Hannah Luce as Mari’s Father, Ken and Hanna’s Grandfather Mike proudly watched.  Both recipients did a fine job of telling us a bit about themselves and their future aspirations.  The Scholarship Team made great choices for this year’s awardees.  We were also pleased to host Mr. Mike McDonnell from Warren Tech as well.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  • District 5450 website - please update yourselves with the Abuse and Harassment Policy.
  • Tom Hughes announced (with a bit more planning time for this fellowship) NEXT FELLOWSHIP:  “Barrel & Bottle”, 600 12th Street, downtown Golden (a new wine bar) serving Tapas and sandwiches and beverages.  Sounds good to me – how about you – See you at 5:30 PM or so on Wednesday, May 21st!!
  • .Heather – Peaches planning and hosting a media training session Thursday afternoon at her office (PERC) in the AMC.  We can feel it!  This is going to be a great Peach sales year – right Heather?
  • Vocational Service With  Russ Sindt after the meeting
  • International Service Meeting with Kevin Nichols after this meeting & announcement by Kevin –
  • Kevin has tickets for the June 7th Evening in Nicaragua fundraiser. We want to encourage folks to attend as they are giving us $2,000 from this fundraiser for the latrine project we are working on with Somoto Nicaragua Rotary.
  • No Meeting Next Week – Look for announcement/invitation to the Installation of our 2014-2015 Club President, Tom Niver on Thursday evening 26 June 2014.
  • PDG Jim Halderman reminded us of the involvement in presenting awards at the Golden High School ceremonies – 5:15 PM at the Golden High School Cafeteria tomorrow – 21 May.
 
Happy Bucks / SOCKO – Bob Ritter – our Rotarian of the Month for May - did a fine job gleaning Happy Bucks in the absence of Josh – as Peggy Halderman announced this is the last week of packing food for school Backpack Program but soon to jump into the summer process with the now famous Snak’n Wagon back on the road.  Tyler Freeman is looking for up to 5 volunteers to help with the Mayor’s downtown beautification program.  Tom Hughes again reminded us of our fellowship “Happy Hour” Wednesday 21 May ~5:30 at the Barrel & Bottle.  Kevin Nichols told us about the Nicaragua Project – more on this at the end of this writing and one or two other Rotarians announced Happy Bucks but this “writer-upper” got lost in the morning fog right about here, so I write no more to err on the side of safety.
 
SOCKO ticket winner was drawn today by our newest member Michelle Ohnemus.  Dean Clemons finally returned from cyberspace to announce he was the holder of the winning ticket which turned out to be receiving a Judy Denison home baked artisan loaf of Italian Herb Bread.  Congratulations Dean – don’t forget to take it with you – HAH!!
 
 
TODAY’S PROGRAM
 
Please welcome Tim Jackson, president/CEO of the CO Auto Dealers Association, the trade association for 260 new car and truck dealers across the state and today he is assisted by George Billings.  As the chief staff officer of CADA, Tim advocates for issues of importance to franchised new car dealers, business and employment issues and fights for entrepreneurial freedom in the legislative process.  CADA provides training and education, legislative and regulatory advocacy, member services and legal compliance support fort Colorado’s auto dealer community.  For the prior 7 years, Tim served as state director for the National Federation of Independent Business, small business advocacy organization, with 600 members nationally.  Tim has a personal goal to as many Rotary Clubs as possible in the US.  So far he has spoken to 120 of the 140+ CO Rotary Clubs.    Tim reviewed his time as Rotary Club Secretary for 7 years in Jefferson City, MO before moving to CO.  Tim also participated on a Rotary GSE Team in Northern Italy.   Tim reviewed the history of US auto building starting with Henry Ford in the Dearborn area starting in 1908 the Ford Corporation and the assembly line concept still being used today.  Ford also started the Independent Auto Dealers Franchise Network around the Detroit area – going from many individual product dealerships at that time to now - consolidated dealerships with many diverse products.  Tim also took us through the design concepts and integration of quality, more robust auto builds and fuel economy to give us a better product today - with more concepts still on the drawing board.
 
 
Pat Madison: Thanked all for coming this morning - with Program reminders:
  1. June 3, 2014 – Traci Brown,  Body Language and Persuasion Expert – Strategic body language for unconscious persuasion
 
 
  1. GRC Members are encouraged to attend an “Evening in Nicaragua” Fundraiser – June 7th (Saturday).  Golden Rotary is a co-sponsor along with the Mead, Longmont Twin Peaks Rotary Clubs and the Mead Interact Club.  The event is 4-7 PM at Anderson Farms near Erie.  Adult tickets are $50.  Please contact Kevin Nichols to purchase tickets.  The event will have food, beverages, music, a live auction of Nicaraguan goods and activities for children such as hay rides.  Part of the money raised comes back to Golden Rotary for the latrine project that we are pursuing through a partnership with the Somoto Nicaragua Rotary Club.  The latrine project will provide new or repaired latrines to approximately 260 homes in eight of the poorest villages in northern Nicaragua.  ---  Thanks, Kevin Nichols
 
Thought for Today --- From my dear Rotarian friend “Mac” McMichael – “Tomorrow is not promised to anyone” -- by ex-Chicago Bear Running Back, “Sweetness” Walter Peyton – who passed away at age 45, Nov 1, 1999 from bile duct cancer.
 
Please remember to tell a member “you were missed” at today’s meeting.
 
Meeting was adjourned at 8:35 am.
 
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