Rotary Club of Golden @ Rolling Hills Country Club
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
President Dan welcomed all to the 36th meeting on May 6th in the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:20 A.M. Opening prayer by Pastor Don Bleyle, Pledge by Warren Spaulding and 4-Way Test led by George Mitchell.  The Club held a moment of silence for the Larry Fike Family’s loss of Larry’s Brother.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of your loss.
This is Rotary Education Month
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison welcomed our guests – Sarah Hodgson, Volunteer event chair for the Relay for Life of West Metro Denver – an American Cancer Society event with the goal of raising funds for the Cancer Society.  See Judy Orr for further information if you wish to be a part of this event!  Also introduced was Michelle Ohnemus (past ready for membership!) and our speaker, Jo Kirkenaer.
Rotarian of the Month    . . .  I have the pleasure of introducing our Rotarian of the Month for MAY!  -- This Rotarian joined Golden Rotary on May 23, 2013 – We need to find out who the Sponsor was, as this is a pretty special “new” Rotarian.  If you need something done – just ask and if available, this Rotarian will lend a hand – or a strong back!  The major – long term service done for the Club this past Rotary year since our Sergeant–At-Arms was taken ill, was to quietly help Josh set up and take down for our weekly meetings – as well as fill in for Josh when Matthew demanded his time.  Did a great job at HAPPY BUCKS and SOCKO as well – pretty good for a RED BADGER, eh??  -  So, please stand with me and recognize Rotarian BOB RITTER as our Golden Rotary ROTARIAN OF THE MONTH for May!
PE Tom Niver received his Paul Harris Society recognition at our April Board meeting in order to receive his invitation to District Conference reception for Paul Harris Society Charter Members.  Congratulations Tom.  Tom then presented his 2014-2015 Golden Rotary Club Leadership Team slate for approval and voting acceptance.  PP Dan Green; PE  Paul Veldman; VP Brian Richy; Secretary Larry Fike; Treasurer Paulette Dyon; Club Service Jim Malone & Bob Ritter; Community Service Judy Orr;  Youth Service Dean Clemons & Stephan Reckie;  Rotary Foundation Colleen Jorgensen; Public Relations Jim Halderman; Vocational Service Russ Sindt & Jerry Lovejoy; International Service Kevin Nichols;  Membership Pat Madison.  With no further nomlnations from the floor, PP Peggy Halderman moved to accept the Slate by acclamation with second by Russ Sindt and approval by the membership.
Don Bleyle recognized all the birthdays and anniversaries for May.
  • District 5450 website - please update yourselves with the Abuse and Harassment Policy.
  • Heather continues with her “Business Grand Opening” at the Mountaineering C enter as well as the Peach Sales pre-planning.
  • Jerry is awaiting the results of our Ethics In Business Awards luncheon – an overall success – Thank You Jerry!
Happy Bucks / SOCKO –  Josh managed to gather in a few bucks from George Mitchell who announced success in the selection of 5 RYLA Candidates, Russ Sindt reported that the West Slope peaches are looking good –so far, Kevin Nichols said the attendance by Golden Rotarians at the Mines Engineers Without Borders fund raiser went well – should be enough to send one engineering student to Nicaragua, Jim Malone returned from his CA trip staying with relatives and watching grandson’s track exploits -  and Michelle Ohnemus is travelling on Wednesday  to attend her son’s wedding. – Congratulations Michelle!!
SOCKO ticket winner today was PP Dr. Tom Pott.  Next week Tom will be told the amount that he won. – Congratulations TOM!  -- And an - oh, by the way – Heather will reach out to Judy Denison to try to continue the bread supply for our winner/losers…….
AG Jo Kirkenaer, Rotary Club of Niwot and resident of Lyons, visited Golden Rotary today to tell us about the devastation caused by the flooding in and around Lyons with before and after pictures.  Jo then went into the Recovery activity planning and execution.  The St. Vrain creeks merge to form the St. Vrain river in Lyons, home to the Lyons Outdoor Games, a population of artists, Bluegrass music and famous for Lyons red sandstone products worldwide.
All residents had to be evacuated as there was nothing left as far as services to the town.  Working groups have now been formed to re-establish the community – made up of Town Administration, Businesses and Residents.  A Recovery Action Plan was completed in March and the Army Corps of Engineers with the National Guard are working on remediation of the river areas.  A Rotary District fund of $11,400 is being matched 1:1 by Rotary Clubs.  Niwot Rotary is leading the work Groups with June 17th scheduled for Meadows Park restoration.  Niwot Rotary needs labor and $ to help with the restoration – Lyons has to get up and running to bring in needed revenue to help with the restoration.  Jo Kirkenaer:  1-760-579-3873 and – if you need more info to attend work days, etc.!!!!
Pat Madison: Thanked all for coming this morning - with Program reminders:
  1. May 13 - Gem Munro, Director of Amarok Society, a registered Canadian charity – Education in Bangladesh.
  2. May 20 - Tim Jackson, U.S. Automobile Dealer’s Assoc. President
Thought for Today --- “Live a good, honorable life.  Then, when you get older and think back, you will enjoy it a second time.
Please remember to tell a member “you were missed” at today’s meeting.
Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 am.