Posted on Oct 21, 2018
20TH ANNUAL GOLF AND GALA CLASSIC
The Foundation at Rolling Hills and the Rotary Club of Golden Present:
GOLF, TENNIS, AND GALA! Peggy Halderman 2018-10-21 06:00:00Z 0
With thanks to Golden Rotarian John Hermanussen for letting the club enjoy his "barn" on Lookout Mountain for a little social time, quite a few enjoyed some fellowship, food, and a little something to drink.  Don't forget the marshmallows!  Looks like Jim and Jan Malone are experts!!
 
 
                       
 
 
      
GOLDEN ROTARIANS AND SPOUSES ENJOY A LITTLE SOCIAL TIME 2018-08-29 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jim Halderman on Jul 08, 2018
Deaths from mental health related issues have doubled since 2010.  The ages are expanding in both directions with younger teens committing suicide while there are higher numbers of deaths in middle years.  There doesn’t seem to be one or two reasons for the increase in the numbers of suicide, which makes the issue even harder to handle.  With these growing numbers, it is no surprise that many Rotarians are involved in looking for answers and offering help in many different ways. 
 
The Rotary Club of Golden became one of the District’s committed clubs to address these issues in Golden.  The Mental Wellness Committee was formed in 2016, and the first thing they did was to assess the level of need and activity in the Golden community.  Committee members met with everyone possible working in the field, from school therapists, front-line personnel, Golden police, and mental health clinicians, to understand what a group of caring, committed, but inexperienced individuals could do to meet the growing need.
 

 
 
 

 
 
GOLDEN ROTARY TAKES AIM AT MENTAL HEALTH & YOUTH Jim Halderman 2018-07-08 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peggy Halderman on Jul 01, 2018
This Rotary year's theme is:  Be The Inspiration!
 
Here's what it looks like:  
Rotary Year 2018-2019 Theme! Peggy Halderman 2018-07-01 06:00:00Z 0
ON-LINE PEACH ORDER LINK NOW LIVE! 2018-05-18 06:00:00Z 0
 
WHAT:  Rotary needs your VOTE!  Rotary International is one of the final 12 organizations for the 2018 PeachJam’s One Billion Acts of Peace “Hero Award.” The winner for this Hero Award will be announced on May 23, 2018, and will be These prestigious awards will be presented by Nobel Peace Laureate Betty Williams to select global change-makers in Monaco this June.  Here is a link so you can vote before May 23!  https://billionacts.org/hero-awards-voting 
 
WHY SHOULD ROTARIANS CARE? Local Rotary Clubs already collaborate with PeaceJam chapters all over the world around projects that matter. Like Rotary International, PeaceJam is an international global citizens’ movement designed to tackle the most important problems facing the planet in ten areas that all lead to peace.  Their values include:  Everyone matters; everyone can make a difference, and together we are unstoppable.  This organization’s Board of Directors consists of the following Nobel Peace Laureates:

The Dalai Lama (1989)

Betty Williams (1976)

Rigoberta Menchu Tum (1992)

Óscar Arias Sánchez (1987)

Archbishop Desmond Tutu (1984)

Máiread Corrigan Maguire (1976)

Adolfo Pérez Esquivel (1980)

José Ramos-Horta (1996)

Jody Williams (1997)

Sir Joseph Rotblat (1995)

Shirin Ebadi (2003)

Leymah Gbowee (2011)

Tawakkol Karman (2011)

Kailash Satyarthi (2014)

PLEASE VOTE: Rotary International Is Finalist in 2018 PeaceJam Heroes Awards! 2018-05-03 06:00:00Z 0
 
WHAT:  Community Wellness Fair 
WHEN:  April 28, 2018, from 9:45 am - 3:00 pm (lunch provided!)
WHERE:  Golden High School
PURPOSE:  Strengthening our community with a family-focused day of education and fun featuring classes, entertainment, resources all promoting the mental well-being of youth, children and families.  
 
Want more information?  Click HERE.
 
 
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APRIL 28: COMMUNITY WELLNESS FAIR! 2018-03-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wendy Renee on Mar 05, 2018
GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE

Golden Rotary: March 05, 2018

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Rick Hebert Hoot:
 
What kind of dog does a mad scientist have?
A: Laboratory Retriever!
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Announcements:
  • Greg Elliott: Golf tournament: This is an “all hands” event. This activity will be divided into two parts. Gala & Golf. Two Captains will be chosen (Gala Captain & Golf Captain) to lead each side. More details to come.
  • Jerry Lovejoy: 13th Annual Ethics in Business Awards 2018: ½ the tables are already sold! 14 for profit businesses and 11 non-profit businesses have been nominated. Flyers are available! Sponsorship opportunities are available!
  • Speaker last Tuesday (Feb 27th), was Mr. Ben Drotar: “World Child Cancer”. Information update on this speech coming Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
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Upcoming Calendar:
  • Tue Mar 06, 2018Weekly meeting at Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be LT Governor Donna Lynne
    • Topic: Colorado "Construction Training Program"
  • Tue Mar 13, 2018Weekly meeting at Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be Carol Lamond
    • Topic: Jefferson County Historical Society/Lariat Loop
  • Tue Mar 20, 2018Weekly meeting at Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be Mary Gomez
    • Topic: Golden Visitor Center
  • Tue Mar 27, 2018Weekly meeting at Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be Gary Allen Foster
    • Topic: Executive Recruiter/Retirement and Career Coach
  • Thu Apr 19, 2018: Warren Tech Mock Job Interviews
    • 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM and/or 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    • 13300 West 2nd Place, Lakewood, CO 80228
    • Please check to see if you are signed up
    • For additional info: Michelle Ohnemus: ohnemusfam@msn.com
  • Sat Apr 28, 2018: Mental Health Wellness Fair: Golden High School
  • Fri May 4, 2018: 13th Annual Ethics in Business Awards
  • Fri Jun 15, 2018: 2018 Golden Rotary Foundation 17th Annual Golf Classic
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Gregg Elliott uplifting take-a-way:
 
Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
Quote by: Robert Frost
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GLIMPSE AND GLANCE: Golden Rotary March 5, 2018 Wendy Renee 2018-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Peggy Halderman on Feb 25, 2018
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Saturday evening, February 24, found Golden Rotarian Eileen Schurmann surrounded by family, friends, and a few Rotarians as she was recognized  by Golden Elks Lodge # 2740 as the 2018 Citizen of the Year for her years of outstanding service with Rotary, the West Chamber, Lakewood Legacy, and, most compelling, her work with Stout Street Foundation which has become her real passion. 
 
Eileen’s sons fought their battles with drug addiction for many years.  Then her eldest son entered the Stout Street Foundation in 2012.  She witnessed the profound change it made in him, and joined the board in 2015 to offer her time and talent in support of the Foundation and its work. Eileen stepped up to teach monthly banking and finance classes to residents who are about to re-enter society, helping them achieve sound financial footing to aid in their success.  She also teaches a monthly orientation class to parents and families, as their loved ones enter the program. Needless to say, Eileen remains committed to finding the best paths for addicts to find a meaningful and rewarding life that helps them become a contributing member of society.  Congratulations, Eileen, for being named the Golden Elk’s 2018 Citizen of the Year!!
EILEEN SCHURMANN HONORED AS 2018 CITIZEN OF THE YEAR BY GOLDEN ELKS Peggy Halderman 2018-02-25 07:00:00Z 0
INFO & REGISTRATION FOR THE 17TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT? 2018-02-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joan Osborne on Nov 28, 2017
Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Golden, the Miracle Shop is a “pop-up” toy store (located this year at Calvary Church in Golden) for financially struggling families. Parents are invited to shop at the store for holiday toys for their children.  All toys are sold at garage sale prices..they are not free.*  Parents are asked to pay what they can.  Those who participate tell us they are excited for the opportunity to choose gifts for their children and that paying something feels better than receiving a handout. There is no “charity”.  They are so thankful and excited.  Won’t you help keep the “miracle “ going?
 
What you can do:
1.)  Ask a child what he/she wants to see under the tree.  Chances are there are other kids who would be excited to see that toy too.
2.)  Bring the new, unwrapped toy to Calvary Church starting Dec 11th.
3.) Toys will be collected until December 15th.
4.)  Sit back and imagine how excited Mom or Dad will be to see your donation on the store shelf. They are sure to find the perfect gift for their boy or girl!
 
Here is what JeffCo Public Schools had to say about the Miracle Shop!  Click HERE.
 
 
*Money collected will be given back to schools for emergency needs.
 
 
HELP STOCK THE SHELVES OF THE MIRACLE SHOP THIS CHRISTMAS! Joan Osborne 2017-11-28 07:00:00Z 0
Time to sign up for the Golden Rotary Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at 6:00 pm at Miner's Alley Playhouse (1224 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401).  We need to know how many folks are coming.  Please register by clicking HERE.   Cost for guests is $25.  Golden Rotarians are "free" when you use the code:  christmas17
 
 
2017 GOLDEN ROTARY CHRISTMAS PARTY!!!! Peggy Halderman 2017-11-27 07:00:00Z 0
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.

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Announcements:

  • 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: ohnemusfam@msn.com

  • 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: Rita@RitaSmith.com

  • 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: osborne.jeo@gmail.com)

  • 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: www.rotary.org/en/donate

      • 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.

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

“Suicide: A Brief Overview and What YOU Can Do for Prevention” http://www.jcmh.org/

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.” (http://www.jcmh.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/2016_GeneralFactSheet_Final.pdf

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)

    2. https://www.jcmh.org/resources/

  8. Be an Advocate! Get Involved! 

    1. https://www.jcmh.org/about-us/advocacy/

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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.
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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
 
 
2017 GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE: November 7 Wendy Renee 2017-11-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by PAH on Oct 24, 2017
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At today's meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden, Boy Scout Camden Dempsey shared the scope of his Eagle Scout project in March/April 2018.  Working with The Nature Conservancy and the Boy Scouts of America, Camden proposes to plant upwards of 100 trees in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, with the help of 20-30 volunteers, in an effort to:
  • Mitigate soil erosion and promote a better ecosystem;
  • Reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere; and
  • Strengthen international ties of the Boy Scouts of America.
Camden shared, "I am extremely excited about this project!  With your support, I look forward to bringing China and the US closer together, and to make an impact on the ecological and environmental future of China!  Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or for more information.  I look forward to working with you!"  Want more information or help this young scout complete his Eagle Scout Project?  Here is his contact information:
  • Email:  dempseychinaeagleproject@gmail.com
  • Make checks payable to:  Troop 1876 (Memo Line:  Camden Dempsey's Eagle Project)
  • WeChat ID  Camden Dempsey
  • Camden's project website:  www.nature.org/camdendempsey
 
 
CAMDEN DEMPSEY'S EAGLE PROJECT! PAH 2017-10-24 06:00:00Z 0
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Announcements
Golden Rotary’s, Community Service Committee, will be purchasing half a table (or 5 Rotarians) to attend the “Recovering Out Loud”, Annual Fall Luncheon, on Friday, October 20, 2017. Event will take place at the Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec Street, Denver, CO 80207, from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM.  Rotarians, Eileen Schurmann, Jim Halderman, and Peggy Halderman, will also be in attendance, as this cause is near and dear to their hearts. They already had tickets and suggested to the committee that additional Rotarians join.  Special Guest Speaker will be State Representative, Dafna Michaelson Jenet. Proceeds benefit residents in the program.  If you would like to be one of the five Rotarians who represent at this luncheon, please connect with Eileen Schurmann at 303-313-8528. They need to know ASAP who will be attending. Thank you!
 
Important Upcoming Dates!
 
October Weekly Club Meetings will be at Rolling Hills Country Club.  Here are the speakers:
  • October 17 speaker will be Kate Hogan. Community Outreach Coordinator of the Audubon Society of Colorado.
  • October 24 speaker will be Dr. Jason Glass. New Superintendent of JeffCo Public Schools.
  • October 31 speaker will be the Honorable Brian Boatright who will share what's going on “Behind the Scenes of the Colorado Supreme Court."​​​​​​​
Take 2 on The Polo Shirts: Wendy Renee will be passing a sign-up sheet to order Rotary shirts. Signup sheets will be on the tables, please signup if you are interested. For questions please contact: Wendy Renee at: Wendy.Renee@amscolorado.org
 
About the Surveys!  Project Workgroup: Tom Hughes/Paul Haseman/and Allen Gregory handed out surveys to Rotarians to invest in new projects. The Club is in a position to give back via additional undertakings. To help identify potential ‘new’ or ‘expanded’ projects, please take time to fill out your survey and return to these committee chairs.  Surveys are due on Tuesday, October 17, 2017.  Please send your survey to committee heads and/or the members of this project workgroup.  
HOT NEWS! Golden Rotary Club | Time Sensitive Information Wendy Renee 2017-10-10 06:00:00Z 0
REMINDER:  Our upcoming weekly meeting on 10/3/17 will be at the Golden Hotel:
  • Golden Hotel is located at: 800 11th Street in downtown Golden
  • Speaker will be Geoff Brown. Topic: “What is Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC)?”
OCTOBER 3, 2017, MEETING WILL BE THE GOLDEN HOTEL 2017-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wendy Renee on Sep 18, 2017

GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE

Golden Rotary: Mon Sep 18 2017

Rick Hebert Hoot:
 
“What never asks any questions, but always answers?”
─ A Doorbell.
 
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Guest Speaker, Ken Wiig, Second Wind Fund, Sep 12, 2017
“Helping Children & Youth at Risk of Suicide”: www.thesecondwindfund.org
 
Ken Wiig, Board of Director for the Second Wind Fund, along with Chris Weiss, Development Director, were our special guest speakers on this day of Sep 12, 2017. Second Wind Fund (Second Wind) was founded in 2002 as a community response to four consecutive suicides of teens who attended the same local high school. Mr. Wiig and Mr. Weiss were in attendance to educate our group on the topic of youth suicide, the warning signs, and action for prevention.
 
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for youth ages 10 – 19 in Colorado, Colorado being amongst one of the highest in the country. Second Wind’s mission is to decrease these statistics by removing the financial and social barriers to treatment. Second Wind has partnered with more than 217 therapists to provide counseling for crisis situations. The counselors work for a reduced rate, $70.00/hour, while fundraising covers the sessions. Per Chris Weiss, “approximate cost to save a life is $1000.00.” At $70.00 per session, x 12 sessions, counselors are able to schedule within a week for a person in need.  
 
Warning signs to watch for are talk of suicide or death, a sense of not belonging, feeling like a failure, social isolation, feeling depressed, previous attempts, history of suicide with friends or family, drastic changes in behavior, loss of interest in activities, giving away of prized possessions, impulsive behavior, humiliation or discipline crisis, chronic irritability and agitation, recent severe loss, mental illness, and alcohol or drug abuse. If you are aware of any of these risk factors and warning signs, take action and get help. In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. If you have concerns, “Ask, Listen, Encourage help, Tell them you care, and Don’t keep it a secret.”
 
To Refer a Youth to Second Wind Fund
  • Contact your school counselor, psychologist, or social worker to contact Second Wind Fund for you.
  • If the youth is not in school, contact your family doctor or a mental health professional.
  • If you are a youth struggling with suicidal thoughts, tell a trusted adult.
Respond During a Crisis
  • In an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  • Call the Colorado Crisis Support Line: 1-844-493 TALK (8255)
  • Or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
SAVE THE DATE
Second Wind Walk/Run: Raising funds to save the lives of children & teens at risk for suicide.
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Announcements:
 
From Michelle Barnes: Rotary will have a table at the annual CASA Gala on Sep 23, 2017. If anyone would like to be in the drawing for a complimentary seat (including a plus one), please email: mbarnes@interimleadership.biz or let Michelle know at the beginning of the meeting on Sep 19, 2017. Michelle will draw the winner at Rotary’s weekly meeting! CASA trains and supports hundreds of local volunteers to advocate for children who are abused and neglected – many of whom live in foster care and/or group homes.
 
 
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Upcoming Calendar:
  • Tue 09/19/2017: Weekly meeting at Table Mountain Inn
    • Speaker will be Adrienne Elliot. Topic: “Adoption”
    • 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Fri 09/22/2017: Foothills Art Center Gala, Glitter in the Garden (black-tie optional) Golden, CO
    • Proceeds from this event support the Art Center’s responsible operations, innovative art, and educational and community programs.
    • Event starts at 6:00 PM
    • For additional information and tickets: http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/gala
  • Sat 09/23/2017: CASA Gala, A Night for CASA 2017 The Denver West Marriott
    • What a special night it will be! Because of our supporters, more than 2,700 children in our community have benefited from having a Court Appointed Special Advocate, a CASA volunteer.
    • We look forward to seeing everyone at this years “A Night for CASA” – September 23, 2017.
    • For more information: mbarnes@interimleadership.biz or www.casajeffcogilpin.com
  • Tue 09/26/2017: CLUB IS DARK. In support of the Area 7 Assembly.
  • Wed 09/27/2017: Area 7 Assembly, the Vista at Applewood Golf Course
    • Please mark your calendars for a very special evening!
    • Three clubs from our Area will be in attendance for this Polio Plus fundraising event
    • All Rotarians are encouraged to attend
    • Buffet dinner, cash bar
    • Special guest speaker, Abbas Rajabi, 5450 District Governor 2017 – 2018
    • Cost for you and guest covered by the club, though limited number of paid admissions. If we exceed the number of paid admissions, then cost is $18.00/person
    • Please RSVP to Greg Elliott: gelliott@visitingangels.com 
    • Please RSVP no later than 09/20/2017
  • Tue 10/03/2017: Weekly meeting at Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be Geoff Brown. Topic: “What is Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC) About?”
    • 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Sat 10/07/2017: 16th Annual Second Wind Walk/Run Fundraiser, Clement Park, Littleton, CO
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Uplifting take-a-way:
 
“Place your hand over your heart. Do you feel that. That’s called purpose. You’re alive for a reason. Don’t ever give up.”
─ quote by Joyce Meyer.
 
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Glimpse and a Glance Golden Rotary Youth Suicide Announcements Sep 18, 2017 Wendy Renee 2017-09-18 06:00:00Z 0

GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE

Golden Rotary: Mon Sep 04, 2017

Hoot:
 
Two windmills are on a date and one asks the other, “So what kind of music do you like?” the other replies, “I’m a big metal fan!”
 
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Guest Speaker James Bishop Bureau of Reclamation Aug 29, 2017
“Hydroelectric in Colorado”: https://www.usbr.gov/
 
Sad that I missed this very important topic!
 
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Mic’s Corner: Guests from Aug 29, 2017
 
John Puma submitted his application. On Thursday, Aug 31, 2017, it was announced the Rotary Club of Golden Board of Directors had approved the membership application of John Puma. Welcome to the Club!
 
Jim Peters, ready to engage in the community through service. What better place than Rotary.
 
Lauren Davis, Kevin McGuire, and Alan Rubin from Evergreen Rotary, the “Red Dot Group”, invaded on this morning, claiming, “We don’t need no stinkin’ Red Badges.”
 
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Announcements:
 
Announced was the Board’s decision to call for more club projects to make use of the funds Golden Rotary has accumulated. Members having ideas for new good deeds should advise the appropriate committee chair.
 
Len Matheo has graciously agreed to host the Club’s Christmas party at Miner’s Alley Playhouse on December 12th. More details to come.
 
Upcoming Calendar:
  • Tue 09/05/2017: CLUB IS DARK. Club will not meet the day after Labor Day.
  • Tue 09/12/2017: Weekly meeting at the Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be Ken Wiig. Topic: “Second Wind: Helping Children & Youth at Risk of Suicide.”
    • 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Sat 09/16/2017: Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair, Golden, CO
    • Fundraiser for Foothills Animal Shelter
    • 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    • For additional information or to register your pet: https://tobyspetparade.org/
  • Tue 09/19/2017: Weekly meeting at the Rolling Hills Country Club
    • Speaker will be Adrienne Elliot. Topic: “Adoption”
    • 7:15 AM – 8:30 AM
  • Fri 09/22/2017: Foothills Art Center Gala, Glitter in the Garden (black-tie optional) Golden, CO
    • Proceeds from this event support the Art Center’s responsible operations, innovative art, and educational and community programs.
    • Event starts at 6:00 PM
    • For additional information and tickets: http://www.foothillsartcenter.org/gala
  • Tue 09/26/2017: CLUB IS DARK. In support of the Area 7 Assembly.
  • Wed 09/27/2017: Area 7 Assembly, the Vista at Applewood Golf Course
    • Please mark your calendars for a very special evening!
    • Three clubs from our Area will be in attendance for this Polio Plus fundraising event
    • All Rotarians are encouraged to attend
    • Buffet dinner, cash bar
    • Special guest speaker, Abbas Rajabi, 5450 District Governor 2017 – 2018
    • Cost for you and guest covered by the club, though limited number of paid admissions. If we exceed the number of paid admissions, then cost is $18.00/person
    • Please RSVP to Greg Elliott: gelliott@visitingangels.com 
    • Please RSVP no later than 09/20/2017
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Uplifting take-a-way:
 
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.”
─ quote by H. Jackson Brown Jr.
 
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GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE Golden Rotary Club Sep 4, 2017 Wendy Renee 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Wendy Renee on Aug 28, 2017

GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE Golden Rotary Club

Monday, August 28, 2017
 
Rick Hebert Hoot:
“How does a man on the moon cut his hair?”
─ Eclipse it.
 
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Guest Speaker Christi Norfleet Foothills Animal Shelter August 22, 2017
Update on Foothills Animal Shelter. https://foothillsanimalshelter.org/
 
Christi Norfleet came to speak to our group this past week, talking to us about Foothills Animal Shelter, what they do and an upcoming fundraiser.
 
Originally founded in 1976, Jeffco’s animal shelter serves Arvada, Edgewater, Golden, Lakewood, Westminster, Wheat Ridge, and unincorporated Jefferson County. The organization works closely with animal welfare officers across Jefferson County to keep neighborhoods safe and educate the community. Current facility is 33,000 square feet, with a medical suite for animals.
 
From the website: Foothills Animal Shelter is an open-admissions facility, which means we never turn away an animal. We care for more than 9,200 orphaned cats, kittens, dogs, puppies and critters every year with a compassionate team of staff and volunteers. (Unfortunately, we can not accept wild animals; they should be taken to organizations who specialize in their care.) We are a true community resource and offer a variety of services including pet adoption, Jefferson County pet licensing, affordable spaying and neutering, vaccinations, microchipping and lost and found pets. We are committed to our important mission and the life-saving work that we do every day of the year.
 
Upcoming Fundraiser: September 16, 2017 is “Toby’s Pet Parade & Fair”, benefitting Foothills Animal Shelter. Event will be held in Golden, CO. Dress your dog in their best costume and enjoy the festivities. 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM. For registration: https://foothillsanimalshelter.org/featured/tobys-parade/
 
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Mic’s Corner: Guests from Aug 22, 2017
 
Craig Spreadbury, Chief Operating Officer at Four Corners Petroleum, LLC. Craig recently moved their office into downtown Golden and he’s looking to be more involved with the community. Welcome Craig!
 
Norm Kowitz, Real Estate Agent with Golden Real Estate, working with Rotarian Jim Smith. Norm also hosts our German Foreign Exchange Student. This was Norm’s 3rd visit. We are looking forward to seeing him again!
 
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Upcoming Calendar:
  • Tue 08/29/2017: Weekly meeting at the Rolling Hills Country Club.
    • Speaker will be James Bishop. Topic: “Bureau of Reclamation: Hydroelectric in Colorado.”
  • Thu 08/31/2017: Social Fun with the Club @ Barrels & Bottles Brewery (Happy Hour)
  • Tue 09/05/2017: CLUB IS DARK. Club will not meet the day after Labor Day.
  • Tue 09/12/2017: Weekly meeting at the Rolling Hills Country Club.
    • Speaker will be Ken Wiig. Topic: “Second Wind: Helping Children & Youth at Risk of Suicide.”
  • Tue 09/19/2017: Weekly meeting at the Rolling Hills Country Club.
    • Speaker will be Adrienne Elliot. Topic: “Adoption”
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Greg Elliott uplifting take-a-way:
 
“I find the harder I work, the luckier I get.”
─ quote by Thomas Jefferson
 
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GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE Golden Rotary Club

Sunday, August 20, 2017
 
Rick Hebert Hoot:
“Why are there so many Johnsons in the phone book?”
─ They all have phones.
 
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Guest Speaker Abbas Rajabi, District Governor 08/15/2017
Inspiring, Encouraging, Motivating, Moving.
2017-18 Rotary District Governor Abbas Rajabi Bio: http://rotary5450.org/SitePage/district-leadership/district-governor 
 
We had a very special guest this past week, District Governor, Abbas Rajabi, who brought a moving speech about love, respect, gratitude, generosity, and service above self. He welcomed members of the club, showed appreciation for our growth, and let us know to, “Bring more Women!” Without the mother touch, there is chaos.
 
Mr. Rajabi opened with a quote from the Great Philosopher, Albert Schweitzer. “I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” Mr. Rajabi’s gift to us is love. He advised that peace starts with the mother and father. That we should be learning peace/conflict resolution/and conflict prevention. Above all, educate and get educated.  
 
Abbas Rajabi believes we should be advertising the kindness of Rotary. We should be educating others of what we do, and informing them how their support matters. “We are people in action”, newest movement in Rotary. Spread the word.
 
Discussed was how the District 5450 Conference will be different next year. The annual Rotarian conference will be held the weekend of May 19th and 20th, 2018. In previous years, this Conference has been hosted in mountainous areas, running approximately $1000.00 to be in attendance, and more difficult to travel. Mr. Rajabi wants to change this, making it accessible to more people for about $200.00, cost of attendance. Thus, the next conference in 2018 will be held in Denver, for one day, overnight stay not required, and the “House of Friendship” will be open both days.
 
In addition to the service part of our fine service organization, Mr. Rajabi had a message for us, reminding us that Paul Harris started a networking organization that became a service organization. And to not forget the networking side. That if you are doing business with a fellow Rotarian, you are already connected with the Four-Way Test of the things we think, say or do. The Four-Way Test is used by Rotarians world-wide as a moral code for personal and business relationships.
 
It is an honor to have heard Mr. Abbas Rajabi deliver his message, filling our hearts with hope. From all of us at Golden Rotary, thank you for your gift of love, and generosity of time.
 
 
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Mic’s Corner:
Stay tuned… We will double up on this next week.
 
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Upcoming Calendar:
  • Sat 08/19/2017: Peach Pick up Day (Success!)
  • Sun 08/20/2017: Golden Fine Arts Festival (Rotarians were out there selling peaches!)
  • Tue 08/22/2017: Speaker will be Christi Norfleet. Topic will be: “Updates about Foothills Animal Shelter.”
  • Tue 08/29/2017: Speaker will be James Bishop. Topic: “Bureau of Reclamation: Hydroelectric in Colorado.”
  • Tue 09/05/2017: CLUB IS DARK. Club will not meet the day after Labor Day.
  • Tue 09/12/2017: Speaker will be Ken Wiig. Topic: “Second Wind: Helping Children & Youth at Risk of Suicide.”
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Greg Elliott's elevating take-a-way:
 
“I have not failed. I have found 10,000 ways that do not work.”
─ quote by Thomas Edison
 
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Posted by Wendy Renee on Aug 15, 2017

GLIMPSE AND A GLANCE

Golden Rotary Club

Monday, August 14, 2017
 
Rick Hebert Hoots:
 
“How do Viking kids communicate?”   ─ Norse Code.
 
“Why are elephants not allowed on the beach?”   ─ Because their trunks fall down.
 
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Speaker Cary Johnson, Crime Prevention Programs
 
Power Against Fraud. Fighting Back Against Identity Theft
 
“Identity theft is an easy crime to commit; very difficult to catch.” – Speaker Cary Johnson.
 
In 2016, more than 14 million people were affected by identity theft and this number is on the rise. 93% of all crimes committed were a direct result of offenders getting their hands on our information. The top ways identity thieves get info is through purse snatching, mail theft, dumpster diving, and E-mail “phishing”.  The other 7% happens in the wireless world.
 
Due to the multi-directional routes of major interstate highways in Colorado, Denver is the Hub of methamphetamine. The crime of choice for people involved in this drug is mail theft. Why? Because, it’s easy. You are more likely to be a victim of mail theft in Colorado, than any other city or state in the U.S.
 
We write checks for bills, drop those payments in the mailbox in front of our homes, raise the red flag on the side of the mailbox to alert the mailman there is outgoing mail, but what else have we done? We have alerted anyone watching there is outgoing mail and a good chance this includes information to steal. Or, maybe we are pre-approved for a credit card. ID thieves snatch the offers, change the physical address to mail the card back to them instead of us, and *Sigh*, a new credit card is issued to a fraudulent person and we don’t even know it happened. Another example, the courtesy ‘convenience’ checks that come from our credit cards, ID thieves can steal these and use anywhere in the world.
 
The thought of the repercussions and aftermath of identity theft is exhausting. Well, good news, there are proactive steps we can take to greatly reduce our risk of becoming victims.
 
For Fraud Prevention, ID Theft Prevention, and Computer Precautions:
  • Use a close-fitting pouch, instead of a purse or wallet.
  • Do not carry your Social Security card with you.
  • Deposit all outgoing mail at your Post Office rather than placing in your mailbox.
  • Use a shredder for all financial documents and sensitive information.
  • Establish a policy of not talking to strangers on the telephone, at your door, or on the street.
  • Sign up for the Colorado “NO Call” list.
  • Request those with whom you have established business relationships to put you on their “Do Not Call” and “Opt Out” lists.
  • Send a letter to the Mail Preference Service to remove your name from marketing lists.
  • Make an annual charitable giving plan and do not give to charities soliciting telephone or door-to-door.
  • Get three written bids before contracting for any home improvement and check out contractors with the Better Business Bureau and city building department.
  • Contact an attorney to discuss a Living Will and a Power of Attorney, to set up a system of checks and balances.
  • Don’t carry your checkbook in public.
  • If possible remove anything from your wallet with SSN, Medicare card, and/or military ID.
  • Don’t give any part of your SSN, credit card, or bank account to anyone unless you have initiated the contact.
  • Request a free copy of your credit report once a year.
  • Notify the credit reporting agencies of the death of a relative to block the misuse of the deceased person’s credit.
  • Call your bank and credit card customer service numbers to “OPT OUT” of ALL marketing programs, including ‘convenience’ check mailing. (“Opt Out” is the specific term to use.)
  • Call the Credit Card Offer Opt Out Line to reduce the number of credit card solicitations you receive.
  • Ask your bank or credit union to receive your box of new checks, rather than have them mailed to your home.
  • Do not keep your auto registration, insurance card, checkbook, receipts, or other identifying information in your car. Carry them in a secure manner on your person. Do not leave your car unlocked.
  • Check your earnings record at least annually and more often if you suspect your SSN has been compromised. Contact the Social Security Administration and ask for Form SSA-7004, Request for Earnings and Benefit Statement.
  • Never respond to E-mails requesting personal information.
  • Delete unknown or questionable E-mails without opening.
  • Use a reliable firewall.
  • Use a secure browser.
To report suspicious activity, please call: Jefferson/Gilpin DA’s Fraud Hotline: 303-271-6980
 
To receive a FREE copy of your credit report: www.annualcreditreport.com
 
To request a complete guide, process on how to prevent ID theft, additional resources on how and what to do, please visit: www.Jeffco.us/da
 
To contact Cary Johnson, 303-271-6970 or csjohnso@Jeffco.us
 
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Mic’s Corner:
 
Father Jerry, from Missouri visited. Guest of Jim Malone.
 
Induction of New Member, Austin Devoe
 
Austin Devoe, was inducted as a new Rotarian on 08/08/2017!
 
Austin accepted a position as Head Wresting Coach for the Colorado School of Mines (Golden) in July 2014. During Austin’s short time at the Mines, the team has posted the best dual record since 1960. Prior, Austin served as the Assistant Wrestling Coach at the University of Northern Colorado (Greeley).
 
DeVoe has also served as the National Team Coach for Kansas Junior National Wrestling Team, run his own wrestling camp for eight years, and was inducted into the Columbus Kansas Sports Hall of Fame. Austin is a graduate of the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. There, he was named, “Outstanding Freshman Wrestler of the Year”.
 
Austin’s wife Shannon, is also a Coach at the Colorado School of Mines, for women’s soccer. They are brand new parents to a two-month old baby girl. Wonder what she will coach. Welcome to the Club!!
 
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Upcoming Calendar:
  • Sat 08/19/2017: Peach Pick up Day
  • Sun 08/20/2017: Golden Fine Arts Festival
  • Tue 08/22/2017: Meeting will be held at Rolling Hills Country Club. There was some confusion, however meeting will be held at the normal spot! Our previous speaker George Brauchler, is unable to attend. However, a new speaker is scheduled, Christi Norfleet. Topic will be: “Updates about Foothills Animal Shelter.”
  • Tue 08/29/2017: Speaker will be James Bishop. Topic: “Bureau of Reclamation: Hydroelectric in Colorado.”
  • Tue 09/05/2017: CLUB IS DARK. Club will not meet the day after Labor Day.
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Greg Elliott motivating take-a-way:
 
“We cannot help everyone. But everyone can help someone.”   ─ quote by Ronald Reagan
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         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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Posted by Wendy Renee on Jul 28, 2017

GOLDEN ROTARY HOT NEWS!

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Thursday July 27, 2017
 
Happening this weekend, Buffalo Bill Days, is celebrating “100 Years” in Downtown Historic Golden! The always anticipated weekend will run from Friday, Jul 27 – Sunday, July 30, 2017. There will be numerous vendors including food and beverage, merchandise to purchase, children’s activities, Muttin’ Bustin’, live music, a pancake breakfast sponsored by the Golden Fire Department, the infamous Buffalo Bill Days Parade on Saturday morning, and a car show on Sunday. A complete list of details can be found: http://buffalobilldays.com/  Want to help?  There are several ways to get involved and if you haven’t signed up yet, please jump in. Jobs still needed are:
  • Friday 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM: Rotary booth setup (see attached map, Rotary booth is 38C). Contact Linda Diederichsen (303-868-3099) or Brian Richy  (303-808-8060)
  • Friday: Assembling the float for the parade.  Contact Jerry Lovejoy (303-868-3099)
  • Friday 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM, and Sunday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Manning the History Booths. Other experts will be there; however, will need help to avoid overload.  Contact John Hermanussen (303-215-0296).
  • Saturday 9:00 AM (staged near 9th and Arapahoe): All hands on deck to walk or ride the float in the parade.  Contact Jerry Lovejoy (303-868-3099)
  • Various times throughout the weekend: Staffing the Rotary booth (38C) as per the signup sheet being circulated by the Peach Committee.  Contact Linda Diederichsen (303-868-3099).
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Mic’s Corner: July 25, 2017
 
GUESTS
  • We had an exciting day with a guest-turned-Golden Rotarian.  Welcome Ken Boggs to the group and enjoy the Red Badge Journey.  We are rooting for you!
  • A returning guest was Todd Heskett, a Managing Partner with Watermarq Consulting.  Todd has applied for membership, has been approved by the Board and is pending before members of Golden Rotary.  Once this has been done, Todd will be inducted and will become part of our group of change agents, making a difference in the lives of so many people locally and internationally.
  • Attending for his first visit was John Puma, a real estate professional with LIV Sotheby’s International Realty.  He was a guest of Golden Rotarian Hassan Najjar and is a board member of Foothills Art Center.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
  • Buffalo Bill Days is this weekend!  If you are in town, come out and be part of it!  Want to help?  See the list of opportunities under GOLDEN ROTARY HOT NEWS above.
  • Peach Sales!  Our goal is 2,300 boxes of peaches.  We can’t reach that goal if you don’t promote.  There are printed order forms, online ways to buy, and Linda Diederichsen prepared electronic flyers and information on where to post and how to order.  Look for the email and LET’S SELL SOME PEACHES!

 
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GOLDEN ROTARY'S 27TH ANNUAL PEACH SALE!!!!!
Order Before August 14
Pick up Saturday, August 19 (8 am - 2 pm)
Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Avenue, Golden
 
$37 for 20# box (38-40 peaches).  Order on-line HERE.   Orders can also be placed at Barrels and Bottles Brewery, Foss Building Wine and Spirits, Golden Chamber of Commerce, Meyer Hardware, The Hair Place and Guaranty Bank.  Deadline to order peaches is August 14th.  Got questions or want more info?  Send us an email to GoldenRotaryPeaches@gmail.com.
 
The Rotary Club of Golden is all about engaging leaders, sharing ideas, and taking action.  We serve our Golden community and around the world.  Interested in helping in any of our projects?  We meet Tuesday mornings at 7:15 a.m. at the Club at Rolling Hills.  For more information, go to rotaryclubofgolden.org.  
 
 
 
 
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Golden Rotary and the Golden Backpack Program were recognized by Past RI Director John Smarge as he introduced the new PR Campaign called "People of Action" that will be officially launched this July.  Here is the inspiring 12 minute video.  Click on this embedded video to see the first commercial of "People in Action" that also includes a segment about the Golden Backpack Program.  Congratulations, Golden Rotary, for your leadership and caring.
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No wonder we haven't seen Russ Sindt lately!  He's been traveling.  How do we know?  Well, here he is presenting the Golden Rotary Banner to the Oslo Rotary Club.  Well done, Russ!
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Recap of May 23, 2017, Meeting
President Pat Madison welcomed all to the May 23, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
                      
WELCOME TO VISITORS & GUESTS: Mike Bestor
  1. Mary Ann Bleyle is Rev. Don Bleyle spouse (and a saint!)
  2. Judy Griebling is PDG Diane Knight’s long-time friend and roommate from college. 
 
SPECIAL CLUB MEETING:
President Pat Madison opened up a club special meeting to introduce/vote on President-Elect Greg Elliott’s board, as follows:
 
            Treasurer – Jim Halderman
            Community Service – Allen Gregory
            Vocational Service – Jerry Lovejoy
            Membership – Pat Madison
Rotary Foundation — Tom Hughes
Club Service/Sargent-at-Arms – Rick Hebert
International Service – Barbara Conder & Linda Kiser
Grants Coordinator – Michele Barnes
 
At the end of the introductions, Jim Smith moved and Steve Jensen seconded the nominations.  The membership voted by acclamation to accept the incoming leadership team. 
 
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. Sam Allen said that we are coming into the home stretch, exactly month away from the tournament.
    1. Golfers – Jim McGuigan shared that we now have between 45-50 golfers, and the team would like to double that number.  Can you help?
    2. Auction Items – Sandy updated everyone and asked for more “stuff” for the silent auction. Please bring it as soon as you can so her team can get them wrapped and staged.
    3. Sponsorships Jim Malone explained that these are one of the biggest parts of the tournament.  Currently we are couple short from last year so we could use more at which point the following members raised their hands to be included.  Thanks, Jim Smith, Eileen Schurmann, and Tom Pott!!  We are at last year’s level!!
    4. Volunteers are needed on the day of the Golf Tournament.
    5. Two (2) Holes in One Sponsors!  Empire Nissan has put up a 2017 Nissan Rogue for a hole in one at hole #17.  The other “hole in one” prize is a Pebble Beach vacation!  Sharpen up your skills!
  2. Linda Diederichsen updated folks about the peach committee.
  3. Jim Halderman reviewed some of the organizations that the club supports through the proceeds from our various fundraisers (including our golf tournament!)  This week’s listing includes the Golden Rescue Fund ($1k/year), Neighborhood Rehab Program ($5k/year as well as hands-on help), Golden Civic Foundation (annual bronze sponsorship at $500), the Golden Backpack Program ($4k/year), and the Golden Visitor Center ($500/year).  It’s always good to invest in our community!
  4. Greg Elliott reminded club members that the Annual Banquet is coming up on Thursday, June 15.  We hope to have a short program that reviews the club’s accomplishments of the last Rotary Year, what to look forward to in the year to come, celebrating some worthy individuals, and, as always, having some social time and a lot of fun.  Please bring a guest. Here is the link to sign up.  Make your selections and then insert the code “rcmem”.
  5. Pat Madison announced   today is the last day for nominations for Rotarian of the Year (send to Pat) and Service Above Self (send to Greg) awards.  Also, our monthly board meeting is Thursday, May 25, and will be at Golden Guaranty Bank.  Let Pat know if you have anything for the agenda.  Jim Halderman is a candidate from our district for the RI Council on Legislation.  Each Rotary Club has one-vote/50 members.  We’ll get two (2) votes.  Pat invited Jim Halderman to explain the role/function of the Council on Legislation and how it impacts/guides all activities of Rotary.
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In collaboration with the Golden High School Athletic Department, Golden Rotary honored the following six high school graduates who lettered in a varsity sport during a season while maintaining the highest grade point average.  Shown left to right are Braquelle Calley (Girls Soccer), Spencer White (Boys Swimming),  Kayden Sund (Boys Basketball), Anne Karlson (Volleyball), Emma MacCallum (Girls Swimming), and Cody McStraw (Boys Soccer). Congratulations to these outstanding scholar athletes!
 
 
GOLDEN ROTARY HONORS 2017 GOLDEN HIGH SCHOOL SCHOLAR ATHLETES 2017-05-28 06:00:00Z 0
HERE!  Just click this link.  Please move through the site to make your selections, and don't forget to apply the "code" (rcmem) to remove the cost for Golden Rotary members at the end of the process.  Questions?  Call or toss Peggy an email.
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Recap of February 14, 2017, Meeting
President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the February 14, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
 
WELCOME TO VISITORS & GUESTS:
  1. Bethany Thomas:  Deacon at Calvary representing the Golden Rescue Fund.
  2. Wendy Renee:  Wendy is a loan officer with Advanced Mortgage Solutions and has an application pending.  She is a guest of Rita Smith.
  3. Susan Davis:  Suzy is Jim Smith’s sister, visiting from Maine.  She founded the Stanley Museum when the Stanley School was being closed.
  4. Dick Bailey:  Dick is a guest of Tom Niver, and this is his second meeting
  5. Bruce Aaron:  Bruce is the Area 7 Assistant District Governor.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. George Mamalis:  We had a lot of fun at the February 9 fundraiser supporting The Rotary Foundation and the Golden Rotary Foundation.  We are still counting the money and hope to have a report next week.  Also, we are still accepting donations!
  2. Jerry Lovejoy:  We have 8 nonprofit organizations nominated for this year’s Ethics in Business and 10 “for profit” organizations.  We could still use a few more nonprofit nominations if you’re interested.  Here's a LINK to help you.     Be on the lookout soon for a letter from Larry Hall about the revival and expansion of the Golden Rotary Business Directory.  Finally, on Thursday at 7:30 a.m., there will be an EIB meeting at Pat Madison’s office.
  3. Allen Gregory:  Allen invited Bethany, representing the Golden Rescue Fund, to come forward to receive our annual support check for $2,000.  This fund helps Golden area folks who are in crisis or need emergency assistance.  People access this fund through the Golden Police Department and work with Bethany and her team for specific support.
FUN QUESTION:
What flowers do you never give out on Valentine’s Day?  Cauliflower.
 
HAPPY BUCKS:
  1. Steve Jensen:  Steve is happy to see Dick and Bethany with us today.  He missed last week’s meeting because he was in a trial with Abe Ritter (former governor Ritter’s son, his first felony case, which they won!).  Steve and Lori then left for Chicago to see son Grady perform.  They also hooked up with family members and enjoyed several other plays and musicals as well as an evening with Second City.  What a great trip!
  2. Peggy Halderman:  Peggy shared that the Board of Education has decided to close Pleasant View Elementary.  The pilot project of a “fresh food pantry” in Pleasant View is getting rave reviews.  Questions about where the fresh food pantry would land have generated a lot of interest to help by Tom Gould who attends New Hope Community Church.  We may need help in building a new facility.  So, if you want to help swing a hammer, Peggy knows where you can help.
  3. Jim Halderman:  What Peggy did not share with you is the fact that the School Board engaged in a lot of discussion about the Golden Backpack Program and the fresh food pantry in particular.  They wanted assurance that it would follow the children.  District staff pointed out that these programs belong to the private nonprofit Golden Backpack Program.
  4. Jim Malone:  A crew of Russ Sindt, Tom Hughes, Bob Ritter, Don Bleyle, and Jan/Jim Malone cleaned up 8 large bags of trash off Old Golden Rotary.  Job well done!  Thanks, Team.
  5. Brian Richy:  Brian gave two happy bucks.  The first is for Teiko’s grandmother, who a week ago today passed away just shy of her 106th birthday.  She was born before the sinking of the Titanic, the opening of Panama Canal, and Babe Ruth’s first professional baseball game.  Wednesday the family will be putting her to rest.  The second happy buck is in honor of the collegiate baseballs season that opens this weekend!  Off to Vegas!
  6. George Mitchell:  Mines basketball!!  George is delighted to report that Mines’ basketball won their 20th game this past Saturday (record is 20/4).  George was pleased to see a number of Golden Rotarians in attendance to celebrate their win!  Thanks, Tom Hughes and Jamie Sheridan!
  7. Jim Smith:  Jim was very happy that the former rector of Calvary, John Wengrovius, was honored by the Golden Chamber with the Volunteer Award at their awards event recently.  John event gave a great “sermon”! Jim also gave a happy buck to Mic DeMin helping him distribute plants from the FlowerPower event. 
  8. Mic DeMin:  Mic said he really enjoyed delivering all 250 plants throughout Golden with Jim Smith.   It was an amazing experience to do that.  At the end Jim tossed Mic the key to his Tesla for a quick ride around with Mic’s kids.  The kids totally loved it.  They called it a “SPY CAR” because it was so quiet!!
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Recap of February 7, 2017, Meeting
President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the February 7, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
 
WELCOME TO VISITORS & GUESTS:
  1. Dick Bailey:  Dick is the guest of Tom Niver and also a member of Calvary Church.  Dick is recently retired and looking to get more involved in his community.  He has a background in mechanical engineering (from CSU) and has had his own business.
  2. Megan MacHatton:  Megan is the person at First Bank in downtown Golden, opening  this June.  Has been a sponsor for 8 years for EIB.
  3. Wendy Renee:  Wendy is a guest of Rita Smith, and this is her third meeting.  She will receive an application.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. Pres. Kevin announced that last week Steve Jensen drew black marble.  Steve said that he would donate his winning to the Rotary Foundation.  He donated $200.50!  Thanks, Steve!
  2. Tom Hughes shared that there have been NO NEW CASES of polio around the world through the end of January. Tom reminded members that Golden Rotary is sponsoring a Mental Health First Aid workshop on Saturday, March 18 (8:30-4:30 pm).  See the flyer for details.
  3. George Mamalis reminded members of Thursday’s fundraiser “Wine & Chocolate Pairing.”  See the flyer.  Begins at 6 p.m., and “donations” are going to be set up as a silent auction.
  4. Allen Gregory announced that the Community Service Committee will meet immediately following the club meeting.  Looking to revitalize the committee and get really active!
  5. Jerry Lovejoy:  Jerry reminded folks that EIB needs more nominations in the “not for profit” category. Also a general reminder that EIB will meet this Thursday.
FUN QUESTION:
What do you call a snowman in summer?  Puddle!
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Recap of January 24, 2017, Meeting
President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the January 24, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
 
WELCOME TO VISITORS & GUESTS:
  1. Jeri Maloney:  This is her first Rotary meeting.  She is looking toward making new connections, getting out of her comfort zone.  She is the owner of a local business, Golden Laser Aesthetics and lives up the road.
  2. David Berger:  David is a former college roommate of Greg Elliott.  This is his third meeting, and he’s like an application.
  3. Wendy Renee:  A guest of Rita Smith, this is Wendy’s second meeting. (#2)
  4. Bruce Aaron:  Bruce is our Assistant Governor, Area 7.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. George Mamalis:  Flyers for the Wine & Chocolate Pairing “fun-raiser” are on tables.  Just a reminder that it’s February 9 and benefits both the Golden Rotary Foundation and The Rotary Foundation.  The “Rotary Has a Heart” event will be in Westwood Estates at 7245 Lupine Street, Arvada at 6 p.m.  Bring your favorite chocolate and beverage to pair it with. People will “bid” for “people’s choice.”  Tickets will be 6/$5.
  2. Jerry Lovejoy:  There will be a mini meeting tomorrow at Pat’s office at 7:30 a.m.  Today’s Vocational Service Meeting will be immediately following the club meeting at the center table.
  3. Tom Hughes:  ON behalf of the Rotary Foundation, we have two members to recognize today.  One, Reverend Don Bleyle achieves Paul Harris + 3 and Jerry Lovejoy officially becomes a new Paul Harris Fellow.  Congratulations to each!
  4. President Kevin:  Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is Saturday, February 4 (8 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at Red Rocks Community College.  It’s a three-session course spread over time.  Golden Rotary encourages members to attend, and will pay your registration fee.
FUN QUESTION:
What do you get more of the less you see?  DARKNESS (Yeah, Karl!!)
 
HAPPY BUCKS:
  1. Scott Brown:  Scott had two happy bucks.  The first is in honor of his mother who he and his wife just put to rest in Atlanta.  The second is in honor of his wife, for being a newly minted Fulbright Fellow!  Also, there are two articles about her and her students studying the molecular structure of gluten.  Yup!  Kim is going to help make gluten-free beer!
  2. Michelle Barnes:  Michelle received a “call” last week from someone representing h himself from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office about not having shown up for jury duty.  She was directed to come to the department. Sensing that it could be a fake phone call, Michelle called Steve Jensen about the call.  Yup!  It was part of an elaborate scam. So, thanks, Steve! 
  3. George MitchellTime for an update about Mines Basketball.  Last week they continued their roll in Pueblo with a 22-point win over CSU Pueblo.  They have a 16/3 record in the season.
  4. Jim Smith:  Jim gave a happy buck for being recognized that this year his business is #71 (top 100) in the Metro area.  Doing well.  Congratulations, Jim!  Well done!!
  5. Paul Haseman:  Paul gave a happy buck in honor of his son/his wife who just had their seventh (yup, lucky 7!) baby.  Vivian (Paul’s wife) is off to the east coast to help.  Oh, his name is Luke.  Just glad their last name wasn’t Skywalker!
  6. Greg Elliott:  Greg has been in business with Visiting Angels for the past 8 years in this area.  Last week he opened his next business with Visiting Angels serving all of Boulder County. 
  7. Linda Dierderichsen:  Spending birthday time on the slopes of Vail!  Nice way to celebrate.  The slopes were great.  At Keystone it had snowed all day, and no one was there!  Nice!!  
  8. Mic DeMin:  Mic gave three happy bucks:  The first was for a wonderful “date” with his wife (without kids who were watched by a favorite “uncle” of the kids).  The next was for a wonderful evening the following night at the University Club for “Twelfth Night” with a friend of his.  It was an evening with good food, drink, and fabulous musical comedy satirical review!  And his final happy buck was for having played “kind of hooky” with his kids on Monday.  He took his kids skiing (ok, they had classes while he worked in the lodge).  Mic is one happy man!
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Recap of January 17, 2017, Meeting
President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the January 17, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
 
WELCOME TO VISITORS & GUESTS:
  1. Wendy Renee – Wendy is both a member of Golden Lions club but also is a local lending located at 12th and Washington.
  2. Tom Basil – Tom’s business is relocating to the Golden area so he decided to check out the community and the local Rotary Club.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. George Mamalis:  Reminded members that February 9 is the annual fundraising event benefitting the Golden Rotary Foundation and The Rotary Foundation.   “Rotary Has a Heart” event will be Westwood Estates at 72nd Indiana Street at 6 p.m.  Bring your favorite chocolate and beverage to pair it with. People will “bid” for “people’s choice.”  Tickets will be 6/$5.
  2. Jerry Lovejoy:  EIB event is scheduled for May 5.  The nomination process is under way and we encourage everyone to consider nomination a “for-profit” and/or not-for-project business.  They need to live, work, and/or play in Jefferson County.  Just provide the EIB Committee with the name/contact information of whom you’d like to nominate.  They’ll take it from there.  All nominations are due February 12.
  3. Eileen Schurmann:  Russ and Eileen had their own happy hour on Friday night at New Terrain to discuss our next social.  So here it is:  Thursday evening, January 19, at the Trail Head Tap House and Kitchen at 811 -12th Street about 5:30 pm.
  4. Steve Jensen:  Jeffco Citizens’ Academy has a 12-week course beginning February 28.  It is on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.  You will learn about the criminal justice system, what goes on, and other interesting topics.  Interested?  Contact Steve Jensen and he’ll give you all the details.
CLASSIFICATION TALK:  Larry Hall
Larry reviewed his history from childhood on the east side of Detroit, growing up with five siblings.  While they were poor, they all got a great education in Catholic schools.  Both of his sisters became nuns, while one brother became a police officer and the other ran a machine shop and became a multi-millionaire.  Larry was the only son to go to college where he studied accounting and became a CPA.  In his first marriage, he fathered two sons.  In his second married, he and Linda were blessed with a son, Tim, and daughter, Jillian.  His son got an MBA at Duke, and his daughter graduated from CSU.  Jillian was hired by DaVita, where she works in “mergers and acquisitions” at DaVita.  His son works with Leprino. 
 
Larry worked for 30 years in industry and has been on his own since 2009.  He is a CPA and is certified as an internal auditor and fraud in a variety of industries.  He has managed from 3 to more than 200 people and has worked with the auto industry, mining, aerospace industry, and county government.  Larry has been in Rotary for 22 years and has served in a variety of positions including the Golden Rotary Foundation, PETS, and more recently as President of the Board of Directors for Foothills Animal Shelter.  Most important thing?  Rotary has brought him some of the best friends he has ever had in his life. 
 
FUN QUESTION:
Buttercups are yellow.  What color are burps?  BURPLE!
 
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President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the January 10, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
 
WELCOME TO VISITORS & GUESTS:
  1. Tom Hughes introduced his wife, Linda Hughes.
  2. Jan Malone, Jim Malone’s wife, was also introduced. 
  3. Linda Kiser introduced Mike Thys, who grew up in Golden and recently moved back into town.  He is a real estate broker and is exploring service opportunities.
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. President Kevin Nichols – Kevin shard with Golden Rotarians that 2017 is the 30th anniversary of women joining Rotary following a unanimous Supreme Court decision.
  2. Tom Hughes – As the Club Chair for the Rotary Foundation, Tom recognized Dt. Tom Pott with a Paul Harris Fellow Level 2 pin.  Next, Tom invited Jan Malone and Linda Hughes to come forward for special recognition.  In honor of all their selfless service during so many Golden Rotary activities – from the golf tournament’s silent auction to cooking and serving the residents of Canyon Gate for over nine years – each is being presented with a Paul Harris Fellow pin and certificate.  Next, Tom reminded members that Debra Deal of “Front Ranger” invited members to participate in International Women’s Day luncheon on March 8 at the Denver Marriott.  See the flyer for more details.
  3. George Mamalis – Reminded members that February 9 is the annual fundraising event benefitting the Golden Rotary Foundation and The Rotary Foundation.  It will be at Greg Elliott’s “community club house” and will be a chocolate pairing evening.  George also thanked Greg Elliott for landing a $2,800 grant from the Cub at Rolling Hills Foundation.  Bravo!
  4. Jerry Lovejoy:  Jerry reminded folks that the EIB Committee is still looking for a top sponsor. Sponsorship flyer is on the table.  Ideas?  Contact Jerry at GREIB@gmail.com.  All companies appropriate for sponsorship.   Finally, there will be a meeting this Thursday in Pat’s office at 7:30.
  5. Linda Dierderichsen – Linda reminded folks that the Youth Services Committee will meet immediately following the club meeting.  Items for discussion include scholarships, RYLA, YRYLA, and Youth Exchange for next year.
  6. Russ Sindt Russ informed members that “Mac” McMichael passed away.  There will be a memorial on January 21 at the Evergreen United Methodist Church (3757 Ponderosa Drive) on Saturday, January 21st at 1:00 pm.
FUN QUESTION:
What can clap without any hands?  Thunder!
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President Kevin Nichols welcomed all to the January 3, 2017, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.  The 4-Way Test was postponed until the induction of new members.
 
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:
  1. Linda Diederichsen announced a Youth Service Committee meeting following next week’s club meeting.
  2. Jerry Lovejoy reminded members that the EIB committee meeting will be this Thursday, 7:30 in Pat Madison’s office
  3. Peggy Halderman asked all members who want a new polo shirt with the updated logo should sign up on the order sheet that is going around.
FUN QUESTION:
What is the most worldwide use of cow hides?  To cover the cows!
 
HAPPY BUCKS:
  1. Colleen Jorgensen gave a happy buck in celebration of walking without a cane for next 3 weeks (till her next knee surgery)!
  2. George Mitchell announced that Mines Men’s Basket Ball have an 11/3 season thus far.  Looking great.
  3. Linda Diederichsen announced her deep love for her husband.  When her vacuum finally appeared to “die,” she was thrilled with the prospect of getting a new version that actually picks up pet hair.  Then HE fixed it.  Next, over Christmas her washer and dryer went on the blink.  Again, thrilled with the possibility of getting new machines, her hopes were dashed when he fixed the washing machine.  She got a consolation prize of a new dryer, which is on its way. 
  4. Russ Sindt gave a happy buck and asked: Is there anyone here whose alma mater did NOT play a bowl game this past weekend?  After all, there were only 42 bowl games! Seems like Michelle Barnes did was the only one with that privilege!
  5. Jim Halderman announced that we’re about to go into the 3rd quarter and that he has his “square” with him in case anyone would like to pay their dues with a credit card!
SOCKO:
John Hermanussen’s number was called, but, sadly, he didn’t pull the right marble.  He did get an eyeglass cleaner or cell-phone “poncho” as a consolation prize!
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Posted by Peggy Halderman on Nov 13, 2016
Recap of November 8, 2016, Meeting
President Sam Allen welcomed all to the November 8, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the 4-Way Test.
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:  Pat Madison
  1. Martha Tate, guest of Barb Conder, who has submitted her application for membership
  2. Holly Makatura, guest of Pat Madison, who has submitted her application for membership
  3. Todd Heskett, guest of Sandy Algermissen, through Leadership Golden
BLUE BADGE CEREMONY: Brian Richy
Brian Richy invited a group of Red Badgers and their mentors to come forward to receive their new Blue Badges and to be congratulated by their Mentors.  Congratulations Cathy Austin, Sherin Buhler, Paul Haseman, Linda Kiser, and Jason Slowinski!  Let the service begin!
 
HAPPY BUCKS:  Mike Bestor
  1. TOM HUGHES:  Foothills Holiday Art Market opens Thursday at 6 p.m.  Christmas party will be there in December.  Secondly, he received an email from Judy Orr about her resignation, and is quite happy that in her new status as Honorary Rotarian, she’s here!
  2. Jim McGuigan:  Jim is happy that everything is just about wrapped up on the golf tournament.  It looks like we netted $17k.   There are some leftover vests and towels, so that will add to the bottom line.  Thanks to the committee and Fossil Trace for all their hard work.
  3. Greg Elliott:  Greg announced that his Sister-in-law is the executive director of  “Adoption Options.”  He has two tickets for the gala this Saturday nigh tat the Arvada Center if someone would like them.  See Greg if you are interested.
  4. George Mitchell:  George updated us all about Mines Football!!  They are 8/2 in the current standing with a win against Adams State (42-7). Black Hills State is the only obstacle in the path.  Stay tuned…
  5. Jim Smith:  Jim is so happy that Rita found her calling today – greeting! 
SOCKO:  Mike Bestor
Jim Halderman’s ticket was pulled but Jim pulled a loser marble.  He only won the consolation prize of a “USBank” refrigerator magnet.
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Recap of October 11, 2016, Meeting
 
President-Elect Greg Elliott welcomed all to the October 11, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the 4-Way Test.
 
LATE BREAKING NEWS!  Golden High School Interact Club has been selected as one of four winners of the Golden Mayor’s Awards for Excellence given to “extraordinary neighbors.”  This year’s event will also highlight the relationship between the City and CSM with the “Gold Mine” Award, recognizing an individual who works toward the betterment of both the City and the University.  The celebration will be on Tuesday, October 25, at the Colorado School of Mines Student Center (1600 Maple Street) at 6:30 pm.  Please join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the amazing young folks of the Golden High School Interact Club!
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:  Pat Madison
Membership Chair Pat Madison welcomed visitors:
Rich Nichols – CEO of Golden-based business “Cheese Ranch Artisan Deli” & member of Arvada R.C.
Eileen Regan – Founder/CEO of GoFarm
Martha Tate – Retired principal, teacher, coach, in Jefferson County Public Schools
Jan Malone – Long-time volunteer with Golden Rotary
 
QUESTION OF THE DAY: Rick Hebert
What goes up but never comes down?  Your age!
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President-Elect Greg Elliott welcomed all to the September 20, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with an invocation, the Pledge of Allegiance, and the 4-Way Test.
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:  Pat Madison
Membership Chair Pat Madison welcomed visitors:
  • Kristy Blodgett, Operations Manager, Golden Backpack Program, Inc. 
  • Heidi Rickels – Executive Director, Fresh Water International and the upcoming “Walk for Water” on October 8 at Golden High School Interact
  • Jeff Ethan (Young RYLA) and his mother, Sarah Bontrager
  • Harmony McMullin (Young RYLA) and her mother, Tami McMullin
  • Hanna Ninke (Young RYLA) and her father, David Ninke
  • Linda Jelinek, counselor at Bell M.S.
  • Nancy Paricio, teacher/sponsor for Bell M.S. Interact Club
CLUB ANNOUNCEMENTS:  President-Elect Greg Elliott
President-Elect Greg thanked the following past presidents who are stepping up to provider leadership for the rest of the current Rotary Year:
  1. Sam Allen (current-12/31),
  2. Kevin Nichols (1/1-3/31), and
  3. Pat Madison (4/1-6/30)
NEW MEMBER INDUCTION:
President-Elect Greg and the Club Membership Induction Team welcomed Michelle Barnes (Sponsor:  Betsy Thorpe; Mentor: Joan Osborn), Karl Sauer (Sponsor/Mentor: Brian Richy), and Paul Hasemen (Sponsor: Sandy Algermissen; Mentor: Greg Elliott) as our newest members of Golden Rotary.  Welcome to each of you!
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Posted by Peggy Halderman on Aug 28, 2016
Golden Rotary has boxes of fresh, ripe peaches for sale beginning on Monday.  They are left over from the Rotary peach sale yesterday and will be available for $33 per box (20 lbs.).  If you would like to purchase a box, please send us an email at goldenrotarypeaches@gmail.com.  They are delicious!!
 
Also, if you would like peach recipes, please click here to download a set of the recipes.
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President Ed Gwozdz welcomed all to the August 23, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation by Dion Bleyle, and the 4-Way Test.
 
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:  Pat Madison
Pat welcomed the following guests and prospective new members:
  1. Holly Makatura (2nd meeting)
  2. Paul Haseman (has a membership application pending)
  3. Karl Sauer (has a membership application pending)
  4. Michelle Barnes (has a membership application pending)
QUESTION OF THE DAY:  Jason Slowinski (standing in for Rick Hebert) 
What seven-letter word has thousands of letters?  A mailbox!
 
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President Ed Gwozdz welcomed all to the August 16, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with the Pledge of Allegiance, an invocation by Dion Bleyle, and the 4-Way Test.
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:                   
Pat Madison welcomed the following guests and prospective new members:
  • Holly Makatura – former teacher, currently in in finance 
  • Paul Haseman (3rd meeting)
  • Karl Sauer (application pending)
  • Michelle Barnes (3rd meeting)
QUESTION OF THE DAY: 
What is black when you by it, red when you use it, and gray when you’re done with it?  CHARCOAL!
 
HAPPY BUCKS:  NEWS FROM AROUND THE CLUB: Rick Hebert
  • Hogue took his granddaughter to see Mt. Rushmore.  Their visit just happened to coincide with a major motorcycle “convention.”  Upon seeing them, his granddaughter said: “I‘m shocked!”  (Gee, we wonder if she knows that her grandfather rides a motorcycle!)
  • Brian Richy and Teiko are waiting to see two of their sons, both of whom are on their way home for a visit.  While they’re glad to have two sons home, they had to go to Altoona, PA, over the weekend to watch their other son, John, pitch his baseball game.
  • Scott Brown announced, “You can run but you can’t hide!”  Scott took his wife to as far away a vacation spot he could find:  The top of a mountain in Costa Rica.  When he went out for a walk the first night of their stay, Scott encountered an “ex pat” who struck up a conversation and invited them to come over the next morning.  The ex pat warned Scott that his wife, Angela, could talk their heads off.  So, when they arrived and Angela took a look at Scott, she announced, “I know you!”  Taking off her sunglasses, Angela confirmed that she knew Scott in his professional capacity as a chiropractor dealing with neurological issues.  Indeed, Angela was one of Scott’s most favorite patients! Talk about a small world….! 
  • Peggy Halderman gave a happy buck for the many Golden Rotarians who showed up to help serve the residents at Canyon Gate this past Saturday.  Thanks to Jim and Jan Malone, Linda Hughes, Sandy Algermissen, Judy Orr, and Jerry Lovejoy for helping to serve 35 pounds of ribs, a gallon of homemade baked beans, grilled corn, homemade corn bread, salad, and ice cream.
  • Jim Smith writes a weekly column about the housing market. Generally it is broadly based.  However, this week’s column is all about Golden and its Fine Arts Festival, museums, and cultural exhibits.  It will show up in the Denver “YourHub” as well as Jefferson County “YourHub.”  In the Denver “YourHub,” the lead reads:  “If you think you like the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, you’ll LOVE the Golden Fine Arts Festival.”  Thanks for the advertising about Golden, Jim! 
  • Eileen Schurmann’s son, Karl, went to Pennsylvania to attend a musical festival (interestingly called “Peach Festival”).  He left his young dog, Willow, with Eileen.  Well, coping with their own dog (large breed) and Willow (also a large breed) has been a challenge.  She took both to the vets’ for procedures and then tried to wrangle them into being mellower!  Eileen survived but sure needs a rest! 
  • Linda Kiser and her family were on a long vacation last week, having completed over 4,000 miles to California and back with three teenagers.  (They survived!!)  While in CA, she attended a Rotary Club in Newport Beach.  Also, she finally “walked” to receive her doctoral diploma (after having formally graduated this past March).  Congratulations, Linda!!
  • Rita Smith gave two “happy bucks.”  She is back from a four-day convention with her business.  This past year she decided to cut back on her business activity so was very surprised to be recognized as #8 in the country for top selling.  Congratulations, Rita!!
  • Jamie Sheridan recently got to know Hassan Najjar a little bit better.  One thing Jamie is clear about:  He (Jamie) is NOT a Dallas Cowboys fan!  Gee, Hassan, was that really your Facebook post about your liking the Dallas Cowboys?????
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President Ed Gwozdz welcomed all to the August 2, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of silence for Officer Jonathan DeGuzman, wife, 2 kids, and the 4-Way Test.
 
NEW MEMBER INDUCTION:
Prez Ed and his Membership Induction Team welcomed Rita Smith as our newest member of Golden Rotary.  Jim Smith is both her sponsor and mentor.  Welcome to the “Golden Rotary family,” Rita!  
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:                   
Pat Madison welcomed the following guests and prospective new members:
  • Karl Sauer (formerly with Oil City Rotary Club, LA) 
  • Paul Haseman (guest of Sandy Algermissen)
  • Michelle Barnes (guest of Pat Madison)
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President Ed Gwozdz welcomed all to the July 26, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with the Pledge of Allegiance, a moment of silence for fallen officers, and the 4-Way Test.
 
VISITORS & GUESTS:                   
Greg Elliott welcomed the following guests and prospective new members:
Elise Tran (Mines Rotaract)
Andrew Becker (Mines Rotaract)
Cheyenne Footracer (Mines Rotaract)
Karl Sauer (formerly with Oil City Rotary Club, LA)
 
QUESTION OF THE DAY: What keys can’t open any door?  Why, a monkey or a donkey!
 
HAPPY BUCKS:  NEWS FROM AROUND THE CLUB: Rick Hebert
  1. Linda Dierderichsen – Finally got her car back from the dealer after 10 weeks and lots of repairs.  Thank Heaven it was under warranty!
  2. Russ Sindt –  In honor of Buffalo Bill Days weekend, we have two foursomes playing in their golf tournament.  We have an “injured reserve” player who needs some help.  Anyone want to join our team?
  3. Hassan Najjar – Foothills Art Center is trying to attract more Millennials with activities like “Art on Tap.”  You know:  some beer, some art.  What’s not to like?  Also, the exhibit “Fine Craft Invitational” runs through September 4.  More info HERE.
SOCKO:  Rick Hebert
Well, the “winner-loser” today is Jim McGuigan.  In honor of our “peach season,” Jim received a lovely French "peche" key/coin tray.  Don’t you just love theme-based consolation prizes?  Especially since Jim donated two of these just a few weeks ago!  (What goes around comes around, right, Jim?)
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  Rotary International
  Significant Achievement Award
    Commerce City Rotary - Mental Health Initiative
  Rotary International
  Rotarian Spouse/Partner Award 
    R. Scott Stocker - Nominated by Boulder Rotary Club
 
Presidential Citation - Rotary Clubs
 
Presidential Citation - Interact Clubs
 Gold: Denver Southeast Rotary
 Adams High School Interact (Commerce City Rotary)
 Gold: Evergreen Rotary
 Bell Middle School Interact (Golden Rotary)
 Gold: Golden Rotary
 Golden High School Interact (Golden Rotary)
 Gold: Highlands Ranch Rotary
 Legend High School Interact (Parker Cherry Creek Valley Rotary)
 Gold: Parker Rotary
 
 Silver: Boulder Rotary
 
 Bronze: Lakewood Rotary
 
 
 
DISTRICT 5450 AWARDS: Golden Rotary Receives "Gold Presidential Citation" 2016-06-01 06:00:00Z 0

Our Golden H.S. Interact Club had an outstanding year. They were one of four Interact Clubs to receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation for their outstanding accomplishments this past Rotary Year. The other "local" interact club is the Bell Middle School Interact Club. Congratulations for an outstanding year. Meanwhile, here is a wonderful summary from Emily Nguyen, President of Golden High School Interact Club:

Hey guys, summer is finally here!! I just want to say that this was an amazing year for Interact Club and it shouldn't be the last! Thank you everyone for the great participation and I hope to see the same beautiful faces next year and more! For those that couldn't make it to the banquet, I showed a video I made that sums up our whole year and you can check it out HERE!  In addition, our new board next year includes..
  • Emily Nguyen -President
  • Esther Phenna- Vice President
  • Shamik Bhat- Secretary 
  • Julie Spawn-Treasurer
  • Rachel Treitman-Photographer
  • Emma Markovich-Board Officer 
  • Katelyn Weese-Board Officer 
  • Spencer White-Board Officer

Congratulations to them and please feel free to contact anyone of us about the club for next year!

Regarding next year, please encourage your friends and classmates to join Interact for great volunteering events and to INTERACT with others (don't worry, that'll be the last pun of the year). We will be hosting a district conference in the fall to kick start our year and we hope to have a strong group to carry this through. I have hopes for next year and once again, thank you everyone for an amazing year!

 
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Golden Rotary - Satellite's administrator, Tyler Freeman, announced that the next Golden Rotary - Satellite meeting is April 11, 2016.  Still 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at Connects Workspace Golden (1301 Arapahoe St. #105, Golden, CO 80401).
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Rotary eClub One is a fully chartered Rotary club and spending 30 minutes on their club site is a Rotary International approved make-up. Rotary International by-laws were changed in 2007 to provide for this make-up. If you have not completed an online make-up yet, you will find it full of more Rotary information then you might typically get at a traditional meeting.
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Rotary Club of Golden @ Rolling Hills Country Club
Annual Meeting 6:00 PM Thursday, June 26, 2014
 
Registration and fellowship commenced at 6:00 PM with new Rotarian Sarah Lykins covering the welcome and meal ticket distribution to all Rotarians and Guests.  Thank you Sarah!
 
 We had 60 attendees at this Annual Transition celebration including guest Kathy Callender (recent  program speaker and potential member).  We were also honored by the presence of District Governor Dan Himelspach and his wife, Leslie – along with District Governor Elect Peter Ewing and his wife Mary Jean.  Thanks to all for attending!
 
PDG Jim Halderman was our Master of Ceremonies and started the festivities off with the welcoming of Rotarians and guests.  Invocation by Past President Russ Sindt, Pledge by Doug Hambley and 4-Way Test led by President Elect Paul Veldman – after which “dinner was served”.
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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!
 
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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.
 
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014
 
President Dan welcomed all to the 37th meeting on May 13th in the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:20 A.M. Opening prayer by Pastor Don Bleyle, Pledge by PP Judy Orr and 4-Way Test led by PP Steve Jensen. 
 
This is Rotary Education Month
 
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison welcomed our guests – Tom Baker and Salli Baker, guests of Jim and Peggy Halderman.
 
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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.
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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.
 
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
 
President Dan welcomed all to the 35th meeting on April 15th (income tax day) of the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:20 A.M.
 
Opening prayer by Pastor Don Bleyle, Pledge by PP George Mitchell and 4-Way Test led by Mike Bestor
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This is Rotary Magazine Month
 
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison was replaced by Rick Hebert (really looking good) and welcomed our guests – Wendy Roberts, Golden High School;  GHS Teacher Shannon Garvin;  Student of the Month Jake Mitchell and Jake’s parents Mike and Carol Mitchell;  Dennis Orr;  Michelle Ohnemus, potential new member;  Dru Short, Denver West Rotary and Dawn Smith, Golden Chamber of Commerce .
 
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014
 
President Dan welcomed all to the 33rd meeting on April 1st – “April Fool’s Day” - of the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:25 A.M.
 
Opening prayer by Pastor Don Bleyle, Pledge by Larry Hall and 4-Way Test led by PP Steve Jensen
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This is Rotary Magazine Month
 
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison welcomed Shannon Hancock (today’s speaker) to our meeting this morning.
 
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Rotary Club of Golden @ Rolling Hills Country Club
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
 
President Dan welcomed all to the 30th meeting of the 28th year of the Rotary Club of Golden at 07:20 A.M.
 
Opening prayer by PP Steve Jensen, Pledge by John Hermanussen and 4-Way Test led by Mac McMichael.
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This is Literacy Month
 
Our Membership Chair   PP Pat Madison welcomed our visiting guests – Student of the Month Sidney DuVarney – Golden High School with Mike DuVarney and Heather Nordstrom, Wendy Roberts and Amy Eckwiler.  Other guests Tom and Salli Baker and our Speaker, State Treasurer Walker Stapleton and assistant Rachel George.
 
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Interested in Membership in the Rotary Club of Golden?  Contact Membership Chair, Pat Madison, Pat@GoldenSoftware.com, or call 303-279-1021.  To learn more about membership in Golden Rotary, click on the "Membership Committee" site page in the menu on the left.  If you want a membership application, please download one from the file on the left under "Home Page Download Files."

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Saturday, December 14, found about 50 people rolling up their sleeves to help pack food for 300 families for the Holidays.  Known at the Holiday Food Box Project and through the leadership of Golden Rotary, food for a family of four was packed into two large boxes and augmented with a case of Cheezits and a Safeway Gift Card.  Boxes were dropped off at Canyon Gate, Lewis Court, Pleasant View Elementary School, Christian Action Guild, and The Action Center. Great way to share the bounty of the season!  CLICK HERE

 

 

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ImageThe Developmental Disabilities Resource Center’s (DDRC) Special Recognition Award is an anuual award given to people or organizations that have shown exceptional support and dedication toward people with developmental disabilities.  The award was presented to the Golden Rotary and Golden Rotary Foundation for their ongoing collaboration with the DDRC Adult Vocational Program to supply weekend food sacks for over 500 students in the Golden area through the Golden Backpack Program.

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Cases of type 3  polio have dropped significantly this year, a sign that we're close to ridding the world of the disease.  Although the GPEI Independent Monitoring Board recently raised some concerns, it also noted signs of progress.  CLICK ON LOGO FOR MORE INFORMATION.

 

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Greetings from Rotary International!  This email contains important information related to your Rotary club and its IRS. tax exempt status.  Please review this and ensure that your club is in compliance. 

What follows is not tax advice, but general information, which may be useful. Questions regarding any tax matters need to be referred to local counsel, your tax adviser or to the IRS.

(http://www.irs.ustreas.gov or 1-800-829-1040)  General questions about this bulletin can be answered by your Club and District Support representative at  www.Rotary.org/ClubDistrictReps

 

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