Come Get to Know Us
The Rotary Club of Evergreen is located in scenic Evergreen, Colorado about 20 minutes west of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies.  Founded in 1985, our club has over 100 active and fun-loving members who come from all walks of life and provide a diverse range of viewpoints.  Many of our members have founded or served key roles in other non-profits in the community and around the world.  We, quite literally, live the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” in everything we do.   We are proud of this record and believe our Club to be one of the very best anywhere in the world.  Please click on the About Us section of the menu to learn more about our club.
 
We cordially invite you to come and see for yourself what makes our club special.  We meet every Friday morning, 7:00 am, at the Evergreen Country Day School, 1030 El Rancho Road, Evergreen, Colorado 80439.   Venue Map
 
 
July 16-17, Center for the Arts Summerfest at Buchanan Park (see volunteer tab on the menu)
August 6, 12:00 - 3:00 Dam Ducky Derby in Downtown Evergreen (supporting Mountain Reads)
August 12-13, 6:00 pm - 6:00 am, American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Evergreen High School
August 27, noon - 8:00 pm, Evergreen Bluegrass Festival at the Rodeo grounds (supporting the Mountain Backpack Program)
 
The Rotary Club of Evergreen has celebrated its annual “Changing of the Guard” at the Evergreen Lake House on Thursday, June 23rd. Rotarians joyfully commemorated a year of service to their community and the world, meaningful friendships, and fabulous fun.
 
The “Changing of the Guard” salutes outgoing officers and board members and welcomes the new. The club also commemorates the past year’s accomplishments and sets course for the upcoming year. Approximately 80 attended the event, deliciously catered by Fresh Tracks. Guests included the incoming District 5450 Governor Bill Downes and his wife Karin. Currently the district encompasses 63 clubs and 3,100 members. Immense appreciation was expressed to President Bob Bradley, his wife Annette, and the 2015/2016 Board of Directors.

 
 
 
Our June 3 speaker, Dave Lighthart, General Manager of Evergreen Metro District, gave a very informative presentation on the history and current events affecting Evergreen Lake.  The dam was constructed in 1926-27 to provide a source of water for irrigation for ranches in the area as well as a recreation spot for the residents of Denver.  A major renovation took place in the 1970's following the 1976 Big Thompson flood.  Today the lake serves as the ''crown jewel" of Evergreen providing an iconic focal point for the community as well as a source of drinking water and a wide range of recreational opportunities for the area.  Especially interesting was his discussion of the 2013 flood event and the dredging that is currently underway to remove the sediment from that flood.   This is a must see for every Evergreen resident.

 

 

 
Our May 27 speaker, world traveler Lynn McLeod, shares with us some highlights of her many adventures to seven continents, 65 countries, and 50 states.  An accomplished author and outdoors advocate, Lynn refers to traveling as an art, and explains why.  Enjoy her words and photos in "Around the World in 1500 Seconds". 

 

 
 

 
Well, maybe a bit of an exaggeration.  But ducks can help others to read.  That's because one third of the proceeds from this year's Dam Ducky Derby go to support Mountain Reads, an adult literacy program of the Rotary Club of Evergreen.  Dam Ducky Derby is in downtown Evergreen, August 6 from 12:00 to 3:00.  To learn more, go to http://www.downtownevergreen.com/Dam-Ducky-Derby-2016 and BUY DUCKS!
 

 
On Thursday, June 16, the Evergreen Golf Course was once again the site of 100 Holes of Golf, The Rotary Club of Evergreen's signature fundraiser.  Over 66 golfers/fundraisers representing 22 non-profits, including many Rotary programs and activities, participated in the fun and some of the wackiest "golf" you've ever seen to raise over $50,000 for charity, a number that is still rising.  Mother Nature cooperated with near-perfect weather.  Stay tuned for a full update on this site.  In the meantime enjoy more pictures in the photo archive. PhotoAlbums/2016-06-16 100 Holes of Golf
 

 
Marcia Walsh interview with Rotarian, Cathy Davis, March 11, 2016
 
Q: Where did you grow up?
 
I mostly grew up in central Pennsylvania, just north of Harrisburg. My grandfather was the local doctor and provided my mother and me with a strong sense of community. I was an only child and my parents divorced when I was just 4. My mother and I lived in New Jersey for four years while she taught at a private school and attended Columbia to become certified as a teacher. We struggled financially and my mother, while caring and loving, expected independence of me at an early age. My mother remarried when I was a junior in high school.
 
 
 
 
 

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             Speakers
Jul 01, 2016
Jul 08, 2016
Gail and Bruce Montgomery
"ExperienceYes...Improv(e) to Innovate"
 
 
Upcoming Events
  • Recycle Roundup
    Evergreen Country Day School
    Sep 24, 2016
    9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • Holiday Party
    Hiwan Country Club
    Dec 08, 2016
    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM