This Week's Bulletin

News for the Week of February 9th, 2018 

Larry Caine – Our congratulations and gratitude go to Anne Field, our newest Paul Harris Fellow. Anne, you rock! 

Anne has joined the ranks of those wonderful Rotarians who generously support the valuable work of Rotary International. The Paul Harris Fellow Program  recognizes those who have donated $1,000 or more each year to international projects and polio eradication. The Program was established in 1957, and named in honor of Rotary's founder, there are close to 1.5 million Fellows worldwide. 

Lily Mott – Our fabulous Interact Intern presented her program, LILY'S LAPTOPSWith inspired vision, careful planning, and a generous heart, Lily has designed a program to bring laptops to the thirty young women in Cusco, Peru, who are empowered Peruvian Hearts Scholars. She is also establishing an internship program through which the girls can travel to Colorado for cultural and linguistic immersion, and a program to connect fellow EHS classmates with other young adults around the world. Lily needs to raise $10,000 by June, when she plans to go to Peru, deliver the laptops, and advance the  program. You can help by learning more, spreading the word, and contributing. For more information about her project, email, call 720-300-1923, or visit her website

Larry Caine – See you at MARDI GRAS Saturday night. Don't worry about the cold weather...the jambalaya and gumbo will warm you right up! So will partying with just the best people ever, and the knowledge that you are supporting the work of the International Service Committee. February 10th, from 6:00-9:00 at ECDS.  Invite your friends, neighbors and family for a night of live Cajun music, jambalaya, gumbo and ERC fabulous fun. $60 pp.
NEW or NEWER MEMBERS – Please join the Board for a New Members Social on March 8th, at 6:00-9:00pm. It is a great way to connect, and get to know your fellow Rotarians just a bit better. We'll have casual gathering, so feel free to drop by anytime for yummy food, drinks and fabulous fellowship. Larry will be sending out more information with directions attached, but come to the Brekke's 6826 Timbers Drive, Evergreen. You can also RSVP to Holly' email
PETS Three slots remain for helping with the High Country PETS conference March 2-4, at the Denver Renaissance Hotel Stapleton. For you newbies, PETS stands for President Elect Training. That's where they learn to be even more fabulous than they already are! Please consider filling one of the three hour slots, as Sergeant at Arms. We'll welcome folks and help them with directions. (Kimra suggested that we might be able to wear her lucky leprechaun outfit.) Slots remaining are: Friday 3/2 from 3:45-6:45pm , Saturday 3/3 from 1:30-4:30pm, Sunday 3/4 from 7:30-10:30am. Please go to the Sign-up genius site with this link  If you need help signing up, contact  
Betsy Rose – Please join in thanking some of our community's courageous First Responders through Leadership Evergreen's February Hero's Day to honor & celebrate the Jefferson County K-9 UnitThe 2017 Leadership Evergreen class has chosen to celebrate our local mountain area First Responders. Each month, they will be selecting a different First Responder group to recognize. You can help by simply writing and sending a thank you note, or get as involved as you'd like by providing needed items. Thank you cards are currently available at Seasonally Yours in downtown Evergreen. A simple thank you cards means SO much to our 1st Responders. 
You can also help by going to sign up Genius for a list of items that the K-9 Handlers (and the dogs) have requested. 

Please deliver the items on or by Monday, February 12th at 5:00pm. Donated items and thank you cards can be dropped off at Evergreen Fire Rescue Station #2 - 1802 Bergen Parkway, during normal business hours.  Please put a notation on the donation that it is for Leadership Evergreen. 

Marcia Walsh – The Colorado Haiti Project has been chosen as the Wynkoop Brewery Charity of the Month! Marcia invites you to accompany her on February 11th, to a Moringa Lager Launch Party! For every pint sold, the awesome brewers will donate $1.00 for programs to benefit the tenacious people of Haiti. This is really a Win Win Win Win: good beer, great fun with friends, helping the Colorado Haiti Project, and  supporting the cultivation of one of the fastest growing trees in the world. Now, Marcia, I'm not an agronomist, but I "Googled it." Moringa is not only fast-growing, but drought-resistant. Its young seed pods and leaves are used as vegetables, it can also be used for water purification and hand washing, and is a significant source of B vitaminsvitamin C, provitamin A as beta-carotenevitamin Kmanganese, and protein, among other essential nutrients. WOW! If you'd like to go along with Maria, contact her at 303-670-0556 or 720-635-6083. You can also just show up February 11th, at 3:30, Wynkoop Brewery, 1634 18th St. Denver. For more information on the Colorado Haiti Project, see their website
Tim Eagan – Tim tells me that I might see my son bald, which hasn't happened since he was three months old! This is support of fundraising for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. And, remember, March 16th, our meeting will be held at the Evergreen Fire Station, where we'll be treated to an inside look at the work of our heroic firefighters and emergency personnel. Members of the Evergreen Fire staff have volunteered to shave their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which serves children's cancer research.  You can have your head shaved, too! March 16th with the Firemen or the 17th at the Ascent Church Lodge. For details, contact Tim or  303-955-4288, 303-656-3953 .  To donate to Team Rotarian go to:
Dave Rommelmann – Join the American Legion Post 2001-Evergreen for the MountainBilly Curling Tournament. This fun event will benefit the Boys State Summer Program. February 17th, 10:00am to 2:00 pm at Evergreen Lake. $60 for a four person team. Bring your stones and brooms ( frozen milk jugs, etc.) to participate in one of the oldest team sports in the world. Free chili, hot chocolate and coffee. $60 for a four person team. What a blast! Find out more by contacting Dave at 
Our speaker – Captain Del Kleinschmidt, of  our area's Jefferson County Patrol Division encourages us to go to the Jefferson County Sheriff website for great information on the program, Code Red and emergency preparedness, Wildfire 72 hour prep kits, Smart 911, volunteer opportunities, and many other services. Thanks, Captain Del! Also, you may not have had a chance to write down the non-emergency reporting line: 303-
Community Happenings: 
Alan Rubin –  You are invited to Beth Evergreen for a celebration featuring music in the gospel style, in honor of Black History Month. Contemporary Gospel Mostly Music:  Friday, 2/16, 7:30-8:30pm.  For more information on this meaningful event, go to
Also, the Evergreen Chorale is performing Steven Sondheim's, Company, February 23-March 11th. For information and tickets, go to
The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra  invites you to its Prelude to Spring Chamber Music Recital on February 11th, at the Center for the Arts, Evergreen.  Info at  
Just a Few Reminders From Last Week
Anna Harry –  Our 5th Annual Joint Meeting with the Area 8 Rotary Clubs will be held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club. This FABULOUS evening involves a fantastic featured speaker, food, fun, and friendship.  It was devised and championed by our dear friend Wayne Lundhagen, who passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2017.  His vision was that good relations and partnerships would continue to bloom and grow by our annual convening of clubs.  Wayne succeeded. Let us honor this wonderful event, save the date, and mark our calendars: March 21, 2018 from 5:30 - 8pm (dinner at 6:15).   The cost is $29 for members, $39 for guests, and includes hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and the speaker. The speaker is Editor in Chief of The Denver Post, Lee Ann Colacioppo (pronounced "cola-see-ya-ppo"). Look for the coming email invitation with all details, including the cost and RSVP info. Your RSVP will be is very important for this event, so please watch for Anna's invitation.
Tim Eagan and Janine Payton– The Mountain Area Home and Garden Show is scheduled for April 28 and April 29. We expect over 2000 visitors this year, and 100 different vendors. All net proceeds are distributed as grants through the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Foundations.  Your participation is crucial to the success of an event that funds so much of our good work. Here's how you can contribute:
1) Find a sponsor or be a sponsor. Follow this link to sign up or receive more information:
2) Be a Volunteer coordinator
3) Be an Artisan coordinator
4) Volunteer to help with set up or during the event
Bob Rose – Save the Date! On October 6th, 2018, the District Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Committee (WASH) will hold it's Annual Symposium. For more information on their invaluable work and how you can be involved, go to:
Barbara Wingate – We've started work on a new RCE member Business Directory.  If you are a business owner, please consider providing information for the directory so that your fellow members can support you.  Follow this link to see a sample directory listing and find instructions documents/en-ca/4c89fa5b-63b3-4672-aaf6-c66cab569f0f/1  There will be a prominent link to the final directory on the website.  If you need assistance, email
Linda Lovin – The next Rotary Book Discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:00pm. Please join us! We gather quarterly at a member's home for a comfy meal and inspiring discussion. Book selections are chosen at each meeting from a variety of genres. Our April book is entitled Killers of the Flower Moon, The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Here's a link for info on this book.

We are meeting at Holly Brekke's, 6826 Timbers Drive, Evergreen. Please RSVP to her: 303-679-4787

Ron Catterson and Lily Mott – Members of the Evergreen High School Interact Club are looking for volunteer opportunities. Have an idea? Please contact Ron at or Lily at