News for the Week of May 10, 2019 
 
Here's Everything You Need to Know...
 
Announcements
 
Gail Sharp- 
    Gail and her awesome crew at Tall Grass are again collecting for Soldier Boxes. This time of year can be tough for our service men and women. They miss home and all the fun that spring and summer bring, especially Mother's and Father's Day. Please consider donating items that will let them know how much they are appreciated. Gail will be collecting for the next two Fridays. Should you have any questions, call 303-670-4444
Suggested Donation Items:
Toiletries, travel size and full size
Combs and brushes, hair clips and headbands
Shower shoes, flip flops
Razors
Cushioned shoe insoles
Chapsticks
Q-Tips
Feminine products
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, floss
Contact solution, eye drops
Paperback books, decks of cards, small games
Personal hygiene wipes
Shaving cream
Baseball caps
For cold weather - desert color socks and gloves, heat packs for hands and feet
 
Kevin McGuire- 
Our club will host a Classic Car Show this Fourth of July! Be on the lookout for information on registration information. This is our first year hosting the event, and it will be fantastic. Be sure to inform your friends in other Rotary Clubs and any classic car owners that you know. kfm1961@gmail.com 
 
Dave Rommelmann -
We have a couple Community Service work days coming up. We need plus or minus 4 volunteers to spent 4 to 5 hours (1 day) each at the Wilderness on Wheels camp (moving tables and chairs out of storage) and the Easter Seals camp (touch up painting and cabin clean up). Let me know if you can make any of the following days - May 14, 16, 21, or 23.
303-522-1191 (ok to text)  
 
Eric Gill - 
Help make our little town shine! Help with the Main Street Clean Up on May 30th Meet at Baskin and Robbins at 8:00am.
 
Brenda Belrose-
Planning is in the works for a fabulous Changing of the Guard, June 27th. Join Anna Harry in creating another very special evening. aeharry@gmail.com
 
From the District-
Help your fellow Rotarians and their clubs by volunteering with the Visioning Committee. No prior experience is needed - just a desire to help make each club the best it can be. Contact Jim Rohrer for more information: jim.rohrer2@gmail.com or 303-679-0144
 
Our Speaker-
We had a remarkable visit with the folks and critters at the Foothills Animal Shelter. I don't know about you, but I've always thought of animal shelters as sad, dark places. How wrong was I! This state of the art facility is light, sparkling clean, and full of love and joy. The Foothills Animal Shelter serves 12,000 animals per year for Jefferson County. (They also run the licensing program for JeffCo.) Included in that count of 12,000 have been our feline and canine friends along with a dwarf alligator, snakes, birds, hamsters...you name it! They never turn away an animal. The shelter provides vaccination clinics every Friday at minimal cost and offers quarantine and temporary shelter services. 90% of all animals are adopted. (No, not the alligator. He went to a refuge in Florida. ;-)  500 active volunteers and a staff of veterinarians, support staff, administrative and outreach specialists keep the place humming. You can volunteer for eight hours or more a month, or become a foster "parent".  303-278-7575 or FoothillsAnimalShelter.org
 
 
Still Current:
 
  • The American Legion Post 2001-Evergreen invites you to the Memorial Day Recognition Ceremony on May 27th at 11:00am, at the Buchanan Park Veterans Commemorative Walk. This year's service will recognize the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion, the 75th Anniversary of D-Day in WWII, and Desert Storm. Please join them in honoring the sacrifice of our service men and women. 
  • Join your fellow Rotarians participating in the world's highest kazoo band performance. This is expected to go down in the Guinness Book of World Records! Thee vent will take place in conjunction with The Annual District Hike to Rotary Peak. Monday, July 8th, join members of our club to honor our own Curt Harris, the incoming District Governor. Family and friends are welcome. A suggested donation of $20 will go to the Evergreen Rotary Foundation's "End Polio" Fund. The hike starts at 9:00 am and is 3 miles round trip with an elevation gain of 489 ft. Wear your favorite attire to celebrate teamwork! For more information, contact Kimra at kimraperkins@hotmail.co
  • The Youth Service Committee is looking for four more Rotarians to mentor the EHS Interact Club. This is not a huge time commitment,  hours once every three weeks. These fantastic kids really appreciate interaction with talented folks like you as mentors, teachers and friends. Contact Doug dturner@douglasturner.com or Bruce banderson912.hotmail.com for more information.
  • The next Habitat for Humanity Global Village build is this September 8th-13th on Northern Vancouver Island.  Global Village trips are short-term service trips with Habitat for Humanity that give you the chance to experience another culture up-close and live like a local while you help communities that need safe, affordable housing. Contact Kathleen O'Leary for more information on this wonderful opportunity. Colokath@gmail.com
  • Water Safety Awareness Day! Did you know that Colorado is 20th in the 50 states in drownings? And, it can take as little as 30 seconds for a child to drown! Friday, May 24th, from 12-4pm, families can have fun while learning water safety. Hosted by Swim 4 Life, (formerly Evergreen Swims) the event includes water costume contests, face painting, crafts, music and new summer programs. Contact Courtney McLaurin for more information. Courtney@Swim4LifeColorado.com3 720-648-9757
  • The texting communications system is not flawless, but very helpful. Be sure to update your profile so that your current cell phone number appears. If you need help, Contact Doug. dturner@douglasturner.com
  • The Golden Rotary Club is holding their 20th Annual Gala (June 22nd) and Golf Classic Golf Tournament (June 24th) at the Rolling Hills Golf Course. Funds raised will will enrich the lives of area youth. For tickets and information, go to https://tinyurl.com/y4o6j
  • Don't forget to sign up and/or link your King Soopers account to the new Community Rewards Program. So easy to do! No more loading a gift card! Money to the ERC Foundation for our projects! Follow this link https://www.kingsoopers.com/topic/king-soopers-community-rewards
  • Project Sanctuary invites us to the OPS GALA 2019 on May 18, 2019 at the CU Denver South campus in Lone Tree. Project Sanctuary helps military families thrive with six-day, therapeutic retreats and an additional two years of family support services. The evidenced-based program is the only program that treats the entire family, helping veterans, spouses, caregivers, and kids heal together.  Find more information and buy tickets at https://projectsanctuary.us/ 
Important Dates:
 
Don't forget to mark your calendar with these dates: 
   June 13th- 100 Holes of Golf
   June 27th- Changing of the Guard 
   September 21st- 11th Annual Mereth Meade Recycle Day
   November 22- Thanksgiving Dinner for Seniors
   District 5450 Conference 2020- April 24 and 25
 
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