News for the Week of November 30, 2018 
 
Here's Everything You Need To Know...
 
Announcements:
 
Please Note: Evergreen Rotary is meeting just once more in 2018.  The club will have only one regular Friday meeting on December 14, 2018. 
 
Sue Brown  Here's your chance to be Santa's Helper this holiday season. Done your holiday garb, bring your favorite canine pal, dance, sing, and ring! Salvation Army bell ringing begins November 23rd. Our club is solely responsible for the very busy Walmart. Last year, with our help, the Salvation Army raised over $40,000 to assist Evergreen area residents in crisis. Follow this link to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ba5ac2ba0fc1-salvation12 Should you need help with this, email info@evergreenrotary.org
 
Rita Carver – Just a reminder that First Friday food collection for ECHO with be Friday, December 14th because there is no meeting on December 7th.  Please bring your non-perishable, canned goods to the meeting.
 
Dine Around at the Ungers – Join us December 16th from 3 pm – 6 pm for an evening of good food and great friends.  Don and Marty Unger are hosting at their home.  Please bring a side dish and the adult beverage of your choice.  For more information, contact Don at don@advcredit.com
 
Janet Doyle – Colorado Gives Day is Tuesday, December 4th. There are over 2200 non-profits to choose from and their goal is to raise $40 million in 24 hours.  Courtney McClaurin, board member at the Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity, would like to remind you that their non-profit is part of Colorado Gives Day and to consider donating to local build projects right here in Evergreen. https://www.coloradogives.org/cogivesday
 
Kimra Perkins  Recharge you Joy!  The Evergreen Rotary Holiday Party is at the Hiwan Country Club on Wednesday, December 5th, from 5:00-9:00pm. Come dressed as an Elf for a chance to win fabulous prizes.  Use this one last chance for spring cleaning in 2018 ...bring a wrapped white elephant gift (one gift per attendee) to the party.  White Elephant gifts are something that you own that are so fabulous you want to give them away! If all of this has not already enticed you, come to see who our special guest will be!  Should you have any questions, or need the invite resent, contact info@evergreenrotary.org
 
Alan Rubin – The Evergreen Chorale invites you to experience A Jazzy Yule.  Showtimes are Saturday, December 8th at 7:30 pm at Central Presbyterian Church in Denver and Sunday, December 9th at 4:30 pm at the Evergreen High School.  Get your tickets online at http://ovationwest.org/events-tickets
 
Mountain Backpacks Holiday Boxes – Please consider donating food items to the Mountain Backpacks program for the holiday boxes going home with students before the holiday school break.  Visit their website for a list of food items and drop off locations.  Deadline for drop off is December 10thhttps://www.mountainbackpacks.org/
 
Dale Schlinsog - The final Rowdy Rotarian gathering for 2018 will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 5 pm – 7 pm at the Wood Cellar located at 1552 Bergen Parkway #101 in Evergreen.  We will be gathering in the back/side room.  This is a casual social time where you can visit with your fellow Rotarians and their guests.  You are encouraged to bring a guest(s) (spouse, partner, friends, neighbors, prospective Rotarians).  Drinks and food can be ordered and paid for by each person. Hope you can make it!
 
Mimi Nelson – Thank you to all who volunteered to make this year’s Thanksgiving Dinner one of the best the Rotary has hosted!
 
Gail Sharp – The thank you notes are starting to roll in.  Gail shared a note and picture from soldiers who received their Soldier Boxes.  Thank you again to all Rotarians who donated and helped pack boxes!
 
The Evergreen High School Key Club is presenting the film "Bending The Arc" on December 14th at 7:00 pm in the Evergreen High School Auditorium.  Suggested donation of $5 will benefit Partners in Health, an organization that works to bring modern medicine to under-served communities across the world.
 
A Reminder:
Curt Harris  Presented information on the Rotary International Foundation and Rotary giving. Sometimes it can all be so confusing: DDF, ERF, TRF, Global Grants, Paul Harris... The bottom line is that financial gifts to the Rotary International Foundation are  your most effective avenue for the use of philanthropic funds. The Rotary International Foundation has, over the pat 100 year,  contributed 3 billion dollars for peace, sustainability and health, and each year grants 70 million for 1,100 projects. Charity Navigator has awarded the Rotary International Foundation four stars and a PERFECT SCORE.  (Only one of three in the world.) Furthermore, 100% of contributions are returned to Rotary Clubs to support local and international projects. BONUS! If you sign up for an Automatic Deduction to the Rotary International Foundation by December 14th, you'll get $300.00 toward your next, or first, Paul Harris! Curt's informative PowerPoint is on our website evergreen rotary.org Click Donate and the link Rotary Foundation Power Point. You will also see links for setting up your donations in this same place. 
 
Previously:
Larry Caine As our Past ERC President, Larry is responsible for soliciting nominations for our 2020/2021 Club President. He spoke of his presidency as one of the greatest honors of his life. Please contact Larry with your suggestions. Nominations will be forwarded to a committee comprised of all Past Club Presidents.  lecaine@comcast.net
 
Eric Gill  The Vocational Committee looks forward to your contribution to the "Vocational Two Minutes."  Tell us about your career and life experience at one of our meetings.  Share wisdom, insight and maybe a few laughs, with your fellow Rotarians. Contact
Eric eric@bearpawrentals.com
 
Jim Kreider  It's that time of year...for feasting and rejoicing, turkeys and hams...and big grocery bills! Your ERC Foundation can benefit from your spending. 5% of  King Soopers or Safeway expenditures become funds for doing GOOD. Contact Jim for your gift cards and load 'em up! jimk4182@gmail.com
 
Carol Carper invites you to visit the Sasa Harambee project in rural western Kenya, May 7th-21st, 2019.  Rotary funding has contributed greatly to the enormous success of this sustainable agriculture and development project.  Visit flourishing farms, water quality improvement projects, playgrounds, schools, orphanages and medical clinics. Rotary has contributed to them all! Meet farmers and their families,  local government officials and project partners. Then take a safari! For more information, contact Melony Harris 303-919-7997 melony@htwmpc.com or Carol Carper ccarper1337@gmail.com
 
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