Sponsors to the 2014 State of the Town and Mayor's Charity Ball

Gold Sponsors:


Reserve Sponsors:

*Parker Adventist Hospital

*VanderHeiden Financial

*Patricia Jo Stone Attorney at Law

*Comcast- Mile High Region


*Overhead Services

*Board of Douglas County Commissioners

Social Hour Sponsors:

*Harman Family Dental Clinic

*The Parker Chamber

*Parker Station-Professional Offices

*Nelson Design



Club Executives & Directors

President - Board Officer
President Elect - Board Officer
Treasurer - Board Officer
Secretary - Board Officer
Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Club Service - Board Member
Youth Services - Board Member
Community Service - Board Member
Fundraising - Board Member
International Service - Board Member
Public Relations - Board Member
Rotary Foundation - Board Member
Vocational Services - Board Member
Immediate Past President - Board Member
Program Co-Chair
Program Co-Chair
Grants Director - Board Member
Rotary Foundation Treasurer

The Rotary of Parker, Colorado is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world.  We meet Thursday mornings at 6:45 a.m. for breakfast, and guests are always welcome!  Stop by for great fellowship and programs, and to learn more about this fantastic organization.

Parker Adventist Hospital Parker Adventist Hospital
Conference Center (South Entrance)
9395 Crown Crest Boulevard
Parker, CO 80138
(303) 269-4000



Latest Club News

JT Mason is the Ponderosa High School Student of the Month.  He has a 3.3 GPA and stands 131 out of 305 seniors.  JT is member of the Student Council and Link Crew.  He participates in Lacrosse and is captain of the Cross Country Team.  He loves poetry, knitting, and long walks on the beach.  JT plans to attend Metro State and study marketing.  His coach praised JT’s inspirational leadership and considers him to be the best captain of the cross country since he has been coaching at Ponderosa.  JT joined Bret during a 100 mile run, who noted that it is unusual for an adult to rely on a teenager as much as he did on that occurrence. JT was accompanied at the meeting by his mother, Sandra Barrett

Our own resident historian, Ben Martin, presented a tribute to Abraham Lincoln.  He quoted a compilation of some of Lincoln’s statements on liberty that was put together by Walt Disney.  Ben considers Lincoln to be the father of our country’s second founding. 
   The day before this meeting was the 149th anniversary of the surrender of Lee to Grant.  Ben covered two aspects of Lincoln’s greatness.  He decided to concentrate today’s presentation on the Lincoln/Douglas debates and the Emancipation Proclamation. 
    A connection was made between the Missouri Compromise and Thomas Jefferson, who was still alive in 1820.  Jefferson wrote about it, saying that has always been optimistic about the future of our country, but this act made him doubt. 

To learn more about the happenings of the Rotary Club of Parker, click on one of the following links to read a copy of the weekly publication - The Lamplighter:












Leah Dassler is Chaparral High School Student of the Month.  Leah has a cumulative GPA of 4.27 and stands fourth in a class of 448.  She is the vice president of the
Chaparral Interact Club and was a founding member.  Leah is a member of the National Honor Society.  She was active in collection money for Haven Anderson and also collected over 300 cans of food for the Parker Task Force.  Leah has been active in Link Crew and is a member of the Chinese Honor Society.  She has been on the tennis team for four years.  Her tennis coach commented on her integrity and hard working attitude.  Leah had attended RYLA.
She wants to major in International Business in college and would like to attend Davidson University in North Carolina. 
She was accompanied at the meeting by her parents, David and Kim, and her brother Scott (who was a Young RYLA attendee). 

Hank Battjes is a member of Parker United Methodist Church (PUMC).  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in civil engineering. 
The PUMC mission team has 17 members.  The team’s goal was to partner with Respire Haiti in providing service, gifts, prayers and witness to the Haitian victims of the January 2010 earthquake. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Seventy percent of the population lives on less than $2 a day.  In Port-au-Prince, half of the people have no access to latrines and fresh water.  The earthquake affected 3.5 million people, 220,000 died, and 300,00 were injured.   
The Student of the Month is from Ponderosa High School.  Kim has a cumulative GPA of 3.97 and stands 22 of 305 in  her class.  She is the captain of the Cross Country and Track teams.  Kim is a member of the National Honor Society, Link crew, and the Athletic Council.  She enjoys biking, hiking, and camping with her family and friends.  Her community service includes the National Sports Center for the Disabled and the Denver Rescue Mission. Kim has been accepted to Colorado State University where she will study civil engineering. 
   Kim was accompanied by her mother, Peggy; dad, Kevin;  and Ryan Miwa, Ponderosa Chemistry Teacher. 

Steve Budnack, these year’s winner of the Parker Impact Award and head of the Parker Task Force, accepts a check for $2,500 made out to the Task Force from . 

Michele Duncan presents a check for $9,600 to Jennifer Walker of the Women’s Crisis and Family Support Center. Seven Rotary clubs joined forces to provide this stipend.  Jennifer recounted the many projects that Rotarians have performed at the center, including last year’s shed and expressed sincere appreciation.  Oh, by the way, they are changing their name to simply “The Crisis Center”, in hopes of avoiding any confusion over the fact that the center does accept males.


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Apr 17, 2014
Dr. Camille Bentley
Rocky Vista University Gobal Medicine
May 01, 2014
Harold McCloud
Rotary Foundation
May 08, 2014
Don Howard
May 15, 2014
Larree Morgan
Scholarship Presentations
May 29, 2014
Susan Barnett
Operation Walk USA Medical Missions
Jun 05, 2014
Carol Carper
Kenya Water Project
Jun 12, 2014
Nancy Prokop of Parker PD
Crime Victims Rights
Jun 19, 2014
Gean Westback
Model A Club



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