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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Parker Adventist Hospital-Conference Center
9395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO  80138
United States
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2018 February 15
Greeter 1
Greeter 2 W/ Secretary
4 Way Test
2018 February 22
Greeter 1
Greeter 2 W/ Secretary
4 Way Test
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President - Board Officer
President Elect - Board Officer
Treasurer - Board Officer
Secretary - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Youth Services - Board Member
Community Service - Board Member
International Service - Board Member
Grants Director - Board Member
Public Relations - Board Member
Rotary Foundation - Co-Board Member
Rotary Foundation Treasurer - Co-Board Member
Vocational Services - Board Member
Immediate Past President - Board Member
Membership Chairperson
Corporate Members
Latest Club News
Our guest speakers for our October 26th meeting were Captains Mike Parker (L) and Mike Good (R) of the Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 1 (CO-TF1) who spoke of the task force's recent deployments providing disaster response and assistance to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.  They provided a lively and interesting presentation and addressed the many questions posed by the club members present.  The National Urban Search and Rescue Response System, established by FEMA in 1989, provides a framework for structuring local emergency services personnel into integrated disaster response forces.  These task forces, such as CO-TF1, equipped with the necessary tools, equipment, requisite skills and techniques are then deployed by FEMA for the rescue of victims of structural collapse.  CO-TF1 has approximately 200 highly trained members from 28 different public and private agencies located throughout Colorado which respond to disasters throughout the US.  CO-TF1 is designed to be totally self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of a deployment and has responded to the collapse of the World Trade Center during 9-11, other hurricanes, floods and tornadoes.
Our guest speaker for our October 19th meeting was Sheryl Machado, E470 Communications Consultant (Senior Associate - GBSM) who spoke on the topic, "E470 & Express Toll - Providing Mobility Solutions/Interoperability and a Choice for Colorado Motorists".  Sheryl provided a lively presentation filled with humor and responded to many questions.  She is a graduate of Metropolitan State University of Denver with a BA degree in speech communications and has more than two decades of experience in managing public-involvement program communications.
Rotarian Dennis Brewster introduced Emma Leishman, our Chaparral High School Student of the Month for October 2017.  Emma was accompanied by her mother, Christy Leishman.  She carries a 3.6 GPA and is ranked 142 in a class of 510.  Emma is a member of the Student Government and currently serves as Student Body Secretary.  She is a leader of Link Crew and is on the POMs team.  One of her teachers said of her:  "Her kindness is both genuine and abundant.  ... She is kind, smart and empathetic and she has dedicated her heart and soul to this school.  Chaparral is a special place because of Emma."
Guest Speaker – John Mekis- President, High Land Beekeeping Club – October 12, 2017
Our guest speaker for our October 12th meeting was John Mekis who is currently serving as the President of the High Land Beekeeping Club.  The club’s mission is to help others understand the importance of honeybees and to educate beekeepers and the public in the role honeybees play in maintaining adequate pollination for our food supply and the general health of the botanical environment.
You are cordially invited to join us as we honor our military veterans and recognize our club's rich heritage of military service to our country during our 2017 Annual Veterans Day Program.
Our program will be held during our regular weekly meeting on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - beginning promptly at 0700 hours (7:00am).
Come dressed for the occasion with your military uniform items or other military/branch of service apparel and bring your items of military memorabilia for display on a secure table.
We want to make sure we recognize all of our club's military veterans so please review the attached roster - it was current as of November 2016.  Please let me know of any additions, corrections or other necessary changes as soon as possible.  We will again include this information in our program brochure.
Feel free to invite family and friends.  Put this special event on your calendar now for November 9th - I'm sure you won't want to miss it.
Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
Looking forward to seeing you then!
Rotarian Mike Endres
Mobile (720) 352-4227
2017 Rotary Club of Parker 
Annual Veterans Day Program
Abbas Rajabi, president of Denver SE in 2001-02 is the District Governor for District 5450 in 2017-18. Abbas has served in many capacities in the club and district and has been a tireless champion of Service Above Self. 
Mr. Rajabi, the founder and key principal of Mohegan Capital, is an experienced business professional with over 30 years of experience in real estate investment, including development, finance, management and sourcing. With extensive experience as a sponsor of numerous different real estate investment groups, he provides the Mohegan Capital team with unique insight that spans multiple economic and development cycles and includes a successful background in commercial real estate development, leasing and managing, direct investment in operating companies and involvement in energy related ventures. A graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in mechanical engineering, Mr. Rajabi applies his technical and analytical skills to better evaluate real estate projects and identify opportunities.

Since the early 1980s, under Mr. Rajabi’s direction, his companies and affiliates have successfully acquired, developed, managed, leased and sold or held for investment over 30 real estate projects nationally but concentrated in the Colorado market and involving all property types. He is a well-respected and active member of the Denver business and charity community, supporting numerous causes with time and resources, including serving as an active member in Rotary International, notably as a Rotary Club past president and currently as the Rotary District Governor-Elect for 2017-2018.
October 2017
This is the beginning of a message posted by DG Abbas Rajabi (Denver Southeast)
Last month I visited the Denver Indian Center, I was impressed and awestruck by what I learned during my visit. I saw a vibrant community that needs the time, attention, and goodwill of Rotary. The number of American Indians in our community in need of the most basic necessities is great. The good news is that there are many Rotarians who are doing all they can to help, however, they cannot address the concerns of this community alone. We need your help to provide this incredible community with on-going solutions to complex problems as well as with basic resources to help families get by. As cold weather and the winter holidays approach, it is incumbent on us, as Rotarians, to do all we can to support this vital part of our community.

Please see the background below; here are concrete ways to support District 5450’s American Indian populations in effective and constructive ways. 
Approximately five years ago, Mike Oldham (Past District Governor) started a District Committee that is focused on supporting the Indian Population in Colorado and in finding ways to grow Rotary’s spirit of “Service Above Self” with the Indian Community.  It has been a daunting task because the need is so great among many parts of the Indian Community but the convergence of the Indian Communities’ needs and Rotary’s area of service focus are very close.
For more information and to review the rest of the article, please visit the District 5450 website.
The Rotary Club of Parker has glasses ready for immediate sale.  Rotarians and friends gathered Friday morning to etch the glasses.  The was a real Team Effort.  Thank you to Ron, Deanne, Li, Gail, Stacey, Tom, Alvaro, Jane, Kam and Carrie to a job well done!
Chaparral Student of the Month, Jack Anderson was presented her award by Rotarian Tom Furmanski.
Pictured are  Tiffany Anderson, Jack's mom and Rotarian Tom Furmanski.


Have you gone for a long period of time without eating? Parhaps you have fasted in your life. Most of us have been well fed. Many  American Indian children, and the family that they belong to, have very little or no food and turn to the Denver Indian Center for help.  On September 21 our club took two vehicles full of food, contributed by our members and the Parker Task Force, to the Denver Indian Center food bank. This food will be carefully distributed to needy families over the next  month.

In August the Denver Southeast club delivered food to the DIC. Here are the clubs lined up to help: Lakewood Foothills in October; Denver Club in November and The Highlands Ranch Club in December. We expect to successfully recruit twelve Rotary Clubs to take a month each year around.

Thank you for your help with this effort!!!!"   Mike

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