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22 RCC Members shopped and wrapped presents for five children for Christmas.  Thank you to Rotary volunteers and friends for helping with the event.  Ron Saatjian, Deann Olson, Jane Johnon, Susan Gustin, Steve and Carole Sumption, and Randy Griffith!  A fun time was had by all. (Take a close look at Ron and De to see how much fun they had helping!!!!
  Hello Everyone
Members of the Parker Rotary Club just delivered food from the Club members and the Parker Task Force,  led by Steve Budnack, to the DIC Food Bank.   A special thanks to the Parker Task Force for its contribution!  Members of the Parker Rotary Club have also written checks for the DIC Food Bank to be sent to the DIC in the near future.  Thank you for your generous donations everyone. Happy holidays!
Mike Oldham
Larry Walters from the Douglas County Sheriff Department and Sgt. John Hoskinson gave a special about the Community Safety Volunteer Program.  

Community Safety Volunteers or CSV's are civilians who have an interest in law enforcement. They help the sheriff’s office by providing services that don’t require the attention of a sworn officer. That means traffic control, impounding cars, house watches, elementary school checks, VIN verification and neighborhood patrols. CSV's can also work inside the office, making the program great for anyone 20 and older.

Requirements to be a CSV:

  • Must be 20 years of age or older.
  • Must be a citizen of the United States.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Must pass a written general aptitude test, an integrity interview, polygraph, psychological, full background investigation and medical testing.
  • Must not have any felony convictions.
  • No illegal drug use within the last three (3) years and no alcohol related traffic offenses within seven (7) years.
  • Must have the ability to deal with confidential information and keep it confidential.
  • Possess good public speaking and presentation skill
  • Must attend the CSV Academy for nine weeks.

If you’re interested in becoming a CSV, please contact us at

Rotarian Steve Trevino and Rotarian Tom VanderHeiden gave vocational talks at today's meeting.  Steve is the owner of Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services while Tom is the CEO of VanderHeiden Financials.
Austin  Porras has a GPA: 4.3095 and his Class Standing: 3 of 293 and he has Academic Letters: two letters and one certificate. Austin is a very busy student, as you will see:
Activities: ● Student Council from 9th to 11th grade. Officer in 10th grade and president in 11th ● National Honor Society in 11th and 12th grade ● Student Advisory Committee for Douglas County School District from 10th to 12th grade ● Work at Waterway Carwash from 11th to 12th grade ● Work at College Mowers summers after 10th and 11th grade
Athletics: ● Tennis for four years ○ Captain on JV for 10th and 11th grade ○ Varsity letter 12th grade ○ Academic All State CHSAA Award
Interests and Hobbies: ● Hiking (Have done twenty 14ers as well as Mt. Kilimanjaro) ● Backpacking (Go on trips every summer) ● Ceramics (Spend upwards of 10 hours a week in the ceramics room at school) ● Concerts (Try to go to as many as I can) ● Psychology/Neuroscience (Try to learn as much as I can because it fascinates me)
Community Service: ● Scouts (Eagle Scout) ● Spent last summer in Africa with an organization called Humanitarian Experience for Youth ● Girls tennis manager ● Student Advisory Group ● Bunch of smaller projects through church and scouts
Future Plans: ● College: ○ Applied to University of Colorado Boulder, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, and Princeton.
Ponderosa HS Student of the Month, Austin Porras, Pic, l-r, sister, Crystal, mother, Troy, father, Austin, Mieah Bernhardt, teacher and RotarianJim Muir.
Amy Lantz from the Parker Police Dept. thanked our Rotary Club for the two RAD training scholorship's.  Our club sponsored Police Officer Christoper Cavillo and a Victim Advocate  for Rape Aggression Training (RAD) in January.
Giving Thanks…
On Saturday, the Denver Indian Center hosted its annual Thanksgiving Food Basket giveaway and provided 250 turkey dinners to the community. (Many thanks to the Rotary Clubs of Denver for helping make this event possible).  In an effort to be equitable and fair in the food distribution, it was announced the free baskets would be handed out from 9:00 am till noon with the notice they would be given “first come, first served”. Despite the frigid temperature and freezing rain, people began lining up at 7:15 am and all 250 dinners were handed out by 9:30.  Dozens more people arrived, only to be informed that all dinners had been handed out. Although obviously disappointed, everyone accepted the information with understanding and no negative response. (I should note that in all the years we have provided Thanksgiving dinners, this is the first time we depleted our supply before closing).  One elderly lady arriving after the food was gone, did ask… “what am I going to eat? “ Overhearing the question, a person who already received her basket offered and insisted the lady take her food basket. Through an act of kindness, both left feeling good for different reasons.
This week, many of us will be spending time with family, watching football, and eating turkey within the space of a warm and safe home.   Some of us may even venture out and take on the traffic and crowds searching for Black Friday specials. Unfortunately, there will be families and individuals in our community that will wake on Thanksgiving Day not knowing where their next meal will come from or where they will sleep at the end of the day, much less worrying about which store they’ll find a great deal.  Not to put a damper on the enthusiasm that many of us look forward to in having a day off from work, or that favorite dessert that we may only experience once a year, but a gentle reminder to truly reflect on our blessings and take time in our thankfulness to remember those less fortunate.
The Denver Indian Center is preparing for its annual Christmas food and toy giveaway event on December 15th and we will be planning to make sure supply meets the demand.  However, as a non-profit organization, the Center must rely on the kindness and donations from individuals and organizations to make these events possible.  As we enter the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas, take time to remember those less fortunate and consider a donation to the Denver Indian Center that may help brighten the day of a family or put a smile on a child’s face.  For information on the Denver Indian Center or how to donate, please visit our Facebook or website at Denver Indian Center, Inc., or
Rick Waters  (Kiowa/Cherokee)
Co-Executive Director
Club Information



Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Parker Adventist Hospital-Conference Center
9395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO  80138
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
Pres Ken Claiborne
Dec 13, 2018
Club Assembly
Dr Thomas S. Tucker
Dec 20, 2018
Superintendent, Douglas County School District
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dec 27, 2018
No Meeting
Gordon Hamby
Jan 03, 2019
11 Energies Off the Verve
Maj John McFarlane
Jan 10, 2019
Colorado Rangers
Linda Forsyth
Jan 17, 2019
Denver Pet Partners
Coach Jim Turgeon
Jan 24, 2019
DU Women's Basketball Coach
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Feb 07, 2019
Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Josh Duncan
Feb 14, 2019
Val Jones
Mar 14, 2019
Stand Up. Step Up. Never Give Up.
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Apr 25, 2019
Maternal & Child Health
Tom Furmanski
May 16, 2019
Rotary Scholarship Awards
Club Executives & Directors
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
Club Service - Board Member
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
Vocational Services - Board Member
Membership Chairperson
Program Chair
Web Design
Committees and Projects
2018 -2019 Committees & Projects
Editor Lamplighter - Kam Breitenbach
Change of Command - Ken Claiborne
Christmas Party - Pat Kendrick
Club Photographers - Ron Beller and Mike Endres 
Summer Picnic - Pat Kendrick
Music - Jim Muir, Steve Brown & Steve Gilbert
Program Chair - Scott Gough
Castlewood Canyon - Carl Finamore-Champion
Christmas Blankets, Cards, Santa, Mrs. C and Elves - Kam Breitenbach-Champion, Jane Johnson, Sue Gardner, Janice Beller
Crisis Center, Michele Duncan-Champion, Larry Brutlag, Janice Beller
American Indian Committee - Mike Oldham-Champion, DeAnn Olson, Ron Saatjian
Gazebo Gardening - Lew Million - Champion, Wayne Wagener
NAMI, Arapahoe & Douglas County Mental Health - Bill Shriver-Champion
Parker Task Force - Rick Chase, Jay Boscoe, Carl Finamore 
Parker Task Force Food Drives - Bob Satrom
Praying Hands Ranch - Michele Duncan, Jim Muir, Lew Million
Project C.U.R.E. -  Wendell Geary - Champion
Project Sanctuary -  Mike Endres-Champion, Janice Beller
Rotary Community Corps @ Rocky Vista University - Julie Rosenthal
Rotary Community Corps of Parker (Developmentally Disabled Group)- Kam Breitenbach-Champion and Janice Beller
Scouting - Mike Oldham-Champion Ron Saatijain , DeAnn Olson
Toys for God's Kids - Wayne Wagener
Veteran's Day Program - Mike Endres-Champion
Ethics Scholarship
Four Way Test
Vocational Talks - Peggy Carter-Champion
India - 
Nicaragua - Tim Sullivan-Champion
Open World - Alvaro Pisoni, Ron Beller & Li Pettett
Polio Plus - Lew Million
Shelter Box - Al Johnson
Interact at Chaparral  - Deann Olson-Champion
Peaceful Schools - Gail Lehrmann-Champion
RYLA/YRYLA - Tom Furmanski, Gail Lehrmann, Mike Oldham
Scholarships, Chaparral - Dennis Brewster
Scholarships, Ponderosa - Jim Muir
Student of the Month, Chaparral - Dennis Brewster
Student of the Month, Ponderosa - Jim Muir
Youth Exchange - Mike Oldham
Boondocks - Kam Breitenbach- 2018 Champion
Peaches - Jim Muir-Champion
State of the Town - Sue Gardner- 2019 Champion
GRANTS - Steve Brown, Director
Walmart Grant - Kam Breitenbach
MEMBERSHIP - Gail Lehrmann
Family of Rotary (send out cards) - Peggy Carter
Fireside Chats - Gail Lehrmann
New Member Inductions - Gail Lehrmann 
Mentor Program / Red Badge / Blue Badge - Gail Lehrmann
FOUNDATION - CARL Finamore - President,  Steve Sumption -  Treasurer, Ben Martin-Secretary
Trustees:  Ben Martin, Lindy Blackburn, Steve Small, Al Johnson, Glenn Petty, Tom VanderHeiden and Ken Claiborne
2019 Parker State of the Town Sponsors
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