Rotary Club of Parker
Parker, Colorado
Latest Club News
We had quite a presence at the food drive for the Parker Task Force at the Stroh Ranch King Soopers on Saturday, August 17.   We collected 90 boxes of food, and 515 pounds of butter!!  Here are some of the smiling Rotarian faces that encouraged people to donate…
From left to right: Rotarian Tom Furmanski with RYLA/Young RYLA students Hannah Block, Emma Henderickson, Hallie Fangman, TJ Berry, Julia Rieth, Vanessah Goze.
On August 1 we celebrated our club’s involvement with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA).  The RYLA program (high school students) and Young RYLA (middle-school students) offer youth the opportunity to develop their leadership and communication skills.  In our district this takes the form of week-long summer camps where the students experience a variety of team-building exercises.  
Six of the nine students sponsored by the Rotary Club of Parker, pictured above, were able to attend the meeting on August 1 to tell us of their experiences.  The students enthusiastically described the growth that each had experienced at the camps.  Family members who were present echoed the students’ glowing reports.  It was wonderful to see such articulate youth who want to make a difference in the world!
Our thanks to Tom Furmanski who coordinated the RYLA program for the club in 2018-2019, and to Dan O’Neill who assisted Tom with interviewing students last spring.
For more information on the RYLA programs for Districts 5440 and 5450 (central and northern Colorado, western Nebraska, Wyoming and eastern Idaho), click here.  
A group of Rotarians were hard at work on July 19 packing a container of medical supplies bound for Nicaragua with Project C.U.R.E. The Rotary Club of Parker spearheaded a grant request through Rotary International to partner with Project C.U.R.E. to ship a container full of hospital equipment and medical supplies to an orphanage clinic in Nicaragua.   We raised $22,000 to cover the costs associated with shipping the container.  It is estimated that the container full of donated items will provide nearly $400,000 worth of much-needed medical supplies and equipment.
July 1 marks the start of a new year in Rotary and a change of command. We want to express our deepest gratitude to the members of the Board of the Rotary Club of Parker who provided leadership in 2018-2019.  Particular thanks go to our outgoing president, Ken Claiborne.     
Here are the Board members for 2018-2019 -- from left to right, Ron Beller, Ron Saatjien, Deann Olson, Gail Lehrmann, Outgoing President Ken Claiborne, Li Pettett, Janice Beller, Mike Endres, Steve Brown and Pat Kendrick.
And here are the new and continuing members of the Board for 2019-2020 -- from left to right, Gail Lehrmann (incoming president), Pat Kendrick, Ron Beller, Janice Beller, Mike Endres, Deann Olson, Ron Saatjien, Jim Muir, Liz Vohls, Alex Doyle and Ken Claiborne.  We look forward to another productive year!
For a complete list of the Executives and Directors for the Rotary Club of Parker for 2019-2020, see the sidebar to the left.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Parker

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Starting July 1, 2019 -- Joy Lutheran Church
7051 E. Parker Hills Court
Parker, CO  80138
United States of America
District Site
Venue Map
Upcoming Speakers
Jim Moore
Aug 22, 2019
Eradication of Malaria
Vicky Lea
Sep 05, 2019
Adams County Spaceport
Officer Cleve Holmes, Parker Police Department
Sep 12, 2019
Opioid Abuse In Douglas County
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
Community Service - Board Member
Fundraising - Board Member
International Service - Board Member
Grants Director - Board Member
Public Relations - Board Member
Rotary Foundation - Co-Board Member
Vocational Services - Board Member
Immediate Past President - Board Member
Membership Chairperson
Program Chair
New Generations
Rotary Foundation Co-Chair
Rotary's Theme for 2019-20
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
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