Rotary Club of Parker
Parker, Colorado
 
Note: The club is suspending all in-person meetings and activities until further notice in response to the coronavirus outbreak.  Please go to the Calendar to see the dates and speakers of our virtual meetings; click here for information on how to take part in a virtual meeting.
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Congratulations to Samantha Townsley, the October Student of the Month for Chaparral High School!  Samantha is pictured here in her role as a state officer of DECA, an international organization that “prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management.”  Samantha also serves as president of the Chaparral chapter of DECA.   In addition, she has served the Chaparral community on the Link Crew and as a Writing Tutor, and is involved with the Chaparral Family Fund. 
 
Samantha has lettered academically all four years of high school.  She hopes to study chemistry in college and eventually pursue a career in medical research.  We wish you all the best in your future endeavors, Samantha!
Our club's International Committee has been working over the past couple of months to identify sustainable international projects to support. They were working with the following criteria to identify projects:
  • A project should be sustainable
  • A project should be championed by a Rotary club; it should also have a local Rotary Club involved to supervise and coordinate
  • A project should, if possible, have District and Global Grant support so as to maximize our contribution and to follow Rotary International guidelines
  • A project contribution should directly benefit the local people for the long term.
The International Committee has organized and promoted several Zoom Meetings where representatives of other clubs presented the projects they champion. All this is in the spirit of Rotary International cooperation and networking.
 
Therefore, so far, our International Committee has decided to approve the following three projects:
  • A clean water & sanitation system in Cameroon (in partnership with the RC of Denver Southeast). This project will build a 3.5-mile piping system to move clean water from a spring to a nearby village, which now has only dirty and polluted well water.
  • A cold storage food processing unit & training in Nepal (in partnership with Denver Mile High RC). This project will install a cold-storage facility in a village in Nepal so that produce can be kept fresh up to 6 months and usable for both the village and for potential sales to other villages, generating some income for the local people.
  • Community mental health services & economic development in Uganda (in partnership with Denver Mile High RC). This project supports an emergency telephone network and expert training that provides support for mental health needs.
The  International Committee will continue to evaluate projects as they are proposed.
Club member Alvaro Pisoni was recently interviewed by the Olympic Rotary Club of Rome, Italy.  During a follow-up Zoom meeting with three other Rotary clubs in Rome, an idea has come up to promote the linking of our Interact students in Parker with Interact students in Rome, Italy.  These Zoom meetings will give students the chance to meet and socialize among young people in Rome and in Parker to discover common purposes and possibly promote Rotary clubs' international goals.    

Thank you to all Rotarians who contributed to the success of this food drive on Saturday, November 14 either by

  • volunteering at the facility on November 14

  • dropping off food, or  

  • making a financial donation to the Task Force. 

The Task Force collected 317 cases of food on Saturday! Here’s just a sampling of the steady stream of cars that came through:

The Club also presented a check for $18,650, half of which was donated by members and half of which was matched by the Rotary Club of Parker Foundation.  

 

 
We congratulate Noelle Lopez on being selected as Student of the Month for Ponderosa High School.  Noelle was able to join us via Zoom for our meeting on November 12, accompanied by her parents Julie and Paul and by Natalie Garcia, an Assistant Principal at Ponderosa.  In addition to her strong academic standing, Noelle has served the Ponderosa community in a variety of functions.  She is currently president of Sources of Strength at Ponderosa, a national youth suicide-prevention organization that promotes positivity in schools.  She has also served as an officer for National Honor Society and Future Business Leaders of America, as well as serving as a Link Crew Leader and on the Ponderosa Activity Cabinet.  In her spare time, Noelle studies ballet and has progressed to dancing on pointe.
 
Noelle plans to become a nurse practitioner and is still narrowing down her college choices.  We wish you all the best, Noelle!
Thank you to all the sponsors and participants of the 2020 State of the Town business luncheon and Impact Award, hosted by the Rotary Club of Parker.
 
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
PACE Center/Parker, Colorado
 
Click here to see the recipients of the 2020 Parker Impact Award.  
Click here to view a slide show of the event.
Click here for information on being a sponsor of the Rotary Club of Parker.
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We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Joy Lutheran Church
7051 E. Parker Hills Court
Parker, CO 80138
United States of America
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