Rotary Club of Parker
Parker, Colorado
 
We currently have hybrid meetings: an in-person meeting with a Zoom component.  
Please go to the Calendar to see the dates, formats and speakers of our meetings.
2022 Peach/Pear Fundraiser

This is the last week to order PEACHES and PEARS

The Rotary Club of Parker is once again offering Palisade peaches and pears for sale for an August 27 delivery. 

We are offering

  • 18-pound box of peaches for $42
  • 10-pound box of peaches for $30
  • 10-pound box of pears for $30.

Click here to access a safe site to order and pay online for peaches/pears.  You will also be able to designate that $5.00 of the net proceeds go to a local charitable organization.  Note: Extended deadline -- All orders must be received by 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 14.  Don't wait...order today!

The pick-up date is Saturday, August 27 between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM in the Planet Fitness parking lot (SW corner of Parker Road and Main Street).  Any orders that are not picked up at that time will be donated.

If you have any questions, please contact ParkerRotaryPeaches@gmail.com 

Save the Date -- Parker Uncorked

We're excited about our club's new fundraising event, a wine festival called Parker Uncorked.  The inaugural event will be Saturday, October 15, 2022.

We are seeking both wine vendors and event sponsors.  For more information on being a vendor or sponsor for Parker Uncorked, click here.

Latest Club News

Parker Task Force is holding its next food drive on Saturday, August 13. The Rotary Club of Parker will be one of many community groups stationed at local grocery stores to collect donations -- come see us at the Stroh Ranch King Soopers. For a list of the most pressing needs, go to the Parker Task Force website at https://parkertaskforce.org/WP/

    

Two crews of Rotarians were out working in the beautiful hills east of Parker this month:

  • a crew cleaning up the sensory gardens at Praying Hands Ranch on June 4

  • a crew cleaning up the landscape at the Harvie Open Space on June 18.

We forgot to take photos at Praying Hands Ranch, but the photos above show some of the treasures currently on display at Harvie Park!

We mourn the recent death of Shirley Hanson, who with her husband Carl founded Praying Hands Ranch, a therapeutic riding center near Parker.  The Rotary Club of Parker is proud to have had a relationship with Praying Hands Ranch virtually since our founding in 1993.  Carl and Shirley are Honorary Members of the club.

For Shirley's obituary and information on a service, please click here to go to the Ponderosa Valley Funeral Services site.

Our Rotary Club of Parker chartered the first elementary school Interact Club in the Rotary world at Gold Rush Elementary in the Douglas County School District in 2019.  Students in grades K-5 meet twice a month before school; they work on meaningful projects that develop leadership skills and help them meet new friends. 

The members practice Rotary's motto of Service Above Self as they work on local and international projects.  Locally, they have collected and stored non-perishable food items that students do not eat in the cafeteria.  Parker Task Force volunteers pick up items each Friday (5,000 items to date).   In 2021-22 students developed 25 bags for the Sweet Dreams in a Bag organization. They prepared bags for infants and toddlers: quilted blanket, flannel blanket, crib sheet, Gold book, teddy bear, toothbrushes, and supportive notes signed by the kids.  See the final results in the photo to the left!

For their international project in 2019-2020, students developed a “Kids Kits” project with the help of Project C.U.R.E. – 84 bags of personal and medical items were shipped to Cote d’Ivorie.  The fundraising event they developed raised $1,600 to help with the project.

These Young Rotarians are demonstrating helpfulness and respect for others in many ways – thanks to the sponsorship of the Rotary Club of Parker!

We congratulate the following graduates of local high schools who were awarded scholarships for post-secondary education from the Rotary Club of Parker.  The club awarded a total of $12,000 in scholarships in 2022.  We wish you all the best as you continue your education!

 

  Name

  Post-Secondary Education 

  Brady Barrow

  DePaul University

  Luke Karel

  University of Kansas

  Charles Kinder

  CSU

  Madison Lewis 

  University of Wyoming

  Madison Miyasato

  CSU

  Elle Mowbray

  Grand Canyon University

  Kira Parker

  Abilene Christian University

  Emma Provence

  University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  Keegan Sanchez

  UC San Diego

  Kenzie Wilkinson

  Utah State University

 
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Parker

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Parker Library
20105 E Mainstreet
Parker, CO 80138
United States of America
We have hybrid meetings with a Zoom option. Email president@parkerrotary.org for the Zoom link.
Rotary's Annual Theme: 2022-2023 
 
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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Public Relations - Board Member
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