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The Rotary Club of Parker has been selected by Rotary International to host an Open World delegation of young professionals from the nation of Georgia from June 7-15, 2019.  Members of the Parker club have designed a program around the delegates’ interest in rural tourism.  The delegation will travel to key areas of Colorado to meet with groups such as Chambers of Commerce, hotel associations, guest ranches, wineries, breweries, and economic development authorities.  The delegates will also visit Denver and the Rocky Mountains and will take part in several cultural and community activities. 
The general public is invited to attend the special meeting of the Rotary Club of Parker on Thursday, June 13 from 7:00-9:00 a.m. at the conference center at Boondocks Parker (18706 Cottonwood Drive, Parker 80138).  This meeting will provide the opportunity to meet the delegates and learn about the challenges of rural tourism in Georgia.   The cost is $15.00 per person, which includes a breakfast buffet and the event set-up. RSVP with the number of people in your party by June 1 to the Open World Chairman and program designer, Alvaro Pisoni, at or 720-837-3394 (cell phone).
Click here to download a PDF file with a special edition of the club newsletter, The Lamplighter, that provides more information on the Open World program and the visiting delegation from Georgia.
From the left: Rotarian Jim Muir, Angela Ottmann, Student of the Month Karli Ottman, Tim Ottmann
Congratulations to Karli Ottmann, the Ponderosa Student of the Month for April!  Karli has been on the varsity Pom/Dance team all four years of high school.  The team has won many awards, including Colorado State championships in Pom and/or Jazz the past three years.  Karli has also earned three academic letters.  She served on the Student Council as a freshman and sophomore.  She has participated in various service projects, including the Denver Rescue Mission, Wish Week at Ponderosa and through National Honor Society.
Karli plans to attend Grand Canyon University in Phoenix to study graphic design with an emphasis on advertising.  Best wishes, Karli!
We had wonderful support for the food drive for Parker Task Force on Saturday, April 20, both in terms of donations from the community and Rotarians present to help.  We’re particularly grateful for the support of students from the Chaparral High School Interact club, including the four young women pictured here: Riley Smith, Brie Murphy, Belinda Wise and Athena Taylor.
Lisa spoke to us on April 18 about the 2019/2020 property valuation process for Douglas County.  On May 1, the Assessor’s Office will mail a notice to each property owner showing the appraised value of their property.  Click here to access a copy of the handout she brought describing the assessment process.
For more information or to get a sneak preview of your home’s appraised value before the May 1 mailing, go to the website at
Mike Endres, Director of Community Service for the Rotary Club of Parker, presents a check for $1000 to Amy Long, manager of the Parker Library.  This check represents our book donation program in honor of our guest speakers.
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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
No Meeting
May 30, 2019
Fifth Thursday
Jason Hopcus
Jun 06, 2019
Alvaro Pisoni
Jun 13, 2019
Open World
Mike Endres
Jun 20, 2019
Project Sanctuary
No Meeting
Jun 27, 2019
No Meeting - Change of Command on Saturday June 29.
No Meeting
Jul 04, 2019
Happy Independence Day
Pres Gail Lehrmann
Jul 11, 2019
Club Assembly
Rotary District Visit
Jul 18, 2019
Elaine Mariner
Jul 25, 2019
2019-2020 PACE Season Preview
Tom Furmanski
Aug 01, 2019
RYLA Young RYLA Presentations
Tom Furmanski
Aug 08, 2019
RYLA Young RYLA Presentations
Pat Kendrick
Aug 15, 2019
Membership Visioning
Jim Moore
Aug 22, 2019
Eradication of Malaria
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