Rotary Club of Parker
Parker, Colorado
 
Note: As of March 12, 2020 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 of our virtual meetings; click here for information on how to take part in a virtual meeting.
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One of the ways that the Rotary Club of Parker is helping out during the current pandemic is to provide financial support to several local agencies that are providing care.  We have contributed $18,000 in the past two months (March - May); this includes a $1500 matching grant from Rotary District 5450.

Here is where the money has gone:

  • Parker Adventist Hospital - Food:  $1,000.00

  • Parker Adventist Hospital - Emergency Preparedness:  $2,000.00

  • Parker Senior Center:  $1,000.00

  • Aging Resources of Douglas County:  $2,000.00

  • Crisis Center: $2,000.00

  • Parker Task Force:  $6,000.00 (includes $1,500 from District Matching Grant)

  • SECORCares:  $3,000.00

Rotarian Mike Endres was able to present checks to two local organizations while he was volunteering at SECORCares.   First, Mike hooked up with Kevin Fox and Lori Gloer of Aging Resources of Douglas County.  Shown below are Mike (right) with Kevin Fox.  Click here for more information on the services offered by Aging Resources of Douglas County.  (Note: These photos were taken before the recommendation to wear masks came into effect.)

 

Mike also presented a check to Dennis Gorton, Executive Director of SECORCares.  Depending upon the day, SECORCares has been experiencing 3-4 times the normal volume of guests using the food bank and could benefit from additional volunteers.  Most volunteer shifts are two hours if you’d like to get out of the house to help provide some essential services.  Information is available on the SECORCares website.  

 

Thank you all for participating in our Parker Rotary Club meetings every Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. via Zoom during this COVID-19 pandemic. This has been an effective alternative since we are not able to meet in person.  Our attendance continues to grow each week as we conduct our business, have great programs and share some social time.....all in less than one hour!

We have enjoyed presentations from

  • April 2: Principal Tim Ottman, Ponderosa High School

  • April 16: Bob Baker, Fire Chief, South Metro Fire Rescue

  • April 23: Kara Massa, Executive Director, Parker Chamber of Commerce

  • April 30: Barbara Becker, Director of Mental Health First Aid Colorado

  • May 6: Madeline Miller, genetic counselor for Centura Health

If you are currently a member of the Rotary Club of Parker, you will receive an email each week with the link to participate in that week’s online meeting.  If you are not currently a member but would like to participate in the online meetings, please send an email to President Gail Lehrmann at glehrmann@aol.com to have your name added to the email list.

On April 27, Zoom released Zoom 5.0, setting a new standard in video communications security.  With this upgrade, Zoom provides increased protection for meeting data and resistance against tampering.  After May 30, all Zoom clients on older versions will be required to upgrade before joining meetings so the new encryption will be fully enabled for all Zoom meetings.  Please update your Zoom app by visiting https://zoom.com/download so you can continue to take part in our Rotary meetings.
 
Thank you!
Gail Lehrmann
 

One of the fun ways we have helped during the coronavirus pandemic is to provide pizza and snacks for front-line workers in Parker.  During the weeks of May 4 and 11, we provided pizza and snacks at the following locations:

  • All six Parker-area fire stations as a thank you/appreciation for their service to the community during this challenging time.  The firefighters at Station 41 are hamming it up above to say Thank you! 

  • Parker Police Department, who gave us a shout-out on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ParkerPoliceDepartment

  • The volunteers at two local food banks: SECORCares and the Parker Task Force

  • Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

  • Staff at local nursing homes and long-term care facilities

  • Parker Senior Center

Click here for a photo album of the pizza/snack support.

 

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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