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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We mourn the death of long-time Rotarian Irv Buck on August 17, 2020.  Irv had just celebrated his 86th birthday. 
You are invited to participate in a celebration of the life on Thursday, August 27, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Performing Arts Center (PACE) in Parker, Colorado (20000 Pikes Peak Avenue, Parker, CO 80138).  The ceremony will be followed by a dessert reception.  No RSVP is necessary.  
Mindful of the challenges of the ongoing pandemic, the celebration will be held in a format consistent with the current health and safety guidelines, including masks and physical distancing.  In the course of the celebration, following the planned speakers, an opportunity will be provided for anyone to make remarks who might wish to do so.  
Please click here to view Irv's obituary. 
Parker Police Chief Jim Tsurapas was our guest speaker at a virtual meeting on July 2.  Chief Tsurapas discussed the status of the department, particularly in light of ongoing demonstrations concerning policing across the nation in response to the death of George Floyd.
The Rotary Club of Parker wishes to express our gratitude for the Police Department of Parker and its ongoing efforts to maintain the highest standards of public service.  The club voted to adopt the attached Resolution that commends Chief Tsurapas and the department.  As the Resolution notes, the "Parker Police Department has long been at the forefront of community-oriented policing and has practiced transparency when dealing with the public and in the implementation of policies that ensure fair and respectful interaction with the citizens it serves."
Please click here to view the entire resolution that was adopted by the members of the club on August 5.
The workers on June 27
The workers on July 13
A group of Rotarians was able to get together in person to launch a project to refurbish the garden at Praying Hands Ranch, a therapeutic riding center.  Judging by the amount of debris that was generated, the work mornings were a great success!  See the before and after photos below.  Thank you to Ron Sorlein for organizing the event.
What the garden looked like when we started -- a jungle
After the first work morning -- the garden structure revealed!
Congratulations to the following local high school graduates who each received a scholarship from the Rotary Club of Parker!  The table below lists the students, the high school from which they graduated, the university they plan to attend, and their current planned field of study.  We were happy to meet the students who were able to participate in the club’s online meeting on June 11.  Best wishes to all!
 High School
 Course of Study
 Megan Arnett
 University of   Rochester (NY)
 Public Health
 Morgan Riddle
 CU Boulder
 Emma Sheffield
 Finance/Interior Design
 Logan Erffmeyer
 Grand Canyon   University
 Christian Johnson
 Grand Canyon   University
 Biology/Pre-Physical Therapy
 Samuel Ness
 Grand Canyon   University
 Teag Parker
 Western Colorado
 Mechanical Engineering
 Alexandra Chihoski   
 Avery Hendrick
 Easha Jammu
 CU Boulder
 Computer Science
 Luciano Orlandini
 Metropolitan State   University
 Calvin Silvius
 International Business
 Olivia Stenman
 Jenson Zaugg
 BYU deferred

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:

  • 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.
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Parker

Service Above Self

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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