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.
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
    

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

 

From the left: Club president Jim Muir looking on as incoming Community Services Director Tim Hayes and current Community Services Director Bill Shriver (far right) present a check to Steve Budnack, Volunteer Chair of the Parker Task Force.

One of the main local partners for community service for the Rotary Club of Parker is the Parker Task Force.  We support the Task Force through financial grants, helping with food drives and participating in special projects.  

For links to other service stories, click here.  

Thank you to all Rotarians who helped at the beer tent at Parker Days on June 10.  And thank you to all to supported Parker Days by purchasing beer!

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.
Who Are We?
 
 
Rotary's Annual Theme: 2021-2022 
 
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
2021 Parker Impact Awards
The Rotary Club of Parker held a virtual celebration on Thursday, March 11, 2021 to honor the recipients of the 2021 Parker Impact Award, celebrating individuals and groups who have lived out Rotary’s motto of Service Above Self during this past difficult year.
 
Our thanks to Tom Barr of Lightsail Video (https://lightsailvideo.com/) who produced the program for us, and to Rotarian Lisa Neal-Graves who created three of the short videos in the presentation.
 
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Secretary - Board Officer
Treasurer - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Community Service - Board Member
International Service - Board Member
New Generations - Board Member
Club Service - Board Member
Fundraising - Board Member
Grants Director - Board Member
Past President - Board Member
Club Foundation President - Board Member
Club Foundation Treasurer - Board Member
Program Chair
Public Relations - Board Member
Membership Chairperson
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