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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.
From the left, Rotarian Jim Muir, Ponderosa Student of the Month Hannah Bowen, parents John and Beth Bowen, teacher Mike Lynch.
Congratulations to Hannah Bowen, the student of the month for Ponderosa High School.  Hannah serves the Ponderosa community in student government and on the Student Advisory Group.  She was also a state qualifier in the Mock Trial program. Hannah competes in both cross country and tennis, serving as team captain for cross country her junior and senior years.  She has participated in service projects both locally and internationally, travelling to Peru with Sacred Valley Service of Peru. She is ranked fifth in a class of 293.  Hannah is deciding between Texas Christian University and the University of Virginia.  Best wishes, Hannah!
From left to right – parents Eric and Diane Howell, Chaparral Student of the Month Angela Howell, Rotarian Dennis Brewster.
We are happy to present the March Student of the Month for Chaparral High School – Angela Howell.  Angela serves the Chaparral community as a writing tutor, working with 9th and 10th graders to improve their writing.  She is also an outstanding theater student, working behind the scenes as well as acting in productions such as this spring’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Angela serves on the Link Crew.  She has lettered academically all four years of high school.  Angela plans to attend Case Western Reserve to major in archaeology and theater.  Congratulations, Angela!
Visioning is a popular program offered by our Rotary District 5450. Most clubs have been through the program and found it very helpful to develop consensus among members about the direction of their clubs. Healthy organizations are those who have contemplated their future and are taking actions to make that future a reality.


We have completed the first of three steps in the visioning process....1) the Growing Stronger Together survey which points out our strengths and opportunities to improve (taken in late November).

2) The next step is the visioning process itself which will take place on April 6 with between 20 and 25 members participating. Three district visioning team members will facilitate this process from8:30a-12:00n.  Please mark your calendars for this important club meeting. A Parker site will be forwarded closer to the date.

3) After the event, our leadership team will report the results of the visioning process to all members and convert the findings into goals, initiatives and timelines.

All members - veterans as well as new members - are encouraged to participate.  Information obtained from this planning process will help our leadership team develop our club budget for 2019-20 as well as project considerations for the future.  Let me know of your participation at Thank you!


Congratulations on the approval of your District Grant Application for "Medical Supplies Container" Project to Nicaragua. The District Grant (DG19-033) was approved on  March 18, 2019. Only expenditures related to the project that are incurred on or after this date will be covered under the grant. The total amount of the project, as shown in the application, is USD 21,226.80 and the amount of the grant (DDF) awarded by the District is USD 4,000.00.   The District has simplified the process for a Club to receive payment of the District Grant funds. Rather than send funds to the District in order to receive the grant, only a request for grant funds is necessary.  


Some news "highlights" to catch your attention - also,all District Grant money has been used for 2018-19. District Grant applications for 2019-20 will be accepted beginning May 13, 2019.
2019 District Conference - a one-day conference focused on Mental Health, Youth Programs and Connecting with other Rotarians. Saturday, April 27 at the Arvada Center. 
2019 Hall of Service - Highlight your club's projects & connect with others. 9:00 am to 9:00 pm. Each club must register online to reserve a table.
District's Online Business Directory - promote your business/profession to your fellow 3,000 Rotarians. Go to now and sign up for only $25 per year!

Congratulations to the 2019 Rotary Club of Parker Impact Award nominees!  The nominees were honored at the State of the Town event on February 27, 2019. 
Winner of the 2019 Impact Award:
Chris Winter, MD
Trauma Surgeon, Parker Adventist Hospital

Carolyn Ford
Teacher, Chaparral High School
David Nagel
US Army Chaplain (Major)

Colleen Potton
South Metro Fire and Rescue
Community Risk Reduction Team

 Dr. Kurt Stroman
Director of Vocal Music and Orchestra
Legend High School, Parker
Frank Yeager
Retired Manager of Parker Public Works
Club Information



Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Note: For the May 23 Scholarship Presentation meeting, we will be at Joy Lutheran Church
7051 E. Parker Hills Ct
Parker, CO  80138
United States of America
District Site
Tom Furmanski
May 23, 2019
Rotary Scholarship Awards
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