Latest Club News
Yasmine Grier was honored as the Ponderosa High School October Student of the Month.  Yasmine ranks 9th in her class of 292 students.  Her many activities include being in Theatre, Ponderosa Thespian Council, Mock Trial, Student Council, National Honor Society, Peace Jam, Link Crew and advanced choirs.  Yasmine has completed an amazing 116 hours of community service to date.  Her number one college choice is Stanford University.  Yasmine is pictured with one of her high school teachers, her mom and sisters and Rotarian Jim Muir.
Elves Needed to help get the Holiday Blanket Project ready.  We need to stuff envelopes, add stickers and fill small gift bags for Santa to give to patients at Sky Ridge Medical Center and Parker Adventist patients before Christmas.  We are gathering at Kam's house on Tuesday, October 16 at 10:00 a.m. to get the job done!  Please rsvp to: if you can help!   This is in the Pinery at 5714 N Stetson Court, Parker.  All are welcome!
Hello Rotarians,
Rocky Vista University would like to invite the Rotary Club to the Global Medicine Open House taking place on Monday, November 12th at the Frank Ritchel Ames Memorial Library! The Open House will highlight RVU’s Global Medicine Track, and Camille Z. Bentley, DO, MPH, FACOFP, Chair of Tracks and Special Programs, will share her experiences in global medicine and the future of healthcare abroad. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to explore the “Against the Odds: Making a Difference in Global Health” traveling exhibit which showcases the collaborative efforts of physicians, communities, and organizations as they work to prevent disease and improve quality of life around the world.
The Open House is open to the public and light appetizers will be served. Please RSVP.
Have you looked at Club Runner lately?
Mobile App:  There is a Club Runner application specifically designed to run on smart phones and tablets.  With it, you can easily look up members of our club including their contact information, see club events and stories, and get information on other clubs in our district, including meeting times and locations.  To download it, go to the appropriate application store for your operating system (Apple App Store or Google Play) and search for "Club Runner".
Last Friday, the people of Sulawesi Island in Indonesia looked on in horror as giant waves crashed onto their shores.
First, the island was hit by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake. Then a tsunami tore through the region, flattening everything in its path and turning thousands of homes into rubble.
Families have been left devastated as they struggle with the catastrophic aftermath. Thousands are still searching for lost family members, while also enduring landslides and power outages. It is estimated that more than 1,300 have died and over 50,000 people are homeless. ShelterBox is deploying a Response Team to help people made homeless by this disaster. ShelterBox has aid pre-positioned in nearby Malaysia which will be deployed for this emergency.
Given the scope of this disaster, additional aid support is urgently needed.  The Rotary Club of Parker will be collecting donations for Shelter Box and the Indonesian relief effort at our meetings on Thursday October 11th and October 18th.  

Last Thursday Nine Rotarians signed up to be merit badge counselors for  Boy Scout Troop 16. If anyone is interested in becoming a counselor at anytime please contact Mike Oldham and he will be delighted to guide you through the process. Remember, for us it’s “Service above self”, for a Scout it’s “Do a good turn daily.”
The Rotary Club of Parker members have an opportunity to help the Friends of Castlewood Canyon State Park with a clean up project(s) at the park. They have asked for our help from 8:30 am to approximately 12:30 pm on Saturday October 13th. We will be working outside and garden tools will be provided. However, if you have clippers, trimmers, leaf rakes, etc. please bring them just in case. Gloves, sunscreen and a water bottle would be a great idea! 
Please let me know if you have interest in helping with this project no later than October 8th.
Thank you for your consideration and hope to see you there!
Carl Finamore
720-250-8655 (C)
Domestic violence is a pattern of behavior used to establish power and control over another person through fear and intimidation, often including the threat or use of violence.

Domestic violence happens when one person believes they are entitled to control another. It may involve physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological abuse, financial abuse and animal abuse.   We define domestic violence as a pattern of abusive behavior in any relationship that is used by one partner to gain or maintain power and control over another intimate partner.  Domestic violence can be physical, sexual, emotional, economic, or psychological actions or threats of actions that influence another person. This includes any behaviors that intimidate, manipulate, humiliate, isolate, frighten, terrorize, coerce, threaten, blame, hurt, injure, or wound someone.


As a Rotary Club project we can help Boy Scout Troop 16 of Parker succeed in its mission to develop the character of a young man. Be a Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor. Please go to https.// and search "merit badge" and you will get the list of 156 merit badges to evaluate.  Each badge has a pamphlet to follow to insure that the requirements for the badge are met. The youth, and his buddy, must  meet you at a convenient time and location. Next week I will pass the clipboard so you can indicate first, that you will counsel, and second, which badges. To those who agree to serve  I will send Troop Sixteen's Scoutmaster Elect, Nate Smith's, email to me with a link explaining how to become a counselor.

Rotarians are about "service above self". Please consider counseling a young man so he can succeed?

Questions are welcome. Please call me at 303-453-9067

Thank you, Mike Oldham, former Scoutmaster.

Chaparral High School student, Sydney Tyler, was named the Rotary Club of Parker’s September of the Month.  When teachers at Chaparral were asked to describe Sydney we received several responses.  Tony Perichina, Assistant replied that Sydney is a great, great human!!!  She is a kind, responsible young lady that does everything the right way.  Sydney is the type of person that I hope my children turn out to be.
Mike McEwan, English teacher responded by saying that Sydney is, quite simply, one of the kindest, most empathic young people I have ever known.  When a student is in need of support, Sydney throws herself wholeheartedly into support mode.  While others stand by and wonder who to help, Sydney doesn’t wait for someone else to take over.  She understands the power of the present, and devotes her life to the well-being of others.  Anybody who knows Sydney understands that she leads with her heart, and that genuine selflessness has made Chaparral a better place.
Math teacher, Rob Ferguson told us that Sydney is one of the nicest, most positive, hard-working students I have had the pleasure of teaching!
Thursday evening the Rotary Club of Parker invited all women members and wives/family members of our Rotary members to get together for a potluck dinner and fellowship.  The food was great and the conversations even better.  One purpose of the evening was to welcome new member Deb Porrazzo and get to know her.  One of the many things I learned was that Deb makes BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!  Deb is involved with Dress for Success and we hope to learn more and how we can help the organization.  Ladies, keep an eye out for our next potluck.  If you missed hearing about this enjoyable, please send your email to Kam at and we'll email you directly with the details!
Here is a snapshot of the qualifications for our Parker Impact Award:  First an individual or group that exemplifies the Rotary Motto:  “Service Above Self”.  The nominee(s) must be Parker residents, or someone who provides exceptional service to the Parker Community.  The action the nominee took or provided cannot have been honored by another organization.   Examples are  compassionate actions, humanitarian actions, life-saving actions.
               Nominations may be submitted by anyone (need not be a Parker Resident to make an nomination).  If I have the luxury of having 3 or 4 nominees, historically we have awarded only one award with the notable exception of 2016 when we made two awards.  My intention is to make a minimum of two awards going forward, and I’d like to reserve the right to make more if that is justified by a number of extraordinary and deserving nominees. 
The Annual State of the Town will be Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Business Networking 11:00 AM - 11:3- AM, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM :Luncheon/Program.  The event will take place at the Vehicle Vault, 1830 Lincoln Meadow Pkwy, Parker, CO  80134.  Tickets and sponsorships are available. 
MASH Camp will be held at Rocky Vista University, 8401 S Chambers Rd, here in Parker on September 29th and 30th. The event will be from 9am to 3pm both days. If you would like to volunteer, helping at check in for the students, distributing lunch, etc. or would just like to come see the campus and get a tour please email Jeremy Brown: 
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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
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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
Nanette Randall
Oct 18, 2018
The Power of the Story
Mike Goebel
Oct 25, 2018
Parker Adventist Hospital
Mike Endres
Nov 08, 2018
Veterans Day Program
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Nov 15, 2018
Rotary Foundation
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 22, 2018
No Meeting
Rick Waters
Nov 29, 2018
Denver Indian Center
Peggy Carter
Dec 06, 2018
Vocational Services Meeting
Pres Ken Claiborne
Dec 13, 2018
Club Assembly
Dr Thomas S. Tucker
Dec 20, 2018
Superintendent, Douglas County School District
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Dec 27, 2018
No Meeting
Gordon Hamby
Jan 03, 2019
11 Energies Off the Verve
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Feb 07, 2019
Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution
Val Jones
Mar 14, 2019
Stand Up. Step Up. Never Give Up.
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, Steve Sumption, 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 -Gail Lehrmann-Champion
Peaceful Schools - Gail Lehrmann-Champion
RYLA/YRYLA - Tom Furmanski, Gail Lehrmann, Mike Oldham
Scholarships, Chaparral - Dennis Brewster
Scholarships, Ponderosa - Bill Kelly
Student of the Month, Chaparral - Dennis Brewster
Student of the Month, Ponderosa - Bill Kelly
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