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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 Literacy Workshop. Saturday, March 30, 8:00 am to 3:30 pm at the University of Denver. 
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!

From left to right: Rotarians Pat Kendrick, Randy Griffith, Ben Martin.
We welcome new member Randy Griffith to the Rotary Club of Parker!  Randy is the founder of Data Synergistics, an information technology company, in Parker.
From left to right: Chaparral High School teacher Bonnie Enright, Lee Mullen (mom), Brock Mullen, Rotarian Dennis Brewster.
Congratulations to Brock Mullen, the Rotary Student of the Month for Chaparral High School!  Brock currently serves as the president of both DECA and the National Chinese Honor Society at Chaparral.  He participates actively in DECA and has competed at the district, state and international level for the past two years.  Brock volunteers extensively in the school and community, including being a member of the Link Crew and the Interact Club at Chaparral. Brock has also been active in the theater program at Chaparral, serving in a variety of roles from actor to producer and in support functions.  Brock plans to study international business in college.
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
Hosted by:  The Rotary Club of Parker
Save the Date - Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Time:  11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Vehicle Vault
18301 Lincoln Meadow Pkwy
Parker, CO 80134

EVENT Brochure:  (Please Check here) 


Send Checks to:
The Rotary Club of Parker Foundation
PO Box 1472
Parker, CO  80134-1410
New Rotary Member, Janet Possehl and husband, Michael.
President Elect and General Membership chair, Gail Lehrmann, introduced our newest club member, Janet Possehl. Janet had the opportunity to speak to our members, briefly describing her background. She will have the opportunity to tell us more when she delivers a more complete biography as part of our club's New Member list of requirements. We welcome Janet and look forward to all she has to offer our club, community and international projects.
From left to right: Rotarian Jim Muir, Zoe Miyasato, Jeanette (mother), Madison (sister), Cory (father), Kasie Chiloski (teacher).
Zoe Miyasato is active as a student athlete -- she has lettered in basketball all four years as well as being three-time all-state first team academics.  She has also coached and volunteered at basketball camps.  Zoe is president of both Student Council and DECA this year.  She also is a member of National Honor Society, the athletic council and Link Crew.  She maintains a GPA of 4.02.  Zoe has served our community by volunteering for Children’s Hospital, Project Cure and the Parker Task Force.  She plans to attend Regis University to study nursing. Congratulations, Zoe!

Rotary member Kam Breitenbach recognizes Wal-mart and store manager Matt Burns as our first Corporate Partner.  Matt has helped the Rotary Club of Parker with grants to do projects for our community.  Projects included but not limited to, Breakfast with Santa for the Parker Senior Center, school supplies and backpacks for the Parker Task Force Rotary projects, etc.  
Club Information



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
District Site
Venue Map
Amy Lantz
Mar 28, 2019
RAD Certification and Update
Jerry Caruso
Apr 04, 2019
Caruso Family Charities
Jim Moore
Apr 11, 2019
Eradication of Malaria
Lisa Frizell
Apr 18, 2019
Douglas County Assessor
Pres-Elect Gail Lehrmann
Apr 25, 2019
Maternal & Child Health
Val Jones
May 02, 2019
Stand Up. Step Up. Never Give Up.
Karen Brown
May 09, 2019
Age-Friendly Workforces
Tom Furrmanski
May 23, 2019
Rotary Scholarship Awards
No Meeting
Jun 27, 2019
No Meeting - Change of Command on Saturday June 29.
Pres Gail Lehrmann
Jul 11, 2019
Club Assembly
Elaine Mariner
Jul 18, 2019
2019-2020 PACE Season Preview
Tom Furmanski
Aug 01, 2019
RYLA Young RYLA Presentations
Tom Furmanski
Aug 08, 2019
RYLA Young RYLA Presentations
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
2019 Parker State of the Town Sponsors
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