gazebo in O'brien Park Parker Colorado built by RotaryRotary 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.
Yum!  Palisade Peaches and Pears 2024
peach sale Rotary Club Parker Colorado

It's time to order Palisade peaches and pears!  The Rotary Club of Parker is once again offering luscious Colorado peaches and pears from Palisade.  Your purchase supports our local and international service projects.

 

  • Peaches -- 18# box -- $47
  • Peaches -- 9# box -- $32
  • Pears -- 9# box -- $32

Click here to place your order and pay online.  When you place your order you can designate that part of the proceeds go to additional local organizations.  The deadline to order is Sunday, August 11.

The pick-up date is Saturday, August 24 between noon and 2:30 PM in the Planet Fitness parking lot (SW corner of Parker Road and Main Street).  Any orders that are not picked up at that time will be donated.
 

If you have any questions, please contact ParkerRotaryPeaches@gmail.com.  Thank you for supporting our community service projects!

3rd Annual Parker Uncorked Wine and Spirits Festival

Preparations are underway for the 3rd annual Parker Uncorked Wine and Spirits Festival!  Join us on Saturday, October 5 from 4:00 -10:00 p.m. in a new location -- the DCSD Legacy Campus (10035 S. Peoria Street, Lone Tree, CO  80134). 

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

 

Latest Club News

The Rotary Club of Parker awarded six area high school students a total of $11,000 in scholarships in May of 2024. The students attended Chaparral, Elizabeth, Legend and Ponderosa high schools. These students will be attending four-year colleges or universities, as well as two-year technical schools, in Colorado, Wyoming, and surrounding states.  Best wishes to all!


On June 12 we celebrated the official launch of the new lighting on the gazebo in O’Brien Park, a partnership between the Rotary Club of Parker, the Town of Parker and the Parker Chamber Foundation.  The new lights can be programmed with different colors to celebrate different events/seasons.  Check it out some evening!

Thank you to the Rotarians who helped prepare several small cabins that were being moved from Mustang Ranch in Deer Trail to Affinity Ranch.  They removed the decks from the cabins prior to the cabins being moved.  Click here for more photos of the project, which extended over two Saturdays.
 

Why the cabins?  Here’s a note from Alicia Engebretson, President of the Board of Directors of Affinity Ranch:

Rotarians know how to work AND have fun!  We help staff a beer tent at Parker Days -- work AND fun.  And we staffed a booth to advertise the two Rotary clubs in Parker and provide information on Shelter Box.  Thank you to all who helped have fun AND work during Parker Days!  Click here for more photos of Rotarians in action.

Club member Edith Blankson attended the 2024 Rotary International Convention this past May in Singapore.  Here’s her report on some of the highlights:

  • Embarking on a 20+ hour journey from Denver that ended up being about 36 hours due to deplaning at the last minute in San Francisco when all seemed set!!

  • Being a part of the 14,000 Rotarians who came together in the beautiful and neat country of Singapore to what seemed like a “still” moment in time is an experience 

  • From the scheduled formal sessions and breakout sessions, to the informal sessions, including planned and unplanned social meets, you are sure to learn a lot more about Rotary beyond what your Club does, to make new connections and build friendships.

You don’t attend an RI convention and come back the same; it is a lifetime experience that will forever bring a smile to your face.   I encourage every club member to put it on their bucket list if you haven’t attended an International Convention yet!  In case you haven’t heard, Convention 2025 will be "next door" next year in Calgary, Canada.  Who is coming with me?!

Saturday, May 18 was a glorious day in Colorado for Rotary clubs to participate in Rotary's Epic Day of Service.  The Rotary Club of Parker worked on several projects at the therapeutic riding center Affinity Ranch (formerly Praying Hands Ranch), including

  • painting a corral
  • maintaining the sensory garden, and
  • driving posts for a new fence.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the community service!  Click here for more images of Rotarians in action.

2024 State of the Town

Thank you to all who worked so hard to make the 2024 State of the Town event at the PACE Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 such as success!  Click here to view a slide show of the event, which featured comments from Parker mayor Jeff Toborg on the state of the town and his visions for the future.   In addition, we presented the Parker Impact Award to Mike Waid and Nate Smith -- click here for more information on these deserving recipients.

We are grateful to all of our sponsors, listed in the Sponsors box on this page.

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Parker

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 a.m.
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.
Upcoming Speakers
Jim Gilbert - Town of Parker
Jul 25, 2024
Operations at Town of Parker (Intro: Brown)
Rodger Stewart
Aug 01, 2024
FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Intro: Shanna Schmidt
Greg Watanabe
Aug 08, 2024
Japanese Internship Camps (Intro: Huffaker)
The Rotary Club of Parker is committed to membership and volunteer opportunities without regard to age, ancestry, disability, national or ethnic origin, race, religious belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or veteran status.
Rotary's Annual Theme: 2024-2025 
 
Together, we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.
 
Click here for a description of the significance of the 2024-2025 theme: The Magic of Rotary.
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Club Executives & Directors
President - Board Officer
President Elect - Board Officer
Secretary - Board Officer
Treasurer - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Co-Sergeant at Arms - Board Officer
Community Service - Board Member
Club Service - Board Member
Youth Services - Board Member
Membership - Board Member
Fundraising - Board Member
Public Relations - Board Member
Grants Director - Board Member
Past President - Board Member
Club Foundation President - Board Member
Club Foundation Treasurer - Board Member
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