The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
June 28, 2021
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News for June 28 2021

Work Morning at Praying Hands Ranch – Wednesday, June 30

The combination of rain and hot weather has been great for our gardens – but also for weeds!  If you’re free, come join us for a couple of hours of gardening (mostly weeding) at Praying Hands Ranch (11892 Hilltop Rd, Parker, CO 80134) on Wednesday, June 30, from 8:00-10:00 a.m.  Bring work gloves and a weeding tool.  If you have any questions, please contact Ron Sorlien (



Save the Date: July 24!  New Members Service Project

The new members of the club have organized a service project to provide hygiene kits to a variety of groups in our community.  They are organizing a kit-stuffing party from 10:00-noon on Saturday, July 24 at the home of Michael Graham-HydeMark your calendar now, and stay tuned for more details!



Rotary at the Rockies

Tickets are now available for Sunday, September 26, when the Colorado Rockies play the San Francisco Giants.  Help knock polio out of the park when you join District Governor Ray Anderson and your District Polio Committee who invite you, your family, and friends to join them at Coors Field.  Wear your Rotary best and make lots of noise - WE WILL HAVE A BLAST!  BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY for only $28 each at

Change of Command Celebration
The Rotary Club of Parker celebrated our first opportunity to meet in person in more than a year at the Change of Command picnic on June 26 at Bayou Gulch Park in Parker.  The weather tried to interrupt the proceedings, but in true Rotarian fashion many people leapt to the rescue, pinning down everything from the canopy to the napkins.  We are clearly a group who believes in service…and desserts.  For lots of pictures of the event, check out this slide show.

Carolyn Ford of the Chaparral High School Interact Club

Kaki Keibel, Youth Director, thanked Carolyn Ford for her ten years of service guiding the Interact Club at Chaparral High School.  Carolyn also received a Parker Impact Award for her work in 2019.








Rotarian of the Year Awards

President Pat Kendrick recognized two Rotarians who have given exceptional service to the club over the past year (and more):

  • Scott Gough has served as the Program Chair for several years, lining up week after week of outstanding speakers for the club meetings.
  • Steve Brown has served as the chair of the State of the Town Committee for the past two years, meeting the challenges of the ever-changing pandemic event with leadership integrity


Change of Command

We give a HUGE thanks to the outgoing Executives/Directors and are grateful for their service to the club:

  • President: Pat Kendrick

  • Secretary (2 years): Janice Beller

  • International Service (2 years): Wendell Geary

  • Youth Service (2 years): Kaki Keibel


We welcome these new Executives/Directors and look forward to their leadership in the 2021-22 Rotary year:

  • President: Jim Muir

  • President-Elect: Harold McCloud

  • Secretary: Wendell Geary

  • International Service: Alvaro Pisoni

  • Youth: Linda Kamerling

  • Public Relations: Kyle Winders


And we give a big thank you and cheer of encouragement to the following Executives/Directors who are continuing in their roles:

  • Treasurer: Hal Gustin

  • Co-Sergeants-at-Arms: Ron Saatjian and Deann Olson

  • Club Service: Mike Oldham

  • Membership: Gail Lehrmann

  • Community Service: Bill Shriver

  • Vocational Service: John Huffaker

  • Fundraising: Alex Doyle

  • Grants: Liz Volz

  • Foundation President: Steve Trevino

  • Foundation Treasurer: Larry Brutlag

We also want to thank Scott Gough for his many years of service providing wonderful programs for our club meetings, and welcome Lisa Neal-Graves to the role of Program Chair.


A new Rotary Year

Incoming President Jim Muir stated two of his goals for the 2021-2022 year – do a lot of projects, and HAVE FUN!

Russell Hampton
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