The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
June 14, 2021
Check Out the Website
Don't forget to check out the club's website at for the latest news and updates to our club calendar.
News for June 14, 2021
Volunteer Opportunity -- June 16
We invite you to join with the Rotary Satellite Club associated with the Noon Club (Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker) as they assemble backpacks, lunch bags and school supplies on Wednesday, June 16 starting at 4:45 p.m. at the Parker Task Force facility (19105 Longs Way, Parker).  Our club contributed to the District Grant that made this project possible.  If you have any questions, please contact Kam Breitenbach at  For more information on the Satellite Club, click here
New Beginnings on the Horizon -- Change of Command Picnic!
We can celebrate being able to meet in person again AND celebrate the upcoming Rotary year in our Change of Command picnic on Saturday, June 26 at Bayou Gulch Regional Park in Parker (4815 Fox Sparrow Rd, near Sagewood Middle School). The official start time is 12:15 p.m. when the BBQ is expected to arrive.  The unofficial start time is 11:45 a.m. if you wish to arrive a bit early.
The Club will be supplying the main course (BBQ from Hickory House) and a couple of TBD side dishes and drinks.  Members are asked to bring a side or dessert item (no need to coordinate what you are planning to bring).  You may want to bring your own chairs as well.

New Rotary Year, New Venue
We have a new venue for our in-person meetings.  Starting on July 1, we will meet in person on the second floor of the Parker Public Library.  We will also continue to provide online access to the meetings for people who are not able to attend in person.  Stay tuned for more details!
Speaker: Colorado Symphony Orchestra Update
On June 10, Tony Pierce, Chief Artistic Officer, gave us an update on the Colorado Symphony and its plans for re-opening this summer and fall.  Look for the announcement of the 2021-2022 season on June 11!
Here are links to some of the videos that Tony mentioned:
For more videos, visit the symphony’s YouTube channel at
Speakers on the Calendar
Did you have to miss a meeting and wonder what the presentation was about?  You can go to the club Calendar, click on the meeting date, and get an update on the presentation.
Make Your Presence Felt

Here are two ways you can record your support for the club:

  • Volunteer to take on one of the roles needed to run a meeting, such as leading the Pledge of Allegiance.  You can sign up on the Duty Roster online -- just go to the Home page of the club's website

  • Record your volunteer hours in support of the club.  Click here to go to the page on our website from where you can access the volunteer sheets.

Save the Date!  Rotary Day at the Colorado Rockies 2021!
Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 1:10 PM 
Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants, a National League West Division rivalry game
Tickets information coming soon from District 5450:
2021 Scholarship Recipients
Congratulations to the following seniors from Chaparral and Ponderosa High Schools in Parker who received Rotary scholarships.  Most were able to join our online meetings on June 3 or 10 to let us know their future plans.  We wish them all the best as they continue their education!
 High School
 College Attending
 Mikaela Fisher
 NC State University
 Lauren Llamozas
 BYU Provo
 Sophia Luna-Leonard
 University of Kansas
 Keagan Sanchez
 University of Arizona
 Sarah Treiber
 Grand Canyon University
 Jack Baumbach
 Nicole Fritz
 Colorado School of Mines
 Noelle Lopez
 University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
 Carter Motichka
 Hannah Reynolds
 Creighton University
 Allison Yarochowicz
 Purdue University
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is back for Summer 2021!

Rocky Mountain RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is back for summer 2021! This year's program for high school students currently completing grades 9-12 will be a one-day virtual event on Saturday, July 24. The speakers include Gitanjali Rao, the first-ever Time magazine Kid of the Year.

For more information or to complete an application, go to  Applications are open through June 30, 2021, or until the conference is full.


May 8 -- Joining Rotarians in Service

The Rotary Club of Parker joined with other Rotary clubs in our District in a day of service on Saturday, May 8.  Look at all that Rotarians can do!


Our club's project was to do some spring cleaning in the sensory gardens at Praying Hands Ranch, a therapeutic riding center.  After working, we had the opportunity to learn more about the mission of Praying Hands Ranch while visiting the indoor arena.  We also presented a check to support their work.  To see more photos of our club in action, click here.


Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile