The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
New Member Randy Griffith
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.
Project C.U.R.E.
Julie King (left) and Sharon Wagner
At our March 7 meeting, Julie King and Sharon Wagner gave us an update on the activities of Project C.U.R.E., the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.  For more information on their mission, click here to go to their website.
Two ways we can help:
  • First, sign up to participate in our next sorting evening at the Project C.U.R.E. warehouse in Centennial on Tuesday, March 26 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  No medical expertise is needed – the volunteer coordinators give us guidance so we can sort the medical supplies effectively.  Dress warmly -- the warehouse is unheated!  Contact Dennis Brewster for more information at
  • Second, we as individuals or families can volunteer by putting together Kits for Kids.  These kits provide some basic hygiene and first aid supplies for families in developing nations that otherwise would not have them.  Get information on how to create your Kit for Kids at
Invitations from our sister club, Cherry Creek Valley Rotary in Parker
Cheryl O’Brien from the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club invited us to participate in two of their ventures this spring:
  • 2019 Achievement Luncheon on Wednesday, April 10 from 11:00-1:00 at the PACE Center in Parker.  The keynote speaker will be Paralympic athlete Allysa Seeley.  For more information or to register for the luncheon, go to their website at 
  • Officer of the Year luncheon at the PACE Center on Wednesday, May 8.
Two ventures for our consideration
Two recent guests presented information on projects we can get involved in:
Johnnie Medina
On February 28, Johnnie Medina told us about his organization, Life through the Lens.  Johnnie, a professional photographer, offers free photographic documentation of the lives of terminally ill children.  For more information, see his website at Life Through the Lens
Scott Neff
On March 7, Scott Neff described the Boys State/Girls State summer leadership and citizenship programs sponsored by the American Legion for students going into their senior year of high school. 
State of the Town -- A note of thanks
How can you adequately thank a group of folks who have volunteered to do a job and given many hours and no doubt much more effort than they could have imagined?
Here I will try:
Danke!    Merci beaucoup!    ¡Muchas gracias!
We truly appreciate you.   You’re the best.
What would we do without you?   
We can’t thank you enough.
  • Carl Finamore, who was absolutely the person who made the 2019 SOTT event such a success.
  • Bill Shriver, who spent untold hours working with names and numbers on Black Tie and with spreadsheets that changed daily, if not hourly, to be sure all attendees were registered.
  • Jan Beller, who worked consistently with our favorite caterer, Rick of Sweet Lorraine’s, to produce a great lunch salad and who ironed all those blue and gold tablecloths that made such an impact.
  • Ron Beller, our publicity person par excellence, who lends his wonderfully detailed photographer’s eye to produce near-perfect layouts for our sponsorship bulletin and event program, plus evermore publicity.
  • Tom Vanderheiden, whose idea to award all those nominated for the Impact Award was inspired.
  • Tom Furmanski, who spent untold telephone time making sure our high-school youth were invited to the event.
  • Kam Breitenbach, who organized the reception registration desk.
  • Larry Brutlag, who did yeoman work obtaining many of our sponsors.
So many others of our members worked very hard to produce a successful event, as has been affirmed numerous times by attendees and several of our town officers.
Again, THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES for “building good will and better friendships for all concerned.”
Congratulations, 2019 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
Mar 14, 2019
Stand Up. Step Up. Never Give Up.
Mar 21, 2019
Douglas County Assessor
Mar 28, 2019
RAD Certification and Update
Apr 04, 2019
Caruso Family Charities
Apr 11, 2019
Eradication of Malaria
Apr 25, 2019
Maternal & Child Health
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2019 State of the Town Sponsors
Irv & Kathy Buck
Michele Duncan


Black Creek Capital

The Million Family
Li Pettett

Shriver Investments Inc.

Michael Oldham
Liz Volz & Family
Sue Gardner & Family
Mike & Anita Endres
Gail Lehrmann
Al and Jane Johnson
Ben Martin & Family
Janice and Ron Beller

Hearing Associates of Parker

Ken Claiborne
Robert "Doc" Martin

Parker Trailer

Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.