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Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Parker Adventist Hospital-Conference Center
9395 Crown Crest Blvd.
Parker, CO  80138
United States
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Sep 07, 2017
Leaders After God's Own Heart
Sep 21, 2017
Lamb Spring Archaeological Preserve
Oct 05, 2017
Executive Director, Continental District, National Cemetary Administration
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Debra Ann
September 25
Join Date
September 1, 2002
15 years
September 1, 1998
19 years
September 8, 2016
1 year
September 22, 2011
6 years
September 24, 2015
2 years
September 27, 2015
2 years
September 29, 2011
6 years
Russell Hampton
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Rotary Club of Parker Acknowledges Paul Harris Fellows
Congratulations to the Rotary Club of Parker Paul Harris Fellows.  All were recognized at last week's meeting.  Paul Harris Fellows are generous donors who make a contribution of $1,000 to the Rotary Foundation.

The history of Paul Harris Fellow recognition

Written by Susan Hanf (from  
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions to what was then the Foundation’s only program, Rotary Foundation Fellowships for Advanced Study, the precursor to Ambassadorial Scholarships. 
The first Paul Harris Fellows include 1937-38 RI Director Allison G. Brush and longtime RI Treasurer Rufus F. Chapin, both for donations made in 1946. Mrs. Adan Vargas was the first woman to receive the recognition, for a gift made in 1953. Mrs. Harry L. Jones was the second, and one of only five people recognized for contributions made in 1957. 
Early Paul Harris Fellows received a certificate of recognition. In 1969, the Foundation unveiled the first Paul Harris Fellow medallion at the RI Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Japanese metal artist Fiju Tsuda created the piece under the direction of then-past Foundation Trustee Kyozo Yuasa. Today, Paul Harris Fellows receive a certificate and pin. They are also eligible to purchase a Paul Harris Fellow medallion. 
Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others. Ida LeTulle Taylor became a Paul Harris Fellow in 1978 when her husband, then-District Governor Vann Taylor, made a donation in her name in honor of their 34th wedding anniversary. The gift also made her the 25,000th Paul Harris Fellow. 
At the International Assembly in 1979, then-RI President-elect James Bomar challenged each Rotary club to make one non-Rotarian a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Club of Pikesville, Maryland, USA, responded by making a donation in the name of Mother Teresa in 1980. The entertainer Pearl Bailey also became a Paul Harris Fellow through a joint effort of the Rotary clubs in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  
Many other notable figures have been named as Paul Harris Fellows, including U.S. President Jimmy Carter, Russian President Boris Yeltsin, U.S. astronaut James Lovell, UN Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, and Jonas Salk.  
The number of Paul Harris Fellows reached the one million mark in 2006.
Paul Harris Fellows –
Jan Beller
Ron Beller
Dennis Brewster
Rick Chase
Tom Furmanski
Glenn Hertzler
Pat Kendrick
Mike McKinnis
Deann Olson
Alvaro Pisoni
Ron Saatjian
Mark Scheuneman
Dave Selden
Steve Trevino
Liz Volz
Paul Harris +1 Fellows –
Amy Erickson
Randy Hill
Steve Brown
Ted Sweeney
Ken Claiborne
Sue Gardner
Paul Harris +2 Fellows –
Jim Boyd
Larree Morgan
Paul Harris +3 Fellows –
Bill Shriver
Hank Coll
Jim Muir
Steve Gilbert
Paul Harris +4 Fellows –
Jane Johnson
Gail Lehrmann
Paul Harris +5 Fellows –
Carl Finamore
Bob Kramer
Kam Breitenbach
David Cichon
Lindy Blackburn
Li Pettett
Harold McCloud
Paul Harris +6 Fellow –
Steve Small
Paul Harris +7 Fellows –
Larry Brutlag
Lew Million
Doc Martin
Paul Harris +8 Fellow –
Jo Stone
Other Paul Harris Donors –
Wayne Wagener
Irv Buck
Tom VanderHeiden
Bob Satrom
Glenn Petty
Mike Oldham
Ben Martin
Stephanie Baldwin-Ross
Don Clasen
Michele Duncan
Tom Duncan
Al Johnson
Pat Kendrick
Bennett Named Ponderosa SOTM
Congratulations to Carly Bennett who was named Ponderosa Student of the Month for April 2017.  Carly has a 4.2 GPA and ranks 8th in her class.  Pictured with Carly are Rotarian Bill Kelly presenting the award, teacher Tanya Johnson, and Karen and Ed Bennett (parents).  
Juuso Provides Update
Juuso Haapala, Rotary Club of Parker's Exchange Student, visited the club last week to provide an update.  He commented on his current host family, his spring break activities and beginning of hockey season.  He will graduate from Ponderosa HS on May 16th and return to Finland on May 23rd.   
Congratulations to Renee Williams
Congratulations to Renee Williams for completing all of the requirements to receive her blue badge.  Dave Selden, Membership Chair & President-Elect presents Renee with her new badge. 
The International Corner
Submitted by Li Pettett
What is the International Service Committee up to these days?  Our long-time colleagues and friends from the Bombay Rotary Club approached us to assist with one of their signature projects, the Little Hearts Pediatric Surgery Program.  They are currently helping destitute slum children with congenital heart defects (who usually don’t even have access to doctors) get heart surgeries totally free. This is done through a cooperative agreement among one of the largest hospitals in the city, two Rotary Clubs in Mumbai and several other international clubs.
Since the program’s beginning in 2016, over 200 children have received critical surgeries, which saved many young lives.  For most youngsters, this also represents a huge positive change:  growth, activity level, weight gain, and overall well-being improves dramatically after cardiac correction, particularly in very blue babies and those with large holes in the heart.   
There are currently thousands of children throughout India who cannot afford this kind of surgery and many of them die.  We are happy to assist our long-term partners in Mumbai and several other international Rotary Clubs in this worthwhile effort.  
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Upcoming Events
Club Officer Training
Front Range Community College
Sep 23, 2017
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Food Drive for the Parker Task Force
Stroh Ranch King Sooper
Oct 21, 2017
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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
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
Rotary Foundation Treasurer - Co-Board Member
Vocational Services - Board Member
Immediate Past President - Board Member
Membership Chairperson
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