The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
January 17, 2020
Guest speakers
We've had some great guest speakers in December and January...
December 19: Dr. Scott Brown.  Scott spoke to us on Alzheimer’s: Where We Stand and the Road Ahead.
Click here for a PDF file with Scott’s presentation.
Click here for a PDF file with the notes Scott handed out for us, including the following suggested reading list:
  • The Longevity Diet: Slow Aging, Fight Disease, Optimize Weight, by Valter Longo
  • The End of Alzheimer's: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, by Dale Bredesen 
  • The Telomere Effect: A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer, by Drs. Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel.
For questions, contact Scott at scott@hé or 303-986-9110.  To sign up for his Behavioral Investing Gems, text the word BIG along with your name and email to 303-263-3987.
January 9: Sean Banks and his service dog, Neala (a German Shepherd), visited us to speak about the work of Victory Service Dogs “to bring the healing power of dogs to our local veterans to help them lead lives of independence and dignity.”  Victory Service Dogs was established in 2015 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  For more information, see their website at
January 16: Dr. Carrie Hopkins spoke to us on the current status of the pharmacy profession.  Carrie is a fourth-generation pharmacist!
Opportunities to Serve
Our next work date for Project C.U.R.E. is Tuesday, January 21 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. You can get more information and register yourself and guests online by clicking here
Family of Rotary
Lew and Lois Million celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on December 26!
Our club now has a Twitter account!  Follow us @ParkerRotary
Upcoming Club Events
Join us from 5:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 30 for our 5th Thursday social time at Barnett & Son Brewing Co. in Parker!  The Big Stuff food truck will be there -- this is your opportunity to try out their award-winning cuisine.  No registration necessary, but if you have questions, contact Pat Kendrick at            
So what if it's winter?  Get outside and come ice skating with your Rotary friends at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, January 31!  Bring the kids, grandkids, or anyone else for ice skating and hot cocoa at the Discovery Park Ice Trail (next to the Parker Library on East Mainstreet).  Skates are available for rent, and our in-house skating coach, Deann Olson, has volunteered to help those of us who could use some pointers.  Click here to register.
2020 Parker State of the Town is coming up on Wednesday, February 26 at the PACE Center.  We’re closing in on our goal of raising $60,000 from sponsors – we have only about $10, 000 left to go!  Keep up the good work of soliciting sponsors.  Think of the local businesses that you support – do you have a dentist appointment or a car servicing coming up?  Ask if they will consider becoming sponsors.
Upcoming District Events
District 5450’s Future of Rotary Dinner is coming up on Saturday, February 8, 2020.  The special guest speaker is John Hewko, General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International.  There will also be a polio update from David Talbot, Mountain Foothills Rotarian and Founder of Crutches 4 Africa.  Please bring a check to make an additional donation to End Polio Now. Your donation will be credited to you and to our Rotary Club, and will be matched 2:1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  The cost is $85 per person; the Rotary Club of Parker will subsidize $40 per person for members who attend.  Let’s try to put together a table to ten to attend!  For more information or to register for this District 5450 event, click here.
The Denver SE Rotary Club is once again hosting the 13th Annual State of the State Luncheon on March 5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center.  The keynote speaker is Linda Rosenberg, MSW, Director of External Relations for Columbia University and Past President and CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health.  For more information or to register, click here
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