The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
November 15, 2019
Congratulations to Avery Hendrick, Ponderosa High School Student of the Month for November
Pictured from the left: Rotarian Jim Boyd, Ponderosa High School teacher and coach Michael Warburton, Ponderosa Student of the Month Avery Hendrick, parents Lori and Scott Hendrick
Avery Hendrick has had a varied career of service in high school, including working as an election judge on Election Day and leading a group of elementary students through a three-day outdoor education camp at Stone Canyon.  She has earned the Gold Award in Girl Scouts.  Avery has run cross country and track all four years of high school.  Avery is ranked third in a class of 329.  Her particular passion is for writing: she has taken creative writing three times in high school and participated in National Novel Writing Month since eight grade.   She currently serves as an editor for the Ponderosa student newspaper.   She hopes to attend college at Northwestern or NYU to study journalism, dramatic or creative writing.  She would eventually like to work as a reporter or editor for a magazine or newspaper.  Best wishes, Avery!
Club News November 15
Pat Kendrick notified us that we will be voting on two candidates to fill the two at-large positions on the nominating committee at our meeting on November 21: Jay Boscoe and Ben Martin.
Holiday party
Our annual holiday party will be on Thursday, December 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Black Bear Golf Club (11400 Canterberry Parkway, Parker, CO 80138).   The deadline to RSVP is Saturday, November 23.
  • Cocktails and appetizers 6:00-6:45 p.m.
  • Dinner, dessert, entertainment and gift exchange 6:45-8:00 p.m.
Please RSVP to Jim Muir ( by November 23 with
  • The names of your attendees, including guests
  • The meal choices of your attendees.
The meal choices (yum!) are
  • Roasted Prime Rib
  • Pork Loin Roulade
  • Vegetarian
Rotary members will be billed at $25 per person; guests will be billed at $30 per person.
The gift exchange is voluntary; only those who bring gifts will participate.  The gifts should be valued at less than $20, not white elephant, preferably consumable and fun!
Opportunities for Service November 15
Alvaro Pisoni is looking for volunteers to help inventory materials that are being shipped from South Metro Fire Rescue to firefighters in Odessa, Ukraine.  The date is to be determined.  Please contact Alvaro at if you would like to help.
Wendell Geary reminds us of the next two work dates for Project C.U.R.E.  You can register yourself and guests online for either of these dates by clicking on the dates below:
Mike Endres reminds us of the final Parker Wine Walk of 2019 on Friday, December 6.  Click here to get more information and sign up online.  You can also email Mike to let him know you’d like to volunteer:
Kam Breitenbach has set up dates in December for Santa and Mrs. Claus to visit at local nursing homes and hospitals and bring holiday cheer.  She needs some elves to help out!  If you would like to be an elf, please check out the dates on the calendar for December.  You can either register online to help by clicking on the date that you are interested in, or you can email Kam at
Save the date!  The Parker Rotary Community Corps (RCC) for disabled teens and adults is celebrating its 10-year anniversary on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at Ave Maria Catholic Church.  Mark the date on your calendar – you are welcome to join in their celebration, or there will be opportunities for us to help out with setup and cleanup.  Click here for more information.
Liz Volz invites us to donate professional clothing that we no longer use to “Law Suits,” which provides this professional attire to high school students who will be participating in moot court in February 2020.  Please contact Liz at if you have any questions.
Russell Hampton
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