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Rotary Club of Parker
End Polio Now!
Thank you to the many members who have already donated/pledged to this year’s fundraising campaign.  If we all pitch in, we can make the club’s goal of $5000.  Remember that the Rotary Club of Parker Foundation will provide a dollar-for-dollar match for contributions from $25 to $50.  Please contact Lew Million at to make your pledge for this year. 
Rotary District 5450 Conference -- April 27, 2019 at the Arvada Center
Our club will host a table at the conference.  We need club members to help staff the table from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Contact Ken Claiborne at if you can help.
We will honor the recent passing of Rotarians Bob Kramer, Don Clasen, and Dean Weaver in the Celebration of Life presentation at the conference.
Click here for more information or to register for the conference.
Flooding in Nebraska and the Midwest – How Can We Help?
Our neighbors in Nebraska and Iowa have recently experienced terrible flooding.  Our District will be coordinating with the affected Rotary Districts to help.  We will discuss how our club can participate at our meeting on April 18.
To make a personal donation, write your check to the Denver Southeast Rotary Club Foundation (write Nebraska Flood Relief in the subject line) and send it to
Denver Southeast Rotary Club Foundation, Attn: Kris Morse
PO Box 2764
Littleton, CO   80161. 
Joe Gregory is heading up the effort – if you have questions, you can contact him directly at or 303-345-5370.
Many thinks to the members who participated in the visioning exercise on Saturday, April 6!  We will be hearing more about the outcomes of this discussion at future meetings. 
Thank you also to a terrific group of facilitators…
Caruso Family Charities – Helping the Families of Critically Ill Children
Our speaker on April 4 was Jerry Caruso, the founder and director of Caruso Family Charities. As Jerry described it, “Caruso Family Charities is dedicated to assisting families of a child, adolescent or young adult being treated in Colorado for a life-threatening illness or life-altering event. Our mission is to help relieve some of the financial pressures so the family may focus on caring for their sick child.”  Jerry shared his personal story of how he was led to start the charity, and provided stories of some of the families that have been impacted by their work.
For more information, click here to check out their website or click here to download the brochure Jerry and his daughter Andrea handed out at our meeting.
Student of the Month for March – Ponderosa High School
From the left, Rotarian Jim Muir, Ponderosa Student of the Month Hannah Bowen, parents John and Beth Bowen, teacher Mike Lynch.
Congratulations to Hannah Bowen, the student of the month for Ponderosa High School.  Hannah serves the Ponderosa community in student government and on the Student Advisory Group.  She was also a state qualifier in the Mock Trial program. Hannah competes in both cross country and tennis, serving as team captain for cross country her junior and senior years.  She has participated in service projects both locally and internationally, travelling to Peru with Sacred Valley Service of Peru. She is ranked fifth in a class of 293.  Hannah is deciding between Texas Christian University and the University of Virginia.  Best wishes, Hannah!
Student of the Month for March – Chaparral High School
From left to right – parents Eric and Diane Howell, Chaparral Student of the Month Angela Howell, Rotarian Dennis Brewster.
We are happy to present the March Student of the Month for Chaparral High School – Angela Howell.  Angela serves the Chaparral community as a writing tutor, working with 9th and 10th graders to improve their writing.  She is also an outstanding theater student, working behind the scenes as well as acting in productions such as this spring’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.  Angela serves on the Link Crew.  She has lettered academically all four years of high school.  Angela plans to attend Case Western Reserve to major in archaeology and theater.  Congratulations, Angela!
Apr 18, 2019
Douglas County Assessor
Apr 25, 2019
Immunization Crisis in Colorado
May 02, 2019
Stand Up. Step Up. Never Give Up.
May 09, 2019
Age-Friendly Workforces
May 16, 2019
Club Assembly
May 23, 2019
Rotary Scholarship Awards
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