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Rotary Club of Parker
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
Chaparral Student of the Month -- February 2019
From left to right: Chaparral High School teacher Bonnie Enright, Lee Mullen (mom), Brock Mullen, Rotarian Dennis Brewster.
Congratulations to Brock Mullen, the Rotary Student of the Month for Chaparral High School!  Brock currently serves as the president of both DECA and the National Chinese Honor Society at Chaparral.  He participates actively in DECA and has competed at the district, state and international level for the past two years.  Brock volunteers extensively in the school and community, including being a member of the Link Crew and the Interact Club at Chaparral. Brock has also been active in the theater program at Chaparral, serving in a variety of roles from actor to producer and in support functions.  Brock plans to study international business in college.
Ponderosa Student of the Month -- February 2019
From left to right: Rotarian Jim Muir, Zoe Miyasato, Jeanette (mother), Madison (sister), Cory (father), Kasie Chiloski (teacher).
Zoe Miyasato is active as a student athlete -- she has lettered in basketball all four years as well as being three-time all-state first team academics.  She has also coached and volunteered at basketball camps.  Zoe is president of both Student Council and DECA this year.  She also is a member of National Honor Society, the athletic council and Link Crew.  She maintains a GPA of 4.02.  Zoe has served our community by volunteering for Children’s Hospital, Project Cure and the Parker Task Force.  She plans to attend Regis University to study nursing. Congratulations, Zoe!

Rotary Club of Parker Newest Member
New Rotary Member, Janet Possehl and husband, Michael.
President Elect and General Membership chair, Gail Lehrmann, introduced our newest club member, Janet Possehl. Janet had the opportunity to speak to our members, briefly describing her background. She will have the opportunity to tell us more when she delivers a more complete biography as part of our club's New Member list of requirements. We welcome Janet and look forward to all she has to offer our club, community and international projects.
Rotary Club of Parker Inducts New Member
Our newest member of the Rotary Club of Parker, Kaki Keibel, was inducted this week.  Pictured are Gail Lehrmann - President Elect,  new member Kaki Kiebel and her husband Bill, and Rotarian sponsor Larry Brutlag.  Welcome Kaki!
Parker Wal-mart Store Manager Matt Burns
Rotary member Kam Breitenbach recognizes Wal-mart and store manager Matt Burns as our first Corporate Partner.  Matt has helped the Rotary Club of Parker with grants to do projects for our community.  Projects included but not limited to, Breakfast with Santa for the Parker Senior Center, school supplies and backpacks for the Parker Task Force Rotary projects, etc.  
RCParker Scholarship Update

It's timely to review what the Rotary Club of Parker does with regards to college and vocational scholarships.  We support both Chaparral and Ponderosa High School seniors with 6 (three to each school) $1000.00 scholarships.  The counselors office of both schools will be supplied with applications on or before February 27th. The deadline for completed applications is April 12th, with presentations scheduled for our meeting on May 16th.  I hope Dennis Brewster and Jim Muir are available for that date.  They do such a great job presenting the Student of the Month.  The application will be judged based on the following criteria:
1) Financial need                                20%
2) Extra-Curricular Activities            20%
3) Community Service/Citizenship    25%
4) Grade Point Average                      20%
5) "Service Above Self" Essay           15%
Our Club also offers one $1000.00 scholarship for a student to attend either a Trade School or Vocational School.  That scholarship is also available for a student of either Chaparral or Ponderosa High School and will be available at  the counselors office as well.  Similar dates apply to this scholarship. The judging criteria is the same in points 1 thru 3 but 4) is Career Goals and 5) is "Service Above Self" paragraph. 
I must mention that the 3 Ponderosa scholarships are endowed by members Lew Million, Hank Coll and Doc Martin.  A big thank you to those gentlemen!!  And also members Alex Doyle and Hal Gustin have offered to help with the judging.  
The Rotary Club of Parker also offers a $3000.00 scholarship through Vocational Services.  I would refer you to Peggy Carter for those details.
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2019 State of the Town Sponsors
Irv & Kathy Buck

Black Creek Capital

Shriver Investments Inc.

Gail Lehrmann
Silver Sponsors 
Ben and Vicky Martin 
Steve Budnack Family
Pat and Katie Kendrick and Family
Lew and Lois Million
Hal & Susan Gustin
Bronze Sponsors

Mrs. Claus

Randy and Kathy Hill
Tanne and Lindy Blackburn
Tom and Terri Furmanski
Deann Olson
Al and Jane Johnson
Elizabeth and Dennis Volz
The McCloud Family
Russell Hampton
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