The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
August 19, 2021
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Upcoming Service Opportunities

Distributing Peaches -- August 28

Now that the peaches are ordered, we need volunteers to help hand them out on Saturday, August 28.  There will be two shifts:

  • Group 1 from 10:00 - noon to organize the peaches

  • Group 2 from 11:00-1:00 to distribute the peaches

You can volunteer online for one or both shifts:

  • Go to the Calendar on the club website

  • Click on Peach Pick-up on August 28

  • Click on the Peach Distribution link on the left side of the screen

If you have questions, please contact Alex Doyle (apdhawaii@gmail.com)

 

Gardening at Praying Hands Ranch – August 28

We have one more scheduled session at Praying Hands Ranch on Saturday, August 28 from 8:00-10:00 a.m.   For more information, contact Ron Sorlien (rssorlien@msn.com) or check out the event link.

 

September Wine Walk

We are looking for a dozen volunteers to help with the downtown Parker Wine Walk on Friday, September 24 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.  You can sign up online:

  • Go to the online club Calendar

  • Click on the Wine Walk on September 24

  • Click on the Members online registration link

Questions?  Contact Dan O’Neill (Odie2450@Comcast.net)

International Committee News August 2021

Earthquake in Haiti

We as individuals can join the International Committee in responding to the devastating earthquake in Haiti by making donations to support sending Shelter Box(es) for people left homeless.   You can either

  • Make a donation through the Foundation of the Rotary Club of Parker.  Click here for more information on making a donation either by check or with Zelle.  Please be sure to indicate that the donation is in support of Haiti so the Foundation treasurer knows how to direct your donation.
  • Make a donation directly to the Shelter Box organization through their website at https://www.shelterboxusa.org/   You will be able to add a note to your donation indicating that you are with the Rotary Club of Parker. 

 

WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) Symposium October 16

Alvaro Pisoni invites us to participate in the District 5450 WASH Symposium on October 16.  This will be a hybrid event.  For more information, contact Alvaro (pisoni@pisoni.com) or see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-district-5450-wash-symposium-a-hybrid-event-tickets-166667636387

Youth Protection 2021-2022

We all have the responsibility as Rotarians to protect the youth and other at-risk populations we come in contact with from harassment or abuse.  Club President Jim Muir outlined some of those procedures in our August 19 meeting; the policies, training and procedures are also available on our website.  All club members should review these policies; club members who have more extensive contact with youth or at-risk populations may have to fulfill more specific requirements such as trainings and background checks.

Please visit our website at https://parkerrotary.org/page/youth-services-welcome-page for more information on the training requirements and links to training/resources from District 5450 and Rotary International.  We all have the responsibility to protect as we serve.

Back to Work for the Parker Task Force!

Crews of Rotarians and family members were happy to return to the Stroh Ranch King Soopers to collect food and other necessities for the Parker Task Force on Saturday, August 14.  The community responded generously in these still-difficult times.  Here are three of the four smiling crews...

 
 
 
If You Miss a Meeting...

Just a reminder that if you miss a meeting, you can go to the club Calendar online, click on the meeting date, and get more information about the program.  We are working to provide information such as the speaker's bio, links to websites, and links to the PowerPoint presentation where possible. 

So, for example, if you missed the fascinating presentation on November 4 about the Crisis Center and their work to end domestic violence through advocacy, education, and prevention, 

  • Go to the club Calendar online

  • Click on November 4

  • Get links to the website for the Crisis Center and the PowerPoint presentation by Jennifer Walker, Executive Director. 

 

News for August 19 2021

Volunteering with the Foundation

The Foundation of the Rotary Club of Parker is looking for some support on its investment and bylaws committees.  Please contact Foundation President Steve Trevino (snaatrevino@aol.com) to volunteer or if you have questions.

 

Celebration of Remembrance for Bonnie Small

In remembrance of Bonnie Small (Steve Small's wife) who died on March 18, 2020, there will be an open house on August 29 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. at the Pinery Country Club. All are welcome.  

 

Rotary at the Rockies

Tickets are now available for Sunday, September 26, when the Colorado Rockies play the San Francisco Giants.  Help knock polio out of the park when you join District Governor Ray Anderson and your District Polio Committee who invite you, your family, and friends to join them at Coors Field.  Wear your Rotary best and make lots of noise - WE WILL HAVE A BLAST!  BUY YOUR TICKETS EARLY for only $28 each at https://www.mlb.com/rockies/tickets/specials/rotary

Russell Hampton
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