The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
September 16, 2021
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Duty Rosters Available through 2021

The online Duty Rosters are now available through the end of 2021!  Show that you are

for our club by giving the


of your service by signing up on the Duty Roster.

Final Gardening of the Season at Praying Hands Ranch -- Saturday, September 18

We have one last gardening morning for the season planned at Praying Hands Ranch on Saturday, September 18 from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.  We'll make one last assault on the weeds and put down mulch.   

Dress to get dirty, and please bring

  • Work gloves

  • A weeding tool if you have one

  • A kneeling pad

  • A collection bucket, such as a 5-gallon Home Depot bucket

Don’t worry if you can’t tell a weed from a flower – there are plenty of locations we can place you to keep you out of trouble!

Here is the gardening crew from August 28:

The ranch is located at 11892 Hilltop Rd, Parker, CO 80134.  The green arrow points to the location of the gardens on the property; the blue arrow points to the area you can park.  If by chance the front gate is closed, continue to S. Delbert Road and use the side access road shown on the map.  Also, if you come in the front gate and past the indoor arena, you can ignore the No Cars sign to access the gardens.


You do not need to RSVP.  Feel free to bring along family members! If you have any questions, please contact Ron Sorlien ( or Susan Gustin (

Megan Tran, McKinney-Vento Coordinator for Douglas County Schools

The new members of the club partnered with Megan Tran, the McKinney-Vento Coordinator for the Douglas County School District, to make hygiene kits to serve youth in our schools who are experiencing homelessness.  Megan came to our September 16 meeting to tell us more about the types of support the McKinney-Vento programs offer to homeless students and their families.

If you would like to view Megan's biography and/or slide show, click here.

Service Opportunty -- Parker's September Wine Walk

We are still looking for a few 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

We will meet at the new Chamber of Commerce offices in the courtyard of the Parker Station building (Suite R16) in downtown Parker.  Wear your Rotary regalia; Dan will bring our vibrant yellow Rotary vests!

Questions?  Contact Dan O’Neill (

Carpool to the Rockies Game September 26

If you would like to carpool to the Rockies game on September 26, please contact Gail Lehrmann at

5th Thursday Social Event September 30
We invite you to join us for the Fifth Thursday Social on September 30 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.  We will gather at the Brick House Tavern (19320 Cottonwood Dr., Parker, CO 80138).

Please RSVP to Amanda (; 720-626-5070) no later than Monday, September 20. You can click here to get more details on the event and to attend or decline, and you can also book family and friends.

Volunteering Opportunities from Rotary District 5450

Rotary’s 2nd Annual Woohoomanity™ Challenge

You don’t have to be a cyclist to resolve to have fun and make a difference!   Volunteers are needed to help staff the Denver Century Ride and Woohoomanity™ Challenge fundraiser on Saturday, September 26.  You can make a difference by raising money for your club’s service projects.  Last year 117 participants from 17 clubs raised $86,000 and netted $82,000!   Click here for more information and to sign up NOW! 


9News Health Fairs

The 9News Health Fairs are back in action, and looking for volunteers to fill a variety of roles.  There is a health fair the morning of Saturday, October 23 in Elizabeth; for a complete list of this fall’s fairs, see

For more information on the range of volunteer roles that are needed and to sign up to volunteer, see

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 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.

Russell Hampton
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