The Lamplighter 

                                                Rotary Club of Parker, CO
Club Information
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Joy Lutheran Church
7051 E. Parker Hills Court
Parker, CO  80138
United States of America
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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
Nov 21, 2019
Using Small Talk to Get the Rotary Message Across
Nov 28, 2019
Dec 05, 2019
Tri-County Health Department
Dec 12, 2019
Dec 19, 2019
Alzheimers, Where We Stand and the Way Ahead
Dec 26, 2019
Merry Christmas!
Jan 09, 2020
Victory Service Dogs
Jan 16, 2020
The Pharmacy Profession
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Russell Hampton
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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!
State of the Town Impact Nominees

Please come to the State of the Town event on February 27, 2019 and meet the Impact Award nominees.  Come to learn what they do for our Community!  Get you tickets now!  Frank Yeager,  David Nagel, Chris Winter, Carolyn Ford, Kurt Stroman, and Colleen Potton.  Congratulations to all of  the Rotary Club of Parker Impact Award nominees.

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.  
Project CURE
Rotary Club of Parker members diligently volunteering  at Project CURE.
Welcome New Member Dan O'Neill
President Elect and Membership Chair, Gail Lehrmann inducted Dan O'Neill as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Parker.  Dan's Rotary sponsor, Mike Oldham welcomed Dan.
Dan O’Neill
Dan is a Littleton High School graduate.  He has had a lifetime connection to The United Methodist Church where he worked with pension plans for ministers.  In this capacity, he traveled to many countries around the world.  Through his connection with the UMC, he has a strong understanding of community service and has learned the benefits of providing service to others as well as the need to organize and fund those service efforts.
Dan serves currently as the Chair of the Finance Committee at Parker United Methodist Church. He and wife Debbie live in Pradera where he serves as an at-large board member/secretary for the Pradera Homeowners Association.
Ice Skating at Discovery Park
On on cold night in January, the Rotary Club of Parker held a social at Discovery Park in Parker.   Skaters included Katie Kendrick,Ron Saatjian, Deann Olson , Patrick Kendrick and  Mike Endres - Jaelynn Cooke, Granddaughter - Alex Endres, Son 
Rotary Chaparral High School Student of the Month
Emma Yanex was honored by the Rotary Club of Parker as their January Chaparral Student of the Month.  Emma has a grade point average of 4.15 and has lettered academically all four years of high school.
She is involved in the Spanish Honor Society, Link Crew as well as being involved in the Unified Sports Program and Adaptive Physical Education program as a peer to the special need students. 
Teachers at Chaparral High School expressed what a remarkable young lady that will not only excel in higher level learning, but will positively impact every class she attends.  She is considered an outstanding young lady with a passion for the greater good and a deep and genuine concern for others.
The Rotary Club of Parker meets Thursday mornings at 7:00 a.m. and guests are welcome.  This is a wonderful opportunity to join and give back to your community as the world.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels.
For questions on how to become a member of the Rotary Club of Parker, please contact Membership Director Gail Lehrmann at
Rotary Student of the Month
Pictured:  Rotarian Jim Muir, Brandy Zink, Madeline and Mark Zink.
The Rotary Club of Parker honored Ponderosa High School student Madeline Zink as our January Student of the Month.  Madeline has been involved in many activities such as National Honour Society, Student Council. Link Crew, Ponderosa Bridge Project and Ponderosa Activities Cabinet Member.  She also has participated in JV Track and Field, JV Tennis and Athletic Training Aid.  Her community service is expansive and includes Ave Maria Carnival, Denver Rescue Mission, Special Olympics Hawaii, Christmas for Kids, Denver Street Pie Collection and Trick or Treat Street for Kids, etc.
Madeline has been accepted to many higher education colleges and universities and is looking to study Kinesiology, Psychology or Military Strategy.  For her career plan she is pursuing military academics and ROTC to jump start a military career in the Air Force or Army.  Congratulations Madeline!
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.
2019 State of the Town
Hosted by:  The Rotary Club of Parker
Save the Date - Wednesday Feb 27, 2019
Time:  11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Vehicle Vault
18301 Lincoln Meadow Pkwy
Parker, CO 80134

EVENT Brochure:  (Please Check here) 


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The Rotary Club of Parker Foundation
PO Box 1472
Parker, CO  80134-1410