The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
July 24, 2019
Club Assembly 2019-2020
The July 11 meeting was one of our two required club assemblies each year.  As incoming president, Gail Lehrmann presented a summary of her vision, goals and objectives for the club in the new 2019-2020 year.  She also summarized the 2019-2020 budget approved by the Board of Directors on July 8.
Outgoing Rotary Club of Parker Foundation President Carl Finamore updated the club on changes in the foundation board.  Lindy Blackburn will serve as the incoming foundation president; Michele Duncan and Steve Trevino were elected to serve on the board.
District Governor's Visit
Incoming District Governor Curt Harris visited the club on July 18 to present his visions for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.  
Christmas in July
The Rotary Club of Parker co-sponsored the Parker Area Chamber of Commerce Women's Forum in July.  All of the ladies who attended helped with the Rotary Club of Parker's Christmas Caring Project.  The ladies finished 122 fleece scarfs to be given out by Santa/Mrs. Claus in December.  Thank you, Ladies of the Chamber, for your help in making someone feel loved during the holidays!  And a special thank you to Jill Callan from Li Petite & Co for hosting the event in her store and preparing all the material for the event. 
Welcome to New Member Mark Sanders

Pat Kendrick welcomes our newest member, Mark Sanders, with a Rotary pin.
Announcements July 23
Jim Muir is leading the peach and pear sales this year for our annual fundraiser.   Purchasers can place orders online from our website at   
The fruit will be delivered on Saturday, August 24 in the parking lot in front of Hobby Lobby at Parker Road and Mainstreet.  The prices remain the same as in previous years: 
  • 18 lb. box of peaches: $35
  • 10 lb. box of peaches: $25
  • 10 lb. box of pears: $25 
Purchasers may identify one of the following charities to receive a $5 contribution from each box they purchase: Ave Maria, Joy Lutheran, Parker United Methodist, and Parker Task Force.  Please contact Jim with any questions:
Gail Lehrman issues an invitation to observe the Young Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (YRYLA) camp near Monument on Tuesday, July 30. You will get the chance to see the camp in operation and to have lunch with the kids and counselors.  The youth will be doing a variety of team activities all day long.  Please let Gail know by July 24 if you would like to join her.
The Douglas County Fair & Rodeo (July 27 – August 4) needs many volunteers in a variety of capacities over the course of the event.  The fair begins with a parade in downtown Castle Rock at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27 and concludes on August 4.  The vast majority of Fair & Rodeo events are held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds located off Plum Creek in Castle Rock.
For general information on the Fair & Rodeo, check out this link:
To volunteer, register directly with the Fair & Rodeo:
Up With People needs hosts for its cast members
Up With People's international cast of 120 participants is arriving in Denver and more homestay hosts are needed!  Join the community of over 800,000 host families around the world and host upcoming participants for the Summer Staging from July 26 to August 26.
What do you need to provide as a host?
  • A welcoming place to stay.  Host for the whole month or in one 2-week period: either July 26 - August 8 or August 9 - 26
  • Limited transportation. Shuttle stops from Longmont to Parker will help get cast members to and from the Up With People facility in Park Hill               
  • Breakfast and dinner     
Sign up today at  For more information, contact the Staging Team at 303-990-0626 or
Pat Kendrick reminds us that this year’s Rotary Summer Picnic will be on Sunday, July 28 from 12:30-2:30 pm at the Bayou Gulch Regional Park (4815 Fox Sparrow Road).  The club will provide drinks and the main dishes; we are asking members to provide a dessert or side dish.  Also bring along a lawn game if you have one!  Please RSVP to Katie Kendrick ( immediately.  Let us know how many people are attending and what side/dessert you are bringing.  
Russell Hampton
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