The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
August 23, 2019
The Christmas Store at Parker Adventist
Rachel Robinson, Chief Development Officer for Parker Adventist Hospital, described the hospital’s annual Christmas Store project.  The hospital foundation works with local schools to identify children and families who could use support to provide Christmas gifts for the family.  Click here to view the short video that describes the program.
If you would like more information about volunteering for the event in early December, contact Rachel at   
Rocky Vista Students Help with Project C.U.R.E.
Members of the Rotary Club of Parker were joined by students from the Rocky Vista University Rotary Community Corps to sort medical items with Project C.U.R.E. on August 20.
Announcements August 23
Jim Muir reminds us that the peaches are coming!  The peach delivery date is this Saturday, August 24 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Planet Fitness parking lot (10901 S Parker Rd.).  Many thanks to those who volunteered to help hand out the peaches!  Please contact Jim at with any questions.
5th Thursday social event coming up on Thursday, August 29.   We’re celebrating at Takoda Tavern (12365 Pine Bluffs Way, Parker).  We’ll start up between 5:00 – 5:30 p.m.  Please RSVP to Jim Muir at so we can let the tavern know how many to expect.
Parker Wine Walks.  We are volunteering with the Parker Chamber of Commerce to support the last three Parker Wine Walks for 2019 – on August 23, September 27 and October 25.  Here are some details:
  • We only have 3 volunteers signed up for September 27; we could use 4-5 more. 
  • We also need a volunteer coordinator (very little effort involved) for the September 27 and October 25 Wine Walks – let Mike Endres know if you’re interested (
  • The Wine Walks run from 5:00-8:00 p.m.  Report to the Parker Chamber of Commerce offices (19590 Mainstreet – Suite #100, Parker 80138, at the intersection of Mainstreet & South Pikes Peak Drive) by 4:30 p.m. if possible – late arrivals are not a problem.  Plan to finish shortly after 8:00 p.m.  As in past years, duties will vary – helping out with registration, provide Wine Walk packages to those registered, providing directions with the help of a Wine Walk map, helping make sure wine is consumed on the premises of participating merchants and possibly helping merchants by pouring wine, etc.  Over 825 registered for the last Wine Walk. 
  • The Chamber encourages us to identify ourselves at Rotarians, so wear your Rotarian at Work T-shirt, Rotary polo shirt or Rotary cap.
Randy Hill reminds us that we have a great opportunity to help malnourished children around the world by participating in Feed My Starving Children’s mobile food pack on September 27-29.  This food pack is hosted at Parker United Methodist Church (11805 S. Pine Drive, Parker, 80134).  You can sign up for a two-hour shift at  This is a great activity to do with children or grandchildren -- kids as young as 6 can volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult.  See for more information on policies for volunteers, particularly children.  In addition to helping starving kids, it’s also a lot of fun!
Our Veterans Day celebration is scheduled for Thursday, November 7.  If you would like to participate in putting together the program, please contact Mike Endres at
Lew Million announced that August 20, 2019 marked the second anniversary of the last case of polio in Nigeria, which means that the country (and now the entire continent of Africa) are polio-free!  Rotary’s polio eradication program has made a difference.
Alvaro Pisoni confirmed that the club has once again been invited to participate in the Open World program in 2020.
Russell Hampton
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