The Lamplighter 
Rotary Club of Parker
September 9, 2019
Aerospace in Colorado -- A Significant Economic Engine
Our presenter on September 5 was Vicky Lea, Director of Aerospace and Aviation for the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.  Vicky described the importance of the aerospace industry to Colorado’s economy, and the efforts of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation to attract aerospace-related industries to the Denver Metro area.  For more information on their activities, click here.
If you are interested in attending the exhibitor’s hall for the Space Symposium at the Broadmoor Hotel (March 30 – April 2, 2020), please email Vicky at  For more information on the Space Symposium, click here.
Nurturing Our Relationship with the Parker Library
From the left: Elaine McCain of the Douglas County Library Foundation, Librarian Rachel Brackenridge, Parker Library Manager Amy Long
We had a visit from three representatives of Douglas County Libraries to thank us for our ongoing support of the Parker library. 
Elaine McCain described the mission and activities of the DCL Foundation, including scholarships for kids to attend school break camps hosted by the libraries.  She brought a brochure that describes the Foundation – click here to download the brochure as a PDF file.  Elaine also mentioned the Foundation’s major fundraising gala coming up on September 27, 2019.  For more information on the gala, click here.
Librarian Rachel Brackenridge explained how the books that our club donates to the Parker Library in honor of our speakers are chosen.  Our donation is used to purchase picture books.  Librarians match the interests of our speakers with the focus of the picture books.  As an example, Rachel brought along the picture book that will be dedicated in honor of the meeting’s speaker, Vicky Lea.  Since Vicky’s topic was aerospace, the picture book that will be dedicated in her honor is called Rocket Says “Look Up!”  The book plate that commemorates our donation was already in the book and is shown below:
Announcements September 9
Jim Muir reported on the successful peach sales!  We sold more boxes of peaches than last year, and netted about $3000 for the club.  Here is the peach crew along with just some of the many boxes that were handed out on August 24:
The Peach crew from left to right: Alex Doyle, Janet Possehl, Gail Lehrmann, Jim Muir, Ron Beller, Kam Breitenbach
Pat Kenrick reminds us that there is a District training event on Saturday, September 21 from 8:00-12:15 at Front Range Community College (Westminster campus).  The club will reimburse you for the registration fee of $25.  You can get more information and register here: 
Let Pat know if you are planning to go and would like to carpool. 
Mike Endres thanked the volunteers who helped with the Parker Wine Walk in August, including Kam Breitenbach and Jane Johnson, shown below.  There are two more wine walks coming up on September 27 and October 25.  Please contact Mike if you would like to volunteer for one or the other.
Russell Hampton
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