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The Rotary Club of Evergreen is located in scenic Evergreen, Colorado about 20 minutes west of Denver in the foothills of the Rockies.  Founded in 1985, our club has over 100 active and fun-loving members who come from all walks of life and provide a diverse range of viewpoints.  Many of our members have founded or served key roles in other non-profits in the community and around the world.  We, quite literally, live the Rotary motto of “Service above Self” in everything we do.   We are proud of this record and believe our Club to be one of the very best anywhere in the world.  Please click on the About Us section of the menu to learn more about our club.
 
We cordially invite you to come and see for yourself what makes our club special.  We meet every Friday morning, 7:00 am, at the Evergreen Country Day School, 1030 El Rancho Road, Evergreen, Colorado 80439.   Venue Map
 
 
 
  • September 23, 9:00 - 2:00 | Recycle Round-Up & Community Wide Cleanup
  • September 15 - October 8 | Evergreen Chorale - "The Hunchback of Notre Dame"
  • September 9, 10:30 - 6:30 | Evergreen Big Chili Cook-Off
 

Also check the Evergreen Rotary Calendar, the District 5450 Calendar, the Downtown Evergreen Calendar, and the Evergreen Chamber Calendar for upcoming events.

 

It’s that time of year again; on Saturday September 23rd from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. The Rotary Club of Evergreen is holding its annual Recycle Roundup. Everyone is invited to bring their hard to re-cycle items to Evergreen Country Day School, El Rancho Town Center, 1093 Swede Gulch Rd., Evergreen. Paper shredding returns this year and is available between 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. – donations gratefully received. There will be a small fee for electronics recycling.

 

See the Recycle Round-Up Flyer

 

Sara Nassr would like us to know what her beloved country was like before war, what it is like now, and what it means to immigrate to America. Sara, a 21 year old refugee from Damascus, has an eloquence and wisdom beyond her years. Her familiarity with the history and situation in Syria and her first-hand experience with the many steps required to immigrate to the USA should provide valuable insight to those of us who only hear and see the Syria that’s portrayed in the news.

Sara imparts a depth of understanding that only one who has lived the news can realize. Listen to this courageous young woman tell the story of her family’s escape to Turkey, their 4 year wait for a UN sponsorship, the many steps required to realize this opportunity, and their arrival in Colorado last September. Since then, the family of 5 has concentrated on building a life in their new country. Sara has worked, attended Emily Griffith, mastered English, and will begin studying for a degree in psychology this fall.

Please come listen to Sara’s story at the Church of the Transfiguration on Monday, August 7th at 6.00 p.m. Refreshments provided by Evergreen Rotary Club.

 
Sigomere is a beautiful rural county, or ward, located approximately 200 miles from Nairobi, Kenya. Here, 40,000 people live and work through an economy of small family farms. Very little, if any infrastructure exists. Electricity, navigable roads, automobiles, bicycles, internet, solid building construction, and clean water are luxuries. Normally, residents obtain water from small ponds and depressions in the ground, where springs and run off collect. The threat of disease is a constant part of life, and children die at an alarming rate.

 
On June 26, District Governor Bill Downes announced that Evergreen Rotary's Curt Harris has been nominated to become District 5450 Governor for the 2019-20 Rotary year.  Harris has been a member of the Rotary Club of Evergreen for nearly twenty years.  He served as the club’s President in 2000-01, and has been the club’s International Service Chair, Legacy Project Chair and the club foundation’s President.  For the past two years, Curt has served as the Area 8 Assistant Governor.

Harris has been involved with fundraising efforts that have raised over $400,000 to support medical facilities in northern Tanzania.  Most recently, Curt had the pleasure to lead another climb (his fourth) of Africa’s Mount Kilimanjaro which included five Tanzanian women in support of women’s education in Tanzania.  He is currently organizing another Kilimanjaro climb in early 2018 which will include four Tanzanian women. 
On June 15th the Rotary Club of Evergreen hosted the 5th Annual 100 Holes of Golf fundraiser at the beautiful Evergreen Golf Course.  Our thanks to Susie Helmerich, Head Professional and her staff for all their assistance.
 
The 2017 100 Holes of Golf featured 16 charities which raised $32,522.  This means the event has raised over $290,000 during it's 5 year history.  In 2017, we had 16 charities participating (down 3 from the previous year) and 54 individual golfers, of which 15 were Rotarians.  As of June 19, there have been 259 contributions made, 74 made by 39 Rotarians.  It was a great event and a good time was had by all.  To see all of the photos for 100 Holes of Golf, click here.
Pandora and John Erlandson of PandoraJohn Properties Win Rotary Club’s 2017 ‘Ethics in Business Award’
 
In 2009 the Rotary Club of Evergreen awarded its first annual ‘Ethics in Business Award’. Each year since, Rotary Club members have nominated businesses and business professionals for the award that they believe comply with Rotary International’s Four-way Test, as follows: 
 

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the truth?
  2. Is it fair to all concerned?
  3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
  4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
 
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