This Week's Bulletin

News for the Week of March 9, 2018 

Larry Caine 

NEXT WEEK, March 16th! Don't Forget that our meeting will be held at the Evergreen Fire Station, where we'll be treated to an inside look at the work of our heroic firefighters and emergency personnel. Fresh Tracks will be serving our breakfast don't worry about the bacon. ;-) Members of the Evergreen Fire staff have volunteered to shave their heads to raise money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation, which serves children's cancer research.  See more info on St. Baldrick's and how you can participate, later in the bulletin. 

SAVE THE DATE: May 6th, for this year's Polio Plus event at the Tuscany Tavern. All profits from the evening will go to Rotary International's fight to wipe out this horrible disease once and for all. Starting at 4:00pm.

SEE PAGE THREE: Of the Canyon Courier. Our sponsorship program, initiated by Tim Grace, now provides a monthly full page color ad in the Canyon Courier. Thank you, sponsors, for giving our club the opportunity to inform the community of Rotary's mission to provide "Service Above Self" locally and globally. 
Tim Eagan and Lily Mott  St. Baldrick's Foundation is on the move at Evergreen High School. T-shirts are for sale, and Principal Brandon Brekke is having his head shaved. Support the effort to help families, researchers, and physicians in their struggle against the terror of childhood cancer.  Events will take place March 16th at the Fire Station and on the 17th at the Ascent Church Lodge.  Saturday's event includes BBQ, face painting, a jumping castle, and fireman with their truck on site. For the opportunity to have your head shaved or to buy a t-shirt, contact Tim or  303-955-4288, 303-656-3953 .  To donate to Team Rotarian go to:
Dale Schlinsog – The next Rowdy Rotarians social event is being held on Friday March 23rd at the Wild Game Evergreen (1204 Bergen Parkway) in conjunction with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation Bowlathon event. Whether you are bowling, cheering on the bowlers or just want to socialize there is a place for all of you.  The bowling lanes are reserved from 5-7:30pm along with tables behind the bowling lanes and in the Club House area.  The Rowdy Rotarians gathering will begin at 5pm with half-price beers, discounted wine and half-price appetizers until 6pm.  The Bowlathon is also expected to start at 5:00pm.  A Beatles cover band, the 3eatles will begin performing in the Club House area at 7:30pm, so stick around and take in the music and dancing.    
For those of you interested in participating in the Bowlathon, this is a friendly competition between the Rotary, Kiwanis and Elks Clubs to raise money for the St, Baldrick’s Foundation which provides funds and awareness for lifesaving children’s cancer research.  Participants from all 3 clubs will donate a minimum of a dollar a pin for every pin they knock down during the Bowlathon.  Bowlers can elect to bowl one, two or three games.  Bowlers can ask their friends, family, neighbors or co-workers to "sponsor" them.  There is a limit of 16 bowlers per club per game.  Sign-up online through (previously sent in email from Tim Eagan).  Bowlers will be encouraged to have fun wearing Beatles costumes to win great prizes, i.e. Sgt. Pepper, Eggman, Fab Four, etc.  St. Baldrick’s Foundation is the second largest fundraiser for children’s cancer research behind the U.S. Government for Children's Cancer Research. To Sign up, go to: Hope you'll come out and join us for a night of great fun, food and entertainment!
Barbara WingateAttention Business Owners! Your listing in the Rotary Club of Evergreen Business Directory is a great way to connect with your Rotary family, and give them the info they need to support you! Barb Wingate and Al Steger have set up an easy, quick way to access an example listing and info form. Follow this link: 
Rita Carver – The EChO Food Bank would like to offer a festive assortment of candy to fill the Easter baskets of EChO’s children. Easter Candy is wanted, like yummy Chocolate bunnies, Jelly beans, Peeps, Chocolate eggs, etc. Easter baskets would be appreciated too!​ Please bring all candy donations to the food bank by March 26. This effort is a continuation of Your Community Service Committee's  new project to help the EChO food bank. 160 families are served every week, right here in our mountain community. Last week, our club donated over 70 pounds of food. Way to go! Canned food items, non expired, will be collected on an ongoing basis at our Friday meetings. Protein is especially, needed, so bring on the tuna and peanut butter!
Dave Rommelmann  Please mark your calendar for the ECHO ANNUAL SPRING FLING Growing Hope for the Future! April 7 at The Wild Game. Cocktails, Dinner, Auction and Entertainment. The event runs from 5:30-9:30. For more information and tickets, go to
Janine Payton, of Conifer Rotary – MAGHS – The Mountain Area Home and Garden Show is scheduled for April 28 and April 29. We expect over 2000 visitors this year, and 100 different vendors. All net proceeds are distributed as grants through the Evergreen and Conifer Rotary Foundations.  Your participation is crucial to the success of an event that funds so much of our good work.  Janine tells us that we desperately need help with follow-up phone calls to prospective vendors, vendor recruiting, and someone to co-ordinate and facilitate seminars. She has all of the materials, information and back-up that you need. We will also need folks the weekend before to put up signs and banners throughout the mountain community. Please especially consider contacting vendors who have provided excellent service for you in the areas of  fencing, sheds, dog fencing, landscaping, stone work, concrete work and the like. Contact Tim Eagan at  303-955-4288 or at Our Conifer Rotary partners would also like to hear from you:
Janine Payton- Director 408-799-9724
Suzanne Barkley – Exhibitor Sales 303-819-6205
Shawn Audlin – The Safeway and King Soopers Gift card program is going strong with increased participation. Please consider asking for a card. This is such a great way to help fund our many projects with not much elbow grease. 5% of your purchases at the stores, their in-store Starbucks, or for Loaf n Jug gas, go to the Evergreen Rotary Foundation. For gift cards and info, contact Shawn or 303-548-5108
Kathleen O'Leary – Blue Spruce Habitat for Humanity is beginning  a new build in Empire, for a local teacher. Work will run Tuesday through Friday until ski season is over. Construction skills are not necessarily mandatory. If you've never participated in a build, you are missing a really rewarding and fun experience. If it's been a while, bet you're missing swinging that hammer! This is hands on "Service Above Self." Sign up at  Grab some of your fellow ERC folks, best buddies and/or family, and run on up to Empire!
Anna Harry  – We'll be dark March 23rd! Please RSVP now for the 5th Annual Joint Meeting with the Area 8 Rotary Clubs on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at Mount Vernon Canyon Club. Reservations must be received by 3/14. Any additions, changes and/or cancellations must also be received by that date. Contact Anna at:
This FABULOUS evening involves a fantastic featured speaker, food, fun, and friendship.  It was devised and championed by our dear friend Wayne Lundhagen, who passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2017.  His vision was that good relations and partnerships would continue to bloom and grow by our annual convening of clubs.  Wayne succeeded. The evening runs from  5:30 - 8pm (dinner at 6:15).   The cost is $29 for members, $39 for guests, and includes hors d'oeuvres, a buffet dinner, and the speaker. The speaker is Editor in Chief of The Denver Post, Lee Ann Colacioppo (pronounced "cola-see-ya-ppo"). See you there! 
Your RCE Board –  The Board has asked that we include a link to the club financials each month following the board meeting. Here it is!
100 Holes of Golf Check out the new, mobile friendly website for 100 Holes of Golf. 

100 Holes of Golf is all about having fun and helping local nonprofits raise a minimum of $5,000.00 for their cause.  Knowing how to golf?  Not required.  Knowing how to have fun?  You betcha! Please think about a nonprofit organization that you know or work with and please consider forwarding the link. 

Linda Lovin – The next Rotary Book Discussion is scheduled for Tuesday, April 3rd at 6:00pm. Please join us! We gather quarterly at a member's home for a comfy meal and inspiring discussion. Book selections are chosen at each meeting from a variety of genres. Our April book is entitled Killers of the Flower Moon, The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann. Here's a link for info on this book. We are meeting at Holly Brekke's, 6826 Timbers Drive, Evergreen. Please RSVP to her: 303-679-4787 or


Community Events:

The Middle East Peace Process Explained at the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration 27640 Route 74, CO 80439 Evergreen, CO 80439 Sunday, March 11, 5 to 7 pm Please join us as Rabbi Jamie Arnold of Congregation Beth Evergreen and Russ Arnold, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Regis University in Denver, offer a visual presentation and discuss the move of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and its effect on the Middle East peace process. What are the facts and history behind this and how does the situation impact us all? How can we be more sophisticated consumers of media about Israel/Palestine, and the middle east more generally? Can we build relationships with people with a different perspective than ours and engage in dialogue for deeper understanding of another’s perspective? This is a free event open to all sponsored by the Outreach Committee of the Church of the Transfiguration. A free will offering will be accepted. Please RSVP for planning purposes to 303-674-4904 or

The Evergreen Players Tim Eagan says that A sweet deal just got sweeter!  You're invited to a Free Show! Marty Unger came up with a great idea.  Let's have a Potluck Dessert!  Next Thursday night, come to the free show and each of us bring your favorite dessert to share before the show or at intermission.  Mark your calendar to attend Love/Sick on Thursday, March 15.  Love/Sick is a twisted comedy that pokes fun at the myth of "happily-ever-after". Cash Bar.  Please arrive at 7:00 p.m. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.  To join in the fun, sign up at

The Love/Sick paid shows run from Friday, March 16 to Sunday, April 8.  Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.  For more information visit their website at
Evergreen High School Performing Arts – Students perform the exciting and innovative musical "Pippin"   March 15 – March 17th.  The production involves 40 students! Please come out to support our amazingly talented youth. For tickets and info, go to 
The Annual Ice Melt – Our friends at Mountain Foothills are again running the Ice Melt competition. Join in and help support their many service projects.  Ticket purchase information and info can be found here:
  • Prizes are as follows: 1st prize-$1,000, 2nd prize-$500, 3rd prize-$250, 4th prize-$125. 
  • Tickets are tax deductible.
  • Contest closes at the end of the day on March 17 or later if announced (before if the Barrel looks as if it is going to fall). 

The Rocky Mountain Literary Festival – Mark your calendars for October 2oth Ticket sales begin next month, and they go quick! he Rocky Mountain Literary Festival is an annual gathering of authors and readers to provide scholarships for local high school seniors in pursuit of their educational dreams. This year's line of of authors is amazing! Go to the website for more information:

Hiwan Homestead – Celebrates it's 100th year on June 23rd. mark your calendars and look for more information soon.