News for the Week of August 10, 2018 
 
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Bob Wallace  Ron Catterson just achieved Paul Harris Plus 1! Thank you Ron, for contributing to good work of Rotary International: "Where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change."
 
​​​​​​​Marianne Temple – You are invited to a Rotary Culinary Experience Party on Saturday, September 1st, 7:00-9:00 at the home of Marianne and Pat Temple. Chef Andrew Forlines (trained at the Broadmoor Hotel) will give an entertaining cooking demonstration, and treat guests to a culinary extravaganza and delicious four course meal. Due to limited space, your RSVP and tax-deductible donation of $75 pp, are due no later than August 24th. Contact Marianne for further details and information: mariannetemple60@gmail.com or 303-641-0692
 
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Lily Mott gave a short presentation on her trip to Peru. With the help of a grant from our club, and many other donors, Lily was able to deliver 30 laptops to Peruvian Hearts Scholars. Lily also spent time with the girls and their families, seeing the work of Peruvian Hearts in their lives. While in Cuzco, she filmed a documentary on these inspirational and heroic young women. We will soon see the film,  entitled, "A Day in the life of Aldeney." Lily also laid the groundwork for cultural exchange with the community of Evergreen. To find out more about her work, go to http://www.peruvianhearts.org/campaigns/lily/ 
 
Conferees from Young RYLA and RYLA related their recent experiences at this summer's life changing leadership program.  They spoke of learning to trust their team, the advantages of being real with one another, the benefits of sharing experiences and wisdom, and the value of listening and supporting others. This year, our club sent nine students to RYLA! This was the largest group ever. Should you consider attending the camp next summer as a Senior Counselor, would like to recommend a young person for camp, or just want to learn more about the week that most attendees say, "Was the best week of my life!" go to http://www.rmryla.org/
 
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Al Steger – A short survey will come to all members within the next two weeks. The ten questions are intended to take a pulse of the club. Please be sure to respond. This will be a short and easy way to let our board know what you're thinkin'.
 
Curt Harris - We're organizing a planning group to help plan for District Conference 2020.  If you're interested in helping out, contact Curt at DGCurt2019.20@rotary5450.org or 303-670-9778
 
Linda Lovin – 
On Thursday, 11/15/18, at 6pm at Linda Lovin’s (204 Greystone Road), Rocco and Judi Dodson will be leading us in a discussion of The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson.  Rocco and Judi are excited to share this work of nonfiction that they have been enthusiastically recommending for months!  Rocco says he couldn’t put it down! This book is 640 pages (Rocco promises it reads quickly) but don’t wait too long to start it!  Kappy at HearthFire Books will have this book in stock for you with our usual bookclub discount.
Please RSVP to Linda by 11/10/18 at lindalovin@gmail.com.
 
Ted Ning - Denver Tech Center was one of the clubs that supported us in our global Grant.  They have now asked that we support them in their fundraiser, PADDLE FESTIVAL on August 25 at Chatfield Reservoir.  This is a crazy, funny relay race with sit-on-top kayaks, SUPs and an obstacle course.  For those interested, please check the following documents: 
 
Jim Kreider – Last year, our club earned $6,500 for "Service Above Self" through Safeway and King Soopers gift cards. Let's exceed that incredible total this year! Its such an easy way to contribute and not a cent comes out of your pocket! Contact Jim: jimk4182@gmail.com
 
Kathleen O'Leary  Hard Hats and High Heels in coming up! This is our local Habitat for Humanity's largest fundraiser. This year, the evening features music by the Tin Pan Alley Jazz Band. September 13th, 5:30, at the Barn in Marshdale. To register, click this link: http://bluesprucehabitat.org/
Did you know... That Habitat is beginning its new build in Evergreen?  You can help! Also, Blue Spruce has been accepted to take part in a Global Village build in Romania, June of 2019 To volunteer or receive more information on either build, go to http://bluesprucehabitat.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html
 
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Did you know that our website includes links to the calendar for our club, but also the District 5450 Calendar, the Downtown Evergreen Calendar, and the Evergreen Chamber Calendar? Just go to http://evergreenrotary.org or email info@evergreenrotary.org for help. Thanks Al Steger!
 
For years we’ve been seeing the flags from other clubs on our tables each Friday morning.  Do you know the story behind them?  Check out the new addition to the website, Club Banners, under the About Us tab.  https://www.evergreenrotary.org/page/club-banners.  While you’re there also check out the Past Presidents and Past Rotarians of the Year on the drop down menu. 
 
Looking for an exciting career in journalism?  If you can spare a few minutes once a month to write an article for the website or the Courier, please contact Publicity Committee Chair, Al Steger.