News for the Week of April 30th, 2021
Here's Everything You Need to Know...
 
 
General Announcements:
 
President Russell- You still have time to contribute to the EChO Food Drive! The items needed point to the real need for families in our community. See the list below. (Did you know that since the start of the pandemic, 30-40% of the households asking for food assistance are newly food insecure?) 
 
Our four mountain area clubs are participating in the District's Rotary Day of Service on May 8th, by coordinating a food drive. May 8th, you can bring donations to EChO from 10:00-1:00. But until then, stop by Big O Tires or Kris Fisher's office, Kachkovsky & Fisher, between 9:00 and 3:00. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. Use this link: https://www.coloradogives.org/index.phpsection=organizations&action=newDonation&fwID=27367 Please use the special instructions section let them know your donation is on behalf of ERC. 
 
Kris says that these items are especially needed: Sugar, Dish Soap, Precooked rice in a pouch (microwave for 60 seconds), Tuna salad kits (individual), Chicken salad kits (individual), Cup of mac and cheese, Cup of soups, Individual snacks for kids, High protein soups, Pasta sauces, Spam, Shampoo, Toothpaste, Laundry detergent. Please spread the word via social media, email, and contact with friends and family. Thank you, amazing Rotarians!
 
Cindy Latham - The Community Wildfire Preparedness Day is just days away!  Laurie Romberg is coordinating volunteers and John Putt gets to drive the firetruck! Please support this incredibly important Rotary service to our community. Attend the event and  glean advice from wildfire experts, experience interactive exhibits, take home wildfire preparedness materials, and receive a FREE Emergency Go Bag. Please also please share information concerning this event and wildfire safety with your friends and neighbors. 
  • May 1st, 8:30-11:30am at Elk Creek Fire Department, 11993 Blackfoot Road, Conifer 
  • May 1st, 1:30-4:30pm at Evergreen Fire Rescue, 1802 Bergen Parkway, Evergreen.  
All of the information that you'll need is on the RWR Facebook Page or Website: https://www.rotarywildfireready.com and https://www.facebook.com/RotaryWildfireReady.  
 
In case you missed this from Marianne Temple
On Thursday, May 6th, you will have the option to attend two fabulous Rotary events: Rowdy Rotarians from 4:30-6:00 pm & Virtual District Conference from 6:30-8:00 pm. 
Chuck Adams - You have several opportunities this summer to see a collection of gorgeous cars and bikes! They'll be at this year's Memorial Day and July 4th events, and at Beautiful Cars-Beautiful Cause, July 17th. See the flyer at the bottom of this bulletin for more details. Woohoo!
 
Kelly Gant - The 2021 RYLA conference has a been postponed due to that darn Covid. But, on July 24th, our District will host a one day virtual event for high schoolers. The application/registration process is quick and easy and the event is free.  Should you know of a young person who would benefit from attending, please contact Kelly. kelly@kellygant.com
 
Recently, our guest Patty Thiel, brought us information on the organization Compass USA. Please contact her if you are interested in helping host a student from Spain for part of the 2021/2022 school year. patti.theil@gmail.com
 
Holly Brekke -  A friend is collecting newspaper/newsprint for the Intermountain Humane Society. Perhaps instead of recycling, you could stack? I would be more than happy to pick up and deliver. brekkes4@hotmail.com or 303-679-4787
 
Ongoing:
 
Thanks to Marianne Temple for organizing our next (and for reals!) Rowdy Rotarians on May 6th, from 4:30-6:30. We'll be partying at the Center for the Arts Evergreen. Beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be provided. Woohoo! Guests are welcome. Also, we'll have to opportunity to view the new exhibit, "It's Personal: Gail Folwell & Will Day Exhibit."  Please RSVP to Marianne  by May 4th, using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f49ada92da1f94-rowdy1 You may contact Marianne with any questions: mariannetemple60@gmail.com
 
Alan Rubin- Save the Date...for the return of our annual “Rotary Recycle Day in Memory of Mereth Meade,” August 28th, at the Evergreen Country Day School. Alan says that most of our vendors are back. (Goodness, it will be a busy day since the event had to be cancelled last year. We'll need everyone and their elbow grease!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
By the Way...
 
Do you know someone interested in membership, or someone who should definitely join us? Contact Chuck Adams. Our club is a vibrant, dynamic, and welcoming place where strong friendships form the basis for "Service Above Self." chucka@1updrones.com
 
Do you need help with this virtual world? Are sign-ups, contacts and information pretty difficult to maneuver? Need help or clarification on anything pertaining to ERC?
Just email us at info@evergreenrotary.org, or call 303-963-6136, 0r 303-679-4787.