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At the conclusion of the 61st annual Colorado Garden and Home Show 24 Denver Area Rotary Clubs came together and with the help of several Boy Scout Troops and the Regis Jesuit football team, gathered all of the flowering plants that were in good shape. The purpose of this effort was to place these flowers in the hands of seniors throughout the greater Denver area, with a focus on 60 local senior living facilities. This year 6741 flowers were gathered and distributed…creating 6741 huge, happy smiles.

In Broomfield, the Evening Rotary Club distributed 256 flowering plants to the residents of Maryel Manor, Salvation Army’s Silver Crest, Broomfield Skilled Nursing Facility, CIA (Connections in Art), the Broomfield Senior Center, and Meals-on-Wheels. The Morning Rotary Club distributed 224 plants to the Lutheran Home in Arvada, Independent Living, Sunrise Assisted Living, Villagio Senior Living, and three Balfour Facilities.

The Rotary Club was told that at one of the facilities a 97 year-old gentleman has been planting and nurturing the flowers that we deliver in the residence home’s garden in the Spring for well over a decade and that’s what keeps him going. Another flower recipient sent photos of the flower that she received a year ago sprouting again this year…much to her delight!

Pictured above, from left to right, are Gail Lukens, Paul Derda, Jane Doak, Sally Bullers, Pete Crouse, Monique Gray, Jill Riggin, Howard Shuster, Judy Shuster, Margretta Perry, Ruth Mills, and Nickie Barbee of CIA (Connections in Art).

The Rotary Club is looking for more sites that would be interested in receiving flowers for seniors next year at the conclusion of the Colorado Garden and Home Show. If you know of such a place, please contact Gerry Case, Rotarian, at (303) 618-0104.

Broomfield Flower Power Program

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It’s about that time again! Time to collect flowering plants at the conclusion of the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, February 17th and DISTRIBUTE them the next morning, Monday, February 18th.

PLEASE LET GERRY CASE KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE

Monday, February 18th, we will meet at McDonald’s at 1250 East 1st Avenue, Broomfield (near 120th and Sheridan) between 8:00 to 8:15am to DISTRIBUTE the plants to Maryel Manor, Salvation Army’s Silver Crest, Broomfield Skilled Nursing Center, the Broomfield Senior Center and Meals-on-Wheels. It will take less than 2 hours to distribute the flowers. Remember, each flowering plant delivered brings a big smile to the face of the recipient! And those smiles are wonderful!!!

Everyone is welcome, and registration is not required, but it would be appreciated if you’d send an email to Gerry Case or call him at (303) 618-0104 and tell him how many to expect. If you’ve already signed up at the meeting then you’ve done everything that you need to do.

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Cyber Security
On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Peggy Pingel, CFE, CICA, Investigative Analyst with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, held a talk at our Broomfield Rotary meeting.

Here is the link to the videos at the Sec of State re: putting security on your businesses:
https://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/ProtectYourBusiness/secureFiling.html

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At the conclusion of the 60th annual Colorado Garden and Home show many Denver Area Rotary Clubs came together and with the help of several Boy Scout Troops and Arapahoe College’s LaCrosse Team, gathered all of the flowering plants that were in good shape. The purpose of this effort was to place these flowers in the hands of seniors throughout the greater Denver area, with a focus on 60 local senior living facilities. This year 6232 flowers were gathered and distributed …creating 6232 huge, happy smiles.

In Broomfield, the Evening Rotary Club distributed 248 plants to the residents of Maryel Manor, Salvation Army’s Silver Crest, Broomfield Skilled Nursing Facility, the Broomfield Senior Center, and Meals-on-Wheels.

 

Broomfield Rotary Club members deliver flowering plants to Salvation Army’s Silvercrest residents as part of Rotary’s Flower Power program.

 

Pictured above, from left to right, are Gerry Case, Bob Sauer, Lauren Robydek, Glen Hoff, Jerry Kelly, Linda Deland, Paul Derda, Sherry Wolf, Sharlene Davis (Silvercrest resident), Rick Bishop and grand-daughter, and Bob Hoyle.

The Rotary Club is looking for more sites that would be interested in receiving flowers for seniors next year at the conclusion of the Colorado Garden and Home Show. If you know of such a place, please contact Gerry Case, Rotarian, at (303) 618-0104.

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It’s about that time again! Time to COLLECT flowering plants at the conclusion of the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, March 4th and distribute them the next morning, Monday, March 5th.

On Sunday, March 4th, in the afternoon you will be admitted FREE, along with your family and friends, to the Garden & Home Show where you can spend the afternoon enjoying the show. Then, at about 6:00 pm we’ll all be called together and given instructions on how to collect and box the flowering plants that are suitable for distribution the next morning.

Everyone is welcome and registration is not required. Call Gerry Case at (303) 618-0104 if you have ANY QUESTIONS prior to or during the event.

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Healthy Learning PathsFor the last 9 years, I have served as the Volunteer Coordinator for the Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health Event that benefits Healthy Learning Paths. Healthy Learning Paths teaches skills for mental, physical, and emotional fitness through “Healthy Learning Kids”, an evidence-based health education curriculum that is taught in our local schools. (See About Health Learning Paths and Race Photos)

We are a few short weeks away from the time that I need to communicate back to my volunteers with the description of their volunteer assignments. Our Rotary Club has always provided great support for this event and this year is no exception. As the event grows each year, there is an ever-increasing need for volunteers like yourselves. I am therefore sending this Email to Rotary members that I don’t remember soliciting a response from at one of our recent Rotary meetings. I still have a number of unstaffed assignments that I could use your assistance with.

The Frank Shorter RACE4Kids’ Health Event is held at Broomfield’s 1St Bank Center on Sunday, April 8th. The time of each volunteer commitment will vary with the task assigned, but all tasks are over by noon. Volunteers will receive a written description of their assignment about two weeks before the event. It will include everything you will need to know about your assigned task including contact information for your Race Day Captain, should you have any additional questions.

If you and/or your spouse would be able to help, simply click here and fill out the form to let us know! Your support would be greatly appreciated.

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April 1st Easter
NO BINGO

April 8th
Tracey and Cory A, Bill U, Bob Edmonson©, Tore A, Steve Carlson, Bob Sauer, Howard and Judy shuster

April 15th
John and Marian Abboud, Tom M, Tom G© lew and Amy Moir, Paul Derda, Larry and Mary Haas

April 22
John and Marian Abboud, John O , Bob Hoyle © , Glen Hoff, Dave Shinneman, Jim Richards, Lauren R, Rick Simmons

April 29
John O , Pete and Linda Snyder, Jeff Carlson ©, Bob Davis, Lou Ann, Larry and Julie Kauffman, Steve Carlson

May 6
John and Marian A, Tom M , Connie R©, bob sauer, Gary Francis, Kurt and Julie Sava

May 13
Tracey, Bill U, Pete Snyder, Bob E ©, Lew & Amy Moir, Clark Greip Dave Manley, Lauren R

May 20
John O, Tom M, Bob Hoyle ©, Tom Deland , Paul Derda, Rick Bishop, Tore A, Tony and Tamara Stubbs

May 27 Memorial Weekend
John and Marian A, John O, Tom G ©, Tony and Tamara Stubbs, Larry and Mary Haas

June 3
Tom M, Bill U , Pete, Jeff Carlson © needs switched, Bob Sauer, Mark and Jacque Russell, Steve Carlson, Jim Richards

June 10
John O, Tracey, connie R ©,Bob Davis, Dave Shinneman, Glen Hoff, Clark G, NEED 2

June 17
John and Marian A, Pete and Linda Snyder, Bob H©, Kurt & Julie Sava, Howard and Judy Shuster

June 24
John and Marian A, Bill U, Bob E ©, Gary Francis, Dave Manley, Lou ann, Mark and Jacque Russell

Kim out April-June
John A: out april 1st and July 1st
Tracey: Out April 8th, May 27th, June 3, 17, 24, July 1-22nd.
Pete: out Mar 30-April 23, may 20-27

Colorado Garden and Home Show Flower Dstribution

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It’s about that time again! Time to collect flowering plants at the conclusion of the Colorado Garden & Home Show at the Colorado Convention Center on Sunday, MARCH 4th and DISTRIBUTE them the next morning, Monday, MARCH 5th.

PLEASE LET GERRY CASE KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE

Monday, MARCH 5th, we will meet at McDonald’s at 1250 East 1st Avenue, Broomfield (near 120th and Sheridan) between 8:00 to 8:15am to DISTRIBUTE the plants to Maryel Manor, Salvation Army’s Silver Crest, Broomfield Skilled Nursing Center, the Broomfield Senior Center and Meals-on-Wheels. It will take less than 2 hours to distribute the flowers. Remember, each flowering plant delivered brings a big smile to the face of the recipient! And those smiles are wonderful!!!

Everyone is welcome, and registration is not required, but it would be appreciated if you’d send an email to Gerry Case or call him at (303) 618-0104 and tell him how many to expect. If you’ve already signed up at the meeting then you’ve done everything that you need to do.

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Dear District 5450 Rotarians,

Registration is open for two major events – flyers can be downloaded here:
2018 Presidents Dinner Flyer

SOS Luncheon 2017 Symposium Schedule

Annual State of the State Luncheon & Mental Health Symposium
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Speakers include Governor John Hickenlooper and Susan Klebold, mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two Columbine shooters. A Mental Health Well-Being Symposium will preceed the luncheon. For more information and registration go to www.DSERotary.org

RI President’s Dinner and Polio Fundraiser
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Speakers include RI President Ian Riseley and Rachel Lonsdale, Senior Program Officer with the Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation. This event has sold out the past two years, so register early. All net proceeds and your donations will go to the End Polio Now campaign and will be matched 2:1 by the Gates Foundation. For more information and registration go to www.rotary5450.org

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On May 25th, 2017 our Rotary Club was visited by Sgt. John “Jack” Ryland Thurman and his daughter, Commander Karen Thurman, USN, NC. Jack talked about being part of the first wave of Marines to land on Iwo Jima during WWII. He gave a most memorable talk that had us all spellbound. He was part of the 5th Marine Division, 27th Regiment. His story began when they were about to land using Steel Amtracs. The Amtracs on the left and right of Jack’s Amtrac were hit by mortars and all 50 men on each vessel were killed outright…making the water that Jack’s group waded through on the way to the beach red with their blood.

He spent the next ½ hour talking about the tremendous firepower of the “Japs” and the tenacity and drive of the Marines whose mission was to take Iwo Jima. He also detailed his experiences entering the caves and tunnels and confronting a Japanese soldier. He then talked about one of the most celebrated Marines in his unit, Ira Hayes, the famous Navajo Code Talker, who was part of raising the Flag over Iwo Jima.

At the end of his talk all of the Rotarians rose to their feet simultaneously and gave him a standing ovation. Jack’s response was, “Semper Fi”!

Thank you Jack and Karen for coming to our meeting and sharing Jack’s incredible story with us.

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