District 5450 · Club 1110

Demonstrating Service Above Self in Lakewood, Colorado since 1967

Lakewood Foothills in the Community and Internationally 
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Rotary Club of Lakewood Foothills - Leading with Purpose. Serving with Pride.

Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club, Rotary supports the main goal of Rotary International by developing projects that address today’s critical issues, be they children at risk, poverty, hunger or the environment.

One person can make a difference. Backed by over 1.2 million members world-wide in 160 countries and over 30,000 clubs -- Rotary makes a difference. We prove it every day. All it takes is a few dedicated people willing to make a comittment using their business and professional expertise to build a stronger community and the world at large.

Rotarians are people that know the difference between reasons and excuses and rise to meet the challenges of today’s society. A lot of people once said that man would never fly. Orville Wright thought otherwise. Orville Wright was a Rotarian.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club, Rotary in general or if you are one of those rare individuals who care enough to make a difference and just need a way to do it.

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See also the Club Info link at the top of this page.

Club President

Dick Sargent


If you are Not a Rotarian -
How do you feel about these statements?
  • Are you prone to telling the truth, even when a "little white lie" would go unnoticed?
  • True or False: I don't have to be best friends with everyone, but it is generally better to be friendly to everyone than not.
  • If you donít have anything nice to say about someone, donít say anything at all.
  • As corny as it might sound in today's society, do you try to deal fairly with those you encounter in your business and personal life?

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Our club is continuing the quarterly exchanges with the Denver West Rotary Club. Our Club’s weekly meeting on March 25th will be with the Denver West Rotary Club at Rolling Hills Country Club, 15707 W. 26th Avenue. Same time Noon to 1:15. Here is a link to the location at Rolling Hills CC in Wheat Ridge. http://www.rhillscc.org/club/scripts/view/view_directions.asp?NS=PUBLIC

One of the main sources of Rotary Awareness comes via the monthly issues of Rotarian Magazine. In January, during Rotary Awareness Month, club members were asked to provide a written summary of one item from any of the 2013 issues of Rotarian. Contributions will be compiled into a list and shared with all members.

Our Four Way Test at Long View High School project resumed in January when several members of the Club’s Four Way Test in the Schools Project continued their work for the 2013-2014 school year. Half of the school’s students had completed the program in November and the rest participated in January. Lakewood Foothills Rotarians have been conducting this activity for several years. They are trained as facilitators who then work with small groups of Long View students to teach them about the Four Way Test. Then students discuss how it could be applied to important decisions and problems in their own lives. Our thanks to Harold Pratt, the project leader.

As part of a partnership project with Warren Tech we provided gifts to families of Metro West  Housing Solutions from Warren Tech classes, with more gifts from WT also going to the Denver Indian Center.  Our Rotarians’ gifts for children also went to the Denver Indian Center. The Warren Tech efforts were organized by the students in the school’s National Vocational Technical Honor Society. Our Club’s work was lead by Natalie Van Tyne and Marshall Turner. This year we encouraged gifts that support learning, such as puzzles, games, books, and appropriate DVD’s. Gifts were delivered to both organizations following the Dec 17th meeting by several of our club members. Overall we provided gifts for over thirty families at MWHS with about another hundred gifts going to the children served by the DIC.

On November 19th we delivered Thanksgiving turkeys and all the dinner fixin’s
to the Metro West Housing Solutions so 36 families could have a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to all our members who donated turkeys and to the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Foundation for supporting the expense of the additional food. The Foundation is supported primarily by our annual Peach Sale. A special thanks goes to Natalie for her leadership of this project.

Ciders Days was a great success. Our club members, along with volunteers from the Lakewood Heritage Center, served hundreds of participants by processing their apples to make apple cider. Thanks to the project leaders, Russ and Natalie, and thanks to the volunteers who helped at our booth. Cider Days is an annual event of the Lakewood Heritage Center which is held the first weekend of October. The Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club has run the cider pressing booth for many years as one of our community service projects.

The 2013-2014 Club Year is off to a great start with three new members. In July we inducted Tricia Sargent into the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club. She is a retired educator with a special interest in women’s history. Her Rotary interest is membership and she will lead that effort in the year ahead. In August we inducted Joe Neville and Joe DeAguero. Joe Neville is the Political Director of the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners. Joe N. is interested in helping with some of our communications technology and New Generations service. Joe DeAguero is a Financial Advisor with Waddell and Reed, in Golden. Joe DeA. is participating on our Visioning team and also was a member of the leadership team for our Club Foundation’s annual Peach Sale. We look forward to all three of them being active members of the Rotary Family. 

On June 6 the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club held a "Visioning for 2016" Workshop. Ten members were led through the process by a team from District 5450. The results were statements regarding what the club should be like in three years and what will be the emphasis for service projects and club activities.

On Saturday, April 20 Lakewood Foothills Rotary members, along with Rotarians from other clubs, volunteered at the 9HealthFair site at the Denver Indian Center. This is part of an ongoing partnership between the five Rotary Clubs and the Denver Indian Center.

On June 29, the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club held its Installation of Officers for the 2013 - 2014 Rotary Year. The new President is Dick Sargent. Other officers are: Donna Connolly, President Elect and Treasurer; and Stan Joy, Secretary. Natalie Van Tyne will serve as the immediate Past President.

Here are two messages about our Work Day at the Denver Indian Center on April 16th, 2012.

Jay Grimm 
Subject: RE: Rotary-Denver Indian Center Work Day - You are all amazing. 

Thank you Rotarians for your hard work and commitment to community. We are grateful for your compassion and interest in Colorado’s American Indian community. The building looks great. 

Warmest regards, 

Jay Grimm, Navajo
Executive Director
Denver Indian Center

From: Michael Oldham, Past Rotary District 5450 Governor
Subject: Rotary-Denver Indian Center Work DayDear

Workers at the DIC Work Day,  

Thank you for participating in yesterday’s workday at the Denver Indian Center. Your diligence and hard work enabled us to complete all of our project as planned and earlier than anticipated. Most importantly we partnered with the DIC  to get the Montessori Pre School installed. We all look forward to seeing it in operation in the future.

I express the thanks of everyone on the American Indian Committee, to participating Rotarians and community members who helped. We also extend our thanks to the Denver Indian Center folks including Jay, Payton, and Shannon for their assistance with the project, and to Edwin and Rose for a wonderful breakfast set up and great lunch.


 "Each day must be filled with as much joy as we can wheedle out of it. Life doesn’t live itself."

--Rube Goldberg, American Cartoonist, writer, and inventor, 1883-1970



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Officer Troy Lowrie, Morrison Police Department, will present the TIPS training on Tuesday 4/22 immediately following our Club meeting. The training should last no longer than 45 minutes. TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) is the global leader in education and training for the responsible service, sale, and consumption of alcohol. ALL MEMBERS are urged to attend this training even if they are not working the Morrison AlleyFest on May 3. You will be able to utilize the training at future club fundraisers.

ROTARY WEEKEND, MAY 3 Remember the three big activities; District Conference, Friday Noon thru Sunday morning at the downtown Embassy Suites; 9HealthFair at the Denver Indian Center on Saturday Morning; and the Morrison AlleyFest all day Saturday. Sign up now for the ones you plan to attend. See Roger Pool at the meeting or email the club at lfhrotary5450@gmail.com

MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS Members, please remember that the Board of the Lakewood Foothills Rotary Club will meet the THIRD Tuesday of each month, immediately following the regular weekly Club meeting. Please put the next one on your calendar for Tuesday, May 20th.

Meegan Miloud will be coordinating Club meeting programs for the 2013-2014 Rotary Year. If you know of people who could be a program speaker in the year ahead, please contact Meegan right away. Meegan’s email is meegan@miloudlawfirm.com




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