Rotary Club activities with the Denver Indian Center for Christmas
This year all of our Rotary Club’s gifts for children will go to the Denver Indian Center. Gifts for families of West Metro Housing Solutions will be provided by Warren Tech classes, and any more gifts from WT will be contributed also to the Denver Indian Center. Rotarian’s donations should be brought to the Dec 17th meeting. This year we are encouraging gifts that support learning, such as puzzles, games, books, and appropriate DVD’s. Gifts may be unwrapped as they will all be taken to the DIC where volunteers will wrap and mark them for age and gender of recipients. Should you wish to include a personal note, or a gift receipt for exchange (especially for clothing), you may wrap your present and mark it for age and gender before the Dec 17th Rotary meeting. Should you want to help with the wrapping, this will be done mornings and afternoons, Mon – Fri, Dec 16-20. Please contact Bianca with the DIC at 303-936-2688. If you would like to participate in distributing presents at the DIC family event, that will occur Saturday, Dec 21.
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.
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.
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.
Here are two messages about our Work Day at the Denver Indian Center on April 16th, 2012.
From: 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.
Jay Grimm, Navajo
Denver Indian Center
From: Michael Oldham, Past District 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
To All Members of District 5450
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.