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Serving Golden and The World

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Rolling Hills Country Club
15707 West 26th Avenue
Golden, CO  80401
United States
District Site
P.O. Box 851
Golden, CO   80402 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Past President
Community Service Chair
Vocational Service Chair
Membership Chair
Program Coordinator
Youth Service Co-Chair
Youth Service Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Public Relations Chair
International Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair
Sergeant at Arms
Golden Rotary - Satellite
Membership Care
Web Master
Youth Exchange Coordinator
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Our Golden H.S. Interact Club had an outstanding year. They were one of four Interact Clubs to receive the Rotary International Presidential Citation for their outstanding accomplishments this past Rotary Year. The other "local" interact club is the Bell Middle School Interact Club. Congratulations for an outstanding year. Meanwhile, here is a wonderful summary from Emily Nguyen, President of Golden High School Interact Club:

Hey guys, summer is finally here!! I just want to say that this was an amazing year for Interact Club and it shouldn't be the last! Thank you everyone for the great participation and I hope to see the same beautiful faces next year and more! For those that couldn't make it to the banquet, I showed a video I made that sums up our whole year and you can check it out HERE!  In addition, our new board next year includes..
  • Emily Nguyen -President
  • Esther Phenna- Vice President
  • Shamik Bhat- Secretary 
  • Julie Spawn-Treasurer
  • Rachel Treitman-Photographer
  • Emma Markovich-Board Officer 
  • Katelyn Weese-Board Officer 
  • Spencer White-Board Officer

Congratulations to them and please feel free to contact anyone of us about the club for next year!

Regarding next year, please encourage your friends and classmates to join Interact for great volunteering events and to INTERACT with others (don't worry, that'll be the last pun of the year). We will be hosting a district conference in the fall to kick start our year and we hope to have a strong group to carry this through. I have hopes for next year and once again, thank you everyone for an amazing year!


Recap of Tuesday, May 24, 2016, Meeting
Rotary Club of Golden
Rolling Hills Country Club
President Paul Veldman welcomed all to the May 24, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with:
  1. An opening inspiration by Don Bleyle
  2. The Pledge by Brian Richy
  3. The 4-Way Test by Linda Deiderichsen
POLIO UPDATE: President Paul
Only one case of Polio was reported in Pakistan for a total of 10 year to date (compared with 56 this time last year).  In Afghanistan, there were no new cases reported for a total of 5 year to date (compared with 20 cases this time last year).
  1. Both Golden High School Interact Club and Bell Middle School Interact Club received the Presidential Citation for the 2015-2016 Rotary Year.  Only four (4) interact clubs received this level of recognition, and we have two (2) support by Golden Rotary!
  2. Golden Rotary was recognized as one of seven clubs in District 5450 to received the Gold Level Presidential Citation for our accomplishments this past Rotary Year.  Congratulations to all club members for making this possible!
  3. We received two thank-you letters for the scholarships we have given out.  One was from this year an another was from a scholarship recipient of several years ago, again thank the club for what the scholarship allowed her to do.
  4. Next week we are DARK.  It’s the day after Memorial Day, and Rolling Hills Country Club is closed.
  5. Greg Elliott is beginning to look for sponsors and players for the golf tournament this coming October.
  1. May 26:
  • 7:30 a.m. – Golden Rotary Board meeting at Guaranty Bank
  • 6:00 p.m. – Club social at Abrusci’s in  Applewood at 3244 Youngfield Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033.  Sign up with Tom Hughes.
  1. June 6 – August 12:  Golden Backpack Program needs volunteers to help serve lunch, reach books, and play with kids.  Just a couple of hours of your day (10:30 am -12:30 pm) can make a huge difference in a child’s life. CLICK to sign up.
  2. June 23 – 6-9 p.m.:  Annual Banquet.  Sign up HERE.  For Golden Rotary members only, use the code RCGM.  All others, no code.
  3. May 31:  No meeting.  We are dark.  Have a great Memorial Day!
What must be broken before it can be used?  An egg!  (Brian Richy, you got it right!)
  1. Jim Malone led off with a whopping $20 in celebration of five grandkids graduating from college and high school.  Twin granddaughters in North Carolina graduated from college, a grandson from CU in three years in astrophysics, a granddaughter from Ralston Valley H.S. with honors and heading to University of Wyoming for pre-med, and a grandson in Redondo Beach, CA.  CONGRATULATIONS!!!  Lots to be proud of.
  2. George Mamalis celebrated the graduation of a niece from medical school in Salt Lake City. 
  3. Sandy Algermissen just sold her home in Golden after 30 wonderful years after considering 22 offers.  Time to down-size and enjoy life a little more.
  4. George McGuigan and his wonderful wife, Betsy Thorpe, celebrated their 40th anniversary this past weekend.  Congratulations to two very special Golden Rotarians!
  5. Russ Sindt celebrated with a great “Mo Lukens” siting by his wife at a Chamber event.  Mo recently underwent brain surgery to remove a cancerous tumor.  She is almost back to full speed! 
  6. Greg Elliott and his wife celebrated the graduation of their only son from Ralston Valley H.S.  He is headed to Montana State in Bozeman, MT.  Greg suggested that his son prepare for frequent visits by Dad to do a little fly fishing!
  7. George Mitchell and his wife Sue were honored at the School of Mines Athletic Banquet.  They were selected and honored as the School of Mines “Fans of The Year”!  No one better than you two.  Congratulations!!
A check for $178 (half the pot!) was presented to Jim McGuigan who pulled the right marble recently.  Brian Richy tried to duplicate Jim’s “win” but sadly did not pull the right marble.  He received some small sand art donated by our Youth Exchange Student Mary.  
Jo Schantz, Executive Director of the Jefferson County Public Library Foundation, provided an overview of the foundation and its support of the public libraries in Jefferson County Colorado.
She opened with a statement of thanks to the public for supporting the recent mil level increase that is being used to restore staff, hours of operation, and much needed renovations.   Ms. Schantz explained the mission of the foundation, which is to support and enrich the capabilities, resources and services of the Jefferson County public libraries through fundraising and advocacy.  This is being done through broadening the budget and forging partnerships.
The strategies they employ include a lot of fundraising through such programs as:
  1. The twice a year “Whale of a Book Sale” (spring and fall);
  2. A new “Titanic Tea Party” this past April 15 at the Molly Brown Summer House to celebrate the 104th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic;
  3. “Speakeasy” which is a new series featuring interesting, highly visible people that will share about their profession such as sports figures.
  4. “Rare & Novel Event” which is a theme-related dinner/silent auction.  At the November 12, 2015, event entitled “Read Like the Dickens” 150 people participated in a sit0down dinner, a wine pull, and a silent auction at Baldoria on the Water that netted $25,000.  They plan on another one on November 17, 2016, entitled “Holmes for the Holidays” that features “Sherlock Holmes.”  Stay tuned!
So where does all the money they raise go?  The support the following programs:
  • Summer Reading Program
  • Traveling Childfren’s Library (bi-linguel)
  • ASL Story Times
  • Culture Pass
  • Book Club kits
  • JeffCo Stories (oral histories of Jefferson County)
  • Tween STEAM
  • Teen Coding Camp
  • Legos – LOTS of legos in the libraries
  • Star Wars Craft Time
  • LibLab Kits
  • Paws for Reading
  • Swank Movie License (allows first run movies to be shown at local libraries for free!)
  • Babies First Books Program
How can you help?
  • Become a member of Friends of the Library
  • Become a volunteer (Whale of a Book Sale) – book drive on Friday/Saturday
  • Gift Shop at Belmar
  • Flex space – half office and half warehouse. 
  • Donate books!!!  (CD, DVD, LP’s records)
  • Host a book drive; canvas for books  ($0.09/LB for books at recycle)
President Paul thanked Jo Schantz for such an interesting presentation and for all she and her staff do for our greater community.  He presented her with a certificate of appreciation, showing that funds are being donated in her name to support a student going to Outdoor Lab from Pleasant View Elementary.
Events are listed at the front of the bulletin.
Pat reminded everyone that there would be no meeting next Tuesday since Rolling Hills Country Club will be closed the day after Memorial Day weekend.  He wished everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.
NEXT PROGRAM:  June 7, 2016
Nate Currey, Senior Manager – Public Relations for RTD, who will discuss the light-rail and other RTD projects.
CLOSING:  Prez Paul
President Paul closed the meeting with an inspirational quote from Zig Zigler:  “If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost.”

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Interested in Membership in the Rotary Club of Golden?  Contact Membership Chair, Pat Madison,, or call 303-279-1021.  To learn more about membership in Golden Rotary, click on the "Membership Committee" site page in the menu on the left.  If you want a membership application, please download from the file on the right.


Jun 07, 2016
Nate Currey
Light-rail and other RTD projects
Jun 14, 2016
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