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Rolling Hills Country Club
15707 West 26th Avenue
Golden, CO  80401
United States
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Golden, CO   80402 
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Recap of Tuesday, June 14, 2016, Meeting
Rotary Club of Golden
Rolling Hills Country Club
President Paul Veldman welcomed all to the June 14, 2016, meeting of the Rotary Club of Golden at 7:15 am with:
  1. An opening inspiration by Russ Sindt.
  2. The Pledge by Tom Hughes
  3. The 4-Way Test by Sandy Algermissen
POLIO UPDATED: President Paul
The US is the largest donor toward the elimination of polio.  US Rotarians have donation $2.8 billion thus far.  We need an additional $234 million to complete the job.  This past week?  NO NEW CASES OF POLIO!!!  That means:
            Pakistan – 11 cases year-to-date
            Afghanistan – 20 cases year-to-date
GUESTS:  Pat Madison
  1. Ann Keeler – Greg Elliott introduced Ann, a Golden resident who works with Visiting Angels
  2. Linda Kiser – handed in her application for membership
  3. Bill Cox – father of today’s speaker, from Kalispell, MT
  1. TOM NIVER RECEIVES PAUL HARRIS + 2!  President Paul invited Tom Niver forward to be recognized and celebrate for becoming a Paul Harris Fellow + 2.   Well done, Tom!  Congratulations.
  2. ANNUAL BANQUET:  June 23 – Annual banquet coming up. Sign up HERE.  Use RCGM.
  3. PEACHES:  Linda reminded that “peach pick-up: date is August 27.  Flyers are coming soon.  Goal this year of 2500 boxes. Remember, we will need help selling peaches and talking about Golden Rotary during Buffalo Bill weekend in the parade and in the booth.  Also, we will be selling peaches at the Fine Arts Festival August 21.
  4. GOLF TOURNAMENT:  Greg reminded members that we need more and new organizations as sponsors this year. Website and link will be updated and running shortly.
  5. MINES ROTARACTORS AVAILABLE FOR SERVICE THIS SUMMER:  Elise Tran, President of the Mines Rotaract is looking looking for activities this summer that Rotaractors in Golden for the summer can get involved with. Reach out to her with opportunities either through Paul or directly:
  • June 23:  Annual banquet at Rolling Hills Country Club beginning with social time at 6:00 pm.  Make reservation/select your entree by using code RCGM here.
  • June 30:  Farewell celebration at Briarwood, beginning at 5:30, for Mary (Maria Clara) Medeiros Camara, our wonderful Youth Exchange Student from Brazil.  At Briarwood at 5:30 p.m.  Details?  See Tom Hughes.
  • July 28-31:  Buffalo Bill Days.  Golden Rotary will have a booth from which we talk about how Golden Rotary works in our community and around the world, sell peaches, and talk about the Golf Tournament opportunities for sponsorship, silent auction, and playing.  Sign-up coming soon.  Details?  John Hermanussen has them.
  • August 20-21:  Fine Arts Festival.  We’ll need help getting more peach orders and talking about How Rotary Club of Golden works in our community and around the world.  Sign-up coming soon.  See Linda Diederichsen for more details.
  • August 27:  Peach Pick-up at Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  Sign-up soon to help!  Ask Linda Diederichsen.
  • October 6:   Golden Rotary Foundation Annual Golf Tournament at Fossil Trace.  See Greg Elliott for more information.
Membership Chair Pat Madison invited Jim Smith to be joined by the Golden Rotary Induction Team (President Paul Veldman, Charter Member George Mitchell, PDG Jim Halderman, and Jim Smith’s mentor Sandy Algermissen).  The Induction Team shared the history of Rotary International and Golden Rotary with Jim.  As Jim’s first “mentor,” Sandy reminded him of the involvement and help that Golden Rotary is involved with and thanked him for his ongoing help over the years.  Jim was presented with a signed membership certificate, a Rotary coin, and was pinned by Sandy.  When invited to share a little with the club, Jim said that he is glad to be back.  He so missed the energy and involvement and looks forward to getting more involved.  He also looks forward to sharing the annual banquet with all, including his wife, Rita.
A cowboy comes in on Friday and leaves on Friday.  How is that possible?  The horse’s name is Friday!!
  1. Tom Hughes reminded Golden Rotarians that the last social event of this Rotary Year is June 30 at 5:30 at the Briarwood to celebrate a wonderful year with out Youth Exchange Student, Mary.  Get it on your calendar.
  2. Hassan Najjar, Executive Director of the Foothills Art Center, showed members the latest brochure with events and opportunities.  Look out for the Members Preview Fine Craft Invitational June 23.  Oh, and he and his wife are going to have TWINS!!  Congratulations, Hassan!!  We love new Rotarians in Training!!
  3. Jamie Sheridan is happy because he is going to see the Rockies this evening with his son.  Yes, the Colorado Rockies versus the Yankees!
  4. Steve Jensen just got back from picking up his son Grady from Northwestern last Sunday.  Needless to say, he is doing a lot of sleeping.
  5. Larry Fike, our own CPA, seems to have a little trouble with numbers!  Seems like he didn’t realize until today’s induction that he has been coming to Rolling Hills CC for breakfast for 30 years this month!  Happy anniversary, Larry!
  6. Linda Diederichsen will be taking off on Saturday to participate in the Colorado bike tour.  It involves 5 mountain passes including Red Mountain Pass, which was just identified as the most dangerous!  Stay safe, Linda.  Also, as an aside, she will be missing a few upcoming meetings but behind the scene will continue to be active with all things Peaches!!.
  7. Sam Allen just became a grandfather for the second time.  – GraNDFATHER FOR SECOND TIME.  Little boy – 9’11” --  From Cody, WY.  Cody Paxton Allen!!
  8. Jerry Lovejoy – 2:  7 weeks passed rotator cup surgery; can drive and hold microphone.  Don’t have to ask for help for EIB this week.  Thanks belatedly for very successful EIB lunch.  Took in $28k – hope for $9+/- net.  Rough # of hours = approaching 900 hours.
  9. Tom Niver – very happy to be back – was in MN visiting Dr. Pratt; then Utah (Deer Valley) for business.  Our almost new member Dr. Kiser fitting him out with hearing aids!  I can hear now!!!
SOCKO:  Rick Hebert
Ann Keeler picked Magit’s red ticket.  She didn’t win the pot, but she won a consolation prize of a Warren Tech Note Pad!
  Rotary International
  Significant Achievement Award
    Commerce City Rotary - Mental Health Initiative
  Rotary International
  Rotarian Spouse/Partner Award 
    R. Scott Stocker - Nominated by Boulder Rotary Club
Presidential Citation - Rotary Clubs
Presidential Citation - Interact Clubs
 Gold: Denver Southeast Rotary
 Adams High School Interact (Commerce City Rotary)
 Gold: Evergreen Rotary
 Bell Middle School Interact (Golden Rotary)
 Gold: Golden Rotary
 Golden High School Interact (Golden Rotary)
 Gold: Highlands Ranch Rotary
 Legend High School Interact (Parker Cherry Creek Valley Rotary)
 Gold: Parker Rotary
 Silver: Boulder Rotary
 Bronze: Lakewood Rotary


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!


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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.


Jul 05, 2016
Dark because of July 4th
RHCC is closed on July 5th
Jul 12, 2016
Gregory Hermandez
"Refining Moments"
Jul 19, 2016
Ana Christina
"Breaking Out the Excuse Box"
Jul 26, 2016
Kris Simpson
Kris is a cancer survivor, she will present the "Vail Diet to Wellness"