Meetings

Welcome

The club meets every Monday from 11:30-1:00 PM at The Douglas County Libraries - Castle Pines. Please note: The club meets every 3rd Thursday at 5:30 pm for Fellowship Hour at an outside venue.
Douglas County Libraries - Castle Pines
360 Village Square Lane
Castle Pines, CO  80108
United States of America
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Foundation President
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Past President
 
Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Andrew Abner, Principal Rock Canyon High School
Aug 26, 2019
Rock Canyon New School Year, Security Measures and Rotary RYLA Club
Bill Farrow
Sep 16, 2019
Rotary Mental Health Group
Past Speakers
Jason Hopcus
Aug 12, 2019
National Alliance on Mental Illness
District Govenor Curt Harris
Jul 29, 2019
All About Rotary
Lone Tree Arts - Lisa Rigsby Peterson Exec. Dir.
Jul 22, 2019
What is coming to Lone Tree Arts - Leigh Chandler, Marketing Director
Phil Marie - Special Support
Jul 08, 2019
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Rotary’s 110th annual convention concludes

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Stories
Our October Social Event. Darrell and Susan hosted Club members for the evening. We enjoyed Thursday's Night Football game. 
Tim Ostrowski Presented a lapel Pin to Darrell Johnson for the Paul Harris Society Five Year award for contributing $1,000 per year to the Rotary Foundation.
 
Congratulations on being chosen! Enjoy your camps this summer! To learn more about RYLA
visit https://www.rotary.org/en/our-programs/rotary-youth-leadership-awards
 
 
Rotary Clubs of Castle Rock and Castle Pines raised over $20,000 for local charities!
Our guest speakers were Dr. Blair Gifford and Karen Failinger with the Global Water Challenge
 https://www.globalhealthconnections.org/global-water-challenge/
By 2020, 76 million people will die annually
There are 6,000 deaths per day due to lack of safe, clean water
They work specifically with Interact clubs to educate middle school students regarding the problem and the solutions as it relates to clean water
Rotary sponsors students to attend a week-long leadership camp called RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) which is held in early summer. This year we were fortunate to sponsor four students from Rock Canyon High School. They and the students we sponsored from Rocky Heights Middle School to attend Young RYLA gathered to celebrate and to share their RYLA experience with their parents and members of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines. 
 
 
Our annual fundraiser with The Rotary Clubs of Castle Rock
 
The Rotary Club of Castle Pines is committed to helping and supporting organizations that help the youth of Douglas County. The primary beneficiary of our efforts is the Douglas County Y.E.S.S. (Youth Education and Safety in Schools). Y.E.S.S. is a proactive collaboration between law enforcement, schools and the community to develop life skills for our future leaders.
 
The Y.E.S.S. program deals with a wide variety of issues including teen relationships (bullying, harassment, abuse) Internet/digital safety (cyber bullying and sexting), and substance abuse.
     
The Y.E.S.S program offers  a community suicide prevention program that includes free SafeTalk (suicide awareness for everyone) training.
 
 It was an honor to have Phyllis Harvey, Program Coordinator, Deputies Jay Martin, Jay Carnes, and Sergeant Lori Bronner at our meeting Thursday.  Deputy Carnes gave us a great overview about the successes that the program has had, and some exciting news. They are working with a large corporate sponsor that is interested in taking the program nationwide.
 
For more information on Y.E.S.S., see:
http://www.dcsheriff.net/school-safety/youth-education-and-safety-in-schools-y-e-s-s/
 
 
 
 
 

Congratulations to Karen Becker for being awarded Rotarian of the Year and also receiving a Presidential Citation Award for her efforts and commitment to the youth of Douglas County.

A huge thank you to Darrell Johnson for serving as Treasurer from 2014-2016 and Ron West for serving as Foundation President from 2013-2016. Thank you for your "Service above Self".

 
 
Karen Becker recognized for 2015-2016 Service
 
 
2015-2016 Award Recognition for Service
 
Penny's education began with STEM.  She earned a Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Georgia.  It includes a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and Doctorate in Education, Leadership and Innovation, both from the University of Colorado, School of Education.   Her dissertation was on the development of educational standards and the political landscape that led to No Child Left Behind.
 
Leading up to accepting her current position, she previously designed a STEM school in Adams 12. It grew from 200 to 4,000 students in three years on several campuses. The transformative power of a great school changes lives. The lucky ones selected by lottery have an opportunity she wishes all students could share. Before being the founding principal, she worked in the central office supporting 52 schools. Prior to district work, she served at CDE (Colorado Dept. of Education), responsible for the science CSAP- selecting test items, organizing the review process and overseeing the scoring process.

At our meeting Thursday, it was a privilege to have the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, The Honourable Ms. Nancy Rice as our speaker. Ms. Rice gave us some fascinating insights into the Colorado judicial system, and some of today's issues.

The Rotary Club of Castle Pines meets Thursday mornings at 7AM at The Egg & I in Castle Rock.

Visitors are always welcome.

Come join the 1.2 million men and women of Rotary worldwide dedicated to serving their community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to the new Rotary Club of Castle Pines Officers for 2016-2017 that were inducted at the meeting on July 7. Thank you for your continued commitment to service to our community.

 

L to R: Susan Johnson (Foundation President), Raliegh Riddoch (Secretary), Karen Becker (Treasurer), Keith Dodd (Club President-Elect), John Hauber (Club President).

Our club continues to grow. We had the privilege of inducting another new member at the meeting this morning. Welcome Jeff Klingensmith.
 

Last Saturday's Ducky Derby was once again a huge success. Many thanks to all the folks that came out, the sponsors, vendors, and all the volunteers that make this event possible.

All the proceeds will go to benefit local charities.

 

 

Our Fearless Great Ducky

 

Ducky Merchandise

 

10,000 rubber duckies floating down Plum Creek

 

At Thursday's meeting we inducted our newest member, Jillann Turnwall. Welcome Jillann!

Please join us for opportunities for fun, fellowship, and community service.

"Service Above Self"

 

     

The Town of Castle Rock has declared June to be Rotary Ducky Derby Month in recognition of the work Rotary clubs do locally, nationally and internationally. Ducky Derby is June 11 at Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock. Food, entertainment and the Derby will all be part of the event which starts at 11 a.m. Cash prizes of $2,000, $750 and $250 will be awarded along with other merchandise. The race starts at 3 p.m. Accepting the proclamation from Castle Rock Mayor Paul Donahue, right, were Rotarians, from left, Elaine Love, Rick Nelson, Al Vanden Heuvel, Les Lilly, Al Wonstolen and Gordon Allott.
 
The speaker at our meeting this week was Ann Tull from the Rotary Foundation for our District. Ann pointed out that our club has been very active in applying for, and securing grant money from the Foundation to help fund our various projects.
 
 
 
 
At our meeting this morning, we had a fascinating presentation from Bob Pasicznyuk, Executive Director of the Douglas County Library System. The Douglas County Library system is ranked one of the top ten in the country. Bob's talk was about the evolution of libraries, the future vision for libraries, and upcoming improvements and openings of new Douglas County Libraries.
 
 
DUCKY DERBY RACE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!!!
 
 
 
 
        
 
ROTARY DUCKY DERBY 2016
 
Saturday, June 11
 
11 AM to 5 PM - Race at 3 PM
Downtown Castle Rock  
at Festival Park - 2nd and Perry Street
 
 
  "Family Fun For Everyone"
 
 
 
  • One of the best known and highly rated special events in Castle Rock as determined recently by a survey conducted for the Town Council.  
  • The biggest annual fund raiser for local Castle Rock Rotary Clubs.  
  • Proceeds support local Castle Rock charities such as the Douglas County Y.E.S.S. (Youth Education and Safety) Program, Douglas Elbert Task Force, Women’s Crisis Center and Wellspring. 
  • The event features the well known Ducky Derby Race of thousands of little rubber Duckys racing along Plum Creek. Prizes are awarded to Ducky ticket holders depending on the finish position of “their” numbered ducky. Three Ducky tickets have a chance at $1,000,000.
 
Click on Ducky Derby tab above for more information and tickets
 
 
A huge thank you to our club members for their service.
 
 
Renee Palmer - Rotary Club of Castle Pines Rotarian of the Year
 
Karen Becker:  A plaque for serving as President for the year 2014-2015
 
Vic Hadad:  As outgoing secretary for his support this past year
 
Ron West:  A plaque honoring him for Club Services - as Foundation Chair and Speaker Recruitment
Rotary and Ducky Derby Mix it up after heavy rains
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Castle Rock and Castle Pines are celebrating the success of the 19th Annual Ducky Derby (Derby), which was held in downtown Castle Rock.  With the support of 38 individual and corporate sponsors, the Rotary Clubs raised close to $48,000.  This year the funds will be distributed to local non-profit organizations, including Castle Rock Senior Center, Douglas/Elbert Task Force, Guitars for Our Troops, Wellspring Community, and the Crisis Center. Read the full article
 
1.2 million members of Rotary worldwide serve others based on The Four Way Test.
 
 
 
 
Welcome Keith. We're very happy to have you join us in our mission to serve the youth of Douglas County, CO. We look forward to your leadership.
 
Fellowship last night at Mama Lisa's.
 

Karen Becker just became a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Foundation appreciates your gift! Being a Paul Harris Fellow means that you have given $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.