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Glenwood Springs

Service Above Self

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Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge
51939 Highway 6 & 24
Glenwood Springs, CO
United States of America
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Chinle Planting Hope is turning a sparse piece of land into a “community center” area. Glenwood Springs Rotary found unique ways to help.
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Thursday evening, November 4, 2021, 7PM Mountain Time
The delivery of over 15,000 children’s books to an area whose nearest library is 70 miles away is just one part of this story.
Join us to share in the unfolding of this Rotary partnership with an amazing group of volunteers dedicated to bringing hope to their community of Chinle, AZ, deep in the heart of the Navajo Nation.
Thursday evening, November 4, 2021, 7PM Mountain Time
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Debbie Wilde,, 970-618-0949
Nancy Bo Flood,, 970-456-7746
Thanks to everyone that made our E-Recycle event with BlueStar a success!  Thank You … Shelley for being the organizer, Heather for securing the CMC location, PJ & Amber who worked behind the scenes getting the word out, for those of you that helped get sponsors, BlueStar for working with us on this project, and all of you that volunteered before and in the drizzle on Saturday.  Thank YOU!  Shelley says BlueStar made two truck trips with recycled items.  Woot!  People are already asking when the next one will be. 
This is our traditional changing-of-the-guard.  The Rotary Presidency runs from July to June.  COVID times interrupted our 2020 Charter Night, so we had a lot to make up.
 Roger mimicked the zoom meetings that began in the last quarter of his year.
Traditionally, the incoming president must put on the ceremonial club chaps at Charter Night.  In more catching up, Debbie donned the chaps and then, Michelle as in-coming president, had her turn.
We introduced 7 new members. Six joined in this Rotary year and one in March just at the beginning of lockdown. All but one were able to attend and get their Rotary pins and badges.  Ken Robinson caught up on the four members who have achieved new or another level of Paul Harris status in relation to their contributions to the Rotary Foundation.
We had over 60 members and guests in attendance. There was a drawing for fun this and that’s, great food and we even caught up by singing happy birthday to all. This was our first time for a big gathering for what seemed like a very long time. Lot’s of laughter and smiles all around!
It was my parting shot for my presidential year and the first time I had the microphone at a meeting…so look out!  I took the group for a journey of their participation and accomplishments for the past year in relation to our strategic plan and demonstrated how we had realized so much of the intention we had dreamed! We significantly impacted club operations, membership, leadership and service. By the end of it all, the group was worn out from standing for every time they had contributed to a mentioned accomplishment.  The point was made.  We forget the significance of one person, one hour, one dollar, one pie at a time.  When added up, the outcome is astounding!  It is the Power of Together!
Here are some highlights:
Rotary by the Numbers 2020- 2021
Dollars raised for charitable purposes $75,374
Dollars that will carry into 21-22 year $26,585
  $10K for scholarships; $14,488 for charitable purposes; $3,622 for membership
Navajo Nation Students Sponsored for Magazines 350
Dollars Given for Navajo Nation Children’s Literacy $10,250
High School Students Granted Scholarships  4
Outstanding High School Students Honored  14
International Student’s Schooling Sponsored   1
Covid Community Relief Dollars to Local Businesses  $3K
District Rotary Dollars Awarded and Distributed  $6,500
Dollars Given by Members to Rotary Foundation $13,105
Dollars Given Through Our Rotary Club in Action Quarterly Contributions  $18,110
Percentage of Club Members Giving Through Our Rotary Club in Action  77%
Retired the Great House Debt!
Dollars to Salvation Army via the Kettle Drive  $10,000
Number of Rotarian Bell Ringers  15
Number of New Members  6
Number of Members Retired or Took a Leave During COVID  3
Rotarians Participating in Strategic Planning 24
Number of Times Club Dues Were Reduced  2
Number of Leadership Matters Gatherings  6
Number of Leadership Books Given  8
Number of Peaks Sponsored for Shelter Box 14er Project  5
Dollars Given to Shelter Box via the 14er Project  $7K
Number of Years of Support to Get Blue Star Up & Running  3
Number of Electronic Waste Events  3
Number of Event Volunteers  16
Electronic Waste Recycled 16,000 pounds
Dollars Supporting Blue Star Recyclers $13K
Pages of bullet points of Club Operation Improvements  2
Number of Times President Debbie Got to Ring the Rotary Bell in a Real Room  1
Number of Club Members who Model Rotary  100%!
Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary

58th Annual Pie Day

Success! We met our goal of raising $10,000 to support scholarship for local students. Thank you to all our sponsors, all who contributed pies, all who bought pies, and the generous Rotarians who topped off the campaign.  See us again in June 2022.


After more than 400 entries, a new Colorado driver’s license design was chosen Monday after more than 55,000 Coloradans placed their votes.
Glenwood Springs resident Matt Nunez’s design will be featured on the front of the license, while 19-year-old Wellington resident Gabriel Dupon’s will be displayed on the back.
“The more I learn of the stories of Coloradans across our state, I always feel the sense of pride they have in calling Colorado their home,” said Gov. Jared Polis. “This contest, these new driver’s licenses are an extension of that pride.”
Nunez’s winning photo features Mount Sneffels, located west of Ouray and north of Telluride.
Nunez, 26, said that he is a part-time photographer, taking photos in his spare time, but the final product was a “labor of love,” as it took months to develop the photo.
“I am a proud Western Slope resident and although it’s not Hanging Lake, which is our local crown jewel, I’m glad that I was able to help make western Colorado represented on our driver’s license,” Nunez said.
Four GSHS graduating students have been selected by our Club to receive scholarships of $2000 each for the 2021-22 academic year.
A thank you to Steve Swanson and Matt Nunez who presented the awards at the high school scholarship event night. We will invite these outstanding students to attend one of our meetings as well as participate in upcoming service projects. As a way to extend Rotary’s service ethic, scholarship committee members will also stay in contact with our Rotary scholars to be part of their support structure. Thanks to the members of the Scholarship committee, as well as all club members who raised the money for these scholarships.
Thank you Heather Exby for providing this update.
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
We continue our tradition of an extra pat-on-the-back for some outstanding seniors from Glenwood Springs High School.  This year 14 seniors received a letter of congratulations from the club along with a $10 gift card.  We also sent thank you letters and gift cards to the three high school counselors. This was another way that Rotary could support our local businesses.  Thank you, Kristin DiBernardo and Debbie Wilde for all the work on this project. 
 Glenwood Noon Club Rotarians and Friends rang the bell to collect funds for the Salvation Army. 
2020 Kettle collection totaled $4,740.  That amount was matched and round-up by on of our club members. 
The Glenwood Noon Rotary Club presented a check in the amount of $10,000 to our local Salvation Army!
We want to thank Glenwood Wal-Mart for allowing us to do this good work at their store, and we want to thank our very generous friends and neighbors who put money in the kettle.  We will see you around the kettle again next year!
Club President Debbie Wilde, Event Chair Shelley Kaup and Blue Star Executive Director Bill Morris here with the Roaring Fork Valley Blue Star operations truck sponsored by Rotary.
We collected 12,077 pounds of material.  That equals:
  • Environmental impact of 16,834 pounds of greenhouse gas reductions
  • Social impact of 4 weeks of employment for a worker with disabilities
  • Economic impact of $3,846 in social return on investment (taxpayer savings)
Donations collected equaled $4,920.00.  Community members were very grateful for the opportunity to have a convenient location to recycle and the financial underwriting from our local Rotary Club and our Rotary District.
Thank you to event sponsors: Bank of Colorado, Kaup Engineering, Inc, and CMC
Thank you Rotary Volunteers: Event Chair - Shelley Kaup, Heather Exby, Doug Yajko, John Haines, Steve Shute, Myles Rovig, PJ Jaycox, John and Lily Stelzriede, Steve Swanson, John Comerford, Keith Eickelman, Cristina Gair, Joe Mueller, Debbie Wilde, Ken Robinson, Charlene Revoir.
Colorado State Website with helpful and updated information: 
Full editions of the Glenwood Post are available online: Click E-Edition near the top of the page.
Local philantropic opportunties abound.  Here are a couple:
LIFT-UP is charged with large distribution needs for food:
Mental Health Support and hotlines:  
Aspen Strong
Our mailing address is:
Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs
P.O. Box 953
Glenwood Springs,  CO 81602