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Estes Park
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
New Location: Rodeway Inn
1701 North Lake Avenue
Estes Park, CO  80517
United States
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A note from President Kathy
Dear Rotary Club of Estes Park Club Members:
As President of our Board, I am taking this opportunity to inform you of some position changes which have taken place recently.
Karol Rinehart has graciously requested by letter dated July 20, 2017 that she is resigning as President-Elect for 2017-18. I have accepted Karol's request and note that Karol intends to complete the second year of her two-year term as Director of Club Service and Administration. She and the current Director, Tara Moenning, have discussed this matter and have worked out details accordingly and satisfactorily, and Karol has once again taken up the duties of this Directorate. Karol will remain on the Club Board as the Director of Club Service and Administration for 2017-18. Tara has agreed to continue to chair the Scholarship Committee at the Foundation. Both Karol and Tara fulfill the responsibilities of these positions in the most exemplary manner. We are clearly fortunate they are willing to serve and are so capable of fulfilling these positions of leadership in our club.
Dave Evans has recently accepted the position as President-Elect for 2017-18, moving on to become President of the Club in 2018-19. Dave will chair the Nominating Committee to slate positions for the club's leadership positions next year, as well as find a replacement for himself as the Director of International Service to complete the second year remaining of his term. Dave is eminently qualified to assume the President-Elect position and we are very fortunate that he is willing and able to take on the important role of becoming our next Club President. Dave has several years of experience working on the Foundation Board in various roles. For 2017-18, Dave will fulfill the recent appointments of serving as a trustee for one year on the Foundation Board, to complete the third year of a three year term for Susan Fereday as a trustee. He will also serve as the Grants Coordinator for one year and the Ernie Altick Coordinator for one year for the Foundation Board. This timely and strategic arrangement will work effectively to allow Dave to assume his President's duties at the beginning of the club year on July 1, 2018. In accordance with our club's bylaws, the President-Elect is "to perform such duties as may be prescribed by the President", so these duties mentioned are those that I have asked Dave to undertake in his new role as President-Elect.
In closing, I will state that I am confident and optimistic with these position shifts, knowing that the situation is good for our club, and most importantly, good for all those involved. Please feel free to give hearty compliments and congratulations to Karol, Tara, and Dave and know that our club's future is going to continue to shine.
Kathy Groesbeck, President
Improv duo to entertain Rotarians Aug. 24
The Estes Park Rotary will host the quick-witted New York City actors, Mike Durkin and Laura Livingston, for a brief performance on Thursday, August 24, at their regular noon meeting.
Improvisational theatre, is the art of making up scenes, on the spot. “It’s the theatrical equivalent of jazz,” says Laura, who with her husband Mike, runs one of New York City’s premier improv companies, Freestyle Repertory Theatre. “Many people are most familiar with improv from watching ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ on TV.”
Mike Durkin and Laura Livingston
Freestyle Rep’s professional history dates back to 1982 when the company began performing to rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York City. The New York Times has called them, “kooks on the loose.” The Post has claimed, “You’d be hard pressed to see anything better on Broadway.” And calls the group “civic treasures.” They have toured to Canada, England, the Netherlands, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, since 1988, they have performed and taught in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut schools, reaching 15,000 students every year.
Mike and Laura are known to local audiences through their presentations at the Estes Park Rotary, as well as workshops and performances for the public that the Fine Arts Guild of the Rockies sponsored in the past. Laura’s father, Harry Livingston, is a member of Rotary, and she has vacationed in Estes “every chance I get for about the last 45 years.”
Mike and Laura’s performance for the Rotary Club will consist of short improvised scenes based on audience suggestions. Audience members will even be invited to get up on stage and improvise with them. Laura explains, “A lot of times people who’ve never been performers – and who wouldn’t dream of going on stage – really enjoy improvising with us. Often they’re very good at it.”  As Mike says, “We specialize in creating a supportive atmosphere where everyone has a good time.”
Nominating Committee seeks our next leaders
The Nominating Committee to slate officers for the 2018-19 club year, July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019, has been appointed by President Kathy Groesbeck, in accordance with our club's bylaws. The members serving on this committee are: Dave Evans, Chair [President-Elect]; Thor Homme [Past President]; Pete Sumey [Past President]; Karol Rinehart [Member-at-Large]; Ken TeSelle [Member-at-Large].
The Nominating Committee will convene in the next several weeks to submit the names of qualified members for President-Elect Nominee, Secretary, Treasurer, Sergeant-at-Arms for one-year terms; three Directorates of Club Service and Administration, Community Service, and Membership for two-year terms; and two Foundation Board trustees for three-year terms. Also, the Nominating Committee will nominate from the membership someone to fulfill the two-year term of 2017-18 and 2018-19 for the International Service Directorate, with Dave Evans resigning from the position to become the President Elect for 2017-18.
Members are encouraged to consider all opportunities to serve the club in a leadership position.  Our club's future shines bright when members willingly step forward to offer their best service to further our club's mission and interests. 
Are you a leader?  Consider this quote by John Quincy Adams:  "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, and become more, you are a leader."
August 17 meeting notes and photos
President Kathy Groesbeck rang the bell at 12:00. The Invocation was presented by Karol Rinehart. Dave Evans led us in song  and the Pledge of Allegiance. Guest Introductions by Karen McClure. 
Visiting Rotarians
  • Harriet Woodard from the EP Sunrise ClubHarriet plans to transfer her membership.
  • Kyle & Phyllis Robeson with son Eric Robeson from Champaign, Il.
  • Frank Haines with wife Trish
Guests of Rotarians
  • Marvin Criswell, a new resident and guest of Bill Smith.
  • President Kathy announced several changes of club officers; Dave Evans will assume the role of President Elect, and will serve as club President in 2018/19, replacing Karol Rinehart who will continue her term as Director of Club Administration. Tara Moenning will continue as Scholarship Coordinator.
  • The club Nominating Committee for the 2018/19 term will be: Dave Evans, committee chair and President Elect; Thor Homme, immediate Past President; Pete Sumey, Past President; Karol Rinehart. Member at Large; and Ken TeSelle, Member at Large.
  • Mike Connolly announced that the observatory will provide viewings of the eclipse on Monday.
  • Tara Moenning read several letters from scholarship recipients.
Happy Money
  • Brad, Jennifer, and son Everett Rosenbaum announce the adoption of a one-month-old baby sister for the family.
  • Karen McClure took her 15-year-old grandson on a trip to the Galapagos Islands
  • Frank Haines: a friend has survived a broken arm and is doing fine.
  • Madison Casey reported that wife Marty was able to attend Farmers Market this morning. Marty is recovering from surgery for a broken leg. Madison purchased a National Park Senior Pass for $10 and donated $70 to the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.
  • Phyllis Robeson is happy that son Eric could join them here in Estes Park.
  • Bob Brunson is happy because he has nothing to be unhappy about. 95 years old. Don’t you love it?
Karen McClure introduced speaker Estee Rivera Murdock, Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Conservancy.
Estee Rivera Murdock
President Kathy adjourned the meeting with the 4 Way Test.
Respectfully submitted by Pete Sumey, Scribe
Photos by Scott Thompson
Rotary Quote of the Week
"This is an exciting time to be a Rotarian. It's the first year of The Rotary Foundation's second century, and we are on the verge of participating in one of the most amazing accomplishments in human history: the eradication of polio. Thirty-two years ago, PolioPlus began and served as a catalyst that engaged Rotarians and partners worldwide. Today polio is on track to become the second disease eradicated in human history."
          - 2017-18 RI Foundation Trustee Chair Paul A. Netzel
August 24 Duty Roster
Lee Lasson
Song & Pledge: 
Dave Evans
Guest Intro: 
Longley Parker
Volunteer Needed!
Marsha Yelick
Program Intro: 
Ron Gordon
August 31 Duty Roster
Fifth Thursday
Song & Pledge: 
No Meeting
Guest Intro: 
No Meeting
No Meeting
No Meeting
Program Intro: 
No Meeting
Aug 24, 2017
Improvisational Theatre
Aug 31, 2017
No Meeting
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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Wasson Room, Estes Valley Public Library
Sep 05, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
George Hix Room, US Bank
Oct 10, 2017
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dana Fritz
August 8
Bill Lodge
August 9
Nancy Stevens
August 12
Debbie Delaney
August 13
Jack Dinsmoor
August 16
Jay Harroff
August 19
Karol Rinehart
September 5
Virgil Holtgrewe
September 22
Guy Van der Werf
September 25
Earl Matson
September 27
Ken Cole
September 28
Ron Gordon
September 30
Gene Oja
August 5
Thor Homme
Darlene Homme
August 8
Wayne Newsom
August 10
Ken Cole
August 16
Ken TeSelle
August 21
Ward Nelson
August 23
Clark Lupton
August 25
Mike Connolly
Carole Ann
September 10
Philip Moenning
September 14
Tara Moenning
September 14
Brad Rosenbaum
September 26
Join Date
Ken Cole
September 8, 2005
12 years
Larry Williams
September 21, 2006
11 years
Tom Maher
September 29, 1977
40 years
Executives & Directors
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Club Administration
Community Service
Fund Development
International Service
Youth/New Generation Services
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