Welcome to the Rotary Club of Castle Rock

We are a local community service organization who believe in Service Above Self.  Our club has distributed an average of $50,000 per year to non-profits to support basic needs, emergency support, victims assistance, education, and related projects.  If you are interested in serving the community either financially or by volunteering, please consider joining us or supporting our fundraisers.

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated warnings, we are conducting hybrid meetings with limited in-person attendance and an opportunity for members and guests to join remotely.  Weekly meetings will open at 7:00 am on Wednesday and be called to order at 7:15.  If you are interested in attending a meeting either in-person or through Zoom, please contact the webmaster HERE to register or for login details.

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Welcome!

The Rotary Club of Parker, Colorado is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world.  We meet Thursday mornings from 6:45 - 8:15 a.m. for a breakfast meeting. Come join us for our for great fellowship and programs while learning more about this fantastic organization.  Please note, there is no morning meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month when we have an evening social gathering.  Guests are always welcome!

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Welcome!

The Rotary Club of Parker, Colorado is a volunteer service organization whose members donate their time and resources to help others in the community and throughout the world.  We meet Thursday mornings from 6:45 - 8:15 a.m. for a breakfast meeting. Come join us for our for great fellowship and programs while learning more about this fantastic organization.  Please note, there is no morning meeting on the 4th Thursday of the month when we have an evening social gathering.  Guests are always welcome!

- See more at: http://www.parkerrotary.org/#sthash.iBH7pZQG.dpuf
Speakers
No Speaker | Annual Club Business Meeting
Dec 09, 2020
Election of Club officers and Foundation at-large board member
We are Rotary
Members of the Rotary Club of Castle Rock part of Rotary International, a global network of more than 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million people who unite and take action on the world’s most persistent issues.  We work together to:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
We support our local community through organizations like the Help and Hope Center or Boy Scout projects, we support our Colorado community by providing funds through the Rotary network to communities like those devastated by wildfires, and global projects like polio eradication and Covid-19 needs.  If you care about your community and your world, consider getting involved with Rotary.

Rotary Service Update

As Rotarians, we live by the motto "Service Above Self".  During these difficult times with COVID-19, we are working together to stay engaged and serve our community to the best of our abilities.  This includes providing additional financial resources to groups providing critical services, such as the Help and Hope Center.  We are also offering our time and talents as individual Rotarians, and as a club. 
 

WooHoo!  The Rotary Club of Castle Rock Raised another $7,500 for the Help and Hope Center

The Help and Hope Center is a regular recipient of support from the Rotary Club of Castle Rock.  With the impacts of COVID-19 to the community, the Rotary Club Foundation designated the Help and Hope Center as the recipient of funds raised through the Rotary WooHoomanity ride.  Several club members were part of the WooHoomanity team and raised over $2,500.  This was match 2x by a generous member, brining the total to more than $7,500.  
 
Thank you to all community members that supported Rotary Club fundraisers in 2020, such as the Ducky Derby and the WooHoomanity Ride.  These fundraisers provide the funding needed to support local non-profits in times of need.      
 
If you are interested in helping us serve the community, please consider joining us in our e-meeting this Wednesday.  
 
Here are a few useful links during these challenging times:

Leigh Walden is the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for September 2020.

Leigh Walden, senior at Castle View High School, was awarded the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for September during a e-Meeting with the club on November 4.  Castle View High School Assistant Principal Amanda Malson presented the award.  
 
Malson said although Walden was a stellar academic student, it was the other qualities that stood out for her. And although Walden will have completed about 15 Advance Placement classes by the time she finishes high school, it was her character, her passion and her spirit that her teachers bragged about.
 
One teacher spoke of Walden’s “level of work and passion that is incomparable.” Another said Walden’s interest outside the classroom made her a “passionate and energetic voice of her generation.” Another said she “wonders about everything and I could not imagine a class without her.” Her AP coordinator said Walden is “committed to humanity and will make things better for everyone.”
 
Walden is very active in her school, belonging to the speech and debate team, the Spanish Honor Society, the National Honor Society and is a National Student Voice Journalism Fellow. Her achievements include three times state qualifier in speech, national qualifier in speech, multiple awards in Girl Scouts and group representative for the Douglas County Student Advisory Group. While doing all this, Walden earned a 4.18 gpa.
 
Walden said she wants to major in journalism and get a minor in science so she can learn to report news and information in a non-biased way.
She has not decided where she will attend college but indicated it would be school with a strong journalism program.
 

Student of the Month for September, Leigh Walden

Jack Muhlenhaupt is the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for March 2020.

Jack Muhlenhaupt, senior at Castle View High School, was awarded the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for March during a e-Meeting with the club on April 1.  Castle View High School Principal Rex Corr presented the award.
 
Corr said Muhlenhaupt was an exceptional scholar who has taken a rigorous course load and earned a 3.83 gpa. He has taken five advanced placement classes, some college credit and three years of engineering courses.  He is also active outside of school, earning a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate and serving as an Eagle Scout. His scout project was to build a stairway of 18 timber steps for elementary children to safely access a churches’ after school program.  He is also working at a restaurant about 15 hours a week.
 
Muhlenhaupt’s teachers describe him as: 
  • dedicated to making sense of his course work and that he is patient and motivated.
  • wise beyond his years, witty and has a good humor.
  • smart but doesn’t show it and is flexible and a loyal friend.
Muhlenhaupt has been accepted at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden. He said he chose Mines because of its reputation and that it takes him closer to the mountains.

Student of the Month for March, Jack Muhlenhaupt

Help & Hope Center (formerly known as the Douglas / Elbert Task Force)

Since 1984, the Help & Hope Center (formerly the Douglas/Elbert Task Force) has provided assistance to individuals and families in Douglas and Elbert Counties who are in financial distress and at risk of becoming homeless. They exist to meet the immediate needs of residents who are in financial distress and to help them work through troublesome times with dignity. 

During the COVID-19 Crisis, the Help & Hope Center and their clients have experienced significant disruptions.  Their Food Bank normally distributes about 65,000 pounds of food per month. Several local retailers typically donate pallets of food to the Help & Hope Center for distribution.  With unprecedented demand at local retailers, food supplies at the Help & Hope Center become critically low.  Cash contributions also become scarce in times of distress in the community.  Cash contributions were down 40% in February 2020.

The Rotary Club of Castle Rock Foundation, routinely provides funds to the Help & Hope Center.  Foundation funding is collected primarily through the Club's Fundraising Events such as the Ducky Derby and Peach Sales.  An additional fundraising campaign from members to provide emergency funding during the current COVID-19 crisis is underway.