Welcome to the Rotary Club of Castle Rock

We are a local community service organization who believe in Service Above Self.

Due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated warnings, we will be conducting e-meetings until further notice.  Meetings will open at 7:00 am on Wednesday and the meeting will begin promptly at 7:15.  If you are interested in joining, please contact the Club Secretary HERE 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
e-Meeting
Apr 01, 2020
TBD
e-Meeting Speaker TBD
Apr 08, 2020
e-Meeting Speaker TBD
Apr 15, 2020
e-Meeting Speaker TBD
Apr 22, 2020
5th Wednesday Evening Social
Apr 29, 2020
Details TBD - no morning meeting.

COVID-19 Update

As Rotarians, we live by the motto "Service Above Self".  During these difficult times, we are working together to stay engaged and continue to 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, and by offering our time and talents as individual Rotarians, and as a club.  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 this challenging time:
Please note that the Ducky Derby 2020 has been postponed.  We are still collecting donations through ticket sales and the club is actively supporting local non-profits in need by providing financial contributions and volunteer support.
                   
The Ducky Derby has been postponed due to COVID-19.  Please check back for further details on the new date.   
The Duckys are still in Training for the 2020 race!
         


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. 

Makayla Boekes is the Rotary Club of Castle Rock’s Student of the Month for February.

Boekes is a senior at Castle View High School and ranks 19th in her graduating class with a grade point average of 4.15.  She is active in the community and school. Her community activities include such things as being a youth coach in summer camps, going on service trips to Peru, Seattle, Puerto Rico and New Orleans, and working many events at the high school and a local elementary school.  At CVHS she is active in the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish medical and service clubs, Student Athletic Leadership Team, varsity track and field, basketball and Event Coordinator for Faith Lutheran Youth.  She earned athletic letters all four years of high school and was first team all-state in 2018. She also has been a team captain three different years.  Boekes has taken six Advanced Placement classes and has earned 16 college credit hours in the school’s concurrent enrollment program.

 
Assistant Superintendent Ryan Hollingshead introduced Boekes to the club. He said her teachers call her a “rock star” in math class who helps others when they are in need. Her Spanish teacher said Boekes submits only the highest quality work and challenges herself to do better and improve her skills.
Hollingshead said Boekes’ volunteer work included things such as preparing land for a garden and making adobe bricks from mud and straw. He said she strives to be a global leader and make a positive impact on the world.
 
Boekes told the club she wants to pursue a medical career but is not sure on which field she will focus. She said she hopes to attend Baylor University.
 
Student of the Month for February Makayla Boekes, her mother Margaret, CVHS Assistant Principal Ryan Hollingshead and Rotary Club President Wes Schuneman.

Emma Stenzel is the January Student of the Month

Emma, senior at Castle View Highschool, is ranked ninth in her graduating class with a 4.19 gpa. She has taken eight AP classes and her teachers call her a well rounded student who works hard and doesn’t sit around. She has completed high levels of Spanish classes and works in restaurants to practice her language skills. She is a member of the Honor Society and the Medical Club. She hopes to attend UCCS and get a degree in psychiatric nursing. Presenting her to the club was CVHS Assistant Principal Ryan Hollingshead. Also in the photo is Wes Schuneman, president of the club and Emma’s parents Kent and Dawn.