Category archive: News

2016-2017 President Kristi Shaffer’s Message to Club

Dear Club 31 Rotarians, As I shared on June 30th, during our Continuation of Leadership Ceremony — Jim Goddard asked me a question over 18 months ago.  He asked me to serve as the President of the Rotary Club of Denver, and I said, “YES.” The fact is, at one point, we all said yes…

2015-2016 President Andre van Hall’s Message to Club

Welcome to the New Rotary Year! President André van Hall, 2015-16 My goal for the upcoming year is to work towards achieving a level of RELEVANCE where people see the value in our membership because of:  1. RELEVANT work in our community and the world; 2. RELEVANT programs that make you WANT to miss work and…

Over $62,000 raised for District 5450 Colorado Rotary Flood Relief Project

In what has been called a Thousand Year Flood, 21 inches of rain triggered catastrophic flooding in parts of Colorado during the week of September 9, 2013: eight lives lost, 24,000 homes were impacted, 2,000 homes totally destroyed, 20 counties affected, 200 miles of state highways and 50 bridges damaged or destroyed. This is just…

Jerry and Joyce Middel Awarded AMG Trust Bank Award for Exceptional Community Service

On Saturday, November 16, 2013, Earl Wright presented Jerry and Joyce Middel the AMG National Trust Bank Award for Exceptional Community Service at the 22nd Annual Branch Rickey Award Banquet. Following is an excerpt from this presentation… “Good evening, Ladies and Gentlemen. Once again I have the honor of announcing the winner of the annual…

2013 Peach Sales Help DCIS Interact and DRCF

Denver Rotary has successfully wrapped up its 10th annual Peach Sale. Club 31 Rotarians, along with the help of our Denver Center for International Studies Interact Club, distributed 26,000 pounds of peaches during our pick-up day on August 31st. The DCIS Interact Club was presented with a check for the profit earned on each box…

Update on End Polio Campaign

October 24th is World Polio Day! Please plan to wear your End Polio pin on Oct. 24th, our meeting date. This day will be acknowledged all around the world for the successes that Rotary and its partners have had in eradicating polio globally. ARE WE ALMOST DONE? We have come a long way since Rotary’s…

2013-2014 President Alison Clark-Hardesty’s Message to the Club

Over the past year as I have been preparing for my term as President, I have attended various conferences, meetings, and functions. My most important role has been to listen and to translate the voices I have heard into a vision of how I can best serve the Club. One of the most meaningful events…

Denver 31 Members Attend Honolulu Peace Forum

Grant and Marlene Wilkins, Valerie Hopkins, and Jacky Song traveled to Honolulu, Hawaii at the end of January to attend the Rotary Global Peace Forum. At the forum, we got to hear fascinating speakers from around the world discuss issues related to conflict resolution, bringing groups together to discuss peace issues,  and helping our younger…

R.A. Dickey Winner of 2012 Branch Rickey Award

R.A. Dickey, star pitcher of the New York Mets, has been named the winner of the 2012 Branch Rickey Award, presented by AMG National Trust Bank. Jim Wilkins, founder of the award, made the announcement today during a press conference at the Denver Athletic Club. Dickey, currently one of the best pitchers in Major League…

Memorial Resolution for J. Stuart Moore

A lifelong resident of Colorado, Stu passed away August 9, 2012, in Lakewood at age 86 years. I had the pleasure of knowing Stu since we were fraternity brothers at Denver University in the 40’s, and also worked with him on alumni projects in the 50’s and 60’s. When I joined the Rotary Club of…

Memorial Resolution for Pete Thebus

Armin Peter Thebus, Jr. was born to Armin P.  Thebus , Sr. and Dorothy Andrews Thebus.  Pete was the eldest of three children.  Pete was reared in East Denver and attended Steadman Elementary, Smiley Junior High and graduated from East High School.  After completing high school, Pete and some of his friends opted to join…

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