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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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In response to the deepening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Rotary Foundation has created an official channel for donors around the world to contribute funds to support the relief efforts underway by Rotary districts and has designated its Disaster Response Fund as the main avenue for contributions.
The Glenwood Noon Rotary Club has made a contribution to Ukrainian humanitarian relief through the Rotary International fund. Individuals are encouraged to make donations by April 30th through this link

For information or to volunteer contact:

Debbie Wilde

Nancy Flood

MARCH:  “Little gifts” to brighten Easter food baskets for elders – 100 baskets 

The baskets brought much joy.  We received these stories along with a thank you:
"Just wanted to share the experience of delivering Easter baskets to my little community in Del Muerto area. The joy of seeing my elderly people was a blessing. I had one grandma cry out with tears, give me two hugs before I left her. She also give God thank you, for us. 
Another grandma, her face just lit up with a BIG smile from her doorway and started to wave when she saw her son return with her basket.
Cheii decided to be strong enough to carry his own basket back in. After almost missed him. I honk and knock on his door. Right when I was about to drive off he ran! He was ready to receive his basket.  
I had one grandma hearting broken. We hugged and cried together. She had just lost her husband two days ago. Give encouragement to stay strong and donated funds for her husband funeral expenses. I told her I'll be back to check on her this week. Going to her house was always a big ball of fun with laughs. Joking her and her husband. When we did try to laugh, we started to cry and hug again."


APRIL:  Children Book and Clothing Drive    

            April 17-22 – Children Book and Children Clothing Drive  -  Collecting gently used items. Bring donations to Mt View Church, 2195 County Road 154, April 17-22, drop off any time of day.  Need volunteer help to sort clothing for Mom’s to Mom’s Swap at Mt View Church and sort and pack books. (The Mom's to Mom's Clothing Swap will be at Mt View Church on Saturday, April 30.) 

Sign up directly on the Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs website by clicking here.

Books or clothing can be shipped at any time to Chinle Planting Hope board member (consider USPS media mail for best rates for books)

Amber Drinen  
3600 S. Cheryl Dr. 
Flagstaff, AZ 86005


MAY:   Sponsor Children through Read at Home

$20.00 provides a year’s subscription of Highlight’s High Five (monthly magazinefor two preschool/ Kindergarten indigenous students 

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MAY    Rotary work week-end in Chinle  May 19-23

Including Solar Light Project with Durango Club 

Glenwood Noon Rotary began a partnership with two nonprofit organizations based in Chinle, AZ on the Navajo Nation.
Read-At-Home promotes children and family literacy.
  •    Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club contributed $10,250 through club, member donations and a literacy campaign
  •     By September, 445 students received a school-year long magazine subscription of their own to take home and engage in a variety of literacy activities with their families.
Chinle Planting Hope works to bring hope and empowerment to families and communities on the Navajo Nation.
Glenwood Rotary Club Provided Supplies & Service to begin the Chinle Planting Hope Community Center which includes:
  • Book Share Space and Bookmobile
  • Thrift Shop
  • Bicycle Shop
  • Playground and Community Gathering Area
It is 70 miles to the nearest library. That library does not have a children’s section and is only open a couple hours a day and only during weekdays.  It is 95 miles to the nearest place to buy clothing & many other goods.
Glenwood Noon Rotary partnered with Chinle Planting Hope with:
7,500 pounds of goods delivered including 15,000 children books
702 service hours including work projects at Chinle
$67,635 contribution including value of goods and in kind services
Glenwood Noon Rotary bell ringing total added up to a great ending to 2021. Thank you, Randy Diers for your efforts in making this such a successful bell ringing year!  And thank you, Rotarians and friends that rang the bell and for those of you that donated.  
Glenwood Noon Rotary raised $5,056.27 at the kettle!  Approximately $500 more than last year.  With our Rotary Angel supporter providing us with a $5000.00 match that brought us to $10,056.27 AND another match provided via a Salvation Army Angel Supporter of up to $10,000 and we maxed it and raised a grand total of $20,056.27!
Thanks to everyone that made our Fall 2021 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.


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. 
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.
Our mailing address is:
Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs
P.O. Box 953
Glenwood Springs,  CO 81602