Weekly Happy Dollars go to support the I Have a Dream Class at the Thunder Valley K-8 in Frederick. Thanks to Jenn Abrams for recording everyone's story each week!
 
September 11, 2018
We have another new member!  Sean Selters was inducted this morning at the regular meeting by our Assistant Governor Dale Rademacher.  Sean is a mortgage lender and lives in Firestone. Welcome Sean - we are very excited you are part of the group!  
 
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Barb is happy that her mom was in town!  Mom (Theresa) spent Monday evening making Peach Cobbler, yummy!  The group extended an invitation for Mom to make Peach Cobblers for us, she politely declined.  Oh well.  Barb was also happy to briefly share Greg's experience with Honor Flight.  Barb's comment was Greg really didn't need the airplane to return from Washington because he was on such a high from the day of events.  We are all looking forward to hearing more from Greg when he visits our group.  
 
Barb's Mom was happy to be at the meeting and was happy to experience the Honor Flight send off.  She was very impressed.  We (Greg Z) also convinced Mom to share some dirt on Barb!  The story involved Barb learning a bad habit from her Aunt.  Please ask Barb for details because she loves the story!  haha.  By the way, new policy of CVR - if a family member visits a meeting they will be asked to share a story about the Rotarian. :)  So, please encourage family to visit!  We enjoyed Mom - thanks for coming to the meeting!  
 
Brian had a great tie on today, the stars and stripes!   Especially notable since today is 9/11.   He was happy to participate in Mile of Smiles for the Honor Flight send off.  Brian was a little woeful, as his first line up was the last lineup planned.  We get it - we'll miss it too!
 
Garry was happy to be here!  We are too!  Congratulations to Garry as he was recognized today as a Paul Harris Fellow + 2.  You are an inspiration Garry!  
 
Sean is happy to have served in the military at a time where service is appreciated.  We appreciate your service too - thank you!  
 
Greg went to Pueblo for the weekend and was surprised to find it was a cool place to visit.  Did you know Pueblo has a Riverwalk!?!  The town also had an interesting museum.  We'll have to check it out!
 
Roman was happy to be a part of the Mile of Smiles for the Honor Flight send off.  So glad to hear we had a good showing at the event!  Roman also said his Air BnB is still open for business.  Friends stay free, family is at a premium! haha 
 
Jenn was happy she went to Snowmass for a balloon festival.  It was a fabulous weekend spent with Ed and friends!
 
Dale (visiting from Mead and lead the induction for Sean) was happy to participate in Mead's Sugarbeet Festival this weekend.  He volunteered at the beer tent!  He made people very happy!
 
Bev was happy Peaches and Pears distribution was successful this weekend.  Glad it went well - success is owed to Bev herself for being so organized!  Thank you Bev!  Also, Bev was happy to see such a strong Mile of Smiles for the final Honor Flight send off.  
 
Leisl emailed they have been going through a tough time lately but she has been so impressed and proud of how Xander has been handling it. He is becoming quite the young man. Brooks is also finding his way. A few weeks ago he asked about taking a pottery spinning class. Leisl found one in Boulder that worked with their schedule. He has gone twice now and loves it.
 
September 4, 2018
Roman’s brother-in-law, Don, visiting from New Jersey was our speaker this morning.  He’s a retired middle school teacher and gave us some great insight into the struggles and highs-and-lows middle schoolers face in such a pivotal time of their life.  All good information, thanks Don!
 
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Barb and hubby were invited to attend a Vet Court graduation at the Adams County Justice Center in Brighton last week.  (It was an invitation and not a subpoena!)  This program is available for Veterans only and helps those who have gotten themselves into trouble with the law learn how to clean up their act.  For those who qualify, it’s a 18 to 24 month program with a team of mentors.  Quite an amazing program.  Adams County is one of only six counties in the state with such a program.  Their success rate is about 80%.  https://www.courts.state.co.us/Administration/Custom.cfm?Unit=prbsolcrt&Page_ID=451
 
Greg celebrated a birthday weekend with family.  Happy Birthday!  He also took one of his weekend runs in the design of a “Thumbs Up” shape like you’d see on Facebook.  We gave him a thumbs up for his cleverness…again.
 
Sean’s wife loves horses.  She’s been using a tac locker that was less-than-perfect, so Sean built her a sturdy tac locker that will accommodate her horse-stuff and last a long time.  How thoughtful.
 
Don, Roman’s brother-in-law, volunteers at the Christian Health Care Center in New Jersey.  They just completed the FedEx Golf playoffs, whereby the PGA donated $10,000 to the health care facility!
 
Roman is happy to have his brother-in-law visiting.  That family is into family.
 
Bev celebrated the one year anniversary of welcoming little Koa into her life.  It was a year ago Sunday that she and Immi went to Santa Fe, NM to bring home the little bundle of joy.  Congrats!
August 28, 2018
Clinton's talk about his trip to South Africa was fantastic.  Clinton shared a book he created with some of the pictures he took while touring.  Wow!  Looked like an amazing experience.  If you missed the meeting this morning, please ask Clinton for a recap.  
 
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Clinton - Caught off guard on going first, expressed his happiness in sharing his South Africa trip with us this morning.  We are happy you shared Clinton!
 
Roman - Has returned from New Jersey!  Five days of rain, he's a little waterlogged.  He is happy to be back in a more arid environment.  His brother is his next visitor and might be our next speaker.  Stay tuned!  
 
Greg - Enjoyed creating a specific shape while running in Chicago.  It matched the theme of his convention/ meeting. Greg had some difficultly creating sections of it in Grant Park.  While running through bushes and hopping fences Greg received several questioning looks from bystanders!  And a few bumps and scrapes!    
 
Sean - joined our meeting today to see if membership with this amazing and crazy group is for him!  Why wouldn't it?!? haha  Sean was happy to survive (yes he used that word!) the Spartan Race in Breckenridge. Spartan Race Not only is this race at elevation AND it is 13.1 miles but it also had obstacles.  One of most challenging obstacles Sean found was wading through chest deep glacier runoff.  He then had to continue running.  Burr!  Impressive!  Maybe he is crazy enough for the group!?!  
 
Cheryl is in major wedding mode.  She is more than 80% complete on sewing decorative drapery.  That is labor of love!   Can't wait to see the pictures!
 
Jenn is a local celebrity winning 2nd place in the American Legion Cornhole tournament.  Congrats Jenn!  On Sunday, Jenn and Ed enjoyed eating their way through the Polish festival in Denver.  That's one part of Chicago Ed really misses - the food!  Glad he could have a taste of home.   
 
Barb and Greg cooked up wings for VFW Post this weekend.  I think Barb said she took a more supervisory role but said it was a good time.  Barb and Greg gave a rave review for the production from Up with People.  Bev also enjoyed the event.  Then Barb and Greg joined their neighbor Jean for a fancy dinner at St Julien Hotel in Boulder.  St Julien Looks super nice!  
 
Bev is happy that Halloween decorations are now available in stores! Bev made her first Halloween purchase of this year!  Wonder if it was scary or sweet?!?  Halloween will be here before you know it!  
 
August 21, 2018
We have a new member!  Cheryl Truax was inducted this morning at the regular meeting.  Congratulations and welcome Cheryl!  We are glad you are a member of our group!  Cheryl brought her own cheering section - her husband Mark.  Glad to meet you Mark!   
 
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Lyle - Was happy to have spent some time with Barb and Greg recently.  Greg introduced Lyle to a program helping veterans - Qualified Listeners.  This supportive program sounds interesting - maybe Barb and Greg can share more information with the group sometime?  In the meantime check out the website  Qualified Listeners  Great to see you Lyle!   
 
Barb - Is excited her mother is planning a visit.  The visit will coincide with the Honor Flight in September.  Barb's mom hasn't been able to attend one yet. Since Greg will be on that flight seems fitting that this will be the one to see.  We hope you have a nice visit.  
 
Cheryl - Is excited she is an official Rotarian!  We are too!  Welcome, welcome!
 
Mark - Is happy for family!  Yay!  Nice that he is supporting Cheryl by attending the meeting this morning.  
 
Jeremy Young (Fire Chief) - Had to limit sharing all of his happiness, he said we didn't have enough time to go over it all.  He is happy for RAIN! Yes, for obvious reasons for dampening fires, of course.  Maybe for the rainbows too?  He didn't say.  Jeremy is also happy to be a part of our community.  We're happy he's a part of it too! Good to see him today.  
 
Dale Rademacher from the Mead Club and Assistant Governor - Is happy to be with our club this morning (we are too!)  He is looking forward to engaging with Rotary Club Presidents and helping them with their club's goals.  Dale is also proud of his family - 3 sons and 1 daughter.  All three sons will be having weddings in 13 months.  Whew - maybe he needs to buy a tux for all the upcoming nuptials?!?  We wish him the best and hope to see him on occasion at our meetings.  
 
Garry - Garry is back!  He had a fantastic two week trip to Alaska!  His Grandsons and a grandson's girlfriend joined Garry for a period of the trip.  They stayed on a house boat and fished and fished and fished.  They caught and ate so much Salmon!  Fabulous!  Of course, we're all waiting for him to share the wealth - haha.  Glad you're back Garry!    
 
Jenn - had a great trip to Scottsbluff NE, She enjoyed checking out the interesting rock formations.  The weekend wasn't great for hot air ballooning but she still had fun!
 
Bev - Was happy to be inducting Cheryl!  Yay!  And Bev completed her To Do List over the weekend.  Completed!  What an accomplishment Bev!  If you need things to do... you can ask any one of us! haha 
 
Roman - Happy to be in New Jersey with family and friends.  It’s been raining here every day but nice to be with family.
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