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!
October 9, 2018
Our speaker, Lloyd Lewis CEO of Arc Thrift Stores talked about how his personal life lead him to Arc and how inclusion is the key to success of the company.  Arc also large supporter of many other local non-profits.  Arc is a worthwhile company to support by donating items or shopping in their stores.  Llyod was an interesting speaker - check out his book  Why Not Them  
We mixed up the order of the happy dollars, of course, without warning.  Sean felt put on the spot!  :) 
Sean really is excited about the cooler weather.  I'm sure he is excited to hear snow is in the forecast!  
Cheryl - the wedding is in the books!  It was a beautiful ceremony.  Everything came together well.  The theme was steampunk - how cool!  Cheryl has promised to show pictures.  Cheryl is also happy she attended the High Country Veterans Event at the Frederick Harley Davidson.  
Barb was also at the High Country Veterans event playing footsy with Dinger, the mascot of the Colorado Rockies.  And she had a picture!  Sounds like Barb had a better time at the event!
Jenn had a fun time at Oktoberfest at Pepper's Grille over the weekend.  They had a live band playing polkas to Neil Diamond.  And there was beer!  haha
Bev fixed her trains and finished the Halloween decorations.  She is ready for her Halloween open house!  Everyone should be getting their invite for the 28th!  
Roman was in the middle of an annual clean up - he was glad to learn where he should donate his used items (hint ARC).  
Garry was happy that he has donated to ARC in the past, especially after hearing from Lloyd.  
Greg - Kelly (Greg's daughter) is married!   The ceremony was beautiful.  Greg's father daughter dance was epic!  It started with Woody's Kelly Song and moved into Guns and Roses Sweet Child of Mine.  A cool mix!  I wonder how long Kelly had been planning that detail?  
October 2, 2019
October 24th End World Polio Day.  Here is Why End Polio?  Website Link End Polio
Roman said that road side clean up was profitable!  He found a dollar and 16 golf balls!  It was so many golf balls he couldn't carry all of them.  Roman also said he needs carpal tunnel surgery on his arm - was this related to the road side clean up?!?  hmm Thanks Roman for putting your all into cleaning up the road!  
Greg had a balloon ride with his future son-in-law.  The question before the ride was would there be as many passengers landing with the balloon as passengers when the balloon launched.  Hinting that Greg's future SIL may not pass Greg's test.  Well he did!  The future SIL wasn't even ruffled when he learned the pilot's day job was a mortician!  Which seems like it should have been a red flag for the future SIL. haha  It sounded like that they had a great flight - Frederick to Platteville.  And the wedding is this weekend!  
Clinton celebrated his wife's birthday over the weekend.  They celebrated with Kayla's family in Monument.  Happy Birthday Kayla!  
Brian - the high school had a successful homecoming!  The Pep rally was fun and the football team won the game!  The dance was a great success too - I think Brian said there were 700 kids attending.  Brian said they may need a bigger space for the next dance!  
Jenn was part of the Footsteps of Hope in Windsor over the weekend.  As part of the fundraising event, Jenn's pilot donated a balloon tether.  The balloon is secured, which allows the balloon to go up and down but not get carried away.  In groups of two or three, people were able to experience a short ride in a balloon.  They were able to give many cancer survivors, their friends and families a fun experience.  Glad the weather cooperated - it was a fun event!  
Garry - is just Happy!  Yay!  
Bill Jerke (our speaker)  didn't feel well the day before so he was happy he was feeling better for our meeting.  We're glad he was better too!
Bev - took a day off last week to decorate!  She has all her outside decorations displayed for HALLOWEEN!  She wanted to be completely prepared for October 1st (the first day of Halloween!)  We love Bev's enthusiasm!  Her Open House is scheduled for Sunday October 28th.  More details to follow!
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!  
Happy Dollars Summary -
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!
Happy Dollar$ Recap:
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!
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