Our club and the greater Rotary community lost longtime Carbondale and Aspen Rotarian Jack Brendlinger on Feb. 13, 2022.

Jack Brendlinger directs things from his ATV at the 2019 Carbondale Rotary Running of the Balls on Main Street.

Jack Brendlinger was a founder of the Rotary Ducky Derby in Aspen and of our own Running of the Balls in Carbondale, which was a precursor of our current Fireball Drop coming up on May 6, 2022. 

If you care to make a charitable contribution in Jack's memory, his family asks that you do so to one of his three beloved charities: Rotary Club of CarbondaleAspen Valley Ski Club, or Aspen Junior Golf.

Memorial donations to the Rotary Club of Carbondale can be sent to P.O. Box 538, Carbondale, CO 81623.

Click HERE to learn about Jack's work as a sculptor and HERE to read about the Brendlinger's evolution from living in Aspen in the 1950s and '60s to his time in Carbondale.