Posted by Alan Cole on Sep 10, 2018
 
Carbondale Rotary’s first-ever Running of the Balls last Friday was even better than we imagined. Locals of all ages came out for First Friday and lined Main Street to watch. We had a kids fun run for ages 3-6, a great parade and lastly the main event when 89 of our big rubber balls got blown down the street by giant fans and leaf blowers.
 
Jack Brendlinger (on the ATV)
 
We had perfect weather and amazing, crews of volunteers to make it all happen. The vision of our hard-working event architect, planner and chairman Jack Brendlinger truly became a reality. 
Running of the Balls 2018 Alan Cole 2018-09-10 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 18, 2018
Carbondale Rotary Awards 2018 Scholarships
to Local High School Students
RFHS and BHS Seniors Receive $1,000 each for College
 
 
Jim Kenney (third from left) passes the mic to the 2018 Carbondale Rotary Scholarship recipients
 
The Carbondale Rotary Club proudly presented ten outstanding local high school seniors with $1,000 scholarships to put towards their college tuition at the weekly Club meeting this past Wednesday morning, May 14th at the Carbondale Fire Station. The students were chosen out of a field of 38 applicants based on their academic record, their demonstrated need and their commitment to Rotary’s Four Way Test and motto of Service Above Self. Seven recipients currently attend Basalt High School and three go to Roaring Fork High School.
Congratulations to our 2018 Scholarship Recipients Alan Cole 2018-05-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Alan Cole on Sep 04, 2017
Carbondale Rotary Club welcomed this year's Rotary Exchange Students at the Aspen Airport in late August. 
Both Stefan Platzer from Austria and Thunyakrit "Ou" Chutiphornphongchai from Thailand arrived to spend the year living with local families and attending High School through the Carbondale Rotary Mountain and Plains District 5470 Rotary Youth Exchange!
 
Stefan's Carbondale Rotary Greeting Committee at the Aspen Airport!
 
 
Thunyakrit "Ou" Chutiphornphongchai is welcomed to Aspen by his host family the Mitchells and Carbondale Rotary members!
 
 
Both students will be running cross-country for their respective schools. Ou has already visited the top of Aspen Mountain and Stefan spent his first weekend fly fishing. They're certainly wasting no time settling in to life in the valley!
 
Special thanks to our very own John Stroud for the countless hours organizing the Rotary Exchange program here and making these life-changing experiences possible!
 
 
Welcome to our New Rotary Exchange Students Alan Cole 2017-09-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 12, 2017
 
On Wednesday, July 19th at noon the Carbondale Rotary Club proudly presents a free screening of "The Time Travelers" a documentary film by director Forest Woodward and Brendan Leonard.The event will be at the Carbondale Fire Station and includes a presentation by crew member Ian Anderson.

In January 2017, the USA Men’s Rafting Team set their sights on making history by attempting to break a legendary speed record down 277 miles of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. Their goal was 34 hours. 34 hours…straight.

Throughout 2016, the filmmakers sporadically followed these scrappy, determined guys on their quest…training hard, designing their custom boat, and gaining perspective on what it means to attempt something extraordinary on one of the world’s most breathtaking stages.
The Time Travelers - Free Screening Alan Cole 2017-07-12 06:00:00Z 0
We held a very special meeting two weeks ago as we welcomed our two new foreign exchange students, Sophie Hofmann from Germany and Nithin Prakash from India. We also heard from returning local student Megan Webber about her amazing experience in Argentina and met with outbound student Jaden Stryker who is headed to the Netherlands this fall! Sophie is attending Roaring Fork High School and just joined the cheerleading squad and Nithin attends Basalt High School and is on the golf team!
 
Jaden Stryker, Megan Webber, Sophie Hoffmann, Nithin Prakash
Megan Webber Details her Argentina Experience
Our New Rotary Exchange Students Alan Cole 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Congratulations to our Paul Harris Fellow Award Winners  Alan Cole 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Great Weather, Great All-Valley Rotary Ride on July 9th Alan Cole 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
I hope everyone had a good time at the Happening. I enjoyed the gambling, the music and all the wonderful friends together in one place. It’s a good thing that we were not gambling for real because I lost it all!
 
There is no meeting this week. Instead we are going to meet at Jack and Marsha’s at 5:30 on Wednesday for the Demotion Picnic. Marsha would appreciate your RSVP so she knows how to prepare.
 
Like I said at our last meeting, it has been an honor and a privilege serving our club. Please show your love and demote me this Wednesday.
 
Lastly, enjoy this video of “Happy Trails,” performed by Roy Rogers and picture me cantering off into the sunset while the music plays.
 
Thank you all!
 
Steve Skinner
Demotion Party for Steve Skinner - Wed. June 15th Steve Skinner 2016-06-13 00:00:00Z 0
A new board of directors was elected at this morning's meeting on June 1st, 2016. The new officers and members include:
 
President: Robin Tolan
President Elect: Ed Queenan
President Elect Nominee: Richard Fuller
Past President: Steve Skinner
Treasurer: Garret Jammaron
Secretary: Jim Kenney
Programs: Rick Carlson
Marketing/PR: Alan Cole
YEO (Youth Exchange Officer): John Stroud
Rotary Foundation (Annual Giving, Polio Plus and Endowment): Ann Harris and Mike Waski
New Board of Directors Alan Cole 2016-06-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Steve Skinner on Dec 07, 2015

Our new website has a tool for creating articles that can be posted on the website's Home page and or News tab and or in the Weekly Newsletter.  Please email Steve Skinner at if you are interested. 

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Posted by Ken Neubecker on Jun 01, 2015

Saturday, June 20, at the Orchard in Carbondale.  VIVA MEXICO!!

The HAPPENING!! Ken Neubecker 2015-06-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ted Miller on Apr 12, 2013

Carbondale Rotary Club partners to Fund a Women’s Tree Nursery in Niger

 

The Rotary Club of Carbondale is helping to tackle poverty, hunger and malnutrition through its support of the Farmers of the Future program. The goal of Farmers of the Future is to help impoverished farmers of Niger, one of the poorest countries in the world, escape the poverty trap of subsistence farming. It teaches modern agricultural practice to primary school children and creates profitable farming businesses for their mothers. The project, now in its pilot phase in three villages in Niger, is being implemented through the non-profit organization, Eliminate Poverty Now, which was founded by Carbondale Rotarians John and Judy Craig to promote economic opportunity in Africa, especially for women.

 

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Posted by Louis Meyer

Rotary Club of Carbondale

….Celebrating Through Service the Diversity  of Our Community

 

The Carbondale  Rotary Club is proud to recognize our 2013 Grant Recipients:

Applicant $ amount of Grant
Access Roaring Fork $700
Advocate Safehouse $500
Andy Zanca $300
C'dale Clay Ctr $900
CASA of the 9th $900
Family Visitor $350
Houses for Higher Ed $650
Junior Achievement $900
KDNK $700
LiftUp $800
Literacy Outreach $400
Raising a Reader $1,150
RFOV $450
Mt Sopris Historical $1,500
Third Street Ctr $500
Wilderness Workshop $700
Your Friends for Life $400
YouthEntity $500
Youth Zone $900
Habitat for Humanity $5,000
Dental Health Alliance $400
Reach Out & Read $200
C'dale Cmty Oven $200    
TOTAL $19,000
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Posted by Ted Miller

Community Sustainability in the Roaring Fork Valley: High Altitude Permaculture and Greenhouse Design and Implementation Involving Youth Participation and Planning

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