Doug McLemore Concert: Classical Meets Jazz

You are invited for an unforgettable evening of elegant, classical music and swingin’ jazz at the University Club.  “Classical Meets Jazz” led by Rotarian Doug McLemore.  The quartet will be performing “Suite for flute and Jazz Piano Trio #1” a legendary crossover composition by composer Claude Bolling which was on the Billboard Top 40 for 10 years.  Added guest soloist as a preview of the another Bolling Suite.


Part 1: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio #2 NEW CONCERT
(A Suite in 8 Movements)

Part 2: Suite for Flute and Jazz Piano Trio, originally performed
by Claude Bolling (Piano) and Jean Pierre Rampal (Flute)

Cocktails will be served at 6:30 PM, three course dinner at 7:00 PM followed by the performance 8:00 PM!  Reserve your tickets with the UClub’s front desk today. 303-861-4267.

Cherry Creek Trail Clean Up – June 29, 2019


The Rotary Club of Denver adopted the Cherry Creek Trail from Glenarm Place to Lawrence Street in mid-2018, and since then the Rotarians and other volunteers have picked up more than 2,500 GALLONS of trash and debris!  Spring and summer time are our busiest clean-ups because the warmer weather attracts more activity, more people and more trash – and we need your help!

Our next clean-up will take place on Saturday, June 29th at 8:30 AM.  We will meet at the trail entrance at Colfax and Speer, across the street from the Denver Fire Department.  Gloves, trash bags and grabbers are provided by the City, and coffee is provided by Andrew Walker.  If you need a volunteer shirt, please reach out to Andrew Walker with your size (S, M, L and XL available).

Lastly, please dress for the weather, and wear closed-toe shoes (especially water-proof boots or waders if you have them.  There’s been a lot of build-up in the creek and some of it is difficult to get without getting wet!).

Cherry Creek Trail Clean-up at Colfax and Speer
Date/Time:  Saturday, June 29th at 8:30 AM until finished
Requirements:  Dress for the weather, wear close toed shoes and be sure to wear your
Rotary volunteer shirt!
Questions?  Call or text Trail Clean Up Chair Andrew Walker at 425-223-2120

Club 31 Rotarians Volunteer at JA Finance Park

Someday – ready or not – young people will have to manage their own finances.  They will be faced with paying for housing, food and transportation, as well as saving for the future. But first, thanks to financial and volunteer support from Club 31, 18,500 middle and high school students in metro Denver had the opportunity to take on these responsibilities without suffering devastating consequences by participating in JA Finance Park during the 2018/19 school year.

In addition to teaching students how to create a budget, use financial services and save for the future, this economic reality check improves student attitudes toward work and education at a crucial time in their development.  In fact, JA Finance Park has proven to be so effective, the program has been recognized through Harvard University’s Global Education Innovation Initiative for excellence in teaching financial literacy.

The following Rotarians volunteered at JA Finance Park in April and May.  They each coached a group of 10 – 12 students through the simulation, while integrating their real-world financial experience, the good, the bad and the ugly, to help students understand how important it is to be financially responsible.

  • Julie Freshman
  • Wynn Gandera
  • Rick Bowmen
  • Melissa Bowen
  • Debbie Beasley
  • Colleen Cozad
  • Jim Goddard

Additionally, Jim Goddard brought his team from Senior Options out to volunteer at the Park!

In addition to volunteer support, the $3,000 grant JA received from the Denver Rotary Club Foundation this year, helped JA provide JA Finance Park to students at no cost.  Thanks to everyone who volunteered and to those who contribute to the Denver Rotary Club Foundation.  You’re making a long-term investment in our children!

If you’re interested, please take a moment to watch the video below to hear how one young man’s life was changed thanks to JA Finance Park and our volunteers!

Elijah’s JA Story

Rotary Youth Exchange: Open Your Home to the World

Rotary Youth Exchange: Open Your Home to the World
Become a Host Family for the 2019-2020 academic year

The Youth Exchange Committee is delighted to confirm that Club 31 will both host and sponsor Rotary Exchange Students next year.  The Committee has been actively engaged in re-establishing Rotary Club of Denver’s involvement in this important Rotary program and with the RMRYE District Committee.

Rotary Club of Denver 2019-2020 Students

Sofia Valentina Cueto
In-Bound Student from Argentina
Will attend East High School

Louisa Wilson
Out-Bound Student traveling to Czech Republic
Currently attends North High School

Host families for Sofia and volunteers to introduce her to Denver and Colorado are needed.  Hosting a Rotary international high school student is a life-enhancing experience for your entire family.  It’s a unique opportunity to gain new perspectives, explore new customs, and share American culture and your community.  Most of all, you’ll build special friendships and connections that often last a lifetime.

For more information on hosting Sofia and on Rotary Youth Exchange, please contact Scott Campbell or Andrew Walker.

“Team DKI” | Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon | May 18 & 19

Denver Kids, Inc. are looking for a few more active supporters to run for Team Denver Kids in the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon.  Learn more below and sign up today!

Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon | May 18 & 19

When you run or walk in the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon for Team Denver Kids, you help pave the pathway to graduation and new possibilities for Denver Public Schools students experiencing the challenges of higher risk environments. Since 2008, runners have raised more than $230K to support our students and programs. Let’s keep the momentum going! If you’re ready to race, register below. Then, when prompted, select Denver Kids as your Charity Partner, and choose from a handful of races, including:

Saturday, May 18

  • 5K: walking, stroller and dog-friendly

Sunday, May 19

    • Full marathon
    • Half marathon
      • Urban 10-miler
    • Marathon relay

Once you register, we’ll set up your fundraising page, provide fundraising tools, and be available to answer any questions. After you cross the finish line, stop by the Denver Kids tent in the Charity Partner Village for some of post-race fun!


Questions about the Colfax Marathon? Contact Kelsey Grayson at or 720-423-3571.