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Castle Rock, CO  80109
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Last Saturday's Ducky Derby was once again a huge success. Many thanks to all the folks that came out, the sponsors, vendors, and all the volunteers that make this event possible.

All the proceeds will go to benefit local charities.



Our Fearless Great Ducky


Ducky Merchandise


10,000 rubber duckies floating down Plum Creek


Our club continues to grow. We had the privilege of inducting another new member at the meeting this morning. Welcome Jeff Klingensmith.



At Thursday's meeting we inducted our newest member, Jillann Turnwall. Welcome Jillann!

Please join us for opportunities for fun, fellowship, and community service.

"Service Above Self"





The Town of Castle Rock has declared June to be Rotary Ducky Derby Month in recognition of the work Rotary clubs do locally, nationally and internationally. Ducky Derby is June 11 at Festival Park in downtown Castle Rock. Food, entertainment and the Derby will all be part of the event which starts at 11 a.m. Cash prizes of $2,000, $750 and $250 will be awarded along with other merchandise. The race starts at 3 p.m. Accepting the proclamation from Castle Rock Mayor Paul Donahue, right, were Rotarians,
from left, Elaine Love, Rick Nelson, Al Vanden Heuvel, Les Lilly, Al Wonstolen and Gordon Allott.

The speaker at our meeting this week was Ann Tull from the Rotary Foundation for our District. Ann pointed out that our club has been very active in applying for, and securing grant money from the Foundation to help fund our various projects.

At our meeting this morning, we had a fascinating presentation from Bob Pasicznyuk, Executive Director of the Douglas County Library System. The Douglas County Library system is ranked one of the top ten in the country. Bob's talk was about the evolution of libraries, the future vision for libraries, and upcoming improvements and openings of new Douglas County Libraries.

Saturday, June 11
11 AM to 5 PM - Race at 3 PM
Downtown Castle Rock  
at Festival Park - 2nd and Perry Street
  "Family Fun For Everyone"
  • One of the best known and highly rated special events in Castle Rock as determined recently by a survey conducted for the Town Council.  
  • The biggest annual fund raiser for local Castle Rock Rotary Clubs.  
  • Proceeds support local Castle Rock charities such as the Douglas County Y.E.S.S. (Youth Education and Safety) Program, Douglas Elbert Task Force, Women’s Crisis Center and Wellspring. 
  • The event features the well known Ducky Derby Race of thousands of little rubber Duckys racing along Plum Creek. Prizes are awarded to Ducky ticket holders depending on the finish position of “their” numbered ducky. Three Ducky tickets have a chance at $1,000,000.
Click on Ducky Derby tab above for more information and tickets


To celebrate World Polio Day, Rotary hosted a global update on the fight to end polio that featured our members, celebrity ambassadors, scientific experts and our partners. Watch the update:

We all had a great time serving the beer at this event.

Thank you to all our sponsors.

A huge thank you to our club members for their service.
Renee Palmer - Rotary Club of Castle Pines Rotarian of the Year
Karen Becker:  A plaque for serving as President for the year 2014-2015
Vic Hadad:  As outgoing secretary for his support this past year
Ron West:  A plaque honoring him for Club Services - as Foundation Chair and Speaker Recruitment

Four years ago, members of the Rotary Club of Castle Pines reached out to students at Rocky Heights Middle School (RHMS) to form a student-run branch of the Rotary club.  Known as the Interact club, it has since grown into a wonderful club for students who wish to build their leadership skills while working to benefit both the local and global community.
Rotary and Ducky Derby Mix it up after heavy rains
Members of the Rotary Clubs of Castle Rock and Castle Pines are celebrating the success of the 19th Annual Ducky Derby (Derby), which was held in downtown Castle Rock.  With the support of 38 individual and corporate sponsors, the Rotary Clubs raised close to $48,000.  This year the funds will be distributed to local non-profit organizations, including Castle Rock Senior Center, Douglas/Elbert Task Force, Guitars for Our Troops, Wellspring Community, and the Crisis Center. Read the full article


Welcome Keith. We're very happy to have you join us in our mission to serve the youth of Douglas County, CO. We look forward to your leadership.

1.2 million members of Rotary worldwide serve others based on The Four Way Test.

Fellowship last night at Mama Lisa's.


Karen Becker just became a Paul Harris Fellow. The Rotary Foundation appreciates your gift! Being a Paul Harris Fellow means that you have given $1,000 or more to the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.




Yarrow talked and sang before the students and staff during a morning assembly, inviting a small group of students on stage to show them how the Peaceful Schools Program works and to sing with him. He encouraged students to conduct the Four-Way Test in speech and action.

The test used by Rotarians — who helped developed Peaceful Schools with Yarrow — encourages people to ask if something it true, fair, beneficial to all, and whether it will build goodwill and better friendships before speaking or acting.




Do not wait to serve and give. We are always looking for servant leaders!