While I’m enjoying living in the mountains of Colorado, I am still very busy volunteering and supporting various organizations in my mountain area and beyond. Look below for the organizations I think are worthy of your attention and support.
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
We provide before school, after school and all day summer programs for youth in the Bailey and Fairplay area.
Boys & Girls Club of the High Rockies serves children between the ages of 5-18. We are committed to providing a safe place where we can focus on: Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles and Good Character and Citizenship.
It represents the five key elements for positive youth development:
- A SAFE, POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT
- SUPPORTIVE RELATIONSHIPS
- OPPORTUNITIES AND EXPECTATIONS
What is Rotary?
The Rotary Club of Conifer is a volunteer service organization that identifies and supports causes that improve the quality of life for people and their environments locally and internationally. We are one of more than 35,000 clubs and 1.2 million men and women world-wide that make up Rotary International.
Rotary is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, or political preference. We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
All Rotarians are committed to the idea of “Service Above Self” and volunteer to carry out this motto in our communities. Please feel free to explore our web site and read our bulletin to learn more about current projects!
Our Conifer Rotary club has regular meetings to organize and plan our service goals and to engage each other as friends and colleagues.
Is Rotary for You?
Please join us and learn more about our great club! We have both morning and evening meetings and the times are published right here, on our website homepage.
If you have questions about our Rotary club or need directions to our meetings, please send us an email to RotaryClub@RotaryConifer.org.
This website supports the projects of the Rotary Club of Conifer.
285 BACKPACK PROGRAM
I volunteer with the 285 Backpack Project. This project makes sure that kids who participate in the school breakfast and lunch programs have food for the weekends and in the summer. Working with local food banks, we provide healthy food and snacks so that no child goes hungry in Conifer or Bailey.
CONIFER FESTIVAL – A FUNDRAISER WITH A BEAT
August 15, 2021
Join your neighbors in Conifer and Bailey for music, food and drinks while listening to great music.
2021 PEACH SALE
It’s peach time again. Order your peaches by August 15 for delivery Saturday August 28 9-5 pm at Aspen Park Village Shopping Center – Conifer, CO.
INTERMOUNTAIN HUMANE SOCIETY AND ANIMAL SHELTER
Intermountain Humane Society is committed to serving our intermountain community by providing socially conscious animal sheltering, animal welfare education and advocacy, and to be the community’s leading resource for animal welfare, working to improve the lives of people and their pets.
IMHS’s service area of Park County and southwest Jefferson County, Colorado encompasses 2,300 square miles, yet our efforts to promote the human-animal bond reach much farther. Certainly, we provide shelter and assistance to homeless pets in our local area. We also network with metro Denver and other Colorado shelters, taking in transfers when we have available space. Since late 2008, IMHS has participated in rescue efforts in Kansas and New Mexico, taking homeless pets out of desperate situations and bringing them into the IMHS shelter. Our adopters aren’t geographically limited, either: thanks to the internet, IMHS shelter pets go to their forever homes in Colorado Springs and Cheyenne as often they do to Bailey and Pine.
Throughout our existence, Intermountain Humane Society has depended entirely upon voluntary donations made by individuals and businesses in the communities we serve; we also benefit from grant monies and donations from philanthropic foundations. Unlike other shelters in our area, IMHS receives no governmental support.
This shelter is where I found both my cats – Martin (Marty) named for Dean Martin and Henley – named for Don Henley of the Eagles.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.
Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 1 million free books each month to children around the world.
“When I was growing up in the hills of East Tennessee, I knew my dreams would come true. I know there are children in your community with their own dreams. They dream of becoming a doctor or an inventor or a minister. Who knows, maybe there is a little girl whose dream is to be a writer and singer.
The seeds of these dreams are often found in books and the seeds you help plant in your community can grow across the world.”
In 1995, Dolly Parton launched an exciting new effort, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, to benefit the children of her home county in East Tennessee, USA. Dolly’s vision was to foster a love of reading among her county’s preschool children and their families by providing them with the gift of a specially selected book each month.
PeaceWorks provides a number of programs to the community to help deal with many forms of abuse including:
Immediate Emergency Shelter for survivors of intimate partner violence, sexual assault, sex trafficking, teen dating violence and stalking.
24/7 CRISIS ASSISTANCE
365/24/7 Crisis Assistance, Support, and Voice/Text Hotline for relationship violence and sexual assault victims, their children and pets.
303 838 8181
Community Awareness and Education Programs
SAFE PETS PROGRAM
Immediate Emergency Shelter for the domesticated and exotic pets of survivors. Foster care available for livestock.
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE & HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
Education, Support and Advocacy services for teens and young adults regarding the spectrum of relationships, from of healthy to abusive.
RESOURCE & WELLNESS LINE
Resource line for community support and assistance for housing, rental assistance, employment, educational assistance, and many other needs.