Speaker Date Topic
Safe Passages - Elissa Slezak and Ashley Nettles Sep 25, 2018 12:00 PM
Summit County Safe Passages
Summit County Safe Passages

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge at Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12pm MT.

We look forward to hear from Elissa Slezak, with Colorado Parks & Wildlife, and Ashley Nettles, Wildlife Biologist for the White River National Forest, Dillon Ranger District. The Safe Passages Plan provides a vision for creating safe passages for wildlife and reducing wildlife-vehicle collisions in Summit County.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SummitCountySafePassages/

Save the Date - Summit County Safe Passages Fundraiser Happy Hour on August 22nd 4-7pm at Apres Handcrafted Libations.
Come drink for a cause while learning more about Summit County Safe Passages.  Raffle tickets given for every Oasis beer sold!  Enjoy an Oasis beer anytime during August and 10% of the proceeds will benefit Summit County Safe Passages!

Summit County Safe Passages works to reduce wildlife-vehicle collisions and improve landscape connectivity for wildlife along Summit County’s roadways. Summit County is unrivaled in its beauty and outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities, which has caused both the local populations and visitations to skyrocket. With more and more people enjoying the same landscape that wildlife call home, we’ve seen an increase in dangerous, busy roads dividing their habitats as well as wildlife-vehicle collisions. Summit County Safe Passages is working to make specific recommendations for wildlife crossing structures and other conservation opportunities by researching the balance of wildlife needs with the ever-growing human population. Reconnecting the landscape with wildlife crossing structures will not only bring healthier wildlife populations, which provide many ecological, social and economic benefits to Summit County, but will make our roads much safer for motorists as well.


Additionally, this plan allows for a "connected landscape", which allows plants and animals to move freely, with fewer barriers, reducing the threat to biodiversity.

Summit Daily - Ian Donovan, Advertising Director Oct 02, 2018 12:00 PM
Summit Daily
Summit Daily

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge at Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12pm MT.

Today, we will hear from Ian Donovan about the Summit Daily.  For visitors, this is our local newspaper & information source for what's going on in Summit County.

Ian became the new advertising director in November 2017 after holding multiple other positions within the Summit Daily News organization.  He oversees all advertising operations at the Summit Daily, including print, digital and niche publications.  Ian lives in Summit County with his wife and loves the "endless possibility of fishing holes and ski lines" that can be found here.  (Source)

Website: https://www.summitdaily.com/

The Leadership Academy - Christine Katzenmeyer, MS Oct 16, 2018 12:00 PM
The Leadership and Community Education Academy
The Leadership and Community Education Academy

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge @ Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12-1pm

Will you be able to live in Summit County into old age? Summit County has received a 12 month grant from the NextFifty Foundation, to raise awareness of persons over 50 to services now available in the county to help people live independently in their homes as they age. We will also identify what services are NOT available for this reason, and make necessary recommendations. We are currently recruiting students over 50 to the Academy, to join us.

 

arc Thrift Stores - Luke Stahmer Oct 23, 2018 12:00 PM
arc Thrift Stores + Book on Down Syndrome "Why Not Them"
arc Thrift Stores + Book on Down Syndrome "Why Not Them"

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge @ Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12-1pm

 
arc Thrift Stores is now the largest social enterprise in Colorado, and one of the largest nonprofits in Colorado - and perhaps two years away from being the largest. Each year, the arc Thrift Stores generates nearly $90 million in revenue and they anticipate doing $100 million revenue by 2020.  The arc Thrift Stores is also the largest funder of advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities, one of the largest employers of people with intellectual disabilities in Colorado, one of the largest employers in Colorado, as wells as one of the largest recyclers in Colorado.

Book Website = www.goodreads.com/book/show/40050411-why-not-them

"Why Not Them" - Lloyd Lewis's account of personal transformation and how he revolutionized a company by employing persons with disablities has a postive message that heals and inspires. More than just a story of personal triumph, or trials of a father and his son born with Down syndrome, its about the commitment to a dream, a community, and to advocacy for those in need.


Our speaker, Luke Stahmer, has served on the Arc board for over a decade, including chairing two executive committies.  He has taken a full-time role doing community relations and business development with an emphasis on sharing the successes of Arc in the community.  He has extensive experience as an executive in both profit and not-for-profit endeavors.  He co-created the Dare to Play series of camps with Ed McCaffrey.  "Christian McCaffrey with Global Down Syndrome Foundation's Dare to Play Football Camp"

View this heartwarming video!  

No Speaker - Join us for Club Business Nov 06, 2018 12:00 PM
Club Business
Club Business

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge at Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12pm MT.

We will focus on club business this week.  Hope to see everyone there, we have great things going on, and need to make sure we have this valuable time to plan properly.

Mental Health CO - Andrew Romanoff Nov 13, 2018 12:00 PM
Mental Health Colorado
Mental Health Colorado

Join us for our weekly lunch meeting Tuesdays in Breckenridge @ Fatty's Pizzeria (106 South Ridge Street) 12-1pm MT.

 
Andrew is the president and CEO of Mental Health Colorado, the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Prior to that, he served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009.
 
A central part of Mental Health Colorado’s mission is to educate the public and reduce the stigma that still surrounds mental illness. We encourage more Coloradans to seek mental health care and to support loved ones who need it. To that end, Andrew has been conducting community presentations—discussing the nature and prevalence of mental illness, the benefits of early intervention, and the consequences of inaction.