Volume IV, Issue 20   May 17, 2018 
Editor: Shaun Hathaway
In this issue...
  • The Enormous Benefits of Integration
  • Rotary's President Elect Presides
  • Happy Bucks for Project Graduation
Integrate -- Come Together!
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Speaker: Lindsay May 
The dictionary definition of integrate is combine with another so they become whole.  Lindsay May of Mind Springs Health (MSH) shared the progressive medical advancements achieved in Pitkin County with an integrated system of care.  With the philosophy that strength is created through local partnerships, MSH has clinicians embedded in Aspen, Basalt and Glenwood School Districts, jails, ride alongs, recovery courts and more.  
With its primary focus on mental crisis care, substance abuse, and long term mental health, MSH provides patient centered care in defined locations (schools, jails, etc).   They also provide a community based care unit (mobile teams), a crisis unit (24hours/7 day per week), and care managers working in the field.  MSH utilizes a step by step process with community partners: coordination, colocation, and integration.  Lindsay defines it as a system wide transformation, merged practice with frequent communication.  Integration sounds efficient and effective.  
For more about how Mind Springs Health is improving mental health awareness and treatment, visit:
Eric Cross – guest of speaker, Lindsay May
Blair Flickinger – former Rotarian
David Freeman – guest of Joe Zanin
Judy Clauson – guest of Stan Clauson
The Future Today
As Aspen Rotarians, we were lucky to get a taste of times to come under the new leadership of Sam Johnston.  President Elect Johnston was perfect beginning by paying tribute to our current President, announcing some meaningful and extremely important historically based trivia of the day... On the day May 17, 1954 racial segregation was ruled unconstitutional by the US Supreme Court in the landmark Brown vs. Board of Education case.  Cause here for pause.  
Important announcements were as follows:
  • Ducky Derby now has $65,000 in sponsorships.  The list continues to grow, and the Rotarian business support is phenomenal.  Thanks to the Aspen Times for a tremendous $20,000 in-kind sponsorship.  
  • The DD sponsorship committee plans to meet after breakfast
  • PR Committee is meeting about the website on Monday
  • Membership: welcome newest members. Red Badge presentations are next week.  With one member currently under review, we now have 6 new members since January. 
  • Scholarship committee has been busy interviewing-- the Aspen and Basalt scholarships were awarded, and the committee relieved a thank you note.  
  • Speaker on June 7th is Clyde Church-- District Foundation Chair.  We are the #1 club in the district for giving.  
Upcoming Speakers
Save The Date - June 21!
May 24: Jess Ewert, Lead With Love
May 31: Heather Russell, Bike to Health
June 7: Clyde Church: The Rotary Foundation, District 5470 Chairman
June 14: George Bohmfalk, MD, Medicare For All?
June 21: NO MEETING! Changeover dinner instead. Inspiring, fun, funny! A can't miss evening.  
Member News
Happy Bucks for Graduates 
Happy Bucks Benefit Project Graduation: 
Project Graduation is a drug-free and alcohol-free all night "lock-in" celebration at the Aspen Rec Center. It is a fun, safe way for all seniors to get together and have a good time on the night of graduation.  Not only will it keep them off the streets and possibly prevent a tragedy, but it will also send a powerful message that the Aspen community cares about them.  The organizers attempt to make this event memorable by organizing a variety of exciting activities, entertainment, food and prizes.
  • Stan Clauson:  Happy for all the “Where have you been?” jokes
  • Maurice Emmer:  Happy for youth exchange student Niko, whose mother was an Olympian and father who is a soccer player, won second place in the CHSAA state tennis tournament.
  • Heidi Hoffmann:  Happy for upcoming Ride for the Pass which benefits the Independence Pass Foundation – and this year pedal-assist bikes are allowed, so she hopes to see more people.
  • Charles Cunniffe:  It is an honor to have his firm be working on the new police station.
  • Justin….(sorry, could not hear what he said!)
  • Steve Seyffert:  Happy for Project Graduation
  • Michael Connolly:  Happy for Project Graduation and happy that his Ducky Derby committee is on track.
  • Deborah Breen:  Grateful to Mark Purnell and the hospital for taking care of her daughter, who broke her elbow while skateboarding.
  • Steve Wickes:  Happy that the Board, who voted to not participate in the youth exchange program in April, has voted to reinstate the youth exchange program for the upcoming year.
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