Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker
2019 Achievement Luncheon
Service Above Self
Award Ceremony & Luncheon
PACE Center - Parker, CO
April 10 2019 11am - 1pm
Doors open at 10:30am. Greet Allysa Seely prior to the luncheon at 11:00 am.
The Award Luncheon
April 10, 2019
11am - 1pm
Doors open at 10:30 am. Greet Alyssa Seely prior to the luncheon at 11:00 am.
Our 2019 Achievement Luncheon will highlight both men and women and non-profit organizations who live and/or work in Douglas County that have made an difference on the lives of others in many ways. Their exemplary volunteer work and hearts of service will be recognized during the luncheon. This year, the keynote speech will feature U.S.A. Paralympic Triathlete, Paralympic Gold Medalist, and Two Time World Champion Alyssa Seely. You don't want to miss this amazing event!
What is the Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.
The Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club of Parker was charted in June 2006. Our origins began with our parent club, Parker Rotary, when their members realized the need for a noon-time club to serve members who could not attend morning meetings.
Our membership and goals are unique to our club and are based on supporting our local community of Parker Colorado and supporting the tenets of Rotary.
Allysa Seely is a professional athlete and commanding inspirational speaker who leaves audiences wanting to better themselves, their community and the world. Diagnosed at the age of 20 with Chiari 2 Malformation, Basilar Invagination and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Allysa also suffered a traumatic brain injury and an incomplete spinal cord injury due to delays in diagnosis and treatments.
Although it wasn’t likely she’d ever walk again without assistance, after battling months of intensive rehabilitation, Allysa competed with the Arizona State University Sun Devils at Collegiate National Championships. Her battle continued when, three years later, she endured the amputation of her left leg below the knee. Determined to realize her dreams, seven weeks after the amputation, Allysa swam 1.2 miles as part of a relay team for a local ironman event. Three months after the amputation she ran a 5k and a few months after that she crossed the line of her first triathlon as an amputee. In 2016 she realized another dream as she became the first Paralympic Gold Medalist in Triathlon. She continues to compete in events around the world.
Her career highlights include:
- 2016 Paralympic Gold Medalist
- Three Time (2015, 2016, 2018) World Champion
- 2016 CanAm Continental Champion
- 2012 World Championships Bronze Medalist
- 2016 Two Sport Paralympic Team Member (Triathlon and Track)
- 2015 Para PanAmerican Team Member
In Kind Sponsors
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Do you know an individual who exemplifies Service Above Self and is deserving of an Achievement Award? If so, you can nominate them below. Our individual nominating categories are for those living or working in Douglas County Colorado and include:
Achievement in Leadership
This Light ‘n’ Heart Award will go to a woman and man who have demonstrated leadership qualities of vision, expertise, and the ability to work with others which have benefited a large scale project.
Achievement as a Non-Profit Organization
The Light-N-Heart award for a non-profit organization/staff will go to those who have demonstrated exceptional service in the community which has had a positive impact to the beneficiaries for which they serve.
Achievement in Service to Others: Local Service and International Service
This Light ‘n’ Heart Award will go to a woman and man who have made contributions which have significantly impacted the lives of others through her/his volunteer efforts locally or globally.
Achievement in Mentoring
This Light ‘n’ Heart Award will to go a woman and man who have acted as a mentor to another individual, making a significant difference in their life.
Achievement as an Unsung Heroine/Hero
This Light ‘n’ Heart Award will to go a woman and man who is the behind-the-scenes person whose efforts made the difference for a project to succeed.
Young Woman/Young Man of Achievement
This Light ‘n’ Heart Award will go to a young woman/man who has provided service to positively impact the school and/or community.
One nomination per individual. Nominations CLOSE February 28, 2019 at 9 pm.
Please note it is required that all attendees, including nominators, purchase their own tickets. Nominees will not be required to purchase a ticket for the Achievement Luncheon.