History of the Wet Mountain Valley Rotary

The Wet Mountain Valley (Westcliffe) Rotary Club was chartered on February 23, 1968. The population of Westcliffe was 300 and the County 5000, according to the original documents. The first president was August N. Menzel, who served with Vice-President Myron J. Chesley and Secretary W. Roderick Canda. There were 24 original members, and they met Tuesday evenings at the Community Building.

Original Application to Rotary International

Original Application

Admission to Rotary International

Admission to Rotary International



Presentation (Charter Night Program)

Charter Presentation
Presentation of the original charter.

Original Charter
The original charter today.

Rotary Foundation BrochureThe Wet Mountain Valley Rotary Club Foundation was set up to provide a fund for scholarships. It was first created in the summer of 1998.

You can read more on the history of the Rotary Foundation by clicking here. The brochure can be found here.

Information on the Scholarship Program was provided to the community, and you can read it here.

History of Past Presidents

1968-69 August Menzel
1969-70 Myron Chesley
1970-71 Stanley Coleman
1971-72 Don Martin
1972-73 John Meek
1973-74 Joe Reid
1974-75 Whitney Sullivan
1975-76 Jack Shy
1976-77 Bob Senderhauf
1977-78 Danny Loafman
1978-79 Miles Coleman
1979-80 Lynn Christian
1980-81 Everett Cole
1981-82 Everett Cole
1982-83 Dale Hoag
1983-84 Art Nordyke
1984-85 Donald Bishop
1985-86 Allen Butler
1986-87 John Costello
1987-88 Paul Burress
1988-88 Paul Burress (until 10/31/88)
1988-89 Tom Flower (start 11/1/88)
1989-89 Roger Dalin (until 7/31/89)
1989-90 Richard Dottenwhy (start 8/1/89)
1990-91 Lee Graham
1991-92 Fred Berry
1992-93 Fred Berry
1993-94 Fred Berry
1994-95 Bill Adler
1995-96 Peggy McIntosh
1996-97 Mike Rodman (until 1/15/97)
1997-97 John Valicek (start 1/16/97)
1997-98 Bill Adler
1998-99 Tony Papantonis
1999-00 Bill McAlee
2000-01 Harry Nelson
2001-02 Harry Ditty
2002-03 John Copley
2003-04 Debbie Livengood
2004-05 Corb Griffin
2005-06 Gene Neiges
2006-07 Jim Jones
2007-08 Gene Neiges
2008-09 Bill McAlee
2009-10 Bob Giacomelli
2010-11 Corb Griffin
2011-12 Terry Nimnich
2012-13 Wendy Rusk
2013-14 Dale Mullen
2014-15 Patrick Lynch
2015-16 Monty Lee
2016-17 Monty Lee
2017-18 Leonard Ketchum
2018-19 Julie Olomon
2019-20 Donna Hood
2020-2021 Kelly Smith
2021-2022 Marty Newcomb
2022-2023 Donna Hood
2023-2024 Dennis Hagerty
2024-2025 Chuck Jagow

Past District 5470 Governors from Westcliffe

1974-75 Chester J. Haga - originaly a member of the Pueblo Club but may have transferred to this club

Original by-laws