Annual Fun Day At The Race

Meet the racecar drivers in person
Enjoy Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors
Cost: Free to attend
Location: Pikes Peak International Raceway
Address: 16650 Midway Ranch Road, Fountain, CO
Member: Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
Contact: Lori Bush-Engel, Financial Representative (303) 880-4084

Member Meeting – June 14

RSVP for June Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on June 8 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, June 14, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Frances Myers, Executive Director of Advance Care Advocate

5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow "Member Login" button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we'll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
  • Starting 1/1/2016, if a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.

Speaker – Frances Myers

As a clinical dietitian Fran spent many, many years working in hospitals and nursing homes. She managed tube feedings for adult residents who had never had a voice. These individuals taught her many valuable lessons about quality of life, family dynamics, the role of religion, state laws, and so much more.

Working in hospice came next and opened Fran’s eyes to realism, to futile treatments, to the beauty of good quality of life and being at peace with what’s to come.

Fran continued her journey in Advance Care Planning when she become the Manager of Faith Initiatives for The Conversation Project in Boulder. In this position she encountered people who had persistent fears about end of life. Fran found that they had absolutely no-one they could trust to say “This is the expressed wish of my dear friend or relative.”

At this time several people asked Fran if she would be their advocate. This lead to the founding of this organization, The Center for Advance Care Planning. The group is a nonprofit 501c(3) registered in the State of Colorado. The Center is dedicated to providing education and services centered around Advance Care Planning and Advocacy.

Public speaking is one of Fran’s passions, and end-of-life topics is another. A wide range of audiences have been grateful for the eye opening aspects of this topic. Most people are not well versed in all the areas of Advance Care Planning, and are often thinking they are “covered” only to then realize the most critical parts are untouched in depth Advance Care Planning.

At Fran’s presentations, audiences don’t shy away from the topic. Indeed, they are engaged and stay late to ask one question after another. These talks have relevance to ourselves, our loved ones and our friends.

 


Fran Myers
Executive Director,
Advance Care Advocate

Member Meeting – May 10

RSVP for May Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on May 4 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, May 10, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Vanessa Zarate, City of Lakewood Economic Development
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow "Member Login" button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we'll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
  • Starting 1/1/2016, if a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.

Speaker – Vanessa Zarate

Vanessa Zarate is an Economic Development Specialist with the City of Lakewood, Colorado. As part of the Economic Development team, she works to attract businesses, helps entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses, watches economic trends and monitors statistics.  She also promotes community involvement and markets the community as a great place to do business.   She works closely with Lakewood businesses to connect them with resources helping them to succeed. Originally from Texas, Vanessa graduated from the University of Denver with a degree in International Business.

 


Vanessa Zarate
Economic Development Specialist,
City of Lakewood

Member Meeting – April 12

RSVP for April Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on April 6 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, April 12, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Phyllis Guy, Natural Body Wisdom
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow "Member Login" button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we'll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
  • Starting 1/1/2016, if a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.

Speaker – Phyllis Guy

Phyllis Guy is a graduate from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Precision Nutrition level 1 certification. She has been a certified personal trainer since 2002.  Phyllis decided to become a Mind-Body Nutrition coach after watching people try program after program and still feeling unwell or unhealthy.  Her approach is to treat the whole person, both mind and body, using Psychology of Eating principles and change your relationship with yourself and your food. Her clients come to her from all over the country.  Her passions include ballroom dancing, hiking and Crossfit.

A bit of what she teaches her clients:

How food affects your performance in life and in your business.
The #1 technique for feeling energetic, getting healthy, and enjoying food at the same time.
How stress and nutrition affects your body, focus, creativity, and success.

You will walk away with:

A better understanding of your relationship with food.
A specific action plan, feeling confident, empowered and in control.

 


Phyllis Guy
Natural Body Wisdom

Member Meeting – December 14 Holiday Luncheon

RSVP NOW for the Holiday Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by Friday, December 1 ***

Holiday Luncheon- Thursday, December 8, 2015 11:15am – 1:30pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: $25.00, includes meal (BOTH ABA member and Non-member. 1st time guest ticket MAY NOT be used for this meeting)
No speaker is scheduled so we can have our Holiday Gift Exchange

Please bring:

  • An item for the gift exchange; "steals" will be available for $5 each.  All "steal" money will benefit a local worthy cause.
  • A non-perishable food item for our local food bank
  • A smile on your face and be ready to have fun.

RSVP Guideline

  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.

 

Member Meeting – January 11

RSVP for January Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on January 5 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, January 11, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Rick Roberts, Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow "Member Login" button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we'll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
  • Starting 1/1/2016, if a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.

Speaker – Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts is the President of Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation. He is an Entrepreneur, having founded 12 companies and 2 non-profits. He is the Author of 16 books- including Chosen To Forgive (released in January 2017) and I’ll Be Your Father (release date Fall 2017) . He has been a Non-profit Manager for 25 years. He has managed his Construction company for fourteen years and was a Restaurant Manager previously. He is also a Professional Speaker, Consultant and Trainer. He helps the homeless and others through his roles as Co-Chair of Heading Home, and the Leadership Committee of Power of Partnership, both in Jefferson County, Colorado. He also has served as a Jail Assistant Chaplain for 17 years. Rick is one of the finest singers in Denver! To schedule an inspirational speaking, consulting or training appointment around business, nonprofits or unique leadership strategies, please call 720-774-4677 or write to chosentoforgive@gmail.com.

 


Rick Roberts
Legacy Grace Community Development Corporation

Member Meeting – March 8

RSVP for March Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on March 2 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, March 8, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Dr. Jason E. Glass, Superintendant of Jeffco Public Schools
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: TBA

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow "Member Login" button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we'll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
  • Starting 1/1/2016, if a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.

Speaker – Dr. Jason E. Glass

Dr. Jason E. Glass is the superintendent and chief learner of Jeffco Public Schools.

Previously, Dr. Glass served as the superintendent of Eagle County Schools, establishing a vision based on international benchmarking and an accompanying comprehensive strategic plan. Dr. Glass served as Iowa's director of education after being appointed by Governor Terry Branstad, serving as the state's chief state school officer and leading a successful education reform effort that culminated in landmark legislation signed into law in 2013.

Prior to serving in Iowa, Dr. Glass was the senior director of human capital strategy with Battelle for Kids. Before joining Battelle, Dr. Glass served as the director of human resources with Eagle County Schools. Dr. Glass has also worked as Eagle County Schools' director of research and assessment, as vice president of quality ratings with Qualistar Early Learning, held several posts with the Colorado Department of Education, and worked as a university instructor and high school teacher in Kentucky.

In December 2016, Dr. Glass was appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences board of directors by President Barack Obama.

Dr. Glass holds a bachelor's degree in political science and two master's degrees from the University of Kentucky, in education and political science. He holds a doctorate in education from Seton Hall University.

Dr. Glass relocated to Jeffco in the summer of 2017, along with his wife, Sarah, and their two children, Norah and Chase. Norah currently attends Jeffco Public Schools, and Chase looks forward to kindergarten in 2018!

 


Dr. Jason Glass
Superintendant,
Jefferson County Public Schools

Member Meeting – November 9

RSVP for November Luncheon

*** Please RSVP for this meeting by 5 pm on November 9 ***

Luncheon – Thursday, November 9, 11:15am – 1:00pm
Rolling Hills Country Club – 15707 West 26th Avenue, Golden

Cost: ABA Member $20.00, includes meal (Non-member is $25)
Speaker: Dr. Jon Kedrowski, Ski Mountaineer, Professional Guide,
and Adventurer
5-Minute Spotlight & Door Prize: John Bachofer, MorningStar Senior Living

 

IMPORTANT – please read:

  • If you are a member, you must be logged into your account by clicking on the yellow "Member Login" button on the right to get a member pricing. If you are a sponsor and are using your meeting voucher, please login to apply your voucher.
  • Guests are welcome! If you are new to ABA, we'll even buy your lunch for the first time. Guests may visit our meetings up to 2 times before they join the ABA (Must purchase ticket the 2nd time for $25).
  • The deadline to RSVP for meetings is 5pm on Friday before the meeting date. If you RSVP after that time, we can not guarantee your meal.
  • Starting 1/1/2016, if a member (includes sponsor with vouchers) shows up without RSVP, they will be charged $25 instead of member pricing. We would like to be considerate of our caterer. We appreciate your cooperation.

Speaker – Dr. Jon Kedrowski

Jon grew up in the Vail Valley Colorado and is a local ski mountaineer, professional guide, and adventurer.

He climbed every Colorado 14,000 foot peak by the time he turned 18, and has skied from the top of nearly every Colorado 14er.

He has over 500 ascents of the Colorado including he has twice climbed each of the 58 Colorado 14ers in one season both in 2005 in 40 days and 2011 in 95 days. When he became the first person to spend the night on the top of every Fourteener Summit and has recently released his book called "Sleeping on the SummitsColorado Fourteener high Bivys".  He has climbed every 14er at least 5 times and has as many as 25 ascents of some of the popular 14ers including Elbert, Grays, Torreys, and Quandary, as well as Bierstadt.

Jon is a veteran of nine major climbing expeditions to peaks above 20,000 feet including climbing four of the seven continental summits.  He guided a trip to Kilimanjaro in 2014 for his 5th Seven Summit.

He accomplished climbing to the summit of Everest in 2012 after having turned around only 800 feet from the top the week before.  His story was featured on DATELINE NBC in a Documentary.

He Earned his Ph.D. In 2010 in Mountain Geography from Texas State University San Marcos and has spent time Climbing Mt. Rainier in WA over 15 times.  In 2009 Jon Climbed the three Highest Volcanoes in Mexico (18,000' high) in only 5 days.

 


Dr. Jon Kedorwski
Ski Mountaineer, Professional Guide,
and Adventurer
Climb Your Everest

Join us for October Business After Hours – Aspen Mortuaries

RSVP for October After Hours

Back by popular demand, Business After Hours in October will be at Aspen Mortuaries!
Costumes are welcome, but no haunted house this time. Come to network with members and non-members alike. Bring your guests, staff, and clients!

Date: October 25, 2017, 4:30pm – 7pm
Location: Aspen Mortuaries
Address: 1350 Simms St., Lakewood, CO 80401

** RSVP appreciated – click the red button on this page **

 

JCBL Legislative Update

Bipartisan agreement on problems, but not necessarily on solutions

By Jeff Weist, Jefferson County Business Lobby

The Applewood Business Association is an active member of the Jefferson County Business Lobby, the unified voice of 3,000 Jefferson County businesses advocating for public policies that strengthen our economy. We wanted to give you a preview of some of the business issues on which the JCBL is engaging at the State Capitol in Denver as the 2017 Colorado General Assembly gets underway.

The dynamics of the Legislature will, for the third year in a row, be dominated by split partisan control.  Democrats retained control the State House of Representatives while the Republicans hang onto their slim one seat majority in the State Senate. Split control means both parties have to work together to accomplish anything of significance.

Remarkable agreement exists between the Democrats and Republicans on the major problems facing the state – such as inadequate transportation funding and escalating housing costs – but finding agreement on the solutions to such problems have been elusive.

The JCBL’s priorities for the coming year include:

New Transportation Funding: Colorado is one of the few states in the nation not dedicating state General Fund dollars to transportation infrastructure. The Colorado Legislature must find new sources of transportation funding for the short, medium and long-terms.

Attracting and Retaining Skilled Employees: The shortage of skilled employees in Jefferson County and around the State is actually becoming a drag on economic growth. Colorado needs better training for skilled employees. And we need to fix the broken litigation system that is preventing the construction of new, affordable, housing.

Fostering a Strong, Competitive Business Climate: While Jefferson County’s economy is strong today, the Legislature must provide effective economic development incentives, lower regulatory burdens and reduce lawsuits if we are to withstand future downturns.

 

We will keep you updated on the Legislature’s progress on these important business issues through out the 2017 legislative session.

 

Jeff Weist can be contacted at jeff@weistcapitol.com