Summit County Community Notes: 12-2-2012 |

Summit County Community Notes: 12-2-2012

Support Friends of the Dillon Ranger District (FDRD) on Colorado Gives Day! On Tuesday, Coloradans will come together again to raise millions of dollars for nonprofits throughout the state. FDRD has set a goal to raise $5,000 in individual contributions in support of our 2013 volunteer project season. Presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is a special opportunity to donate to your favorite charities through the website Credit card processing fees are waived for the day, and 100 percent of all donations pledged as part of Colorado Gives Day will go directly to FDRD. Each donation will secure FDRD a percentage of the FirstBank Incentive Fund.Individuals can schedule a donation between now and Dec. 4th by going to and entering in “Friends of the Dillon Ranger District” into the search box. Detailed information on FDRD and its programs are available on the GivingFirst profile.FDRD’s volunteers provided over 8,000 hours of service in support of Summit County’s National Forest lands in 2012, and a contribution to FDRD will go directly toward the organization’s 2013 outdoor stewardship efforts including trail improvements, ecological restoration, and community outreach.If you have any questions about Colorado Gives Day or Friends of the Dillon Ranger District, call Jessica Evett at (970) 262-3449 or at

Summit County’s answer to holiday shopping is Summit Unchained, produced by the Summit Independent Business Alliance. Win prizes in independent locally-owned businesses this holiday season. All entries in individual business drawings will also be eligible to win grand prizes. About $6,000 worth of prizes are available to win. Visit and click on Events for the full prize listings.

The Summit-Lake Dillon Optimists Cub will turn 40 this year and our members would like to extend an invitation to attend a dinner to celebrate our years of service to the youth of Summit County. The date is Wednesday, and the location is Bonnie Q BBQ at 134 Lake Dillon Drive in Dillon (behind the Lake Dillon Theatre).A buffet will be served at 6 p.m. and the cost is $16 per person. Reservations are required for this important event and you can contact Mark Nunn at (970) 668-3811 for more info and to reserve a spot.

Copper Mountain employees are excited to announce the Copper Environmental Foundation’s 12/13 Grant Cycle. The foundation was started in November 2007 by Copper employees, with a long-term goal to support environmental initiatives in Summit and the surrounding areas. Grant funds are raised solely by the donations from Copper employees and distributed within the community.The foundation focuses on providing funding for youth (ages 5-18) environmental programs for projects in Summit and Lake counties. The foundation supports a variety of youth environmental projects producing tangible results. Proposed projects should have an aspect of environmental education and/or environmental action resulting in a positive impact on the environment. Projects that have the potential to be replicated or continued in future years are also strongly recommended to apply. The deadline for grant applications is Dec. 31, at 4 p.m. Applicants are strongly encouraged to call Steve Miller (970) 968-2318 ext. 38903 to discuss potential projects before submitting an application. Previous grants have ranged from $2,000-$10,000 per project. Eligible recipients may include private or nonprofit organizations, government agencies or individuals. Past beneficiaries include the High Country Conservation Center, Girl Scouts of America, Friends of the Dillon Ranger District and Summit School District.Applications can be downloaded by visiting and email your completed application to Applications submissions are only accepted by email. Visit for terrain updates, snow reports, lodging steals, event details, and more.

The Summit County Library would like to invite you to join us for our annual winter Book & Bake Sale, on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Main Library, County Commons in Frisco. The money earned will be used to sponsor programs which benefit both residents and visitors in Summit County. We are still requesting donations of any type of baked goods, such as pies, brownies, cookies, cakes and breads. Assistance is still requested during the sale, and with take-down and clean-up afterward, starting promptly at 5 p.m. on Saturday. If you are available at any of these times, and would like to help, call Joyce Dierauer at (970) 668-5555. To learn more of additional volunteer opportunities and how you can help the Summit County Libraries, visit

The town of Frisco and the Frisco BBQ Committee are accepting applications for the 2013 BBQ Nonprofit Partnership. Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status are encouraged to inquire and apply. The BBQ Non-profit Partnership is a great opportunity to fundraise and market your organization. The nonprofit partners selected will have the ability to generate funds based upon the agreed partnership responsibilities; a total of $35,000 is available to be awarded to six Summit County non-profit organizations. Information and applications are also available online at

Do you know where you want your nonprofit to be in one year, or three years? Do you have a plan to get from where you are to where you want to be? If the answer is no, then you need to be in the next Kaleidoscope Concepts “Souper” Series workshop on Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Buffalo Mountain Room at the County Commons in Frisco. This seminar will give you the tools to articulate your strategy, to develop timelines and responsibilities, and to measure your results – ensuring your organization is as effective as possible. This workshop is for executive directors, board members and teams, and includes lunch and is sponsored in part by The Summit Foundation. For more info or to register, call Judi at (970) 389-6470.

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