Program: 3-D Printing!
Eric Halingstad from Conifer High School
The future is here, 3D printing!  Eric started at Conifer High School when it opened as a math teacher.  He always enjoyed mechanical engineering, technology and computers.  The classes he is teaching now, computer science and engineering technology, give his students college credit because they are in conjunction with Red Rocks Community College.  The engineering design classes include a number of different ares:  CAD, Solidworks, and independent studies---leading to certificates.
The 3-D printer at the high school allows students to build prototypes of items that can then be produced.  They can make games, puzzles, toys, tops for water bottles, and more.  Eric and his students have written printing guides for other students, including safety and maintenance information.
There are a variety of materials used in 3D printing:  polylactic acid, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polymide, and more.  The materials can be pliable or hard.  The printer does its job by printing in layers…some are 1/10 of a millimeter, stacked to create the form.  Other materials can be impregnated in the plastics. Even body parts are being constructed with the 3D printers!!
For more information, see Eric’s webpage: 
Guests: Tim Purvis
  • The District Conference is this Saturday.  It will be a busy day because many in our Club are involved in Community Service Projects that day.
  • Finn participated in the Evergreen Rotary Beer Tasting last weekend, a fund-raiser for International Projects.
  • Rotary International Convention is June 23-27 in Toronto.
  • Rotary Peak: we need Rotarians to participate in hikes.  Trail stewards begin mid-June.  Rotary is still working with the US Congress to get the naming of the peak.
  • Run the Ranch is June 2.  Register on our website.
Ed Steinbrecker
Ed joined Rotary in 2000 (ish).  He likes to see things get done!  He likes to be involved in community service.  Rotary has helped him move out of introversion.  He grew up in Milwaukee and he was drawn education to be of service early in his developing years.  His teachers were his mentors, as the adults around him growing up were labor workers.  Education and Rotary both opened him up to helping students learn and find hope for their lives.