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Welcome to the Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club

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"Service Above Self"

On behalf of the Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club, we would like to welcome you to our club website.
Our club is committed to the core Rotary principle of  "Service Above Self"

Rotary Club Calendar

Club Meetings

We meet each month at Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center in Thornton.

Meetings: Tuesday's Noon-1:30pm


Board Meetings are the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:30pm


Click on the calendar button below for more information and to check out all the fun things we're doing this month!

Rotary Duck Derby

Annual Duck Derby!

Every year on July 4th, the Northglenn-Thornton Rotary Club puts on its biggest and longest running fundraiser,
the Duck Derby 


Location, location, location!

The duck race is held at E.B. Rains Jr. Memorial Park in Northglenn, in conjunction with the City of Northglenn’s July 4th Festival!


A Great Cause!

During the event, thousands of small rubber ducks are released into the canal through a large chute and then race to the finish line. Prior to releasing the small ducks, there's a Giant Duck race for large decorated ducks.


There are more than 250+ winners between both events and proceeds go right back into the community supporting local food banks, literacy/youth leadership scholarships, CASA teens, and much, much more!  

Rotarians at Work!

What We Believe

Rotarians believe in helping out where we can. Sometimes that's internationally, sometimes it’s nationwide, but most often it is right in our own back yards. Our back yards happen to be Northglenn and Thornton, Colorado. We are very passionate about giving back to our communities and helping the amazing people in them grow!


Scholarships, Student of the Month, CASA, RYLA:, Front Range Community College Endowment



$7k annually distributed among four local food banks - 

two in Northglenn, two in Thornton



Polio eradication worldwide, disaster and shelter relief, CU Global Health 

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Download the New Member's Packet

Join Rotary!

The benefits of being a member of your local Rotary club include:

Connecting with other leaders in your community, numerous volunteer opportunities, raising money and donations for projects in the community that are in the most need, growing your business, growing yourself as a person, making new friends.


Come To A Meeting!

Our meetings at Margaret Carpenter Recreation Center always have an informative program from leaders in our community (local non-profits, government officials, service organizations, and much more). Enjoy lunch AND learn!  The good news. . .dues cover the cost of all lunches and social outings! 

Contact Us!

Or better yet, be our guest at an upcoming lunch meeting! Enjoy lunch on us and meet our club members!

Margaret Carpenter Rec. Center
11151 Colorado Blvd,
Thornton, CO 80233

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