June 2020



A Message from the Board

We hope this communication finds you and your family safe and healthy.  The Board continues to meet monthly by Zoom until it is safer to meet in person.  Our primary goal is to keep our members well informed and to let each of you know we are continuing in our mission to support of the retirees of Cherry Creek Schools and to grant scholarships to deserving CCSD graduates.   We will continue to send monthly news blasts to keep you informed about RECCS, our continued learning opportunities and activities.  We encourage members to visit our website for specific, additional information or to reach out to any of the board members.


Scholarship Update

The 2020 scholarship committee has completed its work.  If you have not had the opportunity to watch the videos of the scholarship winners for this year, visit our website and meet these phenomenal young people.  A special thank you to this year’s committee who had to go above and beyond expectations with online applications and virtual interviews.  Special thanks to those members and chair Jim Brandt who are completing their commitment this year.  Members of the committee serve three years.  The 2021 committee will be led by co-chairs Kay Adams and Rodger Stewart.  The committee will need four new members.  If interested, please contact Kay Adams at




RECCS U Classes Now on ZOOM!

New classes offered in July.  Visit  for details & to register.


Centering Prayer: An Introduction to Contemplative Christianity

E.J. Rivet - Meditation instructor & Episcopal Preist

Monday afternoons: July 6, 13, 20   1:00-2:30 pm ($25)

3-session class introduces Centering Prayer -- a form of ancient meditative practice. In it, one retires inward by ceasing to register the senses to achieve a spiritual, experiential knowledge. Short periods of meditation during each session. Try longer periods between sessions. Ample opportunity for questions & to share experiences.



Making sense of it all: Wills, Trusts, Power of Attorney & Living Trusts

Erica Johnson - Estate planning expert, frequent public speaker & attorney

Wednesday morning: July 15    9:30 - 11:30 am ($10)

Receive practical advice in plain English. Gain a better understanding of planning your estate, what your options are, and who can help you put an appropriate plan into place. Need a will or trust? What's the difference? Power of attorney?  Living will?  Appoint a guardian for your children?

Who can register? Open to CCSD retirees, their friends & family, and community members. Classes limited to 12.


FEES? Support RECCS Scholarship Program


Zoom?  Convenient & safe. You do NOT need to register for Zoom or leave home. Participants invited by email. Best accessed with a personal computer, tablet or cell phone. Unfamiliar with Zoom or have questions? Please email Karyl Petit (


RECCS Activities

RECCS Activities are also on hold while we support the health and safety of all our members.  Watch for announcements of exciting new opportunities later this fall.  We will keep you apprised and thank you for your continued support of RECCS and our activities.


Annual Meeting and Fall Luncheon

The fall luncheon and annual meeting are being postponed.  The Board will re-evaluate at the August Board Meeting.  Watch for information and thank you again for your continued support of RECCS.



One of the ways we raise money for scholarships is through the King Soopers and Safeway loyalty programs.  Thank you to all our members who continue to use these programs and name RECCS as the organization for your contributions.  Remember you can use your loyalty number even when ordering groceries online for pick up or delivery.  If you need assistance linking your loyalty number for King Soopers, feel free to contact us or log into  Safeway still accepts the reloadable gift cards.  If you would like one, there is no cost to you.  Just contact Kerry Trip to get your card today. Her number is 303-773-0222.


Another successful fundraising program for RECCS is Amazon smile.  Great for all our members who use Amazon for online shopping.  Just go to to register RECCS as your charitable

organization of choice.  All your regular Amazon information will link.  Remember RECCS as you shop.


Donations to support the scholarship fund are always appreciated.  Our members continue to be generous even in difficult times.  Many members donate directly to RECCS while others are attending RECCS U classes with the donations from these experiences going to the scholarship fund.  We also receive donations in memory of individuals or to celebrate individual successes.  Regardless, RECCS wants to thank our members for their amazing generosity.


Friends We Will Miss

The RECCS Board has been notified of the deaths of the following former CCSD employees:  Sam Butler, Mary Davies, Kathleen Grillo, Bob Lipton, Pat Meeks, Margo Sargent, Robert Tschirki, Margaret Troisi, and Gordon Young.


Website:  Visit us often for important information




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