Rotary Club of Aurora 
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Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and what is going on in Rotary.
This Week in Rotary
Reminder...NO meeting at Rendezvous next week due to State of The Base.  Meeting at DoubleTree Aurora,  13696 E Iliff Pl, Aurora, CO 80014. 
Member Jana Clark was elected to the Foundation Board.
Welcome New Red Badge Member
President Jim Bickford presented a Red Badge to Adam Kehrli.  Congrats on receiving your Red Badge and welcome to the club.  

2/13/19 - State of the Base - Link for club members to RSVP was sent.  Remember to RSVP soon.  This event fills up fast.  Reach out to member George Peck with questions or to register.

2/15/19 - Excursion to Blackhawk CANCELLED.   We will reschedule this for later.  


2/17/19 - Flower Power Event February 18th, 2019.  Register using the following link:  
3/30/19 - Parent/Child dance at Grandview HS. 
4/27/19 - Golden Globes – same categories as last year, and past winners will be this year’s presenters. 

5/8/19 -  State of City -   If you know of a business that should be there or you want a table at the event let member Linda Witulski know ASAP.  

6/21/19 -  Installation dinner at Vehicle Vault in Parker.

Red Tailed Hawk Park
Member Rick Richard announced we have reached the 200K mark in our efforts to raise money for the park.  Developmental Pathways donated 25K.  Let's keep it coming team...almost there in support of the kids!!!
Marc Garfinkel and John Peterson(pictured)  from the Centennial Rotary Club joined us on Wednesday to discuss the WaterRico project they are heading up to support water filtration in Moca, Puerto Rico.  What an incredible effort they are doing to provide clean water to the citizens of this area.   Please click below to learn more about WaterRico and to donate to the cause.  They are raising money to build 1000 water filters.  
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
Josefina Raphael-Milliner, Andrea Tagtow, and Jack Cregan came and presented to the members about all the great programs, volunteers, volunteer hours, and support CASA is providing to children in the 18th Judicial District.  This district covers Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties.  20% of the kids served in CASA live in the 18th District .  There are roughly 6751 children living in foster care in Colorado.  They are always looking for volunteers to go through their training program.  Volunteers report to the court and are involved in and outside the courtroom supporting the children.   There are many wrap-around services provided such as: Legacy Project, Educational Advocacy Truancy Court, and Educational Advocacy Tutor.   Please watch a few of the following videos for additional insight into CASA:
The Casa Volunteer Experience
Advocates for Children - CASA Informational Video
Why You Should Become a Volunteer
CASA also has several events coming up through the year to help support their efforts.  Please go to their website for more information about what is upcoming.   If you have interest in this area please reach out to CASA to become a volunteer, donate to their cause, or participate in an upcoming event.   Thank you Josefina, Andrea, and Jack for sharing information about CASA.   Click on button below for more information about CASA or email the team to become a volunteer.
Upcoming Events
State of the City at The Gaylord Convention Center
May 08, 2019
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Rotary - Pilothouse Brewing
May 29, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Installation Dinner
Vehicle Vault
Jun 21, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Craig Wagner
May 5
Jim Bickford
May 10
George Peck
May 11
Regina Edmondson
May 30
Spouse Birthdays
Felicia LeMar
May 5
Julie Patterson
May 6
Mary Mollicone
May 6
May 20
Omar Montgomery
May 24
Ellen Kruschwitz
May 26
May 29
Rick Richard
Monica Richard
May 10
Jim Bickford
Kelly Bickford
May 20
Allen Kirkman
Cynthia Kirkman
May 22
David Patterson
Julie Patterson
May 25
Patti Bateman
Kirk Bateman
May 25
Join Date
Charles Cluster
May 1, 1984
35 years
Ron Maclachlan
May 1, 1984
35 years
Thomas Klein
May 19, 2017
2 years
Shannon Brunston
May 24, 2018
1 year
Kelley Neumann
May 31, 2016
3 years
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