Rotary Club of Aurora

Chartered in 1954

January 30th, 2019

Article about Chief Metz
Check out link below on a great article about Aurora Police Chief and friend to the club, Chief Nick Metz.
This Week in Rotary
Guests This Week
Father John Peck 
Joe Kramer - Chair of Salvation Army Board
Danielle Lammon
Welcome and thanks for joining us this week.
Dates To Remember

Upcoming events in 2019 to place on your calendar:

2/9/19 - Rangeview Italian Dinner(Interact Club) - 6pm Cost $18/person $35/couple All proceeds go to Red Tailed Hawk Park.  Check out link below for additional details.  Get tickets from Linda Witulski (pictured) this week.  

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. Must register by 2/8/19. 

2/15/19 - Excursion to Blackhawk is planned.  The free bus is included plus a $5 coupon to gamble.  35 people are needed to fulfill the minimum.  Bus pickup will be at Target parking lot off of Arapahoe Rd @ 6pm.  Click on link to register: .  Pre-game opportunity available with President Jim Bickford and other members at InVINtions Winery at 5pm.  InVINtions is located at: 9608 East Arapahoe Road
Greenwood Village, CO 80112. 


2/17/19 - Flower Power Event - Sign up with member Jana Clark.  
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 - 8 tables currently sold.  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.

Salavation Army Honors Members
Captain Sam LeMar from the Salvation Army thanks members Linda Witulski and Tom Klein for their organizational efforts and volunteerism during Christmas for the Salvation Army.  
Thanks to all members for your support during the Christmas Season.  Very successful Christmas and thousands of families were helped. 
Red-Tailed Hawk Park
Members Ken Hostetler and Sheila Anthony presented recently at Smoky Hill High School and received a $1000 check for the park.  Thanks Ken and Sheila for your efforts.  Please let others know about the wonderful opportunity to support the children of Aurora. See link below for additional details. 
Aurora City Manager - Jim Twombly
Aurora City Manager Jim Twombly was our speaker.   Jim stepped into his new role overseeing city operations in August. He was hired to replace George "Skip" Noe, who retired in late 2017.

Twombly served as the director of administration/city manager for the city of Tulsa from 2009 to 2017. Prior to working with the city of Tulsa, he served as the city manager for the city of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, from 2004 to 2009, and the city administrator for the city of Pella, Iowa, from 1994 to 2004. He also served in multiple positions for the city of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, including an assistant to the city manager (1989 to 1994), a management specialist in the Public Works Department, (1988 to 1989), a subdivision review coordinator in the Community Development Department (1983 to1988), and an associate planner in the Office of Research and Economic Development (1982 to 1983). In addition, he also served as a planner II in the Water Resources Planning Program for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (1980 to 1982). 

What does Jim do?  A few of the tasks are...
  • Ensures that the policy direction set by the city council is carried out

  • Sees to it that the city's delivery of public services is of high quality and provided in an efficient and cost-effective manner

  • Prepares a recommended budget for the city council

  • Recruits, hires and supervises city of Aurora staff

  • Provides the city council objective information and recommendations regarding the issues and decisions before the city council.

Jim spent most of his time discussing a recent community survey that has been offered every couple of years since 2014.  The purpose of the survey is to determine what people consider important in the City of Aurora and what areas need improvement.  There were some very positive results and areas needing improvement.  Areas for improvement were transportation, road improvements, and image.  Some of these areas are a combined effort with the state and federal officials.  Positive areas were associated with parks, trails, and people feeling safe around their home and commercial areas.  Fire and police services also rated high.  Check out link button below for more information and additional links to city services. 

Thanks Jim for all the great information. 
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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