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RADISSON HOTEL (I-225 & PARKER RD.)
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
80014
United States of America
 
FULLY HYBRID MEETING!
 
Guest Via Zoom
Bertie Rigby - Friend of guest Bailey Lammon from London
 
Guests in Person
Bailey Lammon - Guest of her Mother, President-Elect Danielle Lammon
John Mancini - Rotary Club of Aurora member 1977-1989, Guest of Member George Peck
 
Announcements
Now that we are back in person, please remember of give Kimberly Armitage your meal preference if you are attending. She puts in a lot of work to make sure we are served the meal we want in a safe manner. To that end, she has some requests:
  • If you RSVP and can't make it, please let Kimberly know. Seems we  often pay for lunches for members that RSVP but don't show
  • If you fail to RSVP by Noon on Mondays but still want to come, please contact Kimberly directly with your lunch request. We'd hate for you to not get a lunch
  • If you are bringing a guest, be sure to let Kimberly know their lunch preference. We'd REALLY hate for your guest to go hungry
  • All this applies if you or a guest has a special dietary need. We want to be good hosts and the Radisson is willing to accommodate but they have to be aware so please be a thoughtful host and let Kimberly know
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President-elect Danielle Lammon had the first meeting of the new Cares subcommittee under the Membership committee. Several people attended and they are well on their way to starting up. If you are still interested in reaching out to members we haven't seen in awhile and keeping members engaged, please contact Danielle and she will make sure you are included.
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President Phil Gibson awarded two of our members with additional Paul Harris awards. Congratulations to Membership Chair Brad Pierce for his Paul Harris +2 and Treasurer Ric Martin for his Paul Harris +1. The Rotary community thanks you both for your contribution to the great work we do!
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With much sadness we are quickly approaching the last meeting with David Dreibelbis. David is moving his family to Durham North Carolina. February 24th will be David's last meeting. Be sure to attend next week February 17th when we will honor and thank David for all his hard work. You may have noticed that Josh Hultman has been running the Zoom/Room aspect of the meeting with David's help for the past few weeks. Even as he departs, David continues to add value by passing on his knowledge. We would like to thank both for their dedication to the success of our online and hybrid meetings!
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New member Daniel Olvera-Leal gave a very interesting vocational talk. Danial is originally from "the beach" in Tampico, Mexico. He is educated as an Industrial Engineer and received his Masters from CSU. Daniel currently sells pre-planning for a funeral home. To see how that transition happened, click here and go to 12:01.
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The daughter of President-Elect Danielle Lammon, Bailey presented an account of her world travels and the challenges brought on by "a little thing called COVID." She has traveled about a year now and is on her way to start another galavant around the world. Click here for Bailey's entire presentation at 20:10. It will make you smile!
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Here is some additional information provided by  District 5450:
 
COLORADO WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF FUND: The fires may be out, but the need is still great. The Natural Disaster Response Committee is currently working with local Rotarians and contacts in Grand Lake and other effected areas to determine how best to distribute donated funds. It will take some time before needs assessments can be completed. Donations can be made online or you can mail a check to Rotary District 5450, Subject Line: Colorado Fires, 5103 Dvorak Circle, Frederick CO 80504. Click Here to learn more and see photos, or click here to watch a short video on the fires. 
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Please watch and share this great THANK YOU VIDEO from Rotarians around the District. We want it to reach as many Healthcare Workers and facilities throughout not only Colorado, but around the country and the world! Let everyone know how much they are appreciated! https://youtu.be/2Axl4ZpiN5A
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ROTARACT 5450 STEERING COMMITTEE LOOKING FOR GREEK ALUMNI: Rotaract 5450 would like your help to get more young adults involved with Rotary and experience the "Rotary magic."  READ MORE if you can help!
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THE POLIO PLUS SOCIETY was formed to encourage Rotarians to commit to a minimum of $100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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RECORDING LINKS ON DISTRICT WEBSITE: Did you miss the Virtual District Conference? Couldn't participate in the training webinars? The recording links are now on the District website under the Training/Events tab.
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ARE YOU LISTED IN THE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY? Register now for only $1.00 when you enter promo2020 on the payment page!  http://rotary5450.business/ - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Phil Gibson
 
COVID19 Information

We care about the health and safety of our member and community. As we continue to monitor and learn more about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to share some information with you. You’ve probably seen the following guidelines before, but they’re important and worth repeating:

 **IF YOU MUST LEAVE HOME:
⦁ Wear a cloth mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
⦁ Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after each use of disposable gloves.
⦁ When returning home take off shoes and clothing leaving them by the door.
⦁ Wash your face and hands before touching anything in your home after going outside.
⦁ If using a cloth mask, wash it every day in hot soapy water and air dry.
 

Until Further Notice - Meeting Updates - NEW ZOOM LINK   

 
Aurora Rotary Club will host our weekly meeting virtually every Wednesday from 12:00-1:30 until we as a country have passed through the Covid19 pandemic.  
 
This meeting is free and open to the public.
Enjoy featured speakers, gather community resources and have some fun!
 
The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and
community leaders.
 
You are invited to a Zoom webinar. LIVE with Rotary Club of Aurora
When: Every Wednesday 12:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join us every Wednesday same time online. New speakers and presenters weekly
 
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 818 6333 3969
Password: 1954RCA
 
 
 Next meeting on 2/17/21 will be hybrid so feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
 
 
Guest Speaker, Bill Wiggins, 40-year member of The Rotary Club of Aurora
Bill gave a compelling talk about his life and path to Rotary. Listen here starting at 38:35 to hear how an Eagle Scout from Chattanooga, Tennessee became a successful realtor in Denver. We are incredibly proud to have Bill as a Rotarian for 40 years and all the wonderful things he has done for Rotary and our community! 
Club Information
Aurora
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Rendezvous at Heather Gardens
2888 S Heather Gardens Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
United States of America
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Upcoming Events
Happy Hour -
Oct 19, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Oct 20, 2021 10:50 AM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Nov 17, 2021 10:50 AM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Dec 15, 2021 10:50 AM
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paul Suss
October 4
 
Jerry Allen
October 18
 
Patti Bateman
October 29
 
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Hostetler
October 17
 
Anniversaries
Kevin Hougen
Barbara
October 9
 
Curtis Gardner
Lindsey Gardner
October 30
 
Join Date
Jim Rogers
October 12, 2004
17 years
 
Russell Hampton
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