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 Read below for details about last week's meeting.
 
 
Last Week in Rotary
New Location
 
RADISSON HOTEL (I-225 & PARKER RD.)
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO United States of America
80014
IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO ATTEND IN PERSON PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP TO KIMBERLY'S INVITE AND INDICATE YOUR LUNCH OPTION.  WE WILL BE MEETING IN THE RESTAURANT.  
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
 
 
Guests
Amanda Tullis - Edward Jones
 
 
Announcements
 
Red Badge was presented to Nubia Madrid this week by President Don Massey.   Welcome Nubia to the club!!
 
President Don Massey announced that he will be stepping down as President of the Aurora Rotary Club effective immediately.  Don and his family will be moving back to Houston for family and business reasons.  Don was sorry to have to step down so early in his term, but felt like this was the best thing for his family concerning the move back to Houston where his wife is from and her family is located.  The members would like to thank Don for his service to the club and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.    
 
Our new President for the remainder of this year will be Phil Gibson.  He will take the reins and be administrating the next meeting on September 16th.  The new President-Elect will be Danielle Lammon.  Both Phil and Danielle are looking forward to supporting the club members in the coming year.  
 
Guest from the Rangeview HS Interact Club Kia Jennings talked about her becoming President of their club and the book box building project she and her fellow Interact members are wanting to build for the community around Rangeview.  She put out a call to any members that are handy at building boxes to help her and the team get these setup.  She is also looking for books to put in the boxes.  Please reach out to Kia or member Linda Witulski to provide support or give donations. 
 
Members Rick Richard and Danielle Lammon announced the annual elimination of Polio Drive.  Due to the efforts of Rotary and the Bill Gates Foundation Polio is now down to one strain and only existing in two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The Gates foundation will match donations 2 to 1 for anything Rotarians support.  Please get your forms from Rick or Danielle and support this effort to rid the world of Polio. 
 
 
District Business Directory - If you are running a small business and would like additional exposure please consider putting your name into the Rotary District Business Directory.  Reach out to Bev Mendel for additional information: 
Beverly Mendel, District 5450 Registrar
Telephone: 303-477-0654
Address: 5103 Dvorak Circle
Frederick, CO 80504
Email: office@rotary5450.org
 
- State of City -  Postponed until May of 2021.  Details to follow.  
 
Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club(Parker) is having an OktoberFest celebration on 9/26/2020.  Check out link for details:
 
 
 
 
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.
⦁ Wear gloves when going outside and keep them on while outside.
⦁ 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 - Hybrid meetings beginning - 7/1/2020 

 
District is not recommending in-person meetings at this time, but is leaving that decision up to the individual club membership as we move into the summer.   
 
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 and place. 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 09/16/2020 Hybrid.
 
 
Paige Montgomery - Exchange Student 
Paige Montgomery was our speaker this week.  President Don Massey introduced Paige as our outward bound to Switzerland exchange student. Incidentally, Paige graduated H.S. Valedictorian in 2019 and used her “gap” year for this adventure abroad.   Paige indicated that she loved Switzerland and all of the other exchange student friends she made along with her host families.   She was there from August of 2019 until March of 2020.
 
Paige talked about how her expectations of her visit were shaped by her background and experiences at home in Colorado, and that the reality of the culture, and even her host families, in Switzerland was not what she expected. She said the experience was very good and has changed her perspective of the world and other people.
 
She indicated that the schools in Switzerland do not have a lot of extracurricular activities for students abroad unless you are born in the area.  While in Switzerland, Paige played in a band and played French horn to show students what could be done with this apparently rare instrument in Switzerland. Paige also played hockey while she was there to get exercise and be a part of a group. She really liked going on excursions of different types with other exchange students from around the world and found these to be very memorable.  She also talked about her experiences with mass transit(buses and trains) and that the train system in Switzerland was amazing.  She showed many pictures of her host families, the area she was in between Zurich and Lucerne, her activities, and friends.  One piece she liked was that she stayed with the same 20 people in school for all of her classes and that this is normal for Swiss students.  She spoke German, but there are actually 4 languages spoken in Switzerland along with German; French, Italian, and Romansh.  
 
President Don presented Paige with a challenge coin(virtually).  Thank you Paige for sharing your experience in Switzerland.  
 
To learn more about the Youth Exchange program click on the link below. 
 
Club Information
Aurora
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Our meetings will only be Virtual using Zoom until further notice.
3155 S Vaughn Way
Radisson Hotel
Aurora, CO 80014
United States of America
Anyone may attend the zoom meeting.
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