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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
Guests 
Welcome to our guests this week and thanks for joining us:
Danielle Lammon - Allstate
Skip Arms - Member of University Hills Rotary
Jayme Mead - Conoco/Philips
Peter Grigsby - Transworld
 
Member Travels
Members Brad Pierce and Bill Wiggins happened to be in Scottsdale AZ at the same time and decided to visit the Scottsdale Rotary Club.  They both said it was a great experience and they learned some new ideas that could be shared with our club. 
 
Aurora Sister Cities International's Mini-Fundraiser
Thursday April 18th from 6:30-9pm an opportunity to show your artistic side.  You will be painting Cherry Blossom Reflections.  For more information or to register go here: https://aurorasistercities.org/2019/04/11613/
 
Date Change for Golden Globes - May 11th is the new date for Golden Globes.  Be looking for an invite from Kimberly soon.
 
Installation of new officers - Reminder June 21st at Vehicle Vault in Parker.  
 
Shots for Tots - Member Art Wolfe is looking for volunteers to help on April 13th.  Great project supporting immunizations for children in Aurora.  Contact Art if you would like to help out.  cowolfes@comcast.net
 
Red Tailed Hawk Park Updates
Permits for the park are moving forward.  Recognition plaque information needs to be submitted by 4/15 deadline.  Reach out to Rick if you have a potential donor that might miss this deadline.   rrichardsr@msn.com
Stephanie Hearn - Roundup River Ranch  

Stephanie Hearn shared information with us about Roundup River Ranch.  There were some great videos of the camp and the kids enjoying themselves.   There are 30 camps across the world for children ages 7-17.   Roundup River Ranch offers old-fashioned, pure fun camp experiences for children with serious illnesses and their families. At a beautiful Colorado ranch and through year-round activities, they offer campers and families the chance to enjoy the most extraordinarily ordinary joys of childhood. Here, children are not defined by their illness.  The campers can take a true vacation from being “a patient” and get back to the fun of being a child. Here, the healing power of laughter, friendship and shared experiences offer kids the chance to make new friends, find the courage to try activities they never thought possible, and build confidence. 

Stephanie shared a video about the history of the camp and how this all came about.  Roundup River Ranch began with a dream to carry out the vision of actor Paul Newman and bring a Hole in the Wall Camp (now SeriousFun Children's Network) to Colorado. Two members of the Hole in the Wall Board of Directors, David Horvitz and John Forester, envisioned a camp set in the beautiful Rocky Mountain region. In 2006, Alison Knapp, a local philanthropist, officially founded Roundup River Ranch. Alison recruited a diverse founding Board of Directors and our President and CEO, Ruth Johnson. Over the next five years, the Board and a dedicated group of staff, volunteers, community and corporate partners, and many others worked tirelessly to make sure we were ready to welcome our first campers on July 6, 2011.

From the first “Welcome to camp” to the ever-increasing numbers of campers and families whose lives have been transformed by Roundup River Ranch, Mr. Newman’s vision lives on. This is indeed a place where kids can “raise a little hell” as he said, and have the chance to be a fun-loving, worry-free kid.

Nestled in a canyon along the Colorado River, Roundup River Ranch sits on 125 acres at an elevation of 6,300 feet in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. It is a place that feels a million miles from doctors' offices and worries. It is off the beaten path, where Mother Nature’s wonder is seen in all directions. The road leading into camp is winding, quiet and serene – taking everyone back in time to simpler modes of play and depositing visitors into a setting that is wonderfully welcoming. Even first-time campers say that their arrival at Roundup River Ranch feels like coming home.  The pictures Stephanie shared certainly illustrate the beauty.  If you would like to see the camp let Stephanie know for their upcoming Open House on 5/4/19.  

Thanks Stephanie for the information and this wonderful opportunity for children and families.  

Please reach out to Stephanie if you would like to support Roundup River Ranch at shearn@roundupriverranch.org .

For more information about Roundup River Ranch click on button below. 

 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ron Maclachlan
April 6
 
Griffin Lule
April 11
 
Darnell Brown
April 13
 
Kimberly Armitage
April 15
 
Jim Rogers
April 27
 
Chris Dumas
April 30
 
Spouse Birthdays
Jan
April 4
 
Katherine Fay
April 16
 
Anniversaries
Kimberly Armitage
Scott
April 8
 
Christina Price
Kenneth Price
April 26
 
Join Date
Bob Barrows
April 1, 1993
26 years
 
Kevin Hougen
April 1, 1988
31 years
 
Paul Suss
April 1, 1986
33 years
 
Adrian Tilley
April 5, 2018
1 year
 
Mike Garcia Sr.
April 9, 2008
11 years
 
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