Last Week in Rotary
New Location
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
United States of America
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
Guest Via Zoom
Anne Kiki - Guest of member Regina Edmondson
Joan Lopez - Arapahoe County CO Clerk & Recorder, Speaker
Tom Skelley - Communications Business Partner, Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder's office
Guest in Person
Josh Hultman - Kellar Williams Broker
It was great to have President Phil Gibson at the meeting virtually today. So happy he is on the mend!
President-Elect Danielle Lammon announced that all volunteer slots have been filled for the Aurora Day of Giving on October 24th! Our club members come through again. Be on the lookout for further instructions if you volunteered.
Linda Witulski updated the club on the success of the Book Box project headed up by the Rangeview HS Interact Club.  Over 1,000 book were donated last Saturday to this fabulous project! They will now be put into the boxes being graciously built and donated by member Rick Stanzyk. Thank you so much Rick!
In order to get an accurate count of those attending the in-person meetings each week, please remember to sign in at the table where you pick up your badge.
Kimberly Armitage reminded us that there are only 20 spots for the wine tasting on October 28 so be sure to sign up before someone else gets your spot!
This year's Christmas party will be on December 19th at Maggiano's DTC location. There is a limit of 86 people allowed so again, sign up early!
Donna Beaman gave an update about the Renaissance Veterans Home furnishing initiative. Goodwill donated $6,000 to the project! Much of that money will be given to the new tenants for a shopping spree with their case workers for personal items. What a generous gift to these worthy recipients!
If you plan to donate large items like beds, couches, etc. contact Chalonie Craighead with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at or 720-217-1247. She will arrange for pickup. Feel free to advertise this through your local NextDoor app and help the whole neighborhood clean out their garage!
If you would like to donate smaller items Chalonie will be available at the warehouse every Thursday 4-6 so you can drop them off. Just go to 1490 N. Zenobia and they'll take the items off your hands.
The home will be on the Fitzsimmons campus at Montview and Peoria, and is called the Veterans Renaissance Apartments. Here is some more details about the building:
Please see Donna for ways to help. or 970-402-9260.
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
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:

⦁ 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 - Hybrid meetings  

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 10/21/2020 Hybrid.
Guest Speaker, Joan Lopez, Arapahoe County Clerk & Recorder
Joan was elected as the Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder in 2018. She has worked for the county 19 years in various positions.
To start things off Joan showed the video "Life of a Ballot." You can see it by clicking here. She continued by discussing the priorities of the Clerk's office as it relates to voting. Those priorities are for the voters to:
  • Be Safe
  • Be Confident
  • Be Heard
To help with these goals the county has hired 450 election judges, twice as many as the June 2020 primary. All of these judges have gone through the required, rigorous training necessary to competently perform their duties. 7 new ballot drop boxes have been installed for a total of 33. Curbside pickup has also been implemented for a contact-free yet personal experience. 
Some interesting statistics Ms. Lopez shared revolves around voter turnout:
•March 2020 Presidential Primary turnout: 49%
•June 2020 Primary: 44%
Turnout expected for General Election: 85%
Quite the jump! Voter registration has also seen an increase over the last four years from 422k to 456k. The break down is as follows:
•Unaffiliated: 193,163
•Democratic: 148,209
•Republican: 107,880
•Minor Party: 7,529
The final message was simple. Please vote!! Remember...
“Every election is determined by the people who show up.”
  - Larry J. Sabato
Check your registration at and go to for information, dates and deadlines, and to track your ballot.
Club Information
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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February 1, 2002
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Kate Mullins
February 3, 2016
5 years
Lynnette Woodbury
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Regina Edmondson
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February 10, 2020
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