Last Week in Rotary
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
United States of America
Guests via Zoom
Carmen Curtis Basham - Sponsor / Rangeview High School InterAct Club
Na'Kia Napue - President / Rangeview High School InterAct Club
Josh Alvarez - Vice President / Rangeview High School InterAct Club
Yeabsera Fitsum - Treasurer / Rangeview High School InterAct Club
Valeria Acosta - Communications / Rangeview High School InterAct Club
Parris Champliss - Secretary / Rangeview High School InterAct Club
Guests in Person
Joan Maclachlan - Wife of the late member Ronald Stewart Maclachlan
Johnna Barrows - Wife of member Bob Barrows
Guest Speaker Maggie Gannon - Founder/ and former caregiver of member Ronald Stewart Maclachlan
Member and Rangeview High School InterAct Club Advisor Linda Witulski introduced the leadership team from the Rangeview High School InterAct Club. These caring, ambition folks described the community service projects they and the other 51 members have undertaken. Click here to listen to this extensive list. We are proud to be associated with this fine team of young adults!
Linda Witulski reminds us of the following activities provided by your Rotary District 5450:

*Presented by the Rotary International Membership Development Team

Register now (Registration being handled by Rotary International)
Exploring the Black Experience in Rotary
Thursday, 25 February at 2:00 MST

Submit your questions to Rotary International experts. A recording of the session will be available to everyone who registers.

Hearing stories of Black Rotarians around the word will:

  • Open ourselves to talking about race and identity. 
  • Become aware and acknowledge how our own social identities impact the club and community experience. 
  • Allow space for all Rotarians to bring their full, most authentic selves to our organization.

*Unconscious Bias
Thursday, March 4 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm MST
Registration closes at midnight March 4!

REGISTER NOW | Zoom Link will be sent morning of March 4

One Hour Discussions on Prevailing Topics
FREE to attend!

*This year's RI convention will be virtual. More details to come.
President Phil Gibson gave a brief explanation of a project the Rotary Club of Centennial is working on. They are combining a Grant with an Award and naming it a Graward. It will go to the heart of diversity and recognize someone for something they PLAN to do. This differs from most recognition in that it is for some future accomplishment rather than after-the-fact. More information in forth coming.
With much sadness we said a reluctant farewell to member David Dreibelbis. David is moving his family to Durham North Carolina. February 24th will be David's last meeting. President Phil honored him with the Rotarian of the Quarter recognition for his dedication and hard work. Well deserved!
We will miss his smiling face and all the technical difficulties he gets us out of! Godspeed our friend and devoted member. David assures us he will continue to join our meetings via Zoom. Good for us!
President Phil reminded us of three service projects coming up in April. The Highline Canal cleanup is scheduled for Saturday April 24.
The partnership with member and Assistant District Governor Regina Edmondson's organization Second Chance Center where we will help prep, deliver and cleanup after a food drive is scheduled for Saturday May 8.
The clean up at The Urban Farm doesn't have a set date yet so stay tuned. This organization works with troubled youth in the Denver area.
President Phil mentioned the passing of conservative icon Rush Limbaugh. A great loss for conservative voices.
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. 
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!
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!
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.
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.
ARE YOU LISTED IN THE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY? Register now for only $1.00 when you enter promo2020 on the payment page! - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...
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   

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 2/24/21 will be hybrid so feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
Guest Speaker, Maggie Gannon - Founder of
Have you ever discovered that someone you cared about passed away weeks, months or years ago? As a Director of Neuroscience, Maggie noticed it happens often. That prompted her and her husband to start a service that will inform users immediately. She talked about the web-based solution they developed. Click here and go to minute 27 to hear her compelling story.
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2888 S Heather Gardens Gardens Way
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Nubia Madrid
September 8
Skip Arms
September 25
Joel Kruschwitz
September 30
Spouse Birthdays
September 2
Phil Gerkin
September 14
Rick Henn
September 19
Mordecai Brownlee
Daphne Brownlee
September 2
Peter Traynor
Wendy Traynor
September 18
Dwight Taylor
Mary Mollicone
September 19
Danielle Lammon
Jeremy Lammon
September 21
Douglas Anthony
Sheila Anthony
September 26
Sheila Anthony
Doug Anthony
September 26
Join Date
Brad Pierce
September 2, 2003
19 years
Karlyn Shorb
September 3, 2018
4 years
Luis Escurra
September 6, 2021
1 year
Nubia Madrid
September 9, 2020
2 years
Scott Cartwright
September 23, 2020
2 years
Jerry Beabout
September 24, 2008
14 years
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