Rotary Club of Aurora 
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November 28th, 2018

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
Welcome Guests
Welcome to our guests Jamila Bryant, Julian Dewberry, Aurora Ogg, and Barb Rogers.
Welcome New Members
Welcome new members Don Massey and Adrian Tilley(pictured with President Jim Bickford).  Congrats on receiving your Blue Badges and welcome to the club.  
Message from Sandy Mortensen - District Governor 5450
Please click on link to listen to Sandy's message for December:
Man Up Conference
Message from one of the Deans at Rangeview High School about the 5th Annual Man Up Conference for all 9th grade freshman male students,  Linda is looking for men to help with this conference again this year, as we helped with this function last year and it is a way for us to help our community.  If you are able and willing to volunteer please contact Ryan at Rangeview :
7 Everyday Hero
Congrats to member Craig Wagner for receiving 7 Everyday Hero honor from Denver 7 for all of his volunteer efforts over the years and many years to come.  Check out the video of Craig receiving this honor:
Rotary International Foundation donations
Member Rick Richard is going to be accepting donations for the Rotary Foundation.  Please reach out Rick or talk with him at Wednesday meetings to complete the form for a donation. 
Red Tailed Hawk Park
Don't forget to make your year end donations to the park.  You can also share the link below with friends, family, or business acquiantences to make their year end donation today.  
Salvation Army Announcements
Toys Request
The Salvation Army will be donating toys to approximately 10,000 kids this year between the ages of 1-15 years in Aurora.  In the past our Rotary has asked its members to donate toys or gift card for both male and female kids, and in the spirit of giving,  we would like to do this again this year.    We will be collecting these toys at the Rotary Meetings on Wed, Dec 5th, 12th and 19th.  Please do not wrap the gifts.
Any toys would be appreciated, and know that they will be making a child very Happy this Christmas!
Help with Bell Ringing
We have made a commitment to help the Salvation Army with their Kettle Drive again this year.  If you haven't signed up for at least 1 shift please do so ASAP.   Check the links below to sign up for your bell ringing opportunity!!!
To bell ring at the King Soopers:  19711 E. Smoky Hill Rd
To bell ring at the King Soopers(Southlands): 25701 E. Smoky Hill Rd
Reminder Christmas Party
You are invited to the Christmas Party!  Bring family and friends.
Event: Christmas Party!
Date: Dec 16, 2018 2:00 PM  - Dec 16, 2018 4:00 PM
Location: 23155 E Heritage Parkway 
Aurora , CO United States of America
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Please Join us for the Aurora Rotary's  2018 Christmas Party   There will be singing and fun for all.   We will also have a silent auction with the items you all have brought back from your travels.  Get your items to Kimberly ASAP

Rotary International President's dinner
President Jim Bickford has a table at the RI President's dinner on January 25th in the Denver Tech Center.  We need to fill the table.  Details in link below and please let Jim know if you would like to attend. 
Upcoming Events
Shots For Tots
Apr 13, 2019
Member Dick Schutt - Churchill, Canada Polar Bears
Member Dick Schutt shared his pictures from another one of his adventures.   This time Dick went to Churchill, Manitoba Canada to learn more about and see polar bears....along with other Artic wonders.  Churchill is one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild. Thousands of visitors from around the world visit each fall for the excitement of seeing these magnificent animals.  

Frequently called “Lords of the Arctic”, these spectacular animals are huge. Male polar bears can grow to more than 600 kg (1,320 lbs) and stand 3.05 metres (10 feet) tall. But don’t let their massive size fool you – these white bears can move with surprising speed and agility.

With a highly acute sense of smell, they are also skilled hunters that can pick up a scent from over 30 kilometres away, and can detect the presence of seals under three feet of snow and ice. Polar bears have no natural enemies and consequently no fear.

A new mark-recapture study undertaken by Canadian Wildlife Service indicates that there are between 900 and 1,000 polar bears in the western Hudson Bay population.

Dick had a lot of great pictures of polar bears, artic fox, and many other animals.   

Thanks Dick for sharing your trip with us.

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
April 4
Katherine Fay
April 16
Kimberly Armitage
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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