Rotary Club of Aurora

Chartered in 1954

January 16th, 2019

This Week in Rotary
Eagle Award
Candidates for the Eagle Award must demonstrate the ability to meet challenges of their job by going above and beyond the call of duty, or someone who exemplifies leadership and a lasting impact on the community. Awards are now awarded quarterly and alternate between the Aurora Police Department and the Aurora Fire Department.  Nominations are now being accepted.  Please contact members Brad Pierce or Art Wolfe for more information. 
Dates To Remember

Upcoming events in 2019 to place on your calendar:

1/23/19 - Rotary Night at the Stock Show check out link for more information:

2/9/19 - Rangeview Italian Dinner - 6pm Cost $18/person $35/couple All proceeds go to Red Tailed Hawk Park.  Check out link below for additional details.


2/17/19 - Flower Power Event 
5/8/19 -  State of City 
6/21/19 - Installation Dinner 
Red-Tailed Hawk Park
Member Rick Richard provided an update on the park improvements.   The final design has been completed.  The club has raised $116,000 dollars to date.  The closer we get to our goal of $250K the more amenties can be provided.  If you haven't donated yet, check out the link below.    
Paul Harris Fellows
Individuals who have contributed more than $1000 to the Annual Program Fund, the Polio Plus Fund or the Humanitarian Grants Program of the Rotary Foundation are recognized as Paul Harris Fellows. Additionally, individual Rotary clubs may from time to time award the honour to individuals who meet high professional and personal standards set forth by Paul Harris.  President Jim Bickford presented the Paul Harris Fellow pins to the following members:
Rob McGregor
Regina Edmondson
Brad Pierce
Chris Dumas
Ev Sequeira
Pictured below
Rob McGregor
Regina Edmondson
Brad Pierce
Chris Dumas 
Ev Sequeira
City of Aurora, Library and Cultural Services - Patti Bateman, Department Director
Member Patti Bateman is the Director of Library and Cultural Services for the City of Aurora.   The Library and Cultural Services Department is composed of two divisions, the Aurora Public Library (Library Services) and Cultural Services, and is in charge of providing city residents with access to arts, culture, education and entertainment in many forms. Main offices for both are located at the Aurora Central Library.  There are 300 computers and reference help for materials anywhere in the country.  The Department also offers a Career Online High School that offers an accredited high school degree.  They also offer a Poet Laureate program.  The Cultural Services division is very robust and offers many programs  such as a Pottery Studio at the Bicentennial Art Center.  Two percent of the Aurora General Fund goes to Library services and another $250K comes in from the SCFD.   Most of the libraries that were closed in 2009 have been reopened.  Over 1M customers were served in 2018.  Most of the materials check out of the library are physical resources and e-reader downloads have plateaued at 76%.   There are many services and programs that are offered through the Library and Cultural Services.  Please check out link below to see everything offered.  Thanks Patti for all the information. 
Reminder:  Our club now meets at the Rendezvous Restaurant at Heather Gardens.  Same location:  Rendezvous Restaurant 2888 S Heather Gardens Way, Aurora, CO 80014.
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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