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Last Week in Rotary
RADISSON HOTEL (I-225 & PARKER RD.)
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
80014
United States of America
 
AT THIS TIME WE PLAN TO START HYBRID MEETINGS NEXT WEEK FEBRUARY 3, 2021!
 
33 people joined us on Zoom
 
Guests Via Zoom
Guest Speaker Debbie Stafford - Aurora Mental Health Center
 
Announcements
Due to the increase in Covid-19 infections Governor Polis implemented new restriction preventing us from meeting in person until the February 3, 2021 meetingWe will continue to meet virtually using the same Zoom link below even after the Hybrid meetings begin. Look for an email every Thursday from Kimberly Armitage asking for your lunch choice. Please RSVP with that choice as quickly as possible. With COVID restrictions, the restaurant needs ample time to order supplies. Please only attend in person if you are comfortable. Otherwise Zoom is the perfect alternative.
 
A special thank you goes out to David Dreibelbis and Josh Hultman for making the hybrid meetings seamless. We know how much work goes into this process and we really appreciate all you do!
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President Phil Gibson presented member Lori MacKenzie with her blue badge. Virtually of course. She'll actually get it when next we meet. Congratulations Lori!! David Dreibelbis is her mentor who asked Lori to motivate Lori Banks to get her Blue Badge. The two were affectionately dubbed Blue Badge Lori and Red Badge Lori.
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David Dreibelbis has been randomly placing attendees into breakout rooms until the meeting officially starts at 12:15. President Phil reminded us that we can change rooms if we wish. The feedback for this process has been overwhelming positive. Great idea from the board!
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Member Linda Witulski reminded us about District 5450 training coming up...
Principled (Win/Win) Negotiation
Thursday, Feb. 4 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm MST VIA Zoom
REGISTER NOW
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In order to participate in Rotary District 5450's Day of Service on May 8, 2021, the Rotary Club of Aurora is looking to partner with the other Rotary Clubs in the area for service projects.
Currently on the list are a clean-up day for the Highline Canal as well as at The Urban Farm. This organization works with troubled youth in the Denver area.
 
New to the list is a partnership with member and District Governor Regina Edmondson to replicate the food bank opportunity her organization Second Chance Center created over MLK day.
 
The goal is to get 80% participation from the members of the Rotary Club of Aurora. These are three quality service opportunities that will be available some time in April. Please pick the one that speaks to you and sign up when the list comes out. This is why we are Rotarians, right?
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Since March is a 5-Wednesday month, there is talk of a combination service project and social gathering. Possible help out at Blue Star Recyclers for a few hours, then meet at a local restaurant. Stay tuned for more details on the March 31st activity. Should be rewarding and fun.
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Speaking of socials, member Kimberly Armitage is planning an event at the Stanley Market. How exciting is this? We're actually talking about getting together outside a meeting!
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Member George Peck gave an update about the State of the Base. This is the time of year we would typically be gathering together to hear about the successes and plans of Buckley Air Force Base. Like everything else in this COVID era, thing will be different this year.
Since Buckley became a Space Force base, its name has changed to Buckley Garrison and the current Commander has been appointed Brigadier General. He does, however plan to produce a video State of the Base probably over Facebook on a date yet to be determined.
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Member and District Governor Regina Edmondson reminded us that PETs registration is now open. All club Presidents, President-Elects and President-Nominees are expected to attend.
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John Wolfkill informed us of some special programs coming up. Next we'll hear from Bruce Dalton, President and CEO of Visit Aurora. Member Bill Wiggins is going to share his life's journey with us and on February 10th, Marjorie Gannon. You won't want to miss any of these.
If you have ideas for future guest speakers, let John or Sheila Anthony know. If you have contact information, better yet.
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Here are some events brought to you by Rotary District 5450
 
COLORADO WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF FUND: 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. The fires are still active, so 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. 
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FRIENDLINESS, TOLERANCE, AND USEFULNESS - The Role of Rotary in Promoting Democratic Principles Through Peacebuilding. It is my sincere belief that Rotarians now stand in a position to be the forerunner of a positive change. Rotary is “something good in America”. Read more from Jim Halderman, District 5450 Ombudsman.
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S. OREGON FIRE RELIEF UPDATE - The United Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon previously distributed $50,000 in tools to sole proprietors who had lost tools in the Almeda or South Obenchain fires that began on Sept. 8.  Now armed with $117,000, the program is being expanded - called the Back to Work Project - to include small businesses with employees. Individuals and small businesses are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in tools or equipment. Rotary District 5450 sent $5,000 in donations to help with this program. Click here to read the full PR release.
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NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 2020 - Rotary District 5450 was selected as an honoree! National Philanthropy Day in Colorado is a celebration of philanthropy — giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. Click Here to read the full announcement.
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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.
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ARE YOU LISTED IN THE ONLINE BUSINESS DIRECTORY? Register now for only $1.00 when you enter promo2020 on the payment page!  http://rotary5450.business/ - learn more and read about the features: Get details HERE...
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Phil Gibson
 
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:

 **IF YOU MUST LEAVE HOME:
⦁ 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 2/3/21 will be hybrid so feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
 
 
Guest Speaker, Debbie Stafford - Legislative and Community Director of Aurora Mental Health Center
Debbie is a nationally-trained Mental Health First Aid instructor and was awarded Instructor of the Year in Colorado. She gave an extremely informative talk about the mental health issues the Corona Virus has created. She ran through the 5 stages of grief and how they are applied to our collective experience since the whole world was turned on its head. If you find yourself in need of some external help during these trying times, the Support Line is 303-617-2300.
Click here are listen to her presentation starting at 14:20.
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Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Rendezvous at Heather Gardens
2888 S Heather Gardens Gardens Way
Aurora, CO 80014
United States of America
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Happy Hour -
Oct 19, 2021
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Oct 20, 2021 10:50 AM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Nov 17, 2021 10:50 AM
 
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Dec 15, 2021 10:50 AM
 
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paul Suss
October 4
 
Jerry Allen
October 18
 
Patti Bateman
October 29
 
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Hostetler
October 17
 
Anniversaries
Kevin Hougen
Barbara
October 9
 
Curtis Gardner
Lindsey Gardner
October 30
 
Join Date
Jim Rogers
October 12, 2004
17 years
 
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