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Upcoming Week in Rotary
Rick Richard II
Mandy Rigg (Second Chance Center)
Anne Starke
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:

Stay at home and do not travel.
If you need medical attention and it is a non-emergency, please call your doctor, do not attempt to travel to the emergency room.
If you need medication, please check with your local pharmacy. NOTE: Many of the larger drug chains will deliver without additional charge.
⦁ Wear a cloth mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
⦁ Wear gloves when going outside and keep them on while outside.
⦁ 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
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:
Meeting ID: 405 322 212
One tap mobile +17207072699,,405322212# 
Book Drive- We are still collecting books for the Sharing Summer Stories. Set aside all of gently used books. Aurora Rotary is partnering with Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools to provides books for elementary school students to read over the summer. If  you have books for a little older audience set those aside as well for student family members.
- RI Convention - 06/20/2020-06/26/2020 - This will be done virtually and everyone is invited.  Please look for more information forthcoming and plan to listen in. 
5450 District Convention - 08/29/2020 - Possibly virtual, but a 1 day conference.  Everyone is invited. 
Encouraging member engagement when possible for those people or members needing support.  Please stay in touch with your fellow members.
- State of City - Postponed until the fall.  Appears to be a good thing because they are still selling tables according to Member Patti Bateman. 
Member Rick Richard requested that club members make their donations for Rotary International Foundation.   $800 from annual goal, so please donate now. 
Member Linda Witulski provided her vocational at the meeting.  Anyone know Linda was born in Scotland?  Well she is and she provided us some great insight on her life and her profession as a teacher and administrator.  Thanks Linda for sharing. 
Next  meeting on 05/13/2020.
Don Burnes, PhD - Burnes Institute For Poverty Research

or 20 years, CCLP’s efforts have improved the health and financial security of hundreds of thousands of Coloradans. We are widely recognized by policymakers, opinion leaders and advocates for our knowledge, skill and effectiveness in shaping enduring, systemic change in Colorado.

Colorado’s legal aid community created CCLP in 1998, so that people would continue to have access to justice after Congress imposed advocacy restrictions on federally funded legal services. We quickly emerged as a leader in increasing access to health care, family economic security, job training and other critical family needs and supports.

Here are some of our most significant accomplishments over the years:

1999 — We represented the public interest in the conversion and sale of the nonprofit Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Colorado to the for-profit Anthem Inc., by ensuring that the assets of the nonprofit were valued fairly and allocated appropriately to serve the community’s needs. The effort began in 1996 with support from Catholic Charities. The conversion resulted in the creation of the Caring for Colorado Foundation in 1999.

Also in 1999, we led the campaign to establish a state Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) for workers who are trying to support their families. Widely considered one of the most effective tools for fighting poverty, the EITC puts extra dollars in the pockets of low-income Coloradans.

2001 — We played a major role in Weston v. Cassata, in which the court affirmed that participants in Colorado’s Temporary Aid for Needy Families program have due process rights upon denials, terminations or changes in eligibility or benefits, which established the legal basis for requiring complete and accurate notices of action.

2003 –– We successfully delayed termination of Medicaid for lawfully present immigrants in Colorado — ensuring they did not lose access to health care services while a funding source was being developed to provide those services. Ultimately, benefits were restored to this population through a voter-approved increase in tobacco taxes, so no immigrants lost services.

2004 — We brought a lawsuit against the state when the new Colorado Benefits Management System (CBMS) consistently failed to make accurate determinations of eligibility for benefits – leaving tens of thousands of people without access to health care, medications, cash assistance and food. CCLP secured a settlement requiring the state to meet benchmarks for processing applications timely and accurately, which held the state accountable until it consistently met those benchmarks.

2004 — We challenged the sufficiency of the Colorado Health Foundation’s distribution of assets as required by their tax status, resulting in a substantial increase (from $5 million to more than $100 million) in annual giving by the Foundation — a funding threshold that continues to benefit health-oriented nonprofits in Colorado and the people they serve.

2006 – We collaborated with Colorado Lawyers Committee’s Homeless ID Task Force on a lawsuit that successfully challenged restrictive ID requirements that denied citizens vital services.

2009 — We led efforts to reform unemployment insurance during the depth of the Great Recession when many workers were living exclusively on unemployment benefits — making it easier for the lowest-paid intermittent workers to claim unemployment subsidies.

2011 — We helped craft legislation that established Colorado’s health-insurance exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. Since then, we have worked with the exchange to support access and eliminate barriers to federal tax credits and other financial assistance offered by the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

2013 – We played a leading role in Colorado’s decision to expand Medicaid under the ACA. As a result, more than 250,000 additional Coloradans now have access to health care.

2015 — We developed and advocated for pioneering legislation that would enable parents on TANF to receive the child-support payments made by the non-custodial parent — allowing the children of TANF recipients to benefit directly from their parents’ hard work. With the passage of the bill, Colorado became the first state to allow parents on TANF to receive 100 percent of the child support from non-custodial parents.

2016 – We played a major role in a campaign for a successful ballot initiative that will raise Colorado’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020. As a result, Colorado’s lowest-wage workers are getting a much-needed boost while job growth and the economy remain strong in the state.

2017 – We developed and lobbied for a successful bipartisan bill which extended the seven-day notice period for renters without a lease to 21 days — providing significantly more time for those potentially vulnerable residents to move or get assistance so they do not end up homeless or in a nursing home if their rent increases or if their residency agreement is terminated.

2018 — With our partners, we built support for the State Human Service Board to approve a 10 percent increase in basic cash assistance for participants in Colorado’s TANF program — the first such increase in 10 years. 

2019 — All 13 bills developed or led by CCLP were approved by legislators with bipartisan support and signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis. The measures include House Bill 1223, which helps Coloradans with disabilities apply for financial assistance from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) programs and Senate Bill 180, which establishes a $750,000 legal defense fund to help Coloradans facing eviction. 

Dr. Burnes spent a lot of time speaking about some of the perceived social inconsistencies surrounding people experiencing homelessness.  Check out link below for additional details about Dr. Burnes' activities. 
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3155 S Vaughn Way
Radisson Hotel
Aurora, CO 80014
United States of America
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Charles Cluster
July 2
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July 3
Donna Beaman
July 6
Stephen Brunston
July 6
Larry Pisciotta
July 8
Peter Traynor
July 9
Adrian Tilley
July 11
Lynnette Woodbury
July 14
Ken Hostetler
July 19
Leo Beserra
July 28
Spouse Birthdays
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Charles Cluster
July 3
Everton Sequeira
July 8
Ron Fay
Katherine Fay
July 10
Joel Kruschwitz
Ellen Kruschwitz
July 16
Brad Pierce
Margee Cannon
July 28
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Bill Rapp
July 1, 1975
45 years
Brad Mikel
July 1, 1989
31 years
Craig Wagner
July 1, 1984
36 years
Jerry Allen
July 1, 1969
51 years
Ken Hostetler
July 1, 1982
38 years
Cheryl Riggs
July 20, 2018
2 years
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