Rotary Club of Aurora

Chartered in 1954

January 9th, 2019

Welcome to another issue of this week in Rotary!!
This Week in Rotary
In Memorium
Member Dave Williams passed away December 26th, 2018.  His 30 years of service in Rotary were impactful in ways that cannot be expressed.  Dave is survived by his wife Mary, son Ryan, daughter-in-law Shelly, grandchildren Carter and Adyson, siblings Richard, Steve, Mike, Lynn and Doug, the Henry family, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Mary Jane Williams. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Eagle Bend Community Church, 22561 E. Long Dr. Aurora, CO 80016 or the Red-Tailed Hawk Park Project. More information can be found at:
Memorial Service
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Horan & McConaty SE Denver/Aurora Family Chapel
Mon, Jan 14, 2019
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Horan & McConaty SE Denver/Aurora Family Chapel
The address is 11150 E Dartmouth Ave.
Aurora, CO 80014
Member Mike Coffman's mother passed away.  Services were held for Dorothy Coffman on Thursday, January 10th.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Dorothy‚Äôs name to the Salvation Army: .
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:

1/25/19 - President's Dinner -  Table for 10, currently have 3 attendees.  Contact President Jim Bickford to RSVP.  

2/9/19 - Rangeview Italian Dinner - 6pm
2/17/19 - Flower Power Event 
5/8/19 -  State of City 
6/21/19 - Installation Dinner 
District 5450 Governor Sandy Mortensen January 2019 - Message
Exchange Studen Anne had a great Christmas with member Tom Klein and his family.  She has now moved over with member Joel Kruschwitz and his family.  Reminder...if you would like to order an Exchange Student cookbook please contact Anne.  
Guests from the Pacific Rim Cultural Center.  They provide customized cultural programs.  Check out their Facebook page for additional information.  Thanks for joining us.
Jim Suss 
Salvation Army Update
Salvation Army had a great Christmas Season.  Thank you Rotary Club of Aurora Members for your support of the Aurora Salvation Army through your donations, ringing the bell volunteering, and local chapter support.   The Aurora location supported 3000 children and 1100 families.  Through matching donations approximately $47K+ dollars were raised this season.  Thank you member Leo Beserra for your generous donation.   Pictured:  Donation from Residence Inn Aurora to the Aurora Salvation Army for $1500.   
Salacious in the Cretaceous - Erin LaCount
Erin LaCount is the Dr. Ruth of Dinosaurs.   Erin's has presented on the topic of how dinosaurs have sex for the Denver Zoo and Dinsosaur Ridge for several years now.  The funny and thought provoking presentation is really impossible to represent in the newsletter.    If you missed the presentation....sorry.   However, use the link to checkout Dinosaur Ridge and all the cool tracks and stuff they illustrate.  Thanks Erin for your time and entertaining presentation.  
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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