Rotary Club of Aurora 
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December 19th, 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.

New Location for Rotary Meetings

The Aurora Rotary club will be moving its meeting to the RENDEZVOUS RESTAURANT
at Heather Gardens 2888 S. Heather Gardens Way Aurora, CO 80014.  This will begin on January 9th - 2019 the first meeting of 2019.   As you may or may not know we have been searching for a new location for the last month since the Doubletree increased the lunch price. 

When you enter the parking lot you will see a door with Rendezvous signage.   Enter through that door and our meeting room will be the first door on the left.   Looking forward to seeing everyone on 1/9/19 at our new location.    Reminder no meetings on 12/26/18 or 1/2/19. 

This Week in Rotary
2019-2020 Rotary Club of Aurora Officers
President Jim Bickford announced the new slate of officers after his term ends.  The new officers are:
President- Regina Edmondson 
President Elect- Kristin Kleinholz
President Elect Next - Don Massey 
Secretary- Linda Witulski 
Treasurer- Mike Garcia
Assistant Treasurer- Art Wolfe
Membership- Brad Pierce
Club Administrator - Shannon Brunston
Club Directors
Community Service- Patti Bateman
Club Service- Kimberly Armitage
International Service- Rob McGregor
New Generations- Pete Traynor
Sergeant in Arms- Ron  Maclachlan
Exchange Student Cookbook
Exchange student Annie is taking orders for the Exchange Student Cookbook.  If you would like one and weren't at Wednesday's meeting please email member Tom Klein :
Please bring cash or check to meeting.
Last Chance for 2018 - Rotary International Foundation donations
Member Rick Richard is going to be accepting donations for the Rotary Foundation.  If you didn't get the form Rick provided go to the link below, print and complete the form, and give to Rick.  Thanks for your support.
Red Tailed Hawk Park - Gateway Rotary Donation
Our friends from Gateway Rotary provided a check for $2000 towards the park.  Thanks Gateway for your generosity.   (Gateway members pictured above.)
Click on link below for any end of the year personal donations to the park.  
Salvation Army Announcements
Member Tom Klein requesting your help with: 
Help with Bell Ringing
The last weekend of bell ringing help is coming up on the 22nd and 23rd.  We will also be ringing on the 24th for a portion of the day.  Please volunteer if time permits on one of these upcoming dates.     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(Tallyn's Reach): 25701 E. Smoky Hill Rd
Kimberly Armitage - Aurora Family YMCA
Member Kimberly Armitage, Director of the Aurora Family YMCA shared an update on their efforts surrounding a new building in Aurora.   She first shared appreciation to member Craig Wagner for his 40 years of support to the YMCA and his 7 Everyday Hero award as well as member support for the Peaceful Schools Reading program.
The YMCA operates out of multiple locations in the Aurora area. They provide programing at various HOAs, schools, and at the Southlands Shopping Center. Programs include sports, kids night out, before & after school care, fitness classes and youth programs.

Kim provided an update to the Wheatlands Building Project.  Plans to improve health and transform the lives of individuals and families in Aurora are moving ahead.

Final review of the plans of the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands has been completed, and a 13-week design and development phase is in progress. Engineering and permitting will take place in the spring, with phase one construction set to start in the third quarter of 2019.

This multi-year project began in 2011 with an effort to transform, renovate, and expand the Y’s ability to effectively meet the diverse and growing needs of the Aurora area.

When completed, the Aurora Family YMCA at Wheatlands will directly support individuals and families with new and expanded Y programs for healthy living, aquatics safety, child care, education and teen leadership. Moreover, the Y will be a resource for low-income and minority families to bolster health outcomes, reduce drop-out rates, improve academic success, and promote child safety.

The YMCA will be an asset to the Aurora community and a gathering place for fitness, friendships, families and connections.

Check out the building plans and the what the building looks like on the link below.  

Thanks Kimberly for the update.


Upcoming Events
Parent Pair Dance
Mar 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Parent Paris Dance
Mar 30, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Casino night
Grand Z Casino
Apr 06, 2019
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Rotary Globes
27151 E. Lakeview Dr.
Apr 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Debbie Gerkin
March 5
Thomas Klein
March 7
Rob McGregor
March 10
Brad Pierce
March 22
Spouse Birthdays
Heather Dumas
March 3
Patience Tugume Lule
March 5
Theresa Brown
March 7
March 10
Kirk Bateman
March 16
Beth Gibson
March 17
Paul Suss
March 19
Robert Broom
March 23
Debra Neeley
Rick Henn
March 27
Join Date
Debra Neeley
March 1, 2006
13 years
Rick Richard
March 1, 1981
38 years
Robert Broom
March 2, 2005
14 years
Edgar Engelken
March 8, 1954
65 years
Everton Sequeira
March 10, 1999
20 years
Rob McGregor
March 12, 2008
11 years
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