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RADISSON HOTEL (I-225 & PARKER RD.)
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
80014
United States of America
 
IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND IN PERSON PLEASE REMEMBER TO RSVP TO KIMBERLY'S INVITE AND INDICATE YOUR LUNCH OPTION.  WE WILL BE MEETING IN THE RESTAURANT.  
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
 
 
Guests Via Zoom
Fred Shaw, Denver SE Club, guest of Regina Edmondson
Bill Morris, Blue Star Recyclers Speaker
Marti Paige, guest of Bill
 
Announcements
 
In case you missed it, Ex-President Don Massey announced last week that he is stepping down as President of the Aurora Rotary Club effective immediately.  Don and his family left last Sunday, all packed up and headed to Houston.  Don is sorry to have to step down so early in his term, but felt like this was the best thing for his family. The members would like to thank Don for his service to the club and wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.    
 
Our new President for the remainder of this year, President Phil Gibson did a stellar job during his first official meeting. Thank you Phil for agreeing to move your term up almost a full year.   
 
Linda Witulski reminds us about the Book Box project currently under way by the Rangeview HS Interact Club. We are currently accepting book donations to help fill the boxes. Bring books for all ages to the meeting for donations. The official book drive is scheduled for Rangeview High School on Saturday October 10, 11am-1pm.  
 
Members Rick Richard and President-Elect Danielle Lammon announced the annual Elimination of Polio Drive.  Due to the efforts of Rotary and the Bill Gates Foundation Polio is now down to one strain and only existing in two countries, Pakistan and Afghanistan.  The Gates foundation will match donations 2 to 1 with a $50M goal. There's still time to get your forms from Rick or Danielle and support this effort to rid the world of Polio. 
 
President-Elect Danielle Lammon also announced Aurora's Day of Giving. The City of Aurora’s Community Relations Division, along with various local nonprofit organizations, has launched the Commitment to Care Initiative. Seven food access programs make up the initiative and aim to provide food and resources to those in need, to include children, families, seniors, immigrants and refugees, and victims of crime. The “Aurora Day of Giving“ is the flagship event and extends the weekly mobile food pantry that ran May – August and provided more than 470,000 meals to community members. 
 
YOUR help is needed, and Danielle Lammon has stepped up to promote and coordinate our Club’s support in helping provide volunteers for the City’s food giveaway event on Oct. 24th.
1) They will have food to distribute for 1,500 families (along with baby supplies & pet food), so we need to turn out as many people as possible to ensure all this food gets into the community. 
2) Approximately 70 volunteers are needed for each Aurora Day of Giving event, of which we hope to provide at least 20 or so on Oct. 24.  Volunteers assist with traffic control, food distribution, and general event support as needed.
3) Kim Armitage will be sending out a Signup Genius to help keep track of WHO is volunteering so we can tell the City. This also makes it easier to send you info especially for the volunteers.  
4) We have learned that volunteers must be at least 18.  You can expect to be onsite from 8:30 a.m. to approx. 2:30 p.m. (or until we’ve run out of food).
 
Please direct anyone interested in volunteering on behalf of the Aurora Club to Danielle or Patti Bateman, and we will help folks get signed up and receive additional volunteer information.
 
President Phil announced a major collaboration opportunity to help furnish a Veteran's home. Donna Beaman is working with her old club Denver LoDo, along with South Denver Rotary Club, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Returning Peace Corp Volunteers to help. There is a specific list of items required for residents to move it. The home will be on the Fitzsimmons campus at Montview and Peoria, and called the Veterans Renaissance Apartments.  Here is some more details about the building:
 
 
Please see Donna for ways to help.
 
District Business Directory - If you are running a small business and would like additional exposure please consider putting your name into the Rotary District Business Directory.  Reach out to Bev Mendel for additional information: 
Beverly Mendel, District 5450 Registrar
Telephone: 303-477-0654
Address: 5103 Dvorak Circle
Frederick, CO 80504
Email: office@rotary5450.org
 
- State of City -  Postponed until May of 2021.  Details to follow.  
 
Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club(Parker) is having an OktoberFest celebration on 9/26/2020.  Check out link for details:
 
 
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 - Hybrid meetings  

 
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:
 
Join Zoom Meeting
 
Meeting ID: 818 6333 3969
Password: 1954RCA
 
 
 Next  meeting on 09/25/2020 Hybrid.
 
 
Guest Speaker, Bill Morris
Bill joined us by Zoom and offered some great information about a day program that hires employees with a focus on Abilities. Blue Star Recyclers offers meaningful, asset-based work for people with disabilities. With zero absenteeism and less than 10% turnover, these folks disassemble electronics of all kinds. Since beginning is 2009, 50 people have worked to recycled 23 million pounds of e-waste and saved 30 million pounds of green house gasses from entering the atmosphere. 
 
Blue Star Recyclers has locations in Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder, Basalt and Buffalo Grove, IL. Bill is working with his guest Marti to open an Aurora/Gateway satellite drop-off location near public transportation. This will increase recycling in SE Denver and repurpose reusable computers into low-income neighborhoods.
 
All donated hard drives are wiped clean in keeping with their 
  certification. They have plenty of capacity should the Rotary Club of Aurora conduct an e-waste drive.
 
They do not take items that contain freon such as refrigerators and air conditioning units. They also do not accept smoke detectors or anything that contains any type of fluid. For more information click the link below.
 
We'd like to thank Bill for his time and valuable information!
Club Information
Aurora
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Our meetings will only be Virtual using Zoom until further notice.
3155 S Vaughn Way
Radisson Hotel
Aurora, CO 80014
United States of America
Anyone may attend the zoom meeting.
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Douglas Evans
February 1
 
David Patterson
February 16
 
Brad Mikel
February 19
 
Everton Sequeira
February 19
 
Bob Barrows
February 26
 
Spouse Birthdays
Debbie
February 6
 
Madolyn
February 18
 
Cindy
February 21
 
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John Paroske
Madolyn
February 18
 
George Peck
Barb Peck
February 21
 
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Douglas Evans
February 1, 1978
43 years
 
Larry Pisciotta
February 1, 1976
45 years
 
Leo Beserra
February 1, 2002
19 years
 
Kate Mullins
February 3, 2016
5 years
 
Lynnette Woodbury
February 5, 1997
24 years
 
Regina Edmondson
February 5, 2014
7 years
 
Andy Dixon
February 10, 2020
1 year
 
Yvonne Harris-Lott
February 10, 2020
1 year
 
Mike Garcia Sr.
February 15, 2008
13 years
 
PK Kaiser
February 16, 2020
1 year
 
Bill Wiggins
February 17, 1998
23 years
 
Phil Gibson
February 17, 2016
5 years
 
Betsy Oudenhoven
February 18, 2015
6 years
 
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