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RADISSON HOTEL (I-225 & PARKER RD.)
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
80014
United States of America
 
FULLY HYBRID MEETING!
 
Guests via Zoom
Guest Speaker Becca Bloch, School Director Aurora Science & Technology (AST)
Angie, Student at AST
 
Announcements
 
Linda Witulski reminds us about the upcoming training tonight provided by District 5450.

*Unconscious Bias
Thursday, March 4 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm MST
Registration closes at midnight March 4!

REGISTER NOW | Zoom Link will be sent morning of March 4

One Hour Discussions on Prevailing Topics
FREE to attend!

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Club members would like to thank President Phil Gibson and Member Daniel Olvera-Leal for taking on the A/V duties today! Challenges were overcome and the meeting continued with great content.
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President-Elect Danielle Lammon ran the meeting since President Phil was a tad busy. She reminded us of three service projects coming up:
 
The Highline Canal cleanup is scheduled for Saturday April 24.
 
The partnership with member and Assistant District Governor Regina Edmondson's organization Second Chance Center where we will help prep, deliver and cleanup after a food drive is scheduled for Saturday May 8.
 
The clean up at The Urban Farm doesn't have a set date yet so stay tuned. This organization works with troubled youth in the Denver area.
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President-Elect Danielle Lammon is hosting a paper-shredding event in the parking lot of the Danielle Shannon Allstate Agency on Liverpool Street in Aurora on May 1st. She is currently working with Blue Star Recyclers to see if they will conduct an electronic device drop-off at the same time.
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President-Elect Danielle Lammon presented Daniel Olvera-Leal with his blue badge. Daniel has only had his red badge a couple of months and already has contributed so much. We look forward to more great things from Daniel! Congratulations!!
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With March 31st being the 5th Wednesday of the month, the club is planning an event at Tom's restaurant, Carm and Gia Metropolitan. When the invitation comes out please RSVP as quickly as you can so we knows how many people will be on the patio.
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Member Kimberly Armitage is planning a social event in the spring, some time after Easter. Once Arapahoe County goes to Blue on the COVID-19 scale she will make the reservations. Stay tuned.
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Here is some additional information provided by  District 5450:
 
9HEALTH VACCINATION UPDATE - the state has approved 3 new vaccination sites in the Denver area. These will be recurring sites with weekly vaccination clinics through May. Currently 20 Rotary clubs have signed up with the District to provide volunteers for these vaccination clinics. If your club is interested in participating, designate one member to contact Audrey Leavitt for sign-up details: audleav2@aol.com
 
HELPING FAMILIES IN TEXAS - Rotary District 5890 in Houston, TX has created a special Freeze Response Grant to provide some modest funding to clubs who desire to help a needy family or individual impacted by the recent freezing weather conditions. Click Here to learn how you can help. Our District 5450 is actively working to determine additional ways we can help our Texas friends.
 
PEACE FORUM DISCUSSIONS - register now for these free one-hour monthly discussions on a variety of topics. Thursday, March 4, will be Unconscious Bias - we will discuss bias and micro-aggressions and what they mean within the context of building meaningful relationships with people who are different from you. Click Here to view the flyer!
 
ROTARY DAY AT THE ROCKIES! Sunday, Sept. 26 - Save the Date! Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants, a National League West Division rivalry game. A portion of ticket sales will go to End Polio Now. Tickets will be announced and available soon!
 
THE POLIO PLUS SOCIETY was formed to encourage Rotarians to commit to a minimum of $100 per year to the PolioPlus Fund until polio is eradicated from the face of the earth. CLICK HERE to learn more.
COLORADO WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF FUND: The fires may be out, but the need is still great. 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. 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. 
 
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 3/10/21 will be hybrid so feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
 
 
Guest Speaker, Rebecca Bloch, School Director - Aurora Science & Tech
Becca Bloch is passionate about her job. She is in charge of starting up the first Denver School of Science and Technology (DSST) that isn't located in Denver. Located in Aurora, the middle school is called Aurora Science & Technology (AST) and is on the road to full occupancy in a very methodical manner, one grade at a time. DSST public schools concentrate on the well-being of the whole student, teaching them how to have confidence and achieve their dreams while concentrating academics on STEM subjects. This approach has yielded 100% college admittance to a 4-year institution over the past 10 years. 
Hear what the students and staff say about AST by clicking here. The building is impressive too. See the progress by clicking here.
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Aurora
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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