Rotary Club of Aurora

Chartered in 1954

January 23rd, 2019

This Week in Rotary
Dates To Remember

Upcoming events in 2019 to place on your calendar:

2/9/19 - Rangeview Italian Dinner(Interact Club) - 6pm Cost $18/person $35/couple All proceeds go to Red Tailed Hawk Park.  Check out link below for additional details.

2/13/19 - State of the Base - Link for club members to RSVP was sent.  Remember to RSVP soon.  This event fills up fast.  

2/15/19 - Excursion to Blackhawk is planned.  The free bus is included plus a $5 coupon to gamble.  35 people are needed to fulfill the minimum.  Bus pickup will be at Target parking lot off of Arapahoe Rd @ 6pm.  Look for additional details form Kim soon.


2/17/19 - Flower Power Event - Sign up with member Jana Clark.  
3/30/19 - Parent/Child dance at Grandview HS. 
4/27/19 - Golden Globes – same categories as last year, and past winners will be this year’s presenters. 

5/8/19 -  State of City

6/21/19 -  Installation dinner at Vehicle Vault in Parker.

Red Badge 
Admiral Roy Snyder got his red badge, and he looked sharp in his tie.   He was excited to see that President Jim Bickford also wore a tie in his honor!!  Congrats Roy on the Red Badge and welcome to the Club. 
Red-Tailed Hawk Park
Kimberly Armitage announced that a $50,000 grant came through.  We are getting closer to our larger goal, which is to provide the best park for children with disabilities.  Several other clubs are giving $2,000 each, but those are not in the total yet.  Please let others know about the wonderful opportunity to support the children of Aurora. See link below for additional details. 
Aurora Water - Marshall Brown - Executive Director
Executive Director Marshall Brown from Aurora Water spoke to the members this week.   Mr. Brown took the post on Nov. 5, 2012.   He was formerly the executive director of Water Resources for Scottsdale, Ariz.  Mr. Brown will be overseeing the Aurora Water department’s annual budget of $204 million and 422 employees, which provides water, wastewater and storm drain services to the city’s more than 335,000 residents.  Aurora has acquired its own water sources over the years.    Agriculture is the biggest holder of water rights followed by mining companies.   Public uses of water are very small in the big picture.  Interior uses like bathing or drinking water are recycled.  This water is purified with all unwanted minerals removed and put back in the South Platte.  They can capture 90-95% of the household water and reuse it.  Water used to irrigate has losses due to evaporation and absorbed by plants and animals.  Aurora has 12 reservoirs and is opening another out east by the Safety Training building.   Aurora uses most of their water from snow melt and they sell water that exceeds their capacity to store.   There is a major stormwater infrastructure expansion coming to Peoria north of Colfax be aware traffic will be bad! 
Marshall Brown sugggested anyone who gets the chance to go on the water tour should go! 
Thanks Marshall for all the great information. 
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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