Read below for details about last week's meeting.
Last Week in Rotary
New Location
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO United States of America
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
Nubia Madrid
Katie Anthony
ADG Regina Edmondson and Member Bill Wiggins put out a request for members interested in joining a Rotary Club of Aurora Book Club.  If interested reach out to Regina to get this going. 
5450 District Convention - 08/29/2020Possibly virtual, but a 1 day conference.  Everyone is invited. 
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
- State of City -  Confirmed for 10/27/2020.  Additional details to be provided in the coming weeks. 
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:

⦁ Wear a cloth mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
⦁ Wear gloves when going outside and keep them on while outside.
⦁ 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 beginning - 7/1/2020 

District is not recommending in-person meetings at this time, but is leaving that decision up to the individual club membership as we move into the summer.   
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:
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Meeting ID: 818 6333 3969
Password: 1954RCA
 Next  meeting on 08/19/2020 Hybrid.

President Don Massey introduced Aurora Rotary Club Foundation Chair Rick Richard to present a grant check to Dr. Mary Davis (http://( Dr. Davis is part of the 5280 Business and Professional Women’s Club.  The funds, part of the most recent Foundation grant review session by the Club’s Foundation, will be used to work with youth to help them discover their strengths, what they are good at doing, and to understand that it takes people with diverse skills and strengths to accomplish goals and find solutions for problems and challenges. This is based on the well known Strengths Finder program (

Brad Pierce - Vocational Presentation
Member Brad Pierce was our first presenter last week sharing his life to this point as a paralegal and Aurora City Council person. 
I. HISTORY: Brad was born in Houston, but his
dad transferred to Denver (1965) making Brad a Cherry Creek HS graduate (1970 when “Creek” was the only HS in CCSD. He went on to attend Western State College, Gunnison, and then obtained his paralegal Associates Degree at Arapahoe Community College.
a. Brad implemented his own paralegal business, doing paralegal work for the Elder Law firm, specializing in Probating Estates, Conservatorship, Guardianships (2000 – current).
a. Brad succumbed to the lure of politics in 2002 and ran his thoughts of running for City Council by his charming wife Margee, who worked for the City (recently retired). She referred him to then-City Attorney Charlie Richardson, who said there was no conflict as long as he didn’t use his council position to try to direct his spouse on how to do her job.
b. Brad was on City Council 2003 – 2017, for 13 ½ years. (1/2 Council was term limited - Ward IV, V, VI, two At Large, + Mayor. Brad lived in Ward III, in 2002 moved to Ward VI from where he was elected in 2003, re-elected in 2007, not re-elected in 2011. However, a Council Member resigned in March 2012 and Council appointed him to serve the remainder of his term from April 2012 – Nov 2013. Then, he was re-elected in 2013 and was term limited out of office in 2017 after a long and interesting career.
c. Many big municipal projects take a long time to complete, and Brad was there for MANY of the really BIG City of Aurora successes:
* Prairie Waters Project
* Fitzsimons Campus​
* Southlands
* Gaylord
Brad worked with City Council to approve an ordinance creating the Oil & Gas Advisory Committee.
He has been involved with the National League of Cities – Council members from across US, Federal Policy for Cities, The Energy Environment and Natural Resources Policy Committee, and the Mountain Pine Beetle policy (if a wildfire would damage water supply).
Brad has been, and continues to be, involved with a LONG list of projects, key committees, and legislative efforts to benefit the City and collaborate with “neighbors” in the state.
EPA Local government advisory committee -appointed by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy
a. President of National airport noise group
(Develops federal policy on noise)
b. FAA NextGen Advisory Committee, he’s the ‘environmental’ representative representing communities affected by satellite-based navigation implemented by FAA (FAA has implemented new flight tracks at DIA affecting Centennial, Front Range, Rocky Mtn airports, Metroplex)
VI. COMMUNITY SERVICE (in his “spare” time!)
* Chair of Oil & Gas Advisory Committee
* Community College of Aurora Foundation Board member
* Chair Centennial Airport Community Noise Roundtable
To learn more or connect with Brad, click on link below. 
Max Blair - Vocational Presentation
Member Max Blair was our second presenter of the day from last week.  Max has been involved in the Oil and Gas business for the majority of his career.  He grew up in Philadelphia and was raised to appreciate education, travel, and exploration.  He has tried to embody these skills throughout his life.  Max graduated from Utah State with a degree in Hydrology in 1999.  After college he move to Alaska and really enjoyed all aspects of his job there.  He then moved to Minnesota with his wife where he helped secure permits for the Alliance Pipeline.  He became what is called a right-away agent and landowner relations.  He and his wife became tired of the cold and his wife had an opportunity in Farmington New Mexico, so they moved.  Max was able to get on with ConocoPhillips and worked with them until his relocation to Aurora in 2011.  Here he worked in the same position as a right-away agent for the Niobrara Shale.  The Niobrara shale formation (Denver-Julesburg Basin, Colorado) is a shale rock formation located in Northeast Colorado, Northwest Kansas, Southwest Nebraska, and Southeast Wyoming. Oil and natural gas can be found deep below the earth's surface at depths of 3000–14,000. Companies drill these wells vertically and even horizontally to get at the oil and natural gas in the Niobrara Formation.   Max was recently laid off after ConocoPhillips sold their stake to another company. 
Max loves hiking, cycling, dogs, and working with his hands.  He showed some pictures of his stained glass and wood working projects.   His favorite job ever is what he currently holds as a Golf Cart Superintendent at a local golf course.  
Thanks Max for all this insight on your life!!  To learn more or connect with Max please click on link below. 
Club Information
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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