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Last Week in Rotary
RADISSON HOTEL (I-225 & PARKER RD.)
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
80014
United States of America
 
FULLY HYBRID MEETING!
 
There were 15 Zoom participants
 
Guests via Zoom
Guest Speakers:
Jessica Prosser, Director of Housing and Community Services, City of Aurora
Rodney Milton, Community Development Manager, City of Aurora
Liz Fuselier, Community Development Planner, City of Aurora
John Alge, Rotary Club of Northglenn-Thornton
 
Guest in the Room
Liz, Rotary Club of Castlerock

 

Announcements

 
Linda Witulski reminds us about the upcoming training events provided by District 5450.

*TIME's FIRST KID OF THE YEAR! Highlands Ranch, Thursday March 18 at 12:00 noon. Join in this Zoom presentation by Gitanjali Rao, a Lone Tree, CO resident and STEM School Highlands Ranch student. RSVP by March 12. Click Here for more information

 

*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!

 

*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.

 

*Training: HOW TO CONTROL EMOTIONS, UNDERSTANDING THE BRAIN

Thursday, April 1 | 6:30 to 7:30 pm

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President Phil 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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With March 31st being the 5th Wednesday of the month, the club is planning an event at Tom Klein'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 Sheila Anthony said you for sure want to attend the meeting next Wednesday! In honor of St. Patrick's day, the owner of Dry Dock Brewing CO. will be our guest speaker. Come of listen for insight on craft brewing in Aurora.
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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
 
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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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 3/17/21 will be hybrid so feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
 
 
Guest Speakers, Jessica Prosser, Rodney Milton (pictured), and Liz Fuselier - City of Aurora Housing and Community Services
Jessica Prosser, Director of Housing and Community Services; Rodney Milton, Community Development Manager; and Liz Fuselier, Community Development Planner gave an interesting presentation highlighting the Aurora Housing Strategy. There are 12 strategies in all. They discuss the top 6 priority action steps that will help the organization achieve its mission. Click here for details. Aurora Rotary members were thrilled to hear the Community Development Division helps fund Assistant District Governor Regina Edmondson's organization Second Chance Center.
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October 4
 
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