Last Week in Rotary
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
United States of America
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
Guest Via Zoom
Daniel Raffield - Prospective Member
Guest in Person
Chalonie Craighead - Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, Speaker
President Phil Gibson asked that we please keep last week's speaker, Major Dickinson in your thoughts and prayers. He has tested positive for COVID-19 and is convalescing at home.
Member Rick Richard reported that the Salvation Army is ready for us to sign up for bell-ringing this holiday season. The new protocol is for volunteering members to purchase a $20 Bell-Ringing kit each. If you recruit someone to ring with you, please be sure to purchase a kit for them as well. Each kit contains a Rotary-branded apron, bell, mask and hand sanitizer. Contact Rick to purchase.
Member Danielle Lammon distributed cards to facilitate virtual bell ringing as well. There are lots of ways to give back this year. Or you can click here to go straight to the donation page for the virtual Red Kettle.
The actual bell-ringing begins Saturday 11/28 and continues through Saturday 12/19 plus Thursday 12/24, Christmas Eve. Same two King Sooper locations at: 19711 East Smoky Hill and 25701 East Smoky Hill. Sign up early to reserve the spot you want!
Member Ev Sequeira gave an update on the health of member Larry Pisciotta and his wife Jean. Larry was in the hospital for four days after they discovered his stomach had moved into his esophagus on October 30. A card was available during the meeting for members to sign. Larry is still in a bit a pain so please keep him in your prayers. His wife Jean is getting better but unable to assist with Larry's needs. They have a full-time nurse with them now.
Member Linda Witulski shared that the Interact Club has committed to suppling 30-40 baskets for Rangeview families in need. Please consider donating food and/or grocery gift cards to help with this endeavor. Member Nubia Madrid offered pies. Contact Linda to donate. Gift cards are particularly needed to make sure each basket contains the appropriate types and quantities of food. 
President Phil Gibson announced that the Salvation Army has added over 200 people to its Thanksgiving meal offering at Harbor Light Center in Denver. The need is great for help to serve these hot meals to our hungry fellow citizens. See Phil for ways to help,
President Phil had all veterans in the room stand and acknowledged those on the Zoom call. Thank you all for your service!
The tour at Blue Star Recyclers is officially scheduled. If you are interested in learning more about this valuable service and the incredible folks that do the recycling, just show up at Noon on Tuesday November 24. 953 Decatur Suite C. No reservation needed.
Congratulations to member Patti Bateman for receiving her Paul Harris +3!
Remember we will be DARK on Wednesday November 25th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday
District 5450 is promoting a unified Day of Service called...
LET'S DO IT DAY - Holiday Day of Service! December 5, 2020 - each club is encouraged to pick a project unique to your community. Donate toys? Collect money for a community project? Gather groceries? Let's show how much Rotary can do!!! Click here to see the flyer, or here to view projects around the District.
Member Sheila Anthony brought roses for all our veteran members. Thank you Sheila for honoring these selfless patriots!
Here are some events brought to you by Rotary District 5450
Register now for, The Power of Connection with Diverse Communities on Thursday, 12 November at 15:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), and submit your questions to our experts. A recording of the session will be available to everyone who registers.

During this webinar we will: 
  • Acknowledge our unconscious bias  
  • Champion the value and benefits of connecting with diverse communities 
  • Learn to build authentic relationships, especially when it comes to volunteering  
The Virtual Zone Institute
Nov 12, 2020 9:00 AM – Nov 14, 2020 5:00 PM
Registration and information available at $49 registration fee
Members should go to the District 5450 website to sign up
COLORADO WILDFIRE DISASTER RELIEF FUND: 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. The fires are still active, so 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. 
PEACE FORUM DISCUSSIONS - register now for these free one-hour monthly discussions on a variety of topics. Click Here to view the flyer!
FRIENDLINESS, TOLERANCE, AND USEFULNESS - The Role of Rotary in Promoting Democratic Principles Through Peacebuilding. It is my sincere belief that Rotarians now stand in a position to be the forerunner of a positive change. Rotary is “something good in America”. Read more from Jim Halderman, District 5450 Ombudsman.
S. OREGON FIRE RELIEF UPDATE - The United Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon previously distributed $50,000 in tools to sole proprietors who had lost tools in the Almeda or South Obenchain fires that began on Sept. 8.  Now armed with $117,000, the program is being expanded - called the Back to Work Project - to include small businesses with employees. Individuals and small businesses are eligible to receive up to $5,000 in tools or equipment. Rotary District 5450 sent $5,000 in donations to help with this program. Click here to read the full PR release.
NATIONAL PHILANTHROPY DAY 2020 - Rotary District 5450 was selected as an honoree! National Philanthropy Day in Colorado is a celebration of philanthropy — giving, volunteering and charitable engagement. Click Here to read the full announcement.
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.
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
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.
⦁ 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 11/18/2020 Hybrid.
Guest Speaker, Chalonie Craighead, CO Coalition for the Homeless
The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) has a lot going on. Chalonie addressed the misconception that it offers temporary shelter. In fact, CCH has permanent housing for anyone in need. It also supplies a full range of services needed to get people experiences homelessness back on their feet. The Coalition has built five new apartment buildings in the past five years. 
Currently it is working hard to furnish the 60 apartments in the new building on the Fitzsimons Campus. Right now she is looking for small tables, end tables, night stands, etc. to help round out these 350-400 square-foot apartments. Anything you can do to help is much appreciated.
Click here to watch Chalonie's full presentation.
Club Information
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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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Dec 15, 2021 10:50 AM
Holiday Party
Heritage Eagle Bend
Dec 18, 2021
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Jan 19, 2022 10:50 AM
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December 4
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December 6
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December 9
Bill Holen
December 13
Allen Kirkman
December 17
Phil Gibson
December 19
Alexis Watts
December 22
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December 5
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Wendy Traynor
December 11
Angie Turbyfill
December 23
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Monica Richard
December 30
Ric Martin
Gaye Martin
December 1
Linda Witulski
John Witulski
December 21
Kelly Goebel
December 23
Tony Oladipo
Abosede Oladipo
December 25
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Allen Kirkman
December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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December 1, 2014
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John Paroske
December 1, 1990
31 years
Peter Traynor
December 1, 2014
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David Patterson
December 6, 2000
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Adam Kehl
December 10, 2020
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