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November 7th, 2018

Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Find out who our upcoming speakers are, what we covered during the last weekly meeting, and what is going on in Rotary.

Christmas Party   12/16  2:00pm, Location – Heritage Eagle Bend.  Additional details coming soon. 

Man UP  program for freshmen males at Rangeview on January 29, 2019.  Contact Linda Witulski for details and to become a volunteer to facilitate the discussion.  Free lunch!


Kindles for Cherry Creek Elementary Schools

Members picked up Kindles to deliver to third grade classrooms.  Reminder to call principals at the schools you chose.  The phone numbers and names are on the bags.  Please take a picture of your visit.


Update on Red-Tailed Hawk Project  

Rick Richard announced that Parker Cherry Creek Valley Rotary club donated $10,000.   $86,000 collected so far on our goal of $250,000.

Mike Dworak -  SECOR Cares
Mike Dworak, Development Director with SECOR Cares, shared about their organization.   This is a powerful organization that is attempting to meet the needs of our community.   SECOR Cares' vision is to grow a team of committed volunteers and employees implementing their services to 5,000 of the 45,000 families in need in our 42 zip codes, while collaborating with other like-minded organizations as well as planting the SECOR model in 5 plus additional locations.
For the first time in history, 3 out of 4 public elementary school teachers say they see students regularly come to school hungry, and experience anxiety when it’s time to go home on the weekend or over vacations because they are not sure if they will get to eat.   Poverty has migrated to  suburbs.  There are 37,000 in Douglas, Arapahoe,
and Elbert counties that are at risk of going hungry each and every day. 
SECOR Cares operates a food bank, available to those who qualify.  Poverty is usually a surprise due to loss of job, accident, or illness.  People using  the food bank are surprised that it’s like a regular grocery store with fresh food, produce, and meat. Many kids get breakfast and lunch at school but nothing for the weekend.   Due to this many children stuff their back packs so they have something for the weekend.  This is where SECOR Cares tries to make an impact.  SECOR also has developed a food bank on a semi they take to people who are unable to get around.  
SECOR wants to develop a level of self-sufficiency by doing the following:
  1. Fresh Food Market
  2. Financial coaching
  3. Financial aid
  4. Counseling
  5. Free Dental
  6. Legal aid
  7. Medical clinics
  8. Job help.
Mike shared several videos that are on their website.  Please use link below to see the videos, learn more about SECOR Cares, volunteer, or donate.   
Thank you Mike for sharing information about SECOR Cares.  
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Jerry Beabout
December 3
Robert Broom
December 4
Ryan Turbyfill
December 6
Karlyn Shorb
December 9
Bill Holen
December 13
Dave Williams
December 13
Allen Kirkman
December 17
Phil Gibson
December 19
John Reid
December 20
Spouse Birthdays
December 9
Wendy Traynor
December 11
Angie Erickson
December 14
December 29
Monica Richard
December 30
Ric Martin
December 1
Brian Erickson
Angie Erickson
December 3
Linda Witulski
John Witulski
December 21
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Allen Kirkman
December 1, 2014
4 years
Christina Price
December 1, 2014
4 years
Dwight Taylor
December 1, 2014
4 years
Joel Kruschwitz
December 1, 2014
4 years
John Paroske
December 1, 1990
28 years
Kristin Kleinholz
December 1, 2014
4 years
Peter Traynor
December 1, 2014
4 years
Regina Edmondson
December 1, 2014
4 years
Richard Schutt
December 1, 2014
4 years
Vasif Alimuradov
December 1, 2014
4 years
David Patterson
December 6, 2000
18 years
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December 11, 2017
1 year
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