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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.  
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dwight Taylor
January 7
Brian Erickson
January 8
Cheryl Riggs
January 19
Kate Mullins
January 28
Spouse Birthdays
January 3
John Witulski
January 3
Carolyn Rapp
January 6
Joyce Beabout
January 24
Jessica Tilley
January 28
Thomas Klein
Razz Cortes Maceda
January 4
Leo Beserra
January 13
Join Date
George Peck
January 1, 1994
25 years
Ric Martin
January 1, 1996
23 years
Sheila Anthony
January 4, 2018
1 year
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