Last Week in Rotary
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
United States of America
Guests via Zoom
Josh Alvarez - Vice President, Rangeview Interact Club
Yeasera Fitsum - Treasurer, Rangeview Interact Club
Diana Whye - President, Rotary Club of Centennial
Guest in the Room
Guest Speaker Kevin DeLange, Co-Owner Dry Dock Brewing Company


Members of the Rotary Club of Aurora would like to thank Kimberly Armitage for her courage to take on the A/V and Zoom portions of today's meeting. We know it's hard work and truly appreciate you adding this to your extensive list of duties!
We'd also like to thank Paul Suss for physically setting up the equipment that allowed Kimberly to be successful. 
You both exhibit Service Above Self in countless ways.


Member Linda Witulski introduced Rangeview Student Interact members Josh Alvarez and Yeasera Fitsum. Josh and Yeasera gave an excellent presentation about their club's current project working with Comitis Crisis Center. They are looking to clean up the apartments and raising money to help furnish the spaces with homey furniture so the residents feel like they are in a comfortable environment. Rotary Club members conducted a "Happy Bucks" campaign around the room and raised $130 for the cause. Contact Linda if you would like to contribute. A GoFundMe page will be established to facilitate further donations. The link will be shared with you once it's available.
Cleanup days are currently scheduled for April 16th and 17th. Linda can help you get involved with that if you choose.
Diana Whye, past member of the Rotary Club of Aurora and current President of the Rotary Club of Centennial informed us of the "Rotary Has a Dream" Diversity Award. This will be the biggest Award given by District 5450. It's particularly unusual because it recognizes and financially supports something a club CAN do, not what they've already done. The Award is designed to help a club help itself. Read here for more details. If you want to watch her presentation, click here and go to the 26 second mark.
Member Linda Witulski announced that in-person RYLA has been cancelled for the summer of 2021. Plan are in place to perhaps conduct the camp virtually.
President Phil mentioned that member Bill Rapp is having surgery Monday. Please keep Bill in your prayers.
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:
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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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   

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 3/24/21 will be hybrid so feel free to attend in person or via Zoom.
Guest Speakers, Kevin DeLange - Co-Owner of Dry Dock Brewing Company and The Brew Hut
Kevin is originally Iowa and an enthusiastic home brewer. In 2002, he and his partner purchased The Brew Hut. They went from this one-man shop to the wonderful brewing company that Dry Dock is today. Dry Dock is the largest brewer located in Colorado that will only distributes in Colorado. Well, except a unique partnership with a Japanese bar called Dry Dock.
Click here  and go to minute 9 to listen to Kevin talk about the hurdles they went through to open a brew pub in Aurora, CO. We are all grateful that things worked out as well as they have!
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