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Upcoming Week in Rotary
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO United States of America
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
Visiting Rotarians 
Diana Hall - President Centennial Rotary
Trip Butler -  President Elect Centennial Rotary
Member Patti Bateman told members that Debi Hunter-Holen is back home from the hospital and recovering.  They are looking for some support and Patti let us know about the Meal Train.    
Super easy!   Sign up for the day you would like, deliver between 5-6 pm.   Ring the doorbell and you are done!
We wish Debi a speedy recovery and this will help her family spend more time with Debi and less time in the kitchen.
YouTube Channel
We have setup a YouTube channel called Rotary Club of Aurora Colorado.  When able we will be uploading speaker presentations to the channel for members or others to get a sense of the greatness our club and members provide.   Check it out!!
5450 District Convention - 08/29/2020Possibly virtual, but a 1 day conference.  Everyone is invited. 
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
- State of City -  Confirmed for 10/27/2020.  Additional details to be provided in the coming weeks. 
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:

Stay at home and do not travel.
If you need medical attention and it is a non-emergency, please call your doctor, do not attempt to travel to the emergency room.
If you need medication, please check with your local pharmacy. NOTE: Many of the larger drug chains will deliver without additional charge.
⦁ Wear a cloth mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
⦁ Wear gloves when going outside and keep them on while outside.
⦁ 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 beginning - 7/1/2020 

District is not recommending in-person meetings at this time, but is leaving that decision up to the individual club membership as we move into the summer.   
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
Book Drive- We are still collecting books for the Sharing Summer Stories. Set aside all of gently used books. Aurora Rotary is partnering with Aurora Public Schools and Cherry Creek Schools to provides books for elementary school students to read over the summer. If  you have books for a little older audience set those aside as well for student family members.
Next  meeting on 07/29/2020 Hybrid.
Curtis Chong - National Federation of the Blind

For more than 30 years, Curtis Chong has worked to improve the ability of blind people to use computers and other technologies. He has been active in the National Federation of the Blind since 1969, promoting civil rights and improved services for blind people in Hawaii, California, Minnesota, Maryland, Iowa, New Mexico, and Colorado.

Before entering the field of work with the blind, Curtis spent 20 years working in mainstream information technology. He programmed his first mainframe computer as early as 1972, at a time when computers did not talk to the blind. As a designer/consultant at American Express Financial Services (now Ameriprise), he provided technical support for mainframe database and communications software, keeping systems running for thousands of sighted coworkers within the company. From 1997-2002, Curtis worked as the Director of Technology for the National Federation of the Blind supporting internal information technology for the Federation and its external programs to improve nonvisual access technology for the blind in several different areas.

From October 1998 through April 1999, Curtis served as a member of the Electronic Information and Technology Access Advisory Committee of the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board; this group prepared the preliminary standards which were later used by the Access Board to implement Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Curtis also served on a second Access Board committee, appointed ten years later, which developed updated technical standards for Section 508; these standards have not yet been incorporated into published federal rules.

Curtis was very active in getting voting ballots prepared for blind voters.  Last year was the first year after a long journey towards blind and others with disabilities having the opportunity to vote without assistance. The election last year was the first in Colorado where voters who are blind don’t have to get a ride to a polling place or sacrifice secrecy. They can do what the rest of us take for granted – vote in private, at home. Chong and other members of the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado helped pass a law that required the Secretary of State to design an interactive ballot that works with any assistive technology.  Chong says he’s voted in every election since 1972, but this last one was the most significant for him, “Because I’m going to do everything here on my own, and I’m going to do it mostly from my home.”

Curtis has a great sense of humor and shared many stories of his life and experiences.  Thanks Curtis for your time and all of the outstanding efforts you have done for the blind community.   


Please see link below about the National Federation of the Blind for additional details about their organization and their efforts. 

Club Information
Service Above Self
Wednesdays at 12:15 PM
Our meetings will only be Virtual using Zoom until further notice.
3155 S Vaughn Way
Radisson Hotel
Aurora, CO 80014
United States of America
Anyone may attend the zoom meeting.
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