Rotary Club of Aurora
Chartered in 1954
Welcome to another issue of our weekly newsletter! Find out about our speaker and what we covered during the last weekly meeting.
Red Tailed Hawk Park - Updates
Member Rick Richards provided an update on park donations.  The club has reached 210K in donations.  We are still pushing towards the goal of 250K so we encourage everyone to continue to talk with people about this great project.  The committee is meeting with the city about park construction in March.  Let's keep moving towards the goal.  
This week in Rotary
Welcome Guest - Member Regina brought a guest, Amleset Desta.  Welcome Amleset and we look forward to seeing you again and becoming a member of our club.
 
Member updates:  Please keep the following people in your prayers:
Chris Price - Chris's son passed away recently and unexpectly.  Please keep her in your prayers as she works through this tragedy.
Pete Engelken -  Pete recently had a heart attack.  He is non-responsive and the family is requesting no visitors.  Prayers for Pete and his family.   
 
Cook Books - Anne(German exchange student) announced the cookbooks are printed and ready for pickup.  If you ordered a cook book please bring cash/check to an upcoming meeting or you can Venmo member Kimberly Armitage with the $20 amount.  Anne said the best recipe in the book is Black Forest cake from Germany!!! 
 
State of the City - Linda has indicated that 25 tables have been sold.  Our goal is 50 tables, so please ask organizations you know to buy a table.  To become a sponsor or purchase a table please contact members Linda Witulski or Brad Pierce.  Contact information: https://www.aurorarotary.com/page/state-of-the-city
 
Flower Power Correction - John Witulski was one of the supporters of Flower Power last week.  Sorry John for leaving you off the list and thank you for your support of this project.  
 
RMYE - Member Kimberly Armitage reminded people about the upcoming Rocky Mountain Youth Exchange conference.  She will be needing volunteers and will be sending out a request to members for help.
 
Dance Party - Member Kimberly Armitage reminded people about the dance at Grandview High School on 3/30/19 @ 7pm..  Silent auction donations are welcome and needed.  Please reach out to Joel or Kimberly for additional details or to offer auction items.  Cost is $25/couple.  Proceeds go to supporting Red-tailed Hawk Park. To purchase tickets go to following link:
 
Poetry Contest Poetry is a type of literature, or artistic writing, that attempts to stir a reader's imagination or emotions. The poet does this by carefully choosing and arranging language for its meaning, sound, and rhythm. Some poems, such as nursery rhymes, are simple and humorous.  President Jim Bickford reminded members about the upcoming poetry contest at our Golden Globes.  Please email your original work to Jim.  Top entries will be anonymously read aloud for everyone to vote on at our upcoming Golden Globe awards. Email Jim @ -   jim@abclawyers.com
 
 
Aurora History Museum - Sandy Sweeney & Scott Williams
Our speakers this week were Sandy Sweeney(Aurora Museum Foundation) and Scott Williams(Museum Director).  Both provided great insight into Aurora, the museum and all the great exhibits and activities the museum provides to the City of Aurora.  
 

The Aurora History Museum is part of the Library and Cultural Services Department for the city of Aurora. The Cultural Services Division is the largest single provider of arts and culture in the city of Aurora offering programs in performing arts, fine arts, history, and public art.

The city of Aurora was founded in 1891 and changed its name to Aurora in 1907.  The Aurora History Museum opened its doors in 1979 in a historic building with two small galleries and an office. In 1990, the museum moved to its present location and re-opened in 1991. The museum collects and exhibits artifacts and documents pertaining to the history of Aurora and Colorado.  They have 11 employees that support the various activities and exhibits.  

The museum receives funding from the city of Aurora, Scientific & Cultural Facilities District, and the Aurora Museum Foundation. Programs are also supported by the Aurora Historical Society.

Mission Statement

The Aurora History Museum shall be a professionally operated and managed institution dedicated to the historical and cultural enrichment of the community by encouraging the exploration and appreciation of Aurora’s rich history. The museum will fulfill this mission by collecting, interpreting, preserving, exhibiting, and making available for study historically significant documents, artifacts, and art representative of Aurora, its environs, cultures, and people both past and present.

One popular series that the Museum has put on is about the Aurora craft beer scene.  Starting back in November 2018 the museum has put on brown bag lectures about recent craft beer expansions, beer archeaology, cider in Aurora, and lastly on April 6th(1pm-5pm) a Last Call event to celebrate the impressive craft beverage community in Aurora.  For pricing and details to this event please go to:

http://www.auroragov.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=3791822

Reminder that admission is always free at the Aurora History Museum.  Take your kids, grandkids, or family to the museum to learn more about the City of Aurora.

 

Thank you Sandy and Scott for your insight about the history of Aurora.  

 
Aurora Museum Foundation Board Member - Sandy Sweeney (in historical dress)
Upcoming Events
Parent Pair Dance
Mar 30, 2019
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Parent Paris Dance
Mar 30, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
 
Casino night
Grand Z Casino
Apr 06, 2019
4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
Rotary Globes
27151 E. Lakeview Dr.
Apr 27, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Debbie Gerkin
March 5
 
Thomas Klein
March 7
 
Rob McGregor
March 10
 
Brad Pierce
March 22
 
Spouse Birthdays
Heather Dumas
March 3
 
Patience Tugume Lule
March 5
 
Theresa Brown
March 7
 
Scott
March 10
 
Kirk Bateman
March 16
 
Beth Gibson
March 17
 
Anniversaries
Paul Suss
Debbie
March 19
 
Robert Broom
Ruth
March 23
 
Debra Neeley
Rick Henn
March 27
 
Join Date
Debra Neeley
March 1, 2006
13 years
 
Rick Richard
March 1, 1981
38 years
 
Robert Broom
March 2, 2005
14 years
 
Edgar Engelken
March 8, 1954
65 years
 
Everton Sequeira
March 10, 1999
20 years
 
Rob McGregor
March 12, 2008
11 years
 
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