Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! Read below for more information about our meeting.
This Week in Rotary
Eric Lammon, son of member Danielle Lammon
Member Linda Witulski announced upcoming events Man Up(2/4/20) and Girls Rising(2/3/20).  Each year Rangeview High School pulls all of the 9th grade young men to a location for an event called Man Up, which is a mentoring conference for these young men.  I am hoping that many of you can and would like to assist in this event.  Many of your fellow Rotarians will be assisting with this program, and I hope others will think about this and email Ryan Sladek (coordinator) to  let him know that you would like to participate also.  
WHEN:  Tuesday, February 4th, from 9:30am - 1:30pm
WHERE: Professional Learning and Conference Center of Aurora (same place as always) - 15771 E. 1st Ave, Aurora 80011
WHAT: Man Up mentoring initiative
Ryan can also be contacted at 303-326-4973  or
The conference is just a few weeks away so if you can let him know if you are able and willing to help by January 24th would be appreciated.


Member Kimberly Armitage discussed the need for our club to make a decision in support of President Regina Edmondson's nomination for District Governor in 2022-2023.  Their are some requirements that our club would need to be involved in concerning supporting and hosting the district conference.  Please be sure to attend upcoming meetings for a vote surrounding this area on 1/29. 


Member Mike Garcia requested attendance for those on the Top Golf committee on 1/29.  For details please reach out to Mike. 


Sister Cities left a number of fliers on the tables referring to upcoming events and ongoing fundraisers they have currently going on. Please see link below for all the details.  


This will serve as our Meeting on 1/22 so please RSVP to Kimberly and/or George so we have an attendance number.  This event fills up fast so please be sure to register ASAP.   Location will be at the Radisson Hotel on Parker Road and I-225. 
NO MEETING meeting on 1/22/2020 @ Rendezvous Healther Gardens DUE TO STATE OF THE BASE
Aurora Public Schools Strategic Plan - Christie Imholt
Our speaker this week was from Aurora Public Schools.  Christie Imholt, District Policy Director and Tanoya Barnes, Program Manager, joined us to talk about the APS Strategic Plan.   
Building on previous strategic efforts, APS began a new strategic planning process in 2014. To ensure that our new plan reflects the beliefs and goals of our community, we created a 14-member Strategic Planning Team to develop APS 2020: Shaping the Future. The team consisted of APS staff, Board members, parents, business leaders and community members. As part of the process, we collected feedback through multilingual discussions with APS students, parents, guardians, staff and community members and through online surveys.   The APS Board of Education approved the new strategic plan on Jan. 20, 2015. 
They use this plan to guide everything they do to achieve their VISION: Every student shapes a successful future.
Their MISSION describes their purpose: In partnership with the community, they want to accelerate learning for all students to develop the knowledge, skills and character necessary to shape successful futures.
Christie shared some of the core beliefs: 
PS 2020: Shaping the Future is based on our community’s core beliefs about education—these are our foundation. We, as a community, believe:
    • Every student has unique abilities that we must recognize and engage.
    • A district with students at its center provides an adaptable and responsible foundation for learning.
    • Student and staff safety is essential to our vision and mission.
    • Students, families, staff and community members share the responsibility for student achievement.
    • Student achievement and growth are driven by a highly-effective and respected staff working as a team.
    • Students take an active and ongoing responsibility for their learning.
    • Families are our partners in education.
    • Community partnerships provide vital resources and opportunities for students and families.
    • All students must have equitable access to learning opportunities, technology and environments that support them in reaching their full potential.
    • Diversity is a strength in our community.
The primary goals APS is focused on are:
  • Plan
  • Skills
  • Credentials
Graduation rates were up 25% to 76.2% of the students graduating in 4 years.  They are not tweaking their plan for 2023 and beyond based on the aforementioned. 
Thank you Christie and Tanoya for your time and sharing what APS is looking to achieve in the future.   
To learn more about the strategic plan please click on the link below. 
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