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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.
This Week in Rotary
In Memorium
Member Pete Engelken passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday March 1, 2019. He was 95 years old, he joined the Aurora Rotary Club in 1965. 
The family will be publishing the obituary on March 17. Details for the celebration of life on March 23, 2 pm to follow. 

Memorial Service
Fri, March 22, 2019
10:00 AM
Risen Christ Catholic Church
3060 S Monaco Pkwy, Denver, CO 80222
Donations to the Rotary Foundation in the name of Pete will go to the park in his name.  
State of The City (SOC)
27 tables have been sold.  Contact members Linda Witulski or Brad Pierce for details.  See link for additional details.
Rotary Guest - Brad Thompson from Rotary Club of Denver Mile HIgh joined us this week.   He shared an upcoming event their club is putting on to help support the eradication of polio.  The event is called Denver Mile High Spring Swing 2019 featuring the Flatirons Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Deborah Stafford. He encouraged the members to attend if not for the dancing to listen to some great big band music.   For additional details:
CASA Reminder: Rally for Kids is coming up on April 5th, 2019.  Check out link for additional details and to register:
Red Tailed Hawk Park Updates
3/18/19 - Ground breaking for Red-tailed Hawk Park.  The contract was awarded to Cooper Construction.    They have agreed to provide an in kind donation of $50K into the contract.  The Rotary clock was also ordered.   Here’s a link to an Aurora TV story on Red Tailed Hawk Park
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
Bill Sparks - Colorado Homebrewers
Bill Sparks was our speaker this week.  He shared his experiences making homebrew and brought with him the grains and equipment used to make beer.  Ensure you have all the brewing equipment and beer ingredients necessary to brew. You will need:
  • Fermenter and airlock
  • Mash tun
  • Boil pot
  • sparge pot
  • Spoon
  • thermometer
  • cleaner and sanitizer
  • Hydrometer
  • Wort Chiller (optional)
  • Bottling/Kegging equipment
There are four main ingredients in making beer: malt, hops, yeast, and water. Familiarize yourself with each ingredient and learn to use adjuncts and finings to expand your repertoire of recipes.  Bill mentioned the key to good beer is clean equipment and high quality ingredients.  He mentioned the Aurora home brew shop, The Brew Hut to learn more about home brewing, equipment, and ingredients. 
Thanks Bill for all the information and a chance to try some of the different grains used in beer making. 
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
March 10
Kirk Bateman
March 16
Beth Gibson
March 17
Paul Suss
March 19
Robert Broom
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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