Rotary Club of Aurora 
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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
Welcome to our guests this week and thanks for joining us:
Peter Irwin - Salvation Army
Major Mike Dickinson - Salvation Army
Joe Kremer - Salvation Army Advisory Council
Ryan Frazier
Scott DeWitt
Gene Spanarella 
State of The City (SOC)
Still looking for organizations to purchase tables.   Contact members Linda Witulski or Brad Pierce for details.  See link for additional details:
Blackhawk Trip - CANCELLED 
Date Change for Golden Globes - Be looking for a notification from Kimberly concerning new date due to scheduling conflicts.
Installation of new officers - Reminder June 21st at Vehicle Vault in Parker.  
Shots for Tots - Member Art Wolfe is looking for volunteers to help on April 13th.  Great project supporting immunizations for children in Aurora.  Contact Art if you would like to help out.
CASA Reminder: Rally for Kids is coming up on April 5th, 2019.  Check out link for additional details and to register:
Blue Badge Recipient - Congratulations to new Blue Badge recipient Admiral Roy Snyder.   
Red Tailed Hawk Park Updates
If you know anyone considering a donation of $1000 or greater please let member Rick Richards know ASAP.  They are needing to get information submitted for names on the bricks that will provide information concerning donors to the park.
Major Mike Dickinson - Salvation Army - Divisional Commander  
Major Mike Dickinson was our speaker this week and shared some of his vision with the group.  The primary goal of the Salvation Army is to provide shelter, food, and gainful employment.  William Booth, the founder of The Salvation Army said “we are a volunteer army” in 1878. As such, The Salvation Army is designed with officers in leadership. Though we started as volunteers, over the last 150 years, The Salvation Army has grown into a multinational organization with volunteers, full-time staff and officers that serve those most in need.  But as he mentioned, the ability to provide for the community is based on volunteers that offer their time and support to help the Salvation Army reach so many people.  He thanked this club for their continued and long lasting support of the Aurora Corps.  For over 100 years, our Adult Rehabilitation Centers and Harbor Light Programs have offered spiritual, emotional and social assistance to those who have lost the ability to cope with their addictions and provide for themselves. The Salvation Army's free programs provide housing, food, counseling, community and employment as we work to treat the root causes and symptoms of prolonged alcohol and drug dependence.  They have provided 1.1.M meals, 559K nights and over 389K served.   Each client that comes to the Crossroads Center is given access to a variety of services including showers, laundry facilities, hygiene items, medical assistance, and case management. All receive a safe place to sleep, a warm dinner, and breakfast before leaving in the morning.  Helping children learn their way out of poverty is a bit component as well.  Here in Aurora a priority is to meet basic human needs, but we recognize the importance of programs that go beyond the basics of food, shelter, clothing and safety. In addition to meeting basic needs, The Salvation Army strives to provide programs that will help children thrive during crucial developmental years - from after school programs and summer camps, to childcare and toys at Christmas.  To learn more about all that the Salvation Army is doing check out the link below. 
Thanks Major Mike for sharing your vision for the Intermountain Division. 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ron Maclachlan
April 6
Griffin Lule
April 11
Darnell Brown
April 13
Kimberly Armitage
April 15
Jim Rogers
April 27
Chris Dumas
April 30
Spouse Birthdays
April 4
Katherine Fay
April 16
Kimberly Armitage
April 8
Christina Price
Kenneth Price
April 26
Join Date
Bob Barrows
April 1, 1993
26 years
Kevin Hougen
April 1, 1988
31 years
Paul Suss
April 1, 1986
33 years
Adrian Tilley
April 5, 2018
1 year
Mike Garcia Sr.
April 9, 2008
11 years
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