Last Week in Rotary
New Location
3155 S Vaughn Way
Aurora, CO
United States of America
Kimberly Armitage - Click below to send email:
Guest Via Zoom
Jan Lovelady, Rotary Club of Denver Southeast
Guest in Person
Rick Crandall, President, Colorado Freedom Memorial
Dr. Scott Siegfried, Superintendent Cherry Creek School District - Speaker
President-Elect Danielle Lammon gave a brief update about the accident President Phil Gibson had at home over the weekend. Phil was grilling when a fireball escaped and caught his shirt on fire. Phil has second degree burns on his face, neck and ears. He sent an email that Danielle read saying he is home and healing. Please keep Phil in your thoughts as he overcomes this obstacle.
President-Elect Danielle Lammon is still seeking volunteers for our Aurora Day of Giving 10/14. We officially need 4 more volunteers to fill our 25-person commitment. Please let Danielle know by Friday October 9th if you are interested and she will make sure there is room for you. October 24, 8:30am – 2:30pm.
Linda Witulski reminds us about the Book Box project currently under way by the Rangeview HS Interact Club.  The official book drive is scheduled for Rangeview High School this Saturday October 10, 11am-1pm. Those donating at the book drive will have a no-contact experience. Leave your books in the trunk and a volunteer will remove them for you.
Please remember, in order to get an accurate account of those attending the in-person meetings each week, please remember to sign in at the table where you pick up your badge.
Donna Beaman is working with her old club Denver LoDo, along with South Denver Rotary Club, Evergreen Rotary Club, Colorado Coalition for the Homeless and Returning Peace Corp Volunteers to help furnish 60 Veteran's apartments. A specific list of items required for residents to move in was presented at the meeting. That list has been added to the Rotary Club of Aurora website and Facebook page.
If you plan to donate large items like beds, couches, etc. contact Chalonie Craighead with the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless at or 720-217-1247. She will arrange for pickup. Feel free to advertise this through your local NextDoor app and help the whole neighborhood clean out their garage!
The home will be on the Fitzsimmons campus at Montview and Peoria, and is called the Veterans Renaissance Apartments. Here is some more details about the building:
Please see Donna for ways to help. or 970-402-9260.
Visitor Rick Crandall gave a brief presentation about the Colorado Freedom Memorial. Rick is working on turning the Memorial into a Circle of Honor. Recently added is the "Home's Embrace" that honors all American Service Member killed in the line of duty on foreign soil. There are eight countries represented with soil from these countries at the base of each granite tower. Next to complete the Circle is the future addition of the "Gold Star Families Memorial Monument." Fundraising efforts are underway and the 97 year-old Marine Veteran Hershel Woody Williams is coming to the groundbreaking next week. Future plans include a Visitor's center to help the many people that come to the Memorial. Click here to learn more. Aurora Rotary members donated $226 cash at the meeting. Feel free to donate to this worthy cause at the website here.
Visiting Rotarian Jan Lovelady presented information about the COVID Nutrition Project to help feed the many hungry children in Nepal. Global Dental Relief recognized the need a swiftly transformed from a dental hygiene organization to fight hunger. If you are interested in donating to this project, please contact Jan with the Denver SE Club here.  Some financial information:
Budget Requirements
  Initial Food Cost - $20,000
•Denver Southeast contribution
   $5,000 Cash
•Other Rotary Clubs

Allocation of Project Funds
•Nepal Food Program - $18,000
•Oral Health Education - $2,000
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 -  Postponed until May of 2021.  Details to follow.  
Cherry Creek Valley Rotary Club(Parker) is having an OktoberFest celebration on 9/26/2020.  Check out link for details:
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:

⦁ Wear a cloth mask that fully covers your mouth and nose.
⦁ 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  

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
 Next  meeting on 10/14/2020 Hybrid.
Guest Speaker, Dr. Scott Siegfried, Superintendent Cherry Creek School District
Dr. Siegfried gave some insightful information about safety in the Cherry Creek School system to protect against COVID-19, budget cuts it has experienced and the detailed plan to backfill the budget shortfall. That led him to discuss the importance of voting yes on Ballot Measures 4A and 4B. An interesting question and answer session followed. Click here to watch his presentation.
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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Douglas Evans
February 1
David Patterson
February 16
Brad Mikel
February 19
Everton Sequeira
February 19
Bob Barrows
February 26
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February 6
February 18
February 21
John Paroske
February 18
George Peck
Barb Peck
February 21
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Douglas Evans
February 1, 1978
43 years
Larry Pisciotta
February 1, 1976
45 years
Leo Beserra
February 1, 2002
19 years
Kate Mullins
February 3, 2016
5 years
Lynnette Woodbury
February 5, 1997
24 years
Regina Edmondson
February 5, 2014
7 years
Andy Dixon
February 10, 2020
1 year
Yvonne Harris-Lott
February 10, 2020
1 year
Mike Garcia Sr.
February 15, 2008
13 years
PK Kaiser
February 16, 2020
1 year
Bill Wiggins
February 17, 1998
23 years
Phil Gibson
February 17, 2016
5 years
Betsy Oudenhoven
February 18, 2015
6 years
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