Editarian: Jerry Allen
Asst. Editarian: Gene Spanarella
Club Photographer: Brad Mikel
March 12, 2014
Aurora Cultural Art Opportunities
O Happy Day
Bill Rapp is enyoying freedom of movement without his constant
companion "Mr. Neck Brace". Bill is recovering from multiple neck
and spine surgeries.
Linda Witulski welcomed Diana Gregory into the club with a Red Badge
as her two sponsors (count 'em two) Kimberly Armitage and Gene Spanarella, and mentor Debbie Lynch look on. Diana is with Fairmount Cemetery. Ray Nichols, the Director of Fairmount for a long time, was club president 1963-64 and instrumental in setting up the club foundation.
Guantagloma Potable Water Grant was approved.
Jim Rogers, Bob Barrows, and Ken Hostetler are to be commended for their perserverance. The Global Grant is a work of art and can stand as an example of what RI wants. It lays out in detail steps to be taken and coordinates EWB, Latacunga RC, the village, and Aurora Rotary. The grant in total was for $93,055. Materials can now be ordered and EWB travel dates finalized. Special thanks goes to Leo Beserra whose generosity and idea started the project.
March 5, 2014
Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates spoke about his trip to India in
Dan was part of a contigent that shared best practices with Indian officials and other participants.
Dan said that Indian officials were more interested in American-Pakistani - India relations and they were cautioned to direct those questions to embassy officials.
Of note: Indian police are unarmed, their vehicles are basically empty except for a light bar and siren. Indian police complain that their system is corrupt from top down.
We are fortunate to have an authoritarian source of information to inform us. Exceptionally interesting presentation.
A slide from Dan's India visit.