Editarian: Jerry Allen
Asst. Editarian: Gene Spanarella
Club Photographer: Brad Mikel
April 23, 2014
John passed away Wednesday April 16.
John was president of the club 1990-91. It was at
that time that Shots forTots was started.
Aurora Rotary Foundation Award
Janise McNally is the director of Health and Wellness for
the Cherry Creek School District.
She received an award of $2500 from the Aurora Rotary Foundation. She told about The Fitness Festival that will take place on 9/6.
Olli Laukannen, our Finnish Exchange student, updated the Club on his recent activities.
He placed 4th nationally in a physics competition and it automatically qualified him for university. If he hadn't done that well he would be testing to get into university.
Olli said that he had to make up classes when he got home since the classes he took here weren't recognized in Finland. He soon will be doing compulsory military service.
Dave Williams was asking by a show of hands how many would attend
the Veteran's Brekfast on May 24 at Wings Over the Rockies.
The club has purchased a table of 8.
This is a project of the Denver Southeast RC.
Shots for Tots
Matt Cook was supervisor for Shots for Tots, Saturday, April 12. He had students from Rangeview assisting him. He said he thought that about 50 families came through.
State of the City
Brad Pierce reported that 25 tables have been sold. There will be a
a State of the City committee meeting next week 4/23 following the regular meeting.
The State of the City will be May 28 at Crowne Plaza.
Chuck Cluster reminded the club that the golf tournament will be held August 11 and that members should be getting their foursomes together.
Guantagloma, Ecuador Water Project
$15,000 has been wired to Latacunga for the purchase of materials.
April 16, 2014
Tahverlee Dunlop, Executive Director of Aurora Sister Cities, spoke about opportunities and benefits in the Sister Cities program
Aurora Sister Cities International, is committed to promoting citizen diplomacy through global partnerships that engage citizens of the world to boost economic development as well as artistic, educational, and cultural exchange and pursuits.
As global communications grow faster and more complex, the world becomes a little smaller with each passing day. Aurora, Colorado, is building a network of citizen diplomats both locally and globally to bring our communities closer together and help build growth, development and multicultural awareness both at home and abroad. This is an integrative model that employs a globally knowledgeable and culturally literate leadership to engage a multitude of partners, sponsors, volunteers and ambassadors in helping build bridges to the developed and developing world.
Right now, Aurora is exploring EIGHT different countries to identify opportunities for partnerships with new global cities in dynamic regions like Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, Europe and South America.