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Newsletter - Current Sep 3, 2014
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 Editarian:  Jerry Allen

Asst. Editarian:  Gene Spanarella

Club Photographer:  Brad Mikel            

Next Week

September 10, 2014


No Meeting at Double Tree.   



Please attend Zone Luncheon

Friday September 12


Westminster Westin

Members are requested to sign up on Genius by 9/8



September 17

10:55 Board Meeting 

Save the date.


Golf Tournament

The Golf Tournament that was held on August 11 at the Valley Country Club netted $13,450.  This is a 48% increase over last year.  Chuck Cluster, golf chair, and his team are to be congratulated


 Exchange Student


Abi  Evans, from Argentina has been here 3 weeks.  She updated the club on getting oriented at Grand View High School.


 Thanksgiving Basket


Paul Suss announced that members are asked to signup by September 27 to participate.

Click here to go to Signup Genius.



 Central Interact Club


          Leo Bessera has been the club link for the Central High School Interact Club for many years.  The club has been active and generally well attended.  As an incentive, Leo has personally offered a scholarship for Interact students.

          The teacher that had been the sponsor for most of this time has  moved on and a new teacher has been nominated.  Leo is helping with the reorganization.



 Brad Pierce, membership chair, clarified the steps to becoming a member:

  1. A member of our club will invite you to join us at our weekly lunch meeting on Wednesday at noon at the Doubletree Hotel in Aurora. Your lunch is complimentary, and the person inviting you will be considered your sponsor.
  2. We ask you to fill out a membership application at our web site: www.aurorarotary.com

  3. The chair of our membership committee, or a designate, will meet with you to provide an overview of our club and answer any questions you may have.

  4. Following a successful interview, your application will be forwarded to our board of directors for review.

  5. Following a successful board review, your name will be published to our entire membership three times (once a week, for three weeks) to give our members time to familiarize themselves with potential new members.

  6. After your name has been published three times, we will arrange a time to present you with your Red Badge. You will be paired with a mentor who will guide you through the Red Badge Program (see separate sheet for details of that process). Your first quarterly membership dues are payable before your red badge can be presented.

  7. Once you successfully complete your Red Badge Program, you will be presented with your Blue Badge, indicating you a member in good standing of the Rotary Club of Aurora.

    Should you have questions about this process, please contact our membership chair or club president. We look forward to welcoming you to our club!

There are 4 prospective members that have submitted thier apps and are in the process of completing these steps to becoming members.




This Week

September 3, 2014



 Discovery Mission to Myanmar/ Burma


        Harrison Cochrane, a past member of the Aurora Rotary Club, is now a member of Friendship Force Denver.  In February 2013, Harrison with 22 other members met in Yangon, Myanmar for a two week tour of the central portion of the country previously known as Burma.

       The Friendship Force of Denver is one 334 chapters belonging to Friendship Force International. it is an organization that promotes and facilitates people-to-people exchanges between its members in 57 countres throughout the world.

        Harrison showed a Power Point that illustrated that Myanmar is a land of captivating beauty, contrasts, contentment, and conflicts.  It is living in two centuries at once as it is trying to re-invent itself as a participating nation in the modern world.

        There were pictures of a giant Buhda (143 feet high) and Buhda's in every temple in every town they visited.  Myanmar is striking in its veneration of Buhdists.

         Daily, students emerge from their schools with their rice bowls that are filled by those able to do so.

         The floating gardens are held in place by bamboo sticks driven through them into the bottom of the lagoon.

          From the journal of Englishman Charlie Coupland: "My abounding memories are those of have and have nots but content with their lot.  Happy people living their lives slightly tainted with our western packaging systems but happy none the less.













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