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Welcome to another issue of our weekly bulletin! This week was our annual State of The City event.  Below are pictures and brief description of the event. 
This Week in Rotary

State of The City - 2019

The State of the City was another great success. 

Special thank you to the day of contributors:

Brad Mikel - photography

James Laguana and Rangeview Choir - Rangeview Choir Director and Choir Students

City of Aurora  - Communications and Marketing Department

Rick Medwedeff  - Gaylord Rockies Resort, General Manager

Stephan Meier - Gaylord Rockies Resort, Hotel Manager

Towne Park - Complimentary Parking

Alexandria Wise - CEDS Finance

Big shout out and thanks to the 2019 SOC Committee:

Jim Bickford, Regina Edmondson, Joel Kruschwitz, Rob McGregor, George Peck, Brad Pierce, Cheryl Riggs, Paul Suss, Ryan Turbyfill, and Linda Witulski.  

Special thanks to member Linda Witulski for all of your coordination and efforts to pull off another great SOC.  


Tinkerbell - Alias Member Pete Traynor
Invocation by Don Massey
Rotary President Jim Bickford and Chief Metz
Aurora Police Color Guard
Rangeview Choir singing the National Anthem
President Jim Bickford
Emcee Rick Crandal
Sold out event at Gaylord Rockies
Honoring member Linda Witulski
2019 State of the city - mayor bob legare

Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare provided an overview of new projects and exciting changes happening in Aurora in the last year during the annual Aurora State of the City event hosted by the Rotary Club of Aurora.  There is a tremendous amount of growth occurring in the City of Aurora.  Great    biotech growth on the Fitzsimmons campus, the opening of the VA Hospital which will serve 80K veterans, the growth of North Aurora and the Stanley Marketplace, opening of the RTD R Line, continued growth and changes at the Aurora Town Center and many more exciting opportunities happening in Aurora.    One area that Mayor LeGare has always been a big proponent of is infrastructure and this was no exception.   He indicated that our spending on infrastructure support is willfully low and for the first time since he has been on council and as Mayor the council is supportive of this endeavor.  Now the hard work begins on determining how to pay for infrastructure improvements.  

This year's event was hosted at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center.

See link button below to watch the video that was played at the event for more insight. 

Special thanks to Title Sponsors:

Colorado State University Global Campus

Extraction Oil & Gas

Oakwood Homes

Ryman Hosptiality Properties, Inc.

The Aurora Highlands

Also thank you to the many Benefactors, Associate Sponsors, and Investors for their support of this event.  


REMINDER - Back at Heather Gardens next week. 


Other Events and Needs
Help our friends at the Aurora Gateway Rotary on May 15th, 5pm-8pm for Spirit Night at Chick-fil-A!   Invite your friends and family for food & fun! Be sure to mention Aurora Gateway Rotary to the cashier.   Chambers and Parker Road 5600 S Parker Rd
Eagle Award Nominations Needed

Aurora Rotary Club Eagle Award


The award is presented quarterly alternating between fire and police personnel. Candidates for the award must demonstrate the ability to meet challenges of their job by going above and beyond the call of duty, or someone who exemplifies leadership and a lasting impact on the community.


The Aurora Rotary Club will acknowledge recipients during our meeting luncheon on a quarterly basis, and will be presented by the Aurora Rotary Club. Recipients of the Eagle Award will also be recognized at a Council meeting and at the annual First Responder’s luncheon.


Club Members can go to this link to submit a nomination:

Upcoming Events
Rotational at Unified Metro Forensics Crime Lab
Oct 30, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Club Board Meeting
Rendezvous Restaurant
Nov 20, 2019 10:50 AM
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October 8
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