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This Week in Rotary

Red Badge Recipients

Congratulations and welcome to our newest Red Badge Recipients:

Danielle Lammon

Aurora Ogg


Blue Badge Recipient

Congrats to member Bill Holen on receipt of his Blue Badge.  Glad to have you as a member. 


Member Karlyn Shorb introduced Sister Cities new intern Maria.

Member Linda Witulski wanted to thank all the members that helped with State of The City.  It was a tremendous success.  


Foundation Update - Member Rick Richards presented a check for $2500 grant to Rich Crandall, Chairman of Colorado Freedom Memorial.   This is a living monument located in Aurora at 756 Telluride Street.    There will be a ceremony for Gold Star families and the Gold Star Families Memorial(pictured).  This is a great endeavor and there are opportunities to support these veterans.  Please see the button below for more details. 


Danielle also presented a 10K check to the club for Red Tailed Hawk Park from Allstate.  She is working to see if that can be matched, so there might be some additional funds to support the park.  
Jim presenting Blue Badge to Bill Holen and Red Badges to Danielle Lammon and Aurora Ogg. 
Anne presenting Hof Rotary Flag to Jim and Club. 
rotary exchange student Anne Starke
year in review 2018/2019

Anne shared about her hometown and some of the reasons she decided to take this year as an exchange student.  Anne is Hof, which is a town located on the banks of the Salle in the northeastern corner of the German state of Bavaria in the Franconia region, at the Czech border and has nearly 50.000 inhabitants.  It is known for their sausage sellers on the streets and the area beauty.  

Anne explained some of her reasons for wanting to go on an exchange trip:

  •  Try something new and scary
  •  Experiencing different lifestyle and culture
  •  Becoming more self sufficient
  •  Wanted to procrastinate life :)
  •  Wanted to find herself
  •  Make life-long friendships 
Challenges she experienced:
  • Homesickness
  • Feeling of not belonging anywhere
  • Having to represent my home country...always
  • Scared and excited to go home
Best parts of her experience:
  • Meeting other exchange students
  • Her two host families - The Kleins and Kruschwitzes.  She has loved spending time with these families.
  • School friends
    • Sound of Music play, which she would never have done in Hof
    • Lacrosse
  • Rotary Exchange - Meeting the great connections from the club, spending time with members and all the support the club has provided.  
Overall, Anne has had a great experience and wants to thank everyone in the club for everything we have done for her through the year.  Anne, we want to thank you for being a wonderful young woman and German exchange student. 
Member Joel Kruschwitz and his family will be having a final send off for Anne at their home.  See below:




Other Events and Needs
We are dark on the 29th, so let's go to Pilothouse Brewing (Quincy and Buckley) again!  The food choice will be a surprise, but I bet you like it. (Raise your hand if you think I'm arranging for 80 McRib sandwiches to show up!)
The sign up link is below.  
You need to register online so we know how much food to provide!!! 
Sign up, so we'll see you there on the 29th!
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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Paul Suss
October 4
Jerry Allen
October 18
Patti Bateman
October 29
Spouse Birthdays
Jan Hostetler
October 17
Stephen Brunston
Mary Beth
October 2
Brad Mikel
Toni Mikel
October 8
Kevin Hougen
October 9
Join Date
Jim Rogers
October 12, 2004
15 years
Sam LeMar
October 30, 2017
2 years
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