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This Week in Rotary


Member Kim Armitage's parents Linda and Walt joined us on Wednesday.  
Member Phil Gibson had guest Keith Wexler with us on Wednesday.  Keith helps run a genetics company in the Tech Center. 
Member Art Wolfe(pictured) announced the final session of Shots for Tots.  Last session was so busy they had to close the doors due to staff shortages.  Members Patti, Jim, and Rick will be joining Art on June 8th to help out.   Thanks Art and all the volunteers for helping Tri-County Health this year with this fantastic community program.  


Member Max Blair asked to share the following with the members:

Fellow Rotarians,
As I mentioned at our meeting on Wednesday 5/22, the City of Aurora is currently seeking input from it’s residents on the use of Operator Agreement to regulate Oil and Gas Development within the City.  The link below has been provided by the City to offer some background information and to collect citizen comments.  There will be a discussion about Oil & Gas Development at the next regular City Council meeting on Monday 6/3.  Some of that discussion will likely be based on the feedback they receive through the link below.  I encourage you to share your thoughts with the City.
Message from District 5450
We  need your assistance welcoming Rotarians as they arrive at Denver International Airport. If you are available to assist for a 2 1/2 hour shift on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 and/or Thursday, September 5, 2019, and are interested in welcoming other friendly Rotarians from around the USA, please sign up here!
District 5450 is hosting the Zone Institute in September. We anticipate approximately 600 Rotarians will attend this amazing event and are requesting a Call for Service to District 5450 members.
For questions or further information, feel free to contact Mia Tsuchimoto with the Rotary Club of Platteville at Thank you!
Bev -
Up With People Request
Up With People is looking for host families from July 15th - August 25th. If someone you know is interested in hosting an international participant or would like more information please contact Ana Gutierrez Ulibarri  at 720-539-2909 or email with your name, phone and email.

For more information about Up with People please visit our website at​ 
Check Presentation to City of Aurora for Red Tailed Hawk Park
On May 20th the Rotary Club of Aurora park committee members presented the check to the city in the amount of $263,000 dollars.  Thanks to everyone for your support of this project and your generosity.  Click on button below to view video of check presentation.  It is roughly at the 4 minute mark of the council meeting. 
Members of the committee and supporters presenting the park check to Aurora City Council 
Rick and Jim presenting check.
Check - Well done Rotary Club of Aurora members and thanks to all the support from outside the club.
Congratulartions to Karlynn Sorb on receipt of her Blue Badge and Max Blair on receipt of his Red Badge.   Welcome to the club!!
Colorado Clown Alley - Kolo and Bobbe

Two clowns joined our members on Wednesday from Colorado Clown Alley, Kolo and Bobbe.  Fran "Kolo" Etzkorn shared many of the philosophies of clowing and showed how she puts on her makeup.  Colorado Clown Alley is a non-profit,non-sectarian and a non-political group.  Their mission is to bring together and educate serious-minded amateur, semi-professional and professional clowns devoted to the ART of clowning.  They do this by exchanging ideas and sharing information, we learn at Clown Conventions and Clown Camps.   They have dedicated their clown life to bring smiles, joy, happiness, giggles and fun into as many lives as we can.  They do this through Caring Clowns at hospitals, parades, schools, special fund-raising events, company picnics etc.   Bobbe is a hospital clown and goes to Swedish hospital to help people smile and laugh through magic and silly jokes.   Kolo has been clowning for several years and enjoys helping people laugh.  Clowns spend a lot of time mastering their craft and their is a structure in the clowning world, white face being the highest level clown.  

Kolo brought us all red noses and our members had fun putting these on our faces.   Check out the Facebook page for a few of the pictures of members with red noses.  


Thanks Kolo and Bobbe for presenting to the club and sharing clowning with us.  Check out the button below for additional details about Colorado Clown Alley. 

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
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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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