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Club Engagament
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Cherry Hills Dark
Dec 01, 2016
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Lay
The power of days, Fighter jets and personal triumph
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Members enjoyed a rare on the field tour of Mile High stadium
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Brandon Blankenship transferred to Denver SE from Denver Mile High where he was a Foundation board member. Brandon lives in Castle Rock and our club is closer to his new work location at Vectra Bank on Colorado Blvd. Brandon is a Vice President, private banking. Brandon has a BS in Finance and Economics from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. He and his wife, Aubrey have two children, 4 & 2, with a third on the way.  His interests include church, family, golf, tennis, running and aviation.

Brannon Johnson joined DSE September 8.  Brannon is a Wealth Planning Analyst with UBS Financial Services. Originally from Iowa, he has a degree in Finance from Taylor University in Indiana. Both his father and grandfather were long time Rotarians and Brannon wants to now be involved in serving others and be an active change agent in the community. Brannon and his wife Kim (whom he met in 2nd grade) live in Littleton. Fred Jauch introduced him to our club. 

Abbas Rajabi, president of Denver SE in 2001-02 will serve as the District Governor for District 5450 in 2017-18. Abbas has served in many capacities in the club and district and has been a tireless champion of Service Above Self. We look forward to supporting him in his role. Abbas will become the 4th member of our club to have served as District Governor.

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Do you have a succinct explanation of Rotary when someone asks you- what some would call an "elevator speech"? Here is a possible response, authored by Jim Creamer:

Rotary is an international organization dedicated to the service of mankind. Denver Southeast Rotary Club is an active organization of men and women providing domestic and international assistance to others far and wide. And we have fun doing it with fellowship for our members and with a sense of ethics as outlined in the Four Way Test.

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DSE Evenings Club is primarily for younger professionals. It meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays,at Blue Bonnet, 457 S Broadway, 6:15 fellowship, meeting starts at 6:45 pm. 
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