Aug 25, 2016
John Ferruggia
Investigative Reporting - Deb Fine to introduce
Sep 01, 2016
Makoto Ito
Japanese Consul General - Richard Heppe to introduce
Sep 08, 2016
Mark Jones
FBI Special Agent - Fred Jauch to introduce
Sep 15, 2016
Heidi Ganahl
Founder of Camp Bow Wow
Sep 22, 2016
Rutt Bridges
Driverless Cars - Courtney Cowgill to Introduce
Sep 29, 2016
Lee Ann Colocioppo
Editor, Denver Post
Oct 06, 2016
John Hewko - General Secretary
Update on Rotary International
Oct 13, 2016
Tour of Mile High Stadium
Oct 20, 2016
Bill Ritter - John Hughes to introduce
Director of Center for New Energy Research
Oct 27, 2016
Nov 10, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
John W. Jan L. Louanne
Club Engagament
Nov 24, 2016
Cherry Hills Dark
Dec 01, 2016
Dec 08, 2016
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 22, 2016
Dec 29, 2016
Jan 05, 2017
Club Closed
Club Dark
Jan 12, 2017
Feb 09, 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Evening Club President
Public Relations
Member Engagement
Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Foundation President
Club Administration

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Karen is the Development Officer for the Porter Hospice Foundation. She works with Laura Fitch, who was inducted as a member the same day. She is responsible for implementing comprehensive fund raising for the hospice program, currently a $500,000 budget. Karen received a BA in Business Administration from Towson University.  Karen lives in Lone Tree with her husband, Mark. She has an 18 year old son and 16 year old daughter. Karen and her husband have served a variety of needs-based ministries in the Denver area for over 20 years. She met Ron Rose at a 9Health Fair and he invited her to attend Rotary.

Laura Fitch is the Chief Development Officer at Centura Health/Porter Adventist. She directs fundraising efforts for Porter Hospital and Porter Hospice where she has been for 12 years. She received a BS from DU and an MBA from CU. She lives in Castle Rock with her husband, Carl. She has two grown children. She has dedicated her life to serving others and believes that Rotary aligns with her goals. Her father was a member of the Estes Park Rotary Club.

Stephen Shogan is a physician at Colorado Neurosurgery Associates. He specializes in spine, back and neck services.  He received his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Michigan. He also attended DU Law school. Dr. Shogan has been listed as one of 5280 Magazine's "Top Doctors" for neurosurgery sixteen years in a row. He has been involved with various philanthropic and not-for-profit organizations for over the last 15 years and has been impressed with Rotary's commitment to service. John Hughes introduced Stephen to our club.

Jeff Zalkind is a management consultant and founder of  Pawtucker LLC/Sheridan-Crewe Associates.  Prior to that he was an Enterprise Services Manager at Microsoft. He has a BS in Business/Marketing from CU. He has been involved in community service including Habitat for Humanity and Hope Haven Rwanda and hopes to expand service through Rotary. Mark Solnet has been a friend for years and introduced Jeff to Rotary. Jeff and his wife Nicky have two children and live in Highlands Ranch.

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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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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