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Light Up Rotary
We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Antlers Hilton Hotel
4 South Cascade Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
United States

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The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs is partnering with the UCCS College of Business to provide business attire for students to wear to interviews and other occasions.  We are seeking men's business attire such as suits, sport coats, ties, dress shirts and shoes.  The donated items should be in good to excellent condition and will be cleaned and altered if necessary.  Please bring these items during the next 2 weeks (March 27 and April 3).  There will be a sign up sheet for you to list the items you have donated and you will receive a letter from our Rotary Club that will acknowledge the donation for tax purposes.  (If you are in doubt about the "suitability" of the item, bring it anyway and if not used by UCCS students, we will make sure it is donated to another worthwhile organization.)

Earth Day Workday on April 11 at Palmer Park
The workday will take place between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.  Activities will entail picking up trash, picnic table rehab (scrubbing and painting), removal of graffiti and possible light trail repair work.  We will bring gloves, water, snacks, etc.  Some Air Force cadets may join us on that day.  Watch for more details in the coming weeks.


Our club is collecting books for 2 Service Projects - one local and one international!  

REMINDER:  This is the last week for the book drive.  We welcome ALL of your gently used books!
Local Project - Reach Out and Read!
Let’s clean off our bookshelves!  Let’s make room for new reads and donate your gently used, greatly loved books to a worthy cause, Peak Vista in Colorado Springs.
Reach Out and Read in the Peak Vista Centers prepares Colorado’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together.
Reach Out and Read also works to turn waiting time into reading time within the clinic, by supplying gently used books to be kept in the waiting room, enjoyed on the spot, and taken home by families to keep.
We would love for every child to leave this clinic with a book in hand. You can help.
Some donation guidelines:
•  Books should be gently used (covers and pages intact, clean and unmarked pages).
•  Books may be for the following age groups: infants up to and including young adults.
•  There are books that won’t work for this Book Drive: textbooks; coloring or activity books; books with themes of death, religion, holidays, divorce, or abuse.
For our International Book Collection Project:

The international half of the project will benefit children (up to 4th grade) in schools in Bucharest, Romania. We are partnering with the Rotary Club of Bucharest #2241. Schoolchildren in Romania learn English as a compulsory subject, but materials in English or in short supply. Our efforts will promote literacy and global citizenship.



The Colorado Springs Philharmonic is proud to be the first and only orchestra in the state to partner with Carnegie Hall in bringing the Link Up music education program to local students grades 3-5. On April 2, witness the results of Link Up's inaugural year in Southern Colorado as students from 10 participating grade schools bring their soprano recorders and string instruments to play along with the Philharmonic in The Orchestra Moves. A narrator, song leaders, dancers, and a surprise guest or two make this 50-minute program an ideal introduction to the world of classical music for kids. 

Thomas Wilson conductor

Link Up: The Orchestra Moves

April 2, 2015 at 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.

Tickets $5 for all ages

719-344-2456 • claire@csphilharmonic.org

Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic thanks our sponsors below for their support of Link Up:

  • BBVA Compass
  • The P. Bruce and Virginia C. Benson Foundation
  • The John G. Duncan Charitable Trust
  • The Hester and Edwin Giddings Foundation
  • LexisNexis Cares Board
  • Lance and Brenda Miller
  • Rotary Club of Colorado Springs

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Invites Us to Usher on April 2
The COS Philharmonic received a Local Service grant from our club for purchasing recorders for students in local schools for the Linked Up concert on Thursday, April 2, at the Pikes Peak Center.  
There are two concerts - one at 9:30 a.m. and one at 11:00 a.m.  If you are interested, you would need to arrive at 8:30 a.m. and stay until 1:00 p.m.  You would be climbing stairs often and helping to guide students into and out of the concerts.  The Philharmonic needs eight volunteers (even more can help if we have the interest).  It might be possible to have different volunteers for each concert.
If you can't devote the entire time, consider splitting with another Rotarian.  The shifts would 8:30-10:30 or so and 10:30 or so to 1:00.  I have two club members who have signed up to do that … If you are interested in doing the entire shift or a half shift, please e-mail me at jdcasey1@me.com (my Rotary e-mail address).
Please consider this opportunity to hear a beautiful concert in which students for whom we provided recorders will perform with the Philharmonic!
                                    Judy Casey


We are back at it again with 100 Holes of Golf.  This year the event will be held on May 15th at King’s Deer Golf Club.  If you know of any non-profits that could benefit from an additional fundraiser, please have them attend the next Rotary Prime meeting to learn about 100 Holes of Golf and how it can impact their organization.






For 31 years, the Rotary Champions Foundation has assembled the finest scholar-athletes in the Pikes Peak region. This year, the program takes place on Wednesday, May 6, 2015.  The purpose of this event is to recognize, celebrate, and reward those young men and women that embody the spirit of Champions - excellence on the playing field, excellence in the classroom, and excellence in the community.
Since the inception of this program (1984), nearly 10,000 young men and women have been selected by their coaches to represent their school in an individual sport. Over $240,000 has been awarded in college scholarships over the past 30 years.
All Rotarians should be very proud of this, the most recognizable Rotary event in Colorado Springs.

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