Rotary Club of Colorado Springs

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THIS Friday, February 27th, we will NOT be meeting at The Antlers Hotel.  Instead, please join us at The Space Foundation, located just off Garden of the Gods.  The address is:
4425 Arrowswest Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80907 (get directions)
We hope you can join us for this special meeting.

Daypacks were distributed today (Wednesday 2/25/15)!

The daypack project for the Griffith Center students has been completed because the daypacks were distributed to students this morning!  The students
were grateful and seemed to enjoy trying on their jackets and caps.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this service project a reality.
Jamie Sachtjen, Director of Fundraising, will join us at Friday's meeting to say thank you to club members for their generosity and support of the Griffith Center’s students.
                            Judy Casey
                            Ashlee Martin

Rotary Day will be Fun and Productive — We Have a Last Minute Need!

There will be Rotary Readers in the Schools all day on Monday, March 2, Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.  There will be Rotarians from seven clubs reading throughout the day in numerous schools in Districts 2 and 11.  It’s been great to see the positive response from all clubs.
Last Minute Need:  Could you read for one hour or more at Monterey Elementary off of Circle Drive on Monterey?  We need help filling the slots at Monterey by Friday — can you help?  If you can, please e-mail Dan Korleski, Co-Chair of the Rotary Day Committee:

Rotary Making a Difference held their first Dental Day at Taylor Elementary School on Friday, February 20.  We delivered dental kits that included a toothbrush, toothpaste and dental mirror to 164 students in grades 2-5.  In addition, 23 students brought consent forms and were seen by Dr. Greg Moore. 6 students (26% of those seen) were identified as having either potential problems or needed to be seen by a dentist as soon as possible.  The Rotarians (and a guest) who participated in Taylor Dental Day were Carol Bach, Elaine Brush, John Cunning, Larry Liston, Greg Moore, Marlene Rothzeid and Dennis Shoemaker. 

The Colorado Springs Philharmonic Invites Us to Usher on April 2

As mentioned in last week’s bulletin, the COS Philharmonic received a Local Service grant from our club for purchasing recorders for students in local schools for Linked Up concerts 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.
I will have a signup sheet at our February 27 meeting.  Please consider this opportunity to hear a beautiful concert in which students for whom we provided recorders will perform with the Philharmonic!
                                    Judy Casey


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

REMINDER:  We will continue to collect books at our next FOUR Club meetings!  We now have the opportunity to trade-in your popular reading selections.  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.



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.

Rotary Prime-100 Holes of Golf Meeting
February 25, 2015

Johnny Martin’s Car Central
1 S. Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903





“The Moment When Butterflies Took Flight”
Save the Date: October 24, 2015

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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Feb 27, 2015
Elliott Pulham -- CEO, Space Foundation
Meeting at Space Foundation Discovery Center, 4425 Arrowswest Dr., Colo Spgs 80907
Mar 06, 2015
Bill Robers
“Forward Progress: What it Takes to be a NCAA Division I Football Official”
Mar 13, 2015
Kim Shugart
Magnum Shooting Range, Colorado Springs
Mar 20, 2015
Stanley Brothers
Charlotte's Web Medical Marijuana Business
Apr 03, 2015
Tatiana Bailey, Dir., So Co Economic Forum
Local & State Growth, Economics, & Financial Success
Apr 10, 2015
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