Speaker Date Topic
Ralph Ogden Sep 02, 2016
"Yes" on Coloradocare Amendment 69

Amendment 69 will be on the ballot this fall as a citizens' initiative to create a program of universal health care for Coloradans, called “ColoradoCare” (www.ColoradoCare.org). I was honored to be the chairperson of the committee that drafted this amendment. We currently spend over $30 billion each year on health care in Colorado. This figure includes the cost of health insurance premiums, out-of-pocket expenses, administrative expenses, and of course, actual health care. If Amendment 69 passes, it will be funded by $25 billion in taxes, thus providing a savings of nearly $5 billion per year. There will be no insurance premiums, no deductibles, and no co-pays for primary or preventive care. ColoradoCare will be governed by a 21-member Board of Trustees elected from seven districts. It will not be part of the state government, but instead be an independent body operated as a cooperative business by the residents of Colorado. Medicare will not be affected, except that supplemental coverage (with no deductibles) will be included under ColoradoCare. Medicaid benefits will remain the same with provider reimbursements increasing to the same level as reimbursements for non-Medicaid patients. ColoradoCare will also cover the medical reimbursement portion of workers’ compensation.

Philip Burgi Sep 09, 2016
Glen Canyon Flood
Brad Carlson Active Edge MAT, LLC 719-338-2100 | Sep 16, 2016
Certified Muscle Activation Specialist, a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist

Active Edge MATBrad is a certified Muscle Activation Specialist, a Mastery Level Resistance Training Specialist (96 hour course on biomechanics and how it affects the body), and a certified personal trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine.    Brad also has a Bachelor of Science degree from the Univ. of Wisc. River Falls, where he also played 3 years of college hockey.

As a Certified Muscle Activation Specialist, Brad has worked with the USAFA Fire Department, and their Fire Fighter Combat Competition Teams, 2012 World Champions. In addition Brad was part of the medical staff for USA Triathlon at the 2011 Pan American Games, and the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. Brad also has traveled with USA Track and Field athletes to the 2008, 2012 Olympic Trials in Eugene, OR. 

Paula Mitchell Sep 23, 2016
Exploring Colorado Wineries - Paula@exploringcoloradowineries.com

ECW front cover 3-DsmHave you enjoyed a Colorado wine recently? Visited a Colorado winery or tasting room? Colorado’s wine industry has definitely grown since the first winery was established in 1978. Today there are over 135 wineries and tasting rooms throughout the state and Exploring Colorado Wineries – Guidebook & Journal can help you discover them!

Sam Adams Sep 30, 2016
Lessons Learned from Listening To The Greats
Patricia Yeager -- CEO, The Independence Center Oct 07, 2016
Introduced by Rotarian Timothy Gore www.theindependencecenter.org

We work with people with disabilities, their families and the community to create independence so that all may thrive!

Todd Luce - President/Partner Luce Research Oct 14, 2016
Polling -
Richard Skorman Oct 21, 2016
The Other Side of the Story -- Strawberry Fields

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Richard Skorman is leading Save Cheyenne, which plans to sue the city.

A group opposed to the city’s land swap with The Broadmoor will challenge the deal in district court as early as Friday.

The nonprofit Save Cheyenne, formed in response to the land swap, also plans a signature campaign to place a measure on the city’s April 2017 ballot that would require a vote of the people to sell, transfer or trade any land dedicated as parks or public open space.


The Strawberry Fields land exchange was bitterly opposed by hundreds of residents prior to City Council’s 6-3 approval on May 24. Councilors noted they received more feedback against the trade than any other issue in several years, but only Councilors Helen Collins, Jill Gaebler and Bill Murray voted no.

The focus remains on the 189-acre Strawberry Fields open space in Cheyenne Cañon, about nine acres of which The Broadmoor plans to use for a stable and picnic area for its guests. The remainder would be open for public use through a conservation easement.

“We think this is a terrible precedent to [trade] public land that’s park land that’s been in the family for 131 years, and was voted on by the voters who taxed themselves [to pay for it],” says Richard Skorman, former vice mayor and head of Save Cheyenne. “It’s been used as a park all that time. We think it’s a terrible precedent to say it’s OK to trade or sell this property without a vote of the people.”


Rachael Plath Oct 28, 2016
Stormtracker 13 Chief Meteorologist
Pamela Shockley-Zalabak, Chancellor, UCCS Nov 04, 2016
Update on University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Nancy Bentley Nov 11, 2016
The Murals of Colorado Springs
Colo Spgs Rotarian Joe Wiegand Nov 18, 2016
Teddy Roosevelt Salute www.teddyrooseveltshow.com

No Meeting Nov 25, 2016
Happy Thanksgiving!
Stuart Coppedge & G.E. Johnson Dec 02, 2016
The New Pikes Peak Summit House

Presentation by Architect Stuart Coppedge and G.E. Johnson Construction on the new Pikes Peak Summit House.

Jack Donley Dec 09, 2016
AdAmAn Club
Colorado Springs Childrens Chorale Dec 16, 2016
Holiday Gathering
No Meeting Dec 23, 2016
Holiday break
No Meeting Dec 30, 2016
Holiday break
Joint Area Meeting @ Cheyenne Mtn Resort Feb 23, 2017
Peace & Understanding Luncheon
No Meeting at Antlers Feb 24, 2017
Area Meeting on Feb 23rd