Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club

"where science and service meet"

Welcome to our club!

Welcome to our Club!

Aurora Fitzsimons

Where science and service meet

We meet Thursdays at 4:45 PM
Marriott Springhill Suites
13400 E Colfax Ave
Aurora, CO  80011
United States
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President John was joined by Kristen, Jessica and Rebecca at the Zone Institute All-Club Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Westminster Westin Hotel. Rebecca even got a picture with 2014-15 Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang!


Please join the Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club as we welcome the GSE team from China to the Anschutz Medical Campus


Reception & Cultural Exchange



APRIL 11, 2013




 Cedar Creek Pub

2100 North Ursula Street

Aurora, Colorado 80045



Group Study Exchange

A Rotary Foundation Program



Since 1965, the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program has provided inspiring vocational, educational, and cultural experiences for more than 70,000 men and women. This unique program targets young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 & 40 in their initial years of professional life. 


The Rotary Foundation provides travel grants for teams of participants to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members study the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.



CCN dinner 10-12

Through the Avenue of Community Service, our club supports the efforts of the non-profit organization Colfax Community Network.  Colfax Community Network advocates for and works on behalf of children and families residing in low-income, transient housing (primarily residential motels) along Colfax Avenue by providing information, services and programs to strengthen and improve family and community life.  On the 4th Thursday of the month, CCN hosts a Family Night to help families living in Colfax motels feel connected to a caring community. Frequently, speakers are invited to talk about new programs and resources. Always, there are door prizes, games, good food and friendship.  Through out the year AFRC supports the CCN's efforts by stocking the food pantry, providing personal hygiene products and sponsoring a Family Night.


Our club received a matching grant from the District to support Guitars for the troops.



Swearing in - Thank you for a great year Cindy and Good luck Margaret Ann!


We had the best time at the Fresh Fish Company on Havana changing the guard at the end of our 9th Rotary year and celebrating the accomplishments of our club with our Rotary family and special guests,

Oct 27, 2016
Colfax Community Network Dinner
First Presbyterian Church
Nov 03, 2016
Joint Meeting on Campus
Ed2N Room 1308
Dec 01, 2016
Joint Meeting on Campus
Ed2N Room 1308
Feb 23, 2017
Rotary's 112th Anniversary
AFRC's 13th Anniversary
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