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

4:30PM

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 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.
 

 
 

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


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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,




 
 
 
 

Speakers

Jul 30, 2015
Aug 06, 2015
Maralee McLean
Meet on Anschutz Medical Campus
Aug 20, 2015
Board Meeting at 4:30
All Members Welcome
Sep 03, 2015
Joint Meeting
Meet on Anschutz Medical Campus
Sep 17, 2015
Board Meeting at 4:30
All Members Welcome
Oct 01, 2015
Joint Meeting
Meet on Anschutz Medical Campus
Oct 15, 2015
Board Meeting at 4:30
All Members Welcome
Nov 19, 2015
Board Meeting at 4:30
All Members Welcome
Dec 17, 2015
Board Meeting at 4:30
All Members Welcome
 
 
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