Shailen Bhatt
Apr 27, 2017
Executive Director CDOT
Jamie Van Leeuwen
May 04, 2017
Sustainable Development in Uganda
May 11, 2017
Lloyd Athearn
May 18, 2017
Executive director Colorado Fourteeners Initiative
May 25, 2017
Tracee Bentley
May 25, 2017
Colorado Petroleum Council
Jun 01, 2017
Jun 08, 2017
Club Members
Jun 15, 2017
Hold for Club
Changing of the Guard
Jun 22, 2017
Speaker Invited
Jun 29, 2017
No Meeting
Jul 06, 2017
Club is dark for the holiday week
Carolyn Tillquist, MD
Oct 19, 2017
The history and eradication of Polio
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President Elect
Evening Club President
Public Relations
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Community Service
Vocational Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Foundation President
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Dawn is a partner at Leading Principals, an executive recruiting and career transition services firm. She was previously at Great West Financial for 19 years.  She has a BS from Metro State University and is a CPA.  She and her husband, Terry, live in Littleton. She has three children, the youngest 17. Her interests include horses and biking. Joe Gregory introduced her to Denver SE.
Colin Kresock is a Vice President at Assured Partners Colorado, an employee benefits and insurance company. Colin has a BA from Ithaca College and an MBA from Northwestern. He and his wife Jana live in Denver. They have two grown children. They both love sports, particularly football and golf.  Bill Magnusson introduced him to our club.
Victor Mitchell is CEO of Lead Funding, an organization that provides private financing for home builders and developers. He has been involved in many entrepreneurial ventures over the years. He has a bachelor's degree from San Diego state and a Masters from Harvard. He served in the Colorado House from 2007 to 2009.  He was a member of Castle Rock Rotary from 2006 to 2010. He and his wife, Anamaria live in Castle Rock. They have 3 children. Victor has announced his intention to seek the Republican nomination for Governor in 2018.
The Evening Club welcomed a new member, Clark Witzleben.  Clark is a Major Gifts Officer for the Denver Health Foundation.  His job is to raise private community funding to support the mission of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority.  Clark graduated from Wofford College, in Spartanburg, SC, with a BA in Business and Economics.  In his first 27 years, Clark has traveled to five continents, 20 countries and 46 states. In addition to being an avid traveler he loves to play golf, mountain bike, ski and camp with his 5 year old Border Collie. Clark’s sponsor is Mike Klingbiel and this is his first time as a Rotarian.
Clubrunner previously pulled their mobile app because it did not function properly. Version 2 has been released and is available for free download from your app store. It gives you access to the club directory and the stories on the web site.
Abbas Rajabi, president of Denver SE in 2001-02 will serve as the District Governor for District 5450 in 2017-18. Abbas has served in many capacities in the club and district and has been a tireless champion of Service Above Self. We look forward to supporting him in his role. Abbas will become the 4th member of our club to have served as District Governor.
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Do you have a succinct explanation of Rotary when someone asks you- what some would call an "elevator speech"? Here is a possible response, authored by Jim Creamer:

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Evenings Club

DSE Evenings Club is primarily for younger professionals. It meets 2nd & 4th Wednesdays,at Blue Bonnet, 457 S Broadway, 6:15 fellowship, meeting starts at 6:45 pm. 
Upcoming Events
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...