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Thomas Laetz recently retired as a professor at DU. He obtained a Bachelors at Michigan State, a Masters at Cornell and a PhD at Washington.  He spent much of his career with the US Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. His local and state agency positions allowed him to engage in community planning, grants administration, and technical assistance to local governments. He was also involved in many reports and testimonies to congressional committees. He lives in Park Hill with his wife Carolyn and has two grown daughters and a grandchild. Peter Van Arsdale introduced him to Rotary.
Charlie is a retired pyschologist who finished his career with the VA  He got two degrees from Auburn and a PhD from Texas.Charlie served on the Greenwood Village City Council. He was previously a member of the club. He likes to play golf and is a volunteer at the Tall Tales Ranch.  He and his wife, Joan, live in Greenwood Village. They have 4 grown sons.
Sean Closset is a Denver native from Smoky Hill HS who leads a team at Coldwell Banker Realty-Denver.  He has been in this business for 13 years and leads the CLG Team. His career started in sales in commercial construction before moving to real estate sales. He lives in Centennial with his wife, Natalia Danilova and their two children, Sebastian and Jude. Traveling the world is a passion. Sean was introduced to Rotary by Abbas Rajabi.
Carshon Rogers is an independent financial advisor at Indelible Wealth Group.  She received a BA in Economics/Finance at St. Cloud State University and an MBA at Regis. She has been in Financial Services over 25 years. Carshon is involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado and the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. Skiing/boarding, golf and hiking are among her interests. She lives and works in Denver. She was introduced to our club by Liam Chrismer.
Jimmy Lambatos has been in the restaurant and hospitality industry for over 45 years in the Denver area. He has owned various restaurants and food service companies - Footers,  Quiznos, Baurs, Ivy at the Glenn and presently owns and operates Jimmy's Jersey Street Cafe at 9th & Jersey in the Mayfair neighborhood.  He is married to Terry Ann Cervi and he has two grown children. His son Anthony now operates Footers Catering that Jimmy started in 1981. He enjoys traveling, swimming and dining. Jim Kreutz and Abbas Rajabi introduced him to Rotary.

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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:

Rotary is an international organization dedicated to the service of mankind. Denver Southeast Rotary Club is an active organization of men and women providing domestic and international assistance to others far and wide. And we have fun doing it with fellowship for our members and with a sense of ethics as outlined in the Four Way Test.

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Rotary to amplify climate action at COP28 in Dubai

Rotary to amplify climate action at COP28 in DubaiRotary will help facilitate collaboration on community-led climate action, and discuss the intersection of climate change and

Leading with heart: Vietnam gets a new Rotaract club

There’s a lot of female energy in the Rotaract Club of One Million Lives Saigon: The charter president, president, and vice president are all women.

Rotary Foundation Trustees establish targeted funds to aid Morocco

Rotary Foundation Trustees establish targeted funds to aid Morocco

Rotary members provide modular housing to Ukraine

Affordable and easy to install, the prefabricated houses offer shelter – and a sense of hope

Rotary projects around the globe September 2023

Learn how Rotary clubs are taking action in Belize, the United States, Canada, India, and the United Kingdom.