Speaker Date Topic
Brian Blauser Oct 25, 2018
Corporate and Security Fraud: The FBI Perspective
Scott Friedman Nov 01, 2018
Celebrate the Future by Giving

“Celebrate!” helps organizations create happier, healthier, more connected workplaces, communities and lives. Scott illustrates how to create a culture of innovation, celebration and giving. Discover how turning on your “GPS”—Gratitude, Play and Surprise—

Apart from speaking, Scott is very involved in philanthropic projects. Scott co-founded Together We Can Change the World (TWCCTW.org), a 501c3 foundation focussed on anti-trafficking, social business, clean water, and the health and education of less fortunate girls and women. Currently they have over 20 projects in five SE Asian countries. 

Debra Fine will introduce

Veterans' Celebration of Service Nov 08, 2018
Multiple Speakers Who Will Talk About Their Roles and Experiences in WWII and the Korean War

Event will be organized by Les Johnson, Bill Palmer and the other Veterans in our Club.

ROTATION DAY Nov 15, 2018 7:00 AM
VA Hospital Tour
VA Hospital Tour

To register yourself to attend this event, go to the Home Page of the Club website at DSERotary.org.  Look to the section on the lower right-hand side titled Upcoming Events.  Scroll down until to you come to the Veterans Hospital Tour. Click on those words and you will be taken to an “Online Registration  Members” button, that is just under the picture of the building. Click on Members and you will be taken to a new page.

Go down to Register Me and click that button.  Your name, email and phone number should fill in.

Then click on the Confirm button and you are done.

If you wish to have a guest accompany you for this tour, please contact Fred Shaw so he can register them after all members have signed up.

Club is Dark for the Thanksgiving Holiday Nov 22, 2018
Club is Dark for the Thanksgiving Holiday
Young AchieversHOLD for Steve Spangler/Deb Fine Dec 06, 2018
State of the State Luncheon Dec 13, 2018
CLub is Dark so Members Can Attend the State of the State Luncheon
Greg Carpenter Jan 10, 2019
GEneral and artistic director, Opera Colorado


Greg Carpenter is the first individual to hold the title of General & Artistic Director in the 36-year history of Opera Colorado.  He has served in this capacity since 2007 and guides both the artistic and administrative operations of the company. 


During his tenure at Opera Colorado, Greg has initiated a new artistic vision for the company which embraces new and rarely performed works presented in innovative ways.  This initiative began in 2016 with Opera Colorado’s presentation of the world premiere of Lori Laitman’s The Scarlet Letter and has continued in subsequent seasons with Laura Kaminsky’s As One in 2017, the world premiere of Gerald Cohen’s Steal A Pencil for Me in 2018 and in 2019, Opera Colorado will present two one-act operas by composer Tom Cipullo titled After Life and Josephine.


Greg has been the chief architect behind collaborations with the Denver Art Museum, Museum of Nature and Science, Colorado Railroad Museum, Buntport Theatre, the Mizel Arts and Cultural Center and numerous other Denver based cultural institutions.  Greg led the collaboration with conductor Marin Alsop and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra to record the 2008 production of John Adams’ Nixon In China on the Naxos label which has subsequently received critical acclaim, and The Scarlet Letter with the Opera Colorado Orchestra was released on Naxos in August of 2017.


Prior to joining Opera Colorado, Greg worked for four years for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, first as a special projects coordinator for the President of the National Symphony Orchestra and then as the Director of Development.  Mr. Carpenter was a professional opera singer from 1984 – 1998 singing leading and supporting roles at Glimmerglass Opera, Central City Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Theatre of Northern Virginia, Cleveland Opera and Lyric Opera Cleveland.


Mr. Carpenter has served on the Board of Directors of OPERA America, the national service organization to the field.  He served as Chairman of the Fundraising Committee for the 2008 National Performing Arts Convention held in Denver, and in 2009 was awarded a Livingston Fellowship in Leadership from the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.  Greg also serves as a judge for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and has judged the Fritz and Lavinia Jensen Foundation Annual Voice Competition.  He received a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Wittenberg University; a Master of Music in vocal performance from Michigan State University and completed Post-Graduate Studies with the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland School of Music.


Courtney Cowgill to introduce.



Hold for Steve Spangler per Deb Fine Jan 17, 2019
Steve Spangler Science
Young Achievers Feb 07, 2019