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Join us Fridays at Noon!  We meet for lunch at the DoubleTree Hotel on South Circle & I-25
1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
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News and Stories
Glory Denied is an opera that tells the true story of Col. Jim Thompson, America’s longest-held prisoner of war. He was shot down during the Vietnam War, and was held for 9 years. When he returned to the USA, his wife had thought he was dead and started a new life with another man, and his children had been told he was dead. Author Tom Philpott wrote a book in which he interviewed Col. Thompson, his wife Alice, and others about the story - and the opera is based on the accounts from the book. It explores Col. Thompson’s life, before and after the war, and how his time in captivity changed him and changed Alice. It’s a difficult story to tell, but one that’s really important to this community.
 
Tickets to the opera are free - a requirement of being held at the Air Force Academy. The link to learn more and reserve seats is here: https://www.chamberorchestraofthesprings.org/glory-denied
 
CSF Projects Funded 2023
 
New as of February 21, 2023:
  • PEN (Practical Education Network) in Accra, Ghana (installation of online training facility) $5,000
  • Science Lab at Masai Mara High School in Kenya, Africa. $2,500 (with $2,500 from the Los Altos, California Rotary Club)
  • Social Work Scholarships at Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (Two individual scholarships) $3,000
  • Flight 2023 – $7,635 metal materials purchase ($7,635) and downpayment on blank art pieces fabrication contract ($6,000) $13,635
  • School bus purchase for Rotary Volcanes School of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico $2,000 (Tri Lakes Rotary Club project; total goal from area clubs and District grants $16,000)
  • Ukrainian Letter Project (supplies, printing, and shipping) $2,600
  • Ankara Turkey disaster response $4,000
New as of March 28,2023:
  • Our Community Salutes (recognition of high school military enlistees) Vendor Booth $500
  • Care & Share (food distribution) $1,250.00
  • Whitney Gold Tournament payment processor $120 ($10/month)
  • Diamond Awards (D11 Teacher Recognition) $7,046.30
  • Fakir Aesthetics Creative Construction (Flight) $2,400.00
New as of April 12, 2023
  • Memorial Tree Planting ($780.00)
  • Supplemental Funding for Rotary Reading at Audubon Elementary School ($790.00)
New as of May 8, 2023*
  • High School Scholarships (7) $7,360.00 plus $420.00 for parent meals
  • Palmer High School Interact Club (Shelter Box matching funds) $1,000.00.
*Note: a check to School District 11 in the amount of $40,000, which represents its share of the Fight 2022 proceeds, has been prepared. Arrangements for the presentation are pending.
 
New as of June 26, 2023
  • Sponsorship of a charitable gaming fundraising event to benefit the Pikes Peak Library District conducted by Colorado Community Esports: $1,000.
  • Sponsorship of the Police Foundation of Colorado Springs Medal of Valor Event that recognizes police officer performance above and beyond the call of duty: $2,500.00.
Total Funding to date: $57,481.30
 
Yours in service,
Tom Nelson
Director and Chairman of the Community Service Fund
 
 
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Member Birthdays:
  • Rodney Gullatte
    April 17
  • Brad Butler
    April 24
Join Date:
  • David Supperstein
    April 2, 1970
    54 years
  • John Cunning
    April 2, 1965
    59 years
  • Cody Burket
    April 10, 2020
    4 years
  • Carmen Matei
    April 18, 2014
    10 years
  • Tom Nelson
    April 18, 2014
    10 years
  • Jane Hammoud
    April 26, 1996
    28 years
  • Maile Foster
    April 28, 2007
    17 years
  • Donna Dell'Olio
    April 30, 2004
    20 years
  • Wayne Bland
    April 30, 1999
    25 years
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May 03, 2024
How Colorado Springs is Tied to the Extinction of the Dinosaurs and the Rise of the Mammals
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