Speaker Date Topic
Peace and Understanding Day Feb 23, 2018
Peace and Understanding Day
Peace and Understanding Day

World Peace and Understanding Day

The very first Rotary Meeting took place when Paul Harris, Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, and Hiram Shorey met in Loehr's office in Room 711 of the Unity Building in downtown Chicago. The anniversary of that event is known as "World Peace and Understanding Day." On this day, Rotarians all over the word demonstrate the founding of Rotary and their commitment to peace and understanding.

Aisha Ahmad-Post, Dir. Ent Center for the Arts Mar 02, 2018
Upcoming programming for the Ent Center for the Arts
Upcoming programming for the Ent Center for the Arts

Aisha Ahmad-Post is the new Director of the Ent Center for the Arts. Recommended by Jane Feist.

Paul Foreman at Mining Exchange Mar 09, 2018
Josh the Otter Water Safety Program
Josh the Otter Water Safety Program

Rotarian Paul Foreman will explain a Rotary Program that emphasizes water safety for young people. “Josh the Baby Otter” was created to help children comprehend and remember this important message: Stay away from the water unless accompanied by an adult. Ultimately, we want to create a water safety behavior for all children that will be passed on from generation to generation.

Diamond Awards Mar 16, 2018
Diamond Awards

Point of Contact is Dr. Jack Kinney. 

Skip Morgan at Mining Exchange Mar 23, 2018
A retrospective on the former Soviet Bloc, East Germany and the Baltics
A retrospective on the former Soviet Bloc, East Germany and the Baltics

A reprise of Skip's presentation at another Rotary Club from the perspective of a cold war warrior that contrasts today versus the former Soviet bloc. Recommended by Curt Ormond.

Chancellor Venkat Reddy Mar 30, 2018
University of Colorado Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Dr. Venkat Reddy is the seventh chancellor of the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He has been a member of the UCCS community for over twenty five years.  He currently serves as the Chancellor and Professor of Finance at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS).  Prior to being appointed to the Interim Chancellor position in February 2017, he served as the Dean of the College of Business at UCCS and as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Education and Initiatives.  

Dr. Reddy received his PhD in Finance (1992) and MS in Agricultural Economics (1987) from the Pennsylvania State University.  At UCCS, his primary teaching and research were in the areas of Corporate Finance and Investments.  He was recognized twice with the Outstanding Teacher Award in the College of Business. His research was primarily in the areas of Finance and Strategy.  

Dr. Reddy worked closely with faculty, staff, campus, and system leaders in accomplishing: advancing innovative academic programs; renovation of Dwire Hall; building and strengthening alumni and community relations;  launching the Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative; expansion of career development and study abroad opportunities; taking the College of Business twice through the maintenance of AACSB International accreditation, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; ranking of several programs in the US News and World Report and; launching and promoting five fully online undergraduate degree programs on the campus.

In January of this year, he was recognized as one of the 17 leaders to watch in 2017 by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.  Under his leadership, the College of Business engaged actively with the community through the Career Development Center, Alumni Office, Office of Professional and Executive programs, and the UCCS Economic Forum.  In his current role as Chancellor, he works closely with the Vice Chancellors, the President’s office, campus and community leaders in continuing the positive trajectory of UCCS, supporting faculty and staff work, online and cybersecurity initiatives and ensuring robust progress of ongoing capital construction projects.

Jeff Finn and Chris Jenkins of Nor'wood Developmen Apr 06, 2018
Southwest City Development Project
Southwest City Development Project

Learn about some big plans for the Southwestern part of Colorado Springs from one of our most active developers-- Nor'wood Development. 

Renee Henshaw, Public Safety Communications Mgr. Apr 13, 2018
Open
Open

Ms. Renee Henshaw is the Public Safety Communications Manager for the Colorado Springs Police Department. Renee will provide us with a behind the scenes view of what happens when we call 911.

Rodney Gullatte Jr. Apr 20, 2018
Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity

Our own Rodney Gullatte will tell us what we need to know about cybersecurity.

 

Diamond Awards #2 Apr 27, 2018
Diamond Awards #2

Recognizing top teachers in Colorado Springs. 

Peter Wysocki, Dir. of Planning & Community Dev. May 04, 2018
North Nevada Redevelopment Project
North Nevada Redevelopment Project

Peter Wysocki is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the City of Colorado Springs. He will tell us about the redevelopment plans for North Nevada Avenue. 

Larry Liston May 11, 2018
State Legislative Update
State Legislative Update

State Representative Larry Liston will provide an update on actions of the General Assembly.

Stephane Lessard, Consul General of Canada May 18, 2018
Canada's Views on International Trade and NAFTA
Canada's Views on International Trade and NAFTA

Stéphane Lessard joined Global Affairs Canada at the Consulate General of Canada in August 2016. As Canada's Consul General in Denver, Stéphane oversees a team of 17 people who work within Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Utah and Wyoming to strengthen trade and economic ties; enhance political, academic and cultural links; and assist Canadians visiting or living in the five-state U.S. Mountain West region.

Stéphane began his career practicing commercial law in Montréal before joining the Canadian Federal Government in 1993, where he has held numerous senior and executive positions. Prior to arriving in Denver, Stéphane spent the last ten years with Health Canada (2006 to 2016), where he served in different executive positions across the Offices of the Chief Scientist, the Strategic Policy Branch, the Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, and the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. He has also worked with the Canadian Space Agency (1993 to 2004), where, as the Head of International Affairs, he oversaw relationships with foreign national and multinational space agencies; and with Global Affairs Canada’s Global Partnership Program (2004 to 2006), where he focused on preventing the spread of weapons of mass destruction.

Stéphane holds a BCL from the University of Montréal, his LLM in Air & Space Law from McGill University, his LLB from the University of Ottawa, and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario.

A native of Montréal, Canada, Stéphane and his wife, Raji Bansal, have three children: Jasmine, Lana and Benjamin.

Michael Golembesky at the Mining Exchange May 25, 2018
Level Zero Heroes and Dagger 22
Level Zero Heroes and Dagger 22

Michael Golembesky is the NY Times Bestselling Author of Level Zero Heroes and Dagger 22, the story of Marine Special Operations Team 8222. SSG Golembeski was a Joint Terminal Attack Controller and served five combat tours. His final assignment was with team 8222 in the Bala Murghab River Valley. He currently lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and daughter where he works as a defense contractor and writer. Recommended by Ron Rubin. 

Jean Kraus Jun 01, 2018
Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS)
Community Advancing Public Safety (CAPS)

Jean Kraus is the Program Administrator of CAPS (Community Advancing Public Safety), an award winning community-wide effort that engages volunteers (18 and older) in a public safety partnership with the city's police and fire departments and Office of Emergency Management. Since 2011 the program has offered unique and interesting opportunities in support of our public safety departments. 

Ron Rubin Jun 08, 2018
Planning Session

Planning Session

Leadership Handoff Jun 15, 2018
Handoff of Leadership to the Gregory Administration
Open Jun 22, 2018
Open
Open

Coming soon.

No meeting Jun 29, 2018
No meeting
No Meeting Jul 06, 2018
Independence Day Holiday

No meeting today.