From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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March 11,2021



Tune in tomorrow for another outstanding meeting @ 12:15 pm

Our speaker for Friday will be Joel Bacon, presenting: CSpan - Make Up Your Own Mind"

Topic: Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Weekly Meeting

Time: March  12, 2021 12:15 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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This Week's Program 
Mar 12, 2021
"C-SPAN: Make Up Your Own Mind"
"C-SPAN: Make Up Your Own Mind"


  • Following the Government's response in this unprecedented time?
  • Looking for balanced and unfiltered coverage of issues?
  • Eager to be a part of the national conversation?
  • Interested in history and nonfiction books?


Learn how C-SPAN provides a window into Washington with access to public officials working on the issues facing our nation - like the coronavirus pandemic and the volatile economy.  C-SPAN will also share how its nonpartisan mission guides its coverage of the political process, and how its TV, online, and radio resources can help you stay informed.  And, of course, there'll be a chance for Q&A!


Mar 19, 2021 12:15 PM
"Battling Bipolar Disorder - My Brain’s Invisible War"
Mar 26, 2021
"Fall in Love with Colorado's Small Airport"
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March is Water & Sanitation Month!
During March, Rotary Water and Sanitation Month, take action to provide clean water and sanitation in your communities: Improve sanitation facilities by providing toilets and latrines that flush into a sewer or safe enclosure. Promote good hygiene habits through education.

Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life.

When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.


Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary’s people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change.

All 24 of Lebanon’s Rotary clubs came together — overcoming religious, cultural, and political divisions — to form partnerships with the government, World Vision, UNICEF, and the Red Cross. Together the groups developed a program that delivers clean water to every public school in the country.

Rotary (and a Rotarian!) In The News

Five firefighters and several city staff members from Nuevo Casas Grandes, Mexico piled into SUVs and embarked on a 22-hour road trip to Colorado Springs for one prized item. A firetruck.

The Colorado Springs Fire Department donated a 1997 HME Becker Type 1 fire engine to the fire department in Nuevo Casas Grandes and its surrounding communities as a way of putting to use some of the Colorado Springs' older emergency equipment.

"It feels so good to us to know that a piece of equipment is going to have more life and make a different in other peoples lives in another community," Fire Chief Ted Collas said Wednesday during a ceremonial handover of the rig.

This is the second fire truck Colorado Springs donated to Nuevo Casas Grandes, a city of 55,000 in the northern Mexico state of Chihuahua, in an effort to help expand its second fire station.

"That means a lot for our us, for our city, for our people," Nuevo Casas Grandes Fire Chief Christian Ontiveros Dorame said. "This is going to be a perfect tool for that fire station."

Colorado Springs typically maintains fire trucks for an average of 17 years then tries to sell the engines, Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said during the donation ceremony.

"This one has been on the market for a while ... and we thought, there's a better purpose for this, it can be used by somebody who can put it into front line service right now," Collas said.

The two fire departments coordinated to have a team from Nuevo Casas Grandes pick up the vehicle but Donna Nelson, who helps with Colorado Springs sister city coordination said they ran into trouble at the southern border.

"Unfortunately there was a problem at the border, there was miscommunication and so I had to call and I spoke with an officer there," Nelson said.

Eventually the crew passed through the border and continued to Colorado Springs. But on their way back to Mexico the crew will be taking more than just a fire truck with them.

The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs donated clothing, shoes, books and toys for an orphanage in Nuevo Casas Grandes.

"The children said they wanted nice clothing to go to church," Nelson said. "I said, 'Oh my goodness that breaks my heart'."

The Mexican crew will spend one night in Colorado Springs before starting the 22-hour drive to Nuevo Casas Grandes, Nelson said.

*Colorado Springs Gazette

All those Who Have Had Their COVID Shots, Hear Ye, Hear Ye!
Dennis Shoemaker and Ron Rubin are organizing an in-person Rotary lunch on March 19th for those who have had both of their COVID-19 shots and wish to attend the Rotary meeting around computers for the formal meeting that day!
If you feel comfortable in the presence of others who have been inoculated twice, please feel free to join us at noon. There are other Rotarians who go to Sportivo, where we will also be meeting, on Fridays and we can have some great Rotary fellowship with them, as well. Jordan Davis organizes that group. We would suggest wearing masks except when actually eating, please.
No need to "sign up" anywhere but we think Sportivo will be able to accommodate us around a table or two. 
We are looking forward to seeing you there and resuming a kind of fellowship of Rotarians with whom we can hold an informal lunch. We will order off their menu for those who wish to eat.
Only inoculated Rotarians and their inoculated guests, spouses, please. Others of you who wish to join us can join Jordan and Rotarians at their table(s).
We hope to see many of you there and to celebrate Rotary together, again!
Get to know your club members!
Maile Foster
1.       Where were you born and where did you grow up? 
Born at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego. It’s right by the awesome San Diego Zoo.  The family joke is that I was born at the zoo!  Grew up in the Navy towns on both coasts and lived 4 years in Hawaii.  Yes, my name is Hawaiian, but I wasn’t born there.

2.       Who would you consider to be your “hero” or “mentor” and why? 

My current hero is Janet Yellen. She is a renowned expert on the economy and the markets, and just got a new job as US Secretary of the Treasury, where all that knowledge and experience can be put to very good use. Fortune magazine calls her “the most prepared woman in Washington.” She is 5’3” tall, and so am I.  Short, smart women are awesome! 

3.       What is one thing from your Bucket List?  

My bucket list includes visiting Antarctica to see the penguins before it’s too late!

4.       Do you have pets?


I have a couple low-maintenance cats at home, but I love other people’s dogs a lot.  I live near Bear Creek Dog Park and walk there all the time to share in the dog joy.

5.   What board positions have you held in our club or in prior clubs?

 I chaired the “Butterfly Project” for 3 years and have been treasurer and president of this club.

6. What is something else that other Rotarians would find interesting about you that you'd like to share?  

My son is a professional racecar driver and has spoken to the club in the past.  I was a successful competitive swimmer starting at age 6 through high school…then other priorities took over…   

Community Service Committee Updates:

Recent Updates/Upcoming Projects/Events:

March 10-13  volunteer with your fellow Rotarians and other local Rotary clubs with the Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity during their International Women’s Build Week. All Rotarians are welcome to volunteer and there are options between a morning/afternoon or all day shift. Encourage a spouse, significant other, or friend to join you as we assist a local home in our Colorado Springs area.

During this timeframe of the build we will be helping with roofing, installing blue board that is the outer insulation of the home, or installing windows. Depending on weather and volunteer participation this timeline may be subject to change. (PPHFH will decide Thursday night if Friday or Saturday build days are cancelled due to weather)

If you are still interested in signing up email Samantha Chapman ASAP!

Think ahead to April and start saving your plastics to Recycle Beyond the Bag! We will be supporting Trex’s Earth-friendly composite decking and railing and encourage all Rotarians to save their plastic and donate them to Trex in the month of April.

Trex will accept Produce Bags, Store Bags, Ice Bags, Ziploc & other reclosable bags, Cereal box liners, Case overwrap, Bread Bags, Bubble Wrap and other types of plastic sheeting detailed below.

Learn more at our Event Page:


Join the Community Service Committee at our next meeting via Zoom on March 18th at noon!

Join us on Zoom:

Meeting ID: 731 1987 3644
Passcode: 3DAa50

We hope to see you there and look forward to continuing yearly projects and identifying new projects to participate in our local community. 

Kindest Regards,

Samantha Chapman

International Committee News!
International Committee is working on some great projects! Jordan Davis, International Director, will be updating us soon!
Feeling isolated?  BYOL! (Bring your own laptop!)
Are you missing seeing your other Rotarians in person? Feel free to join Jordan Davis and Kay Rendleman with some of your other fellow Rotarians on Fridays over at Sportivos inside the Antlers hotel. Arrive starting at 11:30 for socially distanced socializing and bring your laptops and headphones to participate in the meeting on Zoom at 12:15! Questions? Contact Jordan or Kay."
An Important Face To Know
Many of you have noticed a "familiar" face on our weekly meetings. Karen Mooty is our new club administrator! Her face may look familiar because she is a twin sister to our current club secretary and President Elect Nominee, Kay Rendleman! 
Karen is training with our amazing Claudine Dickson so you know she's becoming the invaluable GO-TO for all things rotary!  - She can be reached at if you have club administration issues to discuss.
Kathleen's Korner

Hello, Rotarians!


I cannot let another week go by this month without giving an enormous hat tip to Women's History Month! History books are filled with women who were unbelievably courageous. Many of them didn't make headlines but still dared to do something so brave that it changed the course of my future.

I am thankfully surrounded by brave and strong women because when women empower each other, it's a recipe for triumph.  And I'm grateful that I have a lot of triumph in my life.heart


In Rotary Service,

Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss

Rotary of Colorado Springs President-Elect 

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If you have bulletin announcements, please email the EXACT WORDING of your announcement to by Wednesday at 5 pm. I don't write your announcements but I do make them nice 'n' fancy!
Amazon Smile in 6 steps!
As you're doing your shopping online, did you know that you can support our Rotary Club with every Amazon purchase? Here’s how:
  1. Go to (not Amazon Smile is the same company, same account, same password, but the Amazon Smile program gives one half of one percent of every purchase to charity. No, it’s not a lot, but it’s also not nuthin’ (to be exact: about $150 for the Club so far). So again, go to
  2. Sign into your Amazon account as you normally would
  3. On the very top left of the page, next to the AmazonSmile logo, are three horizontal bars. Click there for the drop-down menu.
  4. Scroll ALL the way down to “Your AmazonSmile”; it should be the last option right before “Sign Out”; Click on “Your AmazonSmile”
  5. On the right side of the page, click on the “change charity” box under Your current charity (Note: If you are currently supporting another charity, that’s awesome! These instructions are for those who are not doing so. Also, if you have not previously selected a charity, your default option will be St. Judge Children’s Research Hospital.)
  6. Type in Community Service Fund of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs; click Select
  7. That’s it. You’re all set. Just remember to go to when you shop from now on.
*Originally written by Past President Caryn Adams
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Member Birthdays
Dwight Johnson
March 4
Elaine Gibbs
March 5
Caryn Adams
March 9
Craig Engelage
March 9
Ron Chernak
March 10
Bart Givens
March 12
Martin Cook
March 12
Kay Rendleman
March 15
Keith Starns
March 16
Jim Mundt
March 19
George Reed
March 24
Harlan Ochs
March 24
Jane Young
March 26
Jordan Davis
March 26
Robert McMartin
March 30
John Yates
March 31
Join Date
Doug King
March 2, 2012
9 years
Esohe Igbinedion
March 3, 2020
1 year
Robert McMartin
March 3, 2020
1 year
Ralph Ledwig
March 6, 1981
40 years
Edward Bailey
March 8, 2018
3 years
Jack Brush
March 8, 1985
36 years
Kelly Young
March 8, 2019
2 years
Marc Peck
March 8, 2019
2 years
Kay Rendleman
March 16, 2017
4 years
Kris Medina
March 16, 2017
4 years
Marv Thomason
March 17, 1978
43 years
Michael Hendren
March 18, 2011
10 years
Terri Cain
March 22, 2018
3 years
Mike McGrath
March 30, 1990
31 years
Upcoming Events
Habitat for Humanity- Women's Build Week
Mar 10, 2021 8:30 AM –
Mar 13, 2021 4:30 PM
Flight 2021 Meeting
Mar 12, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March Community Service Committee Meeting
Mar 18, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
Flight 2021 Meeting
Mar 19, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flight 2021 Meeting
Mar 26, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
TREX - Plastic Sheeting Drive
Apr 01, 2021 – Apr 30, 2021
Flight 2021 Meeting
Apr 02, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Flight 2021 Meeting
Apr 09, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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