From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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June 18, 2021


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

Our speaker for Friday will be Boyd Williams from YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region!

Topic: Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Weekly Meeting

Time: June 18, 2021 12:15 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)


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This Week's Program 
Jun 25, 2021
"Our Rotary Year"
"Our Rotary Year"
Jul 02, 2021
Jul 09, 2021
"Our New Rotary Year"
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You can find all things FLIGHT 2021 in this column every week! Also, check out WWW.CSFLIGHT.ORG!
~Sponsorship information: 
If you are interested in being a sponsor for FLIGHT 2021 at one of the many sponsorship levels available, please click here for the:
Sponsorship information
Commitment form
THE GRAND REVEAL! Mark your calendars!
~Silent Auction information: 

Do you have items you would like to donate to this year's FLIGHT? We would love to feature your item in the silent auction. The auction will take place virtually, Saturday, September 25. Please download this form, Complete the form and send it to Amanda Salmons at The deadline for donations is Saturday, August 28.

Currently searching for the following items for Silent Auction baskets:

  • local attraction passes (i.e. zoo, Olympic museum, etc.)
  • coffee beans
  • wine
  • outdoor fun themed items


It's Rally Time!
Wednesday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm at Ivywild School!
Holly Flores, Membership Director, has organized this Rotary Rally event for new & existing Rotarians, those interested in learning more about Rotary, and family & friends. Come learn more about Rotary, meet some members and check out one of Colorado Springs' hot spots!    Stop by between 4:30 and 5:30.  
Ivywild School
1604 S Cascade
Colorado Springs, CO
Community Service Committee Updates:

Rotary Tree Challenge: In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Colorado Springs and in support of the Mayor’s Tree Challenge we have partnered with Harding Nursery to offer discount trees for Rotarians in the Colorado Springs area. Show the flyer (below) to receive:

  • 20% discount off any tree over $189
    • Harding Nursery will plant trees starting at $115.
  • 5 gallon special on small deciduous tree for $79
    • Trees Included: Burr Oak, Swamp White Oak, Red Oak, Hackberry, Greenspire Linden, Princeton Elm
  • This opportunity will be honored from May 21st – June 30th.
  • Print tree flyer

Learn more about the Mayor’s Tree Challenge here:

*Be sure to track your tree on the website and let Samantha Chapman know so we can track how many Rotarians purchased and planted trees as well.*

Kindest Regards,


Samantha Chapman

Rotary of Colorado Springs

Community Service Director

International Committee News!
International Committee Updates!
The next International Committee meeting is July 7 at 3 pm, location TBD!
- Joint Project with Denver Mile High Club Uganda mental health is approved and in motion!
- CSF approved $500 for Ashesi University project in Ghana. Distract Grant request submitted. Looking to get other local clubs to partner with us.
- Colorado Haiti Project is continuing on its agriculture project and has changed its name to Locally Haiti. 
- We are drafting a request for the Practical Education Network (PEN) in Ghana for funding to help with the transition to online learning because of covid. SEE BELOW FOR A PEN UPDATE! We got to hear from PEN's CEO & Founder, Dr. Heather Beem, recently as one of our speakers for the club's weekly meeting!
Onward and upward,
Jordan Davis - International Committee Director
Pre-Rotary Liquid Appetizers!
If any of our club members are looking for something fun to do at 11:30 am on Fridays before the weekly meeting, please join the group at Sportivo's (The old Judge Baldwins). And please thank the staff! They are opening early for Rotarians!
Get to know your club members!
 Diane McOmie

1.       Where were you born and where did you grow up?  Stamford, CT.  Grew up mainly in Texas.

2.       Have you lived outside the US? If so, where and for how long?  As a small child - the Netherlands for about a year.

3.       Do you currently or have you ever played a musical instrument?  Yes, piano.                                                                                                                                                          

4.       Who would you consider to be your “hero” or “mentor” and why?  Hero:  Congressman John Lewis.  He never stopped fighting for the right.


5.     What is one thing from your Bucket List?  Travel to Scotland and Wales

6.   What is one thing you’ve done that you never want to do again?  Cold calling

7.   What was your first job?  Cold calling for a commercial real estate company.

8.   How long have you been in Rotary?  I've been in Rotary about 4 years.

9.   What is your favorite community service activity that our club has participated in?  

I'm about to volunteer with the Habitat build so that's pretty exciting! 

10.   Who was your rotary sponsor?  Ron Rubin 


Thank you!

Kathleen's Korner

June 17, 2021

Hello, my fellow Rotarians!

Here's a trip down memory lane...I was thinking recently about my bookwormish beginnings. I loved to read very early on. My grandma gave me a very thick book about presidents. It went from Washington through the Nixon years. The book was filled with all sorts of trivia about the presidents and their wives before trivia was a thing! I loved reading about science but I also never missed Marlon Perkins' Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom.  How's that for branding?!


I loved to read Beverly Cleary (Ramona the Pest), Judy Blume (Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing), Betty MacDonald (Mrs. Piggle Wiggle), and Carolyn Keene (Nancy Drew). I didn't read The Hardy Boys books because my mom thought they were too dark. Insert epic facepalm  But you can bet I never missed theTV series!! My mom also wouldn't let me watch Eight Is Enough.  Then I was the mom who learned to enjoy Family Guy from my early teen kiddos. NewsFlash! They turned out to be awesome people!  But I digress. Back to my own young life.

I read endlessly about animals. Before Mr. Spielberg scared the ever-lovin' stuffin's out of us with sharks, I thought that octopi were our worst ocean enemies. My parents took my sister and me to a drive-in so they could see Poseidon Adventure - the olden days version. They were fairly sure that we would sleep through the movie. So weird - fill a kid up with movie candy and expect them to sleep.  So, I watched the movie through my fingers. Sometimes I add ocean cruise to my bucket list but then I remember the movie and remove it. 

I wonder if any of our club members read Mrs. Piggle Wiggle's books. I loved the idea of a nice old lady that lived in an upside-down house and had magical potions from her pirate husband that helped the neighbor kids live their best lives. I wonder if that's how I earned my completely unrealistic sense of adventure.

Reading is one of those experiences that open the whole entire world up to you...and beyond. I barely remember sounding out words and I was, yes, hooked on phonics

Nowadays I still can sound out most words but I read a lot of James Patterson, Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton. For nonfiction, my preferences are all over the map. Lately, I've been reading Good Morning, Good Life: 5 Simple Habits to Master Your Mornings and Upgrade Your Life by Amy Schmittauer Landino. I've also been reading books written by Rotarians about Rotary leadership. 

In fifteen days, Kathleen's Korner will be put to pasture.  Still, I think the next 379 days will be awesome!


Yours in Rotary Service,
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Rotary of Colorado Springs
Bulletin Annoucements~!
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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