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Darren Smith is a new Prime applicant that will be receiving his Red Badge on Friday 5/26.  He was kind enough to provide us a short bio:
 
Thanks to my parents, service and volunteering has been a part of my life from an early age.  Between church and boy scouts, I was kept very busy, but also grew to really enjoy doing for others and the sense of community it instilled.   Even while we moved around the world for my dad’s different engineering jobs, they still always found some way to get us involved in giving back.
 
After squeaking my way through high school, I knew I wasn’t yet mature enough to waste my dad’s money going to college, so off to the Army I went.  I spent the next five and a half years traveling around the world installing and maintaining the satellite comms, local networks, and power systems for remote tactical units.  While it wasn’t all fun and games, I had an absolute blast and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made for both my personal and professional growth.
 
Through the Army I finally grew up enough to realize that education mattered, and over a ten year period I earned my Bachelors in Business Administration and then my Masters in Information Assurance.  During this time after the service I worked my way up through various computer admin and then computer management positions, all the while following my wife Lauren around as she moved for Medical school, residency, an Internal Medicine position, and finally three years ago to Pueblo for a Hospice and Palliative fellowship at Parkview Medical Center and subsequent Medical Director position at Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
 
Since moving to Pueblo West, I have left the computer world to pursue my passion of real estate.  While I’ve been flipping and renting properties since 2003, the last few years have allowed me to make a clean break and dedicate myself full time to real estate investing.  Colorado Springs and Pueblo have been very good to Lauren and I, and we look forward to growing our participation in the community through volunteering and just getting out there to have some fun.
Thanks to my parents, service and volunteering has been a part of my life from an early age.  Between church and boy scouts, I was kept very busy, but also grew to really enjoy doing for others and the sense of community it instilled.   Even while we moved around the world for my dad’s different engineering jobs, they still always found some way to get us involved in giving back.
 
After squeaking my way through high school, I knew I wasn’t yet mature enough to waste my dad’s money going to college, so off to the Army I went.  I spent the next five and a half years traveling around the world installing and maintaining the satellite comms, local networks, and power systems for remote tactical units.  While it wasn’t all fun and games, I had an absolute blast and it was one of the best decisions I’ve made for both my personal and professional growth.
 
Through the Army I finally grew up enough to realize that education mattered, and over a ten year period I earned my Bachelors in Business Administration and then my Masters in Information Assurance.  During this time after the service I worked my way up through various computer admin and then computer management positions, all the while following my wife Lauren around as she moved for Medical school, residency, an Internal Medicine position, and finally three years ago to Pueblo for a Hospice and Palliative fellowship at Parkview Medical Center and subsequent Medical Director position at Sangre de Cristo Hospice.
 
Since moving to Pueblo West, I have left the computer world to pursue my passion of real estate.  While I’ve been flipping and renting properties since 2003, the last few years have allowed me to make a clean break and dedicate myself full time to real estate investing.  Colorado Springs and Pueblo have been very good to Lauren and I, and we look forward to growing our participation in the community through volunteering and just getting out there to have some fun.
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Friday Speaker Topic - Human Trafficking
Roger Patrizio is the owner and director of the Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy. In 2004  Roger founded Touching The World, an organization to combat human trafficking. In 2008 Roger got involved in the development of another local organization raising awareness surrounding the issue of human trafficking. Currently, Roger is serving as the chairman of the board with this non-profit organization, The Human Trafficking Task Force of Southern Colorado.
Rotary Social -- June 8th
Prime is hosting another social -- Thursday, June 8th, 5:30 p.m., at The Smiling Toad Brewery (owned by Rotarian Biff Morehead).  Proceeds will benefit another Prime service project with Midland Elementary School.  Biff will have the food trucks on site.
Global Grant Scholar - Emily Hoover
Follow this link for some information on our Global Grant Scholar, Emily Hoover.
 
 
 
Meal Prices - July 1st
The club leadership for 2017-18 met with The Antlers Wyndham catering staff to renew our annual contract for meal costs for July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.  As a result of the new contract, costs for meals for those billed on a quarterly basis will change to $21.50 per meal.  Members who pay at the door on an individual meal basis will not see an increase in price for the coming year -- remains at $22.00 per meal.  Hopefully, you've been pleased with the quality of meals and the outstanding service we receive each week.
 
Forgot your checkbook or not enough cash at the door?  Just ask the registrar to have Claudine bill you for your meal. You will receive an invoice within the following week for the $22.00 meal cost.  You may then send a check for the payment or pay online via the link on the invoice with a credit/debit card.  If you choose the convenience of paying online with a credit/debit card, please be sure to add the 3% credit card fee that our club pays to the credit card company.  For example,$22.66 total-- $22 x 1.03.  
Rotary Leadership Institute

Want to learn more about Rotary?

 

Rotary District 5450 has created a wonderful RLI Fast Track program that can move you quickly through all three parts.  We are offering it for the first time in our District in Colorado Springs at the beautiful Penrose House Conference Center on Friday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 24th.

 

Here’s how it works:

Want just Part I – Begin at 1 pm on Friday and be finished by 4:45 that afternoon.

 

Already did Part I in Telluride or Grand Junction before Rotary Roundups in 2015 or 2016 and need Part II and III to finish -- Begin at 9:15 Saturday morning and finish at 2:50 pm. We will provide lunch. – Receive your pin and completion certificate!

 

Already did Parts I and II in Colorado Springs or Montrose last year and need just Part III to finish – Join us at 12:30 on Saturday afternoon and finish by 2:50 pm. – Let us know if you want to join us for lunch.

 

Want to complete all three parts at one time – Come on Friday by 1 and finish on Saturday by 2:50 – Network over lunch on Saturday, receive your pin, and completion certificate.

 

Remember that Grant Management Training is offered on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:45 pm at an adjoining room, so you could do Parts I and II, have lunch with classmates, and then switch over to the Grant Training Workshop. 

 

Cost for each part is $20 separately or $50 for the full 3-part training, which includes lunch.  If you are coming for Part III only, you can add lunch $10 if you wish to network with others. Email rotarypaulette@gmail.com to register and pay at the door with cash or check.  No charge for the Grant Management Training workshop unless you want to add lunch prior to that session for $10.

 

Please register by Monday, June 19th.  

Rotary Leadership Institute
Penrose House, 1661 Mesa, Colorado Springs
Part I -- Friday, June 23 and Part II and III -- Saturday, June 24, 2017
Draft as of 5-22-2017
Friday, Part I – Cripple Creek Room
 
1:00 – 1:30 Welcome/Introductions – Paulette Church                                                                   
1:30 – 2:15   My Rotary World and Rotary Opportunities – Paulette Church
                               
2:15 – 3:00   International Service and The Rotary Foundation – Clyde Church
               
3:00 – 3:15   Break - Snacks
 
3:15 – 4:00   Engaging Members -- Paulette Church         
                                                               
4:00 – 4:45   Service Projects – Clyde Church                                                                 
 
Saturday – Part II and Part III  -- Penrose Room
 
9:15 – 9:50              Ethics and Vocational Service – Chip Ecks
                                               
9:50 – 10:30            The Rotary Foundation – Cliff Anson
                                               
10:30 – 10:45          Break – Snacks
 
10:45 – 11:20          Effective Leadership Strategies – Paulette Church
                                                                                               
11:20 – 12:00          Attracting Members -- Clyde Church
                                                                                               
12:00 – 12:30          Lunch – Networking – Outside Time
 
Begin Part III
 
12:30 – 1:15            Strategic Planning and Analysis – Chip Ecks        
                                                               
1:15  – 2:00             Public Relations and Club Communications – Dennis Shoemaker
 
2:00  – 2:30             Team Building –     
               
2:30 – 2:45              Making a Difference and Goal Setting – Paulette Church
 
2:45 – 2:50              Evaluation, and Wrap Up – Paulette Church
 
Must leave the Penrose Conference Center by 3 pm.
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Amazon Smile
Here's a no-cost way for you to donate to our Service Fund with every purchase you make online at Amazon.com with your existing account.  Sign up for Amazon Smile at https://smile.amazon.com/ and select Community Service Fund of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs as your designated charity.  .5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the Service Fund.  It's easy and costs you nothing.  Give it a try!  
Speakers
Jun 02, 2017
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation
Jun 09, 2017
KCME Radio
Jun 16, 2017
CEO. UC Health, Memorial Hospital
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Charlie Brown
May 2
 
Mike McGrath
May 3
 
Doug King
May 13
 
Jeff Tiona
May 13
 
Bob Holmes
May 17
 
Stan Miedich
May 18
 
Jim Allen
May 20
 
Tom Nelson
May 24
 
Ariella Franco
May 28
 
Samantha Chapman
May 30
 
Join Date
Paul Clarkin
May 1, 1970
47 years
 
Jane Young
May 2, 1997
20 years
 
Brad Butler
May 4, 2009
8 years
 
Veta Fleming
May 8, 2015
2 years
 
Dave Finkleman
May 9, 1986
31 years
 
Ariella Franco
May 12, 2016
1 year
 
Jack Donley
May 12, 2000
17 years
 
Winston Black
May 15, 1989
28 years
 
Bob Chastain
May 26, 2006
11 years
 
Dwight Johnson
May 30, 1965
52 years
 
Jean Feist
May 30, 2015
2 years
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Cashier
Light, Gavin
 
Greeter / Microphone
Frech, Peter
 
Greeter / Microphone
Rendleman, Kay
 
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Medina, Kris
 
Registration
Tiona, Jeff
 
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Fauth, Dan
 
Links
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Global Grant Scholarship Award
Atlanta
Rotary International Convention - Atlanta 2017
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
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