From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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February 11,2021


Tune in tomorrow for another fabulous Rotary meeting at 12:15 pm!

Our speaker for Friday will be Krista Morine, sharing A Mozambique Rotary Project.

Topic: Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Weekly Meeting

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

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This Week's Program 
Feb 19, 2021 12:15 PM
"World Peace & Understanding Luncheon"
"World Peace & Understanding Luncheon"

Join Rotarians from all Colorado Springs clubs for this annual event.

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Our speaker will be addressing advocacy for children.

"I've never had the need to be famous or see my name in lights.  I've always been attracted to small group interaction.  And, as a result, I've learned that grass-roots advocacy is where I can do my best work. And where I also find greatest meaning.  Often our professions give us opportunity to advocate for others--teachers, financial planners, the medical community, realtors--we've all done some level of advocacy in our careers.  However, when we step beyond our everyday lives and become advocates for those who have no other, I believe we find our greatest meaning." 

  ~Mary Jenny-Saltmarsh, MSW

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Feb 26, 2021
"Wounded Warrior Project"
Mar 12, 2021
"C-SPAN: Make Up Your Own Mind"
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2021 World Peace and Understanding Meeting

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Accountability and Inclusion Webinar
Exploring the Black Experience in Rotary on Thursday, 25 February at 2 pm MST.


“My humanity is bound up with yours, for we can only be human together.” 
-Archbishop Desmond Tutu-  

Dear club and district leaders,
Humans are composed of unique and intersecting sets of social identities, defined by our physical, social, and mental characteristics. Examples include race/ethnicity, gender, social class/socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, disabilities, and religion/religious beliefs. By considering each other’s lives, experiences, and perspectives, we allow a community to be not only about what we have in common but what makes us different.

Register now for, Exploring the Black Experience in Rotary on Thursday, 25 February at 15:00 Chicago time (UTC-5), and submit your questions to our experts. A recording of the session will be available to everyone who registers.

Through hearing stories of Black Rotarians around the word, we will:

·      Open ourselves to talking about race and identity. 

·      Become aware and acknowledge how our own social identities impact the club and community experience. 

·      Allow space for all Rotarians to bring their full, most authentic selves to our organization.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and questions. 

The Membership Development Team
Rotary International

P.S. Throughout 2020-2021, Rotary will host a webinar series to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion. Read more about the sessions that will be offered.

February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month!
Rotary fosters understanding across cultures. We train adults and young leaders to prevent and mediate conflict and help refugees who have fled dangerous areas.

Promoting Peace: Rotary’s peacebuilding history around the world

From a pre-World War I resolution calling for “the maintenance of peace” to our continuing support for Rotary Peace Centers, Rotary and its members have a long history of promoting peace and working to address the underlying causes of conflict in communities around the world.

Lending our influence

Rotarians from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, proposed before the 1914 Rotary Convention that the International Association of Rotary Clubs (now Rotary International) “lend its influence to the maintenance of peace among the nations of the world.” Delegates at the convention, which took place just weeks before Europe became engulfed in war, agreed.

It was a bold statement for a relatively young organization that had become international only two years earlier and had a presence in just a handful of countries.

Chester Williams, a British expert on Anglo-American relations, answers questions from high school students during an Institute of International Understanding event in Michigan, USA, circa 1943.


The Objects of Rotary

With memories of the Great War fresh in their minds, delegates to the 1921 convention in Edinburgh, Scotland, amended the association’s constitution to include the goal “to aid in the advancement of international peace and goodwill through a fellowship of business and professional men of all nations united in the Rotary ideal of service.”

Delegates to the 1922 convention made sweeping changes to the Rotary International and club constitutions. Separate objectives for each were replaced with the Objects of Rotary (now called the Object of Rotary). The new approach, however, retained the vision for peace.

Institutes of International Understanding

An early effort to achieve this objective involved Rotarians in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, who organized a program in 1934 to encourage and foster international understanding. It included 11 days of public community meetings, bringing in prominent authors, economists, scientists, politicians, and commentators to discuss issues such as the economy, world peace, and scientific advances.

The idea, which came to be known as Institutes of International Understanding, was well-received, and in 1936, Rotary International suggested that other Rotary clubs emulate it. While clubs were responsible for arranging local institutes, The Rotary Foundation helped pay for speakers’ expenses beyond what clubs could afford. Over the next decade, 965 clubs in the Americas, Australia, and New Zealand sponsored hundreds of institutes that drew thousands of people eager to learn more about the world beyond their own borders.

World War II

During World War II, Rotary members looked for ways to create a stable and peaceful world. In 1940, convention delegates adopted a statement, Rotary Amid World Conflict, which emphasized that “where freedom, justice, truth, sanctity of the pledged word, and respect for human rights do not exist, Rotary cannot live nor its ideal prevail.” Walter D. Head, then Rotary International’s president, remarked that there must be a better way to settle international differences than violence and called on Rotarians to find it.

"Peace Is a Process,” a 1944 compilation of articles from The Rotarian magazine, focused on the new opportunities for international cooperation that would appear when the war ended. In “Setting the Pattern for Peace,” historian and diplomat James Shotwell explained the differences between the failed League of Nations and the approach taken to form the United Nations.


The Rotarian magazine ran essays by authors, politicians, and other well-known figures that encouraged discussion on the topic of peace. Rotary published collections of these essays as “A World to Live In” (1942) and “Peace Is a Process” (1944). Recognizing that the end of the war didn’t eliminate the need to discuss these topics, Rotary continued the series with “Peace Demands Action” in 1947.

The United Nations

Rotary was present at the start of the United Nations in 1945. Rotary International was one of 42 organizations invited to serve as consultants to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on International Organization in San Francisco, California, USA (commonly called the UN charter conference). Additionally, many Rotary members and honorary members from around the world attended the conference as members of and consultants to their nations’ delegations.

Rotary and the United Nations remain committed to creating lasting change that enhances international relationships, improves lives and communities, and creates a more peaceful world.

Today, Rotary International holds the highest consultative status offered to a nongovernmental organization by the UN’s Economic and Social Council (UNESCO). The Rotary Representative Network, established in 1991, maintains and furthers this relationship with several UN bodies, programs, commissions, and agencies.


Rotary founder Paul Harris recognized the connection between international understanding and peace. In a message to the 1921 convention, Harris had written, “Rotary believes that the better the people of one nation understand the people of other nations, the less the likelihood of friction, and Rotary will therefore encourage acquaintance and friendships between individuals of different nations.”

Scholarships for graduate study in other countries became the first program of The Rotary Foundation in 1947. The idea of sending a student abroad for at least a year of university study was part of an effort to encourage higher education and promote greater understanding between people of different cultures and nationalities.

After Harris’ death that year, donations to The Rotary Foundation (Harris had requested them in lieu of flowers) began flooding in to Rotary headquarters. The Paul Harris Memorial Fund was designated for the newly created scholarship program.

Called the Paul Harris Foundation Fellowships For Advanced Study, it supported 18 scholars in its first year. Later it became known as the Ambassadorial Scholarships and lasted until 2013, when graduate-level scholarships were incorporated into district and global grants.

Peace Forums

To raise awareness about issues that cause conflict and activities that promote peace, Rotary created Peace Forums as a three-year pilot program. Rotary leaders and invited guests explored topics such as “Nongovernmental Organizations and the Search for Peace” at the first Peace Forum held in 1988 in Evanston, Illinois, USA.

In 1990, the Trustees of The Rotary Foundation broadened the program and changed the name to Rotary Peace Programs.

Rotary Peace Centers

At various times, Rotary members had proposed creating a university to promote peace, but the concept never seemed feasible. In the 1990s, Rotary leaders were inspired by the 50th anniversary of Harris’ death to consider an alternate approach.

The idea was simple, but the impact would be tremendous: Rotary would encourage people already engaged in peacebuilding as a career to apply for graduate-level study in the field, and The Rotary Foundation would provide scholarships to peace fellows that would allow them to enroll in established peace programs at existing universities.

Rotary approved the creation of Rotary Peace Centers program in 1999, and the inaugural class of Rotary Peace Fellows began their studies in 2002.

Rotary Peace Centers, located at universities around the world, develop leaders who become catalysts for peace in local communities and on the global stage. They study the causes of conflict and build practical skills exploring innovative solutions to real-world problems in areas such as human rights, international relations, and global health and development.

Rotary is not a university and yet it has an educational task to perform, and that task is to divert the world mind to thoughts of friendly cooperation. — Arch Klumph, father of The Rotary Foundation, in a speech to the 1921 convention

Peace for all time

Rotary’s goal today is to create environments where peace can be built and maintained through sustainable and measurable activities in communities worldwide. Peacebuilding remains a cornerstone of our mission as a humanitarian service organization.

An Important New Face
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.
Get to know your club members!
Jane Hammoud

1.      Where were you born and where did you grow up?:  Born in PA, Grew up mostly in Columbus, Ohio but  High School  (TJ) in Denver, CO  and Lancaster, PA!  Then PENN STATE!                                                                                                       

2.       Have you lived outside the US? If so, where and for how long? Morocco for 2 years. (Peace Corps)

3.       Coffee or tea? Coffee in am, Tea after lunch!

4.       Do you currently or have you ever played a musical instrument? Unfortunately, yes.                 Violin:  5th grade thru High School..


5.       Favorite sport to watch? Favorite sport to play? Favorite sports teams? EH....

6.     Do you speak any languages besides English?  Moroccan Arabic and French but just enough to get by!  

7.       What is one thing from your Bucket List?  An African Safari (Any suggestions on this from club members welcome!)                                                                                                                                               


8.   Do you collect anything?  Pottery tools, glazes, and anything that I can play with in my pottery studio! 

9.   What is one thing you’ve done that you never want to do again? Go to WORK everyday!! 🤗

10.   What was your first job? After Peace Corps I was hired to be one of the first female marketing reps for Armstrong World Industry Floor Covering Division.  

11.   How long have you been in Rotary? Have you ever been a Rotarian in another club? If so, where?  I joined The Steinbeck Rotary In Salinas, CA in 1991.. We moved to Co Spgs in "94 and joined this club in 96

12.   What board positions have you held in our club or in prior clubs? Community Service Chair, Secretary, Strategic Plan Chair, Service Fund Chair, PE and President. 

13. What is something else that other Rotarians would find interesting about you that you'd
like to share? 
I was fortunate to lead a Rotary Groups Study Exchange of 5 young professional women to Turkey in 2012.  Have served as an Assistant District Governor for the Past 3 years. And no, I never played basketball, I'm 6'1" and the air is fine thank you.
Community Service Committee Updates:

Recent Updates/Upcoming Projects/Events:

In February we will be partnering with Peak Vista Community Health Centers and The Men’s Exchange for a clothing and item drive.

Peak Vista is in need of the following:

  • Used: blankets if in good shape and laundered
  • New: tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, backpacks, hand warmers, socks, grocery gift cards, puzzle books, pencils, new coats, hats, and gloves for adults

Donations can be dropped off at the Health Center at 340 Printers Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80910 or coordinate a pickup with Samantha Chapman.

The Men’s Exchange will accept used professional clothing which can be dropped off at the physical location downtown, 409 N. Tejon St. Colorado Springs, CO.

Please share any pictures of your donations and let Samantha Chapman know if you donate.  

In other news, mark you calendars for March 10-13 and join us in volunteering with 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.

If you are already eager to sign-up you can do so here:

Kindest Regards,

Samantha Chapman

International Committee News!
International Committee Meeting for any Rotarian to join! If you want to know what our club is participating in around the globe, please call in to the meeting tomorrow just after our club's weekly meeting!
Topic: International Committee Meeting
This meeting is for anyone in Rotary who would like to join in our international club efforts!
Time: Feb 12, 2021 01:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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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."
Kathleen's Korner

Hello, Rotarians

Any fellow neurotic list-makers out there? Does anyone really keep it together without one? I AM so that person. At any one time, I have numerous lists going.


At any point in time, I have a list of everything I intend to get done within an irrational amount of time, a list of items needed for the next grocery order, a list of books I want to read, movies I intend to watch, countries I'd love to visit, places I want to go in the US, recipes to try, exercises I think I should do, restaurants to visit when everything is safe again, morning routine, nighttime routine, Christmas gift ideas, Pinterest projects I'd like to nail, friends I pray for, favorite tv shows, fun facts about Donny Osmond, and even a list of everything I own for insurance in case my house burns down.

Something about writing down a numbered item makes my heart beat quicker, my palms sweat and my eyes twinkle. Kinda kidding. But I really do enjoy making lists. I love crossing items off as I complete them. Sometimes I'll do something NOT on my list and write it in just so I can cross it off. Yeah, it's a thing.

Several years ago I learned from someone I really admire that a person should have just three major items on their list to complete each day. Rational Smashional. But eventually I did cave and took the 3 most important things from my master list and worked at those. I actually did a better job with those 3 than when my goal was to cross off 20 tasks in a day. 

Honestly, it wasn't easy to embrace the idea of 3 daily goals. I fought it for awhile but I finally figured out that if I did 3 major things in a day, I'd enjoy a reward of relaxing or being with friends plus I was learning to give myself some grace and lower my self imposed restrictive standards. Grace was the key. Who was going to care if I crossed off 30 lines from my list or none on any particular day? It was me. Just me. But with some grace, I  learned (and I'm still learning) that list making with a demanding expectation, while organized, was setting me up for disappointment. It wasn't the list itself, obviously. It was that expectation that I would cross off as many as possible, as soon as possible. And by as soon as possible, I meant today.

In the past 3 1/2 years I've been working at giving myself grace for many things. It took me the first 3 years to make peace with not going back to work. I wasn't ok with it for a long time but I slowly realized that I didn't deserve the pressure I was putting on myself. I had to accept that I'm in a position I didn't plan for but I'm here and it's ok. Grace was my gift to me. I read a quote that says "There's nothing as classy and powerful as showing forgiveness and grace to someone who doesn't deserve it." Deserved or not, sometimes that someone is me.

If you're cray cray like I was about putting ridiculous and irrational standards on yourself, I hope you can think about grace. It's a lovely gift you can give yourself. And lately with everything going on in the world, there are so many people who need it as well.

In Rotary Service,

Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss

Colorado Springs Rotary President-Elect

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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
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Ken Hill
February 2
Ralph Ledwig
February 3
Bill Robers
February 4
John Rodgers
February 13
Tina Dewey
February 14
Jane Hammoud
February 22
Luisa Graff-Coleman
February 22
Kent Felice
February 26
Join Date
Jim Caro
February 2, 1983
38 years
Greg Garcia
February 6, 1986
35 years
Jim Allen
February 10, 1972
49 years
Bob Werschky
February 12, 1965
56 years
Guy Cresap
February 12, 1965
56 years
Donna Nelson
February 14, 2020
1 year
Julie Falletta Dinkel
February 14, 2020
1 year
Allan Roth
February 18, 2000
21 years
Andrew Oyler
February 18, 2016
5 years
Marcus Houston
February 22, 2019
2 years
Marlene Rothzeid
February 22, 2013
8 years
Tina Dewey
February 24, 2020
1 year
Bill Robers
February 27, 2009
12 years
Upcoming Events
Clothing and Winter Item Drive
Feb 01, 2021 – Feb 28, 2021
February Community Service Committee Meeting
Feb 18, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
Monthly Board Meeting February 2021
Feb 24, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Habitat for Humanity- Women's Build Week
Mar 10, 2021 8:30 AM –
Mar 13, 2021 4:30 PM
March Community Service Committee Meeting
Mar 18, 2021
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
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