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Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Bulletin
February 7, 2019
This Week's Program
Feb 22, 2019
World Peace and Understanding Day
World Peace and Understanding Day

Originally from Germany, Nicola Demme has lived, studied, and worked abroad for almost 20 years. She has lived in China, Japan, Australia, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

She began her career in international development in 2005 when she went to Aceh (Indonesia) after the Tsunami to help rebuild the region and give people hope for rebuilding their lives. 

Nicola holds a master’s degree in International Relations and is a senior program manager for a German development organization (GIZ) in Ethiopia. She currently manages a 40 million Euro program of the German government. This program is in place to provide young Ethiopians a chance to receive quality vocational training, which in turn allows them to find a job and make a living. 

Nicola is also a trainer for intercultural communication, an advisor for organizational and team development and a trained Gestalt therapist. 

She is most passionate about exploring new cultures and countries.  She believes that only when we are inspired by each other's differences and new discoveries, then we can grow as individuals, communities and societies.

See https://www.giz.de/en/worldwide/18887.html and https://akzente.giz.de/en/artikel/stuff-futures-are-made andhttps://reliefweb.int/report/ethiopia/german-launches-special-training-initiative-refugees-ethiopia .

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.

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World Peace & Understanding Luncheon - February 22nd
Every February, the Rotary clubs of the Pikes Peak region gather together for a luncheon to focus on the topic of Peace & Understanding in our world.  This special meeting is organized and presented by the presidents-elect of the area clubs and will be held at the Antlers on Friday, February 22nd, at our club's regular time. One tradition for this annual gathering includes "ringing of the bell" for area Rotarians who have passed away during the last year.  We'll also get to see a slideshow reviewing our collective work in the community plus announcements from various clubs.
 
We are very pleased that our speaker will be Nicola Demme. Ms. Demme is a German national, currently living in Ethiopia, where she works as Program Manager for the Sustainable Training and Education Program. The Sustainable Training and Education Program for Ethiopia is a joint German/Norwegian/EU program that provides vocational training to refugees living in Ethiopia in an effort to reintegrate them into the community. Ms. Demme has a long work history in international affairs, including several years working towards post-Tsunami development planning and infrastructure development in Indonesia. She has a Masters in International Relations and speaks German, English, French, Indonesian, and Chinese. Ms. Demme will fly into Colorado Springs from Addis Ababa a week before the luncheon, and she is open to addressing other groups and meeting other people during her time here.
 
 
Originally from Germany, Nicola Demme has lived, studied, and worked abroad for almost 20 years. She has lived in China, Japan, Australia, Indonesia and Ethiopia. 
 
She began her career in international development in 2005 when she went to Aceh (Indonesia) after the Tsunami to help rebuild the region and give people hope for rebuilding their lives. 
 
Nicola holds a master’s degree in International Relations and is a senior program manager for a German development organization (GIZ) in Ethiopia. She currently manages a 40 million Euro program of the German government. This program is in place to provide young Ethiopians a chance to receive quality vocational training, which in turn allows them to find a job and make a living. 
 
Nicola is also a trainer for intercultural communication, an advisor for organizational and team development and a trained Gestalt therapist. 
 
She is most passionate about exploring new cultures and countries.  She believes that only when we are inspired by each other's differences and new discoveries, then we can grow as individuals, communities and societies.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Volunteers needed for Children and Youth Activities
March 2, 2019:  (Saturday) 4th Annual Pancake Breakfast at Queen Palmer Elementary sponsored by the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs.  Rotary volunteers are needed from 8:00-10 am.  Rotarians will serve breakfast and Dr. Thomas will be there to read with the students.  Sign up through the email volunteer site.
 
March 8, 2019: (Friday) Queen Palmer Dental Day sponsored by the Rotary Making a Difference Committee.  Rotarians are needed to assist Dr. Moore and to distribute dental care kits.  Contact Carol Bach 719-641-2188 or (carolmbach@aol.com) if you are interested.
 
Ongoing:  Reading with Kindergarten Students at Queen Palmer Elementary on M, T, W, F from 1:00 -1:30 pm.  Contact Carol Bach if you are interested.
 
Thanks!
Carol
Meeting Responsibilities
Cashier
McCants, Larry
 
Visitor Check-In
McLeod, Laurel
 
Visitor Greeter / Microphone
McCants, Brenda
 
Club Greeter / Microphone
Adams, Caryn
 
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Naughton, Tom
 
Registration
Palmer, Kent
 
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Garcia, Greg
 
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Wally Miller
February 1
 
Ralph Ledwig
February 3
 
Bill Robers
February 4
 
John Rodgers
February 13
 
Jane Hammoud
February 22
 
Luisa Graff-Coleman
February 22
 
Join Date
Greg Garcia
February 6, 1986
33 years
 
Tamrin Apaydin
February 8, 2018
1 year
 
Jim Allen
February 10, 1972
47 years
 
Bob Werschky
February 12, 1965
54 years
 
Guy Cresap
February 12, 1965
54 years
 
Allan Roth
February 18, 2000
19 years
 
Andrew Oyler
February 18, 2016
3 years
 
Marlene Rothzeid
February 22, 2013
6 years
 
Bill Robers
February 27, 2009
10 years
 
Russell Hampton
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