From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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February 4. 2021


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

Our speaker for Friday will be Masah SamForay, Esq., sharing a Rotary project with Sierra Leonne.

Topic: Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Weekly Meeting

Time: Feb 5, 2021 12:15 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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This Week's Program 
Feb 12, 2021
"Mozambique Rotary Project"
"Mozambique Rotary Project"

Krista Morine was born in Denver and graduated from The University of Colorado in Colorado Springs with her Bachelor’s Degree in HealthCare Science and a minor in Spanish.  After graduation, she joined Peace Corps Mozambique.  Through her experiences in undergrad and her experience in Peace Corps Mozambique, she committed her life to Public Health Education and understands the importance of community.

Morine is the Co-Founder of Tenha Eperança, Unidos Vencemos o Coronavirus [Have Faith, United We Fight COVID-19]. She and her counterparts, Franciso Luís Sambo and Ofélio Raymundo Paiva Paiva, are working together to provide COVID-19 preventative measures for the community of Nacarôa. The overall goal is to produce and distribute 4,000 face masks along with informational cards on preventative measures, 4,000 bars of soap and 10 handwashing stations.

Feb 19, 2021 12:15 PM
"World Peace & Understanding Luncheon"
Feb 26, 2021
"Wounded Warrior Project"
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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.

Get to know your club members!
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Trevor Dierdorff

1.       Where were you born and where did you grow up? Placerville, CA

2.       Have you lived outside the US? If so, where and for how long? I lived in Belize for three months in 1990

3.       Coffee or tea? Yes

4.       Do you currently or have you ever played a musical instrument? I’m a wanna-be Drummer.

5.       Favorite sport to watch? Favorite sport to play? Favorite sports teams? Watch NFL, play golf 

6.       Do you speak any languages besides English? Geekcool and a pinch of French and Spanish

7.       What is one thing from your Bucket List? A year flying around the world

8.       Do you have pets? Achilles

9.   Do you collect anything?  Football cards, old computers

10.   What is one thing you’ve done that you never want to do again? Knee Surgery

11.   If you had to give up one of your five senses for the rest of your life, which one would it be: sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell? Smell

12.   What was your first job? Paperboy

13.   How long have you been in Rotary? Have you ever been a Rotarian in another club? If so, where? More than 5 less than 10.  I should probably know this answer. (Editor's note: On Oct 21, it will be 10 years!)

14.   What is your favorite community service activity that our club has participated in? Marian house computer project

15.   Who was your rotary sponsor? Ron Chernak

16.   We do a lot of good things in our club. In your opinion, where is an area that we could do better and how? Our own PR.  The Gazette and local TV should be covering our good news.

17. What is something else that other Rotarians would find interesting about you that you'd like to share?  I have a treadmill at my desk with two huge monitors.

Community Service Committee Updates:

Recent Updates/Upcoming Projects/Events:

Thank you to those Rotarians who either created an Apartment Kit or donated to The Place. We provided 4 Apartment Kits and $225 was donated through the Service Fund.

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!
We will discuss International projects for 2021 via email this month. Please contact Jordan Davis if you are interested in participating in International rotary projects this year.
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

Welcome to February, the month of LOVE. Today is the 35th day of 2021. And as such, I've compiled a list of 35 things I love. I hope you see some of your loves in my list and maybe be inspired to write a list of your own. It will change your day. I'm serious. As a heart attack. Which is one thing I do not love.

  1. My daughter, Sarah, who is more like her dad but in the best of ways. She is way intelligent, thoughtful, caring and beautiful.
  2. My son, Stephen, who is more like me. He is super smart, quick witted, (ok, maybe those come from his dad), goofy, environmentally conscious, musically talented, technologically savvy, and gives the best hugs.
  3. My dog, Chipsy. She's 4 lbs of chihuahua charm.
  4. My other dog, Karma. She is 85 lbs of sweetness, protectiveness, and a master treat forager. And cute as an enormous button.
  5. Coffee. 'Nuff said.
  6. Fireplace mornings
  7. Getting texts from friends 
  8. Shoes that make clacking sounds on cement
  9. Good hair days
  10. SNOW 
  11. Traveling. Anywhere.
  12. Airplane seat belts when I sit down and don't have to loosen them. Maybe even tighten them!
  13. Boarding early and good parking spaces. (Disability has its advantages!wink)
  14. Boots and sweaters - pretty much everything fall-centric
  15. Vanilla ice cream with yummy mixins
  16. Freshly mowed lawn
  17. Watching people move their hands when they talk. 
  18. Paper planners and erasable pens
  19. List-making
  20. James Patterson books
  21. Being a Rotarian
  22. Sparkly things that don't shed glitter
  23. Matching luggage
  24. Iphones
  25. Goal setting
  26. A firm pillow
  27. A soft mattress
  28. Music - most kinds. And now I love jazz also (thanks to Jean Feist!)
  29. Medium point pens that write smooth
  30. Socks that say "If you can read this..."
  31. Swag! (Uh oh. The red on my Saltmarsh neck is starting to show)
  32. Driving during the night when the streets are quite desolate
  33. Really hard and loud rain (Oregonian through and through)
  34. Fresh vegetables
  35. Airport hugs. Whether hello or goodbye, airport hugs are the most honest.
There are so many more things I love but I only allowed myself to list 35 items. May your February be loaded with YOUR loves!

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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