President's Message
Ron Rubin
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Congratulations to Jean Feist for being on the cover of the Broadmoor Friends and Neighbors, October issue! What a beautiful picture of her and in her interview, she mentioned Rotary and the Nicaragua Water Project prominently. Thank you, Jean, for your contributions, publicity, and well-spoken words in your article, "Getting to Know Jean Feist". That article will be seen by hundreds and hundreds of local people and visitors, alike!
Also, congratulations to Trevor Dierdorff for his second time in being awarded the Excellence in Customer Service Award by the Better Business Bureau recently.
Another congratulations is in order to Tuck Aikin for celebrating his 50 years in Rotary. We are happy that you are not only a loyal Rotarian but that you also have contributed so much to our local club and Rotary International these many years.
Oh, and let's not forget the picture of Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss in Sunday's Gazette, looking radiant at the Go Red for Women luncheon of the American Heart Association on September 22.
See you at the Migration Celebration this Friday in Pioneers Museum Park. Lots of fun, food, some entertainment, and reduced prices for our Gala! For these three hours, from 4:00 to 7:00, we are rolling back the price to buy tickets to the Gala from $150 each to $125 but you must show up at the park to receive this discount. Come one, Come all, to the Pioneers Museum Park and support our club...oh, and it's FREE!
We are so proud of all of our club members becoming Paul Harris Fellows! We have 15 awardees who are to be honored in the next few weeks, including Dennis Shoemaker and Winston Black from last week. Others have been honored at the last few meetings, as well, and we know it means so much to each Rotarian and his or her family. Wear those lapel pins proudly.
If I didn't give you a lapel pin from Rotary International and our international president last week, I'll have them at Friday's meeting. They are especially meaningful to our club because the motto this year is: Rotary Making A Difference - the same name we have for our local dental project with Peak Vista.
Our Nicaragua Water Project is going well with our club applying for grants from the District and Rotary International. We're also soliciting financial help from our other local Rotary clubs to join in, as well as other clubs that we have supported in their projects around the world. Next year, a trip to Nicaragua will probably take place as we are closer to providing water to the village. The entire project costs between $50,000 and $60,000 and we are well on our way of reaching this goal in the next number of months. Palmer High School students raised over $10,000 and our club has also contributed over $10,000.
Our exchange student, Romi Bogarova, needs host housing starting in December for her year of study in Colorado Springs. We need a host family in the northern part of the city. I encourage you to become involved and if you can't host or don't live in the area where she is attending high school, please ask friends who would like to host her. It is a wonderful experience to host a high school student from another country. Romi is truly an outstanding woman and upholds the values of Rotary and is from Slovakia.
Whew, a lot of news this week!
News from Cambridge
Here's an update from our Global Grant Scholar, Emily Hoover, who's arrived in Cambridge for her studies.  
Greetings from Cambridge!
I hope to create a blog, or an easy way to update you all on how my studies and adventures in Cambridge are going. For now, I'll stick to email to give you a quick update about my first week in Cambridge. 
I arrived last Saturday morning and so have been here for officially one week. My parents traveled over with me and we had a wonderful week exploring Cambridge. During our first day, we went punting along the Cam River, meandered throughout the local market, and ate dinner in a local pub. We also were able to travel to London for the day and saw a production of Wicked! They left yesterday morning and arrived safely back in Philidelphia. 
If you are familiar with Harry Potter, Cambridge is similar to Hogwarts, in that you are "sorted" into a "house" known as your "College." Your College is a community of students and faculty, who do not necessarily share you discipline, but are there as a sort of extra support for your time at University.  My Cambridge College is called Darwin College, and sits alongside the Cam River. It has a charming modesty about it and is the only College in Cambridge which allows students to walk and sit on the grass! I am constantly meeting inimitably passionate people, whose interests/studies range from whale conservation to astronomical machinery to theorizing more sustainable architectural practices. While Darwin has been an incredibly welcoming community to ease my transition to Cambridge, the Rotary Club of Cambridge Swantson has been equally warm and supportive!
I attended their 30th Charter Dinner on Tuesday of last week in the Great Hall of Queens College. Every Rotarian greeted me warmly and I was humbled to be a part of such a special occasion and event. At the dinner, I met the scholar from Botswana, who your Club raised money for! After years of attempting to make it to Cambridge, it was the support of you all that allowed her to travel here! I've attached some photos from the evening.
I am immeasurably grateful for this opportunity and am motivated to make the most out of my time here -- for the schools, communities, and people I love in Colorado Springs! I begin classes on Wednesday, and will send an update once i have my course underway. 
I hope you are enjoying Fall in Colorado and are able to enjoy the last of the Aspens changing!
Thank you again for everything,
Emily Hoover at the Cambridge Sawston Rotary 30th Charter Dinner
with Agrieneth B. Masule, a fellow Global Grant Scholar from Botswana.
Flight Sponsorship Opportunities
Calling all Rotary Readers!
The Queen Palmer Reading program will start in October.
The school can accommodate up to 5 adult reading mentors each day. 
This year, the reading  program will be held during the Early Bird Program time from 8 am to 8:30 am.  Spouses and friends of Rotarians are also welcome to be a part of this reading program.
All adult mentors will need to register as volunteers with the school but this can be done on the first day of volunteering.
Please let Carol Bach know if you are interested.
Her contact information is or by phone 719-641-2188
Rotary Youth Exchange -- RYE
Romi, Eero and Fanni in Durango.

Romi  Bogarova is our exchange student from Slovakia.  Eero Prusti is from Finland and is living in Westcliffe. Fanni Mate is from Romania and is living in Pueblo.
                           Rotary Youth Exchange - Durango, CO  September 8, 2017
Meeting Responsibilities
Brockway, David
Greeter / Microphone
Flores, Holly
Greeter / Microphone
Medina, Kris
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Beckett, Ted
Bargers, Bruce
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Nonte, Laura
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Dave Artusi
October 1
Harold Eichenbaum
October 5
Larry Sparks
October 6
Fabrizio Labate
October 9
Darren Smith
October 28
Ray Nunn
October 28
Bob Louden
October 30
Claudine Dickson
October 30
Join Date
Joseph Wiegand
October 1, 1991
26 years
Tuck Aikin
October 1, 1967
50 years
Andy Vick
October 3, 2014
3 years
Dick Harwood
October 10, 1980
37 years
Caryn Adams
October 14, 2011
6 years
John Sawyer
October 14, 2011
6 years
John Suthers
October 15, 2015
2 years
Bill Sinclair
October 20, 1978
39 years
Trevor Dierdorff
October 21, 2011
6 years
John Rodgers
October 25, 2002
15 years
Biff Morehead
October 29, 2015
2 years
Curt Ormond
October 29, 1971
46 years
George Ehnert
October 30, 2015
2 years
Oct 13, 2017
UCCS Presents and the Ent Center for the Arts
Oct 20, 2017
Planet Walk Colorado Springs
Oct 27, 2017
Culture in the Pikes Peak Region
Nov 03, 2017
Teaching from the Front Line
Nov 10, 2017
Your YMCA and Contributions to Healthy Communities
Nov 17, 2017
Blue, Gray, Black - My Service to Country
Dec 01, 2017
The Life of an Elite Athlete
Dec 08, 2017
The Oil and Gas Industry and the Colorado Economy
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting (in the Executive Board Room)
Antler's Hotel
Oct 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Philharmonic Kids Concert
Pikes Peak Center for the Performing Arts
Nov 01, 2017 – Nov 02, 2017
Board Meeting (in the Executive Board Room)
Antler's Hotel
Nov 16, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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