President's Message
Ron Rubin
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Here's hoping every member and their friends and families have a delightful and sincerely peaceful Christmas, Chanukah, and any other celebration of religious significance during the coming weeks. We all wish for a time to come when we can smile at what we've accomplished through Rotary, our other organizations we support, and in doing what we do on a personal level for others. I'm enriched by knowing what each of you does to touch other living beings and in helping our planet. The world is a better place because of you.
I think you'll enjoy what Marv Thomason has planned for our holiday party on Friday. Be sure to sing along!
We will vote on this slate of officers and directors on Friday:
President                      Alan Gregory
President Elect             Caryn Adams (2019-2020)
Secretary                     Jean Feist
Treasurer                      Kris Medina
Dir.-Membership            Caryn Adams
Dir.-International            Donna Dell'Olio
Dir-Public Relations       Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Past President              Ron Rubin
Dir-Fund-Raising           TBD
Dir-Service Fund            Kent Palmer
Dir-Youth Services         Carol Bach
Executive Director         Claudine Dickson - but not a board position
Rotary Prime                TBD by Prime
Dir-Club Administration  TBD
Dir-Service Projects       Rodney Gullatte
Dir-Rotary Foundation   Tom Nelson
Program Chairman        Vance Valades (also not a board position)
Kay Rendleman brought to my attention another way to help others during this season of giving. It's called "A Different Kind of Christmas" that will benefit those who have been victims/survivors/organizations that combat Human Trafficking across Colorado. It will let them know they are not alone this holiday season. There are a number of organizations that will be helped with your donations. Please see Kay at our meeting on Friday if you wish to know more and help. She'll have information for you to read. Kay is on the host committee. There is an event on Saturday, December 16th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, if you would like to attend.
And Happy New Year, see you in 2018. Make some noise on New Year's Eve with those kazoos!
Hasta el viernes!
EVENT CANCELLED!! Palmer Interact Art Show and Sale - December 9.
Rotary FLIGHT 2017!
Rotary Youth Exchange 2018-19
The board has approved hosting a foreign exchange student for 2018-19.  
We feel it would be easier for our club if we had our 2018-19 inbound student attend a D11 school such as Palmer.  We have had inbound exchange students at Palmer twice in the past and have a good relationship with the school, particularly with the Interact Club.
It's a long way off, but we will be needing three host families for our new inbounder to attend Palmer.  The host family periods are Start of School Year in August to Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving to around Spring Break, and Spring Break to End of School Year.  We have two CS Rotary families interested in hosting, one for the first period and one for the third, and need to know of others who might support this wonderful program.  You don't have to live in D11, but need to be willing to get the student to and from school.
If you are interested and need more information, please contact our Youth Exchange Officer, Juliana Howard,, our Director of Youth Services, Carol Bach,, or Past-President Dennis Shoemaker,
Meeting Responsibilities
Givens, Bart
Visitor Check In
Gregory, Alan
Greeter / Microphone
Herskind, Bud
Greeter / Microphone
Kaltenbacher, Kris
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
McGrath, Mike
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Biff Morehead
December 5
Gavin Light
December 12
David Supperstein
December 21
Jean Feist
December 21
Bruce Bargers
December 22
Bill Sinclair
December 27
Join Date
Elaine Gibbs
December 1, 1995
22 years
Laurel McLeod
December 1, 2000
17 years
Steven Kidd
December 1, 2000
17 years
Bob Louden
December 3, 2010
7 years
Jolly Wall
December 7, 2002
15 years
Gavin Light
December 15, 2016
1 year
Dec 15, 2017
Dec 22, 2017
Dec 29, 2017
Jan 05, 2018
Bridges Out of Poverty
Jan 12, 2018
Colorado Springs Early Colleges
Jan 19, 2018
President Ron Rubin
Jan 26, 2018
Veterans Trauma Court
Feb 02, 2018
Pikes Peak Community Foundation
Feb 09, 2018
Social Impact Organizations
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Upcoming Events
Santa Day @ Queen Palmer Elementary School
Queen Palmer Elementary School
Dec 15, 2017
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
King Soopers
Dec 16, 2017 – Dec 23, 2017
Board Meeting (in the Executive Board Room)
Antler's Hotel
Dec 21, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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