From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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Greetings My Fellow Rotarians,

The Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament still needs golfers.  Let your golf buddies know.  Here is the Facebook page (  For those of you without Facebook, you can share this as well,  Thank you for your support with this.

Keeping it short and sweet this week.  Thank you for all you do and I’ll see you on Friday.

Yours In Rotary Service

Rodney Gullatte, Jr.

President, Rotary Club of Colorado Springs

This Week's Program 
Aug 28, 2020

We will not have a weekly meeting today.  We will meet Monday, August 31 at noon at the Colorado Springs Country Club to correspond with the Whitney Golf Tournament.

You can find information about the event to benefit the Salvation Army and our Rotary Service Fund here...

The ZOOM link for those preferring to stay at home is the same as our regular meetings...

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Community Service Committee Meeting!

The Community Service Committee meets on the 3rd Friday each month which will be this Friday, August 21st. Join us at 11:00am to discuss upcoming projects and identify future projects we may want to pursue.


Topic: Community Service Meeting, Rotary Club of Colorado Springs

Time: Aug 21, 2020 11:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 731 1987 3644

Passcode: 3DAa50


Craig & Kyle Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament

You are invited to participate in the Craig & Kyle Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament at Colorado Springs Country Club! Golfers must register at  We look forward to seeing you on August 31st!

August is Membership Month!

Impact starts with our members — people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

Have you invited anyone to our weekly Zoom meetings? It's a great opportunity to see our club in action without any cost! #TryBeforeYouBuy


Get to know your club members!
Tuck Aikin
Tuck has been in Colorado Springs Rotary since 1967.  He was born in Washington DC in 1940. Interesting to note that he is a 4th generation Coloradoan! He has a picture of his grandfather in front of his sod house in Sterling CO.  Tuck's education is from University of Colorado, Boulder – music education, business (marketing), MBA, and UCCS night school. 
Tuck's wife Liz is another club member's (Guy Cresap) sister.  They have 2 daughters, Lisa - National Technical Institute for the Deaf, Rochester NY, Gallaudet University, Washington DC, teaches college level American Sign Language in San Diego, 2 hearing pre-teen sons.
Kristin, Northwestern University, organizational development consultant, voice-over reader, 2 pre-teen daughters,  in Denver. 
Tuck worked 22 years with Guy Cresap in their family business, a consumer credit reporting company which was sold in 1988 to Experian Corporation.  He has given programs at our club: two-person, 2-month 2,500mi bicycle tour from Bellingham Washington to Louisville KY; how credit bureaus work; overview of volunteer small business consulting on behalf of Service Corps of Retired Executives (CofC), 8 years, over 100 Gazette business articles; building of a cedar-strip canoe. 
Tuck was our club President in 1986 and the inaugural Flight artist chairman.  He has served on various community boards including Pikes Peak Center, Better Business Bureau, KCME radio, Humane Society, Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra.  He spent six years in the USArmy Reserves (Thank you!), 26 years member of chamber choir Abendmusik, and he's even composed/arranged several pieces! 
Tuck plays piano, guitar, harmonica.  He is an avid reader with ongoing research into subjects of curiosity: non-profit governance, cause of the 2008 mortgage feeding-frenzy debacle, cause of unacceptable cost of attending college/university. 
Thank you, Tuck! 
This Week In History

1896: Gold discovered in the Yukon

1899: Henry Ford leaves Edison to start automobile company

1909: First race is held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

1914: Panama Canal open to public

1920: Professional football is born

1944: The seeds of the United Nations are planted

1946: Future president Bill Clinton is born in Hope, Arkansas

1959: Hawaii becomes 50th state

2004: American swimmer Michael Phelps wins 8th medal

1964: The Beatles kick off their first US tour

1968: The first Miss Black America pageant takes place

1969: Woodstock festival opens in Bethel, New York

1975: Viking I launched to Mars

1979: Apocolypse Now released in theaters

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
Rotary Giggles



An exercise for people who are out of shape: Begin with a five-pound potato bag in each hand. Extend your arms straight out from your sides, hold them there for a full minute, and then relax. After a few weeks, move up to ten-pound potato bags. Then try 50-pound potato bags, and eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-pound potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. Once you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.

Kathleen's Korner

Greetings, Rotarians!
Is is possible that September is just around the bend?? President Rodney's year is going WAY too fast! I'm excited about our speaker this week! Emily Sherwood will be presenting this week about the work they are doing in Fountain Fort Carson School District 8. I met Emily when she worked for District 11 and it didn't take long before we became friends and happy hour partners! She has the most adorable little boys and if you looked up "Mommin' SoHard" in a dictionary, you'd find Emily's picture. She absolutely rocks at mothering. Course, Emily kinda rocks at everything she decides to do. I can't wait to hear her presentation!
I gotta give a shout out about our upcoming Craig & Kyle Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament! We have Rotarians working very hard to make this event successful and meaningful. Donna Dell'Olio has earned her superhero badge for all she's doing! Many of us have small slices of the pie. Donna has the whole banquet and she's making things happen! I sincerely hope that many of our club members will attend the luncheon at the country club on Aug 31 in lieu of our regular Friday meeting from Aug 28. It's also David Finkleman's birthday and my 8 year anniversary in Rotary! I heard rumor that Dr. Finkleman might be joining us so make sure to give him an extra fancy elbow bump for his birthday! And just as exciting, we will find out how much our club will benefit from the golf tournament!
I think this is the first year I haven't gotten a peak of the new butterflies & dragonflies before the reveal. Our preview party at Pioneer Museum on Aug 25 will be amazing and I know I will fall in love with every single one of them. Please bring your friends to the event! It's always spectacular!! 
You just can't keep a good rotary club down! We have lots of projects and events in the works. Thank you again, Past President Caryn, for putting us on the right path to do good throughout this very kooky year. And thank you, President Rodney, for leading us through a time of massive societal changes. How perfect to have you leading us right now, considering you were voted in 18 months ago! We had no idea then that the world would be fighting to stay alive and also make time to address and correct social injustice.
I hope you're having a good week! Mine is very full, which keeps me happy til we meet again on Zoom! Please remember to join our Zoom meeting on Friday but NEXT WEEK, we will skip our Friday meeting and instead meet the following Monday at Colorado Springs Country Club on August 31 for the luncheon in place of our skipped meeting on August 28.
For the good of Rotary,
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Rotary of Colorado Springs President-Elect
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jack Kinney
August 2
Michael Hendren
August 3
Geoff Wright
August 4
Joe Lillard
August 5
Judith Casey
August 7
Larry Liston
August 8
Michael Thomas
August 11
Randy Stiles
August 11
Alan Gregory
August 12
John Buckley
August 12
Wayne Smisek
August 19
Jim Mason
August 24
Dave Finkleman
August 31
Join Date
Jordan Davis
August 1, 2014
6 years
Lynn Vidler
August 3, 2018
2 years
John Buckley
August 4, 1995
25 years
Samantha Chapman
August 18, 2016
4 years
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
August 31, 2012
8 years
Upcoming Events
Craig Whitney Golf Tournament
Colorado Springs Country Club
Aug 31, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rotary Lunch 08/31/2020 - Colorado Springs Country Club
Colorado Springs Country Club
Aug 31, 2020
11:45 AM – 1:30 PM
Mt Carmel Veterans Service Center - Patriot Day
Norris Penrose Upper Lot
Sep 04, 2020
6:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Community Service Project Planning Meeting
Duca's Neapolitan Pizza
Sep 18, 2020 11:15 AM
Monthly Board Meeting
Wells Fargo Bank or ZOOM
Sep 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
13th Annual FLIGHT Gala
Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers
Sep 26, 2020
Community Service Project Planning Meeting
Duca's Neapolitan Pizza
Oct 16, 2020 11:15 AM
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