President's Message
Ron Rubin
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We will be meeting at the Wyndham Mining Exchange Hotel this week instead of Johnny Martin's as I announced at last week's meeting. Please come to the Mining Exchange instead. If you drive to the Antler's by mistake, a shuttle will bring you to the Mining Exchange. You can self park on the street by feeding the meter or park in the public parking garage south of the Mining Exchange at Nevada and Colorado or you can have the valet service at the Mining Exchange that will cost you about $9.00.
There is a Rotary effort to help the hurricane victims in Texas and Florida. If we want to give to these areas that were so hard hit, we can do so through our own Service Fund and then we can forward the money to Rotary International. Here is what I have received from the District:
"Hurricane Harvey is predicted to be the costliest natural disaster in the history of the U.S., with a damage cost exceeding Hurricanes Sandy and Katrina. AccuWeather predicts that the damage cost will hit $160 billion.
A Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Donor Advised Fund has been established under The Rotary Foundation to assist these communities."
The "What IF" celebration last Saturday was a smashing success. We had lots of volunteers helping out at our booth. Caryn Adams and the crew were selling raffle tickets and there were 88 sold for a total of $880!! Cass Daley organized the whole affair and was admirably helped by: Vance and Annie Valades, Gavin Light, Juliana Howard, Kent Palmer, Maggie Andrews, Michaela Smith, Elijah Hopkins, Samantha Chapman, Kay Rendleman, Cass's family, and a whole lot of kids (around 600) making butterflies out of drinking straws and pipe cleaners that Cass ingeniously invented. One of the artists was also present and helped out. I hope many of you had a chance to enjoy the day downtown.
Don't forget that the Gala ticket price includes not only incredibly prepared food and a very fancy-shmancy atmosphere, but also valet parking is included, hors d'oeuvres, and complimentary red and white wines at the table,  There is still time to sponsor a table of 8 for $1,600, which will include champagne, high-end chocolates, your name prominently displayed, and other goodies. Other tables will have 10 guests but it will be more spacious at a table of 8, if you wish to sponsor one and invite your friends. A REMINDER: THE PRICE GOES UP TO $150 ON SEPTEMBER 23RD FROM $125 NOW FOR TICKETS TO THE GALA. Buy your tickets now on-line or at our Rotary meeting this Friday and next to save $50 a couple!
My thanks to Rodney Gullatte for all his work on our website for Gala, taking videos at the meetings, and all the other great things he does for the club (including leading our songs, occasionally).
We have a number of Paul Harris Fellows to recognize in the coming weeks and it is gratifying to see so many of our members supporting our club as well as Rotary International. Thank you!
Change of Venue for Friday 9/15 Meeting
We apologize for the late notice but there is a change of plans for this Friday, we will be meeting at the Mining Exchange instead of the Johnny Martin's.  For those not familiar, here are the directions:
Directions: The Mining Exchange Hotel  is located on the corner of  Pikes Peak Avenue and Nevada Ave. We have reserved the Grand Ballroom for your luncheon. This ballroom is located on the main floor south of the front desk.  Parking is located on the street through meters, or the Public parking garage located on Colorado And Nevada. This garage does charge $.75, per hour or a cap of $6.75 per day. Another parking option is valet parking , for events it is $9.00.
We hope that most of you will be able to join us.
Again, we apologize for the late notice.
Looking forward to seeing everyone on Friday!
Rotary Luau - Sunday September 17
Our club will be having a Luau on Sunday, September 17th, at the home of Jack and Doris Donley. The price will be $25 each. Smoked pork and brisket will be the main course (made in Jack's giant smoker), along with other Luau favorites. We only have room for 50 Rotarians and guests so please sign up early if you wish to attend. Jack and Doris promise that "Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho will be played, along with other Hawaiian favorites. I don't think we'll have poi, however, to eat! Beer and wine and punch will be provided - if you wish to indulge in other alcoholic beverages, please bring your own libations. This is the first Social organized by my Czar of Ambiance and Energy, Kevin Stevenson, along with his wife Sheri and Karen Rubin as co-chairs. Again, only 50 or so can attend so let Kevin or me know if you are planning on coming or you may email Karen Rubin at . It will be a great evening, starting at 4:00 pm. Your check, made out to Colorado Springs Rotary Club (turned into Claudine and not the cashier), guarantees your reservation.
Thank  you, Jack and Doris, for generously providing your home for this event for our members. Sign up sheets will be passed around at our meetings on Fridays.
The Social Butterfly at Cowboy Star

Join Rotary Prime for a social at Cowboy Star benefiting the Flight Gala! 
Drink Specials will be provided with a portion of proceeds going to Rotary and raffle tickets for the "Four Seasons" butterfly will be on sale for $10. 
If you can't join for the evening stop by Cowboy Star anytime until the end of October and a portion of the drink special sales will still be donated to Rotary. 
Hope you can join us as Rotary Prime supports the Downtown Rotary Club of Colorado Springs annual gala. You can RSVP here:

Flight Silent Auction Items
Flight is fast approaching and the Flight Silent Auction Committee has requested that anyone who has committed to donating an item or items, please deliver them to one of the committee members no later than Aug. 30.  If you are donating an activity or trip, please contact Veta Fleming at or 719-471-3671.
If you have been thinking about donating to the auction, it is not too late.  The committee would love to hear from you.
Flight Sponsorship Opportunities
Sep 15, 2017
Upcoming Ballot Measures
Sep 22, 2017
Law Enforcement in Colorado Springs
Sep 29, 2017
Ralph Carr, CO Governor from 1939-1943
Oct 06, 2017
Project Angel Heart
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
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Maile Foster
September 2
Tom Gonzalez
September 5
Vance Valades
September 20
Carol Bach
September 21
Ron Rubin
September 21
Curt Ormond
September 23
Tuck Aikin
September 24
Join Date
Kevin Stevenson
September 1, 2005
12 years
Dave Artusi
September 3, 2010
7 years
George Reed
September 3, 2015
2 years
Jack Kinney
September 3, 1999
18 years
Laura Nonte
September 5, 2014
3 years
Michael Haas
September 5, 2008
9 years
Peter Frech
September 10, 2004
13 years
Cass Daley
September 22, 2016
1 year
Jeff Tiona
September 22, 2016
1 year
Kris Kaltenbacher
September 26, 2003
14 years
Greg Moore
September 27, 1991
26 years
Dennis Shoemaker
September 29, 1995
22 years
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Smith, Darren
Greeter / Microphone
Tiona, Jeff
Greeter / Microphone
Ehnert, George
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Way, James
Ormond, Curt
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Mundt, Jim
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CS Philharmonic - Rotary Stickers on Recorders
Colorado Springs Philharmonic
Sep 20, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Board Meeting (in the Grille Club Room)
Antler's Hotel
Sep 28, 2017
7:03 AM – 9:00 AM
Board Meeting (in the Executive Board Room)
Antler's Hotel
Oct 26, 2017
7:30 AM – 9:00 AM
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