From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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Greetings My Fellow Rotarians,

The Official Flight Facebook page is here ( Please love, comment and share.  You have no idea how much more powerful our social media message can be if we just have you, as members, engage the posts.  Thank you all for your help with this.  These are 21st century branding techniques. 

I know that this COVID-19 season has brought about a lot of changes.  Our ability to adapt and learn from those changes will make us a more impactful organization.  I know Zoom isn’t the normal we are accustomed to, but I appreciate everyone who has held steadfast.  Change is how we survive.  We must adapt for the sake of the community we serve.

Yours In Rotary Service

Rodney Gullatte, Jr.

President, Rotary Club of Colorado Springs

This Week's Program 
Sep 11, 2020
"Military and the Society We Protect: Perspective and Relationships"
"Military and the Society We Protect: Perspective and Relationships"

September 11, 2001, like December 7, 1941 and March 11, 2020, are days that will live in infamy.  We remember 11 March as the official beginning of the COVID pandemic and 11 September as the remembrance of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. These trying times force us to rely on relationships forged in better times.  While we remain socially distanced for now, we cannot afford to be relationally distanced.

Colonel Bradley Smith is the Chief, NORAD and USNORTHCOM Command Center (N2C2) at Peterson Air Force Base and has a unique perspective on the events of September 11, 2001 and March 11 this year. 

Colonel Smith is a 1994 graduate of DePauw University. He began his career as an intelligence officer with assignments at Osan AB, South Korea and Kadena AB, Japan. He deployed to Incirlik AB, Turkey as an intel officer and an F-15C pilot to support Operation NORTHERN WATCH in the months leading up to Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Colonel Smith began a series of staff assignments after a medical grounding in 2003. He was selected as an executive officer three times and became a joint specialty officer with a tour in the USJFCOM J-3 and J-8. While stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Colonel Smith served in additional duties as a JTF J5, an AFFOR Chief of Staff, and Crisis Action Team Director, and he deployed to SOUTHCOM in support of Haiti earthquake relief efforts. Colonel Smith commanded the 5th Air Support Operations Squadron as an Air Liaison Officer and 717th Expeditionary Air Support Operations Squadron, providing the Air Support Operations Center (ASOC) for the Afghanistan Area of Operations.



Sep 18, 2020
"Presentation of Diamond Awards to D-11 High Schools"
Sep 25, 2020
"Arts Month 2020!"
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Get to know your club members!
Alicia Apple
  • I grew up in a tiny town in Washington State called Sequim, it is the lavendar capitol of Washington and has an average age of 67 years old!
  • I have 2 Italian Greyhound dogs — if you want a lap dog that doesn’t bark much, get an iggy! They sleep 20-24 hours a day!
  • I have been going to Rotary meetings since high school with my mom (Sequim Sunrise Rotary). I was a Rotaract member in medical school in the Kirksville Missouri Rotary club, home of past Rotary president Ray Klinginsmith. I officially joined as a full Rotarian at the Tulsa Oklahoma Sunrise club.
  • Baby Ray heart
  • My mom and I in Kenya on a water project sponsored by her Rotary club.
  • Bucketlist: I really want to stay a night in an ice hotel some winter to see the Northern Lights! 
  • I have absolutely loved volunteering for the Dental Day and other events at Queen Palmer! It is such a joy seeing the excitement on the kids’ faces! I hope we can expand our D11 involvement.
Thanks, Alicia!
This Week In History

1789: Congress founds the US Treasury.

1850: PT Barnum brings European opera star Jenny Lind to New York.

1897: Thomas Edison patents the kinetograph.

1928: Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's "The Threepenny Opera" premiers in Berlin.

1955: William Cobb demonstrates the first solar-powered car.

1964: First Japanese player makes MLB debut - Masanori Murakami/San Francisco Giants.

1969: First ATM opens up for business.

1972: Bobby Fischer becomes the first American to win the World Chess Championship.

1985: Wreck of the Titanic found.

1997: Princess Diana dies in a car crash.

1998: Federal legislation makes air bags mandatory.

2013: Diana Nyad,  64, makes record swim from Cuba to Florida.

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



A priest, a minister, and a rabbi want to see who’s best at his job. So they each go into the woods, find a bear, and attempt to convert it. Later they get together. The priest begins: “When I found the bear, I read to him from the Catechism and sprinkled him with holy water. Next week is his First Communion.”

“I found a bear by the stream,” says the minister, “and preached God’s holy word. The bear was so mesmerized that he let me baptize him.”

They both look down at the rabbi, who is lying on a gurney in a body cast. “Looking back,” he says, “maybe I shouldn’t have started with the circumcision.”

Kathleen's Korner

Hello, Rotarians! 
For those who missed us on Monday for the Craig & Kyle Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament, what an amazing day it was! I started the day selling mulligans and then partnered with Jody to get the people purchasing mulligans to use their change back to spend on raffle tickets for Flight! During the tournament, I was at Hole 12 with Claudine and Holly. I especially enjoyed seeing our elusive Rotarian Mike Hendren golfing! It was cold but we were committed! And the doctors say that eventually our fingers and toes will heal from the frostbite! ;) 
I was so sad to get notice that Ken Schinstine, our previous Executive Director, passed away. Ken was one of the first people I met when I joined Rotary. My memories of him are very sweet. He was charming and gentlemanly. I was afraid that I wouldn't ever see him once he passed the (unbelievably large) torch to Claudine. He did visit occasionally and just recently I got an inbox message from him on Facebook. It didn't sound right (Ken never once called me "Saltmarsh") so I notified Ken that his account was probably hacked. Unfortunately, I was correct. We messaged back and forth a bit after that. That was our last interaction. It's one more reminder that with everything going on in the world . . . Covid, riots, political campaigns, general unrest... that the circle of life continues. Even though I didn't see Ken very often, just knowing that his sweet soul is not on our planet any longer, I miss him. His health had been declining for a long time so he's probably having a grand time breathing without his oxygen tank! Do you think there are Rotary clubs in heaven? 
I hope you are all finding reasons to be grateful every single day! And if some days you can only be grateful for your ability to fog up a mirror, that's still pretty nice.
In humbled service above self,
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Rotary of Colorado Springs President-Elect
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September 2
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September 2
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September 3
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September 3
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September 5
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September 7
Susan Littlejohn
September 10
David Brockway
September 17
Sky Foerster
September 20
Vance Valades
September 20
Alice Haas
September 21
Carol Bach
September 21
Ron Rubin
September 21
Curt Ormond
September 23
Tuck Aikin
September 24
Join Date
Kevin Stevenson
September 1, 2005
15 years
Jack Kinney
September 3, 1999
21 years
Michael Haas
September 5, 2008
12 years
George Reed
September 12, 2002
18 years
Kent Felice
September 13, 2019
1 year
Randy Stiles
September 15, 2018
2 years
Cass Daley
September 22, 2016
4 years
Jeff Tiona
September 22, 2016
4 years
Greg Moore
September 27, 1991
29 years
Dennis Shoemaker
September 29, 1995
25 years
Upcoming Events
Community Service Committee Meeting
Sep 17, 2020 11:15 AM
Monthly Board Meeting
ZOOM again this month
Sep 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
13th Annual FLIGHT Gala
Sep 26, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guardians' of Palmer Park Workday
Palmer Park
Oct 03, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Community Service Committee Meeting
Oct 15, 2020 11:15 AM
Habitat for Humanity - Home Preservation Project
Oct 28, 2020 8:30 AM –
Oct 31, 2020 4:30 PM
Monthly Board Meeting
Wells Fargo Bank or ZOOM
Oct 28, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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