From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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May 20, 2021


Tune in tomorrow for another outstanding meeting @ 12:15 pm!

Our speaker for Friday will be Cindy Aubrey from Pikes Peak United Way!

Topic: Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Weekly Meeting

Time: May 21, 2021 12:15 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

        Every week on Fri, through May 28, 2021 


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This Week's Program 
May 28, 2021
"Pikes Peak Region Attractions"
"Pikes Peak Region Attractions"

PK McPherson is the Executive Director of Pikes Peak Region Attractions Association and represents 28 attractions in the region — both the large iconic attractions like Pikes Peak, Cave of the Winds and Royal Gorge Bridge and Park along with a number of our hidden gems like the May Museum, Miramont Castle and Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine.  PK was born and raised right at the base of Pikes Peak and is a proud third generation Colorado native.  

Like so many Colorado Springs kids, PK’s first job was at one of the attractions she now represents.  She loved that job so much, she stayed for six years and they helped her work her way through college.  Twenty-some-odd years later, the owners of that attraction reached out to her when the ED position came open at PPRAA because they thought her understanding of the tourism industry combined with her 15 years of marketing experience would be a great combination. 

2021 is PK’s sixth season at the helm of the association and will share what’s new and what to expect for the summer tourism season.

And yes, the new Summit House at the top of Pikes Peak and the reopening of the Cog Railway will be part of her presentation!

And we want somebody to ask her where the name "PK" came from!

Jun 04, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
"Arts Vision 2030"
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May is YOUTH SERVICE month!

Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service.

You can find all things FLIGHT 2021 in this column every week! Also, check out WWW.CSFLIGHT.ORG!
~We have received many applications from incredibly talented artists to design our butterflies and dragonflies! AND it appears that Al B Johnson, our raffle butterfly artist, is almost finished with our 2021 Raffle Butterfly!
                                                                                                             (no peeking!)
~Sponsorship information: 
If you are interested in being a sponsor for FLIGHT 2021 at one of the many sponsorship levels available, please click here for the:
Sponsorship information
Commitment form
~Silent Auction information: 

Do you have items you would like to donate to this year's FLIGHT? We would love to feature your item in the silent auction. The auction will take place virtually, Saturday, September 25.

If you would like to donate, please reach out to Amanda Salmons at

The deadline for donations is Saturday, August 28.


Community Service Committee Updates:

Sign up by Thursday, May 20th to volunteer with Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity for May 21st or 22nd – Encourage a fellow Rotarian, spouse, significant other, or friend to join you as we help build homes for families in your community!


Rotary Tree Challenge: In honor of the 150th Anniversary of Colorado Springs and in support of the Mayor’s Tree Challenge we have partnered with Harding Nursery to offer discount trees for Rotarians in the Colorado Springs area. Show the flyer (below) to receive:

  • 20% discount off any tree over $189
  • 5 gallon special on small deciduous tree for $79
    • Trees Included: Burr Oak, Swamp White Oak, Red Oak, Hackberry, Greenspire Linden, Princeton Elm
    • Harding Nursery will plant trees starting at $115.
  • This opportunity will be honored from May 21st – June 30th.
  • Print tree flyer

Learn more about the Mayor’s Tree Challenge here:

*Be sure to track your tree on the website and let Samantha Chapman know so we can track how many Rotarians purchased and planted trees as well.*


Our next community service committee meeting is Thursday, May 20th at noon, we hope you join us! Here is the Zoom link to save to your calendar:



Kindest Regards,


Samantha Chapman

International Committee News!
International Committee is working on some great projects! 
- Joint Project with Denver Mile High Club Uganda mental health is approved and in motion!
- CSF approved $500 for Ashesi University project in Ghana. Distract Grant request submitted. Looking to get other local clubs to partner with us.
- Colorado Haiti Project is continuing on their agriculture project and has changed their name to Locally Haiti. 
- We are drafting a request for the Practical Education Network (PEN) in Ghana for funding to help with the transition to online learning because of covid. We got to hear from PEN's CEO & Founder, Dr. Heather Beem recently as one of our speakers for the club's weekly meeting!
Onward and upward,
Jordan Davis - International Committee Director
Feeling isolated?  BYOL! (Bring your own laptop!)
Are you missing seeing your other Rotarians in person? Feel free to join Jordan Davis and Kay Rendleman with some of your other fellow Rotarians on Fridays over at Sportivos inside the Antlers hotel. Arrive starting at 11:30 for socially distanced socializing and bring your laptops and headphones to participate in the meeting on Zoom at 12:15! Questions? Contact Jordan or Kay.
Get to know your club members!
Jack Kinney
  1. Where were you born and where did you grow up?  Dansville, New York 
  2. Coffee or tea? Coffee 
  3. Favorite sport to watch? Favorite sport to play? Favorite sports teams? Ice Hockey 
  4. What was your first job? Instructor of Mathematics - St. Lawrence University 
  5. How long have you been in Rotary? Have you ever been a Rotarian in another club? If so, where? 42 years here and Terre Haute, IN 
  6. What is your favorite community service activity that our club has participated in? Teacher recognition                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
  7. Who was your rotary sponsor? Frank Tucker  
  8. What board positions have you held in our club or in prior clubs? President - Rotary Club of Colorado Springs and President - Terre Haute Indiana Breakfast Club 
  9. What is one thing that the club members would be surprised to hear about you? I have published 4 books in probability and statistics and journal articles along with many, many unpublished letters to the editor.
Kathleen's Korner

Dear Rotarians,

For years I've thought about "livin' and lovin' my journey", and recently I remembered a conversation I had with someone about that very topic. We talked about how important the journey is because we love, lose, and learn (among other things.) Then my friend said something that made me pause. She reminded me that it's as important to relish your journey as it is to focus on your destination. 

"But isn't it about the journey? That's what Pinterest says."

"Your journey is your strategy. You constantly adjust it but you need to be focused on your vision of where you want to go. Your journey might even change your desired destination but that focus will get you there."

"Then what's the mystique about the journey?" 

"Everything, my friend. Everything."

"How can I focus on my destination if I'm busy being astonished at my journey?"

"Your vision (or destination) is what you dream of and your journey gets you ready for that or helps teach you that maybe your destination could be a bit different than you originally planned."

"If my journey is going to be my teacher and mentor, why should I even have a planned destination?"

"See, you think your destination is a stopping point. It's not a stopping point. It's a gratitude point. Then you find you're on another journey, although mostly simultaneous. Your courage and stamina and belief in yourself have grown so the next (leg of the) journey is even more exciting. Of course, it can also be more painful but you can deal with it. You've grown. You've learned to use your power on another level."

"Ok, I get it. But why is the destination so important if all the growing is done on the journey?"

"Do you have hopes and dreams and wishes and goals?"

"Of course!"


"So the journey (or strategy) and the destination (or vision) both play into my hopes and dreams. I'm starting to see the picture. What do you think is the most important part of the journey and the destination?"

"Everything, my friend. Everything."


I hope you, my fellow club members, are on the best possible journey to your best possible destination and leave some room for shifting winds. My Rotary journey started almost nine years ago but in five weeks, I get promoted to having 140 different supervisors. I've been working for over a year on goals and hopes that I have for my year in this upcoming position. I could never fill the super big shoes of President Rodney so I won't even try. I will do my absolute best in every way that I know and promise to grow in those areas that I don't. Our first months back to business, back to looking in everyone's eyes, and back to eating a meal together. I'm excited to see you in 14 days! (In case you're counting!)

In Rotary service,
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Rotary of Colorado Springs President-Elect
Bulletin Annoucements~!
If you have bulletin announcements, please email the EXACT WORDING of your announcement to by Wednesday at 5 pm. I don't write your announcements but I do make them nice 'n' fancy!
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
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Charlie Brown
May 2
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May 3
Doug King
May 13
Jeff Tiona
May 13
Julia Avellaneda
May 15
Jim Allen
May 20
Josh Slate
May 21
Molly Slate
May 21
Tom Nelson
May 24
Marcus Houston
May 27
Sam Chapman
May 30
Jonathan Tippetts
May 31
Marc Peck
May 31
Join Date
Paul Clarkin
May 1, 1970
51 years
Jane Young
May 2, 1997
24 years
Sky Foerster
May 8, 1998
23 years
Dave Finkleman
May 9, 1986
35 years
Susan Littlejohn
May 11, 2018
3 years
Jack Donley
May 12, 2000
21 years
Bob Chastain
May 26, 2006
15 years
Dwight Johnson
May 30, 1965
56 years
Jean Feist
May 30, 2015
6 years
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Jun 12, 2021 - Jun 16, 2021
Monthly Board Meeting June 2021
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12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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