Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Bulletin
December 5, 2018
This Week's Program
Dec 14, 2018
Christmas Holiday Program
Christmas Holiday Program

Members and their Family and Friends are cordially invited to attend this years Rotary Holiday Program. This years Program will fiture the America The Beautiful Chorus.

America the Beautiful Chorus is Colorado Spring’s premier barbershop chorus. We are a community of men who appreciate music old and new, but focus on learning, preserving, and spreading the musical style of men’s barbershop, which is 4-part a cappella harmony.

Our last meeting of the year, 12/14, will be our holiday party.  If you plan on bringing a guest, please email
no later than Tuesday 12/11 so that I may notify the Antler's as to how many spirited guests we will be expecting.
Dec 21, 2018
No Meeting due to Holiday
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Our Global Grant Scholar - Jourdan McGinn
On our recent visit to London this week, Liz and I met for lunch with our Global Grant Scholar from 2016, Jourdan McGinn.  Jourdan graduated with distinction from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with a Master's Degree in Public Health.  She is now working in Sierra Leone as the Director of Policy & Partnerships for Partners in Health.  We were joined by Neil & Doreen Beeton from the Rotary Club of Newport-Pagnell, England, Jourdan's host club during her scholarship period.  We're hoping to be able to support a Global Grant project jointly at the district level in Rotary's Maternal & Child Health focus area. What a delight to see one of Rotary's Foundation scholars doing good in the world.
Refurbishment of Primary Care Clinic: Before the 2014-15 Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone suffered some of the worst health outcomes of any country in the world. Ebola devastated an already fragile health system—loss of staff and shaken community confidence in health facilities have led to the further deterioration of health services and outcomes. The primary care clinics, the health facilities closest to every Sierra Leonean family, are the most visibly affected with most having little or no electricity, no running water, and dilapidated and broken beds, walls, and equipment. We believe that if we are to truly transform the health system in Sierra Leone, we need to start with the places closest to the people we are serving and we need to ensure that those places are dignified so that we can restore communities’ confidence in the health system. Rotary could support in refurbishing one or more of these clinics by investing in solar systems to ensure 24/7 electricity so women don’t deliver in dark, to the light of a mobile phone. Rotary could support in getting running water connected, walls painted, and new furniture to make the space safe, functional, and beautiful for the patients it serves.
2019-20 Officer Nominations
President-Elect Caryn Adams announced the report of the nominating committee for Board of Directors for 2019-20 at the November 16th meeting.  Will be voted on at club meeting on this Friday, December 7th. There is a provision in the by-laws (available on the club webpage) to allow for nomination of someone for a position by any member rather than from the committee.  These, in-writing, nominations would have been due NLT November 23, 2018.  As there were no additional nominations from the club and only one nominee has been presented for each position,  our election meeting on Friday will be very short, per the By-Laws
Section 7.4.  Election.  The membership shall elect the Officers and the new Directors for the upcoming year at its Annual Meeting. 
If at the time of the election, only one nominee is standing for a given vacancy, the President shall declare that the nominee duly elected to that position.  A vote by secret printed ballot shall take place when the number of nominees for any given position exceeds the number of vacancies for that position.
Section 7.3.  Nomination by Others.  Within seven days following the presentation of the report of the Nominating Committee, any Member may nominate any other Member of the Club in good financial standing to any vacancy which may exist for the up-coming fiscal year.  Such nomination must be in writing, shall include a statement signed by the nominee of his or her willingness to serve, must be countersigned by five other Members of the Club, and shall specify the position for which the nominee is to be a candidate.  Such nomination must be delivered to the President not later than 7 days following the presentation of the report by the Nominating Committee.
President-Elect Nominee -- Rodney Gullatte
Secretary -- Jeff Ahrendsen
Treasurer -- Kris Medina
Community Service -- Ian Glassford
International -- Bill Rhea
Public Relations -- Terri Cain
Membership -- Holly Flores
Club Administration -- Kay Rendleman
Service Fund -- Kent Palmer
Rotary Foundation -- Tom Nelson
Youth Services -- Carol Bach
Fundraising -- TBD
Programs -- Ron Rubin & Craig Engelage
Holiday Party RSVPs Needed
Our last meeting of the year, 12/14, will be our holiday party.  If you plan on bringing a guest, please email
no later than Tuesday 12/11 so that I may notify the Antler's as to how many spirited guests we will be expecting.
Holiday Service Opportunities
Here are some great opportunities for you to share in the community.
- Salvation Army Bell Ringing -- December 15/16 and 22/23 -- two-hour shifts throughout the day at the King Soopers, 19th & Uintah.  We usually have two Rotarians on each shift.   Opportunities to sign up will be available soon.  Contact -- Craig Whitney
- Santa Day at Queen Palmer Elementary School will be held on Wednesday, December 19 from 2:15-3:15.   Come and support our Rotarian Santa to hand out goody-bags to very excited youngsters.  See Carol Bach to sign up to be an elf.  
- The Palmer Interact Club Art Sale has been postponed and will not be held this weekend.
New Year Gathering with North Club
The Rotary Club of North Colorado Springs would like to invite every Rotarian and guest to join us and welcome in 2019. Please ask your members to come and celebrate the many accomplishments of the Front Range Rotary Clubs in 2018. This is a casual Rotary social get together to toast in the New Year.
January 2, 2019
4:00 PM
Patty Jewett Golf Course Clubhouse
900 E Espanola St, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Hors d oeuvres with cash bar
Cost $15.00
 Please RSVP to Mary Cavanaugh at or call 719 440 5022 by December 23, 2018
Meeting Responsibilities
McGrath, Mike
Visitor Check-In
Stiles, Randy
Visitor Greeter / Microphone
Schott, Joe
Club Greeter / Microphone
Shoemaker, Dennis
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Bailey, Edward
Tiona, Jeff
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Stevenson, Kevin
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Biff Morehead
December 5
Gavin Light
December 12
Erika Eschberger
December 15
Edward Bailey
December 19
David Supperstein
December 21
Jean Feist
December 21
Bruce Bargers
December 22
Bill Sinclair
December 27
Join Date
Elaine Gibbs
December 1, 1995
23 years
Laurel McLeod
December 1, 2000
18 years
Steven Kidd
December 1, 2000
18 years
Bob Louden
December 3, 2010
8 years
Jolly Wall
December 7, 2002
16 years
Gavin Light
December 15, 2016
2 years
Upcoming Events
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
King Soopers
Dec 15, 2018 – Dec 23, 2018
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.