Rotary Club of Colorado Springs Bulletin
November 28, 2018
This Week's Program
Dec 07, 2018
Rotary Peace Fellow
Rotary Peace Fellow

Katsa was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Over a span of six years, in between backpacking trips throughout southern Africa and language integration programs in France, she graduated summa cum laude with degrees in sociology, philosophy, and global economics.
Her entire life she has been actualizing the dream to travel worldwide, widen her perspectives, and to seek challenges outside of her comfort zone. She recently returned from service with the Peace Corps in a little country in West Africa called Togo. There, she lived in a remote village called Kalanga working in areas of gender equality and education quality.
Rotary caught her attention when they authorized a boat shipment of thousands of indestructible soccer balls that she and her fellow volunteers were able to use in order to promote girls’ soccer teams throughout West Africa. Her local Rotary Club has been undeniably generous and tenacious in their commitment to international dialogue and development, and Katsa feels honoured to participate in this endeavour. She believes that significant and benevolent action is almost always the product of a well-informed mind, and hopes that she can continue to hone her knowledge of international peace and conflict resolution through her future education at the University of Queensland.

Dec 14, 2018
Christmas Holiday Program
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In Memorium -- Past-Rotarian Don Cooke
Walter Donald Cooke
April 20, 1934 - November 10, 2018
Obituary of Walter Donald Cooke
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 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.
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
Cougars Care
Samantha Chapman and Juliana Howard, our co-chairs of Prime, helped organize this year's food drive and distribution for Cougars Cares.  Cougars Cares helped provide 150 box sets of food for 95 families associated with Coronado High School plus the additional going to Urban Peak, Marian House, and Dale House, among others.. On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, many Coronado students gathered in the high school gym to sort and box a multitude of donated food.  Once the food was boxed, Rotarians and other volunteers stepped in to help families with their selections and take them to their vehicle.
Rotarians who assisted were Samantha Chapman plus Julianna Hetrick and husband Kyle along with her co-worker Jennille Geiger with son Lucas.  Ashley Lawrence, Liz & Dennis Shoemaker, Vance Valades, and Andy Vick also helped with the effort.  Rotary Prime was able to also make a $1500 cash donation to Cougars Care.  
Two boxes of food for each family.
Front row -- Liz Shoemaker, Samantha Chapman, Juliana Howard, Dennis Shoemaker
Back Row - Vance Valades, Kyle Howard, Jennille and son, Lucas
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.
Meeting Responsibilities
Brockway, David
Visitor Check-In
Bargers, Bruce
Visitor Greeter / Microphone
Sparks, Larry
Club Greeter / Microphone
Nelson, Tom
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Davis, Jordan
Apple, Alicia
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Foerster, Schuyler
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Koch
January 6
Juliana Howard
January 7
Greg Garcia
January 8
Donna Dell'Olio
January 9
Marlene Rothzeid
January 10
Bud Herskind
January 18
Joe Schott
January 18
Greg Moore
January 22
Jolly Wall
January 22
Laurel McLeod
January 30
Jeff Ahrendsen
January 31
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
Harlan Ochs
January 1, 1959
60 years
Kent Palmer
January 1, 2001
18 years
Rodney Gullatte
January 1, 2012
7 years
Bud Herskind
January 7, 1993
26 years
Bill Kettles
January 10, 1975
44 years
Karen Kantor
January 10, 2018
1 year
Molly Slate
January 10, 2018
1 year
Bill Koch
January 20, 2004
15 years
Juliana Howard
January 23, 2015
4 years
Alan Gregory
January 25, 2013
6 years
Wayne Smisek
January 29, 2010
9 years
Claudine Dickson
January 30, 2015
4 years
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.