From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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November 5, 2020

Tune in tomorrow at 12:15 pm to hear a great program led by our President Rodney Gullatte Jr.! 


This Week's Program 
Nov 06, 2020
"Today's Native American Indian"
"Today's Native American Indian"

Marguerite Arai Cantu, Southern Ute, Chiracaua Apache, Eastern Cherokee

She is a Colorado Springs Pioneer Family member and a Great Grandfather born a slave.  Marguerite is Senior Instructor Emerita, Department of Communication, UCCS, where she was Course Director for both Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication. At UCCS she also served as Director of Student Multicultural Affairs, and Faculty Advisor to AISES (American Indian Science & Engineering Soc.) and Native American Student Assoc. She participated in two Faculty Development Seminars with CIEE (Council for International Education Exchange) in South Africa, Tibet and Beijing, China.

  Awards: 2008 – UCCS Culturally Responsive Teacher

                  2009 – UCCS Faculty Award for Diversity & Inclusiveness

                  2010 – CIEE Scholarship to Faculty Development Seminar – Tibet

Community involvement includes: former Board member Colorado Springs Indian Center, C0-Chair Native American Advisory Council - El Pomar (Emerging Leadership Development Program), Graduate – Community Leadership Program, Center for Creative Leadership 2004.

Cantu retired from teaching in 2016 and continues to present workshops on Intercultural Communication and Contemporary Native Culture. 

She is a proud grandmother to the “Fabulous Four” and a 22 year colon cancer survivor.


Nov 13, 2020
"United States Olympic & Paralympic Museum"
Nov 20, 2020
"District 5470"
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Our club is STILL hiring!
Club members, if you know someone who might love this position, please pass it on!
Non-Profit Executive Assistant
We are a large, active Rotary Club and are seeking a part-time Executive Assistant to assist our volunteer officers and board members in coordinating the multitude of projects and activities that our club undertakes monthly. The successful candidate will be responsible for the administrative details of the club.  This position reports directly to the Club President and will coordinate with other board members as needed.  The successful candidate will support our mission to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.  The candidate will also be committed to following our 4-way test: 1.  Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Is it beneficial to all concerned?
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Providing administrative assistance, such as writing, and drafting emails, drafting memos, and preparing communications on behalf of the Board and the Club President.
  • Performing accounting and bookkeeping duties
  • Organizing meetings, including scheduling, sending reminders, meeting set-up, and organizing catering for our weekly meetings
  • Set up and operate the sound system for our weekly meetings
  • Using various software, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software and virtual meeting applications.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Time management and ability to meet deadlines
  • 2-3 years of administrative assistant experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multitask
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to treat confidential information with appropriate discretion
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite
Hours and compensation:
Will work 20 hours per week.  This position requires the successful candidate to work 10 am to 3 pm on Fridays and from 11:45 am to 2 pm on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  All other hours to be coordinated with the Club President.
All resumes should be sent to: 
Community Service Committee Updates:

Updates on Community Service!

Mark your calendars for Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army – December 12th, 13th, 19th, & 20th

Sign up will be shared in November.

The next monthly community service committee meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 19th at 12 pm
Join us on Zoom! Samantha Chapman will send out an email reminder to all members the week of the meeting with the Zoom link.


This Week In History

1512: Sistine Chapel ceiling opens to public.

1942: Future President Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Todd.

1903: Panama declares independence from Colombia.

1922: Entrance to King Tut's tomb discovered.

1947: Howard Hughes's "Spruce Goose" flies.

1957: Soviet Union launches a dog into space. 

1962: The Crystals earn a #1 hit with "He's A Rebel."

1964: DC residents cast first presidential votes.

1983: MLK federal holiday declared.

1986: Grete Waitz wins her eighth New York City Marathon.

1998: Former wrestler Jesse "The Body" Ventura is elected governor of Minnesota.

2000: First residential crew arrives aboard the International Space Station.

2014: One World Trade Center officially opens in New York City, at the site of the Twin Towers.

Get to know your club members!
Wayne Bland

1.       Where were you born and where did you grow up?  Stillwater, OK (Go Pokes!)

2.       Have you lived outside the US? If so, where and for how long?  Not unless you count Oklahoma

3.       Coffee or tea? Strong black coffee with a bit of honey

4.       Do you currently or have you ever played a musical instrument?  Harmonica, but mostly on backpack trips where no one else can hear me!

5.       Favorite sport to watch? Football Favorite sport to play? Football Favorite sports teams? Oklahoma State Cowboys!  I am having a hard time with the Broncos these days!  But long term they are my team!

6.       Who would you consider to be your “hero” or “mentor” and why?  My Mom and My daughter…both of them for their strength and decision to live life on their own terms, but having incredible compassion for others!

7.       Do you speak any languages besides English? Okie!

8.       What is one thing from your Bucket List?  To retire and hike at least twice a week!

9.       Do you have pets?   LuLu is our rescue border collie/black lab mix…she was abandoned and then somehow rescued us!

10.   Do you collect anything?  Friends…trying to get rid of stuff and downsize.

11.   What is one thing you’ve done that you never want to do again?  Lost a spouse

12.   If you had to give up one of your five senses for the rest of your life, which one would it be: sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell and WHY?  I hope I never have to experiencing the loss of any of those….I want to be able to live life as full and wholly as possible.

13.   What was your first job?  Mowing lawns

14.   How long have you been in Rotary? Have you ever been a Rotarian in another club? If so, where?  I have been a member of the Rotary Club of Colorado Springs for 21 year, and prior to that a member of the Frontier Club in Stillwater OK for 8 years.  I was President of the Frontier Club.

15.   What is your favorite community service activity that our club has participated in?  Flight

16.   Is there another effort that you would like to see our club contribute/volunteer?  The Place

17.   What program have we had at our weekly meetings that you’ve found the most interesting?  Getting to know more about members of our club are always enlightening

18.   Who was your rotary sponsor?  Mike McGrath

19.   What board positions have you held in our club or in prior clubs?  Membership Chair, several years, Past President, Treasurer, Secretary, Foundation Chair of the Frontier Club.

20.   We do a lot of good things in our club. In your opinion, where is an area that we could do better and how?  We need to make our club more diverse in membership.  I would be willing to be a part of that effort and recruit people to bring different perspectives into our club.

Thank you for sharing, Wayne!


Rotary Giggles



Kathleen's Korner
Hello to my beloved Rotarians!
I saw this quote a few days ago and it reminded me of when I used to do the Manitou Springs Incline every other weekend. If I would only look down at the step just in front of me, I could climb and keep going steadily. But when I would look up ahead at the false summit or the actual top of the incline, it was always WAY overwhelming. Life is just like that. As long as I attack my task list one line at a time, I am steadily working on my goals without becoming overwhelmed. I was struggling one year trying to complete my taxes. I use Turbotax but for some reason in this particular year, I had a LOT of employment expenses and write offs. It was daunting. I would do ANYTHING to avoid it. I was really stressed about this looming deadline and telling a friend one day. She said "How about I come over and help you sort the receipts." What a great friend! She helped me sort my "shoe box" of receipts and paperwork so that by the time she left, everything was in order of category and chronological. Of course I finished it then wondered why I had the block and took such great pains to avoid it.
When my kids were young, they would get very overwhelmed when I asked them to clean their rooms. And because their mama is very ADHD, I could understand their frustration. So I started piece meal-ing their chores. "Stephen, JUST go pick up all your dirty clothes and put them in the hamper." "Sarah, JUST pick up Lego's and put them all in the Lego bucket." And so on. I enjoyed seeing them celebrate their little victories and attitudes stayed positive because they were constantly celebrating another line crossed off the list. Well, I may not be doing the Incline or picking up dirty clothes and legos but I'm dividing my dreaded chores and task list into small, bite sized pieces. And altho it is rare that it actually happens, I do try to stick with the three big things per day rule.
So today I am thankful for all the procrastination and false starts over the years that helped me develop the tools to live productively in this blighted brain. One day at a time; one step at a time; one task at a time; one line at a time.
In humbled Service Above Self,
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Rotary of Colorado Springs President-Elect
Extra! Extra!
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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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Trevor Dierdorff
November 3
Carmen Matei
November 7
Diane McOmie
November 9
Dennis Shoemaker
November 12
Karan McGrath
November 13
Harrison Hunter
November 14
Jesse Collette
November 15
Bob Chastain
November 17
Jesse Rivera
November 17
Kris Medina
November 18
Joseph Reagan
November 24
Scott Feller
November 24
Wayne Bland
November 24
Marv Thomason
November 26
Michael Haas
November 26
Chip Frazer
November 27
Join Date
Diane McOmie
November 1, 2017
3 years
Jim Mundt
November 5, 1980
40 years
Ron Chernak
November 5, 1982
38 years
Carol Bach
November 6, 2009
11 years
Fabrizio Labate
November 6, 2009
11 years
Doug Hanson
November 13, 2019
1 year
Bruce Bargers
November 17, 2016
4 years
Jody Richie
November 17, 2016
4 years
Buz Rieger
November 19, 1982
38 years
Upcoming Events
VFW 4051 Veterans Day Poppy Drive
Big R
Nov 08, 2020
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
November Board Meeting
Nov 18, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
November Community Service Committee Meeting
Nov 19, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
Cougars Care Packing Day
Coronado High School Gym
Nov 20, 2020
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cougars Care Pick-Up Day
Coronado High School Gym
Nov 21, 2020
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Monthly Board Meeting
Wells Fargo Bank or ZOOM
Nov 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army (Dec 12th)
King Soopers
Dec 12, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army (Dec 13th)
King Soopers
Dec 13, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
December Community Service Committee Meeting
Dec 17, 2020
12:00 PM – 12:40 PM
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army (Dec 19th)
King Soopers
Dec 19, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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