President's Message
Caryn Adams
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9 Reasons Why YOU Should Bring a Guest to Rotary This Week
Tomorrow is our last meeting in Membership and New Club Development Month. It’s been a busy month. We’ve heard from high schoolers who are going to take what they learned at RYLA into their school (And their Interact Clubs). We’ve had the opportunity to participate in Rotary Leadership Institute and to nominate folks for District Scholarships and fellow members for recognition by the Mayor. We’ve been invited to participate in the fundraisers and fellowship of other Rotary Clubs. We offered a beautiful Reveal to the community. We’ve had such a good time digging into “service”, but have we shared it yet with our friends? Our family? Our future fellow Rotarians?
Why should you bring a guest to Rotary tomorrow? NO, not just any Rotarian, but you, specifically YOU.
  1. We can tell people about what we do in Rotary, but if we don’t bring them to our projects or our meetings, we aren’t really sharing. In the lingo of servant leadership, we’ll be telling, not selling.
  2. Tomorrow is going to be a good meeting for guests. We are going to learn about Flight. We’re going to have a presentation on Membership from the District (given by Becky Kiser and Penny Kelly of the Rotary Club of East Colorado Springs). We will have a couple of interesting, moving, funny videos.
  3. Rotary isn’t just for us:  It’s for everyone who shares our service philosophy. So you should bring your kids. You should bring your neighbor. You should bring that person with whom you disagree on everything except the importance of service above self.
  4. We have so much to share in the coming weeks between Flight and the Planet Walk and our usual business. In other words, we have everything from a fancy gala that will raise thousands for the kids to a FREE service project for families. What an exciting time to be at Rotary!
  5. Speaking of excitement, doesn’t your guest want to be part of our push to end polio? Nigeria hasn’t had a reported case of polio caused by the wild polio virus in three years. That means next year Africa can be certified polio free! How many of us can say we’ve been part of something that like? (Answer: Everyone in Rotary who has ever given to Polio Plus, that’s who!)
  6. As Rotarians, we are committed to others. In small part, we are members of our Rotary Club because it makes us feel good. We feel good about serving. We feel good about helping people across the world. We feel good about benefitting our community. Don’t you think your guest would feel good about all that too? Well? Don’t you want your guest to feel good?
  7. Speaking of feeing good, Rotarians are also healthier. No, really! From our website, “Rotary club meetings offer the type of genuine social connection that triggers our bodies to release oxytocin, the so-called happiness hormone, and reduce levels of cytokines, pro-inflammatory proteins that signal the immune system to work harder and are often associated with poor health and depression. In fact, data from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index show that adults who volunteer and receive recognition for community involvement have higher overall well-being scores and experience less stress than their peers. Psychologists from the University of Queensland, Australia, found that membership in multiple social groups can boost self-esteem, and not just because of the relationships contained within them. The more subjects identified with given groups, the more psychological benefits – purpose, meaning, and a sense of belonging – they gained from their memberships.”
  8. We are a fun group of people. Your guest would enjoy hanging out with us. In the immortal words of Stuart Smalley, we are good enough. We are smart enough, and doggone it, people like us.
  9. Tomorrow’s meeting is your guest’s best way to start their long holiday weekend. See you there!
This Week's Program 
Aug 30, 2019
Kay and and Jody will get us up to speed on Flight happenings!!!
Sep 06, 2019
Downtown Colorado Springs - A Dynamic Area in a Forward Thinking City
Sep 13, 2019
12th Annual Flight Gala Is Tomorrow
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Planet Walk Colorado Springs
The Planet Walk is a FREE event, offered to all people in the community, and perfect for a fun Saturday family activity. Join us at America the Beautiful Park on September 7 at 8:30 a.m. to check in and start walking to the planets at 9:00 a.m. Whether you're attending as a volunteer or as a planet walker, please wear your brand new Rotary T-shirts (always assuming we get them back in time).
A Planet Walk Odyssey
  • FREE Event:  Walk to the Planets!
  • When:  9:00 AM, September 7, 2019
  • 8:30 to 9:00 Check-in and other activities
  • Where:  America the Beautiful Park
  • Web site:
  • Questions:  719-660-3449
  • See if Elvis really is in orbit around Mars[1]
Planet Walk Colorado Springs and the Downtown Rotary Club are sponsoring a free walk/run event to publicize a speed-of-light model of our Solar System.  
This model will be permanently installed along the Santa Fe Trail starting at America the Beautiful Park. The speed of light would be scaled down to equal an average walking pace, so it would take you about 8 minutes to walk from the model of the sun to the model of the earth! 
WHAT TO BRING: Your sense of wonder and a sense of humor.  We’ll be there to have fun! Wear appropriate clothing and bring water to keep you hydrated during your trip through the solar system. Costumes are encouraged!
WHAT WE’LL GIVE YOU: A Planetary passport with room for visa stamps at each planet.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Walk at 3.1 miles per hour (the speed of light) and you will receive your visa stamp at each planet.
If you arrive at Earth and have exceeded the speed of light, you will receive a visa stamp plus a citation for exceeding the speed of light and breaking the rules described in Einstein's Theory of Relativity!
WHAT NOT TO LEAVE BEHIND: Trash or debris of any kind.  We must leave the park & trail system exactly as we found it.
WHAT NOT TO DO:  No one is allowed to pound any stakes into the ground or behave in an alien manner!  Violators will be sentenced to do HARD time on Pluto and may also be sanctioned by the City.
[1] Tabloid Headline circa 1978                                                                              
Early Bird Ticket Sales
Purchase your Flight tickets at a reduced price now through the end of the month.  They're available at our weekly meetings and online as for $100 for individual and $190 for couples.  The price goes up in September.
Rotary Around Town
Broadmoor Rotary will host a city-wide Cornhole Tournament at America the Beautiful Park on September 8 from 11 am to 3 pm in support of Shelter Box USA. Two person teams will pay $50 per entry to compete for a $500 Grand Prize. Tournament play begins at noon. 
Part III of the Rotary Leadership Institute is offered September 14 in the meeting room of the Rockrimmon Public Library. It is not necessary to attend Parts I and II before attending Part III. There is no cost to this leadership training, and it will end well before the Flight gala. See Caryn Adams if interested or respond to the email sent to you earlier this week by Paulette Church.
Saturday, September 21 is the 2019 Bob Carlone Sporting Clay Shoot hosted by Rotary Club of East Colorado Springs. Proceeds benefit Trampled Rose. The event takes place at the Pikes Peak Gun Club in Colorado Springs, CO. Breakfast starts at 7 a.m., with the shoot immediately following at 8 a.m. Whether you're a sharp-shooter or a first-timer, all are welcome! Drawing Ticket enters you for a chance to win a $1,000 gift certificate at Glen Eyrie Castle. You can use the gift certificate for any lodging, gift shop, restaurant or event (to include the Holiday Madrigal Dinner) at Glen Eyrie. The Clay Shoot is sponsored by Platte Furniture, Eastern Colorado Bank, and Morgan Leagal Officers, P.C. Tickets available online at
(Please note that the date of the Bob Corlone Sporting Clay Shoot was incorrectly reported last week. The above date of 9/21/19 is correct).


Our Scholar in Dundee
Our club's Global Grant Scholar, Kailee Ross, has arrived in Dundee, Scotland, and will commence studies at the University of Dundee.  She was awarded the $40,000 scholarship early this year by the Rotary Foundation.
Her host club is Dundee Claverhouse and they have welcomed Kailee with open arms.  Here's a portion of a WhatsApp message she received in July -- 
Hi Kailee,
Welcome to Dundee when the time comes! We are all looking forward to meeting you and helping you to settle in to your new home.
I am Ivor Morton, a fellow Rotarian in the Rotary Club of Claverhouse and friend of Iain Ross. I will be picking you up from Edinburgh Airport at 9.35am on Saturday, 17th August and driving you over to Dundee, a journey of just over one and a quarter hours. 
What a wonderful welcome for Kailee and it gets even better.  Here's a message she sent to me --
Dennis. I have been in Scotland for three days now and I absolutely LOVE it. The rotary foundation is so welcoming, they’ve helped me get settled in and showed me around the city. I feel so welcome. I’m excited to attend my first rotary meeting tomorrow! I can’t thank you enough for helping me along with this process. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.
The Claverhouse Rotary Club meets in the Queen's Hotel which is just a ten minute walk from campus.  She's been to two meetings now -- here are some pictures from the meeting on Tuesday the 27th.  All three in the last photo have the Ross surname -- good Scots.
Meeting Responsibilities
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Rubin, Ron
Palmer, Kent
Visitor Check-In
Berry, Scott
Visitor Greeter / Microphone
Herskind, Bud
Club Greeter / Microphone
Ahrendsen, Jeff
McOmie, Diane
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Finkleman, Dave
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jack Kinney
August 2
Michael Hendren
August 3
Geoff Wright
August 4
Judith Casey
August 7
Larry Liston
August 8
Michael Thomas
August 11
Randy Stiles
August 11
Alan Gregory
August 12
John Buckley
August 12
Wayne Smisek
August 19
Jim Mason
August 24
Kevin Vick
August 25
Matt Otten
August 26
Dave Finkleman
August 31
Join Date
Jordan Davis
August 1, 2014
5 years
John Buckley
August 4, 1995
24 years
Samantha Chapman
August 18, 2016
3 years
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
August 31, 2012
7 years
Upcoming Events
Planet Walk
Sep 07, 2019
A Planet Walk Odyssey 2019
America the Beautiful Park
Sep 07, 2019
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Orientation Meeting
The Gasper Law Group
Sep 10, 2019
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
12th Annual Flight Gala
Doubletree Hotel
Sep 14, 2019
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
2019 District 5470 Conference
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs
Oct 11, 2019 12:00 PM –
Oct 13, 2019 12:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2019
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