From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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November 12, 2020

Join President Rodney Gullatte tomorrow at 12:15 pm for a great program! 

This Week's Program 
Nov 20, 2020
"District 5470"
"District 5470"

Chip is a member of the North Colorado Springs Rotary Club.  In his "Notes from the Governor," he writes...

I began my travels around our great District on August 31st.  My travels began in Salida and have since brought me to the Vail Valley, the San Luis Valley, Gunnison, Florence, Bayfield, Westcliffe, Limon and Pueblo.  I can honestly say that all my club visits have been eye-opening, and extremely rewarding.  The Rotary Clubs in our District are doing so much for their communities, and still they say they could be doing more.  Of course, we can always do more, but I want us all to stop and look at just how much all of us have done for all our communities in Southern  Colorado.  It is utterly amazing, particularly when you look at what we continue to do to support the education of our youth.  From Dictionaries for third graders, to scholarships for college and career technical schools, to improve literacy,  to supporting RYLA, Interact and RYE. 

Your work is so  important to the wellbeing of our youth and the fabric of our communities.  It is all that you do that makes me so proud and humbled to be your District Governor and number one cheerleader.  My tour so far has proven to me that COVID has not stopped the Good Work being done by Rotarians but has opened new opportunities for all of us to explore.  Please Keep Exploring and opening new opportunities for yourself and the communities you love so dearly . 

I'm looking forward to my visit to the downtown Club, known by Rodney Gullatte as "The Best Club" in the region!

Yours in Rotary Service,


Governor, Rotary District 5470

Nov 27, 2020
Dec 04, 2020
"Education in COVID Times"
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Dear Rotary District 5470 Club Presidents and Foundation Chairs,

 November is Rotary Foundation Month and, if you have read the November District 5470 newsletter, you have already seen the information that  I copied from it and pasted below. During this month, please make an extra effort to encourage each of your members to contribute something to The Rotary Foundation by year end.  Supporting The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund is critical to serving our communities and our world, particularly during these difficult times.

Thank you for your support,

Lloyd Nordhausen

District Annual and Endowment Fund Chair




1.  Every Rotarian contributes something between now and the 31st of December to the Rotary Annual Fund


2.  We Raise $300,000 in donations to help fund our club service to the world!!




It is our honor and privilege to announce the kick off of our ANNUAL DISTRICT 5470 FUND THE FOUNDATION CAMPAIGN!  November is Rotary Foundation month and between now and the end of the year we will connect with each of the members in our district to help raise funds for The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund


This campaign is part of our Every Rotarian Every Year (EREY) fund drive and CRITICAL to the SERVICE we provide in OUR COMMUNITIES  and around the world!  The District has set a goal to raise $300,000 in contributions so that 36 months from now, our District will have $150,000 to fund District & Global grants to our clubs!  There is no way to express how IMPORTANT YOUR CONTRIBUTION is to our District's ability to provide funds to your service projects at the club level!


Lets break this goal down.  We are asking each member of our District to contribute something. There is no amount too small that helps our efforts to fund global and district grants.  Remember, half of every dollar you contribute comes back the district to fund our district & global grants. We are recognized and rewarded if we can get Every Rotarian (Every Year) to contribute SOMETHING! 


No matter what you contribute it HELPS and WE THANK YOU!



Now, here is what would be ideal!   We would love for each member to consider donating a total of at least $150 over the next TWO MONTHS (TEN WEEKS)!  That's right...we would be INCREDIBLY GRATEFUL if each member would consider finding $150 dollars over the last TEN WEEKS REMAINING in the YEAR ($15 / Week) to Donate to the Rotary Foundations' Annual Fund.  You can break that down into 10 $15 contributions; you can do TWO $75 contributions or you can donate one time $150!  If all roughly 2000 members of our District contributes $150 or moreWE WILL REACH OUR GOAL!  


We know this year has been tough on so many Rotary families.  We know times have been crazy!  We know and understand if you can't help at this time!  We TOTALLY UNDERSTAND!  BUT, IF YOU CAN, WE WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL FOR ANY HELP with the goal of $150 over the next TWO MONTHS from EVERY ROTARIAN in the District!  This is $15 a week for the next 10 weeks! 




CAN YOU HELP US RAISE $300,000 for the ROTARY FOUNDATION ANNUL FUND to support our service?  


If we raise $300,000 for the Rotary Foundations' Annul Fund, our District will receive $150,000 to fund

our District & Global Grants 3 years from now!






Donate NOW!


NFL Fundraiser EXTENDED!
We have been able to extend the dates for our NFL Sweepstakes fundraiser! The net proceeds benefit our Rotary Service Fund which funds community grants for many local organizations in our city. Also, your sweepstakes ticket purchases enter you into a pool to win weekly cash prizes! The sweepstakes will close Sunday night so don't delay in purchasing your NFL Sweepstakes tickets!
To purchase your sweepstakes tickets you can still go to the following link: --  
When you purchase your tickets through this link you will be emailed your tickets.
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.


International Committee News!
Are you interested in participating with Rotary on the international level? Join the International Committee the 2nd Friday of every month (via Zoom currently) from 1:45-2:45pm immediately following the main meeting. Some of the current projects we are working with involve the Colorado Haiti Project, Ashesi Foundation, and Trampled Rose. These projects are providing education, water, hygiene, and other valuable skills and resources. Questions? Contact our co-chairs, Jordan Davis or Judy Casey. We look forward to serving with you!
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."
This Week In History

1528: Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca lands in Texas.

1860: Abraham Lincoln elected president.

1895: German scientist discovers x-rays.

1900: Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind", is born.

1944: FDR wins unprecedented fourth term.

1972: Nixon re-elected president.

1973: Maurice Ferre becomes first Puerto Rican to lead a major US mainland city - Miama Florida.

1989: Two African American firsts - David Dinkins is elected mayor of New York City and Douglas Wilder is elected  as Lt Governor in Virginia.

1991: Magic Johnson announces he is HIV-positive.

1994: Salvatore "Sonny Bono" is elected to the US Congress.

2000: Hillary Clinton is elected to the US Senate.

Get to know your club members!
Terri Cain
  • I was born on March AFB in California to amazing military parents, JD and Dee Cain.  I lived all over - favorite place was The Philippine Islands.
  • My bucket list includes getting scuba certified and becoming an underwater treasure hunter  
  • I have been a member since 2018 and my sponsor was Caryn Adams ❤ 
  • My favorite rotary projects are Flight and Habitat for Humanity although I've LOVED all aspects of Rotary - mostly the people I've forged friendships with.


Thank you, Terri!

If you have makeups you would like to turn in to be counted for your attendance, please email me with the date and purpose of the meetings!  
Rotary Giggles



Kathleen's Korner
Hello to my beloved Rotarians!
This week I was super curious to know more about Rotary so I went to the very origin, i.e. Paul Harris. I found some great historical information about Paul Harris and his wife. I've included the link here so you can also read about it! 
**In a test to find out if anyone actually reads all the way down here on the newsletter, if you read this, please email me at with just an email subject of  "READ IT." Thank you!**
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
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
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
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
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army (Dec 20th)
King Soopers
Dec 20, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Monthly Board Meeting
Wells Fargo Bank or ZOOM
Dec 23, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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