From the President:
Rodney Gullatte
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Greetings My Fellow Rotarians,

The Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament still needs golfers.  Let your golf buddies know.  Here is the Facebook page (  For those of you without Facebook, you can share this as well,  Thank you for your support with this.

Keeping it short and sweet this week.  Thank you for all you do and I’ll see you on Friday.

Yours In Rotary Service

Rodney Gullatte, Jr.

President, Rotary Club of Colorado Springs

This Week's Program 
Aug 14, 2020
"Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers"
"Pikes Peak Crime Stoppers"
Aug 21, 2020
"Postsecondary Workforce Readiness Specialist, Fountain-Fort Carson School District"
Aug 28, 2020
Weekly Meeting Changed to Mon 8/31 at Colorado Spgs Country Club
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Craig & Kyle Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament

You are invited to participate in the Craig & Kyle Whitney Memorial Golf Tournament at Colorado Springs Country Club! Golfers must register at  We look forward to seeing you on August 31st!

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
August is Membership Month!

Impact starts with our members — people like you who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change — across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.

At club meetings in communities across the globe, our people of action come together to strengthen their connections to friends and neighbors and their commitment to improving lives.

Have you invited anyone to our weekly Zoom meetings? It's a great opportunity to see our club in action without any cost! #TryBeforeYouBuy

Get to know your club members!
Jeff Ahrendsen!
  1. Where were you born and where did you grow up? Rochester, New York
  2. Coffee or tea? Coffee!
  3. Do you currently or have you ever played a musical instrument? Play guitar
  4. What is one thing from your Bucket List? Oktoberfest in Munich!
  5. Do you collect anything? Rare live recordings. (Classic rock)
  6. What was your first job? YMCA camp counselor
  7. How long have you been in Rotary? 34 years
  8. What is your favorite community service activity that our club has participated in? Reading to school children
  9.  Who was your rotary sponsor? Ron Chernak
  10. What board positions have you held in our club or in prior clubs? Treasurer and Secretary
  11. We do a lot of good things in our club. In your opinion, where is an area that we could do better? I’d like us to do more social activities, when acceptable!
Thanks, Jeff! 
This Week In History

1776: London learns of American independence 

1793: The Louvre Museum opens 

1846: Smithsonian Institute created

1937: First ever electric guitar patent awarded to the Electro String Corporation

1939: The Wizard of Oz premieres in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin 

1952: Hound Dog is recorded for the first time by Big Mama Thornton

1973: American Graffiti opens

1973: American golfer, Jack Nicklaus, sets title record

1981: Reagan signs Economic Recovery Tax Act (ERTA)

1981: Pete Rose sets National League hits record

1982: Fast Times At Ridgemont High debuts

1990: Skeleton discovered of Tyrannosaurus Rex near Faith South Dakota

Rotary Giggles



My husband told me I'm immature. I told him to get outta my fort.

Parallel lines have so much in common. It’s a shame they’ll never meet.

As I suspected, someone has been adding soil to my garden. The plot thickens.
How do crazy people go through the forest? They take the psycho path.

Kathleen's Korner

Greetings, Rotarians!
I hope everyone is thriving amidst the chaos of our current world.
"Do I have to wear a mask?"
"Yes, you must!"
"Nah, they don't work anyway"
"Can I catch this virus through shaking hands?"
"Nope; shake away!"
"Yep, better start practicing a good elbow bump"
"Should I stay 6 feet away? Ten feet? Forty feet??"
"Why do they have to stick that thing up my nose so far when supposedly a tiny droplet of saliva will exponentially kill off humanity?"
"Can dogs catch corona virus?"
"Only cats can catch the virus."
"Only dogs that drink outta the toilet can catch it."
"Do you really know?"
"I'm pretty much guessing about everything at this point."
There is no shortage of information out there and it's difficult to differentiate between legitimate and bogus. Sometimes I feel like tuning into the news is a crapshoot. And it's so frustrating! So what do you do? My answer is the same one I frequently tell my friends... you do your best and then give yourself some grace. I've learned a lot about grace in the past 3 years. After my 2017 life-changing accident, so many of my friends told me to give myself some grace, which was really tough for me to understand.
The Google defines grace as "courteous goodwill." It does not, however, say that word is only reserved for others. That lesson was ever so powerful when I joined this club! I saw people being kind-hearted and willing to serve. I saw a lot of people doing a lot of things a lot better than I could. I also saw people occasionally make mistakes and keep right on going like a posterchild for Lessons Learned. And I saw SO MUCH SUPPORT for each other and for the community projects and for making a difference in the world and within ourselves. And now as we navigate through our new norms, it's good to remember that a whole lot of people are doing their best and everyone's best is relative to a lot of variables.  
I hope this next week that you're able to grant yourself and those around you some grace. We all deserve a little grace right now. 
For the good of Rotary,
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
Rotary of Colorado Springs President-Elect
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jack Kinney
August 2
Michael Hendren
August 3
Geoff Wright
August 4
Joe Lillard
August 5
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
Dave Finkleman
August 31
Join Date
Jordan Davis
August 1, 2014
6 years
John Buckley
August 4, 1995
25 years
Samantha Chapman
August 18, 2016
4 years
Kathleen Saltmarsh-Voss
August 31, 2012
8 years
Upcoming Events
Monthly Board Meeting
Jul 22, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Community Service Project Planning Meeting
Duca's Neapolitan Pizza
Aug 21, 2020 11:15 AM
Flight Reveal Event
Pioneer's Museum
Aug 25, 2020
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Monthly Board Meeting
Wells Fargo Bank or ZOOM
Aug 26, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Craig Whitney Golf Tournament
Colorado Springs Country Club
Aug 31, 2020
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Community Service Project Planning Meeting
Duca's Neapolitan Pizza
Sep 18, 2020 11:15 AM
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