President's Message
Caryn Adams
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This Week's Program 
Sep 20, 2019
Burn-out. What are the signs and what can you do if you're burned out.
Sep 27, 2019
Facial Recognition Technology. What's capable now and what's not.
Oct 04, 2019
The Truth About College Admissions
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School Supplies Needed
Back to school is just around the corner and our students at Queen Palmer could use some help.  We would like to provide some school supplies to help get the year started for these kids.
They need blunt tip children's scissors and Crayola broad markers (currently on sale at Staples for $0.97!)  Also, because colds do happen, Kleenex boxes!
Please bring them to the club meeting Friday, August 16.
Carol Bach and Samantha Chapman
Butterfly And Dragonfly Swarms to Settle at Pioneer Museum
The Rotary Club of Colorado Springs announces that this year's swarm of butterflies and new this year, dragonflies, for the 2019 FLIGHT Gala and Auction will be revealed to the community at a free event at the Pioneer Museum.
The "Grand Reveal" will take place, rain or shine, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., on August 13 at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon Street.  Grand Reveal sponsors, Socially Exceptional, Judy Casey and Colorado Institute of Massage Therapy, invite you to enjoy delicious culinary delights for sale by two food trucks, Piglatin, and Marco's Pizza, as you browse this outstanding collection of art.
The weatherproof butterflies and dragonflies, designed by local/regional artists, will be on display at the Museum until mid-September.  They will then be auctioned during the evening FLIGHT Gala on September 14, at the Double Tree Hilton, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Boulevard.  The Gala begins at 5:00 p.m. with a silent auction/cocktail hour, followed by a full course meal during the Live Auction of Butterflies and Dragonflies.
Guidelines for Words of Appreciation, Inspiration, and Reflection
A laminated page of guidelines for the Words of Appreciation, Inspiration, and Reflection is provided each week to the Rotarian conducting this part of the Club's meeting. These guidelines are as follows...
The purpose of the “Words of Appreciation, Inspiration, and Reflection” section of the Club meeting is to provide a thoughtful moment to separate our minds from our busy lives and reflect on the opportunity to join in the fellowship and service of Rotary and, if you chose, to invoke divine guidance and bless the meal.
Rotary is a secular, nonpolitical organization open to those of all faiths and beliefs who subscribe to the values and principles of Rotary, including the Rotary Four Way Test and the Rotarian Code of Conduct. To create a welcoming atmosphere, it is important that all Rotarians and their guests feel included in all parts of the Rotary weekly ceremony of events. Leading this part of the agenda is a privilege and a responsibility.
If you sign up you may do a reading, recitation, reflect on a personal story, or do an invocation. The following are the guidelines:
  1. Be respectful of the composition of the audience. Your words are offered on behalf of the entire membership and guests who represent different faiths and traditions. Your words should be nonsectarian and inclusive rather than exclusive.
  2. Relate to Rotary; it is the purpose of the gathering.
  3. If conducting an invocation, use inclusive terms for deity rather than particular proper names such as “Father” for divine manifestation.
  4. Closing words should simply be “Amen” (let it be so).
  5. Refrain from preaching, arguing, or testifying.
  6. Comments can be as short as 2 or 3 sentences but NO MORE THAN a minute in duration.
Rotary Around Town
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
There's still time to sign up for the District 5470 Conference to be held October 11 through 13 at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort in Nathrop, Colorado. The conference promises a family fun weekend with the opportunity to participate in a service project, meet with Rotarians from across the district, engage in facilitated group discussions, listen to inspiring speaker, and enjoy evening entertainment. A variety of lodging options and all resort facilities are available. Conference registration $185.00 includes 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, and evening entertainment. Children under 12 are free, teenagers 13-18 $125.00. Register for the conference at and book your loding by calling Mt. Princeton Resort 719-395-2447 (use group code Rotary).


Meeting Responsibilities
Intro Guests & Visitors (Head Table)
Harwood, Dick
Gullatte, Rodney
Visitor Check-In
Flores, Holly
Visitor Greeter / Microphone
Stiles, Randy
Club Greeter / Microphone
Boutte, Lynn
Fernandez, Nesto
Words of Appreciation, Inspiration and Reflection
Cain, Terri
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Rhea
September 2
Maile Foster
September 2
Nesto Fernandez
September 3
Tom Gonzalez
September 5
Alicia Apple
September 7
Susan Littlejohn
September 10
Sky Foerster
September 20
Vance Valades
September 20
Carol Bach
September 21
Ron Rubin
September 21
Curt Ormond
September 23
Tuck Aikin
September 24
Join Date
Kevin Stevenson
September 1, 2005
14 years
George Reed
September 3, 2015
4 years
Jack Kinney
September 3, 1999
20 years
Laura Nonte
September 5, 2014
5 years
Michael Haas
September 5, 2008
11 years
Randy Stiles
September 15, 2018
1 year
Cass Daley
September 22, 2016
3 years
Jeff Tiona
September 22, 2016
3 years
Kris Kaltenbacher
September 26, 2003
16 years
Greg Moore
September 27, 1991
28 years
Dennis Shoemaker
September 29, 1995
24 years
Upcoming Events
Community Service Planning Meeting
The Mining Exchange Lobby
Sep 20, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 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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