At our most recent meeting,  November 3 at Rustico's restaurant, we heard from Kate Jones (pictured at right), executive director of Telluride Arts, who gave a fascinating talk about the 50-year history of the Arts District and the renovation of the Telluride Transfer Warehouse.
 
Our next meeting is Wednesday, November 17, at Rustico's restaurant. The meeting will run promptly from 5:30 - 6:30, but we encourage members and guests to show up close to 5 to order drinks, enjoy appetizers and socialize. Ordering a full dinner from the restaurant is optional. Our guest speakers will be Dominique Bruneau, a new service specialist at Wilkinson Public Library from Chile specializing in bilingual/bicultural outreach; and Kristi Redlinger, the District Chair for Rotary Youth Exchange. We are canceling our December 1 regular meeting, then we have our club holiday party on December 15.
 
Thank you to the speakers who make our meetings so informative and interesting! Please click Read More to see the list of guest speakers from earlier in 2021. 
     
    Earlier in 2021 club meetings featured the following speakers:
    • New member Sadie Farrington on how she created and runs Tomboy Butcher, and Telluride Rotarians Bonnie and Brian Watson discussing their new collective workspace, AltSpace.
    • New members Patty Denny of Telluride Truffle, and Susanne Wood of Coldwell Banker Distinctive Properties 
    • Telluride Rotary President-elect Sarah Lavender Smith on “Life Lessons from Ultrarunning”
    • Telluride Rotary Board member/Environmental Officer Madeline Gonzalez and Rotarian Sarah Landeryou, director of Wilkinson Public Library, on Telluride Rotary – Wilkinson Public Library’s Climate Action and Education public series 
    • Telluride Rotarian Sarah Holbrooke on her work as executive director of The Pinhead Institute, and Jessica Galbo, executive director of the Telluride AIDS Benefit, on the Rotary-supported Student Fashion Show
    • Tucker Szymkowicz, executive director of The Telluride Institute
    • Telluride Rotarian and Mayor Pro-Tem Todd Brown on Town Council budgeting and priorities
    • Nichole Glaser, economic recovery coordinator for Region 10, on economic development
    • Vivian Russell and Loren Knobbe of True North Youth Program
    • Telluride Fire Chief John Bennett
    • Vicki Renda, founder of Norwood-based Vicki's Fresh Food Movement
    • San Miguel County Public Health Director Grace Franklin, and Rotary Scholarship recipient Brenda Gutierrez Ruiz (pictured at left)
    • Michael Martelon, president and CEO of the Telluride Tourism Board
    • Corinne Cavender, Behavioral Health Operations Coordinator for Tri-County Health Network
    • Sara Kimble, principal Telluride Middle/High School
    • Bonnie Watson of Telluride Venture Network and Brian Watson of Proximity, co-founders of AltSpace coworking space in Telluride