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Feb 23, 2018 9:00 AM –
Apr 26, 2018 10:00 AM
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SPECIAL COMBINED DAY AND EVENING MEETING - BOOK SIGNING - A COLORADO WINTER

John Fielder- Speaking April 17th

“What a great opportunity for The Rotary Club of Littleton to Partner with John Fielder to raise $$ for hungry tummies and promote John’s Magnificent Colorado Photography.”

The Day and Evening meetings will be combined and will be meeting at Pinehurst Country Club. We are hoping that as many of our Rotarians as possible will attend this meeting and bring friends and family to enjoy this great presentation! We will need you to sign up on our website for yourself and your guests for this very exciting event. John promises that it will be a very entertaining presentation with slide show, music and commentary.

John will be “selling and signing all of his popular Colorado books including his latest book, A Colorado Winter, from which he will donate 30% of all sales to The Littleton Rotary Foundation” The money will be used at our Arty’s Friday Food Bag Program which provides nutritious meals for needy children who otherwise wouldn’t have enough food to eat over the weekend.

The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm with an open reception and book sales during cocktails and after the show. Buffet dinner will begin at 6:15 and we will have a short business meeting at 6:45. John will be sharing his 1-hour slide show at 7:00. Meal price $20.00 for Rotarians, Family and Friends but must RSVP to eat.

There will be an “Open Bar Cash Only, no checks.

This event will be open to the public to enjoy for cocktails and show only!

Check out John’s latest book

https://www.johnfielder.com/product/a-colorado-winter/

Apr 17, 2018 6:00 PM
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Apr 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Apr 23, 2018
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
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Apr 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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NICOTINE, MARIJUANA, AND THE TEEN BRAIN

Lorrie Odom received her MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1969.  Following an internship and residency in pediatrics, she became a Fellow in Pediatric Oncology/Hematology and a Fellow in Pediatric Immunohematology. Her long and distinguished medical career has included clinical practice, teaching and research.  Lorrie is an active volunteer in numerous organizations and advisory boards, most involving children's health, education, and well-being.

Apr 24, 2018
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THE 2004 BULLDOZER RAMPAGE IN GRANBY COLORADO

Patrick F. Brower is the former editor and publisher of the Sky-Hi News, and a group of weekly and daily newspapers, in Granby, Colorado. He was published extensively for 28 years, as a reporter, editor and columnist and has received numerous statewide and regional awards for his writing. He’s also had short fiction published in the Redneck Review of Literature. His news articles have also been published in the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Brower personally covered almost all of the hearings and interactions relating to the Killdozer rampage before it took place. Brower was also a victim of the rampage and extensively covered the event itself as well as its aftermath. After the newspapers were sold in 2007, Brower owned and operated his own public affairs consulting firm before working in grassroots economic development with the Grand Enterprise Initiative in Grand County. He continues to write.

Brower graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in American Studies.

He is an accomplished jazz drummer, an avid cross-country skier, runner and a masters level national champion biathlete. He has three children and continues to live in Granby, Colorado.

Called “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” Patrick’s book takes readers through the rampage’s origins, the shocking event itself and the peculiar way in which the perpetrator of the rampage has become something like an American folk hero.

The rampage took place on June 4, 2004 in the small town of Granby, Colorado, where Marvin Heemeyer, a former muffler shop owner, worked in secrecy for months and built a steel-enshrouded and concrete fortified bulldozer tank armed with three rifles — one of which was a 50-calibre sniper rifle. Invincible in this tank, in a two-and-a-half hour splurge, he proceeded to destroy much of the town, causing $10 million in damage.

 

May 01, 2018
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THE 2004 BULLDOZER RAMPAGE IN GRANBY COLORADO

Patrick F. Brower is the former editor and publisher of the Sky-Hi News, and a group of weekly and daily newspapers, in Granby, Colorado. He was published extensively for 28 years, as a reporter, editor and columnist and has received numerous statewide and regional awards for his writing. He’s also had short fiction published in the Redneck Review of Literature. His news articles have also been published in the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News.

Brower personally covered almost all of the hearings and interactions relating to the Killdozer rampage before it took place. Brower was also a victim of the rampage and extensively covered the event itself as well as its aftermath. After the newspapers were sold in 2007, Brower owned and operated his own public affairs consulting firm before working in grassroots economic development with the Grand Enterprise Initiative in Grand County. He continues to write.

Brower graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in American Studies.

He is an accomplished jazz drummer, an avid cross-country skier, runner and a masters level national champion biathlete. He has three children and continues to live in Granby, Colorado.

Called “KILLDOZER: The True Story of the Colorado Bulldozer Rampage,” Patrick’s book takes readers through the rampage’s origins, the shocking event itself and the peculiar way in which the perpetrator of the rampage has become something like an American folk hero.

The rampage took place on June 4, 2004 in the small town of Granby, Colorado, where Marvin Heemeyer, a former muffler shop owner, worked in secrecy for months and built a steel-enshrouded and concrete fortified bulldozer tank armed with three rifles — one of which was a 50-calibre sniper rifle. Invincible in this tank, in a two-and-a-half hour splurge, he proceeded to destroy much of the town, causing $10 million in damage.

May 01, 2018
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May 04, 2018 9:00 AM –
May 17, 2018 10:00 AM
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HOW TO ORDER MEDICATIONS ONLINE AND BE SAFE

David Lewis is a former Rotarian and Paul Harris Fellow who lives in SW Denver. He retired at the end of 2015 from a career in the newspaper industry and non-profits, but remains a consultant in both fields besides caring for grandchildren and working on his golf and tennis games. His program is about how to safely order prescription drugs on the Internet, and it is a personal story connected to his family. He is an adviser to the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies. 

Libby Baney is the founder and executive director of the Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, Libby leads ASOP Global operations, shapes public policy, and advocates for increased international attention to the issue of illegal online drug sellers. Libby began working on Internet pharmacy issues in 2009 when she helped to launch a loose coalition, which grew into ASOP Global.

A lawyer by training and health advocate by nature, Libby is a prolific speaker and writer, regularly engaging with diverse audiences on issues at the intersection of Internet technology and healthcare. She leads strategic workshops and speaks on these issues worldwide; writes policy documents; and interacts with international corporate leaders and policymakers.

Libby’s work spans multiple continents, which has been covered by local, national and international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Times, The Indianapolis Star, Inside Health Policy, Pharmacy Today, ABC News, CNN, and C-SPAN.

In addition to her work for ASOP Global, Libby is a Principal at FaegreBD Consulting and Counsel with Faegre Baker Daniels LLP where she works on Internet policy, intellectual property rights, pharmacy, telemedicine/telehealth, and pharmaceutical supply chain matters.

May 08, 2018
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May 09, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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May 14, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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STATE OF THE BEER UNION

Ralph Alvarez is the Founder/CEO of Blue Ocean Mercantile

Teaser:

Ever wonder why the most average tasting beer (to be kind) has become the #1 Import in the USA and the number 4 brand overall?

What do Westinghouse Washer & Dryers, Volkswagen Beetles, Amana Microwaves and Corona Beer have in common?

What is a Cereal Adjunct?….if it’s in my beer, is it bad for me?

What is the next BIG thing in Beer.

 

For over 30 years he has fought on the frontlines of the Domestic and International Beer Wars, in both the Ad Agency and Brewery side of the business.

Educated at both Claremont McKenna College and Harvard, Ralph’s has worked with SAB Miller, Anheuser Busch, FEMSa Mexico, Molson Coors and Heineken both here and abroad.

 

He will share with the group his perspective on the US beer business’ current state of affairs and will reveal insights and observations  that have prompted him to greenfield a new company that, as he puts it, will become a player of consequence in the import beer landscape- Blue Ocean Mercantile

May 15, 2018
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THE LIBERTY DAY INSTITUTE

Ben Franklin challenged us that we will have a republic only if we can keep it. But this great nation will be unable to heed his words if our citizens are not proactive in educating others—especially fifth graders learning about government for the first time.

When Andy McKean founded the Liberty Day Institute in 1996, he never anticipated the things we would accomplish. Because of years of hard work and dedication exerted by countless individuals and our many partners, hundreds of thousands of kids have received copies of the the Liberty Day Institute booklets containing the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence.

Many of these youngsters have learned directly from national and community leaders, parents, teachers, college students, and so many others just what it means to be an American. the Liberty Day Institute has strived to educate tomorrow’s leaders exactly why it is that our nation’s founding documents are so important—and why it is so essential that we preserve them and the freedoms they entail.

May 15, 2018
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May 19, 2018 10:00 AM –
May 20, 2018 11:00 AM
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May 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN - CASA

Every day in our country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. This is a reality that Advocates for Children CASA rallies to change by training Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA volunteers), with the hope that these important voices will be heard in our communities.

 

For more than 32 years, Advocates for Children CASA has served abused and neglected children in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties). CASA volunteers are trained to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them. Each volunteer strives to ensure that all children dream, thrive, and grow with a sense of belonging and empowerment. Through the incredible strength of these volunteers, Advocates for Children-CASA advocated for the safety and well-being of 937 children last year, alone. For more information about the important work that Advocates for Children CASA is doing in our community, please check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa8-K6tYvCg&feature=youtu.be.

 

On June 5, the Littleton Rotary Club will be joined by Josefina Raphael-Miliner (Executive Director), Andrea Tagtow (Director of Development & Community Relations), and Jack Cregan (Development Coordinator). The three are part of Advocates for Children CASA’s development team and have a wealth of experience and knowledge in child welfare and the important roles that CASA volunteers play in children’s’ lives.

Jun 05, 2018
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ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN - CASA

Every day in our country, 1,900 children become victims of abuse or neglect, and four of them will die. This is a reality that Advocates for Children CASA rallies to change by training Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA volunteers), with the hope that these important voices will be heard in our communities.

 

For more than 32 years, Advocates for Children CASA has served abused and neglected children in Colorado’s 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Lincoln and Elbert counties). CASA volunteers are trained to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect at the hands of those who are supposed to care for them. Each volunteer strives to ensure that all children dream, thrive, and grow with a sense of belonging and empowerment. Through the incredible strength of these volunteers, Advocates for Children-CASA advocated for the safety and well-being of 937 children last year, alone. For more information about the important work that Advocates for Children CASA is doing in our community, please check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa8-K6tYvCg&feature=youtu.be.

 

On June 5, the Littleton Rotary Club will be joined by Josefina Raphael-Miliner (Executive Director), Andrea Tagtow (Director of Development & Community Relations), and Jack Cregan (Development Coordinator). The three are part of Advocates for Children CASA’s development team and have a wealth of experience and knowledge in child welfare and the important roles that CASA volunteers play in children’s’ lives.

Jun 05, 2018
Jun 09, 2018
5:00 PM – 11:15 PM
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Jun 11, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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OUR ALASKAN RV ADVENTRURE

Bob and his wife Nanci have driven the 5,000 mile (plus) trip from mid-western U.S. to Anchorage Alaska in a motorhome, not once, but twice!  They just completed the second adventure last month.  Most tourists to our 49th state get there by plane or cruise ship.  The land route offers non-stop scenery and a chance to explore areas that most tourists never get a chance to see.  Bob will share only a few of his over 5,000 pictures depicting the scenic beauty and wildlife encountered on these trips, and share some of the stories about why these trips were "an adventure".

Jun 12, 2018
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Jun 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND REPORTS FOR 2017-18

Trivia question:  What do Club President Belinda Bianchi and President-Elect Bill White have in common?


Answer:  They are both working on their Hat Trick!

In addition to installing officers for the new year, there will be recognitions, awards, review of last year's accomplishments as well as goals and plans for the new Rotary year.

 

Jun 19, 2018

INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS AND REPORTS FOR 2017-18

In case you miss this at the noon meeting, we will do it all again this evening.  In addition to installing officers for the coming year, there will be recognitions, awards, review of last year's accomplishments as well as goals and plans for the new Rotary year.

Jun 19, 2018
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Jun 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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A. LINCOLN PRESENTER

Bruce Spear, a member of the Englewood Rotary Club, is an expert in Underwater Acoustics and Sonar Systems.  While working in Washington, D.C. a number of years ago, so many people noticed his resemblance to our 16th President that he was sometimes greeted on the street as "Mr. President".  He took up the study of President Lincoln and is a member of The Association of Lincoln Presenters.  Bruce has been sharing his portrayal of Lincoln to schools and clubs since 1996.

Jun 26, 2018
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LITTLETON PUBLIC WORKS

Keith Reester is the Public Works Director for the City of Littleton. Keith stepped into that role as Acting Director in June 2017. Prior to Littleton, he operated his own consulting firm Reester & Associates engaging with government, private and non-profit organizations driving performance innovation, analysis, and leadership improvements. Keith has extensive experience as a local government leader in multiple cities across the country. Reester is also the author of the book Define. Measure. Create – Inspiring a Leadership Journey. Keith Reester can be reached at kreester@littltetongov.org
 

 

 

Jul 10, 2018
Jul 14, 2018
7:50 AM – 3:30 PM
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LANDSCAPE USING NATIVE PLANTS

After graduating from CSU in Horticulture/Landscape Design, Beth spent decades as a professional horticulturist, including several years at Hudson Gardens. She’s been a Master Gardener in both Jefferson and Arapahoe counties, and has worked at South Platte Park in varying capacities since 2005. She has been a full-time Park Interpreter since early 2012. She is also a licensed secondary math teacher. Beth’s experience as an educator and interpreter has helped her develop her style as an approachable and inclusive instructor.  Beth is passionate about helping home owners choose appropriate plant material to create their own best landscape while using water responsibly. In her own colorful landscape, the backyard is comprised of regional natives, and the front yard is predominantly xeric.

Jul 17, 2018
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WASTEWATER BASICS: EVERYTHING YOU DID OR DIDN'T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE WATER GOING DOWN YOUR DRAIN

Karen Bish started as an intern for the Littleton/ Englewood Wastewater Treatment Plant, now known as the South Platte Water Renewal Partners, in 2003 and was hired on full time as an apprentice operator in 2004.  Since that time, Karen has worked her way up in state certification licenses, earning her Wastewater A, (which is the highest level), Water D, and Industrial Wastewater D licenses.  Karen is a successful graduate of the Water Quality Management associate program at Red Rocks Community College and additionally holds a bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences, minor in biology, from University of Northern Colorado. Karen has moved up several times since starting at South Platte Water Renewal Partners and is currently the Community Outreach Supervisor. Karen is married and enjoys spending time in the mountains with her husband.

 

Jul 17, 2018
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Jul 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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ANNUAL CLUB VISIT

Sandy is from Millville, New Jersey, attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI where she received a Bachelors in Physical Therapy in 1965.
 
She moved to Frisco, Colorado in 1977 where she raised 4 children and had several Physical Therapy clinics. She volunteered in the community for many years before joining the Rotary Club of Summit County in 1991. She has served on numerous Club committees and was President of the Club 2007-08. On several occasions she has received the Club Outstanding Service award. Sandy also brought Visioning, long range goal setting for Clubs, to the District in 2009.
 
She met her partner, Lou Wagner, in Rotary and they have been together since 2002. Both Lou and Sandy are Paul Harris Fellows and have supported their Club Charitable Fund for many years. Sandy also continues to play an active role in the National Repertory Orchestra organization, bringing orchestral music to Summit County every summer for 7 weeks.
Jul 24, 2018
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HABITS OF HONOR AND PATRIOTISM

Stoli is a retired Air Force Colonel who amassed 3,000 hours of F-16s flying time including 450 hours of combat time during most of his Air Force career while serving all around the world.  Some of his most notable assignments were working on Capitol Hill as an Air Force Legislative Affairs officer and interacting with Representatives and Professional Staff Members on a daily basis.  He also was the Vice Wing Commander at Kunsan Air Base in Korea where he commanded 4,000 Airmen, U.S. and Korean civilians conducting joint military operations and training to enhance U.S. and South Korean partnerships against the North Korean regime.  Finally. Colonel Nikolai served on the Air Staff at the Pentagon executing an operational budget of over 7 billion dollars and overseeing Air Force training, acquisition and combat readiness.

Jul 31, 2018

CRUTCHES FOR AFRICA

Aug 07, 2018
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THE NFL SINCE 1970

Scott Perry is an NFL Historian. His self-published book, NFL Since 1970, is in it's 9th season of being the ultimate way Pro-Football fans can keep track how their favorite team stacks up against the other 31 clubs in wins since the NFL/AFL merger. His goal is to see the book reach all 30 NFL markets and educate fans on what the true history is of each team.

Aug 07, 2018
Aug 10, 2018
12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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Aug 13, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

TLC MEALS ON WHEELS

Aug 14, 2018
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Aug 27, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sep 07, 2018
7:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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Sep 10, 2018
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

MODERN DAY IRAN: MAKING SENSE OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC

Sep 18, 2018
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Sep 24, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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ARAPAHOE COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER

Sep 25, 2018
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FROM CONCEPTION TO SUCCESSFUL LAUNCH: HOW WE GET ROCKETS INTO SPACE

Erik Larson and his father own UP Aerospace, Inc., a Colorado based company. Erik is an Aerospace Technician and he performs all the rocket design work, machining, and is the LCO (Launch Control Officer). UP Aerospace has successfully launched rockets for NASA, US Air Force, Dept. of Homeland Security, Lockheed Martin, and the DOD (Dept. of Defense).

Oct 02, 2018
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BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS

Break Bread offers a weekly community meal that offers nourishment, unconditional love, and abundant grace.

Jen Engquist joined the Break Bread team after serving in Cambodia as Country Program Coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Young Adults in Global Mission program.  Prior to her time in Cambodia, she served as the Community Center and Member Relations Director for Churches United for the Homeless, a shelter in Moorhead, MN.  In 2016, she graduated from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, with her Master's in Public Administration.

Jen is from rural North Dakota, loves listening to stories, and is passionate about social justice and equity work that focuses on reducing the incidence and impact of poverty.  She is thrilled to be a part of Break Bread and the Littleton community.

Jen will be joined by Rotarians Brian Ewert, Superintendent of Littleton Public Schools (Brian was named the 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives) and Rev. Trudy Robinson, Senior Pastor, Littleton United Methodist Church and member of the board of directors of Break Bread. (She says the elevator speech for her ministry is:  "To love. To choose love in every situation, to lead with love, to challenge others to love, to live in the hope of love.”)

Break Bread has been a recipient of Littleton Rotary Foundation grants for the past 2 years.

 

Oct 16, 2018
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BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS

Break Bread offers a weekly community meal that offers nourishment, unconditional love, and abundant grace.

Jen Engquist joined the Break Bread team after serving in Cambodia as Country Program Coordinator for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America's Young Adults in Global Mission program.  Prior to her time in Cambodia, she served as the Community Center and Member Relations Director for Churches United for the Homeless, a shelter in Moorhead, MN.  In 2016, she graduated from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, with her Master's in Public Administration.

Jen is from rural North Dakota, loves listening to stories, and is passionate about social justice and equity work that focuses on reducing the incidence and impact of poverty.  She is thrilled to be a part of Break Bread and the Littleton community.

Jen will be joined by Rotarians Brian Ewert, Superintendent of Littleton Public Schools (Brian was named the 2015 Colorado Superintendent of the Year by the Colorado Association of School Executives) and Rev. Trudy Robinson, Senior Pastor, Littleton United Methodist Church and member of the board of directors of Break Bread. (She says the elevator speech for her ministry is:  "To love. To choose love in every situation, to lead with love, to challenge others to love, to live in the hope of love.”)

Break Bread has been a recipient of Littleton Rotary Foundation grants for the past 2 years.

Oct 16, 2018
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