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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.

 

PATRICK BROWER
May 01, 2018
 
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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.

(Evening Meeting) PATRICK BROWER
May 01, 2018
 
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May 04, 2018 9:00 AM –
May 17, 2018 10:00 AM
 
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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.

DAVID LEWIS AND LIBBY BANEY
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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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

(Evening Meeting) RALPH ALVAREZ
May 15, 2018
 
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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.

ANDY McKEAN
May 15, 2018
 
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May 19, 2018 10:00 AM –
May 20, 2018 11:00 AM
 
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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.

COLONEL STOLI NIKOLAI - U.S. AIR FORCE (RET)
May 22, 2018
 
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May 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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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.

ANDREA TAGTOW, JOSEFINA RAPHAEL-MILINER
Jun 05, 2018
 
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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.

(Evening) ANDREA TAGTOW, JOSEFINA RAPHAEL-MILINER
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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Jun 13, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 

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.

 

CLUB ASSEMBLY
Jun 19, 2018
 
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Jun 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
NO MEETINGS TODAY
Jul 03, 2018
 
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Jul 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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