Speaker Date Topic
KARLYN McCRUMB Jan 30, 2018
THE 2018 ROSE PARADE ROTARY FLOAT - A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES
THE 2018 ROSE PARADE ROTARY FLOAT - A LOOK BEHIND THE SCENES

Littleton Rotarian and Evening Meeting Facilitator Karlyn McCrumb traveled to Pasadena, CA to help decorate the Rotary float in the 2018 Rose Parade.  The float, with the theme of "Planting the Seeds of Service" was the winner of the Princess Trophy for the most outstanding floral presentation among floats under 35 feet in length.  Come hear all about what it takes to put together these beautiful floats and take a behind-the-scenes photo tour to watch this float being built.

(Evening Meeting) DEVIN PATRICK HUGHES Feb 06, 2018
THE ARAPAHOE PHILHARMONIC
THE ARAPAHOE PHILHARMONIC

Devin Patrick Hughes is highly regarded for his exhilarating score interpretations, advocacy for music accessibility, innate passion, and spiritual curiosity. He is concurrently serving as Music Director and Conductor of the Arapahoe Philharmonic and the Boulder Symphony, and has established himself as a musical leader in the region through previous positions with the Santa Fe Youth Symphony Association, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, and Denver Contemporary Chamber Players.

Devin was recently selected from among hundreds of conductors around the world to compete in the 2017 Solti International Conducting Competition in Budapest and Pécs, Hungary. In 2010, he was the only American selected with eleven other conductors worldwide to compete in the Toscanini International Conducting Competition in Parma, Italy (Verdi country). He was a conducting fellow at the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen and has conducted orchestras across North America and Europe including the Winnipeg Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Green Bay Symphony and Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini.

A zealous performer and promoter of the music of our time, Devin has fostered multiple composer residency programs, and constructed innovative avenues to bring new compositions to the forefront of the classical music scene. Under his baton, the Arapahoe Philharmonic and Boulder Symphony have reached new artistic heights and become hubs for community outreach and education initiatives, major collaborations, operatic performances, and premieres of exciting new music. Dedicated to highlighting local composers and exploring the interplay of music, theatre, art, and dance, Devin also commissioned and performed multiple musical responses to exhibitions in the Museum of Contemporary Art during Denver Arts Week.

www.DevinPatrickHughes.com

The Arapahoe Philharmonic is presenting the concert Bohemian Rhapsodies on Saturday, February 10 at 7:30 PM.  Devin will have discounted tickets available at this meeting. 

SCOTT TAYLOR Feb 06, 2018
ROLLIN' HOME!
ROLLIN' HOME!

Our nomadic Rotarian has returned.  In the last 18 months Scott Taylor has traveled to 36 states and driven over 50,000 miles.  Come listen to him give a summary of where he’s been, the challenges of the journey, and a top ten list of the places he’s visited.

CLUB ASSEMBLY Feb 20, 2018
DIRECTORS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRS

Club Directors and committee chairs will each report on activities and plans for their areas of focus.

ANDREW ROMANOFF Feb 27, 2018
MENTAL HEALTH COLORADO
MENTAL HEALTH COLORADO

Andrew Romanoff served in the Colorado House of Representatives from 2001 to 2009 and as Speaker of the House from 2005 to 2009. He was a member of the House Health, Environment, Welfare and Institutions Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, and the House Criminal Justice Committee. Among other achievements, Romanoff authored the Colorado Economic Recovery Act (Referendum C) and Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST), the largest investment in school construction in state history. Romanoff also sponsored laws to expand screening, diagnosis and treatment for mental health and substance use disorders.

More than 50 state and national organizations – including Advocates for Recovery, the Colorado Association of Alcohol and Drug Service Providers, the Colorado Medical Society, the Colorado Psychological Association, and the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers – have honored Romanoff’s leadership. In 2008, Governing Magazine named him as a “Public Official of the Year.”

Romanoff served as a policy advisor to Gov. Roy Romer, as a scholar-in-residence at the University of Colorado’s School of Public Affairs, and as a senior associate at the management consulting firm of Greenberg Baron Simon & Miller. He founded the Posner Center for International Development, a collaborative headquarters for 60 Colorado-based nonprofit organizations.

Romanoff earned a bachelor’s degree with honors at Yale, a master’s degree in public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a juris doctorate at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law. He speaks fluent Spanish.

(Evening Meeting) J.D.McCRUMB Mar 06, 2018
TOWN ADMINSTRATOR: TOWN OF COLUMBINE VALLEY

J.D. McCrumb is passionate about the betterment of his community with a particular draw to the local government and non-profit sectors.

Currently the Town Administrator of Columbine Valley, Colorado, J.D. serves as the Town's CEO overseeing municipal operations including town services and programs, advocacy efforts, and regional collaboration. 

J.D. also volunteers with local arts organizations including Littleton’s Town Hall Arts Center, for which he is a board member and authored the 10-year strategic plan, Vision 2025, and the Littleton Symphony Orchestra which has benefited from the creation of a 6-month action plan to improve administrative structure and governance policies.

Prior to his current roles, J.D. worked for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Town of Parker, Colorado, and Historic Denver, Inc., an advocacy and educationally focused organization most commonly known for operating the historic Molly Brown House in Denver, CO.

A Colorado native, J.D. attended Montana State University and is currently completing a Master’s Degree in Public Administration at the University of Colorado – Denver.  In his free time, J.D. enjoys time with his wife and two young daughters.

ANDY McKEAN Mar 13, 2018
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.

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