Speaker Date Topic
TRICIA MALONEY Nov 20, 2018
MY YEAR AS A ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT
MY YEAR AS A ROTARY EXCHANGE STUDENT

My name is Patricia Maloney.  I am 17 years old and I am currently a senior at Heritage High School. I live at home in Littleton, Colorado with my parents, Kim and Brian Maloney, my younger sister, Leah, and our sheepadoodle, Saint. I swim and play tennis for Heritage and participate in many other clubs. Aside from the activities and sports I partake in during the school year, I also work at Earth Treks (a climbing gym) and spend much of my free time climbing, hiking, and skiing. My senior year has kept me extremely busy with numerous university and scholarship applications for in and out of state schools, although I would like to attend Colorado School of Mines next fall.
 

Last year I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in Rotary International’s Youth Exchange in a small town called Poprad in Eastern Slovakia. The decision to embark on such a journey was a difficult one for my parents and me because I was sixteen years old at the time and just growing accustomed to high school. I left everything behind and immersed myself in a foreign culture without having any proficiency in the Slovak language. This experience instilled in me respect and admiration for different cultures and has shaped a sturdy platform on which to build my future.

(Evening Meeting) BEER:30 Nov 20, 2018
BEER:30
BEER:30

Since it’s Thanksgiving week and we think attendance is going to be somewhat low, we’ve decided to have an informal meeting on November 20th to have a meal and a few beers at CB & Potts.

 

JEN ENGQUIST, BRIAN EWERT, REV. TRUDY ROBINSON Nov 27, 2018
BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS
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.

 

(PM Meeting) JEN ENGQUIST, B. EWERT, T. ROBINSON Dec 04, 2018
BREAK BREAD - BUILDING MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS AMONG OUR NEIGHBORS
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.

RANDY PYE Dec 04, 2018
THE STERLING RANCH DEVELOPMENT
THE STERLING RANCH DEVELOPMENT

Located in Douglas County, south of Chatfield State Park, Sterling Ranch will eventually contain about 12,000 homes to be built over the next 20 to 25 years.  This 3,400 acre development will have nine unique villages radiating out from an amenity rich town center.  The first, Providence Village, is actively being constructed and is their flagship development featuring seven different homebuilders.

Randy Pye, Community Outreach Manager, will discuss development plans, and the impacts this development will have on transportation, natural resources, schools, and other issues important to their neighbors in the region.

ERIN LaCOUNT Dec 11, 2018
SALACIOUS IN THE CRETACEOUS
SALACIOUS IN THE CRETACEOUS
(Evening Meeting) COL STOLI NIKOLAI - U.S.A.F. RET Dec 18, 2018
HABITS OF HONOR AND PATRIOTISM
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.

TIM PORTZ Dec 18, 2018
BITCOIN - HOW IT AFFECTS US ALL
MICHELLE MALLIN Jan 08, 2019
THE HONOR BELL FOUNDATION
(Evening Meeting) LUKE STAHMER Jan 15, 2019
ARC THRIFT STORES

arc Thrift Stores is now the largest social enterprise in Colorado, and one of the largest nonprofits in Colorado - and perhaps two years away from being the largest. Each year, the arc Thrift Stores generates nearly $90 million in revenue and they anticipate doing $100 million revenue by 2020.  The arc Thrift Stores is also the largest funder of advocacy for people with intellectual disabilities, one of the largest employers of people with intellectual disabilities in Colorado, one of the largest employers in Colorado, as wells as one of the largest recyclers in Colorado. 

Luke Stahmer has served on the arc Board for more than a decade including chairing two of the five arc Thrift executive committees. He has now been appointed to oversee community relations and business development at arc with an emphasis on sharing arc’s professional and non-profit accomplishments within the community.  Luke has extensive experience as an executive in both profit and not for profit endeavors including time developing projects while working for sports greats like John Elway and Ed McCaffrey.

THOMAS TUDOR Jan 15, 2019
THE WOMEN OF ARLINGTON
THE WOMEN OF ARLINGTON

Tom Tudor has been a distinguished speaker for twenty-five years, presenting a moving and informative narration of our nation's most hallowed ground: Arlington National Cemetery.  Mr. Tudor, speaking to hundreds of organizations and institutions nationwide, is an authority on the history of 'Arlington' and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which is visited by over four million people annually.  His comprehensive and compelling power-point presentation recently aired on C-SPAN  American History Television and he was a featured speaker at the National World War II Museum for Memorial Day 2016.  His presentation is one you don't want to miss. 

Mr. Tudor served as a sentinel, then relief commander, at Arlington's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier from February 1969 to Memorial Day of 1970.  He is the past President of the Society of the Honor Guard - Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and is a Member of the Board.

Mr. Tudor has been a business entrepreneur for over three decades; is a five term Rotary International Club President, is a graduate of the University of Iowa and is a member of the Theodore Roosevelt High School Alumni Hall of Fame, Des Moines, Iowa.  He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife, and is the proud father of two daughters.

DR. APRYL STEELE, PRESIDENT AND CEO Jan 29, 2019
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE
DUMB FRIENDS LEAGUE

The challenges involved in animal welfare, both at the Dumb Friends League and throughout our greater community, are becoming increasingly complex. At the same time, the opportunities for saving more pets’ lives are greater than ever. As President and CEO, Dr. Apryl Steele and team are charged with developing and coordinating strategic innovations and solutions to achieve our mission of ending pet homelessness and animal suffering. From a collaborative and people first viewpoint, she oversees operations, development, communications, finance and administration for the Dumb Friends League and Colorado Humane Society & SPCA.

A dynamic leader as well as a practicing veterinarian in Denver for 18 years, Apryl has extensive knowledge of our community and animal welfare. She is a past president of the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society, the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association and the Animal Assistance Foundation. Apryl is currently on the board of the American Association of Feline Practitioners, member of Hill’s Shelter Advisory Board and the Cat Friendly Council, and has served on the boards of PetAid Colorado and the Dumb Friends League, and is a veteran of the U.S. Army Veterinary Corps.  

Apryl and her partner Kim share their home with two dogs, Mister and Reba, and three cats, Karou, Rufous and Empress Von Digit.

 

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