Posted by Mike Ely on Oct 05, 2017
On Thursday, October 5th, our club enjoyed a visit by the newest Rotarian, Emilina Smoke Smith. With her were her parents Maryrose and AJ Smith.  
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Past District Governor Mike Klingbiel joined us for our Bring a Friend to Rotary social on July 27. PDG Mike said nice (and totally true) things about Aurora Fitzsimons and wholeheartedly encouraged the potential members to join the club. Thanks, Mike!
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Posted by Ann Ansary on Oct 24, 2012
CCN dinner 10-12

Through the Avenue of Community Service, our club supports the efforts of the non-profit organization Colfax Community Network.  Colfax Community Network advocates for and works on behalf of children and families residing in low-income, transient housing (primarily residential motels) along Colfax Avenue by providing information, services and programs to strengthen and improve family and community life.  On the 4th Thursday of the month, CCN hosts a Family Night to help families living in Colfax motels feel connected to a caring community. Frequently, speakers are invited to talk about new programs and resources. Always, there are door prizes, games, good food and friendship.  Through out the year AFRC supports the CCN's efforts by stocking the food pantry, providing personal hygiene products and sponsoring a Family Night.

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Posted by Mair Churchill on Oct 05, 2011


Join us in sending the gift of music to our troops serving worldwide, and to those recuperating from injuries at home and abroad. Send a guitar package to our troops...

... to say thank you

... to help reduce stress

... to help recover from wounds

... to simply help 



For more information on how you can participate, call Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club - 303.690.9779 or visit

Just one guitar can provide enjoyment to one or one hundred troops (both in playing and listening) and fulfill their constant requests for music.


Imagine yourself far from home in a very different culture without the comforts of home - always on alert

as you keep one another safe from harm's way. Imagine each day filled with fighting a war, working to win

over people from another culture. Imagine those in a military unit who are dealing with the loss of a fellow

soldier and friend or those in our military hospitals recuperating from injuries as they served and defended

freedom in a foreign land. If you can imagine these things, then you will understand how the gift of music can

bring that needed therapy... that moment's pause from the reality of the price our military personnel gladly pay

to ensure freedom, democracy and aid as they serve our country.



$150 provides this entire package (valued at $400):

· A Harvest acoustic guitar (custom made to withstand the rigors of tough environments and rough handling)

· A padded gig bag

· Extra guitar strings and picks

· A shoulder strap

· A lesson/chord book with CDs

· An acknowledgment letter



"Guitars for the Troops came about from a desire to provide musical therapy to our military troops serving overseas and recuperating from injuries. The great thing about playing a musical instrument is it provides therapy to the player and also to the listener. As long as the instrument can be played, it will provide music for as few as one and as any as thousands. These guitars are made for years of use, which means they will be played now and well into the future."


Gordon Close, Guitars for the Troops Founder

 "We want to assist with thanking our military personnel and helping them to heal their hearts and hands."

Debra Jessop, Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Foundation Member Guitar for the Troops Coordinator


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Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Lorna Corso 2011-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
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President John was joined by Kristen, Jessica and Rebecca at the Zone Institute All-Club Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 12, at the Westminster Westin Hotel. Rebecca even got a picture with 2014-15 Rotary International President Gary C.K. Huang!

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Posted by Ann Ansary

Please join the Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club as we welcome the GSE team from China to the Anschutz Medical Campus


Reception & Cultural Exchange



APRIL 11, 2013




 Cedar Creek Pub

2100 North Ursula Street

Aurora, Colorado 80045



Group Study Exchange

A Rotary Foundation Program



Since 1965, the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program has provided inspiring vocational, educational, and cultural experiences for more than 70,000 men and women. This unique program targets young business and professional men and women between the ages of 25 & 40 in their initial years of professional life. 


The Rotary Foundation provides travel grants for teams of participants to exchange visits between paired areas in different countries. For four to six weeks, team members study the host country’s institutions and ways of life, observe their own vocations as practiced abroad, develop personal and professional relationships, and exchange ideas.


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Posted by Mair Churchill
Our club received a matching grant from the District to support Guitars for the troops.
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Swearing in - Thank you for a great year Cindy and Good luck Margaret Ann!


We had the best time at the Fresh Fish Company on Havana changing the guard at the end of our 9th Rotary year and celebrating the accomplishments of our club with our Rotary family and special guests,

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Posted by Mair Churchill

The Rotary Club of Aurora Fitzsimons

Presents its Annual Foundation Silent Auction



You are invited to “Happy Hour” and a Fundraising Auction


When:  Thursday, June 14, 2012

5:00 PM until 7:30 PM


Where:  McCabe Bistro & Irish Pub

(Southlands Shopping Mall)

6100 S. Main St., Ste 104

Aurora, CO  80016



What:  Cash Bar

Appetizers provided by the Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club


Silent Auction Items Donated by Businesses and Rotary Members

Cash or Check Only




Proceeds Support Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club Foundation Projects Which Include:


Colfax Community Network

Shelter Box

Shots for Tots

Student Global Health Scholarships

Sending Montview Elementary students to Calwood Outdoor Center

Guitars for the Troops




Contact Debra Jessop at 303-690-9779




Aurora Fitzsimons Rotary Club Foundation is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization

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