Welcome to 2011!!!
This is the first Bulletin for the New Year. The club had a lot of things going on in December that there hasn't been much of a chance to update. These included Breakfast with Santa, the Libby Bortz holiday light tour, Governor Bill Ritter's state of the State luncheon, the annual Holiday Dinner, and the Foundation dinner with Ray Klinginsmith.
Club is meeting at Schomp BMW on 1/11/2011
5 Plum Valley Way
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Meeting December 28, 2010
• Bruce Beckman introduced his daughter Mallory who is a college student at CSU.
• Honorary Rotarian Mary Bradford.
Invocation by Charlie Vail
• The Club will be dark next week (to allow attendance at Foundation Dinner Jan 7)
• The following week, the Club will meet at Honorary Rotarian Lisa Schomp’s BMW dealership.
• Reminder to sign up for the Foundation Dinner and turn receipt into Dean Sotack.
• Rotary will have a booth at the Stockshow. Littleton Club is committed to January 19 and will have a chance to display information about our club. We need volunteers for 3 hour shifts from 9 AM to 9 PM. Darlee Whiting will be organizing volunteers.
• Bruce Beckman announced the Annual Sweetheart Foundation Dance at Columbine Country Club Sat. Feb 12, 5:30 to 10 PM. Cost is $40 per couple or $20 per person. Neighbor Rotary Clubs will be invited; cost for a guest Rotarian is $50 per couple or $25 per person.
Family of Rotary per Bill Leeper:
• Norm Sothan appreciated the notes, flowers, and support from his Rotary family.
• Barbara Jacobsen is home from the hospital.
We celebrated December anniversaries of Littleton Rotary Membership.
President Bill Rodgers collected Happy Bucks. Among other celebrations, Steve Dailey announced that the Libby Bortz center Christmas Lights tour (finally) went well.
Courtesy Bootcamp by Anthonette Klinkerman.
Ms. Klinkerman, dressed in pink camouflage pants, whistled us to attention and commanded us to participate. Her mission is to put the civil back in civilian, with a goal of World Peace. Her bootcamp is based on the Golden Rule and Maya Angelou’s quote “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
Ms. Klinkerman reviewed the Magic Words (Please, Thank You, You’re Welcome, Excuse Me, and I’m Sorry) and encouraged us to avoid sarcasm. She covered grooming, punctuality, internet and cell phone etiquette (at which time your humble editor was threatened with push-ups as punishment for not showing proper respect), thank you notes and the RSVP, driving and dining out.
Ma’am! Yes Ma’am.
Meeting of December 21st
The Hero makes a difference award was presented to Jason Berglund
The White Elephant Gift Exchange was a lot of fun and although president Bil Rodgers had his present taken several times (Reindeer puppet, Cell Phone Flask, Dancing Santa Hat) he ended up with something fitting.
Meeting of December 14th
Carl Gaspar greeted each Rotarian and Doug Applegate delivered our Moment of Inspiration
Joy Zhao and Young Yang from Jing's Restaurant joined us as guests.
It was good to hear a report about Henry Gehring and his adventures in Spokane.
Columbine High School choir entertained us with songs from the 30's and a great selection of Christmas music. Many thanks to Columbine for entertaining Littleton Rotarians with their beautiful performance. Frank Mendenhall won the drawing but did not select the Ace.