Greeter: Jerry Curan
Guests: Elise Langstaff, Lyndsey Modesitt
Invocation: Jeff Kane was our pinch hitter!
Family of Rotary: Gary Ray shared that Dave Shroyer is doing much better this week!
We celebrated anniversaries of joining Rotary this week. Ed Saboe celebrated one year with our club! George Mendenhall has been a member longer than our president-elect has been alive!
Dave Beall recruited 3 volunteers to help with Shots for Tots this weekend at the Buck Center: thanks to Barbara Chase, Terry Foley, and Nancy Taoka for volunteering! We are now assisting the Program every other month.
Dave Lorenz reminded us about the Annual Rotary Golf tournament which is one of our big fundraisers for the year. We made about $6000 last year. Please help Dave find sponsors for the tournament. Call your contacts!
We are also hoping to participate in the intra-Rotary golf tournament. Tom Ashcraft, Robert Blay, Bob Marshall, Scott Taylor, and Mark Swanson all hope to participate, and may be asking for financial support.
Lottery drawing:Dave Beall sold tickets this week. Frank Mihoda purchased the winning ticket but wasn’t able to find the Ace of Hearts, so the pot grows for next week. Thanks to all who participate!
Dave Aguilera, meteorologist from Channel 4 News, helped us create tornadoes and snow.
Dave is a Colorado Native, born and raised in Pueblo. He has been broadcasting with Colorado television and radio for 26 years.
He updated us on the High Park fire outside of Fort Collins, and reviewed the conditions putting Colorado at high fire danger this summer.
He shared a video “Globology” produced at the WildLife Experience in Parker which compared Colorado climate and weather to areas around the world.
He then showed us the weather balloons and the instruments they carry to collect information for the data base used to forecast the weather. He emphasized that all meteorologists use the same data base to forecast the weather and agreed that not even he is always correct! He demonstrated the vortex effect of tornadoes using 2 liter soda bottles and the tornado machine. Volunteers helped him create snow from a powdered polymer and water. (Way to pour, Barb!)