Past president Bil Rodgers ran today’s meeting
Greeter George Diachok
Invocation: Dave Partheymueller
Please sign up to help with beer sales at the Arapahoe County Fair!
The Rotary/South Suburban Golf Tournament still needs sponsors and players. Talk to Dave Lorentz.
Rick Clark recently watched a friend’s 16 y.o. son compete for the Olympics. We hope for his success next time!
Elise Rowe shared about her recent trips to Cuba, Russia, Finland and Amsterdam.
Doug Applegate will be adopting his Foster Daughter. Congratulations!
Nancy Taoka is celebrating the health of one of her patients with a complicated medical history.
Gordon Sheer got to attend his Grandson’s wedding.
Dale Flowers is leaving on a trip to Paris for Bastille Day.
Steve Walters bragged about his granddaughter’s successful project with Lockheed Martin which is now orbiting the moon.
Bil Rodgers is pleased with the success of his crops on his Nebraska farm, despite the heat and drought.
We all celebrate that Col. Clem Clemenson attended today’s meeting in Uniform to celebrate the Fourth of July. His daughter Nora was also here.
Lottery drawing: Doug Applegate was last week’s winner and sold tickets today, raising another $61. George Diachok had the winning ticket, but not the winning card so the pot increases!
Program: CLASSIFICATION TALKS
First was Michael Penny, city manager. He grew up in Boulder, and went to college at Cal State Univ in Long Beach studying Criminal Justice initially. Following graduation, he has lived in Boulder, Ouray, Frisco and now Littleton where he is excited about some of the changes in city management, including our own Bruce Beckman on City Council.
Next was Mickey Kemp who grew up in Indiana. He was a child prodigy in piano, studying/performing at Notre Dame at 10 years old. He joined the Littleton Rotary club after his stepfather, Brad Bradford, brought him to a meeting and he recognized 95% of the people at the meeting as influential Littleton Leaders. He has always been passionate about helping people and has been involved with the Littleton Police Dept., Fire and Rescue, Western Welcome Week, serving as President of our Rotary club as well as many other notable causes. He has been part of the Bradford Auto Body Shop for 37 years.
Finally Carl Gaspar spoke. He is a native Coloradan, graduating from North High School. He has great childhood memories! He shared that his was an old house and reportedly Teddy Roosevelt slept in his bedroom. In college, his grades were OK and his tennis game was great! He met Patty in college and they have been married 46 years. He joined the Air force where he became a mechanic working on Titan 2 missiles in California. He finished college with the Air force and joined the Safeco Insurance Company until he opened his own Insurance Company, eventually employing 21 people. He sold his company in 2008. He has recently served as President of the Littleton Rotary Club Foundation and expressed confidence in the new leadership of Doug Applegate and Karl Kingery.