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Have a speaker recommendation?  Email office@rotary5450.org with the subject, contact information, and a brief overview of the presentation.
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10/31/2014Jim GoddardDenverCuriosity as a way to Prepare for ChangeAndre Van Hall720-339-4831

andre@andrevanhall.com



I challenge my audience to wake up their curiosity so they can instigate change, adapt and innovate. It is a timely, lighthearted message that could be a great icebreaker as we challenge Clubs to think differently in our structure, membership and process, to better attract and retain Members.

Andre has a great story, and he very
successfully weaves humor into his
presentations.



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8/22/2014Steve BarochCastle Rock High Noon RotaryProjectRecycleAJ Stapleton 303-523-8229

aj@projectrecycle.org

ProjectRecycle improve youth pride, responsibility, freedom, respect, and appreciation, through the simple vehicle of a bicycle while assisting in the battle against obesity and improving our environment. We do this by not only “giving” a bicycle, but by providing education on how to maintain it and how to use it safely. We seek to provide group rides/events, classes on maintenance, safety and more.  We are located in Douglas County Colorado, and serve those in need of a bike throughout Colorado and the entire front range.  We hold bike donation drives in Denver & the suburbs throughout the year, fix up the donated bicycles and get them into the hands of those less fortunate.
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8/12/2014Luis HernandezBoulder ValleySt. Vrain River PreservationLauren Bond Kovsky

303-859-7174



LaurenBKovsky@gmail.com


From Ted Bendelow of Mead Rotary:  "Lauren is a dynamic speaker. Her knowledge of the birds that inhabit the St. Vrain, including eagles and herons is extensive. Her knowledge and commitment were critical in the citizen effort that successfully stopped a gun range from being
established along the St. Vrain."
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7/16/2014Paula ShaferEnglewoodTHE BIG BRAIN CLUB: changing the culture at schools so that learning and
being smart are COOL.
Dominic Testa 719-440-5330dominic@bigBrainClub.com He is doing great work and I’d love to get him connected to other Rotarians so he can speak at many clubs.  They have a web site BigBrainClub.com. 
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4/14/2014Tom WolfDenver StapletonBrownfields: What you need to know to transact with confidenceRebecca L. Almon303-628-3606ralmon@irelandstapleton.comRedevelopment of Brownfield properties is a great way to revitalize blighted property and spark economic growth. Environmental lawyer, Rebecca L. Almon, helps corporate and real estate professionals, lenders, and businesses identify opportunities associated with acquiring environmentally distressed properties, as well as account for and address environmental liabilities in various transactions, including the impact of recent changes to the environmental site assessment guidelines (“Phase I’s”) and new vapor intrusion guidelines. Her presentation will provide guidance and best practices to employ prior to: executing or relying on a purchase or lease agreement, embarking on redevelopment projects or clean-ups, completing corporate mergers & acquisitions, acquisition, foreclosure or workouts, and generally evaluating potential transactions.
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2/25/2014Darlene MastDenver10 Steps to Effective
Philanthropy


Bruce DeBoskey

303-953-3772

bruce@deboskeygroup.com

Bruce educated our
members about strategies that we can use to make meaningful philanthropic
changes on both personal and club levels.  Bruce was engaging, effective,
and compelling during his presentation.”   - Melinda Quiat, CEO,
Quiat Companies, LLC, Denver Rotary Club Member
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1/28/2014Tom SrsichDenver WestDiscover
How to Die Young… At An Old Age!



George
Bentley, Esq.
303-388-8887George@BentleyBaths.comWe ALL suffer from “age-related” and degenerative health issues as we age. EVERYONE!  In a fun and humorous way, George will help your group discover the 4 Easy Secrets to living a vibrant life to 100 or beyond, and slow (OR reverse) the aging process. 
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12/5/2013Tom SrsichDenver WestKiller BathroomsGeorge Bentley303-388-8887george@bentleybaths.comAn informative talk by serial entrepreneur and author on how to make your bathroom safer.
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10/29/2013Dick SargentLakewood FoothillsLegal ShieldJim Lee303-988-22957jimlee@comcast.netJim is an independent associate for LegalShield, a pre-paid legal service.  Acknowledging there are a number of companies in his industry, he kept his comments on a high plain informing the audience that there was a thing called pre-paid legal, and why it is a service which others might wish to consider. He, of course, mentioned LegalShield, but quickly mentioned other companies which render the same service to ensure he wouldn’t appear to just be promoting himself.
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5/24/2013Marshall TurnerLakewood FoothillsLocal American Indian HistoryMarshall Turner303-277-1971wmtbdt@MSN.comThis is a short history bringing the Indians up to occupation of reservations; what happen to them on the reservations; and their current status. There are multiple opportunities for Rotary service projects and I have some ideas and information.
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3/15/2013Talee CroweSmoky HillAn American in BataanJerry W. Regan303-378-5252jerrywregan@comcast.net"An American in Bataan" the story of my wife's father in WWII.
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2/8/2013Jim RohrerMountain FoothillsAging, Healthcare, and helping seniors “keep their simple joys”Jonnelle Leimbach 720-529-1211jleimback@adesteinhomecare.comThe belief that we need not be warehoused when we grow older. We should make our personal desires known to our kids and if we are the kids, find out what Mom & Dad really want. It was an “age-appropriate” topic and beautifully presented.
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7/24/2012Larry McLaughlinDenver Tech CenterHabitat for Humanity - Deconstruction ProgramLarry McLaughlin303-741-1403 larrymclaughlin@juno.com Deconstruction is a free service offered by Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. We work with homeowners, businesses, contractors and developers to identify materials and appliances suitable for reuse or recycling. Our professional and trained team of volunteers carefully remove items from project sites for resale at our ReStores.
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8/16/2012Karl Van EttenAurora FitzsimonsPalliative CareDr. Jean Kutner303-724-2240jean.kutner@ucdenver.edu I was worried about the club’s response to this speaker because it is an “end of life” topic. I shouldn’t have been. This topic is extremely valuable to anyone with a loved one who is near the end of his or her life and it’s something that we all should know about—that was the club’s response. Jean handles this topic very well. P.S. Jean starts her workday at 7:00 a.m., so she is available whenever a club is meeting.Very interesting and very good presenter
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6/6/2012Carol CarperEvergreenA Kenyan Community Rises Out of PovertyCarol Carper303-895-5829ccarper1337@gmail.comThrough stories and audience participation Carol will share an inspiring successful Rotary project in a rural subsistence community of 10,000 people in Kenya. The people living there are now feeding themselves and they have begun to make MONEY to support themselves and their community. This development can be done anywhere in the world and Rotary can help make it happen.
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2/1/2012Mike OldhamParkerRotary and the Peace CorpsMike Oldham303-660-9281meoldham@msn.comLearn about the Rotary and Peace Corp relationship and how your club can benefit in relation to its projects and potential future membership from this new relationship
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1/25/2012Gene SpanarellaAuroraThe Linus Project - Blankets for ChildrenKaren Loucks Rinedol karen@workingforpeanuts.orgInforms the audience about The Linus Project, how it began more than 15 years ago and how it has grown into a non-profit with over 300 chapters in the U.S. . She does not solicit money or time. Excellent presenter!Excellent
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11/18/2011AJ ArnettCastle PinesHomes for Our Troops-Building Homes for Severely Injured VetSarah Vanderhill720-732-5001svanderhill@comcast.net6 Douglas County, CO Rotary Clubs have joined together to work on local builds with Homes for Our Troops. The model is being created by the Douglas County Committee so Rotarians can get involved nationally for builds in their respective areas. Learn more about HFOT and the relationship Rotary has built with the organization including how Interact clubs can get involved with Kids for Our Troops.Not Rated
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9/18/2011Robert ErichsenBroomfieldA Successful Initiative in Ouanaminthe, HaitiJohn Neill970-749-4698jcneill@comcast.netProvide academic and vocational education for children and adults. Also, provides health care for the people in the area and jump-start economic development projects.Not Rated
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6/30/2011Karl Van EttenAurora FitzsimonsDevelopment projects in Central AmericaSebastian Africano sebastian@treeswaterpeople.orgDescribes his organization's work in Latin America, which focuses on the high efficiency stoves they have developed, nurturing small companies to provide them, reforestation, and the positive consequences for the people. Particularly valuable for a club that is interested in supporting an international projectNot Rated
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6/9/2011Karl Van EttenAurora FitzsimonsAfrican-American SpiritualsArt Jones303-638-4978arthur.jones@du.eduArt's presentation received more applause than any other presentation I've seen since I've been in the club. Art is a professor at DU, a practicing psychologist, founder of The Spirituals Project, and an accomplished singer who provides vocal illustrations as part of his presentationNot Rated
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5/31/2011Geoffrey WheelerBoulder ValleyOn Hitler's Mountain--Overcoming the Legacy of a Nazi ChildhoodMs. Irmgard Hunt720-242-7734 This is a frank and honest personal story of a woman who grew up in Nazi Germany. She share's experiences and reflects on overcoming the stigma of Being German. She opens the door to a valuable insite into a generation of people that will soon be gone.Not Rated
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5/19/2011Courtney LoehfelmLittleton SunriseHow to Network with Confidence and a Giving AttitudeJ. David Lampe303-550-8563david@websavvyrealestate.comVery useful and interesting information -- Great Presentation!Not Rated
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5/19/2011Anne FeistBoulder FlatironOne Dr.'s Journey through Life, Career and Cancer SurvivalKr Dathy Fortune ladydoc74@aol.comDr Fortune is entertaining speaker with a great way of looking at life. Communicates very interesting experiences of career as a forensic doctor. She shows through faith and dertermination how she became a cancer survivor. Very inspirational!Not Rated
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5/12/2011Wendell BryanLakewoodDream Like a ChampionDick Durrance970-945-5666 Dick has been an army combat photographer and a staff photographer for National Geographic magazine. He combines beautiful photography with stories and ideas aimed at transforming your dreams into accomplishments that can shape your destiny.Not Rated
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5/4/2011Mike HayesWestminster 7:10American Red CrossJim Terrew303-722-7474jrettew@denver-redcross.orgA really informative presentation on the work of the ARC, both locally and internationally.Not Rated
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4/22/2011Robert SatromParkerSecretariat's Meadow...Kate Tweedy720-984-8803kctweety@msn.comA great presentation by the daughter of the owner of this great race horse. Allow at least 30 minutes and longer if you have time.Not Rated
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4/22/2011Robert SatromParker Rotary ClubSecretariat's Meadow, The Land, Family, LegendKate Tweedy303-730-7485720-984-8803 (C)A great presentation by the daughter of the owner of this great race horse. Allow at least 30 minutes and longer if you can.Not Rated
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4/20/2011Mike HayesWestminster 7:10IditarodGeorge Stroberg, DVM303-469-7387vetgws@aol.comA most interesting presentation on the Idatarod Race in Alaska, with particular emphasis on the dogs that pull the sleds from the perspective of a veterinarian.Not Rated
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2/14/2011Lloyd WaldronWinter ParkCO Long Term Care PartnershipLloyd Waldron303-819-4523lewaldron@hotmail.comExcellent, informative presentation on newly implemented State Long-Term Care Partnership Plan to benefit individuals and families.Not Rated
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2/14/2011Robert ErichsenBroomfieldThey Call it Golf Because Life was TakenJohn Barnes303-917-0661orjkbinvestments@msn.comThis program is comical, motivational and inspirationalNot Rated
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2/14/2011Robert ErichsenBroomfieldConscious CoffeeStephanie Palm Neves stephanie@sccoffee.orgProgram was very informative.Not Rated
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2/14/2011Robert ErichsenBroomfieldLife's Hardships GoldenAdrienne Rosel720-289-8829adrienne_rosel@hotmail.comProgram is inspirational and informative.Not Rated
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1/27/2011Patty BurnettEnglewoodImmigration ReformJuan Botero720-490-1425jbbotero@aol.comMr. Botero spoke about immigration reform and the basis for the constitution and current laws. It is an inflamatory topic, yet Mr. Botero presented his views in a respectful and articulate way. He has put a great deal of thought and work into his presentation and he seems to have come up with an interesting solution. He as spent much time interviewing both legal and illegal immigrants and has structured his proposal on the findings from these interviews. Feel free to call Mr. Botero to discuss his views to find out if this topic would be of interest to your club.Not Rated
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1/25/2011Rolando CuadradoSummit CountyBusiness EthicsCorey Ciocchetti coreyciocchetti@gmail.comCorey is an excellent speaker. Energetic, funny and sincere. He is a professor of busniess ethics at DU and a featured speaker at RYLA and Young RYLA. He speaks equally well to Rotary clubs and schools.Not Rated
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1/13/2011Kaye ReichNiwotQuality Foods for EveryoneChet Sisk708-240-4807chet@chetsisk.comEntertaining and informative presentation about breaking the cycle of homelessness. Chet & Whole Foods are working together to provide healthier food to Community Food Banks and Homeless Shelters.Not Rated
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12/7/2010Geoffrey WheelerBoulder ValleySwitzerland Trail, Boulder COMichael O'Neill303-441-3116 This is a vivid presentation and colorful reflection on the railroad that served the Boulder Mt Area in the late 1800's. The presentation includes great maps and historical photos with matching recent images from the same locations. Micael makes this history come alive!Not Rated
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