GoG Rotary sees numbers drop; hopes to add members

       The Garden of the Gods Rotary is looking for new members.

Representatives of nonprofit grant recipients pose for a photo at the annual Gardens of the Gods Rotary Osborne Trust luncheon. They are (from left), seated: Mary Bielz, Community of Caring; Judi Hesselberg, Little Chapel Food Pantry; Tiffiny Pieper, Diakonia; Melissa Walker, Friends of Garden of the Gods; Kathy Phillips, Westside Community Center. Middle row: Mark Rohlena, Catholic Charities; Janie Child, Community Cupboard; Alicia Archibald, Catamount Institute; Paula Munger, Early Books Early Reading; Marty Kemmer-Contreras, Community Partnership for Child Development; Nikki Pfeiffer and Bonnie Reber, Multiple Sclerosis Alliance; Kathy Fortner, Assistance League. Back row: Charles Schroeder, Help the Needy; Marli Fitzgerald, Boys & Girls Club; Bill Morr, Westside Community Center; John Tighe, Pikes Peak Community Action Agency; Steve Brown, Westside CARES; Ken Hesselberg, Little Chapel Food Pantry.
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       The club has served the Westside since 1947, but in recent years has seen its membership drop off.
       Current President Cliff Johnson said he understands that in current times “younger people aren't joiners,” but he believes they'd be interested if they knew more about the ongoing community services the club provides.
       A membership outreach luncheon will be sponsored by the club Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. The event will be an “open house for those seeking more information on Rotary and this great club and organization,” an advertisement reads.
       For more information, call Johnson at 590-7200 or e-mail cj1945@frii.com.

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