Speaker Date Topic
President – Stan Harsha May 28, 2024
Club Assembly

TBD

Wes Paxton Jun 04, 2024
Mountain Area Schools

TBD

Wes Paxton Jun 11, 2024
Conifer Rotary Foundation - Update

TBD

Tim Jackson Jun 18, 2024
Past, present, future of personal mobility - Flying cars are about to take off

Tim Jackson has served 30 years in the automotive industry and 35
years in association management. Of those, 18 years overlapped as
Tim served as president/CEO of the Colorado Automobile Dealers
Association (CADA), the trade association for 400 new car, truck, RV
and motorcycle dealers across the state. Tim led the advocacy
efforts for the statewide association winning 23 of 23 priority must-
pass measures for the association. At CADA, Tim produced the
annual Denver Auto Show for 18 years, the third oldest new car show
in the country, which dates to 1902.
As a private pilot and aviation enthusiast as well as car aficionado,
Tim became very interested in the now fast-growing, yet little known,
start of an entirely new industry in mobility, that of electric Vertical
Takeoff and Landing Vehicles (eVTOLs), also frequently referred to
as passenger drones or flying cars. Today’s presentation will cover
both automotive and aviation and how they may soon intersect.
Tim has a personal goal to visit as many Rotary Clubs as possible.
So far, Tim has made over 550 Rotary Club presentations, including
to 132 of Colorado’s 146 Rotary Clubs, some as many as five or
more times. And Tim has also presented to Rotary Clubs in Long
Beach, CA, Washington, DC and Kemmerer, Wyoming. Tim offers
one of the most popular and exciting Rotary Club presentations
available.
Tim and his wife, Beverly, reside in Denver and spend winters in the
Phoenix area. They have two grown children – a daughter, who is an
attorney with FDIC, and a son, who teaches economics at the
University of York, England.
Tim earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in
1995 and Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation in 1997
and is a frequent speaker on business, automotive and aviation
industry issues. In 2021, Tim was recognized by Automotive News as
an Automotive All-Star. In 2023, Tim became the 64 th honoree
inducted into the Colorado Automotive Hall of Fame.

Club President Jun 25, 2024
Club Assembly

TBD

No Meeting Jul 30, 2024
Dark
Michael Gordon Aug 27, 2024
Disability Etiquette

Michael Gordon believes that a strong social and economic network has the potential to change people’s lives. After completing his Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), he specifically sought out opportunities, and employment, in education (UNLV, Public Education Foundation) and economic development (Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance) to achieve this aim. During his time at the LVGEA, the organization was successful in luring the Raiders football team to Las Vegas, starting the movement in getting the Formula One race and Athletics baseball team to find a home in Las Vegas. While in Las Vegas, Michael was active in the non-profit sector, receiving the Vegas Inc. “Volunteer of the Year” award for his years of service on numerous boards. Since relocating to Colorado, Michael has joined, or been elected to, the boards of Rotary Club of Broomfield, the Broomfield Area Chamber of Commerce and FRIENDS of Broomfield. He has served, or is serving, Rotary at the club, District, Zone, and International levels. Michael served District 5300 as Assistant Governor, District Trainer, District Conference chair, and Vocational Training chair. He is the current chair of the District 5450 Rotary Scholarship committee. Additionally, he is the Assistant Rotary Coordinator (Membership) for Zones 26/27 and serves on the international level as a member of the RI Joint Learning Committee which develops curriculum for the Rotary Learning Center courses on MyRotary. He met his wife Amanda when they both served as charter members of the Rotaract Club of Las Vegas. She later served as a District Rotaract Representative and attended four International Conventions. Says Michael: “She is a better Rotarian than me – and she isn’t even a member of Rotary!” As a Rotary Foundation alumnus, Michael strongly believes in the impact every Rotarian can have through their continued donations to the “engine that drives Rotary service worldwide”. Together, the couple supports the Foundation as Benefactors, Bequest Society members, and Major Donors.