The Rotary Science Fellowship will have its first meeting February 22, 2017 immediately after the regular meeting.  Martin Nelson will lead a discussion of the Oroville, California dam.  This dam, if it fails, will threaten hundreds of downstream homes in California.  Martin will lead us through some of the geology and hydrology that has contributed to the situation.  Interested Rotarians are welcome to attend.
Thank you Kelly Kesler for many years helping to document RCFC activities with brilliant photography. We understand your desire to set down the camera in this capacity. Thank you again for the amazing work helping to tell our Rotary story!
As you may have noticed, we have lacked greeters several times in past weeks, and we need to remedy this situation.  Nothing makes guests (and potential members) feel more welcome than to have a member welcome them at the door with a smile and handshake, and I think it makes existing members feel appreciated as well.  It is really the essence of our being a welcoming club.
What does it require?  Just a willingness to come 20-30 minutes prior to noon on the week you volunteer, put on a greeter badge, and get ready to shake a few hands until about 12:05 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer to be a greeter every few weeks, please respond to this e-mail.  I will then send out a schedule for the remainder of this quarter as well as the next quarter for you to select the days you would be willing to volunteer. Thanks for giving this some consideration. -Jack Vogt
Your gift will move the Legacy Fund closer to its $1 million goal by the Club’s 100th Anniversary and help sustain our Club’s charitable activities in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.  If you have questions speak to Jud Harper. 
If you have announcements please email them to or just reply to the Rotogear email to get listed in the Rotogear.
Photo Albums
2-15-2017 Meeting Photos
2-8-2017 Meeting Photos
1-25-2017 Meeting Photos
1-18-2017 Meeting Photos
1-11-2017 Meeting Photos
1-4-2017 Meeting Photos
You Must Know
HELP WANTED!  Apply within…
Positions open for two Rotogear Editors: (1) Announcements Editor, (2) Last Week’s Program write up Editor.
Requirements for both:      Willingness to volunteer, and some low level of writing ability.  English major unnecessary.  Humor helps.  Listening skills desirable.
  • Announcements Editor – (a) be a clearing house for announcements submitted by the membership.  (b) listen to announcements during each week’s meeting, and summarize as best you can what was announced.  (c) submit all of the above by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear editors.
  • Last Week’s Program Editor – (a) Listen to (or record if you have the equipment) each week’s program, and write up a paragraph or two summarizing the presentation and any relevant questions.  Presentation critique unnecessary.  (b) Submit a write up by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear Editors. 
Salary:                                 Multiples of the previous writer’s salary may be negotiated. 
Working Environment:        Great staff and opportunity to meet new friends
Fringe Benefits:                  Learn more about your Rotary Club, and fellow Rotarians     
Questions and to submit an application:  Contact either Stacy Plemmons or Erin Mounsey
Upcoming Events
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Feb 23, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Mar 23, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Service Above Self
Apr 19, 2017
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Troy Tafoya
February 3
Bonnie Titley
February 4
Sonny Sullivan
February 10
Sally Lee
February 11
Susan Harrison
February 11
Annette Geiselman
February 12
Steve Vessey
February 13
Rob Marschke
February 15
P.K. vedanthan
February 17
Angie Freeman
February 22
Martin Nelson
February 25
Sandra Smyser
February 25
George Landsverk
February 26
Glenn Schmidt
February 26
Dan Ward
Crystal Boyd
February 14
Lynne Baker
Ron Baker
February 18
Harry Taylor
Joanne Taylor
February 24
Join Date
David Ames
February 1, 1984
33 years
Dawn T-Baumgartner
February 1, 1990
27 years
Steve Vessey
February 1, 2012
5 years
Jim Cooper
February 2, 2011
6 years
Jenny Pickett
February 3, 2010
7 years
Lee Jeffrey
February 6, 2008
9 years
Ed King
February 8, 2006
11 years
Shelly Godkin
February 11, 1981
36 years
Dr.Lloyd Thomas
February 17, 1999
18 years
John Matsushima
February 19, 1969
48 years
Lynne Baker
February 20, 1991
26 years
Melanie Chamberlain
February 22, 1989
28 years
Susie Ewing
February 28, 1996
21 years
Russell Hampton
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The ACT Human Rights Film Festival: 21st Century Expression of the CSU Land Grant Mission

Dr. Greg Dickinson, Chair and Professor, CSU Dept. of Communication Studies will discuss the origin, success, and evolution of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival at Colorado State University as a compelling and relevant expression of the 21st Century land grant mission. From the beginning, land grant universities wove together training and research in applied arts with world-class experiences in the liberal arts and sciences. Today, the liberal arts are central to how students, communities, and citizens experience the land grant mission. Drawing on a deep rhetorical tradition, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival uses the power of film to engage audiences in learning and understanding what it means to be human. The week-long festival seeks to connect and transform lives across a wide variety of human rights and social justice issues. 

Human rights film festivals occur around the world, from Geneva and Glasgow to Melbourne and Mumbai. They are galvanizing cultural events. Very few occur in the United States, and none in Colorado.The ACT Human Rights Film Festival is born out of expertise in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University in the area of media and visual culture. 

Human rights film festivals bring together, educate, and create a forum for dialogue among artists, filmmakers, citizens, scholars, advocates, and students on social justice issues of every kind. ACT will focus on the issues of LGBTQ rights, human trafficking, the fight for democracy, disability rights, homeless and more – issues which touch our community at a local and global scale.
Greg Dickinson is chair of the Department of Communication Studies. He is an award winning teacher and scholar. He has received the College of Liberal Arts Excellence in Teaching Award and the CSU Alumni Best Teacher Award. He writes about ways the buildings and human landscapes engage viewers and users on questions values, beliefs, and action. He has published in numerous communication, cultural studies, and rhetoric journals on coffee shops, shopping malls, museums, and gentrified urban spaces. His book Suburban Dreams: Building and Imagining the Good Life was published by the University of Alabama Press in 2015, and he is completing a co-authored book on the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Along with Scott Diffrient, Carol Busch, and the Department of Communication Studies, he is the producer of the Act Human Rights Film Festival.
Special Recognition- John Matsushima
Dr. John Matsushima received a special recognition from Rotary for 48 years of perfect attendance in Rotary. Dr. Matsushima has diligently attended club meetings throughout his world travels and always puts service above self in all his leadership and personal contributions. Thank you John!
Rotary Global Grant
We are happy to announce that our Global Grant to build a water system for community of La Majada, Guatemala has been approved by the Rotary Foundation.
The community of La Majada has 275 houses, of which 150 do not have water piping.  Total population is 1,375.  The rest of the houses have piping, but no water supply due to issues with water source.  The residents of the village of La Majada currently live in unsanitary conditions, spending time and money on the hauling of water. This 54K project will bring clean water to the residents of La Majada. Work will begin once funds have been distributed; we will keep you posted on progress.

Thanks to our partners, the Rotary Foundation, Rotary District 5440<>, Vivid Roots<>, Cody Rotary<>, Rotary Clubs of Modesto, Arlington Sunrise, North Platte Sunrise and Rotarios Chiquimula de la Sierra<>.
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 22, 2017
CSU Land Grant Mission - ACT Film Festival
Mar 01, 2017
Legendary Locals of Fort Collins
Mar 08, 2017
Sculpture in the Park
Mar 15, 2017
50 Jobs in 50 States
Mar 22, 2017
Homelessness in Fort Collins
Mar 29, 2017
CRISPR Technology
Apr 05, 2017
Reality of Human Trafficking in Fort Collins
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Club Information
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Fort Collins
Meetings: Wednesday Noon
Drake Center (Lunch)
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
United States
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Next Meeting(s):
Second February Satellite Meeting at Prost Brewing
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
First March Satellite Meeting at Pateros Creek Brewing
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Second March Satellite Meeting at Pateros Creek Brewery
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Satellite meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm. The meeting locations vary, visit for upcoming meetings and locations.
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