Weekly Program Notes:
March 28, 2018 Program:: CSU's College of Business, Dean Beth Walker

Dr. Beth Walker, Dean of the CSU College of Business provided our club members with an update on what’s happening at the College of Business at CSU.  There are 5,100 students currently enrolled in the College of Business of which 1,600 are minors and 2,500 are undergraduates.  This student body of the business school is supported by 132 faculty of which 67 are tenured.

The current freshman class is the largest they have ever had at the university and they are also the most academically gifted as well as being the most diverse.  This class also has the most first generation students.

The business school seeks to bring world class researchers who are passionate about teaching students.  Some of these top-notch professors have their articles and various writings published in notable journals such as the Wall Street Journal.

93% of the school’s graduates receive job offers in less than 180 days of graduation.  The Business School’s most prolific recruiter of students is Goldman Sachs, followed by companies such as Charles Schwab, KPMG, Lockheed Martin and JP Morgan Chase.

CSU has one of the top graduate programs in the country, ranking #3 in the world for their MBA in Social Entrepreneurship.  They ranked #5 for their degree in Social Impact and #15 in the world and #10 in the nation for their online MBA program.  They are currently the #1 ranked online MBA program in Colorado as ranked by US News and World Report.

The freshman retention rate is 93.7% and 68% of these students graduate in 4 years while 83% graduate in 6 years.  Scholarships increased to 104 this past year, that were in excess of $25,000, and the school’s number of new donors increased by 44%.

Less than 5% of the world’s business schools are accredited by the AACSB and CSU’s College of Business is one of them.  They have Friday morning staff gatherings to establish relationships among the themselves, they participate in programs to give back to the community such as “Cans Around the Oval”, Coats for Kids and the Polar Plunge and the Business School’s faculty/staff giving record is #1 at CSU.

The final aspect of the program featured a video about Kevin Hoyt who, after falling off a roof and becoming paralyzed, started taking one class at a time at his own pace and finished his education and walked across the stage at graduation!  Dean Beth Walker provided a very informative and interesting program after which several questions were asked by club members (some by former CSU professors themselves!).

Welcome Jennifer Brooks: RCFC's Newest Member
During the Rotary After Hours event Wednesday March 21, President Jeanne Fangman inducted RCFC's newest Satellite Member, Jennifer Brooks.  Jennifer is a self-employed Health Care Consultant with two children, and has previously volunteered at the Peach Festival, with the BBBrews fund raiser, New West Fest Booth and several other events.  She was sponsored by Robin Steele.  Welcome Jennifer!
Centennial Jeopardy "Answer":  RCFC's Youngest President
Rotaract Presents Check for Nepal BioGas Project
Abby Jackson, Treasurer of Fort Collins Rotaract Club at CSU, presents a check for $5,568 for the BioGas Project in Nepal, to Robin Steele, IPG Committee Chair,.  Total Rotaract contribution to the project was $6068, primarily earned via of Rotaract’s Breakfast Bingo fundraiser.
Last Week's Program March 21:  Rotary After Hours
March 21, RCFC held a Rotary After Hour social function in place of our regular noon meeting.   Attendance was great, and many applications were distributed to interested guests.  Objectives of the event were to share Rotary with the community, to recruit new Rotarians, and enjoy a social evening with friends.  All were accomplished.  Thanks to organizers Phyllis Abt and Justie Nicol, sponsors Nicol Law and Three Four Beer Co., and all the volunteers who made it such a fun event. 
Rotary Club of Fort Collins was chartered August 1, 1918, and this year celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In Fort Collins.  
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President Jeanne announced that Kelso Kelly is assuming the position of RCFC Treasurer, effective immediately.  

Lannie Boyd has moved to be near his children.  President Jeanne Fangman has his address - He loves to receive mail.

C. J. Street is in Centre Rehab, and would also love to receive visitors, or mail.  Lloyd Thomas has his address.

Melanie Chamberlain urged all members to update their directory information for the Centennial edition.  If you want a new photo, contact Lee Jeffrey.  If you want an ad in the new directory, contact Bill West.

Lee Jeffrey urged everyone to turn in old prescriptions on April 28, 10 - 2 at all police department outlets.

Jud Harper announced that the Legacy Fund is going to meet its $1 million goal!  But we don’t want to stop “plugging” and we hope to raise another $100K by August 1 to continue the legacy of our club.

Sally Lee reminded members to purchase and use your King Sooper's grocery card. 

Paul Birdsall asked for volunteers to man a table at this year's District Conference, May 3-5 in Estes Park, promoting next year's District Conference in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Sally Lee will be presenting a series on Women is Science.  Her first program was on a female mathematician.

Jud Harper reported that the Legacy Fund is doing well, but still needs our support.  The more we accumulate, the more earned interest will support our community programs in perpetuity.  We will report the total on August 1, our centennial.  Donate whatever works for you—cash, stocks, etc.
Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Judy Boggs, or President Jeanne.
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke

President Jeanne urged members to engage Rotary through RCFC Committees.  The Rotogear, Membership, New Member Orientation, and Welcome Desk all need volunteers.  
John "Deep Thots" Roberts sends greetings from the Viking Sun.  He hopes all are following his blog
Melanie Chamberlain appealed to members to look for any historical materials they might have squirreled away at home and bring them to her or Bonnie for use in creating Centennial Year displays.
Garth McCann changed the coffee klatch at Whole Foods Porch to Thursday, 8:30 AM.

Save the Date: Lynne Baker, one of three co-chairs of the Centennial Committee, reports that much is being planned for our Centennial Year.  Culmination will be a dinner on August 1, 2018, at in the Stadium Club in the new CSU stadium.  
Upcoming Events
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Apr 26, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Recognizing Scholarship, Susan Gutowsky
May 02, 2018
IT Committee Meeting
May 02, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
District Conference - Estes Park
May 03, 2018 – May 05, 2018
Encore Careers, Katie Piotrowski
May 09, 2018
Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
Centennial Celebration Dinner at CSU Stadium
Aug 01, 2018
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March 7, 2018 Meeting
02-28-2018 Meeting
02-14-2018 Meeting Photos
01-31-2018 Regular Meeting
Regular meeting 01-24-2018
1/10/2018 Meeting
1-3-2018 Meeting Photos
Wreath Building 12-4-2017
12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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