Weekly Program Notes:
Last Week's Program, March 14: CASA and Harmony House

On March 14th, Annette Hoyt and Alli Hummer provided an excellent program on the CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) program in Larimer County.  This is a nationwide program that began with one judge and several friends.  The judge thought that juveniles in his court were falling through the cracks and wanted to have someone fight for them.  This is done through community volunteers.  A volunteer will likely spend 8 to 10 hours a month with a child but will know their wants and needs and explain to the court their side of the story.  The court system is geared to solve issues with the parents, but has traditionally had less focus on the needs of the children.  The Harmony House (next to the Intel Facility on Harmony) is a location for CASA and their advocates where the children and parents are allowed to be together under supervised observation.  There were lots of questions and the topic was well received.

RCFC Centennial Trivia:  1982 ( what was the question?)
Chuck Ulfers: RCFC's Newest Member
Glenn Schmidt inducted RCFC's newest member, Chuck Ulfers.  Chuck spent his career in high tech.  His sponsor is Lee Jeffrey.  
Brennan Burke: Cadet of the Month March
Bill Schaffer introduced Captain Tonisha Byrd, AFROTC, who introduced Brennan Burke as Cadet of the Month.  Brennan, a sophomore at CSU studying vocal music and neuroscience, taking nursing classes at FRCC, is a member of the CSU AF Honor Guard and holds down two jobs.  She and her sister both chose Air Force, even though raised by Army parents.  Brennan is taking classes at Front Range because she plans to become a flight or surgical nurse.
New Member Talk: Sharyn Salmen
Wednesday March 7, Sharyn Salmen presented her new member talk, highlighting her professional, personal, and family background, as well hobbies.  Sharyn is currently a Nursing & Healthcare Management Consultant with 40 years experience, and a Fort Collins Community Volunteer.  She received her BSN and MSN (in Nursing Leadership) from the University of MN-School of Nursing, and a MS in Healthcare Management/MBA from CU Denver's Business School, and served in Hospital- Critical Care and Med-Surg Nursing Leadership.   She is a Board member/Honorary Life Member of theFriends of the FC Symphony, and Past President/President-Fundraising.
Sharyn considers herself 100% Swedish, a native Minnesotan from Babbitt MN (population 3000), and a "semi- native"  of Ft. Collins for the last 41 years.  
Sharyn has been married to Larry for 43 years, and considers herself a “Rotary Ann”, for the past 34 years.  She and Larry have attended 4 RI conferences and were GSE Team Leaders to Australia in 2017.  They have 2 sons; Christopher (Cheryl) of Rancho Sante Fe, CA and Adam (Cortney) of Eccleston, UK,  and 4 grandchildren, Eva, Axel James, Ivan and Avery ranging from 8 years to 7 months.
IV. Hobbies: Music of all types; World Travel; Reading; Golf; walking; entertaining
March 7, 2018 Program: The Challenges of Life Passages

Last Wednesday RCFC heard from two professionals in the field of elder care, Mimi Wahlfeldt, Marketing Director at Good Samaritan and Alan Heileman, Sales Advisor for Mackenzie Place. They were a dynamic duo, taking turns explaining their well illustrated program.  They pointed out how most people plan their lives up to and including retirement and then stop planning. The daunting task of sorting out what kinds of care might be needed and the costs of various kinds of care are too often left until a crisis arises. The range of services available vary from some extra help at home to full time nursing care.  They advised club members to know the difference between independent living, assisted living and nursing home care. They also advised us to explore some of the options available locally by visiting  potential sites in order  to experience the feeling they convey. Our speakers  included an account of the advantages of aging  at home and what might be done to assist with daily living. Everyone in the audience was charged to understand that they are either responsible for caring for parents, caring for themselves, or working with children to care for themselves. The resources and information available should be explored before a crisis occurs.

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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A beautiful 4’ x 14’ Centennial Year Celebration Banner was unveiled. All four local clubs are listed.
The International Keyboard Odyssiad & Festival Summer Piano Competition was announced by the organizer.  The festival will be held July 31-August 4, 2018 at Colorado State University.
Ray Chamberlain, husband of Melanie is home from the hospital.
Sally Lee said she would be presenting a series on Women is Science.  Her focus today was a female mathematician.
Last chance to sign up for Rotary After Hours social on March 21.  Please register at  
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.
Satellite Member Lucinda Kerchensteiner asked us to announce a Rotary International Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Warmbaths, District 9400, South Africa.  Talk about a golf junket!  Ask Lucinda for details.  
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
Don Eversoll encouraged us to get “good feelings in our soul” by volunteering as a driver at the hospital.  They need volunteers.  See Don.
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.  
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CSU College of Business, Dean Beth Walker
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Ninja Selling, by author Larry Kendal
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Our Expanding Universe, Dan Ward
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