The Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of Maggie Walsh.  She has met successfully with a Membership Committee representative.     Maggie is being sponsored by Taylor Hall. She is an administrator at CSU.    
If there are any comments about either Maggie as a new member, or to Taylor, they should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison, in writing by May 10th, one week after this notification appears in the May 3rd  2017 print Rotogear.
On April 26, 2017 the Rotary Club of Fort Collins awarded a $4,500.00 community matching grant to Front Range Chamber Players to fund three new shells to be placed behind chamber groups performing on a large stage.  The music program students of Fort Collins High School also raised $5,000.00 for the three new shells. Performances at McNeal Auditorium at Fort Collins High School and other locations will benefit more than 1,000 audience participants and 500 Fort Collins High School students.  Submitted by Robert F. Marschke, Jr.
​Judy Boggs announced that hanging flower baskets will again be available as a fundraiser.  Call her to order.  Baskets available May 5.
Tammie Nieman thanked members for making the first two STEM programs, using the new kits, successful.  An additional date is set for 5/19.  Volunteers are needed for this date.  Respond to Tammie.

Marty Bachman urged everyone to alert the Care and Recognition Committee of any situation--congratulations, encouragement, medical situation, etc.--that the committee should acknowledge.  Notify Marty, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.

Dawn T-Baumgartner has volunteered to summarize program content for the Gear one meeting a month.  Volunteers are needed for the three other weeks.
Our club provides many thousands of hours of volunteer service in addition to annual giving to charitable projects. Our giving to charitable projects has not grown to keep up with inflation and growing community needs. The RCFC Legacy Fund has established as an endowment that will provide supplemental funds into the foreseeable future for humanitarian and educational programs in and around Fort Collins. Your contributions to the Legacy Fund are tax deductible and will assure “Service in Action Forever”.
President Glenn reminded us to refer club questions to Bob Meroney, our newly appointed ombudsman.
NEEDED:  The club needs a financial wizard to help with our books, especially information about donations
Phyllis Abt reminded us that the Greeley club will be celebrating their one hundredth anniversary on May 18. The speaker will be the Rotary International president.
Photo Albums
5-3-17 Photos
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You Must Know
HELP WANTED!  Apply within…
The Rotogear Team still needs help!  
Last Week’s Program Editor –
Requirements:  Willingness to volunteer, and some low level of writing ability.  English major unnecessary.  Humor helps.  Listening skills desirable.
Duties (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
Dedication of The Poudre Learning Center
May 18, 2017
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Herzog
May 1
Guy Kelley
May 1
Bill Jones
May 3
Dave Everitt
May 5
Zachary ( Zak) George
May 5
Lisa Pendleton
May 7
Lorna Reeves
May 8
John Raich
May 9
Justie Nicol
May 9
Aziz Fouad
May 10
Donna Chapel
May 10
Max Getts
May 10
Ralph Smith
May 10
Ron Rutz
May 12
Sam Bair
May 16
Jane Peters
May 19
Harry Kull
May 21
Henry Weisser
May 21
Garth McCann
May 26
Spouse Birthdays
Bina Mehta
May 3
Lila (deceased) Boyd
May 11
Ann Fairburn
May 15
Barbara Hoel
May 20
Forrest Boggs
May 25
Kelso Kelly
Lisa Kelly
May 12
Melanie Chamberlain
Ray Chamberlain
May 19
Bart Kingham
Millie Kingham
May 27
Join Date
Harry Taylor
May 1, 1995
22 years
Dan Mackey
May 4, 1994
23 years
Justie Nicol
May 6, 2015
2 years
Matt Fries
May 7, 2014
3 years
Susan Harrison
May 7, 2014
3 years
Bill Jones
May 9, 1973
44 years
Glenn Schmidt
May 10, 1995
22 years
Richard Skaggs
May 10, 2006
11 years
Karl Stefan
May 11, 1988
29 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Rotary Scholarship Recognition and Celebration
Wednesday, May 3, 2017, we will celebrate Scholarship and Fellowship when the RCFC Scholarship Committee and this year’s scholarship winners help celebrate and declare our support for higher education.  As always, scholarships are funded through the RCFC Member generosity and the families of two former Rotarians.  The Morrison Memorial Scholarship was established by Mrs. June Ogden in memory of her father, James Morrison, who served as Director of Cooperative Extension at Colorado A & M.  The Richard W. Schump Memorial Scholarship was established by David and Liz Schump in memory of their son, Richard.  The scholarship is generously continued by the Schump family after the untimely death of David and Liz in 2011.  Our program host will be our Scholarship Committee Chairperson, Susan Gutowsky.
Our keynote speaker will be Danielle Clark, Poudre School District’s Executive Director of Communication, who will share the power of mindfully setting personal and career goals and working diligently to achieve them.
Finally, incoming CSU/FRCC Rotaract President Lisa Evans will offer our scholars exciting learning opportunities through Rotaract service projects.
2017 Rotary Scholarship Winners:
Amanda Burk – Poudre High – CSU – Chemical/Biological Engineering
Jessica Block – Rocky Mountain High – CSU – Business/Art
Rachel Holland – Rocky Mountain High – CSU – Kinesiology/Health & Exercise Science
Zayne Hoyland – Fort Collins High –  CSU - Psychology
Andrew Larson – Front Range Community College – FRCC – Pre-med/Biology
Kim Pannell – Poudre High – CSU – Business Administration
Ashley Schilling – Fossil Ridge High – CSU – Animal Science/Agricultural Education
Sahand Setareh – Fossil Ridge High – CSU – Political Science/International Studies
2017 James Morrison Memorial Scholarship
Thany Dykson  - Fort Collins High – CSU- Wildlife Biology/Journalism
2017 Richard W. Schump Memorial Scholarship
Chloe Schaub – Poudre High – CSU – Wildlife Biology/Forestry/Sustainability
This year your Rotary Scholarship Committee reviewed more than 60 applications, interviewed 15 students and selected 10 recipients based on need, scholarship, community service and leadership.  This required many dedicated hours from our Rotarians and PSD counseling staff.  The students exhibited great skills, talents, creativity, work ethic and service to our community.  According to the committee, each of our recipients is very deserving of our financial support.  Rotarians who participated in the selection and the planning of our celebration include Phyllis Abt, Del Benson, Betty Brown, Jean Griswold, Susan Gutowsky, Jud Harper, Judy Lane, Sally Lee, Rob Marschke, Bob Meroney, Ralph Smith, Robin Steele and Henry Weisser.

Before and during the program, we will have an opportunity to meet the student scholarship recipients.  
Teacher of the Month
This month the Rotary Club honored Julie Otto who is a reading specialist at Olander Elementary School. She told us of how she carries on small group reading interventions from kindergarten to the fifth grade. She devotes time and energy to working with students as they progress from learning to read to reading to learn. Julie finds her greatest reward in observing “the aha moments” when the reading light bulbs go on in the minds of students. She is also involved with a program to get books into the homes of low income families. Julie works in the school’s  Literacy Lab and seeks to promote a safe and caring environment for students as they take up reading challenges. Julie truly enjoys working the teachers and staff at Olander Elementary as a committed specialist in her vital field.
Rotary Flower Basket Sale
The annual Rotary Flower Basket Sale is underway.  We will again have 12 inch hanging flower baskets and this year, they will be here in time for MOTHER'S DAY!!
Cost:       $50 each
When:    May 6 (Saturday) 9:00 - 2:00
Where:   Maxey Manufacturing - 2220 East Lincoln Avenue
Only two more weeks until they arrive so send your order NOW!
This is a fundraiser for our Centennial Celebration next year so help us out AND take care of your Mother's Day gift.  Win-Win!
Order form is attached to email from Sue Wagner or at
Questions?   Call Sue Wagner (267-3653); Judy Boggs (493-3537); Susie Ewing (419-2323)
Donate blood on May 17th and save up to 3 lives!
For every blood donation we receive we can save up to three lives. While the actual draw only takes 5-8 minutes, before that, we do need work with you to complete some paperwork and do a quick vitals check to ensure your well-being and the safety of the recipient.  
Again, thank you; the impact your donation has on the community is unmeasurable.  
Be sure to:
·Bring a photo ID
·Eat a good meal; you burn 650 calories while donating.
·Hydrate the day before and the day of donation
·Share the link with others - the more the merrier J
If you have any questions, please direct these to Charles Kaine, Blood Donor Recruiter.  His contact information is: 970-495-8987 or
Thank you, in advance, for all those who participate.
Upcoming Speakers
May 10, 2017
Club Assembly
May 17, 2017
Peace Building Mission in Burundi
May 24, 2017
McBackpack Program
May 31, 2017
Tabor Talk
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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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