The Rotary History Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular meeting at the table in the northeastern corner of the room. Our topic will be: 'What do you consider to be the five most momentous events to have occurred since 1928?'  Everyone is welcome and participation is encouraged but not required.
Merit Badge University is coming up on January 7 & 14 at Front Range Community College.  This is our annual project supporting Boys Scouts and we will have almost 300 Scouts attending and are offering 24 Merit Badges.  There are lots of volunteer opportunities.  Some only take an hour or two each day.  You can sign-up for different jobs here.  Thanks for your support.  Please let me know if you have any questions!
Randy Kurtz  970-372-9336
Twenty (Rotarians and family combined) may visit the black-footed ferret breeding facility north of Fort Collins on Tuesday 31 January.  We meet to car pool at 9:00 AM promptly from McDonald's Restaurant parking lot near I:25 and Mulberry Avenue.  The duration will include around 2 hours of interpreted visit to see the critters and we plan to have lunch at Budweiser Brewery for reflections thereafter.  Please contact Del  Benson to reserve your spot to see the most endangered mammals in the US and learn about positive programs to reverse that trend.
For more information about the animals and site visit: Should be fun:
Del Benson,, or, and 970-227-8286 cell.
We are happy to announce the application of a new member - The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Kelly Kettler.  She has successfully met with a Membership Committee representative.  She is sponsored by Kerrie Luginbill.    
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.. 
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Sutherland
January 4
Richard Skaggs
January 5
Bill West
January 6
Craig Hau
January 8
Heidi Becksted
January 8
Tanis Roeder
January 12
Jim Cooper
January 14
Gene Markley
January 15
Todd Karl
January 19
Joe Carroll
January 24
Jeanne Fangman
January 27
Doug Burns
January 29
Frank Lutes
January 29
Bob Lawrence
January 30
Spouse Birthdays
Aloma Godkin
January 8
Katja Skaggs
January 27
Dan Mackey
Tammy Mackey
January 10
Steve Vessey
Debbie Vessey
January 18
Jerry Smith
Judy Smith
January 21
Craig Hau
Cassie Jo Hau
January 23
Join Date
Martin Limbird
January 1, 1984
33 years
Bob Powell
January 6, 1983
34 years
Bob Simmons
January 6, 2016
1 year
Kent Sutherland
January 11, 1995
22 years
Michael Lucas
January 12, 2011
6 years
Rob Marschke
January 12, 1987
30 years
John Raich
January 15, 1986
31 years
Lannie Boyd
January 15, 1960
57 years
Michael Stradt
January 31, 1998
19 years
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Foundation Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Executive Secretary
Immediate Past President
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
RCFC Satellite’s 2 nd Annual Car Donation
This Wednesday our program focuses on a ‘hand-up’, when our Satellite membership formally donates an auto to Larimer County Workforce Center participant Alexis
Marchiani. Our program MCs and Satellite Membership donation program sponsors are Lucinda Kerschensteiner and Kerrie Luginbill. In addition, last year’s recipient, Andy Osbourne, will share how his car has enabled progress towards his degree in engineering.
Satellite will also have a special announcement and surprise for Alexis, so be sure to attend! Alexis Marchiani is a single mother of four and a student, working with the Larimer County Workforce Center’s career transition program. According to her application, “I am working very hard to finish my nursing program, start my career and change our lives for the better. Not having reliable transportation makes success harder than it needs to be, but I will not give up. This automobile will allow me to accomplish my goals and secure a successful future for myself and my children.”
The autos provided last year to Andy, and to Alexis this year were both donated by Cjay Manthey, owner of Cutting Edge Automotive, a used car dealership on North College Ave. Besides the two autos donated through Rotary, Cjay provides a car each year to a Project Self-Sufficiency participant. Cjay will also join us.
​Andy Osbourne is a single father of three boys, studying engineering at CSU. We are pleased to support both Andy and Alexis in their educational and life pursuits!
The Northern Integrated Supply Project (NISP) Update

Last week Brian Werner, Public Information Officer and Head of Communications and Records for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, gave us an update on the Northern Integrated Supply Project, known as NISP.  Continued population growth in Northern Colorado will require either additional supplies of water, or reallocation of water from agriculture and other uses.    

According to Brian, NISP is designed to store excess water currently leaving the state in years of abundance, and provide a more consistent flow through Fort Collins in all years through an exchange with two local ditch companies.  Since 2009, more than 4 million acre-feet of water over and above the legal requirements have left the state that could have been stored and used in dryer years. 

The project consists of two reservoirs (Glade and Galeton) plus supply and distribution facilities.  When fully implemented, NISP is designed to supply 15 Northern Front Range water partners with 40,000 acre-feet per year of new, reliable water supplies.  Brian also highlighted the Windy Gap Firming Project intended to store Colorado water in the Chimney Hollow Reservoir to be located near Carter Lake.  The Windy Gap is not related to NISP, although both are helping address Front Range needs.  

Breakfast Bingo Fundraiser
Join Rotaract for their third annual Breakfast Bingo fundraiser! Enjoy a pancake breakfast and games of bingo, with the chance to win great prizes!  Proceeds will go toward building classrooms for a pre-school in Mwandi, Zambia.
February 119-11am - Foothills Unitarian Church.  Rotaract has a goal of raising $5,822.30, enough to build one whole clasroom!!
Entry tickets $20 ($10 for students and children), drawing tickets $20 (for a chance to win a three-day stay at a cabin in Winter Park, a $750 value!)
Purchase tickets by filling out a purchase form at a Rotary meeting, or request one from Deliver forms and payment to Rotaract members, or mail c/o: Delwin Benson 114C Wagar, 1474 Campus Delivery, CSU, Fort Collins CO 80521

Saint Gets Support From RCFC
Gary Thomas, Connie Nelson-Cleverley, Earl Reinkensmeyer
2017 District 5440 Membership Summit!
SAVE THE DATE & Plan to attend the 2017 District 5440 Membership Summit!
  • Event: Membership Summit
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Fee: N/A
  • Location: Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Drive 
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States
A Rotary Membership Cadre will facilitate this event.  All members of our District who are interested in brainstorming new ideas on how to recruit, retain and engage members in their club are invited to attend!  This is a FREE event but you do need to register on this site so we know how many to expect.
Check-in will begin at 8:30 am and the seminar will begin promptly at 9:00 am.  Lunch will be on your own during a short lunch break in the college cafeteria.
Thank you
For District 5440
Nancy Hobbs (Event Chair)
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Fort Collins
Meetings: Wednesday Noon
Drake Center (Lunch)
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
United States
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Upcoming Speakers
Jan 11, 2017
Nature Conservancy
Jan 18, 2017
Metal Health in Mental Illness
Feb 01, 2017
Mars / NASA Space Exploration
Feb 08, 2017
Upgrading the CSU Library
Feb 15, 2017
Rural Urban Committee - National Western Stock Show
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Next Meeting:
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing in Old Town Fort Collins
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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