Weekly Program Notes:
January 17 Program - Colorado Aggregate Industry:   Operations and Impacts

Dave Stewart introduced Stephanie Fancher-English as our guest speaker today.  Stephanie is an officer with the Loveland Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.  This is a family owned business that has been around for 65 years and has 75 employees.  Aggregate products include sand, crushed stone, rip rap, flag stone and boulders.  This is a mining operation, as Stephanie put it, “if it can’t be grown, it must be mined”.  She went on to discuss how aggregate mining is essential to the growth and development of communities from roads to building construction.  We see mining operations around in various stages just for the fact that it is more cost effective to mine for products where they are using them versus the huge expense of having to ship the products needed.  Stephanie finished her presentation with Loveland Ready Mix’s commitment to restoring mining sites back to useful pieces of land or even back to their pristine original conditions.  Stephanie did a great job and you can contact her at Loveland Ready Mix Concrete for any further information you may want.  Fancher-English spoke of the challenges to the mining industry, and to communities/homes near mines.

2018-19 Board Elections
The RCFC Annual Meeting was held January 10, 2018, for the purpose of ratifying officers and selecting Director positions starting July 1, 2018.  The following were affirmed by the membership.  
  • President Elect - Steve Laine
  • President Elect Nominee - Rob Marschke (will serve as President, 2019-2020)
  • Past President - Jeanne Fangman
  • Secretary - Rod Morrison
  • Treasurer - Kelso Kelly
  • Assistant Treasurer - Bonnie Titley
  • Executive Secretary - Phyllis Abt
  • Directors Elected (will serve July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021)
  • Annette Geiselman
  • Robin Steele
  • Jean Lamm (will serve July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020)
  • Satellite Chairs:
    • 2017-18 - Jon Land
    • 2018-19 - Samantha Bair
    • 2019-20 - Kerrie Luginbill
Paul Harris Fellows Announced
TRF Chair Mike Sollenberger announced the newest PHF award, handing Judy Boggs her PHF+3.
January 10, 2018 Program:  The Poudre Learning Center & Rotary
Ray Tschillard,  Director and a founder of the Poudre Learning Center (“PLC”), presented the history and function of this non-profit educational entity, and its relationship to Rotary.  The PLC is located west of Greeley on the bike trail intersection with 83rd Street.  Ray is a Rotarian in Greeley, and has degrees in Earth Science from Simpson College and UNC. He has over 42 years of educational experience working with students of all age levels. He is active in developing and promoting a science curriculum that focuses on inquiry based methods for use at the Center.
The Center is within a 15 minute drive of 5 school districts, and served 32,000 students last year.  Recently the Center grew from 65 acres to over 190 acres through the donation of adjacent land.  Through such activities as nature walks, talks, slide programs and research help, the Center and its volunteers help visitors understand and appreciate both the natural and cultural history of this area of the Poudre River, as well as providing hands-on environmental experiences for participants of all ages. Last year, PLC worked with over 30,000 students, providing interdisciplinary education programs, complete with wheelchair accessible pathways and aquatic and hydrologic study areas.   The organization got its start when the Hall-Irwin Corporation completed gravel extraction in the area, and donated 65 acres of this prime Poudre River riparian land to the local community for environmental education.
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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
Mar 28, 2018
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