Weekly Program Notes:
November 8 Program: RCFC Celebrates Veteran's Day
November 8, Donna Chapel, a Marine Mom, and Jenny Pickett, Director of  the CSU Adult Learner and Veteran Services Office, emceed our Veteran’s Day program honoring our Rotarians who have served in the military.   Donna first updated us on Veteran's Compass and the Finish Line Scholarship program, founded by Donna and Jenny, and supported by RCFC, the Fort Collins Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Community Foundation of Northern Colorado.  
After that report Jenny and Donna handed the mic to 12 RCFC veterans, who shared their personal history and experiences.  Veteran speakers included Richard Skaggs, Bill Schaffter, Harry Muller, Bob Simmons, Bob Lawrence, Eric Peterson, Warren Wilson, Kelly Kesler, Lee Jeffrey, Isaias Braga, Chuck Rutenberg and Jenny Pickett.  
November 1 Program: Your Rotary Foundation At Work
November 1, The Rotary Foundation Committee chair Mike Sollenberger overviewed the Rotary Foundation, and introduced Robin Steele, Satellite member and Chair of our International Projects and Grants (IP&G) Committee, who updated members on RCFC's projects and grants over the last few years.  
Robin highlighted over 12 projects worth over $887,472 in 6 countries, plus 4 additional projects in-process, asking multiple RCFC members to speak regarding the projects.  For details or to get involved, please see Robin.   
The mission of The Rotary Foundation is to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty. To do this, Rotarians identify and address the greatest educational and humanitarian needs in the world, with an outreach greater than that of the United Nations.  Through  the expertise and efforts of Rotarians, the Foundation carries out effective and sustainable projects, in many cases where political agencies and religious groups cannot do so. In looking to the future, the Foundation considers projects within 6 areas of focus, involving both our local and international communities.  
Cadet of the Month - November
Richard Skaggs recognized a Cadet of the Month.  Details were not submitted to the Rotogear.
Community Grant Award - Larimer County Early Childhood Council
Committee Chair Rob Marschke and Committee Member Bob Hoel  presented a check for $500 to the Larimer County Early Childhood Council.  Accepting the check was  Judy Seybold, Quality Support Coach, and Seth Kelley, Executive Director of BASE Camp.  Our grant supported 12 before- and after-school child care providers at an After School Zone Conference, a project to educate child care providers to reduce juvenile crimes, smoking, drinking ethanol, drug abuse, and other risky behaviors.
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Larry Kunter is at PVH, and getting better.  He can have visitors, but not all at once!  Martin will keep us posted. 
January 31 is our first Talent Day.  Display your talents.  Tables available at 11 a.m.  Let Pres. Jeanne know if participating.  Fellowship Trivia will follow.
Dave Stewart’s father, Jim, died at age 94 on January 5.  He engineered the WWV towers north of town, connected to the atomic clock in Boulder.

Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke
Randy Kurtz thanked all those who helped at Merit Badge University.
Mike Stradt distributed instructions on getting tickets to “Hamilton” for an RCFC road trip on March 28.  Tickets go on sale 10:00 AM, January 22.

Phyllis Abt urged participation in Rotary After Hours on March 21.  Join the planning committee by contacting Phyllis.  AND watch Phyllis’s daughter on the upcoming US vs. Denmark soccer game.  Only 3 women in the US are FIFA officials.
Purple Pins for Polio bowling is January 28, 1:30-4 p.m.  Get your teams together or sponsor a lanes.  Get forms from Susie Ewing. 
Del Benson is hosting a meeting Jan 31, after our regular meeting, devoted to forming a Civility Initiative.  All are urged to attend.
Ralph Smith announced that Rotary Science Fellowship meets Wednesday after Rotary.  Guest will be Dr. James DeMartini, a retired CSU faculty member, leading a discussion on "Bringing medical science to Africa" based on his experiences in that continent.  

Henry Weisser has OSHER catalogs to give away.
President Jeanne urged members to become involved in club committees listing the Rotogear, Membership, New Member Orientation, and Welcome Desk as immediate possibilities.
Greetings from the great Pacific ocean, approaching Tahaiti. John Deep Thots Roberts sends 2018 New Year Greetings from the Viking Sun.  You are ALL missed so much, but I’ll try to keep up my spirits in absence. Hope you are all following the Blog Quite a few Rotarians on board....we are sharing the Rotary Handshake! Stay warm, Rotarians. Spring is but a few long months away
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.

Ralph Smith has produced a calendar of local photos.  He will contribute $5 of the total price of $14 to the club.
Youth Exchange Chair Dan Mackey announced the Rotary Short Term Summer Student Exchange Program (STEP), for summer 2018.  STEP is a family to family exchange program, meaning all student automatically have a host family on the other end, and families pay all program expenses.  See Dan if you have questions, or have a student that wants to apply.
A gift to the Legacy Fund is a great way to memorialize a birthday, anniversary, the birth of a child or grandchild, etc.  Each gift gets the Club closer to our goal of $1 Million by our centennial in August 2018.  The Legacy Fund supports local Rotary projects such as Community grants, scholarships, and civic projects.  Cash, appreciated property such as stock or planned gifts such as those in a will are all great ways to support the Legacy Fund. 
Marty Bachman asks that the Care and Recognition Committee needs everyone's help so as not to miss any special event or occasions that should be acknowledged.  Contact Marty, Melanie, or Jeanne with your information.
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
Talent Show &Fellowship Program - President Jeanne
Jan 31, 2018
Poudre Library - David Slivkin
Feb 07, 2018
The Wrong Side of Comfortable - Amy Charity
Feb 14, 2018
Photo Albums
08-23-2017 Regular Meeting
08/09/2017 Regular Meeting
8-2-2017 Meeting Photos
07-26-17 Meeting Photos
06-14-2017 Regular Meeting
06-28-17 Meeting
07-05-2017 Meeting Pictures
6-7-2017 Meeting Photos
05-31-2017 Meeting Photos
Regular Meeting 5-24-2017
May 17 2017 Meeting Photos
5-3-2017 Meeting Photos
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