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Weekly Program Notes:
Last Week's Program - Poudre River Library Update, by Henry Weisser
Last Wednesday, David Slivken, Executive Director of Poudre Valley Library, updated us on the winds of change affecting the Poudre Valley Public Library and assessed its future in the information age. Noting that the library district covered 1,800 miles and had millions of annual visits, he praised support from the Friends of the Library and the Poudre River Library Trust to make the  library capable of  meeting the needs of our times. Among those needs are new, high tech services drawing upon the internet’s huge information resources. Also important is  civic engagement through connecting with the  community in a variety of new ways.  One of the most important features is to keep universal access. In order to serve children whose parents might otherwise hesitate to have them take out materials, fines have been lifted. Director Slivken was quite clear in showing that the old model of the lending library is undergoing substantial transformation.
New Member Induction - Jesse Patton
Glenn Schmidt inducted RCFC's newest Rotarian, Jesse Patton, a member of the Satellite Membership.  Jesse is a banker with Western States Bank in Fort Collins.  Membership Chair Carrie Baumgart presented Jesse's Red Badge.  His sponsor, Jon Land, was unable to attend. 
Scholarship Winner Says Thanks!
Scholarships Chair Susan Gutowsky introduced Rotary scholarship winner Zane Hoyland, who thanked all Rotarians for supporting his studies at CSU.  Without our scholarship, Zane felt he would not have been able to attend college.  Susan thanked all Rotarians for their generous support of RCFC Charities.
100 Years of Rotary in Fort Collins
Did you know... Between 1991 (when our records start) and 2010, RCFC sponsored and completed over $2.1M of International Projects, including water and sanitation, health, education, information technology, economic development, a talipia and spice gardens project and too many more to mention.  With 34,000 clubs worldwide, Rotary has a major impact.  Watch this space for updated numbers.
Centennial Trivia: What was the first new club sponsored by RCFC?  (Answer elsewhere in this bulletin.)
January 31st Program: 1st Annual Talent Day and Trivia

Last Wednesday, President Jeanne Fangman organized RCFC's 1st Annual Talent Day!  Displays included blues guitar by straight-laced-banker Kelso Kelly, flute by Judy Lane, paintings by Amy Brackenbury and Susan Stewart, water color art by Taylor Hall, photo art by Chuck Rutenberg and and Don Eversoll, a collection of photos of wood cut echings by Bob Meroney, knitting by Jeanne Fangman, and a Rotary Shelter Box by David Addor, a visitor from Denver.  Forgive us if we missed anyone.  Ralph Smith presented his photography, calendars and notes cards, but like the cobbler's children, the photographer forgot to take his own photo...

Then Bonnie Titley lightened up the proceedings through some Rotary Trivia and word puzzles.  All in all, a great day of Rotary Fellowship and talent display.  President Jeanne promises more programs like this during our Centennial year.

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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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements Editor: Bonnie Titley

PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

President Jeanne announced that Kelso Kelly is assuming the position of RCFC Treasurer, effective immediately.  

Lannie Boyd has moved to be near his children.  President Jeanne Fangman has his address - He loves to receive mail.

C. J. Street is in Centre Rehab, and would also love to receive visitors, or mail.  Lloyd Thomas has his address.

Melanie Chamberlain urged all members to update their directory information for the Centennial edition.  If you want a new photo, contact Lee Jeffrey.  If you want an ad in the new directory, contact Bill West.

Lee Jeffrey urged everyone to turn in old prescriptions on April 28, 10 - 2 at all police department outlets.

Jud Harper announced that the Legacy Fund is going to meet its $1 million goal!  But we don’t want to stop “plugging” and we hope to raise another $100K by August 1 to continue the legacy of our club.

Sally Lee reminded members to purchase and use your King Sooper's grocery card. 

Paul Birdsall asked for volunteers to man a table at this year's District Conference, May 3-5 in Estes Park, promoting next year's District Conference in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Sally Lee will be presenting a series on Women is Science.  Her first program was on a female mathematician.

 
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.
 
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 johnkathleensadventure.wordpress.com
 
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.  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Apr 26, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Recognizing Scholarship, Susan Gutowsky
May 02, 2018
 
IT Committee Meeting
May 02, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
District Conference - Estes Park
May 03, 2018 – May 05, 2018
 
Encore Careers, Katie Piotrowski
May 09, 2018
 
Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
Centennial Celebration Dinner at CSU Stadium
Aug 01, 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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