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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
The Rotary Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, February 21.  Topics: “How to Invest in an Overpriced World” and “The Colorado PERA Funding Crisis.”  Everyone is welcome to attend. 
 
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.
 
Martin Nelson said the Fellowship Committee is thinking about arranging a weekend tour to the big computer center in Cheyenne.  He asked for a preliminary show of hands.
 
Kelso Kelly announced the Board Finance Committee is working to eliminate the “funky” kinks in recent invoices.  “We will clear it up.”
 
Answer:  $92.42 (which pushed the available funds of the club!)
 
The Board of Directors regular monthly meeting next Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Markley Motor’s boardroom.  All are invited.


PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:
Harry Mueller reminded everyone that TIPS training was needed to serve alcohol at the Peach Festival and that sessions would be announced in upcoming months.  Then he told everyone three things he learned when he had a heart attack:  a) do not wait around; b) call 911, don’t try to get to the ER on your own; and c). Not all ERs are equal concerning equipment to treat heart attacks.
 
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

Phyllis Abt urged participation in Rotary After Hours on March 21.  Join the planning committee by contacting Phyllis.  

Henry Weisser has OSHER catalogs to give away.
 
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
 
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.
 
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
Rural/Urban Day:Drivers of Change, James Pritchett
Feb 28, 2018
 
Senior Care, and Home Care - Wahlfeldt & Heilman
Mar 07, 2018
 
CASA and Harmony House - Annette Hoyt & Kalyn Law
Mar 14, 2018
 
NO NOON MEETING - ROTARY AFTER HOURS 5:30
Mar 21, 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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