Weekly Program Notes:
February 21 Program: Prions Diseases  by Dawn T-Baumgartner
Our speaker February 21, was Dr. Edward A. Hoover, head of the Hoover Laboratory, CSU College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Science.  Dr. Hoover has been researching  Prions disease, apparently caused by a "misfolding" of a normal protein,  since 1982.  Chronic Wasting Disease, the most recognized of the Prions, was first diagnosed in Colorado in 1967.  It is now found in over 24 states, 2 provinces in Canada, South Korea and Norway, predominately in deer and elk.  It has not been found to be transmitted to other species, such as humans through mere contact.  CSU's research facility has focused on chronic wasting disease and has made significant findings with much work yet to be done.  Dr. Hoover credits his students for driving his interest in his field and recognizes the importance of the next generation of doctors and scientists.
Two New Paul Harris Fellows
Bonnie Titley bestowed her 22nd and 23rd Paul Harris Fellows on Carter June Boeding and Cheryl Crandall.  Carter is Bonnie’s 2 year-old grand-goddaughter, and Cheryl is her niece.  
Trivia:  What year did the Master Agriculturist program begin?
Feb 14 Program: Getting Uncomfortable, in the Best Way Possible

Our program speaker for February 14 was Amy Charity, an author and former professional bicycle racer. Noting that the most popular course at Yale University was on happiness, she delved into how people can achieve happiness through becoming the best version of themselves. The process requires starting on the other side of comfortable, where a new undertaking will be a significant challenge. For her it involved leaving a successful career in finance and becoming a bike racer in her thirties. Such ventures should start with very small steps. For her it was buying expensive racer’s socks. Step by step she mastered the sport and met the challenge and basked in happiness. The important aspects for everyone on such a pilgrimage, she maintains, is keeping personal integrity throughout, relying on people who have your back and not being afraid to reach out to experts in your chosen field. Questions about bike racing expenses following the talk revealed that dropping a successful career and taking up bike racing seems to be only an option for the those living an affluent life.   Edited by Henry Weisser

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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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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Mar 21, 2018
CSU College of Business, Dean Beth Walker
Mar 28, 2018
Ninja Selling, by author Larry Kendal
Apr 04, 2018
Our Expanding Universe, Dan Ward
Apr 11, 2018
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08-23-2017 Regular Meeting
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06-14-2017 Regular Meeting
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