This past Wednesday, RCFC joined the Breakfast and Foothills Rotary Clubs to celebrate our annual PSD Teacher of the Year.  RCFC's Teacher of the Year for the 2016-17 school year was Becca Wren, Seventh Grade Science Teacher at Lincoln Middle School.  She received a standing ovation from RCFC when she spoke last year and a warm reception from the 100+ Rotarians and guests gathered.   
Becca was joined by her Principal and friends, plus a very special student, who Becca connected with as a 7th grader, struggling with life and school.  She spoke warmly of their initial (difficult) interaction, the student's accomplishments since, and friendship that developed.
In addition, Rotary Breakfast celebrated Jennifer McCoy, First Grade Teacher at Riffenburgh Elementary IB School , and Foothills Rotary celebrated Rhonda Ewan, Speech Language specialist at Shepardson  STEM Elementary School.
Last Week's Program - District Governor Bill Emslie

Last Wednesday, September 27, District 5440 Governor Bill Emslie, updated RCFC members on his priorities and thoughts for 2017-18, including background on the People of Action citation new this year.  DG Emslie encouraged all Rotarians to submit a nomination, for themselves, or others.  The citation calls for sharing one’s Rotary story or experience, and DG Emslie started his presentation by citing his own experience working in Nepal. 

Bill’s interests in international Rotary activities includes work on 40 projects in Nepal as well as projects in Haiti, Africa and India.  DG Emslie's wife Tracey shared developments in the Polio Eradication Program, reminding us how close we are the historical eradication of the disease.  Since 1979, Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. 

Emslie, a retired US Navy captain, and former CEO of Platte River Power Authority, has been a Rotarian since 1986.  He has been a strong supporter of the Youth Services programs, and has served as chair for RYLA, Young RYLA, and Summer Youth Exchange.  His outside community service now includes serving on the Big T (Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District) Board, and the Longs Peak Council of Boy Scouts.
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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.
Glenn Schmidt announced formation of the Nominations Committee to select board candidates for 2018-21, and President-Elect Nominee who would serve as President 2019-20.  Please send any nominations to Glenn or President Jeanne.  
Ross Lane announced a 4 Way Test Program with the Front Range CC Nursing Program on Monday, October 30th, from 1:00 to 2:30. Ross will be contacting Rotarians to seek their participation, or call Ross to volunteer.
Don Eversoll again asked those who like driving golf carts and helping others, to volunteer to be a VIP Courtesy Cart driver for PVH/Colorado Health.  Only 2 hours per week and a smile are necessary.   
Kirvin Knox thanked all Rotarians who hosted CSU visitors during last week's State of the University program.
STEM Chair Tammie Niemann announced a grant, and presented a check for $1200, to Blevins Middle School to create an Arduino hands-on experiential learning program. 
Judy Boggs, Marty Bachman and Jerry Smith announced that October 24 is Worldwide End Polio Day, and thanked all Rotarians for getting polio down from 350,000 new cases in 1988, to 11 cases so far this year.
Lucinda Kerschensteiner reminds us: "It's not too late to celebrate Oktoberfest! Join Uhambo USA for a FUNdraiser and everybody's favorite... beer!  Friday, October 27, 5 – 8 pm, Prost Tasting Room, Old Town Fort Collins (in alley behind Illegal Petes)
Ticket includes unlimited beer tasting and your own mug to take home at the end of the night!  Uhambo will do a short presentation about their work and Lucinda's recent visit to South Africa. Otherwise, the night will be easy going; time for socializing and enjoying Prost's beers!   Registration: $30/pp.  Questions:  Please purchase your tickets in advance at:
FINANCIAL COMMITMENT FORMS ARE OVERDUE: 124 in, 16 remaining!  If you are one of the 16 remaining, please download the form and get it to President Jeanne Fangman or Finance Committee Chair Stacy Plemmons.  Rotary only works if all of us participate.  
The article appearing in the June 2017 issue of The Rotarian magazine, produced by the late, great Max Getts on our school-based 4-Way Test program, resulted in $1000 in program sales.  Thanks Max!  Many of the sales were to businesses, not just other Rotary clubs, indicating the program may be expanding into businesses.
November is Rotary Foundation month.  Please wear any and/or all your PHF stuff during that month.  Pins, medallions, PHF Society pins or chevrons, etc. are hiding in your jewel chests.  Dig 'em out and wear 'em.  Medal up!
Donna Chapel said the Fellowship Committee is considering having small dinners and asked who would be interested in hosting one.  Contact any member of that committee if you are interested.
Bill Moellenhoff, on behalf of those who are "hearing challenged", instructs all of us on the correct way to position a microphone when speaking into one.
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.
If you want to contribute to the District 5930 Disaster Relief Fund, contact Jeanne for the online link.

Del Benson is looking for other fishermen to establish a fishing Fellowship (before the snow flies).
Lynne Baker, one of three co-chairs of the Centennial Committee, reported that much was 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.  Profits from sales of wreaths and flower baskets are helping to fund the activities.  She then announced that each member will be assessed $5 per quarter until our anniversary on the quarterly statement, as approved by our Board.
Upcoming Events
The Rotary Foundation - Robin Steele
Nov 01, 2017
Veteran's Day Program- Donna Chapel, Jenny Pickett
Nov 08, 2017
Wolfe Robotics, Welding the World - Kyle Taylor
Nov 15, 2017
Touring Africa, with Del Benson
Nov 29, 2017
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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