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Weekly Program Notes:
Ninja Selling - Connect and Communicate
"We are not victims."  Last week RCFC heard from well-known businessman and author, Larry Kendall.  Larry was introduced by neighbor and friend, Dave Stewart.  Larry is a Rotarian, founding partner of the Group, Inc., professor, and most recently, a best selling author.  On Wednesday, he shared a summary of his sales training system and excerpts from his best-selling book, Ninja Sales.
Larry started by convincing his audience that we are all in sales, whether sales reps, teachers, engineers, GI surgeons or even parents.
He taught us the 3 keys to effective selling- 1. Mind Set, 2. Skill Set and 3. Action.  Mind set requires the seller to transition from "victim" to "player" status.
Skill set is all about connection and solution for the client rather than pressure and sales quota.
Action involves the "Platinum Rule" (Treat others like they would like to be treated).
We learned how this approach requires insight into another's personality and motivations. This was illustrated by using motivational/personality  measures to categorize people  as "power, party, perfectionist or peace" people. Thus, we learned something about ourselves and our "clients (those whom we wish to influence and connect with).
There was something for everyone in this presentation.
Jennifer Martinez - Teacher of the Month
March Teacher of the Month was Jennifer Martinez of  Bacon Elementary School. She was introduced by her Principal, Joe Horky.  After leading  us in singing she gave an account of how music classes have evolved since most Rotarians took the subject. Activities such as song writing, playing in different keys and building a song on computers were among the many new techniques she mentioned. Ms. Martinez stressed that it is important to meet students where they are, including students of all interests and abilities, and autistic and disabled students. In her classes joyful participation initiates the process of music education.
Dist Gov Promotes District Conference
District Governor Bill Emsley reminds Rotarians to sign up for the District Conference, May 3 to 5, in Estes Park.  Details of all events are on the District 5440 website http://rotary5440.org/.  DG Bill promises interesting speakers and the opportunity to meet other Rotarians.  He also reminded us that Rotary's International Conference will be held this year in Toronto.  Travel time is about equal to Jackson Hole!
Eric Peterson - RCFC's Newest Blue Badge
Wednesday March 28, President Jeanne Fangman announced that Eric Peterson has completed all requirements and awarded his Blue Badge.   Eric's sponsor is President Elect Rob Marschke.  Eric has been editing the weekly Program Write up for Rotogear, and is active in on the Legacy Committee.  Congratulations Eric!
March 28, 2018 Program:: CSU's College of Business, Dean Beth Walker

Dr. Beth Walker, Dean of the CSU College of Business provided our club members with an update on what’s happening at the College of Business at CSU.  There are 5,100 students currently enrolled in the College of Business of which 1,600 are minors and 2,500 are undergraduates.  This student body of the business school is supported by 132 faculty of which 67 are tenured.

The current freshman class is the largest they have ever had at the university and they are also the most academically gifted as well as being the most diverse.  This class also has the most first generation students.

The business school seeks to bring world class researchers who are passionate about teaching students.  Some of these top-notch professors have their articles and various writings published in notable journals such as the Wall Street Journal.

93% of the school’s graduates receive job offers in less than 180 days of graduation.  The Business School’s most prolific recruiter of students is Goldman Sachs, followed by companies such as Charles Schwab, KPMG, Lockheed Martin and JP Morgan Chase.

CSU has one of the top graduate programs in the country, ranking #3 in the world for their MBA in Social Entrepreneurship.  They ranked #5 for their degree in Social Impact and #15 in the world and #10 in the nation for their online MBA program.  They are currently the #1 ranked online MBA program in Colorado as ranked by US News and World Report.

The freshman retention rate is 93.7% and 68% of these students graduate in 4 years while 83% graduate in 6 years.  Scholarships increased to 104 this past year, that were in excess of $25,000, and the school’s number of new donors increased by 44%.

Less than 5% of the world’s business schools are accredited by the AACSB and CSU’s College of Business is one of them.  They have Friday morning staff gatherings to establish relationships among the themselves, they participate in programs to give back to the community such as “Cans Around the Oval”, Coats for Kids and the Polar Plunge and the Business School’s faculty/staff giving record is #1 at CSU.

The final aspect of the program featured a video about Kevin Hoyt who, after falling off a roof and becoming paralyzed, started taking one class at a time at his own pace and finished his education and walked across the stage at graduation!  Dean Beth Walker provided a very informative and interesting program after which several questions were asked by club members (some by former CSU professors themselves!).

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
 
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03-28-2018 Regular Meeting
03-21-2018 After Hours Meeting
March 7, 2018 Meeting
02-28-2018 Meeting
02-14-2018 Meeting Photos
01-31-2018 Regular Meeting
Regular meeting 01-24-2018
1/10/2018 Meeting
1-3-2018 Meeting Photos
Wreath Building 12-4-2017
12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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