The Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, January 18.  Topic: “Our Annual Investment Forecasts”  Everyone is likely to be affected by investment performance in 2017, and everyone is welcome to attend.  Brilliance, expertise, and fabulous clairvoyance not required—it’s a fun discussion. 
Twenty (Rotarians and family combined) may visit the black-footed ferret breeding facility north of Fort Collins on Tuesday 31 January.  We meet to car pool at 9:00 AM promptly from McDonald's Restaurant parking lot near I:25 and Mulberry Avenue.  The duration will include around 2 hours of interpreted visit to see the critters and we plan to have lunch at Budweiser Brewery for reflections thereafter.  Please contact Del  Benson to reserve your spot to see the most endangered mammals in the US and learn about positive programs to reverse that trend.
For more information about the animals and site visit: Should be fun:
Del Benson,, or, and 970-227-8286 cell.
We are happy to announce the application of a new member - The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Kelly Kettler.  She has successfully met with a Membership Committee representative.  She is sponsored by Kerrie Luginbill.    
Your gift will move the Legacy Fund closer to its $1 million goal by the Club’s 100th Anniversary and help sustain our Club’s charitable activities in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado.  If you have questions speak to Jud Harper.. 
Photo Albums
1-11-2017 Meeting Photos
HELP WANTED!  Apply within…
Positions open for two Rotogear Editors: (1) Announcements Editor, (2) Last Week’s Program write up Editor.
Requirements for both:      Willingness to volunteer, and some low level of writing ability.  English major unnecessary.  Humor helps.  Listening skills desirable.
  • Announcements Editor – (a) be a clearing house for announcements submitted by the membership.  (b) listen to announcements during each week’s meeting, and summarize as best you can what was announced.  (c) submit all of the above by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear editors.
  • Last Week’s Program Editor – (a) Listen to (or record if you have the equipment) each week’s program, and write up a paragraph or two summarizing the presentation and any relevant questions.  Presentation critique unnecessary.  (b) Submit a write up by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear Editors. 
Salary:                                 Multiples of the previous writer’s salary may be negotiated. 
Working Environment:        Great staff and opportunity to meet new friends
Fringe Benefits:                  Learn more about your Rotary Club, and fellow Rotarians     
Questions and to submit an application:  Contact either Stacy Plemmons or Erin Mounsey
Upcoming Events
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Jan 26, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Purple Pins for Polio Event
Chipper's Lanes Horsetooth Center
Jan 29, 2017
1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Kent Sutherland
January 4
Richard Skaggs
January 5
Bill West
January 6
Heidi Becksted
January 8
Tanis Roeder
January 12
Jim Cooper
January 14
Gene Markley
January 15
Todd Karl
January 19
Joe Carroll
January 24
Jeanne Fangman
January 27
Doug Burns
January 29
Frank Lutes
January 29
Bob Lawrence
January 30
Spouse Birthdays
Aloma Godkin
January 8
Katja Skaggs
January 27
Dan Mackey
Tammy Mackey
January 10
Steve Vessey
Debbie Vessey
January 18
Jerry Smith
Judy Smith
January 21
Join Date
Martin Limbird
January 1, 1984
33 years
Bob Powell
January 6, 1983
34 years
Bob Simmons
January 6, 2016
1 year
Kent Sutherland
January 11, 1995
22 years
Michael Lucas
January 12, 2011
6 years
Rob Marschke
January 12, 1987
30 years
John Raich
January 15, 1986
31 years
Lannie Boyd
January 15, 1960
57 years
Michael Stradt
January 31, 1998
19 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
How we create our own reality
January is both Mental Wellness Month and National Mentoring Month.  January 18th to 22nd is National No Name Calling Week.  In keeping with those themes, our own Dr. Lloyd Thomas will challenge us to approach our lives with open minds and open hearts, demonstrating how our perceptual worlds are formed by our physiology (our 5 senses, central nervous system and memory), and by the nature and quality of our environment.  In what should be a very timely presentation, he promises to help us control our thoughts, our emotions and our responses, enabling our individual reality to maximize wellness.   
Dr. Thomas received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 1970 from the University of Southern California.  For the next eleven years, he was the Supervising Psychologist and Director of the Montgomery County Mental Health Services in upstate New York.  During that time, he collaborated with State Department of Mental Health to build a new hospital and comprehensive mental health center.  
From 1981 to 1998, Dr. Thomas was in individual private practice specializing in behavioral medicine and was on the staff of two hospitals in Schenectady, NY.  He also served as a consultant to Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital, working with cancer, post-coronary event, and chronic pain patients and their families.  He has also served as adjunct faculty at the University of Southern California, the University of LaVerne, Albany Medical College, and Elmira Graduate School.
Leaving clinical practice behind, Dr. Thomas moved to Colorado in 1998 and became a Certified Life Coach. He has co-authored and published the book, “Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons to Enhance Your Practice and Your Life”, and over the last 30+ years, has written approximately 1,965 weekly newspaper columns titled, Practical Life Coaching (formerly called “Practical Psychology”).
Lloyd and his wife of 35 years, Darcy, live in Wellington, and have 2 adult children and 6 grandchildren.  Lloyd is an avid (addicted?) skier.  He also loves hiking, writing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
Purple Pins For Polio!
Breakfast Bingo Fundraiser
Join Rotaract for their third annual Breakfast Bingo fundraiser! Enjoy a pancake breakfast and games of bingo, with the chance to win great prizes!  Proceeds will go toward building classrooms for a pre-school in Mwandi, Zambia.
February 119-11am - Foothills Unitarian Church.  Rotaract has a goal of raising $5,822.30, enough to build one whole clasroom!!
Entry tickets $20 ($10 for students and children), drawing tickets $20 (for a chance to win a three-day stay at a cabin in Winter Park, a $750 value!)
Purchase tickets by filling out a purchase form at a Rotary meeting, or request one from Deliver forms and payment to Rotaract members, or mail c/o: Delwin Benson 114C Wagar, 1474 Campus Delivery, CSU, Fort Collins CO 80521

2017 District 5440 Membership Summit!
SAVE THE DATE & Plan to attend the 2017 District 5440 Membership Summit!
  • Event: Membership Summit
  • Date: Jan 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  • Fee: N/A
  • Location: Laramie County Community College
1400 E College Drive 
Cheyenne, WY 82007
United States
A Rotary Membership Cadre will facilitate this event.  All members of our District who are interested in brainstorming new ideas on how to recruit, retain and engage members in their club are invited to attend!  This is a FREE event but you do need to register on this site so we know how many to expect.
Check-in will begin at 8:30 am and the seminar will begin promptly at 9:00 am.  Lunch will be on your own during a short lunch break in the college cafeteria.
Thank you
For District 5440
Nancy Hobbs (Event Chair)
Upcoming Speakers
Jan 18, 2017
Metal Health in Mental Illness
Feb 01, 2017
Mars / NASA Space Exploration
Feb 08, 2017
Upgrading the CSU Library
Feb 15, 2017
Rural Urban Committee - National Western Stock Show
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Fort Collins
Meetings: Wednesday Noon
Drake Center (Lunch)
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
United States
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Next Meeting:
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Location: CooperSmith's Pub & Brewing in Old Town Fort Collins
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