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Weekly Program Notes:
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

Welcome RCFC's Newest Members - Sharyn and Larry Salmen!
February 7, Glenn Schmidt inducted Larry and Sharyn Salmen as our newest members. 
Larry Salmen was a serial software entrepreneur, Founder and past President of InfoAmerica, Inc, and was CTO for Order and Pay, a wholly owned subsidiary of NCR Corp, Atlanta, GA.  He was a member of RCFC from 1983-89, Breakfast Rotary from 1990 to today, and was Breakfast Rotary President 2000-01.  He is sponsored by Stacy Plemmons.  
Sharyn Salmen was Assistant Administrator/Chief Nursing Officer at Poudre Valley Hospital, has been very active as a community volunteer and is President of Salmen Healthcare Consulting.  She is sponsored by Jeanne Fangman.  Sharyn has always worked with Larry on Rotary activities, and decided she might just as well be a Rotarian too!
Rotary Scholarship Winner Says Thanks!
By way of saying Thanks to all RCFC Members for their generous support, RCFC Scholarships Chair Susan Gutowsky introduced Thany Dykson, one of last year’s scholarship winners, now a freshman at CSU.  Thany talked about her transition from Fort Collins High School to CSU, and how much she appreciated Rotary's financial support.  Perhaps as important as the cash, is the feeling of support our scholarship winners feel, being recognized and honored by Rotary.    
Trivia:  What year did the Master Agriculturist program begin?
February Cadet of the Month - Elena Scott
Former Army surgeon Bob Simmons introduced Capt. Brandon Schwartz, Army ROTC, who in turn introduced RCFC Cadet of the Month, Elena Scott.  Cadet Scott has passed both the male and female fitness requirements!   Scott talked about learning service throughout her life, but said she really understood it at RYLA two years ago.  She thanked Rotarians both for the CoM honor, and for the experience of RYLA.  
 
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.
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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