Volunteer! Peach Festival 2017!
Volunteer for Peach Festival now!
We have 250ish volunteer slots to fill yet.  To fill all the slots, almost all of the Fort Collins Rotarians must pitch in!!! Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on
3. Sign up! Choose your spots - will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy! 

1.       All the volunteer slots are all on August 19.
2.       Some of the positions are similar to past years, but many are different, so be sure to read the position description provided with each slot to make sure that you know you’re in for if you volunteer.
3.       Once you sign up, not only will you receive an email confirmation of your registration, you will receive a reminder of what your slots are two days before the Peach Festival!
4. does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Gary Turner at or 970-217-1232 and he can sign you up manually.  However, if you don’t use your email address, you won’t receive any of the notifications from
5.       You can sign up friends and family.   It's a fun day for all!  Everyone will receive a Peach Festival Volunteer t-shirt if they don't already have one! (It’s best if you use their email addresses so that they get the email notifications.)
Thanks in advance for your support this year!  Please register soon, as we only have a few weeks until the festival!!!!!
Reflections of an Immigration Lawyer in the Trenches
This past weekend, the NPR radio program “This America Life” highlighted a contentious immigration debate in tiny Homer, Alaska, (pop. 5631) a town with no recent immigrants, and very small chance of any in the future.
This week RCFC hears from an attorney ‘in the trenches’, when our own Dr. Henry Weisser introduces Robert McCormick, an experienced criminal defense lawyer for cases that have immigration consequences.  McCormick will share actual case experience to discuss the nature of immigration, the challenges and potential solutions.  
Robert Stuart McCormick was born in Durango, and graduated from CU before obtaining his J.D. from Texas Tech and finishing at the University of Denver Law School.   He is a decorated Viet Nam veteran, having served with the Navy’s riverine forces in the Mekong Delta, which has also been known as the ‘brown water Navy.”  He was in the Navy from 1969-72.
He has practiced in the fields of oil, gas and water law, white collar crime, criminal defense and asylum cases.  He is married with one adult child.
As a reminder, the RI and RCFC Constitution contain the following:
Article 13  Community, National, and International Affairs
Section 1 — Proper Subjects. The merits of any public question involving the general welfare of the community, the nation, and the world are of concern to the members of this club and shall be proper subjects of fair and informed study and discussion at a club meeting for the enlightenment of its members in forming their individual opinions.  However, this club shall not express an opinion on any pending controversial public measure.
Section 3 — Non-Political.
(a)     Resolutions and Opinions. This club shall neither adopt nor circulate resolutions or opinions, and shall not take action dealing with world affairs or international policies of a political nature.
(b)     Appeals. This club shall not direct appeals to clubs, peoples, or governments, or circulate letters, speeches, or proposed plans for the solution of specific international problems of a political nature.
Membership Application
The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Ginny Owen.
She has met successfully with a Membership Committee representative. 
Ginny is sponsored by Jean Lamm.  She is a retired public school administrator.
If there are any comments about eitherGinny as a new member, or to Jean, they should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison, in writing by August 2nd, 2017, one week after this notification appears in the  July 26th,  2017 print Rotogear. 
District Membership Summit
Club Information
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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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Erin Mounsey
Science Fellowship this Wednesday! Come one, come all! The Millennium Tower in San Francisco has sunk at least 16 inches and has a decided tilt detected by sensitive instruments.  Duane Smith, a civil and geotechnical engineer and friend of Martin Nelson, has agreed to lead a discussion of what went wrong with this 58-story building in the heart of the city. 

Troy Tafoya announced the next highway cleanup day for July 29 at 8 a.m.  Sign up for the free donuts!
Lloyd Thomas announced the beginning of YRYLA for a week from Saturday.  PE Steve Laine's daughter will be one of the junior counselor this year, and his younger daughter will be a participant.
Sally Lee announced we received $250 from King Soopers.  Keep using those cards, everyone!
Ann Griffin from the Breakfast Club, urged everyone to buy peaches.  Every box sold funds a dictionary for a third grader.  Forms are available or order online.
Jon Land from the Satellite Club urged everyone to buy tickets for their two-day event a month after the Peach Festival.  The competitive barbecue will be held at the Equine Center.  They also need volunteers for the event.
Del Benson reminded us that August 1 is the trip to Soapstone where we will hear about homesteading life, see buffalo, and tour the Linenmeier archeological site.  Sign up with Del.
The Board of Directors meets at Markley Motors in the Honda Conference Room on July 27 at the usual time.  All are welcome.
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.
Stacy Plemmons asked for a volunteer to back up Erin Mounsey with production of the Rotogear and website content. Erin has had some life changes and will be taking a leave of absence shortly. The continuation of the resources is dependent upon your participation. 
Our club provides many thousands of hours of volunteer service in addition to annual giving to charitable projects. Our giving to charitable projects has not grown to keep up with inflation and growing community needs. The RCFC Legacy Fund has established as an endowment that will provide supplemental funds into the foreseeable future for humanitarian and educational programs in and around Fort Collins. Your contributions to the Legacy Fund are tax deductible and will assure “Service in Action Forever”.
Upcoming Events
Insights from an Immigration Lawyer
Jul 26, 2017
Foothills Gateway
Aug 02, 2017
Dementia Friendly
Aug 09, 2017
Young Ryla Program
Aug 16, 2017
Peach Festival
Aug 19, 2017
BBBrew For Hope
Sep 23, 2017
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Photo Albums
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
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Foundation Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Executive Secretary
Immediate Past President
Russell Hampton
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