The Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, February 15.  Topics:"What we like and  dislike about managing our investments.  And, the investment tasks we think we are good at...and those we are not so good at."  Jim Cooper will moderate and referee the session.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  This will be an educational and fun session.
As you may have noticed, we have lacked greeters several times in past weeks, and we need to remedy this situation.  Nothing makes guests (and potential members) feel more welcome than to have a member welcome them at the door with a smile and handshake, and I think it makes existing members feel appreciated as well.  It is really the essence of our being a welcoming club.
What does it require?  Just a willingness to come 20-30 minutes prior to noon on the week you volunteer, put on a greeter badge, and get ready to shake a few hands until about 12:05 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer to be a greeter every few weeks, please respond to this e-mail.  I will then send out a schedule for the remainder of this quarter as well as the next quarter for you to select the days you would be willing to volunteer. Thanks for giving this some consideration. -Jack Vogt
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. 
If you have announcements please email them to or just reply to the Rotogear email to get listed in the Rotogear.
Photo Albums
2-8-2017 Meeting Photos
1-25-2017 Meeting Photos
1-18-2017 Meeting Photos
1-11-2017 Meeting Photos
1-4-2017 Meeting Photos
You Must Know
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
Feb 23, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Mar 23, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Troy Tafoya
February 3
Bonnie Titley
February 4
Sonny Sullivan
February 10
Sally Lee
February 11
Susan Harrison
February 11
Annette Geiselman
February 12
Steve Vessey
February 13
Rob Marschke
February 15
P.K. vedanthan
February 17
Angie Freeman
February 22
Martin Nelson
February 25
Sandra Smyser
February 25
George Landsverk
February 26
Glenn Schmidt
February 26
Dan Ward
Crystal Boyd
February 14
Lynne Baker
Ron Baker
February 18
Harry Taylor
Joanne Taylor
February 24
Join Date
David Ames
February 1, 1984
33 years
Dawn T-Baumgartner
February 1, 1990
27 years
Steve Vessey
February 1, 2012
5 years
Jim Cooper
February 2, 2011
6 years
Jenny Pickett
February 3, 2010
7 years
Lee Jeffrey
February 6, 2008
9 years
Ed King
February 8, 2006
11 years
Shelly Godkin
February 11, 1981
36 years
Dr.Lloyd Thomas
February 17, 1999
18 years
John Matsushima
February 19, 1969
48 years
Lynne Baker
February 20, 1991
26 years
Melanie Chamberlain
February 22, 1989
28 years
Susie Ewing
February 28, 1996
21 years
Russell Hampton
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Celebrating Our Roots – Rural Urban Day
In 1964, RCFC honored our first Master Agriculturist, and each year we have celebrated those who help keep us food secure and provide stewardship of the land.  This year our program MC will be Rural Urban Committee member Lynne Baker, and our featured speaker will be National Western President and CEO, Paul Andrews, introduced by former Rural-Urban Committee chair, Jim Harper.  
To start our awards, Jim Harper will introduce the 2016-17 Rotary Rural/Urban Scholar: Shelbylynne Enke. Rotary Rural Urban Scholarships of $1000 are presented to Larimer County students who seek careers and advanced education in agriculture or a closely related field.  Shelbylynne Enke is a freshman CSU majoring in Animal Sciences and Agriculture Business.  
Rural Urban Committee Chair Amy Brackenbury will then introduce our Master Agriculturist, Jim Roberts. Roberts, is the third generation associated with the Plantorium in LaPorte.  Jim’s parents, Dean and Merilyn purchased the business in 1971, and today it consists of the 12-acre nursery, 20 greenhouses and 17 cold frames.  Other family members involved today are Jim’s wife Cindy, daughters Melanie and Sara, son Curtis and brother Dan.   During the high season, the Plantorium expands from 15 to 65 full time employees, allowing them to supply plants, baskets, veggie starters, perennials, shrubs and landscaping material from Colorado Springs to Casper, and from Sterling to Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs.  The Plantorium is a member of the Colorado Nursery and Greenhouse Association and they are Certified Organic by the USDA.  They have also been active in the community, donating plants for community fundraisers.  
Our Service to Agriculture award this year goes to the National Western Stock Show, held each January in Denver.  Accepting the award for the National Western will be Paul Andrews, President and CEO of the National Western.  RCFC awards Paul Harris Fellows to the Master Agriculturist and Service to Agriculture honorees.  
The National Western Stock Show, established in 1906, is the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, serving agricultural producers and consumers throughout the world.  As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the National Western also provides over 80 scholarships each year for students majoring in agriculture, including college and graduate level scholarships in agriculture and veterinary medicine for practice in rural areas.
The National Western is held every January for 16 days, and attracts national attendance of 650,000 each year. The historic event strives to strengthen American agriculture through enrichment programs and youth education in livestock, equestrian, farming, ranching, animal awareness and appreciation. 
Our featured speaker, Paul Andrews, is a Colorado native that graduated from the University of Wyoming.  He assumed leadership of the Stock Show Association 5 years ago after working for Kroenke Sports where he was instrumental in building of the Pepsi Center.  Paul and the National Western Board have developed a Master Plan for new and expanded facilities for the National Western that includes a partnership with Colorado State, History Colorado and Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The new plans will include a year around educational facility, a South Platte Riverfront Water Resource Center, CSU Center and world class livestock and facilities.
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 22, 2017
CSU Land Grant Mission - ACT Film Festival
Mar 01, 2017
Legendary Locals of Fort Collins
Mar 08, 2017
Sculpture in the Park
Mar 15, 2017
50 Jobs in 50 States
Mar 22, 2017
Homelessness in Fort Collins
Mar 29, 2017
CRISPR Technology
Apr 05, 2017
Reality of Human Trafficking in Fort Collins
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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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Next Meeting(s):
Second February Satellite Meeting at Prost Brewing
Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
First March Satellite Meeting at Pateros Creek Brewing
Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Second March Satellite Meeting at Pateros Creek Brewery
Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Satellite meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm. The meeting locations vary, visit for upcoming meetings and locations.
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