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Weekly Program Notes:
December 6, 2017 Program: Colorado Youth Outdoors
December 6, Gregg Knoll, Director of Operations for Colorado Youth Outdoors (“CYO”), reported on the mission, message, new partnerships, and changes in programming and outreach for CYO.  Two years ago RCFC awarded a $7000 District Matching Community Grant to CYO to purchase materials, then provided labor to help them build six picnic tables and repair two fishing docks. 
 
CYO works to develop good relationships among children and their parents and with others through traditional outdoor recreation.  CYO manages a 240 acre site east of I-25 on Kechter Road containing 12 fishing ponds, an 8500 square foot educational facility, an outdoor pavilion and many other amenities.  Among the many programs Knoll discussed were their 3-week 'ventures', run 4 to 5 times per year each involving 60 children and their parents; 4 summer 'Sportsman" camps; and partnerships with the Boys and Girls Clubs, Polaris Expeditionary School, Kinship Foster Youth programs and the NOCO Veterans Alliance.
 
 
STEM Grants Awarded
STEM Committee Chair Tammie Niemann announced three grants to PSD schools.   Thanks to all who have worked on Peach Festival over the last few years we are touching lives through STEM!  Lopez Elementary received a grant for a Lego Maker Room, and Livermore Elementary a grant to purchase a Hot Wheels kit for physics experiments.  Both schools have sent videos which will be played December 6, time permitting.   According to Niemann, the committee also provided a grant to Tavelli elementary for a Tower Garden.  That grant was announced at Breakfast Club since STEM and the Peach Festival are both Quad Club activities.  
Two Paul Harris(+) Fellows Honored
During the November 29 meeting, TRF Committee Chair Mike Sollenberger presented Susie Ewing (now +4) and Bob Hoel (now +5), with new Paul Harris Fellow pins and certificates.  
RCFC's Newest Honorary Member - Lannie Boyd
Accompanied by his daughter, Shirley, Lannie Boyd was made the latest honorary member of our club.  Lannie has been a Rotarian since 1960 (57 Years!!), is a PHF+20 and Major Donor, past member of the Board of Directors, Chief Photographer and Chair of the Directory Committee, Website Committee Chair, Electronic and Print Rotogear editor, and on the Programs, 4 Way Test, and Group Study Exchange Committees.  Congratulations, and Thanks, Lannie!
November 29 Program: Fort Collins Symphony's Thriving Leadership
November 29, RCFC was treated to a wonderful presentation from Mary A. Kopco, Executive Director, and Maestro Wes Kinney of the Fort Collins Symphony Orchestra.  Mary discussed the history of the Symphony beginning in 1949 with Maestro Wilfred Schwartz to the present 68th season.  The Symphony is proud to be a partner with the Poudre School District and the community giving students an opportunity to learn more about music and the impact music has on our lives.
 
Maestro Kinney shared a detailed description of the performing artists coming to the symphony this upcoming season.  The Season of Diversity musical pieces that will be performed remind us that music is a universal language that unites us all. 
 
Everyone in attendance was treated to a performance of a cell phone concert, “you’ve been had”.  Demonstrating that even the symphony has a sense of humor!   Submitted by Dawn T-Baumgartner
 
 
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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements Editor: Bonnie Titley
The Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of George Haigh, Jesse Patton, & Ryan Lang.  All three have met successfully with a Membership Committee representative.   George is sponsored by John Farr and Charlie Peterson .  He is an investment manager.  Jesse is sponsored by Jon Land and is a commercial loan officer.  Ryan is sponsored by Kerrie Luginbill and is a personal fitness trainer.  
 
If there are any comments about either George, Jesse or Ryan as a new member, or to John, Charlie, Kerrie, or Jon -  they should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison, in writing by December 20th, one week after this notification appears in the  December 13th, 2017 print Rotogear. 
 
President Jeanne urged all members, especially newer ones, to become active on a committee.  And she challenged all of us to actively engage another member.
 
Don Eversoll encouraged us to get “good feelings in our soul” by volunteering as a driver at the hospital.  They need volunteers.  See Don.
 
Glenn Schmidt explained that, because of our holiday meeting schedule, the election of new officers would be held in early January.  This is allowed in our By-laws.  Candidates will be announced on January 3 and the election held on Jan. 10.
 
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.
 
Our thanks to Carl Maxey for the use of his warehouse to assemble our wreaths.  Even bigger thanks to helped to build the 100 wreaths in an hour and ten minutes.  Finally, a huge thank you to our three members who organized the whole event—Sue, Susie, and Judy.
 
PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:
Garth McCann invited everyone to a regular Friday morning (8:30) coffee klatch at Whole Foods Porch.
 
Rob Marschke is looking for volunteers to read to primary children.  Talk to him if you are interested.

Sally Lee reminded everyone to use their King Soopers cards with Thanksgiving coming up.  See her if you need one!

Ralph Smith has produced a calendar of local photos.  He will contribute $5 of the total price of $14 to the club.
 
Youth Exchange Chair Dan Mackey announced the Rotary Short Term Summer Student Exchange Program (STEP), for summer 2018.  STEP is a family to family exchange program, meaning all student automatically have a host family on the other end, and families pay all program expenses.  See Dan if you have questions, or have a student that wants to apply.
 
A gift to the Legacy Fund is a great way to memorialize a birthday, anniversary, the birth of a child or grandchild, etc.  Each gift gets the Club closer to our goal of $1 Million by our centennial in August 2018.  The Legacy Fund supports local Rotary projects such as Community grants, scholarships, and civic projects.  Cash, appreciated property such as stock or planned gifts such as those in a will are all great ways to support the Legacy Fund. 
 
Marty Bachman asks that the Care and Recognition Committee needs everyone's help so as not to miss any special event or occasions that should be acknowledged.  Contact Marty, Melanie, or Jeanne with your information.
 
If you want to contribute to the District 5930 Disaster Relief Fund, contact Jeanne for the online link.

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.  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.
 
 
 
 
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