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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 Rotary Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, February 21.  Topics: “How to Invest in an Overpriced World” and “The Colorado PERA Funding Crisis.”  Everyone is welcome to attend. 
 
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.
 
Martin Nelson said the Fellowship Committee is thinking about arranging a weekend tour to the big computer center in Cheyenne.  He asked for a preliminary show of hands.
 
Kelso Kelly announced the Board Finance Committee is working to eliminate the “funky” kinks in recent invoices.  “We will clear it up.”
 
Answer:  $92.42 (which pushed the available funds of the club!)
 
The Board of Directors regular monthly meeting next Thursday, Feb. 22, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in the Markley Motor’s boardroom.  All are invited.


PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:
Harry Mueller reminded everyone that TIPS training was needed to serve alcohol at the Peach Festival and that sessions would be announced in upcoming months.  Then he told everyone three things he learned when he had a heart attack:  a) do not wait around; b) call 911, don’t try to get to the ER on your own; and c). Not all ERs are equal concerning equipment to treat heart attacks.
 
Satellite Member Lucinda Kerchensteiner asked us to announce a Rotary International Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Warmbaths, District 9400, South Africa.  Talk about a golf junket!  Ask Lucinda for details.  
 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke

Phyllis Abt urged participation in Rotary After Hours on March 21, 5-7 pm.  Join the planning committee by contacting Phyllis.  

Henry Weisser has OSHER catalogs to give away.
 
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
 
Don Eversoll encouraged us to get “good feelings in our soul” by volunteering as a driver at the hospital.  They need volunteers.  See Don.
 
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.

Ralph Smith has produced a calendar of local photos.  He will contribute $5 of the total price of $14 to the club.
 
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
Rural/Urban Day:Drivers of Change, James Pritchett
Feb 28, 2018
 
Senior Care, and Home Care - Wahlfeldt & Heilman
Mar 07, 2018
 
CASA and Harmony House - Annette Hoyt & Kalyn Law
Mar 14, 2018
 
NO NOON MEETING - "ROTARY AFTER HOURS", 5-7 PM
Mar 21, 2018
 
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