The Rotary History Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular meeting. We shall try the lounge near the entry way again. Our topic this month will be: 'Reflections on the departure of one President and the arrival of another." Every one is welcome and so all points of view.
Memorial Service for John Nicol will be held on Friday, February 10th at 3:00 at the Drake Center.  Kathy and her family invite Rotarians to attend.
We are happy to announce the application of two new members - The Board of Directors has approved the membership applications of Eric Peterson (Sponsored by Rob Marschke) and Steve Kane (Sponsored by Matt Fries).  Both new applicants have successfully met with a Membership Committee representative and have been approved by the Board of Directors.  Please help to make Eric and Steve feel welcome!
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
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
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
National Awards Services Inc.
Current Unsustainability of Academic and Research Libraries
Who said librarians weren’t entertaining?  This Wednesday, Dr. Pat Burns will tell the exciting life of CSU’s library system, beginning with an exposé of the nature of an academic, research library, and the importance of collections to the Institution.  Rumors are he may have pictures, and even data!  Dr. Burns will be introduced by Dick Dunn.
The ubiquitous internet, the changing needs of 21st century students and faculty and changes in the publishing industry are all changing the nature of libraries.  Dr. Burns will discuss a nation survey by the Association of Research Libraries, and how libraries, including CSU, are responding to the changing needs.  
Dr. Burns received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 from the University of California at Berkeley in heat transfer and energy systems.  He joined the Mechanical Engineering department at CSU in August of 1978, and performed research and teaching in that department for 20 years, developing expertise in data analytics.  Concurrently he served ten years as the Principal Investigator and Director of the Westnet regional network that spanned six western states.  In January 1998, he became Director of Academic Computing and Networking Services at Colorado State University, and eventually became the Vice President for Information Technology.  In July 2008, he was appointed interim Dean, then became Dean of CSU Libraries in 2010. He is CSU’s primary representative to the Unizin consortium, and has been/is a co-PI on CSU’s IPAS and IPASS-2 grants.
2/1 Program - Mars!

Last Wednesday, rocket scientist and Lockheed Martin Deputy Programs Manager Jim Paradise made Mars seem, well, almost inviting.  Showing photos of the history of Mars exploration and recent discoveries, Jim laid out the current Mars exploration schedule, calling for an American landing on the red planet in 2033.  Explaining that Mars takes two of our earth years to make a single sun rotation, the 7-month trip to Mars is only practical every two years, when Mars and Earth are at their closest.  Imagine the challenge of traveling with 3 of your ‘new best friends’ for 7 months, each way, in a space no larger than a camper van.  The total mission will require approximately 3 years.    

In one of our more popular programs, Jim also spoke to our club in 2010 as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador.  In addition to being Deputy Programs Manager, Jim is responsible for the Engineering Leadership Development Programs at Lockheed Martin Space Systems.  He has worked in Space Exploration for 34 years, and been involved in engineering of the Space Shuttle, the Atlas and Titan Launch Vehicles, the Manned Maneuvering Unit, dozens of satellites, and most space probes launched in the past 30 years. 

Jim grew up in rural Iowa and Nebraska, graduating from high school in a class of 30.  He was the first NASA Solar System Ambassador for the state of Colorado, visiting schools and other groups in that capacity for more than 18 years.  He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering, a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering. 

Breakfast Bingo Fundraiser
Join Rotaract for their third annual Breakfast Bingo fundraiser! Enjoy a pancake breakfast and games of bingo, with the chance to win great prizes!  Proceeds will go toward building classrooms for a pre-school in Mwandi, Zambia.
February 119-11am - Foothills Unitarian Church.  Rotaract has a goal of raising $5,822.30, enough to build one whole clasroom!!
Entry tickets $20 ($10 for students and children), drawing tickets $20 (for a chance to win a three-day stay at a cabin in Winter Park, a $750 value!)
Purchase tickets by filling out a purchase form at a Rotary meeting, or request one from Deliver forms and payment to Rotaract members, or mail c/o: Delwin Benson 114C Wagar, 1474 Campus Delivery, CSU, Fort Collins CO 80521

Upcoming Speakers
Feb 08, 2017
Upgrading the CSU Library
Feb 15, 2017
Rural Urban Committee - National Western Stock Show
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
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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