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Weekly Program Notes:
April 18, 2018: Celebrating Service in Action 

Wednesday, April 18, RCFC enjoyed our 30th annual celebration of exceptional service to others.  Del Benson MC'd the program.  Please join in thanking the following Rotarians for their exceptional "Service in Action".  

MAX GETTS 4-WAY TEST AWARD:  Ross and Judy Lane
FIVE AVENUES OF SERVICE AWARD: Kathy Nicol
SPIRIT OF ROTARY AWARD:  Annette Geiselman  
BOB EVERETT ROTARACT MEMBER OF THE YEAR Award:  Jo Buckley 
BOB SEYMOUR SATELLITE MEMBER OF THE YEAR:  Kelly Kettler  
QUIET ROTARIAN:  Martin Nelson
ALAN ASHBAUGH EXCELLENCE AWARD:  John Trone 
 
 
 
SERVICE ABOVE SELF AWARD:  Judson Harper  
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD: Kelso Kelly
 
 
 
 
 
President’s Citations:  Justie Nicol, Del Benson, Marty Bachman
President Elect Steve Laine Kicks off Annual Funding Drive
President-Elect Steve Laine announced the start of RCFC's annual Financial Commitment Drive, noting that "We have always been generous with our time and talent.  It’s time think about what you can do in the ‘treasure’ department for next year".  Steve set a goal to increase support for Community Grants, Scholarships and all of the things RCFC does to impact people and our community by 10% this year.  Financial Commitment forms are due to Assistant Treasurer Bonnie Titley no later than May 9.
Community Grant presented to Fort Collins Symphony
Community Co-Chairs Rob Marschke and Kathy Nicol presented a $3000 Community Grants check to Mary Popko, Executive Director of the Fort Collins Symphony.  The grant will fund “Open Notes” pre-concert youth education programs.
RCFC Supports BSA's Merit Badge University  
Committee Chair Randy Kurtz congratulated RCFC for our 26 years supporting of Merit Badge University both through time and talent, and through our treasure.  He then presented a check for $1200 to Ty Miller, representing Boy Scouts Longs Peak Council.
April 11 Program: Our Expanding Universe
Last week RCFC member Dan Ward, took on us a tour of the universe.  Dan has a Bachelor of Engineering Science and a PhD in Nuclear Physics and ( lucky for us), a remarkable interest and understanding of our universe.
The "clear sky" (away from our urban lights) was shared with pictures of "nearby" galaxies and other astronomical images. Sourced from the Hubble telescope and other sites, these  colorful images were awe-inspiring and beautiful at the same time.
We struggled with Dan to comprehend the "gargantuan" size of the universe and our (miniscule) place in it.  The importance and character of "dark energy" and "dark matter" was explored.
Finally, Dan discussed the "expanding universe", the "Big Bang" and the possible forces that drive these phenomena.  Although this is the "Golden Age of Astronomy" we were all left with many questions to be answered by future generations.
Dist Gov Promotes District Conference
District Governor Bill Emsley reminds Rotarians to sign up for the District Conference, May 3 to 5, in Estes Park.  Details of all events are on the District 5440 website http://rotary5440.org/.  DG Bill promises interesting speakers and the opportunity to meet other Rotarians.  He also reminded us that Rotary's International Conference will be held this year in Toronto.  Travel time is about equal to Jackson Hole!
Rotary Club of Fort Collins was chartered August 1, 1918, and this year celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In Fort Collins.  
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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements Editor: Bonnie Titley

PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

President Jeanne announced that Kelso Kelly is assuming the position of RCFC Treasurer, effective immediately.  

Lannie Boyd has moved to be near his children.  President Jeanne Fangman has his address - He loves to receive mail.

C. J. Street is in Centre Rehab, and would also love to receive visitors, or mail.  Lloyd Thomas has his address.

Melanie Chamberlain urged all members to update their directory information for the Centennial edition.  If you want a new photo, contact Lee Jeffrey.  If you want an ad in the new directory, contact Bill West.

Lee Jeffrey urged everyone to turn in old prescriptions on April 28, 10 - 2 at all police department outlets.

Jud Harper announced that the Legacy Fund is going to meet its $1 million goal!  But we don’t want to stop “plugging” and we hope to raise another $100K by August 1 to continue the legacy of our club.

Sally Lee reminded members to purchase and use your King Sooper's grocery card. 

Paul Birdsall asked for volunteers to man a table at this year's District Conference, May 3-5 in Estes Park, promoting next year's District Conference in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

Sally Lee will be presenting a series on Women is Science.  Her first program was on a female mathematician.

 
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.
 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke

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
 
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.

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
RCFC Board Meeting
Markley Motors
Apr 26, 2018
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Recognizing Scholarship, Susan Gutowsky
May 02, 2018
 
IT Committee Meeting
May 02, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
District Conference - Estes Park
May 03, 2018 – May 05, 2018
 
Encore Careers, Katie Piotrowski
May 09, 2018
 
Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
Centennial Celebration Dinner at CSU Stadium
Aug 01, 2018
 
Photo Albums
03-28-2018 Regular Meeting
03-21-2018 After Hours Meeting
March 7, 2018 Meeting
02-28-2018 Meeting
02-14-2018 Meeting Photos
01-31-2018 Regular Meeting
Regular meeting 01-24-2018
1/10/2018 Meeting
1-3-2018 Meeting Photos
Wreath Building 12-4-2017
12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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