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Weekly Program Notes:
Drinking It All In, Craft Beer Industry Overview

On July 25th, Tim Cochran, co-owner of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, presented an overview of the craft beer industry in the United States and Colorado as well as a brief history of his company. 

 
In 2013, there were some 2700 craft breweries in the United States; in 2013, craft beer made up some 6% of the beer market; by 2017, there were some 6500 craft breweries making up some 13% of the beer market.  Currently there are some 350 craft breweries in Colorado and the Craft Brewers Association is headquartered in Boulder.  Craft brewers are small and independent (if a brewer is more than 25% owned by a non-craft brewery, it is not craft), producing less than 6 million barrels per year.  Craft brewers have business models ranging from part-time through on-site sales (typically associated with a restaurant) to more-or-less wide distribution. 
 

Tim and his wife, after a number of years working for the Miller Brewing Co. at locations worldwide, moved to Fort Collins and founded Horse and Dragon in 2013.  After a year of getting the company up and running, they produced 418 barrels in 2014, with volumes increasing every year since.  Their main emphasis is on distribution to local establishments/restaurants for over-the-counter sales.  The pillars of their company are:  produce great and interesting beers; run an ethical operation, treating people well; minimize their environmental impact; and be pro-active members of the community.

Don't Forget to Sell and Buy Tickets for the Diamond Raffle
The raffle for a 1 carat diamond will be held August 1.  Don't miss out on your, and your friend's chance to win a diamond with an estimated worth of $14,000.  Just $25 per ticket, or 5 tickets for $100.  See Bonnie Titley for details.  
 
 
Peach Fest is THIS SATURDAY!!  Volunteers Needed
Rotary's annual Peach Festival is August 18 - don't miss out on the fun!  Volunteers still needed, urgently!  To sign up, go to http://signup.com/go/rbRPOoJ
 
Café Grove Dedication at the Gardens on Spring Creek

Wednesday, July 18th, began the official kickoff for your Rotary Club’s centennial celebration with the dedication at the Café Grove at the Gardens on Spring Creek.  This event celebrated all four Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins along with the gratitude to Bob and Joyce Everitt for inspiring us to make this another great service project to the City of Fort Collins.   Bob and Joyce's daughter, Claudia Gillum joined, representing the Everitt family.  

The Gardens on Spring Creek is a spectacular community effort, and Rotary’s role will be a legacy for the next century.  Members of the four Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins have much to celebrate.  After all, this celebration has been 100 years in the making.

Satellite Announces BBBrews
The RCFC Satellite is hosting their 3rd Annual fundraiser, BBBrew for Hope, a Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Competition featuring unlimited competition BBQ, beer from Horse & Dragon Brewery and live music. This event is raises money for ChildSafe Colorado, CSU Ag Adventures and our own Rotary Club's International Projects & Grants Committee. 
 
In the past 2 years BBBrews has raised just under $17,000!!   Access Sponsorship Levels Here > Tickets Can Be Purchased Here 
 
BBBrews attendees tend to be mid-career and retired professionals with local ties and a heart for philanthropy.   Only 350 tickets will be sold! ​  
Tickets are $40.00 per person and include: one complimentary local craft beer, unlimited BBQ to be prepared by the BBQ competitors and the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice.  Click here to watch us on KDVR last year promoting the event
WHEN: July 28th • 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: B.W. Pickett Equine Center (CSU Equine Center)
 
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
Peach Festival is THIS SATURDAY,.  Volunteers needed!!!  Approximately 40% of the slots are still open.  Sign up and sign up your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.  Here’s the link to the website to volunteer:  http://signup.com/go/rbRPOoJ
 
The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Jill Maasch.  She has met successfully with a Membership Committee representative, and is sponsored by Justie Nicol.  Jill is a senior account manager for Mantooth Marketing Company.  Any comments about Jill as a new member, should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison,  or to her sponsor in writing by August 22nd, 2018, one week after this notification appears in Rotogear. 
 
The Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on August 15.  Topic: Are U.S. Investments Experiencing a “Sugar High”—Similar to when kids consume too much sugar?  Warning lights are blinking.  We will discuss this possibility, alternative scenarios, and how smart investors might adjust their portfolios.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Johnny Matsushima Rotary Fellowship Steak Fry: August 29 (Wednesday)  5:30 p.m. at Martinez Farm Park-600 N. Sherwood.  Members Free; Guests, $15, Children 10 & under Free.  RSVP
 
PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

Ralph Smith has 2019 calendars for sale at $14.  $5 returns to RCFC projects.

John Matsushima’s Centennial History book is available for $25.  Call Melanie Chamberlain to reserve one.

The Centennial directory was distributed August 8 at our regular meeting.  See Melanie for your copy.

Charlie Peterson distributed forms to order peaches.  Pickup this year will be at Timberline Church on August 25.

 
Sally Lee announced King Soopers now requires credit card for reloading more than $100.  Checks no longer taken.  Our club earned $333 this month.

Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.

 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke. 
Upcoming Events
Tax Law Changes; Sid Fasholtz
Aug 22, 2018
 
The Johnny Matsushima Centennial Steak Fry
Aug 29, 2018
 
Boy Scouts, John Coleman
Sep 05, 2018
 
W.D. Farr, Dan Tyler
Sep 12, 2018
 
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