Time in the Tower - White Pine Fire Lookout History
This Wednesday, April 7th at noon, we are honored to host former Mayor of Fort Collins (and former RCFC Member), Douglas P. Hutchinson.  After some introductory remarks from Dave Stewart, our speaker will share a bit of history from his college years, when he worked for the US Forest Service as a White Pine Fire Tower watchman with his wife, Cathy (now, of blessed memory).
Zoom Link to This Week's Meetings
To join this week's RCFC Noon meeting CLICK HERE.
To join an Evening meeting, held the first and third Wednesdays at 5:30PM, CLICK HERE.
Evening Fellowship Hosts CASA of Larimer County
April 7th, at 5:30, the Evening Fellowship welcomes Julie Phillips.  Julie is going to speak about all that they do at CASA of Larimer County, including the rates of child abuse and neglect in our community, and ways to help.  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. CASA recruits, trains, and screens community volunteers to be the voice for children in the courtroom.
Rotary Gives $2,000 To Support Search & Rescue
The RCFC Community Grants Committee recently awarded $2000 to Larimer County Search & Rescue, a volunteer-based organization dedicated to saving lives and educating the public on wilderness safety.  Their objective is to find and rescue lost or injured people and to recover the deceased.  They will use our $2,000 grant to repair equipment as well as to improve their training, computer, and communication operations to enhance their field operations.  Your Charitable Contributions at work!
Rotarian Dan Mackey presents our check to Stan McMahon, Treasurer.
Rotary Gives $7,750 To Help Alleviate Hunger
During February, the RCFC Community Grants Committee awarded the Food Bank for Larimer County (FBLC) a $7500 grant.  FBLC  provides food to all in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programs.  When COVID closed the schools, FBLC created an emergency feeding plan to serve schools, housing authority complexes and mobile home parks with free and reduced meals. 
Rotarians Dan Mackey and Kathy Nicol present the check to Amy Pezzani, Chief Executive Officer.
Colorado River; In Crisis?
Last week, water attorney James Eklund (please see his extensive resume and experience in last week’s Rotogear) interrupted his vacation to Crested Butte (the wonder of Zoom!) to share with us the current status of Water in the West, especially the Colorado River.  He began with an adaptation of Rotary’s 4 Way Test, from the “truth” about water in the West to making water policy “beneficial to all concerned”.
President Del's Priorities and Plans
During his first meeting as President, Del Benson outlined his priorities and thoughts for RY 2020-21.  He touched on the challenges of declining noon membership and the resultant reduction in income and charitable pledges to support our service mission.  Del then outlined his priorities and a "U+2" Time, Talent and Treasure Challenge for every member:  
  • Bring in two new members
  • Double contributions to Rotary funding needs
  • Help on two funding initiatives
  • Give time to two additional service projects
  • Organize new projects and outcomes
  • Attend two more meetings every quarter
  • Combine categories engaging U+2 and have twice the fun and accomplishments
Executives & Directors
President Elect, Club Accounting
Immediate Past President
Evening Meeting Chair, Membership and Programs
Executive Secretary, Policies and Procedures
Board Member, Community and Member Engagement
Board Member, Fundraising
Board Member, Youth Programs
Chair-elect Evening Club
Board Member, International Projects and Fundraising
Board Member, Professional Outrea
Board Member, Programs, Media Communications
The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Urgent/Current Announcements: 
RCFC's Peace Fellowship meets immediately following this Wednesday's noon meeting... honest.  (same Zoom link).  All are welcome!
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The Community Grants committee is now accepting grant applications under the Youth Programs category.  Details may be found on our Club website.  Application deadline is Friday, May 21st, with grants awarded in June.
Bill Timpson will receive the Innovations in Service Learning Award from CSU. Congratulations Bill! 
President Del Benson announced a $10,000 donation to the RCFC Legacy Fund from David Everitt and the Everitt family, in support of the Good and Lucky Non-Event!  This brings the total raised to $70,000, plus a $19,000 matching grant for the United Way Fire Relief fund!  Total raised was $89,000!!  Thank you Rotarians for your generous support of our community.
Marty Bachman and Sally Lee report that just 35 families shopping at King Soopers earned $524.87 last quarter - just for shopping!  That's a $525 donation that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally or Marty.
General reminder of our Fellowships schedule.  First Wednesday: Peace. Second Wednesday: History. Third Wednesday: Investments.  Fourth Wednesdays: Science.  All meet immediately following the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login. 
Reminder that RCFC has a 'one-stop' Finances email -  President Del reminds members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
Marty Bachman reminds all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Susan Brand, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.
Upcoming Events
Rotary's 4 Way Test and the Environment
Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Apr 14, 2021 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 15, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Politics, History and the West
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Apr 21, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Apr 21, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary After Work Club Cruise Ship Fun-tacular
Apr 22, 2021 6:45 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Apr 28, 2021
What Trees Can Tell US - Wildfire
Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
May 05, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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Photo Albums
4-15-20 Zoom Meeting Photos
03-11-2020 Regular Meeting
02-26-2020 Meeting
02-19-2020 Meeting Photos
02-12-2020 Meeting Photos
02-05-2020 Meeting Pictures
1-29-2020 Regular Meeting
01-22-2020 Regular Meeting
01-15-2020 Meeting
Jan 8, 2020 Meeting
12-18-2019 Christmas Party
12-05-2019 Meeting
11 December 2019 Meeting
11-20-2019 Meeting
11-06-2019 Meeting
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
Meeting 10-9-19
09-18-2019 Meeting
Sept 11, 2019 Meeting
09-04-2019 Steak Fry
08-28-2019 Regular Meeting
08-21-2019 Meeting
08-14-2019 Regular Meeting
08-07-2019 Meeting
07-31-2019 Meeting
07-24-2019 Regular Meeting
07-17-2019 Regular Meeting
07-10-2019 Meeting
07-03-2019 Meeting
06-26-2019 Regular Meeting
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6-12-19 Meeting
06/05/2019 Regular Meeting
05/29/2019 Regular Meeting
05-22-2019 Meeting
May 15, 2019 Meeting
May 8, 2019 Meeting
04-27-2019 Highway Cleanup
05-01-2019 Meeting
04=24-2019 Regular Meeting
04-17-2019 Service Above Self
April 10, 2019 Meeting
04-03-2019 Meeting
Mar-27-2019 Meeting
03-20-2019 Regular Meeting
03-13-2019 Regular Meeting
03-03-2019 Meeting
02-27-2019 Regular Meeting
2-13-2019 Meeting Photos
02-06-2019 Meeting
01-30-2099 Regular Meeting
1-23-18 Meeting Photos
01-16-2019 Meeting
1-9-2109 Meeting Pictures
01-02-2019 Meeting
12-19-18 Meeting Photos
12-5-2018 Regular Meeting
11-28-2018 Regular meeting
11-14-2018 Meeting
11-07-2018 Meeting
10-31-18 Meeting Photos
08-29-18 Steak Fry
10-24-2018 Regular Meeting
10-17-18 Meeting Photos
10-10-2018 Meeting
10-03-2018 Meeting
09-26-2018 Regular Meeting
09-19-2018 Meeting Photos
09-05-2018 Regular Meeting
8-29-18 Steak Fry
08-22-2018 Regular Meeting
08-18-2018 Peach Festival
08-08-2018 Regular Meeting
08-01-2018 Centennial Dinner
7-18-18 Meeting Photos
06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
6-20-18 Meeting Photos
2018-6-13 Meeting
May 30, 2018 Meeting
Meeting May 23, 2018
05-09-2018 Regular Meeting
05-02-2018 Regular Meeting
04-25-2018 Regular Meeting
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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