Recovering from the Cameron Peak Fire
This Wednesday RCFC's Zoom meeting features Wayne Shepperd, Ph. D., a retired US Forest Service officer.  Following his introduction by Dave Stewart, Wayne will report on the Cameron Peak Fire that started August 13th and burned until December.  It was the largest recorded wildfire in Colorado history (208,913 acres - 326 sq mi.), covering much of the forested landscape in western Larimer County.
Zoom Link to This Week's Noon Meeting
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Purple Pins Needs (electronic) Bowlers
Purple Pins for Polio needs more online bowlers and sponsors.  Please consider signing up!  
         WHEN:   Sunday January 31, 2020  2:00 – 4:00 PM 
         WHERE:   Online ZOOM Event 
Online Bowling App -  Teams will be assigned to ZOOM Rooms of 12 bowlers each and non-bowlers are welcome to join for the fellowship.   Room Facilitators will assist bowlers with setting up the bowling app and tracking each bowler's scores.  You will need a Smart Phone to run the Bowling App, a Computer/Tablet and Internet Access to participate in the Zoom Room and play with an online Bowling team.   To register, lick on this link before January 27: 
Community Grants Health and Wellness Awards
Community Grants Chair Kathy Nicol announced two recent grants:
The Avery House received $4,000 to provide advocacy and support services on-location to victims of sex trafficking.  Services are performed through mobile response services in the Fort Collins area.
The Matthews House received $4,000 to support safe in-person case management, as well as virtual technology.  It will help low-income parents navigate the online educational needs of their children during PSD’s current hybrid learning model.
February "Black History" Programs Announced
The November Rotarian magazine featured an article, We the People, challenging Rotary to “…move beyond grants and volunteerism, although that work is good, …..into accountable relationships…”  Rotarians seek to understand through truth, fairness, goodwill and behavior beneficial to all.  Though we may not understand it, this past year the “Black Lives Matter” movement challenged our nation to do better.   
Next month, RCFC's Programs Committee has scheduled three Relevant, Informative, Timely and Educational programs focused on our past, our present, and our potential for greater impact and change.  The series starts on February 10 when nationally recognized author Dr. Melba Beals joins us via Zoom to discuss her experience as one of "The Little Rock Nine", chronicled in her book, Warriors Don't Cry.   The Rotary Readers book fellowship is reading Warriors Don't Cry for February 11, discussion.  
John Fielder’s “Colorado’s Highest: The Naming of the 14,000 Foot Peaks”

January 13, nationally-recognized photographer John Fielder and author Jeri Norgren shared stories from their recent book, “Colorado’s Highest: The History of Naming of the 14,000 Foot Peaks”.  The book was first proposed by Ms. Norgren following her research into the naming history of Colorado mountains.  After some initial hesitation having to do with availability of appropriate photos, Mr. Fielder became an enthusiastic participant, realizing he could use not only his own photos but also illustrations from the Hayden Surveys of Colorado (which have been digitized and available in the public domain), sketches and oil paintings of some of the mountains by Robert L Wogrin, as well as two more recent photos from Colorado mountain climber Jon Kedrowski.  If you missed or want to repeat the presentation, Click Here.

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
He closed his remarks with preliminary plans for a "Good and Lucky Non-Event Fundraiser" that raised $79,000 for charitable causes so far. 
Now we need to work on the U+2 membership growth.  Del asks that we focus on membership recruitment, retention, and reactivation with objectives to include young and old, female and male, persons of color and other diversity, and persons of progressive interests to make Rotary better and more inclusive in our community and world.
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: 
This week's Investment Fellowship (immediately following the noon meeting) will focus on “How Well Did We Forecast Investment Performance for 2020?” and “What Are Our Forecasts for 2021?”  This is always a fun session when we predict stock, oil, gold, interest rates, bitcoin prices, and Tesla stock value.   If time permits, we’ll discuss “What Do We Do With Cash and Savings When Interest Rates Are So Low?”  Please join us—no expertise required.
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.
FRCC Vice President (Larimer Campus) Jim Butzek recently passed away from Covid 19.  Jim was a former RCFC Member.   Phyllis Abt may have more information.  
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
In 2020 officials tallied more than 200 cases of wild polio and nearly 600 cases of the vaccine-derived form. Most of the vaccine-derived strains are in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but rogue strains are also turning up across much of sub-Saharan Africa, Yemen, Malaysia and the Philippines.  RCFC's Purple Pins for Polio Committee has set a goal of $3500 in donations this year, and are deciding how to participate while socially distanced.  Contact Sharyn Salmen for details.  
The Good and Lucky Non-Event raised $60,000 for the various charitable causes, plus a $19,000 matching grant for the United Way Fire Relief fund!  Total raised was $79,000!!
The next Rotary Book Fellowship discussion will be February 11, reviewing the book Warriors Don't Cry, by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, a memoir of her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine.  Dr. Beals will be our noon speaker on February 10.  Contact Dave Stewart for details.
Ralph Smith is still offering his annual photo calendar for $15.  Rotarian purchases generate a contribution to the Legacy Fund.  Contact or 970-214-2322.
First Pres church has indicated they are not comfortable hosting Rotary any time soon.  For now, all meetings will continue to be via Zoom. 
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. 
President Del announced a 'one-stop' Finances email -  Del also reminded members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
Marty Bachman urged members to shop on Amazon Smile.  Rebates would be credited to our club at the rate of 0.5%.  Look for the Amazon logo on our website.
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
Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 21, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Jan 27, 2021
Noon: Neandertals are Us!
Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Purple Pins for Polio Virtual Bowling
Jan 31, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:33 PM
Noon: NASA's Astronauts
Feb 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Feb 03, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Feb 03, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Warriors Don't Cry, with Author Dr. Melba Beals
Feb 10, 2021 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Feb 10, 2021 1:30 PM
Rotary Club of FC, on Brand?, Dr. Rickey Frierson
Feb 17, 2021 12:00 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
O6-19-2019 Meeting
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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