Women of Turkey
For our last noon meeting of 2019, Dr. Gamze Cavdar and co-author Yavuz Yasar, will speak on their new book, Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism.   Robert Lawrence will introduce our guests.  Dr. Cavdar specializes in Islamist movements, democratization, and gender and politics in North Africa and Middle East.  Dr. Cavdar spoke to RCFC six years ago, and will bring us up to date on the gender issues in her native country.
Cadet of the Month Honored
Bob Simmons introduced Staff Sgt. Burciaga who in turned introduced Donald Bode as Cadet Of the Month.  Staff Sgt. Burciaga outlined the many leadership qualities Cadet Bode exemplified as a junior in the ROTC program.  Bode humbly took the microphone and commented, “I didn’t think I deserved this honor so I don’t have that much to say.  Thank you.”  Refreshing.  

Club Assembly and Annual Election
Last week was our “Annual Meeting” as required by our bylaws.  After our Cadet of the Month recognition, Immediate Past President,  Steve Laine reviewed the slate of 2020/2021 RCFC candidates and instructed those who had not yet voted on-line to complete the distributed paper ballots. These were collected and the results will be counted and announced in the future.
For the remainder of the meeting we engaged in round table Strategic Planning discussions. Six questions were considered by those members present at the meeting. Discussions were led by a designated member facilitator at each table and the results were summarized in writing and presented to the President at the end of the meeting.
The six written questions were –
A. What does Rotary mean to you
B. What do you want to do in Rotary? 
C. What should our Rotary Club stop doing? 
D. What numbers and types of members should we attract, nurture and retain?
E. What communications methods and content are needed for you, existing members, new members, and the communities we reach?
F. What fundraising ideas do you recommend?
Speaking for this writer’s table, we had full involvement and thoughtful responses.  Recommendations based on this membership input will be presented to the club at some future meeting.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Evening Meeting Chair
Assistant Treasurer
Executive Secretary
Foundation Chair
Board Member
Membership Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Immediate Past President
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
The Rotary History Fellowship will meet in the foyer immediately after the regular meeting. Our topic this month will be: 'What is your opinion about the Impeachment Process? What is your opinion about the Democratic Candidates?' All members and all opinions are always welcome.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing will be December 14th, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  Volunteers needed for two-hour blocks.  Contact Bill Schaffter for questions or sign up online.
Mara Johnson needs host families for our incoming youth exchange student (2020-21 school year).  She also thanked Club for the $4000 budget.
No Board of Directors meeting in December.  The Finance Committee now meets the 2nd Thursday, and the Board Meeting is the 4th Thursday each month.  Both meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Markley Motors Conference room.  All are invite
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Martin Limbird invited club members to join President-elect Del Benson and Jeannie in Honolulu June 6-10, 2020 for the Rotary International convention. Register on line at before December 15 when rates increase.
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.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $568.42.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Marty Bachman requests fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.

Hold January 26 for Purple Pins for Polio.
Ralph Smith has 2020 calendars for sale for $15.  $5 comes back to the Legacy Fund.
The Board Of Directors approved participation in the 2020 Peach Festival.  The beneficiary will be Habitat for Humanity.  President Rob summarized the discussion and outlined the factors to be watched closely.  Peach Festival financial report update will be emailed to members.
Our club’s holiday party will be Dec. 18 at the Country Club.  Mark the date!
SPECIAL NOTE:  Kathy Hawkins cautioned members not to pay dues AND charities with a single checks.  For charities contributions to be tax-deductible, you must write a separate check.
President Rob announced that for those wishing to apply for the new "Noon Membership Without Meals" category, a form needs to be completed and submitted to the Membership Committee.  
PDG Mike Forney invited retired professionals to join SCORE (Senior Corps Of Retired Executives).  Volunteers work with small business personnel to enhance their business.  Counselors are needed in Ft. Collins.  If interested, contact Mike Forney.
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
Community Grants
"The Cart"
Dec 17, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
RCFC Christmas Party - NO NOON MEETING
FC Country Club
Dec 18, 2019 5:30 PM
RCFC Holiday Party
Fort Collins Country Club
Dec 18, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays: No Rotary Meetings
Dec 25, 2019
Happy New Year!! No Rotary Meetings
Jan 01, 2020
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Jan 08, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Jan 09, 2020 3:30 PM
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Jan 15, 2020 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Jan 23, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Purple Pins for Polio
Jan 26, 2020
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