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SERVING FORT COLLINS SINCE 1918
Conserving Natural Resources through Collaboration – Water, Drought and Farming
This Wednesday, May 12th, Dan Keppen, executive director of the Family Farm Alliance, joins RCFC virtually from his home in Oregon.  The non-profit Alliance represents farmers, ranchers and water users in 16 Western states, acting to protect water supplies for irrigated agriculture.  Steve Smith will make the introduction. 
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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.
RCFC Cleans Highway 14/Mulberry 
Saturday May 8, fourteen hardy Rotarians organized by Committee Chairs Troy Tafoya and Ron Stoops, removed trash along Highway 14/East Mulberry street.  Peace Scholar Bill Timpson won the prize for most interesting find - a 50-caliber machine gun clip partially still live!  Anyone lose a clip from their concealed-carry 50 caliber?  
Seven New Rotarians Inducted into RCFC!
Wednesday, April 28, six new Rotarians were officially inducted into RCFC; the seventh, Mo Salman, was inducted May 5, completing the March/April new member Cohort.  Meet the seven new Rotarians:
 
Colin Campbell, an engineer who enjoyed a career in the High Tech, Medical and Aerospace industries, including Hewlett Packard.
 
Irene Josey, our current Larimer County Treasurer and Public Trustee, whose father is a Rotarian in Vermillion, SD.
 
Shana Martinez, an Audiologist with Oticon Medical, specializing in cochlear implant technology.  Shana was a Rotary Exchange Student to Canada!
 
Mary Ontiveros, grew up in Pueblo, graduated from CSU, and worked her way up to become the Vice President for Diversity Emeritus, of Colorado State University. 
 
Mo Salman, born in Iran, Doctor of Vet Medicine who has practiced in multiple countries and is now professor and researcher of Infectious Diseases in Animals at CSU.
 
Steve Schaffer, Doctor of Dentistry, who went to high school with Don Jorgensen in Lincoln Nebraska and graduated from the NU School of Dentistry.  
 
Juan Villaseñor, 8th District Court Judge, who immigrated to the US from Mexico at age 15, graduated from the Vanderbilt Law School, and is now enrolled in an on-line Master of Laws Degree from Duke University.  
 
Congratulations to all, and Welcome to RCFC!
 
 
 
Neanderthals 'R Us
For our Zoom meeting on May 5, Dr. Michelle (Mica) Glantz, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Geography at CSU, summarized recent research on Neandertal DNA and the resulting revelations about their relationship to modern humans.  She started by saying that over the past 10 years there has been an avalanche of new data from fossil remains.  To view the full program, CLICK HERE.
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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
 
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Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect, Club Accounting
 
Secretary
 
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
 
THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Urgent/Current Announcements: 
RCFC's History Fellowship meets immediately following this Wednesday's noon meeting  (same Zoom link).  The topic will be the history of America's unique brand of Pragmatic Socialism, focusing on the infrastructure capitalism requires.  All are welcome!  
 
New Rotarian and Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey gave a short tutorial on property assessments, taxes and how to file a protest.  For more details, go to https://www.larimer.org/assessor/search#/property/.
 
Kip Turain highlighted the Memorial Day services planned for May 30, including the visit of the largest traveling Vietnam wall. For more information, please visit https://veteransplazanoco.org/
 
The annual Service Above Self celebration originally scheduled for June 2, has been rescheduled for Tuesday evening, August 3, in the Children's Garden at the Gardens on Spring Creek.  Details to follow.   
 
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.
 
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 - treasurer@fortcollinsrotary.org.  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
The Art of Pyrotechnics
May 19, 2021 12:00 PM
 
Investment Fellowship
May 19, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Evening Meeting @ Maxline Brewing
Maxline Brewing
May 19, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Zoom
May 20, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
District Conference
Zoom
May 21, 2021
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
 
District Conference day 2
Zoom
May 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Rotary After Work SHREDATHON
FRONT RANGE COMMUNITY COLLEGE PARKING LOT
May 22, 2021
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
May 26, 2021
 
Groundwater Management in the Ogalala Aquifer
May 26, 2021 12:00 PM
 
Peace Builder Fellowship
Jun 02, 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
01-26-2020Fundraiser
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
11-13=2019
11-06-2019 Meeting
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
10-23-2019
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
10-16-2019Meeting
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
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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
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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
09-12-2018
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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