Colorado River; In Crisis?
On March 31st, RCFC welcomes to our virtual meeting James Eklund, former Director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board, who has also served as the  Colorado River Commissioner.  Dave Stewart will introduce our speaker, who will discuss the current situation on the Colorado River, and how the circumstances that affect the river will affect the Colorado Front Range.
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.
Rotary Gives $7,750 To Support Rescue Mission
RCFC Community Grants recently awarded $7,750 to the Fort Collins Rescue MissionThe Mission provides more meals and shelter to people experiencing homelessness than any other agency in northern Colorado.  Their goal is to help these individuals become productive, self-sufficient citizens by providing temporary living spaces and  access to long-term rehabilitation programs. 
Freshman Cadet Megan Litchfield - Army Cadet of the Month (March, 2021)
The March RCFC Army Cadet of the Month, Freshman Cadet Megan Litchfield, distinguished herself as the scholar, athlete and leader. Litchfield earned a 3.9 GPA in Psychology during her first semester and an A+ grade in ROTC classes, making her a model cadet.
Burundi Project Phase #3 Approved
RCFC's Peace Initiative has had an ambitious effort to connect the study of peace literacy with the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic.  RCFC is thrilled to report that the Rotary Foundation has contributed its share to what was raised locally and in Denver toward the $35,000 needed to continue efforts to promote sustainable peacebuilding in the impoverished nation of Burundi.
Ntsika Sanitation Project Construction Complete
In 2016 Ntsika Senior Secondary School Head, Madeleine Schoeman, approached the Rotary Club of Grahamstown, South Africa, for help in upgrading the School’s bathrooms. Half the facilities at the school were no longer usable and those still in use, badly needed attention. Interaction between Rotary, school management and the School Governing Body indicated that additional needs were the connecting of the school to the municipal sewerage system (that was not in existence when the school was built), the construction of a scullery, and the storage of water for the frequent periods when the high-lying parts of Makhanda’s Joza township are without municipal water.
Montava, "A Community Designed by Fort Collins for Fort Collins"
Max Moss, the Colorado president of HF2M, Inc., introduced us, via Zoom, to the concept and plans behind Montava, a “walkable community” currently in the early stages of development in northeast Fort Collins.  Starting with the overarching vision that real estate is about people and the vision for developing community (rather than simply housing), Max is the local face of a team that provides vision and expertise in affordable housing, the New Urbanist Movement, walkable communities, small-town commercial, and environmentally efficient homes.   View the full presentation by Clicking 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
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 (same Zoom link).  All are welcome!
The membership application of Mo Salman has been approved by RCFC's Board of Directors.  Salman is a returning RCFC member and a CSU Professor of Infectious Animal Diseases, sponsored by Bonnie Titley.  Any comments regarding Mo Salman's candidacy should be in writing to club secretary Kathy Nicol or to his sponsor by April 7, one week after this notification appears in the Rotogear.
Bill Timpson will receive the Innovations in Service Learning Award from CSU. Congratulations Bill!
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 -  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
My Summer in the White Pine Fire Tower
Apr 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Apr 07, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CASA for Children - Julie Phillips
Apr 07, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Apr 28, 2021
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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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