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Cornerstone Story – Lightning eMotors of Loveland
Rotary Club of Fort Collins welcomes Nick Bettis to our luncheon meeting at the Lincoln Center on May 17th.  Our speaker will be introduced by Dave Stewart.  Nick is the Vice President of Marketing & Sales Operations at Lightning eMotors, a Loveland, Colorado based manufacturer of medium-duty electric fleet vehicles tailored to a variety of uses. Lightning vehicles include school buses, delivery trucks, shuttle buses, and passenger and cargo vans. Additionally, Lightning designs and manufactures mobile charging solutions for a variety of applications. From Nick, RCFC  will learn about Lightning’s business as well as receive answers to some common questions that swirl around electric vehicles such as what factors impacts range, grid capacity to keep up with demand, well-to-wheels emissions, and more. READ MORE...
RECAP: US Peace Corps – Service and Stories
Last week we enjoyed a special program devoted to the US Peace Corp hosted by Stacy Plemmons. Our club’s involvement was highlighted as former members of the Peace Corp spoke. The timing was right - our friend and Peace Corp influencer, John Roberts, had just passed and Laura Thornes, CSU’s Director of Development, International Programs was present to tell us about CSU’s Peace Corp Tribute Garden. READ MORE...
Investment Fellowship
On May 17th, the Investment Fellowship will meet immediately following the noon meeting at the Lincoln Center.


John Roberts
On Saturday May 6th, our club lost a close friend and wonderful Rotarian.  John Roberts passed after a very short battle with pancreatic cancer.  John was a life-long community member.  He was president of our club in 2005-2006 and was named Rotarian of the Year in 2012.  John's accomplishments are long and impressive.  He was a member of the Peace Corps and was instrumental in the early concept of the Peace Corp Tribute Garden at CSU.  He served on the Board of the Fort Collins Symphony and the Community Foundation.  John was also a founding member and director of the Global Village Museum.  
A memorial service will be held at S. Paul's Episcopal Church/Trinity Lutheran Church at 301 E. Stuart on Tuesday, May 23rd at 3:00pm.  A celebration will immediately follow at Windsong Estate, 2901 Saddler Blvd. in Severance located at Highway 14 and Highway 257.  Please wear your Rotary pin in honor of John.
Social: CSU Ramskeller Teaching Brewery!
Fort Collins Rotary’s first corporate members, Colorado State University, will host our Fifth Wednesday Social Meeting for a tour of the CSU Ramskeller Teaching Brewery on May 31 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Operated by the CSU Fermentation Science and Technology Program, the Ramskeller Teaching Brewery is located in the lower level of CSU’s Lory Student Center. There will be two tours of the facility and those not on tour (or those waiting before or after their tours) are welcome to gather for Rotary fellowship at the adjoining Ramskeller to enjoy a frothy libation.
Bring guests! Bring partners, spouses, friends! 
Ben Delatour Scout Ranch
These enthusiastic Rotarians recently built new tent platforms for summer campers at the Cub Scout Camp up at Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. The new platforms are made out of Trex material so they will last longer and won’t splinter! A new volunteer moto emerged:  Be the Good and don’t cause trouble. 
Teacher of the Month - May 2023
The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Teacher of the Month for May, 2023 is Laura Beese.  Laura is a devoted music teacher at Shepardson Elementary.  She keeps the school filled with music through a large multi-class choir and upper-grade rock bands and special attention to her autistic students.
Upcoming Events
Noon Meeting
Lincoln Center
May 17, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
May 17, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Evening Meeting
SweetWater Brewing Company
May 17, 2023
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide (BREW) Fellowship
May 18, 2023
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
May 18, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity - Food Share
Food Bank Warehouse
May 20, 2023
9:15 AM – 11:45 AM
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