Rotary Foundation Celebrates 101st Year

This Wednesday October 14th, RCFC marks the 101st anniversary of the creation of The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Our program will be presented by our own RCFC Rotary Foundation Committee.

The Rotary Foundation (TRF) was founded by Arch C. Klumph at the 1917 annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.  This began a legacy of Rotary being there with funds and support for those who need a helping "hand-up".  The mission of TRF is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through improvements in health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.    Since the first donation of $26.50 in 1917, the Foundation has received contributions totaling more than $1 billion.

Today RCFC's Rotary Foundation Committee members will present Paul Harris Fellow Awards to several members of our club, followed by a presentation by Robin Steele, Chairman of the International Programs and Grants committee.  Robin will share with us the kinds of programs and projects complete because of Rotarian support.  What impact can one donation have?  Your donation makes a difference to those who need our help most.  More than 90 percent of donations go directly to supporting our service projects around the world.

Our small but mighty TRF Committee is fortunate to have six members who are happy to answer any questions or provide additional information regarding The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  Committee members include Melanie Chamberlain, Chairman, Martin Limbird, Lynne Baker, Jeanne Fangman, Bonnie Titley and Mike Sollenberger.

OctoBEERFest Success!
October 28th the Rotary BREWS fellowship hosted a very successful OctoBEERfest at Horse and Dragon Brewery to a sold-out crowd.  As always, the mustard and strudel were both exceptional, the brats and sour kraut were delicious, and the umm-pah-pah was Munich quality!   Thanks BREWS Fellowship and Horse and Dragon for a fun Rotary event.  
November Cadet of the Month Kalie Black
During our annual Veteran's Day remembrance, RCFC awarded Army Cadet Kalie Black our Cadet of the Month citation.  Black hails from Fountain, Colorado and grew up in a military family.  She is studying Health Sciences at CSU.  She was hosted by former Army Doctor Bob Simmons.  
Veteran's Day
Last week our annual Veteran's Day celebration started with the presentation of colors by the CSU Air Force ROTC.  Larry Kunter's inspirational comments were a  tribute to veterans followed by our singing our National Anthem.  
Donna Chapel moderated a panel by asking both prepared and audience questions to a 3-member panel consisting of 2 veterans and one mother of an active duty, deployed service member.  Gorden Thibideau recalled his long and varied career in the Army, it's impact on his life and it's inspiration for continued service to the community after his military retirement.  James Hagerman spoke of his time in the Marines, it's personal benefits and how it inspired him to continue serving after discharge by contributing to various charitable organizations.  Diane Bauer, a private therapist, was kind and brave enough  to share her coping mechanisms and even her fears as a mother of a soldier currently deployed in Afghanistan.  Diane cofacilitates retreats for military moms with Be Safe, Love Mom.
Thanks to all who contributed to a very complete and appropriate Veteran's day marking 100 years since the close of the "War to End All Wars".  


Rotary Club of Fort Collins was chartered August 1, 1918, and this year celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In Fort Collins.  
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The Rotary History Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular meeting in the foyer. Our topic will be: 'Analyzing the Election of 2018.' Our Political Scientist in residence, Bob Lawrence, will lead us off with a brief summation. Everyone and all shades of opinion are always welcome at our sessions.
The Rotary PeaceBuilder fellowship announces a talk by Reverend Shawna Foster, Sunday, Nov 18th, 1-3, Foothills Unitarian on “No War, No Warming - Transitioning an Economy of War to an Economy of Peace”.
The University of Colorado Department of Medicine announced RCFC member PK Vedanthan was honored November 9th as a Medicine Innovator Award Recipient.
Pres Steve announced any member interested in joining the Finance Committee, consider attending the next meeting, Nov. 15 at 3:30 p.m. at ANB Bank on South Timberline. The committee meets on third Thursdays monthly.
Save the Date:  RCFC's Christmas party is Sunday, December 9, at the Country Club, 5-8 p.m.  Cost:  $30.  Rides can be provided for anyone who doesn’t want to drive at night.  Giveaways planned.

Past Announcements still valid:
Sally Lee announced we had received a check for $331 from King Soopers.  Anyone needing a card see Sally.
Ross Lane said that 4-Way Test season is looming.  Training for satellite members is planned and urged our newer members to attend also.  Date tbd.
Donna Chapel asked for a show of hands of those who would host a home fellowship dinner.  If interested, tell Donna.
Don Eversole urged us all to consider supporting the FoCo Cafe in their long term financial needs.  Drop in from time to time.
Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

Dave Stewart will be traveling to Queretaro, Mexico in November, and urged members to consider joining him for to visit the Santa Maria orphanage where RCFC has several projects.  See Dave for details.(  (

Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.

Upcoming Events
NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2018
Regional Economic Development, Troy McWhinney
Nov 28, 2018
Rotary Peacebuilding Conference, Dr. Bill Timpson
Dec 05, 2018
All-RCFC Holiday Party - Country Club
Dec 09, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Behavioral Biases and Investments, Dr Bajtelsmit
Dec 12, 2018
Photo Albums
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
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12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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