Halloween Ghost of the Past

On Wednesday, October 31, the Centennial Committee, under the baton of Lynn Baker, continues to recognize and celebrate RCFC's past!  Join in on the competitions, games and prizes planned for this light-hearted meeting.  A special feature for our newer members is slated, too – some of our long time members will reminisce about the colorful events and personalities of our last 40 years.  This may be inspirational as well, since (as George Santayana said), “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”   Can there possibly be skeletons in the RCFC closet?  Show up and find out!

Student of the Month October
RCFC's October Student of the Month, Lauren Smith of Fossil Ridge High School, was accompanied by her School Counselor, Nicol Alvarado.  Smith is both a student at FRHS, and taking classes in Medical Career exploration at Front Range Community College.  She is also an intern at Columbine Medical.  Committee Chair Jack Vogt awarded Smith a gift certificate to Barns and Nobel.
Henry and Kathy Recognized
October 24, President Steve Laine recognized Henry Weisser (Chair) and Kathy Nicol for their work in creating and executing an excellent Teacher(s) of the Year program October 17.  Thanks Henry and Kathy!
The History of Spice
Wednesday October 24, Susan Kirkpatrick, Rotarian, former mayor of Fort Collins and now owner of Savory Spice Shop, presented a brief history of spices and look at spices today.  She started by pointing out that no one shops for spices who is unhappy. 
She suggested that the spice trade is the world’s second oldest profession and was a motivation behind world exploration.  Few spices grow outside of 100 north and south latitude and few spices originate from the Western Hemisphere.  At times and places when spices were hard to come by, spices have been used as money.  Before the advent of refrigeration, spices were also commonly used to mask bad flavor. 
Today, the abundance of TV shows focused on food have changed how people acquire and use spices, creating a more vibrant food culture.  However, spices are sometimes sourced from places considered more challenging to do business and supply can be irregular.  In addition, strict import rules apply at the point of import, so the spices that arrive at a shop in Fort Collins are safe.  In the spice trade, there are both straight spices (e.g., Rosemary) and blends (e.g., Herbes de Provence), some of which may be proprietary.  In terms of usage, she suggests: store away from heat; if it has no aroma, it will have no flavor since the flavor comes from essential oils that may have evaporated over a span of six months to one year.  She suggests that, for older people who may be losing their sense of taste, Rosemary has a strong flavor that may be desirable. 
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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President Steve urged members to attend the Rotary Leadership Institute on November 2-3 at Front Range Community College.  Cost: $75.
Rotaract member Adriana, invited members to a chili cook off on November 9 from 7-9 p.m.  Cost: $20.  Cookers invited to participate.  A reverse raffle is being held.
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 is set for satellite members is planned and urged our newer members to attend also.  Date tbd.
Judy Boggs announced a change of date for our Christmas party because DG Chuck Rutenberg visits our club on December 19.  New date for the 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.

Marty Bachman announced that Oct. 24 was World Polio Day.  The Gates Foundation will match 2 for 1 all monies received.  A red hat was passed and over $700 was collected.  Thanks to everyone!

Past Announcements still valid:
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.
John Roberts announced the new Global Village Museum exhibit—“Living Aloha”.  He also listed upcoming programs related to the exhibit.  
Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

Ralph Smith has 2019 calendars available for $14, $5 of which comes to the club.  He presented a check for $120 to the club from last year's sales.

Dave Stewart will be traveling to Mexico in November, and urged members to consider a visit to the orphanage we have helped.  See him 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
Veterans Day
Nov 07, 2018
The Rotary Foundation, Robin Steele
Nov 14, 2018
NO Meeting - Thanksgiving
Nov 21, 2018
Regional Economic Development, Troy McWhinney
Nov 28, 2018
All-RCFC Holiday Party - Country Club
Dec 09, 2018 5:30 PM –
Dec 19, 2018
Photo Albums
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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