Northern Colorado Water Issues
May 8, our speaker will be Roy Otto, Greeley City Manager and Water Board member, introduced by our own water expert, Dave Stewart.  Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley, Windsor and surrounding communities are growing into a new metro area, and while we see progress on addressing public infrastructure issues like I-25 expansion, regarding water, we mostly hear conflict, especially around NISP, and between Larimer County and Thornton.  
Questions proposed by our speaker include, "Is meeting our long term regional water needs a priority or are we just going to have each community focus on their own needs?  Is it important to Northern Colorado for us to have a thriving Agricultural Sector?  If so, are we going to partner with Ag in our long term water future?"  The answers to these questions might differ depending on whether you represent Fort Collins or Greeley, so we welcome this chance to hear another view.  
Roy Otto has been Greeley City Manager since 2005.  He graduated from Greeley West High School, then ran cross country and track at CSU and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.  He then began his career with the City of St. Petersburg, Florida.  While in Florida he received his Master of Public Administration Degree from the University of South Florida.  He and wife Sally have been married 27 years and have 2 Daughters; Sarah is 22 and Cari is 19.
Cadet of the Month: Brandon Meyers
Bill Schaffter introduced Capt. Adam Niedringheiser who, in turn, introduced Brandon Meyers as Cadet of the Month.  Brandon is a business administration major, specializing in computer information systems.  He was chosen one of 177 applicants for a special summer program.  (no photo available)
Changes in Golf Rules
Last week, FCRC member Warren Wilson presented his talk entitled “Changes in Golf Rules”. Warren has extensive credentials as a golf administrator detailed in the online Rotogear preview for this week’s talk.  This is his second career; the first was as an infantry officer in the US Army.
Warren started with the history of golf going back to 1457 when it was first mentioned as being banned.  Although the ban was lifted in 1502, the church still objected to golf, especially when played on Sunday.  The origin of the word 'golf' dates back to an old Dutch word meaning “club”, and, as commonly mentioned, has nothing to do with a male-only sport (Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden).
St. Andrews was the first course to have 18 holes (1764) and the first rules were written in Edinburgh in 1745.  Some of the old rules were highlighted in Warren’s talk and their relationship to today’s rules and penalties noted.  The USGA and the Royal and Ancient Golf Course rules were combined in May 1951 to be applied worldwide by the Joint Rules Commission.  Rules apply the same to all levels of players-Pros and amateurs.
Warren showed us the book-Rules of Golf. The 44 “original” rules were decreased to 24 in 2019. One of the “take home” messages was that golf is a unique game/sport. Much less is “fixed” in golf compared to other sports-eg, the number of players can vary widely, the course or field is always variable and, critters, competitors and spectators are constant variables.
The cardinal  rule of golf is ”Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair” (sort of like life).
As expected from Warren, the talk was entertaining and informative - yet another example of our talent pool at FCRC.
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 in the foyer immediately after the regular meeting. Our topic will be 'Authoritarianism and Populism at Home and Worldwide: What are the Connections and Similarities?' Everyone is welcome and so are all points of view."
TIPS training for Peach Festival  Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 - 8:30 PM -- First Bank Building, lower level (100 South College Ave. -- at corner of College and Mountain in downtown Fort Collins).  
Saturday, June 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- First Bank Building, lower level (100 South College Ave. -- at corner of College and Mountain in downtown Fort Collins).
Lannie Boyd died last Sunday.  Services will be held in Fort Collins in late June.  Obituary in Sunday's Coloradoan.  

If you need help signing up for King Soopers loyalty card, see Sally Lee.

The Fellowship committee has arranged for a tour of the CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus Friday May 10 at 10AM.  The Powerhouse Campus is located at 430 N. College, just S. of the Poudre River.  Meet in the lobby 10 minutes early.  Maximum is 20 visitors.  Wear comfortable closed toes shoes. 1] email Martin Nelson if you want to come 2] indicate if you would like to go to lunch afterward

Bob Traynor of the Windsor club announced a golf tournament on June 19 at Pelican Lakes course.  Proceeds will support RYLA and YRYLA.

Ted Cluett announced there was more than $51,000 in Peach Festival sponsorship through April—already more than last year.  The Peach Committee asked for help in contacting remaining corporations on the list.  See Larry Salmen if you can help.

Marty Bachman and Martin Nelson thanked all who helped with the first highway cleanup of the year.  Their “treasures” include a backpack, a toothbrush, two debit cards, and $11 cash (for the Legacy Fund).
Henry Weisser reported that Alan Bennett has moved to Spring Creek facility.  He has some dementia, but would love visitors.
Bill Schaffer encouraged everyone to read the two articles about the Four-Way Test in the new ROTARIAN magazine.
Del Benson reported that the Rotoract Breakfast Bingo raise $4,991 for the African Pad Project.

Only a few spaces are left for the May 30 Fellowship to Denver for dinner and Wicked.  See or contact Mike Stradt.
Evening Meeting May 15th, 5:30-6:30 Larino Wine Bar 3600 Mitchel Drive, Fort Collins  5:15-5:30 Purchase beverages/food, 5:30-6:30 Rotary Meeting

Melanie Chamberlain announced the club now had its own storage facility.  Members harboring appropriate materials for our archives should contact Melanie or Bonnie.   If you loaned some archival material for our centennial displays and it has not been returned, please contact Bonnie Titley.  All materials are in storage to be inventoried.  Workers will watch for and return anything reported.

All members are encouraged to join the newly established Peace Fellowship.  Remember—peace leads to solutions.

Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

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
Comm Grants Youth Applications
Apr 01, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Tour CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus
May 10, 2019 10:00 AM
Noon Program: County Commissioners Panel
May 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting (Formerly Satellite)
Lirano Wine Bar
May 15, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary District 5440 Conference
Gering Civic Center
May 16, 2019 – May 18, 2019
Finance Committee
Markley Honda
May 16, 2019 3:30 PM
Noon Program: Front Range Community College Update
May 22, 2019
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
May 23, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
BREW (Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide)
Crooked Stave Taproom
May 30, 2019 4:00 PM
STEM Committee
Drake Center
Jun 05, 2019
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Photo Albums
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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