Brown Paper Pages; A Trip to Japan; A Soldier's Diary
This Wednesday, July 24th, recently retired CSU Colorado Water Center staff member MaryLou  Mohon Smith, will tell about returning to his family, papers a Japanese soldier had carried with him when he was killed in the WWII Battle of Tarawa.  The papers were a small collection of photos with inscriptions taped on brown paper pages.  They came to Ms. Smith from her uncle, a Marine who fought in the campaigns in the South Pacific, when he was 84 years old and ready to share his memories of the war.
Community Grants Awards BSA $2500
The Community Grants committee (Sally Lee and Kathy NIcol) awarded $2,500 to the Longs Peak Council, Boy Scouts of America.  RCFC's grant will assist in their marketing and youth recruitment activities.  Accepting this award was Kelly Moll, Development Director.  Thanks generous Rotarians for keeping Rotary relevant!
Newest RCFC Paul Harris Fellow
July 17, Dr. Brad Abrahamson was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow, signifying a $1,000 donation to the Rotary Foundation.  Brad noted that he was so inspired by the weekly program the day he was inducted, he felt compelled to get involved.  Congratulations Brad!!
New Therapies and Clinical Trials: UC Health Cancer Research
Last week, Dr. Steven Schuster, Medical Director of Oncology Research at UC Health, presented a primer on clinical cancer research focusing on targeted therapy including cancer genetics and immunotherapy.  One of the primary goals of cancer therapy research is to eliminate, or at least diminish, the role of traditional chemotherapy.
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The Fellowship and Membership committees will hold a “Rotary After Hours” event on Wednesday, August 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the Drake Center.  THERE WILL BE NO NOON MEETING THAT DAY.  This event is open to the Fort Collins community at large and focused on recruiting new members.  Please invite your friends, neighbors, business acquaintances, former Rotarians, etc. with a heart for service. 
To cover the costs, we are looking for sponsorship(s).  Please contact Kathy Nicol, and stay tuned for further details.  
The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Matthew Laine, sponsored by Jon Land.  Matthew is a Property and Casualty Insurance Agent for Brown and Brown, a full service insurance consulting firm.  Any comments about Matthew as a new member should be directed to the club secretary, Cindy DeGroot, or to his sponsor in writing by July 31,  2019, one week after this notification appears in the July 24 print Rotogear.
Mara Johnson announced that she is in training and will restart the Rotary Exchange Program in 2020.  Great News, Mara!!
Jud Harper announced that the Legacy Trustees Annual meeting will be July 24, 2019 following the regular Rotary meeting in the foyer of the Drake Center.  
The Finance Committee now meets the 2nd Thursday, and the Board Meeting is the 3rd Thursday each month.  Both meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Markley Motors Conference room.  Rob reiterated that all are invited.
President Rob also announced that for those wishing to apply for the new Noon Membership Without Meals category, a form needs to be completed and submitted to the Membership Committee.  
The Peach Festival reports $40K in sponsorship so far.  About 1/3 of the volunteer slots have been filled, leaving 2/3 still open.  Please sign up at
Bill Timpson announced the many Peace Fellowship activities, including a film, Veterans for Peace, a newsletter, Partners for Peace and a Peace Fellows award.  
If you need help signing up for King Soopers loyalty card, see Sally Lee.
Interested in being a volunteer driver at the hospital?  See Don Eversoll.
Incoming president Rob Marschke urged members to get their financial commitment forms in!!
Club Secretaries Rod Morrison and Cindy DeGroot will work this coming year to update everyone’s ClubRunner profile.  See Cindy or Rod if you need help.  
Del Benson reported the Fellowship Committee encourages home fellowship evenings.  Talk to Del if you are interested.
PDG Mike Forney invited retired professionals to join SCORE (Senior Corps Of Retired Executives).  Volunteers work with small business personnel to enhance their business.  Counselors are needed in Ft. Collins.  If interested, contact Mike Forney.
Martin Limbird urged members to attend the Rotary International conference in Hawaii next year, June 6-10.  
Volunteers for greeter coordinator and front desk duty are needed.
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
Noon Mtg. Program: OSHER at CSU
Jul 31, 2019 12:00 PM
STEM Committee
Drake Center
Aug 07, 2019
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Cold War Interaction with the Soviet Military
Aug 07, 2019 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting
Island Grill
Aug 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Aug 08, 2019 3:30 PM
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Aug 14, 2019
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Polution, Womb to Tomb
Aug 14, 2019 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Aug 15, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Peach Festival
Aug 17, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Rotary After Hours - New Member Event
Aug 21, 2019 5:00 PM
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