2020 Census:  Background and Participation

On February 12th, former Wisconsin Rotarian Maureen Reilly joins us in her capacity as the new Census 2020 Partnership Specialist for Larimer County.  Ralph Smith will introduce our speaker, who will outline the timeline and procedures for the 2020 Census, describe the state and local benefits of an accurate count and answer questions.

New Paul Harris Fellows Announced
Past President Jeanne Fangman presented Paul Harris Fellows to Bob Simmons +2, Harry Mueller +1, and Garth McCann +1.  Thank you for continued support!
New Member Talk - Rich Fisher
New Member Rich Fisher made three points in his New Member talk.  First, he outlined progress in the Clean Water project in Kenya.  Five schools now have clean water, and the goal is to reach 30,000 children.  Second, he urged members to support water projects.  Third, he wants everyone to vote and become involved.
Audrey Meyer - Cadet of the Month
Warren Wilson introduced Major Fulk who introduced Audrey Meyer, the Cadet Of the Month.   A Sophomore with a 4.0, Audrey shows great responsibility as she raises funds to support suicide awareness and prevention.  Majoring in sociology/ criminal justice, she hopes to join the FBI or enter the intelligence field.
Dreaming and Thinking: A Brief Look at the Value of the Arts
On February 5, Bruce Adolphe, a composer and educator based in New York and the artistic director of Off the Hook Arts, a local non-profit music festival and education program in Fort Collins, used personal experiences, anecdotes, and summaries of recent neuroscience research to highlight how participating in the arts is transformative and beneficial.
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Evening Meeting Chair
Assistant Treasurer
Executive Secretary
Foundation Chair
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Membership Chair
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Urgent/Current Announcements:
The Rotary History Fellowship will meet in the foyer immediately after the regular meeting. Our topic will be: 'What is your opinion about the impact of the impeachment, the impact of the Iowa caucus and where do you think we may be headed?' As always, everyone and all opinions are welcome.
The Finance Committee meets Feb. 13, 3:30 at Markley Motors.  The Board Of Directors meets Feb. 27 from 3:30-5:00 at Markley Motors.

Possible change of our weekly meeting venue will be discussed at both of the above meetings.

A club assembly is planned for March 4 to discuss strategic planning.

John Roberts invited members to visit the current exhibit at the Global Village Museum.  The next exhibit will focus on the history of beer and is curated by CSU students.  Local breweries are planning tasting events.
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The December 31, 2019 Club Financial Statements have been published on ClubRunner.  To access, sign in and then go into Member Area. Select My ClubRunner.  Below select Documents.  Scroll to area 7 and the Financials are there at the bottom.  If you don’t have ClubRunner account, please contact John Trone,
The Board Of Directors are reviewing processes for charities invoices.

The test run at First Presbyterian Church was considered generally good.  Negotiations are going forward.
RCFC's strategic planning process is moving ahead.  March 4 will include club discussions.
Steve Laine urged members to make nominations for the Service Above Self awards.
Martin Limbird announced the new theme for RI:  Rotary Opens Opportunity (chosen by the new president because it “sounds good in German”!).
Bill Timpson brought greetings from Ngozi.  He announced the opening of a seventh Peace Center in Uganda.
All Rotary committees should give Rob their budget needs for the rest of this Rotary year.
Mara Johnson solicited sponsors and volunteers for the Peach Festival.  This year’s beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity.  Our representatives on the central committee are Mara, Rob Marschke, and Annette Geisleman.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $532.00 that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Harry Mueller needs weekly Greeters - especially Red Badge members.  Please see Harry to sign up.  
Mara Johnson needs host families for our incoming youth exchange student (2020-21 school year).  She also thanked Club for the $4000 budget.
Henry Weisser brought OLLI (formerly OSHER) catalogs for the winter/spring semester.  See Henry if you need one.  
The Finance Committee meet on the 2nd Thursday, and the Board Meeting is the 4th Thursday each month.  Both meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Markley Motors Conference room.  All are invited.
Martin Limbird invited club members to join President-elect Del Benson and Jeannie in Honolulu June 6-10, 2020 for the Rotary International convention
Marty Bachman urged members to shop on Amazon Smile.  Rebates would be credited to our club at the rate of 0.5%.  Look for the Amazon logo on our website.
Marty Bachman requests fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.

Ralph Smith has 2020 calendars for sale for $15.  $5 comes back to the Legacy Fund.
The Board Of Directors approved participation in the 2020 Peach Festival.  The beneficiary will be Habitat for Humanity.  President Rob summarized the discussion and outlined the factors to be watched closely.  Peach Festival financial report update will be emailed to members.
SPECIAL NOTE:  Kathy Hawkins cautioned members not to pay dues AND charities with a single checks.  For charities contributions to be tax-deductible, you must write a separate check.
President Rob 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.  
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.
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
Immigration Issues
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Feb 19, 2020 1:30 PM
Community Service Committee
Red Truck Brewery
Feb 19, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Evening Meeting
Red Truck Brewery
Feb 19, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
US - China Cooperation
Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Feb 27, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
BREW Fellowship at Envy
Envy Brewery
Feb 27, 2020 4:00 PM
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Mar 11, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Mar 12, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Mar 18, 2020 1:30 PM
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Photo Albums
02-05-2020 Meeting Pictures
1-29-2020 Regular Meeting
01-22-2020 Regular Meeting
01-15-2020 Meeting
Jan 8, 2020 Meeting
12-18-2019 Christmas Party
12-05-2019 Meeting
11 December 2019 Meeting
11-20-2019 Meeting
11-06-2019 Meeting
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
Meeting 10-9-19
09-18-2019 Meeting
Sept 11, 2019 Meeting
09-04-2019 Steak Fry
08-28-2019 Regular Meeting
08-21-2019 Meeting
08-14-2019 Regular Meeting
08-07-2019 Meeting
07-31-2019 Meeting
07-24-2019 Regular Meeting
07-17-2019 Regular Meeting
07-10-2019 Meeting
07-03-2019 Meeting
06-26-2019 Regular Meeting
O6-19-2019 Meeting
6-12-19 Meeting
06/05/2019 Regular Meeting
05/29/2019 Regular Meeting
05-22-2019 Meeting
May 15, 2019 Meeting
May 8, 2019 Meeting
04-27-2019 Highway Cleanup
05-01-2019 Meeting
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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Stacy Plemmons
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