UCHealth's Coronary Emphasis on Local Community Research

The RCFC virtual meeting on March 10th hosts Gary J. Luckasen, MD, FACC,  now serving as the UCHealth Northern Colorado Medical Director of Cardiac Research.  Dr. Luckasen will fill us in on some cardiovascular issues tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, emphasizing the local community research in this area.  He will be introduced by Rob Marschke, a long time colleague in the Fort Collins medical community.  Lukasen will highlight new interventional trends particularly in structural heart applications, and future trends, especially in genetics/ stem cells and digitization.

Zoom Link to This Week's Meetings
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To join an Evening meeting, held the first and third Wednesdays at 5:30PM, CLICK HERE.
Cadet Natalie Boggs - Air Force Cadet of the Month (Feb., 2021)
Cadet Natalie Boggs is an Air Force ROTC sophomore cadet. Boggs is serving as a Field Training Preparation trainee in the Spring 2021 semester and despite her accelerated and compressed AFROTC track, has demonstrated the highest moral character, performance, and leadership. Upon completion of AFROTC, Boggs hopes to commission as a Public Affairs or Intelligence officer. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management at CSU with an impressive 4.0 GPA.
(Photo: Rotarian Kip Turain presents award)
Boots & Coats for Children
Twenty-five students in need, identified by their teachers, were awarded quality boots & coats provided at a deeply discounted price by JAX Outdoor Gear. There are several positive impacts to the students: they will stay warm & dry in inclement weather; can participate in outdoor activities; and enjoy increased self-esteem due to the quality of the coats & boots provided. COVID protocols did not allow for Rotarian participation in distributing the gear, but a local Rotarian was able to help select hats & gloves to add for those in need.  The Rotary Club of Fort Collins had applied for and received a District Governors Matching Grant of $1,000 to support the Clubs $500 commitment for the local Boots & Coats program in November.
The Art of Creating and Connecting with Your Audience
For our March 3rd Zoom meeting, local author, illustrator, and speaker Mark Ludy shared with us his insights into unleashing our own creative and social capabilities, breaking through years, if not decades, of hesitancy based on fear of what others will think and fear of not being good enough.  Through the course of his presentation, he made several generalizations (each supported by more specific illustrations). 
President Del's Priorities and Plans
During his first meeting as President, Del Benson outlined his priorities and thoughts for RY 2020-21.  He touched on the challenges of declining noon membership and the resultant reduction in income and charitable pledges to support our service mission.  Del then outlined his priorities and a "U+2" Time, Talent and Treasure Challenge for every member:  
  • Bring in two new members
  • Double contributions to Rotary funding needs
  • Help on two funding initiatives
  • Give time to two additional service projects
  • Organize new projects and outcomes
  • Attend two more meetings every quarter
  • Combine categories engaging U+2 and have twice the fun and accomplishments
Executives & Directors
President Elect, Club Accounting
Immediate Past President
Evening Meeting Chair, Membership and Programs
Executive Secretary, Policies and Procedures
Board Member, Community and Member Engagement
Board Member, Fundraising
Board Member, Youth Programs
Chair-elect Evening Club
Board Member, International Projects and Fundraising
Board Member, Professional Outrea
Board Member, Programs, Media Communications
The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Urgent/Current Announcements: 
The History Fellowship (immediately following this Wednesday's noon meeting- same Zoom link), will continue discussion of the Cold War, focusing on why and how it ended on Christmas Day, 1991. Featured events include the Cuban Missile Crisis, Nixon's visit to China, Henry Kissinger, MIRVs, the Pope, the Neutron Bomb, Reagan's interest in arms control, Mikhail Gorbachev's Perestroika and Glasnost.  Everyone is welcome.
The membership application of Colin Campbell has been approved by the RCFC Board of Directors.  Colin is retired from the high tech (HP) and aerospace industries, is sponsored by Stacy Plemmons, and will join the Noon Fellowship.  Any comments regarding Colin as a new member should be directed to the club secretary, Kathy Nicol, or to his sponsor in writing by March 17, one week after this notification appears in the March 10 Rotogear.
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The Peace Builder Newsletter featuring writer and blog facilitator, Lindsey Pointer, has just been published.  Contact Bill Timpson if you did not get a copy.
President Del Benson announced a $10,000 donation to the RCFC Legacy Fund from David Everitt and the Everitt family, in support of the Good and Lucky Non-Event!  This brings the total raised to $70,000, plus a $19,000 matching grant for the United Way Fire Relief fund!  Total raised was $89,000!!  Thank you Rotarians for your generous support of our community.
Marty Bachman and Sally Lee report that just 35 families shopping at King Soopers earned $524.87 last quarter - just for shopping!  That's a $525 donation that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally or Marty.
General reminder of our Fellowships schedule.  First Wednesday: Peace. Second Wednesday: History. Third Wednesday: Investments.  Fourth Wednesdays: Science.  All meet immediately following the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login. 
President Del announced a 'one-stop' Finances email -  Del also reminded members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
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
My Life as a Rotary Peace Fellow
Mar 17, 2021
Investment Fellowship
Mar 17, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Mar 17, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Mar 18, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Mar 24, 2021
Montava Development Update - Max Moss
Mar 24, 2021 12:00 PM
Water in the West - Colorado River
Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Apr 07, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CASA for Children - Julie Phillips
Apr 07, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Apr 14, 2021 1:30 PM
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Photo Albums
4-15-20 Zoom Meeting Photos
03-11-2020 Regular Meeting
02-26-2020 Meeting
02-19-2020 Meeting Photos
02-12-2020 Meeting Photos
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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