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Weekly Program Notes:
Program June 4: Bears Ears National Monument
Last week, Professor (University of Colorado) and author Dr Patty Limerick shared her insights into the Bear Ears National Monument controversy which is now being debated through the US court system. The 1906 Antiquities Act gave  a US president the power to create national monuments, but it is not clear whether the law grants Presidents the power to reduce.  In 2016 President Barack Obama created this monument  but a year later Donald Trump has attempted to dramatically (85%) reduce the size of Bears Ear.   
Patty detailed for us the historical and cultural reasons why a simple "pro or con" stance on this issue is difficult. The historical perspective was described as "largely absent from the (current) public debate".  Does the transition of large tracts of land from public or Native Americans to private ownership, or from private ownership to Federal ownership represent progress?  How has our appreciation of the beauty of arid lands changed our value of such property (especially in the west)?  Is the (unchallenged) presidential power to create (or change) national monuments desirable or appropriate?  What is unique about this site?
In Utah (as well as other parts of this continent) we must consider the historical and cultural connection between land and Native American peoples and how it differed from the European settlers beliefs.  Especially unique to Utah is the LDS influence.  Brigham Young wrote of the importance of stewardship of the land.  Early on, the church distributed land before the Federal government took on this role.  The church practiced peaceful relationships with the Natives.  In spite of more recent conflicts, the LDS church historically has been supportive of the Federal Government.
So often the history behind a current conflict has been forgotten; Dr Limerick helped us remember the value of understanding history in one of many present day debates.
 
Debora Bernagozzi: RCFC's Newest Member
Past President Glenn Schmidt inducted RCFC's newest member, Debora Bernagozzi, sponsored by Martin Limbird.  Debora is primarily a video, photography, media and fiber artist.  Welcome Debora!
 
RYLA Students Visit
RYLA Chair Lloyd Thomas introduced two RYLA students joining us for lunch.  Isha Agarwal and Nehal Patel are both incoming Seniors at Liberty Common H.S.  Both are excellent academic students and athletes as well as community volunteers.  Nehal maintains a GPA of 3.9 and Isha keeps a 4.2 GPA.  
Program May 30, 2018: "RI Founders" Visit RCFC  
Last week Centennial Chair Lynne Baker led a talented troupe of RCFC members in a reenactment of a 10th anniversary FCRC meeting.  Fine acting and period dress effectively took us back to 1928. 
1928 President Arthur Johnson (Stacy Plemmons) spoke first; reviewing the many accomplishments during the club's first 10 years. Highlights included the Committee to Investigate Vice's recommendation to control venereal disease in our fair city and their success "keeping Ft Collins dry".  The club had raised dues from $1 to $12 per month, and used funds to adopt a French orphan from the War to End All Wars, help build the Armory Building, support the YMCA and a boys camp at Red Feather, provide milk and a Christmas program for indigent school children and provide interest free loans to students at the Agricultural College.  
The next speaker was Rotary's "5th Founder", Harry Ruggles (Martin Limbird) who is credited with introducing singing and the Rotary songbook.  We sang 2 songs from that era.  Should we be concerned that everyone seemed to know the words to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"?
Sylvester Sheely (Eric Peterson), visiting from Chicago, described how he and Paul Harris started Rotary in 1905 as a group where local businessmen could communicate and support one another, subsequently adding "service" to the mission.  He then introduced the keynote speaker, Founder Paul Harris (Guy Kelly) who reviewed the origins of Rotary, his time in Colorado, and his travel abroad, plus Rotary's role in building peace. 
"Paul" also announced that a real 1928 issue, "the Rotary Gearwheel controversy" was resolved (how many cogs, plus the key slot that allowed the wheel to go from passive to active), establishing today's Rotary symbol.
The presentation ending with the speculation of what the club might look like at it's 100th anniversary.  Special program "credits" were given to Guy Kelley for his writing, acting and (I suspect) directing this presentation which got us all in the mood for our centennial celebration.
President Elect Steve Laine Kicks off Annual Funding Drive
President-Elect Steve Laine announced the start of RCFC's annual Financial Commitment Drive, noting that "We have always been generous with our time and talent.  It’s time think about what you can do in the ‘treasure’ department for next year".  Steve set a goal to increase support for Community Grants, Scholarships and all of the things RCFC does to impact people and our community by 10% this year.  Financial Commitment forms are due to Assistant Treasurer Bonnie Titley no later than May 9.
Satellite Announces BBBrews
The RCFC Satellite is hosting their 3rd Annual fundraiser, BBBrew for Hope, a Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Competition featuring unlimited competition BBQ, beer from Horse & Dragon Brewery and live music. This event is raises money for ChildSafe Colorado, CSU Ag Adventures and our own Rotary Club's International Projects & Grants Committee. 
 
In the past 2 years BBBrews has raised just under $17,000!!   Access Sponsorship Levels Here > Tickets Can Be Purchased Here 
 
BBBrews attendees tend to be mid-career and retired professionals with local ties and a heart for philanthropy.   Only 350 tickets will be sold! ​  
Tickets are $40.00 per person and include: one complimentary local craft beer, unlimited BBQ to be prepared by the BBQ competitors and the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice.  Click here to watch us on KDVR last year promoting the event
WHEN: July 28th • 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: B.W. Pickett Equine Center (CSU Equine Center)
 
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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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Peach Festival is THIS SATURDAY,.  Volunteers needed!!!  Approximately 40% of the slots are still open.  Sign up and sign up your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.  Here’s the link to the website to volunteer:  http://signup.com/go/rbRPOoJ
 
The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Jill Maasch.  She has met successfully with a Membership Committee representative, and is sponsored by Justie Nicol.  Jill is a senior account manager for Mantooth Marketing Company.  Any comments about Jill as a new member, should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison,  or to her sponsor in writing by August 22nd, 2018, one week after this notification appears in Rotogear. 
 
The Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on August 15.  Topic: Are U.S. Investments Experiencing a “Sugar High”—Similar to when kids consume too much sugar?  Warning lights are blinking.  We will discuss this possibility, alternative scenarios, and how smart investors might adjust their portfolios.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Johnny Matsushima Rotary Fellowship Steak Fry: August 29 (Wednesday)  5:30 p.m. at Martinez Farm Park-600 N. Sherwood.  Members Free; Guests, $15, Children 10 & under Free.  RSVP
 
PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

Ralph Smith has 2019 calendars for sale at $14.  $5 returns to RCFC projects.

John Matsushima’s Centennial History book is available for $25.  Call Melanie Chamberlain to reserve one.

The Centennial directory was distributed August 8 at our regular meeting.  See Melanie for your copy.

Charlie Peterson distributed forms to order peaches.  Pickup this year will be at Timberline Church on August 25.

 
Sally Lee announced King Soopers now requires credit card for reloading more than $100.  Checks no longer taken.  Our club earned $333 this month.

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.

 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke. 
Upcoming Events
Tax Law Changes; Sid Fasholtz
Aug 22, 2018
 
The Johnny Matsushima Centennial Steak Fry
Aug 29, 2018
 
Boy Scouts, John Coleman
Sep 05, 2018
 
W.D. Farr, Dan Tyler
Sep 12, 2018
 
Photo Albums
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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