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SERVING FORT COLLINS SINCE 1918
NO MEETING THIS WEEK: T'was the Night Before Christmas: 2020
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
Everyone was in quarantine, even the mouse;
The masks were all hung by the door with care,
Knowing when we go out, we all must wear;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of school (yes actual school) danced in their heads;
And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had about all we could take of this COVID crap;
When a beep from my iPhone notified me of an alert,
I prayed the message was not going to hurt;
And what to my blood shot eyes did appear,
But a message from Dr. Fauci, its importance was clear;
Listen to the science, stay home, and do not mingle;
The death rate we want to bring down to the singles;
It’s not easy, it’s hard missing family and friends,
We all wonder when it’s coming to an end;
Now Pfizer, now Amgen, now Inovio and J&J!
On Moderna, on Novavak, on Roche and GSK!
A vaccine is coming, it’s on its way,
FDA will approve it in a matter of days;
This holiday season stay close to home,
There is no reason to wander and roam;
We do the right thing, we do it for each other,
For all of our mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers;
Keep doing what you are doing, keep up the good fight,
Before long we will see the ending in sight;
2020 has been a year we will all remember,
It will soon be over, it’s already December;
Love, family, friends, laughter and good cheer,
That is my wish for all of you in the upcoming year!
    Author Unknown
 
Happy Birthday Johnny, Drive By...
RCFC is planning a surprise drive-by to celebrate Johnny Matsushima's actual 100th Birthday, this Thursday, December 24, 10:00 AM at his house.  Please gather at the parking lot of Providence Bible Church, 1516 W. Prospect, at 9:45 a.m.   Upon leaving the lot turn right onto Prospect and drive west to Johnny’s house, 2008 Evergreen (almost to Taft Hill).  Turn right onto Evergreen and drive about 4 or 5 blocks.  Johnny’s house is on the right-hand side of the street; there will be a large birthday banner in his front yard.
 
Feel free to bring balloons or make a poster with your personal message to hang outside of the passenger window.  You may also honk your horn as you drive by.  Organizers need an estimated count of how many of us will be driving by.  Send an email to Kathy Hawkins (hawkinskathy2@gmail.com)
RCFC Holds Holiday Zoom Party!
Ho, Ho Ho.  Santa brought gifts for nice Rotarian boys and girls, President Del read a Holiday poem, PDG Phil Murphy told stories of wisdom, Bill Moellenhoff sang a song, we had holiday videos and Rotarians and their families shared favorite memories, fueled by BYOB refreshments and a general holiday spirit.  For 2021 we'll have double-hugs, to make up for this year's social distancing.  Thanks to Judy Boggs and the Fellowship Committee for a wonderful Zoom Holiday Party.  To view the recording Click Here.
Service Above Self Celebration (RY2019-20)
For our meeting on December 16, past RCFC president Steve Laine was the MC for our Covid-delayed Service Above Self Celebration.  This was followed by presentation of three Presidential Citations by past RCFC President Rob Marschke.   For a complete list of recipients please click on Read More below.  To review the full meeting and presentations, please Click Here.
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Happy 100th, John Matsushima!!
Last week we enjoyed a special program - a 100th birthday celebration for long term RCFC member, John Matsushima. The program had 2 parts - first a proclamation by Mayor Wade Troxell declaring Johnny’s birthday, December 24, as John “Johnny” Matsushima Day!  This  was followed by a video https://youtu.be/nfZOLkGKkbY of a recent interview by one of FCRC’s  youngest members, Janis Roeder. Following the video, Johnny answered some questions from members.  Photo: CSU Scoreboard
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President Del's Priorities and Plans
Wednesday July 1, 2020-21 President Del Benson outlined his background, priorities and thoughts for this coming year.  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
He closed his remarks with preliminary plans for a "Good and Lucky Non-Event Fundraiser" this fall.  Stay tuned for details...
Executives & Directors
President
 
President Elect, Club Accounting
 
Secretary
 
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
 
THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements: 
No meeting Wednesday December 23.  We will meet via Zoom on December 30 at noon.  
 
The next Rotary Book Fellowship discussion will be February 11, reviewing the book Warriors Don't Cry, by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, a memoir of her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine.  Contact Dave Stewart for details.
 
The Good and Lucky Non-Event raised $59,000 for the various charitable causes, plus a $19,000 matching grant for the United Way Fire Relief fund!  Total raised was $78,000!!
 
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Due to the pandemic, RCFC will not be bell ringing for the Salvation Army this year.  Donations may be made directly to the Salvation Army. 
 
Once again, Ralph Smith is offering a calendar of his photos for $15.  Rotarian purchases generate a contribution to the Legacy Fund.  Contact ralph.smith@colostate.edu or 970-214-2322.
 
Bart Kingham is in special care and leaving Rotary.  Millie would appreciate if you reach out to Bart, at 900 Arbor Ave. #1 FC 80526
 
First Pres church has indicated they are not comfortable hosting Rotary any time soon.  For now, all meetings will continue to be via Zoom. 
 
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 - treasurer@fortcollinsrotary.org.  Del also reminded members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
 
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $468.00 that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
 
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 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
Entertainment and Fellowship TBD
Dec 30, 2020 12:00 PM
 
Noon: Cancer Survivor's Story
Jan 06, 2021 12:00 PM
 
Peace Builder Fellowship
Jan 06, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Evening Meeting
Jan 06, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Noon: John Fielder - Colorado Photographer
Jan 13, 2021 12:00 PM
 
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Jan 13, 2021 1:30 PM
 
Investment Fellowship
Jan 20, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
 
Evening Meeting
Jan 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Zoom
Jan 21, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Jan 27, 2021
 
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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
01-26-2020Fundraiser
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
11-13=2019
11-06-2019 Meeting
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
10-23-2019
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
10-16-2019Meeting
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
20190220Meeting
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
2018Dec12RotaryMeeting
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
09-12-2018
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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