The Brands: "NoCo's Newest Downtown"
This Wednesday, Ed Goodman, Chief Experience Officer, will present "The Brands", a new destination "downtown" being planned in Northern Colorado.  Located near The Ranch and Budweiser Events Center, The Brands is a large-scale project that, according to promotions, "will change the face of NoCo drawing millions of visitors to the region.  Featuring sports arenas and concert venues, youth sports complex, swimming natatorium, a convention center and hotel, and the world’s first Great Colorado Experience - A Themed Attraction."  Dave Stewart will introduce our speaker.  
District Governor Visits; RCFC Celebrates Veterans
On November 13, District 5440 Governor Chris Woodruff and his wife, Karoline, paid their first visit to RCFC as District Governor.   DG Woodruff summarized their personal history, the current District 5440 status, and his view of how RCFC, District 5440 and Rotary International relate to the world.  In addition, Col. Kip Turain led RCFC's celebration of  Veteran's Days with an AF-ROTC Color Guard presentation and a salute to all RCFC Veterans.
RCFC Officers/Directors Slate Announced
Wednesday, November 6, immediate Past President and Nominations Committee chair Steve Laine, announced RCFC's 2020/2021 slate of officer and director candidates.  Voting will be held December 4.  Additional nominees, with seconds (in writing) from five (5) RCFC members, must be delivered to PP Steve Laine by November 27.   
Listed below is the 2020/2021 slate of candidates.  For full bio's please see Steve's email.   
President -               Del Benson
President Elect -     Marty Bachman;  John Trone  (select one)
Secretary -               Kathy Nicol
Treasurer -              Kathy Hawkins
Immediate Past President - Steve Laine
Board Director Candidates - Steve Kane;  Lucinda Kerschensteiner;  Rajiv Mehta;  Larry Salmen  (select 2)
Executives & Directors
President Elect
Evening Meeting Chair
Assistant Treasurer
Executive Secretary
Foundation Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Immediate Past President
Editor: Bonnie Titley
The membership applications of Grace Taylor and Anthony Cisneros have been approved by RCFC's Board of Directors.  Grace is Vice President of Operations for UCHealth Northern Colorado, is sponsored by Stacy Plemmons and Kerrie Luginbill and joins the Evening Fellowship.  Anthony is a Financial Planner for Waddell & Reed, is sponsored by Susan Walker and will be welcomed back to the Noon Fellowship.  Any comments regarding either Grace or Antonio as new members should be directed to the club secretary, Cindy DeGroot, or to their individual sponsors in writing by November 28, 2019, one week after this notification appears in the November 20, print Rotogear.
Club Assembly will be held Dec. 4.  In addition to election of officers, we will have table discussions on strategic planning and honor a Cadet of the Month.
The Rotary Investment Fellowship will meet in the foyer immediately after the regular meeting on Wednesday, November 20.   Discussion topic: “Are you better off now than three years ago?  And do you expect to be better off in four years?”   Ronald Reagan asked his audiences similar questions when running for the President of the USA.  Everyone is welcome.    
Mara Johnson and Dan Mackey are restarting RCFC's involvement in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.  The board has allocated $4000 as a budget.    

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.

The beneficiary for the 2020 Peach Festival will be Habitat for Humanity

Sign up for CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP evenings at Bonnie Titley’s home on either December 3 or 10, 5-7:30 p.m.  Sip wine or cider, munch cheese or other goodies, and enjoy holiday collections of various kinds.  No charge!
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $568.42.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Kathy Hawkins apologized for billings confusion.  She is working with the Accountants to get it resolved.  
Salvation Army Bell Ringing will be December 14th, 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  Volunteers needed for two-hour blocks.  Contact Bill Schaffter for questions or sign up online.
Marty Bachman renewed her request for fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.
Peach Festival financial report update will be emailed to members.
Bill Timpson welcomes members to join the Local Peace Initiative program planning committee.

Kathy Nicol reminded members that we are only allowed to use our lunch venue, plus the Lobby, for Rotary committee meetings either before or after our regular noon meeting.  There are other groups that use the Drake venue and we must respect the Drake staff’s time as they set up the room to the west of us.
Chuck Rutenberg needs volunteers to help divide 18,000 diapers into family-size units on November 21.  The diapers are from the Nappie Project recently funded to aid low income family needing diapers in order to qualify for day care.  Get specific info from Chuck about time and location.

Hold January 26 for Purple Pins for Polio.
Ralph Smith has 2020 calendars for sale for $15.  $5 comes back to the Legacy Fund.
Ross Lane needs help to work the front desk at our meetings.
The Board Of Directors approved participation in the 2020 Peach Festival.  President Rob summarized the discussion and outlined the factors to be watched closely.

Del Benson asked anyone interested in being faculty sponsor for Rotoract to contact him.
Our club’s holiday party will be Dec. 18 at the Country Club.  Mark the date!
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.
The Finance Committee now meets 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.

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.  
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.
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.
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
NO MEETING - Happy Thanksgiving!!
Nov 27, 2019 12:00 PM
Community Grant Submission Deadline 5 PM
Nov 29, 2019 5:00 PM
RCFC Annual Club Assembly
Dec 04, 2019 12:00 PM
Communications Committee
Dec 04, 2019 4:45 PM
Evening Meeting
Big Fat Pastor
Dec 04, 2019
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Dec 11, 2019
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Noon Program: Women of Turkey, Gamze Cadvar
Dec 11, 2019 12:00 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Dec 12, 2019 3:30 PM
Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
Dec 14, 2019
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
NO NOON MEETING: RCFC's Christmas Party 5:00 PM
FC Country Club
Dec 18, 2019 5:00 PM
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Photo Albums
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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