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Weekly Program Notes:
Project C.U.R.E. Strengthens Global Health Systems

Wednesday, July 11th, our speaker, a Ft Collins native is Melisa Esposito, now Director of Grants for Project C.U.R.E.  This organization is the world's largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment.  My experience in medicine reminds me there is an abundance of durable, usable items from our medical system because of Federal regulations requiring disposable and single use.  Multiple hospitals participate in this program including ones in Northern Colorado. Distribution is based on expert assessment of needs in locales. Specific donations were illustrated for a few of these projects-eg, OB delivery tables, hospital beds, water purification, and surgical supplies.  Rotary International currently provides grants for 6 projects in this organization.  Highlights with photos were shown for a few active projects. For example-

"Saving Mothers" partners with other NGO's and local governments to improve perinatal care in a number of countries (think AIDS) and has resulted in a 40% decrease in infant/maternal mortality where this has been in use.
A project in Tanzania addresses the needs of medical provision in prisons (often neglected in African countries)  with supplies for in-house dispensaries.
The needs (eg, 6 deliveries per day) of a large refugee camp in Rwanda seemed overwhelming where there are 3 medical doctors per 50,000 inhabitants. (Melisa listed the UN definitions for the terms "migrant", "asylum seeker" and "refugee"-terms all too familiar to us on the daily news reports).
Seemed to me, a David and Goliath story, in this world of seemingly overwhelming problems.  Organizations like this remind us that "David" can prevail.
Happy Independence Day - NO ROTARY MEETING
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!!  No RCFC Meetings this week.  We'll see you all next Wednesday, July 11.  
 
"When in the course of human events it becomes necessary... We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
$3,000 Community Grant: Homeless Alliance
RCFC Community Grants Co-Chairs Kathy Nicol and Rob Marschke presented a $3000 grant to Homeless Alliance (Homeless Gear Inc.), to assist the One Village One Family program supporting five families.  Accepting the award was Development Director Pam Brewer and Development Coordinator Fulvia Serra.  Homeless Gear's mission is to empower individuals and families who face homelessness to survive, move forward and thrive.
RCFC's New Calendar Function Available
Larry Salmen, member of the newly formed IT Committee, announced the addition of a Calendar function to the RCFC home page, and gave a demonstration of how to access, and how members can logon and update their own profile.  If anyone needs help with their logon or password, please contact Larry, or IT Committee members Chuck Ulfers or Stacy Plemmons.  All 2018-19 Committee Chairs will be given "Editor" status for the new calendar, and a brief training how to access and add new events.  
 
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
Announcements Editor: Bonnie Titley

Melanie Chamberlain urged everyone to visit the downtown Library to see the Rotary centennial displays planned and put up by Judy Lane and Debora Bernagozzi.  Thank you, Rotarians.  You did a grand job!

Q1 invoices have been sent out.  If you have questions or didn’t receive yours, contact Stacy Plemmons.

Lynne Baker alerted members to look in their mail for special invitations to our August 1 Centennial Dinner.  Be sure to return RSVP with your guests’  names.

Lynne also challenged members to sell more raffle tickets because proceeds will strengthen our local service activities and scholarships.

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

 
PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

Jud Harper emphasized that the Legacy Fund has met its primary goal of $1 million dollars.  He urged members who have contributed to check the list of donors that will be included in the Centennial Dinner program to be sure it is complete.

Sally Lee asked for volunteers to lead inspirations in coming months.

Bill Timpson reported that Tony Frank and Rick Miranda had recently contributed CSU dollars toward peace initiatives.  This opens the gate for potential matching funds in the future.

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

Satellite Member Jennifer Brooks asked for sponsors for the BBBrews event on July 28.    Sponsors get four tickets.

Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Judy Boggs, or President Jeanne.

 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke. 
 
Melanie Chamberlain appealed to members to look for any historical materials they might have squirreled away at home and bring them to her or Bonnie for use in creating Centennial Year displays.
 
Save the Date: Lynne Baker, one of three co-chairs of the Centennial Committee, reports that much is being planned for our Centennial Year.  Culmination will be a dinner on August 1, 2018, at in the Stadium Club in the new CSU stadium.  
Upcoming Events
Craft Beer Industry Overview; Tim Cochran
Jul 25, 2018
 
BB Brews Fund Raiser
Jul 28, 2018
 
Centennial Celebration Dinner at CSU Stadium
Aug 01, 2018
 
Fake News
Aug 08, 2018
 
RYLA / Young RYLA; Lloyd Thomas
Aug 15, 2018
 
Tax Law Changes; Sid Fasholtz
Aug 22, 2018
 
The Johnny Matsushima Centennial Steak Fry
Aug 29, 2018
 
Photo Albums
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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