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Museum Fellowship Event Wednesday Night! 
All members and Guests!
In lieu of a meeting at the Lincoln Center on January 31st, the evening and lunch sections of RCFC will join to meet at 5:00 pm at the Museum of Art Fort Collins at 201 S. College Avenue. 
Members and their guests are encouraged to attend this opportunity to enjoy the art, enjoy the refreshments (all at the courtesy of the club) and make or renew acquaintances with the members of our sections. 
There will be social time, light appetizers, and beverages. Lisa Hatchadoorian, Co-Executive Director of the Museum will lead a tour of the new Exhibit.

Current exhibit is “To See Inside: Art, Architecture, and Incarceration” which pairs large-scale paintings of prison interiors by Boulder-based artist Sarah McKenzie with a range of artworks and creative writing by artists affiliated with the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative.
  • Light appetizer, beer and wine provided, (bring cash to tip as we can’t charge for the drinks)

  • Bring friends and family! 

RECAP: The Intersection of Agriculture and Brewing
Giving us some insight into the intricacies of brewing fine beer, RCFC member Gary Hanning, retired Director of Global Barley Research for Anheuser-Busch InBev, told us about his career in the beer industry for our in-person meeting on January 24.  After earning a bachelor’s degree in crop management, he spent a short time “back on the farm” before returning to school (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) for a PhD in plant breeding and genetics, concentrating on tissue culture as a source for improved crops.  After post-docs at U. Nebraska (Lincoln) and CSU continuing to work on tissue culture, he moved to Anheuser-Busch working on R&D, corporate brewing, and barley research from 1989 until retirement in January, 2020.  READ MORE...


Community Rewards - King Soopers
This program makes fundraising easy. King Soopers donates to our Charities fund based on the shopping you do every day. Once you link your Card to our account, all you have to do is shop at King Soopers and use your Shopper’s Card or ID number
Search for "Rotary Club of Fort Collins Charities" and link your card today.  Friends and family can also link their accounts!
Leave a Legacy - Qualified Charitible IRA Distribution
Our Legacy Endowment Fund makes an impact in our local community through annual distributions to our charitable efforts: supporting our community grants, scholarships, RYLA, Merit Badge University and other programs. There are many ways you can leave a legacy with our Endowment Fund or the Rotary Foundation Endowment Fund.
A Special Opportunity for Those 70½ Years Old and Older: You can give any amount (up to a maximum of $105,000) per year from your IRA directly to a qualified charity such as The Rotary Foundation or our RCFC Charities Legacy Endowment Fund without having to pay income taxes on the money. This popular gift option is commonly called the IRA charitable rollover, but you may also see it referred to as a qualified charitable distribution, or QCD for short. Please learn more about the Rotary Foundation and how to make a gift tax-free with an IRA at this link.  Please read more about our Legacy Fund at this link
Your financial institution must create a distribution check made out to the named charity.  You may wish to have your financial institution send such checks to you so that you can photocopy the checks for your records before you mail the checks to the recipient organization.
Science & Engineering Fellowship Tour
Field Trip!!!  On Wednesday, the 24th, the Rotary Science & Engineering Discussion Group had a tour of custom bike shop, Black Sheep Bikes -maker of world class Titanium Frame Bikes!!
Experimental bike with 36 inch wheels. (26-29 is standard)
Snow bike build in progress. Bike was purchased by Alaskan snow racer. Bike is modular so it can be disassembled and transported in small planes.
Army ROTC Cadet of the Month - January
Thomas Ver Straate is our January Cadet of the Month. Thomas is a sophomore, majoring in Accounting, assigned to the CSU Army ROTC Ram Battalion. Thomas is looking forward to leading Ram Battalion's firing of "Comatose the Cannon," a WWII-era 75mm howitzer field gun, to celebrate Ram's touchdowns during next year's CSU football games.
Upcoming Events
No Lunch Meeting (Fellowship event in evening)
Jan. 31, 2024
Fellowship at Museum of Art Fort Collins
Jan. 31, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Noon Meeting
Lincoln Center
Feb. 07, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Peace Builder Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Feb. 07, 2024
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. UTC-07:00
Evening Meeting
SweetWater Brewery
Feb. 07, 2024
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity - Food Share
Food Bank Warehouse
Feb. 10, 2024
9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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