Susie Ewing reported that in the Bizwest 2017 NoCo Women of Distinction awards Sue Wagner won in banking and Amy Pezzani won in nonprofit.  WAY TO GO ROTARIANS!

Judy Boggs announced that hanging flower baskets will again be available as a fundraiser.  Call her to order.  Baskets available May 5.

Judy then asked for volunteers to help the District Polio Committee on 4/28 when the iron lung will be on display.  People to help with booths are also needed.  Call Judy.

Del Benson urged members to attend the Rotoract activity, Human Library, on 4/21 at 4:30. In the Cherokee Ballroom at CSU.
Help is still needed by the Rotogear staff.  Think about it!
Tammie Nieman thanked members for making the first two STEM programs, using the new kits, successful.  Two more dates are set--4/28 and 5/19.  Volunteers are needed for those dates.  Respond to Tammie.

Marty Bachman urged everyone to alert the Care and Recognition Committee of any situation--congratulations, encouragement, medical situation, etc.--that the committee should acknowledge.  Notify Marty, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.

Dawn T-Baumgartner has volunteered to summarize program content for the Gear one meeting a month.  Volunteers are needed for the three other weeks.
Our club provides many thousands of hours of volunteer service in addition to annual giving to charitable projects. Our giving to charitable projects has not grown to keep up with inflation and growing community needs. The RCFC Legacy Fund has established as an endowment that will provide supplemental funds into the foreseeable future for humanitarian and educational programs in and around Fort Collins. Your contributions to the Legacy Fund are tax deductible and will assure “Service in Action Forever”.
President Glenn reminded us to refer club questions to Bob Meroney, our newly appointed ombudsman.
NEEDED:  The club needs a financial wizard to help with our books, especially information about donation
Phyllis Abt reminded us that the Greeley club will be celebrating their one hundredth anniversary on May 18. The speaker will be the Rotary International president.
Photo Albums
4-5-17 Meeting Photos
3-29-2017 Meeting Photos
3-22-2017 Meeting Photos
3-1-2017 Meeting Photos
You Must Know
HELP WANTED!  Apply within…
The Rotogear Team still needs help!  
Last Week’s Program Editor –
Requirements:  Willingness to volunteer, and some low level of writing ability.  English major unnecessary.  Humor helps.  Listening skills desirable.
Duties (a) Listen to (or record if you have the equipment) each week’s program, and write up a paragraph or two summarizing the presentation and any relevant questions.  Presentation critique unnecessary.  (b) Submit a write up by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear Editors. 
Salary:                                     Multiples of the previous writer’s salary may be negotiated. 
Working Environment:       Great staff and opportunity to meet new friends
Fringe Benefits:                     Learn more about your Rotary Club, and fellow Rotarians     
Questions and to submit an application:  Contact either Stacy Plemmons or Erin Mounsey
Upcoming Events
Service Above Self
Drake Centre
Apr 19, 2017
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Motors
Apr 27, 2017
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Dedication of The Poudre Learning Center
May 18, 2017
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Michael Lucas
April 1
Brad Eads
April 6
Sue Wagner
April 7
Erik Broman
April 9
Taylor Hall
April 12
Isaias Braga
April 14
Dave Stewart
April 19
Earl Reinkensmeyer
April 19
Matt Fries
April 20
Nick Morris
April 20
Robin Steele
April 22
John Roberts
April 23
Martin Limbird
April 26
Warren Wilson
April 26
Alan Bennett
April 29
Spouse Birthdays
April 26
Ron Stoops
April 4
Join Date
Frank Lutes
April 1, 1983
34 years
Taylor Hall
April 1, 1971
46 years
Susan Gutowsky
April 2, 2014
3 years
Larry Kunter
April 4, 2001
16 years
Dave Everitt
April 6, 1994
23 years
Jean Griswold
April 6, 1988
29 years
Ron Stoops
April 6, 1983
34 years
Guy Kelley
April 7, 1993
24 years
Lisa Pendleton
April 8, 2015
2 years
C.J. Streit
April 10, 1996
21 years
Greg Farris
April 17, 2013
4 years
Dave Stewart
April 24, 1983
34 years
Andy Stewart
April 29, 2015
2 years
Erik Broman
April 29, 2015
2 years
Jon Land
April 29, 2015
2 years
Kerrie Luginbill
April 29, 2015
2 years
Nick Morris
April 29, 2015
2 years
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Reminder: No Noon Meeting This Week
The RCFC Annual Service Above Self Awards Banquet will be held starting at 5:30 at the Drake Center.
RCFC’s Annual “Service in Action” Recognition Celebration
In 1988, then RCFC President Shelly Godkin, initiated a “Service Above Self” award recognizing Rotarians or non-Rotarians for exceptional service to our community.  The first recipient was Harvey G Johnson, a farmer, city council member and two-time mayor, who understood the value of water, serving 54 years on the Water Storage and Supply Company board.  RCFC still recognizes a Service Above Self recipient, but with the creation of 8 additional recognition awards the annual ceremony is now called “Service in Action”.  This Wednesday, April 19, will be RCFC’s 29th annual celebration of exceptional service to others.  Del Benson will be our MC.
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As is our custom, each of the awards will be presented by the previous year’s recipient.  In order of creation, the recognitions are:
  • RCFC’s longest running recognition, The Service-Above-Self award is given to both Rotarians and non-Rotarians who contribute significantly to the betterment of life in this community.  Last year’s recipients were Martin and Mary Catherine Limbird.
  • Created in 2001, The Five Avenues of Service award recognizes a Rotarian who has demonstrated exemplary humanitarian service with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others through Rotary.  The first recipient was Donal D. Johnson.  Last year’s recipient was Bob Seymour.  Presenting for Bob will be Past President and past Rotarian of the Year, Susie Ewing.  
  • Created in 2003, The Spirit of Rotary Award is generally made to a newer member who has been extremely active in providing exemplary club service.  The 2003 recipient was Chuck Rutenberg.  Last year’s recipient was Rob Marschke.
  • Created in 2008, The Rotarian of the Year award recognizes a member for his or her all-around contributions to the success of the Club.  The first recipient was Claude Piche, and last year’s recipient was Dan Mackey.  Presenting for Dan will be Past President and past Spirit of Rotary recipient, Lee Jeffrey
  • Created in 2009, The Quiet Rotarian award recognizes a Rotarian whose diligent work epitomizes service to others without fanfare or desire for credit.  The first recipient was Sankaram Mantripragada, and last year’s recipient was Jean Griswold.
  • Created in 2011, The Max Getts Four–Way Test Award is given to a Rotarian or non-Rotarian who truly exemplifies the 4-Way test in all they do – especially their interaction with the youth in our community.  The first recipients were Judy and Forrest Boggs, and last year’s recipient was Del Benson.
  • Created in 2016, the Alan Ashbaugh Excellence Award recognized a person who exemplifies “Excellence” in Service Above Self, especially in his/her area of endeavor in our Club or in our Community.   Standing in for last year’s recipient, Alan Ashbaugh, will me Past President and past Rotarian of the Year, Melanie Chamberlain.   
  • New in 2017, the Bob Everett Rotaract Member of the Year recognizes a Rotaract Member for their contributions to Rotary, RCFC and our community through their work in the RCFC sponsored Rotaract Club  
  • New in 2017, the Bob Seymour Satellite Member of the Year recognizes a Satellite member for their contribution to Rotary, RCFC and our community through their work in the Satellite membership
Rotary District 5440 Spring Assembly!
You are invited to the Rotary District 5440 Spring Assembly!
Date:  April 29th - 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Little America, 2800 W. Lincolnway, Cheyenne, WY 
Fees:  $25 for first timers, $25 for Rotaractors & $50 for returning Rotarians - visit the district website for the appropriate registration links.
Agenda will be posted on the website event links when it is available. 

If you are attending this assembly also please consider staying for the District Centennial Celebration for The Rotary Foundation which will also be held at Little America this same evening.  Registration for that event can be found at hotel room block is now open.  You can call Little America directly at307-775-8400 and ask for the Rotary Assembly rate of $115 per night. This rate is good for the evenings of April 26-May 1.  This room block is good until March 31st.

Upcoming Speakers
Apr 26, 2017
Nature Conservancy
May 03, 2017
Scholarship Presentation Program
May 10, 2017
Club Assembly
May 17, 2017
Peace Building Mission in Burundi
May 24, 2017
McBackpack Program
May 31, 2017
Tabor Talk
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Club Information
Welcome to our Club!
Fort Collins
Meetings: Wednesday Noon
Drake Center (Lunch)
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
United States
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The Satellite meets the first and third Wednesday of every month at 5:30pm. The meeting locations vary, visit for upcoming meetings and locations.
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