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.
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
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
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.
Restoring Front Range Forests to Protect People, Water and Wildlife
Colorado’s Front Range forests supply drinking water to 70% of the state’s population, and are home to wildlife and communities.  As we’ve seen in recent years, the forested watersheds of Colorado’s Front Range are extremely vulnerable to fire, damaging water quantity and quality, wildlife, and communities.  This week RCFC Past President Melanie Chamberlain will introduce Landscape Ecologist Rob Addington and Director of Science John Sanderson from the Nature Conservancy, a charitable environmental organization, with a mission to "conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends."  
The Nature Conservancy has identified 1.5 million acres of Front Range forests that are critical for healthy watersheds and wildlife habitat.  During this program, Rob and John will discuss how their work affects our lives, working collaboratively to facilitate forest restoration and improved land management on the Front Range
The Nature Conservancy now impacts conservation in 69 countries, including all 50 states of the United States. The Conservancy has over one million members, and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres (48,000,000 ha) of land and thousands of miles of rivers worldwide. The Nature Conservancy also operates more than 100 marine conservation projects globally. The organization's assets total $6.71 billion as of 2015. The Nature Conservancy is the largest environmental nonprofit by assets and by revenue in the Americas.
Rob Addington is a Landscape Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy in Colorado.  He specializes in the restoration and management of fire-adapted forests, with emphasis on spatial planning as well as research and monitoring of forest restoration aimed at reducing hazardous fuels, promoting landscape resilience, and enhancing ecosystem services.  Rob has nearly 15 years of professional experience working in frequent-fire ecological systems, from longleaf pine ecosystems of the southeastern United States to ponderosa pine systems of the West.  Rob holds B.A. degrees in Biology and English from the University of Colorado and a M.S. degree in Plant Biology from the University of Georgia.  Rob and his family reside in Fort Collins, CO.
John Sanderson is Director of Science for the Nature Conservancy of Colorado. John leads a staff of scientists who work on a range of conservation challenges, including determining how much water is enough for endangered fish in the Yampa River, measuring the effects of fires in Colorado’s Front Range forests, planning for sustainable grazing on hundreds of thousands of acres on the Great Plains, and adapting conservation strategies to a changing climate. After earning his BS in Engineering from Purdue University and an MS in Botany from the University of Vermont, John got his start in Colorado in 1994 doing field inventory and conservation planning for the Colorado Natural Heritage Program. He later earned his PhD. in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. John is currently celebrating his 10th year working for The Nature Conservancy.
Service In Action Recap
Del Benson, graciously MC’d the 29th Annual Service in Action dinner last Wednesday evening.  This is event was an evening of fun, music, and fellowship.  
Members and guests were treated to some lively music before the event provided by Amy & Lars Brackenbury, Martin Limbird, and Larry Kunter.
The awards presentations began with a live skype video with Max Getts, who not only gave out an award, but was the distinguished recipient of an award.
Awards presented were:
4-Way Test Award:  Lloyd Thomas, presented the Max Getts Five Avenues of Service Award:  Max Getts, presented by Susie Ewing.
Spirit of Rotary Award:  Kelso Kelly, presented by Rob Marschke.
Bob Everitt Rotaract Member of the Year Award: Lisa Evans, presented by Nathan Kornick.
Bob Seymour Satellite Member of the Year Award:  Kerrie Luginbill, presented by Andrew Stewart.
Quiet Rotarian Award:  Troy Tafoya, presented by Jean Griswald.
Alan Ashbaugh Excellance Award: Robin Steele, presented by Melanie Chamberlain.
Service Above Self Award: Bill West & Bev Donnelly, presented by Martin & Mary Catherin Limbird.
President’s Citations: Kathy Nicol and Jack Vogt, presented by Glenn Schmidt.
Rotarian of the Year: Robert Marschke, presented by Lee Jeffrey.
The nominations/selection committee was Judy Boggs, Melanie Chamberlain, Donna Chapel, Susie Ewing, Jeanne Fangman, Bill Moellenhoff, Ron Stoops, Glenn Schmidt, & Stacy Plemmons, chair.
Thank you to the Fellowship committee for putting on such a wonderful evening.  The Fellowship Committee is Judy Boggs as chair, Sue Wagner, Susie Ewing, Kathy Nicol, Betty Brown, Melanie Chamberlain, Garth McCann, Susan Gutowsky, Larry Kunter, Jack Vogt, Jim Cooper, Mike Stradt, Sandra Smyser, Martin Limbird, Cindy Degroot, Del Benson and Amy Brackenbury.  
Rotary Flower Basket Sale
The annual Rotary Flower Basket Sale is underway.  We will again have 12 inch hanging flower baskets and this year, they will be here in time for MOTHER'S DAY!!
Cost:       $50 each
When:    May 6 (Saturday) 9:00 - 2:00
Where:   Maxey Manufacturing - 2220 East Lincoln Avenue
Only two more weeks until they arrive so send your order NOW!
This is a fundraiser for our Centennial Celebration next year so help us out AND take care of your Mother's Day gift.  Win-Win!
Order form is attached to email from Sue Wagner or at
Questions?   Call Sue Wagner (267-3653); Judy Boggs (493-3537); Susie Ewing (419-2323)
Donate blood on May 17th and save up to 3 lives!
For every blood donation we receive we can save up to three lives. While the actual draw only takes 5-8 minutes, before that, we do need work with you to complete some paperwork and do a quick vitals check to ensure your well-being and the safety of the recipient.  
Again, thank you; the impact your donation has on the community is unmeasurable.  
Be sure to:
·Bring a photo ID
·Eat a good meal; you burn 650 calories while donating.
·Hydrate the day before and the day of donation
·Share the link with others - the more the merrier J
If you have any questions, please direct these to Charles Kaine, Blood Donor Recruiter.  His contact information is: 970-495-8987 or
Thank you, in advance, for all those who participate.
Upcoming Speakers
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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Fort Collins
Meetings: Wednesday Noon
Drake Center (Lunch)
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
United States
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