50 Years of Rotary Exchange Experience

This week, fellow Rotarian Randy Kurtz will share his observations and experiences from 50 years of interactions with Rotary Exchange Students.  His parents hosted Exchange Students when he was a child and that led to his experience as a Rotary Exchange student himself more than 40 years ago.  His wife, Nancy, and he have hosted several exchange students here in Fort Collins.  As a result, Randy can recall many funny stories, life long relationships created, and great experiences shared by his family and exchange students.

Randy, a Rotarian since 2008, is a University of Colorado graduate, and is now a Strategic Account Manager for the Institute of Account Managers.  Father of 3, all of whom are now adults, Randy is a passionate hiker, backpacker and golfer.  He is also a great spokesperson for the Exchange Program, a traditional favorite of our club.  Randy also volunteers many hours each year coordinating the RCFC Merit Badge University program for the Boy Scouts of America.   

STEM Grant to St. Joseph's School
During RCFC's first meeting of 2020, a $1049.94 STEM grant was awarded to St. Joseph's School to build and supply a "Cooperation Lab" that will be used by all St. Joseph classes. 
Accepting the grant and representing St. Joseph's were Bri Oronoz and Jana Godenkauf.  Presenting the check for RCFC was STEM Committee member Harry Mueller.   
New and Returning Member Inductions
January 8, RCFC welcomed our newest member, Kurt Magstadt, sponsored by Chuck Rutenberg.  Immediately after induction Kurt gave his new member talk, and introduced his wife.  Kurt and his family moved to Fort Collins from Florida last August, wanting to experience '4 seasons' and the outdoor life we all take for granted. 
Past President Steve Laine also welcomed back returning member Bob McCluskey, sponsored by Bill Moellenhoff.  Welcome Kurt!  Welcome back Bob!
Purple Pins for Polio 
Please sign up to support our Quad Club Purple Pins for Polio fun/fund raising event!!  Sign up and sponsorship forms have been distributed via email.  
When:  January 26, 2020 -  Sunday before Superbowl
Where: Chippers Lanes on Horsetooth
Time:    Check-In 1:30 pm, Bowling 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Atmospheric Research Supercomputer

At our first meeting of 2020, Gary New, Manager of Operations for the Cheyenne Operations Section at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Wyoming Supercomputing Center (NWSC), told us about the history of the Center, its current status, and plans for the near future. 

Executives & Directors
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Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:  Jan. 22 RCFC's lunch meeting will be at First Presbyterian Church, 531 South College, as a test.  The Board is seriously considering this venue because of significant annual savings.
Sharyn Salmen reminded all to signup for the Quad Club Purple Pins for Polio bowling tournament, Sunday, January 26.  Bring family and friends.  Arrive by 1:30pm at Chippers Lane Horsetooth Center.  Sponsors needed to match 2019 numbers (12 lane sponsors and 5 team sponsors).  Currently have 8 Lane Sponsors plus 3 Team Sponsors.  
President Rob announced a successful Pretty Brainy teacher training program held during the holiday break.  Pretty Brainy is a STEM program in local schools.  
Harry Mueller needs weekly Greeters - especially Red Badge members.  Please see Harry to sign up.  
Henry Weisser brought OLLI (formerly OSHER) catalogs for the winter/spring semester.  See Henry if you need one.  
Bill West had a successful kidney removal operation over the break.  We can expect to see him back in about 3 weeks. 
Due to health issues, Frank Lutes has been made an Honorary Member.
RCFC Service Above Self awardee Joyce Everitt (wife of RCFC member Bob (d. 2016) and mother of David Everitt) passed away in her sleep on Christmas Eve.  For a listing of her many accomplishments, please see her obituary  Memorial arrangements are pending.  
Announcements Editor Bonnie Titley will be cruising until Jan. 21, so is unable to transcribe announcements made during meetings.  During this period, please send announcements directly to Stacy.  Anyone willing to sub for Bonnie, please see Stacy. 
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Mara Johnson needs host families for our incoming youth exchange student (2020-21 school year).  She also thanked Club for the $4000 budget.
The Finance Committee meets this month on the 3rd 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.
Martin Limbird invited club members to join President-elect Del Benson and Jeannie in Honolulu June 6-10, 2020 for the Rotary International convention
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.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $568.42.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Marty Bachman requests fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.

Ralph Smith has 2020 calendars for sale for $15.  $5 comes back to the Legacy Fund.
The Board Of Directors approved participation in the 2020 Peach Festival.  The beneficiary will be Habitat for Humanity.  President Rob summarized the discussion and outlined the factors to be watched closely.  Peach Festival financial report update will be emailed to members.
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.
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.  
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.
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
U. S. Currency, Art, History, and Symbolism
Jan 22, 2020 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting
Maxline Brewery
Jan 22, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Jan 23, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
BREW Fellowship
New Belgium Brewery
Jan 23, 2020 4:00 PM
Purple Pins for Polio
Jan 26, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Election Law Changes for 2020
Jan 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Thinking and Dreaming - The Value of Art
Feb 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Feb 12, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Feb 19, 2020 1:30 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Feb 20, 2020 3:30 PM
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Photo Albums
Jan 8, 2020 Meeting
12-18-2019 Christmas Party
12-05-2019 Meeting
11 December 2019 Meeting
11-20-2019 Meeting
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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