Finding an Atom on a Needle in a Haystack
Our speakers this Wednesday, May 29th, will be Steve and Janey Kramer, introduced by Lee Jeffrey.  The Kramers will share their inspiring and seemingly miraculous journey that allowed Steve to be here with us today; seeking to become the pickle ball champion of Northern Colorado.  This, after one of the greatest threats to one’s life that a person can get.  For Steve, life was great until February 2014 when he began to feel terrible.  He was diagnosed  with a primary liver cancer that is very aggressive and also very uncommon in the USA.  At one point in 2014 he was told he had only months to live.
Steve credits his almost unprecedented recovery in large part to a very persistent wife.  And a trip to Mongolia.  Tune in for more.
Steve grew up  in Nebraska and is a graduate of University of Nebraska School of Dentistry.  He and his wife Janey came to Fort Collins in 1976 where he had a very successful career in Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for over 38 years.  They have three sons: one of whom is a dentist and the other two married dentists who now practice together as Dental Center of the Rockies.
Steve was a member of Foothills Rotary Club and for many years served as the Fine Master who raised money by employing his great sense of humor.  He is also known as a talented sculptor and photographer. 
RCFC Student of the Month; Jacson Swain
May 22, Jacson Swain was named RCFC Student of the Month for May.  Jacson was introduced by Rocky Mountain Peer Counselor Advisor Kelly Madden, and was accompanied by his parents Lindsay and Jason.  Presenting a gift certificate and award to Jacson was RCFC Student of the Month Committee Chair Jack Vogt.  Jacson has been active in theater and Peer Counseling.
FRCC: Successful Lives, Strong Futures
Last week Dr Jean Runyan, Vice President of Front Range Community College, updated us with her talk entitled “FRCC 50 Years of Successful Lives, Strong Futures”.
FRCC is part of Colorado Community Colleges and consists of (“by the numbers”), 3 campuses and 29,000 students including 52% first generation and 27% of color. Recent curriculum additions are LPN certificate, police academy and medical assistant programs.
Economic highlights included that the majority of income comes from tuition, with the state providing most of the rest.  The estimated return value to the community is $590.6 million!  The school currently provides more than 20 technical programs.  In addition, early college education is provided on campus (Campus Select) or in local high schools (High School Select.)  These programs save  time for students as well as an estimated $6.5 million (college tuition)  savings for students and their families while  providing early entry into chosen career pathways.
The Small Business Development Center works with corporations to find workforce solutions to meet the needs of the community. A recent example of response to community needs is the soon-to-be added Highway Management degree.  The Harmony Library is on campus and is a  joint resource  run by, and used by, the school and the local community.  Particularly exciting is the Healthcare Career Center (62,00 square feet) which is currently under construction on the Harmony campus and will open this year.  A BSN in nursing (the first in Larimer County) will be available for incoming students as well as recent  diploma nursing student graduates.  Multiple medical career tracts will be added or returned to this location (eg, MA, LPN, EMT )
Many questions were asked and answered at the end of this informative talk.
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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President Steve thanked everyone who developed, responded to, and analyzed the membership survey.
Mike Stradt has five slots for Wicked on May 30.
Martin Limbird urged members to attend the Rotary International conference in Hawaii next year, June 6-10.  Register online June 1-5 and receive a discount for registration.
Science and Engineering Fellowship meets after the May 28 noon meeting.  Speaker will be Gerry Callahan, a CSU professor with a joint appointment in Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology plus an appointment in the Department of English.  He'll discuss his unusual career path plus share some ideas about the impact of literature on scientists
Volunteers for greeter coordinator and front desk duty are needed.
Jeanne Fangman asked for someone to take over the badge zapper and attendance recording.

June 14 is the date for a golf tourney at Collindale to benefit Habitat for Humanity.  Details coming.
TIPS training for Peach Festival  Wednesday, June 5, 5:30 - 8:30 PM -- First Bank Building, lower level (100 South College Ave. -- at corner of College and Mountain in downtown Fort Collins).   Saturday, June 22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM -- First Bank Building, lower level (100 South College Ave. -- at corner of College and Mountain in downtown Fort Collins).
Rob Marschke announced a $1 dues increase for both district and RI.  He also indicated financial commitment forms will be available soon.  Members are urged to pay by check or ACH through their banks to avoid the club having to pay several thousand dollars a year in charges.
The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) is June 7-8.  See President Steve for more information.
If you need help signing up for King Soopers loyalty card, see Sally Lee.

Bob Traynor of the Windsor club announced a golf tournament on June 19 at Pelican Lakes course.  Proceeds will support RYLA and YRYLA.

Ted Cluett announced there was more than $51,000 in Peach Festival sponsorship through April—already more than last year.  The Peach Committee asked for help in contacting remaining corporations on the list.  See Larry Salmen if you can help.
Henry Weisser reported that Alan Bennett has moved to Spring Creek facility.  He has some dementia, but would love visitors.
Melanie Chamberlain announced the club now has its own storage facility.  Members harboring appropriate materials for our archives should contact Melanie or Bonnie.   If you loaned some archival material for our centennial displays and it has not been returned, please contact Bonnie Titley.  All materials are in storage to be inventoried.  Workers will watch for and return anything reported.

All members are encouraged to join the newly established Peace Fellowship.  Remember—peace leads to solutions.  Bill Timpson reported the Peace initiative is starting a book discussion group.  See Bill for details. 

Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

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
Membership Committee Meeting
Drake Center
Jun 05, 2019
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
STEM Committee
Drake Center
Jun 05, 2019
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Noon Meeting - NASA & Space Exploration
Jun 05, 2019 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting (Formerly Satellite)
TIPS Training - First Bank Building
Jun 05, 2019
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Public Relations Committee
Drake Center
Jun 12, 2019 11:45 AM
Noon Meeting Pgm. - International Project - India
Jun 12, 2019 12:00 PM
Intl Projects and Grants Committee
Drake Center
Jun 19, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Noon Meeting Program - Habitat for Humanity Update
Jun 19, 2019 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting (Formerly Satellite)
Red Truck Beer Company
Jun 19, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Finance Committee
Markley Honda
Jun 20, 2019 3:30 PM
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05-22-2019 Meeting
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03-20-2019 Regular Meeting
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08-29-18 Steak Fry
10-24-2018 Regular Meeting
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09-26-2018 Regular Meeting
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09-05-2018 Regular Meeting
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08-18-2018 Peach Festival
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08-01-2018 Centennial Dinner
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