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The President’s Update on CSU
Lincoln Center, Noon on October 20th, 2021.  Our traditional hosting of the State of the University address continues this year, with Colorado State University President Joyce McConnell joining us for our in-person meeting Wednesday noon at the Lincoln Center.  She will be introduced by Kirvin Knox. Historically, the President reviews the current status of the university, including new programs and issues facing the university and the university community. Dr. McConnell is Colorado State University’s 15th President and first woman to lead Colorado’s land-grant institution. She is on record as being committed to the mission and success of land grant institutions, equity in education and in the workplace, and the preservation and protection of our environment. READ MORE...
If you are unable to attend at the Lincoln Center, please join us on Zoom.
Investment Fellowship
The discussion this week will focus on “The Deficit Myth” by Stephanie Kelton. The fellowship will meet at the Lincoln Center following our Wednesday lunch meeting.
Elizabeth Winn - Junior Achievement
During our evening meeting, on October 20th at NOCO Distillery, Kathy Nicol will present Junior Achievement with a Rotary Grant Award. Afterwards, the District Director for Junior Achievement, Elizabeth Winn will address the meeting. The mission of Junior Achievement is to prepare young people to thrive in the 21st century workplace and global economy by inspiring a passion in free enterprise and entrepreneurship, and instilling an understanding of personal financial literacy.
Recap: COVID and Other Impacts on Our Judicial System
Last week on 10/13/2021, fellow Rotarian Judge Juan Villaseñor provided a primer on the Colorado Judicial Branch, described the effects COVID has had on operations and warned us that understaffing combined with exponential growth in Larimer and Weld Counties will result in longer resolution of cases. READ MORE...


Larimer County Face Covering Order - Oct. 20th
Effective Wednesday, October 20 at 12:00 pm, face coverings must be worn in Public Indoor Spaces within Larimer County in order to control and mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Masks do not need to be worn in the following situations: Individuals who are actively eating or drinking;  Individuals who cannot medically tolerate a face covering;Individuals leading the meeting at the podium as so long as the individual maintains at least twelve (12) feet distance from non-household members indoors.
Please refer the Larimer County Health website for more information, including all exceptions to the order.
Highway Cleanup - October 30th!
Our Fall Rotary Highway Cleanup will be on Saturday October 30th, 2021 starting at 7:45am for coffee and donuts.  We will meet as usual at the Sundance Saloon on Highway 14 (Mulberry).  We need 15-20 volunteers to make it quick and easy.  All club members who are able are welcome especially those in the evening group.  It is a great community service and fellowship activity that we have done 3 time a year since 1989. Please contact Ron Stoops or Troy Tafoya for more information.
Handwashing stations project - Paraguay
135 wash stations will be installed with support from the Rotary Club Luque (Paraguay), Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast, our club, Rotary District 5440 and the Rotary Foundation. The initiative strengthens Hábitat para la Humanidad Paraguay actions for Paraguay in communities in Asunción and Luque.  Check out two recent articles about the upcoming project: Article in UltimaHora and article in tucronista. For more information, please contact Robin Steele or Mara Johnson of our International Projects & Grants Committee.
RSVPs for Guest Lunches
For our noon Lincoln Center meetings, please pre-purchase guest lunches on Eventbrite.  Please also use Eventbrite to purchase lunches if you normally attend our evening meeting or in the noon beverage only category.
Upcoming Events
Noon Meeting (Lincoln Center)
Lincoln Center
Oct 20, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Oct 20, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Evening Meeting
Oct 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Oct 21, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
BREW (Beers Rotarians Enjoy Worldwide)
Oct 21, 2021
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Noon Meeting (Lincoln Center)
Lincoln Center
Oct 27, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
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President's Message
John Trone
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This week I am looking forward to two in-person Rotary meetings.  First, we welcome CSU President Joyce McConnell to the Lincoln Center at noon Wednesday for our annual CSU State of the University Address.  Then Wednesday evening we welcome Elizabeth Winn from Junior Achievement at NOCO Distillery. Hope to see you at one meeting or both!  
Thanks to everyone who volunteered earlier in the month at the mobile food pantry. The Poudre High School mobile food pantry is a “drive-through” where clients can receive a variety of pre-selected food items, a great service for the community.  Check out some pictures of the evening.
November is Rotary Foundation Month. Through its grant programs The Rotary Foundation has supported Rotarians doing good in the world since 1917, and is now one of the world's leading humanitarian foundations. For this month and for Foundation Month, you can double your impact, triple your points for the Rotary Foundation as your donations will be matched. Our Foundation Chair, Andrew Stewart, will be updating the club soon with some great news on the fundraising efforts! 
Yours in Rotary Service,
          TOGETHER, we see a world
where PEOPLE unite and take action
       to CREATE lasting
           CHANGE— across the globe,
             in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotary International Vision Statement
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