The Science of Spreading Covid, from the Netherlands
On July 29th your Rotary Club has scheduled Dr. Bert Blocken to speak (via Zoom from the Netherlands) about the prediction of the transport of Covid-19 virus between individuals during running and bike racing events.  Dr. Blocken of Eindhoven University has carried out wind tunnel measurements and computational fluid dynamics calculations of the transfer of mist and droplets downwind of running and biking participants.  
Drum Circle In Action
Last week we listened to, and participated in, a program about the Drum Circle Foundation presented by Nancy Brauhn-Curnes.  Although not a “music therapist” by her account, Nancy is a trainer of new members of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild which is dedicated to arranging rhythm-based events to heal, empower and unite diverse populations.
RCFC Hosts Successful Community Civility Seminar
Monday, July 6, RCFC President Del Benson hosted and moderated the first in a series of  seminars on Community Civility.  This session, titled Civil Behavior with Community and Police, heard from a panel consisting of Fort Collins Police Services Chief Jeff Swoboda, and CSU's Warner College Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Rickey Frierson.  The recorded seminar can be viewed at:  The actual seminar starts at 40:55:00 and go to 1:47:15. 
IPG Makes Plea for Funding
Noting this was the 4th in a series of charitable funding pleas IPG Chair Robin Steele highlighted the work done by the International Projects and Grants Committee including the funding process, the challenges, and the successes historically and the past few years.   She closed with a plea for additional funding (including direct funding just to IPG), noting the decrease in IPG funding since 2013.  
President Del's Priorities and Plans
Wednesday July 1, 2020-21 President Del Benson outlined his background, priorities and thoughts for this coming year.  He touched on the challenges of declining noon membership and the resultant reduction in income and charitable pledges to support our service mission.  Del then outlined his priorities and a "U+2" Time, Talent and Treasure Challenge for every member:  
  • Bring in two new members
  • Double contributions to Rotary funding needs
  • Help on two funding initiatives
  • Give time to two additional service projects
  • Organize new projects and outcomes
  • Attend two more meetings every quarter
  • Combine categories engaging U+2 and have twice the fun and accomplishments
He closed his remarks with preliminary plans for a "Good and Lucky Non-Event Fundraiser" this fall.  Stay tuned for details...
Executives & Directors
President Elect, Club Accounting
Secretary, Catering and Venue, Community Service Grants, Programs, Service Projects
Immediate Past President
Evening Meeting Chair, Membership and Programs
Executive Secretary, Policies and Procedures
Board Member, Community and Member Engagement
Board Member, Fundraising
Board Member, Youth Programs, Fellowship, fundraising
Board Member, International Projects and Fundraising
Board Member, Professional Outreach, Inreach, Membership, Fundraising
Board Member, Programs, Membership, Media Communications
The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
Andy Kovacs has been approved for Membership by the Board of Directors and oriented by the Membership Committee.  He is sponsored by Jean Lamm and will join the Evening fellowship.  Andy is Deputy Fire Chief for the Brighton Fire & Rescue District and lives with his wife Caroline in the Masonville area. Their children are students in Fort Collins.  Any objections to Andy's membership should be submitted in writing to the RCFC Secretary, Kathy Nicol, or Andy's sponsor no later than Wednesday, August 5.  
The second in our Community Civility series, on Monday August 3, 9:30-11, President Del will host a Zoom seminar on “How Police and University Promote Civility.”  Rickey Frierson (CSU) and Assistant Police Chief John Feyen offer specifics about ongoing civility training practices and new approaches because of racial tensions.  Specifics have been distributed by email or contact Del or Stacy for the link.    
President Del announced a 'one-stop' Finances email -  Del also reminded members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.  
General reminder of our Fellowships schedule.  All follow immediately after the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login.  First Wednesday: Peace. Second Wednesday: History. Third Wednesday: Investments.  Fourth Wednesdays: Science.  
President Del noted that the board's current focus is on Committees, gaining clarity and structure to achieve RCFC's goals.  He reminded all that it is not necessary to be a formal member of a committee to make a contribution, and encouraged all to be engaged.  
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
President Del Benson, noting the recent spike in Covid cases, cautioned that face-to-face meetings are unlikely any time soon.
Kathy Hawkins announced that member invoices had been released by our accounting firm without review.   If you have any question or issue with the invoice, please contact Kathy.  
Stacy Plemmons announced that the Eastside Park project is progressing with lighting and soft surface paths installed.  He again thanked Rotary for the $6000 Governor's grant, and the labor to remove the t-ball backstop.  
Rotary logo facemasks have been distributed to all members.  The project cost was underwritten by several board members. 
Jim Harper visited the Rotary Club of Boquete in Panama, a small club with 15-20 members attending.  Jim observed the Rotary Club’s first $5,000.00 food delivery to 120 needy families in the Boquete community and surrounding areas.  The project is sponsored by generous people in the Boquete area.
RCFC's intended move to the First Presbyterian Church and face-to-face meetings are on hold due to a campus shut down.
Quarterly dues have increased by $8.00 (to $83), due to reduced membership and associated income, and increased expenses and corrections to expense calculations.  Our unrestricted cash reserves are in the 5–7 months of expenses range, and the quarterly reserve charge will be reduced from $11 to $2 per member per quarter.  Meals and Facilities charges will be announced when in-person meetings are ready to resume.  
Wednesday Noon member who wish to switch from “With Meals” to “Without Meals” need to submit (only once) a signed, written request form available from the Membership Committee or downloaded from our ClubRunner website.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $468.00 that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
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.
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
First Monday Community Civility Seminar
Online - Zoom
Aug 03, 2020
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Business for a Better World - CoB Dean Beth Walker
Aug 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Aug 05, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Aug 05, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
The Airline Industry, Challenges and Status
Aug 12, 2020 12:00 PM
International Projects & Grants Committee (IPG)
Aug 19, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Cultivating Conversations - Debra Fine
Aug 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Aug 19, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Aug 19, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 20, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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Photo Albums
4-15-20 Zoom Meeting Photos
03-11-2020 Regular Meeting
02-26-2020 Meeting
02-19-2020 Meeting Photos
02-12-2020 Meeting Photos
02-05-2020 Meeting Pictures
1-29-2020 Regular Meeting
01-22-2020 Regular Meeting
01-15-2020 Meeting
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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