RCFC's Holiday Party at the FC Country Club 
The Fellowship Committee has planned a spectacular annual Holiday Party starting at 5:30 PM at the Fort Collins Country Club!  The party starts at 5:30 with cocktails, dinner at 6:15, entertainment and door prizes throughout.
"There'll be parties for hosting
Marshmallows for toasting
And caroling out in the snow
There'll be scary ghost stories
And tales of the glories of
Christmases long, long ago!!"  Eddie Pola / George Wyle
  Hope you signed up!  See you Wednesday.  
Hoel Gym at Boys and Girls Club
President Marschke recognized Bob and Barbara Hoel for their donation for a gymnasium at the Boys and Girls Club.  Bob and Barbara funded significant upgrades to the gymnasium including updated bleachers, paint, new scoreboard, new basketball baskets and backboards, general equipment, a stage for performances and presentations and much more!  The refurbished gym is now named in their honor.  Thanks Bob and Barbara!
RCFC's December Teacher of the Month
Melissa Mize, a second grade teacher from Bacon Elementary School was RCFC's Teacher of the Month for December.  She was briefly introduced by Cale Wicker, an Assistant Principal at Bacon.  Melissa explained that she herself once struggled at school, making her keenly aware of the need to foster the growth of all students by making them aware of their progress.  This is accomplished nowadays by a team of teachers.  Melissa is one of the leaders in bringing about collective teacher efficacy.  She is the “go to” teacher at her school and we were delighted to honor her.
RCFC's December Student of the Month
John Vogt introduced Katie Kastiowik, counselor at Centennial High School, who then introduced Emily Way as Student of the Month.
Newest Paul Harris Fellow Awarded
Did you know you can honor an individual using points accumulated by your past donations to the Rotary Foundation?  Lynne Baker awarded Mara Johnson her first Paul Harris Fellow designation.  The award was sponsored by George Theodore using banked points at TRF.
Time-Honored Banner Exchange
Niranjan Bhattarai, Past President, Rotary Club of Kastamandap, Kathmandu Nepal exchanges club banners with President Rob.  Bhattarai visited RCFC on December 11, along with his wife, and son Shreesh.  Shreesh lives in Fort Collins and is considering joining RCFC.  
Women of Turkey
Last week authors Dr Gamze Cavdar and Yavuz Yasar spoke on their new  book, Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism.  Dr Cavdar’s introduction described her difficulties finishing the book as she was determined to publish data the Turkish Government considered to be in opposition to the official government statistics.  She was banned from further entry into Turkey but eventually was able to complete the final chapters with the help of family and colleagues.
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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.

NO NOON MEETINGS until January 8.

Sharyn Salmen urged members to sign up for Purple Pins for Polio on Jan. 26.
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 and anyone volunteering 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.
No Board of Directors meeting in December.  The Finance Committee now meets the 2nd 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.

Hold January 26 for Purple Pins for Polio.
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
Happy New Year!! No Rotary Meetings
Jan 01, 2020
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Jan 08, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
NOAA SuperComputer
Jan 08, 2020 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting
Maxline Brewery
Jan 08, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Jan 09, 2020 3:30 PM
Center for Community Outreach
Jan 15, 2020
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Jan 15, 2020 1:30 PM
U.S./China Relations
Jan 22, 2020
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
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