Live From South Africa! Insight into the Rhino's March Toward Extinction
During our Zoom meeting this Wednesday (live from South Africa), Rotarians get a new take on an international wildlife problem from Jane Wiltshire, of  The slaughter of the African rhinoceros continues today, despite a ban on international trade of rhino horns.  Wiltshire has a lifetime interest in rhino, and a doctorate through the International School of Management in Paris focusing on the ban on the international trade in rhino horn.  Please join the Noon meeting and presentation September 9, at
Third Civility Seminar Scheduled for Monday, 12:00 Noon
This coming Monday, September 14, at 12:00, President Del Benson will host our third Civility Seminar.  The seminar series general theme is "Building Peace through understanding and actions, one day at a time!"
Monday's seminar will feature Chaz Miles.  His talk is titled "Being Native American, Hispanic, Black, Educated, Athlete, Believer, Musician, Celebrity, Concerned, Optimist, and Normal...all in one our times."
To join the seminar via Zoom, go to  The rZoom room will be open by 11:30 for pre-seminar chatting.
Poudre Schools in a Covid Environment
Todd Lambert, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Schools and Scott Nielson, Assistant Superintendent of the Secondary Schools for Poudre School District updated the Club on the beginning of the “covid” school year.  Currently most students are learning “remotely” from home via a computer and internet links to their teachers.  The District purchased 5,000 lap tops for disadvantaged students and arranged for internet access through a service called “MiFi” for those in need.  Ninety percent of District teachers are instructing their students directly from their classrooms.  To view a recording of the meeting and presentation, please go to
Fellowship Focus: Science and Engineering Reviews Virus Research
At the August 26, Science and Engineering Fellowship, the guest speaker was Richard (Dick) Bowen, D.V.M., Ph.D. from Colorado State University.  Dr. Bowen was recently recognized with a lifetime achievement award for his research.  He outlined several of his studies, mostly conducted in the past few years.  He described how he created a "barnyard" consisting of mixed animals to study the spread of avian influenza.  He told of far-flung travels to study MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) and studies in camels.  He outlined laboratory studies using exotic species such as alligators and snakes to study virus spread and persistence.  He concluded with a description of the intense work his team is doing on SARS-CoV-2, including interesting data regarding animals, such as cats, dogs, mice, hamsters, prairie dogs and others as possible reservoirs for this virus.  There were 14 people in attendance, and several good questions from the audience.
$84,000 Project Approved for Bhopal, India Vocational School
September 19, IPG Committee member and Project Sponsor Rajiv Mehta announced that Rotary International has approved an $84,000 Matching Grant for Bhopal, India.  The grant, a partnership between RCFC and the Rotary Club of East Bhopal, provides 2-year's funding for a new vocational school, part of the Ma Anandamayee School, operating out of and serving a slum in Bairagarh, Bhopal.  The grant will provide equipment, teacher training and classroom materials for the first two years of operation, with expectation that the school will become self-sustaining thereafter.  Great work, RCFC!!
2nd Civility Seminar Recording Now Available
Monday, August 3, RCFC President Del Benson hosted and moderated the second in a series of  seminars on Community Civility.  This session, titled How Police and University Promote Civility, heard from Fort Collins Police Services Assistant Chief John Feyen, and CSU's Warner College Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Rickey Frierson.  To hear an excellent definition of the difference between "racism" and "racist", and why the statement "I don't see color" is offensive, please check out the recorded seminar at
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
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Secretary, Catering and Venue, Community Service Grants, Programs, Service Projects
Immediate Past President
Evening Meeting Chair, Membership and Programs
Executive Secretary, Policies and Procedures
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The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
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Urgent/Current Announcements:
The PR Committee is looking for volunteers to post Rotary happenings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  To volunteer contact John Trone.
First Pres church has indicated they are not comfortable hosting Rotary any time soon.  For now, all meetings will continue to be via Zoom.  President Del intends to conduct a preference poll next meeting.  
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
President Del asked that in this time of deep political divisions, Rotarians think and act with civility and peace towards the many perspectives.
August is Membership Development Month.  Invite friends, neighbors, and workers to Open Opportunities with RCFC: U+2 is a reasonable membership goal!
The Rotary Book Fellowship and discussion dates are, Oct.  8, The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts, and Dec. 10, Doc by Mary Doria Russell.  Contact Dave Stewart for details.
Phyllis Abt is leading the revision/development of an RCFC Policies and Procedures manual.  Let her know if you have items to contribute.
Kathy Nicol reminded members to pick up your pre-ordered Rotary gear at Sport About. 
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.  
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.
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
Community Civility Seminar
Sep 14, 2020 12:00 PM
Noon Program: Engineers Without Borders and Rotary
Sep 16, 2020 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Sep 16, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Sep 16, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 17, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Noon Pgm: Live From Burundi, Global Grants Update
Sep 23, 2020 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Sep 23, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Noon Program: Dist Gov Chris Woodruff Visits RCFC
Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM
The Wolf Introduction Initiative
Oct 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Oct 07, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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