Weapons of the Old West
Ever ready, RCFC member Robert Meroney will present this week's program via Zoom.  Bob's program is entitled Weapons of the Old West, and as we've experienced in the past, the level of research will be deep, and the program likely to be interesting. 
April BoD Meeting Report: $10,000 Donation
President Rob Marschke reports that the board made several announcements and decision at the April meeting.
  • An anonymous RCFC member made a $10,000 donation to the First Presbyterian Church to help pay for the projector and lens upgrades needed.  This will smooth the way for RCFC to move to FPC by reducing significantly the funding needed to upgrade the projection system.  Thank you, Anonymous!!
  • The Board of Directors approved 1) new By-Laws drafted by John Trone, Robin Steele, Del Benson, Rob Marschke and Phyllis Abt, and 2) a new Constitution, recommended by Rotary International.
  • Del Benson announced that Bill Timpson will be the new Rotarian leader of the Rotaract Membership.
  • Marty Bachman announced that although RYLA and Young RYLA summer camps are canceled this year, students enrolled this year will be eligible to enroll next year.
State of the City - Mayor Troxell
Wade Troxell has been a Fort Collins City Council member since 2007 and Mayor since 2015.  Wednesday April 22, Mayor Wade started his presentation with a video, “A Day in the Life of Fort Collins”, highlighting some of the recent developments in the city (as of the end of January, 2020) as well as some of the plans for the future as they existed at that time. For those who would like to view that entire video, it can be found on YouTube at: 
Tablets Keeping ICU Patients in Touch With Family
RCFC Members Tanis Roeder and Annette Geiselman have teamed to bring family connections into local ICUs.  After hearing from an ICU nurse friend how difficult it is for patients not allowed to have visitors, Tanis wanted to find a way to make sure all patients in ICU could stay in touch with family and friends while in isolation.  So, she started raising money and worked with fellow Rotarian Annette Geiselman to deliver Amazon tablets to Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies and the Greeley Hospital. 
ADOPT A NEIGHBOR:  The city of Fort Collins has announced an expanded Adopt A Neighbor program to help take care of a neighbors in need during the COVID crisis.  Rotarians can sign up to help get groceries, prescriptions, or walk dogs on-line at or call the volunteer help line at 970-416-8000 (970-416-8001 for Spanish).
FOOD BANK:  Volunteers are needed to fill food bags at Food Bank Warehouse, two shifts per day of 3 hours each:  9-12; 1-4.  Sign up (or cancel a shift previously accepted) via the Volunteer Portal:  Read details by clicking below.
HOMEWARD ALLIANCE/MURPHY CENTER needs the following donations:  
  • Cleaning supplies: disposable protective gloves; surgical masks, bleach; any wipes w/bleach or alcohol; large black trash bags; Lysol spray, hand sanitizer (all sizes); trowels of any size
  • Gear:  sleeping bags, small tents, tarps, backpacks, winter jackets/fleece;hoodies (large & up)
  • Food:  individually packaged non-perishable snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.)
  • Drinks:  individual bottled water; juice boxes
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Urgent/Current Announcements:
President Rob again announces that 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.
John Roberts has been discharged from the rehabilitation center, and reports becoming more ornery every day!  
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Mara Johnson announced that the Rotary exchange program has been cancelled for the 2020-21 school year.  RCFC outbound student Natalie may still be able to spend the 2021-22 school year in Germany.  
Annette Geiselman announced that the Blood Bank is looking for anyone who has experienced and recovered from the Covid19 virus.  Contact the Blood Center.
The next Finance Committee meeting is Thursday May 14, 3:30 via Zoom.  All are invited; to get the meeting invite/login, please contact President Rob. 
The Rotary Read Book Group's next meeting is June 11, discussing Grant by Ron Chernow.  If you are interested in attending please read the book Grant and contact Dave Stewart.  
The RYLA Board has decided to postpone the 2020 RYLA, Young RYLA, and RYLA Plus conferences until 2021.  
Kathy Hawkins announced we now have a credit card charge device.  Member charges and contributions can now be handled at our weekly meetings.
Bob Lawrence reported that Lucy Castro, our recent Ambassadorial Scholar, has established a Global Rotary Club in D.C. made up mostly of women under 45.

Martin Limbird announced the new theme for RI:  Rotary Opens Opportunity (chosen by the new president because it “sounds good in German”!).

Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $532.00 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 requests fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.
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
Club Meeting (Noon)
Online - Zoom
May 06, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Peacebuilder Fellowship
May 06, 2020
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
Club Evening Meeting (Online)
Zoom - Online
May 06, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Online - Zoom
May 14, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Community Grants Application Deadline
May 15, 2020 Ends: 5:00 PM
May 21, 2020
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
CANCELLED: Rotary District 5440 Conference 2020
Doubletree by Hilton
May 29, 2020 4:30 PM –
May 30, 2020 9:30 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Online - Zoom
Jun 11, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
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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
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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
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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
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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
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12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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