WEEKLY ROTOGEAR NEWSLETTER

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Your source for upcoming speakers, special events, and timely announcements from the Rotary Club of Fort Collins.

 

Programs

Food Bank for Larimer County  - Amy Pezzani
This Wednesday, Dec. 15th at noon, on zoom, Amy Pezzani, CEO of the Food Bank for Larimer County will update us on the challenges and recent enhancements to this important resource.  The Food Bank for Larimer County’s vision is “A Hunger-free Larimer County.   Their dream is to deliver health, hope and humanity to stabilize the lives of clients and build a vibrant community.  Each year, they provide food to an estimated 37,500 people in need through community partnerships and hunger-relief programsREAD MORE...
 
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Investment Fellowship
The Investment Fellowship will meet on zoom after the noon meeting.  We will have a general discussion by everyone about “How the year went for our investments and what we learned from our experience!”
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RECAP: Groundwater Management of the Ogallala Aquifer
On December 8, Dr. Ryan Bailey of CSU’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering gave us a sobering but hopeful presentation on the history, current state, and future possibilities for the Ogallala aquifer, a fresh-water containing sand formation that underlies parts of eight Western states, including eastern Colorado.  This formation is one of the chief sources of irrigation water for the growth of corn, soy, cotton, wheat, sorghum, and cattle in those seven states.  It is responsible for some 30% of the total crop and animal production in the U.S., it provides some 30% of the irrigation water used in the U.S., and it generates some $35 billion in agricultural products annually.  The important starting data point is that the aquifer underlies a large area with average rainfall of 12 to 33 inches per year, less than is needed for most of the current agricultural production of the area. READ MORE...

Announcements

Wiley Barnes - Prospective Member Approved!
The Board has voted to approve the membership of Wiley Barnes. Comments from Wiley: After serving 24 years in the Air Force as an intelligence officer and retiring from my final assignment at the Pentagon this summer, my family and I have relocated to Fort Collins. I am working remotely for eSimplicity, a digital services company in Maryland. I am eager to connect with the Fort Collins community and serve in new way. Why Fort Collins?  READ MORE...
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Purple Pins for Polio - Save the Date!
We will be bowling to End Polio on February 6th. You will not want to miss this fun event for a great cause. Irene will be announcing soon how to sign up your team or sponsor a lane. Friends and family welcome! 
 
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Paraguay Handwashing Stations
Rotary Club Luque (Paraguay) , Rotary Club of Fort Collins, Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary International and Habitat for Humanity Paraguay have partnered to deliver 135 hand washing stations to schools in Asuncion and Luque, Paraguay. Each station will serve 150 people.
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Upcoming Events
Coffee & Conversation
The Cart
Dec 14, 2021
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 
Noon Meeting (Zoom Only)
Zoom
Dec 15, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Investment Fellowship
Dec 15, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Evening Meeting
Horse & Dragon Brewing Company
Dec 15, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
 
Noon Meeting (Lincoln Center)
Lincoln Center
Dec 22, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
 
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Dec 22, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
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