The Future of Boys and Girls Clubs

On January 23rd, RCFC will hear from Kaycee Headrick, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Larimer County (BGCLC).  Following Kaycee’s introduction by Sue Wagner, she will give an overview of the organization, consisting of the number of youth served each year, the service model, and the need for community engagement. Kaycee will also lay out BGCLC’s three year strategic plan.

Our speaker has worked with Boys & Girls Club since 2008, getting her start in Brookings, South Dakota.  She has been with Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County since 2013, and was promoted to Executive Director in 2017.   Kaycee has a bachelor of science degree in Sociology with an emphasis in education, and a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management.  

BGCLC has a long history of serving youth in our community.  Kaycee reports that …“Our mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”. In Larimer County, BGCLC is the only comprehensive, facility-based, out-of-school program that includes meals, diverse positive youth development programming, and mentoring Because of community support, including from RCFC community grants,  costs for boys and girls are only $20 a year per child.  We create a safe, positive environment led by trained and professional staff. Each year, over 3,000 youth take advantage of the services offered by our organization because it supports a path to success.  BGCLC currently has Clubs in Fort Collins, Loveland, Estes Park and Wellington.

New RCFC Member
On January 16, Past President Jeanne Fangman inducted Holly Pettit as our newest Rotarian.  Jean Lamm stood in for Robin Steele, Holly’s sponsor.  Holly is joining the Satellite membership.

January Teachers of the Month
This month our club honored two teachers at once because they work together in a dynamic team at Fort Collins High School.  John Maguire and Ale (accent on the e) McGee and their school were introduced at very considerable length by their Assistant Principal, Jen Roth.  Presentations by both teachers followed.  We learned that John and Ale are the key members of the locally renowned Fort Collins High School Integrated Learning Support program, which cares for a number of students needing special help to become part of the high school community.  Both of these teachers are committed to working with students suffering from autism and students suffering from academic limitations.  They are student centered team players, backed up by helpful paraprofessionals.  They have managed to integrate their students into a unified sports program as well as into integrated physical education classes and art classes.  Another aspect of their accomplishments involves preparing students for life after school.  They teach such ordinary skills as shopping for groceries and navigating the Transfort system.  They take students on field trips to become aware of practical, hands on job skills. They also utilize some high school activities to foster job skill training.  Both John and Ale are the children of teachers and were inspired by their parents. John hails from Omaha, Nebraska, and Ale is a Colorado native who grew up in Colorado Springs.
State of the University - Tony Frank

January 16, RCFC member, CSU System Chancellor and President of Colorado State University, Dr. Anthony A. Frank, delivered his annual "State of the University" address, continuing a tradition that dates back to the administration of William E. Morgan, who was a member of our club and served as Colorado A&M / Colorado State University President from 1949 to 1969.

Among the many CSU accomplishments, Dr. Frank highlighted the following.    
  • Undergrad enrollment >33,000
  • Increased numbers of First Generation and minority students
  • Campus infrastructure improvements >$1.5 billion
  • Extramural research grants >$350 million (new record)
  • Partnership with National Western Stock Show and city of Denver to develop an “agriculture” center at the NWSS Complex; 4 new buildings, 3 for CSU; water center, equine medicine & agriculture
  • Fund raising near $1 billion (record)
  • Improved rural engagement; now have presence in all counties and developed/reopened one Agricultural Experiment station
  • Global University continues to grow
Dr. Frank praised leadership team, and received two standing ovations from RCFC members.  He also quoted his father as asking “Are you satisfied”?  He then noted that although much has been accomplished, he is still not “satisfied” as there is much more to do.
Dr. Frank was also awarded a Paul Harris Fellow recognition.
Rotary Club of Fort Collins was chartered August 1, 1918, and this year celebrates 100 Years of Rotary In Fort Collins.  
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Rotaract's annual Breakfast Bingo is coming Feb 16th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Northside Aztlan Center.  They are raising money for Africa Pads, an organization working to empower and support women in Malawi Africa. Tickets are $30 dollars. To buy tickets, donate to Africa Pads, or donate to the event (anything monetary or items for silent auction) please contact

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Purple Pins for Polio is scheduled for January 27 at Chippers Lanes.  Please consider being a lane or event sponsor.  The Gates Foundation will match all gifts to Polio Plus.

Henry Weisser urged members to pick up an OSHER catalog.  

Rob Marschke asked members to support the 2019 Peach Festival by becoming a  Sponsor.  Forms were distributed.

Don Eversoll asked interested members to join the newly established Peace Fellowship.  Remember—peace leads to solutions.

Sally Lee urged members to give King Soopers cards as gifts.  Talk to her if interested.

Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.

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