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Weekly Program Notes:
Program June 13: Hospice & Palliative Care: It’s About How You Live 

Our June 13th speaker, RCFC Member Nate Lamkin, came to Fort Collins from Massachusetts, where he served as a senior management member for Care Dimensions, the largest non-profit hospice in that state.  He has been the President of Pathways Care since May of 2017.  He started with the history of hospice starting in medieval Europe, and the modern start in the UK in 1967.  The first US hospice was established in Connecticut in 1973. 

Today there are 4382 Medicare certified hospice facilities in the US.  Lamkin indicated the average length of stay is 71 days, with the median stay 24 days, indicating most hospice engagements are long, but at least half are very short - less than 24 days.  He went on to note what hospice is NOT: abandoning hope, either hastening or prolonging death, over medication, or only for those actively dying.  Nate noted that hospice's core focus is on quality of life until the end, focusing on comfort care and assisting the person spend their remaining days where they consider "home".  

RCFC Paints La Familia
June 1 and 2, Twenty volunteers, from the Satellite along with Noon members, Rotary After Works members and a few Kiwanis had a successful painting weekend, painting the Cheetah, Otters, and Dinos classrooms for The Family Center.  Since 1995, The Family Center/La Familia, a bilingual organization, has offered high quality early childhood education and family strengthening services.  Thanks to everyone that helped!
Jai Ramchander: RYLA Alumni Visits RCFC
RYLA Alum Jai Ramchander was introduced by Committee Chair Lloyd Thomas.  Jai will be a junior at Fossil Ridge H.S., and is a member of the National Honor Society, the Math Honor Society and the Sexual Assault Resource Team, a PSD's initiative to "promote community dialog and information about sexual assault".  He is Goalie for the J.V. soccer team, plays saxophone in Recreational Jazz Band, mentors academically challenged kids at the Boys & Girls Club, and volunteers at the "Loveland Kids Pack" (a collaborative project with the Loveland Rotary Club and the Larimer Co. food bank.)  Thanks Jai!
President Jeanne Exchanges Banners
President Jeanne Fangman exchanges banners with Rotarian Jean Pierre Dayan, of France, a guest of Betty Brown.  Jean Pierre was accompanied by his son Franck, who is a professor at CSU.
Program June 4: Bears Ears National Monument
Last week, Professor (University of Colorado) and author Dr Patty Limerick shared her insights into the Bear Ears National Monument controversy which is now being debated through the US court system. The 1906 Antiquities Act gave  a US president the power to create national monuments, but it is not clear whether the law grants Presidents the power to reduce.  In 2016 President Barack Obama created this monument  but a year later Donald Trump has attempted to dramatically (85%) reduce the size of Bears Ear.   
Patty detailed for us the historical and cultural reasons why a simple "pro or con" stance on this issue is difficult. The historical perspective was described as "largely absent from the (current) public debate".  Does the transition of large tracts of land from public or Native Americans to private ownership, or from private ownership to Federal ownership represent progress?  How has our appreciation of the beauty of arid lands changed our value of such property (especially in the west)?  Is the (unchallenged) presidential power to create (or change) national monuments desirable or appropriate?  What is unique about this site?
In Utah (as well as other parts of this continent) we must consider the historical and cultural connection between land and Native American peoples and how it differed from the European settlers beliefs.  Especially unique to Utah is the LDS influence.  Brigham Young wrote of the importance of stewardship of the land.  Early on, the church distributed land before the Federal government took on this role.  The church practiced peaceful relationships with the Natives.  In spite of more recent conflicts, the LDS church historically has been supportive of the Federal Government.
So often the history behind a current conflict has been forgotten; Dr Limerick helped us remember the value of understanding history in one of many present day debates.
 
President Elect Steve Laine Kicks off Annual Funding Drive
President-Elect Steve Laine announced the start of RCFC's annual Financial Commitment Drive, noting that "We have always been generous with our time and talent.  It’s time think about what you can do in the ‘treasure’ department for next year".  Steve set a goal to increase support for Community Grants, Scholarships and all of the things RCFC does to impact people and our community by 10% this year.  Financial Commitment forms are due to Assistant Treasurer Bonnie Titley no later than May 9.
Satellite Announces BBBrews
The RCFC Satellite is hosting their 3rd Annual fundraiser, BBBrew for Hope, a Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Competition featuring unlimited competition BBQ, beer from Horse & Dragon Brewery and live music. This event is raises money for ChildSafe Colorado, CSU Ag Adventures and our own Rotary Club's International Projects & Grants Committee. 
 
In the past 2 years BBBrews has raised just under $17,000!!   Access Sponsorship Levels Here > Tickets Can Be Purchased Here 
 
BBBrews attendees tend to be mid-career and retired professionals with local ties and a heart for philanthropy.   Only 350 tickets will be sold! ​  
Tickets are $40.00 per person and include: one complimentary local craft beer, unlimited BBQ to be prepared by the BBQ competitors and the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice.  Click here to watch us on KDVR last year promoting the event
WHEN: July 28th • 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: B.W. Pickett Equine Center (CSU Equine Center)
 
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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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Peach Festival is THIS SATURDAY,.  Volunteers needed!!!  Approximately 40% of the slots are still open.  Sign up and sign up your spouse, children, grandchildren, etc.  Here’s the link to the website to volunteer:  http://signup.com/go/rbRPOoJ
 
The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Jill Maasch.  She has met successfully with a Membership Committee representative, and is sponsored by Justie Nicol.  Jill is a senior account manager for Mantooth Marketing Company.  Any comments about Jill as a new member, should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison,  or to her sponsor in writing by August 22nd, 2018, one week after this notification appears in Rotogear. 
 
The Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on August 15.  Topic: Are U.S. Investments Experiencing a “Sugar High”—Similar to when kids consume too much sugar?  Warning lights are blinking.  We will discuss this possibility, alternative scenarios, and how smart investors might adjust their portfolios.  Everyone is welcome. 
 
Johnny Matsushima Rotary Fellowship Steak Fry: August 29 (Wednesday)  5:30 p.m. at Martinez Farm Park-600 N. Sherwood.  Members Free; Guests, $15, Children 10 & under Free.  RSVP
 
PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

Ralph Smith has 2019 calendars for sale at $14.  $5 returns to RCFC projects.

John Matsushima’s Centennial History book is available for $25.  Call Melanie Chamberlain to reserve one.

The Centennial directory was distributed August 8 at our regular meeting.  See Melanie for your copy.

Charlie Peterson distributed forms to order peaches.  Pickup this year will be at Timberline Church on August 25.

 
Sally Lee announced King Soopers now requires credit card for reloading more than $100.  Checks no longer taken.  Our club earned $333 this month.

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.

 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke. 
Upcoming Events
Tax Law Changes; Sid Fasholtz
Aug 22, 2018
 
The Johnny Matsushima Centennial Steak Fry
Aug 29, 2018
 
Boy Scouts, John Coleman
Sep 05, 2018
 
W.D. Farr, Dan Tyler
Sep 12, 2018
 
Photo Albums
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
Wreath Building 12-4-2017
12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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