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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
Announcements Editor: Bonnie Titley

The last TIPS training session is Saturday, June 23, 9:00 AM to Noon at 1st Bank off of Mountain and College Avenue.  Please ask neighbors, family, friends, co-workers - everyone willing!  The Peach Fest will happily pay for all who commit to Volunteer August 18, but you must show up, or be charged the $40 fee (free if you show up). You must be TIPS certified to serve alcohol at the Peach Festival.  See Harry Mueller for details and to sign up.  

Rob Marschke announced that applications for community grants were now available.

Chuck Ulfers presented banners from Texas clubs he recently visited, where he lives part of the year.

Glenn Schmidt urged everyone to be present for Changing of the Guard next week where present and future officers will be honored.

The Board of Directors will meet at Jeanne Fangman’s home on June 26 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Jud Harper emphasized that the Legacy Fund has met its primary goal of $1 million dollars.  He urged members who have contributed to check the list of donors that will be included in the Centennial Dinner program to be sure it is complete.

PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:  

Sally Lee asked for volunteers to lead inspirations in coming months.

Bill Timpson reported that Tony Frank and Rick Miranda had recently contributed CSU dollars toward peace initiatives.  This opens the gate for potential matching funds in the future.

Sally Lee announced King Soopers now requires checks for reloading more than $100.  Credit cards no longer taken.  Our club earned $250 this month.

If you haven't already..., President Elect Steve Laine urges members to get commitment forms in so a reliable budget for next year can be developed.

Satellite Member Jennifer Brooks asked for sponsors for the BBBrews event on July 28.    Sponsors get four tickets.

Sally Lee will be presenting a series on Women is Science.  Her first program was on a female mathematician.

 
Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Judy Boggs, or President Jeanne.
 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke. 

President Jeanne urged members to engage Rotary through RCFC Committees.  The Rotogear, Membership, New Member Orientation, and Welcome Desk all need volunteers.  
 
Melanie Chamberlain appealed to members to look for any historical materials they might have squirreled away at home and bring them to her or Bonnie for use in creating Centennial Year displays.
 
Save the Date: Lynne Baker, one of three co-chairs of the Centennial Committee, reports that much is being planned for our Centennial Year.  Culmination will be a dinner on August 1, 2018, at in the Stadium Club in the new CSU stadium.  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
Semester At Sea - Loren Crabtree
Jun 27, 2018
 
Happy Indepencence Day - NO ROTARY MEETING
Jul 04, 2018
 
Project Cure - Melissa Espositi
Jul 11, 2018
 
Centennial Celebration Dinner at CSU Stadium
Aug 01, 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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