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CELEBRATING 101 YEARS OF ROTARY IN FORT COLLINS
Rural Urban Day

In RCFC's annual celebration of our agricultural heritage, Wednesday, November 7, Zach Thode, manager of the Roberts Ranch north of Fort Collins, will be guest speaker at RCFC.  He will bring the Club up to date on the current ag outlook in Larimer County, including challenges with land use, water issues, and adjusted practices due to crop prices.  He will also address developments in alternative crops like hemp, and some of the challenges with growing, harvesting and marketing specialty crops. 

 

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Exchanging Banners in Russia
Early this past fall, to-be-inducted RCFC member Milt Garrett was part of a 50 person, 30 day, eight city, "citizen diplomat mission" to Russia.   As part of that mission, Garrett visited several Rotary Clubs, presented RCFC banners, and reported on use of the 4-Way Test.  Shown is Garrett presenting a banner to the Rotary Club of Barnaul, Siberia, who had no banner to return. 
 
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Sex Trafficking, A Survivor's Story
In RCFC's first-ever live video presentation given via cell phone from the speaker's car, on October 30, Megan Lundstrom, Executive Director of Free Our Girls, told us about her experience of becoming a sex-trafficking victim, of working her way out of that situation, and ultimately forming her non-profit organization, Free Our Girls, dedicated to helping individuals in similar situations to work their way back to healthier lives. 
 
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Immediate Past President
 
THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Fellowship Committee announces a social opportunity—Friday, November 15 from 5-7 p.m. at the Jewelry Emporium, 3120 S. College (north of Foothills Parkway in strip center between J. Crew and Chico’s).  Wine & beer available for $5/drink.  Light snacks will be available.  Music will be provided by the same 2 lovely ladies singing that were at our 100th celebration.  There will be drawings for 10 $50 gift certificates to spend in the store and a percentage of the sales that night will be donated back to our Rotary Club.  Thanks to Susan Harrison for hosting this event at her store.
 
Don Eversoll urged us to bring agriculture family mementoes for the Rural/Urban display.

Harry Mueller reported Jim Collinson is doing well after knee surgery.  However, he isn’t ready for visitors yet.

John Trone will be emailing a survey to get suggestions for improving our approach to Peach Festival.
 
Marty Bachman renewed her request for fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.
 
Ralph Smith said that although Nov. 13 is the District Governor’s visit, we will be paying tribute to our veterans also.
 
Peach Festival financial report update will be emailed to members.
 
Evening group meets 11/16 at the Big Fat Pastor in Loveland at 5:30.
 
Save November 8 for the big Chili Cookoff.  Details coming.
 
Bill Timpson welcomes members to join the Local Peace Initiative program planning committee.

Amy Brackenbury asked for family photos to add to the rolling slide show for Rural/Urban Dy.
 
Kathy Nicol reminded members that we are only allowed to use our lunch venue, plus the Lobby, for Rotary committee meetings either before or after our regular noon meeting.  There are other groups that use the Drake venue and we must respect the Drake staff’s time as they set up the room to the west of us.
 
Chuck Rutenberg needs volunteers to help divide 18,000 diapers into family-size units on November 21.  The diapers are from the Nappie Project recently funded to aid low income family needing diapers in order to qualify for day care.  Get specific info from Chuck about time and location.

Hold January 26 for Purple Pins for Polio.
 
Ralph Smith has 2020 calendars for sale for $15.  $5 comes back to the Legacy Fund.
 
Ross Lane needs help to work the front desk at our meetings.
 
The Board Of Directors approved participation in the 2020 Peach Festival.  President Rob summarized the discussion and outlined the factors to be watched closely.

Del Benson asked anyone interested in being faculty sponsor for Rotoract to contact him.
 
Our club’s holiday party will be Dec. 18 at the Country Club.  Mark the date!
 
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.
 
The Finance Committee now meets the 2nd Thursday, and the Board Meeting is the 4th Thursday each month.  Both meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Markley Motors Conference room.  All are invited.

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.  
 
If you need help signing up for King Soopers loyalty card, see Sally Lee.
 
Interested in being a volunteer driver at the hospital?  See Don Eversoll.
 
Club Secretaries Rod Morrison and Cindy DeGroot will work this coming year to update everyone’s ClubRunner profile.  See Cindy or Rod if you need help.  
 
Del Benson reported the Fellowship Committee encourages home fellowship evenings.  Talk to Del if you are interested.
 
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.
 
Martin Limbird urged members to attend the Rotary International conference in Hawaii next year, June 6-10.  
 
Volunteers for greeter coordinator and front desk duty are needed.
 
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
Rotaract Annual Chili Cook-Off
Horse and Dragon Brewery
Nov 08, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
 
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Nov 13, 2019
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
 
District Governor's Visits and Veteran's Day, Noon
Nov 13, 2019 12:00 PM
 
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Nov 14, 2019 3:30 PM
 
Rotary Social
Jewelry Emporium
Nov 15, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Nov 20, 2019 1:30 PM
 
November BREW!!!!!
O’Dell Brewing Company
Nov 20, 2019 4:00 PM
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Nov 21, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
 
Nappie Service Project (in lieu of evening mtg)
Speed Pro
Nov 21, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Community Grant Submission Deadline 5 PM
Nov 29, 2019 5:00 PM
 
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Photo Albums
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
10-23-2019
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
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Sept 11, 2019 Meeting
09-04-2019 Steak Fry
08-28-2019 Regular Meeting
08-21-2019 Meeting
08-14-2019 Regular Meeting
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07-31-2019 Meeting
07-24-2019 Regular Meeting
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04-27-2019 Highway Cleanup
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April 10, 2019 Meeting
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10-24-2018 Regular Meeting
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09-26-2018 Regular Meeting
09-19-2018 Meeting Photos
09-12-2018
09-05-2018 Regular Meeting
8-29-18 Steak Fry
08-22-2018 Regular Meeting
08-18-2018 Peach Festival
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08-01-2018 Centennial Dinner
7-18-18 Meeting Photos
06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
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2018-6-13 Meeting
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05-09-2018 Regular Meeting
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03-21-2018 After Hours Meeting
March 7, 2018 Meeting
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01-31-2018 Regular Meeting
Regular meeting 01-24-2018
1/10/2018 Meeting
1-3-2018 Meeting Photos
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Stacy Plemmons
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