Wolf Restoration to Colorado: What the Science Tells Us
Wednesday, October 7th, President Del Benson will introduce our speaker, Dr. Kevin Crooks, CSU Professor of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.   In November 2020, the citizens of Colorado will vote on a ballot initiative calling for the reintroduction of gray wolves to our state.  Reintroduction is a contentious topic that taps into diverse emotions and passions across stakeholder groups and misinformation is widespread on all sides.  In his presentation, Crooks will discuss how social and ecological science can inform the issue of wolf restoration.  Topics will include policy regarding wolves, interactions with livestock and big game, public attitudes towards wolves in Colorado, and approaches to minimize conflict between people and predators.  Please join the meeting and program at
District Governor Representative Shurie Scheel Visits
Last Wednesday, District Governor Representative Shurie Scheel visited RCFC with an official update from the District.  DGE Scheel lives in Thermopolis, WY  where she is active in many charities in addition to Rotary. The focus of this presentation was on the People of Action Campaign for Rotary International.  View the recording at
Science Fellowship Studies Greatest Mass Extinction in Earth History, 252 Million Years Ago
For the Science Fellowship on September 23, Holly Stein and Judy Hannah of CSU and University of Oslo, Norway, told us about their use of the elements rhenium and osmium in dating ancient geological formations, and particularly the formations deposited at about the time of the greatest extinction event in the history of the earth, some 252 million years ago. 
New Billing/Payments System Being Introduced
The Finance Committee announced two changes to our accounting systems.  Members will see the difference as of the Q2 (Oct-Dec) billing cycle.  First, instead of using an outside accounting firm, we are now using an independent bookkeeper.  Dyane Rogelstad started in July and has been doing well.  Second, RCFC has changed accounting software from Xero back to Quickbooks.
How does this change affect members?  As of October 1, all recurring credit card charges and bank transfers have been cancelled.  The Club will no longer be retaining members’ credit card or banking information.  What does this mean for you?  Starting with the Q2 invoices, members who pay by credit or bank transfer (ACH) will pay their own invoices online.  Member credit card charges will not happen automatically.  No change for members paying by check.  More details to follow!
President Del's Priorities and Plans
Wednesday July 1, 2020-21 President Del Benson outlined his background, priorities and thoughts for this coming year.  He touched on the challenges of declining noon membership and the resultant reduction in income and charitable pledges to support our service mission.  Del then outlined his priorities and a "U+2" Time, Talent and Treasure Challenge for every member:  
  • Bring in two new members
  • Double contributions to Rotary funding needs
  • Help on two funding initiatives
  • Give time to two additional service projects
  • Organize new projects and outcomes
  • Attend two more meetings every quarter
  • Combine categories engaging U+2 and have twice the fun and accomplishments
He closed his remarks with preliminary plans for a "Good and Lucky Non-Event Fundraiser" this fall.  Stay tuned for details...
Executives & Directors
President Elect, Club Accounting
Secretary, Catering and Venue, Community Service Grants, Programs, Service Projects
Immediate Past President
Evening Meeting Chair, Membership and Programs
Executive Secretary, Policies and Procedures
Board Member, Community and Member Engagement
Board Member, Fundraising
Board Member, Youth Programs, Fellowship, fundraising
Board Member, International Projects and Fundraising
Board Member, Professional Outreach, Inreach, Membership, Fundraising
Board Member, Programs, Membership, Media Communications
The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
Highway Clean up, 8:00 am Saturday, October 10, 2020, Sundance Saloon parking lot, 1-2-hour fun with 15 persons, take masks and gloves.  Thanks Ron Stoops and Troy Tafoya for organizing and leading.

Rotary District Fall Assembly will occur virtually 'right in your home/office' on 10 October, 9-11:30
President Del announced the passing of Reverend Larry Kunter, long time Rotarian and friend to all.  A retired Presbyterian minister, Larry was our Inspiration and Pledge (and Humor) Committee Chair.  He was also active as Director of Club Service, World Community Service Committee, Programs Committee, Community Grants Committee, Community Needs Committee, and Salvation Army Bell Ringer Co-Chair.  Cards can be sent to Marti and Family at 1419 Sanford Drive, Fort Collins, CO 80526.  A memorial service is being planned for October 17; details forthcoming.  
The Community Grants Committee is now accepting applications in the Health and Wellness category.  For full details see the RCFC website.  Grant deadline is November 20.
The Community Service Committee is collecting toiletry items for the Homeward Alliance.  Full details will be sent via a Clubrunner email.  Donations are also being accepted to help fill 200 bags. 
The Nominations Committee was announced in preparation for the December 2, 2020 election of future club officers.  Nominations are encouraged - please send to Chair Rob Marschke.  
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The PR Committee is looking for volunteers to post Rotary happenings on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.  To volunteer contact John Trone.
First Pres church has indicated they are not comfortable hosting Rotary any time soon.  For now, all meetings will continue to be via Zoom. 
President Del asked that in this time of deep political divisions, Rotarians think and act with civility and peace towards the many perspectives.
The Rotary Book Fellowship and discussion dates are, Oct. 8, The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts, and Dec. 10, Doc by Mary Doria Russell.  Contact Dave Stewart for details.
Phyllis Abt is leading the revision/development of an RCFC Policies and Procedures manual.  Let her know if you have items to contribute.
General reminder of our Fellowships schedule.  All follow immediately after the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login.  First Wednesday: Peace. Second Wednesday: History. Third Wednesday: Investments.  Fourth Wednesdays: Science.  
President Del noted that the board's current focus is on Committees, gaining clarity and structure to achieve RCFC's goals.  He reminded all that it is not necessary to be a formal member of a committee to make a contribution, and encouraged all to be engaged.  
President Del announced a 'one-stop' Finances email -  Del also reminded members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $468.00 that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Marty Bachman urged members to shop on Amazon Smile.  Rebates would be credited to our club at the rate of 0.5%.  Look for the Amazon logo on our website.
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
District 5440 Fall Assembly
Oct 10, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Pgm: CSU Pres. Joyce McConnell, State of the Univ
Oct 14, 2020 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Oct 14, 2020 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Oct 15, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Noon Pgm: CSU College of Vet Sciences
Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Oct 21, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Oct 21, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Oct 28, 2020
Noon Pgm: CSU Athletics Department Update
Oct 28, 2020 12:00 PM
Noon Pgm: Rural Urban Day
Nov 04, 2020 12:00 PM
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Photo Albums
4-15-20 Zoom Meeting Photos
03-11-2020 Regular Meeting
02-26-2020 Meeting
02-19-2020 Meeting Photos
02-12-2020 Meeting Photos
02-05-2020 Meeting Pictures
1-29-2020 Regular Meeting
01-22-2020 Regular Meeting
01-15-2020 Meeting
Jan 8, 2020 Meeting
12-18-2019 Christmas Party
12-05-2019 Meeting
11 December 2019 Meeting
11-20-2019 Meeting
11-06-2019 Meeting
10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
Meeting 10-9-19
09-18-2019 Meeting
Sept 11, 2019 Meeting
09-04-2019 Steak Fry
08-28-2019 Regular Meeting
08-21-2019 Meeting
08-14-2019 Regular Meeting
08-07-2019 Meeting
07-31-2019 Meeting
07-24-2019 Regular Meeting
07-17-2019 Regular Meeting
07-10-2019 Meeting
07-03-2019 Meeting
06-26-2019 Regular Meeting
O6-19-2019 Meeting
6-12-19 Meeting
06/05/2019 Regular Meeting
05/29/2019 Regular Meeting
05-22-2019 Meeting
May 15, 2019 Meeting
May 8, 2019 Meeting
04-27-2019 Highway Cleanup
05-01-2019 Meeting
04=24-2019 Regular Meeting
04-17-2019 Service Above Self
April 10, 2019 Meeting
04-03-2019 Meeting
Mar-27-2019 Meeting
03-20-2019 Regular Meeting
03-13-2019 Regular Meeting
03-03-2019 Meeting
02-27-2019 Regular Meeting
2-13-2019 Meeting Photos
02-06-2019 Meeting
01-30-2099 Regular Meeting
1-23-18 Meeting Photos
01-16-2019 Meeting
1-9-2109 Meeting Pictures
01-02-2019 Meeting
12-19-18 Meeting Photos
12-5-2018 Regular Meeting
11-28-2018 Regular meeting
11-14-2018 Meeting
11-07-2018 Meeting
10-31-18 Meeting Photos
08-29-18 Steak Fry
10-24-2018 Regular Meeting
10-17-18 Meeting Photos
10-10-2018 Meeting
10-03-2018 Meeting
09-26-2018 Regular Meeting
09-19-2018 Meeting Photos
09-05-2018 Regular Meeting
8-29-18 Steak Fry
08-22-2018 Regular Meeting
08-18-2018 Peach Festival
08-08-2018 Regular Meeting
08-01-2018 Centennial Dinner
7-18-18 Meeting Photos
06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
6-20-18 Meeting Photos
2018-6-13 Meeting
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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