Celebrating 100 Years of Service
On our 100th anniversary, RCFC celebrated 100 years of Service Above Self by welcoming over 200 guests to the Stadium Club at CSU.  Centennial co-chairs Lynne Baker, John Roberts and Jan Bertholf, President Steve Laine, Past President Jeanne Fangman, Mayor Wade Troxell,
CSURF President Kathleen Henry District Governor Chuck Rutenberg, RI Zone 27 Director Larry Dimmitt, Legacy Fund Trustees chair Jud Harper and the Diamond Raffle team, Susan Harrison, Cindy DeGroot, Carrie Baumgart and Bonnie Titley all contributed to make it a memorable evening. 
Special thanks to Horse and Dragon Brewery, CEO Tim Cochran and Jewelry Emporium owner Susan Harrison, as well as every member who contributed to the Celebration and the Legacy Fund for making this all possible.  
Community Grant to Teaching Tree Learning Center
Rob Marschke and Sally Lee presented a Community Grant to Teaching Tree at the Early Childhood Learning Center.  The $1350 will fund the education of 200 children a year in the curriculum that develops social and emotional skills in preparation for kindergarten.
Drinking It All In, Craft Beer Industry Overview

On July 25th, Tim Cochran, co-owner of Horse & Dragon Brewing Company, presented an overview of the craft beer industry in the United States and Colorado as well as a brief history of his company. 

In 2013, there were some 2700 craft breweries in the United States; in 2013, craft beer made up some 6% of the beer market; by 2017, there were some 6500 craft breweries making up some 13% of the beer market.  Currently there are some 350 craft breweries in Colorado and the Craft Brewers Association is headquartered in Boulder.  Craft brewers are small and independent (if a brewer is more than 25% owned by a non-craft brewery, it is not craft), producing less than 6 million barrels per year.  Craft brewers have business models ranging from part-time through on-site sales (typically associated with a restaurant) to more-or-less wide distribution. 

Tim and his wife, after a number of years working for the Miller Brewing Co. at locations worldwide, moved to Fort Collins and founded Horse and Dragon in 2013.  After a year of getting the company up and running, they produced 418 barrels in 2014, with volumes increasing every year since.  Their main emphasis is on distribution to local establishments/restaurants for over-the-counter sales.  The pillars of their company are:  produce great and interesting beers; run an ethical operation, treating people well; minimize their environmental impact; and be pro-active members of the community.

Peach Fest is THIS SATURDAY!!  Volunteers Needed
Rotary's annual Peach Festival is August 18 - don't miss out on the fun!  Volunteers still needed, urgently!  To sign up, go to
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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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:
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

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
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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
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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
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12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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