RCFC Celebrates Rural-Urban Connection
In 1964, RCFC honored our first Master Agriculturist, and each year since, we have celebrated those who help keep us food secure and provide stewardship of the land.  This year Dr. James Pritchett, Dean of the CSU College of Agricultural Science, is our speaker.   Our program will be via Zoom (Click Here).  Due to Covid, Master Agriculturalist, etc. will not be awarded this year.  Following his introduction by Jim Harper, Dr. Pritchett will bring us up to date on the current issues with regard to curriculum, enrollment, and teaching.  Time allowing, the Dean will address the foremost concerns he sees in the agricultural area, since he devotes a substantial amount of time to outreach on behalf of the university.  R/U Committee members include Jim Harper, David Ames, Kirvin Knox, Amy Larson, Betty Brown, Guy Kelley, Lynne Baker, John Matsushima, Bob Heil, Glenn Schmidt, and Del Benson.
Good and Lucky Non-Event Fund Raiser THIS WEDNESDAY
Lucky Charms - WikipediaOur fall "Good and Lucky" Non-Event Fund Raising Event is this Wednesday, November 4, starting at 5:30 PM via Zoom.  Join the fun on Zoom
The Non-Event allows participants to stay home; no admission charge, no drinks, no cocktails, no music, no dancing and no MC.  Funds raised from expenses we've all not spent over the last 8 month will be invested in Charity of the donor's designation.  Everyone contributing will be rewarded with a Powerball ticket, and someone may get very lucky!
Committee Chair Michael Stradt suggested a list of savings to consider.    
Devon Thompson - October Cadet of the Month
Rotarians Warren Wilson and Kip Turain recently recognized Devon Thompson as RCFC Cadet of the Month!  Devon is from Conifer, CO.  He first attended Seattle University and then transferred to CSU in Fall 2018.  In May 2021 he will graduate with a major in Business Administration-Management, be commission into the US Army and pursuing Armor as his branch.
CSU Athletics Program Update
Last week, CSU Director of Athletics, Joe Parker, shared a “conversational” update of the Athletics Program as it navigates the year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to Parker, after the initial COVID shut down in March, athletics were subject to the same health/distancing rules and restrictions as any other organization.  Health care professionals have managed the Covid Testing program and protocols, not subject to any influence from those directly involved in athletics.  Recording of the presentation is at
RCFC Grant Benefits Project Self Sufficiency
October 21, RCFC members gathered together to write letters of inspiration to single parents in Larimer County as a part of a $6,000 donation to Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins. Kerrie Luginbill spearheaded the grant which will provide $60 in food and gas gift cards to 100 Project Self-Sufficiency participants. These funds will provide relief to single parents who are working toward a better future for themselves and their children through education and career placement. The $6,000 grant was awarded through the Rotary District Grant program.
Civility Seminar Explores Social Biases
The November Community Civility Seminar was held Monday, November 2, with Dr. Lloyd Thomas presenting "How We Form Our Social Biases, Create Chips On Our Shoulders, and Learn to Behave More Civilly”.  A small but interested audience joined.  To review the Zoom recording click here 

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...
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Immediate Past President
Evening Meeting Chair, Membership and Programs
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Board Member, Community and Member Engagement
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The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
Member Applicant Kacie Mach announced that Ent Credit Union is partnering with the United Way of Larimer County for the local wildfire relief efforts. Ent is matching all donations made to the UWLC fire relief fund up to $50,000, including donations made through the Good and Lucky Non-Event this Wednesday.  More Information at []
Bart Kingham is in special care and leaving Rotary.  Millie would appreciate if you reach out to Bart, at 900 Arbor Ave. #1 FC 80526
President Del reminded all of his U+2 Challenge and announced the Good and Lucky Non-Event scheduled for this Wednesday, November 4, 5:30 PM via Zoom.  (See related stories in this Rotogear.)  Link for the event will be here.  Funding is made possible by all the events, Rotary and otherwise, that we've not attended because of Covid, and all contributors will receive a PowerBall Ticket.  
Bonnie Titley announced a challenge to all Women Past Presidents to contribute to the Good and Lucky fund raiser.  The Women also challenged the men Past Presidents to match their fund raising goal.  On behalf of the men, John Roberts accepted the challenge.  
SAVE THE DATE. The Service Above Self Awards 2019-20 Celebration Event will be December 16th 2020 from Noon to 1pm via Zoom.  Past President and host Steve Laine is hoping for a "tremendous turn-out supporting and recognizing people who help make our Club, our Community and the World a better place to be and live."
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The Boots and Coats program for low income Poudre Schools students has been funded with $1000 from RI District, $500 from RCFC Community Grants, and a discount from Jax. Thanks Jean Lamm and Kathy Nicol.
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 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.  
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 next Rotary Book Fellowship discussion is December 10, reviewing the book 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
Noon Pgm: Veterans Day Celebration
Nov 11, 2020 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Nov 11, 2020 1:30 PM
Noon Pgm: Rotary Foundation Celebration
Nov 18, 2020 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Nov 18, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Nov 18, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 19, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Noon Pgm: Santa Maria - Carroll College
Nov 25, 2020
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Nov 25, 2020
Noon Pgm: Storm Chaser
Dec 02, 2020 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Dec 02, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
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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
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06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
6-20-18 Meeting Photos
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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