Climate Change and Rotary's 4 Way Test
Member pictureNext in line with our April program focus on the environment is fellow Rotarian Dave Stewart.  Our Weekly Inspirational leader, Bob Meroney, will introduce Dave and his presentation. 
Rotary International has a new area of focus; the Environment.  Stewart's talk will address this new area of focus through the lens of Rotary's 4-Way Test.
Zoom Link to This Week's Meetings
To join this week's RCFC Noon meeting CLICK HERE.
To join an Evening meeting, held the first and third Wednesdays at 5:30PM, CLICK HERE.
Community Grants Awards 3 Arts and Culture Grants
The Community Grants committee recently reviewed ten Arts and Culture Program grant applications requesting a total of $31,000.  With limited funds, the committee was able to award  three grants for a total of $6,000.  Featured this week is the first of those grants.  
The Canyon Concert Ballet was awarded $1,000 to support their needs-based scholarship program for current and future students.  Students qualify based on their eligibility for free or reduced lunch thru PSD.  Canyon Concert Ballet believes every child should have the opportunity to learn to dance, no matter their economic circumstances.  Jenna Riedi, Executive Director accepts the grant check from Kathy Nicol.
Project Self-Sufficiency Families Say 'Thank You' to RCFC for $6,000 in Gift Cards
RCFC recently received a wonderful and heartfelt 'Thank you' from Project Self-Sufficiency of Loveland-Fort Collins, recipient of a recent District Grant project.  The grant created $6,000 in gift card care packages delivered to single parents in Larimer County. 
Time in the Tower - White Pine Fire Lookout History
Former Fort Collins mayor (and former RCFC member) Douglas Hutchinson entertained us, via Zoom on April 7, with tales of the two summers (1964 and 1964) that he and his wife, Cathy, spent as fire-lookout employees of the US Forest Service. 
President Del's Priorities and Plans
During his first meeting as President, Del Benson outlined his priorities and thoughts for RY 2020-21.  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
Executives & Directors
President Elect, Club Accounting
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
Chair-elect Evening Club
Board Member, International Projects and Fundraising
Board Member, Professional Outrea
Board Member, Programs, Media Communications
The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Urgent/Current Announcements: 
RCFC's History Fellowship meets immediately following this Wednesday's noon meeting  (same Zoom link).  All are welcome!  Discussion will focus on the US arms control and disarmament efforts from the "gentlemen's agreement" to refrain from underground nuclear testing, to President Biden and President Putin's agreement to extend the New START treaty, plus work towards a new nuclear agreement with Iran. 
The Board of Directors has approved the following 3 applications for membership.  Any comments regarding these 3 individuals for RCFC membership should be directed to the club secretary, Kathy Nicol, or their sponsor in writing no later than Aril 21, 2021:
Shana Martinez:   Shana is an audiologist with Oticon Medical and is sponsored by Susan Brand.  
Mary Ontiveros:  Mary is retired from CSU as an Emeritus Vice President for Diversity.  She is sponsored by Stacy Plemmons.
Dr. Steve Schaefer:  Steve is a retired dentist and is sponsored by Larry Salmen.
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The Community Grants committee is now accepting grant applications under the Youth Programs category.  Details may be found on our Club website.  Application deadline is Friday, May 21st, with grants awarded in June.
President Del Benson announced a $10,000 donation to the RCFC Legacy Fund from David Everitt and the Everitt family, in support of the Good and Lucky Non-Event!  This brings the total raised to $70,000, plus a $19,000 matching grant for the United Way Fire Relief fund!  Total raised was $89,000!!  Thank you Rotarians for your generous support of our community.
Marty Bachman and Sally Lee report that just 35 families shopping at King Soopers earned $524.87 last quarter - just for shopping!  That's a $525 donation that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally or Marty.
General reminder of our Fellowships schedule.  First Wednesday: Peace. Second Wednesday: History. Third Wednesday: Investments.  Fourth Wednesdays: Science.  All meet immediately following the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login. 
Reminder that RCFC has a 'one-stop' Finances email -  President Del reminds members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
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
Politics, History and the West
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Apr 21, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Apr 21, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary After Work Club Cruise Ship Fun-tacular
Apr 22, 2021 6:45 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Apr 28, 2021
What Trees Can Tell US - Wildfire
Apr 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
May 05, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
May 05, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
May 12, 2021 1:30 PM
Investment Fellowship
May 19, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 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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