Global Grant Update, Live from Burundi!
Wednesday, the 23rd, Bill Timpson will introduce our speaker, Fulgence Twizermana, who will join us via Zoom from his office in Burundi.   Mr. Twizermana serves as the lead instructor for our latest Global Grant project using peace studies in English to promote literacy and help people better navigate the COVID-19 threat.  Our sustainable peacebuilding work in Burundi emphasizes improved communication, cooperation and critical and creative thinking in response to the various threats facing the Burundian people emerging from colonization; enforced divisions between tribes, deep seated poverty, civil war and climate change.  Join the meeting and program at
Rotarians Build Habitat for Humanity Bookshelves
A group of volunteers from RCFC participated in a Habitat Handmade project where they built hanging bookshelves (made from recycled materials from the Habitat ReStore!) to be sold at the ReStore during a Back-to-School sale.  Funds from this sale will go towards building homes in partnership with hardworking local families.  Thanks Rotarians!
Matsushima Receives Feeding Quality Forum Industry Achievement Award
Johnny Matsushima, a pillar of Rotary and RCFC was recently given the Feeding Quality Forum's Industry Achievement Award.  His work changed the cattle feeding industry by developing flaked and pressed corn that feeds bacteria in the gut better, improving digestion and meat production.  Matsushima was officially honored on September 12, in Fort Collins.  A complete write up is found in the Angus Journal August 2020 edition.  In accepting the award, this 99-year-old man of honor gave advice to "Learn the good things, forget the bad things."
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!
Engineers Without Borders and Rotary
This past week our featured speaker was Gerard Dalziel, Program Engineer for Engineers Without Borders-USA.  Gerard spoke via Zoom on the partnership between Rotary and EWB .  EWB’s program currently includes 378 projects involving 189 chapters, including 50 in the USA and are working on many of them with Rotary.  Highlighted were projects including local involvement (CSU and RCFC) and Carroll College.  The meeting and presentation recording are at
3rd Civility Seminar Very Insightful
RCFC's third Civility Seminar, held September 14 via Zoom, was very insightful .  Our guest speaker was Chaz Miles and the title was Being Native American, Hispanic, Black, Educated, Athlete, Believer, Musician, Celebrity, Concerned, Optimistic, and Normal…in One Body…in Our Times!, Chaz started the seminar saying "It's not about you.  But it is." He went on to note that a key problem is the 'either/or' mentality failing to empathize and understand.    The full seminar can be reviewed at
$84,000 Project Approved for Bhopal, India Vocational School
September 19, IPG Committee member and Project Sponsor Rajiv Mehta announced that Rotary International has approved an $84,000 Matching Grant for Bhopal, India.  The grant, a partnership between RCFC and the Rotary Club of East Bhopal, provides 2-year's funding for a new vocational school, part of the Ma Anandamayee School, operating out of and serving a slum in Bairagarh, Bhopal.  The grant will provide equipment, teacher training and classroom materials for the first two years of operation, with expectation that the school will become self-sustaining thereafter.  Great work, RCFC!!
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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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
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Urgent/Current Announcements:
The next Community Civility Seminar will be October 5, 12:00 Noon.  Topic is “Wolves in Colorado: Ecological and Social Civility Implications”, with Drs. John Sanderson, CSU Center for Collaborative Conservation, and Rebecca Niemiec, CSU Human Dimensions in Natural Resources.
The Science and Engineering Fellowship will meet immediately following this Wednesday's noon meeting, continuing on the same Zoom link.  Topic is “The greatest mass extinction in Earth history 252 million years ago”, with Holly Stein and Judy Hannah, AIRIE Program, Colorado State University and University of Oslo, Norway).
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
Community Grants
Sep 28, 2020
Noon Program: Dist Gov Rep Shurie Scheel Visits
Sep 30, 2020 12:00 PM
The Wolf Introduction Initiative
Oct 07, 2020 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Oct 07, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Oct 07, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
District 5440 Fall Assembly
Oct 10, 2020
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Noon: 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
CSU College of Vet Sciences
Oct 21, 2020 12:00 PM
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03-11-2020 Regular Meeting
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1-29-2020 Regular Meeting
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12-18-2019 Christmas Party
12-05-2019 Meeting
11 December 2019 Meeting
11-20-2019 Meeting
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10-30-2019 Regular Meeting
09-25-2019 Meeting
10-19-2019 Eastside park Cleanup
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09-18-2019 Meeting
Sept 11, 2019 Meeting
09-04-2019 Steak Fry
08-28-2019 Regular Meeting
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04-27-2019 Highway Cleanup
05-01-2019 Meeting
04=24-2019 Regular Meeting
04-17-2019 Service Above Self
April 10, 2019 Meeting
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Mar-27-2019 Meeting
03-20-2019 Regular Meeting
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10-10-2018 Meeting
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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
7-18-18 Meeting Photos
06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
6-20-18 Meeting Photos
2018-6-13 Meeting
May 30, 2018 Meeting
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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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