The History of Spice
This week past Mayor, Rotarian and local business woman Susan Kirkpatrick will speak on the history of spice.  Susan Kirkpatrick served on the Fort Collins City Council from 1986-1990 and as the Mayor from 1990-1993.  She was the community’s first directly-elected Mayor.  

According to Susan, her career outside of city politics has been 'checkered'. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Colorado State University and taught at CSU, UNC and at the University of Colorado, Denver.  She also graduated from Harvard University and the University of Michigan.

In 2007, she joined the cabinet of newly-elected Governor Bill Ritter as the Executive Director of the Department of Local Affairs (DOLA).  At DOLA, she managed more than a grant program with more than $100 million in assets and supervised the state’s Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Housing. 

When Governor Ritter decided not to run for re-election, Susan decided to follow her passion for cooking and opened Savory Spice Shop in downtown Fort Collins.  At the shop, she loves to inspire, inform, learn and talk about cooking but mostly spices.  Susan and husband (and RCFC Member) Allan live in Fort Collins.  

Celebrating Teachers of the Year

Wednesday October 17 RCFC joined with Foothills and Breakfast Rotary Clubs to celebrate our annual Teacher(s) of the Year program.  This year the three clubs honored Brenda Hernandez, a second grade teacher at Irish Elementary, nominated by the Fort Collins Foothills club; Gabby Wymore, who teaches history at Blevins Middle School; and Jennifer Martinez, who teaches music at Bacon Elementary School. 

To start our program, Ms. Martinez led the audience in singing "You Are My Sunshine"; very appropriate for teachers. Each teacher spoke eloquently about their 'calling' to teach, and Brenda Hernandez told a very moving story of a boy who entered Irish at the 3rd grade not reading anything at all.  The joy, when the boy first associated the letters on paper with physical items, was very touching to us all.  

Poudre School District Superintendent and RCFC Member Dr. Sandra Smyser spoke on the importance of teachers, and how they make a difference in lives. 

Satellite Update

Satellite Members met on Wednesday, October 3rd at Lirano's Wine Bar.  Jennifer Brooks gave her Classification Talk.  Jennifer Brooks, Kerrie Luginbill and Kelly Kettler were all awarded their Blue Badges. 

There was a discussion on ways the Satellite Members could support causes already being worked on by members and agreement that one of the November Satellite programs would include training for the Four Way Test in schools so that Satellite Members could be involved in that activity this year.  The next meeting is Wednesday, October 17th at 5:30pm at New Belgium Brewery, and will include a facility tour and tasting.

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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No new announcements last week.  Past Announcements still valid:
Donna Chapel asked for a show of hands of those who would host a home fellowship dinner.  If interested, tell Donna.
See Sally Lee if you need King Soopers cards.
B.J. From Rotaract asked us to bring canned food (or money) for the Cans Around the Oval event at CSU.

Don Eversole urged us all to consider supporting the FoCo Cafe in their long term financial needs.  Drop in from time to time.
John Roberts announced the new Global Village Museum exhibit—“Living Aloha”.  He also listed upcoming programs related to the exhibit.  Finally, he announced a fund raiser at the FC Country Club.  Silent and live auctions plus entertainment are planned.
Hold the Date:  RCFC Holiday Party Wednesday, December 19, 5:30 PM at Drake Center.
Melanie Chamberlain announced that all but four of the RCFC Centennial Memorial book written by John Matsushima have been sold.  See Melanie quickly to get yours.    
Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

Ralph Smith has 2019 calendars available for $14, $5 of which comes to the club.  He presented a check for $120 to the club from last year's sales.

Henry Weisser urged members to enroll in OSHER, CSU's life-long learner classes, and left catalogs at the front desk.

Dave Stewart will be traveling to Mexico in November, and urged members to consider a visit to the orphanage we have helped.  See him for details.

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.

Upcoming Events
Spooky Centennial Look-Back
Oct 31, 2018
Veterans Day
Nov 07, 2018
The Rotary Foundation, Robin Steele
Nov 14, 2018
All-RCFC Holiday Party - Drake Center
Dec 19, 2018 5:30 PM
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10-10-2018 Meeting
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09-26-2018 Regular 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
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06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
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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
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01-31-2018 Regular Meeting
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