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Weekly Program Notes:
Café Grove Dedication at the Gardens on Spring Creek

Wednesday, July 18th, began the official kickoff for your Rotary Club’s centennial celebration with the dedication at the Café Grove at the Gardens on Spring Creek.  This event celebrated all four Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins along with the gratitude to Bob and Joyce Everitt for inspiring us to make this another great service project to the City of Fort Collins.   Bob and Joyce's daughter, Claudia Gillum joined, representing the Everitt family.  

The Gardens on Spring Creek is a spectacular community effort, and Rotary’s role will be a legacy for the next century.  Members of the four Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins have much to celebrate.  After all, this celebration has been 100 years in the making.

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 http://signup.com/go/rbRPOoJ
 
Don't Forget to Sell and Buy Tickets for the Diamond Raffle
The raffle for a 1 carat diamond will be held August 1.  Don't miss out on your, and your friend's chance to win a diamond with an estimated worth of $14,000.  Just $25 per ticket, or 5 tickets for $100.  See Bonnie Titley for details.  
 
 
Two Community Grants Awarded

July 11, Committee Co-Chairs Rob Marschke and Kathy Nicol awarded two Community Grants. Accepting a $4000 grant for the Poudre Heritage Alliance were Kathleen Benedict, Executive Director and Bob Overbeck, Board Chairman.  The Poudre Heritage Alliance builds a deeper understanding of the Poudre River’s national significance including its role in shaping water development, water law, and water management.  Our $4,000.00 grant will support field trips to the Poudre River for ten Larimer County Schools, enabling 600 students to experience hands-on, inquiry-based learning.  The budget for our grant funding includes $2,500.00 for field trips, $1,000.00 for professional services, and $500.00 for program coordination. 

Accepting a $1150 grant for CSU's Camp Kesem were Sarah Whipple and Celia Adams.  Camp Kesem helps children living with a parent or guardian’s cancer by providing a free week of camp fun where they can interact with other children going through similar experiences and process their grief. Colorado State University students organize and participate in Camp Kesem.  Children experience a marked increase in ability to express their feelings, confidence in handling challenges, and improved self-esteem. 

At the end of the camp week a picnic is hosted for campers, their families, and the staff in Fort Collins.  Our $1,150.00 grant will fund a bus trip back to Fort Collins so that the children and their families can participate in the picnic.

 

Project C.U.R.E. Strengthens Global Health Systems

Wednesday, July 11th, our speaker, a Ft Collins native is Melisa Esposito, now Director of Grants for Project C.U.R.E.  This organization is the world's largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment.  My experience in medicine reminds me there is an abundance of durable, usable items from our medical system because of Federal regulations requiring disposable and single use.  Multiple hospitals participate in this program including ones in Northern Colorado. Distribution is based on expert assessment of needs in locales. Specific donations were illustrated for a few of these projects-eg, OB delivery tables, hospital beds, water purification, and surgical supplies.  Rotary International currently provides grants for 6 projects in this organization.  Highlights with photos were shown for a few active projects. For example-

"Saving Mothers" partners with other NGO's and local governments to improve perinatal care in a number of countries (think AIDS) and has resulted in a 40% decrease in infant/maternal mortality where this has been in use.
A project in Tanzania addresses the needs of medical provision in prisons (often neglected in African countries)  with supplies for in-house dispensaries.
The needs (eg, 6 deliveries per day) of a large refugee camp in Rwanda seemed overwhelming where there are 3 medical doctors per 50,000 inhabitants. (Melisa listed the UN definitions for the terms "migrant", "asylum seeker" and "refugee"-terms all too familiar to us on the daily news reports).
Seemed to me, a David and Goliath story, in this world of seemingly overwhelming problems.  Organizations like this remind us that "David" can prevail.
Satellite Announces BBBrews
The RCFC Satellite is hosting their 3rd Annual fundraiser, BBBrew for Hope, a Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Competition featuring unlimited competition BBQ, beer from Horse & Dragon Brewery and live music. This event is raises money for ChildSafe Colorado, CSU Ag Adventures and our own Rotary Club's International Projects & Grants Committee. 
 
In the past 2 years BBBrews has raised just under $17,000!!   Access Sponsorship Levels Here > Tickets Can Be Purchased Here 
 
BBBrews attendees tend to be mid-career and retired professionals with local ties and a heart for philanthropy.   Only 350 tickets will be sold! ​  
Tickets are $40.00 per person and include: one complimentary local craft beer, unlimited BBQ to be prepared by the BBQ competitors and the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice.  Click here to watch us on KDVR last year promoting the event
WHEN: July 28th • 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: B.W. Pickett Equine Center (CSU Equine Center)
 
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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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
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:  http://signup.com/go/rbRPOoJ
 
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
 
PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:

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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06-27-2018 Regular Meeting
6-20-18 Meeting Photos
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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
02-14-2018 Meeting Photos
01-31-2018 Regular Meeting
Regular meeting 01-24-2018
1/10/2018 Meeting
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12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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