Cornerstone Stories - Carl Maxey
This Wednesday, June 2nd, RCFC inaugurates a new CORNERSTONE SERIES, with a presentation by fellow Rotarian, Carl Maxey.  Cornerstone Series will be a quarterly event featuring successes and failures of local companies, and what the leaders learned from their experiences.  Following an introduction by Bill West, Carl will share stories of  the company founded in 1969 in Fort Collins.
Zoom Link to This Week's Noon Meeting
To join this week's RCFC Noon meeting CLICK HERE.
The Evening Group meets in person June 2nd.  See speaker information in a separate story.
5:30 PM: Waleska Crowe - Community development in Guatemala and my life's journey
On June 2nd, during our evening meeting, Waleska Crowe will share her life’s journey as it interweaves with Rotary and community development in Guatemala. There are deep inequalities in Guatemala, with a long history of structural issues, racism, and social problems. Many indigenous people live in poverty or extreme poverty.  Waleska’s mother was indigenous Quiche Mayan and father was of European descent.  This unique background allows Waleska to bring tremendous wisdom and heart into her work with rural Guatemalan communities.
Handwashing stations grant approved
Our Fort Collins Rotary Club has wonderful new ties helping bring improved sanitation and safe water to needy communities outside Asuncion, Paraguay, South America. The Rotary Foundation just approved a Global Grant for $36,000 which will install handwashing stations, each serving 150 residents in the Banado Norte neighborhoods. Our partners in this project are Habitat for Humanity and the Rotary Club of Luque, Paraguay.  The handwashing stations will be located in high transit spots in the neighborhoods, helping minimize transmission of Covid-19. Mara Johnson and Robin Steele, members of our club’s International Projects and Grants committee, guided this Global Grant to approval.
Noon: How We Rebuilt The Jackson Hole Rotary Club
During our noon Zoom meeting May 26, Tony Paulus (Past President of the Jackson Hole Rotary Club) summarized how he led the revitalization of his Rotary Club with possible lessons for our own club.  Tony, a lifelong educator and a former member of Rotary clubs in Michigan and Florida, commented on three aspects of club membership that drew him in, fellowship, meals, and service.  Although the Jackson Hole club included many of the movers and shakers of the area in its membership, it was largely male and it was shrinking. 
Two Service Opportunities June 5
The RCFC Community Service Committee announced two service opportunities on Saturday June 5.  Contact Chair Jon Land for more details.  
1.  Boys & Girls Club of Larimer County - handyman/woman helpers needed!
Saturday, June 5th; Time:  9am to 1pm; Volunteer Spots:  20;  CLICK HERE to Sign Up.

2.  Food Bank of Larimer County - Fort Collins Food Share warehouse volunteer!
Saturday, June 5th;  Time:  9:30 to Noon;  Volunteer Spots:  7;  CLICK HERE to Sign Up.
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

Recent Club News

Selected Teacher & Cadet of Month
Thank You Rotarians for Supporting Our Community!
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! The total raised was $89,000! 
King Soopers Update
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.
Media / In the News Section
RCFC's Peace Fellowship Meets Immediately Following Wednesday's Noon Meeting (same Zoom link)
Topic: Short-Term Lessons from Covid-19 that relate to Long-Term Behaviors with Climate Change. All are welcome!  
Bob Maroney is Seeking Inspirational Moment Presenters to Provide the Weekly Noon "Inspirational Moment" 
Please contact Bob or President Del Benson for details and to volunteer.  
New Rotarian and Larimer County Treasurer Irene Josey gave a short tutorial on property assessments, taxes, and how to file a protest. 
For more details, visit
The annual Service Above Self Celebration originally scheduled for June 2, has been rescheduled for Tuesday evening, August 3, in the Children's Garden at the Gardens on Spring Creek. 
Details to come.   
A General Reminder of Our Fellowship Schedule: 
  • 1st Wednesday - Peace
  • 2nd Wednesday - History
  • 3rd Wednesday - Investments
  • 4th Wednesday - Science 
All meet immediately following the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login. 
'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.
Don't Forget to Report Special Occasions/Events/Illnesses to the Care & Recognition Committee for Acknowledgment  
Call Marty, Susan Brand, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.
Long-Term Initiatives
Service Opportunities
Jun 05, 2021
Homeward Alliance
Jun 09, 2021 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Jun 09, 2021 1:30 PM
Rotary in the World
Jun 16, 2021 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Jun 16, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Jun 16, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 17, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Jun 23, 2021
BREW Fellowship
Jun 24, 2021
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Noon Meeting - Changing of the Guard
Lincoln Center
Jun 30, 2021
12:00 PM – 1:30 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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