Changes in Golf Rules
May Day, spring, and young minds turn to... Golf??   May 1st, RCFC member and Golf Official Warren Wilson will report on changes to the rules of golf.   Golf started in Scotland in the mid 1400’s and has been evolving ever since.  Warren's presentation will focus on golf's uniqueness, and how the Rules of Golf have evolved to deal with the myriad of situations that golfers face.  

According to Wikipedia, "the rules of golf consist of a standard set of regulations and procedures by which the sport of golf should be played and prescribe penalties for rule infractions.  They are jointly written and administered by the R&A (spun off from The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews) the governing body of golf worldwide except in the United States and Mexico, which is governed by the United States Golf Association (USGA).  The rule book, entitled Rules of Golf, is published on a regular basis."  

A central principle, although not one of the numbered rules, is found in the R&A rule book's inside front cover: "Play the ball as it lies, play the course as you find it, and if you cannot do either, do what is fair.  But to do what is fair, you need to know the Rules of Golf."  The Rotary 4 Way Test??

In addition to the rules, golf adheres to a code of conduct known as etiquette, which generally means playing the game with due respect for the golf course golf course and other players. Etiquette is often seen as being as important to the sport as the rules themselves.

Born and raised in Cheyenne, Warren attended the University of Wyoming receiving both a BS and MSBA in Business. His first career was as an Infantry Officer in the US Army. Assignments included the continental US, Alaska, Europe and Korea, with units as diverse as CINCLANT’S Airborne Command Post, Allied Command Europe Mobil Force Land and the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions. His final assignment was as an Inspector General for the Supreme Allied Commander Europe, traveling throughout Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.
His second career was as a golf administrator beginning as Director of Operations for the Golf Associations of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. He retired as Director of Rules and Competitions for the Colorado Golf Association in 2006. With the CGA he organized and ran all the top amateur events in the state, The Colorado Open, The Colorado Senior Open, all men’s USGA qualifiers, in addition to being a Rules Official at the US Women’s Open and the US Men’s State Team Championship. He is a Trustee for the Southwestern Amateur and Trustee Emeritus of the Pacific Coast Golf Association. He still officiates at the Pacific Coast Amateur, the Southwestern Amateur, the Wyoming Open, the Rocky Mountain Open, NCAA qualifiers and Golf Week’s Women’s Conference Challenge.
Warren enjoys travel and playing golf. Each year he tries to go somewhere new and has had the good fortune to visit 75 countries. Besides being a Rotarian, he is also a Gideon and Trustee Chair for his church. A true Wyoming Cowboy who has ridden on roundups, he also knows the words to Wyoming’s fight song, Cowboy Joe (which we won't be singing anytime soon.)  
RCFC Student of the Month: Grace Chacon
April 24, Student of the Month Grace Chacon from the Poudre Community Academy was introduced by Kristy Chalfort Adams, Art Teacher at PCA.   Committee Chair Jack Vogt introduced Kristy.  Gracie is well known for her various forms of artwork within the school and community.
New Member Rich Fisher
May 24, RCFC's newest member, Rich Fisher was inducted by Past President Jeanne Fangman.  Rich is sponsored by Jim Collinson.  Welcome Rich.
Newest Blue Badge Member: Debora Bernagozzi
April 24, Debora Bernagozzi received her Blue Badge, signifying completion of the tasks necessary, including her New Member talk, given in 3 minutes flat!  Debora is active in taking meeting photos and several other committees.  Congratulations Debora!
Photography as a Second Career

Last week George Theodore, RCFC member and retired electrical engineer, shared photos and tips from his second career, photography.  A handout on travel photography was available to all present.
He shared his inspiration and history as a photographer.  In high school he was initially taught the magic of light and shadow as seen in paintings which he learned to reproduce in photographs.  George showed a list of his mentors for this second career.
He shared numerous wonderful personal photos-illustrating the use of light and shadow in landscapes as well as snapshots from travel vacations.  His sunrise and sunset photos use light and dark to great advantage.  His various examples focused on cloud formations were stunning.  The use of straight and curved lines for focus and direction was interesting.  A number of examples of wildlife shots were shared (especially captivating were the juveniles).
Good photography requires focus on color, light, texture, perspective and people (and less on expensive equipment).
The photos were gorgeous and the talk entertaining.  Another example of the amazing talent we have in our club.
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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The Board of Directors has approved the membership application of Jephta Bernstein , sponsored by Kathy Hawkins.  Jephta is the Founding Executive Director of Off the Hook Arts.  Any comments about Jephta as a new member should be directed to the club secretary, Rod Morrison, or to her sponsor in writing by May 8th,  2019, one week after this notification appears in the May 1st, 2019, print Rotogear.
Henry Weisser reported that Alan Bennett has moved to Spring Creek facility.  He has some dementia, but would love visitors.
Sally Lee announced tech help for anyone who needs to sign up for the King Soopers loyalty card online.
Bill Schaffer encouraged everyone to read the two articles about the Four-Way Test in the new ROTARIAN magazine.
Lannie Boyd has been moved into Hospice Care.
Del Benson reported that the Rotoract Breakfast Bingo raise $4991 for the African Pad Project.

Only a few spaces are left for the May 30 Fellowship to Denver for dinner and Wicked.  See or contact Mike Stradt.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you loaned some archival material for our centennial displays and it has not been returned, pleas contact Bonnie Titley.  All materials are in storage to be inventoried.  Workers will watch for and return anything reported.
May Satellite Meetings: May 1st, Larino Wine Bar  3600 Mitchel Drive, Fort Collins  5:15-5:30 Purchase beverages/food; 5:30-6:30 Rotary Meeting
May 15th, 5:30-6:30 Larino Wine Bar 3600 Mitchel Drive, Fort Collins  5:15-5:30 Purchase beverages/food, 5:30-6:30 Rotary Meeting

Larry Salmen gave an update from the Peach Festival Committee.  They have identified 70 companies to contact for sponsorship.  Ted Cluett said their goal is $100K in sponsors.  Mara Johnson encouraged members to step up.

Melanie Chamberlain announced the club now had its own storage facility.  Members harboring appropriate materials for our archives should contact Melanie or Bonnie.

John Roberts announced the Global Village Museum‘s new exhibit, “Russia in Retrospect”.  Six special programs are scheduled during the 3-5 month run.

All members are encouraged to join the newly established Peace Fellowship.  Remember—peace leads to solutions.

Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

Marty Bachman reminds all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.

Upcoming Events
Comm Grants Youth Applications
Apr 01, 2019 - May 20, 2019
Membership Committee Meeting
May 08, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Public Relations Committee
Drake Center
May 08, 2019 11:45 AM
Water Issues Northern Colorado, Roy Otto
May 08, 2019 12:00 PM
Tour CSU Powerhouse Energy Campus
May 10, 2019 10:00 AM
County Commissioners Panel
May 15, 2019 12:00 PM
Evening Meeting (Formerly Satellite)
Lirano Wine Bar
May 15, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary District 5440 Conference
Gering Civic Center
May 16, 2019 – May 18, 2019
Finance Committee
Markley Honda
May 16, 2019 3:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
May 23, 2019
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Photo Albums
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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