WEEKLY ROTOGEAR NEWSLETTER

Your source for upcoming speakers, special events, and timely announcements from the Rotary Club of Fort Collins.

 
Programs

Homelessness and the Fort Collins Rescue

On Wednesday, October 26th, we welcome Seth Forwood as our speaker at the regular noon meeting of the club at the Lincoln Center.  Our guest is the Senior Leader of the Fort Collins Rescue Mission and its two facilities that carry out the largest shelter programs in our area.  Following his introduction by Ron Stoops, Seth will update Rotary on these programs.  READ MORE...
 
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Science and Engineering Fellowship

The Science and Engineering Fellowship will meet after our lunch meeting at the Lincoln Center. The topic this week is “Science in the News”.
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RECAP: Rotary Service in Action in Guatemala

Last week former RCFC member, Dr Claude Piche, presented a look-back at some of the Rotary projects in Guatemala from 2005-2021. In 2005, Dr Edwin Oliva, a Gualan pediatrician began seeing cases of Dengue fever unlike anything seen there in decades. Knowing Rotary’s involvement in polio eradication, he “googled” to see if RI also be active in dengue. Dr. Oliva’s google search led him to the RCFC, and to club member Dr Dutch Gubler, a world expert on dengue who had initiated dengue education programs in other Latin American countries.   Dr Gubler left Ft Collins shortly thereafter and Dr Piche took over the relationship which let to a Matching Grant in 2006 for a community Dengue education program. In June 2006 Claude visited the Gualan community and witnessed their many needs. READ MORE...
 
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Bilingual Business Specialist (Evening, Nov. 2nd)

Local to Fort Collins, Edgar Ramos specializes in helping businesses navigate government processes and find resources for entrepreneurs to overcome barriers. As business owner himself, Edgar understands the struggle that is entrepreneurship.
 
Edgar will be supporting the ARPA funded, Multicultural Business and Entrepreneur Center (MBEC), that will connect small businesses and entrepreneurs to critical resources as they create, launch, and grow their businesses, all while building trust across all businesses. In addition, Edgar supports the initiative of the NoCo Latino Chamber of Commerce as an advisor.
 
For the presentation, we’ll dive into how this initiative started and the why. In addition, we’ll talk about the services that are offered and can answer any questions that the group would have for us!

Announcements

Holiday Party - Save the Date!
Our Rotary Club’s Holiday Party is scheduled for 5:00-8:00pm, Sunday, Dec. 4th, at the Fort Collins Country Club. Please save the date!  You will not want to miss this great annual event.  Spouses and significant others are welcome! 
 
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Community Grant Reports
The Community Grants committee has posted the reports from agencies receiving community grants for 2020 and 2021.  These can be found in the Document section of Clubrunner, under Folder #5—Community Grants.
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Veterans Information Requested
​​​Rotary is preparing for its Veterans Day-themed program on 16 November. We will honor Veterans by displaying their information during the 11:30-noon social time. If you are a military Veteran, the Club would like to recognize your service! Your extended family member's (parents, children, grandchildren) service is welcome, too!" Please contact Jan Bertholf or Kip Turain.
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Member Information Page
Links for lunch RSVP, lunch cleanup, and setup RSVP can be found on our Member Information Page.
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Upcoming Events
Volunteer Opportunity - Nappie Project
1301 Blue Spruce
Oct 24, 2022
10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 
Noon Meeting
Lincoln Center
Oct 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Oct 26, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
 
Noon Meeting
Lincoln Center
Nov 02, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
 
Peace Builder Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Nov 02, 2022
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM UTC-06:00
 
Evening Meeting
SweetWater Brewery
Nov 02, 2022
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
 
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