The Remote Airport Tower Project
This Wednesday, July 15, Dave Stewart will introduce our speaker, Bill Kennedy, a consultant with the Northern Colorado Regional Airport.  Bill will bring RCFC up to date on the elements and status of  the work to expand the facility’s reach and usefulness through the Colorado Remote Tower Project (“CRTP”). This project will be the first of its kind in the U.S., and is sanctioned by the FAA as part of their NextGen Airspace program.
RCFC Hosts Successful Community Civility Seminar
Monday, July 6, RCFC President Del Benson hosted and moderated the first in a series of  seminars on Community Civility.  This session, titled Civil Behavior with Community and Police, heard from a panel consisting of Fort Collins Police Services Chief Jeff Swoboda, and CSU's Warner College Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Dr. Rickey Frierson. 
The seminar, held via Zoom, had over 60 attendees, from as far away as Casper, Wyoming.  Over half of the attendees were from outside RCFC.  The recorded seminar can be viewed at:  The actual seminar starts at 40:55:00 and go to 1:47:15. 
Analyzing Economic Benefits of COVID-19 Response
Last Wednesday we enjoyed a timely Zoom talk, “The benefits and costs of using social distancing to flatten the curve for COVID-19”, research presented by Linda Thunstrom, Associate Professor in the University of Wyoming Economics Department.  She was introduced by Bob Meroney, who reminded us of an historical cost/benefit analysis (lives saved vs lives lost) by President Truman when deciding whether to use the atomic bomb against Japan in 1945.
President Del's Priorities and Plans
Wednesday July 1, 2020-21 President Del Benson outlined his background, priorities and thoughts for this coming year.  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
He closed his remarks with preliminary plans for a "Good and Lucky Non-Event Fundraiser" this fall.  Stay tuned for details...
Now Playing: "Last Week's Program" Recording
RCFC is now using Zoom for all meetings, and recordings of the Wednesday noon meeting are available to members and guests.  Here are the most recent program recording links. 
RCFC Finances Reported
President Rob Marschke and Treasurer Kathy Hawkins reported on RCFC's finances.  A new bookkeeper, Dyane Rogelstad has been retained, and recruitment of a new Treasurer is ongoing.  Three potential new members of the Finance Committee attended the June Finance Committee meeting.  Operational finances remain strong, but Charities is 'running on fumes'.  Kathy recommended, and the Board approved, delaying Charities Disbursements until the end of first quarter, when more will be known.  Kathy has resigned as Treasurer and  Bonnie Titley has resigned as Assistant Treasurer both effective July 1.  Kathy and Bonnie are both thanked for their service to RCFC.
Executives & Directors
President Elect, Club Accounting and Communications
Secretary, Catering and Venue, Community Service Grants, Programs, Service Projects
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, Fellowship, fundraising
Board Member, International Projects and Fundraising
Board Member, Professional Outreach, Inreach, Membership, Fundraising
Board Member, Programs, Membership, Media Communications
The Legacy Fund Chair and Fundraising
Rotary International Foundation Chair and Fundraising
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
The Rotary Investment Fellowship will meet via Zoom immediately following the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, July 15.  Topic: “Preparing for Post-COVID-19 Investing.”  The Noon Meeting Zoom will automatically transition into the Investment Fellowship meeting at adjournment of the regular meeting.  To join only the Investment Fellowship, follow instructions in President Del Benson’s email to you on July 8.
The RCFC Board of Directors will meet via Zoom at 3:30, Thursday July 16.  All members are invited. Contact President Del if you want to attend.  
Stacy Plemmons announced that the Eastside Park project is progressing with lighting and soft surface paths installed.  He again thanked Rotary for the $6000 Governor's grant, and the labor to remove the t-ball backstop.  
Rotary logo facemasks have been distributed to all members.  The project cost was underwritten by several board members. 
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Jim Harper visited the Rotary Club of Boquete in Panama, a small club with 15-20 members attending.  Jim observed the Rotary Club’s first $5,000.00 food delivery to 120 needy families in the Boquete community and surrounding areas.  The project is sponsored by generous people in the Boquete area.
RCFC's intended move to the First Presbyterian Church and face-to-face meetings are on hold due to a campus shut down, until at least after an August 24 meeting of the church leadership.  
President Rob reported that for 2020-21, overall quarterly dues will increase by $8.00 (to $83), due to reduced membership and associated income, and increased expenses and corrections to expense calculations.  Our unrestricted cash reserves are in the 5–7 months of expenses range, and the quarterly reserve charge will be reduced from $11 to $2 per member per quarter.  Meals and Facilities charges will be announced when in-person meetings are ready to resume.  
Wednesday Noon member who wish to switch from “With Meals” to “Without Meals” need to submit (only once) a signed, written request form available from the Membership Committee or downloaded from our ClubRunner website.
Mara Johnson announced that the Rotary exchange program has been cancelled for the 2020-21 school year.  RCFC outbound student Natalie may still be able to spend the 2021-22 school year in Germany.  
Annette Geiselman announced that the Blood Bank is looking for anyone who has experienced and recovered from the Covid19 virus.  Contact the Blood Center.
The RYLA Board has decided to postpone the 2020 RYLA, Young RYLA, and RYLA Plus conferences until 2021.  Those 11th graders who applied to RYLA and graduated from PSD this year will be eligible to apply for RYLA 2021.  However, this year's Seniors are no longer eligible to attend RYLA 2021.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $468.00 that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Marty Bachman urged members to shop on Amazon Smile.  Rebates would be credited to our club at the rate of 0.5%.  Look for the Amazon logo on our website.
Marty Bachman reminds all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Susan Brand, Melanie Chamberlain, or Jeanne Fangman.
Upcoming Events
Drum Circle (Zoom)
Jul 22, 2020 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Jul 22, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Finance Committee via Zoom
Jul 23, 2020
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Aerodynamics in the age of Covid-19
Jul 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Aug 05, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Aug 05, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
International Projects & Grants Committee (IPG)
Aug 19, 2020
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Investment Fellowship
Aug 19, 2020
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Aug 19, 2020
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Aug 20, 2020
3:30 PM - 5:00 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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