Dreaming and Thinking: A Brief Look at the Value of the Arts
Nearly everyone turns to the arts for entertainment, but the arts can provide much more intellectual and emotional nourishment if we seek it out.  On February 5th, please join composer and educator Bruce Adolphe for a talk about what the arts offer and how they work wonders.  Following his introduction by Jephtha Bernstein, our speaker shares what he has learned from a lifetime of personal experiences, anecdotally from others, and from recent neuroscience research: participating in the arts is transformative and profoundly beneficial.
Community Grant Awarded to Catholic Charities
Chair Kathy Nicol and Committee Member Dan Mackey presented a check for $2,000 to the Larimer County Catholic Charities to help them create a laundry facility for the homeless in Fort Collins.  The grant will provide washers and dryers for the facility.  
January's Student of the Month - Katie Bastian
Chair Jack Vogt announced RCFC's Student of the Month for January, Katie Bastian.  Katie was introduced by her School Counselor, Kelly Madden and accompanied by her mother, Susan Bastian.  Katie thanked Rotary for the recognition and listed some of her many activities:  peer counselor, music and theater, National Honor Society, Music Honor Society.  A senior, she is taking a gap year abroad before deciding which college to attend.
Additional Paul Harris Fellows Announced
January 29, three additional Paul Harris Fellow recognitions were announced.  Dan Mackey is now a PHF +8, Mike Sollenberger is also PHF +8 and Rajiv Mehta is a PHF +4.  Thanks to these three PHF's and all Rotarians who support Rotary's international service.
Purple Pins For Polio Success!!
Thank you to all who participated in the FC Rotary Quad Clubs Purple Pins for Polio Bowling Tournament Fundraiser. There was FUN,FOOD, FELLOWSHIP to FIGHT POLIO. The RCFC Evening Club Team (Captain - Robin Steele) won the Highest Score after the 1st game, Score 777. Preliminary estimated RCFC earnings: $3665 for TRF, plus Bill and Melinda Gates foundation $6000 = $ 9665. RCFC's Sharyn Salmen and Foothill's Ruth Lutes did an amazing job organizing and running our annual event January 26th.  Thanks to all!
After reaching a worldwide low in 2017 of only 22 'wild' polio virus cases, infections increased 6-fold in 2019 to 125 cases.  Still only two countries saw infections - Afghanistan and Pakistan - although we are all only one plane ride away from exposure.  We still have work to do!     
Upcoming Elections & New Voting Laws

Last week, Angela Myers, Larimer County Clerk and Recorder gave a presentation entitled  “Upcoming Elections and New Voting Laws”.  Her informal/interactive style was evident when she immediately left the podium and began by asking questions.  Myers has worked in the Clerk’s office since May 2003 and was appointed to her current office in May 2013.  She was elected in November 2014 and reelected in 2018.  

Executives & Directors
President Elect
Evening Meeting Chair
Assistant Treasurer
Executive Secretary
Foundation Chair
Board Member
Membership Chair
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
President Elect-Evening
Board Member
Board Member
Immediate Past President
Editor: Bonnie Titley
Urgent/Current Announcements:
Jennifer "Jenn" Holm as been approved by the Board of Directors and Oriented for Membership in the Rotary Club of Fort Collins.  Jenn will attend the Evening Fellowship, is a Realtor/Broker with Cobblestone Realty and is sponsored by Kelly Kettler.  She has already participated in several Community Service projects with the Evening Fellowship & is anxious to set an example for her three boys to make collective impacts for good.  Any concerns about Jenn's proposed membership should notify her sponsor or the Club Secretary in writing by February 12, one week after this announcement appears in the print Rotogear.  
The December 31, 2019 Club Financial Statements have been published on ClubRunner.  To access, sign in and then go into Member Area. Select My ClubRunner.  Below select Documents.  Scroll to area 7 and the Financials are there at the bottom.  If you don’t have ClubRunner account, please contact John Trone,
President Rob read thank you notes from Children’s Theater, The Beattie Teacher of the Month, and the STEM Committee for recent financial awards.
Susan Walker and Brad Abrahamson received their blue badges.  Congratulations Susan and Brad!
Thanks to John Trone for supporting the Ecoschool in Jalapa, Guatemala.  They now have clean water.,
The next evening Rotary meeting is Feb. 5 at 5:30 at Red Truck Brewing.
The Board Of Directors are reviewing processes for charities invoices.

The test run at First Presbyterian Church was considered generally good.  Negotiations are going forward.
RCFC's strategic planning process is moving ahead.  March 4 will include club discussions.
Steve Laine urged members to make nominations for the Service Above Self awards.
Martin Limbird announced the new theme for RI:  Rotary Opens Opportunity (chosen by the new president because it “sounds good in German”!).
Bill Timpson brought greetings from Ngozi.  He announced the opening of a seventh Peace Center in Uganda.
All Rotary committees should give Rob their budget needs for the rest of this Rotary year.

Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Mara Johnson solicited sponsors and volunteers for the Peach Festival.  This year’s beneficiary is Habitat for Humanity.  Our representatives on the central committee are Mara, Rob Marschke, and Annette Geisleman.
Sally Lee reported King Soopers rebate of $532.00 that goes directly into our charitable budget.  If you haven’t signed up yet, see Sally.
Harry Mueller needs weekly Greeters - especially Red Badge members.  Please see Harry to sign up.  
Mara Johnson needs host families for our incoming youth exchange student (2020-21 school year).  She also thanked Club for the $4000 budget.
Henry Weisser brought OLLI (formerly OSHER) catalogs for the winter/spring semester.  See Henry if you need one.  
The Finance Committee meet on the 2nd Thursday, and the Board Meeting is the 4th Thursday each month.  Both meetings are from 3:30 to 5:00 in the Markley Motors Conference room.  All are invited.
Martin Limbird invited club members to join President-elect Del Benson and Jeannie in Honolulu June 6-10, 2020 for the Rotary International convention
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 requests fun fundraising ideas.  She also needs volunteers for her committee.

Ralph Smith has 2020 calendars for sale for $15.  $5 comes back to the Legacy Fund.
The Board Of Directors approved participation in the 2020 Peach Festival.  The beneficiary will be Habitat for Humanity.  President Rob summarized the discussion and outlined the factors to be watched closely.  Peach Festival financial report update will be emailed to members.
SPECIAL NOTE:  Kathy Hawkins cautioned members not to pay dues AND charities with a single checks.  For charities contributions to be tax-deductible, you must write a separate check.
President Rob announced that for those wishing to apply for the new "Noon Membership Without Meals" category, a form needs to be completed and submitted to the Membership Committee.  
PDG Mike Forney invited retired professionals to join SCORE (Senior Corps Of Retired Executives).  Volunteers work with small business personnel to enhance their business.  Counselors are needed in Ft. Collins.  If interested, contact Mike Forney.
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
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Feb 12, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
The 2020 Census: Background and Participation
Feb 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Immigration Issues
Feb 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
The foyer of the Drake Center
Feb 19, 2020 1:30 PM
Community Service Committee
Red Truck Brewery
Feb 19, 2020
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Evening Meeting
Red Truck Brewery
Feb 19, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Finance Committee meeting
Markley Motors Honda Building
Feb 20, 2020 3:30 PM
US - China Cooperation
Feb 26, 2020 12:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Markley Honda
Feb 27, 2020
3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Membership Committee
Drake Center
Mar 11, 2020
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
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Photo Albums
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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Stacy Plemmons
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