Montava, "A Community Designed by Fort Collins for Fort Collins"
This Wednesday the 24th, our guest speaker will be Max Moss, Colorado president of HF2M, Inc. with the informal title of Chief Community Builder.  After an introduction by Dave Stewart,  Max will give us the inside story on Montava, not just a new “walkable community", but slated to be one of the largest in northern Colorado. 
Zoom Link to This Week's Meetings
To join this week's RCFC Noon meeting CLICK HERE.
To join an Evening meeting, held the first and third Wednesdays at 5:30PM, CLICK HERE.
Rotary Gives $7,750 To Fund Family Services
Homeward Alliance was recently awarded a $7750 Community Grant from RCFC.  Homeward Alliance operates a continuum of services for individuals including basic needs, housing-focused case management, behavioral health, and employment programs, and they oversee the Murphy Center, a resource center in Larimer County for people experiencing homelessness. 
Rotarians Don Jorgensen and Kathy Nicol present the check to Pam Brewer, Development Director.
Freshman Cadet Ashlynn Lutz - Air Force Cadet of the Month (March, 2021)
Freshman Cadet Ashlynn Lutz is an outstanding scholar athlete Air Force ROTC AS100 cadet. Lutz achieved an impressive 3.98 GPA during her first semester at CSU and is one of six freshmen on the Division I CSU women’s soccer team. Upon completing ROTC, she hopes to commission in the Air Force, attend medical school after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, and eventually serve as a surgeon.

(Photo: Rotarian Susan Brand presents award)
My Life as a Rotary Peace Fellow
On March 17th, we were joined, via Zoom from Uppsala, Sweden, by Jordan Matthews, who is attending Uppsala University as a Rotary Peace Fellow, sponsored by District 5440.  As a Peace Fellow, she is working on a MSSc in Peace and Conflict Studies at Uppsala University.  On one of her first slides, she pointed out that the Rotary Peace Fellowship is An Investment in Peace. 
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
Urgent/Current Announcements: 
The Science and Engineering Fellowship meets immediately following this Wednesday's noon meeting (same Zoom link).  President Del Benson will talk on Seeing, Seizing and Acting on Opportunities".  All are welcome!
The membership application of Judge Juan G. Villaseñor has been approved by RCFC's Board of Directors.  Villaseñor currently serves as 8th Judicial District Judge, and is sponsored by Stacy Plemmons.  Any comments regarding Judge Villaseñor's candidacy should be in writing to club secretary Kathy Nicol or to his sponsor by March 31, one week after this notification appears in the Rotogear.
CSU's ACT Human Rights Film Festival (virtual this March 19-28), presents two films aligned with RCFC's Peace Fellowship.  Managing Director Beth Seymour, is offering Rotarians a $2 discount on tickets - use code "RotaryNOCO".  For details on the film fest, see    
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
The Community Grants committee is now accepting grant applications under the Youth Programs category.  Details may be found on our Club website.  Application deadline is Friday, May 21st, with grants awarded in June.
The Peace Builder Newsletter featuring writer and blog facilitator, Lindsey Pointer, has just been published.  Contact Bill Timpson if you did not get a copy.
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!  Total raised was $89,000!!  Thank you Rotarians for your generous support of our community.
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.
General reminder of our Fellowships schedule.  First Wednesday: Peace. Second Wednesday: History. Third Wednesday: Investments.  Fourth Wednesdays: Science.  All meet immediately following the Wednesday noon Zoom meeting, using the same login. 
Reminder that RCFC has a '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.
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
Water in the West - Colorado River
Mar 31, 2021 12:00 PM
My Summer in the White Pine Fire Tower
Apr 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Apr 07, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
CASA for Children - Julie Phillips
Apr 07, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Rotary's 4 Way Test and the Environment
Apr 14, 2021 12:00 PM
History Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Apr 14, 2021 1:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Apr 15, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Politics, History and the West
Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Apr 21, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Apr 21, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 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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