Hope After Loss of a Child

On October 10th, RCFC will hear from Betsy Strafach, CEO and co-founder of 3Hopeful Hearts. This non-profit 501c (3) organization offers grief companionship to bereaved parents and families to honor the memory of a deceased child and to help them find hope and healing through events, support, education and remembrance.  3HH is unique in the community, and is the go-to organization for anyone impacted by the loss of a child.  

In Northern Colorado, when a child of any age dies, regardless of cause, 3Hopeful Hearts steps in to offer immediate and long term support.    From being called immediately by local hospitals and first responders, to ongoing one-on-one grief companionship, monthly support groups and bereavement in the workplace integration, 3HH provides the comfort, hope and resources needed to start the healing journey.  In addition to advocacy support, 3HH offers memorial opportunities, a yearly children’s grief camp, mothers and fathers retreats as well as ongoing bereavement training to health care providers and caregivers.  Their stated goal is to walk beside and give hope to those who have been impacted by the loss of a child.  

The organization began its work in 2005, and is located at 1610 S. College Avenue in Fort Collins.  Through a sister organization, Betsy uses her photography and videography talents to preserve and honor the memories of infants.  Strafach was schooled in New Hampshire, and is the mother of two children.

Community Grant Awarded: Lutheran Family Services
October 3, 2018 Committee Chair Kathy Nicol and Committee member Sally Lee presented a $2500 Community Grants check to Lutheran Family Services, to support their Parents Education and Support program, teaching safe and effective discipline methods, appropriate developmental expectations and healthy communications methods.    
Past President Jeanne Fangman Accepts Presidential Citation
October 3, Past District Governor Bill Emsley presented Past President Jeanne Fangman with RCFC's 2017-18 Presidential Citation award.  Clubs receiving this citation must achieve specific goals related to Rotary’s three strategic priorities: to support and strengthen clubs, focus and increase humanitarian service, and enhance Rotary’s public image and awareness. Congratulations RCFC and thanks Jeanne!!
Cadet of the Month Honored
This month RCFC honored Gina Spoden as Cadet of the Month.  Gina was congratulated by Committee Chair Warren Wilson, and accompanied by her commanding Air Force ROTC officer.  
New Blue Badges Awarded
October 3, three new RCFC members were awarded their Blue Badge, having completed the various requirements.  New Blue Badge members are Jean Lamm, Harry Mueller and Chuck Ulfers.  Please congratulate all three new Blue Badge Members!
October 3: Jim Wilkins as Governor Ralph Carr
On October 3rd,  Jim Wilkins re-enacted Gov Ralph Carr, saying he based his talk on the book “The Principled Politician”, by Adam Schrager.  The talk went through his life as Governor, how he refused to give in to "Jap Fever" and the issue of the interment camps during WWII.  While Governor Carr felt very strongly that it was not right to intern American citizens, he did agree to take Japanese Americans because he felt they would be better treated in Colorado than neighboring states.   It was reported that neighboring states had threatened to kill any Japanese sent to their state.  Wilkins concluded with how we as Coloradans should be proud of this past governor, who refused to give in to bigotry and lost his next election for Governor as a result.  
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 Rotary History Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular meeting in the foyer. Our topic will be 'All About the Supreme Court: Aspects of its history, role and personnel.' Everyone and all opinions are always welcome.
Melanie Chamberlain announced that all but four of the RCFC Centennial Memorial book written by John Matsushima have been sold.  See Melanie quickly to get yours.    
Don Eversoll encouraged members to visit and donate to the FC CO Café, a non-profit, pay-what-you-can café.  
Bill Schaffter urges participation in Fort Collins Read Aloud.  For information, go to

Ralph Smith has 2019 calendars available for $14, $5 of which comes to the club.  He presented a check for $120 to the club from last year's sales.

Henry Weisser urged members to enroll in OSHER, CSU's life-long learner classes, and left catalogs at the front desk.

Dave Stewart will be traveling to Mexico in November, and urged members to consider a visit to the orphanage we have helped.  See him for details.

Sally Lee announced King Soopers now requires credit card for reloading more than $100.  Checks no longer taken.  Our club earned $358 this month.

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

Upcoming Events
Teachers of the Year
Oct 17, 2018
Colorado Water Conservation Board, Becky Mitchell
Oct 24, 2018
Oct 31, 2018
Veterans Day
Nov 07, 2018
Photo Albums
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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