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Weekly Program Notes:
Program May 30, 2018: "RI Founders" Visit RCFC  
Last week Centennial Chair Lynne Baker led a talented troupe of RCFC members in a reenactment of a 10th anniversary FCRC meeting.  Fine acting and period dress effectively took us back to 1928. 
1928 President Arthur Johnson (Stacy Plemmons) spoke first; reviewing the many accomplishments during the club's first 10 years. Highlights included the Committee to Investigate Vice's recommendation to control venereal disease in our fair city and their success "keeping Ft Collins dry".  The club had raised dues from $1 to $12 per month, and used funds to adopt a French orphan from the War to End All Wars, help build the Armory Building, support the YMCA and a boys camp at Red Feather, provide milk and a Christmas program for indigent school children and provide interest free loans to students at the Agricultural College.  
The next speaker was Rotary's "5th Founder", Harry Ruggles (Martin Limbird) who is credited with introducing singing and the Rotary songbook.  We sang 2 songs from that era.  Should we be concerned that everyone seemed to know the words to "Let Me Call You Sweetheart"?
Sylvester Sheely (Eric Peterson), visiting from Chicago, described how he and Paul Harris started Rotary in 1905 as a group where local businessmen could communicate and support one another, subsequently adding "service" to the mission.  He then introduced the keynote speaker, Founder Paul Harris (Guy Kelly) who reviewed the origins of Rotary, his time in Colorado, and his travel abroad, plus Rotary's role in building peace. 
"Paul" also announced that a real 1928 issue, "the Rotary Gearwheel controversy" was resolved (how many cogs, plus the key slot that allowed the wheel to go from passive to active), establishing today's Rotary symbol.
The presentation ending with the speculation of what the club might look like at it's 100th anniversary.  Special program "credits" were given to Guy Kelley for his writing, acting and (I suspect) directing this presentation which got us all in the mood for our centennial celebration.
Candy Zugarramurdi - Student of the Month
Student of the Month Committee Chair, Jack Vogt introduced Dave Fox, teacher at the Poudre Community Academy, who in turn introduced RCFC's Student of the Month, Candy Murphy.  The Poudre Community Academy conducts classes four days a week, leaving Wednesday for Service Learning activities.  Candy works at the Wellington Animal Rescue (lives on the site!) and specializes in using human patience to relax scared pets.  Candy's proud parents, Tony and Stephany attended. 
Newest Paul Harris Fellows
May 23, TRF Committee Chair Mike Sollenberger presented Justice Nicol with her first Paul Harris Fellow pin.  Ron Stoops received his pin for PHF+5.  Thanks to you both!
May 23 Program: The 2018 Farm Bill

May 23rd, Club member Kirvin Knox was introduced by Dave Stewart.  Mr. Knox informed us that no bill had been passed yet so he addressed what may likely be in the bill with some additional color of various aspects that impact the content of the bill.  He informed us that there has been much analysis of the bill along with a heavy lobbying effort in support of the bill’s passage.  The bill is deemed a national security issue to ensure there is an adequate food supply.  The Farm Bill is the primary vehicle used to address issues around food adequacy in our country.

The first food bill was the Agricultural Adjustment Act passed in 1933 and it contained provisions to pay farmers for not growing food crops.  Some of the more interesting commodity food price comparisons from 1949 to 2017 are:  Corn, from $1.24/bushel to $3.36/bushel; cotton from $28.60/hundred weight to $67.40; milk from $.82/gallon to $3.23 and wheat from $1.88/bushel to $4.60.  The point was made that global commodity markets impact our prices and government subsidies kick in when the price goes below the cost of production.

The bill will likely have 10 sections called Titles. The various titles address biofuels, conservation, wildlife habitat, NAFTA, food stamps, credit (the Farm Credit System), rural development, forestry and horticulture.  We import half of our food in America from overseas and 42 million Americans are “food insecure”, meaning their household incomes are insufficient to feed their families.

President Elect Steve Laine Kicks off Annual Funding Drive
President-Elect Steve Laine announced the start of RCFC's annual Financial Commitment Drive, noting that "We have always been generous with our time and talent.  It’s time think about what you can do in the ‘treasure’ department for next year".  Steve set a goal to increase support for Community Grants, Scholarships and all of the things RCFC does to impact people and our community by 10% this year.  Financial Commitment forms are due to Assistant Treasurer Bonnie Titley no later than May 9.
Satellite Announces BBBrews
The RCFC Satellite is hosting their 3rd Annual fundraiser, BBBrew for Hope, a Kansas City BBQ Sanctioned Competition featuring unlimited competition BBQ, beer from Horse & Dragon Brewery and live music. This event is raises money for ChildSafe Colorado, CSU Ag Adventures and our own Rotary Club's International Projects & Grants Committee. 
 
In the past 2 years BBBrews has raised just under $17,000!!   Access Sponsorship Levels Here > Tickets Can Be Purchased Here 
 
BBBrews attendees tend to be mid-career and retired professionals with local ties and a heart for philanthropy.   Only 350 tickets will be sold! ​  
Tickets are $40.00 per person and include: one complimentary local craft beer, unlimited BBQ to be prepared by the BBQ competitors and the opportunity to vote for the people’s choice.  Click here to watch us on KDVR last year promoting the event
WHEN: July 28th • 2pm – 5pm
WHERE: B.W. Pickett Equine Center (CSU Equine Center)
 
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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THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Announcements Editor: Bonnie Titley

The last TIPS training session is Saturday, June 23, 9:00 AM to Noon at 1st Bank off of Mountain and College Avenue.  Please ask neighbors, family, friends, co-workers - everyone willing!  The Peach Fest will happily pay for all who commit to Volunteer August 18, but you must show up, or be charged the $40 fee (free if you show up). You must be TIPS certified to serve alcohol at the Peach Festival.  See Harry Mueller for details and to sign up.  

Rob Marschke announced that applications for community grants were now available.

Chuck Ulfers presented banners from Texas clubs he recently visited, where he lives part of the year.

Glenn Schmidt urged everyone to be present for Changing of the Guard next week where present and future officers will be honored.

The Board of Directors will meet at Jeanne Fangman’s home on June 26 from 3:30-5 p.m.

Jud Harper emphasized that the Legacy Fund has met its primary goal of $1 million dollars.  He urged members who have contributed to check the list of donors that will be included in the Centennial Dinner program to be sure it is complete.

PAST ANNOUNCEMENTS STILL VALID:  

Sally Lee asked for volunteers to lead inspirations in coming months.

Bill Timpson reported that Tony Frank and Rick Miranda had recently contributed CSU dollars toward peace initiatives.  This opens the gate for potential matching funds in the future.

Sally Lee announced King Soopers now requires checks for reloading more than $100.  Credit cards no longer taken.  Our club earned $250 this month.

If you haven't already..., President Elect Steve Laine urges members to get commitment forms in so a reliable budget for next year can be developed.

Satellite Member Jennifer Brooks asked for sponsors for the BBBrews event on July 28.    Sponsors get four tickets.

Sally Lee will be presenting a series on Women is Science.  Her first program was on a female mathematician.

 
Marty Bachman reminded all to report special occasions/events/illness that the Care and Recognition Committee should acknowledge.  Call Marty, Judy Boggs, or President Jeanne.
 
Lee Jeffrey read to 1st graders and had a ball.  More volunteers are needed.  Contact Lee or Rob Marschke. 

President Jeanne urged members to engage Rotary through RCFC Committees.  The Rotogear, Membership, New Member Orientation, and Welcome Desk all need volunteers.  
 
Melanie Chamberlain appealed to members to look for any historical materials they might have squirreled away at home and bring them to her or Bonnie for use in creating Centennial Year displays.
 
Save the Date: Lynne Baker, one of three co-chairs of the Centennial Committee, reports that much is being planned for our Centennial Year.  Culmination will be a dinner on August 1, 2018, at in the Stadium Club in the new CSU stadium.  
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
Rotary International Convention - Toronto, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
 
Semester At Sea - Loren Crabtree
Jun 27, 2018
 
Happy Indepencence Day - NO ROTARY MEETING
Jul 04, 2018
 
Project Cure - Melissa Espositi
Jul 11, 2018
 
Centennial Celebration Dinner at CSU Stadium
Aug 01, 2018
 
Photo Albums
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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