John Fielder’s “Colorado’s Highest: The Naming of the 14,000 Foot Peaks”

Wednesday, January 13th, Ralph Smith introduces RCFC to nationally acclaimed photographer John Fielder, who will present a virtual slide show and discussion of his latest book.

This new book, “Colorado’s Highest: The Naming of the 14,000-Foot Peaks” describes in photos and text who first climbed Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks, and how all 58 mountains were named.  From his home in Summit County, John will discuss the origins of the project, the writing of author Jeri Norgren, his photography of the fourteeners for the past 40 years, the work of oils artist Bob Wogrin, and the history of climbing and naming these iconic mountains.  There will be music, too!

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Purple Pins goes Electronic!  
It's that time and we are excited to offer a virtual online Purple Pins Bowling event this year.  
         WHEN:   Sunday January 31, 2020  2:00 – 4:00 PM 
         WHERE:   Online ZOOM Event 
Online Bowling App -  Teams will be assigned to ZOOM Rooms of 12 bowlers each and non-bowlers are welcome to join for the fellowship.   Room Facilitators will assist bowlers with setting up the bowling app and tracking each bowler's scores.  You will need a Smart Phone to run the Bowling App, a Computer/Tablet and Internet Access to participate in the Zoom Room and play with an online Bowling team.   To register, lick on this link before January 27: 
February "Black History" Programs Announced
The November Rotarian magazine featured an article, We the People, challenging Rotary to “…move beyond grants and volunteerism, although that work is good, …..into accountable relationships…”  Rotarians seek to understand through truth, fairness, goodwill and behavior beneficial to all.  Though we may not understand it, this past year the “Black Lives Matter” movement challenged our nation to do better.   
Next month, RCFC's Programs Committee has scheduled three Relevant, Informative, Timely and Educational programs focused on our past, our present, and our potential for greater impact and change.  The series starts on February 10 when nationally recognized author Dr. Melba Beals joins us via Zoom to discuss her experience as one of "The Little Rock Nine", chronicled in her book, Warriors Don't Cry.   The Rotary Readers book fellowship is reading Warriors Don't Cry for February 11, discussion.  
Medical Advisory - Head and Neck Cancers
January 6, Rotarian Ed King shared  his personal experience with Head and Neck Cancer, what he has learned about this group of cancers and what he is doing to message others so they can avoid, identify and get proper treatment if necessary. He began his talk by thanking our club members who helped  him get to his treatment at Anschutz in 2014.
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...
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: 
This week's History Fellowship (immediately following the noon meeting) will examine the civil checks and balances basic to our government.  Dr. Bob Lawrence will facilitate, and outline greed and the misuse of political power as discussed by Plato, Tolkien, Aristotle, and James Madison (as representative of those who supported adoption of the Constitution).
In 2020 officials tallied more than 200 cases of wild polio and nearly 600 cases of the vaccine-derived form. Most of the vaccine-derived strains are in Afghanistan and Pakistan, but rogue strains are also turning up across much of sub-Saharan Africa, Yemen, Malaysia and the Philippines.  RCFC's Purple Pins for Polio Committee has set a goal of $3500 in donations this year, and are deciding how to participate while socially distanced.  Contact Sharyn Salmen for details.  
The Good and Lucky Non-Event raised $60,000 for the various charitable causes, plus a $19,000 matching grant for the United Way Fire Relief fund!  Total raised was $79,000!!
The next Rotary Book Fellowship discussion will be February 11, reviewing the book Warriors Don't Cry, by Dr. Melba Pattillo Beals, a memoir of her experience as one of the Little Rock Nine.  Dr. Beals will be our noon speaker on February 10.  Contact Dave Stewart for details.
Older Announcements Still Relevant:
Ralph Smith is still offering his annual photo calendar for $15.  Rotarian purchases generate a contribution to the Legacy Fund.  Contact or 970-214-2322.
First Pres church has indicated they are not comfortable hosting Rotary any time soon.  For now, all meetings will continue to be via Zoom. 
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. 
President Del announced a 'one-stop' Finances email -  Del also reminded members that 'the buck stops here' and asked that any complaints or concerns also be directed to him.
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
Noon: The Cameron Peak Fire of 2020
Jan 20, 2021 12:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Jan 20, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Jan 20, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jan 21, 2021
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Science and Engineering Fellowship
Via Zoom or in Noon Meeting Room
Jan 27, 2021
Noon: Neandertals are Us!
Jan 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Purple Pins for Polio Virtual Bowling
Jan 31, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:33 PM
Noon: NASA's Astronauts
Feb 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Peace Builder Fellowship
Feb 03, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Evening Meeting
Feb 03, 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
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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
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06-26-2019 Regular Meeting
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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
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Mar-27-2019 Meeting
03-20-2019 Regular Meeting
03-13-2019 Regular Meeting
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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
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12-6-2017 Regular Program
12-13-17 Christmas Party
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