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The Intersection of Agriculture and Brewing
This Wednesday, January 24th, at the RCFC luncheon meeting at noon at the Lincoln Center,  our program features Dr Gary Hanning, retired Director of Global Barley Research for Anheuser-Busch InBev.  Our speaker will discuss the intersection of agriculture, plant breeding and brewing. Malt barley research ties together the breeding process of malting barley with the agriculture and the brewing needs in a region. In general, the breeding targets derive from the agriculture, malting and brewing interest in a specific region. The research task is to improve the agronomic yields in comparison to wheat grown in that region and to either maintain or improve the brewing qualities of the grain. READ MORE...
The Catering schedule and other info is on our Member information Page.


Museum of Art Fellowship - January 31st

There will be NO noon or evening meetings on January 31st.

  • Instead, there will be a fellowship get together and tour at the
    Museum of Art    https://moafc.org    201 South College
    5:00 - 6:30pm
  • RSVP via Eventbrite by Jan. 25th 
  • Light appetizer, beer and wine provided, (bring cash to tip as we can’t charge for the drinks)

RECAP: What’s New in Weather Forecasting? 
Last week we learned about the science behind weather forecasting when Dr DeMaria (Mark) spoke to RCFC – What’s New in Weather Forecasting?  Dr DeMaria is a Senior Research Scientist in the CSU Institute for Research in Atmosphere (CIRA). READ MORE...
Science & Engineering Fellowship Tour
Field Trip!!!  On Wednesday, the 24th, the Rotary Science & Engineering Discussion Group have a tour of custom bike shop, Black Sheep Bikes -maker of world class Titanium Frame Bikes!!
Contact Martin Nelson with questions geomnelson@gmail.com  970-412-1016


Kent E. Sutherland
With sadness, we share that Kent Sutherland passed away on January 16th. Kent has been a member of our club since 1995. A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 26 at 1:00 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Fort Collins, CO. 
Jonathan (Jonny) Norwine
The Board has approved Jonathan (Jonny) Norwine for membership. Jonny grew up in Illinois and moved to Colorado to study at Colorado College.  Upon graduating with a Bachelor's Degree, he began working for a small startup as a software developer which was acquired by  Seequent, a geoscience software company.  He settled in Fort Collins where he had friends and family and has been active in the high school ministry at his church.  He loves exploring local breweries and taco trucks and has a two-year-old rescue dog named Newton.  
Greeting Opportunities Available!
Please consider volunteering to be a greeter for our in-person lunch meetings during the first quarter of 2024 (January 3 through March 27).  You could either select a specific Wednesday or identify a range of weeks when you could be available.  Greeters rarely serve more than one time per quarter.  For new members, this is a fun and efficient way to meet all of the other members of the club.  There will be no meeting on January 31. 
Please contact Harry Mueller, hwmueller03@yahoo.com
Student of the Month
This week at noon, we recognized our latest student of the month, Sinderly Castro Hernandez.  Sinderly attends Wellington Middle High School. Her guests were her mother Abigail Hernandez and her brother Fernando.  Troy Krotz, principal of Wellington Middle High School introduced Sinderly. Congratulations!
Upcoming Events
Tour custom bike shop - maker of Titanium bikes
Black Sheep Bikes
Jan. 24, 2024
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Noon Meeting
Lincoln Center
Jan. 24, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
January BREW
Prost Brewing Company
Jan. 25, 2024
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
No Lunch Meeting (Fellowship event in evening)
Jan. 31, 2024
Fellowship: Tour Museum of Art
Jan. 31, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Noon Meeting
Lincoln Center
Feb. 07, 2024
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Peace Builder Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Feb. 07, 2024
1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. UTC-07:00
Evening Meeting
SweetWater Brewery
Feb. 07, 2024
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Volunteer Opportunity - Food Share
Food Bank Warehouse
Feb. 10, 2024
9:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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