The Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, May 17.  Topic: “Cycles: Predicting the Future on the Basis of the Past.”  There are long range cycles that will influence our financial futures in the next 5-10 years.  Dan Ward will be leading the discussion on some well-known and little-known cycles and their repercussions.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Thanks—Bob
Watch the upcoming ROTARIAN for an article on the Four-way Test and Max Getts.
Jean Griswold requested overnight accommodations for 5 boys and 11 girls and transportation to the bus leaving on a youth trip--night of 5/26 and to bus on 5/27.
Rob Marschke said two slots are available for the blood drive next week (5/17).  Contact him or Annette Geiselman.
Ross Lane may be calling you to help on three days with middle school Four-way Test sessions.  He needs 18 Rotarians each day5/22, 5/23, and5/25.  Training is available for newcomers (observing a session is also a good introduction).
Del Benson announced that our Rotoract Club had received the CSU Service Project Award.  He thanked cOur club members for being so supportive.
Tammie Nieman urged members to volunteer for the upcoming STEM session at Cache La Poudre Middle School from 7:15 to 10:15.  The activity is mostly self-guided.  Rotarians are primarily support for the students.
Rene Machovec said emails had been sent out for the last time this year.  She urged prompt payment so our budget will be final and up to date when the new fiscal year begins July 1.
Our club provides many thousands of hours of volunteer service in addition to annual giving to charitable projects. Our giving to charitable projects has not grown to keep up with inflation and growing community needs. The RCFC Legacy Fund has established as an endowment that will provide supplemental funds into the foreseeable future for humanitarian and educational programs in and around Fort Collins. Your contributions to the Legacy Fund are tax deductible and will assure “Service in Action Forever”.
Photo Albums
5-3-2017 Meeting Photos
5-3-17 Photos
4-5-17 Meeting Photos
You Must Know
HELP WANTED!  Apply within…
The Rotogear Team still needs help!  
Last Week’s Program Editor –
Requirements:  Willingness to volunteer, and some low level of writing ability.  English major unnecessary.  Humor helps.  Listening skills desirable.
Duties (a) Listen to (or record if you have the equipment) each week’s program, and write up a paragraph or two summarizing the presentation and any relevant questions.  Presentation critique unnecessary.  (b) Submit a write up by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear Editors. 
Salary:                                     Multiples of the previous writer’s salary may be negotiated. 
Working Environment:       Great staff and opportunity to meet new friends
Fringe Benefits:                     Learn more about your Rotary Club, and fellow Rotarians     
Questions and to submit an application:  Contact either Stacy Plemmons or Erin Mounsey
Bulletin Editor
Erin Mounsey
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Bill Herzog
May 1
Guy Kelley
May 1
Bill Jones
May 3
Dave Everitt
May 5
Zachary ( Zak) George
May 5
Lisa Pendleton
May 7
Lorna Reeves
May 8
John Raich
May 9
Justie Nicol
May 9
Aziz Fouad
May 10
Donna Chapel
May 10
Max Getts
May 10
Ralph Smith
May 10
Ron Rutz
May 12
Sam Bair
May 16
Jane Peters
May 19
Harry Kull
May 21
Henry Weisser
May 21
Garth McCann
May 26
Spouse Birthdays
Bina Mehta
May 3
Lila (deceased) Boyd
May 11
Ann Fairburn
May 15
Barbara Hoel
May 20
Forrest Boggs
May 25
Kelso Kelly
Lisa Kelly
May 12
Melanie Chamberlain
Ray Chamberlain
May 19
Bart Kingham
Millie Kingham
May 27
Join Date
Harry Taylor
May 1, 1995
22 years
Dan Mackey
May 4, 1994
23 years
Justie Nicol
May 6, 2015
2 years
Matt Fries
May 7, 2014
3 years
Susan Harrison
May 7, 2014
3 years
Bill Jones
May 9, 1973
44 years
Glenn Schmidt
May 10, 1995
22 years
Richard Skaggs
May 10, 2006
11 years
Karl Stefan
May 11, 1988
29 years
Amahoro:  Promoting Sustainable Peace and Development in Burundi
This week Rotarians learn about our International Projects and Grants’ Amahoro project, led by Rotarian Dr. Bill Timpson.  “Amahoro” is the Kirundi word for peace, and the project is a partnership between RCFC, a newly formed Rotary Club in Ngozi, Burundi, CSU, and the University of Ngozi.  Project lead Dr. Timpson will be introduced by Henry Weisser.
Founded in 1999 with a commitment to peace and reconciliation, the University of Ngozi (UNG) is a uniquely situated laboratory for peace-building and sustainable development.  Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, emerging from colonization and forty years of violence. Recent conflicts threaten sixteen years of stability but conditions in the region of Ngozi have remained peaceful.   The Amahoro Project hopes to help lead the way.
Using this grant, the University is helping Burundi (1) recover and rebirth spirit, (2) reconcile wounds, differences, rivalries, prejudices, and hatreds, (3) understand the truth of the past, fix the present, and prepare for a better future; and (4) reinforce the resilience needed to rebuild an impoverished, post-colonial nation.
Rotarian Dr. William M. Timpson is Professor of Education at CSU.  After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in American History from Harvard University, he taught junior and senior high school in the inner city of Cleveland, Ohio before completing his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since then he has directed faculty development efforts at three different research universities and written extensively on K-20+ instructional effectiveness, improvement and innovation as well as best methods for teaching complex and compelling issues.
In 1981 Timpson was awarded a three-year Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship. In 2006 he served as a Fulbright Specialist in peace and reconciliation studies at the University of Ulster’s UNESCO Centre in Northern Ireland and again in 2011 at the University of Ngozi in Burundi, East Africa. In Spring 2014 he served as a Fulbright Teaching Scholar at Kyung Hee’s Graduate Institute of Peace Studies in South Korea.
Upcoming Events
Dedication of The Poudre Learning Center
May 18, 2017
McBackpack Program - Regular Meeting
May 24, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Tabor Talk - Regular Meeting
May 31, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
The Enduring Legacy and Myths of America in WWII
Jun 07, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Cultural Considerations in Melanisa - Regular Meet
Jun 14, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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