Learn more about a few of our newest members
I am new to Fort Collins, but I am not new to Rotary. I was a Rotarian for a brief period in about 2013, but demands of my career made it difficult to be a contributing member. My grandfather and my wife were Rotarians for over twenty years and my mother has been a Rotarian for almost thirty years. I believe in what Rotary stands for and it is a great way to serve the community, while making friendships that can last a lifetime. 
Kristi Bohlender - Colorado State University Alumni Association Executive Director
 
I am so thrilled about the opportunity for Colorado State University to become more active with the Rotary in Fort Collins.  As a product of northern Colorado, Rotary has always been special to me.  I remember participating with the lunch Rotarians (too many years ago) when I was the student body President at Fort Collins High School, and then throughout all of my years when I was working in the CSU Athletic Department.  It was such an honor to be the guest at Rotary, and I can still hear Shelly Godkin asking, “How about those Rams” as he introduced our coaches and student-athletes.  It was also incredibly special to be the guest of my dad Don (Unger) and brother Kevin (Unger) on occasion!
Community Development & Engagement Lead; Blue Federal Credit Union Cheyenne, Wyoming
 
Chandler believes becoming a Rotarian will grant him the chance to increase positive impact in his community, job, and personal life. Furthermore, being a Rotarian will be an outlet for Chandler to put what he believes about himself into action. It will provide a source for him to serve the community, grow professionally, as well as fulfill the purpose of what it means to be a Rotarian. Chandler envisions applying the Four-Way test is to use it as a baseline in his decision making process. Chandler commented… though simple enough to recite without notes, the test is something that seems to be designed to gently remind oneself to strive to be better and to seek the best solution. Often times he finds himself in a position of being too harried to fully think about every decision. The Four-Way test is a check to that mentality and allows him to slow down, consider options and move forward with confidence.
Please welcome our newest member David Dunne. David is from San Antonio, TX and moved to Fort Collins in 2021. He has been a Rotarian for 21 years and has held numerous leadership positions including president of both the Boerne Sunrise Club 2020-21 and The Rotary Club of San Antonio at the Dominion 2008-09.
 
    Wednesday, April 28, six new Rotarians were officially inducted into RCFC; the seventh, Mo Salman, was inducted May 5, completing the March/April new member Cohort.  Meet the seven new Rotarians:
     
    Colin Campbell, an engineer who enjoyed a career in the High Tech, Medical and Aerospace industries, including Hewlett Packard.
     
    Irene Josey, our current Larimer County Treasurer and Public Trustee, whose father is a Rotarian in Vermillion, SD.
     
    Shana Martinez, an Audiologist with Oticon Medical, specializing in cochlear implant technology.  Shana was a Rotary Exchange Student to Canada!
     
    Mary Ontiveros, grew up in Pueblo, graduated from CSU, and worked her way up to become the Vice President for Diversity Emeritus, of Colorado State University. 
     
    Mo Salman, born in Iran, Doctor of Vet Medicine who has practiced in multiple countries and is now professor and researcher of Infectious Diseases in Animals at CSU.
     
    Steve Schaffer, Doctor of Dentistry, who went to high school with Don Jorgensen in Lincoln Nebraska and graduated from the NU School of Dentistry.  
     
    Juan Villaseñor, 8th District Court Judge, who immigrated to the US from Mexico at age 15, graduated from the Vanderbilt Law School, and is now enrolled in an on-line Master of Laws Degree from Duke University.  
     
    Congratulations to all, and Welcome to RCFC!
     
     
     
    Past President Rob Marschke inducted the Rotary Club of Fort Collin's newest member, Stephen Smith, sponsored by Dave Stewart.  Smith is a water engineer and businessman having designed and built water projects worldwide.  All Disneyland irrigation projects worldwide were designed and built by Smith's company.  Please welcome Stephen Smith!
    Via Zoom, Past President Steve Laine inducted our newest member, Min Fan.  Min is part of Heartland China, an organization dedicated to improving relations between China and the US, and is sponsored by Bill Timpson and Jean Lamm.  
     
    Min has already delivered her new member 'intro' talk, but did announce and thank RCFC for the $500/$1500 District Matching Grant for masks for the homeless at the Fort Collins Rescue mission.  Details are in the Community Grants story.    
    Past President Steve Laine inducted Susan Walker as our newest RCFC member, sponsored by Bill West.  Susan is the Director of Community Outreach for MacKenzie Place.  Susan gave her classification talk on the spot, stressing her personal mission to help seniors who can't afford it get appropriate care.  Welcome Susan!!

     
    Past President Steve Laine inducted Jenn Holm, sponsored by Kelly Kettler into RCFC's evening membership.  Jenn then gave her new member talk, noting she was raised in Riverside California.  She has 3 sons, likes rock climbing and extreme activities, door making. and yoga.  She is a real estate broker and looks forward to the service, connections and the international focus of Rotary.
    November 20, 2019, Steve Laine inducted our newest member, Gloria Gleave.  Gloria is a retired former teacher (CSU), travels internationally extensively and is sponsored by Glen Schmidt and Robin Steele.  She will join the Evening group.
    Kerrie Luginbill, chair of the After Hours Fellowship, introduced Steve Laine (RCFC immediate Past President) who inducted his son, Mathew Laine, into Rotary and the Evening Fellowship.  Matthew is an Account Executive with Brown & Brown of Colorado for Commercial Insurance, and is sponsored by Jon Land.  Welcome Matt!!
    January 8, 2020, we welcomed our newest member, Kurt Magstadt, sponsored by Chuck Rutenberg.  Immediately after induction Kurt gave his new member talk, and introduced his wife.  Kurt and his family moved to Fort Collins from Florida last August, wanting to experience '4 seasons' and the outdoor life we all take for granted. 
     
    Past President Steve Laine also welcomed back returning member Bob McCluskey, sponsored by Bill Moellenhoff.  Welcome Kurt!  Welcome back Bob!
    Past President Steve Laine inducted our newest member, Grace Taylor, who will join the Evening fellowship.  Grace is Vice President of Operations for PVH and MCR, both hospitals are part of UCHealth.  She oversees several support services and fosters relationships with network affiliate hospitals.  She is sponsored by Stacy Plemmons.  
    Wednesday May 8, Past President Jeanne Fangman inducted RCFC's newest member, Jeptha Bernstein, sponsored by  Kathy Nicol.  Jeptha is an accomplished violinist, and the Founding Executive Director of non-profit Off the Hook Arts youth music program.  She has an extensive resume, having played with at least 10 different orchestras including the Metropolitan Museum Orchestra.  A brief bio can be found at https://offthehookarts.org/staff-artist/jephta-bernstein/ 
    May 24, RCFC's newest member, Rich Fisher was inducted by Past President Jeanne Fangman.  Rich is sponsored by Jim Collinson.  Welcome Rich.
    April 10, Past President Jeanne Fangman inducted new member Kip Turain, sponsored by Bill Schaffter.  Kip recently retired as Commander of the US Air Force ROTC program at CSU.  Kip and wife Maria have two children, Cayla and Cristian.  Kip has a bachelor's degree in management, plus three masters degrees: HR Development; Military Operational Art and Science; and National Security Strategic Studies.  Welcome Kip Turain! 
    March 20, Past President Jeanne Fangman inducted our two newest members:  Don Jorgensen (sponsored by Stacy Plemmons) and Meghana Bhatnager (sponsored by Mara Johnson).   Dr. Jorgensen is a recently retired Orthodontist, and a returning Rotarian, having been a member of RCFC many years ago.   Meghana is a vice president with Adams Bank and a member of the Satellite fellowship.  
    Bob Simmons was born in 1944 in Brooklyn to what he said was a non-eventful youthful period. None of his family was college educated, but his father emphasized getting educated. So Bob got a BS degree in Zoology from Houghton College in 1966, an MS degree from Michigan State in Anatomy and an MD from Wake Forest in 1972...
    Rajiv Mehta started his new member talk by saying that he was from Mumbai, India. He obtained a degree in engineering at Bombay University in 1973. He then started his career here in the United States by obtaining a M. S. Degree in Engineering at CSU, followed later by an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School. After obtaining his Masters Degree, he taught in the CSU College of Business from 1977-1980...
    Martin Nelson gave his classification talk this week.  Martin said that it was good to be a Rotarian again, he was a member and president of the Creede, CO Rotary club in the mid 1980s. Martin thanked George Landsverk for reintroducing him to Rotary.
     
    Martin was born in Wurtzburg, Germany in 1949 during the time his father was in Military Intelligence. He went to school in Braunau am Inn, Austria, Hitler’s home town. Due to his fathers military career, they moved a lot. He spent lots of years in Alaska and also in Utah. He lived in Alaska during the time of the 9.2 scale earthquake, which started his interest in Geology. He went to high school in El Paso, Texas and said that since there was a college in town, he would attend there, U. of Texas at El Paso. There Martin got both a B.S. and M.S. in Geology..