Rotary International
2017-2018 Theme
 
Our Meetings
When: Thursday at 6:45 am 
Where: The Marriott
Location: 350 E. Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO  80525 USA
 
PO Box 272728 Ft Collins, CO 80527
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Past President
Director
Director - International Services
Director - Membership Services
Director - Vocational Service
Director - Community Service
Director - Youth Services
President Elect Nominee
Director - Public Relations
 
 
Throughout October members of our club have distributed over 2,500 colorful keepsake dictionaries to third graders in the Poudre School District, including students in public, charter, private, mountain and home schools.  Dictionaries were purchased with proceeds from the club's 12th annual peach sale.  Over 26, 350 dictionaries have been donated by our club over the past 12 years.  This picture is from the final distribution at Harris Bilingual Immersion Elementary.  Thanks to the hard work of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast to make this happen again this year.
 
Congratulations to Natalie Brown, Executive Director of Spirit Crossing Clubhouse in Fort Collins, for being awarded the Dr. Edward Gillette Vocational Service Award.  This annual award is presented in memory of Dr. Edward Gillette, a veterinarian who developed and directed the Comparative Oncology Unit at Colorado State University and was the Chairman of the Department of Radiological Health Sciences from 1989-1998. Dr. Gillette was also a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast.  Natalie was selected by club members in recognition of her vocational excellence and integrity as leader of Spirit Crossing Clubhouse for 18 years.   Natalie is a great part of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast .
Thanks to Fort Collins Rotary Clubs, all Fort Collins schools are getting Buddy Benches.  See info about Buddy Benches here. Pictured is the new Buddy Bench at Werner Elementary School. The engraving for Peggy Barnstorff is in memory of the school’s former Occupational Therapist who, after working for PSD for many years, passed away last year. She was the wife of fellow Rotarian Garth Barnstorff.
Thanks to the following sponsors of our club's annual peach sale: The Coloradoan, Old Town Media, TRI-102.5/Townsquare Media, Learning Express Toys, Overland Sertoma Club and numerous small business and individual sponsors who donated toward purchase of dictionaries for third graders in the PSD boundary area.  Thanks also to community members who purchased 1,842 boxes of peaches during the Rotary sale.  For every box of peaches sold, a colorful, keepsake dictionary will be distributed to a third grader in PSD public, private, charter and home schools over the next few weeks. When combined with sponsorships and donations, Rotary will distribute over 2,500 dictionaries!   Since the program was piloted at Bennett elementary in the spring of 2006, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary has presented over 26,000 dictionaries.
Thanks to King Soopers and Sprouts and their customers who donated to our Annual Baby Food Drive on June 17th.  Our club collected over 5,000 pounds of Baby Food for the Food Bank of Larimer County.
Thanks to our Greens for Giving sponsors, golfers and silent auction donors.  Your support allows us to give grants to numerous charitable organizations in our community.
Greens Fore Giving 2017
https://greensforegiving.com/

Greens Fore Giving is an annual fundraising golf tournament put on by the Fort Collins Rotary Breakfast Club.  Our event this year is on June 16th, 2017 at Colindale Golf course located in Fort Collins, CO.

Schedule of Events: 

10:00am – Check-In

12:00pm– Shotgun Start – Box Lunches will be provided

5:00pm-7:30pm – Post tournament cocktail party (*open to all Rotarians – more details coming soon)

This years supported charities include: Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary ClubFort Collins After Work Rotary ClubFort Collins Foothills Rotary ClubFort Collins Downtown Club (1918 Club) Rotary ClubFoundation Music School.

Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary PO Box 438 Fort Collins, CO 80522-0438
 
 

 
Recent News
Our club welcomes Jill Layden as a new member. Jill is almost a Colorado native moving to Fort Collins when she was 2 years old and a CSU graduate. She is a chemist and works for Tolmar, Inc in Fort Collins. Jill’s spouse is Paul Layden and she had two children, Annie and Fisher. Jill was sponsored by Ann Bedient. 
Catherine Varra-Nelson is one of the newest members to the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast. She has lived in Fort Collins area for 30 years. She is a retired Technical Writer and Trainer and worked for high tech companies until she retired from Medtronic in 2011. Catherine’s spouse is Lee Varra-Nelson who was also her membership sponsor.