Rotary International
2018-2019 Theme
 
Our Meetings
When: Thursday at 6:45 am 
Where: The Marriott
Location: 350 E. Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, CO  80525 USA
 
Mail address:
PO Box 272728 Ft Collins, CO 80527
 
Speakers
Vocational Service Committee
Oct 25, 2018 7:00 AM
Ed Gillette Award Presentation
Bob Waltermire
Nov 01, 2018 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Past President
Foundation Chair
Director
Director - International Services
Director - Membership Services
Director - Community Service
Director - Youth Services
PolioPlus Chair
Director - Vocational Service
Scholarship Chair
Director - Public Relations
 
 
 
Dave Talbot, Sara Murphy, Marge Mercurio  - Crutches for Africa
Do you remember David Talbot from Crutches 4 Africa? He came to our club earlier in May as our program speaker – and a powerful program it was! 

It stirred a “movement.”  Remember lugging in all those walkers, crutches, ski and trekking poles, boots and wheelchairs to meetings so they could be collected and prepared for delivery?  We also approached other Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins and they added devices and encouragement to this collection.

Well, Monday August 27th was the delivery day!!!
 
The van was packed with approximately 100 crutches, 10 walkers, 3 wheelchairs, 50 canes/trekking & ski poles, 10 boots and one leg (guess who donated that?)  At breakneck speed, an hour and a half later, those mobility devises were combined with others from many, many different collection sources. 
Everything will be loaded into a 20-foot shipping container and sent to Africa this fall. These mobility devices will ultimately change the lives of so many people.
 
Thank you for your commitment TO ONCE AGAIN make the world a better place in the name of Rotary!
Website: crutches4africa.org
 The Annual Rotary Peach Sale for literacy is over for 2018. Thank you to all who bought peaches this year. Your contribution will provide a dictionary to every 3rd Grade student in the Poudre School District - public, private and home schooled students.

 
Thank you to all who participated in our Greens for Giving Golf Tournament.
 
Total amount raised: $27,000
 
Habitat for Humanity received $6,100 and the Foundation Music School received $3,300
 
Remaining funds will be used in support of Rotary projects here in Fort Collins and around the world.
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.
 
 

 
Recent News
Joan LaBelle, the Executive Director at Disabled Resource Services joined our club this summer. She is from Flint, Michigan, where water is the main news.
 
Joan says, “My mom is from Montreal, born and raised and my aunts, uncles and cousins from the French-Canadian side are all still there or near there. My dad is from upstate New York and when he came to Michigan his brothers and sister almost all followed him. When my mom married my dad, they knew each other 3 months, she did not know English and learned it quickly moving to the states.
 
Dave Doty, one of our new members is Associate Director in the Office of Sponsored Programs at CSU. He lives in Fort Collins and was born in Spokane, WA into an Air Force family, hence, he has many hometowns. 
 
 
For the past nine years, the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast has helped out with the Head Start Adopt-A-Family program. This year, once again, our club members stepped up to help out children in our community. In this photo are just a few of the ELVES who purchased and wrapped gifts for Head Start families. Every member in our Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast is a Santa with a heart as big as Horsetooth Reservoir!