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Our Meetings
When: Thursday at 6:45 am 
Where: Ginger & Baker
Location: 359 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO  80524 USA
All Meetings are both Live and Zoom.
Mail address:
PO Box 272728 Ft Collins, CO 80527
Kimberly Fraser
Nov 30, 2023 7:00 AM
OFF-SITE at Discovery Center - National Black-footed Ferret Conservation Center
Michele Marquitz
Dec 07, 2023 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Paula Winland
Dec 14, 2023 7:00 AM
Compass Zambia Community School -- via Zoom
Christmas Party
Dec 21, 2023 7:00 AM
Christmas Party
Dec 28, 2023 7:00 AM
Michele Marquitz
Jan 04, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Yvonne Myers
Jan 11, 2024 7:00 AM
The Benefits of Hiring People with Disabilities
Yessenia Barron
Jan 18, 2024 7:00 AM
Why Roller Derby? -- Zoom Speaker
John Sollo
Jan 25, 2024 7:00 AM
Experiences in the Antiques Business and 18 Years with Antiques Roadshow
Michele Marquitz
Feb 01, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Lyric Quartet
Feb 08, 2024 7:00 AM
Valentine's Day Program
Officer Jerrod Kinsman, FCPD
Feb 15, 2024 7:00 AM
The SRO program in the Poudre School District
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Foundation Chair
Past President
Director - Membership Services
PolioPlus Chair
Director - Vocational Service
Director - Community Service
The Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club is looking for used laptops in pretty good condition. If you are thinking of upgrading, why not donate your older laptop which will be cleaned up and made useful for students at Front Range Community College who are in need of one of these valuable devices to get the most out of their education.
For more information, click HERE.

Rendezvous Trail cleanup this morning in Fort Collins. We are there once a month to keep the 2 mile section as clean as we can for those enjoying the spectacular trails in Fort Collins. Identified many of the flowering plants along the trail due to the high level of rain we have experienced. Saw signs of elk moving through the area but they are long gone now in July. Thanks to all the folks who thanked us. Makes doing the work more rewarding.

R. Gordon R. McInally

President 2023-24

Rotary Club of South Queensferry


R. Gordon R. McInally was educated at the Royal High School in Edinburgh and at the University of Dundee, where he earned his graduate degree in dental surgery. He operated his own dental practice in Edinburgh until 2016. McInally was chair of the East of Scotland branch of the British Paedodontic Society and has held various academic positions. He has also served as a presbytery elder, chair of the Queensferry parish congregational board, and commissioner to the general assembly of the Church of Scotland.

Gordon joined Rotary in 1984 at age 26. A member of the Rotary Club of South Queensferry, he has served as president and vice president of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. He has also served RI as a director and on several committees, most recently as an adviser to the 2022 Houston Convention Committee and chair of the Operations Review Committee.

Gordon says he looks forward to working with members to build new Rotary clubs and groups. "My vision is that Rotary should exist everywhere in a style to suit everyone who has the desire to be part of us and to help us do good in the world," he says.

He is a patron of the UK-based nonprofit Hope and Homes for Children and led a partnership between that organization and RIBI to support children in Rwanda who had been orphaned in the genocide there. He is a patron of Trade-Aid, an initiative of the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven, England, that provides sustainable humanitarian aid to individuals, families, and businesses in the developing world. He is also an ambassador for Bipolar UK, a national mental health organization. In August 2022, he was made a laureate of the Sino Phil Asia International Peace Awards Foundation.

In his free time, Gordon enjoys rugby, good food and wine, and stick dressing, the traditional Scottish craft of making walking sticks.

Gordon describes The Rotary Foundation as "the engine that provides the energy to do Rotary service." He and his spouse, Heather, also a Rotarian, are Paul Harris Fellows, Major Donors, Benefactors of The Rotary Foundation, and members of the Bequest Society.

Gordon wishes to dedicate his presidency to making the world a better place for his granddaughters, Ivy and Florence, and all the children of the world, to live and thrive.

The Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club has turned $28,000 into $400,000 to fund international projects around the world. The original $28,000 has come from individual members and generous community members and businesses supporting the Club's local fund raising events such as the $10K Raffle, Field of Honor, and Peach Sales. Additional funding from The Rotary Foundation and from Rotary District 5440 grew the $28,000 to $400,000.

Andy Graham from Kinard Core Knowledge School is the teacher of the month for Rotary Club of FC- Breakfast. 

Andy shared is passion of teaching middle school age kids!

The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast is celebrating that its generous members have contributed over $1,000,000 to The Rotary Foundation since the club’s founding in 1989!
The mission of The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.
Donations to The Rotary Foundation result in life changing impacts:
  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.


The Third Annual Field of Honor® (FOH) will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 26 to May 29 at Fort Collins' Spring Canyon Park on West Horesetooth Road. Medallions that honor your hero, including military veterans, first responders, or personal heroes are available to purchase and will hang on one of the 500 American flags that will make up the field. Order medallions: www.rotaryfcbreakfast.org
The IDEA Committee is responsible for the following on behalf of the Fort Collins Rotary Club Breakfast:
  • Raising awareness of diversity,
  • Supporting of diversity, inclusion, and belonging within the club and in the club’s interaction with the community,
  • Liaising with the other club committees.
To find out more, click here
Are you "Feeling Lucky?"
Winning Ticket: 500
Thank you for supporting Rotary through the Love Our Community $10K Raffle!  
Rotarians are PEOPLE OF ACTION. Together, we build parks, award scholarships, develop youth leaders, support first responders and provide disaster relief, promote literacy, distribute food and have nearly eliminated polio worldwide.
Thank You to All Who Supported the 3rd Grade Literacy Project!
It was a successful day at the Holiday Twin Drive-In theater for the 2022 Peach Delivery. Close to 800 boxes of delicious Palisade peaches were loaded into cars along with Ginger & Baker peach pies and jalapeño jam, and Savory Spice peach spice.
Following delivery members of the club were actively volunteering and selling more peaches at the Fort Collins Peach Festival.

​​​​​​​Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s first female president, is the perfect leader to spread the word about the good Rotary does in the world, and inspire its members to keep going.

Jones, 55, was born in Windsor, Ontario, and — save for a few post-college years working in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Manhattan — has lived there her whole life. The oldest of three children, she'd run lemonade stands to earn money to give to charity, and recalls organizing a carnival in her family's yard to benefit kids with muscular dystrophy. "Growing up, my parents had given us wings to do service in our community," she says. Today, her mom, dad, and one of her brothers and his wife are Rotarians. Her other brother created a painting that inspired Jones' presidential-theme ties and scarves.

Read more about RI President Jennifer using the following link:

New Members!
Steve was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador, SA where he gained an appreciation for how much of an impact helping others has on his sense of well-being.   
He was looking for a way to connect in Fort Collins while also doing something for his new community.   The Rotary Breakfast Club met both those needs. 
Steve and his wife, Teresa Runge, have two daughters – Elisa, a graduate of USC in Los Angeles who now works as a business consultant, and Catherine, who will graduate from USC in Columbia, SC and plans to go on to medical school. They are close and enjoy travelling/spending time together.
He is a civil engineer, specializing in water and wastewater projects including pumping, piping, and treatment. He loves the opportunity to help large and small municipalities solve tough problems and the opportunity to help mentor and build the careers of younger staff as the manager of the local office. 
Steve enjoys skiing, hiking, travelling internationally, art appreciation, forestry, and gardening. Since being in FoCo, he has been learning to play tennis and is gaining an appreciation for locally brewed beer! 
He is always open to new adventures.  He and Teresa intend to make Fort Collins their home and are excited to grow new friendships here
Deb Kelly joined Rotary to serve others and give back.  She admired Rotary from afar, but when she came to meetings, she saw that we are PEOPLE OF ACTION and wanted to be part of it!  

After being raised in MN, she moved to Fort Collins in 1987.  She was a single mom and raised her daughter, Amber, here. Amber is a graduate of Poudre School District, C.S.U and the U. of Michigan (degree in Social Work.)   Amber, her husband and two sons (10 and 7) live here.  Deb feels blessed to be in a community that is so family oriented.  

Deb also has a dad, stepmom, sister and brother in Alaska whom she usually visits annually.  

She is Vice President/Manager of Independent Financial Bank and has been a banker for 40 years!  Her resume includes a short stint as an EMT in Hawaii and Loveland. 

She loves to travel and saw the birth of a giraffe on a safari to Kenya and Tanzania. She loves the outdoors – hiking in the mountains or getting to the ocean.   And she tries to get some place warm every winter.   She enjoys movies and almost all major sports.