2020-21 RI 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
Jena Griswold - CO Secretary of State
Jul 23, 2020 7:00 AM
Election 2020 Preparation
Kristin Woodward-Vaassen, CEO & Founding Director
Jul 30, 2020 7:00 AM
Two by Two - Kindhearted Kids Program
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President - Elect Nominee
Treasurer
Past President
Foundation Chair
Director
Director - International Services
Director - Membership Services
Director - Vocational Service
PolioPlus Chair
Peach Sales-Dictionary project-Co-chair
Director - Community Service
Director - Youth Services
Peach Sales-Dictionary Co-chair
Scholarship Chair-College Program
Director - Public Relations
 
 
                       
 

We will be posting the winner information soon. Thank you to all who supported this event and we sincerely apologize for having to cancel. Funds raised through this event will be used in the Rotary Year 2020-2021 but we will be presenting information of the use of these funds when they are expended.

 

 
 
Rotary District 5440 Governor Chris Woodruff and Karoline joined several Breakfast Club members for their monthly reading program at Laurel elementary School in Fort Collins. The students were thrilled to have a near "Santa" look alike reading with them. The reading program is a cooperative project between the Breakfast Club and the Book Trust organization.
 
Kathy Phifer from the CSU School is Cool Backpack Program presented an over view of their efforts to make sure that all students have the necessary material that they need to have a successful year regardless of their economic status. For the 2019-2020 school year, they gave out 2614 backpacks at 51 schools using the $51,000 donated to the program. Each backpack contains the appropriate material for the particular grade level. Each backpack contains anywhere from $75 to $150 worth of material, depending on the grade. With the help of the CSU Bookstore, each pack costs only $25 for the pack and material.
 
The program started in 1991, with 60 backpacks and 5 schools.
 
Thirty five families and almost 100 children will have a bright and merry holiday season as the members of Breakfast Rotary came forward to supply presents. This gift giving program has been going on for many years in conjunction with the Poudre Head Start.
 
On September 19, 2019, the Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins donated $10,000 from the proceeds of the 2019 Peach Festival to the Boy's and Girl's Club in Fort Collins.
 
The 2019 Peach Sale for dictionaries was a huge success. Over 1300 boxes of peaches were sold on August 24 with an additional 400 boxes sold at the Fort Collins Peach Festival. Every 3 rd grade student, public, private and home schooled, will be receiving their dictionary in the next 2 months.
 
This was the 14th year of selling peaches to purchase dictionaries. Over all those years 22,500 students have received dictionaries within the Poudre School District boundary.
 
We thank all of our customer, both new and returning, that have made this a fabulous fund raising event.
Thanks to our sponsors 
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 14th, 2019 at Colindale Golf course located in Fort Collins, CO.

Schedule of Events:

10:30am – 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 Habitat For HumanityFoundation Music School, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club,Fort Collins Foothills Rotary ClubFort Collins After Work Rotary ClubFort Collins Downtown Club (1918 Club) Rotary Club.

Grand Door Prize

Getaway Trip to San Diego, CA

To register click HERE
The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast along with the three other Fort Collins Rotary Clubs joined together on January 27 at Chippers Bowling Lanes to raise over $40K for Polio Plus at the Purple Pins for Bowling event.

Lane sponsors, food donations, club members, family and friends and high spirits worked together to make the day a huge success.
Members of the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club once again will be making some local residents very happy this holiday season. Through the efforts of Rotarians Gary Turner and Andrew Hensen, the members of the club adopted over 40 families. Gifts were purchased and wrapped and will be handed out to over 100 children who might not have had a bright Christmas. The Club has been adopting families for many years and the numbers grow every year.
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
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.
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
After growing up with multiple exchange students in her house, Cait moved from Maryland to attend Colorado State University where she received a bachelor’s in International Studies and a minor in German and Japanese. She works for DISH Network in Business Administration as an Inventory Specialist. Before that, she worked one of her passions as a landscaper.
Ron Catterson, our newest member was previously at the Rotary Club of Evergreen in Colorado. Ron has been a Rotarian since 2006 and has been active in the the RYLA program for years. He and his wife, D’Anna moved to Fort Collins in April 2019. Ron is a commercial real estate broker and his interests include mountain biking, skiing, fly-fishing, camping, hunting, experiencing live music and cheering on the Broncos.
Dr. Carrie Campbell Broughton, joined the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast as a way to connect with other like-minded committed members and to spend time with her father, Ken Campbell. Carrie works as physician at Mountain View Family Medicine and Auburn Crest Hospice and has lived in Fort Collins for over 18 years.
Lynn Matson, moved to Fort Collins in March 2019 and is one of our newest members. A longtime Rotarian, he was a member of the Rotary of Loveland Club since 2005. In Loveland, Lynn, was involved in the sponsorship section of the Loveland Rotary Rubber Duck Race among many other club projects.