Rotary International
2019-2020 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
Bruce Boevers
Oct 24, 2019 7:00 AM
Larimer County Search & Rescue
Cyndy Hunt Luzinski
Oct 31, 2019
Dementia Friendly Communities of Northern Colorado
President Ann Bedient
Nov 07, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Assembly - The Rotary Foundation
Jim Dawdy
Nov 14, 2019 7:00 AM
Evolution of a Fighter Pilot
RYLA Students
Nov 21, 2019 7:00 AM
Stories about thier week at RYLA
No Meeting
Nov 28, 2019 7:00 AM
President Ann Bedient
Dec 05, 2019 7:00 AM
Club Assembly and CPR Training
Jim Weber
Dec 12, 2019 7:00 AM
Child Trafficing
Breakfast Annual Holiday Party
Dec 19, 2019 7:00 AM
Holiday Party
Meeting Canceled
Dec 26, 2019 7:00 AM
Meeting Canceld
Kathy Phifer
Jan 02, 2020 7:00 AM
School is Cool Backpack Program
Michael Emmanuel
Jan 09, 2020
Musician stories and photos
DG Chris Woodruff
Jan 16, 2020 7:00 AM
State of District 5440
Tom Hewson
Jan 23, 2020 7:00 AM
Mary Catherine Limbird
Jan 30, 2020 7:00 AM
Rotary Peace Scholars
President Ann Bedient
Feb 06, 2020 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Foundation Chair
Past President
Director - International Services
Director - Membership Services
Scholarship Chair-Centennial
Director - Vocational Services
10K Raffle co-chair
Peach Sales-Dictionary project
10k Raffle-co chair
Scholarship Chair-College Program
Director - Community Service
Director - Youth Services
PolioPlus Chair
Golf Committee chair
Director - Vocational Service
Peach Festival
Director - Public Relations
Featured Speaker: Mike Bobo, Head Football Coach of CSU
  • It's his 5th year at CSU
  • 2 Wins & 5 Losses so far this year
  • Last 2 years have been tough with last year ending with 2 Wins & 9 Losses
  • Decided to implement the EDGE Program
    • E stands for EFFORT 100% of the Time
    • D stands for DISCIPLINE- attentive to details on and off the field.  Doing what needs to be done.
    • G stands for GRATITUDE- grateful for what you do have.  Focus on the positives not the negatives in your life.
    • E stands for EXCUSE FREE- take ownership whether good or bad and move on
  • Leaders and influencers hold each other accountable with the EDGE program
  • He "Drafted" his team so they were accountable based upon the EDGE criteria 
  • Implemented "Say What it Is" Fridays where called out and rewarded behavior which grew them closer as a team
  • End Game is translate this new program into WINS! He has noticed they are playing very hard this year 
  • Coach Bobo is having more fun this year than the last 22 years of coaching.  
  • Ultimately wants to impact kids lives, like his dad did when he was a coach
    • Teaching his kids it's not about yourself but about the team and sacrificing for the "family"
  • #1 Challenge is recruiting but he and his team are focused on it
  • Bobo loves competing, loves wining and loves effecting young men's lives in a positive way
President Ann Bedient called the meeting to order at the Spirit Crossing Clubhouse at 7:18 am.
Inspiration: Ann Bedient
  • Ryan Trost – Rotaract
  • Carrie Campbell Broughton – Prospective Member
  • Ola Saganowska – Exchange Student from Poland
  • Second new member announcement for Carrie Broughton
  • Jim Dawdy had a stroke last weekend.
  • Jim McCambridge is looking for ideas for community service projects for “Make A Difference Day” on Oct 26.
  • Cindy Cloyd is looking for suggestions for publications that could run a story about her son’s Global Grant to create a movie “Lady Madonna”
  • Ryan Trost has tickets to sell for the Chili Cook Off fundraiser for the Book Trust at Horse and Dragon from 7-9:00 pm on November 8. 
  • Kathy Miner requested members to sign up for Meals on Wheels for November:
Program: Natalie Brown, Director of Spirit Crossing Clubhouse introduced Spirit Crossing Clubhouse members Trinity and Elana.
  • Since 1998, Spirit Crossing Clubhouse has helped adults work through their mental health recovery to become productive and significant contributors to Larimer County. Personal recovery and wellness goals may include:
    • Obtaining or maintaining employment
    • Pursuing an education (GED, college and masters degrees)
    • Building positive social relationships
    • Leading a productive, meaningful life
  •  Mission: Spirit Crossing Clubhouse supports adults with behavioral health disorders as they pursue their personal, social, financial and vocational goals.
  • Vision: We believe one’s wellness depends upon experiencing positive work opportunities, meaningful social relationships, having one’s skills and talents needed by others and promoting independence through community involvement. The Spirit Crossing community seeks to reduce stigma of mental illness through community education and outreach programs.
  • 70% of members live independently.
  • Work opportunities offered include; librarian, receptionist, clerical tasks, gardening, grounds maintenance and bookkeeping integrated into the community.
  • The annual cost for a person at Spirit Crossing Clubhouse is only $4400/year which is about 1/3 of the cost of alternative approaches for treating behavioral health disorders.
  • Medicaid is the primary source of revenue plus SummitStone, the State budget and private donations.
  • There are 330 accredited Spirit Crossing Clubhouse locations worldwide. 
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!
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
Kristin Candella is the Executive Director and CEO of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity. She has lived in Fort Collins since the 4th grade with 5 years in California and 5 years in Denver and considers Fort Collins her home. When asked about her hobbies, Kristin said “Habitat for Humanity is a lifestyle for me so building here, there, and everywhere is a career, interest and hobby.  One of my dreams is to take my kids to build Habitat homes in locations all over the world.  Other interests are anything my kids are into including soccer, flag football, karate and outdoorsy activities.”

Heather Gossel has joined the ranks one of our newest members.
She is the Branch Chief, Internal Communications at USDA, Agricultural Research Service.  Heather has a son, Lane, (age 24) and has lived in Fort Collins for 20 years.
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!