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Drake Center (Lunch)
Fort Collins, CO 80526
The community of La Majada has 275 houses, of which 150 do not have water piping. Total population is 1,375. The rest of the houses have piping, but no water supply due to issues with water source. The residents of the village of La Majada currently live in unsanitary conditions, spending time and money on the hauling of water. This 54K project will bring clean water to the residents of La Majada. Work will begin once funds have been distributed; we will keep you posted on progress.
Thanks to our partners, the Rotary Foundation, Rotary District 5440<https://www.facebook.com/
Dr. Greg Dickinson, Chair and Professor, CSU Dept. of Communication Studies will discuss the origin, success, and evolution of the ACT Human Rights Film Festival at Colorado State University as a compelling and relevant expression of the 21st Century land grant mission. From the beginning, land grant universities wove together training and research in applied arts with world-class experiences in the liberal arts and sciences. Today, the liberal arts are central to how students, communities, and citizens experience the land grant mission. Drawing on a deep rhetorical tradition, the ACT Human Rights Film Festival uses the power of film to engage audiences in learning and understanding what it means to be human. The week-long festival seeks to connect and transform lives across a wide variety of human rights and social justice issues.
Human rights film festivals occur around the world, from Geneva and Glasgow to Melbourne and Mumbai. They are galvanizing cultural events. Very few occur in the United States, and none in Colorado.The ACT Human Rights Film Festival is born out of expertise in the Department of Communication Studies at Colorado State University in the area of media and visual culture.
Last Wednesday, rocket scientist and Lockheed Martin Deputy Programs Manager Jim Paradise made Mars seem, well, almost inviting. Showing photos of the history of Mars exploration and recent discoveries, Jim laid out the current Mars exploration schedule, calling for an American landing on the red planet in 2033. Explaining that Mars takes two of our earth years to make a single sun rotation, the 7-month trip to Mars is only practical every two years, when Mars and Earth are at their closest. Imagine the challenge of traveling with 3 of your ‘new best friends’ for 7 months, each way, in a space no larger than a camper van. The total mission will require approximately 3 years.
In one of our more popular programs, Jim also spoke to our club in 2010 as a NASA JPL Solar System Ambassador. In addition to being Deputy Programs Manager, Jim is responsible for the Engineering Leadership Development Programs at Lockheed Martin Space Systems. He has worked in Space Exploration for 34 years, and been involved in engineering of the Space Shuttle, the Atlas and Titan Launch Vehicles, the Manned Maneuvering Unit, dozens of satellites, and most space probes launched in the past 30 years.
Jim grew up in rural Iowa and Nebraska, graduating from high school in a class of 30. He was the first NASA Solar System Ambassador for the state of Colorado, visiting schools and other groups in that capacity for more than 18 years. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Systems Engineering, a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering.
- Announcements Editor – (a) be a clearing house for announcements submitted by the membership. (b) listen to announcements during each week’s meeting, and summarize as best you can what was announced. (c) submit all of the above by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear editors.
- Last Week’s Program Editor – (a) Listen to (or record if you have the equipment) each week’s program, and write up a paragraph or two summarizing the presentation and any relevant questions. Presentation critique unnecessary. (b) Submit a write up by Sunday each week to the electronic and print Rotogear Editors.
Marchiani. Our program MCs and Satellite Membership donation program sponsors are Lucinda Kerschensteiner and Kerrie Luginbill. In addition, last year’s recipient, Andy Osbourne, will share how his car has enabled progress towards his degree in engineering.
Satellite will also have a special announcement and surprise for Alexis, so be sure to attend! Alexis Marchiani is a single mother of four and a student, working with the Larimer County Workforce Center’s career transition program. According to her application, “I am working very hard to finish my nursing program, start my career and change our lives for the better. Not having reliable transportation makes success harder than it needs to be, but I will not give up. This automobile will allow me to accomplish my goals and secure a successful future for myself and my children.”
The autos provided last year to Andy, and to Alexis this year were both donated by Cjay Manthey, owner of Cutting Edge Automotive, a used car dealership on North College Ave. Besides the two autos donated through Rotary, Cjay provides a car each year to a Project Self-Sufficiency participant. Cjay will also join us.
Andy Osbourne is a single father of three boys, studying engineering at CSU. We are pleased to support both Andy and Alexis in their educational and life pursuits!
Last week Brian Werner, Public Information Officer and Head of Communications and Records for the Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District, gave us an update on the Northern Integrated Supply Project, known as NISP. Continued population growth in Northern Colorado will require either additional supplies of water, or reallocation of water from agriculture and other uses.
According to Brian, NISP is designed to store excess water currently leaving the state in years of abundance, and provide a more consistent flow through Fort Collins in all years through an exchange with two local ditch companies. Since 2009, more than 4 million acre-feet of water over and above the legal requirements have left the state that could have been stored and used in dryer years.
The project consists of two reservoirs (Glade and Galeton) plus supply and distribution facilities. When fully implemented, NISP is designed to supply 15 Northern Front Range water partners with 40,000 acre-feet per year of new, reliable water supplies. Brian also highlighted the Windy Gap Firming Project intended to store Colorado water in the Chimney Hollow Reservoir to be located near Carter Lake. The Windy Gap is not related to NISP, although both are helping address Front Range needs.
Thanks Larry, Judy, and the entire Fellowship Committee!! Come early, stay late, should be great fun.
- Event: Membership Summit
- Date: Jan 28, 2017 at 08:30 AM - 02:00 PM
- Fee: N/A
- Location: Laramie County Community College
Cheyenne, WY 82007
For District 5440
Nancy Hobbs (Event Chair)
In northern Colorado, approximately 75% of our blood comes from mobile blood drives hosted in our community rather than donations made on site at the Garth Englund Blood Center at UC Health. According to the American Red Cross, an estimated 38% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate; however, less than 10% actually do. Lack of convenient donation sites is a primary reason.
Recently our community supported the Garth Englund Blood Center’s purchase of two new mobile blood buses. These busses will be mobilized to host community blood
drives at businesses and community gathering places.
Dennis Houska began sweeping the shop floor at age nine in his father’s shop, and is now the second-generation owner and president of Houska Automotive. He is a
graduate of Colorado State University and is heavily involved in community service, including the National Marrow Donor Program, the Poudre Valley Health System Board
and the PVH Foundation Board. He and his wife Noreen are involved in many nonprofits, and sponsor the annual Houska Challenge, donating an auto to a Project
Self-Sufficiency family. Most recently they hosted the Halloween Blood Drive. Dennisand Noreen have 3 children and 1 grandchild.
Dr. Rob Marschke is a native of Indianapolis and graduated from the University of Wisconsin and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston before completing his residency
at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. He joined the Mayo Clinic staff in Arizona, becoming Chairman of the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, before
serving as the Oncology Research Medical Director of the Poudre Valley Health System. He has authored or co-authored medical journal publications and continues his
professional activities as retired UCHealth medical staff , as an auditor of cancer research clinical trials for the National Cancer Institute and serves on the PVH and MCR
Foundation Board. He is very active in RCFC, and has many personal interests including hiking, fishing wilderness trips and family time. Rob and his wife Diane have