Welcome to our Club!
Midtown Arts Center (Lunch)
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Noting that our scheduled speaker might have been called away at the last minute, Rotarian Ralph Smith changed his planned introduction into a description of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and it's role in Colorado. In the 1950's, he said, a large Boy Scout jamboree in Colorado Springs experienced a major strep epidemic that resulted in a CDC laboratory being set up in the foothills of Fort Collins as a research facility that aged and then was rebuilt for millions of dollars.
COO/Managing Partner, Markley Motors - Board of Directors 2013-16, Membership Director, Programs Committee, Gene’s Granddaughter
Judy Lane - Associate Director, Center for Business and Economic Research, Ball State University. Rotary: Joined RCFC 2012, Board of Directors 2014-15, Rotary Foundation Chair, Foundation Grants Chair
Broker Associate/Partner, The Group Inc.
Joined Rotary 2011, Sergeant At Arms, Music Committee
Associate Professor of Marketing, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals. Joined Rotary 2011
Business Research, Filene Research Institute
Joined Rotary 2010, Finance Committee, Community Grants, 4 Way Test Programs, Investment Fellowship Chair, History Fellowship, Highway Clean Up
This Wednesday, Rotarians have will hear about the most promising non-pharmacological, non-invasive, and cost-effective method of health promotion – regular exercise - when Dr. Manfred Diehl, CSU Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, and Director of the Center on Aging in the College of Applied Human Sciences. reports on his research into the question; “How can we motivate middle-aged and older adults to become more physically active to promote their own healthy and successful aging?” Dr. Diehl will be introduced by Dr. Bob Simmons.
Past President Bill West began his Introduction of Rotarian Johnny Matsushima by thanking him for providing the luncheon beef, then noted his role in modernizing our beef production, as well as that of China and Japan, for which he has received numerous awards. Johnny then began by showing pictures of a 2800-pound heifer and a 3000-pound steer and described the simultaneous origins of cattle and humans during the 3000 BC period.
She then showed pictures of other exchange students and noted that the United States has financially supported Taiwan which now has its first female president. It's important, she said, "To show that I care," then she sang a song from a musical that she had performed in. She then added that she loved New York and that her favorite novel was The Great Gatsby.
In general, Yi-Shin concluded, her exchange experience had defined what life can be. Feeling humble, she's reading a lot and looking forward to the future. Stating that she wants to come back here for college, she read a poem that was displayed on the screen and said "Thank you so much" to Rotary. Then came the great surprise. With an orchestral backup, she sang an extended operatic aria. Her soprano voice was complex and lovely, and quite an indication of how talented an exchange student could really be.
Maegan said that she is from Mobile, Alabama and that she grew up as the oldest of five sisters and asked us to imagine her father’s therapy sessions. Her family relocated to Colorado a little over six years ago due to one of her sister’s medical needs. Maegan stayed behind while in nursing school and then moved here about five years ago. In the “Is it the truth” part of the 4-Way test,she said that she changed several things in her life when she moved here, like recycling and getting a different car...