Weekly Program Notes:
Program December 20: Your Most Memorable Christmas
Last week President, Jeanne Fangman did a quick summary of the first half-year's accomplishments and the half-year to come, and Larry Kunter hosted our Holiday Program on the joy of the season.  
The New Horizon Wind Ensemble, including Larry Kunter, played Christmas and holiday music and valiantly tried to get the audience to sing along.  The ensemble was directed by Kay Broughton and the performers are part of the New Horizon Band of Northern Colorado, which includes Judy Lane, Martin Limbird and Larry.   
In a very heated contest, Del Benson took home the prize for ugliest sweater, and the sweetest Granddaughter.  
Holiday Party December 13 at the Drake Center
Wednesday, December 13, RCFC celebrated the holiday season with an evening party, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, dinner, entertainment by the Rocky Mountain High School Singers, Christmas carol singing and plenty of door prizes.  Thanks to Judy, Sue, Susie and the entire Fellowship Committee for a wonderful evening. 
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Bob Hoel announces that the Investment Fellowship will meet immediately after the regular Rotary meeting on Wednesday, January 17.  Topic: “Our Annual Investment Forecasts”  Everyone is likely to be affected by investment performance in 2017, and everyone is welcome to attend.  Brilliance, expertise, and fabulous clairvoyance not required—it’s a fun discussion. 
Sally Lee reported a refund from King Soopers of $356.  She has one card left for someone without.
Henry Weisser has OSHER catalogs to give away.
Mike Stradt said the Fellowship Committee is working on an outing to Denver to see “Hamilton”.  Date is set for March 28.  Tickets go on sale January 22, 10:00 AM.  Each to purchase own tickets, then will join together for transportation if possible.  
President Jeanne urged members to become involved in club committees listing the Rotogear, Membership, New Member Orientation, and Welcome Desk as immediate possibilities.
Kerrie Luginbill announced RCFC Satellite membership are hosting a sponsor thank you party tonight, 6:30-8:00PM for all BBrew for Hope sponsors.  A small/intimate networking event with other sponsors, Rotarians and the donation recipients.  Horse & Dragon Brewery, 6:30-8:00 pm. Food and beer complimentary for sponsors!  There will be a check presentation and a brief sponsor Thank You.
Greetings from the great Pacific ocean, approaching Tahaiti. John Deep Thots Roberts sends 2018 New Year Greetings from the Viking Sun.  You are ALL missed so much, but I’ll try to keep up my spirits in absence. Hope you are all following the Blog Quite a few Rotarians on board....we are sharing the Rotary Handshake! Stay warm, Rotarians. Spring is but a few long months away
Don Eversoll encouraged us to get “good feelings in our soul” by volunteering as a driver at the hospital.  They need volunteers.  See Don.
Melanie Chamberlain appealed to members to look for any historical materials they might have squirreled away at home and bring them to her or Bonnie for use in creating Centennial Year displays.
Garth McCann changed the coffee klatch at Whole Foods Porch to Thursday, 8:30 AM.
Rob Marschke is looking for volunteers to read to primary children.  Talk to him if you are interested.

Ralph Smith has produced a calendar of local photos.  He will contribute $5 of the total price of $14 to the club.
Youth Exchange Chair Dan Mackey announced the Rotary Short Term Summer Student Exchange Program (STEP), for summer 2018.  STEP is a family to family exchange program, meaning all student automatically have a host family on the other end, and families pay all program expenses.  See Dan if you have questions, or have a student that wants to apply.
A gift to the Legacy Fund is a great way to memorialize a birthday, anniversary, the birth of a child or grandchild, etc.  Each gift gets the Club closer to our goal of $1 Million by our centennial in August 2018.  The Legacy Fund supports local Rotary projects such as Community grants, scholarships, and civic projects.  Cash, appreciated property such as stock or planned gifts such as those in a will are all great ways to support the Legacy Fund. 
Marty Bachman asks that the Care and Recognition Committee needs everyone's help so as not to miss any special event or occasions that should be acknowledged.  Contact Marty, Melanie, or Jeanne with your information.
Save the Date: Lynne Baker, one of three co-chairs of the Centennial Committee, reports that much is being planned for our Centennial Year.  Culmination will be a dinner on August 1, 2018, at in the Stadium Club in the new CSU stadium.  
Upcoming Events
The Opoid Epidemic - Dr. Bernard Birnbaum
Jan 24, 2018
Fellowship Program - President Jeanne Fangman
Jan 31, 2018
Poudre Library - David Slivkin
Feb 07, 2018
The Wrong Side of Comfortable - Amy Charity
Feb 14, 2018
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08-23-2017 Regular Meeting
08/09/2017 Regular Meeting
8-2-2017 Meeting Photos
07-26-17 Meeting Photos
06-14-2017 Regular Meeting
06-28-17 Meeting
07-05-2017 Meeting Pictures
6-7-2017 Meeting Photos
05-31-2017 Meeting Photos
Regular Meeting 5-24-2017
May 17 2017 Meeting Photos
5-3-2017 Meeting Photos
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