President Rob Marschke has announced that RCFC will have a noon meeting this Wednesday April 8, but only by Zoom, a screen-to-screen teleconferencing application.  If you are not familiar, click on  Rob will send a meeting invitation and hot link to all active members prior to the meeting.  At noon Wednesday, simply open the email invitation, click on the link and join the meeting.  Joining by phone is also possible via numbers listed in the invitation.  
The meeting agenda will consist of an update by President Rob on current RCFC issues (move to First Pres, Strategic Planning, etc.) followed by "Headline News" from members who have concerns or good news to share.  Like a regular meeting, members will be able to participate and ask questions (via Zoom).  We will not have a "Program" or guest speaker.   
Technical Hint - One challenge with any video teleconferencing application is the distraction of background noise.  To minimize this problem, please mute your computer microphone (lower left of your Zoom screen) unless you are speaking.  Phone callers can mute/un-mute their phone.  In the upper right of the Zoom screen a Speaker View/Gallery View toggle switch allows seeing only who is speaking (Speaker View) or all who are on the conference (Gallery View).
Two opportunities for volunteer service have been announced.  
FOOD BANK:  Volunteers are needed to fill food bags at Food Bank Warehouse, two shifts per day of 3 hours each:  9-12; 1-4.  Sign up (or cancel a shift previously accepted) via the Volunteer Portal:  Read details by clicking below.
HOMEWARD ALLIANCE/MURPHY CENTER needs the following donations:
  • Cleaning supplies: disposable protective gloves; surgical masks, bleach; any wipes w/bleach or alcohol; large black trash bags; Lysol spray, hand sanitizer (all sizes); trowels of any size
  • Gear:  sleeping bags, small tents, tarps, backpacks, winter jackets/fleece;hoodies (large & up)
  • Food:  individually packaged non-perishable snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.)
  • Drinks:  individual bottled water; juice boxes
As reported, a Quad Clubs Presidents/Peach Festival Committee decision has been made to canceled the 8/22/20 Peach Festival.  The cancellation will generate a loss of about $22,400.00 that has been/will be paid to vendors including $22,000.00 to the Jolly Event Planning Company.  RCFC's participation in a 2021 Peach Festival has not yet been decided, and our RCFC Board of Directors will seek member input regarding any proposed 2021 Peach Festival.  Thanks Mara Johnson, Annette Geiselman and Rob Marschke for their work to date, and for their leadership in making the difficult decision.  
From the March 26 Board of Directors meeting, President Rob reports the following.
1.  Dues/Meals billing for the 4th quarter of this Rotary year will be delayed until mid-May when more information regarding costs/expenses will be available. 
2.  The move to the First Presbyterian venue is progressing.  Two remaining issues are: 1) can we serve alcohol at some special event evening meetings, and 2) the cost of projector and lens upgrades needed and how expenses will shared.
3.  Indications are the Drake Centre costs will increase to $650.00 per week effective 7/1/20 and will probably increase to $900.00 effective 7/1/21.  This increases pressure to move from the Drake Centre.  
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Club Meeting Information

Noon Meetings

Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Drake Center
802 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO  80526
Evening Meetings (formerly Satellite)
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Locations vary and are listed on club calendar
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