Josh Moore is the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Teacher of the Month for May, 2022.  Josh teaches 5th graders at Olander Elementary.  He personifies the values required for excellences in education and the relationships necessary with students, parents, and colleagues.  He was particularly skilled at developing the technological requirements of instruction during the Covid pandemic and assisting other teachers in their use.
On May 11, for our in-person meeting at the Lincoln Center, John Roberts, member and ex-president of our Club and a retired Foreign Service Officer, summarized for us the background and current state of events in Afghanistan and Ukraine, including their similarities and differences.  John pointed out that, although most of his information comes from current news coverage, some of his evaluations and opinions are based on his working experience in both Afghanistan and Ukraine.  Both countries are similar in size to Texas, have similar size populations, and are surrounded by and commonly overrun by bigger and more aggressive powers.  Afghanistan has Iran to its west and Pakistan to its east and south; Ukraine has Russia to its north and east. 
The Community Grants committee recently awarded an Arts and Culture program grant to the Museum of Art Fort Collins. The Museum will use our to support their upcoming group exhibition and programs for “A Culture Preserved (in the Black Experience).   This exhibition addresses black heritage and how it shapes the values, beliefs and aspirations that define peoples’ identity. 
Cadet Nolan D. Cawley is the Rotary Cadet of the Month - April 2022! Nolan hails from Modesto, CA, where he used to volunteer with the local Rotary Club and donated over an impressive 800 hours of community service! He is sprinting through his freshman year finish line at CSU with a bang and recently heard he earned a Commander’s Scholarship due to his recognized overall performance. Over the course of the year has enjoyed being a History major and is active with the Arnold Air Society, whose focus is to develop future leaders through community service, professional development, and education about our national defense. Nolan shared “RI is an amazing organization and I’m incredibly proud to be Rotary Club of Fort Collins’ ROTC Cadet of the Month!” After graduating and commissioning in 2026 Nolan desires to be a fighter pilot or remote piloted aircraft pilot. Congratulations and Rotary’s best wishes for success!!!
Steve Schaefer and Don Jorgensen received their first Paul Harris Fellow Award (PHF); Martin Nelson, Rob Bethke and Kip Turain received their second, PHF +1, Dep Benson received his third, PHF+2, Rob Marschke received a PHF +3, Dr. Jerry Smith received a PHF +5, PHF +6 and PHF +7.  

For our meeting on May 4, Timothy Massawe of the Rotary Club of Hai-Kilimanjaro in Tanzania joined us by Zoom to tell us about his organization, the Saidia Agriculture and Social Care Organization (SASCO), and its ongoing program to support education in Tanzania through offers of scholarship help to marginalized or vulnerable children with academic potential. 

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Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Lincoln Center or online
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5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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