For our last noon meeting of 2019, Dr. Gamze Cavdar and co-author Yavuz Yasar, will speak on their new book, Women in Turkey: Silent Consensus in the Age of Neoliberalism and Islamic Conservatism.   Robert Lawrence will introduce our guests.  Dr. Cavdar specializes in Islamist movements, democratization, and gender and politics in North Africa and Middle East.  Dr. Cavdar spoke to RCFC six years ago, and will bring us up to date on the gender issues in her native country.
Bob Simmons introduced Staff Sgt. Burciaga who in turned introduced Donald Bode as Cadet Of the Month.  Staff Sgt. Burciaga outlined the many leadership qualities Cadet Bode exemplified as a junior in the ROTC program.  Bode humbly took the microphone and commented, “I didn’t think I deserved this honor so I don’t have that much to say.  Thank you.”  Refreshing.  

Last week was our “Annual Meeting” as required by our bylaws.  After our Cadet of the Month recognition, Immediate Past President,  Steve Laine reviewed the slate of 2020/2021 RCFC candidates and instructed those who had not yet voted on-line to complete the distributed paper ballots. These were collected and the results will be counted and announced in the future.
For the remainder of the meeting we engaged in round table Strategic Planning discussions. Six questions were considered by those members present at the meeting. Discussions were led by a designated member facilitator at each table and the results were summarized in writing and presented to the President at the end of the meeting.
The six written questions were –
A. What does Rotary mean to you
B. What do you want to do in Rotary? 
C. What should our Rotary Club stop doing? 
D. What numbers and types of members should we attract, nurture and retain?
E. What communications methods and content are needed for you, existing members, new members, and the communities we reach?
F. What fundraising ideas do you recommend?
Speaking for this writer’s table, we had full involvement and thoughtful responses.  Recommendations based on this membership input will be presented to the club at some future meeting.
We walk on starry fields of white
   And do not see the daisies;
For blessings common in our sight
   We rarely offer praises.
We sigh for some supreme delight
   To crown our lives with splendor,
And quite ignore our daily store
   Of pleasures sweet and tender.
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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