Community Grants Chair Kathy Nicol announced two recent grants:
The Avery House received $4,000 to provide advocacy and support services on-location to victims of sex trafficking.  Services are performed through mobile response services in the Fort Collins area.
The Matthews House received $4,000 to support safe in-person case management, as well as virtual technology.  It will help low-income parents navigate the online educational needs of their children during PSD’s current hybrid learning model.
On January 20, Wayne Shepperd, a retired US Forest Service Research Forester , gave us an overview of the recent Cameron Peak Fire that lasted from August until December.  By burning some 326 square miles of forest in western Larimer County, the Cameron Peak fire became the largest wildfire in Colorado history.  Review the meeting and presentation recording by Clicking Here.  

January 13, nationally-recognized photographer John Fielder and author Jeri Norgren shared stories from their recent book, “Colorado’s Highest: The History of Naming of the 14,000 Foot Peaks”.  The book was first proposed by Ms. Norgren following her research into the naming history of Colorado mountains.  After some initial hesitation having to do with availability of appropriate photos, Mr. Fielder became an enthusiastic participant, realizing he could use not only his own photos but also illustrations from the Hayden Surveys of Colorado (which have been digitized and available in the public domain), sketches and oil paintings of some of the mountains by Robert L Wogrin, as well as two more recent photos from Colorado mountain climber Jon Kedrowski.  If you missed or want to repeat the presentation, Click Here.

The November Rotarian magazine featured an article, We the People, challenging Rotary to “…move beyond grants and volunteerism, although that work is good, …..into accountable relationships…”  Rotarians seek to understand through truth, fairness, goodwill and behavior beneficial to all.  Though we may not understand it, this past year the “Black Lives Matter” movement challenged our nation to do better.   
Next month, RCFC's Programs Committee has scheduled three Relevant, Informative, Timely and Educational programs focused on our past, our present, and our potential for greater impact and change.  The series starts on February 10 when nationally recognized author Dr. Melba Beals joins us via Zoom to discuss her experience as one of "The Little Rock Nine", chronicled in her book, Warriors Don't Cry.   The Rotary Readers book fellowship is reading Warriors Don't Cry for February 11, discussion.  
Purple Pins for Polio needs more online bowlers and sponsors.  Please consider signing up!  
         WHEN:   Sunday January 31, 2020  2:00 – 4:00 PM 
         WHERE:   Online ZOOM Event 
Online Bowling App -  Teams will be assigned to ZOOM Rooms of 12 bowlers each and non-bowlers are welcome to join for the fellowship.   Room Facilitators will assist bowlers with setting up the bowling app and tracking each bowler's scores.  You will need a Smart Phone to run the Bowling App, a Computer/Tablet and Internet Access to participate in the Zoom Room and play with an online Bowling team.   To register, lick on this link before January 27: 
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Wednesday at 12:00 PM
Online until further notice
Evening Meetings
1st and 3rd Wednesdays
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm
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