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This past year Rotary Magazine featured an article, “Putting Civility Back into Civil Discourse”, that  highlighted the work of the nation-wide Braver Angels organization.  This Wednesday, February 21, Will Robinson, a Braver Angels Ambassador (https://braverangels.org/), will be our featured speaker at the noon meeting, discussing ‘Who are the Braver Angels?’, their mission and work to help all communicate better, whether the issue be political, religious or personal.  At this link is that article on the Braver Angels organization. Braver Angels is leading the nation’s largest cross-partisan, volunteer-led movement to bridge the political divide.  Americans on opposite sides of the political spectrum don’t only disagree on issues — they increasingly dislike one another.

Thomas Ver Straate is our January Cadet of the Month. Thomas is a sophomore, majoring in Accounting, assigned to the CSU Army ROTC Ram Battalion. Thomas is looking forward to leading Ram Battalion's firing of "Comatose the Cannon," a WWII-era 75mm howitzer field gun, to celebrate Ram's touchdowns during next year's CSU football games.

On Wednesday, March 13th, Fort Collins Rotarians welcome our guest speaker, Trent Johnson, to the noon meeting at the Lincoln Center.  Trent is the owner of Greeley Hat Works.  His hats are legendary.  He will be introduced by Bill West.  Trent and his predecessors have fashioned cowboy hats for presidents and other world dignitaries, and his company has been doing so since 1909.  Bill suggests that members go to Google for Greeley Hat Works to learn more about the heritage of this company and the role it has played in the Old West. 

At our February 7 in-person meeting, past District Governor Jim Halderman laid out a vision or challenge that links Rotary’s 4-way test, Rotary’s Seven Areas of Focus, and the Eight Pillars of Peace of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) as a framework for individual Rotarians and the Rotary organization to work toward settling conflict and spreading hope and peace. 

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