Rotary District Governor Elect Lee Varra-Nelson
Lee Varra-Nelson, District Governor Elect of Rotary District 5440, will speak on January 12th at the Lincoln Center at noon.   Our district includes 53 Rotary clubs in Wyoming, Northwern Colorado, Eastern Idaho and Western Nebraska. The International Rotary theme for the year is Serve to Change Lives!  Lee is expected to focus on Rotary International's new initiatives, membership, and the good work that is being done by Rotarians around the world. READ MORE...
If you cannot attend at the Lincoln Center, please join us on Zoom.
RECAP: The Future of Mobility and Personal Transportation
For our first (Zoom) meeting of 2022, club member Dr. Allan Kirkpatrick (Emeritus Professor of Mechanical Engineering at CSU) summarized for us the advantages and disadvantages of the various power sources for personal transportation for the future.  He started by acknowledging that we all need mobility which implies the need for engines – engines that can be powered by gasoline, electricity, or fuel cells or some hybrid combination.   READ MORE...
History Fellowship
Following the noon meeting on Wednesday, January 12th, the topic of the History Fellowship will be "Reflections on the American Civil War and the different viewpoints held about this great conflict."  All are welcome! 


Pop Up Pantry Volunteering
Bundle up and join us from 4:30 to 6:30pm on Thursday, January 20th for this outdoor service project.  The Food Bank of Larimer County has offered us 10 spots this time to volunteer at their Pop Up Pantry in the Poudre High School parking lot. Many of us have already volunteered at this location before, and it's a great service opportunity to help families in need.  Register Here!
Purple Pins for Polio -  REGISTER NOW!
Purple Pins for Polio is back! This year, we're back in real life - instead of on-line. What a great opportunity to be together again, and for an amazing cause. Eradicating polio around the world is our mission - hitting pins is our game! Please join us at Chippers Lanes on Horsetooth and Mason on Sunday, February 6th, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Please use this form to register now.  Completed form can be emailed to Irene Josey.  Bowlers and non-bowlers are encouraged to support the event by donating to End Polio Now!   
RYLA – Rotary Youth Leadership Award
RYLA is a life-changing, leadership-training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed, and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. If you missed seeing video about RYLA, please take a few minutes to check out this video about District 5440 RYLA.  If you would like to be involved, please contact Lloyd Thomas or Steve Laine.
RSVP for Guest Lunches
For our noon Lincoln Center meetings, please pre-purchase guest lunches on Eventbrite.  Please also use Eventbrite to purchase lunches if you normally attend our evening meeting or in the noon beverage only category.
Upcoming Events
Community Service Committee Meeting
Jan 11, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Noon Meeting (Lincoln Center)
Lincoln Center
Jan 12, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
History Fellowship
Lincoln Center
Jan 12, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Volunteer Opportunity: Merit Badge University
Jan 15, 2022
Noon Meeting (Zoom Only)
Jan 19, 2022
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Investment Fellowship
Jan 19, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Evening Meeting
Maxline Brewing
Jan 19, 2022
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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President's Message
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If you have not registered for Purple Pins, please register to bowl or sponsor a lane here. Or you can Donate Now here, whether you bowl or not. Please help us End Polio Now and have some great fellowship.
January is Rotary Vocational Service Month. "The concept of vocational service is rooted in the second object or Rotary, which calls on
Rotarians to encourage and foster: 
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society" - Vocational Service in Action (Learn More...)
Looking forward to a great 2022! 
Yours in Rotary Service,
          TOGETHER, we see a world
where PEOPLE unite and take action
       to CREATE lasting
           CHANGE— across the globe,
             in our communities, and in ourselves.
Rotary International Vision Statement
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