2022-2023
 RI Theme
Our Meetings
When: Thursday at 6:45 am 
Where: Ginger & Baker
Location: 359 Linden St
Fort Collins, CO  80524 USA
 
All Meetings are both Live and Zoom.
 
Mail address:
PO Box 272728 Ft Collins, CO 80527
Speakers
Andy Groeger
Dec 01, 2022 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Ron Catterson
Dec 08, 2022 7:00 AM
Rotary Vocational Service
Club Holiday Party
Dec 15, 2022 7:00 AM
NO MEETING
Dec 22, 2022 7:00 AM
Patti Smith, Founder and Executive Director
Dec 29, 2022 7:00 AM
Viewing of and discussion of the newly established Ft. Collins Living Her Legacy gallery and honoree
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Secretary
Foundation Chair
Past President
Director
Director - International Services
Director - Membership Services
Fundraising Chair
Director - Community Service
Peach Festival
Director - Youth Services
10K Raffle co-chair
Director - Vocational Service
Peach Sales-3rd Grade Literacy
 
Thank You to All Who Supported the 3rd Grade Literacy Project!
 
It was a successful day at the Holiday Twin Drive-In theater for the 2022 Peach Delivery. Close to 800 boxes of delicious Palisade peaches were loaded into cars along with Ginger & Baker peach pies and jalapeño jam, and Savory Spice peach spice.
 
Following delivery members of the club were actively volunteering and selling more peaches at the Fort Collins Peach Festival.
 
 

​​​​​​​Jennifer Jones, Rotary International’s first female president, is the perfect leader to spread the word about the good Rotary does in the world, and inspire its members to keep going.

Jones, 55, was born in Windsor, Ontario, and — save for a few post-college years working in the Turks and Caicos Islands and Manhattan — has lived there her whole life. The oldest of three children, she'd run lemonade stands to earn money to give to charity, and recalls organizing a carnival in her family's yard to benefit kids with muscular dystrophy. "Growing up, my parents had given us wings to do service in our community," she says. Today, her mom, dad, and one of her brothers and his wife are Rotarians. Her other brother created a painting that inspired Jones' presidential-theme ties and scarves.

Read more about RI President Jennifer using the following link:

 
The second annual Field of Honor® Flag Display will be help over Memorial Day weekend, May 27 - 30, 2022 at Spring Canyon Park, 2626 West Horsetooth Road. For $50, you can honor your own personal hero which can include veterans, living or deceased, active military, first responders, frontline workers, medical workers, teachers, or other personal heroes. Each hero’s medallion will be proudly displayed on a flag at the Field of Honor®.
 
Please visit www.rotaryfcbreakfast.org where you will find a link to purchase a medallion. You can pick up your medallion at the site anytime during the weekend. Sponsorships are also available from the same site.
 
500 American flags will be proudly displayed at the site.
 
Proceeds from the sale of the medallions will support Health4Heroes and the Fort Collins Rotary Club Foundation.
The annual $10K "Love Our Community" Raffle was held February 14, 2022. Proceeds raised support our local and international People of Action Projects.
 
Congratulations to the $10K Winner for this year.
 
The entire Fort Collins Breakfast memberships wishes to express our greatest gratitude to all who bought tickets for this event. Past funds raised have gone on to support several local charities and to foster international understanding through projects for clean water and health.
 
Rotary District 5440 Governor Chris Woodruff and Karoline joined several Breakfast Club members for their monthly reading program at Laurel elementary School in Fort Collins. The students were thrilled to have a near "Santa" look alike reading with them. The reading program is a cooperative project between the Breakfast Club and the Book Trust organization.
 
Kathy Phifer from the CSU School is Cool Backpack Program presented an over view of their efforts to make sure that all students have the necessary material that they need to have a successful year regardless of their economic status. For the 2019-2020 school year, they gave out 2614 backpacks at 51 schools using the $51,000 donated to the program. Each backpack contains the appropriate material for the particular grade level. Each backpack contains anywhere from $75 to $150 worth of material, depending on the grade. With the help of the CSU Bookstore, each pack costs only $25 for the pack and material.
 
The program started in 1991, with 60 backpacks and 5 schools.
 
Thirty five families and almost 100 children will have a bright and merry holiday season as the members of Breakfast Rotary came forward to supply presents. This gift giving program has been going on for many years in conjunction with the Poudre Head Start.
 
On September 19, 2019, the Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins donated $10,000 from the proceeds of the 2019 Peach Festival to the Boy's and Girl's Club in Fort Collins.
Thanks to our sponsors 
Greens Fore Giving is an annual fundraising golf tournament put on by the Fort Collins Rotary Breakfast Club. Our event this year is on June 14th, 2019 at Colindale Golf course located in Fort Collins, CO.

Schedule of Events:

10:30am – Check-In

12:00pm– Shotgun Start – Box Lunches will be provided

5:00pm-7:30pm – Post tournament cocktail party (*open to all Rotarians – more details coming soon)

This years supported charities include: Fort Collins Habitat For HumanityFoundation Music School, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club,Fort Collins Foothills Rotary ClubFort Collins After Work Rotary ClubFort Collins Downtown Club (1918 Club) Rotary Club.

Grand Door Prize

Getaway Trip to San Diego, CA

To register click HERE
The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast along with the three other Fort Collins Rotary Clubs joined together on January 27 at Chippers Bowling Lanes to raise over $40K for Polio Plus at the Purple Pins for Bowling event.

Lane sponsors, food donations, club members, family and friends and high spirits worked together to make the day a huge success.
Members of the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club once again will be making some local residents very happy this holiday season. Through the efforts of Rotarians Gary Turner and Andrew Hensen, the members of the club adopted over 40 families. Gifts were purchased and wrapped and will be handed out to over 100 children who might not have had a bright Christmas. The Club has been adopting families for many years and the numbers grow every year.
Dave Talbot, Sara Murphy, Marge Mercurio  - Crutches for Africa
Do you remember David Talbot from Crutches 4 Africa? He came to our club earlier in May as our program speaker – and a powerful program it was! 

It stirred a “movement.”  Remember lugging in all those walkers, crutches, ski and trekking poles, boots and wheelchairs to meetings so they could be collected and prepared for delivery?  We also approached other Rotary Clubs in Fort Collins and they added devices and encouragement to this collection.

Well, Monday August 27th was the delivery day!!!
 
The van was packed with approximately 100 crutches, 10 walkers, 3 wheelchairs, 50 canes/trekking & ski poles, 10 boots and one leg (guess who donated that?)  At breakneck speed, an hour and a half later, those mobility devises were combined with others from many, many different collection sources. 
Everything will be loaded into a 20-foot shipping container and sent to Africa this fall. These mobility devices will ultimately change the lives of so many people.
 
Thank you for your commitment TO ONCE AGAIN make the world a better place in the name of Rotary!
Website: crutches4africa.org
Thank you to all who participated in our Greens for Giving Golf Tournament.
 
Total amount raised: $27,000
 
Habitat for Humanity received $6,100 and the Foundation Music School received $3,300
 
Remaining funds will be used in support of Rotary projects here in Fort Collins and around the world.
Congratulations to Natalie Brown, Executive Director of Spirit Crossing Clubhouse in Fort Collins, for being awarded the Dr. Edward Gillette Vocational Service Award.  This annual award is presented in memory of Dr. Edward Gillette, a veterinarian who developed and directed the Comparative Oncology Unit at Colorado State University and was the Chairman of the Department of Radiological Health Sciences from 1989-1998. Dr. Gillette was also a charter member and past president of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast.  Natalie was selected by club members in recognition of her vocational excellence and integrity as leader of Spirit Crossing Clubhouse for 18 years.   Natalie is a great part of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast .
Thanks to Fort Collins Rotary Clubs, all Fort Collins schools are getting Buddy Benches.  See info about Buddy Benches here. Pictured is the new Buddy Bench at Werner Elementary School. The engraving for Peggy Barnstorff is in memory of the school’s former Occupational Therapist who, after working for PSD for many years, passed away last year. She was the wife of fellow Rotarian Garth Barnstorff.
New Members!
Teres Lambert, who was raised in northeast Kansas, has called Fort Collins/Windsor "home" for the past 10 years. Teres and her husband, John Krueger, moved to the area from Illinois so they could be closer to her daughter's family, which lives in Fort Collins, and help with Teres' special needs granddaughter. John commutes to his job in Denver. 
 
Now retired, Teres has lived in five states and Australia. Her professional career included writing about animal agriculture, working for marketing/public relations companies that specialized in animal agriculture and teaching journalism and public relations on the collegiate level. She is also the author of a book, published in 2020, that covers the first 50 years of Gelbvieh, a breed of cattle, in the United States. 
 
Teres was introduced to service before self as a 4-Her. "I was put on this earth to serve others, and I have the time and energy to do it, so why not do it," she states. To that point, in addition to being a member of Rotary, Teres is on the Board of Directors and President of Front Range Exceptional Equestrians, a Fort Collins-based non-profit that provides adaptive horsemanship classes for at-risk youth, first responders and individuals with special needs. 
 
In her spare time, Teres enjoys sailing, traveling and hanging with friends and family. She loves to play cards and games, drink red wine and soak up life's special moments.
Past District Governor, Mike Forney.  Mike has been a member of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs and the Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club, so he brings a wealth of Rotary knowledge and leadership experience to our club!
A general aviation pilot since 1962, Mike served for more than 20 years as a senior command pilot for the Angel Flight organization and as an on-call pilot for the Department of Homeland Security before selling his Cessna 182 and retiring his “wings” in 2017.  (more….)
 
While residing in Steamboat Springs he served on the boards of United Way, Main Street Steamboat Springs, Seminars at Steamboat and was appointed a member, and later chairman of the Yampa Valley Airport Commission.  He also became a volunteer business counselor for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s SCORE program in 2005 and continues working with entrepreneurs which he now serves as a SCORE and Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Counselor in Northern Colorado. 
 
 
Mike has also been a children’s storyteller for 15 years.  He has continued to share his stories with fourth and fifth graders in the Poudre and Thompson school districts both in the classrooms and virtually.  His stories are also included on his YouTube channel Mike Forney Storyteller. 
He was District Governor for District 5440 in 2012-13 while a member of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club.  Other Rotary activities (among many) include serving as a Group Study Exchange Team Leader to Australia, as a member of the Council on Legislation, as a Regional Public Image Coordinator and as the Chair of the Rocky Mountain Leadership Institute.