For the 18th consecutive year, Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary is selling 20 lb. boxes of Palisade peaches—the sweetest, juiciest peach you’ve ever tasted. The Club’s orchard grower has confirmed that the hot, dry days combined with cool nights on Colorado’s Western slopes are working their magic to help the fruit develop their rich, distinctive, outrageously amazing flavor.
Rotary’s Palisade peaches come direct from the grower. Orders taken now will be delivered to Timberline Church for pick up on Saturday, Aug. 24. And the peaches in those boxes will be fresh from the tree.
Cost per 20 lb. box is just $60—one of the lowest, if not THE LOWEST, prices in the area. 
And remember, when you purchase a box of Palisade peaches from Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary, you’re also supporting childhood literacy and doing good within our community and the world. 
To place an order for Palisade peaches—and to learn more about supporting childhood literacy at the same time, click this link:
Ninety-two third and fourth graders in the Poudre School District submitted essays in the first Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary-sponsored “My Hero” essay contest that was conducted in conjunction with the club’s annual Field Of Honor. Limited to 250 words, the essays featured a wide range of heroes—from Abraham Lincoln and Clara Barton to Martin Luther King and Jesus to Taylor Swift, moms, dads and teachers.

The essay that rose to the top and received first place was entered by Cameron Motichka, Eyestone Elementary, Wellington. Second place went to Max Allen, Liberty Common School’s Plato Campus, and third place was awarded to Emily Kemp, Dunn World IB School. These three individuals will read their winning essays to the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary at its June 13 meeting.
Thank you to the area businesses and individuals who displayed their community spirit—and their desire to help others—by becoming a Community Supporter of the Field Of Honor. Funds raised by Community Supporters and the sale of medallions at the May 24-27 Field Of Honor will be used to award grants to non-profits that provide services to veterans and first responders as well as for additional community and international projects undertaken by Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary.
To see a list of our Community Supporters click here.


Fort Collins Breakfast Club members volunteered at Veteran's Plaza to read the thousands of Names of the Fallen. The Wall commemorates the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks as well as the men and women who sacrificed their lives defending our country in the conflicts and wars to follow. The Wall includes approximately 10,000 names representing losses from September 11 and conflicts, including terrorist acts, in Iraq and Afghanistan spanning from 1983 to the present.

The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast (RCFCB) and Rotary District 5440 completed a Rotary District Grant in 2024 to provide potable water to a village utilizing the Laga Chali spring southwest of Nekemte, Ethiopia.  This is the eighth village in Ethiopia that has had their water system upgraded by the RCFCB and cooperators.  The idea for this project was developed by Dr. Fekadu Tamiru Gebissa, an assistant professor of geophysics at Wollega University, and the staff at the Central Highlands Foundation.  The Murulle Foundation and the Rotary Club of Nekemte also contributed to this project. 

On May 9, Dan St. John, Cindy Cloyd, and Robert Hau received their Paul Harris Recognition Awards from Club Rotary Foundation Chair, Bob Melrose. The Paul Harris recognition is given to donors after reaching certain bench marks based on contribution to  The Rotary Foundation (TRF). The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.


The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art invites individuals to engage with art and each other to inspire fresh perspectives and wonder. The museum is a catalyst for visual literacy and critical thinking that instills a passion for learning.

In addition Dr. Boland talked about BRAINY: a program of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art with assistance from the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and the Department of Art and Art History.


BRAINY was conceived to provide arts opportunities for students from Title 1 schools in northern Colorado. Since its inception in fall 2009, more than 5,000 students from Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor elementary schools have participated in this collaborative, educational program, taught by more than 400 CSU students.

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Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary is bringing the Field Of Honor® to Fort Collins on Memorial Day weekend, May 24 to May 27, at Spring Canyon Community Park on West Horsetooth Road. The Field Of Honor’s 500 flags flying in formation play tribute to heroes—veterans, active military, first responders, community leaders and personal heroes—and provide a place for individuals to pause, reflect and remember their heroes.
A medallion honoring a hero will be attached to each flag. Individuals wishing to purchase a medallion to honor their hero can do so at The back of each medallion will list the honoree, a brief acknowledgement by the donor and the donor’s name.
Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary is sponsoring an essay contest, “My Hero,” for third and fourth graders  in the Poudre School District. Conducted in coordination with PSD, the essays are limited to 250 words and will be submitted via PSD. Entry deadline is May 10. 
First, second and third-place winners will receive a medallion honoring their personal hero, plus $100, $75 and $50, respectively. The three winners will be asked to read their essays at a Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary meeting.
Essays earning Honorable Mention will earn their authors a complimentary Field Of Honor medallion.
All submitted essays will be available for the public to read at the Field Of Honor, May 24-27, at Spring Canyon Community Park, Fort Collins.

A Civil War Living History Camp featuring the C. CO. 6th U.S. Infantry Regiment will be in Spring Canyon Community Park, May 24-27.  This Civil War Living History Camp will bring the past to life, with knowledgeable Civil War historians demonstrating the day-to-day life of Civil War soldiers. 
“Only a small fraction of any soldier’s time was spent in front line combat,” states Jared Maddox, one of the Civil War re-enactors.  “Instead, the vast majority of his existence revolved around the routines of camp life, which presented its own set of struggles and hardships. The public will get a firsthand look at a soldier’s daily life during this re-enactment.” 
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Proceeds will benefit the many local and international projects throughout the 2024-25 Rotary Year. Some of the projects from 2023-24 include:
  • Dolly Partner Imagination Library
  • Water project in El Salvador
  • Emergency support - Syria, Ukraine, etc.
  • Solar panels for Ukraine
  • Veteran Organizations support
  • Project Self Sufficiency
Rotarians are PEOPLE OF ACTION. Together, we build parks, award scholarships, develop youth leaders, support first responders and provide disaster relief, promote literacy, distribute food and have nearly eliminated polio worldwide.
Wilton Lyles introduced Andy Lenec, a native of Ukraine and a Rotarian for over 30 years who developed a process for creating shippable solar panels to Ukraine for charging four cell phones at a time. Our club’s International Service Committee is sending 20 of the solar panels to Ukraine. 
Andy introduced Olena Halapchuk-Tarnavska, a past president of a Rotary Club in Ukraine who shared how the solar panels help Ukrainians keep connected to the world and help students continue their remote learning.
Club members helped decorate the 20 solar panels with words of encouragement and colorful flag stickers.
The Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club is looking for used laptops in pretty good condition. If you are thinking of upgrading, why not donate your older laptop which will be cleaned up and made useful for students at Front Range Community College who are in need of one of these valuable devices to get the most out of their education.
For more information, click HERE.

Rendezvous Trail cleanup this morning in Fort Collins. We are there once a month to keep the 2 mile section as clean as we can for those enjoying the spectacular trails in Fort Collins. Identified many of the flowering plants along the trail due to the high level of rain we have experienced. Saw signs of elk moving through the area but they are long gone now in July. Thanks to all the folks who thanked us. Makes doing the work more rewarding.
The Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club has turned $28,000 into $400,000 to fund international projects around the world. The original $28,000 has come from individual members and generous community members and businesses supporting the Club's local fund raising events such as the $10K Raffle, Field of Honor, and Peach Sales. Additional funding from The Rotary Foundation and from Rotary District 5440 grew the $28,000 to $400,000.
The Rotary Club of Fort Collins Breakfast is celebrating that its generous members have contributed over $1,000,000 to The Rotary Foundation since the club’s founding in 1989!
The mission of The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.
Donations to The Rotary Foundation result in life changing impacts:
  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.
  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.


2024 - 2025
 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
John Sollo
Jul 25, 2024 7:00 AM
20 Years with PBS Antiques Roadshow
Leighanne Alford
Aug 01, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
Mary Lou Smith & Matha Espinoza
Aug 08, 2024 7:00 AM
The Hispanic Women's Farming Proyecto
Dave Stewart
Aug 15, 2024 7:00 AM
Colorado River Compact Struggles and the 4 Way Test
Lee Varra-Nelson
Aug 22, 2024 7:00 AM
Shelterbox and Breakfast Rotary's Involvement
TBD - Offsite Meeting
Aug 29, 2024 7:00 AM
Larimer County Dive and Rescue
Leighanne Alford
Sep 05, 2024 7:00 AM
Club Assembly
New Exchange Student, Margherita
Sep 12, 2024 7:00 AM
Introduction to Italy and Home
Mayor Jennifer Arndt
Sep 19, 2024 7:00 AM
My Path to Public Service & the Influence of My Parents in It
Matt Purdy
Sep 26, 2024 7:00 AM
The LAUREN Project
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President - Elect Nominee
Past President
Director - International Services
Director - Membership Services
Director - Youth Services
Peach Festival
Director - Vocational Service
Director - Community Service
Director - Public Relations

New Member

Jephta BernsteinExecutive Director of Off the Hook Arts.