July 17th, 2018
This WEEK'S meeting:
Thank you all for being so kind to me for my first meeting, even though we were in a somewhat small room! 
What a great program last week! We are blessed to have Barbara Fleming in Fort Collins recording and re-telling our local history. I was kinda surprised that so many members remembered the old bars Fort Collins had!
Inspiration:   Linda Vomaske
Greeters:  Kelly Moll & Steve Broman
Joke Master:  Bud Frick
Fine Master:  Vince Lubenow
This Week's Program:
Chocolate and How it is Made in Ft Collins

Toby and Alix Gadd, co-founders of Nuance Chocolate, have been certified chocoholics for decades, even going on chocolate-tasting dates together over a decade ago.  Inspired after visiting a chocolate museum near Hone Creek in Costa Rica, their infatuation with eating chocolate developed into exploring the chemistry, flavors, and mysteries of making their own small-batch chocolate. What began as an all-consuming hobby quickly outgrew their home kitchen, blossoming into Nuance Chocolate—one of a small number of true bean-to-bar chocolate makers in the United States.

During the presentation, Toby will take the audience on a “Show and Smell” tour of how Nuance makes chocolate—right from raw beans, roasted and ground in Old Town Fort Collins

Next Week's Program (July 24th):
David Silverstein
How and Why Colorado is Taking the Lead in Healthcare Price Transparency
Our speaker is leading the effort to enact truly transformation legislation by taking the matter of healthcare price transparency to voters in November. Colorado Ballot Initiative 146 would be the first law in the country requiring comprehensive price transparency in all aspects of healthcare. He will also address the economics of price transparency and why it is the lynchpin to all of the other improvements we need to see.
Upcoming Events: 
The 2018 Peach Festival is still looking for sponsorships. Support the Rotary Clubs of Fort Collins and all the work they do for our communities while spending a summer day with thousands of Northern Colorado residents while promoting your business or organization!  Contact Emily Birdsall at if interested.
Our Board of Directors meeting will immediately follow this weeks meeting from 1:30pm - 2:30pm.
-  If you haven't downloaded the NEW Fort Collins Ale Trail app yet (DonorTrail), do it now at the Apple App Store or Google Play
Gift Cards are now available. 
See you all on Tuesday, July 17th,
President Chris

Evening Group News

For third quarter 2018, we are meeting at Prost Brewing in Old Firehouse Alley downtown. Please join us at 5:00 on July 24, August 7, August 21, September 4, and September 18!

Next Ale Trail Event

The Ale Trail will be participating in the following events and needs volunteers for booth duty at the festivals.  
•         Paddler's Pub - July 19, 5-7 pm
•         New West Fest – Aug. 11-12
•         Peach fest – Aug 18
•         Zwei Brewing - Aug 22, 5-7pm
•         Fortoberfest – Sept. 15

Please like the Facebook page for the Ale Trail at and tag us when you are at any of the participating breweries. We are trying to generate more content for Facebook and Instagram!


How can you help Fort Collins Ale Trail?
How can you help Fort Collins Ale Trail?
  • Like/Follow Fort Collins Ale Trail on Facebook
  • Follow @focoaletrail on Instagram
  • Like the posts on Instagram & Facebook
  • Share the posts and events to help increase the reach
  • Invite your friends to like us on Facebook & Instagram
  • Comment on posts that invite participation
  • And of course, join the Ale Trail yourself!
From our social media guru, Laura Smith!
Ads on the Club Website

Starting April 1st, we will be accepting website ads from those outside our club. So if you know someone who might be interested to get a little visibility for their company or cause, point them to this information.

Have them download the sponsorship guide here and then fill out this form. There are only ten slots available. First come first served!

All ads will be approved by our Club's board, to keep this from being a poor representation of Rotary.

Contact Carl if you have any questions!


Speakers for noon meetings
Jul 24, 2018
How and Why Colorado is Taking the Lead in Healthcare Price Transparency
Jul 31, 2018
CSU Basketball Program Update
Aug 07, 2018
No Meeting
Aug 14, 2018
Aug 21, 2018
Aug 28, 2018
No Program
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Russell Hampton
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