December 14th, 2018
Christmas is coming!
Tomorrow morning our club will deliver Christmas dinner baskets to families around Fort Collins. This has become such a great tradition for our club, as well as my family. It began for my family to let my children see how fortunate they were and to be able to give to those less fortunate. It now has become a family tradition or sorts for our family that my daughters look forward to. They enjoy seeing a family's eyes brighten at the thought of having a great meal at Christmas time. They also spend time reflecting on the things they take for granted, things they ask for or expect on a daily basis and realize that they are living in a world (sometimes closer to home than they expected) where there are those among us that go without on a daily basis. I only hope that they grow up to be like Rotarians who believe in service above self.
See you tomorrow morning to deliver good tidings!
On to the announcements for this week.
December 14th
Inspiration: Kris Kringle
Greeters: Saint Nicholas & Mrs. Claus
Joke Master: Rudolph
Fine Master: Ebeneezer Scrooge


January 8th
Dave Marcum
SL-O: The Transcontinental Airway and the Birth of Commercial Aviation in the United States
The Transcontinental Airway and the Birth of Commercial Aviation in the United States
January 15th
Tamara Merritt
Hearts & Horses
Hearts & Horses
Located in Loveland, Colorado, Hearts & Horses is a well-respected therapeutic riding program with an outstanding record serving individuals with special needs. H & H is committed to excellence and have received numerous awards for their work both locally and nationally. For over 21 years, their regional center has been able to offer a number of therapeutic equine-related activities, including therapeutic riding, occupational, physical and speech therapy, equine facilitated learning for youth at risk, ground work and stable management. 
January 22nd
Kathleen Hynes
ACLU Cases in Colorado
Report on ACLU activities in Colorado.
-  Please help our Christmas Basket program by delivering dinner baskets this Saturday. You can also make your checks out to Foothills Rotary Foundation.
-  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
-  The Evening Group will be meeting at Hop Grenade, 5:00pm to 6:00pm, next meeting January 8th.
Ale Trail Gift Cards are now available and make great gifts for the Holidays!
See you all December 18th!
President Chris

Evening Group News

The group will be meeting at Hop Grenade. It's in the Foothills Mall, 347 E Foothills Pkwy #120. It's just north of the theatre! Come check out another one of our great Ale Trail participants! We'll be working on our projects, 5:00-6:00 on December 11th, January 8th, January 22nd, and so on.

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
Dec 25, 2018
No Meeting Christmas
Jan 01, 2019
No Meeting
Jan 08, 2019
SL-O: The Transcontinental Airway and the Birth of Commercial Aviation in the United States
Jan 15, 2019
Hearts & Horses
Jan 22, 2019
ACLU Cases in Colorado
Jan 29, 2019
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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.