July 22nd, 2019
Good morning!
I hope you all were able to stay reasonably cool last week. Cindy and I cheated and drove up to Estes Park for a few days. Yes, it was perfect up there! 
Our exchange student Hugo Holgen will be with us tomorrow for the last time. He returns to Sweden on Thursday. We wish Hugo all the best in his future endeavours. Take a minute and wish Hugo Bon Voyage!
REMINDER: No noon meeting next week on July 30th - Friday, August 2nd instead! See below.
Quote of the Week:
"Our understanding of how to live with one another is still far behind our knowledge of how to destroy one another."
                                                                                         ---Lyndon B. Johnson
Next Noon Group Meeting - 11:45 AM, Tomorrow - Marriott
  • Program: “Romance of the Rails” by Randal O’Toole
  • Greeters: Janet Mabry & Greg Walter
  • Inspiration:  Doug DeMercurio
  • Joke Master: Monty Weymouth
  • Fine Master:  Artie Bavaso
  • Next Evening Group Meeting - 5:00 PM, Tomorrow - Hop Grenade
*****Noon Group Meeting on Tuesday, July 30th has been replaced by a Tour of the Translational Medical Institute at CSU on Friday, August 2nd. See "Evite" email invitation for RSVP and details.
As of Sunday, July 14th, there are 178 of the 389 (46%) volunteer slots still open for the Rotary Peach Festival on August 17th. Foothills members have filled 44 (11%) of these slots - we have about 30% of the Fort Collins Rotarians. I'm hoping you can see your way to sign up for a least one slot. If there are not sufficient volunteers, the Peach Festival committee will have to hire workers for $18/hour, so each 3 hour slot will increase their costs by $54. Please sign up today and if you absolutely are not able to volunteer your time, think about donating $54 to the Peach Festival to cover the cost of an open slot.
Remember! "Service Above Self"
To volunteer online, click on this link: Peach Volunteer Sign Up and you’ll be taken directly to the sign up. The process is identical to previous years. You will not be asked to log in or create a user ID or password.   Please contact Ruth Lutes or Emily Jolly if you have any problems or questions.  
    There is still time to be a Peach Festival sponsor and help the Fort Collins Rotary Clubs make a significant donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County, the primary beneficiary of the Peach Festival proceeds.  To make your donation, go to the link below (cntrl click) or contact a Foothills Rotary Peach Festival Member.  
                2019 Sponsor & Vendor Application
    Foothills Peach Festival Committee members: Sid Fahsholtz, Dustin Fisher, Ruth Lutes, Bryan Watkins                                                                                                                            
  • Download the NEW Fort Collins Ale Trail app yet (DonorTrail). Do it NOW at the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Ale Trail Gift Cards are now available!
See you all tomorrow!
President Mike

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 June 25th, July 9th, July 23rd, 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!


Share Rotary on your social media!

You may have noticed that I put a wonderful video upon our club's Facebook page. Please share this with your Facebook friends, along with a personal message which encourages folks to contact you if they'd like to find out more!

This was produced by the Silverdale Rotary Club, and designed for sharing. I added a trailer slide on the end which specifically points back to our club and website.

If you're connected with me on LinkedIn, you may have noticed that I shared it there as well!


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!

Speakers for noon meetings
Jul 23, 2019
Romance of the Rails: Why the Passenger Trains We Love Are Not the Transportation We Need
Jul 30, 2019
Replaced with Meeting on August 2nd
Aug 02, 2019
Translational Medical Institute at CSU
Aug 06, 2019
Draining the Swamp and other topics
Aug 13, 2019
CDC’s Division of Vector-Borne Diseases
Aug 20, 2019
Aug 27, 2019
Sep 03, 2019
Meet with Evening Group
Sep 10, 2019
Sep 17, 2019
“Our Kids – Their Targets”
View entire list
Russell Hampton
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