Foothills Rotary Quarterly Newsletter 
Summer is upon us!  
Thank you, President Curtis Carlson!  
An outgoing message from President Curtis:

I can’t believe I am already down to my final month as President. This year has really flown by. I remember my first meeting (which ran long of course) and thinking that this was going to be a really long year. Well thanks to tons of help from all of you, I feel like this year has gone very smoothly and we have accomplished a ton of great things. One item that we recently accomplished, and that I had a lot of positive feedback on was our recent Community Service Rotation Days. 

This was a new twist on an event that we have been doing for years. I wanted to have one more community service project before the end of my year and I figured why not incorporate it into our Rotation Day format. We still got to enjoy fellowship with our fellow members and we helped out four fantastic non-profits in our community in the process. It was definitely a win/win. I have encouraged both PE Chris Coley and PEN Mike Hohl to continue these types of events during their tenures so hopefully you will all continue to participate in them. 

The other item that has been a focus of my presidency has been membership. I really want to thank Mike Hohl for his efforts on this. He has put together a great committee and they have been following up on all potential members to see if they are a fit for our club. Based on the numbers that Mike has shared with me, I am confident that we will end the year with a net gain in membership. I really want to remind you all that if you have someone that is interested in joining our club, don’t forget out Evening Group as an option. They only meet twice a month, plus you get to drink a beer at their meetings, which is a huge selling point. 

As always, thanks so much to all of you for your help & support in accomplishing all of these great things. It is because of you, our members, that we are able to accomplish so much. We have truly ‘Made a Difference’ in not only our community, but around the world. 


President Curtis

Incoming President, President Elect Chris Coley
Chris Coley will officially take over his 2018/2019 Presidency beginning on July 1st, 2018.  The Foothills Rotary Clubs is excited to see the next year flourish and grow all while staying true to the Four Way Test with the Leadership of President Elect, Chris Coley.  
Membership Update! 
Welcome newest members:
Bonnie Brummer ~ Lunch Club
Bridger Parsons ~ Evening Club 
Jennifer Bao ~ Lunch Club
Here is a little about Jennifer Bao!
I am a CO licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist & owner of Loveland Acupuncture LLC
I am a wife & mother of 1 (so far). We love nature, the outdoors, and recently moved to North Fort Collins where we have our version of small time country living (we got 14 chickens this year 😅).
I joined Rotary 05/2018
The Departing Members who we will miss dearly and wish only the BEST moving forward are: 
John Busby
Suzanne Miller
Mike Abrams 
Evening Club Update! 
Update from the Evening Club:
We have run into some issues with the washer and dryer for Putnam Elementary School.   We have all the funds we need however school safety is the top priority for the school district right now.  Putnam is at the head of the list given the at-risk population they serve and the old age of the facilities.  Putnam will be given a thorough safety evaluation this Summer.  In the meantime, the District will not allow Putnam to add a washer/dryer to the school because they do not have a way to provide outside security for the washer room and between the washer room and the school.  I offered to raise funds to build secure doors.  Putnam proposed this to the District and was shut down until the security assessment is done. 
So we hope to move forward later this Summer or Fall once the security issues are resolved but there is a chance it falls through.  Our contact at Putnam will be at the Evening Group meeting on May 29th to discuss alternatives and we hope to bring her to the Noon Club for an update in the near future.  In addition to the washer/dryer, we are working on the following with Putnam:
·         We are hoping to sponsor a leadership course for the 5th graders this Fall that will show them leadership examples and teach them the Rotary 4-way test.
·         We are going to set up a Book Trust day every two weeks at the school to help the kids with their reading skills.
·         The school is looking to build school pride by providing everyone a Putnam t-shirt.
·         We are working to provide school supplies to several of the classes.
Stay tuned for more updates as our work with Putnam evolves. 
Fort Collins Rotary Clubs Peach Festival
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Civic Center Park and Washington Park 
There are just over 3 months before the Fort Collins Rotary Clubs host their Peach Festival on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 from 9am-5pm at Civic Center Park / Washington Park.  The Foothills Rotary Club is joining the Fort Collins Rotary Clubs that collaborate to put on a Must-Attend Family Friendly Festival in Downtown Fort Collins.  Please MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  "Sweet" updates to come, so stay tuned to upcoming emails and please attend the club meetings for updates!  
The Fort Collins Peach Festival will need over 400 Volunteer Slots filled this year and we need YOUR help!!  More details will come to the Rotary Club Meeting and your email.  Please mark your calendar for Saturday, August 18th, 2018.  
Interested in pouring beer, making margaritas, checking IDs and more at the Peach Festival?!  You must be TIPS Trained!  Need to be TIPS Trained?  We have you covered!  Please attend the NEXT TIPS Training on June 23, 2018 from 9am-12pm located at the First Bank on Mountain Avenue and College Avenue.  Please email Emily Birdsall at to RSVP or stay tuned for the sign up sheet at the next Rotary Meeting.  
Rotary Themes for June, July and August 
June ~ Rotary Fellowships Month
July ~ Changeover Month
August ~ Membership and Extension Month 
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