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Fort Morgan

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
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19592 E 8th Ave
Fort Morgan, CO  80701
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Congratulations to Matheus Cofferri for making it through a year at Fort Morgan High School as a Senior! He had some experiences he didn't plan on, what with COVID-19 and all, but he stuck with it and was able to participate in one of the more unique graduations our exchange students will see.
 
The Rotary Club of Fort Morgan officially welcomed several new members to its ranks in its regular Tuesday lunch meetings in February and March. Inducted into the club were Sarah Crosthwaite (City of Fort MOrgan), Jeff Morford (FMS Bank), Kyle Bernhardt (Edward Jones), Jerry Olson (21st Century Equipment), Chaundra Jacobs (United Way), Jody Strouse (SHARE), and Loren Boyett (Fort Morgan Hospital Association). Welcome to our newest members and we look forward to getting to know you better! Click on the story link to see more pictures.
 
 
It was a great day for chili, soup, ice carving, and ice skating in Fort Morgan on Saturday the 14th! We had a great turnout and lots of chili and soup to help keep folks warm inside, even if it was cold outside.
 
Money raised from this event goes to support the Rotary Club of Fort Morgan's youth programs that recognize and strengthen youth in our community, including the Rotary Youth Leadership Award, a scholarship given to middle school  and high school youth that allows them to attend a youth leadership development camp in the summer. In addition, the club recognizes a student each month from the high school and middle school as the club's students of the month and invites them to have lunch with the club, meet community leaders, and practice their public speaking skills by reporting on school events each week. The Rotary club is also hosting an exchange student this year from Brazil, Matheus Cofferri, who is learning about our community and culture while sharing details about his.
 
The Rotary Club of Fort Morgan wants to thank our sponsors, without whose help this event would not have been possible.
 
Executive Chef Sponsors
Viaero Wireless http://viaero.com
 
Sous Chef Sponsor
Insurance Connection
 
Station Chef Sponsors
Morgan Community College http://morgancc.edu
Bank of Colorado http://bankofcolorado.com
Cover 4 Theaters https://cover4theatre.com/
Rogher Schaeffer Accounting
Fort Morgan Community Hospital Association and Foundation http://https://fortmorganhospital.com/
United Way of Morgan County https://uwmcal.org/
 
 
We want to thank County Commissioner Mark Arndt, County Sheriff David Martin, and the Fort Morgan Rotary Club exchange student from Brazil, Matheus Cofferri, for taking time out of their day to taste all of the dishes and come to a consensus on their favorite. Congratulations to our Grand Prize winner, Dayleen Mitchell, who was voted by our esteemed judges to be the best tasting dish overall!
 
For only $5, the public was able to taste all of the chili and soup entries and also cast a vote for their favorite dish. After the votes were tallied up at the end, the taster's award for Best Soup went to Carol Johnson and the award for Best Chili went to Loren Boyett.
We are excited to announce our 2019/2020 exchange student from Brazil, Matheus Cofferri!
 
 
Matheus hails from Curitiba, a city in the southern part of Brazil near the coast. Though he lives in a big city now, he grew up in a much more rural setting where his father works for a dairy products company, which means he'll be right at home here in Fort Morgan.
 
Though you may not visit Brazil in your lifetime, the next best thing is to have someone from Brazil live in your home! You can be a host family to Matheus and share your culture and traditions with him while he shares the culture and traditions of Brazil with you! If you'd like more information about hosting an exchange student, please visit http://www.rmrye.org or send us an email at webmaster@fortmorganrotaryclub.org.

Rotary Club of Fort Morgan's Greg Wagers presenting a contribution of $800 to Susana Guardado, Executive Director of One Morgan County and fiscal manager for the Fort Morgan Growing Readers program. The goal of this initiative is to provide 100 paperback books to every 4 year old in Fort Morgan to help jump-start their literacy education. For more information regarding the Ft. Morgan Growing Readers program please go to their website:

https://ftmgrowingreaders.communityfunded.net/

The Rotary Clubs of Fort Morgan and Brush recently got together at Morgan Lanes for some fun lunch time bowling, pizza, and Christmas singing provided by students from the Fort Morgan High School. Though there were lots of strikes and spares, no turkeys were to be seen.
 
The Rotary Club of Fort Morgan’s 7th Annual Chili/Soup Cook Off enjoyed warm temperatures, warm bowls, and warm hearts from all of the community support this past Saturday.
 
 
An appreciative crowd of official taste testers donated $5 each to be able to sample the varieties of chili and soup available. Christine Yung’s cocoa-infused chili was the official judged winner and the people’s choice winners were Cody Millar and Neil White for best chili and Robin Northrup for best soup. The public also enjoyed John and Jaton Edge's Chili Verde with pork.
 
The Fort Morgan Rotary Club recently had the wonderful opportunity to hear back from the students it sponsored to attend this summer's RYLA leadership camp. This year, due to the generosity of community members and businesses who supported our fund raising efforts, we were able to send 5 local youth to participate in the fun activities and receive training.
 
"RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!" "
 
 
The Fort Morgan Rotary Club's 2018 7th Annual Chili/Soup Cook-Off is almost here!
 
Join us Saturday, December 8th, from 11am to 1pm at the corner of Beaver and Main next to the Snow Maze to sample some great soup and chili. Money raised supports scholarships for our community youth to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (rmryla.org), a life-changing leadership training program for middle and high school youth where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed, and enhanced. Last year monies raised helped send 5 students to RYLA!
 
This year's soup or chili entry judged by our distinguished panel of gastronomy experts to be the best will win $100! People's choice winners for the best soup and best chili will each win $75. If you think you have the soup or chili entry to win the prize money, contact Wayne Johnson (9707683350) or Doug Crandall (9704677763) for questions or to reserve your entry spot!
Jonathan Acosta-Soto was selected as the Junior Rotary wheel for October. His parents are Rosalba and Orlin Acosta. This 8th grader has a 3.98 GPA and has goals to get straight A’s in high school, be a valedictorian and go to CSU for a degree in meteorology to be a storm specialist. 
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