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Monthly Program

Contact: Bob Dietz

The Fort Collins Group hosts monthly programs, a winter potluck, a summer BBQ, and an Annual Dinner. These events are an opportunity to socialize and learn something new! Other than the Annual Dinner, these events are held on the fourth Wednesday of the month.

The monthly programs feature a guest speaker that presents on a topic related to the outdoors or recreation. These are held in January, March, April, May, September, and October.

The Winter Potluck features presentations given by members on their outings, experiences, or learnings.

The Summer BBQ is all about fun in the sun. There is not a presenter, just good friends and food.

Lastly, the Annual Dinner is the time to recognize contributions made by the group's leaders, discuss policy as needed, along with a guest speaker program.


September 28th, 2016 James H. Pickering, Estes Park's Historian Laureate, presents on Mountaineering in Coloado! Join us at 7PM in the Fort Collins Senior Center.

October 26th, 2016's program will be on Poudre Canyon Areas: What Do Their Names Mean? Why Are They Here? as presented by Carolyn Hammond. Join us at 7PM in the Fort Collins Senior Center to learn more.

See the Activity Schedule for the details of future monthly programs.



Past Programs
June 22nd, 2016 was the Annual Group BBQ and Picnic!

May 25th, 2016 Roger Wolfe presented Rocky Mountain Reflections

April 20th, 2016 Gale Bernhardt presented on hot to Become a Fat-Burning Machine: Change Your Diet for Performance and Health

March 23rd, 2016 James H. Pickering presented on The Mountaineering History of Estes Park

January 27th, 2016 Tom Chapel presented on Avalanche Awareness

November 7th, 2015 Annual Dinner presentation on Rock Climbing and Advocating for Alzheimers cure research By Alan Arnette.

October 28th, 2015 was 3000 KMs Journey through NW Namibia by Mark Sickles.

September 23rd, 2015 Dave Armstrong presented on the Mammals of Larimer County.

May 27th, 2015's program was on Weather Preparedness While Hiking in the Mountains by Dr. Joe Grimm. He recommends the weather site: Joe's Weather Pages

April 15th, 2015's program was on Preventing and Healing Hiking Related injuries by Derick Page.

In March 2015 David Fanning presented on thru hiking the Colorado Trail.

The February Fort Collins Group Annual Pot Luck program was on Climbing Mexico Volcanoes.

The Fort Collins Group Inaugural Equipment Swap Meet took place in January 2015.

The November 2014 Annual Dinner program was by world climber Gerry Roach.

October 2014 Dr. William O'Halloran, talked about foot care in relationship to outdoor activities. " Flyer Not Ready Yet."

September 2014 York, The Red Lion, presented "Poudre To The Sea". Telling about canoeing from Fort Collins to New Orleans during the summer of 1992 with Kenny Davis. (No Flyer Yet)

May 28th, 2014 John Giordanengo of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers: presented: "Fires, Floods, and Volunteers -- how to get involved in restoration efforts."

January 2014 Mike MacFerrin "Looking To Greenland."

November 2013 Annual Dinner Speaker: John Fielder

September 2013: Sarah (Booty) Eller: Backpacking the Pacific Crest Trail.

May 2013: Deborah Price: Watching Wildlife Behind The Scenes.

March 2013: Dr. Jon Kedrowski: Mountain Meteorology and Sleeping On The Summits: From Colorado to Mount Everest.

January 2013: Eileen Edelman, Kate Polk, Sandy Jordan, and Linda Brisbane: Alaska Via The Inland Waterway.

November 2012: Laura Pritchett: Great Colorado Bear Stories.

October 2012: Bob Michael: Climbing Cerro Toco In Chile.

September 2012: Beth Lechleitner and Pete Graham: Images of Iceland.

May 2012: Mat Alldredge: Cougar Demographics and Human Interactions along Colorado's Front Range.

March 2012: Brenda Hutchinson: Patagonia Plus.

January 2012: Bob Cormack: The 1976 American Bicentennial Everest Expedition.

November 2011: Jonathan Waterman: Running Dry: A Journery From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River.

October 2011: Bill Manning: Hiking On The Colorado Trail.

September 2011: Mike MacFerrin: Wanderings Across Baranof.