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Boulder Rotary Club #1091, District 5450

Benefiting our Community and our World
through action, integrity, service and fellowship
 
Meets at Noon on Friday
Avalon Ballroom - 6185 Arapahoe Avenue, Boulder, CO 80303
 
Boulder Rotary Office 720-772-1091
Email: clubadmin@boulderrotary.org
 
Mailing Address: PO Box 17635
Boulder, CO 80308
 
Boulder Rotary Club Foundation (BRCF)
Donations/Correspondence:
PO Box 743
Boulder, CO 80306
 
The Latest from BRC
 

Here is your opportunity to be first in line to volunteer to stuff school backpacks again for the 2016 Crayons campaign!  Join us for one or more shifts this year and feel free to invite family and friends (please let me know names of those who help). Donations of $$ and school supplies are also welcome.

 

Here are the shift times and dates:

 

July 18, 10 AM - 12 Noon

July 20, 10 AM - 12 Noon    

July 26, 10 AM - 12 Noon

July 26, 12 Noon - 2 PM

 

If we staff these shifts with a maximum of 10 volunteers, we may be able to add more shifts.

 

I look forward to working with you again this year to see if we can beat last year's record of over 10,000 backpacks!

 

Larry Johnson

303-642-5787

 
 

 
The new Rotary Year starts on July 1st, so have you signed up for a committee?  If not, click right here for a form with all the committees listed.  Once the form has been submitted the committee chair will be in touch!
 
 
 

 
This video made an impression on many when it was presented at the Club meeting on Friday, May 6, 2016.  It will help us prepare for the 5/13/16 presentation on Mental Wellness. Several members requested access to the video so they could share it.
 
So here it is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wsdo-YF1QEQ
 
 
 

 
 
Boulder Rotary Club won the 2016 Partners in Philanthropy contest - $20,000 in advertising support for Rotary in our area! - underwritten by Premier Members Credit Union and published by BizWest Media.  
 
Beginning Friday April 1, 2016, BizWest has a Rotary ad in each biweekly issue.  The Area 15 Rotary clubs - Boulder, Boulder Flatirons, Boulder Valley, Coal Creek, and Niwot - are collaborating to spotlight Rotary and its good works, community impact, fellowship and efforts to bring peace to the world.
 
The May 13 issue features the Wine Cheese & Chocolate fund-raising event, to be held Saturday, 5/14/16, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Niwot.  For details and register at www.BoulderAreaRotary.org or www.NiwotRotary.org.
 
To see past ads and connect with any or all of these Boulder area clubs, please visit www.BoulderAreaRotary.org. Look for new ads in each BizWest issue throughout 2016.  Let's hear it for Rotary in Boulder!!!
 
 

 
Boulder Rotary Club has been a "Gift to the World" many times over during the 2015-16 year and received notable recognition at the 2015-2016 District 5450 Conference:
 
District 5450’s Vocational Service Award:
The BRC Vocational Service Committee, composed of Carl Scott, Chuck Aumiller, Michelle Carpenter and Merrill Glustrom, won this award for recognition of the Rotary Club that has made a distinct contribution to supporting students who pursue post-high education at community colleges and trade schools.  The Committee has taken the initiative to award many more scholarships now that it is receiving support from the Charitable Remainder Trust set up by Leo Hill and from the Boulder Rotary Club Foundation's Endowment for Education, to which Leo also contributed generously in his lifetime. 
 
Kevin Farrell Leadership Award, Sponsored by Rotary Club
Bill Rubin was recognized with this award that honors a Rotarian in District 5450 who demonstrates a sustained commitment to the nurturing of leadership in both youth and adults. Bill's longtime commitment to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards summer camp made this award richly deserved indeed.
 
Youth Service Award, Sponsored by the Smoky Hill Rotary Club
To engender success for Latino students at Boulder High School in efforts to fund their post-high-school education , the Adelante! Mentorship project in coordination with Boulder New Generations Pilot Satellite Rotary Club received this award.
 
District 5450's Family of Rotary Award
Boulder Rotary Club won for the best effort to share Rotary - through Boulder Rotary Club's two satellites, sponsoring the Fairview High School and Boulder High School Interact Clubs, CU Rotaract Club, Boulder Rotary Community Corps, a newsletter emailing list twice the size of the Club membership, continuing connection to Rotarian spouses, friends, and former Club members, Caring Committee, and collaboration with Area 15 Rotary Clubs - Boulder Flatirons, Boulder Valley, Coal Creek and Niwot.
 
Helping Hands Award, Sponsored by Brush Rotary Club
BNGRC's District Grant #2287 for the Nuestra Perspectiva Project, undertaken in collaboration with the Boulder Latino History Project to allowed Latino teens to share their outlooks and their family histories and culture in print and through photographs and videos, won the award recognizing concern and support for children facing extraordinary challenges. BRC thanks Chris Carruth and Zach Mosley for their efforts.
 
District 5450 Governor's Discretionary Award
Mike Brady, District Trainer and District Conference master of ceremonies, was recognized by District Governor Mary Kay Hasz for his service.
 
Rotarian Spouse / Partner Service Award
Scott Stocker, spouse of Nancy Stocker, received this award in recognition of all, he has done for many years in support of Youth Exchange.
 
 

 

On behalf of the District 5450 World Peace Programs Subcommittee, we are very pleased to announce that our District may nominate individuals to compete in the world competition for either of two exciting initiatives by The Rotary Foundation and Rotary International

1) Up to 60 applicants are selected annually to study at one of the six Rotary Centers for International Studies. 

2) Up to 25 (generally 20) of these fellows are selected to study at the Rotary Center - Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand for one three month program beginning in either January or July. 

Clubs should begin their search for applicants immediately.  They need to conduct their interview and selection process January through April.  Completed applications with your club’s endorsement must be received by May 15, 2016, and applicant interviews will be held June 10, 2016.

Boulder Rotary Club members can contact Dorothy Rupert or PDG Dan Clark, 303-424-2967, danvclark@gmail.com.

 

 

 
 
BiZWest Media and Premier Members Credit Union just announced that Boulder Rotary Club won the Partners in Philanthropy contest with 434 votes.  This means $20,000 in advertising support for Rotary in our area!
 
Thank you to all BRC members and supporters, area Rotarians, friends, and everyone who is committed to Service Above Self.  An extra thank you for bearing with the daily reminders about voting - seems it paid off!!
 
As BRC learns more about how this wonderful opportunity will turn into meaningful community awareness for Boulder Rotary Club, Boulder-area Rotary clubs  and Rotary District 5450, there will be more detailed news.
 

 
On Friday, December 4, 2015, the Boulder Rotary Club Board elected the following members to take Club offices as of July 1, 2016.  William Dale "Bill" Meyer will be Club President for 2016-17 and Martha Coffin "Marty" Evans will be Club President-Elect, to become President for Rotary year 2017-18. Elected to a two-year term as members of the Club's Board of Directors are Sally Brown, Tony Martinez, Cassidy Murphy, and Chad Stamm.  Great crew!
 

 
 
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and donors!
This event could not have happened without your help!
 
 
 
 
Wicked Good Sponsors
Bob Charles
Royce Arbour, Inc.
 
Diamond Pumpkin Sponsor
Ameriprise Financial
 
Spooky Tree Sponsors
Boulder Community Health
Kottke & Brantz
Melton Design Build
 
Halloween Sponsors
AAA Storage Containers
Kelly Law Office LLC
New West Advisors
Stellar Properties LLC
Taggart Insurance
 
Donors
Michael Weatherwax
Gary Berg • Butch Hollister • John Mozeliak • Bill Rubin • Diana Sherry • Mike Simpson
Dave Allen • Cynda Collins Arsenault • Bobby Brown • Dennis Channer • Tom Chesney • Sue Deans • Ken Dubach • Marty Evans • Karla Hanson • Don James • Geoff Leopold • Sue Lounsbury • Fred McLaren • Tom Price, Jr. • John Regur • Yani Roditis • TK Smith • Tom Stiers • John Sullivan • Clint Talbott
 
In-Kind Sponsors and Donors
Karen & Stan Benson
Darryl & Sally Brown
Boulder History Museum
Boulder New Generations Rotary Club
Boulder Rotary Club Office
Bob Charles
Karla Hanson
Bill & Jane Meyer
DSB Sounds – Dave Buhs
Diana & Larry Smith
Laura Smith
Trinity Lutheran Church
Marlene Wojcik
 

 
Contributions are especially solicited from club committees - notices of meetings, and reports of activities. Send information about notices and announcements of club activities by email to Editors Diana Sherry and Sue Deans at BoulderRotaryRiB@gmail.com. The RIB is sent to each Boulder Rotarian who has filed an email address with the club, and to others interested in Boulder Rotary. 
 

 
 
IPP Deborah Kelly expressed her appreciation of all club members during her Rotary year and particularly recognized a number of individuals with awards for their service to the club and to the community. These included:
 
Rotarian of the Year – Amir Massihzadeh
Service Above Self – Nancy Stocker and Chad Stamm
Humanitarian of the Year – Dennis Frohlich
Theme Award "Light Up Rotary" – Gary Kahn 
Quiet Hero - Diana Sherry
Quick Start – Cynda Collins Arsenault and Leigh Flanagin
District Club Builder – Diana Smith and Gary Kahn
President’s Discretionary – Cassidy Murphy
Lifetime Achievement – Ron Secrist
 
Darla Schueth (and Linda Weatherwax, in absentia) received a special thank-you for their service as District Conference Co-Chairs.
 
Deborah also recognized Chris Carruth for being Runner-Up in the Rotary International Photo Contest.
 

 
Thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors and donors! This event could not have happened without your help!
 
 
Grill Master Sponsor
Ameriprise Financial
 
Food Booth Sponsor
Boulder Community Health
 
Hot Sauce Sponsors
AMG National Trust Bank
Home State Bank
Premier Members Credit Union
Security Pursuit
Weatherwax & Associates
 
Secret Ingredient Sponsors
Generosity Wealth Management
Hutchinson, Black and Cook LLC
 
Donors
Michael Farmar
​Melton Design Build
John & Ann Mozeliak
Bill Rubin
Diana Sherry
Diana Royce Smith
 
In-Kind Donors
Boulder Weekly
Nuf Said Advertising
Royce Arbour, Inc.
PostNet
 

 
 

A crowd of Rotarians, fully caffeinated and rarin' to go, were on hand to set up the BrewBQ event bright and early Saturday.  

Canopies popped up and were hand-carried to their pre-painted, assigned spots. Bright signs sprouted.  During set-up, thankfully, the sun stayed behind clouds.

By 11 am, an empty field at 95th and Arapahoe in Lafayette had been transformed into a fine-looking event from which issued the delicious aromas of barbecue and brews of all kinds on all sides.  People lined up to get in before the appointed 11 o'clock hour.

DJ Ian kept everyone moving to the music. The sun came out and a little breeze carried aloft clouds of foam from the slip-&- slide-into-bubbles in the Kids' Area.  Sally Brown's son Marek was soaked from head to toe by 11:10 and STILL begged to draw the winning raffle prize numbers from 12:30 on. The rest of the BRC crew hawked BRC's wares, periodically doffing their Official Volunteer T shirts and seeking shade and refreshment to keep cool. 

BRC contributed lots of volunteer help, many sponsorships, substantial advance ticket sales, at least eleven canopies, amateur barbecuers and home brewers, sales of straw hats to ward off the strong summery rays, voting rights to select the People's Choice of all BBQ offerings, 8 great raffle prizes, and extra taste tokens when the five tastes that come with event entry were not enough. 

Coal Creek Rotary sold ice cream and sodas. The YMCA of Boulder Valley turned out most of their staff, tables, chairs, signs, and valuable support, as well as some volunteers.

No surprise to Club members, multiple prizes including a hands-down People's Choice Award by a wide margin, went at the end of the day to Stan Benson with the able assistance of his Ameriprise office partner Dan Schultz, with red-headed toddler Noah in tow. Those "in the know" knew they might snag a rib from Stan as soon as he delivered the 6 best pieces for professional judging. Mmmmm, so good!   Not only that - Darryl Brown won an amateur brewing prize.

The obvious conclusion - it was a Great Rotary Day! A thousand thanks to everyone who supported the BrewBQ in any way.

 

 

Boulder Rotary Club is looking into the potential of forming a new satellite group – BRC.Roots -- similar to Boulder New Generations Rotary Club, to meet at times other than Friday noon, engage in local service projects, and accommodate participation in service activity by members’ families and friends.    

BRC’s plan is to set in motion an exploratory group to get this started during the remainder of this Rotary year, which ends 6/30/16.  Nine months is time in which Boulder Rotary Club members who wish to join the effort can develop its prospects more fully, so BRC could adopt a more formal plan and structure for the new Rotary year starting July 2016. 

This group can include current members who love Boulder Rotary but cannot regularly attend Friday meetings – or are finding meal costs more than fits where they are right now, professionally or personally – and want to help shape this new group.

Like BNGRC, these members are Boulder Rotary Club members, welcome to attend BRC's Friday meetings or BNGRC meetings at any time.

 
 
Did you miss the District Conference? Or do you wish that you were back spending time with all of the great Rotarians of District 5450? 
 
Take a look at the wonderful photos capturing the event, taken by BRC's very own Chris Carruth.
 
Just click HERE to view the album and relive a great weekend! 
 

 
 

 

District 5450's approach to the required abuse and harassment training and certification means EVERY affected Club MEMBER must take the new training and certification exam.  

 

This is critical information for ANY ROTARIAN WHO WILL EVER BE ALONE WITH A PERSON AT RISK.

Including anyone under the age of 21 and any elderly person, as well as others, such as a person with a disability.  

Including transporting a person at risk by personal vehicle.  

Including BRC members who offer rides to Club meetings to someone who no longer drives.

 

Committee chairs must convey this information to their committee members, report the list of their committee members requiring training and certification, monitor compliance with this policy, and report to the Board through their Board Liaisons. 
 
BRC member Chad Stamm, who is in charge of this for District, says the training and certification will take roughly a half-hour. After completing the exam, email your results to Rotary@chadstamm.com.  Chad will advise members who need a new background check. The Club has a budget to reimburse members for background checks.
 
Thanks, everyone, for getting right on this! 

 

 

 
 

Click on Login in the upper right-hand corner. Where it asks you to log in, tell it you don't have your password.  It will email your password to you at the email address you have on file with the Club. This takes only a few seconds.  

At the ClubRunner login page, put in the email address where you got the message and the password it sent you.  Good to change your password to something you will recall. You're in!

The home page will reappear, this time with a "Member Area" link in the upper right-hand corner, near the Login.  Click on the "Member Area" link to review the Club Directory etc.

This resembles the "members-only" login and MyRotary link at www.rotary.org, the Rotary International website.  Which figures: both are powered by ClubRunner.

 

 

 
 

Interested in joining Rotary but not sure which club is right for you? Come learn about the Boulder New Generations Rotary Club, a Satellite Pilot Project of the Boulder Rotary Club!

The goal of BNGRC is provide a way for young professionals to become part of the Boulder Rotary Club while making membership less of a financial burden. Our meeting time also caters to those who would have a hard time leaving work in the middle of the day to attend a meeting.

Boulder New Generations Rotary meets every first and third Tuesday at 7:00pm at the Mapleton YMCA (2850 Mapleton Ave, Boulder). 

For more information, please visit our website  http://BoulderNewGen.org or contact us via email BoulderNewGenRotary AT gmail.com .

 
 

We are the oldest and largest club in the Boulder area with about 275 members who are extremely active in all avenues of Rotary service. Our club is well known for the quality of our programs and for our friendly hospitality. We welcome all visitors!

Please contact our Club office at 303-554-7074 or Rotary AT RoyceArbour.com, if you have any questions about our meetings or membership in this active, involved and FUN club!

Stan Benson, 2015-16 President, Boulder Rotary Club

 

 
 

The New Grants Model Memorandum of Understanding between Boulder Rotary Club and Rotary District 5450 requires that the following information be widely publicized to Club members and made available to the local community:  

All Boulder Rotary Club members are responsible for ensuring that funds granted to the Club by The Rotary Foundation are used correctly for international and local service projects. Boulder Rotary Club World Community Service Committee projects records, including financial records, are available for review at the Club Office.   Allegations of misuse of TRF grant funds should be reported to the Boulder Rotary Club President, President-Elect, and Past President and to District 5450's Future Vision / New Grants Model Committee chair.  The District Chair can be contacted through www.rotary5450.org.

 

 
 
 

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Boulder Rotary Club has about 275 members ranging in age from 24 to 102. Our Club is actively involved in serving the local community as well as many international projects. BRC has 60 committees and opportunities to be involved in almost any area that you are passionate about! We meet every Friday at noon - 1:30 for the business meeting, an interesting program and a delicious lunch! We are the oldest and largest club in Boulder, and one of the largest in Rotary District 5450.