Boulder Rotary Club #1091, District 5450
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.
Rotarian of the Year – Amir Massihzadeh
Service Above Self – Nancy Stocker and Chad Stamm
Humanitarian of the Year – Dennis Frohlich
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.
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.
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).
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.