BRC News & History

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BRC History: Those Wacky Rotarians

BRC History: Those Wacky Rotarians

Occasionally the staid and sophisticated members of Boulder cut loose and have a little fun. Sometimes this involves alcohol, sometimes not. A notice in the RiB recently asking for recent such anecdotes evoked no response. I guess they will have to wait for the next...

BRC History: World Community Service Committee

BRC History: World Community Service Committee

With reporting from the Rotary History Committee in 1994 In a town where so many people travel the world, it’s no surprise that Boulder Rotary has accomplished so many international projects. Our World Community Service Committee began in the Rotary year of 1976-77,...

BRC History: Service to Our Community

BRC History: Service to Our Community

You’ve all heard about Boulder Rotary’s first service project in 1919, giving out flytraps to downtown businesses to eliminate the pesky insects. Our club has always been active locally and here are a few examples. In 1921, the city had to approve a $50,000 bond issue...

BRC History: New Clubs and New Models for Rotary

BRC History: New Clubs and New Models for Rotary

Our club is noted for taking Rotary to others, creating new clubs geographically and developing innovative formats for members who might not be able to attend traditional Friday lunch meetings due to travel, business responsibilities, distance, or disability. Boulder...

BRC History: Rotaract, Interact and RYLA

BRC History: Rotaract, Interact and RYLA

Our club has knocked it out of the ballpark in three Rotary-related groups that are exemplary in working with young people. Rotaract: CU Rotaract came to Boulder in the 1990s. Sam Pottinger and John Mozeliak are among those active in working with the group, a...

BRC History: Money for Good Works

BRC History: Money for Good Works

The good works we do won’t happen without a few bucks to fund them. Raising money has always been part of the routine for Boulder Rotary. In our 75th anniversary year of 1994, a Boulder Rotary Club Foundation was established, increasing the club’s ability to maintain...

BRC History: Music and Piano

BRC History: Music and Piano

Recently we happened to sing at one of our meetings, something we don’t do as often as we once did. A visiting Rotarian, when introduced, said he enjoyed being at “a singing club.” Back in about 1999, our singing club was concerned about the lack of a decent piano....

BRC History: Red Badge Society

BRC History: Red Badge Society

Even Rotarians can be crotchety. In 1994 the RiB reported: “The problem is as old as Rotary itself. All of us tend to sit with the same folks week after week, leaving our new members spread around the distant fringes. It's kind of hard to get acquainted that way.” It...

Daily Camera Recognizes BRC’s 100th Anniversary

Daily Camera Recognizes BRC’s 100th Anniversary

A century ago, in February 1919, the "war to end all wars" finally was over. Soldiers were on their way home from overseas, and even the deadly influenza pandemic had subsided. Four of Boulder's leading businessmen looked to the future and decided to form the Boulder...

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