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BRC History: Rotary Anns

BRC History: Rotary Anns

*  As reported by John B. Schoolland in 1969. It wasn’t until around 1987 that women were actually able to become Rotarians. Before that, the all-male clubs referred to their spouses as Rotary Anns. Get it? John B. Schoolland, writing in 1969, gushed, “Our Rotary Anns...

BRC History: Pride in Membership

BRC History: Pride in Membership

* As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956 and John B. Schoolland in 1969. This club has always been proud of our membership, with leaders in professional, business, and community activity. The club’s weekly programs have been of a caliber that many large city clubs...

BRC History: Service Above Self

BRC History: Service Above Self

*  As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956. We’ve already heard about the fly traps that were an early project of Boulder Rotary. Just as we do now, Rotarians took an active role in helping the community. Some club projects in the early days included: Building a...

BRC History: Club Meeting Sites

BRC History: Club Meeting Sites

* As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956 and John B. Schoolland in 1969. The club, described as “peripatetic,” frequently changed its meeting places over the years, based on a number of factors including the expanding size of the group. For many years meetings...

BRC History: Rotation Days

BRC History: Rotation Days

* As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956 and John B. Schoolland in 1969 As we did just a few weeks ago, from the early days Rotary often “rotated” meetings at members’ and others’ places of business. “Once we had a regular luncheon meeting deep in the Black...

Boulder in 1919: Transportation

Boulder in 1919: Transportation

* As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956 Getting to Denver was even more complicated in 1919 than it is now, but with less traffic. For years, the businessmen of the Rotary Club, many of whom held public office, sought to improve connections with Denver so Boulder...

Boulder in 1919

* As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956 The First World War had ended on Nov. 11, 1918, just a few months before Boulder Rotary was founded. A few members had recently returned from service in the war, while others were still away and in uniform. A “war tank” was...

BRC100: Rotary Club Installed By Its Head Officers

BRC100: Rotary Club Installed By Its Head Officers

The following excerpt from the Boulder Daily Camera appeared on the front page on April 13, 1919: The Rotary Club received its National charter last night, when it was officially installed at a banquet at the Boulderado Hotel at six-thirty. President Frank Persons of...

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