BRC History: The World Wars

BRC History: The World Wars

* As reported by F.O. “Rep” Repplier in 1956 and John B. Schoolland in 1969. The First and Second World Wars had a great impact on the Club. As mentioned before, World War I had just ended when Boulder Rotary was founded. In 1920, a meeting on Nov. 12 was devoted to...
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...
Pride in Membership

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...