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...
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...
Boulder from the 1990s to Now

Boulder from the 1990s to Now

As the 1990s rolled in, Boulder was coming out of a stock market slump in the late 1980s.  But then-city manager Jim Piper told Rotarians the outlook for the city still seemed promising. He said, “expansion is occurring all over town, and the significant amount of...
BRC History: Past District Governors

BRC History: Past District Governors

Boulder Rotary has historically taken an important role in Rotary District 5450. Originally it included clubs in New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nebraska as well as Colorado. Eight distinguished Boulder Rotarians have served as District Governors. Three of them are here...
BRC History: Club Historians Part 2

BRC History: Club Historians Part 2

Although others helped out at times, the primary historians of Rotary’s second 50 years were three longtime and distinguished members: Laurie Paddock, Bob Bradfield, and Ted Manning. Laurie Paddock was the third generation of his family to lead the Daily Camera and...