For many years, studies about heart health focused on men’s experience of cardiovascular disease. However, heart health is especially important for women. Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of women, causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s approximately one woman every minute! Heart disease kills more women than men, and is more deadly than all forms of cancer combined. (American Heart Association)
Boulder Rotary member and Cardiologist, Dr. Nelson Trujillo, will speak to Boulder Rotary about one of the most important concerns for women’s health- heart disease. Dr. Trujillo has over 33 years of experience and is committed to talking to people about their important health concerns, the “Walk with a Doc” creator will be talking with us about women and cardiovascular health. Covid has complicated an already difficult field- Dr. Trujillo will give us an update about how this pandemic is affecting women’s heat health.
Heart health affects us all- if you have friends, family or colleagues who might be interested in this week’s program, please invite them to join us.
“If a race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.” Dr. Carter G. Woodson, “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” 1933.
Dr. Woodson, a historian who dedicated his career to the study of African American history, worked to develop Negro History Week. He hoped to highlight the achievements of African Americans because history books did not cover the subject in his time. In 1976, 26 years after Dr. Woodson’s death, Negro History Week became Black History Month.
Above are pictured: Bessie Coleman, Jackie Robinson, Frederick Douglass, Dr. Maya Angelou, W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, Dr. Sadie T.M. Alexander, Ida B. Wells, President Barack Obama, Rev. Martin Luther King, Katherine Johnson,
Malcom X, Mary McLeod Bethune, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver and Rosa Parks
Black History in Colorado
History Colorado is focusing on the African American Coloradans for Black History Month. You can find more about Colorado’s most influential African Americans, along with lesser-told tales of the state’s African American past. See more at History Colorado.
Feb 26 – Toward Right Relationship With Native Peoples
Rotaract Trivia Night Fund Raiser
CU Rotaract invites you to join us for a virtual trivia night on Friday, March 5th at 5 pm! The event will consist of multiple rounds of trivia and a silent auction. Prizes include Loveland Ski Lift Tickets, a LUSH gift box, multiple local artworks, and gift cards to restaurants like Hapa Sushi, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse, Foolish Craigs, and many more! The event is free of charge to enter but any donations or proceeds from the event will go to local organization Colorado Friendship and their assistance with individuals suffering from homlessness in our community. We are so excited to see you on Friday, March 5th at 5 pm!
Our club is once again partnering with Mile High United Way and the Imagination Library to provide books to Boulder County children. The children have been identified by local organizations as those who may otherwise not have access to high-quality, age-appropriate books. Through the Imagination Library, each child will receive in the mail one book each month until they are five years old. Imagine the smile on a child’s face when they receive their first book in the mail. Their very own book! Please considering sponsoring a child this year.
Sponsorship opportunities: New-born $150 1 year-old $120 2 year old $90 3 year old $60 4 year old $30
To sponsor a child please contact Rod Tuenge (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Nancy Geyer (email@example.com). Payment is by check or credit card.
From the President
Hello Boulder Rotary,
A couple of weeks ago, we discussed what you could do if you are wanting to sign up to volunteer during our pandemic. We are looking to work with 9 news to help get out the vaccinations in the future. To be prepared for that opportunity, you could start now by signing up at the Colorado Volunteer mobilizer CVM (state.co.us) and follow the instructions. I would also like to thank one of our newest members, Dr. Bob Murphy for his work on gathering this information.
Additionally, Hans Wiik found the NEJM reference (below) to be the most valuable for most of the patient and caregiver Covid questions.
Again this year, Coloradans who receive a state income tax refund can opt to donate some or all of it to a local nonprofit they trust like the Boulder Rotary Club Foundation (BRCF).
The ReFUND CO campaign puts you in control of deciding to donate some or all of it, and choosing exactly which Colorado-registered charity will directly benefit.
When you choose to donate to the BRCF from your state income tax refund, your contribution will help support the good works of Boulder Rotary!
On your return or tax software, look for the prompt to “Donate to a Colorado Nonprofit” and use our registration number 20083004617 (or give this info to your tax preparer). Thanks for considering this simple way to donate to the BRCF!
As you’ve heard, the Boulder Rotary Club Foundation will be making a big effort to raise funds for our pool of unrestricted funds. Along with volunteer hours, these funds are the lifeblood of our club. They allow us to do the good works we all joined to do.
Over the next few months, we’re planning to create an online donation portal and hope to have some options for both in-person and virtual events including what we hope will be a drive-in Mother’s Day movie and a virtual but extremely fun Rotary Comes Home. Stay tuned for other announcements, and don’t forget the unofficial fundraising dog!
The Behavioral Wellness Committee would like BRC to know about the Rotary Club Public Health Award for the 2020/2021 Academic Year- you can read about it HERE.
Feb 16 – Rob Anderson
Feb 17 – Janet Beardsley
Feb 19 – Psyche Dunkhase
Feb 20 – Scott Nelson
Your birthday is a great time to share the joy by supporting the BRC Scholarship Program by making a gift of $1 for every one of your years, or more, during the month of your birthday. Put Birthday Scholarships on the memo line of your check and mail to Boulder Rotary Club Foundation, 2995 Baseline Road, Suite 310, Boulder, CO 80303-2318.
In Honor of a Great Rotarian
Our own Janet Beardsley is the namesake of an important award from the YWCA. The annual Janet Beardsley Award of Excellence was created by the YWCA Board of Directors as an acknowledgment in her honor after she retired as the YMCA Executive Director after 30 years. The award is given to a woman in the community as a part of the YWCA’s annual gala event. It will be a Zoom event this year. It is Tuesday, March 9th, 6:30 – 7:30 PM (MST.) Find out more at the YWCA website.
New Member Proposal – Karen de Bartolome
Jancy Campbell and Ronny Wells are proposing Karen de Bartolome for membership in Boulder Rotary Club. This is the second week of publication.
Karen de Bartolome is a leader in international education and public administration. As the Rocky Mountain Region’s longtime Executive Director for the Institute of International Education (IIE). She administered Fulbright and other scholarship exchange programs for the 16 – state Rocky Mountain Region, along with Denver World Affairs Council, The Diplomats Ball, and the State Department-funded international Visitor Leadership Program.
In 2012, she founded WorldDenver, a Colorado membership-based nonprofit that works in the global education and professional exchange space, retiring in 2019. Prior to IIE, Karen consulted in marketing and leadership development and worked for CU in international development. In Washington, she was a White House Fellow under President Reagan and worked on the Clinton transition team (first team).
Karen spent 14 years in a variety of managerial, finance and executive roles at the Port Authority or NY and NJ. She holds a BA from the School of International Service at American University and an MPA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Karen served on national boards in her field and has been appointed to Colorado and Denver boards and commissions by Gov. Hickenlooper and Mayor Hancock. She has two grown sons and lives in Boulder with her husband, Charles.
Send pics of your pets so Cody can have a fundraising friend! And don’t forget to support your own good works by donating to the Boulder Rotary Club Foundation!
This Week’s Program:
Eklund Theater Singers
Boulder Rotary Club was treated to a moving and unique musical program brought to us by the Eklund Opera Theater Singers are the outreach extension of the Eklund Opera Program- a group of elite graduate students who are passionate about their art and sharing it with others.
Jeremy Reger, pianist and Director, along with performer Tyler Padget joined us to share the work that the Eklund Singers have been working on during this difficult year.
During the year, the College has found ways to deal with the need to be distanced, to perform far from each other and still find ways to feel the emotion, the drama and the nuance of their music, and they have. Jeremy and Tyler shared several pieces, showcasing how they performers have adapted, using video and their skills to tell stories, dramatic, romantic and funny. Watch the program video if you missed this year’s Valentine’s Day performance.
From their website:
The Eklund Opera Theater Singers specialize in education, community and audience engagement, student recruitment, and donor awareness, the Opera Theater Singers (OTS) is a selected group of graduate students enrolled in the Vocal Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Through their devotion to outreach, passionate love of performance, and desire to connect to the community, they serve to increase awareness and provide a strengthened and united community of arts and opera lovers. They perform at various educational and outreach opportunities across Colorado, as well as serve the CU campus by performing at sporting events, arts events and chancellor events.
If you missed the meeting, you can still find out one of Boulder Rotary Club’s favorite couple’s story! See it in Nancy Chin Wagner’s Membership Moment. The button below will link you to a video of Friday’s meeting.
This program link is a description or summary of a BRC program presentation. The views, opinions and statements expressed by the presenter(s) do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or beliefs of members of Boulder Rotary Club, it’s volunteer leaders or Rotary International.
*** Please NOTE: While complying with Colorado’s stay-at-home health directive, BRC meetings will be held virtually. Please see details at BRC’s website.
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