CU Lyric Theater Singers - Love Songs for Valentines Day

The Lyric Theatre Singers from the CU College of Music, directed by faculty member Jeremy Reger, are proud to present their annual Valentine’s Gift to Boulder Rotary, a perennial favorite with our members. They will present a program of songs and arias from musical theatre and opera.

Bread Service  |  Salad Bar  |  Potato Leek Soup  |  Poached Bavarian Beer Brats with Honey Mustard Demi  |  Rustic Potatoes  |  Caraway Sautéed Red Cabbage  |  Oma's Apfelkuchen (Grandma's Apple Cake)
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Feb 21 - Phyllis Wise - A Colorado Initiative to Change the Health Care Dynamic from Treatment to Prevention
Feb 28 - TBD

BRC Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 18 at The Boulder Cork

The next Rotary Happy Hour will be on Tuesday, February 18 from 4:30 to 6:30 at The Cork in Boulder (3295 30th Street). The Cork doesn't take reservations, so we encourage Rotarians to arrive early.


Learning To Talk Again Workshop

We live in a time when human discourse has become polarizing, discouraging and unproductive. What are we to do? Please join us at: The "Learning to Talk Again" workshop where you’ll find the tools and experiences necessary for the peaceful pursuit of constructive conversation.  Saturday, March 14, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm in the Community Room, Red Rocks Community College, $40 per person. Register and RSVP by March 4th at Hosted by the Peace Committee of our District  5450, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Golden and the Boulder Rotary Club, and presented by Randy Butler, Chair, BRC Peacebuilding Committee.

Help Stop a Tragedy Before It Happens

The suicide prevention course previously scheduled from Feb 21 is being rescheduled for March 7. Please register by clicking here. Also, consider attending the suicide prevention symposium coming up on March 5. See below for details, and get all the details here.


Thank You for Your Generosity and Good Spirit at Last Week's Gold and Bold


Please Adopt a Child for Imagination Library

Our annual tradition of encouraging BRC members to adopt a child for the Imagination Library continues again this year at our meetings on February 7th and 14th. Your sponsorship will ensure that the child will receive a high-quality gift book in the mail each month from now until the age of 5. Please look for the Literacy Committee members at the back of the room. The sponsorship of $30 per year covers the cost of all of the books, the shipping, and handling. Mile High United Way can bill you, you can write a check, charge to your credit card or contribute cash. Special thanks to Mile High United Way and the Dollywood Foundation, with whom we partner for this fabulous program. Please help our Club give these children the gift of reading!

FHS Interact Fundraiser

Jason Cui, Fairview High School Interact Treasurer, wants to raise money to support the FHS Interact projects. He set up a King Soopers Rewards Program for Community Service (via the BRC Foundation). When you shop, a percentage of what King Soopers earns from your payment will go to the FHS account. There is no extra cost to you and it will help fund the club. FHS Interact would be very grateful if you would participate!

Go to:

Process: Sign In/Create an Account, click on “Enroll Now” once signed in you can enroll and/or update your Community Rewards account by typing FHS Interact and click on the FHS Interact option (I just signed up and linked my card, it was so easy! Shoni Kahn, FHS Interact Advisor)

Where does the money go? As reported from the FHS Interact Media Team, during the fall semester, the FHS Interact Club focused on initiatives that benefited the homeless people in our community. They held service projects about once a month where they made sandwiches and blankets, which they passed out to homeless people around Boulder. They just held their first service project of the spring semester, where they made care packages for people in need. They're looking forward to doing even more good in 2020!

Note: The care packages were delivered to Voices for Children (Boulder county’s non-profit CASA). The packages contained a snack, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand wipes, band-aids, and a special handwritten note. They will be placed in backpacks given to children in foster care. 


ReFUND Our Foundation!

In 2019, Colorado returned more than $1 billion in refunds to 1.9 million state taxpayers. 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. 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.

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). When you choose to donate from your state income tax refund, your contribution will help support the good works of Boulder Rotary!




Feb 11 - Nancy Chin-Wagner
Feb 12 - Jim Fetterman
Feb 13 - Bill Piernot
Feb 16 - Rob Anderson
Feb 17 - Janet Beardsley

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.

Proposed for Membership

Grace Gamm

Grace Gamm is proposed for membership in our club by co-sponsors Gary and Shoni Kahn. Grace is the wife of our own member, Gordon Gamm, and is a retired physical therapist. She has served on the CU College of Music Advisory Board and as a CASA with Voices for Children. Any objections to her membership must be submitted to the club administration per BRC bylaws.

Program Recap:


Randy Butler - Lessons From The Road In Peacebuilding


The road to peace is paved by the power of empathy. That's what our own Randy Butler taught us, and that's something he's learned from two decades of peacebuilding that spans multiple continents, governments, and conflicts.

The ultimate goal is to bring everyone to the table and develop understanding through questions that facilitate understanding. Empathy comes from shared experiences, and when you get opposite sides talking about something that matters to both -- such as grandchildren -- the prospects for peace are much higher. Even when two sides of a conflict are coming to the table during the heat of conflict, it is possible for participants to say, "No matter what happens or what anyone says, I just want you all to know you're my friends, and that won't change."

In an emotional presentation that held many of Randy's personal peacebuilding efforts, we visited numerous sites and situations that showed peace is possible with nonviolent protest and by being mindful about the space between our mental models and our actions. 

Peace is a generational endeavor, one in which those who forge it are often not around to see the results of their work. But in many ways, that's the point, to leave the world just a little bitter better and safer for those that follow.

If you missed the program about peacebuilding, you can see the whole thing by clicking HERE.

And you can see the rest of the meeting by clicking HERE.  Boulder Rotary Club has it's own YouTube channel. Subscribe and never miss a meeting again!

You  can see our other programs and meetings in the BRC Program Archive. Click on the TV icon below, which will take you to the BRC Program Archive on our website. Please feel free to binge watch.

This article is a synopsis of the program presented to Boulder Rotary Club. The views and opinions expressed by the presenter do not necessarily reflect the opinions of, policy or position of the Boulder Rotary Club and its members. 


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