Sarah Burgamy, PhoenixRISE - Alphabet Soup: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

With what may feel like an ever expansive adoption of sexual orientation and gender identity  terminology, how do we, as communities, adapt to what often feels like the growth of an unwieldy acronym - LGBTQ+++++++? Is this proliferation of terms reflective of human diversity or a culturally based movement... and does it matter?

It's going to be a surprise this week!




June 21 - Julie Comerford, CU Assistant Professor in Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences: Song of the Universe: Surprising Supermassive Black Holes
June 28 - Mel Tucker, New CU Head Football Coach- Buffs Football Outlook
July 5 - Dark for Independence Day

Roots Members -This Friday!


This coming Friday, June 14th, is the second Friday of the month.  Roots members are encouraged to participate with BRC at this Friday’s meeting. Bill Sebastian and Shoni Kahn welcome Roots members to join the Roots table at 12:00 pm! Remember to check-in and inform the desk if you will “not” be having lunch. Hope to see you there!

Are You Ready to Read?

BRC's Book Club is to read and discuss books that explore subjects that relate to Rotary's areas of focus and Rotary's values.

The next meeting of the Boulder Rotary Book Club is scheduled for Monday, July 8 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Lenna Kottke has graciously offered to host and has selected It's Better Than It Looks, by Gregg Easterbrook, as the book.

Lenna's address is: 1067 Ravenwood Road, Boulder

As always we will have some happy hour snacks and liquid refreshments. Questions? Contact co-chairs Sue Deans,, or Darla Schueth,

Read more about It's Better Than It Looks by clicking HERE.


Paul Harris Fellowship Matching Donation Program

The Ted Manning Memorial Match is back for the 11th year.  Michael Weatherwax is again honoring Ted Manning by continuing the Paul Harris Fellowship Matching Donation that Ted and Michael started 11 years ago.

Do you want to become a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) by making a total donation of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation (TRF), then May 17 to June 15 is the time to do it.  If you make a contribution of $500 to TRF, Michael will match your donation with another $500 to get you to your PHF.  If you have previously donated some amount less than $1,000 to TRF, you donate half of the difference and Michael will donate the other half and you become a PHF.

If you are already a PHF ($1,000 total donations) to a PHF+7 ($8,000 total donations), you donate one-half of what it takes to get to the next PHF level and Michael will donate the other half.  PHF+8 is the top level.  If you are already a PHF-8 or a Major Donor, you donate $500 minimum and Michael will match what you donate.  Matches are limited to $1,000 per donor.

Michael will be out of the Country from May 20 to June 6, 2019, so TK Smith will assist you in making your donations and getting the supporting paperwork to Michael for his match. 

Time to SMILE!

Rotarians are great multi-taskers! You can shop and contribute to the Boulder Rotary Club Foundation every time you buy something from Amazon (and it does not cost you anything.)

For example, you can spruce up your garden with this awesome Godzilla vs the Garden Gnomes statue and Amazon (through the Amazon Foundation) will contribute .5% of the purchase price to the Boulder Rotary Foundation.

How do you make it happen? When you want to buy something from Amazon, you can go to   and it will ask you what charity you want the donation to go to. You can enter "Boulder Rotary Club Foundation."

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.

POV from the BRC Hiking Group

The BRC hiking group took a recent trip up Green Mountain to enjoy this view:




June 12 - Kelly Child, Ronny Wells, and Roger Forman
June 14 - Jim Umland and Rob Rutherford
June 17 - Sarah Amirani

Many thanks to this week's donors to the Birthday Scholarship Fund - Past District Governor Peter Ewing, David Hoover, Rob Rutherford, Alessandro Sachs and Past President Michael Weatherwax. Way to go, guys! 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.

Membership Proposal

TC North

Mike Brady is proposing his long time friend, TC North, for membership. This is the first week of publication.

TC North, Ph.D. is co-author of the best selling book on Amazon, “Fearless Leaders”. He is a high-performance EOS® Implementer, executive coach for entrepreneurs and sought-after international speaker who accelerates the success of individuals and organizations. Dr. North has also mentally coached a professional sports team and Olympic teams in the art of creating thoughts and emotions that maximize success.
He is a recognized thought leader on increasing courage, confidence and mastering fear, which enhance your personal presence and your ability to be mindful. As a published scientist one of his studies has been designated a landmark study, because it created a new paradigm of our understanding of human emotion.
Dr. North’s work has been featured in business and scientific journals, as well as on TV and radio.

Any comments may be sent to the Boulder Rotary Club administrator at:

Congrats Bill Rubin!!!

We would like to congratulate Bill Rubin on his recent retirement. We hope you enjoy your summer travels!


Rotation Day!!!


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