Special Wednesday Edition

Dark for Aviation Maintenance Technician Day (and Because People Are Out of Town for Memorial Day)


Focaccia Bread with Whipped Spanish Butter  |  Salad Bar  |  Crema de Calabazines Soup  |  Spanish Pork Picadillo  |  Crispy Potatoes  |  Grilled Asparagus  |  Focaccia Bread with Whipped Spanish Butter  |  Petite Pastries




May 31 - John O'Loughlin, CU Geography Professor - Should We Fear Russia?
June 7 - Rotation Day
June 14 - Sarah Burgamy, PhoenixRISE - Alphabet Soup: Understanding Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
June 21 - Julie Comerford, CU Assistant Professor in Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences: Song of the Universe: Surprising Supermassive Black Holes

Roots Meeting May 28th

Reminder to all BRC Roots members. We meet on the fourth Tuesday of every other month and we have a meeting coming up May 24th 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Current breakfast meetings are held at the Buff Restaurant– 2600 Canyon Blvd. We will discuss our community projects (including Attention Homes meals) for the second half of 2019. We hope you can join us! 

Rotary Comes Home- Sign-Up Fast!

On June 22, you will have the chance to attend one of of the following five Rotary Comes Home Dinners.  The cost is $40 per person.  Seats are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis.  If you would like to attend, please email Anne-Marie Reader at and indicate your top three dinners in order of preference.
* Bill Anderson hosting a Sous Vide Spectacular Dinner
* Rich and Ruth Irvin hosting a Cuban Dinner
* Kitty deKieffer, Jere and Bruce Mock hosting a Turfs and Surfs Up Dinner
* Diana Sherry hosting a Provencal Picnic
* Krista Marks & Brent Milne will be hosting an "East Meets West" dinner at her home in the Mountains (20 minutes up Flagstaff Road)

May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

Attend a suicide prevention training in May. Check out the schedule by clicking on the image below.

Register for Rotation Day

Rotation Day 2019 will be held on June 7th, and club members can choose to visit one of 8 fascinating locations, including:

- Fiske Planetarium
- Boulder County District Attorney's Office
- Avalon Grow Facility
- Mindful Works
- Emergency Family Assistance Administration
- Boulder County Jail
- Reality Garage
- Shelby Car Museum

This is a great opportunity to get to know your community, to learn more about your fellow Rotarians, and to have a lot of fun. Sign up electronically, go to:  or click HERE. Get your selections in by May 24th but if you want to get your first choice of venue, act fast!

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. 

Meeting Fee Update

As part of the annual contract review with our caterer (A Spice of Life) and facilities provider (Boulder Jewish Community Center), the Board of Directors requested an estimated breakdown of the costs of running our Friday lunch meetings so the expenses could be equitably split amongst those in attendance.

Adding in all administrative costs including audio-visual and table/chair set up fees, the breakdown for non-meal costs was determined to be approximately $7 per meeting. 

The combined meal/facilities charge will remain at $21, and starting June 1st, for those strictly attending the program portion of the meeting without a meal will have the charge of $7 added to their club bill.

Saying Good Bye to This Years Exchange Students-
Lara Sembera & Heitor Henriques

This year's exchange students, Heitor (Brazil) and Lara (Croatia) are preparing to return home after a year of school, trips, experiences and BRC in Boulder. Heitor presented President Mike with two Rotary shirts and some coffee flavored candy (since Brazil is famous for its coffee.) Lara spoke to the club about her experience as an exchange student in Boulder.

From feeling as if she did not know how to do basic things like opening her school locker, to trying different types of food and seeing Colorado, her experience was difficult, fun and rewarding. Laura spoke about how home sick she was over Christmas and how much she enjoyed the families that hosted her. Laura's heartfelt thank you to Boulder Rotary Club inspired tears and a standing ovation. We'll miss you both!




May 22 - Robert Erben
May 24 - Dave Allen
May 25 - Kathy Olivier
May 29 - Alessandro Sachs

Many thanks to this week's Birthday Scholarship Fund Donors, Marilynne Tarrall and Kathy Olivier.  You Go Ladies.  No men this week.  Let's go guys. We are delighted you had another birthday and chose to celebrate it in this way. 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.

Member Transition- Red to Blue Badge


Roger Forman

Alessandro Sachs reintroduced his friend, Roger Forman, to the club on Friday.

Roger was born in Milwaukee and moved to Denver in 1975, then on to Boulder in 1980. He married his wife Karen in 1984 and they have two children, Laura and David.
Roger got his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin and his D.D.S. from the Marquette School of Dentistry and a Masters of Science from the University of Michigan. Since then he’s become a life time member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association the Metropolitan Denver Dental Association and has been a member of the Boulder Dental Society for more than 15 years.

Roger was a Lieutenant in the U.S.N.R. with active duty between 1970-72. He is a founding member of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He retired from 35 years of private practice in 2008 after which he dove into teaching at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine. He’s a recipient of the American Academy Periodontology 2015 Educator of the Year Award.
Roger also enjoys the wilderness- hiking and camping, XC/Alpine/heli-skiing, Back Country Discovery Route motorcycling and large format photography.
We’re so happy you’re a member Roger!

New Member Proposal


Raymond O. “Ronny” Wells

Marty Coffin Evans is proposing Ronny Wells for BRC membership. This is the first week of publication.

Ronny Wells is Chairman of the Jacobs University Foundation of America, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at Jacobs University Bremen, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Rice University, and Adjunct Professor of Mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Ronny received his Ph.D. degree from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and thereafter had a 35-year career as a mathematics professor at Rice University in Houston.
Ronny won the Fulbright and Guggenheim awards in addition to the U.S. Senior Scientist Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and is a Fellow of the AAAS and the American Mathematical Society.
In 1970-71 and in 1979-80 he was a Visiting Member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, and he was a Visiting Professor at Brandeis, Göttingen, Paris, Oxford, Colorado, and Bremen.
Ronny was a co-founder in 1998 in Bremen of Jacobs University (originally known as International University Bremen) which welcomed its first students in 2001.  In Boulder he is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the International Business Circle, President of the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, and a member of the Board of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra.

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



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