Mike Simpson, International Institute of Space Commerce -
Apollo 11: Achievement and Waypoint

Landing two human beings on the Moon and returning them safely to Earth was undoubtedly among the most remarkable achievements in the history of our species. It was also a significant way point in the continuous evolution of space technology as an integral element of modern society. The Apollo program had a major impact on today's world and way of life--a lot more than science, engineering, and prestige geopolitics.

Bread Service  |  Salad Bar  |  BBQ Brisket with Dan's BBQ Sauce  |  Mac & Cheese  |  Vegetarian Baked Beans  |  Coconut Carrot Curry Soup  |  Farmer's Market Cobbler with Ice Cream




July 26 - Leslie Glustrom/Amy Oliver Cooke - Micro Grids and Opening Energy Markets to Innovation
August 2 - Eric  Cornell - Nobel Laureate 2001
August 9 - Frank Alexander - Affordable Housing in Boulder
August 16 - Audrey DeBarros and Kathleen Bracke - Commuting Solutions and Go Boulder

Red Badge Rescheduled to July 18th

The monthly Red Badge Meeting, originally scheduled this week on July 11th, has been postponed to next Thursday, July 18th. The meeting is at 7:15 a.m. at The Buff Restaurant, 2600 Canyon Blvd., Boulder. The topic will be Youth Service- don't miss it!

BRC's 7th Annual Turning Wine Into Water Event, August 24th

Save the date for the Seventh Annual "Turning Wine into Water" event on Saturday, August 24, at 5:00 p.m. at the home of Anne-Marie and Scot Reader in the mountains of North Boulder.

The evening will feature wine and food pairings from seven countries as well as a live and silent auction. Tickets are $60 per person and are limited to the first 80 people who sign up. You are welcome to bring your friends to this fun social event.

Please email Anne-Marie Reader at if you would like to attend and indicate how many tickets you would like to be billed to your Club Account.


Does Your Committee Have Updates?

Send them our way, so all BRC members will know about the good works you're doing! Just click on the Yellow Submarine at the end of the newsletter.




July 19 - Linda Hehls
July 20 - Kathy Pollicita and Carol Grever
July 21 - Bill Meyer
July 23 - Norma Ekstrand

This week's donors to the Birthday Scholarship Fund were Jere Jill Mock and John Mozeliak. Thank you both for your support of Boulder Valley students. And a special thanks to recent donors Past President Sam Pottinger and Sarah Amiran. 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.

New Member Proposal


LeeAnn Marshall

Darla Schueth is proposing LeeAnn Marshall for BRC membership. This is the first week of publication.

LeeAnn is excited to join Boulder Rotary Club.  She moved from Edwards, in the Vail Valley, at the beginning of the year. She and her boyfriend, Reid, live in Lafayette. She is part of the sales team at Husky Creative. Husky Creative is a powerful sign and graphics company, right here in Boulder.
Growing up, her family moved ten times before she graduated high school in Evergreen. That’s probably the reason she's not what you’d call shy!  She then moved to Snowbird, UT where she honed her powder skills in the 70’s! From there, she's lived all over the west, and as far away as St. Croix USVI, coming back to Colorado in 2010.
She loves the outdoors (who doesn’t?) She and Reid enjoy all that this area has to offer: hiking, biking, paddle boarding, rafting, and most of all skiing! She's learning more about the area but would love to be a part of Rotary again. As a member of the Edwards club, she loved the fellowship and ability to be a real part of the community. She enjoyed their annual river clean-up and selling ducks every year! 

She looks forward to being part of her new community and becoming a member of Boulder Rotary will be a great way to start!

Please direct any comments to


Carol B. Lynch: Memorial and Obituary

Boulder Rotarian, Carol Lynch, died at home on June 22, 2019, in Boulder. A life-long scientist, educator and university administrator, she was a mentor and an avid promoter of diversity and women in academia. Carol was a Boulder Rotarian since 1998.
Her obituary can be found by clicking HERE.
Her memorial service will be September 7, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1419 Pine Street, Boulder.  


Is Your Name "Bill"? Did You Go to New Hampshire?

Someone recently filled out a form on the BRC website looking for someone she hiked with while in New Hampshire. Here is her request:

"I realize this is a strange question, but my boyfriend and I spent the day hiking in New Hampshire with a man named Bill who said he was in the Rotary Club in Boulder. He’s a retiree from GE and hikes all the time and is such a lovely man. I understand you can’t give us his information, but if it is possible, could you please give him my contact information? We’d love to send him a photo from our time together today. I appreciate the good work you all do!"

Contact Chad Stamm to get her email address.


New Rotary Year- Peaceful (and fun)
Transition of Officers & BRC Awards

With the new Rotary Year, President Mike Brady swore in the new President, John Sullivan and the new Boulder Rotary Board Members and BRC Officers.

The BRC elects eight members to the board in two year terms, staggered so that four members are elected at a time. This year, Willie Knierim, Jeane Lindeke, Charlotte Roehm and Alessandro Sachs (not present) were sworn in. BRC members, Merrill Glustrom, Pam Hyink, John Regur (not present) and Dan Sher completed their term as Board Members. Boulder Rotary Roots Co-Chair Bill Sebastian also completed his term on the Board as well as Boulder Rotary New Gen Co-Chair Crissy Bowen.

President Mike shared some of the Club’s and the outgoing Board’s accomplishments in BRC’s 100th year. BRC revised the by-laws and created the first sexual harassment policy in the district; raised nearly $200 thousand for good works and over $50 thousand for the Rotary Foundation; gifted $100 thousand for water hydration stations, the International Peace Park and the Rotary Mindfulness Garden at the Boulder Community Health Campus; pledged nearly $20 thousand to global and district grants; decreased expenses and increased the ease with which members can meet their obligations; rallied to create a Boulder Rotary Club day at the City, County and State level; participated in the Colorado Day of Caring; bought and planted trees in a new partnership program with in the City of Boulder; won seven District 5450 Awards and welcomed 34 new members to BRC; put on 44 programs; had a George Garmany Bowtie Day; 1 birthday party; and an outstanding Century Gala! It’s been an amazing year!
New President, John Sullivan, Club Secretary, Kathy Olivier, Club Treasurer Brad Wiesley, and President Elect Sally Brown were also sworn in. As President John’s first act as President, he turned the meeting over to now Past President Mike Brady for the awards ceremony.
Past President Mike, Awards Co-Chair Jean Schloesslin and President John had a “red carpet” award ceremony, along with “the envelope” and a star (President Elect Sally) to escort the winners to their own post award red carpet reception.
Beginning with the Humanitarian Award: awarded to a Rotarian who has demonstrated a selfless devotion to serving others. This year it was awarded to a Boulder Rotarian for 21 years, who initiated Rotaract’s annual support of the Honor Flight Program, who had been Rotarian of the Year in 2003-2004 and was awarded the RI Theme Award in 2013-14, and chair of the CU Rotaract Committee for the past 6 years- John Mozeliak.
The next award was the RI Theme Award: awarded to a Rotarian who best exemplifies the 2018-2019 Rotary theme, “Be the Inspiration.” This Boulder Rotarian has been a Rotarian for 3 years; is a BRC Board member, 2018-2020; is the unofficial club photographer; was the Co-Chair of the 2018 Signature Event and is known by the initials “NCW.” Nancy Chin-Wagner.
Past President Mike went on to the Quiet Hero Award(s). Awarded to Boulder Rotarians in recognition of actions or service which is or has been behind the scenes or otherwise out of the eye of the general public. The first went to a Rotarian for 9 years, member of Tech, Program, Membership, WCSC and Chair of Sexual Harassment Response Team Committee, volunteer at every club event and RiB Newsletter co-editor with Chad Stamm, Cassidy Murphy.
The second Quiet Hero Award was given to a Boulder Rotarian of 6 years, long time member of the Literacy, Journaling and Caring Committees, sponsored 4 new members in the past 3 years; newly elected to the BRC Board of Directors, chauffeur extraordinaire for any member needing transportation to meetings and events- Willie Knierim.

The next award was the Quick Start Award: recognizing a new member who hits the ground running and makes an immediate, positive and significant impact on the club. This year’s winner has been a Rotarian since February of 2018, an active member of the Guest and Visitor Registration Committee; Chair of the Centennial Tree-Planting service project and club Secretary and member of the BRC Board of Directors since 2018- Kathy Olivier.
Past President Mike then awarded the President’s Discretionary Awards. These awards are given in recognition of a special set of activities and circumstances.

The first Discretionary Award went to a 12 year BRC member, who is part of too many committees to  list, is the Vice-Chair and Co-Chair of the Program Committee since 2017, sponsored 5 new members in the past year, 9 in the past 2 years and 15 during his tenure as a Boulder Rotarian- Gary Kahn.
The second Discretionary Award went to a Rotarian of 18 years; who served as President in the Rotary Year 2009-2010; who distinguished herself as the excellent MC of the Roarin’ Rotary 1919 Signature Event; and has been the Membership Chair for the past 3 years, shepherding the highest retention and growth of membership in years- Darla Schueth.
The third Discretionary Award went to a Rotarian for 2 years, a member of the BRC Board of Directors for the years 2019-2020; who won the Service Above Self Award in 2018; is the Co-Chair of the Centennial International Peace Park Initiative; served as the Red Badge Co-Chair in 2018-2019 and is the newest Membership Chair- Charlotte Roehm.

The next award was the Lifetime Achievement Award given in recognition of long, devoted and effective service to Boulder Rotary. This award was given to a member with 27 years of Rotary membership, 15 in BRC; a past chair of Program Committee, Red Badge and others; Rotarian of the year in 2010-2011; and won the RI Theme Award in 2006-2007; and has excelled as the Centennial Year Club Historian- Sue Deans.
The final award of the year was the Rotarian(s) of the Year. This is awarded to a Rotarian who made a significant impact upon the Boudler Rotary Club during the year. This award was given to Boulder Rotarians who have been members since 1986 and 2001 respectively, are past chairs of nearly every committee, have both been Presidents of the Club, have both won Rotarian of the Year awards in the past and were both Co-Chairs of the Centennial Committee- Jon and Lenna Kottke!
Past President Mike then reflected back on his year as President of Boulder Rotary and shared a video of why Rotary is important to our members. You can find it by clicking HERE.
President John then took the stage to start his term and remind BRC we had an amazing Centennial year and now we are looking to the future- to continue to excel and commit to service above self. Meeting adjourned!

 You can see the whole meeting if you missed it, or pass it on to friends- just click HERE or visit the BRC video archive by clicking the TV below!


Looking to attend a satellite meeting or curious about what social events are going on? Check out our events page to get all the details.



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The Cyber RIB is the official journal of activities for the Rotary Club of Boulder, Colorado U.S.A., chartered on April 1, 1919 as the 455th Rotary Club in the world. The RIB is edited by Cassidy Murphy and Chad Stamm and sends current club information to members and interested parties. Heartfelt thanks to our late distinguished editors Bob Bradfield and Ted Manning, as well as Ron Secrist, Laura Smith, Diana Sherry, and Sue Deans.
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