Christian Gardner-Wood and Lizbeth Parker from the District Attorney's Office - You did WHAT to your Mother?

The DA’s office presents tips to avoid elder abuse and financial exploitation.”for the Holiday Season

Bread Service  |  Salad Bar  |  Vegan Coconut Corn Chowder  |  Spanish Rice  |  Calabaza Vegetables  |  Chicken Enchilada Stacks  | Chef's Choice Cupcakes




Jan 17 - Michael Calderazzo - Chief, Boulder Fire and Rescue
Jan 24 - Ben Miller - National Subject Matter Expert on Behavioral Health
Jan 31 - TBD

Rotary Book Club meets Jan. 13

Boulder Rotary Book Club will meet Monday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 6:30 pm at Janet Beardsley's home, 5626 Pennsylvania Ave., Boulder. We will discuss  "An American Summer: Love and Death in Chicago," by Alex Kotlowitz. Questions? Contact Sue Deans,, or Darla Schueth,

Saturday, February 8th, 2020
BRC Signature Event

Please mark your calendars for this year’s Signature Event on Saturday, February 8th starting at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa put on by our Foundation.  Tickets are $125 per person through December 31st so don’t be late!  (They will increase in price beginning January 1st.) 

Contact Nancy Chin Wagner at to purchase tickets.  We are encouraging you to invite your non Rotarian friends who would love to support a great cause and all tickets purchased include a tax deduction.
Sponsorships are available at several levels!  Please contact Christina Lui at for more information and to support this event.
For all other questions (including a great auction item donation) please contact Kitty deKieffer at  Thank you in advance for supporting our club so generously!

Help Stop a Tragedy Before It Happens


(Click the image above to download the full invitation.)

Ring in the New Year with a Red Badge 

Our next Red Badge breakfast is Thursday, January 9th at The Buff.  Our topic/theme will be Youth Service.  Come and enjoy some fellowship, quality presentations and opportunities to engage!

Join Fellow Root Members This Friday

Hello Root Members! This coming Friday will be the second Friday of the month, start the New Year right and join the Boulder Rotary Club luncheon at the JCC! Our meeting on the fourth Tuesday of this month will be held on January 28th, 7:30 am at the Buff. These meetings are opportunities for Root members to share and announce volunteer topics and experiences related to community engagement. Mark your calendars and join us. Hope to see you all this Friday!

PS: Any BRC committees have a one time task of support need? Let us know and we will announce it at our January 28th meeting! Shoni Kahn, Nancy Chin-Wagner, BRC Root Co-chairs



Great Day for a Parade!


BRC’s own, George Garmany enjoyed New Year’s Day in California. He was front and center, riding on the General Society of Mayflower Descendants float in the Rose Bowl Parade, commemorating the “Voyage of Hope,” in 1620.

Rotary in Australia


In the last few weeks Australia has been devastated by wild fire. Twenty four people have died, millions of animals have died, thousand of homes have been destroyed and more than 15.6 million acres of bush, forest and parks have burned. 

Rotary Australia’s World Community Service section is appealing for help to provide support for all those in need because of the fires. You can learn more or donate by clicking HERE to go to the Rotary Australia Disaster web site.

It's a Great Time to Celebrate Peace


As part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations, Boulder Rotary Club’s Peace Builder Committee asked 4th graders at Whittier International Elementary School, “What is peace?” Then put together a book of their answers. You see the book (or buy it) by clicking HERE.

Over the next year, the RiB will feature some of the thoughtful, insightful, funny and astonishing answers to the question, “What is peace?” 

Azra said: 

"Peace to other people means a lot of different things but to me peace means quietness, thankfulness, happiness, no war, no fighting, no poaching and more love. 

Peace is a calm place when you enter it you can’t worry about a thing. When we don’t have peace there are wars, more fighting and there might be lots of poaching just for fun. When you look at your favorite place that is where peace is. You can’t break peace peace is irreplaceable. When you enter the spell of peace you can’t break it. We need a lot more peace in the world."




Jan 7 - Tom Chesney
Jan 9 - Pete Palmer
Jan 11 - Frank Crisbens & George Browning
Jan 13 - Brad Wiesley, Carrie McIlvaine & Judy Herreid

Many Thanks to last week's Birthday Scholarship Fund donors, Dick Golden and George Garmany. Gentlemen, know that your gifts are greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays to you both. 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


Leonard J. McCreary

Paul Jerde is proposing Leonard McCreary for Membership. This is the first week of publication. 

Leonard is the Founder, President, and CEO of Figure Engineering, located on the flight line at Ft. Belvoir in Fairfax, Virginia. Figure was born in 2005 in a one-bedroom apartment as a manufacturer of aftermarket car parts. Today Figure develops aircraft and ship maintenance, repair, and overhaul technologies for the Air Force and Navy. 

Leonard founded Figure Engineering while an Examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office in the automotive suspension, control, and safety systems art unit. Prior to the USPTO, Leonard worked at GE Power Systems in Steam Turbine and Valve Final Assembly as a member of GE's renowned Edison Engineering Program.

Leonard graduated from the Corps of Cadets at Virginia Tech with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Leadership. He was in the Regimental Band and Ranger Company, and a key member of the competitive Formula SAE racecar team.

Leonard currently volunteers as a coach at Thrive, guiding the unemployed and underemployed towards economic self-sufficiency and stability by gaining, maintaining, and advancing in meaningful employment. 

Leonard and his lovely wife, Heather, with their two beautiful daughters Maple (5) and Aspen (3), moved to Boulder two years ago and now reside in Longmont, where they're enjoying raising heritage chickens.

Thank You, Board of Director Nominees

Thanks to all who ran for the board of directors. Our club is truly lucky to have such an amazing group of candidates. Congratulations to Valerie Lipitz, Kitty deKieffer, Susan Connelly, and Chris Coker, and thanks to all who ran.



We hope you had an amazing holiday break!


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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