Local Community Involvement
Flatirons Rotary of Boulder is passionate about our town. We are committed to supporting local projects that advance the ideals of Rotary. Each year, we fund or volunteer for new and exciting local projects, so be sure to check back often to keep up to date on our community involvement! Are you a local organization looking for funding from our Flatirons Rotary of Boulder Club? Please fill out the grant application form at the bottom of the Projects page.
LOUISVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
Pictured: Louisville Resident Kevin Gebert, Congressman Joe Neguse, Sharon Nemechek, and Dawn Jennings.
If you’re looking to find out more about diversity, equity, and inclusion then the Louisville Public Library is a great place to start. The Library’s already strong collection of titles recently received a boost by the efforts of Louisville resident Kevin Gebert and a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Boulder Flatirons.
Kevin’s fundraising efforts over the summer have resulted in the Library adding more copies of popular titles about Black history and cultural diversity thus reducing wait times for patrons. As a result of Kevin’s efforts and the generosity of the Louisville community, the Library was able to purchase 180 copies of mostly non-fiction titles.
The Library has also recently received a grant from the Rotary Club of Boulder Flatirons, which will be used to purchase about 100 children’s and parenting books on a variety of diversity, equity, and inclusion topics.... Read more here: https://www.louisvilleco.gov/Home/Components/News/News/4821/17?mc_cid=66381ba779&mc_eid=389af47369
The Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company (BETC) "presents profound theatrical stories that inspire audiences and enrich our community". Boulder Flatirons Rotary believes strongly in supporting the arts, and our club members give their time as volunteer ushers at BETC performances.
Greenhouse scholars provides financial and personal support for high achieving students that do not necessarily have the resources to get through college. Greenhouse scholars not only provides financial, academic and professional support for students, but also implements a highly effective mentoring program to help scholars achieve excellence throughout college. Boulder Flatirons Rotary helps fund this impressive organization.
Meals on Wheels is an organization with a goal of providing nutritious and freshly made meals to residents of the Boulder community who need or want their services, regardless of income or age. The work of Meals on Wheels helps foster continued independent living for community members. The Boulder Flatirons Rotary club supports Meals on Wheels with monetary donations and volunteer time.
The Rocky Mountain RYLA website says that, "RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) is a life-changing leadership training program for young men and women where leadership skills and principles are learned, developed and enhanced in an atmosphere of trust and respect. The purpose of RYLA is to encourage and assist current and potential youth leaders in methods of responsible and effective leadership. Many past RYLArians have said, "It was the best week of my life!" ". Each year, Boulder Flatirons Rotary sponsors young adults to attend RYLA camp!
Spellbinders ® is a national non-profit organization that promotes the establishment of intergenerational volunteer storytelling through local chapters that serve their communities.
Attention Homes provides food and safe shelter for at-risk or homeless youth, and they help provide opportunities for local teens in need. Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club has been working with Attention Homes for many years, cooking meals and working with the Attention Homes youth. In 2014, our own Rotarian Herb Kroehl was awarded the Attention Homes Distinguished Service Award for all of the time and effort he has dedicated to the organization.
The WOW! Museum is an interactive museum in Lafayette, Colorado devoted to the education of young children in the arts and sciences. Boulder Flatirons Rotary recently received a District Grant to fund a banking exhibit at the museum that will teach young children the basics about money and finances.
The mission of Intercambio is to unite community by building friendship, respect and understanding across cultures. They do so through educational and intercultural opportunities. The organization's activities include volunteer-led English classes for immigrants, cultural events and training for entire communities, and workshops on life skills and citizenship. Intercambio believes that strong communities are born out of communication, and communication starts with language! This fun and influential organization has received a grant from the Boulder Flatirons Rotary Club to continue its great mission in Boulder.