Meeting News
Thursday October 26, Meeting




The agenda for this meeting had two major presentations, Ken Hoyle award and Broomfield Police Chief Hempelmann.  The Ken Hoyle award was bestowed upon former Broomfield Police Chief and fellow Rotarian, Tom Deland.   Tom dedicated his career and personal time to protecting and uplifting the Broomfield Community.  He led by example and with every touch he built strong relationships.  The special presentation was led by Jerry Miller (former LAPD & mentor/advisor to Tom).  Jerry described Tom as energetic, empathetic, and caring.  He also described Tom’s personality as a “get it done” and “I will take care of it”.  The second speaker was Chief Hempelmann and she described Tom as “the heart of Broomfield” and said his big shoes are hard to fill (literally size 14!).   The award was presented to Tom’s wife, by fellow Rotarian, Linda Deland.  She accepted the award on behalf of herself and Tom’s children, Michelle & Joe. 



The second presenter was Chief Hempelmann with an open discussion regarding the State of Broomfield in regard to safety and law enforcement.  She provided an update regarding the Special Enforcement Team (SET) and the Crime Analyst new hire.  This individual provides data driving analysis for policing.  This analysis allows BPD to direct and focus resources in specific geographical areas as well as specific crime types.  Chief Hempelmann provided a sheet of updated crime statistics for Broomfield.  With a population of ~75,000 Broomfield is the #2 lowest crime in the State.  Other topics included shoplifting crime, gangs, and mental health co-responder program.  Car theft in Broomfield is down from 2022 by 20% (299 to 238 incidents) yet still much higher than pre-COVID incidents.  If anyone wants a copy of the Chief’s report, please reach out to Rotarian Chair.

Kimberly Groom

The Rotary International theme for November is Rotary Foundation Month. Clubs are encourage to discuss and participate in programs that support the Foundation’s mission, its impact, and how our club can contribute to its success.. The foundation’s areas of focus include promoting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene, supporting education, and growing local economies.
Upcoming Events
Rotary Foundation Month
Nov 01, 2023 – Nov 30, 2023
Amanda Becker
Broadlands Golf Course
Nov 02, 2023
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
View entire list
Member Birthdays
Bill Duggan
October 1
Sara Line Frisk
October 5
Robert Balzano
October 11
Vance Rasmussen
October 31
Welcome to our Club!
Thursdays at 6:30 PM
The Broadlands
4380 West 144th Ave.
(Mail to:P.O. Box 332, Broomfield, CO 80038)
Broomfield, CO 80020
United States of America