Fiscal Year 2023-2024

comes to an end

This has been a very difficult year 

We’ve lost so many who have meant so much to us. It’s been heartbreaking, to say the least. The recent loss of our dear friend and fellow Rotarian, Gerry Case, has certainly left a void in our club and the community. Several members of our club expressed last Thursday what Gerry meant to them. Bob and Bob talked about his impact on them. Rick noted how Gerry always wore shorts year-round, and Howard mentioned that the winter ones were insulated. Jack discussed Gerry’s positive impact on the scouting community. Rick also noted that Gerry booby-trapped his office, so you couldn’t sneak up on him. Gerry was indeed an outstanding Rotarian, with a perfect attendance record. He even attended make-ups with rotary clubs around the world. But Gerry’s impact was much broader than that. Gerry Case was the number one scout leader and Santa Claus to the young people of our community. He positively impacted thousands of young people in those two roles. Organizing countless scouting events, from campouts to a giant miniature soapbox derby involving several scout troops in the community when his son was young, in the nativity school gym. It was quite a spectacle and an enormous event. He continued to lead young people in scouting long after his kids were grown and up until his passing. He also touched young people as our community Santa. I can’t tell you the number of nonprofits he helped over the years by being their Santa. From the Lions Club meet-and-greet Santa events to the Art Council’s ‘take a picture with Santa,’ to his annual scout fundraiser breakfast every Christmas season, where he covered both bases by organizing the breakfast and greeting all the kids as Santa. Yes, we lost a good one, gang, but I leave you with these two sentiments that apply to all of us: ‘Don’t cry that it’s over; smile that it happened!’ and ‘In a time when we can choose anything, choose kindness!’” 🌟🎅🏼🌟
Paul Derda
Gerry's picture was taken from the Gerry Case Facebook page.
Broomfield Rotary Charitable Foundation
Kurt Sava shares with the club a summary of the 
Broomfield Rotary Charitable Foundation's 
grants to non-profits this past fiscal year.
As we look back on the 2023/2024 fiscal year, The Broomfield Rotary Charitable Foundation is proud to announce that we were able to fund over $50,000 in grants to non-profit organizations, many of which directly support the Broomfield Community. Grantees over the past year include A Precious Child, Friends of Broomfield, Anchor House, Broomfield FISH, The Broomfield Veterans Museum, and many others. We were also able to fund international initiatives, including I Choose You Ministries and Socially Conscious Coffee. We also continue to support "Santa Cops", a program to deliver toys during the holidays to less fortunate local youth. 
We're also proud to have expanded our support of Imagination Library, benefiting over 500 children in Broomfield 
The Broomfield Rotary Charitable Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that is supported solely by fundraising events and voluntary contributions from members and friends of the Rotary Club of Broomfield Rotary Club members share the commitment to service that began in 1959 with the founding of the Rotary Club of Broomfield – the first service club in Broomfield.
Kurt Sava

The Boombats Demonstrate Their Projects 

The Boombats demonstrate the projects they are working on.  What is Boombots?  It is a 501C-3 STEM program for young people in the Broomfield and surrounding area.  We gave them a grant this year, so they could attend the World Championship Competition in Houston TX. This is their first year at doing this. It is an honor to be selected as one team from Colorado 
I appreciate that we gave them a grant.  So many times, we do grants to support groups that have fallen, this group is our future, I very much would like you to see their creativity and skills.
Dottti Moyer

Welcome Rachid Ouedraogo:

Rachid is Broomfield Rotary's newest member.  He is a financial advisor at Thrivent, where he specializes in comprehensive financial planning and investment management. 
Outside of work, he enjoys immersing himself in a good book, exploring the great outdoors through hiking, and staying active with various sports.
As a proud new member of the Broomfield Rotary Club, Rachid is eager to contribute to the community and uphold the values of service above self. He looks forward to building meaningful relationships and collaborating on initiatives that make a positive impact locally and globally.

Don't forget the Oustillation Party

June 29th, 2024
Oustillation: LOCATION
     Clayton & Maggie Shearer House
     6239 E 163rd Avenue
     Brighton, CO 80602
Clayton Cell # 303-550-8776
DINNER AT 6:00pm