The Boulder Rotary is more than 200 members strong and its stellar record of service­—locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally—is matched by few other clubs in the vast Rotary network of 1.2 million members worldwide.

The Rotary will soon be celebrating a century of service to our community—and much has changed over that time. One hundred years ago, Boulder was a sleepy little town. No paved road connected our way to Denver. The University of Colorado existed as just a few buildings on the Hill. And the downtown business district was plagued with flies.

Four civic-minded local businessmen decided to form the Boulder Rotary club, and with the blessing of the Denver Rotary club, they gathered up 25 members to sign the charter on April 1, 1919.

Boulder Rotary’s first service project? Eliminating those darn flies. Each member promised to place “a fly trap in front of his place of business and one in the rear of his business.”

Join the Camera as we honor the Boulder Rotary Club and its 100 years of service to our community. Place your congratulations ad in the Rotary’s Centennial Celebration Guide, delivered to our 35,000 readers on Sun., March 31.

Call 303.473.1400 by this Friday, March 15 to be included.