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The Rotary Club of Niwot
Niwot, Colorado, USA
Est. 2008

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Recent 2017 Important Charitable Activities

  • $3,000 from the Oktoberfest Raffle proceeds donated to flood relief in Puerto Rico and Texas, which also included $700 for Meals-on-Wheels of Boulder (Joint contribution with the Flatirons Rotary of Boulder)
  • $2,700+ donated to ShelterBoxUSA for flood relief in Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico
  • $2,200 for Niwot High School Music program and the Best Buddies program at NHS
  • $500 for a Little Free Library (LFL) for the Children's Park
  • $50 for a "make-it-official" plaque for the Niwot Historical Society's LFL in front of the FireHouse Museum. (LFL to be installed this spring after building and patio restoration is complete)
  • $600 for a tree in the Sculptures park area
  • $5,600 for Mountain States Children's Home
  • $2,000 for Colorado FriendShip
  • 7 RYLA students this summer (2017)
  • $2,000 for NHS Scholarships
  • $2000 for scholarships for outstanding Niwot High School seniors
  • Two shelterboxes for earthquake relief in Ecuador ($2,000)
  • Cyclone Pam relief for Vanuatu with ShelterBox-Niwot Rotary purchases shelters
  • The Rotary Club of Niwot Foundation approved as AmazonSmile participant-Foundation News.
  • The Interact Club of Niwot High School--www.niwotinteract.org and Niwot Interact on Facebook


Caroline Peschek
from Austria (as she will remind you, "The cold one in Europe, not Australia."

Caroline is a junior in Austria and attends a generalized type of high school, but focuses on her favorite area of languages. She speaks very good English, Latin, and Spanish in addition to her native language. She has an older brother, a twin sister and a younger sister back home. At Niwot HS she is taking Spanish and art classes and participating in sports. Volleyball is her favorite sport back home. She has a surprising interest in US civics class, as she tells us that back in Austria there is little or no high school education on their country's political system and government.

She comes from a smaller town of about 30,000 people, about 40 miles west of Vienna. It is a compact, cozy town that you can get around easily without an automobile. She loves going to Vienna for all the culture, excitement, and fun of the big city.

We look forward to hearing more of Austria at future meetings and about her activities here in Colorado as the year progresses.


Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate 2018

May 4, 2018

Longmont Museum
Quail Rd, Longmont

www.niwotrotary.org/wine (to be updated when event details are determined)

2017 Earlier Happenings

  • Wine, Cheese and Chocolate (May 2017) netted $11,500 for community and international projects!

  • OKTOBERFEST raised just under $10,000 and the scooter raffle added $2,000

  • Our spring Wine tasting event was the best ever and raised $7,500 for local community and international projects.

  • We have helped in starting a new Interact Club at Niwot High School. They are on the web at www.NiwotInteract.org and on Facebook at "Niwot Interact".

  • Our foreign exchange student Rebecca has returned to Denmark. We have a new on coming from Turkey.

  • We have committees on Literacy, Youth and Water and Sanitation.

  • We support several local non-profits by providing them with websites:

The Interact Club of Niwot High School  NiwotInteract.org
The Niwot Grange  LeftHandGrange.org
The Niwot Historical Society  NiwotHistoricalSociety.org
The Niwot Community Band [NCSMFGB]  NiwotCommuniyBand.org
The Boulder Garden Club  BoulderGardenClub.org

  • We've had a lot of good to great speakers at weekly meetings.

We are pleased with this progress as it comes as we conclude our 9th official Year  (Est. Dec., 2008).

Come join the fun.

If you are interested in these or other Rotary Club of Niwot work, projects, and activities, join  us for a meeting, bright and early on a Thursday mornings at 7:10 AM at the Left Hand Grange. (More info available by clicking "meetings & location" on the navigation bar above.)

Please Note our revised meeting schedule:

  • First Thursday of the month: General administration meeting (no speaker)

  • Second, Third, and Fourth Thursdays: Full Meeting Agenda meeting (good speaker)

  • Fifth Thursday of any applicable month: DARK = no meeting. (We usually attempt a social gathering in lieu of a 5th weekly meeting in the month.)

Also for information for potential members check and read: our Admin & Ops page.

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Some General Information

Welcome to the web site of The Rotary Club of Niwot. The menu navigation bar above will take you to key pieces of information. The Facebook button is a link to our the really recent, current, and "dynamic" information and is the best place for pictures of events.

Members and visitors will be most interested in the "Current Projects" and "Calendar" links for quick access to project contacts, dates, and information. Rotary Oktoberfest 2013 is our next big fundraising event. 

Visitors may like to start with our "Meetings" link that gives time, location, and directions. For quick information on meeting speakers and upcoming projects, visit or mobile app page by just putting a "/m" after the address for this page. (Or the while link is posted above.) [Note, a new social initiative--On 5th Thursdays of the month (4 times a year), our regular meeting will be changed to an evening social. Check the calendar for those special events.

We hope all will be interested in our fundraisers and support. This is where you will find flyers for the events like Wine Tasting and sales.

The "Leadership" link (and "Contact Us" button to the right) will get you to our members and key individuals.

If you might be interested in our Niwot Rotary Club and to find out what we do, come to a meeting. We have good speakers each week and you can find out what the talk is on via the newsletter, which is available through the Facebook link,, or look at the Calendar on the navigation bar at the top of the web page.

OUR HISTORY--briefly

We started in January of 2008 as a provisional club and quickly became active in a lot local community and educational service areas. These have become regular projects.

We chose to be a morning meeting club, and after a bit of moving around in 2009, have returned to the Grange on 2nd Ave. as our regular location. We plan to again have a small breakfast offering at meetings, and are working toward that in a cost-conscience manner. We are keeping dues at an absolute minimum so that our resources can be directed toward projects and RI support. We accomplished so much that we grew to the required size and officially chartered with Rotary International as The Rotary Club of Niwot, in December of 2008.

We have been active in support of RI and other local clubs and their activities. We participate in annual Rotarians at Work Day each April as a worldwide day of Rotarians performing community service. We started our dictionaries for the elementary school in Niwot and it is now an annual fall event.

During 2009, we firmed up some of our local core activities and goals and successfully produced our first major fundraiser, Oktoberfest, which is now a regular annual event. With the experienced leadership of Jo Kirkenaer, we are on a sound footing and able to grow and move forward.

In 2010, that growth included adding a spring fundraiser. That was a Wine Tasting event with local cheese and chocolates, as well. We have had good support from the community, so always thank our sponsors for their help.

In 2011-13, we  had fantastically successful fund raisers (2nd Wine, Cheese and Chocolate and 3rd Oktoberfest) and organized and supported several community events. Last year we repaired and repainted the caboose in Whistle Stop Park and this year we Repainted the decorative stencils that make it unique. We committed to the NCAA Sculpture Park and will make it a major activity. We added building a new playground in Whistle Stop Park to our list of projects. Oktoberfests in Niwot have now become our biggest and best know fund raisers.

We currently have an exchange student in Brazil who you can follow on our Facebook page. We also sends two students to the week long Rotary Youth Leaders (RYLA) week each summer. They return enthused and motivated to become leaders and to perform all kinds of community service.

This year we have expanded our support for other local Niwot non-profits and community organizations. We now host the websites and provide web page and internet support for:

If Rotary might be an interest for you, join us at a meeting on a Thursday morning and check it out.
"The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others."

Revised & Updated: Nov 16, 2017

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