Pat Murphy is Recipient of the 2024 Eli Buzas Award

Rotary Club of Niwot is proud and honored to present the 2024 Eli Buzas Community Service Award to Pat Murphy. The award is the Niwot Club’s highest recognition and is conferred annually on a member of the Niwot community whose work and service notably reflects the values and legacy of our late colleague, Eli Buzas.

A 50-year member of the Niwot community, Pat has been widely active in every aspect of community life.  Pat was a long-time volunteer at the Niwot schools.  She co-founded the Patriotic Cookie Moms, organizing treats and morale support for our troops. She was the instigator of the Niwot Community Connections (NCC) group, which now boasts >500 senior members of the community who connect regularly through their areas of interest.  She has worked politically with Boulder County to protect Niwot’s character and help preserve our open space.  Pat is a longtime member of the Board of Directors of the Niwot Community Association and, as part of her work with it, organizes the Niwot Clean-up Day, and helps with the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Easter and July 4th Pancake Breakfasts.  And perhaps even more importantly, those that know Pat personally can attest that she is always there to lend a hand or a kind word when someone is in need.

True community achievement comes from the heart.  True achievers care about people. They believe in their community and they stay with it over the course of time. Pat Murphy is an outstanding example of such true achievers.

Round Pantry
Niwot Rotarians provide volunteer support for the Round Pantry, providing food to those in need on the SECOND and FOURTH Tuesday of each month using a drive line process. Shoppers drive up (or walk up) to get food during the hours of 2:00 – 6:00 p.m, and receive a standard pre-packed bag of food.   Shoppers will receive standard prepacked bags of food.