New Year, New Decade
Happy New Year, friends! As we say goodbye to one year and hello to the next, let us pause to consider the fact that we are also leaving one decade behind and entering another. As we approach our own 50th Birthday (coming up in 2022), we have to wonder: What better time than now to reflect on Historic Boulder's legacy, and the organization's role in Boulder for years to come? Over the coming months, Historic Boulder's Board of Directors (incoming after our Annual Member Meeting on February 25th) will be working hard to analyze existing goals, and to solidify our short and long term plans for the New Roaring 20s. Historic Boulder has accomplished so much over the years, thanks to the dedicated constituents who make up our community. That's why we need your feedback - What's next for us? What do we hope to accomplish in the coming year, decade, or century? How can we respond better to your needs? Whether you're a brand new member, simply an event attendee, or someone who's been with Historic Boulder from the beginning, your input is incredibly valuable to us. You can either take the survey online here, or fill it out in person at the Annual Member Meeting. We look forward to hearing from you. Please, share your thoughts!
Business Member Spotlight 1031 Solutions 1031 Solutions is a local firm with over 50 years of combined experience handling 1031 exchanges. It's run by husband and wife team Richard Levy, and our very own Linda Levy. (To read more about Linda, please read the Volunteer Spotlight below!) Not only does 1031 Solutions help people by facilitating hundreds of exchanges each year, but they also make sure to give back; the success of our 2019 Homes for the Holidays Tour was due, in part, to their Carriage Level sponsorship. Thank you, 1031 Solutions!
Preservation Advocacy Boulder Theater Façade Restoration Continues! This month the Boulder Theater facade restoration team held a grant kickoff meeting with Anne McCleave of the State Historical Fund, the grantors. Anne instructed the group on the grant process, who is responsible for what, and how to move onto the next steps. All parties are working on their deliverables, and we hope to see architectural drawings of the plans by April or May.
We Love Our Landmarks The Highland School (1892)
We know we've talked about the Highland School before. In fact, some of our members will still remember when it was threatened with demolition in 1971; Inded, it was the threats to the Central School (R.I.P.) and the Highland School that led to the formation of Historic Boulder in the first place, and the Highland became our "first save."* The Highland and Historic Boulder are part of each other's stories, and this month we'd like to honor that. We hope you enjoy this throwback newspaper clipping from 1984, celebrating Historic Boulder's fundraiser party at The Highland Offices, now known as Highland City Club. *If you have firsthand memories of the Highland School acquisition and stewardship that you are willing to share, please reach out to Jamie at email@example.com or 303.444.5192
We also would like to thank the Highland City Club for hosting our Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday February 25th from 5pm to 6:30pm. All Historic Boulder members are invited, as is anyone who would like to celebrate this year's award recipients, Jancy Campbell and Gretchen & Neil (posthumous) King. We'll also have more fun throwbacks for you to enjoy at the meeting!
Volunteer Spotlight Board Member Linda Levy Linda has been serving on the Board of Directors for just over a year, and she stepped up to act as Secretary when the position was suddenly vacated a few months ago. With an extensive background in accounting, taxes, and law, it's no surprise that she take meticulous meeting minutes! Linda found her way to Boulder over 20 years ago from Florida. She received her Ph.D. in Accounting from CU, and then worked there as an assistant professer, teaching a fun array of undergraduate, MBA, and tax classes. In her time here, Linda has contributed to the community in many ways; she has served on a number of local Boards of Directors, including her homeowners association, the Boulder Swim Team, and Rainbow Preschool. She is also very actively involved with the Boulder Tennis Association. Thank you, Linda! We're lucky to have such a multi-talented board member!
Coming Soon! Fundraiser Night at Modern Market Eatery We've partnered with GroupRaise to organize a fundraiser night at Modern Market. Raising money for Historic Boulder has never been easier! All you need to do is show up at Modern Market for dinner (1600 28th St, #1212) on Friday, February 28th, between 5pm and 8pm, and let them know that you are with Historic Boulder. They'll donate 50% of the price of your meal back to HBI! It would help a lot for you to RSVP in advance, as we need 20 people to sign up in order to confirm the date. We hope you can join us! RSVP Here