Speaker Date Topic
Peter Ewers, Ewers Architecture Jun 04, 2019
Net Zero Energy

Ewers Architecture, a Golden-based business, is dedicated to pursuing sustainable design and we believe that Net Zero Energy (NZE) should be our focus for all projects.  Therefore, beginning on Earth Day 2019, Ewers Architecture will focus exclusively on new clients who are interested in pursuing Net Zero Energy.

Ewers Architecture is an adopter of the AIA 2030 Challenge, to create Net Zero Energy projects by the year 2030.  However, we believe that the knowledge and technology exist now, and there is no need to wait, especially for residential and small commercial projects.  While large commercial projects may not be able to attain NZE status yet, small and medium sized projects such as those designed by Ewers Architecture can and should pursue NZE designs.  We look forward to a near future where even large projects can pursue this level of sustainability.

Ewers Architecture defines Net Zero Energy as a building using only electricity as the energy source, with on-site production of electricity equaling the annual building usage.

We recognize that some projects do not include new exterior construction or upgrade of mechanical systems, and therefore could not qualify as NZE designs.  Ewers Architecture will continue to pursue sustainable materials and methods to the extent possible on these projects.

We encourage all design firms to pursue sustainable designs to the maximum extent possible, and we welcome dialogue and collaboration as we work together to stem global warming and ensure a positive future for all.

Jerry Caruso Jun 11, 2019
Caruso Family Charities

Jerry Caruso is the owner of Caruso Kitchens and the Founder and Executive Director of Caruso Family Charities. Jerry is a Denver native and graduated from Regis University.  Jerry and his wife Karen founded Caruso Family Charities in 2006 and this quickly became Jerry’s passion. His speech is basically a short autobiography. He talks about his upbringing, starting his own business and starting a charity.

NO SPEAKER Jun 18, 2019
2018-2019 Golden Rotary Annual Banquet & Transitioin
Grant Couch Jul 30, 2019
The Good News on the Climate

Grant Couch graduated from Lehigh University in 1971 with an MBA and a BS in Mechanical Engineering and worked in the financial services industry at a number of Wall Street firms.  He retired from full-time work in the financial industry in 2008 as the President & COO of Countrywide Securities Corp and moved to Boulder in 2008 to be the CEO of Louisville-based Sounds True until 2010.  He retired in 2015 as the Chairman of the Bank of Manhattan and Manhattan Bancorp.  Grant is currently a member of the investment committee of a Colorado-based company, Impact technology VC Fund, and he serves on the Board of Zen Peacemakers International.  Grant is also a Zen teacher.

Richard Giordano Aug 27, 2019
New Approaches & Tools to Learn/Remember New Information

My talk will center upon how people, in general, can improve their abilities to learn (and remember) new information.  While this unique methodology is not new, most people do not recognize the power it has for their daily lives. What I present combines the innate human traits we all possess, plus the sports psychology strategies that elite university athletes bring to their sports.