Among other activities, the Club organizes numerous events, conducts over 300 interviews of applicants to the College each year, and participates in a summer internship program for Harvard undergraduates.
Although we weren't aware at the time, the RMHUC's 125 anniversary occured in February 2011.
The Rocky Mountain Harvard Club was established at a meeting of alumni in the Albany Hotel in Denver (1720 Stout Street, where the Johns Manville Plaza currently sits) on February 11, 1886. An article from an 1890 issue of The Harvard Crimson talks about the Club's fifth annual banquet. And here is a menu from the eleventh annual banquet at the Brown Palace Hotel in 1896.
The Club was legally incorporated in Colorado as a "corporation not for pecuniary profit" on March 18, 1916 by Willard Lewis Fales, Joseph D. Hitch, Lawrence Lewis, Ralph S. Pitts, and Ralph E. Boothby. In order to take advantage of the Colorado Nonprofit Corporation Act of 1973, the Articles of Incorporation were amended and restated in 1980. An amendment in June 1983 changed the name to "The Rocky Mountain Harvard University Club".
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