May 20, 2018
Boise Metro Rotary Club
Rotary Serving Humanity
We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Stone House at The Ram
709 E. Park Blvd
Boise, ID  83701
United States
(208) 995-7971
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This Quarter's Cause is  Agency for New Americans. We'd like to get supplies to make up "hygiene kts".
May 22, 2018
Impact of a Rotary Exchange as an Adult
May 29, 2018
Life's Kitchen is a great non-profit, and that's where we'll have lunch!!
Jun 05, 2018
Better Business Bureau: how am I impacted by it?
Jun 12, 2018
Eagle Island State Park: what's the history? what goes on there??
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Dan Forcey
May 8
Allan Bosch
May 20
Janice Fulkerson
May 14
Allan Bosch
Pixie Bosch
May 23
Roger Brazier
May 25
David Gott
May 29
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Charles Weymouth
May 1, 1992
26 years
David Gott
May 1, 1992
26 years
Eric Ballou
May 5, 2015
3 years
James Hepworth
May 30, 2017
1 year
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Greenbelt Project
Idaho State Historical Society visit
River Pointe Park, Garden City Greenbelt
Open World Russians October 2016
Greenbelt Table & Shelter
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Our speaker this week will be Lisa Veaudry, a Community Development Specialist with North West Real Estate Capital Corp. The company specializes in management and rehab of section 8 HUD projects around the Northwest. Lisa works with low income housing and the connection to access to food sources.
CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) Idaho is the industry’s premier business networking organization dedicated to supporting the achievements of women in commercial real estate. CREW Idaho is proud to announce its 2018 Scholarship Program awarding scholarships to local deserving women intent on pursuing a career in the field of Commercial Real Estate. This includes degrees in but not limited to: accounting, finance, architecture, engineering, land development, construction management, law, and environmental consulting. A full list of degrees may be found on the application form.
BENEFITS OF CREW IDAHO SCHOLARSHIP AWARD: • $500 award for tuition and books; • Free registration to one CREW Idaho meeting or event within 12 months of the scholarship award (excluding the Annual Member Meeting and Holiday Party); • Complimentary lunch with CREW Idaho member
For the full application please see attached or go to  
Meridian is a growing Idaho city, and Rotary is growing with Meridian! 
There is a 'Discovery Rotary' event happening on May 1st and you are invited to participate.    How can you participate?   
You can attend and host friends/family who have been interested in joining Rotary and have been interested in a Meridian Club. 
You can encourage your friends and colleagues who live or work in Meridian to attend this event to discover a Meridian Rotary club.  
Do you know someone at a Meridian business who you think would make a great Rotarian?  Pass along this invitation to them.   Easy! 

The annual District Conference will take place May 17-20 in beautiful Sun Valley! This is our once a year opportunity to rub shoulders with hundreds of Rotarians from all over the District. We'll have great speakers, awesome entertainment and great meals! We'll meet all the District Youth Exchange Kids and have opportunities for training in areas such as ClubRunner, Membership and more! We'll have auctions, line dancing and the impressive Club Showcase. Sign up now by clicking here. You can also reserve your room at the Sun Valley Lodge. (There are less expensive alternatives in Ketchum, but nowhere near as cool!) 
The Proceeds after expenses will go to:
50% for matching Paul Harris points, this helps Rotary International in all of the great work they do.
25% to support the Youth Exchange program. 
25% will be rebated back to your club, if a small club can sell 25 books of tickets they will receive about $500. If a larger club sells 50 books of tickets they will receive about $1000.  This rebate is subject to the club sending at least one member to the conference. 
If a member truly is about Service above self and is a Person of Action and has the income to do so; to ask him or her to purchase a book of tickets is not too much to ask. 
Please have your raffle person promote this raffle at each meeting. Set a goal to sell at least one book 0f tickets per two members. Someone will win. Remember the seller of a book of tickets also will win the grand prize. If you sell the book to yourself; you will double the prize for a total of $9,000.    
Please feel free to call me at 1-208-412-9411 or email me if you have any questions about the raffle. 
The drawing will be at the district conference; one does not have to present to win. 
Support Rotary; buy a book of tickets. 
The online RYLA 2018 application is available.  Have student search for Idaho RYLA or go to  The dates for RYLA camp are July 26 - 29. 

We have a RYLA student handout available that you, or a school counselor, can use to recruit students.  If you need any other information or would like someone to speak to your club about RYLA, please let us know.

RYLA is open to incoming juniors to outgoing seniors in high school.  Each student's fee is sponsored by a District 5400 Rotary club with the RYLA camp being held in Idaho.  We will accept applications until May 20th or when the camp is full.  Please have your interested students include your club name (Boise Metro Rotary) when they apply.  As we get applications, we will forward them to the matching club.  Ultimately, it is the club that decides which students are sponsored.

District 5400 RYLA has a long tradition transforming teenagers lives.  Start recruiting students in your area so they can experience the Rotary magic in service above self.

Todd Fischer
District 5400 RYLA chair
Boise Metro Rotary will be having our Changing of the Guard ceremony at River Pointe Park (behind GC Library) on June 9th.  More details to follow, but please mark your calendars for a fun fellowship.  Our Club was instrumental in creating the park, and we recently completed a refurbishment of the park's signage and installed a few new benches.  Between our work and the Bee Pollinator group, its a beautiful setting alongside the river.  We'll recognize the outgoing leadership team, and welcome the start of Jeff Dinwiddie's Presidency and his leadership team. 
More details to follow, but fun is guaranteed. 

This year’s  Zone institute will be held in Boise from September 4-9.  The schedule has been released  and can be found here.

You will be learning a lot more about Rotary Zones. Since its happening in our District ( a rare occurrence) we will be asked to volunteer in lots of ways to make it a success. Stay tuned............

Mark your calendar - May 20  filling garden boxes at Good Samaritan Home; May 29 field trip to Life's Kitchen; June 9th Changing of the Guard........Jackson Hole Rotarian Len visited us last week. He was enjoying the Greenbelt and Foothills trails on his bike......Dan Forcey would like some company on his tree planting trip to Cascade.........Michela is making good progress on her feature film about our club to be shown at District Conference....still needs actors and singers......
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