February 4, 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 JEM Friends.  They would appreciate contributions of household supplies, event tickets, gift cards, etc.
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William Cafferty
February 15
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February 16
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Allan Bosch
February 1, 1988
30 years
Lance Hendricks
February 3, 2009
9 years
Dan Forcey
February 8, 2011
7 years
Allison Dunn
February 14, 1999
19 years
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Deniz Aygen works for the Intermountain Bird Observatory. She has studied birds all over the world. Her passion is environmental education, so she enjoys taking birds to schools all over.
Our team of culinary experts served up a fine meal of chicken and dumplings with salad to about 20 residents at the Ronald McDonald House last week. Thanks to Carrie for organizing - we'll do it again next month!
Hello Rotarians,
The board has agreed to pursue a new initiative in 2018 - quarterly drives for community nonprofits! Since I recently acquired a garage, I've agreed to steer the initiative and organize the moving parts.
It’s simple - every three months we’ll shift to a new beneficiary, track down their needs and wheel the items over to our Tuesday meetings. At the end of the quarter, we’ll either have the beneficiary come pick them up or we (I?) can deliver them. There will be a focus on beneficiaries that need in-kind donations as well so we aren’t just mirroring Happy Bucks and burning people out. 
To start our engines, I’ve chosen JEMFriends as our first beneficiary. Here’s what they’ve indicated would fuel their efforts best:
  • Household cleaning supplies (cleaners, detergents, sponges, paper towels, etc.)
  • Household basic needs (toilet paper, hand soap, tampons, etc. Think about what you buy regularly. Before James asks - no, they cannot be used)
  • Tickets to events or fun things (movies, tickets your bank gives as perks, that Olive Garden gift card your great aunt gave you because she has no taste buds, etc.)
  • Link your Fred Meyer rewards card number to their nonprofit key - 91501. This gives them great deals for housing items
  • Gift cards to anywhere
  • Organize a fellowship activity to:
    • Make them dinner during one of their workshop nights
    • Take them somewhere that generally tends to give huge ticket discounts, like an Idaho Steelheads game. Does anyone have a connection there?
If you have questions or want to take the wheel on suggesting the Q2 beneficiary, let me know. I guess now I’ll have to start making pit stops at our meetings to collect. 
I’m excited for the road ahead!
Our Annual Chili Cook-Off Challenge is quickly approaching!!!
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6:00 – 8:30
3015 E Tybalt Court
Meridian, Idaho 83642
Remember we encourage everyone to bring your award winning chili!!!!
We will have a ticket vote on each chili entered with a FIRST place and LAST place prize!!!!
Fellowship will provide Cornbread any fixings i.e. cheese, onions and sour cream, utensils etc…
We ask that you bring what you want to drink Beer, Wine, Soda etc…
We look forward to an awesome event and hope to see you all!!!!
Please if you could email me a quick head count so we have an idea of how much stuff to bring.
Let me know if you have any questions!
We now have the ability to accept dues payments via your credit or debit card.....but, you will have to pay the processing fee.....Our next Paul Harris Day will be January 30th........last week we sang "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean"...  I am proud to be a Metro Rotarian!...........Bret and Don have signed up for the Leadville 100 bike ride....they barely survived last year but must be gluttons for punishment....lots of Happy Dollars wishing for snow.......enjoyed learning about the Idaho dairy industry last week.....its more than just cows...........
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