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HomeOur speaker this week will be Megan Remaley from United Way of the Treasure Valley. She'll report on the latest ALICE report - that stands for "Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed".  We've heard about this project before, but this is brand new data from April 2022.
"The United Way term represents the growing number of hardworking individuals and families across Idaho, the Pacific Northwest and the nation who are working but unable to afford the basic household necessities, including housing, child care, health care, food and transportation. The United Way ALICE report uses new measures to provide a more accurate picture of these individuals and families whose earnings are above the federal poverty level, yet they still struggle to make ends meet."
Jeff’s vacation book report! Charlene and I spent a lovely Labor Day week in South Dakota, visiting many national parks and monuments in the Sunshine State. At a gift shop at one such park, we discovered the book Who Pooped? This popular children's classic is a Field Guide, Journal & Activity Book for the aspiring nature lover. Did you know that September is Rotary’s Basic Education and Literacy Month? We bought a few copies to add to our donations to the Grizzly Cave Collection Project.
Reminder: Grizzly Cave Collection Project Donations due Sept 13. Help us stock the Garfield Elementary School Positive Behavior Incentive System. Needed: Gift Cards ($5-$10) or Cash Donations for Prize Purchases. Get your kids involved with picking out great items. Bring your donations to lunch on September 13th to present to Garfield’s Community School Coordinator.
Special Luncheon Speakers this Fall Please invite a guest or membership prospect to hear these excellent speakers!
  • Sept 13 – Megan Remaley, Director of Community Impact, United Way of Treasure Valley. She will present the ALICE Report: Status of Working Poor in our Community. This will include a compelling simulation for us to experience the difficult life choices of living with limited resources.
  • Sept 27 – Katherine Himes, Director of James A. & Louise McClure Center for Public Policy. She will present the report “Climate Change and Idaho’s Economy: The Idaho Climate-Economy Impacts Assessment”.
  • Nov 1 – Steve Scranton, SVP Chief Investment Officer & Economist, Washington Trust Bank. Throughout the Pacific Northwest, Steve is a well-known speaker on the economic conditions and the world financial markets.
Service Project Opportunities this week!!
Wetlands Peace Preserve – Sept 13 @ 5:30pm at Willow Lane Athletic Center. Water, Weed & Enjoy! This is a collaboration with the Treasure Valley Rotary Clubs. See specific details for Summer 2022 effort at: Please let me know if you plan to attend so we can plan tasks accordingly.
Join the fun at Willow Lane on Saturday October 1 as Boise Metro fields an exceptional team in the 2nd annual Kick Ball Tournament to raise funds for Polio. We need players (9-12) and cheerleaders! (Note: at least half the team must  be Rotarians, so limited opportunity for ringers). For more information contact Lisa Bearg at Centennial,
September Service Collection Project!
Have you ever seen a Grizzly Cave? Garfield Elementary School has one! Garfield students are given "Griz bucks" when they are caught displaying values of the school: Respect, Pride, Responsibility, Integrity, and Practicing Safety. Once a week, they can visit the Grizzly Cave and cash in their Griz Bucks for items in the Cave. Items consist of small value to large value. The Cave has been a huge success but it takes a lot to keep it stocked, which oftentimes comes from the school staff donating items. It would be wonderful if Boise Metro could get donations to help the school continue this positive reward system.
What are we collecting?
Small Items: Pencils, Stickers, Snacks, Lollipops, Toys, Games
Children’s books and comic books
$5 to $10 Gift Card Ideas:
  • Food: Jersey Mike's Sub, Mongolian BBQ, Sonic Drive-In, McDonalds, Taco Bell
·        Dessert: Coldstone, Dairy Queen, Westside Drive-In
·        Clothes and General Merch: Fred Meyer, Visa Gift Card
·        Music, Toys or Games:, iTunes, Google Play
Can I give Cash or VENMO and let someone else do the shopping? YES! If you VENMO money to Boise Metro, be sure to put a note that it is for “Grizzly Cave”. If you want to give Cash, donate to Charlene or Jeff and we will obtain needed items. We will be collecting items through Tuesday, September 13th. We will present the gifts to Kelly Case at our meeting that day. She is the Community School Coordinator for Garfield.
Key Future Club Highlights:
October Club Fellowship and Fundraising Highlights:
Oct 1st @ 10am – Kick Out Polio Kickball Event @ Willow Lane Athletic Complex – Come One, Come All! No need for a team, just come ready to play. Prizes will be awarded for the most festive outfits - let's have some fun! Lunch and non-alcoholic beverages will be hosted by Boise Centennial Rotary Club (BYOB). The event is free to play, but please RSVP through this link so we have enough food and drinks for all. 
Oct 1st - 10am - Greenbelt Cleanup - bring a bag of crocus bulbs!
Oct 10-14 – LobsterFest On-line Auction! is your link to the action. Get registered and set up your account now. Preview auction items prior to October 10th so you are ready for the bidding action.
Oct 14 – LobsterFest Fundraiser Dinner. Tables and Individual Seats still available. Tickets available through
Oct 29th @ 10am – Fall Out to End Polio Halloween Greenbelt Foliage Ride. Come join us for a relaxed 7-mile loop ride on the Boise River Greenbelt. There will be a Suggested Donation to Rotary’s End Polio Campaign. Ann Morrison Park, Old Timer Pavilion is the Start/Finish Line.
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