June 17, 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".
Jun 19, 2018
Bureau of Reclamation and the Snake River: Day in the Life
Jun 26, 2018
Lion's Club! What is it? Friend or Foe?? (FRIEND!)
Jul 03, 2018
Jul 10, 2018
What goes ON with the Ada Cty Sheriff's Department??
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Nate Pierce
June 4
Lance Hendricks
June 26
Brian McCoy
Wendy Powell-McCoy
June 7
Join Date
Terrence J. Reynolds
June 1, 1999
19 years
Tyson Wise
June 3, 2008
10 years
Kimberly Tower
June 17, 2015
3 years
William Ellsworth
June 17, 2015
3 years
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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 program this week will be Konrad McDonnel, Outreach Coordinator for Republic Services.This is the company that manages Boise's recycling programs. Guaranteed to be interesting!
We are still waiting for the City's legal department to provide us with the "Donation Agreement" which will specify our joint responsibilities and create the vehicle for us to accumulate the money we have raised into the "Construction Fund".  We still don't have an updated cost estimate. The bad news is that, according to Toby Norton at Parks and Rec, bids are coming in really high. Contractors are so busy they're bidding "overtime rates". Seems we are victims of our own prosperity! This may mean that we'll have to raise more money or even wait awhile for a time when things aren't so crazy. In the meantime, BRICKS ARE STILL AVAILABLE and traffic on the Greenbelt is heavy!
Rick Holscher reports that our Exchange Student from France has finalized family #1 when he arrives in August. Two more host families will be needed. The family must reside within the Boise High School district.  Contact Rick if you are interested.
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, 4-7 PM.  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. 

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............

Our guests last week were Andrea Thornton from Rotary SW and regular guest Hank Ebert.....we were doing a great rendition of My Land is Your Land when Charles wouldn't let us sing the third verse...... be sure to sell those District Raffle tickets - our club has a tradition of almost winning..........Allan is still homeless.......Dave G. spent a week in Hartford doing geneological research....the weather was horrible....Rick H. ran off to Japan and got Married!! He and his new bride, Chika, make handsome couple!.....the cherry blossoms were beautiful.........Southwest Boise Rotary is having  a Cinco de Mayo celebration on Saturday at Crane Creek CC.........
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