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December 2, 2018
Boise Metro Rotary
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This Quarter's Cause is  Everyday Leadership. We'd like to collect school and classroom supplies.
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This week we will actually be meeting at the Stonehouse! Our speaker will be Cecilee Heath, Clinical Director at the Idaho Youth Ranch. She specializes in "equine-facilitated interventions" and working with teenagers and young adults with complex trauma histories.
Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is an official United States public holiday, observed annually on November 11, that honors military veterans; that is, persons who served in the United States Armed Forces. It coincides with other holidays, including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I; major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.
Veterans Day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May; Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service.[1] It is also not to be confused with Armed Forces Day, a minor U.S. remembrance that also occurs in May, which specifically honors those currently serving in the U.S. military.
As you may know, our club is sponsoring Garfield Elementary 5th-6th graders this year for their Everyday Leadership program, which the YMCA is spearheading.  This is a program for kids to develop their leadership skills which they then will carry throughout life.  
There's an opportunity for us to attend a brainstorming session for their volunteer project Nov. 27th, 3:15-5 PM at Garfield Elementary (1914 S. Broadway Ave., Boise, ID 83706).  Here's what the teacher liaison, Brooke, mentioned: 
You are welcome to come to our next session on November 27th and join the discussion.  Today we asked the students to start thinking about what volunteer activity they would like to plan. Last year we did a bake sale and donated the money to the homeless shelter. The previous year we collected socks and put together bags for the homeless with the socks, snacks, and toiletries.  We are hoping during our next session that students come with ideas and we pick one and start to put a plan together.  Your guidance and support would be very encouraging. 
If you're interested in attending, please let me know prior to Nov. 27th.  We will meet at Garfield at 3 PM, front office near the main entrance on Boise Ave. 
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Since we haven't been "home" for a few weeks, we didn't have a chance to recognize World Polio Day on October 23rd. 

After 30 years of bold action, historic achievements, and sometimes discouraging setbacks, Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) have nearly brought polio to an end. 

This groundbreaking public-private partnership and its innovative strategies were celebrated Wednesday during Rotary‚Äôs 6th annual World Polio Day event, held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, at the College of Physicians of Philadelphia

Since its formation, the GPEI has trained and mobilized millions of volunteers and health workers, gained access to homes not reached by other health initiatives to immunize children, brought health interventions to underserved communities, and standardized timely global monitoring for polio cases and poliovirus, a process also known as surveillance. 

The results have been monumental. Thirty years ago, the paralyzing disease affected 350,000 children in one year. Because of massive vaccination campaigns around the world, cases have dropped more than 99.9 percent, to only 20 reported so far this year. Polio, which was endemic in 125 countries in 1988, now remains so in just three: Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Pakistan. More than 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated, and more than $14 billion has been invested in the fight to eradicate the disease worldwide. 

Last week about 15 of us enjoyed a tour of the Boise Airport. Sean Briggs, Marketing Director, provided an overview of the future of the airport (they are working to keep up with the growth of our valley!) After a tour of the baggage handing area (miles of conveyor belts and scanners - all run by two people!), we boarded a shuttle bus and went out to one of the maintenance areas where we got up close and personal with the new runway snow clearing equipment. (Dan Forcey was angling for a job as a driver). The Boise Airport is something we should all be proud of! Sean said his biggest goal right now is to get an airline to offer an east coast non-stop.
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