"Do what you can, with what you have, 
where you are"
Theodore Roosevelt
March 5, 2023

Linda Engle will join us this week and lead a discussion about Electric Vehicles. Linda earned both a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Mathematics Education from the University of Colorado.  Having worked in mathematics education for over 20 years she recently earned a Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management from Portland State.  She is now focusing the majority of her time on climate solutions.   

As a member of Rotary's Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group and Centennial Rotary in Pocatello, she organized the installation of an electric vehicle charging station at Idaho State University and a solar powered pedestrian crosswalk signal. Since 2017 she has been an active member of the Portneuf Resource Council in the capacities of Secretary for the Board of Directors and Electrification Specialist.  

Please let Jeff know if you are bringing a guest.


February Special Speaker – February 28th lunch. Topic: Electric Vehicles! Linda Engle from the Portneuf Resource Council will be our speaker. We will even have some Electric Vehicles of members and guests on display for you to check out. This topic is sure to be of interest to your network. Invite a prospect, neighbor, friend. We will be collecting RSVPs so we can adjust the food order.
March First Tuesday Service Project – March 7 lunch! We have a fun, hands-on service project lined up. We're assembling protein filled snack kits for homeless students. We have all the supplies we need, just show up for lunch and snack kit building!
Other Future Happenings:
District Celebration – April 21 – 22, 2023 at Boise Riverside Hotel. Registration is open! Here is a link:  Home Page | Rotary District 5400 ( 
RYLA is Coming! – Rotary Youth Leadership Academy or RYLA 2023 will be held Tuesday July 25th through Sunday July 30th at the College of Southern Idaho.
Who goes to RYLA? Students who are incoming high school Juniors through outgoing Seniors. Applications will be available under the Students tab on the Application Page starting April 1st, 2022. For more information about District 5400 RYLA program, check out the link What is RYLA?
Recently I had the pleasure of attending the NW President-Elect Training in Seattle and while I have a ton of information from the meetings, I wanted to share my top take aways with you.
  1. What is your WHY? Knowing why you’re in Rotary provides a personal testimony on your involvement and should be the measure of your benefit as a member. If the club is not fulfilling your “why” then you need to be a catalyst for change. Also, prospective members want to hear your personal “why” story.
  2. Internal surveying of members concludes that the number one reason people join Rotary is the focus on service, second is to build better and stronger friendships.
  3. Innovate! There are no hard fast rules on how we are organized, run meetings, structure leadership. Rotary is a membership organization that has to adapt to survive which provides us the freedom to make our club our own.
I’m excited to forge a new path for our club while keeping the traditions we treasure.
Q: Why are we having a Golf Scramble Fundraiser?
A: Our Club Dues don’t pay for our local service programs and projects. Club Fundraisers do!
Club Dues pay for costs to be a club: RI & District Dues; Weekly Lunch; Club Admin & Training; Membership & Fellowship Budgets.
Club Fundraisers pay for our Service Programs and Projects: Rotary Youth Exchange; RYLA; Everyday Leadership; Dictionary Project; JEM Friends.
Our Golf Scramble is our Spring opportunity to raise funds that make these valued programs possible. If you like being a part of what Boise Metro Rotary offers to our local youth and community, then now is the time to step forward to support our Spring Fundraiser.
Call to action now:
Find Sponsors! Hole Sponsorships start as low as $250 and go up to $2,500 for Title Sponsor. I challenge each member to find a sponsor in their network.
Find your Foursome!  Golf Foursome price is $500. We need to sell 30 Foursomes. I challenge each member to get a Foursome to play.
It seems the story title "Odds N Ends" has been used so many times over the years, Club Runner won't upload anymore.....Nathan Gilbert from Red Cross was interesting...he reminded us to replace our smoke detector batteries and update our CPR.....Mary successfully created a Sourdough starter......Carrie enjoyed awesome day of skiing at Tamarack.....this week we'll get "charged up" and "plugged" in to electric Greenbelt cleanup will be March 3rd.........look for crocuses..........Last Saturday we toiled at Wetlands Peace Preserve Work Day  Fun times were had by over two dozen Rotarians and other neighborhood groups.
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