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November 13, 2022
Boise Metro Rotary
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1455 S. Capital Blvd
Boise, ID 83701
United States of America
First Tuesday of each month is a service project in lieu of lunch!
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Nov 22, 2022
Thanksgiving week: We're Thankful for People of Action...Rotarians!
Nov 29, 2022
Mining: What's the Scoop in ID?
Dec 06, 2022
Activity TBD!
Dec 13, 2022
ID Diabetes Youth Program: Type 1
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Cornelia Sprung
November 16
 
Tyson Wise
November 27
 
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Nate Pierce
November 1, 2006
16 years
 
Amy Dixon
November 5, 2021
1 year
 
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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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BOARD MEETING THURSDAY 7:30AM Zoom
THIS WEEK - PRESERVATION IDAHO
Our speaker this week will be Brittney Scigliano, President of the Board of Preservation Idaho.

OUR STORY

In a Harper’s Magazine article of 1974, L.J. Davis noted that “if things go on as they are, Boise stands an excellent chance of becoming the first American city to have deliberately eradicated itself.” Davis was referencing the recent wave of demolitions, which had washed over the city. Under the guise of “urban renewal”, these demolitions had robbed Boiseans of dozens of historic structures, and had cut a swath through the downtown core that is still visible today. Much of this destruction was the result of the Boise Redevelopment Agency’s misguided attempt to build a massive downtown mall complete with shopping, parking, and an absence of historic character or distinction. Davis went on to note that the citizens of Boise were beginning to notice the loss of their cultural heritage. 

 
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
Zone Institute Report. Great Learning about our Trails to Peace. We heard from:
  • Rotary International President Elect Gordon McInally. He shared his insights about Peacebuilding. He made the connection to one of his priorities for his Rotary Year…Mental Health!
  • RYE graduate and Former Rotary Peace Scholar Lorelei Higgins. She is an Indigenous Relations Strategist, Cultural Mediator & Peacebuilder who shared her Rotary Journey. Today, she leverages her Mrs Canada Global position to bring a message of peacebuilding in Canada and around the world.
  • Theresa Thandeka Tutu, eldest daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and CEO of the Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign. She inspired us all with her story of overcoming many challenges to find what she was meant to do. She is passionate about enhancing peace and equality by improving the health and educational experiences of young people, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa.
 
Did you know that on November 16th our Third Wednesday Happy Hour is at New Location? Ram Restaurant and Brewery at 709 E. Park Blvd. Plenty of free parking! See you there!
 
November Board Meeting is this week! November 17 at 7:30am. All members are welcome. Make plans to join us via Zoom.
 
Thanksgiving Break … no Rotary Meeting on November 22nd!
 
LOU IS ENJOYING AMERICA!
Lou Vapaille, our Rotary Youth Exchange student from Paris, France, was our program last week. She was joined by her host parents, Peter and Michelle McSorley, her new friend from Sweden and Laura Spencer, D5400 YE Coordinator. Lou reports that high school is "amazing", but its pretty easy, compared to what she's used to. She's been involved in extra activities (schools don't do this in Europe) such as choir, dance, even wrestling! She is looking forward to Thanksgiving, particularly this odd thing we do with mashed sweet potatoes with tiny marshmallows! Her favorite American/Idaho food so far is the Ice Cream Potato.
 
THREE ATTEND ZONE IN SLC
WEBSITE REFRESH
We have refreshed our club website. Take a look!! (BTW- poke around a bit - make sure you're aware of all the resources there!)
ODDS 'N ENDS
Dave's Rotary Minute told about District 2451 in Egypt building a floating medical clinic, which makes 8 stops along the Nile......the Youth Exchange kids experienced Halloween in Caldwell......last week's Quiche for lunch was awesome!......our Ride for Polio ended up at $6,315!! That's $1105 from us, $1000 from Bret and $4210 from the Gates Foundation.....congrats to Janet on her new P/T job as Exec Dir of the Idaho Episcopal Foundation.....Tyson Wise is now our club Treasurer.......Charlene finished her kids' book, now she's looking for an agent to promote it......Bret is off on his annual Elk hunt......Scott and his boys outdid themselves with Halloween costumes!.......Lou says everything in Idaho is "so big"!....congrats to our old friend Michela on her marriage to Chad Taylor.....she lives in Wyoming.....
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