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April 11, 2021
Boise Metro Rotary
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We are meeting by Zoom temporarily. Watch for a Service Project on the second Tuesday.
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Apr 13, 2021
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Apr 20, 2021
Boise Airport: What's New & On the Horizon?
Apr 27, 2021
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April 2
 
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April 28
 
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April 4, 2012
9 years
 
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THIS WEEK - WORK PARTY CREATE COMMON GOOD
Our service project this week will be to help Create Common Good move into new office space in Meridian. Contact Tyson Wise to sign up. 2760 W. Excursion Lane, Meridian, in the Ameriben Cafeteria.
 
Create Common Good (CCG) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose goal is to empower adults with barriers to employment through foodservice skills training and job placement assistance. Barriers to employment can be overcome by gaining confidence through development of valuable job skills. Through our business-to-business food manufacturing, we generate sustainable, repeatable revenue making us less reliant on grants and donations and allowing us to model the self-sufficiency we teach.
 
TIME FOR IN PERSON?
At our Board meeting this week we discussed whether its time to return to in -person club meetings. The consensus seems to be YES! The Stonehouse is re-opening in May, although with some Covid friendly changes. We might also want to consider other venues. We'd probably combine in-person and Zoom - what we've named "hybrid". Watch for a survey. We want your input.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Mark your calendar and watch for more information soon:
  • June 5 - Family Bike Ride
  • June 29 - Pass the Gavel Event
  • May - Cornelia's annual Ramadan shopping
  • Is it time to return to in person at the Stonehouse???
DISTRICT SUBMITS VIDEO FOR YOUR VOTE
Last week Laurie Zuckerman showed a short video that our District has submitted to a worldwide contest to promote environmental issues. Go to https://www.ifixtheplanet.org/   and look for "Capture Pollution Before it Escapes" (on page 2) and vote for it! The video was produced by Boise Downtown and tells about recycling cans of Freon gas. Then check out the other cool videos from Rotary Clubs around the world! (You'll have to create an account first!)
COMMITTEE TAKES GARDEN TOUR
Members of the Pollinator Committee took a guided tour of the Idaho Botanical Gardens last Wednesday. A knowledgeable staff member took us around to show us examples of the kind of things we might want to plant. A wide variety of native, high desert plants, some don't need water at all!
ANOTHER GREENBELT OPPORTUNITY - CNC
From Kristin Gnojewski at Parks and Rec:

We are so excited for the spring weather, singing birds, spring blooms, and most of all to be able to finally reengage with wonderful volunteers like you.  Please find the April 2021 edition of the Adopt the Greenbelt newsletter attached.

We would like to invite you to participate in the City Nature Challenge (CNC).  The CNC is an international effort to document biodiversity using the free iNaturalist app.  The event takes place between April 30th and May 3rd, during which time participants take and upload photos of wild organisms to iNaturalist.  This is a great way to document and learn about the wild plants and animals that utilize your adopted Greenbelt section. 

Finally, as the snow disappears from the foothills, water levels in the river can rise rapidly.  Please be aware of the potential for high water and flooding as you work along the Greenbelt.  Construction will also impact a few Greenbelt sections this spring and summer. 

Thank you for all you do to keep the Greenbelt safe, clean, and healthy for all.  Please reach out if you have any questions.

Cheers,

Kristin         

DISTRICT ROTARIANS WORK AT RWPP
On Saturday, two shifts of District Rotarians worked at the Rotary Peace Preserve Park project. We removed invasive weeds, cleared brush, spread mulch around sage seedlings and watered last year's seedlings.
ITS DISTRICT RAFFLE TIME!
Let Shiloh know and she'll send you a book of tickets. The stubs have to be back to her by May 10th. This is an annual tradition of our District 5400; its the major fundraiser for the District; some of the money comes back to the clubs. It is the expectation that every Rotarian will sell ten tickets, either to friends and family members or to themselves!
 
It is district raffle time! Your chance to win!
 
We are having our annual triple grand prize raffle. Your club's President Elect (or another officer) has been mailed the tickets. Make sure your club is actively promoting the raffle. If your club isn't promoting the raffle, please email karlklokke@gmail.com.
 
If you are inactive Rotarian; hopefully you still have enough Rotary in your heart to support our raffle. 
 
It is the only major fundraiser of the District. Every club and every Rotarian is obligated to participate. The purchase of least one $10  ticket (or a book 10), isn't too much to ask from every Rotarian. 

 
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COMPLETE THIS SURVEY BY APRIL 20TH!!
ROTARY GOODWILL AND BETTER FREINDSHIPS TOUR
So far our club’s “tour” has already spanned a whopping 14,000 miles and we’re just getting started! We have visited Rotary clubs right here in Boise, further out in the Treasure Valley, in Walla Walla and as far away as Stockholm, Sweden, Oneonta, NY and Pocatello. . (Jeff and Charlene couldn’t contribute Happy Bucks in Swedish Kronor! LOL!) With virtual meetings, you can now “visit” parts of the world you’d normally never get to! Let’s keep it up. Visiting other clubs is a lot of fun and gives us good ideas to steal.  😉 
 
I also have a better idea about some of the prize categories. Here’s where we should focus:
*Club with the most outgoing visits
*Club with the most incoming visits
*Clubs who collaborate with their meetings (example: all Tuesday noon clubs hold a joint meeting)
*Any club or individual who does service with another club
*Anyone who visits a club outside of D5400 (training purposes doesn't count)
 
So let’s get out there!
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ODDS 'N ENDS
Thanks to Scott Swan for representing our club on the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation (GBRF).....the Allocation Committee met last week to approve small grant applications.....many of us mourn Zag's loss.....baseball is Red Sox vs. Phillies......John gave us a Paul Stuckey song....nice weather has us out on our bikes......fun to hear the "Member Spotlight" from Shiloh.......hooray, we might be back to in-person on the Stonehouse in May!!
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