May 20, 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".
May 22, 2018
Impact of a Rotary Exchange as an Adult
May 29, 2018
Life's Kitchen is a great non-profit, and that's where we'll have lunch!!
Jun 05, 2018
Better Business Bureau: how am I impacted by it?
Jun 12, 2018
Eagle Island State Park: what's the history? what goes on there??
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Dan Forcey
May 8
Allan Bosch
May 20
Janice Fulkerson
May 14
Allan Bosch
Pixie Bosch
May 23
Roger Brazier
May 25
David Gott
May 29
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Charles Weymouth
May 1, 1992
26 years
David Gott
May 1, 1992
26 years
Eric Ballou
May 5, 2015
3 years
James Hepworth
May 30, 2017
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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Our program this week will be Lynn Bradescu, founding member ad CEO of 100ADA.

100 ADA is a giving circle created by a group of local, community-minded professionals with the following dual objectives:

1. To increase each member’s giving impact for local non-profits

2. To develop and strengthen the network of like-minded individuals who care about Ada County

100 ADA members are efficiently making a meaningful impact on their local community. 

100 AD heir local community. 

On Saturday about 50 people, Rotarians, Boy Scouts and friends, planted over 500 plants; five different species. Many thanks to Laurie Zukerman of Boise Rotary for organizing these events. We're doing our part to plant 1 million trees this year around the world! (By the way, had you ever heard of "dry water"?)
As you all know, we've been planting trees as an initiative to plant one new tree for every Rotarian.  This is about 1,800 in our District, and we are only a few hundred trees away from meeting our goal.  The City of Boise has recently been given some Bitterbrush seedlings, but they won't last long.  I'm writing to see who (friends, family, etc) can help out next Tuesday at 5pm to help get these seedlings in the ground.  We will focus on the Table Rock burn areas.  You can be late.  Its not the easiest work, but I assume we have the resources to provide a work crew.  Take an few hours off work, give your employees an hour off - they'll take all the help we can give.  I'm trying to get some local Boy Scouts there to help us, too. 
Please let me know ASAP so I can confirm we will sufficient numbers to do this.  Many hands make light work.  I will confirm the exact meeting location once I know it, but its likely at the top of WINDSONG in the "Mesa" neighborhood. 
I'm trying to get a quick headcount on potential numbers.  If you have the time and can help out, please let me know. 
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.  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. 
More details to follow, but fun is guaranteed. 
Applications are due by June 1st, 2018 to receive a grant for projects to be implemented in the 2018-2019 Rotary year.  Grants can be up to $5,000 and align with the mission of the Rotary Foundation.  More details are attached. 
Last year, Deb helped us apply and get a grant to support the Agency for New Americans (ANA) Women's program.  Because the grant was $500, there was no Club match required.  Any grant request above $500 will require the Club to contribute 25% of the total funding.  The year before, we used a District Grant to refurbish the signs at River Pointe Park, the site of our upcoming Changing of the Guard event on Saturday, June 9th. 
If you have an idea and want to lead a team, then please let me know.  Because we are only allowed to submit one application per Club per year, I'd like to present your ideas to the Board for approval, especially if you envision a match requirement. 
The grants are GREAT way to do some good in our community!  We have lots of proactive members with many ideas.  Let's rally behind a grant, get some $$'s, and do some good. More details can be found on the District website.

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

Mark your calendar - we'll be filling those garden boxes for the Good Samaritan Home on May 20th......if you have pictures of club activities send them to Michela; she's making a presentation for District Conference.....also in that presentation will be a video of that weird song we sang last week......
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