Speaker Date Topic
Kevin Allen Jan 23, 2020 12:35 PM
Club Assembly
Club Assembly

How'd we do in the first half of Rotary's fiscal year?  What's on the agenda for the 2nd half?  President Kevin & various club leaders will update us on our Rotary year.

Lawrence Wasden, Attorney General Jan 30, 2020 12:35 PM

The Attorney General provides legal representation for the State of Idaho.  AG Wasden will update us on current events in his department.

Lori Fascilla, Giraffe Laugh Executive Director Feb 06, 2020 12:35 PM
Early Education & GBRF Grant
Early Education & GBRF Grant

Lori Fascilla was born into a family of 7 to parents who were Idaho natives. At a young age her family moved to Maryland where she was able to grow up in a bustling metropolis experiencing the politics of Washington D.C., the arts, museums and historical locations on a regular basis. All things she’s still passionate about.
She moved back to Idaho to attend the University of Idaho to major in education. It’s also where she met her husband, decided to stay in beautiful Idaho and has raised two Vandals and one Bronco in the process.
Lori has dedicated most of her career as the Executive Director of Giraffe Laugh Early Learning Centers where they ensure school readiness, empower families and build strong futures for children 0-8. Since 1989 she has taken the non-profit organization, educating children and parents living in low-to-moderate income families, from one small center to three schools serving over 200 children annually.
Impacting economic development through early education is her primary goal and mission; one child, one family at a time.

Cpl. Kyle Wills, Boise Police Department Feb 13, 2020 12:35 PM
Safe Driving in Boise
Safe Driving in Boise

Corporal Kyle Wills is member of the Boise Police Motor Unit and is the department go-to for traffic info & safety tips.  He'll update us on BPD's efforts to keep drivers safe on our roads.  

Ian Riseley, RI President 2017-2018 Feb 20, 2020 12:35 PM
Live Stream Presentation About Rotary
Live Stream Presentation About Rotary

Rotary International Past President Ian H.S. Riseley will make a live stream presentation from his home in Victoria, Australia.  His 2017-2018 theme was “Making a Difference.”  President Riseley challenged every Rotary club to make a difference by planting a tree for each of its members between the start of the Rotary year on 1 July and Earth Day on 22 April 2018.  “It is my hope that the result of that effort will be far greater than the environmental benefit that those 1.2 million new trees will bring,” Riseley said. “I believe the greater result will be a Rotary that recognizes our responsibility not only to the people on our planet, but to the planet itself.”

President Riseley also urged clubs to improve their gender balance and lower the average age of their members.  “We know that we can do more together than we could ever hope to do alone.  I ask you to keep that spirit of teamwork and cooperation always in your minds.”

Mark Hofflund, Idaho Shakespeare Festival Feb 27, 2020 12:35 PM
Idaho Shakespeare Festival 2020
Idaho Shakespeare Festival 2020

In his 28th year with the Festival, Mark continues to appreciate Idaho’s proud, neighborly and generous way of life.  Mark’s career began at The Old Globe under Jack O’Brien, Tom Hall and Craig Noel, where he was fortunate to act, direct, and produce new plays, as well as edit his mentor Alan Schneider’s memoir Entrances (published by Viking).  Joining colleague Charles Fee to plan and build the ISF Amphitheater and Reserve, Mark’s collaboration with Idaho Foundation for Parks & Lands and Idaho Department of Parks & Recreation continues to make possible the Festival’s home at Barber Pool.  Mark’s broader service includes 50,000 students K-12 in 150 schools statewide; a resident Apprentice Company, Access Program, and School of Theater coming from a merger with Idaho Theater for Youth; and campaigns for institutional capitalization and open space conservation.  Mark has addressed the Shakespeare Theatre Association, Institute of Outdoor Theatre (receiving the Mark R. Sumner Award), and committees of the Idaho Legislature and U.S. House of Representatives.  He served a presidential appointment to the National Council on the Arts (receiving the Chairman’s Medal from Dana Gioia), filled board positions for the Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau and the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, and chaired the Idaho Commission on the Arts under Governors Kempthorne, Risch and Otter.  He guest teaches at Boise State University, has received the President’s Medallion from the University of Idaho, and is a graduate of Princeton (AB) and University of California, San Diego (MFA).

Doug Holloway, Boise Parks & Rec Mar 05, 2020 12:35 PM
Homeless Park Program
Homeless Park Program

Boise Parks & Rec Director Doug Holloway will update us on his department & their Homeless Park Program.

Peggy Purdy & Derek Ganong, Live Music! Mar 19, 2020 12:35 PM
Gene Harris Jazz Festival
Gene Harris Jazz Festival

Peggy & Derek return to our club to play music & talk about the Gene Harris Jazz Festival.  You will not want to miss this!

Laurie Zuckerman, District 5400 Stewardship Chair Apr 09, 2020 12:35 PM
Rotary Earth Stewardship Certification
Rotary Earth Stewardship Certification

Just before Earth Day, our own Laurie Zuckerman will update us on our club's efforts to improve the enviroment & progress toward earning an Environmental Steward Club Certification award.

Mary Biddle, Director YMCA Healthy Living Center May 14, 2020 12:35 PM
YMCA Healthy Living Program
YMCA Healthy Living Program

Mary Biddle-Newberry serves as the Director of the YMCA Healthy Living Center (Y-HLC) for the Treasure Valley Family YMCA in Boise, ID.  Mary oversees Disease Prevention and Management programs.  These programs focus on promoting wellbeing, reducing the risk of disease, and reclaiming health by helping individuals adopt healthier lifestyles and make a significant and positive impact on quality of life, reducing incidence of chronic disease and the cost of healthcare.  Working alongside community partners, Mary focuses on delivering accessible, evidence based programs that demonstrate both an improvement in Treasure Valley residents health and a savings in health care costs.

Mary has created and implemented a variety of programs, supporting and addressing the many diverse needs of chronic disease in the pursuit of an individual’s better health and well-being.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Science and holds multiple nationally recognized certifications in numerous modalities of exercise.

 

                               

Beth Markley & Kevin Allen Jun 25, 2020 12:35 PM
Changing of the Guard
Changing of the Guard

Goodbye President Kevin, hello President Beth!  Changing of the Guard is a long honored tradition in Rotary & we want a full house to welcome Beth Markley in her new role.  We'll also look back at our accomplishments in 2019-2020 & recognize the many people who played important roles in the club's ongoing success.