Speaker Date Topic
Reagan Rossi, C of I's Director of Athletics Nov 14, 2019 12:35 PM
Women's College Athletics
Women's College Athletics

C of I's Director of Athletics talks about women's collegiate athletics.  

Robin Schwartz, Network of Executive Women Nov 21, 2019 12:35 PM
Advancing Women in the Workplace
Advancing Women in the Workplace
Paris Cole, CEO of Truckstop.com Dec 05, 2019 12:35 PM
Truckstop.com's Story & Future
Truckstop.com's Story & Future

CEO Paris Cole will talk about Truckstop.com's history & impressive growth.

Boise High School Choir Dec 12, 2019 12:35 PM
Beautiful Singing
Beautiful Singing

Rotarians have been filling the Crystal Ballroom with beautiful music for many years.  Can Boise High School's choir match our incredible energy & unique sound?  We'll find out on December 12th.  

Robert Franz, Acclaimed Conductor Jan 09, 2020 12:35 PM
Live Performance by Two Violinists
Live Performance by Two Violinists

Acclaimed conductor, Robert Franz, has held to three principles throughout his career; a commitment to the highest artistic standards, to creating alliances and building bridges in each community he serves, and a dedication to being a strong force in music education. As Music Director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra, Associate Conductor of the Houston Symphony, and newly appointed Artistic Advisor of the Boise Baroque Orchestra, he has achieved success through his focus on each of these principles.

Franz’ inaugural season as Artistic Advisor of the Boise Baroque Orchestra will include collaborations with Opera Idaho in a semi-staged performance of Handel’s Acis and Galatea featuring Grammy Award winning tenor, Karim Sulayman, the Boise High School Chamber Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic Master Chorale in a program of music by Haydn and Bach. This spring will also see the Orchestra’s first ever commercial recording project of Classical Oboe Concerti for Centaur Records featuring rising star oboist Bhavani Kotha.

Lachelle Smith, ECHO Program Mgr, U of I Jan 16, 2020 12:35 PM
Project ECHO (Extention for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Project ECHO (Extention for Community Healthcare Outcomes)

Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multi-point video conferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. In this way, primary care doctors, nurses and other clinicians learn to provide excellent specialty care to patients in their own communities.

Lachelle is the Program Manager for Idaho ECHO. Prior to joining the WWAMI team, Lachelle was most recently a special projects contractor for the public utility company in American Samoa. She previously managed a $1.5 million grant portfolio of AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps programs that focused primarily on meeting health and education needs in communities across Idaho. Lachelle taught elementary school music in Minnesota before earning a Master’s in Public Policy from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Except for a two-year stint in the South Pacific, she has called Boise home since 2010.

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.

Ian Riseley, RI President 2017-2018 Feb 06, 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.”

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.  

Matt Davison, Idaho Press Tribune Feb 20, 2020 12:35 PM
State of the Idaho Press Tribune
State of the Idaho Press Tribune

Matt Davison has been President & Publisher of the Idaho Press Tribune since 2010.  He'll update us on the state of his organization & its role in delivering news to the Treasure Valley.

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.