Upcoming Speakers
Jan 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise, CA, Rotary Medical Vocational Training Team Project in Mexico
Jan 21, 2021 12:00 PM
CEO, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council
Jan 28, 2021 12:00 PM
Consulate General of Canada
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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Jan 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Club Board Meeting
Feb 18, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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Russell Hampton
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Club News
Notes From the January 7th Club Meeting
Happy Dollars

Chuck Clark was happy for The University of Oklahoma's success against University of Florida; he was proudly wearing his OU sweatshirt.

Mannie Liu was happy to follow Chuck honoring OU.

Ken Howell was happy to have built desks to be delivered to local students, and in memory of Dean Buffington, who passed away on Dec. 21, 2020.  Ken hailed his decades of good work for our state.

Marcia Wing was happy for Ken's desk project, in honor of Dean Buffington, and happy to share that she spoke to Bill Wooley, who is in California for now and doing well.

Wayne Schneider contributed in memory of Dean Buffington, with whom Wayne worked years ago at First Security Bank.

Dave Bennion was happy for Todd Fischer and appreciative of all he does for our club.

Richard Davey accessed a fine against himself for being late to meet Katie Marconi for a Firkin Frolic planning meeting, and noted that Firkin Frolic will be great this year!

Molly Guenther contributed in honor of Dean Buffington, who may not have been a Rotarian, but set the bar for 'walking the walk'.

Rourke O'Brien was gappy his son got a great new job and for Ken's desk project.

Vern Gentry contributed in memory of Dean Buffington and to recognize Dean's many contributions to our community.

Kevin Learned was depressed to hear David Bennion refer to himself as 'aging' (they are close in age), but happy that Africa has been declared polio-free.  Kevin also expressed his high regards for Dean Buffington.  

Jim Steele was happy for Ken's desk project, and for Kevin Learned who gives and does so much for Rotary.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

  • Stan Zuckerman and Patty Bowen attended as guests of Laurie Zuckerman.
  • John Crouch attended his second meeting as a guest (was introduced by Kevin Learned in December).
New Member
Bill Agler introduced new member Chelsie Hess, of Sylvan Learning Center in Boise. Chelsie is interested in the New Generations focus of Rotary and in working with young people.
Recognizing New Paul Harris Fellows:
Thank you to our recent Paul Harris Fellows!
Katie Marconi
Shane Bartlome +2
Beth Markley +2
Carey McNeal +2

Laurie Zuckerman +3 
Russell Strader +3

James Steele +5 
Todd Fischer +6 AND +7 (overachiever)
Wayne Schneider +7
In addition, Laurie Zuckerman honored her guests, Stanley Zuckerman and Patty Bowen, with Paul Harris fellowships in recognition of the support they've given her in her life and Rotary projects.
2021-2022 Board of Directors:
Scott Learned introduced his 2021-22 board slate, to be voted on in the January 14 regular meeting. There are still positions available. If you're interested, email Scott
President: Scott Learned
President-Elect: David Riffe
Past President: Beth Markley
Secretary: Bruce Mills
Treasurer: Molly Guenther
Club Administration: Phil Brubaker
Public Image: Jenny Hemley
And our new candidate for Vice President: Todd Fischer
Last Week's Program
Our speakers last week were Laurie Zuckerman and Lisa Vetter, who spoke about Rotary's seventh area of focus: Supporting the Environment, and recognized the Rotary Club of Boise with an environmental stewardship award banner and pin.
Have you missed a meeting because you can't find the zoom link? It's the same from week to week. Put it in your recurring calendar listing so it's handy!
As always, if possible, please name your profile and consider turning on your video while in the meeting. It helps us ensure security (no Zoom bombers), and helps you engage with your fellow Rotarians.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For prospective members who sign up while we're meeting remotely, the club will waive the one-time membership fee and the community benefit charge (which, while we're meeting remotely, supports meals for Interfaith Sanctuary), email Membership Chair Richard Davey for more details.
More About Your Membership
While we are meeting remotely, we will continue to include the standard meal charge of $77.34 in our bi-monthly invoices, only now it will be called "community benefit," to reflect where the money is really going. When we cannot meet over meals, your payment helps us keep our lease on the meeting room and storage space, and also benefits our community (most of our meals are donated to Interfaith Sanctuary). This all enables a seamless return to our in-person meetings once it is safe.
For those who continue to pay for this community benefit thank you.
If you are not able to catch a live zoom meeting, email for a link to a recording of the meeting later.
Funday Sunnies by Jeff Leedy