Upcoming Speakers
Feb 11, 2021 12:00 PM
CEO, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council
Feb 18, 2021 12:00 PM
2020 Truman Scholar, 2019 Martin Honors Scholar, University of Washington Poli Sci Major
Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Boise Rotary Valentine Charcuterie Social
Feb 11, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
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 February 4th Club Meeting
Happy Dollars

Rourke O'Brien's wife, Sayoko, was happy that her son Tim purchased her used car from her for cash.  He is only 22 years old.   She is very proud!
Paul Schmidt is happy that he and Martha received their first round of COVID vaccines.
Jim Steele was happy to match Paul, since he and his wife are scheduled for vaccines.
Phil Brubaker happily chimed in; he and Bobbi have received round one of vaccine.
Wendy Shoemaker is happy that she and Fred are vaccinated.  President Beth remarked that at this rate we will hopefully back to meeting in person again soon.
Kevin Learned is happy for COVID vaccines ("Finally, an advantage to being old as dirt!"), and enjoying his long hair, and the money he is saving by not getting haircuts.  
Beth Markley is happy that her puppy is doing well after a mid-week health scare.  They never found out what caused it, but $500 worth of x-rays and medicines seem to have done the trick for 'Money Pit Puppy'.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

  • Rourke O'Brien introduced his wife Sayoko Kuwahara.
  • Kevin Learned introduced Cherie Buckner-Webb who is interested in our speaker today (her son) and HanaLore Hein, Idaho State Historian, who was also interested in our program. She was joined by her intern, university senior Hailey Palmer.
Last Week's Program
Kevin Learned introduced our speaker, Phillip Thompson, Executive Director of the Idaho Black History Museum on the historical lived experience of black people in Idaho, including that of his family, which has been in Idaho for generations.
Rotary Charcuterie Social

If you did not order a charcuterie box from Wild Plum, you can still join us for our upcoming Boise Rotary Valentine Charcuterie Social on Thursday, February 11 at 5:30 pm! We'll enjoy a happy hour social get together with a special presentation from Boise historian Rick Just.

This will be a virtual meeting. No need to register, click here for details, including a zoom link.

Rotary Good Will and Better Friendships Tour

Interested in checking out another club, whether in person (if anyone is doing that) or virtually? Become a part of the District 5400 Good Will and Better Friendships Tour! You'll get a passport and goodies. Clubs with the most participation in other clubs, clubs that collaborate the most, or win the most visitors, with prizes at the Rotary District Conference!

Email President Beth to get your passport and more information, then prepare to visit other clubs (maybe even a .... Breakfast Club?).

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