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Welcome to Boise Rotary
Service Above Self
We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Historic Hoff Building, Crystal Ballroom
802 W Bannock St.
Boise, ID  83702
United States
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In Case You Missed It
Last week we heard from Lori Fascilla, Executive Director of Giraffe Laugh, on the importance of early education and it's effects not only on kids as they enter school, but also as they progress through life.
Important facts presented included a child being 20% more likely to graduate High School, 28% less likely to develop a drug or alcohol problem, and an earning potential 50% greater than those without pre-school education!  
Giraffe Laugh was also the recipient of a $20,000 GBRF award this year!  We were also invited to join in on their fundraiser, the Winter Wined Up, on Friday, February 28th, 2020.  See photo below for details. Great presentation!
We were also introduced to guests from several of the Breweries participating in this week's Firkin Frolic (unfortunately no samples were provided).
Song was led by Phil Brubaker, conductor extraordinaire!
We heard stories of joy and sorrow during the Happy Dollars moment, with announcements of a new granddaughter by Fred Reed, and the unfortunate passing of a David Silva's beloved pet.  So sorry for your loss, David.  We all know that pets are family.
Not To Be Missed
This week we welcome Cpl. Kyle Willis of the Boise Police Department.  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. 
Our signature event is set for February 13th at 4:30pm in the Basque Center.  Coincidentally, 13 brewers will be pouring along with live music from Spencer Batt, food by Thinking Tacos?, art by Jeff Leedy, & a number of other booths on display.  The most recent addition is a booth for Arno Chocolates, just in time for Valentines Day!  
Volunteers: Please look for the email sent by Katie Marconi & reply "yes" if you can help.  And please buy & sell tickets, available at  We were in the press in recently:
  • KBOI-TV Channel 2, President Kevin & a Firkin Frolic Brewer on February 5th, 2020.
  • Boise State Public Radio (91.5 FM) "Idaho Matters" featuring Gemma Gaudette & President Kevin on February 5th.
  • J-105's "Beer for Breakfast" featuring DJ Dylan Ayer & our own Fred Reed on February 7th, 2020. 
  • Radio Boise (89.9 & 93.5 FM) "V3" with Wayne Birt, Gabe Dunn, & President Kevin on February 7th, 2020.
Photo Albums
Week of 02/06/2020
Feb 13, 2020 12:35 PM
Safe Driving in Boise
Safe Driving in Boise
Feb 20, 2020 12:35 PM
Live Stream Presentation About Rotary
Feb 27, 2020 12:35 PM
Idaho Shakespeare Festival 2020
Mar 05, 2020 12:35 PM
Homeless Park Program
Mar 12, 2020 12:35 PM
Gene Harris Jazz Festival
Mar 19, 2020 12:35 PM
World Center for Birds of Prey
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Upcoming Events
World Service Committee Meeting
Crystal Ballroom
Feb 13, 2020
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Firkin Frolic
Basque Center
Feb 13, 2020
4:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Crystal Ballroom
Mar 05, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Crystal Ballroom
Apr 02, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Willow Creek Recreation Center Seedling Planting
Apr 04, 2020
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