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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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Invocation by Dwight Pond.
President Ron opened the meeting by acknowledging that the Boston Red Sox are, for the time being, in first place of the American League East.  There are a lot of innings left in this 2018 MLB season…
Visitors and Guests:
Russell Strader introduced his guest, Troy Riecke, a friend and coworker at Boise Cascade.
There were three visiting Rotarians:
Rob Onnen of Port Angeles, WA
Karl Klokke (cleverly disguised as a lobster) of Boise Sunrise Club
Rourke O’Brien of Bellevue, WA and his wife Sayoko, a former Rotarian
President Ron recognized Bill Woolley and David Bennion as the latest Robert S. Gibbs Fellows.
President Ron also welcomed Marcia Wing back from her first of two knee surgeries.  He also mentioned that Randy Hoffman recently had surgery and asked members to keep him in their thoughts.
The Changing of the Guard will take place at next week’s Rotary meeting, June 7, 2018.
Happy Dollars:
Marcia Wing is happy for the great staff at St. Luke’s and for her husband, who took good care of her during her surgery and recovery.
Tim Bower is happy his ‘little girl’ is about to get married, and also for all those you attended the opening of the new YMCA facility.
Jack Cogswell recalled a friend pointing out that Jack, who had three daughters all grown and settled, had accomplished a ‘trifecta’.
Jim Steele is happy for two of his grandsons:  Will, who just graduated from the University of Idaho with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a job; and Alex, who just returned safely from a lengthy tour of Laos and Vietnam region. 
Gerry “The Maestro” Schroeder was happy for a good year of Rotary under President Ron who encouraged invigorating music.  President Ron recognized Gerry and Bill Agler for their great contributions of invigorating music.
Ken Howell was happy for President Ron, who has developed the important presidential skill of timing.
Karl Klokke of Sunrise Rotary happily recognized Downtown Rotary as number one in district raffle ticket sales, and announced that Sunrise Rotary will be hosting LobsterFest on September 22, 2018 at BSU.  Tickets will be $85 per person and will be available online in another week or so.
Tom Wilford was happy to have returned safely from the Ukraine in spite of an attempted Russian hit on him.
Our Speaker
Dwight Pond introduced Brent Hunsaker of KBOI-TV.  Brent wanted to be a journalist from his childhood.  He has now been in the business for 40 years and describes his career as ‘a storyteller’ in which he enjoys reporting ‘good people doing good things’. 
Brent’s parents met in Montpelier, ID, where his father admired his mother for some time before approaching her – but after that they were married just a few months later in Paris…. Idaho.  Brent was born in Burbank, CA and grew up there.  He said he did not excel in the study of languages in school, particularly Spanish, so it was ironic when post-school he was a volunteer missionary assigned to Argentina, where of course he had to learn Spanish after all. 
Brent talked about one of his favorite reports, done just recently.  He interviewed Bob Kustra, the retiring President of Boise State University.  Brent described the tremendous growth of BSU under Kustra’s leadership and shared a clip of the video with the group.
Brent has launched a new project on which he would appreciate assistance.  His project is “Pay It Forward”, a monthly feature recognizing someone in the community who makes a difference without reward.  KBOI will recognize them with a monetary gift and do a profile of the person and their good work.  He shared a video showing some of the people featured so far.  He would appreciate nominations for future awardees.
Brent finds motivation in the people he gets to meet through his job.  When asked about the changing venues of news in recent years, he said that news broadcasts have been able to stay timely and relevant by embracing the internet and social media.  KBOI news is available via website, Facebook, Twitter and more.


Thank you to Molly Guenther for taking the meeting notes
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