Upcoming Speakers
Dec 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Director of Community Partnerships, City of Boise
Dec 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Merry Christmas! Hanukkah Sameach! Joyous Kwanzaa!
Dec 31, 2020 12:00 PM
Happy New Year!
Jan 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary 5400 Membership Chair - Rotary's 7th Area of Service
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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
Dec 17, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Beyond IPA - Rotary Virtual Beer Tasting
Dec 22, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
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Russell Hampton
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Club News
Notes From the December 10th Club Meeting
Happy Dollars

Chuck Clark was happy to honor Bill Wooley and Tom Stitzel, our Club's champions for the Salvation Army efforts over the years, with his happy dollars. He is also sad about the recent COVID-related deaths in the Treasure Valley.

Joining him in happy dollars in honor of Tom and Bill with Salvation Army contributions were:

  • Marcia Wing
  • Rourke O'Brien's guest Sayoko Kuwahara 
  • Mason Fuller (as well as for the start of ski season)
  • Andy Erstad
  • Wendy Shoemaker
  • Ken Howell 
  • Ray Ryden
  • Wayne Schneider
  • Bob McQuade
  • Bruce Mills
  • Mannie Liu
  • Mark Houston
  • Todd Fischer
  • Shelly Eichman 

In all, we raised more than $2,500! We'll collect happy dollars for the Salvation Army again next week. Please let Beth Markley or Molly Guenther know if you'd like to contribute, but cannot make the meeting on December 17.

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

  • John Crouch just moved to Boise with his family and is networking.  He reached out to Kevin Learned, who invited him to join our meeting. 
  • Sayoko Kuwahara attended as a guest of Rourke O'Brien.
  • Red Badgers Mark Houston and Patty Burnham both said Hello!
Rotary Virtual Beer Tasting:
Save the Date: Tuesday, December 22nd, for Rotary's alternative holiday event - a virtual beer tasting!
Beyond IPA! The event will feature selections from our local Firkin Frolic and a guest presentation by local restauranteur and beer aficionado Dave Krick.
Purchase up your six pack of local beers specially assembled for this event from Hops and Bottles, 1420 W. Grove Street, in advance and join your fellow Rotarians in an evening of fun and fellowship! 
Last Week's Program
Our speaker last week was Nancy Buffington, who spoke about empathy and the four components involved in nonviolent communication:
  • Observe and express feeling: When I (see/hear/remember/think about), I feel (emotion or sensation rather than thought) ...
  • Specify the underlying need: What I need or value (rather than preference) is ...
  • Make a specific ask: Would you be willing to (concrete action)?
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