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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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President Ron was making a valiant effort to get the crowd's attention, but
they were having too much fun to pay attention!
Visitors and Guests

Meaghan Pryde introduced her parents, Mary Beth Pryde and Craig Pryde from Glen Ellyn Illinois.  Greg is a member of the Glen Ellyn Rotary Club.

Phil Brubaker introduced his brother-in-law, Butch Fox.  He also brought along a group from Boise State:

Bart Hendricks

Greg Patton

Ben Price

Christina Weston

Joel Schneider


Shelly Eichmann introduced Dwight Pond's wife, Connie Pond

and her husband of 32 years (Today!) David Eichmann

Carey McNeal introduced Curt Apsey from Boise State

David Bennion introduced Rachel Gilbert


Chris Ellis introduced Mark Thortan



Bill Wooley introduced the newest member of our club, Meaghan Pryde.  Meaghan is a veterinarian at Vet West Animal Hospital. 


Meaghan was pinned by her Rotarian Dad with his Rotary Pin!!

 And, of course, she received the required and renowned Rotary Hug!


Meaghan's Dad, Craig Pryde, even brought a banner from Glen Ellyn, Illinois!

 President Ron awarded Wayne Schneider with his Paul Harris +4 pin!

Dirk Manley reminded the club that they needed to get their district raffle tickets in. 

President Ron announced that the date of the Changing of the Guard has been changed and the new date is still to be determined because of everyone's schedules.  

Shelly Eichmann was happy for celebrating 32 years of marriage!
Nancy Chin was happy that because of the Foundation, $16,601.78 was donated to Life's Kitchen.

Russell Strader was happy that his daughter graduated from the University of Idaho. 

Craig Pryde was happy to have the club get to know his daughter and get her involved.


Jeff Leedy was happy that three pieces of his art was going to the District Conference.  He was also happy that he signed up for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and that Paul and Mark are joining him in Traveling to Italy with Art.  He also has been commissioned to do a portrait of a woman in Texas who describes herself as a conservative Christian who writes erotica under a pen name.  She says she voted for Trump, but she is really a very nice person.


Todd Fischer was happy to see Meaghan biking up to Bogus Basin when he was.  He is no longer alone on the road!


David Bennion was happy that his son graduated a couple of weeks ago with his Master's degree!


Dave Silva was happy that his two grandchildren, David IV and Chloe graduated from the Henderson School at Florida Atlantic University and will be pursuing studies as an Aeronautical Engineer and Veterinarian. 


Our Speaker   

Bryan Dale Harsin (born November 1, 1976) is a college football coach, currently the head coach at Boise State University. He was previously the head coach at Arkansas State Universityfor the 2013 season,[2] and the co-offensive coordinator at the University of Texas for two seasons. Before leaving for Texas in 2011, Harsin was an assistant at Boise State for ten seasons, the last five as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.[3]

From Boise, Idaho, Harsin is a graduate of Boise's Capital High School, a former quarterback at Boise State, and the first alumnus of BSU to lead the Broncos as head coach.

His goal is to graduate student athletes.  The process has four quarters (just like a game):

  • Elite Recruiting - players are involved in recruiting
  • Expert Teaching
  • Real Connection
  • Unit Leadership - everyone leads


Coach Harsin shared his model for creating a great football team at Boise State.  The same principles easily translate to the business and personal arena of everyone's life.
Time is carefully managed for the Bronco's football team.  What the players do with their very limited personal time attests to their character.  Are they honing their craft or volunteering in the community or are they playing video games?
There are three finishes.  The first one is to the cone.  They second is a yard past the cone.  The third is two yards past the cone.  A job is not done until it is finished, finished, finished.  Separate from the average and get the job done. 
Craig Pryde closed the meeting with the 4-Way Test
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