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Sep 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Oct 01, 2020 12:00 PM
Boise Farmer's Market
Oct 08, 2020 12:00 PM
President, CWI
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James Slover Celebration of Life
Oct 04, 2020
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
 
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James Slover's Celebration of Life
If you are interested in attending a Boise-based open house style celebration of life for James Slover on October 4, from 2 - 6 pm, please register using the link above (under Upcoming Events) by Saturday, September 26.
 
Organizers will make arrangements using proper social distance protocols based on the number of people expected, and then communicate the location information, so registration is required. Thank you.
 
Notes From the September 17 Club Meeting
Happy Dollars
Kevin Learned was happy to be driving to Denver shortly to visit Scott’s brother and his family. 
 
Jeff Leedy was happy he was able to connect with a former student of his art lessons at the local prison. This fellow is now out of prison and getting commissions for his art. He will be receiving a Pay It Forward gift from James Slover’s fund to help him along.
 
Marianne Barker was happy to let us know that the Better Corn for Guatemalan Farmers grant is up for review for Rotary International funding, fingers crossed!  Several members of our club contributed to this.   
 
Jim Steele was happy that Rourke recruited author Robert Dugoni to speak to our club earlier this month. He just finished one of his books and loved it.
 
Tom Wilford  was happy that the Boise Rescue Mission is still being well supported by our community, and has been able to maintain their payroll.
 
Meeting Guests included Jodi Peterson (Beth Markley), potential member CJ Travis (Richard Davey), and Sayoko Kuwahara (Rourke O’Brien).
 
Rotary service projects
About a dozen Rotarians were on hand for the City of Good and Boise Farmer's Market distribution the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.

The event was so popular, we'll be doing it again Saturday, October 3rd for one of their 3-hour shifts between 6 am and 1:30 pm (friends and family over 16 are welcome). 

Sign up here and show up to receive training in safely delivering meals to folks who need it on behalf of The Boise Farmer's Market which is partnering with City of Good (a nonprofit created by Boise businesses and civic organizations to feed those who are isolated or in need in our community) to distribute meals and farmer's market produce on Saturday mornings through the end of the year.

Planting Peace

For another opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with our Rotary friends and family, after all the Zoom meetings and political upheaval, we will put aside our differences and loss and PLANT PEACE!
 
Enjoy the great outdoors, AND help the City of Boise restore critical wildlife habitat by transplanting native shrubs from our canceled spring planting to their permanent home between the Boise River and Willow Lane Athletic Complex.  Choose a date & time that works for you and your family: 
·         Sat, Nov 7, 10 am - 1 pm, 
·         Sun, Nov 8, 10 am-noon, or
·         Sun, Nov 8, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.
Please click this link for details and to sign-up: Boise River Peace Planting
 
Last Week's Program
Our speaker last week was Boise City Arts and History Executive Director Terri Schorzman.
 
Information About Your Membership Invoice
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 president@boiserotary.org for a link to a recording of the meeting later.
 
Funday Sunnies by Jeff Leedy