Upcoming Speakers
Feb 04, 2021 12:00 PM
ED, Idaho Black History Museum
Feb 11, 2021 12:00 PM
CEO, Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Council
Feb 18, 2021 12:00 PM
2020 Truman Scholar, 2019 Martin Honors Scholar, University of Washington Poli Sci Major
Feb 25, 2021 12:00 PM
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Upcoming Events
Boise Rotary Valentine Charcuterie Social
Feb 11, 2021
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Club Board Meeting
Feb 18, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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Russell Hampton
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Club News
Notes From the January 28th Club Meeting
Happy Dollars

Beth Markley is happy that Todd taught her new Zoom skills, enabling her to see all our participants' faces in one screen (47 in attendance for this meeting!).

Ken Howell is happy to have the Consulate General of Canada, Jerome Pischella, speaking to us today, and is happy for our years of friendly relations with our neighbor on the northern border.

Marcia Wing is happy for the 24 inches of snow they just got at their warm, sunny Arizona home  ("Happy" might not be the exact word).

Jerry Schroeder was very happy to receive his first COVID vaccine yesterday.

Dave Bennion was extremely happy to get his first vaccine, and happy for Jerry too.

Gary Gunther is happy for their 60 days at the Speakeasy.  Apparently one had to be in Gary's chat group to know about this, and they all kept mum in the general session...

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

  • Rourke O'Brien introduced Melinda McCutcheon as his guest, who was interested in our speaker.
  • Richard Davey introduced Christopher Moore who is interested in club membership.
Last Week's Program
Kevin Learned introduced our speaker, Jérôme Pischella, Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Seattle, who represents Canadian interests in the states of Oregon, Idaho, Alaska and Washington State.
Rotary Charcuterie Social

Join us for a Boise Rotary Valentine Charcuterie Social on Thursday, February 11! Join us solo or bring a date and we'll enjoy a happy hour together with a special charcuterie and cheese board (wine optional) delivery from Wild Plum Events!

No need to register, but if you want the goodies, you'll need to fill out this form by Friday, February 5, indicating your wine and delivery preferences (no charge for Boise Rotarians and guests!).

This will be a virtual meeting. Click here for details.

Rotary Good Will and Better Friendships Tour

Interested in checking out another club, whether in person (if anyone is doing that) or virtually? Become a part of the District 5400 Good Will and Better Friendships Tour! You'll get a passport and goodies. Clubs with the most participation in other clubs, clubs that collaborate the most, or win the most visitors, with prizes at the Rotary District Conference!

Email President Beth to get your passport and more information, then prepare to visit other clubs (maybe even a .... Breakfast Club?).

Rotary Public Image Committee
Jenny Hemly is looking for people interested in helping develop a stronger image for our club in the community. Duties could include press outreach, social media updates, website updates (Wordpress platform - easy peasy!), and more. Email Jenny for information.

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.