Upcoming Speakers
Aug 27, 2020 12:00 PM
Cheif of Police, City of Boise
Sep 03, 2020 12:00 PM
Sep 10, 2020 12:00 PM
Mayor, City of Boise
Sep 17, 2020 12:00 PM
Boise Arts and History
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Russell Hampton
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Club News
Notes From the August 20 Club Meeting
Happy Dollars

Bob McQuade was happy that his granddaughter is beginning Kindergarten at St. Joseph's.  She is excited and has her school-required laptop ready to go.

Dick Smith has not been to many meetings lately. He and his wife have spent the past six week refurbishing a rental property for sale.  It sold in a day and a half!  Dick is happy to be back and the Club is happy to have him back online with us. 

Todd Fischer was happy to have an overdue haircut and shave, and to have attended a Twin Falls Rotary Club anniversary party.  He enjoyed seeing the differences in a new, smaller club compared to our large, established one.

Scott Learned was happy for help received from the Idaho Small Business Development Center, and for the recognition he received from Idaho Business Review.

Mannie Liu was happy for Todd Fischer, because he is such a good guy!

Welcome guests!
Rourke O'Brien introduced his wife Sayoko Kuwahara

Invite a Prospective Member!

Our next meeting, August 27, will feature a great speaker (Boise's new Chief of Police) and is a terrific time to invite a guest. Membership Chair Richard Davey has crafted an email template you can use (click the link, and don't forget to replace the "membership" email address with that of your invitee). Following the meeting there will be a special orientation session for prospective new members.
If you know of a business leader who might be interested in our new Corporate membership (wherein the CEO or other executive, who might only be able to attend intermittent meetings, shares a membership with another member of the company for a reduced rate), contact Richard at for more information.
The Rotary Poll
This week's Rotary Poll questions, courtesy of Phil Brubaker:
  • Our 2020-21 District 5400 District Governor, Ben Nelson, is from the Burley Rotary Club. From which Club is this year’s District 5400 Rotary Foundation Chair? (Answer: Boise's own Todd Fischer!)
  • In Rotary’s Polio Plus campaign, the average cost to fully protect a child against polio is: (Answer: $3)
Katie Marconi offered up a bottle of wine or a six pack of craft beer to the winner of last week's, which was drawn from the 23 correct answers: David Duro
(Psst! if you'd like to offer up a prize for a future Rotary Poll winner's drawing shoot an email to!)
Last Week's Program
At our last meeting, we heard from Doug Covey, Executive Director of the Idaho Small Business Development Center. If you'd like to see a recording of the program within the next 30 days, email President Beth for a link.
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.
Those who must may opt-out of meals before the beginning of our next bi-monthly billing cycle (September-October). Please email by Monday, August 31st & type “Opt-out of meals” in the subject line. Standard dues & recurring foundation gifts will continue to be invoiced. 
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