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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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August 8th Program
Jason Billester gave the invocation.  Phil Brubaker walked the room to introduce guests & visiting Rotarians.
Past District Governor Terry "from the Dairy" Jones was in attendance & brought guests Lin Paporello & Kacey Lutton.
Prospective member Linda Stevens was in attendance.
Mannie Liu invited her friend from Amsterdam, Lorraine Wright.
Bill Agler introduced Scott Tagg, who is joining our club!
David Riffe welcomed prospective member Jon Allen, who was active in the Nampa club for many years.
A few members brought their adult children to the program.  Tom Stitzel brought son Peter, Chuck Clark brought son Matt, & Mark Smith brought daughter Angie.  
Happy Dollars
  • James Slover donated 2 tickets to the Music Man, which Todd Fischer purchased for $50.  
  • Bill Agler had happy & sad dollars.
  • Tim Bower recognized Todd's work with RYLA last weekend.
  • Jason Billester gave $20 for our club buying & deliver 153 cases of water to help homeless citizens through hot summer days.
  • Beth Markley was happy for her son Colin's experience at RYLA.
  • Ken Howell was $50.80 happy for the $50.8 million Rotary raised to eradicate polio last year.  It was matched 2-to-1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  This will fund several million vaccinations!
Guest Speaker – David Bieter, Mayor of Boise
The Mayor was introduced by Boise Fire Chief Dennis Doan.  Mayor Bieter updated us Boise's tremendous progress. 
  • Crime is down 17%.  He credits the culture of our police force, which focuses on deescalation & community outreach.
  • New Path Community Housing opened, which creates permanent supportive housing for the community's chronically homeless citizens.  
  • Mariposa Park opened in NW Boise.
  • The second phase of Whitewater Park opened.
  • Zoo Boise's Gorongosa Exhibit opened & attendance has been very high.
  • Dog Island opened in Ann Morrison Park.
  • A bike skills & dog park are under construction at Military Reserve.
  • The Greenbelt celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
  • Boise Kind Day was a smashing success, bringing in 1,500 volunteers in its inaugural year.  
Mayor Bieter visited with the audience after the meeting.
Club Business
Dave Silva introduced new member Tom Long, GM of KBOI-2 TV.  Tom joined our Public Image committee, which met just after the lunch program.  This committee is chaired by Bruce Mills & creative efforts are headed by Jeff Leedy.  They're working on several fun ideas for the year.  Contact Bruce if you'd like to serve on this committee.
President Kevin presented Carey McNeal with his Paul Harris +1 pin.  Thank you Carey for your generous contributions!
Past District Governor Jennifer Deroin attended to recognize Bill Agler & Kevin Allen for their contributions during the District Celebration.  She awarded Paul Harris points to both, giving Bill a Paul Harris +5 pin & Kevin a PH+3 pin.  
The Community Development committee met at Papa Joe's on Thursday evening.  Organized by Ryan Erstad, attendees included Todd Fischer, Bob Maynard, James Slover, Dick Smith, Laurie Zuckerman, & Kevin Allen.  Rather than split the check, Ryan graciously paid for drinks & snacks, asking the group to put their money into Happy Dollars next week.  Thank you Ryan for your leadership & generosity!
Your Funday Sunnies for the week, courtesy of the talented Jeff Leedy.
Photos:  Todd Fischer
Notes & Editing:  Kevin Allen
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