Upcoming Speakers
Oct 29, 2020 12:00 PM
Boise State University
Nov 05, 2020 12:00 PM
Idaho Business for Education
Nov 12, 2020 12:00 PM
Co-CEO, Zamzows
Nov 19, 2020 12:00 PM
Idaho Lives
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Upcoming Events
Autumn Rotary Wine Social
Nov 01, 2020
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Boise River Peace Planting
Willow Lane Athletic Complex, Boise
Nov 07, 2020 10:00 AM -
Nov 08, 2020 3:00 PM
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Russell Hampton
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Club News
Notes From the October 22nd Club Meeting
Happy Dollars:
Kevin Learned was happy for Bogus Basin, and our speaker Brad Wilson.
Jim Steele was happy that after seven weeks of rehabilitating his broken hand, he was able to play golf and break 100. 
Rourke O’Brien matched Kevin Learned’s donation in honor of Bogus Basin.
Fred Reed was happy to be starting his new Rotary Project to collect old refrigerants to reduce greenhouse gases.  He will be at James Bedal’s business, Bare Metal Standard, to collect them this weekend.
Laurie Zuckerman was happy that Fred Reed is taking on his project, and working with Boise Metro, to make such a positive climate impact.
Andy Erstad noted the magical things our speaker, Brad Wilson, has done with Bogus Basin mountain, and helping our community by hiring more than 400 people for the ski season.
Tom Wilford was happy to be back in his home after letting their son’s family live there while his son’s home was getting a plumbing re-do.
Beth Markley was happy to be back inside where it’s warm after waiting outside while her son took his driving skills test (he passed!).

Visiting Rotarians and Guests:
Visitors included Sayoko Kuwahara, guest of Rourke O'Brien, and Julia Kertz Grant, who was a club speaker in July.

Rotary service projects

Planting Peace

There are a few more open slots for Rotarians who would like an opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with our Rotary friends and family and PLANT PEACE on Sunday, November 8 from 10 am to noon, while helping 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. 
Please click this link for details and to sign-up: Boise River Peace Planting
Rake Up Boise
Our club is adopting a few small- to medium-sized yards in Boise's north end to rake up on the morning of Saturday, November 14.
Email Ryan Erstad to sign up or for more information.
Rotary Wine Social
We'll have a small, socially distant, outdoor gathering on the heated patio at Ochos Wine Bar in downtown Boise, Sunday, November 1 from 4-7 pm. No kidding!
Attendance will be limited to 30. The weather is expected to be nice for a fall afternoon, but dress for fall (lap blankets won't be frowned  upon). 
Your first beverage and appetizers are on the club, but you must register to attend.
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!
Polio Plus
October is Polio Plus Month! 
Todd Fischer urges all members to join the Polio Plus Society.  All you need to do is open a new email, paste in the text below and send to District PolioPlus Chair Mary Reiman:

I pledge to donate a minimum of $100 each year until the world is certified polio free by the World Health Organization. Please enroll me in the District 5400 PolioPlus Society.

Rotarians and their friends who join the Society will be honored with a special pin and an “End Polio Now” bracelet which will be presented at your Club meeting, or other means if that is not possible.

The Gates Foundation is currently matching donations 2 to 1 making this an even better opportunity, as well as receiving Paul Harris Credit for your donation. The easiest way to donate is to log in at then click DONATE.

  • The “easy” way to continue as a PolioPlus Society member is by utilizing the monthly payment option.  Click the Polio Fund, and select “Recurring Donation”.  For frequency choose “monthly” and for amount choose “other” and enter $10 in the “enter other amount” box.

  • If you are already donating $100 or more per year to PolioPlus, then join the Society and get the recognition you have earned.

Help Rotarians reach every last child and achieve our vision of a polio free world. 

Sign up today!

Last Week's Program
Our speaker last week was Brad Wilson, CEO of Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. Brad gave a presentation on how Bogus Basin will safely open for ski season this winter, including allowing no more than two people on a quad lift unless they're members of the same family, disallowing indoor dining, and requiring masks. They will also limit the sale of day passes for pre-order.
The ski area is expecting to hire 400 employees for the season and anticipating another snowmageddon due to La Nina predictions.
Information 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.
Funday Sunnies by Jeff Leedy