Upcoming Speakers
Apr 01, 2021 12:00 PM
Intermountain Bird Observatory
Apr 08, 2021 12:00 PM
Coming To America
Apr 15, 2021 12:00 PM
District 5400 Governor
Apr 22, 2021 12:00 PM
Crave Delivery
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Wetland Peace Preserve Maintenance
Apr 10, 2021
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Apr 15, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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Russell Hampton
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Club News
Notes From the March 25th Club Meeting
Happy Dollars
  • Chuck Clark, looking particularly sharp, was happy he was able to see his 'artist', Matt, for a beard trim.
  • Jim Steele was happy about his wife's recovery, and also admired Chuck's beard.
  • Bea Black was $39 happy that she and her husband just celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary.  Happy Anniversary!
  • Laurie Zuckerman was happy that Fred Reed, representing our club, and members of the Southwest Rotary have worked together to collect freon and have now made a great video on the topic.  Check it out at (look for Capture Pollution Before it Escapes). Vote for Fred!
  • Ken Howell was happy that our Rotary zone is #1 globally in PolioPlus giving for the second month in a row.  
  • Todd Fischer was happy to match Ken's pledge, and appreciates everyone who is participating in the PolioPlus Society. Marianne Barker was happy to match Ken and Todd's pledges.
  • Beth Markley was happy she got her first COVID vaccine since Idaho dropped the age requirement to 45, and she was able to just squeak by.
  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Mannie Liu was happy she was able to take a quick trip to Las Vegas.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
  • Kevin Learned introduced journalist Rocky Barker, who has long covered the salmon/lower Snake River dams issue, and photographer Ed Cannidy.
  • Ryan Erstad introduced his cousin Michael McLeod.
  • Rourke O'Brien introduced his wife Sayoko Kuwahara, Nikki Wallace from Congressman Simpson's office, and Andrew Engle, a Rotarian visiting from Northeastern Washington.
  • Richard Davey introduced Chandler Austin, a prospective member and Tom Szolga.
Last Week's Program
Our speaker this week was Congressman Mike Simpson, who outlined his plan to remove the four lower Snake River dams to aid in salmon recovery. The plan is outline on his website.
When Will We Meet Again?
With our members getting vaccinated at increasing rates, several have asked when will our club meet in person again?
Soon! With Governor Brad Little's recent decision to open up COVID-19 vaccine appointments to all Idahoans aged 16 and older starting April 5, we can reasonably expect that every Rotarian who wishes to be fully vaccinated can have this opportunity and be able to safely meet by early June.
"But I've already had my vaccine!" you say? Congratulations! And thank you for doing your part to bring this pandemic under control. However, in the interest of Fairness to All Concerned, we will meet again when Rotarians of all ages (our club members range from age 33 to 96) are able to meet safely. In the meantime, Rotarians like Bill Agler are arranging group watch parties for our Thursday meetings. Email him for details.
Service Opportunity: Rotary Wetland Peace Preserve Maintenance
Enjoy the great outdoors, AND restore critical wildlife habitat at our NEW Rotary Wetland Peace Preserve! 

All ages welcome. We will be mulching our seedlings and weeding. Activities involve walking, shoveling, kneeling, and bending over to weed. To protect each other, we will maintain social distancing, wear protective masks at all times, and refrain from sharing tools.
Sign up online for a shift. Check out the park space here 
What: Rotary Wetland Peace Preserve Maintenance
Where: Willow Lanes Athletic Complex, 4623 W Willow Lane (off State Street, near Burger and Brew), near the boat ramp
When: Saturday, April 10, 10 am to noon or 1 - 3 pm

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?).



Virtual or Hybrid Club Meeting Directory

The following clubs have posted hybrid or virtual meeting information on the District 5400 website. Know of others that are meeting virtually? Share!


7 AM: Pocatello-Centennial          
Noon: Meridian       
2nd & 4th Monday of the month only
Send private message on club’s Facebook page (Meridian Rotary Club) for Zoom link
7 AM: Boise Sunrise
Meeting ID: 869 4041 6206
Passcode: 905190
Noon: Nampa      
Meeting ID: 819 2805 6013    Password: 676119
5:30 PM: Boise East
5:30 PM: Twin Falls-After Hours      
Noon: Rupert                                  
Meeting ID: 417 583 1500
Passcode: sPPFE0
Noon: Twin Falls       
ZOOM Video Meeting ID: 854 3111 7745 PW: rotary
Noon: Boise Southwest
7 am: Boise  Centennial             
Meeting ID: 873 8930 9883         
Passcode: 952340
Noon: Buhl     
Meeting ID: 868 5917 6609
Passcode: 83316
Noon: Eagle/Garden City
Noon: Emmett
Meeting ID: 990 8950 1045
Passcode: Rotary
Noon: D5400 e-Club
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.