Upcoming Speakers
Dec 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Merry Christmas! Hanukkah Sameach! Joyous Kwanzaa!
Dec 31, 2020 12:00 PM
Happy New Year!
Jan 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary 5400 Membership Chair - Rotary's 7th Area of Service
Jan 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise, CA, Rotary Medical Vocational Training Team Project in Mexico
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Upcoming Events
Beyond IPA - Rotary Virtual Beer Tasting
Dec 22, 2020
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Club Board Meeting
Jan 21, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
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Club News
Notes From the December 17th Club Meeting
To commemorate the 250th birthday Ludwig Van Beethoven, Jerry Schroeder played a special variation of "My Country Tis of Thee" and other musical selections.
Happy Dollars

This week's Happy Dollars go to the Salvation Army. These donations are deductible only IF you make your check out directly to Salvation Army, NOT if you have Rotary invoice you for them.If you plan to itemize deductions for 2020, or use the CARES Act $300 charitable deduction (available if you take Standard Deduction), please let us know you will donate directly to Salvation Army. We will not invoice you in that case.

  • David Riffe was happy to have a lottery ticket pay off, so donating the entire proceeds ($4) to the Salvation Army.
  • Todd Fischer was happy to see Tom O'Neil attending.  Tom was soccer coach for Todd's daughter Hannah a few years ago.
  • Rourke O'Brien was happy to support the Salvation Army.
  • Jerry Schroeder 'raised his game' in support of the Salvation Army (with a $4 donation!).
  • Andy Erstad was happy to see Tom O'Neil, who inspires him to stay young and energetic.  He was also happy for the tremendous work the Salvation Army does in our community.  In addition to his gift to Salvation Army, Andy also made a pledge to the Rotary Foundation.
  • Laurie Zuckerman was happy to participate in a Semilla Nueva fundraiser, which is a huge help to Guatemalans thanks to Rotary support.
  • Molly Guenther was happy to have Shirley O'Neil speaking to our group today.
  • Jenny Hemly was happy but nervous as she does a "Dry January" for the first time, abstaining from all alcohol for a month.
  • Marianne Barker was happy to cheer for Jenny, having done the "Dry January" thing before.
  • Beth Markley was happy to have her fireplace repaired and the fire going. 
  • David Bennion was happy that our club is supporting the Salvation Army, despite not being able to ring bells for them this year.  
  • Guest Rob Onnen was happy to support the Salvation Army as well!

In all, we raised more than $700 for the Salvation Army this week!

Visiting Rotarians and Guests

  • Rob Onnen attended as a guest again this meeting.
  • Sayoko Kuwahara attended as a guest of Rourke O'Brien.
  • Tom O'Neil was visiting as a guest to enjoy his wife's presentation.
  • Lisa Steele who works for the Idaho Housing and Finance Association and was interested in our speaker for the day.
Rotary Virtual Beer Tasting:
JOIN US! Tuesday, December 22nd, 5:30 pm, for Rotary's alternative holiday event - a virtual beer tasting via zoom: 
Beyond IPA! The event will feature selections from our local Firkin Frolic and a guest presentation by local restauranteur and beer aficionado Dave Krick. You don't have to drink the beer to join us in this social event!
Purchase up your six pack of local beers specially assembled for this event from Hops and Bottles, 1420 W. Grove Street, in advance and join your fellow Rotarians in an evening of fun and fellowship! 
Last Week's Program
Our speaker last week was Shirley O'Neil, who spoke about her new role as the director of community partnerships with the City of Boise.
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.
Funday Sunnies by Jeff Leedy