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Notes From the August 20 Club Meeting
After a hearty rendition of "My Country Tis Of Thee" on the piano by Jerry Schroeder, we took take a moment to recognize a particular Rotarian.

James Slover received recognition for truly living out the Rotary ethic of service above self. While he has been a member or the Rotary Club of Boise since only 2016, he came to us from the Rotary Club of Topeka South where he had been a member since 1984. A number of those members were in attendance at this meeting.
 
James Slover was awarded the prestigious Rotary Lifetime Achievement Award by the Rotary Club of Boise for his 36 years of dedication and commitment to Rotary.  James has raised funds for The Rotary Foundation, joined in countless Rotary service projects, traveled internationally on behalf of making the world a better place, and mentored so many Rotarians to live by the motto “Service Above Self”.
 
Happy Dollars this week were dedicated to a special fund James is establishing to "pay it forward" to folks in need. Happy Dollar donors included:
 
Ron Gambassi – In honor of James
Todd Fischer – who was happy for the friendship and inspiration he received from James, and happy that Fred Reed was on hand to help hang sheetrock at Todd’s cabin
Kevin Learned - In honor of James
Richard Davey – in honor of James and the Boise Police Department
Molly Guenther - In honor of James
Marianne Barker - In honor of James  
Jim Steele - In honor of James
Beth Markley – In honor of James, and also thankful for those who helped honor James today, especially Scott Learned for reaching out to people, the Kansas Rotarians who joined in the meeting, and Bryce Whetzell for taking care of James and making sure he got to the meeting
Mannie Liu - In honor of James
Dick Smith - In honor of James
Jeff Leedy - In honor of James
Katie Marconi – In honor of James and thankful for Rourke O'Brien's great Rotary programs
Wayne Schneider - In honor of James
 
In all, more than $1,000 was raised!

Welcome guests!
Rourke O'Brien was joined by his wife Sayoko Kuwahara
Marti Agler joined Bill Agler
Bruce Mills introduced his wife Carlene Mills and dog Lucky
James Slover introduced his daughter Mary Lynn Almond
Our AG, Mike Markley of the Rotary Club of Boise Southwest was also on the call

Visiting Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Topka South included:
DG Faron Barr
Mike Wilson
Patty Mellard
Todd Zimlich
Liviu Florea
Jenalea Randall
H. Williams
Chuck Banks

 

Last Week's Program
At our last meeting, we heard from Boise Police Chief Ryan Lee. If you'd like to see a recording of the program within the next 30 days, email President Beth for a link.
 
Are you going to be around for Labor Day weekend? (Hint: Yes. Of course you are. "Going places" was one of those things we did in the beforetimes).
 
Let's get together for a Rotary service opportunity at the Boise Farmers Market! Sign up and show up to receive training in safely delivering meals to folks who need it on behalf of The Boise Farmer's Market which is partnering with the City of Good to distribute meals and farmer's market produce on Saturday mornings through October.
 
Step 1: Sign up here to serve with fellow Rotarians on the morning of Saturday, September 5 in one of the 3-hour shifts they're offering between 6 am and 1:30 pm (friends and family are welcome). There are a wide range of duties to choose from. Let's fill up the morning with Rotarians!
 
Step 2: Order a Rotarian at Work t-shirt here and specify you'll need to receive your order in time for this event (no guarantee it will arrive on time, but we can try, and if you already have a Rotary shirt, that will work as well).

Step 3: Email president@boiserotary.org to let us know you'll be there and we'll make sure you have your Rotary mask if you don't already have one.
 
Then, show up as instructed to receive training on how to do this work in a safe manner while helping the community!
 
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 billing@boiserotary.org 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 president@boiserotary.org for a link to a recording of the meeting later.
 
Funday Sunnies by Jeff Leedy