Club Information
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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Photos:  Todd Fischer
Editor:  Kevin Allen
David Duro, President/CEO of Treasure Valley Family YMCA
David will be our featured speaker this Thursday!
Community Development Committee Meeting
If you joined Rotary to serve our community, this is the committee for you.  It meets this Thursday, 10/24 @ 11:30am in the Crystal Ballroom.
Better Friendships Dinner
Octoberfest + toy trains = FUN.  Bill von Tagen is hosting a party for Rotarians at his home on Wednesday, 10/30 @ 5:30pm.  Sign up at the next lunch meeting or register online
Service Projects Galore  
THREE opportunities to serve in November.
  1. Seedling planting at Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge on Nov 2nd.  See Laurie Zuckerman.
  2. Meal service at River of Life Men's Shelter on Nov 7th.
  3. Rake Up Boise on Nov 9th.  See Ryan Erstad.
Recent Activity
Sushi, Saki, & Fun -Todd Fischer delivered the trifecta for 14 guests.  
150 Happy 3rd Graders
Over two days, we delivered dictionaries to kids at Garfield & Grace Jordan Elementary.  Volunteers included Susan Mahoney (who organized the events), Bruce Mills, Jerry Schroeder, David Riffe, Jeff Leedy, Paul Schmidt, & Kevin Allen
Firkin Frolic Committee Meeting
The Firkin Frolic team continues to impress.  Our signature fundraising event looks to be bigger & better than ever.  There will be opportunities to sponsor this great event.  You or your business can be a "Full Keg" sponsor at $500 or a "Pony Keg" sponsor at $250.  More details coming soon.
Lunch Program
October 17th
Jerry Schroeder played piano, Mike Halverson gave the invocation, & Bryce Whetzell carried the mic.
Rourke O'Brien brought his mother Connie Nicholson, who is also a Paul Harris Fellow.  
Matthew Todd was visiting from the Lewis River Rotary Club.
Three Things - Mystery Rotarian
Here were the clues:
1) Attended a one room country school from the 1st through the 5th grade.
2) While serving in the USCG, went through 2 hurricanes on board the Coast Guard Cutter Blackthorn.
3) Past President of the Coeur d'Alene club 1994-1995.
Who was our mystery Rotarian?  Scroll to the bottom of the page to find out.
Happy Dollars
Ken Howell spoke about polio, named Jerry Schroeder as the best pianist in Rotary, & shared a cool new shirt he bought.  
Jeff Leedy was happy for sushi night at Todd's place. He also passed along a book of invocations given to him by a fellow Rotarian.  
Jim Steele was happy his wife is fully recovered from a recent injury.  
Mike Halverson was happy for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army building on Sat, Oct 19th.  
Kevin Allen was happy for Beth Markley buying a round at the Firkin Frolic meeting (he enjoyed his kalimotxo) & for Todd Fischer hosting an awesome party.  
Our Speaker:  Peter McCullough
Program Mgr, Boise Materials Management
Peter spoke about the City of Boise's Curb-It Program, which has increased the waste diversion rate to over 40%. 
Curb-It's fundamental purpose is to ensure discarded materials are collected, transported, & processed.  They strive to achieve this utilizing environmentally responsible and sustainable waste management strategies. 
About 46% of Boise's waste is organic.  Their program works to reduce the amount that goes to the landfill & make use of it.  Since June 2017, they've collected over 40,000 tons of organic material.  96% of Boise households participate in the program.  Their composting site struggles with plastic contamination, mostly in the form of plastic bags & tennis balls.  Residents can get FREE compost from 2 sites.  
Peter got into detail about other recycling efforts including plastics, orange energy bags, glass, hazardous waste, & general trash.  Their department is continuing to explore local & regional recycling options.
Club Business & Announcements
Paul Harris Fellow
President Kevin recognized Jim Steele's Paul Harris +4 achievement.  Thank you Jim!
Mystery Rotarian:  Wayne Schneider 
Wayne has been active in Rotary for many years.  President Kevin mentioned how he's gotten to know Wayne & his wife Joann at various service projects & how much he appreciates them both.  
Funday Sunnies!
Photo Albums
Week of 10/17/2019
Oct 24, 2019 12:35 PM
What's New at the Y
What's New at the Y
Oct 31, 2019 12:35 PM
The Future of Boise State University
Nov 07, 2019 12:35 PM
Women & Children's Alliance
Nov 14, 2019 12:35 PM
Women's College Athletics
Nov 21, 2019 12:35 PM
Advancing Women in the Workplace
Dec 05, 2019 12:35 PM's Story & Future
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Upcoming Events
Community Development Committee Meeting
Crystal Ballroom
Oct 24, 2019
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Better Friendships Dinner - "Train"-ing Session
Oct 30, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge Seedling Planting
Deer Flat Wildlife Refuge
Nov 02, 2019
Meal Service at River of Life - 11/7/19 @ 6:15pm
River of Life Men's Shelter
Nov 07, 2019
6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Rake Up Boise
Nov 09, 2019
Dictionaries for Whitney Elementary
Whitney Elementary
Nov 21, 2019
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Crystal Ballroom
Dec 05, 2019
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Meal Service at River of Life - 12/5/19 @ 6:15pm
River of Life Men's Shelter
Dec 05, 2019
6:15 PM – 7:30 PM
Holiday Party
Dec 19, 2019
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