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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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Rich Demarest provided the invocation
Kevin Allen introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians.
Kevin Allen introduced Todd Fischer's guest, Michela Swarthout from the Boise Metro Club
James Slover introduced his guest, Jenni Gudapati
David Riffe introduced his guest, Virginia Hillyard
President Elect Kevin Allen conducted the meeting in the absence of Preidente el Guapo, who is travelling this week.
Three Things (actually, one thing...)
Americans spend neatly 11 hours looking at a screen!

2019-2020 Slate of Officers
Kevin Allen presented the slate of officers for 2019-2020 for a vote and it was approved unanimously.  
Don't forget to volunteer for River of Life!!
Happy Dollars (supporting Century Scholars):
Kevin Allen was happy for his wonderful upcoming board!
Tom Wilford was happy for his 49th wedding anniversary.  
Laurie Zuckerman was happy for all of Todd Fischer's work with RYLA and for their e-club
Michela Swarthout was happy for Todd Fischer and being able to sell her Polio Plus shoes at Firkin Frolic
Mannie Liu was happy for the Chinese New Year and the very lucky year of the pig!
Matt McMurry was happy for a large box of clothes for his wife's shop.s
Beth Markley was happy for she and her husband's goal of running 50 half marathons by the time they turned 50.  They had plans to run an upcoming half marathon, but Mike came down with Influenza A.  Thanks to Tamaflu, he is on the road to recovery and can go on the trip, but will not be able to run.  Thankfully, Beth will not have to travel alone with three sixteen-year-olds.
Ken Howell was happy to be on the mend from a bout with bronchitis and pneumonia. He was sad that he will miss Firkin Frolic as he will be in Yellowstone at the Snow Lodge with his fellow governors.
Fred Reed was happy for those who volunteered for Firkin Frolic.  He reminded the club about President Dirk's radio interview on February 8th on station 91.5 on Beer Matters.
Dave Silva was happy that although he has had a tough health year, he was given the go-ahead to ski.  Look out slopes!
Bill Agler led the club in All Hail to Rotary
Dave Silva introduced Amy Benson who is the Director of the U.S. Commercial Services working our of the Idaho Office.  Amy has lived in Boise for the last 14 years.  She grew up in Saint Paul, MN and moved to Washington, D.C. after undergraduate school.  She received her MS from George Mason University in Washington.  She has served in various positions within the U.S. Commercial Services.  
Amy told the club that this was a good week for her to speak as she had been one of the furloughed federal workers and may be again.  She and the U.S. Commercial Service are hosted by the Idaho Department of Commerce.  She works with companies in Idaho to help them increase their ability to export goods to the international markets.  She is a one woman office and relies heavily on the help of interns.  She works with all industries except food which is handled through the U.S. Foreign Ag Service.  
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.