Upcoming Speakers
Mar 11, 2021 12:00 PM
Eriam Sisters
Mar 18, 2021 12:00 PM
City of Boise Fire Chief
Mar 25, 2021 12:00 PM
A plan to restore salmon
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Upcoming Events
Club Board Meeting
zoom meeting
Mar 11, 2021
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
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 4th Club Meeting
Students of the Month
  • Alecia Murray introduced Lailah Bartram of Borah High School, who was joined by her parents. She was nominated for her rigorous coursework and participation in the AVID program by counselor Kris King, and wanted to thank her English teacher. 
    Toni Ansotegui for her support.
  • Alecia also introduced Bishop Kelly High School's Riley McGarry who was joined by her parents, Tisha and Matthew, as well as school counselor Sam Kristensen and science teacher James Maust
Happy Dollars
  • Kevin Learned was happy to join Laurie Zuckerman and Ken Howell for past RI president Ian Riseley's presentation on Rotary and the Environment, and also happy to have lost the Covid ponytail competition to Ken.
  • Paul Schmidt was happy to recognize St. Al's efforts to put up a vaccination clinic capable of handling 10k vaccines a day.
  • Chuck Clark is looking forward to introducing a potential member, as well as for St. Luke's help in recent days, as well as for President Beth Markley's recent appointment as the interim General Manager at Radio Boise.
  • Ken Howell was happy to hear about new member Cristina Daccarett's Six Sigma Black Belt status in the process improvement development space
  • Beth Markley was happy to match Chuck's happy dollars for her recent appointment.
  • Andy Erstad matched Ken Howell's and Kevin Learned's Covid ponytail happy dollars and was also happy for the recent C of I Gala.
Visiting Rotarians and Guests
  • Bill Agler introduced Cristina Daccarett as a new club member. She has grown up in Rotary, was born in Columbia, and works at St. Lukes.
  • Michael Foley is a prospective club member. He moved to Boise recently after working all over the US in investment banking.
Last Week's Program
Our own Dirk Manley was our speaker last week, with stories of what he was actually doing when he wasn't presiding over meetings during his year as Rotary president.
Club members in attendance agreed that "international man of mystery" should be a new membership category in his honor.

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.