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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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Editor:  Kevin Allen
Thursday, December 19th
Noon to 1:15ish
Crystal Ballroom
Join us for food, fun, & service at our last Rotary meeting of the decade!  We'll play a game, sing carols, & perform a service project to benefit our homeless citizens.  
Salvation Army
Bell Ringing
Friday, December 20th
Hoff Building Lobby
This dapper gent, Mr. Tom Stitzel, is leading our Salvation Army efforts this season.  We're still looking for ringers!
At last count, we've raised $3,294 in red kettle donations.  Let's finish strong this week!  Please drop cash or check into a red kettle at our Christmas party.
And on Friday, bundle up & stretch your bell-ringing arm.  It's going to be a great afternoon on the streets of downtown Boise.
Christmas Gift Ideas
Know someone who is difficult to shop for?  We have the perfect gift.  Go to to buy tickets for only $15/each!  This early bird price expires after Santa finishes his deliveries. 
This is limited edition beer brewed exclusively for this event.  All net proceeds support our club's many service projects.
Are you enjoying our Funday Sunnies?  
Jeff Leedy, our resident fine art humorist, is offering to donate to our Rotary Foundation, 50% of Rotary members sales on any print(s) ordered on his web site.
This offer is good thru 12/31.
Lunch Program
December 12th
Lori Fascilla, Executive Director of Giraffe Laugh, visited last week.  Giraffe Laugh was recently awarded a $20,000 grant from the Greater Boise Rotary Foundation.  WOW!
Corbyn Cools was a guest of Ryan Erstad.
Meagan Ellis of the YMCA is a prospective member & guest of David Riffe.
Assistant District Governor Mike Markley was in attendance.
Happy Dollars
This week's Happy Dollars went to the Salvation Army.  Diane Minnich was happy for the Boise High School Choir, in which her daughter is a member.  Ron Gambassi & Chuck Clark paid up on their sports wagers.  Vern Gentry mentioned a "cell phone ringing during Rotary" incident with Tom Stitzel.  Laurie Zuckerman was happy for Ken Howell's considerable work in Rotary.  And Jerry Schroeder was impressed by the Boise High School Choir's performance....$1 happy.  
This Week's Mystery Rotarian
Your clues:
  1. After studying Civil Engineering at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for three years, this Rotarian graduated with a B.A. and later M.A. in ministry.
  2. Our mystery Rotarian wrote a book that was published by Sheed and Ward.
  3. This Rotarian built a system that irrigates their family's fruit trees with their grey water.
Answer:  Laurie Zuckerman!  Laurie has developed numerous environmental programs for District 5400.  Her seedling planting events have attracted hundreds of volunteers & earned considerable press coverage to the benefit of Rotary clubs throughout the Treasure Valley. 
Our Program: Mr. David Burton & the Boise High School Choir
President Kevin is always impressed with our club's singing & thought this week presented a great opportunity for a "sing-off" against the Boise High School Choir.  Led by Bill Agler & Jerry Schroeder, our members belted out a spirited rendition of
The 40 choir students appeared to be impressed....or at least entertained.  They responded with several pitch-perfect Christmas carols led by Mr. Burton, much to the delight of our members. 
Those in attendance were treated to an incredible performance.  President Kevin, who is both a Rotarian & Boise High grad, declared the Boise High School Choir winners of our sing-off.  Maybe we'll try again next year.  
The music continues in our first meeting of the new decade on 1/9/20 as we welcome acclaimed conductor Robert Franz & two violinists.  You'll want to be there!
No meetings on December 26th & January 9th.
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Week of 12/12/2019
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Live Performance by Two Violinists
Live Performance by Two Violinists
Jan 16, 2020 12:35 PM
Project ECHO (Extention for Community Healthcare Outcomes)
Jan 23, 2020 12:35 PM
Club Assembly
Jan 30, 2020 12:35 PM
Feb 13, 2020 12:35 PM
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Upcoming Events
Holiday Party
Dec 19, 2019
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Hoff Bldg Lobby & Downtown Boise
Dec 20, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Crystal Ballroom
Feb 06, 2020
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Firkin Frolic
Basque Center
Feb 13, 2020
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
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