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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  Todd Fischer:  Photography

Dwight Pond provided the invocation
Meaghan Pryde and guest, Laura Pelt introduced the guests and visiting Rotarians.
Diane Fields from the Boulder Valley Rotary Club
John Wilson from the Boise Sunrise Club
Lynn Hood from the Boise Sunrise Club
Mike Markley from the Boise Sunrise Club
Kevin Learned introduced Jennifer Floft and Leann Arkana
Scott Learned introduced Madelyn Bishop
Shane Bartlome introduced his daughter, Bailey Bartlome
James Bedal introduced his guest, Scott Schuldeafree
Meaghan Pryde introduced her guest, Laura Pelt
Three Things:
Coca Cola was originally green
More money is printed for Monopoly than by the U.S. Treasury
It is impossible to lick your elbow
IMPORTANT: The 2019 Firkin Frolic Fundraiser is officially three weeks away and we still need 10 more volunteers for this year’s event. If you are interested in helping at this year’s fundraiser please reach out to Katie Marconi. ( or (208) 310-6271)
2019-2020 Slate of Officers
Please look over the slate of officers for next year!
Don't forget to volunteer for River of Life!!
Red Badges no more
Rourke O'Brien and 
Katie Marconi received their official Blue Badges
Meaghan Pryde enjoyed her last meeting as a member of our club.  She is returning home to Chicago to pursue her veterinary career.
Paul Harris
President Dirk awarded Bill Von Tagen with his Paul Harris +1 
Dick and Shirley Fields Award
Dick Fields was a 2nd generation Club President and District Governor and he was the founder of the Boise Rotary Foundation.  
Prior honorees were Scott Learned, Phil Sansota and Ken Howell.
This year's winner is Andy Erstad.
Mike Markley and Lynne Hood from the Boise Southwest Club took a moment to invite everyone to the Dixie Jazz and Crawfish Boil.
Happy Dollars (supporting Century Scholars):
Jerry Schroeder was happy to have passed his course and become certified to serve liquor.
Kevin Learned was happy that Jerry could earn an honest living as a bartender.  He was also happy for the headline in the paper for the Fred Riggers Disability Awareness Day.  
Dwight Pond was happy that Randy Munns is back!!
Bea Black was happy for Fred Riggers and for how many dedicated, smart and talented members our club has.  
Meaghan Pryde was happy to say Thank You for all of the friendship and support the club has given her.  
Andy Erstad was happy for the Dick and Shirley Fields Award and for how Dick took him under his wing when he first joined Rotary. 
Jeff Leedy was happy that he will be finally having his shoulder surgery next week.  He learned that when visiting a museum it is good to stay on your feet as marble does not give.  
President Dirk was happy to have gone to Mexico and amazed that both Kevin Learned and Gary bought new shoes for the event and they were the same shoes!
Bill Agler led the club in This Land is Your Land
Dave Silva introduced Warren Fegley and Paul Fluger from Mission Aviation Fellowship.
Mission Aviation Fellowship is located at the airport in Nampa.  Missionary pilots come to the Nampa facility as trained pilots, but they are given further training to allow them to safely operate in remote areas where there are no paved runways.  They are also trained in the local customs and in land use.  Aviator Adventure Camp introduces young people to aviation and supports them with positive life options.  They have an annual budget in excess of $40M.
After World War II, a few veteran pilots in the US and UK dreamed of a way they could use their flying skills to reach isolated people with the Gospel. They founded MAF a few years later, and since then men and women have been using aviation and technology to share Christ's love in the most remote places on earth.  Mission Aviation Fellowship began in 1945 as the Christian Airmen's Missionary Fellowship (CAMF). Betty Greene flew the inaugural missionary flight to Mexico on February 23, 1946.
MAF is a family of organizations led by people in countries around the world who have a similar vision of taking Christ’s love into the most remote places on earth. MAF-US collaborates with our sister organizations to meet spiritual and physical needs in 37 different countries. Collectively, our fleet of 135 airplanes serves some 1,500 non-profit, churches, and humanitarian organizations.  We operate a fleet of 46 light aircraft from 17 bases in eight countries in Africa, Asia, Eurasia, and Latin America. Our pilots save valuable travel time and cover seemingly impossible distances in minutes or hours compared to days by foot, road, or river. Each year, we fly over two million nautical miles to speed the work of some 600 Christian and humanitarian organizations. MAF flights support indigenous churches and local evangelists, create access to medical care, provide disaster relief, and make community development projects possible ... in some of the most remote places on earth.
Each year, MAF-US serves more than 600 non-profit, local, and mission organizations all over the world with aviation, communications, and learning technology services. Without MAF, some of these organizations would be unable to reach the people they serve. MAF enables these organizations and ministries to provide isolated people with vital services and goods while sharing the love of Christ in a tangible way.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.