Come join the Rotary Club of Boise for our annual Sip N Frolic Fundraiser.  We will be gathering at Lost Grove Brewery, with complimentary new spring beer tastings on offer, and food/snacks available for purchase.  Our online auction will raise money for local and international service projects!

What time does it start and where is it located?

Date/Time: February 28th, 4:30pm – 9:30pm (open house format, come when you can)
Where:  Lost Grove Brewing (Boise Location) – 1026 S. La Pointe St, Boise

$30 ticket will get you…

 (5) Five 2oz tastings – of beer, wine, cider.   Souvenir Glass – Each attendee will receive a souvenir glass to be used for the tastings and as a keepsake.  NOTE:  Lost Grove Brewing specializes in beer.  There will be a broad selection of beers and a few cider/wine for those who prefer.

What about parking?

Q: What parking options are available for the event on the 28th?
  • Parking:  parking for Lost Grove can be challenging.  Here are some options:
    • Park at the Lost Grove Brewing location on S. La Pointe St spaces permitted.
    • Park at one of the other establishments in the area space permitted.  Be aware of ‘No Parking’ signs.
    • Park at the Boise Parks and Recreation Lot near Lost Grove.  It is available and free after 5pm.  You are supposed to move your car after sundown.
    • Park at the nearby garages, BSU Brady Garage as an example.  This would require a considerable walk.
  • Uber: some attendees may opt to park in a place of their convenience and Uber to the event site.
  • Bike: some may choose to bike to the location.
  • Paul Schmidt Transport Service: our very own Paul Schmidt has offered to provide transportation services to Rotarians who choose to use Downtown Garages or who live downtown.  The charge is $10 each.  He will provide a ride to the event and a return ride home.  To arrange a ride – text or email Paul.  Provide name, location, pickup time and estimated return time.
  • BSU Bronco Shuttle bus – BSU offers a free shuttle bus from the Brady garage (bus stop in front of the garage at corner of University Dr and Brady Street).  The shuttles run every few minutes.  Just hop on the Orange / Downtown route, get off at Lusk and Island St, and walk one block

What about the silent auction?
Silent Auction.  The Silent Auction will start at 5pm, February 28th, and go through March 5, 5pm.  There will be limited items on display at the event.  All items will be available on the website.
Bidding.  The entire auction will be online.  All the items will be featured and described.  You will be able to review and place bids on any item.  You can receive notifications on items.  You can track items of interest.  You must register on the website to bid on an item.  The URL Link is:
Delivery.  Successful bidders will be contacted to coordinate the receipt of their items.  Physical items purchased outside of the Boise Metro area may require shipping costs.

What items are available for bid?
Vacation Destinations.  Several vacation destinations have been donated – Park City, UT; Prescott, AZ;  Bogus Basin; Crouch, ID; Sun River, OR; Sun Valley, ID; Stanley, ID.
Special Events.

Take a tour of the Warhawk Museum with Lt. Col. Dennis Hardzieg; Fly Fishing Guide and Trip; Art Classes.  Date Night Dinner and Tickets to Kill a Mockingbird.
Services.  Pro Care Lawn service for 1 year; YMCA or Axiom Membership; Soak in the Hot Springs; Crane Creek Golf; Visit the Idaho Wine Country.
Items.  Several themed gift baskets; handmade fishing net; Framed McCall photograph; Handmade Charcuterie board.  And more….

Where will the money raised be used?
Local – support toward Idaho Youth Mental Health. We live at a time where many young people have lost hope and are deeply struggling. This project will help bring resources to that important community.

International – support toward rural health cancer screening needs in Colombia. Idaho and Colombia have similar rates of cancer diagnosis.  However, the mortality rate in Colombia is significantly higher.  This project will help serve that population.