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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
TNT Dynamite Bar & Grill (formerly Canyon Creek Restaurant)
1411 Shilo Dr.
Nampa, ID  83687
United States
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Recommendation for Peace Fellow from Jennifer Deroin: 
I met Chadia Mugisha when she showed up for an introductory Rotaract Club Meeting.  We were creating a campus club and she expressed sincere interest in the ideals of Rotary.  Shortly after, Chadia ran for a club position where she spoke about why Rotary was intriguing to her.  Here in this small, Idaho College town was an international student that had witnessed and experienced more than I could imagine.  She understood the power of Rotary’s infrastructure, and that it could be a conduit to help others in war torn countries, like her homeland.
Since that day, I’ve learned more about Chadia and her passion.  She was born into civil war in Burundi.  During her mother’s pregnancy, her father served in the military.  Because of this, they lived in the middle of the conflict.  While growing up, the sound of bombs and gunshots became “normal”. Her father was shot, but survived.     It was life as she knew it.   Later, her parents both passed away from medical illnesses within two months of each other, when she was 11 years old.  She was the oldest of four children, and her extended family cared for her.  She told me that she learned about compassion from her mother, which has ignited her desire to help women and children in areas where education and basic rights are deficient. 
When she was a teenager, because she was a stellar student, she was offered a scholarship to a highly regarded institution.  It was there, that she began to volunteer in the community and later completed an internship where she worked with children to encourage them and provide for them supplies, to go to school.  She shared with me just recently that every one of the children she worked with had proceeded to get their education – a significant achievement that she is very proud of.
The College of Idaho recruited Chadia, which then led her on the next phase of her journey, bringing her to the United States.  I feel that Rotary can make possible for Chadia, the opportunity to pursue her passion to help women and children in areas of conflict.  She knows first hand the devastation war brings to communities and families, and she’s passionate about finding a career and an outlet that will allow her to help and support others, in the way she has been, during difficult times.  Sometimes you meet people, and you just know they’re going to be a great Rotarian.  I feel that way about Chadia.
Did you know that 48 Rotarians from Idaho are already registered for the Rotary International Conference in Atlanta?  Would you like to join them to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation?  Did you also know that Nampa Rotarian, Kenton Lee, Founder and Inventor of The Shoe That Grows will be in the House of Friendship, showcasing his social solution?  Consider joining us in Atlanta, June 10th through the 14th to celebrate all things Rotary, and then be ready to come home and celebrate 100 Years of Rotary in Idaho, in Boise on June 22nd and 24th. 
Relay For Life will be June 9th & 10th at Caldwell High School this year.  We need one or two people to head up our Nampa Rotary Relay For Life Team....will you help??  Please see Rhonda VanOrder to help with this wonderful event.  
With support from the Rotary Club of Nampa, club member Kenton Lee will have a booth for The Shoe That Grows at the 2017 Rotary International Convention from June 10-14 in Atlanta.
The Shoe That Grows is a Nampa-based non-profit started in 2007 when Kenton was living and working in Nairobi, Kenya. One day while walking with the kids, he noticed a little girl in a white dress next to him who had  shoes that were way too small for her feet. He thought: “Wouldn’t it be great if there was a shoe that could adjust and expand – so that kids always had a pair of shoes that fit?”
Kenton and his team struggled through rejection from shoe companies and failed attempts at prototypes, but after 5 years of hard work, they found a solution.
At the international convention, Kenton’s booth will be at the Friendship House.
“We essentially rely on connections and relationships with people who work with kids around the world,” Kenton said. “So this is a perfect opportunity to connect with people.  There will be people from all over the world who care a great deal about "service about self" - especially to kids.  And if they need good shoes for their kids - we think we have a great solution for that!  We have been to a dozen or so conferences - and this should be the MOST people who are right in our wheelhouse of people who travel or live internationally and care a ton about helping kids.”
To learn more about The Shoe That Grows, please see
Kenton is available to give club presentation about the organization. You contact him at or 208.989.8867.
The Rotary Club of Emmett proudly announces the 45th Annual Youth Benefit and Auction will be held May 6, 2017 in the Emmett City Park.  The theme this year is “Flip Flops & Flamingos presents A BRAZILIAN CARNIVAL” in honor of our Brazilian Rotary Exchange student, Helena Miapoloma, a senior at Emmett High School.  A “meet and greet” will begin at 3:30 pm, dinner starts at 5 pm and the auction will follow.  We are now collecting items for both the silent and live auctions and if you would like to donate, please email Kathy Buck at  We have already had two tickets for the Mtn. Home Country Music Festival donated!
Rotary Club of Western Treasure Valley 
PO Box 734 
Ontario, OR 97914 
14th Annual Chuck Smith Rotary Golf Tournament 
Come and join us for a great day on the Country View Golf Course 
Any day on the golf course is better than a great day at work… 
June 9, 2017 
Country View Golf Course 
Tee time 9:00 a.m. (check in starting at 8:15 a.m.) 
Proceeds benefit the Laxson Rotary Park in Ontario. 
Every summer, 100 teenagers from around Idaho share a long weekend at the College of Southern Idaho for an intensive four day leadership camp.  High school students who are incoming juniors to outgoing seniors are sponsored by Rotary clubs to attend the camp, with the Rotary club paying the $375 cost.  The Rotary Youth Leadership Award camp, RYLA, is "For Youth, By Youth", meaning the camp is planned and lead by students who have previously attended.  The camp is experiential; activities are hands-on and interactive, we avoid classroom style lectures.
The leadership training focuses on everyday leadership.  To lead, you must believe in your own abilities. Being a leader means you work with others; seeing the world through their eyes.  In the process, many life long friendships have been made. The RYLA experience is focused on guiding the students to discover a strong sense of confidence in oneself and expressing empathy for others, which is driven through the strong supportive environment created during the long weekend.  RYLA allows these one hundred teenagers to identify and celebrate their abilities.  In the process, many life long friendships have been made.
Applications and brochures are available on the District Website.

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Nampa Rotary Club

PO Box 955

Nampa, ID    83653
Interact Students
Mar 28, 2017
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Apr 04, 2017
We will be serving lunch at the Salvation Army Family Shelter
Alex Hackett - YMCA
Apr 11, 2017
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Roger Batt, owner of Batt & Associates
Apr 25, 2017
Agriculture policies and Boise River Basin 63 water rights issue
Chuck Winder, Idaho State Senate
May 09, 2017
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