COMMUNITY PROJECTS - WE NEED YOUR HELP!! 2017-10-22 06:00:00Z 0
 
 

The District 5400 Scholarship application for the 2017-2018 academic year is now taking applications. View instructions here and the application here.

 
This scholarship will award $1,000 to a college freshman during the 2017-2018 academic year who meets the scholarship criteria established by the District Scholarship Committee and maintains full time status. The recipient must reside in Rotary District 5400 and plan to attend a community college or university located within the state of Idaho. The recipient cannot be a child or grandchild of a Rotarian. The scholarship deadline is October 1.
 
This is the third year of this scholarship with the previous recipients being MaKia Perez of Rigby attending Idaho State University and Addie White of Boise (Boise High) attending the University of Idaho.
 
If applicants have questions, they may contact Shari Stroud, District 5400 Scholarship Chair at 208-539-5188 or stroudsk@gmail.com
 
 
 
ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP FOR COLLEGE FRESHMEN 2017-08-27 06:00:00Z 0
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month
Do you know that more than 775 million people around the world over the age of 15 are illiterate, and over 60% of the world’s hungry are women and girls?
 
Rotary: making a difference through local and global grants to feed the hungry and teach others, particularly women, to read. This helps heal the hearts of many a community around the world.
 
Your generous donations to the Rotary Foundation provide the funds that are empowering Rotary around the world to “Get’er done”.  So, go to Rotary Direct now and sign up to give a monthly gift of learning.
 
Mark Wilson, a Rotary Club member, said:
 
“When you teach somebody how to read, they have that for a lifetime. It ripples through the community, one by one. “
 
 
Terry Jones, '17-'18 D5400 Governor
 
 
 
 
FROM THE GOVERNOR'S DESK 2017-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
On July 13th, 75-year-old RI President-Elect Sam Owori passed from complications during surgery.
 
A member of Rotary Club Uganda for 40 years, Sam served many leadership roles within both his district and Rotary International. One 
of many accomplishments during his service was growing the number of Uganda Rotary clubs from nine to 89 during his time as District Governor.
 
Sam served as the executive director of the African Development Bank, managing director of Uganda Commercial Bank Ltd and director of Uganda Development Bank prior to his recent position of chief executive officer of the Institute of Corporate Governance of Uganda.
 
His passion for Rotary was indisputable, and his influence will no doubt transcend the years he served as a role model for Uganda and the world.
 
The RI nominating committee will meet in August to interview candidates to take Sam's place. They have requested that candidates from the group Sam Owori was selected from, representing from Europe and Africa, resubmit their name for consideration (approximately 7-8 people).
 
Source: The Ugandan and Jennifer Deroin
 
 
 
 
REMEMBERING SAM OWORI 2017-07-30 06:00:00Z 0
Our event this year is Wednesday, July 19th at Ridgecrest Golf course.
 
Please reach out to your network of friends, family and businesses that would be interested in supporting this great event.
 
We need your help in spreading the word and getting our community involved.
 
Information and registration is provided online as well at:
 
www.Golf4Hope.org<http://www.golf4hope.org>
 
 
We are still recruiting for sponsorships and teams.  All opportunities are still available.
 
Contact Dan Walters at 3915homes@gmail.com or call 208.287.5450 with any questions or concerns.
 
Let's make this another great year!
 
 
 
 
GOLF FOR HOPE - JULY 19TH 2017-06-18 06:00:00Z 0
 
The Hope House is planning to have a yard sale at the corner of Orchard and Middleton on June 30th and July 1st.  Plan to stop by and support them if you possibly can.  
 
 
 
HOPE HOUSE YARD SALE 2017-06-18 06:00:00Z 0
Our Annual Banquet is a great event in which the baton is passed from the outgoing President to the incoming President.  As well, we honor a non-Rotarian community member for their work in our community.  Join us at the Ford Idaho Center Rodeo Club this Tuesday evening, June 20th.  No-Host Bar will Start at 6:00 P.M.  Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M.  Dinner will be a bit more casual this year.  Spicy Sausage or Vegetarian Calzone, Italian Salad and Tiramisu.  This event is free to the Rotarian and $20 for your guest.  Please be prepared to pay for your guest at the event so we do not have to invoice you.    
 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY BANQUET JUNE 20TH 2017-06-11 06:00:00Z 0
BOARD MEETING ON WEDNESDAY!! 2017-04-30 06:00:00Z 0
ATTENTION: TUESDAY MAY 23RD MEETING WILL BE AT THE OLD CENTURY CLUB BUILDING!! 2017-04-23 06:00:00Z 0
 
We are doing a book drive on Tuesday!  Please bring books to donate (including children's books) to our Rotary lunch meeting this Tuesday.  Thank you to Lynn Caba for leading this project!  
 
 
 
BOOK DRIVE 2017-04-16 06:00:00Z 0
DISTRICT CONFERENCE IN BEAUTIFUL SUN VALLEY 2017-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marie Baker on Mar 26, 2017
 
Please take a moment to view this video by DGN Jennifer Deroin regarding Membership relevance and vibrancy.
 
We just had our President Elect Training several weeks ago and the new President Elects set their goals for the upcoming year 2017-2018.   One way to meet the goals of expanding membership is to survey your members to determine their level of engagement in your club and what changes may be necessary to enhance the Rotary experience.  Here is a link to a survey to use. Feel free to connect with Marie Baker if you have questions on how to conduct the survey electronically.
 
Take the time to reach out to those in your club who are interested in membership and have them register for the Club Training in Twin Falls or Boise.  We will be discussing recruitment, engagement, and retention of Rotary members.
 
 
 
MEMBERSHIP MATTERS 2017-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
Join us for our inaugural "Wine Dine Be Kind!" event presented by the Rotary Club of Nampa, benefiting The Shoe That Grows and other area non-profits. 
Saturday, May 13th 5:30 PM upstairs at the Ford Idaho Center, Rodeo Club
Dinner | Raffle | Silent Auction | Fun!
To sponsor or contribute auction and raffle prizes, please contact Rotarian and Fundraising Co-Chair, Bill Southworth (208)598-2811, or Rotary Club of Nampa President, Rhea Allen 208-250-9041.
 
 
 
WINE DINE BE KIND 2017-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
NAMPA ROTARY CLUB SERVES LUNCH AT SALVATION ARMY 2017-04-02 06:00:00Z 0

Save the date of May 4th for the second Rotary Night at the Zoo.  The decision to host a second zoo night was based partially on the fund raising success of last year's event which brought in $6,800 for a global grant supporting Gorongosa Restoration Project in Mozambique but in larger part on a desire to recreate a night of Rotary fellowship amongst the flora and fauna of Zoo Boise which draws over 350,000 visitors annually.  It's an ideal opportunity to show family members, coworkers and anyone interested in Rotary an opportunity to see first hand some of the projects supported by local Rotary clubs. 

 

 

This year's Zoo Night will be organized somewhat differently with Rotary clubs Boise Sunrise, Boise East, Boise Southwest, and Boise Metro cosponsoring the event.  50% of the proceeds from the event will go the ZooTeen Program which provides local teens experience with educating Zoo Boise visitors as well as experience with teaching, leadership, and public speaking. The other 50% will go to the Rotary clubs sponsoring the event. 

 

Same as last year tickets will be $20 for adults and $10 for youths.  Price of admission includes feeding the giraffes and walking the wallabies.  The event starts at 5:30 and runs until 9:00.  Zoo concessionaire operations will be open with a special menu.  Zoo Boise Director Steve Burns will provide an update on zoo news, events and operations.   This year's event coincides with downtown Boise's First Thursday activities.  And it's an opportunity to view first hand the progress of the work underway for the Rotary Grand Plaza being built immediately across from the zoo's entrance. 

 
 
 
ROTARY NIGHT AT THE ZOO 2017-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
By now you should have received your District Conference Raffle Tickets! The winner gets a $4500 AAA Travel Credit. There are also some lesser prizes. Coolest thing? Whomever sells the winning tickets also wins the AAA Trip!!
 
This is a major fundraiser for the District. Proceeds are divided as follows:
1. Support Youth Exchange2. Support Club Attendance at District Conference (Clubs that sell tickets and send Rotarians to the Conference receive funds)3. Provides matching funds for Rotarians starting a new Paul Harris.
 
 
SELL THOSE RAFFLE TICKETS 2017-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
NO LUNCH MEETING ON TUESDAY - ROTARY BANQUET IN THE EVENING 2017-03-19 06:00:00Z 0
HELPING OUR NEIGHBORS....... 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
“Celebrate the Next 100 Years of Rotary Service”
 
District Conference is just around the corner.   Rotary will complete 100 years in Idaho with the Rotary Club of Boise celebrating their 100th Anniversary.  This year’s theme is “Celebrate the Next 100 Years of Service!” 
 
At the Friday lunch, this year’s celebration will start strong with the Club Showcase demonstrating all the good work that happening in each of our communities.  Make sure your club is represented!  We also have “Rotary Inspires Me” talks in the afternoon.  This is an opportunity to share your Rotary story.
 
Friday evening, we will have a great group of speakers demonstrating the value of partnerships in Rotary projects.  Greg Carr, an Idaho naive, will give an overview of his efforts to rehabilitate the Gorongosa Park in Mozambique.  Steve Burns, Boise Zoo Director, will share the Zoo’s efforts to support the Gorongosa Park.  Boise Sunrise will give an overview of a District project to support the area around the Park. 
 
 
We have our exchange students and RYLA students front and center to begin Saturday.  Greg Podd has also agree to provide some insight into Rotary International based on his experience as Rotary International Vice President last year.  There will be time for your questions.
 
Dr. Bob Lupton, a New York Times’ best-selling author, presenting at lunch on Saturday.  His book is the “Toxic Charity’ and his presentation will certainly change some of our thinking.
 
We have some fun activities for you to enjoy the Ketchum/Sun Valley area on Saturday afternoon.  I would like to thank the Ketchum Sun Valley Club for their support.  The activities are:
  1. Art Tour
  2. History Tour
  3. Cooking Class
  4. Wine Tasting
 
Saturday evening will complete our Celebration with recognition of Rotarians in the District, results of the raffle, and the passing of the gavel to the next District Governor.  Greg Podd, Past Rotary International Vice President, will complete our celebration with his view of the “Future of Rotary.”
 
Please join me and bring a Rotarian from your club to “Celebrate the Next 100 Years of Service” on May 19-20 in Sun Valley.  You can register at the www.rotary5400.org.  Take advantage lower priced registration until April 17.
 
 
 
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
Remember the petition we all signed last year, asking the Idaho Legislature to approve Rotary license plates? Well, it passed the full Senate last week! Dave Shaw, who spearheaded the effort, reports, "Now it must go before the house and that is a heavier lift. We need all Rotarians to call their representatives in the Idaho house and support S1070." Let's make it happen!!
 
 
 
ROTARY LICENSE PLATES A "GO"!! 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
 
Remember the petition we all signed last year, asking the Idaho Legislature to approve Rotary license plates? Well, it passed the full Senate last week! Dave Shaw, who spearheaded the effort, reports, "Now it must go before the house and that is a heavier lift. We need all Rotarians to call their representatives in the Idaho house and support S1070." Let's make it happen!!
 
 
 
ROTARY LICENSE PLATES A "GO"! 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
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 https://theshoethatgrows.org/.
 
Kenton is available to give club presentation about the organization. You contact him at kentonarthurlee@gmail.com or 208.989.8867.
  
 
 
 
SHOES THAT GROW GOES TO ATLANTA! 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
RYLA CAMP AUG 3 - 6 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
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. 
 
 
 
48 OF US (SO FAR) ARE GOING TO ATLANTA! 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
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.
 
 
 
NAMPA ROTARY CLUB NOMINATES ROTARACT MEMBER FOR INTERNATIONAL PEACE FELLOW 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
We are close to getting legislative approval for an Idaho specialty license plate with the Rotary logo. This will be a great way to increase visibility for Rotary and there would also be some funds that come back the the organization (to RI, to the district, and to our club foundation).

Senate Bill 1070 will come to a vote on either February 20 or 21! (Very soon!)

Can you help us get support for this?

Please take two or three minutes to call your state senator and urge him or her to vote Yes on Senate Bill 1070. 
 
Call/Email Script:
Hello Senator ______, my name is ________, I’m a Rotary member associated with the _______ Rotary Club. The reason for my call/email today is in regards to Senate Bill 1070. This is the legislation aimed at creating a Rotary Specially License Plate. The bill should be before the Senate in the next few days and I would appreciate your “yes” vote on this bill. Thank you for your support. 
 
 
 
 
ROTARY SPECIALTY LICENSE PLATE &gt; requesting your help today 2017-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
Friday, March 3rd, is the Fred Christensen Recognition Day at the Nampa Train Depot at 11:00 a.m.  Fred's family, son Marc, son Eric, and wife Dottie, all plan to attend.  A check from the Canyon County Sunrise Rotary Club in the amount of $1,000 will be presented to Larry Cain of the Canyon County Historical Society for the Nampa Train Depot--maintenance and repair along with a beautiful plaque honoring Fred Christensen.  Fred was a member of our Nampa Rotary Club for 20 years, and we hope everyone in our club will mark the date on their calendar and be able to attend.  
 
 
 
FRED CHRISTENSEN RECOGNITION DAY 2017-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
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.  
 
 
 
RELAY FOR LIFE CHAIRPERSON OR CO-CHAIRS NEEDED....IS IT YOU?? 2017-02-12 07:00:00Z 0

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend “A Light in the Window” Celebration on Friday, March 10, 2017, at the Nampa Civic Center from 6-10 p.m.

The Family Justice Center Foundation of Idaho is sponsoring ‘A Light in the Window’ Celebration Event for the Nampa Family Justice Center!  This is our fundraising event for the year, previously the ‘Hearts of Hope Gala.' All the proceeds/profits from the Celebration will be used for client services.  You may ask, “What type of services does the NFJC provide to their clients?”  Here are a few examples of how your sponsorship/donation is used:

  • Gas cards, bus passes, taxi/uber
  • Diapers, wipes
  • Eye glasses
  • Prescriptions
  • Food
  • Safe housing, utilities
  • Changing/re-keying door locks
  • Emergency phones
  • Counseling for children and adults
  • Groups for teens and elder clients
  • Camp HOPE

All of the services provided are done on an as-needed basis and determined by the advocate working with the client.  Come and support this event and find out more about ‘A Light in the Window.' Look for more information in the coming weeks.

If you would like to purchase tickets as part of the Nampa Rotary table, please talk to Rhea!  We want to help support this great event!

 

 

 

'A LIGHT IN THE WINDOW' CELEBRATION EVENT 2017-02-12 07:00:00Z 0

Celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Idaho on June 24th!  Get your tickets now! If you want to sit at the Rotary Club of Nampa table at this event happening at the Boise Centre East Ballroom on June 24th, be sure to let Rhea Allen or Jennifer Deroin know you've purchased your tickets, and we can make sure you're sitting with or near us! 

Click here to get your tickets:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rotary-centennial-celebration-tickets-31329494361

 

 

 

 

CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION - GET YOUR TICKETS NOW 2017-01-29 07:00:00Z 0
Attention Board Members:  Due to weather conditions causing a couple board meeting cancellations, please plan to stay after our regular lunch meeting on Tuesday for a special board meeting.  We have a few very important items we need to discuss.  Thank you!
 
 
A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD AFTER OUR TUESDAY MEETING 2017-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Your help is needed! Please sign up for the following meeting duties through the end of February.
1)  Greet and take attendance
2)  Prayer and Pledge
3)  4-Way Test
Click on Sign Up to view available slots and book yourself directly online.  
 
 
 
 
SIGN UP NOW TO HELP AT MEETINGS!! 2017-01-02 00:00:00Z 0
Here are a bunch of fun pics from our annual Christmas party last week.  A wonderful time was had by all with a live jazz band, Christmas trivia with prizes from Flying M Coffee/Concert Garage (host of trivia night every Tuesday at 7pm), a nice dinner, an "elfie selfie photo booth," and an amazing dessert auction raising money for a great cause and beautiful decorations and cookies galore! Well done to our fabulous Christmas party subcommittee! 
 
 
 
 
CHRISTMAS PARTY FUN 2016-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
NAMPA ROTARY RANG THE BELLS FOR SALVATION ARMY 2016-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Be sure to bring a guest as we hear from Dr. Bob Kustra, President of Boise State University!
 
Dr. Bob Kustra has led a transformation that turned Boise State University into a metropolitan research university of distinction that is dedicated to its community and devoted to experiential learning and research.
 
He has challenged Boise State to re-imagine the higher education experience to prepare future innovators and leaders who will help boost the region’s future in economics, science, the arts and the humanities.
 
Now in his 12th year at Boise State, Dr. Kustra previously served as President of Eastern Kentucky University. He also served 10 years in the Illinois legislature and two terms as lieutenant governor, and chaired the Illinois Board of Higher Education. He has held faculty positions at Northwestern University, the University of Illinois-Chicago, Loyola University of Chicago and the University of Illinois-Springfield.
 
His show on Boise State’s NPR station, Reader’s Corner, features conversations with leading authors. He holds degrees from Benedictine College and Southern Illinois University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. 
 
 
 
 
OUR PROGRAM THIS WEEK......... 2016-12-11 07:00:00Z 0
So proud of our club's support of the Canyon County Festival of Trees in support of the Meals on Wheels programs in Nampa and Caldwell. This trio of slim trees was decorated by Lynn Caba, Vickie Holbrook and the Chris Jensen family.
 
 
NAMPA ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS FESTIVAL OF TREES 2016-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
 
                                                
            
Online Writers Forum for Water Stories!
 
Writing may be in the form of an Essay, Short Story, Anecdote, etc.
 
Please share the relevance water plays in your life and the lives of your family and friends.
You may include a photo or illustration with your writing submission.
  • Writing submissions should be 1,000 words or less.
  • All submissions will be reviewed before posting
  • Posted Submissions will be available and visible from the library’s webpage:
    • Photos or Illustrations that relate to your writing, welcome.
    • Submitted photos or illustrations may be printed or copied for display during the Writer’s Showcase.
In Three Waves, we will ask for people to send us their stories Online
 
Wave One – Water is Where We Play (Beginning September 7)
  • Tell us of your time relaxing and play in or around water.
(Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Skiing, Running in Sprinklers, and other unique experiences.)
 
Wave Two – Water is Sacred (Beginning October 1)
  • Share the significance of water in your faith, your personal well-being, and your religious experiences. These may be personal to you or you may represent your community.
 
Wave Three – Home is Where the Water Is (Beginning October 24)
  • Each day we drink water, bathe in water, flush water, irrigate with water, wash with water, and more. People live where there is available water. Present your recollections and interactions with water.
ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS THROUGH SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3 – Writer’s Showcase!
 
The Death Rattle Writer’s Festival & The Cabin are hosting an event where writers will be invited to share their Water Stories.
 
All Writers are Invited to Come to this Event!
Please visit our website for updated information.
For questions about formats or other, you may email beth@nampalibrary.org
 
 
   
SMITHSONIAN WATER/WAYS - CALL FOR WATER STORIES! 2016-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
As you know, next year we'll celebrate "One Hundred Years of Rotary in Idaho", starting with the Boise downtown club in June. A special logo for the year's celebration has been unveiled. It was designed by Jeff Leedy of the Boise club. 
 
 
100TH LOGO REVEALED 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
 
Carla and I are just about done with our Club visits.  It is bitter sweet ending.  We have driven about 12,000 miles since July 1.  I am happy to stop driving, but the experience visiting all the clubs is truly wonderful and difficult to describe.  We have met 100’s of Rotarians each month that anyone would be proud to call their friend.  We have been warmly welcomed in every location.  We have learned more about Idaho and all of its communities.  I am amazed at all the things that each club does to support their community and make it a better place for everyone.  Thank you for the wonderful experience and I will always remember your kindness to me and to all those in your towns that need help.
 
November is Foundation Month.  This is the time when we reflect on all the good the Rotary Foundation has done.  We are celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation this year and it will culminate with a celebration at the Atlanta Convention in June. 
 
Foundation giving has grown over the years and I want to make certain that I thank all of you who give generously to the Foundation.  Much of the growth in giving has come from a smaller and smaller group of Rotarians as membership has declined in our District.  When we look at the Foundation, we must all consider the need for more members to help with the giving.  So the Foundation and Membership are tied together.  One of the necessary things we must do to grow membership is to increase our Public Image efforts.  The more people know about Rotary, the more members we will have and the more members we have, benefits the Foundation.  This is my convoluted way of demonstrating that Membership and Public Image are all important and directly impact the Foundation.  Please support the Rotary Foundation—the engine of Rotary!!!
 
 
GOVERNOR'S MESSAGE - THE ENGINE OF ROTARY 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Rake Up Nampa - 100ActsOfGood 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
'Shoe That Grows' creator honored with award 2016-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
INTERACT - LEADERS MAKING A DIFFERENCE 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
A few of our awesome Nampa Rotarians (along with 800+ Rotarians from our zone) have been participating in the Rotary International Zones 21b and 27 Institute and the Young Professionals of Rotary Zone 21b-27 Summit in Salt Lake City, Utah.  They are "serving humanity through Rotary."  It's like a mini international convention, filled with incredible speakers, fellowship, and invaluable training, actions, tools, and activities to accomplish change!
 
 
NAMPA ROTARIANS IN SALT LAKE CITY 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
On Tuesday, December 20th, RE/MAX Executives will be hosting an after-hours event for Rotary members from 5:30-7:30pm. 
 
Hors d’oeuvres will be served along with wine & soda.

 

FELLOWSHIP FUN 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
NAMPA ROTARY COATS FOR KIDS PROJECT 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
 
We are pleased to join the Rotary Club of Canyon Sunrise from 5-7 pm Oct. 24 at the Nampa Public Library to raise awareness about World Polio Day. Learn more about the need to eradicate polio with a walk in downtown Nampa.
 
 
END POLIO NOW 2016-10-23 00:00:00Z 0
Dr. Robert Hasty, Proposed Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
 
Dr. Hasty will share the mission, vision, and progress in the development of Idaho's First Medical School.
 
 
 
OUR SPEAKER THIS WEEK....... 2016-10-22 06:00:00Z 0
NAMPA ROTARY SUPPORTS SALVATION ARMY AT ANNUAL BANQUET &amp; AUCTION 2016-10-11 00:00:00Z 0
NAMPA 3RD GRADERS RECEIVE THEIR VERY OWN DICTIONARIES 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0
 

The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.

In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency.

The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness.

In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.

 

 

CHARITY NAVIGATOR UPGRADES ROTARY FOUNDATION’S RATING 2016-10-02 00:00:00Z 0

Calling all old working laptops and iPhones!

 

Have a laptop that is a few generations old but still works great and you want to see do some good? Or an old iPhone lying around that you’re no longer using and don’t know what to do with? Semilla Nueva’s field team will put them to excellent use!

 

Why we need working laptops: Our field technicians, all lifelong farmers, are going back to school with generous funds from Semilla Nueva grantor the InterAmerican Foundation. They are taking computer classes to learn to create reports and tools that will help us reach as many farmers across Guatemala that we possibly can with better crops to change the face of malnutrition. They just need access to their own computers, and preferably laptops so they can travel with them when working with partners from diverse communities across the nation.

 

On the office side, our team has been working hard to program, promote, and finance our efforts in the field. Some of our fellows and staff have had their computers turn off various times, despite multiple fixes. We are currently launching a biofortified seed breeding program, allowing us to make sure we have commercially competitive seeds, and then innovatively marketing the seed to farmers in the biggest corn producing regions, who provide the majority of corn to the rest of the country.  We cannot do this without working laptops to use at meetings in the office, the field, and at partner sites!

 

Why we need iPhones with decent cameras: The smartphones our Semilla Nueva team uses have connected us through group messaging so that everyone can have access to information, which has been crucial for efficiency in communications. However, some are of poor quality, and we need pictures to ask and give advice between staff and with partner organizations. We need to be able to reach out when problems arise, and being able to snap a shot out in the field makes a huge difference. Now, more than ever, as our Semilla Nueva team grows, we need to stay connected as we travel across the southern coast and throughout Guatemala. 

 

If you have a working laptop of unlocked smartphone with a quality camera that you are no longer using, we could really use those, too! Email Eve Dolkart at outreach@semillanueva.org or call 802-777-4146 so we can coordinate pick up in exchange for a well-earned tax credit for your donation.

 

 

Eve Dolkart
International Relations and Outreach Officer
+(502) 3015-9965
Skype: edolkart 
semillanueva.org

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SEMILLA NUEVA EVENT NOV 30TH - DONATE ELECTRONIC ITEMS 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE - DOING GOOD..... 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Young Professional day was kicked off with some words from Rotary District 5400's District Governor Jim Hogge and international speaker Ron Price. These young professionals performed a day of service at the Idaho Youth Ranch Hays Shelter!  That's how good is done!  #100actsofgood
ROTARY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS DOING GOOD...... 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
MESSAGE FROM R.I. PRESIDENT JOHN GERM 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
FIVE REASONS TO ATTEND INT'L CONVENTION NEXT JUNE 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
TUCSON RIDE FOR POLIO - OR RIDE AT HOME 2016-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you to Nichols Accounting for being our August sponsor!  Jennifer Deroin will be hosting an After-Hours Fellowship at their new office building on Wednesday, August 30th, from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Their new building is located at 6075 Hunt Ave. in Nampa.  Stop in and visit with Jennifer and your fellow Rotarians!  

 

Wednesday, August 30th

4pm - 6pm

Nichols Accounting

6075 Hunt Ave., Nampa 

 

 

 

AFTER-HOURS ROTARY FELLOWSHIP - PLEASE JOIN US! 2016-09-25 06:00:00Z 0
 

Nampa Rotarians gathered at Hope House last Tuesday night to see a recently completed playground, eat with students and tour the facility.  Rotarians also made a donation of $5,000 for a future youth-oriented project. The donation comes from Rotary's annual Golf for Hope event that was held earlier this year.

A year ago, the home for unwanted children received a $10,000 donation from the Nampa Rotary Club (raised in 2014 and 2015) to help with the construction of a new playground named "Peaceful Point." Total cost of the playground was $22,000 and several contributions above and beyond Rotary's donation provided the funds to build the wheelchair accessible playground. Hope House supports 67 students with 42 students living on campus. Hope House founder DonnaLee Velvick said the playground is a place for kids to find tranquility and relax, a place to sit, reflect, to play ... a place to have an opportunity to have a private moment in a loud kid environment.

"Thank you for your vision in allowing us to function financially...to allow us to make this happen," Velvick said. "We are so grateful to Rotary and many others that supported us....we are just so grateful." #100ActsofGood

 
 
 
 
INSPIRATIONAL TOUR OF HOPE HOUSE 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
 

POINTS FOR ROTARY DIRECT

Sign up  for Rotary Direct and get 200 foundation recognition points (PLUS our own Frank Lara has offered to add 100 points to this)

  • Must attend one of the 3 regional Foundation seminars in September & October, 2016, to be eligible for this promotion;
  • Sign up for recurring payments to the Annual Fund – SHARE anytime between July 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016;  
  • Minimum amount - $10 monthly, $25 quarterly or $100 annually (annual payments must be scheduled to begin no later than December 2016);
  • Sign up on line at www.rotary.org or complete a form at your seminar and give it to PDG Marianne.
  • Tell Marianne so she knows to transfer the points to you (or to someone else of your choosing --  e.g. family member, friend, deserving Rotarian);
  • Points will be transferred when your club’s CRS reflects the first payment and lists you as a new Rotary Direct participant;
  • Points are a gift from Rotarian Mike Byrne, Rigby Rotary Club;
  • Rotarians who received points in similar promotions from District 5400 in the last 24 months are not eligible

Foundation recognition points count toward your Paul Harris Fellow

 

Won't you join us for a Foundation seminar and help us meet our goal of 100 new Rotary Direct participants in this centennial year of The Rotary Foundation.  Please register for the seminar of your choice at www.rotary5400.org. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Pocatello, Boise or Twin Falls - Rotary Serving Humanity!

Yours in Rotary,

Marianne Barker, PDG
​D5400 Rotary Foundation Chair
mb@mariannebarker.com
(208) 308-5617

 

GET 300 FOUNDATION RECOGNITION POINTS!! 2016-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
 
This is what happened last week......
 
This week at #RotaryRon Price received his Paul Harris Fellow+1 and we heard from the RYLA students, Traynor Underwood, Katy Barrett and Jazzy Bradley. They told us about their excellent time at camp this past summer, which included a ropes course, leadership skills building and a lot of lifetime friendships and wonderful memories made. 
 
 
 
 
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT 2016-09-11 06:00:00Z 0
A note from Dan Walters:
Click LINK for INFO:  https://youtu.be/BOVU9QToCQQ
Greetings my fellow Rotarians!  We have received the shipment of dictionaries for our annual Dictionary Project where we provide a dictionary to every 3rd grader in the Nampa School District.  
 
This is a fun and exciting project for our club as we get to go out into our community's schools and engage with the kids, while providing them with a tool that can enhance their learning for the new school year.  
 
The project is a great way for member involvement in a few different ways AND it will take all of us participating to complete as we have over 1,500 dictionaries to deliver.
 
ACTION:
#1 - WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP PUT ROTARY LABELS IN ALL 1500+ DICTIONARIES TO PREP FOR DELIVERY.
 
DETAILS:
BOOKS ARE BEING STORED AT THE NAMPA LIBRARY.  WE ARE ASKING ANY/ALL OF YOU AT YOUR CONVENIENCE TO SPEND WHAT AVAILABLE TIME YOU ARE WILLING TO DONATE TO HELP COMPLETE THIS FIRST STEP IN THE PROJECT.
 
*1 label per book to be placed on the inside cover of the dictionary.*
 
TIME/ACCESS:
*Library Open hours work best for dictionary labeling.*
 
Mondays-Thursdays  10AM - 7PM,
Fridays 10AM - 6PM
Saturdays  10AM - 5PM
Library closed Monday, September 5th.
 
Check in at the Borrower Services desk and ask for Theresa, Ezequiel, or Mike to let them into the bus garage.
 
- A table is set up with the sticker labels and boxes.
*1 label per book to be placed on the inside cover of the dictionary*
 
-Place labeled books back in boxes when completed.
 
When volunteers finish their shift, please have them notify library staff.
 
Once completed we will send out a follow up to register for delivering these throughout the community.
 
Thank you for your participation and support in this project.
 
Any questions, please feel free to reach out to Dan Walters or Lynne Caba.
 
 
 
A DICTIONARY FOR EVERY 3RD GRADER IN THE NAMPA SCHOOL DISTRICT 2016-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
100 YEARS OF DOING GOOD....HISTORY OF ROTARY 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Play Ground Dedication & BBQ:  We will join together with the Hope House kids and staff for a BBQ, playground dedication and to perform an Act of Good by cheering the kids on at their game.  Wear your 100 Acts of Good t-shirt!
Details:
5:30 pm      Meet at K-Mart Parking Lot off Karcher Rd. to car-pool to Hope House.

6:00 pm      Meet at Hope House for Play Ground Dedication & BBQ

Location:

Hope House
7696 S Bruneau Hwy
Marsing, ID 83639

Click below to register yourself and a guest for the Hope House BBQ & Playground Dedication.  Member meals will be paid by the club.  Guest meals will cost $11.00.  You can pay with cash or check at the event.  
 
 
 
 
NO LUNCH MEETING TUESDAY - Meeting at 6pm for Hope House BBQ & Playground Dedication 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
What is Rotary?  Check this out! 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
 
 

ROTARY DISTRICT COLLECTING RELIEF FUNDS FOR LOUISIANA FLOOD VICTIMS

Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people.

The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded.

Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.

 

 

ROTARY HELPING FLOOD VICTIMS IN LOUISIANA 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
 

The good you do comes back to you.

Rotary's member benefits program gives Rotary and Rotaract club members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind.

EXPLORE REWARDS

 

 

DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS

Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on vehicle rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. Products and services from companies around the world are being added every week. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards.

Tell us how you've benefited from Rotary Global Rewards. Share your #rotarystory on social media or email us at rotaryglobalrewards@rotary.org.

HOW TO REDEEM OFFERS

Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But onlyRotary and Rotaract club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Rotaractors must be in our records to redeem or add offers on Rotary Global Rewards. If after signing in to your My Rotary account, you are unable to use Rotary Global Rewards, send your Rotaract club name and membership start date todata@rotary.org using your My Rotary sign-in email so we can update your membership in our database. Please allow 3-5 business days for the change to take effect.

If you need help creating a My Rotary account, review the How to create a My Rotary account quick guide (PDF).

ADD YOUR OWN OFFER 

Rotary and Rotaract club members can now offer discounts on products and services from their own businesses. You can choose to make your offer available to people in your community, your region, or around the world.

After signing in to your My Rotary account, select the Create a New Offer tab on Rotary Global Rewards. Need more help? Refer to How to create an offer (PDF).

Create your own offer.

RESOURCES & REFERENCE

ROTARY SUPPORT

For questions related to a specific offer, please contact the company directly using the contact information in the offer. If you're unable to resolve the issue with the company, please tell us so we can troubleshoot the problem. Select the flagged link under Claim Offer.

All offers are subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. See the provider’s terms and conditions for more information.

Still have questions? Contact us so we can help.

 

 

 
 
 
ROTARY GLOBAL REWARDS 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
 
 

SHELTERBOX AND ROTARY CLUBS TAKE ACTION FOLLOWING EARTHQUAKE IN ITALY

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing more than 240 people and trapping an unknown number beneath rubble. Tremors were felt as far away as Rome, 100 km (65 miles) southwest of the quake's epicenter.

International disaster relief agency and Rotary International project partner ShelterBox is sending a response team from its headquarters in the United Kingdom to the remote mountainous area of Italy where the destruction is most severe. The response team will arrive Friday, 26 August, to assess the area's needs.

Luca Della Volta, president of ShelterBox Italia, the affiliate organization in Genoa, will accompany the response team. Della Volta is working with the Rotary Club of Rieti in District 2080, the club closest to the earthquake-affected sites, and will meet with officials of the Italian Civil Protection Department, fire department, and Red Cross to coordinate efforts.

If families and individuals made homeless by the disaster need emergency shelter, ShelterBox will send tents and other equipment from its locations in Italy and other sites across Europe. Della Volta says the most urgent need is for tents and relief supplies for the hospital of Rieti, where most of the patients from the destroyed hospital in Amatrice were taken.

"I am truly heartbroken over what has happened," says Della Volta, charter president of the Rotary E-Club of 2042 Italia. "As Rotarians, we are always available to help people in need."

Follow ShelterBox on Twitter for the latest updates.

Learn how you can help at ShelterBox.

 
 
 
ROTARY HELPING EARTHQUAKE VICTIMS IN ITALY 2016-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
 

EBAY LIVE AUCTIONS BENEFIT ROTARY

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Rotary members, their families and friends can support Rotary’s work by bidding on antiques, artwork, jewelry, and collectibles through eBay Live Auctions events.

Each month, Rotary will promote on its social media outlets a set of upcoming Live Auctions events, and eBay, the world’s largest auction website, will donate a portion of all sale proceeds from those events to Rotary.

Live Auctions events enable buyers to participate in auctions across the United States — held at such auction houses as Sotheby’s, Swann, and Freeman’s — without leaving home. Under this proceeds-sharing agreement, only U.S. auction sales are eligible.

 

UPCOMING EBAY LIVE AUCTIONS THAT WILL PARTIALLY BENEFIT ROTARY

 
 
DID YOU KNOW??? 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
 
Save the date for the fall Rotary Foundation seminar in your region:  Sept. 10 in Pocatello, Sept. 24 in Boise and Oct. 15 in Twin Falls.  Learn about Annual Fund-SHARE and the effort to eradicate polio.  Learn about reporting requirements for district grants and hear the stories of Rotarians working throughout the world on global grant projects.  Is there something in particular you’d like us to include?  Let me know: mb@mariannebarker.com.
 
 
ROTARY FOUNDATION SEMINARS SEPT & OCT 2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
 RYLA 2016 WAS AWESOME!!  2016-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
#100ACTSOFGOOD 2016-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Fred Christensen
July 14, 1929 ~ August 9, 2016
 
In 1967, Fred and Dottie moved to Nampa, Idaho, where Fred found his life's work, becoming owner and CEO of Graybill Wholesale Co.  In Idaho, Fred and his family spent many happy days hiking or backpacking deep in the backcountry, fishing Idaho's bountiful trout streams, cross-country skiing with friends, and hunting for Idaho's astounding variety of small game.
In Nampa, Fred became a pillar of the community.  As a proud Rotarian for more than 50 years, Fred led the Nampa Rotary's efforts to save the City's beautiful Union Pacific passenger depot, which now houses the Canyon County Historical Museum.  Fred also founded and served as President of the Canyon Sunrise Rotary Club, where he always proudly wore the pin marking him as a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
A memorial service will be held for Fred on August 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church, 400 Lake Lowell Avenue, Nampa. Fred's ashes will be committed to the Snake River during a reception at the Sunny Slope house, 20805 Lowell Road, on August 19 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Fred's name to the Idaho Wildlife Federation (http://www.idahowildlife.org/), the Rotary Foundation (https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/rotary-foundation), or the Canyon County Historical Society.
 
See the full obituary for this amazing man here:
 
 
Former Nampa Rotary Member Passes Away - Remembering Fred Christensen 2016-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
SUPPORT YOUR CLUB! COME AND LISTEN TO DISTRICT GOVERNOR JIM HOGGE! 2016-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
ARE YOU READING Your "THE ROTARIAN" Magazine? 2016-08-07 06:00:00Z 0
A MESSAGE FROM YOUR PRESIDENT, RHEA ALLEN 2016-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 27, 2016
Becoming a Paul Harris Fellow is an honor to Rotarians.  Frank Lara has accumulated an abundance of Paul Harris Fellow points and has generously offered to transfer some of his extra points to a Nampa Rotary member or members who are working towards becoming a Paul Harris Fellow.  Email Frank at flara@mac.com and let him know what your needs are.  He may be able to assist you.    
 
Thank you, Frank, for your kindness!! 
 
 
 
 
GENEROUS PAUL HARRIS FELLOW OFFER FROM FRANK LARA 2016-07-27 06:00:00Z 0
 
 
BOISE CLUBS HOLD LOBSTERFEST SEPT 9TH
Boise Sunrise Rotary and Boise Southwest Rotary are pleased to present the 8th Annual LobsterFest Fundraiser on Friday, September 9. All proceeds from this evening of great food and fun directly benefit charitable organizations in the Treasure Valley, including Hope House, as well as Rotary youth programs.
 
What:          8th Annual Rotary LobsterFest
Where:        CenturyLink Arena
       233 S. Capitol Blvd.
When:          Friday, Sept. 9
                   Doors at 5 p.m.
 
Everyone is invited to enjoy this great evening of fresh Maine lobster (or steak), silent and live auctions, drinks and entertainment. The event also includes a delicious dessert auction!
 
We anticipate welcoming 600 guests to LobsterFest this year. Non-Rotarians are encouraged to attend!
 
Individual LobsterFest tickets are $75, and corporate tables of 8 are available for $550. All money raised goes to support youth programs in the Treasure Valley.
 
Buy individual tickets or a table today at: https://rotarylobsterfest.maxcheckout.com/.
 
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH OUR NEIGHBOR CLUBS? 2016-07-25 00:00:00Z 0
Backpacks for Kids - Your Help Is Needed 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary International Updates Rhonda VanOrder 2016-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
WAYS TO GIVE  Rotary Direct: 

https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/take-action/give/ways-give

 

If you have not already done so, please login to Clubrunner, and update your profile and your picture.  You can do that by logging into www.namparotary.org.  Please also add your birthday (including the year) and the male/female information, so we can accurately track our club statistics for Rotary International. 

 
If you have any trouble, let Chris, Rhea or Rhonda know, and they will help you.   

 

 

 

HOW DO I DONATE TO ROTARY?? Rhonda VanOrder 2016-07-17 06:00:00Z 0
Lunch N Learn Rhonda VanOrder 2016-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
2016-2017 Officers installed on June 28th 2016-07-10 00:00:00Z 0
This Week in Rotary Marie Baker 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 18, 2015
Clash, Crash, Kaboom:  4 Generations in the 1 Workplace
Oct 20, 2015
Andy Fujimoto, AmeriBen/IEC Groups
Clash, Crash, Kaboom: 4 Generations in the 1 Workplace

Many influences are driving workers to stay employed longer and the pace of change is causing a wider and wider gap between the generations. Do generations see things differently or the same and how is one to be effective in this diverse work environment.

 

Andy Fujimoto, CEO of AmeriBen/IEC Group, has sifted through his experiences and study to call out the generations as they really are.

- See more at: http://namparotary.org/Speakers/7a2d858c-985f-46bf-9077-5ddb67ee0d7b#sthash.eoZIWstB.dpuf
Four Generations in the Workplace 2015-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marie Baker on Sep 13, 2015
The Dictionaries have been Delivered!
 
We have delivered over 3,000 dictionaries to 3rd and 4th graders.  A huge thank you to 28 Rotarians who took the time to make this happen.  A special thanks to Lynne Caba and Dan Walters for coordinating this effort!  The teachers and students seemed very excited to receive the dictionaries so soon in the school year.  Well done Rotarians!
 
The Dictionary Project Marie Baker 2015-09-14 00:00:00Z 0
Announcing an upcoming trip to Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa in November 2015 to participate in a polio immunization exerciseattend the 10th Annual West Africa Project Fair, and engage in a hands-on work project.  Attached is detailed trip information.  We have a limited amount of space and expect this trip to be filled in the next week or two.
 
Trip Dates:                         November 10 – 19, 2015
Travel to:                            Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa
Per Person Price:              $1,779, double occupancy
Program includes:            Hotel accommodations, transfers, most meals, polio immunization exercise, hands-on community service field work, West Africa Project Fair registration, special Rotary and fellowship events, sightseeing, etc.
 
In November 2015, North American Rotarians will travel to Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, for a life changing experience.   Have you ever heard a Rotarian speak about their personal experience participating in a polio eradication exercise, a cleft lip/cleft palate mission, or work on a humanitarian grant?  These trips have a profound effect upon the individual.  For those of you who have gone on one of these trips you know, and for those of you who have yet to enjoy this experience, you should.
 
The experiences you have stay with you forever.  You get up early in the morning, travel with local Rotarians to a village, health clinic or impoverished neighborhood, and for the next few hours, you change.  Small children come up to you to say thank you.  Mothers and fathers smile at you knowing that you are giving their child a chance for a better life.  You meet with the leaders in the village to learn of their needs and their hopes.  It is hot; it is dusty; it makes you uncomfortable; it is exquisite.  
 
The West Africa Project Fair is endorsed by Rotary’s Reach Out to Africa Committee (ROTA), who is trying to generate greater connectivity between the African and North American Rotarians to generate greater support of the projects of Africa.  Your involvement, or your club’s involvement, in this Fair would not only provide an opportunity for project support, it would also help your members to grow and to understand the benefits of being a Rotarian.  Involvement in Rotary gives the ordinary Rotarian extraordinary opportunities to do things that they could never do anywhere else.  This trip is just such an experience. 
 
For more information contact:  Bradford R. Howard, Rotary International Director, Zones 25-26, 2015-2017, (510)834-2260 or travel@howardtours.net
Trip to Cote d'Ivoire, West Africa for Polio Immunization Exercise Marie Baker 2015-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Youth Exchange
 
Rodrigo Andres Moya Krstulovic from Santiago, Chile has arrived and will be attending Victory Charter School.  He will be visiting our club soon to introduce himself to each of you.  We are excited to have Rodrigo this year and help him as he learns about Idaho and the USA!
Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student has arrived Marie Baker 2015-08-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Marie Baker on Jul 31, 2015
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Thank you to Canyon County Historical Society for dedicating Rotary Park and recognizing the significant role that Rotary had in both the preservation of the Train Depot and the start of the Canyon County Historical Society.  Sincere appreciation to all Nampa and Canyon County Sunrise Rotarians who came to witness the story, history and legacy on Saturday.  Special thanks to District Governor, Ken Howell who took the time to join us and speak a few words about Rotary's commitment to "service above self".  If you have the time, stop by the Depot, take a moment to read the monument in the park.  It is worth your time!
 
Rotary Park Dedicated at Depotfest Marie Baker 2015-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
A huge thank you to all the sponsors, players, & volunteers who made our 26th Annual Golf 4 Hope a great success.  Thank you to Dan Walters for taking the lead again this year and continuing the legacy of our signature event!  Great team effort!
Golf for Hope 2015-07-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Thank you to Honey Goodman and Brad Beckwith for organizing a great Family Picnic last Tuesday!  We had a wonderful time with games and fellowship at Rotary Shelter at Liberty Park!
 
Nampa Rotary Annual Family Picnic Thank you! Marie Baker 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z 0
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