“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.