2013-2014 OFFICERS & DIRECTORS
Stories & Celebrations
On October 7, 2014, Rotary member David Gray of Bonners Ferry, win the 50/50 draw, which had reached the amount of $1145.00. Thus, Dave was able to receive $572.50. Using that money. each of the grand children of David and Dottie Gray received $82.00 (rounded off). That made seven children and the Gray household very happy.
Yes, it is time for the 2015 calendar drive. As you know, this time of the year, as a fundraiser for the many good works of Rotary within the community, we have a calendar drive. The calendars cost only $20 each and only 500 are printed and sold. There are 84 chances to win $50 in the raffles, plus one shot at $500. As we all know, they go fast and almost sell themselves with any effort at all. The proceeds go to the many good works of Rotary. For instance, last year Rotary gave out $14,000 in scholarships, $10,000 to the Boundary County Fairgrounds Park Project, and many other things. Make sure you have yours and get them sold.
The October 21, 2014 Bonners Ferry Rotary Club meeting was a very busy one.
Presidsent Jim Paulus called the meeting to order. During the meeting, the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce received a $500 check from rotary to assist them in promoting and putting on the upcoming Harlem Ambassadors comedy basketball game, which is going to be held on Novmmber 14, 2014 at the Bonners Ferry Middle School. The $500 is to help the Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce stage the "Drug Free Assembly" in the local schools. Here is the presentation of the check by Rotary President Jim Paulus to Chamber President Tamra Hiatt:
In addition, the Naples Food Bank received a $500 check from the rotary (pictured below).
And the Rotary Speaker's Pen was also presented:
The Bonners Ferry Rotary Club had visitors, including:
1. Gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff;
2. Bert Marley, candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
3. Dean Hagerman, who is donating his time and efforts to drive Messrs. Balukoff and Marley around this great state of Idaho.
It was noted that our club received a card from Bill McClintock's daughter. Bill McClintock served previously as head of "Public Relations."
The members were informed that at the recent board meeting, it was decided that henceforth, the 50/50 draw will be kept in-house.
Laura Maguire, from the local Hispice program, spoke to the local rotarians. She spoke about the "Annual Rose Fundraiser Drive." Hospice has been active in Bonners Ferry for 27 years and for a $20 donation, you receive a dozen roses.
The Bonners Ferry Walkers sent a written thank you for helping them with a donation for the fight against Alzeimer's Disease.
The 50/50 draw was pulled out by A.J Balukoff and Dave Walter won the right to select a card form the deck. His choice pf the "Seven of Hearts" failed to win this week's drawing. The money from the 50/50 goes to help fund scholarships for the local kids from the community