Rotary District 5400
Idaho, USA

District Governor, Marianne Barker, Blue Lakes-Twin Falls Rotary Club

Past District Governor Richard C. Fields passed away this morning at the age of 83.

Dick received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard University and his law degree, Order of St. Ives, from the University of Denver College of Law.

Dick was the recipient of numerous professional awards, including the Idaho State Bar's Outstanding Service Award (1990), Professionalism Award (1992), and Distinguished Lawyer Award (2000), as well as an Exemplary Service Award from the Federal Bar Association (2008).

He has also received the Citation for Meritorious Service from the Rotary Foundation at Rotary International and the William Booth Award from the Salvation Army.

Dick served as District governor from 1999-2000.


District Conference is pleased to announce that we have three major sponsors supporting our event. They are Idaho Power, Melaleuca and D.L. Evans Bank. Be sure to thank folks at those organizations when you see them!

District 5400 2013-14 Conference
May 16-17, 2014 – Sun Valley, ID
Hosted by the Blue Lakes Rotary Club & District Governor Marianne Barker
Conference begins with lunch at noon on Friday at the Sun Valley Inn
Please contact Sun Valley Resort for reservations (800)786-8259.
Tell them you’re with Rotary!
To find the Conference Agenda and a map of the Sun Valley Resort, go to "District Docs and Downloads/District Conference"

District 5400's Conference will feature a fun contest where members, guests or spouses can try to look like one of three photos of Paul Harris.
Any creative Rotarian can compete, and he (or she!) who receives the most votes at district conference will be the winner of a Paul Harris Fellow.  $1 for PolioPlus = 1 vote.   Arrive at the Friday evening conference social hour dressed and coifed like your favorite of the three visions of Paul Harris, and spend the evening convincing conference participants that you are the best look-alike!  That will be the fun part.  The success part is that you will be raising money for PolioPlus.  The best part is that you can accept votes from clubs and Rotarians who aren’t even at the conference!  You may start collecting pledges and contributions beginning Saturday, April 19 (Paul Harris' birthday), until noon on Saturday, May 17.  You’re only asked to dress as your favorite Paul Harris on Friday evening.  To continue the pledge gathering into Saturday at conference, we will post your costumed photograph next to the version of the Paul you aspire to be, allowing Rotarians to continue to “vote” until noon. 


Our incoming Rotary International President is Gary C.K. Huang from Taiwan. Mr. Huang has been a Rotarian since 1976 and is a member of the Rotary Club of Taipei, Taiwan. In his business career, he has been involved in banking, insurance and industrial development.
Mr. Huang has announced that his theme for the Rotary year, beginning July1, is "Light up Rotary"...because we have not done enough to show Rotary to the public. His goal is to increase membership world-wide by 50,000. He's confident we can make that happen if we can expand into China. We can also make that happen by tapping into the large body of Rotary Alumni - people who have been involved in Youth Exchange, RYLA, Ambassadorial Scholars, Groups Study Exchange, Rotaractors and Interactors. and here's an idea - get our spouses to join - they certainly know the good that Rotary does! "Some people still think that Rotary is a man's club. I ask them, 'Are you sure your wife is not qualified?'"! Korea, Taiwan and India have made great strides in admitting women; now we have to succeed in too-conservative Japan.  (Read the full story in this month's Rotarian magazine).

Rotary International's Annual Convention is coming up soon - June 1-4 in Sydney, Australia!! You can join the District 5400 contigent. Click here to view the current Convention newsletter "Corroboree" which has lots of details. Or, you can visit the convention website here.

The District Leadership Committee has announced that it has selected Jim Hogge, of Boise Sunrise, to become our District Governor for the Rotary year 2016-2017. As of July 1, 2014, he will become our "Distict Governor Nominee (DGN)". He will follow Rick Phillips and Ken Howell.
Jim has been a member of Boise Sunrise since 1995. He has served Rotary as Club President and Assistant Governor, as well as serving on the district Training and Awards Committees. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and a Foundation Bequest Society member.
Jim has recently retired from Boise State University's Small Business Development Center. Continue on the next page to read more about Jim Hogge.

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Twin Falls, ID 83301
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