APRIL 15 & 22, 2014

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The President opened the meeting and thanked the members who volunteered for the traditional duties at meetings – room set up and greeter, the pledge of allegiance, the patriotic song and the prayer. 

 

GUESTS & INTRODUCTIONS

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  • Tom Bushnell from Wilson Law Firm, a corporate member, introduced his son, Jacob and daughter, Raya who works with the firm.
  • Stephanie, the facilitator for the Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry competition and Rotary’s sponsored candidate, Mariah Rae.
  • Aaron Bohachek and Jaycee Atkins, writer and advertiser from the Bonners Ferry Herald
  • Rob Fredericks and Mimi Feuling owners of Cascade Creek Farm

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Ø      The Boston Marathon bombing happened one year ago on April 15th. Lisa asked that we keep all who were impacted by this tragedy in our thoughts and prayers.

Ø      The Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry competition is being held on

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Saturday evening, April 26th at the BFHS auditorium. Among the candidates at the ceremony, the Bonners Ferry Rotary Club is sponsoring Mariah Rae, daughter of Victor and Tess Rae.  Mariah spoke to the club on April 22nd about the competition, some of the extracurricular activities that keep her active in high school, and her aspirations for nursing, concentrating on pediatrics. The talent portion of her competition will be her performance as a hula-hoop dancer that she choreographed. 

Ø      Dave Gray has completed a fourth joint surgical procedure (hip) and now has had both knees and both hips successfully replaced. Wilma Devore’s 93-year old father successfully completed  a surgical procedure in Pullman and is doing well.

Ø      An 8-page fact sheet of the Boundary County Library Expansion Project Imagewas distributed. This sheet contains a schedule of the 36 public meetings that are being held at the library to learn specifics about the project to be voted on May 20th. The building layout, services and the financial obligations are also provided.  Additional copies of the fact sheet are available at the library.

Ø     Discussion concerning the 12th Annual Community Breakfast & Silent AuctionImage was finalized.  The event will occur on Saturday, April 26th. As indicated previously, it will require a period for set up on Friday at 9:30 am. Members can also bring their auction items at that time.  Linda reminded all about their duty schedule for Saturday circulating among the auction tables and assisting with other items as needed. Please have information available for Wilma/Ron with auction item(s), value(s), etc. so appropriate forms can be prepared. A list of local businesses prepared by Ron shows that 65 of those businesses will not have a Rotary contact for auction items.

 

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS – April 15

 

Aaron Bohachek, Writer, Bonners Ferry Herald

Jaycee Atkins, Advertising Representative, Bonners Ferry Herald


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As last minute replacements for David Keyes, Aaron and Jaycee may have been ‘caught off guard’, but they made a quick recovery with a very interesting and entertaining presentation about the Bonners Ferry Herald, not only the only newspaper in Boundary County, but a newspaper that celebrated its centennial a few years ago.

Subsequent to Jaycee distributing a newspaper bundle, Aaron discussed his orientation to the community and the newspaper. Born in Alaska, growing up in Ohio and Idaho, both he and his wife are recent graduates from the University of Idaho.  Aaron replaced Laura Roady as the writer for the Herald (Laura continues to write her “Outdoors” column for the paper).  In February 2014, an online extension of the Herald was created including extra pictures at no charge, at least for now.  “Although advertising pays the bills, the annual subscription price of the print edition will increase from $27.50 to $33.50,” according to Bohachek.  He mentioned that the Herald is always looking for stories.

Please check out the online edition where a documentary trailer about Boundary County has been released.  As some of you may recall, Rob Tenas and Kyle Flory spoke to the BF Rotary Club a couple of years ago about doing a documentary on this beautiful part of Idaho. They are the producers of this DOCUMENTARY.

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS – April 22


Rob Fredericks and Mimi Feuling, Owners

Cascade Creek Farm

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On their 97-acre farm, Rob and Mimi are a husband and wife team that raise and sell beef, pork, chickens and eggs using farming practices that are a combination of organic and biodynamics. They and their local farmers, grow organic grains with no pesticides or herbicides. Their livestock is raised, butchered, cured and frozen without antibiotics, additives or preservatives.

“Our mission, according to their Cascade Creek Farm website, “is to sustainably produce good tasting, healthy and humanely raised food. In doing so, we will positively benefit our family, our animals, our community and the Earth through our enterprise.”

In addition to raising and selling their stock and foul, the farm offers apprenticeships for local students as well as farm tours.

 

50/50 CARD DRAW

Bill M was the lucky ticket holder on both April 15th and April 22nd, but failed to draw the Ace of Hearts for the approximately $200 in the card draw fund. Check back next week!