NEWS FROM BONNERS FERRY ROTARY - JUNE 7 & JUNE 14
 

CELEBRATONS FOR JUNE

Birthdays


Jo-Jo Baker – June 7

Lisa Holmes – June 12

Linda McFadden – June 15

 

Wedding Anniversary

 

Wilma Devore – June 30 (50 years)

Bill Goodanetz – June 12 (19 years)

Dave Gray – June 11 (45 years)

Bill McClintock – June 22 (48 years)

Therese Osborne – June 6 (19 years)

 

Rotary Anniversary

 

Don Bartling – June 7 (9 years)

Wilma Devore – June 7 (9 years)

Bill Goodanetz – June 6 (5 years)

Paul Hazdovac – June 12 (6 years)

Craig Johnson – June 7 (9 years)

Greg Johnson – June 7 (9 years)

Darrell Kerby – June 7 (9 years)

Walt Kirby – June 7 (9 years)

Ron Sukenik – June 7 (9 years)

Dave Walter – June 7 (9 years)

Lon Woodbury – June 7 (9 years)

 
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VOCATIONAL TALK - JUNE 7

Don Bartling – Boundary County School Superintendent

 

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Don Bartling

 

In the absence of the scheduled speaker for this week, Don Bartling provided a vocational talk to the members.  Don is taking a leave of absence from active membership in Rotary because of his travel plans following his retirement as Superintendent of Boundary County School District.  We asked Don to provide some information about himself and his background for our newer members and for those of us who may not know Don very well.

Don and his wife Debbie moved to the community in 2001. He initially grew up on a dairy farm in Nebraska where his family worked very hard to survive. Following in his mother’s footsteps, Don decided to pursue education rather than follow his father into farming. After his mother received her high school diploma at age 17 and with only 12 hours of college credit (six in education), she was eligible to take the state examination in teaching.  At the age of 18, she became a teacher and paid $1.00 for a teaching certificate.  Don’s father left school after the 10th grade to become a farmer. In addition to the required chores that were necessary on the family farm seven days a week, Don and his two brothers sheared sheep. He remembers a particular fond moment when he was 16 or 17 years of age. He was struggling with trying to hold a sheep in the correct position for shearing while using some sharp clippers. His father turned his head just right so Don could hear his father say, “If you don’t get an education, you’ll end up shearing sheep just like this for the rest of your life.” Not forgetting those horrible words, Don received his doctorate 26 years later. He attended undergraduate college full-time while raising a family and worked nearly full-time to meet expenses of college and his family. Don has four college degrees.
 
His decision to join Rotary in 2002 was one of the best decisions he has made. With the help of John Gale, Don served as the club’s first president.  He has invited Dick Conley, new School Superintendent to be the Rotary speaker on July 19th.
 
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LAST WEEK’S SPEAKER – JULY 14

VICKI DOWNING – RIVERSIDE SCHOOL

 

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Vicki Downing

 

Vicki Downing, a teacher of government at the 40-student Riverside School in Bonners Ferry, spoke to the issues surrounding recent education legislation that was passed by the 2011 Idaho legislature and signed by the Governor.

Referred to as the Luna laws named for the current state superintendent of schools, it appears that enough signatures were obtained to get these bills on the ballot in November, 2012. She referenced three bills specifically, #1108, #1110 and #1184.  These bills address class size, teacher pay, and reoccurring contracts for new teachers.  In addition, she also discussed the legislation that requires a laptop computer for all incoming freshman students.    

Vicki concluded her remarks by stating she would like return to Rotary in the future to talk about the Riverside School where enrollment is 10 percent of the total number of students in the district.  
 
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THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER – JUNE 21

Becky Calderone – Kootenai River Rodeo

 

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THE ROTARY MAGAZINE FIRST CENTURY IN PRINT

(A Continuing Series)

 

Rotarian Anniversary Issue (01-11)
 

LETTERS


September 1969    Your June issue devoted to the problem of world hunger is to be commended. As Chairman of the newly formed House Republican Task Force on Earth Resources and Population, I am intrinsically interested in America’s recognition and pursuit of this enormous problem facing us today. The contribution that Rotary International has made by the publication of this issue is immeasurable.

 

                                                                 George H.W. Bush

                                                                                U.S. Representative (Texas)

 

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BONNERS FERRY ROTARY CLUB - TRIVIA 


The first non-English speaking Rotary Club was established in:

 

1. Buenos Aires

2. Paris

3. Havana  

4. Rome

 

(Answer Below)

 


 
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8 OF SPADES  
 
 
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The 50/50 card draw for the 8 of Spades was part of a brand new deck of cards launched on June 7th because Therese Osborne won the bucket of change on May 31st.  The winning ticket was drawn on June 7th, however, the card was not the 8 of Spades. On June 14th, we had a second chance to draw the 8 of Spades. Ron Sukenik had the winning ticket and the winning card and walked away with the grand prize of $19.00 that he had to split with the club.  Next week we will start a new round with a new deck.
 
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Answer to the Trivia question:
 
#3 - Havana