NEWS FROM BONNERS FERRY ROTARY - November 22 & 29
 

ANNOUNCEMENTS & CLUB REPORTS


In addition to the 5 speakers for programs on both November 22nd and November 29th, Rotary welcomed Wayne Nishek as a guest of Pat Carson.

The “Welcome to Bonners Ferry” sign is in place approaching the community from the north.  It still needs the Rotary wheel to be affixed to the top of the sign (that is if anyone knows where it is?)    

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The sales of raffle calendars, one of Rotary’s largest fundraisers of the year, needs to be coordinated with the local grocery stores.  It was suggested that Therese arrange 3-4 dates and times with the stores and let the members know so they can man (or woman) the table according to their needs for the calendar sales.  This should be done before December 31st.  Pat said he would follow up on this request.

Bonners Ferry Rotary (BFRC) now has a “Facebook” page to keep up with the social networking trend. A Facebook link can also be found on the club’s website:  http://www.bonnersferryrotary.com

The club was asked to consider raising funds, with appropriate Rotary recognition, to support bike racks around town. These would be similar to, but not as elaborate as, the bike racks at the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge.

Norm and Jenny provided the “Rotary Moment”. Norm spoke to Rotary’s goals – polio eradication (and the change for change jars), Rotary changes lives (e.g., Group Study Exchange to India presentation by Melanie DeLasmutt), ‘Every Rotarian, Every Year’ (giving is a financially sound deal), and ‘You Make It Possible’.  Jenny briefed the members on family as the building block of Rotary, personally citing her late brother who strongly encouraged her to become part of Rotary. She also quoted from Kalyan Banerjee, current President of Rotary International who stated in his monthly column, “it is the family, and not the individual that is the building block of the community – and of Rotary.”  December is designated as Rotary Family Month.     

The “Duty Roster” is now posted at the front table for the current week and for the week that follows.

To be eligible for the $50 match from the BFRC for members who are contributing to the Rotary Foundation, 4th quarter (October-December) dues need to be paid by the end of the year. 

Greg referred to an article on page 50 of the most recent issue of The Rotarian (December 2011). The Rotary story is about a 27-year-old journalist from Priest River, Idaho who received a college scholarship from the Rotary Club of Newport, Washington-Priest River.  According to the recipient, “the scholarship was the boost that helped me go further than I could have gone on my own.” He went on to say, “it all started with that little endorsement from my local Rotary club.  The club’s scholarship committee decided to underwrite my future when just about nobody else would.” 

 

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CELEBRATIONS FOR DECEMBER

 

 

BIRTHDAYS

 

Don Bartling                   December 21

Clarence Jones               December 19

Ron Sukenik                   December 31

 

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

 

Don Bartling                   December 30 (17 Years)

Tom Bushnell                 December 19 (30 Years)

Brad Holifield                 December 29 (33 Years)

                                                        Dave McIntosh              December 23

Dave Walter                   December 28 (38 Years)

 

ROTARY ANNIVERSARY

                                                  
                                                             Jo Jo Baker                         December 4  (5 Years)

                                                            Jennifer Jensen                 December 2  (3 Years)

                                               Sean McCoy                        December 11 (4 Years)

                                                Mark McInnes                    December 22 (3 Years)

                                                            

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SPEAKERS OF THE WEEK – November 22, 2011

North Idaho Mountain Sports Education Fund – Jeff Rouleau, President

(Schweitzer and Disadvantaged Kids from Bonner & Boundary Counties)

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Rod Benders Car Club – Ken Yount, Gene Andrews, Don James

(Bonners Ferry's Own Car Show, The Borders 3 Jamboree)         

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SPEAKER OF THE WEEK – November 29, 2011

Boundary Voluntee Ambulance – Ken Baker, Chief EMT                               Image

 

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FUTURE SPEAKER OF THE WEEK – December 6, 2011

BoCo Backpack Program - Shirley Anderson

 

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.”         

                  ---Thomas Henry Huxley

 

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STUMPER OF THE WEEK (Replaces Rotary Trivia Corner)

How many scholarships were awarded in 2011 and what was the monetary value of those scholarships?