NEWS FROM BONNERS FERRY ROTARY -- September 27
 ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REPORTS

Walt K. introduced the two guest speakers for the day, Stacey Brown, Chief Probation Officer for Boundary County and Tad Brown, Diversion Officer, Boundary County Community Justice (see speakers information below).

Wilma announced the District 5080 Fall Conference is scheduled for October 8 from 10:00 - 4:30 in Spokane. This is the first of only two district conferences held each year. Invitations are especially relevant to foundation and membership committees.  Registration for the conference is available online at the District website (note: The District website can be accessed from the center panel of the Bonners Ferry Rotary website: www.bonnersferryrotary.com).

The CommUNITY Breakfast and Silent Auction held on September 17th generated approximately $1,500 to be used for local projects.

Wilma announced that the Board will meet on October 4 at 7:00 AM at the Chic 'N Chop.

HAPPY BUCKS were generated from 10 happy members. All "happy bucks" and "fines" help fund scholarships for high school students.  JoJo was happy to see Bill G following his surgery and also looking forward to his role as the Hawkins House auctioneer on October 7; Kevin was happy for not killing a deer; Jenny and Greg were both happy about their recent trips; Walt was happy for being the best man at his grandson's wedding; Dave W for his trip to New Mexico and the "wine" and chili party that followed; Bill G was happy to see the great member turnout; Pat was just happy; Wilma was happy for the great WACANID ride and the Rotarians who participated; and finally Ray, after celebrating his 91st birthday, is happy to see that the celebrations have come to a end - however, he did recommend the musical, "Fiddler on the Roof" in Coeur d'Alene.

 

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 LAST WEEK'S SPEAKER - SEPTEMBER 27

Stacey Brown & Tad Brown - Juvenile Probation

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Stacey Brown & Tad Brown (Probation Department), Wilma DeVore (President, BFRC)

 

Stacey Brown, Chief Probationary Officer for Boundary County, provided an overview of the youth accountability program in the county. The program is designed to give first offender youth a second chance for offenses such as tobacco, trespassing and petty theft. Should the individual reoffend, offenses are then handled through the court system. It was estimated that the recitivism rate is miniscule, about 1% - 1.5%.

Tad Brown, Boundary County Community Justice Diversion Officer, walked us through a typical case. A young person with a group of other kids thinks it's 'cool' to steal some food from the local delicatessen until he is searched on his way out of the store.  The youth is ticketed for petty theft, parent(s) are contacted,  and information goes to the prosecutor's office who sets the date for a hearing. The community justice "board" is convened with the offender's parent(s). The board mandates appropriate disciplinary action handled by the probation department. Typical actions include preparation of an apology letter to the business in question and a 300-word essay for the board on the topic as well as community service, counseling and other mandatory classes.

 

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The ROTARY MAGAZINE FIRST CENTURY IN PRINT

 (A Continuing Series For The Bonners Ferry Rotary Club)

 

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The January 2011 issue of The Rotarian  celebrated the magazine’s 100th anniversary. The editor of The Rotarian spent much of last summer culling through articles by notable authors and thinkers such as Isaac Asimov, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Clarence Darrow, Helen Keller, and many, many others, to choose selections to run in the 2011 commemorative issue.  Another example of these contributions is noted below.

LETTERS

January 1993…Please send me another copy of “Harvesting The Sun” (September) with its excellent color illustrations.  I want to send it to Professor Israel Dostrovsky of the Center for Solar Energy Research in Israel (of which I was president in 1970-72).  Although I am 86 years old and severely handicapped physically, I am still active.  I have recently become very interested in supporting solar energy research.”

                                                                                                      Albert B. Sabin, honorary Rotarian

                                                                                        Washington, D.C.

 

Editor’s  note:  Albert Sabin developed the oral polio vaccine.  He died on March 3, 1993, two months after his request for the article from The Rotarian.

 

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THIS WEEK’S SPEAKER – October 4

Greg Johnson & Wayne Wakkinen

Much Ado About BEARS!

 

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 NEXT WEEK'S SPEAKER -- October 11

Tour Of The Pearl Theater With Carolyn Testa

(Lunch at Mugsy's Before Tour)

 

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