ROTARY GRANTS APPROVED BY THE BOARD


Friends of the Arts - $500

Bonners Ferry Baseball Team – Players to Training Camp $250

Distinguished Young Women of Bonners Ferry - $100

Food Bank for Meat processing - $110

Idaho Reading Literacy Program (Debbie Pauls) - $500

 

 

DECEMBER CELEBRATIONS


BIRTHDAYS

Those born in December have great enterprise in business….but never find themselves confined to any one line of work….


Clarence Jones – December 19

Don Bartling – December 21

Ron Sukenik – December 31

           

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY

 

Tom Bushnell – December 19 (31 Years)

David McIntosh – December 23 (12 Years)

Dave Walter – December 28 (39 Years)

Brad Holifield – December 29 (34 Years)

Don Bartling – December 30 (18 Years)

 

ROTARY ANNIVERSARY

 

Jennifer Jensen – December 2 (4 Years)

JoJo Baker – December 4 (6 Years)

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FROM THE ABC’S OF ROTARY


Every twelve hours of every day a new Rotary Club is chartered in one of 180 countries and geographic regions in which Rotary exists.  New Rotary Clubs may be established anywhere in the world where the fundamental principles of Rotary may be freely observed and wherever it can reasonably be expected that a successful club can be maintained.

 


REPORT FROM THE NOVEMBER & DECEMBER BOARD OF

DIRECTORS MEETINGS

 

The board continues to pursue non-profit status as a 501 (C) 3 organization, allowing donations and other contributions to the BF Rotary Cub to be tax deductible.

A payment portal will be available at Panhandle State Bank on the Rotary website to allow payment of dues, donations and purchases (e.g., raffle calendars) any checking or savings account.

The board is considering a proposal to provide a structure / renewable method for individuals or businesses, who do not wish to become members, to support the efforts and community work of the BF Rotary Club as BFRC sponsors on an annual basis at varying levels of financial support.  

BF Rotary Club is in development with the BC Parks & Rec board and other community groups for the development of a playground in Bonners Ferry.  With approximately $9,000 from Parks & Rec, the board approved funding of $10,000-$15,000 for the $65,000-$80,000 project (including $5,000 in grants), conditional on community fund raising support for the remainder of the $41,000 funds.  Image

Two of our annual fundraisers were discontinued effective 12/31/12: the Yard Sale and SWISH.  The Club realized a very small financial return on the enormous investment of time, staffing and organization.

Membership continues to grow. Four new members have joined: Merle Ansley (Banking), Kay Burdick (Automotive), Sam Carey (Real Estate), and Hank Willis (Dentistry). Member orientation is presently a focus of attention for new members as well as current members who would like to brush up on the Rotary world.  


CALENDAR RAFFLE

 ...submitted by Kirsten Madden

 

Every Rotarian has been provided a packet of 13 Raffle Calendars with a goal to sell them for $20 each by the end of the year.

“Headed up by Pat Carson, Pat and Marciavee Cossette have done an outstanding job helping us reach our calendar sales goal! Thanks to them and each of you we are well over halfway there. Pat is no longer able to spearhead this event for the remainder of the year but he has issued us a challenge.  If we sell all of the remaining calendars for the year he will oversee the event again next year. This, my friends, is a deal not to be refused!

“We are trying to get this all wrapped up ASAP and it is time to check in with the members so we can get a feel for the work still ahead. If you have already turned in your calendars.  THANK YOU!

If not, please contact me ASAP with a status update. Let me know how your calendar sales are going. Do you need help?  If you have extra calendars please let me know so we can gather them up and get them sold.  If you are available to work a shift doing sales at one of the grocery stores please let me know so we can get it scheduled.

If you have extra calendars please drop them off with me at Shelman Realty or bring them to the next meeting.”

The Calendar Raffle is one of Rotary’s largest and easiest fundraisers! We experienced a NET profit of $6,500 in 2012, and we did not sell all 500 calendars. Click on our Facebook page for more information about the calendars.

                           

DECEMBER IS FAMILY MONTH


Family Month celebrates the family of Rotary, which in addition to individual Rotarians includes all of those who are involved in Rotary’s work from Rotary Foundation program alumni to participants in Rotary Youth programs in thousands of communities around the world.

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50/50 CARD DRAW


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As of December 4th, despite a double winning ticket from Brad Holifield two weeks in a row and $1,000 contained in the 50/50 bank, the 9 of Clubs remains hidden in the few cards left in the deck


 

QUOTES OF THE MONTH


When we cast our bread upon the waters,

We can presume that someone downstream-

Whose face we may never see,

Will benefit from our action.

...Maya Angelou

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 ROTARY AROUND THE USA


Nearly 49 million Americans don’t have enough to eat—including 79 percent of students at Greene County High School in Georgia. The Rotary Club of Greene and Putnam Counties has launched Second Harvest to help neighbors who are strug-gling with grocery bills. In 2008 the program began collecting food that otherwise would have been thrown away from grocery stores, restaurants and hotels. The food is distributed through local pantries and monthly events at the high school.

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(Source: The Rotarian, October 2012)


 


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