FEBRUARY 11, 2014

President Lisa Holmes called the meeting to order thanking Ken Baker for the Set-Up and Greeter duties. Several members assisted Ken with the sale of one-dollar tickets to the 50/50 drawing conducted at the end of the meeting.  About $500 was collected today.



The President welcomed Wendy Hawks’ sister for another visit and corporate member, Tom Bushnell introduced his guest from the Wilson Law Firm office. Aaron Bohachek was also             welcomed as a new writer for the Bonners Ferry Herald.





The Board met earlier to consider items of business including nominations for officers for the new Rotary Year 2014-2015. The following officers were approved: Pat Carson, President, Ron Sukenik, President-Elect, Lisa Holmes, Immediate Pat President, Glenda Poston, Secretary; and Jenny Fessler, Treasurer. Ballots will be distributed for vote at the noon membership meeting. Among other Board items reported were these:

  • One Rotary Dual Credit Scholarship has been awarded to Samantha Bardall for $100
  • Five requests for Rotary funding from non-profit organizations were considered and approved: (1) Pearl Theater's Missoula Children's Theater - $500; (2) BCMS students for Future City Project expenses to Boise- $400; (3) BCMS students for Youth Leadership Conference expenses to Washington, DC (conditioned upon students being able to raise the remaining expenses) - $400; (4) Valley View Elementary's Bleacher Project - $500.
  • A request for Chamber of Commerce membership was tabled. Sponsorship was approved.
  • The new BF Rotary sponsorship  program was discussed, including the sponsor dinner in June. There are currently 4 sponsors. Names of sponsors and levels of sponsorship will be available to the Board for recognition and to avoid duplication.
  • The Board has reminded members to understand that requests for Rotary funds should follow protocol, that is, that the requesting information be made available to the Secretary on the appropriate request form, who will bring the information to the Board for consideration and approval (NOTE: Details about requests for funds can be accessed from our website on the right panel under "COMMUNITY GRANTS". The form is also available for download on that panel.)
  • A report was received regarding the status of Rotary’s Calendar of Events. Literature and event Chairs are continuing. There is specific need for a Chair for the Kootenai River Ride.






What started out as a dream of Cindi’s mother for a greenhouse where she could grow vegetables supplemented by flowers, Moose Valley Farms has expanded into several retail outlets including a greenhouse, garden center, feed store, & gift shop. They even sell chicks.

Family owned & operated, Moose Valley Farms has a wide selection of annuals, perennials, shrubs, trees, and landscape/garden products and is the “must shop” garden center for master & novice gardeners alike.  Cindi is one of two Certified Nursery Professionals on staff that also includes many Master Gardeners. Staff consists of 6-8 associates who staff the operation in the winter, 15 in the spring and about 20 at the peak of the season. The company is open 12 months of the year and serves as an educational resource for Bonner and Boundary County extension offices.

Go to the Moose Valley Farms website for more information and monthly specials, especially during the winter months.




Lynn Haworth - The Missoula Children's Theater








With about $3,200 in the winning pool, Wendy Hawks drew the winning ticket for a chance to pull the “9 of Diamonds” from 3 cards remaining in the 52-card deck, but failed to pull the winner. Two cards remain in the deck for next week. What is the probability......