• GUESTS AND VISITING ROTARIANS IN JULY:  Tamara (Wendy’s sister), Jane (Walt’s wife), Carol (Bill M’s daughter), Savannah (Linda’s granddaughter), Phil Schnuerle, Patti and Kerby (Darrell’s wife and grandson), Shawn Keough (Idaho State Senator), Freeman Duncan, Rotarian from Post Falls &Tony Stewart, human rights advocate (both representing Idaho Hall of Fame), and Beau & Maryann Dublay (Visiting Rotarian from The Netherlands).

  • NEW BOARD TAKES OFFICE ON JULY 1:  The annual End of Year dinner, or better known as the (“Changing of the Guard”, was held on June 20th for outgoing and incoming Board members. Pat Carson was installed as President for the new Rotary year, 2014-15. Unfortunately, Patrick was unable to continue as a member of the club for personal reasons and Jim Paulus was unanimously elected as the club’s new President.  Jim served as President in 2006-07.

The Service Projects Committee Chair, Greg Johnson, will assume additional duties for youth services including scholarships.

The incoming and outgoing Board of Directors is shown below:


                               7/1/14 - 6/30/15                      7/1/13 - 6/30/14

President:                    Jim Paulus                          Lisa Holmes

Immediate PP              Lisa Holmes                        Greg Johnson

Pres-Elect                    Ron Sukenik                       Patrick Carson

Secretary                     Glenda Poston                   Glenda Poston 

Treasurer                     Jennie Fessler                   Jennie Fessler


Club Admin Chair         Linda Alt                             Linda Alt

Foundation Chair         Dave Walter                        Norm Braatz

Membership Chair       Ken Baker                           Jim Paulus

PR Chair                      Bill McClintock                     Bill McClintock

Srv. Projects Chair       Brad Holifield                      Greg Johnson


  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Several students, who received Rotary scholarships this year, have offered their appreciation through thank you notes or with their presence at our regular noon meetings. As you may recall, $14,000 was awarded to 14 students at a reception in their honor in May. A story about the recipients with pictures is provided in the center panel of the BF Rotary website.



Linda Hall, who heads up the Foreign Language Society at BFHS, summarized the trip to Costa Rica during Spring Break 2014. The cost for each student was $2,400 and included airfare, local transportation, 3 meals/day and tour guide for the 11 students that were fortunate to be able to participate. One hundred percent of the funds were provided through local fundraisers. BF Rotary Board will consider FLS’s request for funding for their 2015 trip to London, Paris, Florence and Rome.


Aimee Christopherson is with Hope House at the corner of Roosevelt & Division in Moyie Springs. Open on Tuesdays from 12:30-4pm with a BBQ every Monday noon, Hope House is a free community-clothing closet for all ages and sizes. They help with providing up to 3 personal care items each month (laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo, toilet paper, diapers). One of the greatest needs at the moment is clothing and shoes for older teenagers, especially 12+ sized shoes. They would like to partner with Rotary as they currently do with the boy scouts, Mennonite Church, Domestic Abuse, Boulder Creek Academy, private donations. You can call or text Hope House at 267-5105.


  • DARRELL KERRY INDUCTED INTO THE IDAHO HALL OF FAME:  On July 22, Darrell Kerby, BF Rotary Charter Member and Paul Harris Fellow, was inducted into the Idaho Hall of Fame. The first honoree from Boundary County, Darrell has joined other Idaho notables into the Hall of Fame including Dr. Forrest Bird, Ernest Hemingway, Duane Hagadone, Poet Ezra Pound, Senator Frank Church, and Baseball Hall of Famer Harmon Killebrew,  Freeman Duncan, a charter member of the Post Falls Rotary Club and Tony Stewart, human rights advocate, had the honor of inducting Darrell.  A permanent display of Idaho’s Hall of Fame is housed at the Idaho Sate Historical Museum.  The 501 C 3 organization has a website located HERE.     
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  • KOOTENAI TRIBE FISH HATCHERY VISIT:  The club held an offsite luncheon at the Fish Hatchery at the Kootenai Tribe’s current location 3 miles west of Bonners Ferry. Beau and Maryann Dublay, a Rotarian from The Hague, the Netherlands largest city, joined us as guests during their trip through North Idaho.  Following a luncheon consisting of Sloppy Joes and salads, Sue Ireland led the discussion and tour of the hatchery for endangered white sturgeon. The new hatchery at Twin Rivers will hold an official opening in October. Pictures of the Rotary visit are available in the center panel of the BF Rotary website.



  • THANK YOU TO ROTARIANS  for helping or coordinating past and upcoming events...SWISH (Ken Baker & Linda Alt), Kootenai River Days (Wendy Hawks, Patti Branson), Boundary County Fair Booth (Linda Alt), Kootenai River Ride (All Rotarians), and outstanding programs at future Rotary noon meetings as presented on the home page of the BF Rotary Website