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LOCAL NEWS FOR SEPTEMBER


 

ROTARY GRANTS TO THE COMMUNITY

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Grants were awarded to the following local non-profit organizations: (1) senior center to recover the center’s pool table; (2) $50 to Helen Chase, Coordinator for advertising for a local presentation on ‘human trafficking’; (3) $400 to Boundary County Fair Board for shade at the dining area; (4) $300 for purchase of raffle tickets for the late Rich Carlson fundraiser.


 

SEPTEMBER CELEBRATIONS


Birthdays - Brad Holifield – 8; Ray Olson – 13; Jim Paulus – 15; Craig Johnson – 23; 

Wedding Anniversary - Ron Sukenik – 19 [ 31 Years ]; Craig Johnson – 20 [ 37 Years ]; Jim Paulus – 20 [ 4 Years ]; 

Rotary Anniversary - Kevin Callos – 2 [ 9 Years ]; Linda McFaddan – 7 [ 5 Years ]

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FROM THE PODIUM


    (1)  Reports were provided concerning the Kootenai River Ride (9/15), the WaCanId Ride (9/15-9/22), the CommUNITY Breakfast & Silent Auction (9/22) and the sale of the 2013 Raffle Calendars.

      (2)  September continued to see a flurry of fines and happy bucks from Rotarians all going toward funding college and vocational school scholarships for local students.

      (3) The Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) courses are scheduled to be held in Sandpoint and Coeur d’Alene.  Part I, will provide an overview of Rotary programs and helping develop ideas that participants can take back to their Rotary Clubs.  Part I is being offered on 10/27 at the Lodge in Sandpoint and again on 12/8 in Coeur d'Alene from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm with lunch. Rotary will reimburse cost for those who wish to attend. More information can be found on the District 5080 website. http://www.clubrunner.ca/portal/home.aspx?did=5080

            (4) A “Thank You” was received from Boy Scout Pack 188 for our financial support of scouting in this community. Rotarian Mike Miller is the scout master.

(5) David M. commented on the 4 exchange students now in residence at Bonners Ferry High School, 2 from Spain, 1 from Belgium and 1 from Montenegro. A suggestion was made to invite the students to a future meeting especially since the BF Rotary Club will not have an exchange student this year. 

 


ROTARY MOMENTS



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Jim emphasized the importance of the goal of $100 per member ($50 is matched by the club) each    year to support The Rotary Foundation’s work in the world. He referenced a school with one bathroom in Mozambique that was built to educate 700 students and now houses 2,500 students.

Jennifer J. reviewed the essence of membership in the ‘Paul Harris Society’, referenced by the recent visit of the District 5080 Governor when she met with the Board on 9/13.  Paul Harris Society members donate $1,000 annually to The Rotary Foundation ($83/month) that like Paul Harris Fellowship helps support the work of the Rotary Foundation in the world.   

Dave G. reported on information from the October issue of The Rotarian concerning food & hunger in the USA. "Nearly 49 million Americans don't have enough to eat, including 79% of the students at Greene County High School in Georgia." The Rotary Club in that area has launched Second Harvest to help neighbors who are struggling with grocery bills.  He emphasized the need to always be mindful of hunger in Boundary County and make use of the food bank and other organizations to support our own.

 

 

SEPTEMBER FUNDRAISERS/EVENTS: (SEE STORY OF EACH OF THE EVENTS IN THE CENTER PANEL OF THE BONNERS FERRY ROTARY WEBSITE:  http://www.bonnersferryrotary.com/)

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KOOTENAI RIVER RIDE:

ü    One of Rotary’s major events of the year, the Kootenai River Ride, attracted 172 registered riders on September 15th.  Thanks go out to Dave Walter, the 2012 Coordinator and all those who contributed and participated in this successful event.

 We anticipate that the 2013 Ride will be even better than the one we just experienced


WACANID BIKE RIDE:

According to Mark McInnes, Coordinator for the 2012 WaCanId Bike Ride, planning for the 2013 Ride along the International Selkirk Loop is already underway.

SPECIAL REQUEST FOR ALL FACEBOOK USERS
The organizers of the WaCanId Ride are asking you to “Like” their page http://www.facebook.com/WaCanIdRide. View photos of this year’s ride and keep up to date for WaCanId 2013.


COMMUNITY BREAKFAST & SILENT AUCTION



Rotarians who helped staff this event on September 22nd at the Middle School were pleased with the turnout and participation. Linda Alt who coordinated this event as she has done so many times in the past said that proceeds from the donations received for the breakfast and the silent auction items in 2012 will be used exclusively for local scholarships. Rotary also contributed $500.00 to the Badger Boosters who helped cook and serve the hot breakfast food items.



CELEBRATONS FOR OCTOBER

                              

ü       BIRTHDAYS:   

Pat Carson – October 3

Patti Branson – October 10

Walt Kirby – October 16

Bill McClintock – October 23

           

ü      WEDDING ANNIVERSARY:

Lisa Holmes – October 14 (17 years)

Greg Johnson – October 26 (31 years)


ü    ROTARY ANNIVERSARY:

Wendy Hawks – October 7 (1 year)

David McIntosh – October 7 (9 years)

 

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9 OF CLUBS - 50/50 CARD DRAW



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Of the $607.00 in the 50/50 bank, the winners of the $1.00 ticket stubs for August were unable to draw the 9 of Clubs.  The account continues to grow with very few cards left!


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What is a Rotary Club?

 

“Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united world-wide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.”

 

Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, “What is a Rotary Club?”