The regular agenda, including a summary of the Rotary Board meeting held earlier, was dispensed with in consideration of the tight schedule of programs presented for the 25 Rotarians and guests in attendance at the Bonners Ferry High School library. What was supposed to be a small lunch, the BFHS food service department served croissant roast beef and tuna salad sandwiches, mixed green salad, fresh fruit salad and homemade cookies (see accompanying story on the website's home page regarding the Board of Directors meeting on May 3).
Don Bartling introduced the Rotary Students of the Month for April (see accompanying story on the website's home page regarding the Students of the Month).  
With food consumption well underway, the superintendent, Don Bartling, made one of his last presentations before he retires on July 1st. The two-year supplemental M&O replacement levy is up for a second vole on May 17th because the initial levy lost by 158 votes. The first election was not well publicized and not necessarily well understood. Voter turnout was minimal. Don referenced a new tri-fold pamphlet that has been given wide circulation throughout Boundary County. He encouraged anyone with questions to call him or access the school district's website:
The honor choir presented an enjoyable program of music. David Carpenter, Choir Director, stated several members of the group are going on to study music in college. He indicated that the honors choir program would be eliminated if the M&O levy does not pass.                                                   
05-03 Honor Choir - BFHS (a)
BFHS Honors Choir
Ed Katz, the BFHS faculty member who has led the Robotics Team for the past five years, introduced the team who explained and demostrated some interesting robotics used by the team at the regional competition in Portland about a month ago.
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Ed Katz
Katz does not draw any salary with this program. Seventeen students competed in regionals. Sixty matches had to be completed with 30 seconds between matches. They barely missed winning the semi-finals where they would then have gone on to finals in St. Louis. Last year, they competed in finals in Atlanta against many larger schools and nearly won. Engineers from colleges and universities as well as corporations participated in the tournament. Some of these students will be going on to college majoring in the engineering sciences. 

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 BFHS Robotics Team
05-03 Speakers (Robotics Team3)A

Tammy Klaus - Foster Care


The first issue of what became The Rotarian was published in what year?

1. 1905

2. 1915

3. 1951

4. 1911

(Answer Below)






The 50/50 draw was not held last week because of our program at the High School. Be prepared to draw the winning ticket and the 4 of Hearts for a 50/50 share of over $1,200.00.



 Trivia Answer:

#4 - 1911. The 12-page publication was called The National Rotarian. In 1912, Rotary founder Paul P. Harris described it as a "means for the exchange of ideas between Rotarians throughout the world." The centennial issue was published in January 2011.

Beginning soon, we will provide one interesting portion of the centennial issue with each newsletter. Watch for it entitled: THE ROTARIAN MAGAZINE FIRST CENTURY IN PRINT