Rotary Meetings - February 2010
February 2, 2010
1) Junior Miss Scholarship Competition: Rotary is planning to continue sponsoring a Junior Miss contestant. Contact Matt Morgan if you have a suggestion for a girl to sponsor. 2) Club Runner: We will have a presentation in the future on how to access and use Club Runner in order to keep informed about club events and news. Kathryn will start writing a weekly report on what happened at the meetings that will be posted on Club Runner from now on. We are looking for advertisers who would like to promote their business on Club Runner to help defray the cost of the website. Advertising is only $100 per year. 3) Exchange Students: You may like to consider hosting a foreign exchange student in your home. It has been a very wonderful and fulfilling experience for those who have taken advantage of the opportunity to bring a youngster from a different country and culture into their homes. Contact President Clarence if you are interested. 4) Calendar Ticket Sales are going well and nearly all the calendars have been sold. We will continue to sell them until they are all gone. This is one of the main fundraisers for the club and enables us to fund the scholarships, so please purchase a calendar (or a couple of them!) if you haven't already. 5) Jim Paulus has been elected as new club treasurer. Congratulations, Jim! 6) March 16: The weekly Rotary meeting will be held at Bonners Ferry High School at noon. More on this upcoming. 7) Weekly Programs: Even though we have a team of five diligent members who invite speakers for our meetings, we encourage everyone in the club to contribute ideas for programs. If you know of someone who would be a good speaker or have an idea for a program, contact Bill McClintock, Matt Morgan, Kathryn Heart, Kevin Callos or Jim Paulus so we can get them on the schedule. 8) Bonners Ferry High School Performing Arts students entertained us with a brief synopsis of the upcoming musical, "Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida" which will be performed on February 5,6, 12 and 13 in Becker Auditorium. Thanks to Rotary for their continued support of the BFHS Performing Arts program. That's all for the first week in February. See you at the meeting on Tuesday!

February 9, 2010

Hi Everyone! We had a great turnout at today's meeting with 23 Rotarians in attendance. It was nice to see some of you who have been away for awhile! 1) John Niewieroski, coach of the Bonners Ferry Warriors lacrosse team, spoke about the lacrosse program that has been building here in the county. He said that there are currently two teams, a JV and a a Varsity team. He passed out a game schedule and encouraged everyone to attend the free games. He thanked Rotary for the $500 donation last year and said that it really helped the team a lot. He also mentioned that many of the players are available to do odd jobs such as yard work in order to earn their money for lacrosse. Contact Coach John if you are interested in hiring a player to work for you or if you are interested in becoming a volunteer coach or referee. His number is 267-2778. 2) We welcomed Brian Wood, a new attorney in town, who was a visitor at the meeting. 3) Jim Paulus talked about the shelter boxes that Rotary International has been purchasing and sending to places such as Haiti to help the people there. The boxes contain a 10-man tent, a water purification system, sleeping mats, sleeping bags, etc. Jim estimated that the shelter boxes cost about $100 each and urged Bonners Ferry Rotary to think about purchasing some shelter boxes to join in the international effort. 4) Raffle calendars are still available for $10. We only have about 45 calendars left. 5) Mayor Dave Anderson was the speaker for the day. He spoke about the plethora of issues that are facing the City of Bonners Ferry now and in the future. 6) Clarence gave Greg Johnson a check confirming that Becky Calderone is now a member. She will have her induction next month. Welcome aboard, Becky! That's it for this week in Rotary. See you next Tuesday!!

February 22, 2010
1) The Scholarship committee is meeting and beginning the appliation process. We will be able to award approximately 15 scholarships including the Amy Farrell Scholarship and several Dual Credit Scholarships. This year we are also encouraging adults who are interested in furthering their education to apply for a scholarship. More details will be posted on the Rotary website as details are firmed up. 2) Representatives of Bonners Ferry High School Future Farmers of America attended the meeting to tell about their program and all the good things they are doing in the field of agriculture. We appreciated their interesting discussion. 3) Brooke Roney, also a BFHS student, requested financial assistance to enable her to attend the student council convention in Indiana. 4) A new Rotary chapter is forming in Canada soon. Clarence asked for a donation from Bonners Ferry Rotary to help them get on their feet. 5) Calendar ticket sales are still going on - as of the meeting, we still had 21 calendars to sell for $10. UPCOMING EVENTS TO WATCH FOR Circus; Father of All Yard Sales; BF 3-on-3 Swish; Change of Officers in June; Exchange Students. That's all for now. I'll try to post the weekly news in a more timely fashion in the future... See you on Tuesday!