JANUARY 17 NEWS/STUDENTS OF THE MONTH

Jenny gave the Rotary Moment on the history of women in Rotary.  This fact actually took a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1987 to force clubs to allow women to become members.

Brianna Stofiel and Jacob Callister were selected as Rotary Students of the Month for January.  Brianna wants to attend Southern Oregon University and pursue a degree in the health care field.  She is or was co-captain of cross-country track, volunteered with "Run for the Fallen" and has helped serve at the Badger Booster booth at the Boundary County fair.  Jacob's future plans are to serve in the U.S. Marine Corp and attend Fresno State University in California "to pursue my dream." He is very active in sports (corss-country, track, baskeetball, football), honor choir, boy scouts and has served as an officer with the National Honor Society.


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January Students of the Month Jacob Callister, Brianna Stofiel with Dave Walter

Members discussed the 10th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for May 24th at the Kootenai Brewing Company.  See Mike Weland's news site for further information:    http://www.newsbf.com

Speaker - Sandy Wade and her husband, Sid Wade

Sandy is the immediate Past District Governor and currently serves as District Foundation Coordinator. She gave a presentation on the Foundation noting an additional donation of $50 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation bringing their funding for polio eradication up to $350 million on top of the $200 million that the Rotary Foundation has raised.  A high note is that for the first time last year, India was polio free for at least 12 months.  However, there are 630 known cases remaining in the world, primarily centered in three countries, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Nigeria.


Sandy also described the local, district and world grant process changes and requirements.


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Foundation Speakers Sandy & Sid Wade with Wilma DeVore