Ponderay Centennial

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Tango Cafe'
414 Church Street
Sandpoint, ID 83864
United States of America
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Rotary Foundation
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What is Rotary?
Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. We believe we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues:
  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies
Our mission
We provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
Club News
It was a fun day on Easter Saturday at Schweitzer!  Our silent auction raised money for the Scholarship Fund and Lucky the Rotary Duck had fun putting Easter eggs out on the snow for kids!   
Thank you to:  Creations, Carousel Emporium, Pucci's Pub, Powder Hound Pizza, Alpine Shop, Schweitzer Mountain, Sweet Lou's, Jalapenos, and Sandpoint Furniture for your generous donations to the silent auction baskets. 
This Scholarship Drive is helping us continue our long-standing support of local education despite Covid. Please help out if you can. Hope for the future begins with you. Click here to become a sponsor.
Join in on our Paul Harris Fellowship Pool! Squares are $20 and give you the opportunity to become a Paul Harris Fellow ($1000 value), or add to your existing PHF designation (PHF +1, +2, etc.)  Buy as many squares as you want.  Click to join in the fun!
SOLD OUT! THANK YOU EVERYONE!  Flowers for Futures - buy a gorgeous, huge hanging flower basket and help local, deserving graduating seniors and local residents continue their educations through scholarships! Either email PonderayRotaryClub@gmail.com or call (208) 290-0213 to buy a basket! You will NOT be disappointed! Thanks in advance!
The Ponderay Rotary received a District Grant for $300 to assist the United Methodist Church's Caring Corner with buying warm socks, gloves, and hats.  Pictured here are Barb Carver (Ponderay Rotary) and Donna Davis (Caring Corner) in the midst of shopping.  A big thanks to North 40 (store manager, Patty Arthur) for giving us a 25% discount on all the gear.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated! 
Thank you everyone for the success of our Bonfire and Booze Raffle! We raised over $2500 for our scholarship program plus a $500 Avista donation. Thanks to everyone who sold tickets including Donny Peterson and everyone who supported this fundraiser. The raffle winner was Rob Crowley!  
Ponderay Rotary recently helped with the purchase of an AED at the Columbia Bank Building.  It was a joint effort with Ponderay Rotary, Bonner County EMS, Sandpoint Property Management, and the Sandpoint Surgical Center.   Pictured here are several Ponderay Rotary members with Paramedic Alan Brinkmeier of Bonner County EMS. 
Despite having our primary fundraiser, The Duck Derby, canceled due to COVID-19, we still gave out nearly $12,000 to very deserving students.  Continuing students awarded scholarships:  Niah Brass, Catherine Brenner, Kelly Curtis, Wesley Curtis, Elaine Huang, Curtis Hauck, Peik Lund-Anderson, Jasmine Mearns and Jarrett Mitton. Graduating seniors receiving scholarships:  Nate Couch, Gabrielle Dillon, Josephine Fry, Hadley Goodvin, James Griffin, Abigail Hendricks, Jaycie Irish, Taylor James, Addison McNamara, Shelby Mohler, Savannah Morgan, Kaylea Ollerton, Dylan Peterson, Kaycee Rasmussen, Gracie Reichart, Sage Saccomanno, Mikayla Schoening, and Kiley Webster.  It will be very exciting to see where these kids go; they are really going to make a difference in this world!

We were out this past weekend supporting Jacey's Race! Jacey’s Race is a community event specifically to help local families with children currently being treated for cancer, life-threatening or severe illness along with gifts to Community Cancer Services and the Pediatric Department at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint. This year's race was held both live and virtually. Thanks Barb, JP, Kevin, Yogi, and of course Nanci for being there to help!

Ali Baranski
Apr 27, 2021
The Festival at Sandpoint