Rotary Club of Boise Southwest, Idaho

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Club Officers and Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Director Club Service
Director Community Service & Giving
Director New Generations Service
Director Membership
Vice President
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Sergeant-at-Arms
Director Int'l Service & Giving
Director RI Foundation & Fundraising
 
 

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Welcome to Boise Southwest Rotary!

Greetings and welcome to Boise Southwest Rotary!

Boise Southwest

Call Boise Southwest Club Secretary Jim Baldwin at (208) 608-2055 for more information

We meet Wednesday noon at:
THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID  83714
United States
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News of Boise Southwest Rotary
As the Rotary year begins, Janet Worthington, new President of the Boise Southwest Rotary Club, thanks Erik Lund, Immediate Past President, for his year of service to  Boise Southwest and presents him with his Past President plaque. Club members are grateful to Erik for his leadership and support of our club.

It is with great pleasure that the Rotary Club of Boise, Southwest presents a Paul Harris Fellow to Chief Bill Bones. The city of Boise is extremely fortunate to have Chief Bones as our chief of police.   Our police force has handled difficult situations in an extraordinary fashion largely because of the superior leadership and compassion of Chief Bones.  He is more than just a policeman, he is an active member of our community and involved from helping give out bicycles, supporting first responders and the homeless.  Presenting the award to Chief Bones is Terry Bowman, Executive Secretary of the Rotary Club of Boise, Southwest Rotary Foundation.
 
The most significant form of recognition available in Rotary is the Paul Harris Fellow.  This is more than just an award; it is also a means of helping peoples through- out the world.  The Rotary Foundation invests the funds for a Paul Harris Fellow for three years which pay 100% of the foundation’s expenses. At the end of 3 years, 100% of the funds are distributed to those in need.  The Rotary Foundation distributes 50% of the funds to provide needed help, including:
  • aiding farmers in Guatemala improve their farming to better take care of their families,
  • building a bakery in Peru orphanage to raise money and provide skills for the orphans,
  • buying sewing machines and training for young women in India so they can support themselves, providing money for micro loans to ambitious women in Ecuador.   
 
The other 50% of the fund provides matching funds for local projects, such as:
  • teaching the 3rd graders at Whittier Elementary School how to swim,
  • improving the literacy at the Ft Hall Indian reservation,
  • feeding the homeless in Pocatello, or
  • restoring Table Rock.