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
Director Youth Service
Director Membership
Vice President
Sergeant-at-Arms
Newsletter Editor
Director Int'l Service & Giving
Director RI Foundation & Fundraising
 
 

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Welcome to Boise Southwest Rotary!

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Boise Southwest

Contact Membership Director Julie Taylor at 208-344-8781 

We meet Wednesday noon at:
THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID  83714
United States of America
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News of Boise Southwest Rotary
Boise Southwest President Janet Worthington wound up an outstanding year with her 2018-2019 Rotary Year-End report to the club at the June 26 meeting. Highlighting the activities and accomplishments during the past year, she was pleased to report that the members have done a great job meeting club goals for the year.  Congratulations go to Janet for her leadership the past twelve months! Click on the link in the upper right hand corner (Downloadable Documents) entitled 2018-2019 Rotary Year-End Report to open up the PowerPoint presentation on your computer.
   
 
This year's July 4th Parade featured Boise Southwest member Andrea Thornton and her white convertible, plus several Rotarians from area clubs, joining in to promote Rotary's public image. Passing out candy to parade viewers, waving, and cheering with the crowds contributed to the excitement! Lobsterfest was also promoted with a costumed Lobster riding along. Thanks to all who participated and made it a fun event!
Boise Southwest Rotary was honored with 7 awards at the recent District 5400 Celebration in Boise.
These awards included:
1. Membership growth—gold award for 5% or greater increase in membership.  Boise Southwest grew from 74 to 79 members, an increase of   7%.
2. Membership retention—gold award for retention of members that was greater than 96%.
3. Club Foundation Giving—gold award for donating to the Rotary International Foundation at a rate greater than $150 per capita. Boise Southwest members gave a total of $17,295 this year.
4. Polio Plus Giving—silver award for per capita giving between$20-36.99 to fight polio.
5. Service Project Recognition—Magnitude of Impact--for the Whittier that provides exciting field trips for students in grades 1-6. Each grade level has an appropriate outing that could include one of the following: swimming lessons, lunch at the Riverside Hotel with Santa, and a trip to Wahooz.
6. Rotary Youth Exchange—for consistent student host support, financial support, District 5400 RYE Committee participation, innovation, and participation in RYE events. Boise Southwest has each year hosted one or more exchange students. In addition, members serve on the district committee and the club provides funding for students and activities.
7. Rotaract Club Award—for clubs that sponsored a new Rotaract Club—This year, Boise Downtown, Boise Sunrise, Boise Centennial, and Boise Southwest sponsored a new Rotaract club in Boise. Activities for this group included a fundraiser at Boise Brewing, help with Boise Southwest’s Dixie Jazz and Crawfish Boil, and support for local charities e.g., Common Good. Rotaract members also enjoy social activities, including grilled cheese and pizza.
Boise Southwest Rotary was proud to be recognized for their many avenues of service above self.
Richard and his wife Beverly moved to Eagle from Auburn, California in January of this year. Richard brings a history of 31 years as a Rotarian and retired 2 years ago as a Financial Advisor and Wealth Manager with Ameriprise Financial. Richard has a long resume of service to non-profit organizations, serving as a Director with the Boys and Girls Club of Placer County, Sutter Health, Auburn Placer Performing Arts Center, Auburn Civic Symphony, Auburn Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club of Auburn. Richard and Beverly were born and raised in Portland, Oregon where they were married 51 years ago. Their return to Idaho follows a 10 year period when they lived in Twin Falls during which time Richard was Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Idaho Frozen Foods, later to become Lamb Weston. Their positive impression of Boise even then, led to their decision to relocate back to Idaho more than 30 years later.
Be sure to give Richard a warm Rotary welcome at the next meeting!