Club Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 8781, Boise, ID 83707-2781

Membership Chairperson:  

Dan Long

 dman@gmail.com | 208-850-4848

President: Steve Gage

sag5201@hotmail.co. Cell 661-805-3330

 
 
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The world today is not the same as it was when Rotary was founded in 1905. Demographics have shifted, the pace of change has accelerated, and technology has created new opportunities for connection and service. What hasn't changed is a need for the core values that define Rotary. These values are: Fellowship, Integrity, Diversity, Service and Leadership. By honoring Rotary's past and embracing the future, we can evolve and keep Rotary not only relevant, but thriving.
If these core values are a part of your core values, contact us or come visit us at a weekly meeting.  
Boise Sunrise Rotary partnered with The Boise Rescue Mission to provide needed school supplies to some kids who may not have been able to get the supplies they might need to start the school year.
One of the 5 core values of Rotary is Service. In order to help our local Rotary clubs provide service to our communities is to raise money that can be used for these service projects. Lobsterfest is the major fund raising effort that helps provide the means to support so many worthy projects. 
Boise Sunrise is a proud sponsor of the Everyday Youth Leadership Program (EYLP) in six Boise schools: to see more information about EYLP, please reference Boise Sunrises’ webpage: https://portal.clubrunner.ca/3864/stories. Recently the kids at Koelsch elementary school completed a community service project. They organized and ran a bake sale to raise money for the Idaho Humane Society.
 
These projects give the kids an opportunity to use the skills they have learned in leadership and team building; and, they learn that helping others can be fun!
 
As a part of the EYLP, all schools complete at least two community service projects.
Objective
Everyday Leadership is a collaborative effort created to provide Treasure Valley low-income 5th and 6th grade youth with the skills and self-confidence they need to graduate from high school and attain post-high school educations.   
 
Importance
Students who fail to graduate from high school or achieve post-high school training become a breeding ground for the social and economic issues in Treasure Valley communities  
 
High school graduation rates are about 80%.  Only 42% of Idaho’s workforce has obtained post-high school training . 
 
Fifth and sixth grade students with low self-esteem and poor academics are nineteen times more likely to drop out. 
 
Collaborators
  • Title I Schools
  • Treasure Valley YMCA
  • Parents
  • Boise Sunrise and Metro Rotary Clubs
 
 Activities
  • Thirteen after-school sessions on leadership, teamwork, communication, cooperation, conflict resolution.
  • Service projects.
  • Leadership retreat.
 
Outcomes
  • 2013/14 and 2014/15 (20 students attending Grace Jordan). Positive changes in participants’ behaviors.
 
  • 2015/2016 (81students attending Grace Jordan, Jefferson and Garfield).   School attendance increased for 60% of the students. Grades improved for 54%. Most of the youth adopted leadership skills.
 
  • 2016/17 (76 students attending Grace Jordan, Jefferson and Garfield). Grades improved for 64% of the students.  Students with GPAs < 2.5 dropped to zero.  Participants involved in behavioral issues dropped from 20 to 13.
 
  • 2017/18 (108 students attending Grace Jordan, Jefferson, Garfield, and Taft).  87% of the students improved or maintained their grades >3.5.  The number of students with GPAs < 2.5 dropped to zero.   Behavioral incidences declined by 65%.
 
 
What We Are Hearing
“All those who joined Everyday Leadership have grown, and the benefit of this program cannot be overstated”.  Joan Bigelow, Principal.
 
Through guest speakers, volunteerism, and classroom learning experiences, this program allows our students to not only be leaders at school but leaders in life as well”.    Jason Hutchison, Principal.
 
Everyday Leadership is a vital part in empowering marginalized children”.  Joshua D. Brandt, Case Manager.
Sunrise Rotarians have the unique opportunity to be the guest of CABI Congregation Ahavath Beth Israel for an evening of tour, information, friendship, and food! During the tour the movie “The Big Move” will be viewed, members of the congregation will share their knowledge about Judaism, and answer questions about tradition, and customs. After the tour the Rotarians and guests will join in a no host dinner at Luciano’s on 11 N Orchard St.
 
Ahavath Beth Israel’s building was moved in 2003 from State and 11th Streets in downtown Boise to a 5-acre campus at 11 North Latah Street. The move was done by the CM Company; which, is owned by the Sunrise Rotarian Dennis Robinson. The structure was originally built in 1896, making it the oldest synagogue still in operation West of the Mississippi river.
 
Mark you calendars for January 31st at 6pm, and plan to join us for a great evening of fun, information, and friendship!
On July 4th Boise Sunrise Rotary in partnership with the Nampa Rotary Club and the non-profit Because International delivered 294 pairs of "The Shoe That Grows" to a Girls' Education Club outside of Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique.  Each Club seeks to keep girls in school to complete a primary level education and provides the opportunity for a select few to obtain a secondary education, an all too rare occurrence in much of Mozambique.  Gorongosa National Park supports approximately 35 Girls' Clubs with a goal of expanding to 50 clubs by the end of the year.  For several of the girls, this is the first pair of shoes they have owned.  For the rest of the club these expandable shoes replace poorly made 'flip flops', providing not only a shoe that provides better protection but one which will last for up to five years as the owner’s foot continues to grow.  This successful event is another example of a lengthy list of Idaho-Gorongosa cooperative efforts … the Girls’ Education Program is managed by Larissa Sousa (red coat), big sister of Boise State sophomore Michel Sousa.
Boise Sunrise is providing to dictionaries to 3rd graders at six local elementary schools.  If you would like to help with the distribution later this fall, please contact Michael Faison.  The mission of the Dictionary Project is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and resourceful learners by providing them with their own personal dictionary. The dictionaries are a gift to each student to use at school and at home for years to come. Educators see third grade as the dividing line between learning to read and reading to learn, so we encourage our sponsors to give dictionaries each year to children in the third grade.
 
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Welcome to Boise Sunrise

Boise Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Riverside Hotel
2900 W Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID  83714
United States of America
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