Rotary Club of Boise East

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Boise East

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Smoky Mountain Pizza and Pasta
415 East Parkcenter Boulevard
Boise, ID  83706
United States
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Reclaim Table Rock moving ahead at a pace

Holiday giving to those in need, women and children at the BRM facility, City Light


Do you feel like you aren't getting anything out of Rotary? Having a hard time justifying your dues? Read on...


Tired of the hard-copy piling up on the coffee table? Check this out.


The Tablerock Committee will be meeting after our regular club meeting on November 18. If you are interested in being on this committee, or if you are just interested in learning the current status and plan of the project, please plan on attending. It should only take approximately 30 minutes. Contact Steve of Jeff with questions.



If you prefer to donate by check:

Make check payable to Rotary District 5400 Charitable Programs, Inc. and notate in memo “Tablerock Project” and include name and mailing address.

Mail check to:

Boise East Rotary Club

P.O. Box 5896

Boise, ID  83705


Checks over $25 will receive a tax  receipt back.



To keep up with Chelsea's exchange experience, please read her blog at




Tonight we met to witness Bob Stano's last meeting as Club President and welcome John Jameson into his new role as Club President 2014-2015. Bob handed out awards of appreciation to various club members for their efforts over the past year. Of particular highlight was the Boise East Founders Award which was presented to Mark Peters in recognition of all of his efforts with the Rotary Youth Exchange program.

MacKenzie Rodgers from the Alzheimer's Association Idaho Chapter presented information on Alzheimer's in Idaho. With an average of roughly 75% of us having experienced the impacts of Alzheimer's in some part of our lives, MacKenzie informed us of the various resources provided by the Alzheimer's Association. for more information, please go to Perhaps Boise East could muster a team for the annual Walk To End Alzheimer's this year.

Thank you MacKenzie for the interesting and informative presentation.



If you've ever attended a Rotary training event, you know that there is usually a table full of Rotary publications available for your perusal. One of those publications is The ABCs of Rotary.


The articles in this publication were originally published in the weekly newsletter of the Rotary Club of North Stockton. The author, Cliff Dochterman, was the RI President in 1992-1993.


Some of the articles are pretty interesting, given that these articles were compiled and published in 1993, just a few years after RI "allowed" women to become part of Rotary. How times have changed...


Boise East has a copy of The ABCs of Rotary available to borrow. Take some time to read through some of these articles. Even though they were written over 20 years ago, much of the information is pertinent, and it also gives a good historical context of Rotary. Or, here';s a link...



Service Above Self and One Profits Most Who Serves Best, trace back to the early days of the organization.

In 1911, He Profits Most Who Serves Best was approved as the Rotary motto at the second convention of the National Association of Rotary Clubs of America, in Portland, Oregon. It was adapted from a speech made by Rotarian Arthur Frederick Sheldon to the first convention, held in Chicago the previous year. Sheldon declared that "only the science of right conduct toward others pays. Business is the science of human services. He profits most who serves his fellows best."

The Portland convention also inspired the motto Service Above Self. During a convention outing on the Columbia River, Ben Collins, president of the Rotary Club of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, talked with Seattle Rotarian J.E. Pinkham about the proper way to organize a Rotary club, offering the principle his club had adopted: Service, Not Self. Pinkham invited Paul P. Harris, who also was on the boat trip, to join their conversation. Harris asked Collins to address the convention, and the phrase Service, Not Self was met with great enthusiasm.

At the 1950 RI Convention in Detroit, slightly modified versions of the two slogans were formally approved as the official mot­toes of Rotary: He Profits Most Who Serves Best and Service Above Self. The 1989  established Service Above Self as the principal motto of Rotary, because it best conveys the philosophy of unselfish volunteer service. He Profits Most Who Serves Best was modified by the 2004 Council to They Profit Most Who Serve Best and by the 2010 Council to its current wording, One Profits Most Who Serves Best.


The information above was taken directly from the RI website.


Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director of Membership
Director Public Relations
Director of Community Service
Director of Club Administration
Director Fundraising

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