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Idaho Falls

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
The Westbank Convention Center
525 River Parkway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402
United States of America
The 1st Wed. of the month is our Club Meeting. The 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed. of the month we have presentations from various speakers.
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ALL DUCKS ON DECK FOR THE DUCK RACE KICK-OFF EVENT!!!
 
When:  Wednesday May 22, 2024
Time:    Directly after Club Meeting at 12:40 p.m.
 
We are kicking off the 33rd Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race this year with a fun filled event!
 
Special guests joining us at this event:
  • WWII Military "Warbirds" Flyover
  • Stones KIA with the Grand Prize - “2024 KIA Sportage" - photo below.
  • Idaho Central Credit Union with the 1st Prize - "2024 Can-Am Outlander XT 4 Wheeler"
  • Idaho Falls Fire Department
  • Idaho Falls Police Department

 

 
 
INL presents “INL at 75” with Liza Raley, Tour Ambassador at the Idaho National Laboratory.
 
May is Rotary International "Youth Service" Month.
May Program Chairman:  Liza Leonard
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Arthur Kull
Greeter:  Karen Lansing
INL presents “Our Future Workforce” with Sunshine Shepherd, K-12 STEM Coordinator, and Heather Nunamaker, Workforce Development Specialist at the Idaho National Laboratory.
 
May is Rotary International "Youth Service" Month.
May Program Chairman:  Liza Leonard
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Arthur Kull
Greeter:  Karen Lansing
Ron Crone, Associate Laboratory Director for Materials and Fuels Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory, will present "Advanced Nuclear Reactors".

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

As we embrace the vibrant spirit of May, I find myself reflecting on the immense impact our Rotary Club continues to have on our community and beyond. It's a time of renewal, growth, and unwavering dedication to our shared values of service and fellowship. Sunshine is on its way to Idaho Falls and our glorious Idaho summer will soon be here. Nothing beats an Idaho summer.

This month, let us celebrate the incredible strides we've made together, whether it's through our ongoing service projects, fundraising efforts, or the meaningful connections we've fostered. Each action, no matter how small, contributes to the greater good and reinforces the core principles that define us as Rotarians. The Great Snake River Duck Race will once again kick off on May 22nd during our lunch. Stay tuned as the grand prize from Stone’s Kia is announced, along with more incredible packages and prizes that will be awarded.

Liza Leonard has pulled together a wonderful slate of presenters for this month including the heartwarming program of scholarships the Club will award and rounding out the month with programs from INL highlighting the innovative and collaborative work of energy research and workforce development. All the programs will enrich and inform us as we continue our work in our day-to-day lives and community.

As we navigate the challenges and opportunities ahead, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to making a positive difference in the lives of those around us. I encourage each of you to seize the opportunities this month brings to connect, collaborate, and create lasting change. Together, there's no limit to what we can achieve.

Thank you for your continued dedication and service to our Rotary Club. Wishing you all a May filled with joy, purpose, and endless possibilities.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine

Rotary Scholarship Program will be presented by Abigail French, our Club Scholarship Committee Chairperson.
 
May is Rotary International "Youth Service" Month.
May Program Chairman:  Liza Leonard
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Arthur Kull
Greeter:  Karen Lansing
 
"Voices of Democracy" Law Day and the Liberty Bell Award.  Lee Radford, Parsons Behle and Latimer, is our speaker.
 
May is Rotary International "Youth Service" Month.
May Program Chairman:  Liza Leonard
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Arthur Kull
Greeter: Karen Lansing
 
 
 
ROTARIANS - We have a new service project at The Community Food Basket!
 
When:  Friday April 26th from 6-8 pm 
Where:  The Community Food Basket Warehouse located at 1895 N. Boulevard, Idaho Falls, ID
Who:  Rotarians, Spouse or Partner, Adult Children, Friends - all help is appreciated!  Bring a stapler if you have one!
 
The Community Food Basket needs to Fold and Staple 44,000 grocery bags generously donated by local businesses, to postcards for the National Association of Letter Carriers Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive that will be held Saturday May 11th!!
 
Rotarians, along with The Exchange Club of Idaho Falls and the Civitans Club of Idaho Falls, have been invited to be a part of this effort by going to their warehouse located at 1895 N Boulevard for a Stapling Party-Palooza!!!    Bring Staplers if you got em'. They have the staples, bags and cards. Volun-tell your friends and loved ones to join in!
 
With the need being way up, the cost of food being way up, and donations being way down, they are counting on this drive to help them help others.
 
 
 
Lara Herway, Executive Director of the Idaho Falls Civic Center - Topic: "Frontier Center For The Performing Arts Project"
 
April is Rotary International "Environment" month.
April Program Chair:    Jerry Schield & Carrie Scheid
April Greeter:   Miranda Marquit  
April Sergeant-At-Arms:  Todd Mary
Dave Lent, Idaho Senator, District 33 - Topic:  "Idaho Legislative Update"
 
April is Rotary International "Environment" month.
April Program Chair:    Jerry Schield & Carrie Scheid
April Greeter:   Miranda Marquit  
April Sergeant-At-Arms:  Todd Mary

Dear Fellow Rotarians,

As we step into the month of April, I am filled with gratitude for the dedication and enthusiasm each of you brings to our Rotary community. It is through our collective efforts that we continue to make a meaningful impact on the lives of those around us.

This month, let us renew our commitment to Rotary's core values of service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. These values guide us as we tackle the challenges facing our communities and work towards building a better world for all.

I encourage each of you to take advantage of the opportunities for service and engagement that our club provides. Whether it's participating in the upcoming blood drive, the Ronald McDonald Family Room service project, attending our weekly Rotary meetings, or connecting with fellow members, let us seize the chance to make a difference together.

As we reflect on the Club’s incredible achievements and look ahead to the opportunities in the future, let us remain steadfast in our dedication to Rotary's mission. Together, we can continue to be a force for positive change in our communities and beyond.

Thank you for your ongoing commitment to Rotary, and I look forward to another month of service, fellowship, and making a difference together.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine

Justin Hayes, Executive Director Conservation League - "Idaho Salmon and Dams; What Does the Future Hold?"
 
April is Rotary International "Environment" month.
 
April Program Chair:    Jerry Schield & Carrie Scheid
April Greeter:   Miranda Marquit  
April Sergeant-At-Arms:  Todd Mary
Chris Fredericksen, Idaho Falls Public Works Director - "Water, Wastewater & Sanitation"
 
March is Rotary International "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" month.
March Program Chair:    Karen Lansing
March Greeter:     Kim Lee
March Sergeant-At-Arms:  Jan Karinen
Rotary Club of Idaho Falls Blood Drive
 
When:   April 3, 2024 - 11:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m
Where:  Idaho Falls Red Cross Donation Center, 1165 E. 17th Street, Idaho Falls, ID
 
For an appointment, please visit redcrossblood.org.
Sponsor code - ROTARYIF   
Or contact Jeremy Crook
 
 
Austin Black, Planning & Zoning Administrator, Bonneville County Planning & Zoning
 
March is Rotary International "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" month.
March Program Chair:    Karen Lansing
March Greeter:     Kim Lee
March Sergeant-At-Arms:  Jan Karinen

 

Dear Rotary Club Members,

As we step into the month of March, our focus this month revolves around a theme that resonates deeply with our commitment to service and transformative impact – "Water and Sanitation."

Water is a fundamental human right, and access to clean and safe water is crucial for the well-being of communities around the globe. This month, we have a unique opportunity to learn about water and how Idaho Falls is providing a readily available and healthy supply of water to our community. We are fortunate to have this luxury at our fingertips at the turn of a knob in our homes.

In many parts of the world, access to clean water remains a challenge, affecting not only the physical health but also the overall development and prosperity of communities. As members of Rotary, we stand united in our mission to make a difference, and our dedication to water and sanitation projects allows us to be catalysts for positive change.

Through our collaborative efforts, we have the power to transform lives, ensuring that families no longer have to struggle for a basic necessity that many of us often take for granted. Clean water not only prevents waterborne diseases but also empowers communities by unlocking opportunities for education, economic development, and improved overall well-being.

As we embark on this month's initiatives, let us remember that every drop counts. Whether it's supporting existing projects, initiating new ones, or raising awareness within our local communities, each action contributes to the larger goal of creating a world where everyone has access to safe and clean water.

Together, we have the power to be a force for good, turning the tide for communities in need. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to Rotary's ideals, and let us make March a month of meaningful strides towards a world where water is not a privilege but a universal right.

Yours in service,

Catherine

Bear Prairie, General Manager of Idaho Falls Power and Idaho Falls Fiber - "The Value of Water and Its Nexus to Electric Power".
 
March is Rotary International "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" month.
March Program Chair:    Karen Lansing
March Greeter:     Kim Lee
March Sergeant-At-Arms:  Jan Karinen

 

President Elect Kristin Sanger will present - "Come Discover Your Rotary Why"  
 
March is Rotary International "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" month.
March Program Chair:    Karen Lansing
March Greeter:     Kim Lee
March Sergeant-At-Arms:  Jan Karinen
Lisa Evans, Assistant Director of the Idaho Falls School District 91 CTEC "Report on Career & Technical Education Center"
   
February is Rotary International "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution" month.
February Program Chair:    Mark Young
February Greeter:   Lori Priest
February Sergeant-At-Arms:  Josh Johnson
Dr. Colin Johnson, ISU Political Science Professor,  "Our Geopolitical Climate"
 
February is Rotary International "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution" month.
February Program Chair:    Mark Young
February Greeter:   Lori Priest
February Sergeant-At-Arms:  Josh Johnson
Cher Stone is our speaker and her topic is Building Better Relationships.  Valentines Day Program - members are encouraged to bring their spouse or sweetheart to today's luncheon.
 
February is Rotary International "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution" month.
February Program Chair:    Mark Young
February Greeter:   Lori Priest
February Sergeant-At-Arms:  Josh Johnson
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
Here is an update on the two projects our Club is working on with the Pocatello Rotary Club’s World Service Committee.
 
“The joint World Service Committees of Pocatello and Idaho Falls are committed to fund two new projects, this time in Peru:
 
1.         Tree Planting Project. “Rotarians to Work Together to plant Polylepsis trees in Peru to Honor Sacred Apu Anccara Mountain (Machu Picchu Rotary Club: Polylepsis trees grow bets above 8,000 ft)  The Idaho Rotary team plans to work with the Machu Picchu Rotary Club to plant trees in the high Andes mountains near Machu Picchu, to combat deforestation and promote sustainable development.  In a joint effort to honor the natural beauty and spiritual significance of Apu Anccara Mountain, the local Rotary Club recently organized a tree-planting project in the high Andean mountains of Peru.  Apu Anccara is located in the Cusco region of Peru, not far from Machu Picchu.  It is considered sacred by the local people and is believed to be home to a variety of spirits and deities. The mountain is also a powerful spiritual site, often visited by pilgrims who come to pray and make offerings.”
 
2.         Lima Cancer Center Family Housing Project (Lima Rotary Club Pango): Peru has only one cancer treatment hospital. A compassionate Catholic priest has taken it upon himself to address the hardship faced by poor families traveling from distant villages for their loved ones’ treatment in Lima. He sponsors three homes that offer free accommodations to these families. There is a need to maintain and improve these facilities as well as supplying them with bedding supplies, hygiene products and food items.”
 
The following link shows videos of the projects:
Tree planting: https://sites.google.com/view/rotaryworldservice/peru
Lima Cancer Center Family Housing: a description of the project is available on the same website as above, plus at the following one: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=589628753351007&set=pcb.589629036684312.
 
For donations, please make your checks out to the “Rotary Club No. 380 Charitable Association, Inc.”
 
Thank you.
 
Arthur Kull
Chair - International Service 
Rotary Club of Idaho Falls
Mobile: +1 (208) 680-0680
 

Rotarians,

Peace and the prevention and resolution of conflicts hold significant importance in the Rotary calendar during the month of February. This is attributed to the commemoration of the inaugural Rotary meeting on February 23, 1905, now recognized as World Understanding and Peace Day.

This historic gathering laid the foundation for our organization's profound dedication to promoting World Understanding and Peace. In recognition of this commitment, February 23rd is now designated as World Understanding and Peace Day within the Rotary community.

In a world that often faces complex challenges, Rotary's emphasis on peace is more vital than ever. It serves as a beacon, guiding us to actively engage in conflict prevention and resolution, contributing to the betterment of our global community.

As members of the Rotary Club of Idaho Falls, let us use this month to renew our commitment to the ideals of peace and understanding. Through our collective efforts, we can continue to make a positive impact and work towards a more harmonious world.

Thank you for your dedication to Rotary's principles and for being ambassadors of peace within our community and beyond.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine Smith

Jan Brown, Member of the Board of Directors of the Friends of Harriman State Park -  "Community Building - A True Story of Peacemaking"
 
February is Rotary International "Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution" month.
February Program Chair:    Mark Young
February Greeter:   Lori Priest
February Sergeant-At-Arms:  Josh Johnson
 
 
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