July 10, 2024

story thumbnail
Installation of New Officers Celebration!
 
July is Rotary International "New Year New Leadership Month".
July Program Chairman:  Brandi Newton
July Sergeant-At-Arms:  Lisa Schultz
July Greeter:  Steve Cannon
 
 
July 10, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-07-09 06:00:00Z 0

Secure your Duck Race Vendor Booth Today!

story thumbnail

Fellow Rotarians,
 
We have a real opportunity to support local youth and promote your business or nonprofit through being a Duck Race Vendor!

Vendor fees are only $100, and all fees go to the Rotary Scholarship Fund for local students. If you were at our scholarship award luncheon, you know just how impactful these scholarships are, so spread the word and join us!!!  Secure your vendor spot for Saturday, August 10th, set up by 10 am and break down at 4 pm to join us for the Duck Drop.
Contact Amanda Poitevin at 208-569-4865 or email:  amanda.poitevin@gmail.com.
Secure your Duck Race Vendor Booth Today! Kristin Sanger 2024-07-09 06:00:00Z 0

July 2024 President's Messsage

story thumbnail
Greetings Rotary Family,
 
I am honored to fill the seat of Rotary President and will do my very best to serve you. I stand on the shoulders of all the great leaders that have served you before me and I strive to do my very best to support the club this year.  As the new President of our club, it is my pleasure to introduce our 2024/2025 Rotary Theme, "The Magic of Rotary"!  Webster's Dictionary defines Magic as "a noun, the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces." In Rotary's case, I would update that definition to a verb, the power of people, influencing the course of events through volunteerism and fundraising because of supernatural commitment to our community. I hope you can agree with me on this updated definition of "Magic", because you are powerful, and I look forward to tapping in to the energy and talent that each of you have to offer to support our Rotary goals and make magical change happen in our community. 
 
July 2024 President's Messsage Kristin Sanger 2024-07-09 06:00:00Z 0

June 26, 2024

story thumbnail
Farewell Program and Thank you to President Catherine Smith!
 
June is Rotary International "Rotary Fellowships Month" 
Program Chairman:  Greg Crockett
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Kevin Call
Greeter:  Bill O'Donnell
 
June 26, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-06-25 06:00:00Z 0

June 12, 2024

story thumbnail
Dr. Ken Krell - "The Forever Pandemic” 
 
June is Rotary International "Rotary Fellowships Month" 
Program Chairman:  Greg Crockett
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Kevin Call
Greeter:  TBD
 
June 12, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-06-07 06:00:00Z 0

Proposed New Club Members

PROPOSED NEW MEMBER
 
Ian Turner has been proposed for membership to the Rotary Club of Idaho Falls by Catherine Smith.  He is the Airport Director at the Idaho Falls Airport with a Rotary classification of Airline Services and he is a transfer from the Rotary Club of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
 
Rotarians in good standing with this club, per the bylaws, shall have seven days from this notice to provide written objection to the proposed member, along with stated reasons for objection, to any current member of the board. If any objection is filed, the board shall consider the objection at the next board meeting.
 
To propose new members to our club, please contact our membership chair Liza Leonard.
  
 
Proposed New Club Members Elaine Gray 2024-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

RYLA 2024

story thumbnail
This year our RYLA Committee chaired by Lorin Dixon has done a great job working with and enrolling two students to participate in the District 5400 Rotary Youth Leadership Award Program and attend the upcoming RYLA Conference.
 
What is RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy hosts incoming juniors through outgoing seniors in high school for a 4-day leadership camp at Camp Cascade in Donnelly, Idaho. 

We are looking for students of all backgrounds that want to experience personal growth and gain leadership experience.  Each student is matched with a sponsoring District 5400 Rotary  Club - there is no cost to the student.     When?  Friday July 12 - Monday July 15.
RYLA 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

June 2024 President's Message

story thumbnail

Dear Idaho Falls Rotary Club Members,

As June unfolds and we will begin to enjoy the summer's warmth and a break from the wind, I’m filled with a deep sense of gratitude for the journey we've embarked upon together over the past year. Serving as your President has been an honor and a privilege beyond measure.

Throughout this year, we've witnessed the power of community in action. Together, we've tackled challenges, celebrated triumphs, and forged lasting bonds that will continue to strengthen our Rotary family for years to come. We’ve accomplished our foundation giving goals to support the good work of Rotary locally and internationally from the Rotary Foundation. Thank you.

As my time as President draws to a close at the end of this month, I reflect on the countless moments of growth, collaboration, and service that have defined our collective experience. Each project, initiative, and meeting has been a testament to the dedication and passion of our members.

I extend my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you for your unwavering commitment to Rotary's mission of service above self. Your contributions, both big and small, have made a profound impact on the lives of those we serve and the communities we call home.

As we look ahead to the future, I am confident that the spirit of Rotary will continue to thrive in the capable hands of our incoming leadership. Together, let us remain steadfast in our pursuit of positive change and unwavering in our commitment to making a difference in the world.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your President. It has been a privilege I will forever cherish.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine

June 2024 President's Message Catherine Smith 2024-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

2024 Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race

story thumbnail
       
We kicked off the 33rd Annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race on May 22nd during our Club meeting.  It was a fun event with a parade including our Grand Prize a 2024 Kia Sportage sponsored by Stones KIA, First Prize a 2024 Can-Am Outlander XT 850 Platinum Silver 4 Wheeler sponsored by Idaho Central Credit Union, Idaho Falls Police Department, and the Idaho Falls Fire Department and many excited Rotarians!  We couldn't do it with Rotarian Kevin Call, affectionally known as our "Head Duck"!  Kevin, thank you will never be enough!
 
You can adopt your duck today on our website: www.duckrace.com/idahofalls.
                
2024 Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race Elaine Gray 2024-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

June 5, 2024

story thumbnail
Lee Radford, Chair of IF Redevelopment Agency, "Building Better Communities"
 
June is Rotary International "Rotary Fellowships Month" 
Program Chairman:  Greg Crockett
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Kevin Call
Greeter:  TBD

 
June 5, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-06-03 06:00:00Z 0

May 29, 2024

story thumbnail
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
May 29, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-05-28 06:00:00Z 0

DUCK RACE KICK-OFF EVENT!

story thumbnail
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

 

 
 
DUCK RACE KICK-OFF EVENT! Elaine Gray 2024-05-20 06:00:00Z 0

May 22, 2024

story thumbnail
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
May 22, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-05-20 06:00:00Z 0

May 15, 2024

story thumbnail
Ron Crone, Associate Laboratory Director for Materials and Fuels Complex at the Idaho National Laboratory, will present "Advanced Nuclear Reactors".
May 15, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-05-12 06:00:00Z 0

Duck Race Meeting

story thumbnail
  Our next Duck Race meeting will be immediately following our Rotary Meeting on Wednesday. Please plan to attend and be part of this great team led by Kevin Call.
Duck Race Meeting Elaine Gray 2024-05-08 06:00:00Z 0

May 2024 President's Message

story thumbnail

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

May 2024 President's Message Catherine Smith 2024-05-06 06:00:00Z 0

May 8, 2024

story thumbnail
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
 
May 8, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-05-05 06:00:00Z 0

May 1, 2024

story thumbnail
"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
 
 
 
May 1, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-04-26 06:00:00Z 0

Service Event at The Community Food Basket

story thumbnail
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.
 
 
 
Service Event at The Community Food Basket Elaine Gray 2024-04-20 06:00:00Z 0
April 17, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-04-16 06:00:00Z 0

April 24, 2024

story thumbnail
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
April 24, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-04-14 06:00:00Z 0

April 10, 2024

story thumbnail
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
April 10, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
2024 District 5400 Conference Elaine Gray 2024-04-02 06:00:00Z 0

April 2024 President's Message

story thumbnail

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

April 2024 President's Message Catherine Smith 2024-04-02 06:00:00Z 0

District 5400 Raffle 

It is District 5400's Raffle Time!
 
The Triple grand Prize is $10,000 of AAA travel to the winner, $5,000 of AAA Travel to the seller of the winning ticket, if you sell the ticket to yourself that is a total of $15,000 of travel, plus $5,000 to your club. An addition 25% Federal Income Tax withholding will be made in the winner's behalf. 
 
The Second Prize is a Condo for a week in Mexico plus $1000 for travel expenses. 
 
The third Prize is $500 at Best Buy. 
 

Every club and Rotarian should promote the raffle and purchase tickets. Try to sell tickets outside of our club. It is the District's number one fundraiser. $4 from each ticket goes back to the selling clubs if they have a representative at the District conference.  The raffle supports the Rotary Foundation via our Paul Harris match points program and the expenses of the President Elect Training in Seattle.  Tickets are available at our weekly Club meeting or contact President Elect Kristin Sanger or Vice President Stephen Boorman.
 
Please do your part and purchase a book or more of raffle tickets. Who knows who will win the Triple Grand Prize!
District 5400 Raffle Elaine Gray 2024-04-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Club of Idaho Falls Roster - 2024/25

story thumbnail
We are updating our Club Roster for the upcoming July 1, 2024 to July 1, 2025 year.  Please review your current member information in the current Club Roster (see pages 15-38) and let Secretary Bruce Turner or Executive Secretary Elaine Gray know of any updates necessary.  If you would like to update your member photo, please email Elaine Gray your updated photo at eegray54@gmail.com.  Thank you!
 
 
Rotary Club of Idaho Falls Roster - 2024/25 Elaine Gray 2024-04-01 06:00:00Z 0

April 3, 2024

story thumbnail
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
April 3, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-04-01 06:00:00Z 0

March 27, 2024

story thumbnail
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
March 27, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-03-23 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Blood Drive

story thumbnail
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
 
 
Rotary Blood Drive Elaine Gray 2024-03-19 06:00:00Z 0

March 20, 2024

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

 

March 20, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-03-19 06:00:00Z 0

March 13, 2024

story thumbnail
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

 

March 13, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-03-11 06:00:00Z 0

March 6, 2024

story thumbnail
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
March 6, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-03-04 07:00:00Z 0

Why should we continue to support the End Polio Now Campaign?

story thumbnail

Why should we continue to support the End Polio Now Campaign?

If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year!

Today, 20 million people who would otherwise be paralyzed by polio are walking, and 1.5 million people who would otherwise have died are alive.

Polio surveillance networks and vaccination campaigns also monitor children for other health problems, like vitamin deficiency and measles, so we can address them sooner.

The global effort to eradicate polio has already saved more than $27 billion in health care costs since 1988, and expects to save $14 billion more by 2050.

Polio eradication will be one of history’s greatest public health achievements, with polio following smallpox to become only the second human disease eradicated from the world.

Your Donation will help Rotary End Polio!

Why should we continue to support the End Polio Now Campaign? Mike O'Bleness 2024-03-04 07:00:00Z 0

 March 2024 President's Message

story thumbnail

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

March 2024 President's Message Elaine Gray 2024-03-04 07:00:00Z 0

February 28, 2024

story thumbnail
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
February 28, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-02-25 07:00:00Z 0

February 21, 2024

story thumbnail
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
February 21, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-02-20 07:00:00Z 0

February 14, 2024

story thumbnail
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
 
February 14, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-02-12 07:00:00Z 0

February 7, 2024

story thumbnail
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
 
February 7, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-02-05 07:00:00Z 0

Update on MAC Concessions Service Project

story thumbnail
Our Club has now completed 3 of our 5 service projects at the Mountain America Center. 
Three different groups of our members have served in the ToPo Tato Food Concessions Booth, with Brandi Newton, Kristin Sanger and Elaine Gray serving as the Team Leader.  Thank you - we appreciate your willingness to serve!
 
Our next MAC Concessions service project is scheduled for February 9, 2024 with Gray Augustus serving as the Team Leader.  Our 5th and final service project will be on February 16, 2024 and we could use a few more members to serve.  If you have not yet participated, please sign up to serve at this week's meeting.  Funds raised will benefit our Scholarship Program.
 
Thanks again to all that have served!
Update on MAC Concessions Service Project Elaine Gray 2024-02-05 07:00:00Z 0

Update From Arthur Kull, Chair International Service  

story thumbnail
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
 
Update From Arthur Kull, Chair International Service   2024-02-05 07:00:00Z 0

February 2024 President's Message

story thumbnail

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

February 2024 President's Message Elaine Gray 2024-02-05 07:00:00Z 0

January 31, 2024

story thumbnail
Scott Long, Assistant Business Manager, IBEW Local 57
 
January is Rotary International "Vocational Service" month
January Program Chair:    Dave Facer
January Greeter:     Chris Aspinall
January Sergeant-At-Arms:  Michelle Mallard   
 
January 31, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-01-29 07:00:00Z 0

January 24, 2024

story thumbnail
Paul Baker, CEO, Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce - An Update on the Chamber
January 24, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-01-22 07:00:00Z 0

January 17, 2024 - No Club Meeting

No Club Meeting on January 17th - Rotarians are encouraged to attend the Idaho Falls State of the City Address.  
 
The date is set for the 2024 annual Idaho Falls State of the City Address. The Greater Idaho Falls Association of REALTORS® (GIFAR) is hosting the City of Idaho Falls and Mayor Rebecca Casper for the address. The community is invited to the luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, at 11:30 a.m., where Mayor Casper will deliver her address.

The event will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites at 2005 South Fork Boulevard in Idaho Falls. The address is being held in conjunction with a luncheon with meal tickets for sale for $45 at www.gifar.org/SOTC/. There will also be seating for those who want to attend but not participate in the luncheon. The address will also be live-streamed on the City of Idaho Falls’ social media pages.

January 17, 2024 - No Club Meeting Elaine Gray 2024-01-08 07:00:00Z 0

The 2023 Great Snake River Greenbelt Holiday Light Parade was a huge success!

story thumbnail
The 2023 Great Snake River Greenbelt Holiday Light Parade was a huge success! Thank you to the community for supporting this new event, thank you to all of the participants that decorated their UTVs and helped make the 2023 Great Snake River Greenbelt Holiday Light Parade a great event for the community and to our wonderful Rotarians that once again 
showed up when we needed them! 
 
"We thought it went well.  We had over 300 machines and raised just over 2,500 pounds of donated canned food which will go to the Community Food Basket" said Kevin Call.
The 2023 Great Snake River Greenbelt Holiday Light Parade was a huge success! Elaine Gray 2024-01-08 07:00:00Z 0

MAC Concessions Service Project

story thumbnail
Our Club's first Mountain America Center service project was January 4, 2024.  Nine Club members served in the ToPo Tato Food Concessions Booth, focusing on Idaho potatoes, with Brandi Newton serving as the Team Leader.  They sold out french fries, funnel cake fries and corn dogs!  Rotarians showed off those stellar up-selling skills and customer service.  We expect to learn the amount we raised in tips soon and we will report back to the Club as soon as we know that number.  
 
Our next MAC Concessions service project is scheduled for January 20, 2024 with Kristin Sanger serving as the Team Leader.  Please sign up to serve at this weeks meeting for future dates as we have several additional dates and need all members to participate in this project.  Funds raised will benefit our Scholarship Program.
MAC Concessions Service Project Elaine Gray 2024-01-08 07:00:00Z 0

January 2024 President's Message

story thumbnail

Happy New Year! Embracing 2024 with "Every Rotarian, Every Year" Commitment

Dear Rotary Club Members,

I hope this message finds you in good health and spirits as we embark on the promising journey that is 2024. As we collectively step into the new year, I am filled with enthusiasm and gratitude for the incredible work our Rotary Club has accomplished and the positive impact we continue to make in our community.

Our commitment to service and the Rotary ideals has been unwavering, and I am confident that with the same spirit, we will achieve even greater heights in the coming months. As we set our sights on the future, I am excited to introduce the theme for this year: "Every Rotarian, Every Year."

This theme underscores the collective strength that each one of us brings to the Rotary Club. It emphasizes the idea that our combined efforts, no matter how big or small, contribute significantly to our shared goals. To sustain and enhance our impact, I am inviting each Rotarian to make a commitment to contribute $120 annually or $10 monthly towards our cause.

Your generous support will enable us to fund crucial projects, support community initiatives, and continue our mission of making a positive difference in the lives of those we serve. Together, we can truly embody the spirit of Rotary and amplify our impact.

I want to express my gratitude in advance to each Rotarian who chooses to participate in the "Every Rotarian, Every Year" initiative. Your dedication to our shared vision is what makes our Rotary Club a force for good in our community.

Let us step into 2024 with renewed energy, commitment, and a shared determination to create lasting change. Thank you for your continued dedication to the ideals of Rotary.

Yours in Rotary service,

Catherine Smith

January 2024 President's Message Catherine Smith 2024-01-08 07:00:00Z 0

January 10, 2024

story thumbnail
Dave Facer, Executive Director of the College of Eastern Idaho Foundation - "Update on CEI"
 
January is Rotary International "Vocational Service" month
January Program Chair:    Dave Facer
January Greeter:     Chris Aspinall
January Sergeant-At-Arms:  Michelle Mallard   
 
January 10, 2024 Elaine Gray 2024-01-07 07:00:00Z 0
December 20, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-12-18 07:00:00Z 0
December 13, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-12-11 07:00:00Z 0

Meals on Wheels December Volunteers 

Volunteer Drivers for Meals on Wheels!
 
December 5th volunteers are Lisa Burtenshaw & Lara Herway
December 12th volunteers are Cheryl & Henry O'Brien
December 19th volunteers are Lori Priest & Jan Karinen
December 26th volunteers are Lori Priest & Amanda Poitevin
 
Volunteer Information: Arrive at the Idaho Falls Senior Center no later than 10:30 am on your selected Tuesday. Upon arrival, you and your volunteer partner will:

Sign a confidentiality form (only for first-time volunteers)
Receive your route details (addresses of approximately 10 homes in need)
Collect pre-made meals in warming bags and/or coolers
Our weekly route remains consistent, with minimal changes. You can expect to complete the route by 12:00 pm, including returning the warming bags or coolers to the Idaho Falls Senior Center.
 
Join us in this rewarding experience, and together we can make a difference for our local seniors!
Meals on Wheels December Volunteers Elaine Gray 2023-12-04 07:00:00Z 0
Change of Locations to The Westbank Elaine Gray 2023-12-04 07:00:00Z 0

 December 2023 President's Message

story thumbnail

Dear Rotary Club Members,

As we approach the end of the year, I find myself reflecting on the importance of the holiday season and the joy it brings to our lives. This is a time when we come together with our loved ones, cherishing the moments that truly matter.

This December, let us celebrate the spirit of togetherness and the warmth of family bonds. The holiday season is a time to pause, appreciate, and create lasting memories with those who matter most. Whether it's sharing a meal, exchanging heartfelt gifts, or simply enjoying the company of our families, let us embrace the true meaning of this festive season.

As a Rotary Club, we are not just a community of professionals, but a family connected by shared values and a commitment to service. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, let's also remember the importance of giving back. As Rotarians, our commitment to service extends beyond our professional lives, and the holidays provide a unique opportunity to spread joy to those in need. Whether through charitable initiatives, community events, or acts of kindness, let us find ways to make a positive impact during this special time.

I wish each and every one of you a joyous holiday season filled with love, laughter, and meaningful connections. May this time with family and friends rejuvenate our spirits and prepare us for the opportunities and challenges that the new year may bring.

Thank you for your continued dedication to our Rotary Club, and I look forward to seeing you all in the coming year.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine Smith

December 2023 President's Message Catherine Smith 2023-12-04 07:00:00Z 0

December 6, 2023

Dr. Richard Nathan, Idaho Falls Infectious Diseases, is our speaker.  His topic is Infectious Diseases.
 
December is Rotary International "Disease Prevention & Treatment" month.
 
December Program Chair:    John Radford
December Greeter:     Abigail French
December Sergeant-At-Arms:     Jerry Scheid
 
 
 
 
December 6, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-12-04 07:00:00Z 0
November 29, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-11-29 07:00:00Z 0

November 15, 2023

story thumbnail
Festival of Trees at The Elks Lodge  
On November 15th the Rotary Club meeting will be at the Idaho Falls Festival of Trees. The event will take place at the Elks Lodge across the street from the Pinecrest Golf Course. When you arrive (any time after 10am) proceed to the pay station and let them know you are there for Rotary. They will check you off on the roster, stamp your hand and you will have full access to the Festival of Trees. You are also welcome to eat lunch at the Festival Cafe. At the register, let them know you are with Rotary and give them your name. Rotary will cover your lunch. For this special meeting Rotary is not covering the cost for guests. They are welcome to attend but will need to pay a $5.00 entry fee and pay for their own lunch. 
 
 
November 15, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-11-09 07:00:00Z 0

November 8, 2023

story thumbnail
Classification Talks with Stephen Boorman and Steve Cannon.
 
Tomorrow's CLUB MEETING LOCATION is:  Silverstar Skydeck (Entry Door 1, 2nd Floor) at the Mountain America Center.
 
November 8, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
November is Rotary International "Rotary Foundation" Month Elaine Gray 2023-11-07 07:00:00Z 0

The Great Snake River Greenbelt Light Parade 

An announcement from Kevin Call and the Duck Race Committee: 
The Idaho Falls Rotary Club has been invited to participate in a new Greenbelt experience. The Great Snake River Greenbelt Light Parade will be held December 22nd at 7:00 pm. The route will begin at Snake River Landing and the Mountain America Center(MAC) and continue for an 8 mile loop around the greenbelt up to highway 20 and back to Snake River Landing ending at the MAC. The light parade will stay on the pathways at all time. The Club has the opportunity to volunteer in a few areas. To join the light parade, bring 5 cans of food to the event with a light decorated side by side (UTV) on December 22nd at 7:00 pm. To watch the parade, locate yourself, chairs, and family anywhere on the greenbelt the night of December 22nd at 7:00 pm. To volunteer to help, contact Kevin Call or Catherine Smith.
 
The Great Snake River Greenbelt Light Parade Elaine Gray 2023-11-07 07:00:00Z 0

November 2023 President's Message

Posted on Nov 07, 2023
story thumbnail
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope this message finds you all in good health and filled with the spirit of service. It is with great enthusiasm that I draw your attention to one of the fundamental pillars of our organization, The Rotary Foundation. Mike O’Bleness kicked off our month of programming focusing on Rotary Foundation Month with a wonderful presentation last week. Mike asked all Rotarians to take action at a variety of stations and the results were the following:  
  • 16 club members acted and signed up to be either a Greeter, Sergeant-at-Arms, or Coordinate programs for a month
     
  •  5 club members took action and signed up for my Rotary accounts
     
  • 15 club members took action and signed up for Meals on Wheels and/or serving concessions at the Mountain America Center in the new year
     
  • Rotarians made 17 contributions for a total of $2,305 to help purchase bed linens for the Quido Children’s Hospital in Ecuador
     
  • 2 club members took action and opened a rotary direct account making monthly contributions
     
  • Many club members donated to end Polio Now
The Rotary Foundation has been at the heart of our service journey, driving positive changed and making a significant impact in our communities around the world. Through its support, we have been able to transform lives, provide clean water, promote peace and eradicate diseases.
 
Through the Foundation’s support, we have been able to transform lives, provide clean water, promote peace, and eradicate disease. It is a testament to the power of our collective action and commitment to Rotary’s mission: “Service Above Self.”
 
In the words of Rotary’s Founder, Paul Harris, “Whatever Rotary may mean to us, to the world it will be known by the results it achieves.” The Rotary Foundation embodies our collective efforts of what can be achieve when like-minded individuals come together for a common cause.
 
Together, we will Create Hope in the World.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Catherine
November 2023 President's Message Catherine Smith 2023-11-07 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Christmas Party Elaine Gray 2023-11-07 07:00:00Z 0

November 1, 2023

story thumbnail
Mike O'Bleness - Rotary Foundation Presentation
CHANGE OF LOCATION TODAY - WE WILL MEET AT THE WESTBANK!
 
Rotary is made up of people of action. We focus our action on eight areas:
Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene 
Saving mothers and children
Protecting the environment
Fighting disease
Supporting education
Growing local economies
Ending polio forever
Peace and conflict resolution

For Rotary, or any successful organization, to have an impact on the community and world you need to have a solid foundation. Our Club has two foundations to help us take action and create a positive impact in our community and the World. I will describe these foundations and how we as people of action can support and use these foundations to build a better community and world. Come prepared to learn and to take action!
November 1, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-10-30 06:00:00Z 0

October 25, 2023

story thumbnail
Mayor Rebecca Casper and Catherine Smith -  "Economic Outlook of Idaho Falls"

 
October 25, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-10-23 06:00:00Z 0

October 18, 2023

story thumbnail
   
Micah Austin, City of Ammon Administrator -  Update on the City of Ammon

Presentation on new, current, and ongoing developments in the City of Ammon, new strategic planning and long-range planning efforts, and updates on the fiber optic system.

October 18, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-10-18 06:00:00Z 0
October 11, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-10-09 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ice Cream Social Was a Great Success! Elaine Gray 2023-10-02 06:00:00Z 0

October 2023 President's Message

story thumbnail

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Rotarians,

A fresh new season to deliciously relish is here with crunchy leaves under our feet and cool mornings of fresh Idaho air fills our lungs. Over the next few weeks our beautiful city is sure to delight as trees lining our parks and neighborhoods turn a bright marigold and honey bronze.

Our Idaho Falls community is a host to a diverse economy that is the focus of October programs chaired by Amanda Logan based in Economic and Community Development. This topic is a designated Area of Focus from Rotary International. Much of Rotary’s work begins in communities and continues globally. We work together to improve the communities and economic conditions of people around the world. We will start locally this month will kicking off with a Classification Talk from Brad Cramer and Brock Pence. Two very familiar faces in our Club who have each contributed uniquely to our Club’s benefit and directly to our local community through their professional roles. Many of our Rotarians have expressed the Classification Talks are their favorite program each month. As a Club of People of Action, this doesn’t surprise me in the least. What a treat it is to enjoy a lunch program with a glimpse into the personal lives of our fellow Rotarians.

Rotary International developed the Areas of Focus to guide the conversations and funding opportunities to meet the Club’s locally where they can actively engage. I see this as an opportunity for our Club to move the dial for progress and wellbeing without having to do it all. Knowing we are part of a larger network of 1.4 million Rotarians around the globe working to fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water, save mothers & children, support education and protect the environment connects us all through service.

This month, October, we focus on community and will learn each week how Rotary is being woven into the community through our Meals on Wheels deliveries and soon to come concession service at the Mountain America Center to raise funding for scholarships. Soon, we will be packing backpacks with the United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County and providing $2500 in grant dollars from our District Grant to support their mission of supporting education, health, and financial stability as the building blocks of a good life.

I can’t wait to see you each Wednesday at lunch and thank you as I know we each continue to Create Hope in the World every day in our actions and services.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine

October 2023 President's Message Catherine Smith 2023-10-02 06:00:00Z 0

Bed Linens for Children’s Hospital in Quito, Ecuador

Bed Linens for Children’s Hospital in Quito, Ecuador
Following last week’s presentation by the Rotary Delegation from Quito, Ecuador, there is a need to provide bed linens for 372 beds in the Quito Children’s Hospital at a total cost of $8,556. During their visit to the Boise area Rotary clubs, they raised a little over $5,000. That being a very worthwhile project, we would like to provide them with the remaining $3,500 and hope you will help with a generous donation.
Please make your checks payable to the “Rotary Club No. 380 Charitable Foundation”.
Thank you!
Arthur Kull – Chair, International Service Committee
 
Bed Linens for Children’s Hospital in Quito, Ecuador Arthur Kull 2023-10-02 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary Ice Cream Social - CHANGE OF DATE Elaine Gray 2023-09-27 06:00:00Z 0

September 27, 2023

story thumbnail
Rotarians From Ecuador - Presentation on their club and international projects in Ecuador

We are fortunate to have Rotarians from Ecuador join us and share with us about their work to make the world a better place, primarily by bringing clean water to remote villages in Ecuador.                 

September 27, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-09-25 06:00:00Z 0

October 4, 2023

story thumbnail
Classification Talks with Brad Cramer and Brock Pence.
Learn about Rotarians Brad Cramer and Brock Pence in this fun Classifications Talk.
 
October is Rotary International "Economic and Community Development" month.
October Program Chair:  Amanda Logan
October Greeter:  Cheryl O'Brien
October Sergeant-At-Arms:  Ken Taylor
 
Our meeting location:  Blue Cross of Idaho Conference Center (entry door No. 4) at the Mountain America Center.
 
October 4, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-09-20 06:00:00Z 0
September 20, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-09-20 06:00:00Z 0

September 13, 2023

story thumbnail
IF School Dist 91 Superintendent, Karla LaOrange - The Vision and Educational Challenges for Idaho Falls School District 91
September 13, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-09-11 06:00:00Z 0

September 2023 President's Message

story thumbnail

Rotarians,

September is here as we return to our desks from a long and (hopefully) relaxing three-day Labor Day weekend. I trust you are as excited as I to jump into our Rotary programs and activities for the month.

The Hope Squad, a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program on September 6th will open our month of programming Chaired by Margaret Wimborne. The month focuses on Basic Education and Literacy and the weeks of programs lined up for our Club will inspire and remind us all that we are People of Action. There are many good things, good people, and good kids acting in our community focused on hope and peace. When we nurture peace, opportunities, and one another, we help heal the world and create lasting change.

In the latest issue of The Rotary Magazine, please take a few extra minutes to read pages 16 – 17. If there’s any question of how peace is being spread around the world, the handful of stories on the pages will provide you details of the hopeful work around the global.

What’s more is 333 million dollars were awarded in global service grants and initiatives in 2020 – 2021. Connecting 1.4 million Rotarians worldwide. Serving our communities with 47 million hours last year.

Here in Idaho Falls, we hope to connect people, support the transformation of our greenspaces and fund sustainable projects.

This month as we align our actions with our focus on Basic Education and Literacy, we will launch our partnership with the United Way Idaho Falls & Bonneville County and District 91’s Backpack Project. Our Club’s District 5400 Grant application was successful for a total funded project of approximately $2500. Members will be invited to participate by helping pack backpacks and make deliveries to the schools. The backpacks will be full of necessities for school aged children who need help the most. Focusing and learning in school has been proven to be difficult for children who are hungry. This project will help support the efforts currently underway by the United Way Idaho Falls & Bonneville County. We are grateful to help.

The beauty of Rotary is you, the Rotarian, can decide what projects and service you want to be part of. In The Rotary Magazine, the global perspective of opportunities are at your fingertips. In Idaho Falls, our Community Service committee co-chaired by Jeremy Crook and Emily Fitzpatrick Harris, sit with you each week and are accessible for ideas and collaboration. Just ask and engage!

We will round out a full month of inspiring programs, service and fun with an ice-cream social and french fry gathering at Kevin & Kelly Call’s car barn just off Sunnyside Road on September 21st at 6 pm. I can’t wait to see you and your families there.

Yours in Rotary,

Catherine

September 2023 President's Message Catherine Smith 2023-09-05 06:00:00Z 0

September 6, 2023

story thumbnail
Ryan Cook and members of Idaho Falls High School's Hope Squad will talk about this peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. 
September 6, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-08-31 06:00:00Z 0

August 30, 2023

story thumbnail
President Catherine Smith and Past President Liza Leonard will provide a "Melbourne Recap Presentation" of the recent Rotary International Convention they attended.
August 30, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-08-28 06:00:00Z 0
August 23, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-08-21 06:00:00Z 0

August 16, 2023

story thumbnail
This week our meeting will be all about the 32nd Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race that took place last Saturday. We will be joined by the winner of the Grand Prize, First and Second Prizes for presentation of the prizes.  MEETING LOCATION:  Silverstar Skydeck (Entry Door 1, 2nd Floor) at the Mountain America Center.
 
August 16, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-08-14 06:00:00Z 0

August 9, 2023

story thumbnail
This week's Club meeting is all about the upcoming 32ND ANNUAL GREAT SNAKE RIVER GREENBELT DUCK RACE!  We are excited to have Gloria Miller Allen attend as our guest.  Gloria has donated one of her original paintings every year since the Duck Race began and she will bring this year's painting with her to the meeting.
August 9, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-08-07 06:00:00Z 0

August 2023 President's Message

story thumbnail

Rotarians,

Every year, when the last few days of July wind down and the calendar changes to August, I’m amazed at how fast summer passes. We are hearty Idahoans and I routinely say we tolerate winters in Idaho to celebrate Idaho summers. For those of us who recreate and enjoy the snow during the winter, we know wintertime is a wonderful treat, too. However, there is something so sweet about Idaho summers and the cool evenings we all have the pleasure of enjoying.

August 2023 President's Message Catherine Smith 2023-08-01 06:00:00Z 0

Idaho Falls Rotary Club Updates from the President’s Desk

story thumbnail

· Club dues will increase $10 a quarter for each Rotarian beginning October 1, 2023. The increase in dues annually will be $40. With the rising costs we all have experienced, Rotary has not been immune. Increasing our dues will allow the Club to maintain operations while still providing important service opportunities to our members and supporting the work and programs we are passionate about. If you have concerns or would like to review the budget approved by the Idaho Falls Rotary Club board of directors, please email (cath.a.smith@icloud.com) or call me at 208-520-4941.

· Zoom meetings will be discontinued for weekly meetings as of 7/31/2023. Rotary focuses on fellowship and member engagement and while we know a Zoom meeting is convenient at times, we want to see our fellow Rotarians in person, each week, at lunch. Please see Catherine, Kristin or Stephen with any concerns.

Idaho Falls Rotary Club Updates from the President’s Desk Catherine Smith 2023-08-01 06:00:00Z 0

Rotary Picnic

story thumbnail
Please join us for our annual Idaho Falls Rotary Club picnic, at the Idaho Falls Zoo on Thursday, August 3rd from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm. Admission is free:) This is a family-friendly event with a Hawaiian-style dinner provided and delicious Farrs ice cream!!! Animal Ambassadors will be wandering throughout the park, and the entire zoo plus the children's zoo will be available for you and your family to enjoy. Please RSVP through the survey link below:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SRWCCS2
IF Rotary Picnic Attendance, Thursday, August 3rd

 
 
Rotary Picnic Kristin Sanger 2023-07-31 06:00:00Z 0

A Foundation To Build On

story thumbnail
The Idaho Falls Rotary Club has a long history of supporting the Foundation of Rotary International. This Year Catherine Smith, our club president, has asked our members to renew our efforts to support. President Smith has challenged all club members to contribute at least $10.00 a month or $120.00 a year.
 
 
 
 
A Foundation To Build On Mike O'Bleness 2023-07-31 06:00:00Z 0

August 2, 2023

story thumbnail
Brandi Newton, Idaho Falls Arts Council Presentation.  
Brandi Newton and others from IFAC will present the new season.
August 2, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-07-27 06:00:00Z 0

July 19, 2023

Posted on Jul 17, 2023
story thumbnail
Kerry Hammon and Eric Day, members of the Governor's Emergency Medical Services Sustainability Task Force (EMSSTF)  - "EMS Task Force".
July 19, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-07-17 06:00:00Z 0
"New Year/New Leadership" Installation of Officers 2023/2024 Elaine Gray 2023-07-10 06:00:00Z 0
June 28, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-06-26 06:00:00Z 0

June 21, 2023

Posted on Jun 19, 2023
story thumbnail
Brian Ziel, Director of Marketing at Mountain View Hospital and Idaho Community Hospital "Preventing a trip to the hospital one pedal, one helmet at a time".

 

June 21, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-06-19 06:00:00Z 0
June 14, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-06-12 06:00:00Z 0

Duck Race Meeting

story thumbnail
There will be a Duck Race Meeting immediately following the Club meeting on Wednesday!  
Duck Race Meeting 2023-06-07 06:00:00Z 0

June 7, 2023

Posted on Jun 04, 2023
story thumbnail
Abigail French, Rotary Scholarship Program - Presentation of Scholarships

 

June 7, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-06-04 06:00:00Z 0

May 31, 2023

Posted on May 30, 2023
story thumbnail
David Pettyjohn, Director Idaho Humanities Council, Topic "Council Update".  
David Pettyjohn became the Executive Director of the Idaho Humanities Council in January 2018. Prior to that, he served as Executive Director of Preservation Oklahoma, a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and coordinating historic preservation activities in the state. Prior to joining Preservation Oklahoma, he served 11 years (2001-2012) as Program Officer and later as Assistant Director for the Oklahoma Humanities Council. He holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from the University of Tulsa.  He currently serves on the board of the Federation of State Humanities Councils and was elected Secretary in 2022.
May 31, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-05-30 06:00:00Z 0

ALL DUCKS ON DECK FOR THE DUCK RACE KICKOFF!!!

Posted on May 22, 2023
story thumbnail
Duck Race Kickoff Day is Wednesday, May 24th!!!  
 
Hooray! The Duck Race is Back! Join us for the 32nd Annual Great Snake River Greenbelt Duck Race kickoff Event!  We are excited to partner with Stones KIA this year as our Grand Prize Sponsor of a 2023 KIA Seltos!!!  Special Guests will include WWII Military 'Warbirds' Flyover at 12:45 pm sharp, Stones KIA with the Grand Prize, Idaho Central Credit Union with the First Prize 2023 Suzuki King Quad 4 Wheeler, Idaho Falls Fire Department and the Idaho Falls Police Department. Don't miss this important event at Rotary!

 

ALL DUCKS ON DECK FOR THE DUCK RACE KICKOFF!!! Elaine Gray 2023-05-22 06:00:00Z 0
Vandal Summer Kick-Off in Idaho Falls June 22nd Catherine Smith 2023-05-01 06:00:00Z 0

April 5, 2023

story thumbnail
Jed Thomas and Rich Kirkham, Rotary Club of Pocatello, will present "Ghana Well and NICU Projects".
April 5, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-04-05 06:00:00Z 0
We Are Moving! Elaine Gray 2023-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
Friendly Reminder Kristin Sanger 2023-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
2023 District Celebration Elaine Gray 2023-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
Duck Race Meeting Elaine Gray 2023-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
ClubRunner Anniversary Date Elaine Gray 2023-04-03 06:00:00Z 0
Rotary District Raffle Elaine Gray 2023-03-07 07:00:00Z 0

March 22, 2023

story thumbnail
David Richards, Idaho Falls Water Superintendent - "Public Water System Management, A Drink From The Firehose".
March 22, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
March 8, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
March 1, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-02-27 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Food Drive

story thumbnail
 
The Idaho Falls Rotary Club is hosting a food drive, throughout the year, to collect items for the Behavioral Health Crisis Center (BHCC). Fresh food items are needed on a weekly basis, while monthly items can be collected in bulk. Please bring items for donation to our weekly club meetings.
 
If you have any questions, please contact Emily FitzPatrick Harris at efitzpatrick@idahofalls.gov.
                                   
Rotary Food Drive Elaine Gray 2023-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
February 22, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-02-20 07:00:00Z 0
Classification Talks With Cheryl O'Brien & Jay Kunze Elaine Gray 2023-02-15 07:00:00Z 0
February 15, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-02-13 07:00:00Z 0

February 8, 2023

Posted on Feb 08, 2023
story thumbnail
Emma Verhofstad,  a Rotary Exchange Student,  will provide us with a Netherlands Presentation..
February 8, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-02-08 07:00:00Z 0
Rotary Canned Food Drive Elaine Gray 2023-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
January 25, 2023 Elaine Gray 2023-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
January is Rotary International Vocational Service Month Elaine Gray 2023-01-03 07:00:00Z 0
Save The Date! Elaine Gray 2022-12-05 07:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays! Elaine Gray 2022-12-05 07:00:00Z 0

December 7, 2022

Posted on Dec 05, 2022
story thumbnail
Wednesday's Program:  Larry Cudmore, Founder Champs Heart, "Serving A Unique Need In Our Community".
December 7, 2022 Elaine Gray 2022-12-05 07:00:00Z 0

November 2022

story thumbnail
November 2022
Greeter:  Lisa Burtenshaw
Sergeant-At-Arms:  Todd Mary
November 2022 Elaine Gray 2022-10-31 06:00:00Z 0
October 2022 Greeter & Sgt-At-Arms Elaine Gray 2022-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
October Trivia Elaine Gray 2022-10-04 06:00:00Z 0
Greeter & Sgt-At-Arms Elaine Gray 2022-08-24 06:00:00Z 0
June 22, 2022 Elaine Gray 2022-06-06 06:00:00Z 0
Verified Charities Working To Help Ukrainians Amid Invasion Elaine Gray 2022-03-24 06:00:00Z 0

December 8,  2021

Posted on Nov 17, 2021
story thumbnail
Wednesday's Program: Chip Schwarze will present "The Business Community - The Impact & Recovery of Covid 19 
December 8, 2021 Elaine Gray 2021-11-17 07:00:00Z 0
September 29, 2021 Elaine Gray 2021-09-26 06:00:00Z 0
Walk to End Alzheimer's 2021-08-23 06:00:00Z 0
Restaurant of the Month: Pachangas Kerry Hammon 2021-06-02 06:00:00Z 0
Youth Service Month Kerry Hammon 2021-05-04 06:00:00Z 0
World Immunization Week Kerry Hammon 2021-04-24 06:00:00Z 0
RESCHEDULED Riverwalk Clean-up Service Project Kerry Hammon 2021-04-13 06:00:00Z 0
Idaho Falls Power Installs "End Poles" for Heritage Park Project Kerry Hammon 2021-04-01 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome to our new website! Kerry Hammon 2015-04-16 06:00:00Z 0