JUNE 2019 District Bulletin    

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From the Governor's Desk
HAMBURGERS IN HAMBURG?
 
I’ve eaten and enjoyed a lot of delicious hamburgers in my life.  And now I will never think about hamburgers again without smiling about some very fond memories of my recent trip to the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. 
 
What an inspiring event!  I learned so much.  And did I mention HAMBURGERS? Oh Yes! They really do have the best hamburgers in the world in Hamburg Germany! 
I will always remember with great culinary fondness the ‘Farmer Burger’ I ate with my fellow District 5400 attendees, at Dulf’s Burgers in Hamburg. Made from red-white heifer, fresh Lollo Bionada lettuce, fried egg, cheddar marinated bacon, and homemade coleslaw, the Farmer Burger is worth every euro.  YUM! 
 
And best of all I shared the memory with all my fellow D5400 Rotarians as we came together to ‘eat a memory’ at Dulf’s.  Many of us from D5400 had never met each other before, but when you put a delicious hamburger in front of Idaho Rotarians it's funny how everyone becomes instant friends! 
 
THE POWER OF ONE.  In all the fun, I never stopped to think that one of America’s favorite foods originated in Hamburg, Germany.  The delicious hot ground beef sandwich, known universally as the ‘hamburger’ has been shared around the world, has brought smiles to faces everywhere, but it has nothing to do with ham.  Did you ever stop to think that somebody came up with the original idea for the hamburger?  One person thought of it!  People liked it. The idea spread. 
 
And that is how it is with a good Rotary project.  Someone comes up with an idea … a well is dug, a neighborhood gets a playground, a polio vaccine is administered to a child … and lives are changed forever. 
 
Yet few remember that one person who came up with the idea.  And that's OK! That's how good Rotary projects are too!  Someone comes up with an idea, a club rallies around it, the idea spreads and people's lives are changed for the good.
 
LET YOUR IDEA SHINE!  This year, get your idea out there.  Share it with your club.  Don’t give up if at first everyone doesn’t see what you see.  Keep pounding away!  You will find the help and support right in your club if you just try. 
 
And who knows?  Maybe your idea will be remembered as fondly as … hamburgers in Hamburg!
 

Rich Kirkham, '19-'20 District 5400 Governor

 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS
Road Apple Roulette 
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Road Apple Roulette 

The Hailey Rotary is getting ready for the Road Apple Roulette during the 4th of July parade. 

Many people travel from all over for our annual Days of the Old West festivities. 

Lots of great prizes this year!

Stories
Satellite Club is Officially Chartered!
Our FIRST Satellite Club is officially chartered!  
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RYLA 2019 Leadership Camp
We have 84 students registered and 9 on the waiting list.  Thanks for the effort recruiting students for RYLA 2019.  
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2019-20 District Grants Status
The district grant committee met June 15th to review project applications for the 2019-20 district block grant from The Rotary Foundation. 
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Eagle Garden City Visioning
It’s been 10 years since the Rotary Club of Eagle/Garden City’s last visioning workshop.
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Semilla Nueava Update
Lots of very exciting news from Curt Bowen about Semilla Neuava.  Here is an update on our work to improve malnutrition and poverty in Guatemala.
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Boise Metro Hosting Bone Marrow Drive to Save Lives
Boise Metro Hosting Bone Marrow Drive to Save Lives - Cancer is a random killer. It can strike any one of us at any time. Join other Rotarians as we host a recruitment drive in the Boise area, to register potential bone marrow donors to benefit patients suffering from diseases like leukemia and lymphoma who are in need of a marrow transplant.
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Baker City presents $300 to CASA
Club president Dr. Lloyd Nelson donating $300 to Mary Collard who is the executive director of CASA for the Eastern Oregon Region.
 
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McCall Rotary ~ McCall Ball
Is your idea of a great summer weekend 1) visiting McCall and enjoying the lake and all the outdoor activities?  2) taking part in a Rotary fundraising activity which supports youth scholarships and local charities?  and 3) having a super time with other Rotarians while earning District 5400 bragging rights for a year?  Well, if you answered yes to those questions, then McCall on August 24th - the date of McCall Rotary’s McCall Ball - is where you want to be!   
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Rotary 5400 Environmental Stewardship Input Request
Rotary 5400 Environmental Stewardship  -- What would you like our Environmental Stewardship programs to accomplish?
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Rotary License Plates
Reminder! Get you Rotary license plate and 60% of funds from the state go to District 5400.
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Road Apple Roulette 

The Hailey Rotary is getting ready for the Road Apple Roulette during the 4th of July parade. 

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The Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
The Rotary Youth Exchange Committee is currently recruiting outbound exchange students for the 2020-2021 school year.
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Rotary 5400 District Celebration 2019 Evaluation
Rotary 5400 District Celebration 2019 Evaluation 
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Boise State has 25 Young African Leaders
We heard about the upcoming Mandela Washington Fellowship at our club assembly last month.
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RYLA 2019: August 1 - 4
The planning for RYLA 2019 is well underway. RYLA will offer its unique style of leadership experiences, with room for 84 high school students this year - incoming juniors to outgoing seniors.
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Tennis Fellowship
There is International Tennis Fellowship of Rotarians (ITFR), which brings together people with love to Rotary and tennis (http://itfr.org). ITFR has 1800 members, but is missing several districts and countries.
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Polio Eradication Update
Polio Eradication Update   For The Week Ending 10/26/19
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Upcoming Events
DLT Meeting
Nov 18, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
2020 District Conference Planning Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/7812669959
Nov 21, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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