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From the Governor's Desk
focus on the good
 
 
Everyday I try to recite from memory the Rotary Vision Statement which says,  “Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change; across the world, in our communities, and in ourselves.”  I say it outloud.  I say it with gusto!  I say it with enthusiasm! 
 
I do this because I believe what it says.  I want this idea to sink down deep into my soul because I DO see a world where people unite instead of fighting, bickering, and blaming.  I DO want a world where people take action to create lasting change!  
 
You are the same as me.  We are Rotarians first. This last month we have seen something we have never seen before in our time.  Many people are frightened.  Many are lonesome or losing hope as COVID-19 spreads across the globe. 
 
 
Rotary has taken on diseases before.  We invented the mindset that says “WE CAN CURE POLIO”.  People laughed at us when we were so bold as to put that proposition forward.  Now we are honored for our audacity.  Rotarians see a world that can change for the better.  We always have.  We always will.  
  
I challenge each of us to limit our news and negative stories on social media.  Instead, get out a whiteboard or a blank sheet of paper and get creative!  Come up with all the possibilities that can be ours by focusing on things we can do safely and responsibly instead of focusing on things we can’t control.  Some suggestions might be these:  Read those books that have been on your list, call members of your club on the phone, see how they are doing, get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoors, set new goals and work to accomplish them, develop a hobby that you hadn’t had the time to work on, spend more time in prayer and meditation, establish new habits, and last but not least,  come up with new ways to give service to others in this unique time of need.
 
As you have heard me say before, “Say YES to service!  Its NOT about you!  Forget yourself and just serve others.”  To that I add only this: follow the good advice we have been given, to practice responsible social distancing and safeguard your health.  You can’t serve others if you are not healthy yourself!
 
 
GOVERNOR RICH

Rich Kirkham, '19-'20 District 5400 Governor

district celebration has been cancelled 
but remote live luau is still on!
District Celebration in Pocatello has been cancelled but the Live Remove Luau is still on! Find out how your club can participate. 

 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS
emmett youth benefit dinner & auction
has been rescheduled to Sept 19,2020
Due to the current health concerns for our community, and recommendations of the CDC, the 2020 Emmett Rotary Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction has been POSTPONED.  It will now be held on September 19, 2020 at the Gem County Fairgrounds.
 
We are excited to announce that the flamingos will continue to flock our Sponsor businesses throughout the next few months as we continue to let others know YOU support our youth!
 
Meanwhile, youth groups will continue to sell Raffle tickets until right before the auction.  This is a great opportunity for each to earn money for their group.  The youth groups get 50 cents for each raffle ticket they sell.  That profit is over and above what the group has requested from the actual auction funds.
 
Thank you for your support of this event that funds activities for the youth of Gem County.  We still have room for Sponsors at $500 which includes dinner for six, free raffle tickets, free bucket draw tickets and entry into a drawing for $600. Individual tickets are available at $60 each by contacting Kathy at klrainbow49@gmail.com.  We look forward to seeing you on September 19. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact John Buck, 208-369-1785 or klrainbow49@gmail.com.
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Upcoming Events
DG club visit Emmett
GEM sports Complex
Aug 06, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Dg club visit Jerome
Central credit union park
Aug 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
Membership Committee Meeting
Aug 11, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
DG club visit Eagle Garden City
The plantation golf club
Aug 13, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
 
DLT Meeting
Aug 24, 2020 4:00 PM
 
District Membership Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/880886847
Aug 25, 2020
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 
Rotary Youth Exchange Inbound Orientation
Camp Sawtooth
Aug 28, 2020 – Aug 30, 2020
 
Invitation to Clubs for DG nominations
Aug 31, 2020
 
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