From the Governor's Desk
Janice Fulkerson
In preparing for some recent meetings, I was on the Rotary International (RI) website reviewing some content and found myself inspired by the amazing things we collectively do together. Rotary is dedicated to causes that build local and international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. If one is a Rotarian, this is something we know. If one is not familiar with Rotary, this might seem impossible. Yet we know it is possible!
As a humanitarian and service organization, peace is the foundation of the Rotary mission, and we create the space and opportunity for that to happen in many ways. It all starts when we sit together in communities and have conversations in a café, over a meal, while engaging in a service project, and find ways for even more people to get involved. If you haven’t checked out the 7 areas of focus lately check out this site: Our Causes | Rotary International. And if you want to take a deeper dive, get started by checking out this free online course: Peace Academy (

And finally, I hope you’ll join me at the Peace Café during District Celebration, you’ll have a great time!

Registration is now open for the 2023 District Celebration!
It will be in Boise this year, at the Riverside Hotel. This newly renovated boutique hotel is right on the Boise Greenbelt park, has bicycle rentals, and a wonderful pool and bocce court right in the courtyard. Enjoy the hotels fun and games with the kid-friendly activities that we have planned. It makes this a perfect conference to bring the kids or grand-kids to! Register here.
Have you see the incredible list of service and fellowship opportunities at the District Celebration? Check out the agenda. The only problem is the difficulty you will have deciding!
People of Action Update
Our People of Action campaign is in full swing! The landing page is ready and ads like this one are driving web traffic to it.
You can see other ads here. We'll be monitoring results of these marketing efforts closely and keeping you updated.
The Rotary Action Plan
Enhance Participant Engagement
As People of Action we create meaningful relationships across decades and continents.
Let’s use every encounter as an opportunity to show people what Rotary can do for them as individuals and as members of our communities.
More District Updates
Gear up for your upcoming role this year!
We’re excited to announce that our Changeover Training Series is back for 2023! To help better prepare you for your new role and responsibilities this upcoming Rotary year, we are hosting a series of free webinars to help you brush up on your ClubRunner skills and knowledge.
Rotary Club of Boise Celebrates Milestones of Giving

With more than a million reasons to celebrate, the Rotary Club of Boise gathered at the Hillcrest Country Club for a celebratory affair recognizing milestones in giving and the Rotarians who made it possible.

Join us for the Cultivating Effective Projects webinar series
All Rotary members are invited to participate in an exciting five-part webinar series designed to support you as you cultivate effective projects that will create a sustainable impact in your community and around the world. These webinars will offer tools and strategies to help you plan, find resources for, implement, and evaluate your projects, including youth service projects.
Rotary Foundation Disaster Grants
In 2021-22, District 5400 Rotarians generously donated over $50,000 to help Ukrainians impacted by the Russian invasion. The District has worked closely with Zone 26/27 to develop grants to help the Ukrainians. We have completed one grant and are just about the start our second grant.
Join the 15-Day Plant Rich Diet Challenge
For a Guided Journey toward better Personal and Planetary Health Join the ESRAG 15 DAY PLANT-RICH DIET CHALLENGE, starting on Earth Day, April 22, 2023. Register for free and receive a starter kit, cookbook, daily emails, practical tips, expert speaker series, cooking demonstrations and more!
Participate as much or as little in the Challenge as you like. There is no pressure!
Boise Sunrise Christmas Cash Card Project
In December, the members of Boise Sunrise approved a cash card donation project which benefitted numerous Treasure Valley families dealing with cancer diagnoses as well as a very effective non-profit organization advocating for STEM education in a unique manner.
Book Delivery To Morley Nelson Elementary School
On Monday morning February 6, 18 Rotarians and friends from Boise Sunrise arrived at Morley Nelson Elementary School with some reading material to drop off for each student.
President Elect Jim Griglack – PNW Pets in Seattle
While the snow keeps falling here in Bear Lake county and most of us keep shoveling (club President Dennis has been playing golf around Lake Havasu AZ for the last few months). 
John Collins Freeman
Boise-Southwest member John Freeman passed away on January 18, 2023. A member of Rotary International since 1981, John served as President of his Rotary Club in California.
Polio Updates –Fund Raising–5 Year Plan
FUND RAISING The five year plan for the Global Polio Eradication initiative (GPEI) calls for about $900 million per year. The majority of the funding comes from governments around the world. Rotary has a goal of $150 million per year for polio eradication. $50 million is raised by Rotarians and then matched by the Gates Foundation 2:1 at $100 million.
Upcoming Events
AG meeting
Oct 12, 2023
PE Brown Bag
Oct 13, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Announce DG Nominations to Clubs
Oct 15, 2023
District Youth Exchange Team Meeting
Oct 23, 2023
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
District Membership Committee meeting
Oct 23, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
World Polio Day
Oct 24, 2023
District Leadership Council Meeting
Oct 26, 2023
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Rotary Virtual Fellowship
Oct 27, 2023
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
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