Rotary Supports Mothers and Babies
In the intricate tapestry of societal well-being, few threads are as crucial as maternal and child health. It’s not merely a matter of medical statistics or public policy; it’s about nurturing the very foundation upon which our future is built. The health and well-being of mothers and their children are not only indicators of a society's progress but also integral to its sustained development and prosperity. This is why Maternal & Child Health is one of Rotary’s seven areas of focus.
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District Conference Silent Auction
Calling all clubs! You are once again invited to donate an item for a silent auction at our annual District Conference. Last year we enjoyed bidding on 63 unique items, which together raised over $12,300! This auction and the district raffle help pay for our conference and raise money for Rotary programs. We can make a big difference if every club donates one item.
 
Highest bid items from last year—just to give you a few ideas:
 
Fine Art Print of the Presidential Theme for 2023-2024   $2000
Paella Dinner for 20        $1000
McCall Adventure     $625
Private Wine Tasting for 6   $600
Brundage Ski Day for 4 $400
Day-Drinking Adventure (Grey Goose vodka, martini glasses, olives, etc.)  $350
Handmade BSU Quilt    $350
“Bad Day” Basket filled with pampering treats $265
Build Your Own Charcuterie Board            $250
 
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More District Updates
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) Applications are now Open!
We encourage you to have any aspiring young leaders (grades 9-12) apply for RYLA this year. This year RYLA will take place July 12-15 at Camp Cascade in Donnelly, ID. We are excited to have a new venue to hold the camp and believe that this venue will make an already fantastic program even better. We are hoping to wrap up applications as quickly as possible, so we ask that potential RYLArians get their online applications in quickly! 
 
Here is the link to the District 5400 RYLA website and the application: RYLA: District 5400
D5400 Youth Exchange Program Received a SILVER Award From the North American Youth Exchange Network (NAYEN)
 
Thank you to everyone in our district and club volunteers who work very hard on this program, which has a great impact on students and volunteers.
 
Only 8 Districts in North America received awards (bronze, silver, and gold). It's important to note that not every district that applies gets an award because of the discerning group of judges.
 
It’s less about winning and more about self-assessment against best practices. The application has a clear points system for 77 different program variables.
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ESAT Collecting Electronic Recyclables at District Conference
 
ESAT will collect rechargeable batteries for recycling! The largest source of lithium is in our junk drawers! Make a difference by bringing in your laptops, phones, cameras, drills, electric toothbrushes, tablets, portable speakers, smartwatches, gaming controllers, e-readers, Bluetooth devices, and wearable fitness trackers. Do a factory reset to clear personal data, then bring it to the ESAT booth at the conference! ESAT will also have a table where people can pick up a packet of seeds to increase biodiversity.
Plant Rich Diet Challenge 2024
For the 2023 Plant Rich Diet Challenge participants, how have you been doing on your Plant-Rich journey since then? Did it impact your life? We would love to hear your testimonials, either by email or short video, to help us celebrate you and inspire others!
 
As for me, when I had my full annual labs done last fall, my doctor called me and said, "How does it feel to be perfect?" I'm 70 and have never felt better or stronger in my life!
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Put Your Club on the Map!
Operation Pollination – Every Club Climate Friendly – Be a Hero. Go Net Zero!
 
District 5400's Environment Stewardship Action Team invites you to include your club on these environmental activity maps!  
 
Pollinator Gardens: check out the map. Then, list your club's pollinator garden HERE
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District Grants Reporting
 
The deadline for reporting on open TRF district grants is May 15th.
 
All clubs with open grants must report at www.matchinggrants.org by the deadline to be eligible to apply for a grant in the 2024-25 cycle. 
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Join Us in a Braver Angles Workshop
Join us in a Braver Angels workshop on April 26th, 8:30 -11:30 am at the Riverside Hotel prior to the opening of our Annual Rotary Conference. Register here.
 
With malice toward none, with charity for all…. Let us bind up the nation’s wounds.
~Abraham Lincoln, 2nd Inaugural address, March 4, 1865, at the Civil War’s end
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Global Ties Build Bridges and Creates Peace
Global Ties connects Idaho to the World and the World to Idaho. Global Ties Idaho, formerly the Idaho Council for International Visitors, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sharing the State of Idaho, its people, industry, and culture with the international community. Founded in 2005, Global Ties Idaho works as a private sector partner with the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, designing short-term professional and cultural exchange programs for current and emerging leaders, specialists, and scholars from around the world. Each year, GTI welcomes around 50 international visitors to Idaho.     
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Boise Sunrise and Courageous Kids Climbing, Team up to Deliver Rescue Chairs
 
The Rotary Club of Boise Sunrise generates a monthly donation to non-profits in what we call the Center of the Table (CoT). Usually, this is a general donation to the chosen organization, but recently, we made a slight change when we decided to support Courageous Kids Climbing (CKC). In this case, we sought to purchase “Rescue Chairs.” These are low-cost and compact items that look like small tarps with handles. The Rescue Chair facilitates the movement of mobility-challenged individuals in any environment, like on and off school buses or going up or down a flight of stairs.
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Boise Sunrise delivers books to every student at Koelsch Elementary
 
One of the club’s favorite annual projects aligns quite well with our advocacy for youth and literacy. Boise Sunrise delivers dictionaries to third graders at 12 elementary schools in the Boise School District each school year. Then, we cap off that shameless advocacy for readers and reading with a targeted delivery of books to every student at a chosen school. This year, that school was Koelsch Elementary. Here’s how it works.
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Success at Sip-n-Frolic
All those who attended the Rotary Club of Boise's "Sip and Frolic" event had a lot of fun on Wednesday, February 28! 
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Pakistan Kicks Off Week-Long Anti-Polio Campaign to Vaccinate Over 45.8 million Children
 
ISLAMABAD: Pakistani authorities on Monday, February 26, kicked off a nationwide weeklong campaign to vaccinate over 45.8 million children against the poliovirus disease. The country’s caretaker health minister urged the masses to cooperate with polio workers for a safer and healthier future for their children.
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If your club plans any public clean-up service projects for Earth Day, register your work as part of the worldwide Minga. Register here.
 
To learn more about this global clean water initiative, check out the video & article to learn more.
Delicious Hawaiian food will be provided by Kanak Attack.
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Signup for Membership Action Plan Workshop. Scan the QR code or register here.
Proceeds go to our Youth Beneficiaries: JEM Friends, Rotary Youth Exchange, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Everyday Leadership & the Dictionary Project.
Join the Nampa Rotary Club for their 34th annual Golf for Hope Tournament:
  • Friday, September 13, 2024
  • 9:00 a.m. shotgun start
  • 3730 Ridgecrest Dr. Nampa, ID 83687
  • Register here
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