Rotary Club
Of Meridian, Idaho 
Welcome to another issue of the Meridian Rotary Club Bulletin where we focus on promoting community and sharing the latest news with you. 
  • Seek opportunities to give back and provide service in our community.
  • Grow our Meridian Rotary Club with business, professional, community leaders.
See you on Monday at Noon! 
Please join your fellow Rotarians and guests on Monday, September 11th at Twigs Bistro at noon for fun and fellowship! 
President David and the team have put together a great agenda for the meeting including welcome, introductions, important announcements, along with a great speaker!   
Happy September Birthdays to Ken Reglin (9/22) and Dennis Johnson (9/17).  
District Grant Updates
The Meridian Rotary Club has closed out the 2022-2023 grant, delivering $1,497 of equipment and educational games to the Boys & Girls Club.  The Meridian program has seen a lot of turn-over in staff over the last year.  The contacts Rotary had at Boys & Girls club are gone, and we are developing a relationship with the staff at the Peregrine Elementary School location.  We hope to welcome Dana Cipriano at a future Rotary meeting! 
For the 2023-2024 year the Club is working with Camp River Run to provide medical supplies for their summer camp for children with ongoing medical conditions. If you would like volunteer and get involved, please reach out Renae Goodwin.  
Kick Out Polio - Let's Play Kick-Ball! 
Everyone is invited to play kick ball and kick out polio on Saturday, October 7th.  Check in begins at 10am and Opening Ceremonies start at 10:45am. We anticipate we'll conclude around 2pm. 
The Games will be hosted at Ann Morrison Park in Boise. You do not need to be part of a team. Interclub Fellowship is one of the primary goals of this event, so simply REGISTER HERE and our planning committee will organize teams, which will be announced the morning of the event.    
This is a family friendly, all ages, all abilities event that is fun for all! 
Service Opportunities
Two Collections Drives! 
1.  The Boys & Girls Club at the Peregrine Elementary School location is in need of several items to serve their kiddo's at this locations.  We are trying to collect the following items: 
-25 Dodge balls
-Magnetic tiles
-Hand held pencil sharpeners (not electric) 
-Painting Canvas's (really any type)
-Little white boards 25
-Legos for Stem
-Caddies for coloring and art supplies
-Any stem type activities
- Basketballs/ Soccer balls
2. The Agency for New Americans, Glocal and several other organizations are preparing to welcome 150 Somalians to the Treasure Valley!  We will be hosting another collection drive of twin bedding, sheets, blankets, and other household items that they need as part of their 'New Arrival Kits.' 
Thank you for your generosity to help our local community! 
1.  Ken Reglin and Millisa Gaub will be representing the Meridian Rotary Club on the Ada Giving Board (FKA Greater Boise Rotary Foundation/GBRF) 
2. Karol Stokes and Janice Fulkerson are each hosting a judge from Indonesia the week of 10/13-21/ 2023.  The Open World team is seeking one more host.  Can you host an international guest in your home for a week?  It's fun and engaging. 
3. Nominations for Club President are being accepted now.  Are you interested in being club president? Would you like to nominate someone?  Please talk to David Bishop. 
4. Up-coming community events:      
  • Meridian Art Week Community Party, Sept. 16th 5-8pm, Generations Plaza, 804 N. Main St.
  • Meridian Main Street Market, Saturdays 9a-1p (April 15 to October 14), City Hall Plaza
  • 9/23- Blue Ribbon Rally 10a-3p.  Car Show with proceeds going towards Prostate Cancer Awareness and Support.  2855 E. Magic View Dr.