may 2019 District Bulletin    

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From the Governor's Desk
THANK YOU, FOR BEING THE INSPIRATION
You know what they say about time flying?  I must be having fun, because it’s almost impossible to believe that we’re entering the final month of this Rotary year.  
 
Preparing to write this final letter to you, I thought about farewell messages with visions of the Von Trapp children singing in their uniforms made of curtains, exiting up the stairs.
 
But instead of “farewell”, I’d rather say, “thank you”.   
 
Thank You, for Being the Inspiration
Thank you for saying yes to Rotary and in turn, yes to building better communities.
Thank you for allowing me to join you to cook pancakes, throw little yellow ducks into the river, watch the most incredible community fireworks show, play baseball, and much more. 
 
Thank you for providing countless emergency kits, feeding hungry people, building parks and greenbelts, improving literacy, caring for our precious resources, mentoring youth, helping mothers and their children, creating peace, and building libraries.
 
Thank you for inviting me into your homes, your clubs, and your communities.
 
Thank you for listening when I asked you to consider pulling more thread off your Rotary bobbin and weaving it into your life’s tapestry.  For considering how we create real and sustainable lasting change to some of society’s most difficult issues.  And for inspiring others to follow your lead, at a time when we need more examples of great humans.
 
Thank you for allowing me to walk beside you this past year, and for filling every corner of my heart.  You are a gift, and I will be forever grateful for having the opportunity to share this time and this journey with you. 
 
As we prepare to think about how we Connect the World in the new Rotary year, I thank you for Being the Inspiration today, and in the future.  One thing I know for sure, Rotarians are always inspiring.
 
P.S…it’s never farewell.  We’re in this together and I look forward to seeing you again soon dear friend.
 
P.S.S….here’s a link to a video that I hope you’ll enjoy.
 

Jennifer Deroin, '18-'19 District 5400 Governor

 

UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS
annual swing for youth golf scramble june 7

 

East Idaho Falls Rotary Presents 

Annual Swing for Youth Golf Scramble is scheduled for Friday, June 7 at Sage Lakes Golf Course in Idaho Falls. 

Proceeds will help fund The Dictionary Project and other youth activities.

6th annual sun valley brewfest 
june 15
Sample beers from over 35 Brewers in downtown Ketchum, Idaho. 
 
Your Admission price is a donation to the Ketchum/SV Rotary Club and will get you unlimited beer samples and a souvenir pint glass to the first 1,200 people.

Don’t miss out on the early bird Brewfest raffle! Each online ticket automatically includes one entry in the raffle.
Two lucky winners will be announced during the Brewfest.  
Stories
Rotary Club of Gooding is Keeping Busy!
Rotary Club of Gooding has been keeping busy this spring! 
 
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Annual Sun Valley Brewfest
Sample beers from over 35 Brewers in downtown Ketchum, Idaho. 
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East Idaho Falls Rotary Youth Golf Scramble

Annual Swing for Youth Golf Scramble is scheduled for Friday, June 7 at Sage Lakes Golf Course in Idaho Falls. Proceeds will help fund The Dictionary Project and other youth activities.

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Year-end Deadlines for Rotary Foundation Remittances
Rotary fiscal year is drawing to a close, and I’m urging all clubs and Rotarian's to make their donations to Annual Fund-SHARE (aka Paul Harris) as soon as you can. 
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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 
 
If you attended the 2019 Celebration please take a few minutes to fill out our 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 06/01/19
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Boise Greenbelt Project Back on Track
After several fits and starts, including the 2017 flooding of the Boise River, the Rotary Park on the Greenbelt project is back on track. Three Treasure Valley clubs, Boise Metro, Boise Centennial and Eagle-Garden City have announced that the contract has been let and the project should be completed this summer.
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Upcoming Events
District Celebration Committee Mtg
Jun 20, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
DLT Meeting
Jul 15, 2019
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 
District Celebration Committee Mtg
Jul 18, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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