JUly 2019 District Bulletin    

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From the Governor's Desk
I’ve eaten and enjoyed a lot of delicious hamburgers in my life.  And now I will never think about hamburgers again without smiling about some very fond memories of my recent trip to the Rotary International Convention in Hamburg, Germany. 
What an inspiring event!  I learned so much.  And did I mention HAMBURGERS? Oh Yes! They really do have the best hamburgers in the world in Hamburg Germany! 
I will always remember with great culinary fondness the ‘Farmer Burger’ I ate with my fellow District 5400 attendees, at Dulf’s Burgers in Hamburg. Made from red-white heifer, fresh Lollo Bionada lettuce, fried egg, cheddar marinated bacon, and homemade coleslaw, the Farmer Burger is worth every euro.  YUM! 
And best of all I shared the memory with all my fellow D5400 Rotarians as we came together to ‘eat a memory’ at Dulf’s.  Many of us from D5400 had never met each other before, but when you put a delicious hamburger in front of Idaho Rotarians it's funny how everyone becomes instant friends! 
THE POWER OF ONE.  In all the fun, I never stopped to think that one of America’s favorite foods originated in Hamburg, Germany.  The delicious hot ground beef sandwich, known universally as the ‘hamburger’ has been shared around the world, has brought smiles to faces everywhere, but it has nothing to do with ham.  Did you ever stop to think that somebody came up with the original idea for the hamburger?  One person thought of it!  People liked it. The idea spread. 
And that is how it is with a good Rotary project.  Someone comes up with an idea … a well is dug, a neighborhood gets a playground, a polio vaccine is administered to a child … and lives are changed forever. 
Yet few remember that one person who came up with the idea.  And that's OK! That's how good Rotary projects are too!  Someone comes up with an idea, a club rallies around it, the idea spreads and people's lives are changed for the good.
LET YOUR IDEA SHINE!  This year, get your idea out there.  Share it with your club.  Don’t give up if at first everyone doesn’t see what you see.  Keep pounding away!  You will find the help and support right in your club if you just try. 
And who knows?  Maybe your idea will be remembered as fondly as … hamburgers in Hamburg!

Rich Kirkham, '19-'20 District 5400 Governor


Road Apple Roulette 
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Road Apple Roulette 

The Hailey Rotary is getting ready for the Road Apple Roulette during the 4th of July parade. 

Many people travel from all over for our annual Days of the Old West festivities. 

Lots of great prizes this year!

Montpelier Rotary Club Had a Busy July
The Montpelier Club has had a busy July. 
Make A Wish Foundation Annual Walk for Wishes
Boise Centennial Rotary Club took part in the Make-A-Wish Foundation's annual Walk For Wishes. 
Operation Facelift 
This year the Rotary Club of Gooding participated in “Operation Facelift” Sponsored by Southern Idaho Economic Development.
Satellite Club is Officially Chartered!
Our FIRST Satellite Club is officially chartered!  
RYLA 2019 Leadership Camp
We have 84 students registered and 9 on the waiting list.  Thanks for the effort recruiting students for RYLA 2019.  
2019-20 District Grants Status
The district grant committee met June 15th to review project applications for the 2019-20 district block grant from The Rotary Foundation. 
Eagle Garden City Visioning
It’s been 10 years since the Rotary Club of Eagle/Garden City’s last visioning workshop.
Semilla Nueava Update
Lots of very exciting news from Curt Bowen about Semilla Neuava.  Here is an update on our work to improve malnutrition and poverty in Guatemala.
McCall Rotary ~ McCall Ball
Is your idea of a great summer weekend 1) visiting McCall and enjoying the lake and all the outdoor activities?  2) taking part in a Rotary fundraising activity which supports youth scholarships and local charities?  and 3) having a super time with other Rotarians while earning District 5400 bragging rights for a year?  Well, if you answered yes to those questions, then McCall on August 24th - the date of McCall Rotary’s McCall Ball - is where you want to be!   
Rotary 5400 Environmental Stewardship Input Request
Rotary 5400 Environmental Stewardship  -- What would you like our Environmental Stewardship programs to accomplish?
Rotary License Plates
Reminder! Get you Rotary license plate and 60% of funds from the state go to District 5400.
The Rotary Youth Exchange Committee
The Rotary Youth Exchange Committee is currently recruiting outbound exchange students for the 2020-2021 school year.
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.
Polio Eradication Update
Polio Eradication Update   For The Week Ending 06/21/19
Upcoming Events
DG Visit Baker City
Jul 29, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Western Treasure Valley
Jul 31, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Buhl
Aug 01, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Salmon
Aug 06, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Ashton
Aug 07, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Rexburg
Aug 08, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Boise East
Aug 13, 2019
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
DG Visit Caldwell
Aug 14, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
DG Visit Canyon County Sunrise
Aug 15, 2019
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
2020 District Conference Planning Meeting
Aug 15, 2019
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
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