august 2021 District Bulletin    

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From the Governor's Desk
new generations
Now that summertime projects are  fading away, it is time to dust our hands off and get on with other projects like eradicating Polio, feeding the hungry, providing clean drinking water for those you don’t have it, providing assistance during times of disaster, continuing local service projects that make our community a great place to live.  We have much to do, and little time to do it.  
September is New Generations month.   In Rotary, New Generations refers to all of our programs designed to introduce youth to the world of Rotary. This month instead of talking about all the amazing youth programs our Club supports.  I would like to share a wonderful story of youth inspiring me and other Rotarians.

At our club’s summer picnic a few years ago, I was taught a wonderful lesson.  “Egg on Your Face” is awesome!

My experience watching 6-year-old Isabella Grayce (Izzy) made me think… Izzy in the final round of the egg toss game, lost sight of the egg her father had tossed.  Suddenly, crack, swoosh went the egg right on her forehead.  Egg was everywhere.  You could have heard a pin drop in Tautphaus Park, until Izzy busted into the most hilarious outburst of laughter.  Izzy exclaimed “this is awesome!” 

Izzy lived in the moment and spontaneously took in every moment for all it was worth.   When Izzy was dealt an unexpected hand, she chuckles and work around the issue.  There are some things in life we just can’t anticipate.  Like a Rotary Club venue closing midyear without notice.  Even with a great deal of planning, it’s very possible that life will throw us a curve ball.  Like Izzy we need to greet life’s curve balls with a sense of good humor and proactive fascination.  Occasionally you have to steer off course when you see gold shimmering in your periphery, just like Izzy taught me.

It is good to recognize how different we are, our talents, our dreams, our backgrounds, and our occupations.  No one is exactly like anyone else. Even our thumbprint and our voice track tell us how unique we are. Yet, we can take these differences and mobilize them for the good of Rotary and our community.  In our differences we can think the same thoughts and move together toward a common goal of “Service Above Self”.
Lets’ all “Serve to Change Lives”
Yours in Rotary,
Governor Russell

'21-'22 District 5400 Governor

save the date sept 3-12, 2021
lobsterfest is open for bidding!
LobsterFest 2021 is open for bidding! 
LobsterGhost raised $125,000 for Rotary causes last year.  With your help, LobsterFest 2021 can raise more funds to do more Rotary good.
Tell all your friends and start bidding and bid often!
emmett rotary youth benefit dinner & auction
postponed till may 2022!
Due to Covid numbers Emmett Rotary is postponing this event till May 2022!
Rotary after hours twin falls
historical cemetery tour
october 9, 2021 11am-5pm 
twin falls cemetery
Rotary After Hours Twin Falls invites you to join us for this unique event centered around some of our most famous and colorful figures of the Magic Valley. Appropriately centered at the Twin Falls Cemetery the Historical Twin Falls Cemetery Tour.
Local actors will portray the lives of some of our most famous people in this area and tell the tale of how they made an impact on our community and helped to form the city that we are today. Some of the famous lives (and deaths) that will be portrayed include Clarence Bisbee and IB Perrine.
There are some great stories to be told about the people of our past. You will NOT want to miss this fun event that is both entertaining and educational.
Appropriate for ALL AGES!!!! Hot drinks & snacks available for purchase.
Adult Tickets $10
Kids 3 and up $5
Rotary After Hours Twin Falls ~ Historical Cemetery Tour 
District 5400 Leadership Summits - But Not What You Think
District Rotary Foundation Awards
Twin Falls Rotary Noon Club Gets New Summer Fundraiser
Date Change for Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction
Montpelier Rotary Club
Courageous Kids Climbing and Boise Sunrise Rotary – Working together
Public Information Pamphlet 
Polio Eradication Update For The Week Ending 07/29/2022
Upcoming Events
DLC Meeting
Aug 25, 2022
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
DG at RYE Camp Sawtooth
Aug 26, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
DG Club Visit Nampa
SBDC-Nampa-James E. Hogge
Aug 30, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Invitation to Clubs for DG nominations
Aug 31, 2022
President brown-bag lunch
Sep 09, 2022 12:00 PM
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