LobsterFest 2021 is back!
LobsterFest 2021 is back!  Given all the issues with Covid 19, it will be a virtual auction again this year, Sep 3-12, 2021.  There will be an in-person celebration event held outside at the Boise Riverside Hotel on Sep 11.
Do you need to easily raise funds with no upfront costs and a minimal club effort?  The need for Rotary and the things we do is more important now than ever.  LobsterFest is the answer with no financial risk to the Club and no out of pocket costs. 
All we ask is that the Club  commit to participate in LobsterFest by June 18th.  This means that your Club should do your best to provide auction items and to encourage your members to bid on the auction.  There is no minimum participation.  We ask you to select someone in your Club to be responsible for obtaining auction items and to encourage Club members and others to bid.  LobsterGhost raised $125,000 for Rotary causes last year.  With your help, LobsterFest 2021 can raise more funds to do more Rotary good!
The website for LobsterFest is https://lobsterfest5400.org/home.  You can register your club and download the MOU for LobsterFest which explains the revenue sharing and distribution.
If you're in Boise the weekend of September 11th and want to enjoy a nice time with fellow Rotarians, join us for brunch at The Riverside Hotel from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  We believe this may be the first multi-club Rotary event since Covid 19 changed our lives.  The event is outside to make the event safer.  We have room for up to 300 Rotarians and their guests.  The cost to attend is $59 with four menu selections.  You can sign up at this link: https://lobsterfest.afrogs.org/#/browse/onlineItems.
We have done our best to make this a simple and effective way for you to raise funds.  If you have any questions we will be happy to meet with you in-person or via Zoom.  Contacts are:
Jim Hogge, Past District Governor, at jehoggedg2016.17@gmail.com or 208.867.6817
Karl Klocke, LobsterFest Guru, at karlklokke@gmail.com or 208-412-9411
I will be contacting each club in the next couple of weeks to answer questions.