Rotary Club of Boise Southwest, Idaho

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Club Officers and Directors
Past President
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director RI Foundation & Fundraising
Director - Service
Director Community Service
Director Youth Service
Director Membership
Newsletter Editor
Director Int'l Service & Giving
Sergeant-at-Arms
 
 

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Welcome to Boise Southwest Rotary!

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Boise Southwest

Contact Membership Director Julie Taylor at 208-344-8781 

We meet Wednesday noon at:
THE RIVERSIDE HOTEL
2900 Chinden Blvd
Boise, ID  83714
United States of America
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News of Boise Southwest Rotary
 
 
On November 9th, 19 Rotary and family members raked up leaves at two homes on S. Harmony Way, Boise. This resulted in 40 bags of leaves. We were provided the bags by Rake Up Boise™ . All bags of leaves are recycled and used by the City of Boise for compost and mulch.
 
This program is in its 34rd year and our club has participated for 10 plus years. Recipients must be 65 years or older or disabled and live in Boise or Garden City. In 2018, 8,300 volunteers racked up 1,064 yards. For further information on this program go to nwboise.org/rake-up-boise.
 
On a sunny November Saturday at Lake Lowell Boise Southwest Rotary joined over 150 Rotarians, Rotaracters, Interacters, family, friends, and co-workers joined to restore habitat destroyed by wildfire and invasive species.  We planted over 1,900 Idaho native seedlings. 
 
In the center of the fields, our Rotary Earth Stewardship waved proudly, welcoming clubs from Ontario, Emmett, and East Boise-- all an hour drive to this spot. Russell Johnson, District Governor Nominee, from Idaho Falls and Anshu & TJ Verma from India joined us as well.
 
Around the fields, see youth wearly brightly colored caps with Rotary cogs; these are members from the four Interact clubs that led our planting.  Indeed, over 30% present were under 30 years old AND over 25-30% were family, friends, co-workers and guests of Rotarians.
 
Janie Best transferred to Boise Southwest from  the Rotary Club of Huntington Beach, where she served as President in 2014.  She’s also been a member of the Rotary Club of Orange, Fullerton and Simi Sunrise, with over 28 years of total service. Janie moved to the Boise area recently with her husband Rich and children Ben and Joey.
Janie serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Make-A-Wish Idaho, and previously worked with WHW, the Boy Scouts of America and the YMCA.   She loves to sing and was recently a member of Sweet Adelines International champion Chorus, the Harborlites. As a new resident, she is busy looking for her next quartet! Be sure to say hello and introduce yourself to Janie at the next meeting!