Rotary Club of Boise Southwest, Idaho

Welcome our newest member -- Ron Puccinelli

Ron Puccinelli joined Boise Southwest this month after he and his wife, Lynda, moved from Sebastopol, California in September. While in Sebastopol, Ron served for 34 years as the city's Administrative Services Director before retiring. He first joined Rotary in 1984 and served as Treasurer (24 years) and then President of his Sebastopol club in 2014-2015. We're excited to have Ron join our club and bring his 30+ years of Rotary experience--please introduce yourself to Ron soon and welcome him to our group!
Welcome our newest member -- Ron Puccinelli 2020-11-16 07:00:00Z 0


LobsterFest is an annual major dinner auction fund-raising event put on by four Boise area Rotary Clubs (Boise Southwest, Sunrise, Nampa, and the Eagle/Garden City Clubs). In light of the new economy we are now living in, we are taking LobsterFest online and inviting all other area Rotary clubs in our chapter to join us and raise funds for the organizations we support. Our goal is to combine our efforts and produce a successful auction to help the Clubs raise funds to provide services to the organizations we support locally and around the world. With a fun play on words, we introduce you to the LobsterGhost Online Auction.  Please visit our LobsterGhost Online Auction site and register today. Our online auction begins October 14th and ends October 25th.  Join us!

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Idaho City Satellite Club

Exciting news, if you haven’t heard:  we have formed a satellite club in Idaho City and we have Mowbray Brown to thank.  Mowb has a long family history with Idaho City and thought…why not a Rotary Club there?  His first step was to leave Rotary information around town, including at the Boise Basin Library.  In an amazing stroke of luck, the head of the library, Marci Moore, knows about Rotary.  Her father was district governor so she values the organization and what it offers both its members and its communities.  A partnership was born.
Marci gladly volunteered to lead the satellite club and proceeded to reach out to her Idaho City friends and colleagues.  In a very short time she recruited 12 people to join:  Rora Canody, Ed Didinger, Bobby Mathews, Barbara McClain, Matthew Nesbitt, Jennifer Olvera, Theresa Pledge, Sydney Porter, Beth Wilson, Brian Hunicke and Staci Baumhoff.  This is an amazing accomplishment.  To our new members in Idaho City we say WELCOME.  You have a rewarding future with Rotary.  
Additionally, Boise Southwest Rotary has donated $2,500 to the Idaho City School District PTA to procure badly needed football helmets for the school team.  Receiving the contribution below are members of the PTA, the Rotary satellite club, and some of the football players.
Idaho City Satellite Club 2020-02-11 07:00:00Z 0

President Janet Worthington Completes Outstanding Rotary Year

Boise Southwest President Janet Worthington wound up an outstanding year with her 2018-2019 Rotary Year-End report to the club at the June 26 meeting. Highlighting the activities and accomplishments during the past year, she was pleased to report that the members have done a great job meeting club goals for the year.  Congratulations go to Janet for her leadership the past twelve months! Click on the link in the upper right hand corner (Downloadable Documents) entitled 2018-2019 Rotary Year-End Report to open up the PowerPoint presentation on your computer.
President Janet Worthington Completes Outstanding Rotary Year 2019-07-09 06:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the Month--Dana Kauffman

We're pleased to recognize Dana Kauffman as Rotarian of the month for December! Dana coordinated our Annual MSTI Christmas Project again this year, with the organization of Rotary club volunteers, food and gift donations, and delivery of boxes to Treasure Valley families identified by Mountain States Tumor Institute during this holiday season. The project was very successful in brightening the lives of over 15 families just before Christmas and demonstrating the Rotary Motto of "Service Above Self". Thanks to Dana and his team for making it happen!
Rotarian of the Month--Dana Kauffman 2019-01-09 07:00:00Z 0

MSTI Project Provides Christmas Cheer to Families

Each year, Boise Southwest Rotary provides Christmas packages to recipients in the Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) project. Included are food and gifts for each family member which are packaged up by Rotarians at the Boise Centre and then personally delivered to the family on December 15. Pictured is Rotarian Wink Jones helping to pack gifts on that Saturday morning.
MSTI Project Provides Christmas Cheer to Families 2019-01-02 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Supports Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Visions Program

Rotary President Janet Worthington presented a check in December for $1000 from the Boise Southwest Rotary Foundation to representatives of the Girl Scouts of Silver Sage for their Visions programs designed to help girls in need of support. Accepting the check was Ali Escalante (left), Grant Management Specialist, Joanne Taylor (center) Chief Development Officer and a member of Boise Southwest Rotary, and Karla Watts (right), Visions Mentor.
Rotary Supports Girl Scouts of Silver Sage Visions Program 2019-01-02 07:00:00Z 0

Rotary Christmas Lunch with Whittier School 5th Graders

Boise Southwest treated some 80 5th grade students from Whittier School at our annual Christmas Lunch held December 7 at the Riverside Hotel. Included were children and grandchildren of Rotary members, and a visit by Santa and Mrs Claus was a highlight of the event, with gifts for every girl and boy. The 5th graders in turn entertained all with Christmas songs of the season.
Rotary Christmas Lunch with Whittier School 5th Graders 2018-12-31 07:00:00Z 0



Welcome to our newest member Cliff Naumann, who is the  Senior Vice President of Operations at the Treasure Valley Family YMCA.  Cliff started his career at the YMCA in Walla Walla in 1996 as a youth sports director after graduating from Whitman College. He has been with the "Y" for 17 years and in 2005 joined the Treasure Valley YMCA as the Executive Director of the Downtown YMCA location.  He took 2 years off in the early 2000’s to get his MBA but mostly to fly fish at the University of Montana.  Cliff is married to his wife Kim and together they have 3 young children, Bear who is 4 yrs old and 1 year old twins Addie and Blake.  The whole family is passionate about the outdoors and spend every hour not working going fishing and camping in our local rivers and mountains with their two 10 year old Labrador retrievers.

Extend a warm Boise Southwest welcome to Cliff when you see him at our next meeting!



Rotarian Frank Driscoll is coordinating this year's Dictionary Project which involves distribution of free Dictionaries to third graders at several elementary schools in the Boise area. Initial plans include Hunter Elementary on October 26 at 9:15am, with several more schools to follow. The kids love to receive their own Dictionaries and Rotarians enjoy the opportunity to practice "Service above Self".
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