Rotary Club of Boise Southwest, Idaho

Welcome our two newest members--Norb and Leah!

We're pleased to announce two new members to our club this month--Norb and Leah Murray--husband and wife-- and both Rotarians who have transferred from Oregon to Boise Southwest!
Norb Murray
Before the “Life of Rotary” took over Norb had a 25-year career in the Marine Corps and business owner of NOAH Enterprises in the event management field.
As a Marine helicopter pilot, he had tours in Vietnam, Washington D.C. and Whidbey Island, Washington along with the places Marines usually go. One tour was with HMX-1 the Presidential Helicopter Squadron flying for presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter.
He joined Rotary in 1996 and was an area rep and assistant governor before becoming District Governor for District 5100 in 2005-06. He has been to Uganda, Poland and Cambodia for Rotary projects. He and Leah participated in a National Immunization Day in India in 2004. He has served as the district 5100 Vocational Service Chair and PolioPlus Chair.
Outside Rotary Norb is a member of the Military Officers Association of America and past president of the Oregon State Council of Chapters. Occasional acting and traveling fill in the empty spaces.
Leah Murray
A fifth generation British Columbian, Leah was born and raised in New Westminster. Pursuing her desire to see the world she was employed by Trans World Airlines as a Flight Attendant, a career which she loved and retired from after 25 years.
On a military charter during the Vietnam War, she met a young Marine Officer who became her husband of 48 years. Leah and Norb have partnered in Rotary where she served as the President of her former club, Tualatin Rotary Club in District 5100, and a trainer at the Rotary Zone Institute.
Other positions Leah has held were Member and President of Legacy Meridian Park Medical Foundation in Oregon, Advisory Board Member of Tualatin Elementary School, The Broadway Rose Theater and a Founding Member and Advisory Board Member of the Golden Leaf Education Foundation, dedicated to building schools in Cambodia.
Leah enjoys British television, traveling the world, cats and roller coasters. Be sure to meet and welcome Leah at our next meeting!
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Welcome new member -- Kati Carberry

A Big Rotary Welcome to Kati Carberry, who joined our Club this past month. Kati was born and raised in Idaho and grew up in a family that enjoyed being in the outdoors. Kati's passion for river, lakes, and streams has led her in a career working for the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality's Surface Water Program. Kati and her husband Kevin enjoy running; traveling; and spending time with their niece, nephews and fur baby Runa. In her free time Kati coaches for Girls on the Run and created the the "Boise River Boogie" now called the "Wild River Dash". Be sure to introduce yourself at our next meeting and welcome Kati to Boise Southwest!
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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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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.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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