Rotary Club of Boise Southwest, Idaho

Welcome our Newest 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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Rotarian of the Quarter - Frank Greene

Rotarians delivered Crumbl Cookies to the staff of the Boys and Girls Club this month -- all in appreciation for their work with area children and chosen by Rotarian of the Quarter, Frank Greene, who selected their group as his charity of choice. Featured above are Rotarians Janet Worthington, Frank Greene, Janie Best and Mosely Center Boys and Girls Club Unit Director, Noel Bolduc. Their Club is a short distance from our regular meeting location at the Riverside Hotel in Garden City.
Frank is a long time Rotarian with Boise Southwest, a past Director, and coordinates our website activity and Membership Directory. Congrats, Frank!
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Rotarian of the Quarter -- Bonnie Helms

In honor of Bonnie Helms, Rotarian of the Quarter, our club delivered Crumbl cookies to all the guests of the Boise Rescue Mission, including both the City Light and River of Life facilities.  Jason Billester, Vice-President of Development for Boise Rescue Mission, gave the visiting Rotarians a tour of both homes. Pictured are Rotarians Janet Worthington, Janie Best, Bonnie Helms, and Jason Billester.
Bonnie has been a Rotarian since 2014. While she participates in many projects, she has contributed greatly to our club's participation in Lobsterfest, a multi-club fundraising activity. She exemplifies the Rotary motto of "Service Above Self" in her daily life. Congratulations Bonnie!
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Boise Southwest Rotary supports Whittier School

The Rotary Club of Boise Southwest has been supporting Whittier School for many years. Because of COVID restrictions and virtual education, we've not been able to invite students to activities like the fall pumpkin patch, holiday luncheon, and swim lessons at the West Boise YMCA as we ordinarily would. Recently, we brought some Valentine's joy to all the students and educators at Whittier with a Crumbl cookie delivery!                                                             
Rotarians and family assembled cookie boxes for each classroom so that each child would have a special Valentine's treat. Special thanks to Kyle Woods, Boise Southwest's Community Service Chair for organizing the event, and to Andrea and Nicholas Thornton and Janie Best for helping bring cookie joy to our students!
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Welcome to our newest member - Tim Goebel

Tim Goebel was inducted into our club this month! Tim and his family recently relocated to Boise from Goleta, California, where he was a member of the Goleta Rotary Club. Tim owns "Neighbor Tim's BBQ" which features Santa Maria style BBQ. He is currently scouting out locations for his new operations in the Treasure Valley, and looks forward to serving up some delicious Q to us all soon! A Big Southwest Rotary Welcome to Tim!
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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.
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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