Join us for an after-hours Rotarian fellowship at our monthly sponsor's location!
5:30pm-7:30pm September 29, 2016 at Peppershock Media 1215 3rd St. A. Nampa, Idaho 83686. (The new location). Rhea will have some eats and treats for us to enjoy, including Idaho Wine!
September is New Generations Month! What ACT are you in?
As I reflect on our club and everything set to be accomplished, it's nice to reflect on what we have accomplished so far into my presidency. In the past few months we have done a lot of great movements to set the stage together. We have made a great debut of a few new and improved operational adjustments, adding a bookkeeper and organizing our board structure. We created a 3-year strategic plan following our Board Member half-day retreat. We have engaged our committees and committee chairs, we have 6 new members, I have personally met with many of your committee chairs and board member leaders one-on-one. We just toured the biggest beneficiary of our club's charitable contributions, the Hope House. They dedicated the wheelchair accessible playground, "Peaceful Point," that we helped support through Golf for Hope funding for the past two years, which is one of the largest most recognized charity tournaments in Nampa, Idaho. We have also created the #100ActsofGood initiative to help celebrate our Foundations centennial, we have made several more members become Paul Harris Fellows, we learned how to use Clubrunner and the rotary.org website better, we have heard from many great speakers and community leaders thanks to our awesome Programs committee... we have given backpacks and school supplies to children right here in Nampa and yet, I feel like we've just begun and barely scratched the surface on what our club is fully capable of doing together as a team, with ONE ROTARY VOICE! Together Everyone Achieves More. T.E.A.M. Your board met recently and we came up with the many ways our TEAM spells our success. Can you think of any other T.E.A.M. acronyms to add to our list? Without a strong team, we cannot achieve our strategic goals. What are you passionate about, how can you serve best? Is it your time, talent, and/or treasure? We are looking for a few great Rotarians to help fill our gaps. We are creating a new Fundraising Committee and the New Generations Committee Chair, Bryan Beban could use help with RYLA, Interact, Rotaract, especially in sponsoring a new Rotaract club at NNU... and of course the Rotary Youth Exchange Program as we are planning on participating in this amazing worldly program, we will need host families to host a student for 3 months each for next year, 2017-2018. We think we may have an outbound student from Middleton and so now we need to receive a student too. If we find an outbound student from Nampa we can nominate the student.
If the Membership committee is more your cup of tea... (or coffee) then good, you could meet with Laura Alveraz-Shrag as your Membership Chair, she could use your helping hands. Also, Vickie Holbrook our Public Image Chair is seeking committee members as well for a few different roles.
For our current service project, if you haven't already labeled Dictionaries at the Library, please be sure to sign up to help deliver the dictionaries to students all across Nampa, but at different time frames, many helping hands make light work. You will get just as much out of doing it as the kids will, trust me it's fun! Save the date Nov. 3rd for Rake Up Nampa. Michael Fuss is the Service Project Committee Chair, his committee will have more info soon.
Thank you for serving humanity through Rotary. Without YOU we wouldn't be here, we are truly a TEAM. This is just Act I of many more Acts to follow. We have the rest of the story to complete for this year!
"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts..."
--William Shakephere, As you Like It
Yours in Rotary,
POINTS FOR ROTARY DIRECT
Sign up for Rotary Direct and get 200 foundation recognition points (PLUS our own Frank Lara has offered to add 100 points to this)
- Must attend one of the 3 regional Foundation seminars in September & October, 2016, to be eligible for this promotion;
- Sign up for recurring payments to the Annual Fund – SHARE anytime between July 1, 2016 and October 31, 2016;
- Minimum amount - $10 monthly, $25 quarterly or $100 annually (annual payments must be scheduled to begin no later than December 2016);
- Sign up on line at www.rotary.org or complete a form at your seminar and give it to PDG Marianne.
- Tell Marianne so she knows to transfer the points to you (or to someone else of your choosing -- e.g. family member, friend, deserving Rotarian);
- Points will be transferred when your club’s CRS reflects the first payment and lists you as a new Rotary Direct participant;
- Points are a gift from Rotarian Mike Byrne, Rigby Rotary Club;
- Rotarians who received points in similar promotions from District 5400 in the last 24 months are not eligible
Foundation recognition points count toward your Paul Harris Fellow
Won't you join us for a Foundation seminar and help us meet our goal of 100 new Rotary Direct participants in this centennial year of The Rotary Foundation. Please register for the seminar of your choice at www.rotary5400.org. I'm looking forward to seeing you in Pocatello, Boise or Twin Falls - Rotary Serving Humanity!
Yours in Rotary,
Marianne Barker, PDG
D5400 Rotary Foundation Chair
Nampa Rotarians gathered at Hope House last Tuesday night to see a recently completed playground, eat with students and tour the facility. Rotarians also made a donation of $5,000 for a future youth-oriented project. The donation comes from Rotary's annual Golf for Hope event that was held earlier this year.
A year ago, the home for unwanted children received a $10,000 donation from the Nampa Rotary Club (raised in 2014 and 2015) to help with the construction of a new playground named "Peaceful Point." Total cost of the playground was $22,000 and several contributions above and beyond Rotary's donation provided the funds to build the wheelchair accessible playground. Hope House supports 67 students with 42 students living on campus. Hope House founder DonnaLee Velvick said the playground is a place for kids to find tranquility and relax, a place to sit, reflect, to play ... a place to have an opportunity to have a private moment in a loud kid environment.
"Thank you for your vision in allowing us to function financially...to allow us to make this happen," Velvick said. "We are so grateful to Rotary and many others that supported us....we are just so grateful." #100ActsofGood
The good you do comes back to you.
Rotary's member benefits program gives Rotary and Rotaract club members access to discounts on a variety of products and services selected with their interests in mind.
DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL OFFERS
Rotary Global Rewards offers discounts on vehicle rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. Products and services from companies around the world are being added every week. Check back often to see what’s new in Rotary Global Rewards.
Tell us how you've benefited from Rotary Global Rewards. Share your #rotarystory on social media or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW TO REDEEM OFFERS
Anyone can view the offers and discounts on Rotary Global Rewards. But onlyRotary and Rotaract club members who are signed in to their My Rotary accounts can redeem them. You can access and redeem rewards from your computer, smartphone, or tablet.
Rotaractors must be in our records to redeem or add offers on Rotary Global Rewards. If after signing in to your My Rotary account, you are unable to use Rotary Global Rewards, send your Rotaract club name and membership start date email@example.com using your My Rotary sign-in email so we can update your membership in our database. Please allow 3-5 business days for the change to take effect.
If you need help creating a My Rotary account, review the How to create a My Rotary account quick guide (PDF).
Rotary and Rotaract club members can now offer discounts on products and services from their own businesses. You can choose to make your offer available to people in your community, your region, or around the world.
After signing in to your My Rotary account, select the Create a New Offer tab on Rotary Global Rewards. Need more help? Refer to How to create an offer (PDF).
RESOURCES & REFERENCE
For questions related to a specific offer, please contact the company directly using the contact information in the offer. If you're unable to resolve the issue with the company, please tell us so we can troubleshoot the problem. Select the flagged link under Claim Offer.
All offers are subject to availability and may change or be withdrawn at any time. Additional restrictions may apply. See the provider’s terms and conditions for more information.
Still have questions? Contact us so we can help.
If you have not already done so, please login to Clubrunner, and update your profile and your picture. You can do that by logging into www.namparotary.org. Please also add your birthday (including the year) and the male/female information, so we can accurately track our club statistics for Rotary International.
EBAY LIVE AUCTIONS BENEFIT ROTARY
Rotary members, their families and friends can support Rotary’s work by bidding on antiques, artwork, jewelry, and collectibles through eBay Live Auctions events.
Each month, Rotary will promote on its social media outlets a set of upcoming Live Auctions events, and eBay, the world’s largest auction website, will donate a portion of all sale proceeds from those events to Rotary.
Live Auctions events enable buyers to participate in auctions across the United States — held at such auction houses as Sotheby’s, Swann, and Freeman’s — without leaving home. Under this proceeds-sharing agreement, only U.S. auction sales are eligible.
UPCOMING EBAY LIVE AUCTIONS THAT WILL PARTIALLY BENEFIT ROTARY
15 September 2016: Fine Chinese Ceramics, Jades and Works of Art. Seller: 888 Auctions
15 September 2016: Gold and Silver Day 3. Seller: Papps Family Liquidation.com
19 September 2016: End of Summer Art Sale. Seller: Jean Marc Gallery and Auctioneer
22 September 2016: Original Vintage Posters from the Past 120 Years. Seller: The Ross Art Groupc.