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Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - May 17, 2017
Our guest speaker was Derek Miller.  Derek is the Director of Facility Planning and Property Management at Kootenai Health.  Derek provided us with a lively presentation on the history and future of Kootenai Health.
Pictured are Derek and our President, Shelly Enderud.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - May 17, 2017 2017-05-24 07:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 5, 2017
Our guest speaker on April 5 was Stu Cabe who is the CEO and Director of Ovation Company which is a school resource organization focusing on positive school climate and improved student achievement.  Their sole purpose is to help students.  Stu's presentation was lively, interesting and full of great information.  Pictured are Geoff McLachlan, Callie Cabe, Stu Cabe, President Shelly Enderud and Rotarian Christi Fleischman. 
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 5, 2017 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting March 29, 2017
Karen Thurston, who is with the University of Idaho Cybersecurity Department, gave us a very interesting program on the different scams and things to watch.
Pictured are Mara'd, Karen and President Elect Tammy Van Brunt.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting March 29, 2017 Loretta Reed 2017-04-04 07:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - February 22, 2017
Our guest speaker on February 22 was Jeff Conroy, Director of St. Vincent de Paul in Coeur d'Alene.  Jeff spoke to us about the fund raisers that are held to support the many programs that are offered to the community.  Pictured are Jeff and President, Shelly Enderud.   
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - February 22, 2017 2017-02-28 08:00:00Z
January 11, 2017 Meeting
On Wednesday, January 11, Michael Shaw the founder of the Guardian Foundation was our guest speaker.  He talked to us about how the foundation assists military veterans with food, shelter, clothing, counseling referrals, education/job opportunities and helps with unexpected expenses.  Our club donated to the foundation.  Pictured are Shelly Romine and Michael.
January 11, 2017 Meeting 2017-01-14 08:00:00Z
January 11, 2017 Meeting
During our Wednesday, January 11, 2016 meeting, our club and the Post Falls Kiwanis Club jointly donated $750 to the Post Falls St. Vincent de Paul Warming Center.  Pictured are Julius Pekar from the Kiwanis Club, Scott Parker, Manager of the Warming Center and our President, Shelly Enderud.
January 11, 2017 Meeting 2017-01-14 08:00:00Z
Katelyn Pool, Panhandle Autism Society
Katelyn Pool is on the Board of Directors of the Panhandle Autism Society.  Katelyn gave an informative presentation on PAS. 
Katelyn Pool, Panhandle Autism Society Loretta Reed 2016-12-28 00:00:00Z
Annual Joint Meeting - Post Falls Rotary Club and Post Falls Kiwanis
Annual Joint Meeting - Post Falls Rotary Club and Post Falls Kiwanis Loretta Reed 2016-12-28 00:00:00Z
Facetime Meeting
Walt is home recuperating.  Christi set Walt up to participate in our meeting through Facetime.
Thank you so much Christi.  Here's a photo of Mara'd and Walt.
Facetime Meeting Loretta Reed 2016-11-15 00:00:00Z
Jame' Davis - Paul Harris +1 Award
Jame' Davis received her Paul Harris +1 pin at Wednesday, August 3 Post Falls Rotary Club meeting.
Jim Fenton, Rotary Foundation Chairperson, presented Jame' with her pin.
Pictured are Jim, Jame' and President, Shelly Enderud.
Jame' Davis - Paul Harris +1 Award 2016-08-05 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Banquet - June 29, 2016
Our club had its Annual Banquet on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at The Garden Plaza in Post Falls.
Post Falls Rotary Club Banquet - June 29, 2016 Loretta Reed 2016-07-05 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - August 19, 2015
Tiffany Morret from Heritage Health talked to us about the evolution of Heritage Health from the Dirne Clinic to the present organization.  Tiffany is pictured with Freeman Duncan and Jame' Davis.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - August 19, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - August 12, 2015
Tony Stewart who represents the Idaho Hall of Fame talked to us about the current nomination process for the Idaho Hall of Fame.  He also spoke about some of previous members of the elite group.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - August 12, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - August 5, 2015
Nikki Luttmann, President of the Post Falls Library Foundation spoke to us about the Library's 100th year Anniversary.  Nikki also said that there are openings on the Foundation's Board and invited us to consider joining the Board.  Freeman Duncan, Ryan Luttmann, Nikki Luttmann and Jame' Davis are pictured. 
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - August 5, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-08-25 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - July 15, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 was the Post Falls Rotary Club Annual Planning Meeting.  The weather was beautiful at Red Lion Templins along the Spokane River at the River Grill.  We had a wonderful BBQ and a session planning for the new year.  Jame' distributed a report that was the result of a survey of club members.  We are all looking forward to a great 2015-2016 Rotary Year.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - July 15, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-07-17 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - July 8, 2015
On July 8, Liz Montgomery was our guest speaker.  Liz talked to us about the Ready! For Kindergarten program.  This program is for children from 0-5 years of age to help prepare them for Kindergarten.  This past year, 150 families participated in the program.
 
Liz is pictured with Shelly Romine and Jame' Davis.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - July 8, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
On July 1, 2015, Jamie Lynn Morgan was our guest speaker.  Jamie moved from Western Montana in 1991 and currently lives in Hayden.  She has operated as a Brand Ambassador, Freelance Writer, Online Marketing Specialist and Bicycle/Beer Event Organizer since January, 2008.
Jamie talked to us about the Bicycle/Beer Event and her plans to publish a brochure showing the best bicycle routes for families.
Jamie is pictured with Shelly Romine and Jame' Davis.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-07-13 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Annual Dinner/Awards Banquet June 24, 2015
This year our awards banquet was held at Jacklin Arts & Cultural Center.  We had a wonderful turnout and enjoyed BBQ from Famous Willies.
Ryan Luttmann was named Rotarian of the Year and Kay Viebrock was awarded for her Outstanding Service to the club.
Post Falls Rotary Club Annual Dinner/Awards Banquet June 24, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-06-29 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - June 17, 2015
Kaylee Kosareff made a return visit to our club on Wednesday, June 17.
Kaylee had a wonderful photo presentation of her internship at the U.S. Embassy in London.  She was in London from September thru April and participated in many events at the Embassy and other venues in London.  Kaylee also had time to do some touring in and around London.
We were one of Kaylee's sponsors.  She will enter the University of Edinburgh, Scotland this Fall. 
Tracy, Kaylee and Freeman are pictured.
 
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - June 17, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-06-19 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - June 10, 2015
Marie Price who works at the North Idaho College Workforce Training Center was our guest speaker.  Along with a song and a dance, (joke) Marie gave us an update on the classes that are offered at the center.
Jame', Marie and Chris.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - June 10, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-06-16 07:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - June 3, 2015
Dani Zibell-Wolfe provided us with an enthusiastic program about Ironman Coeur d'Alene.  Dani is in charge of volunteers for the event.  There are still volunteer opportunities available for the June 28 Ironman.  President-Elect Jame' Davis and Dani are pictured.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - June 3, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-06-08 00:00:00Z
May 27, 2015 - Wally Jacobson
Wally Jacobson is the new Executive Director for the Panhandle Area Council.  He gave us an update on PAC.
Tracy, Wally and Shelly are pictured.
May 27, 2015 - Wally Jacobson Loretta Reed 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z
May 20, 2015 - Russ Connole and John Beacham
Russ Connole, Director of the City of Post Falls Public Services and John Beacham, Environmental Manager talked to us about the Spokane River Outfall upgrades and the Water Reclamation Facility upgrades.
Tracy, John and Russ are pictured.
May 20, 2015 - Russ Connole and John Beacham Loretta Reed 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z
May 13, 2015 - Dave Fair
Dave Fair, Director for City of Post Falls Parks and Recreation provided an interesting program on the upcoming changes at the Post Falls Cemetery.  Tracy, Dave and Shelly are pictured.
May 13, 2015 - Dave Fair Loretta Reed 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z
May 6, 2015 - Jobs Plus Executive Director
Gynii Gilliam is the new Executive Director for Jobs Plus.  Gynii gave us a wonderful presentation of what's going on in Jobs Plus.  Pictured are Shelly Enderud, Tracy Williams and Gynii Gilliam.
May 6, 2015 - Jobs Plus Executive Director Loretta Reed 2015-06-03 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Community Business Fair
Coeur d'Alene Sunrise Club member Erna Rhinehart and Loretta Reed "man" the booth at the Business Fair that took place on Wednesday, April 22 at the Greyhound Park and Event Center.
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Community Business Fair Loretta Reed 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Student of the Month - April 2015
Abi Sovereign was named the Student of the Month for April 2015.
Abi is a senior at Post Falls High School.  She has been a member of the DECA club for 3 years.
Abi will be attending Grand Canyon University and will pursue a career in the health industry.
Congratulations to Abi.
Pictured are Tracy, Jame' and Abi.
Post Falls Rotary Club Student of the Month - April 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 22, 2015
Our guest speaker on April 22 was Steve Roberge, Executive Director, CDA Waste Management.
Steve told us items that are recycled and how important it is to limit the amount of waste that goes to our landfill.
Tracy, Steve and Christi are pictured.
 
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 22, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-04-24 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 15, 2015
Our guest speaker on April 15 was Kelsey Brasseur who is a Lake Pend Oreille Waterkeeper.  Kelsey provided us with an interesting slide presentation.
Thank you, Christi.
Pictured are:  Christi, Kelsey and Tracy.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 15, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-04-21 00:00:00Z
Club Visit
This Wednesday, April 8, Jessica Bauman brought her beautiful son, Brock, to our meeting.  What a cutie pie.
Club Visit Loretta Reed 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 8, 2015
Marci Clark was our guest speaker on April 8.  Marci is the chairperson for the Post Falls Distinguished Women Program.  This year, 19 young ladies are participating in the scholarship program.  The program is looking for volunteers to help.  The event takes place on Saturday, May 30.
Marci is pictured with Christi and Shelly.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 8, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 1, 2015
Post Falls Rotary Club helped provide a storage building for the Kootenai County Boys and Girls Club in Post Falls.
This sign will be placed on the building
Tracy, Ryan Davis (Executive Director of KCBGC) and 2 members of the club are pictured.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 1, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 1, 2015
Mike Beattie, Executive Director, American Wagyu Association spoke to our club about the Association's history and its roll in verifying the genetic testing of beef.
Photo includes Mara'd, Mike and Tracy.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - April 1, 2015 2015-04-07 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - March 25, 2015
On Wednesday, March 25, Hilary Hoffman, Director of Development for CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) was our guest speaker.
Hilary told us that over 450 children were helped last year and over 6000 hours of volunteer hours have been logged.
Advocates receive special training and sign on for at least 2 years.  They help guide the children through the court system.
Tracy, Hilary and Tom Malzahn are pictured.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - March 25, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-03-28 00:00:00Z
Student of the Month - March 2015
Taegan Williams was the Post Falls Rotary Club Student of the Month.
Taegan is a sophomore at Post Falls High School and a member of the DECA club and placed first in state for Business Finance.
H went to the Honduras twice on mission trips at age 12 and 13 with his mother, Tiffany, who is the creator of the The Backpack Program.  Last year his soccer tem was the consolation winner of 2013-2014 state title.  Taegan maintains a 4.0 GPA in 4 honors classes.  He plans to attend Grand Canyon University to study and become a medical perfusionist.  He is a web designer, graphic designer and the IT Network Engineer of Peacock Virtual Solutions.
Pictured are Jame' Davis, Taagen and Chris Keim.
Student of the Month - March 2015 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z
20TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Hard to believe that this will be the Post Falls Rotary Club's 20th Annual Golf Tournament.  The tournament will take place at the Prairie Falls Golf Course on Friday, May 8.  12:00 sign-in and a 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start.
Registration Fee is $80 per person.  Let's get some teams together.  Hole sponsorships are available.  Call your contacts.
It will be a scramble format.  There will be 18 holes of golf, golf cart, prizes, drinks and food with a Cinco de Mayo theme.
Support your club. 
20TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT Loretta Reed 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - March 11, 2015
Post Falls Police Chief, Scot Haug was our guest speaker at the March 11 meeting.
Pictured are Tom Malzahn, Police Chief Haug and Jame' Davis.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - March 11, 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-03-21 00:00:00Z
March 4, 2015 Meeting
Katrina Boyer with Habitat for Humanity was our guest speaker on March 4.  Katrina had a very interesting power point demonstration.
March 4, 2015 Meeting Loretta Reed 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z
March 4, 2015 Meeting
Katrina Boyer with Habitat for Humanity was our guest speaker on March 4.  Katrina had a very interesting power point demonstration.
March 4, 2015 Meeting 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z
March 4, 2015 Meeting
Katrina Boyer with Habitat for Humanity was our guest speaker on March 4.  Katrina had a very interesting power point demonstration.
March 4, 2015 Meeting Loretta Reed 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - March 4, 2015
Katrina Boyer with Habitat for Humanity was our guest speaker on March 4.  Katrina had a very interesting power point demonstration.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - March 4, 2015 2015-03-10 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - February 25, 2015
Terry Gurno, who is a speaker, trainer, coach and leadership artist, spoke to the club on Wednesday.  His talk was full of motivating tips.  Tracy Williams, Terry Gurno and Katy Hunt are pictured.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - February 25, 2015 2015-03-02 00:00:00Z
Student of the Month - January 2015
The Post Falls Rotary Club Student of the  Month is Samantha Heck.  Samantha is a senior at Post Falls High School.
Chris and Tracy are pictured with Samantha.
Student of the Month - January 2015 Loretta Reed 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - February 18, 2015
Our guest speaker today was Arwyn La Bolle who is a Claims Advocate for Advanced Benefits.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - February 18, 2015 Loretta 2015-02-18 00:00:00Z
Kootenai Health - guest speakers
Wednesday, February Josh Burton and his colleague spoke to us about health care.
Kootenai Health - guest speakers Loretta 2015-02-11 00:00:00Z
January 14, 2015 Meeting.
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Dr. Allan Gathercoal and his wife joined us for our meeting.  He shared with us how he started the Flying Doctors of America.  The program was both inspirational and informative.  The organization is always looking for doctors to join them on their missions.  Check out fdoamerica@aol.com. Pictured are Mara'd, Tracy, Dr. Gathercoal and his wife.

January 14, 2015 Meeting. Loretta Reed 2015-01-14 00:00:00Z
Holiday Joint Meeting with Post Falls Kiwanis
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Post Falls Rotary Club and Post Falls Kiwanis Club had a joint meeting at the Post Falls Garden Center.  We enjoyed being entertained by the Post Falls High School Troubadours.  Our clubs also donated $2000 to the St. Vincent de Paul Warming Center in Post Falls.  Pictured are Jeff Conroy, Executive Director for SVDP, Tracy Williams and Suzanna Spencer.

Holiday Joint Meeting with Post Falls Kiwanis Loretta Reed 2014-12-18 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - December 10, 2014
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Sid Armstrong provided us with wonderful information on the upcoming, March 10, supplemental and school levy that will be presented to Post Falls voters.

Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - December 10, 2014 Loretta Reed 2014-12-10 00:00:00Z
Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Ringing
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The Post Falls Rotary Club again "rang the bell" for the Kroc Center Salvation Army.  Our group helped raise $264 for the Salvation Army.  Here's a picture of Shirley and Tom Lien at Cabelo's on December 6 -  (sorry for the lousy picture.)

Annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Ringing Loretta Reed 2014-12-06 00:00:00Z
Theresa Hart - Newby-ginnings - December 3, 2014
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Theresa Hart shared her story about her late son, Nick Newby, who served our country and was killed when his convoy was ambushed and his vehicle was struck by an IED on July 7, 2011.  Theresa has started Newby-ginnings in October 2013.  It is a non-profit charitable organization that has been able to provide veterans, active military and Gold Star families with financial assistance with rent, utilities, prescriptions, clothing, furniture, appliances, etc.  This was a moving presentation.

Theresa is pictured with Jame' Davis and Dick Harris.

Theresa Hart - Newby-ginnings - December 3, 2014 Loretta Reed 2014-12-03 00:00:00Z
Salvation Army - November 26, 2014
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Christy Markham, Development Director for the Kroc Center, Salvation Army, was our guest speaker on November 26.  Christy shared some of the wonderful programs and events that the Kroc Center hosts.

Salvation Army - November 26, 2014 Loretta Reed 2014-11-26 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Food Bank Donation
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On Wednesday, November 19, 2014, Post Falls Rotary donated $1000 to the Post Falls Food Bank.  The Food Bank is in dire need of donations.  They have been helping between 75 and 125 families each day.  Our President, Tracy is pictured with Executive Director of the Post Falls Food Bank Sherry Wallis and our Club Administration Chairman, Sid.

Post Falls Food Bank Donation Loretta Reed 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z
November 19, 2014 - Mark Tucker - United Way
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Mark Tucker is the new Director for United Way of Kootenai County.  Mark gave us an informative presentation of how Untied Way helps so many organizations in our community.  Our club donated $100 to United Way.  Tracy and Jame' are pictured with Mark.

November 19, 2014 - Mark Tucker - United Way Loretta Reed 2014-11-19 00:00:00Z
November 12, 2014 Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting
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Kerri Thoreson, Post Falls Councilwoman talked to us about the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Post Falls Library.  Kerri is working on a History Book Project.  We are encouraged to provide photos of our involvement with the Library through the years.  Our Rotary club built the pergola.  Mara'd and Jack Sjostrom plant the flower beds in front of the pergola each Spring.  We have also been involved in supporting the Summer Concert series.  Christi, Jame' and Freeman are also members of the Post Falls Library Board.

November 12, 2014 Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting Loretta Reed 2014-11-12 00:00:00Z
November 5 Meeting - Laura Little

Laura Little is the Director of the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater.  Laura provided a wonderful program on the theater.

 

November 5 Meeting - Laura Little Loretta Reed 2014-11-05 00:00:00Z
October 29, 2014 - Cindy Wood
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Cindy Wood, who coordinates the Family Promise program in Coeur d'Alene, talked to us about how the program helps so many homeless families who need shelter.  Karen Sills helped set up the program.

October 29, 2014 - Cindy Wood Loretta Reed 2014-10-29 00:00:00Z
October 22, 2014 Meeting - Patty Shea
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Patty Shea, with Avista, spoke to us about the emergency response preparedness program that the company has in place.  Patty provided a wonderful presentation.  Thank you to Greg Gfeller for setting up the program.

 

October 22, 2014 Meeting - Patty Shea Loretta Reed 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z
2nd Annual Duck Race Fund Raiser
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Our 2nd Annual Duck Race Fund Raiser and Social took place on Thursday, October 16 at the Avondale Golf Course/Lake.  It was fun watching the ducks swim from the waterfall.

Winners were:  1st place - Cole Armstrong; 2nd place Dick Harris and 3rd place Ann Hagman.

 

2nd Annual Duck Race Fund Raiser Loretta Reed 2014-10-16 00:00:00Z
Police Chief Scot Haug
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Police Chief Scot Haug, along with Officer Katy Vaughn and Charlene Holbrook talked to us about how social media helps the Police Department get important information to the public and how it has helped solve crimes in our area.

Police Chief Scot Haug Loretta Reed 2014-10-08 00:00:00Z
It's Time For Our Second Annual Duck Race!!!

Purchase your Duck # by clicking HERE!

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It's Time For Our Second Annual Duck Race!!! Benjamin Miller 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z
Quilts of Valor
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Jerene Ridley from the DAV Auxiliary, talked to us about the Quilts of Valor Program.  Handmade quilts are given to Veterans.

Quilts of Valor Loretta Reed 2014-09-24 00:00:00Z
September 17, 2014 - Post Falls Officer Gunderson
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Post Falls Police Officer Gunderson gave us an update on the recent scams that are present in our community.

September 17, 2014 - Post Falls Officer Gunderson Loretta Reed 2014-09-17 00:00:00Z
September 3, 2014 Brad Marshall JUB Engineering
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Brad Marshall, with JUB Engineering, gave us an update on the long-awaited Greensferry overpass.

September 3, 2014 Brad Marshall JUB Engineering Loretta Reed 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z
Kaylee Kosareff - London Internship
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Kaylee is a graduate of University of Idaho and was selected from applicants from every state to represent USA in London for an internship.  This is not a paid position and Kaylee needed to raise $8000 to finance her trip.  Post Falls Rotary Club donated it's $700 International funds for  Kaylee's expenses.  Freeman and Diane Duncan donated an additional $300 and our club collected $229 on Wednesday for some spending money for Kaylee.   Pictured are Barry Stills, Tracy Williams, Kaylee, Freeman Duncan, Mara'd Sjostrom and Shirley Bade.  Barry, Mara'd and Shirley are members of our International Committee.

Kaylee Kosareff - London Internship Loretta Reed 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z
New Club Members
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ImagePost Falls Rotary Club welcomed Sally Hart and Pam Houser as new club members.  We are pleased to have them as part of our club.

New Club Members Loretta Reed 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z
Ann Abrams, Library District
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Ann talked to us about the Post Falls Library being a part of the Community Library Network, the Post Falls Library Foundation and the upcoming 100 year anniversary of the Post Falls Library.  Three members of our Rotary Club are members of the Post Falls Library Foundation:  Jame' Davis, Christi Fleischman and Freeman Duncan.

Ann Abrams, Library District Loretta Reed 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z
Congressman, Raul Labrador
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We all welcomed a visit by our Congressman, Raul Labrador.  He talked with us about some of the events in Washington.  We had a large group in attendance and the questions were interesting.  Thank you, Freeman for providing our programs during the month of August.

Congressman, Raul Labrador Loretta Reed 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z
August 6, 2014 - Jim Hammond
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Jim Hammond is the new Executive Director of the Panhandle Area Council (PAC).  Jim talked to us about the organization and how it helps our communty.

August 6, 2014 - Jim Hammond Loretta Reed 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z
July 30, 2014 Meeting
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Our guest speaker was Rick Brown.  He is a published author and provided us with an excellent program on leadership.  Thank you, Larry for asking Rick to speak to us.

July 30, 2014 Meeting Loretta Reed 2014-07-30 00:00:00Z
Rotary Foundation

Past President, Shelly Romine, talked to us about the Rotary Foundation and how it helps Rotary International.

Rotary Foundation Loretta Reed 2014-07-23 00:00:00Z
Wednesday July 9, Meeting
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Our program on July 9 was provided by Victoria Nelson and Debbie Jeffrey, who are with the Kootenai Humane Society.  They had some wonderful information on how the Humane Society operates.

Wednesday July 9, Meeting Loretta Reed 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z
Hospice of North Idaho
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Kim Ransier, Executive Director of Hospice North Idaho was guest speaker on July 2.  Kim shared the importance of Hospice in our area.

Hospice of North Idaho Loretta Reed 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z
ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR
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Sid Armstrong was voted the Outstanding Rotarian of the Year by the Post Falls Rotary Club.  Sid does so much for our club and the award is well deserved.

Congratulations, Sid.

ROTARIAN OF THE YEAR Loretta Reed 2014-07-02 00:00:00Z
2013-2014 Outstanding Service Award
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Jessica Bauman was given the Post Falls Rotary Club Outstanding Service Award this year - well deserved, Jessica.

2013-2014 Outstanding Service Award Loretta Reed 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Program June 25, 2014 Nancy DiGiammarco
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Nancy DiGiammarco, Director of Marketing, Sales and Public Relations for Silverwood Theme Park was our guest speaker.  Jordan Carter the Park's Social Media Director helped with the presentation.  Silverwood Theme Park was established in 1988.

Rotary Program June 25, 2014 Nancy DiGiammarco Loretta Reed 2014-06-25 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Donation to the Post Falls Food Bank

Larry Van Ray conducted an auction of the hand-made soup bowls that were made as a fund raiser for the Post Falls Food Bank.  The leftover bowls brought in a total of $630 that was donated to the Food Bank.  Sherry Wallis accepted the check at our meeting on June 11, 2014.  Jessica Bauman had brought in the bowls for the auction.

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Post Falls Rotary Club Donation to the Post Falls Food Bank Loretta Reed 2014-06-11 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Erich Eggers
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Erich Eggers, Walt and Barbara McClain's grandson, gave a wonderful slide presentation on his trip to Senegal in November 2013.  Our club helped fund his trip.  Erich and other young men and women painted a school and church, dug a well, and did a lot of cleaning up for the pastor and people who belonged to the congregation.

 

 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - Erich Eggers Loretta Reed 2014-03-26 00:00:00Z
February 19, 2014 - Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - President, Joe Dunlap
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North Idaho College President, Joe Dunlap, gave us a wonderful presentation on what is new and changing at the College. 
February 19, 2014 - Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - President, Joe Dunlap Loretta Reed 2014-02-19 00:00:00Z
February 12, 2014 - Kootenai County Boys & Girls Club
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Ryan Davis, spoke to us about this year's student of the year for the Kootenai County Boys & Girls Club.  Cenedra Witherspoon was the recipient of the award.  Cenedra gave us a resume and also spoke about how important the Boys and Girls Club is to her.  Cenedra will be travelling to Boise to join other award recipients.
February 12, 2014 - Kootenai County Boys & Girls Club Loretta Reed 2014-02-12 00:00:00Z
February 5, 2014 - Meeting - Guest Dick Stauffer
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Dick Stauffer of Miller Stauffer Architects, shared with us the progress of the revitalization of Mc Cuen Park in downtown Coeur d'Alene.  Progress is being made with this huge project.  Parking is being increased from 595 to 702 spaces.  There will be a Front Avenue Promenade, a redesigned Veterans Memorial , a Harbor House, a dog park and much more.  Dick shared many slides of the work being done and projected finished product.
February 5, 2014 - Meeting - Guest Dick Stauffer Loretta Reed 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z
January 29, 2014 Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting
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Our guest speaker was Leslie Baltzel, the Volunteer Coordinator for the Salvation Army.  Leslie shared with us all of the wonderful programs and opportunities available at Kroc Center.
January 29, 2014 Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting Loretta Reed 2014-01-29 00:00:00Z
Jim Fenton, Paul Harris Fellow.
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Our fellow Rotarian, Jim Fenton, received his Paul Harris Fellow pin +1 on January 22.  Shelly Romine presented Jim with his pin.
Jim Fenton, Paul Harris Fellow. Loretta Reed 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - January 22, 2014
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Vince Hughes, one of the founders of KYRO ((Kootenai Youth Recreation Organization) Community Ice Arena was our guest speaker.  KYRO is now named the Frontier Ice Arena.  Vince updated us on the programs that are available at the Ice Arena.  There's youth and adult hockey, public skating, skating and hockey lessons, curling, sled hockey, hockey camp and much more available.  Check out Frontier Ice Arena.org for a schedule of events.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - January 22, 2014 Loretta Reed 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z
Rotary International Rose Parade Float
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Thank you, Mara'd, for forwarding the picture of the 2014 Rotary International Rose Parade Float.
Rotary International Rose Parade Float Loretta Reed 2014-01-20 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - January 15, 2014
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John Richter provided our program on January 15.  John spoke to us about how the LDS Church is helping local unemployed people find jobs.  The men and women are taught how to write a resume, how to dress and most importantly, how to acknowledge their strengths and affirm their accomplishments.
Post Falls Rotary Club Meeting - January 15, 2014 Loretta Reed 2014-01-15 00:00:00Z
January 8, 2014 Post Falls Rotary Meeting
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On Wednesday, January 11, our fellow Rotarian, Ben Miller, provided our program.  Ben talked about the Core Group which he helped establish.

Pam Houser, Post Falls Chamber Executive Director was a guest at our meeting.  The Chamber was the winner of the first prize, $500 VISA gift card, for our first Annual Duck Race Fund Raiser.  President, Chris and President-Elect, Tracy presented Pam with the gift card.

January 8, 2014 Post Falls Rotary Meeting Loretta Reed 2014-01-08 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary and Kiwanis Club Jointly Meet on December 18, 2013
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The Post Falls High School Choir entertained us at The Garden Plaza in Post Falls.  The program was wonderful, as it usually is.  At the end of the program The Choir Director and the Choir were surprised to receive a new keyboard that was purchased by both clubs.  What a wonderful Christmas program.

 

Post Falls Rotary and Kiwanis Club Jointly Meet on December 18, 2013 Loretta Reed 2013-12-18 00:00:00Z
Challenges That Face Veterans Today
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Len Crosby gave us an interesting and emotional talk on how difficult it is for Veterans to receive the support they need.

 

Challenges That Face Veterans Today Loretta Reed 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z
Kootenai County Young Professionals
Ashley Piaskowski spoke about the KCYP organization.
Kootenai County Young Professionals Loretta Reed 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z
October 16, 2013 - Shaina Nomee
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Shaina works for the Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center in Post Falls.  She talked about the programs, cooking classes, art exhibits and concerts offered at The JACC.
October 16, 2013 - Shaina Nomee Loretta Reed 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z
October 2, 2013 - Visit by our District Governor - Bob Carroll
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District Governor Bob Carroll and his wife, Carol, visited our club on October 2, 2013.

His talk was both inspirational and heartfelt.  He challenged us to tell our Rotary story and to get the youth involved in our club and mission with Rotoract.

October 2, 2013 - Visit by our District Governor - Bob Carroll Loretta Reed 2013-10-02 00:00:00Z
September 25, 2013 - Tawnda Bromley
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Tawnda spoke to us about Kids Helping Kids.
September 25, 2013 - Tawnda Bromley Loretta Reed 2013-09-25 00:00:00Z
September 18, 2013 - Jessica Bauman
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Our fellow Rotarian, Jessica Bauman, spoke to us today about Jobs Plus and Jobs Plus has positively impacted our area.
September 18, 2013 - Jessica Bauman Loretta Reed 2013-09-18 00:00:00Z
September 11, 2013 - Molly Nota
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Molly is with the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure.  She came up from Boise to give us a presentation.
September 11, 2013 - Molly Nota Loretta Reed 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z
September 4, 2013 - Caryl Johnston
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Caryl Johnston works for the United Way.  She and Jeanette Laster spoke to us about the Day of Caring and the Campaign Kickoff for United Way this year.
September 4, 2013 - Caryl Johnston Loretta Reed 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z
August 28, 2013 - Luke Malek
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Luke Malek is Idaho House Representative in District 4A.  Luke spoke to us in Frank Henderson's absence.  Luke is also a lawyer and consultant.  He spoke about his first term in the Idaho House of Representatives.
August 28, 2013 - Luke Malek Loretta Reed 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z
August 21, 2013 - Patt Raffee
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Pat is the President of the Post Falls Library Foundation.  She spoke about the difference it has made since the Post Falls Library joined the Library District.
August 21, 2013 - Patt Raffee Loretta Reed 2013-08-21 00:00:00Z
August 14, 2013 - Greg Cook
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Greg is with the Panhandle Area Council.  He spoke about the mission of PAC.
August 14, 2013 - Greg Cook Loretta Reed 2013-08-14 00:00:00Z
August 7, 2013 - Thomas Carter HREI
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Thomas Carter, Executive Director of the Human Rights Education Institute gave us the mission statement of the center.
August 7, 2013 - Thomas Carter HREI Loretta Reed 2013-08-07 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Greensferry Overpass Update
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Brad Marshall and our own member, Ryan Luttmann both work for JUD Engineers who recently was awarded the contract to perform a feasibility report, preliminary engineering, utility agreements and public involvement coordination to formally kick off the project.

Brad and Ryan gave their first presentation on the upcoming project. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Greensferry Overpass Update Loretta Reed 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z
Kerri Thoreson - KIA Monument -
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Kerri Thoreson - KIA Monument - Loretta Reed 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z
July 10, 2013 - Robert Runkle - Trinity Group Homes
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Robert Runkle and Mike Nash spoke about the new 8 resident home that is under construction at Tullemoore in Post Falls.
July 10, 2013 - Robert Runkle - Trinity Group Homes Loretta Reed 2013-07-10 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - Shelly Enderud
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Shelly Enderud, City Manager for Post Falls
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - Shelly Enderud Loretta Reed 2013-07-03 00:00:00Z
June 26, 2013 Meeting - Kurt Pindel - BLM
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Kurt Pindel, is the Supervisor of the Recreation Division of the Bureau of Land Management for the Northern 5 counties of Idaho.  There are 26 sites in this area.  Some of the most popular places are: Mineral Ridge, Blackwell Island, Beauty Bay and a new area at Blue Creek.  Kurt said that Gamlin Lake, which is 10 miles East of Sagle is a beautiful area with a trail head and great fishing.  
June 26, 2013 Meeting - Kurt Pindel - BLM Loretta Reed 2013-06-26 00:00:00Z
Karen Cook - Rotary Foundation
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Karen updated us on the changes to Rotary International's Grant programs.  This is a pilot program.  There are New Grant Models - Community $1000-$5000;  District Matching -$5001-$10,000; Global $15,000-$200,000 and Package Grants.

Last year the District received requests for $76,405.  $64,195 in grants was awarded.

Karen Cook - Rotary Foundation Loretta Reed 2013-06-19 00:00:00Z
Det. Neil Uhrig, School Resource Officer - Post Falls High School
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Officer Uhrig gave an enlightening program on what is going on in our High Schools.  Some kids are using synthetic-type concoctions.  One of the names is Spice which is a Salvia Divinrum.  It looks like an herb and is sometimes smoked, chewed or vapor inhaled.

Pills is also a major concern as well as Alco-Pop drinks with names such as: FOUR, LOKU, Tilt, Joose, Twisted Tea and others.  A 12-oz. can of LOKU contains as much alcohol as a 6-pack of beer and only costs $2.69.  Teenage females are being targeted by the current advertising.  He said that he sees kids starting these practices at age 14.

Clothing trends also need to be moderated as some of the logos are drug related.  Brand names such as: ROOR, Piece of Mind, SRH, DGK, Cottonmouth Kings, Juggalos, Juggalettes, mushroom necklaces and more. 

Officer Uhrig showed us pictures of vehicles with logos, t-shirts and hats.

Det. Neil Uhrig, School Resource Officer - Post Falls High School Loretta Reed 2013-06-12 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Club Community Project
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Our club has worked hard, along with the Parks and Recreation Department, to build this "Garden Building."  What started out to be a "Garden Shed" grew.

Here's a picture of the building on June 5.  We still have some painting and "finishing up" to do.

Post Falls Rotary Club Community Project Loretta Reed 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z
June 5, 2013 - Dr. Bob Miller
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Dr. Miller, his wife and Jill Ledford spoke about Solace for the Children, which is an organization of volunteers that provides medical, dental and optical care to Afghan children.  Rahim, an 11-year old Afghan boy was treated by medical professionals in North Idaho last summer.

This summer, 5 children will arrive here for medical care.  The organization needs to raise $22,500 to cover the airfare, visas and the interpreter who will travel with the children.  They also need several more host families.

A fundraiser will be held on July 25 at the CDA Inn.  The theme is "A Night in Persia".  They are looking for support by becoming an underwriter, attending the event or donating an auction item.

You can contact Jill Ledford at 208-660-8080 or jill.ledford@solaceforthechildren.org

 

June 5, 2013 - Dr. Bob Miller Loretta Reed 2013-06-05 00:00:00Z
Damon Allen - May 29, 2013
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Damon Allen is the District 1 Supervisor for the Idaho Transportation Department.  Mr. Allen gave an extensive overview of the Beck Road exchange on I90.
Damon Allen - May 29, 2013 Loretta Reed 2013-05-29 00:00:00Z
FIRST Robotics Team
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The FIRST Robotics Team 3145, the TeraViks, from Coeur d'Alene High School demonstrated their robot, RoDel.T  They showed how RoDel performed the tasks that were required at the tournaments they participated in Portland and the nationals in St. Louis.
FIRST Robotics Team Loretta Reed 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z
Dr. Frederick Roh
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Dr. Roh, with PayCheck Connect, gave a detailed program on Understanding Obamacare.  As of January 1, 2014 every person must have insurance.  Enrollment will begin October 1, 2013.  There are so many things to consider when looking for insurance and providing information to employees on the system.
Dr. Frederick Roh Loretta Reed 2013-05-15 00:00:00Z
Alivia Metts, Idaho Labor Department
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Alivia gave an interesting program on what is happening in the labor department in our area and the in other states.

There has been a shift in the unemployment statistics.  We are seeing a modest growth in Idaho.  The numbers shouldincrease 1-1 1/2% over the next 10 years. 

Alivia Metts, Idaho Labor Department Loretta Reed 2013-05-08 00:00:00Z
TESH
Russ Doumas from TESH was the guest speaker today.
TESH Loretta Reed 2013-05-01 00:00:00Z
Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership
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Jason Wing gave an very interesting program about the Educational Non-Profit group.  The mission of this organization is to: Unite, Inform and Advocate for the children in the CDA School District.
Coeur d'Alene Education Partnership Loretta Reed 2013-04-24 00:00:00Z
Dr. Panos, Kootenai Health
Dr. Panos, Kootenai Health Loretta Reed 2013-04-17 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Rotary Community Project
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Dave Fair and Debbie Frank from the Post Falls Parks & Recreation Department spoke to us about our upcoming community project at the Community Garden in Post Falls.  Our club will begin work on Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m.  The cement pad has been poured and we'll be ready to help with the building of a 30x25 storage shed.  We will also be helping clean up the garden area.  So bring your hammers, shovels and rakes and join us on this Saturday and upcoming Saturdays in April.
Post Falls Rotary Community Project Loretta Reed 2013-04-10 00:00:00Z
Post Falls High School Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program
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Today we had 17 Juniors from Post Falls High School who are participating in the DYW Scholarship Program.  Club members asked each young lady 3 questions.  There were some really good questions and answers.  This year's programs takes place on April 27, 6 p.m. at the Post Falls High School.  It's a wonderful family event and the public is invited.
Post Falls High School Distinguished Young Women Scholarship Program Loretta Reed 2013-04-10 00:00:00Z
Christine Weeks - Animal Safety Officer - Post Falls Police Department
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Christine gave us an informative presentation of how the facility operates.
Christine Weeks - Animal Safety Officer - Post Falls Police Department Loretta Reed 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z
Joe Dunlap - President, North Idaho College
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President Dunlap gave us a wonderful overview of NIC.  The Fall enrollment is 6,574.  Full-Time Students - 3,548 and Part-Time Students - 3,026.

 

Joe Dunlap - President, North Idaho College Loretta Reed 2013-03-27 00:00:00Z
Bill Jhung - SBA Region 1 Director
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Dr. Jhung basically gave us a seminar on how to conduct our business and how to act in the business world.
Bill Jhung - SBA Region 1 Director Loretta Reed 2013-03-20 00:00:00Z
Mike Wood - Work Ready Program
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Mike made us aware of a wonderful program that assists young adults 16-21 years of age prepare for the working world.  There are 5 phases to the program: Basic Job Skills, Food Handler Training, Agricultural Training, Culinary & Entrepreneurial Training and then an Internship.  Initially, a $125,000 grant was given by the Paul Allen Foundation.
Mike Wood - Work Ready Program Loretta Reed 2013-03-13 00:00:00Z
Mitzi Michaud - Post Falls Parks & Recreation
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Mitzi gave us a great overview of all of the programs, classes, camps, etc. available through the Parks & Recreation Department.
Mitzi Michaud - Post Falls Parks & Recreation Loretta Reed 2013-03-06 00:00:00Z
February 27, 2013 - Kerri Thoreson
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February is Heart Health Month.  Kerri spoke about her personal experiences with heart issues: clogged arteries and a heart attack.
February 27, 2013 - Kerri Thoreson Loretta Reed 2013-02-27 00:00:00Z
February 20, 2013 Jerry Keane
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Jerry Keane, Supt. Post Falls Unified School District, gave a power point presentation about the March 12 School Levy vote.
February 20, 2013 Jerry Keane Loretta Reed 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z
February 13, 2013 - Mark Jones - Community Garden Grant

Mark Jones talked about the grant that he received to enlarge and improve the Post Falls Community Garden.  The garden is located on Seltice Way and Greensferry.

The students at New Vision Alternative School have helped with this project for years.

Angel Silva was with Mark at our meeting.  Angel is the Post Falls Chamber February Student of the Month. 

February 13, 2013 - Mark Jones - Community Garden Grant Loretta Reed 2013-02-13 00:00:00Z
Center Target Sports
Ed Santos, owner of Center Target Sports gave an interesting presentation on the classes that one can take at Center Target Sports.  He also went over safety dos and don'ts.  The statistics he shared were staggering.
Center Target Sports Loretta Reed 2013-01-30 00:00:00Z
Pam Houser - January 23, 2013
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Pam Houser, Executive Director, Post Falls Chamber of Commerce, was our guest speaker.  Thank you, Jame'.

Pam spoke about the many people who have inspired and mentored her throughout her career.  She currently meets regularly with a group of women who discuss inspiring books and help each other.

Pam Houser - January 23, 2013 Loretta Reed 2013-01-23 00:00:00Z
Bridget Eismann - Victim Services Unit - PFPD
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Bridget was our guest speaker January 16.  She explained that the former OASIS program is now called the Victim Services Unit.  This unit provides many services to the community: Court assistance with civil protection orders, crisis intervention, emergency domestic violence shelter, assistance with crime victims, etc.  The unit no longer has a "safe home" for victims.  Instead, local motels offer special rates for victims.  The motels provide 24-hour video surveillance and staff.

Bridget and her assistant also teach classes at the police academy and do presentations at the local schools.

 

Bridget Eismann - Victim Services Unit - PFPD Loretta Reed 2013-01-16 00:00:00Z
New Member - Christi Fleischman
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The Post Falls Rotary club welcomed a new member today, Christi Fleischman.  Christi and her husband own Start Knocking, a web design company.  Jame' Davis proposed Christi as a member.
New Member - Christi Fleischman Loretta Reed 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z
Suzanna Spencer - January 9, 2013
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Suzanna Spencer gave a power point presentation on Coeur d'Alene Relay for Life.  Suzanna has been chairperson for the event for the past 3 years.  This year's event takes place on May 17-18, 2013 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m .  at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
Suzanna Spencer - January 9, 2013 Loretta Reed 2013-01-09 00:00:00Z
Alan Brockaway - Dirne Clinic
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Alan gave a detailed presentation on the Dirne Community Health Center.  Dirne will be building in Post Falls along Hwy 41 in the Tullamore development.  Dirne has recently included the Rathdrum Clinic as part of their health center.  They currently have 19 physicians, dentists in their group.
Alan Brockaway - Dirne Clinic Loretta Reed 2013-01-02 00:00:00Z
December 19, 2012 - Santa's Visit
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Santa (Rod Genter) and his wife, Joan, were guests at today's meeting.  Santa had a special visit with Camden Johnson, who was excited to visit with Santa.
December 19, 2012 - Santa's Visit Loretta Reed 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z
December 19, 2012 Program - Christy Markham
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Christy Markham is the Development Director for the Salvation Army Kroc Center.  She had a wonderful presentation providing information on some of the programs that are available at the Kroc Center.  One of the interesting programs is the Third Grade Swim Program.  The Kroc Center's goal is to reach all of the third grade students in Kootenai County how to swim. 
December 19, 2012 Program - Christy Markham Loretta Reed 2012-12-19 00:00:00Z
Toys for Tots - December 12, 2012
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Mike Milligan, coordinator of the Pappy Boyington Marine Corps League.  The League operates the Toys for Tots in Kootenai County.  This is a nonprofit organization.  This year they are facing a shortage of toy donations.  Sign-ups for the program are being at the Kootenai County Fair Grounds.  Distribution takes place at the County Fire and Rescue Training Center on Seltice Way next to the Idaho National Guard building.  So far they have received applications from about 900 families.  One major, 2 minor, stocking stuffers, books are given to each child.  Ages 1-12 are covered under the program.  Post Falls Rotary Club members brought in toys and check donations to help Toys for Tots.

 

Toys for Tots - December 12, 2012 Loretta Reed 2012-12-13 00:00:00Z
Cross Walk North Idaho
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Corey Sturgis was our guest speaker December 5, 2012.  He talked about this new program, which was formerly known as Project Safe Place.  The program is designed to help "at-risk" youth.  There is a drop-in center at St. Vincent de Paul H.E.L.P. Center at 201 E. Harrison Ave., Coeur d'Alene.

 

Cross Walk North Idaho Loretta Reed 2012-12-05 00:00:00Z
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - Speaker Jennifer Bokma
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Jennifer spoke about One Church, One Child program.  This program is developed along with the Vista Department of Health and Welfare.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - Speaker Jennifer Bokma Loretta Reed 2012-11-28 00:00:00Z
November 21, 2012 - Dr. Amy Spoelstra
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November 21, 2012 - Dr. Amy Spoelstra Loretta Reed 2012-11-21 00:00:00Z
Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug - October 31, 2012
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Chief Haug gave a wonderful presentation on what's happening in the City of Post Falls.
Post Falls Police Chief Scot Haug - October 31, 2012 Loretta Reed 2012-10-31 00:00:00Z
Patti Davenport - Kroc Center - October 24, 2012
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Patti discussed the Press On Program that takes place at Kroc Center.  This program helps students thrive.  The program addresses: Suicide, Risky Behavior, Nutrition and Physical Activity and Poverty.
Patti Davenport - Kroc Center - October 24, 2012 Loretta Reed 2012-10-24 00:00:00Z
Chris Fletcher - Cabelas - 8-15-12
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Chris had a very interesting presentation of the history of Cabelas.  The flagship store is in Sidney, Nebraska.  The Post Falls store is 130,000 square feet and has had a record number of visitors this past year, 1.5 million.  With the opening of the Beck Rd. Exchange, they are looking forward to an increasing number of shoppers.  Cabelas is second to the U.S. Government in the purchase of firearms.
There are 350 mounts in the Post Falls store.  The acquarium is a 15,000 gallon tank. 
They also have 2 laser shooting ranges. 
Chris Fletcher - Cabelas - 8-15-12 Loretta Reed 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z
Representative Raul Labrador - August 8, 2012
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Representative Labrador spoke to the club about last year's session in Congress.  There were many questions from our Rotarians and guests and Mr. Labrador was generous with his time and responses.
Representative Raul Labrador - August 8, 2012 Loretta Reed 2012-08-08 00:00:00Z
August 1, 2012 Meeting - Ryan Davis - Nina Shetler
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Ryan Davis, Executive Director, Kootenai County Boys and Girls Club updated us on the progress of the new facility which should be completed in September.  Hope, a member of the club, told us how important the club is to her.

Nina Shetler, recently returned from RYLA, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy in B.C.  Nina had a great presentation on the camp activities.
August 1, 2012 Meeting - Ryan Davis - Nina Shetler Loretta Reed 2012-08-01 00:00:00Z
Museum of North Idaho - Gene Soper 7-11-12
Gene had some historic photos of the Coeur d'Alene Airport and gave us many facts on the airport.
Museum of North Idaho - Gene Soper 7-11-12 Loretta Reed 2012-07-11 00:00:00Z
Phil Cooper - Idaho Fish and Game - 6-27-12
Phil Cooper had a wonderful power point presentation giving us information on the parks and lakes where the public can recreate.
Phil Cooper - Idaho Fish and Game - 6-27-12 Loretta Reed 2012-06-27 00:00:00Z
Guest Speakers - May 2 - John & Fay Batchelder
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John and Fay are the executive directors of the Ross Point Camp and Conference Center.
Their presentation was very interesting about the programs that are held at the camp site along the Spokane River.
Guest Speakers - May 2 - John & Fay Batchelder Loretta Reed 2012-05-02 00:00:00Z
12-14-11 PFHS Troubadours
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Over 50 members from the Post Falls High School Troubadour, Madrigal Choir entertaind us with a wonderful selection of Holiday songs.

 

12-14-11 PFHS Troubadours Loretta Reed 2011-12-14 00:00:00Z
12-7-11 Mike Milligan and Toys for Tots
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Mike gave us an update on the Toys for Tots Program n North Idaho.Image
12-7-11 Mike Milligan and Toys for Tots Loretta Reed 2011-12-07 00:00:00Z
November 2, 2011 Meeting - Sharri Wallis and Tiffany Williams - Post Falls Food Bank
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Sharri and Tiffany shared information about a new program associated with the Food Bank.  It's called the Back Pack Project. Tiffany established the program when she noticed that many children were ill or lethargic in the classroom on Mondays.  In one case, a young girl would regularly ask to go to the nurse's office on Mondays only to return to the classroom a short time later feeling better.  At the nurse's office the girl would get juice and a granola bar and then be sent back to class.  It was discovered that many children who are on the free and reduced lunch programs do not receive proper meals during the weekend. The identified children now receive a back pack filled with enough food for the weekend. The food is given to the children discreetly and typically contains a couple serving size cereal boxes, juice, milk, applesauce, mac & cheese, cans of spaghetti or beans and weiners and some snacks.The cost per bag is approximately $5.00. The program began helping 50 children.  That number is now 75.  The Food Bank is always in need of food and money.  A Fund Raiser, Give Hunger the Bird, is planned for 11-11-11 at Stan Craft Boat Co.The goal is to collect 800 frozen turkeys.  T-shirts sell for $25 and people are encouraged to bring the frozen turkeys. On Saturday, 11-12,11, the Kootenai County Fire and Rescue is also planning a fund raiser at their burn training area on Seltice Way.

November 2, 2011 Meeting - Sharri Wallis and Tiffany Williams - Post Falls Food Bank Loretta Reed 2011-11-02 00:00:00Z
9-28-2011 - Christine Jones (CJ) - Victim Services Unit
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CJ is administers the Post Falls and Rathdrum Police Departments Victim Services Unit. The organization was formerly known as OASIS.
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Quote of the Week-Who Said It?
I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.





Quote of the Week-Who Said It? 2011-09-09 00:00:00Z
Thought of the Week-Who Said It?

 I don't care much about music. What I like is sounds. 



                              

Thought of the Week-Who Said It? 2011-09-09 00:00:00Z
8-3-11 - Pam Houser - Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
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Pam Houser is the President/CEO of the Post Falls Chamber of Commerce.  Pam spoke about the different events that the Chamber sponsors throughout the year.
8-3-11 - Pam Houser - Post Falls Chamber of Commerce Loretta Reed 2011-08-03 00:00:00Z
8-13-11 - McEuen Park Update
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Doug Eastwood, the City of Coeur d Alene's Park's Director visited our Club today to share with us all the happenings that have been going on around the McEuen Park Proposed project. Doug asked us to wait for questioning untill after his presentation was complete because if we wait ,we will probably hear our answer....and he was right. Doug gave us a really thourough snap shot of the proposed changes to the park area. The 15 acre park would be totally renovated including several new and exciting changes to the park that would also include closing parts of front street to accomadate the changes. The baseball fields would be relocated and several of these proposed changes are scheduled as a phased in and not included in the intial funding. For more information please visit the McEuen Parks web site at www.mceuenpark.com. Pictured are Club President Peter Smith and Doug Eastwood. 
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Senior Spotlight
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Alison McArthur, the Executive Director of the Post Falls Senior Center, visited our Club today to share with us what was going on at the center,all the activities and to talk about the PF Senior Thrift Store.  The Senior Center is governed by an elected Board of Directors and the daily operations is handled by the Executive Director. Any ciyizen, aged 55 or older, or the spouse of a citizen aged 55 or older is eligible to become a memeber of the Center. Alison remind us that activities are not restricted to the membership and that the community at large may participate in many of the programs at the center. They have a lot of "cool" activities including dances on Tuesdays, Tai Chi on Wednesdays and Fridays and lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For more inf please visit their web site at www.postfalssseniorcenter.org. Pictured are Club President Peter Smith and Alison McArthur.
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Rotarian Accomplishments
Walt McClain just qualified for his 6th Paul Harris Foundation recognition and Rick Noordam his 2nd...way to go guys!
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Post Falls Food Bank Donation

Our club donated $1000 to the Post Falls Bank this December.  Pictured are Tracy Williams, Sheri Wallis and Sid Armstrong.

Post Falls Food Bank Donation Loretta Reed
September 10, 2014 - Norman McCarvell, District Governor
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We were pleased to welcome District 5080 Governor Norman McCarvell and his wife Jeannette to our club.  The DG gave us a update on our district and the meetings and events which will take place.

September 10, 2014 - Norman McCarvell, District Governor Loretta Reed
Post Falls Rotary welcomes new member Karen Sills

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Post Falls Rotary welcomes new member Karen Sills Benjamin Miller
Alison McArthur - Post Falls Senior Center

Alison talked to our group about the incredible impact made by the Meals On Wheels program as well as other amazing facts regarding the Post Fall Senior Center.

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Alison McArthur - Post Falls Senior Center Benjamin Miller
Dale Peters Guest Speaker - December 11, 2013
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Dale Peters is the Senior District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America.  He presented a very interesting slide presentation and commentary on the recent Boy Scout Jamboree that took place in July in Mount Hope, West Virginia.  There were approximately 38,000 scouts in attendance.  This is a new facility for the Scouts.  The camp cost $350 million to build.  It is a walking camp with BMX trails, zip lines, fishing areas, etc. on 10,000 Acres of a former coal mining site.  $50 million of the cost to build was donated by the Bechtel family.  It was 100 degrees with close to that in humidity during the campout.
Dale Peters Guest Speaker - December 11, 2013 Loretta Reed
Donation to the Post Falls Food Bank
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On Wednesday, December 11, our club donated $500 to the Post Falls Food.  This is part of our annual commitment to the community.  Chris is pictured with Sherry Wallis, Executive Director, of the Post Falls Food Bank.
Donation to the Post Falls Food Bank Loretta Reed
November 14, 2012 Program - Craig Wilcox
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Craig Wilcox was among a group of Coeur d'Alene and Post Falls Chambers of Commerce who took a trip to China 2 years ago.

Craig's presentation contained many photos of the various cities and points of interest that he experienced.  He told of how the locals were constantly wanting to take pictures of Craig and his friend.

November 14, 2012 Program - Craig Wilcox Loretta Reed
Bruce Cyr - 9-5-12 - Jacklin Land Company, Real Estate Manager
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Bruce gave us a great history lesson on the Jacklin family dating back from 1930's until the present time.
3 Jacklin Brothers came from the Midwest in the 1950's and purchased land in Post Falls from the Reynolds and the Becks.  They planted turf grass on the land.  They were very aware of the erosion problems of the Midwest and were technologically advanced in their planting methods.  They had several patents on the turf grass methods of growing.  In the 1970's, they merged with the Vaughn Seed Company out of Chicago.  Things went well until the economic downturn of the 1980's.  Using an Industrial Revenue Bond, they bought out the Vaughns and moved forward with their vision of developing a Commerce Park in Post Falls.  This vision came to fruition in 1997 when the Riverbend Commerce Park was developed.  The Jacklins put in their own water system.  Post Falls URD and URA helped with the initial infrastructure, sewer and roads.  The URD will be closed soon with the money going back to the city.  There are 1500 employees in the Commerce Park.
Bruce Cyr - 9-5-12 - Jacklin Land Company, Real Estate Manager Loretta Reed
June 20, 2012 - Kevin Gerlitz & Vicki Kunz - Idaho Dept. of Labor
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>Kevin and Vicki introduced us to a new website that the Idaho Department of Labor is unveiling.  www.labor.idaho.gov is the address.
>The Post Falls office at 600 N. Thornton Street has been very busy.  They reported that most of their work at this time involves dispensing unemployment funds in the form of a debit card.
>Their main goal is to get people back into the workforce as soon as possible.
>Kootenai County has an unemployment rate of 9.7%; Idaho 7.8% and nationally 8.2%.
>The office can help unemployed individuals create an employment plan and seek jobs online.
They also have space available for companies to interview individuals on site.
>The website allows businesses to report new employees, post jobs and seek information.
June 20, 2012 - Kevin Gerlitz & Vicki Kunz - Idaho Dept. of Labor Loretta Reed
February 1, 2012 - Mark Cotner
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Mark Cotner is the Director for the KTEC, Kootenai Technical Education Campus.
February 1, 2012 - Mark Cotner Loretta Reed
February 8, 2012 - Cheryl Haas
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Cheryl Haas works with the young men who stay at the Idaho Youth Ranch.
February 8, 2012 - Cheryl Haas Loretta Reed
February 15, 2012 - Marie Price
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Marie is the Director of the Workforce and Community Education programs.
February 15, 2012 - Marie Price Loretta Reed
February 22, 2012 - Mark Fisher
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Mark Fisher spoke about the Health Care Reform and the Status of the Idaho State Exchange Program.
February 22, 2012 - Mark Fisher Loretta Reed
March 28, 2012 - April Needham
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April is with the Make a Wish Foundation in Kotoenai County.
March 28, 2012 - April Needham Loretta Reed
March 21, 2012 -Tom Lien
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Our fellow Rotarian, Tom Lien, is the Director for the Post Falls Urban Renewal District.
March 21, 2012 -Tom Lien Loretta Reed
March 14, 2012 - Ben Wolfinger
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Ben Wolfinger is the Captain with the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department.
March 14, 2012 - Ben Wolfinger Loretta Reed
March 7, 2012 - Jim Deffenbaugh
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Jim is the Executive Director of the Panhandle Area Council.
March 7, 2012 - Jim Deffenbaugh Loretta Reed
April 4, 2012 - Patty Shea
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Patty Shea, Rotarian Friday Coeur d'Alene Club, shared pictures and commentary about her recent Literacy Project trip.
April 4, 2012 - Patty Shea Loretta Reed
April 11, 2012 - Cynthia Keck
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Cynthia Keck is the Coordinator for the Distinguished Young Women Program in Post Falls.  We had over 20 young ladies attend our meeting.  This has been an annual program for quite a few years.  Rotarians ask the participants questions as part of their preparation for this week's event at the Post Falls High School.
April 11, 2012 - Cynthia Keck Loretta Reed
May 9, 2012 - Mike Baker - Dirne Clinic
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Mike Baker is the CEO for the Dirne Clinic.  The clinic is expanding in both Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene offering many services for the community.
May 9, 2012 - Mike Baker - Dirne Clinic Loretta Reed
April 18, 2012 - Dr. Robert Ball and Steven Balas
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Dr. Ball and Steven Balas gave a presentation about the Idaho Youth Ranch.
April 18, 2012 - Dr. Robert Ball and Steven Balas Loretta Reed
April 25, 2012 - Ryan Davis
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Ryan Davis is the Executive Director for the Kootenai County Boys and Girls Club.  Ryan always gives an enthusiastic presentation.  Ground breaking for the facility is this month.
April 25, 2012 - Ryan Davis Loretta Reed
May 16, 2012 - Susan Conti
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Susan Conti is the Head Nurse for the Post Falls Unified School District.
May 16, 2012 - Susan Conti Loretta Reed
June 13, 2012 - Officer Kevin Creighton -
ImageThe topic was Emergency Preparedness.  Officer Creighton works for the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management.
June 13, 2012 - Officer Kevin Creighton - Loretta Reed
June 6, 2012 - Dr. Patrick Jones
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Dr. Jones is from EWU and demonstrated the new Kootenai County Indicators website.
June 6, 2012 - Dr. Patrick Jones Loretta Reed
12-21-11 Bob Nonini - Demographic Brochure
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12-21-11 Bob Nonini - Demographic Brochure Loretta Reed
September 14, 2011-Rotary Friendship Exchange - England
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We were delighted to welcome a lively group of 12 Rotarians and their spouses/guests from East Anglia, England.
September 14, 2011-Rotary Friendship Exchange - England
8-17-11 - Dr. Charles R. Buck
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Dr. Buck is the new Associate Vice President and Center Executive Officer of Northern Idaho. He gave a lively presentation of the programs available at the College and Workforce Training Center.
8-17-11 - Dr. Charles R. Buck Loretta Reed
8-10-11 - Update on Fairchild Air Force Base
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Col Mark Van Werth and several  of his airmen visited our Club today to share all of the wonderful things that Fairchild does to support not only our troops on the ground but also providing thousands of civilian jobs for the Spokane-Coeur d Alene corridor. Fairchild Air Force Base is located outside of Spokane, Wash. More than 5,000 people work on base.The host unit is the 92nd Air Refueling Wing and the associate unit is the 141st ARW of the Washington Air National Guard. An airmen who is the bomb expert for Fairchild brought his Military Working Dog. Dakota, a 9 years old Belgian Milnes, to our meeting and shared his combat experience with Dakota in Iraq and Afghanistan. For more information please visit FAFB web site at www.fairchild.af.mil Pictured are Col Mark Van Werth

8-10-11 - Update on Fairchild Air Force Base Matt LaVigne
8-20-11 - Garden Goodness
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Rick Noordam, a distinguish member of the Post Falls Rotary Club and active member of the communuity, shared with us his new passion...the Post Falls Community Garden. Their mission is to provide a place to grow sustainable, healthy foods that are grown locally. With a small amount of money and a handful of volunteers, the City of Post Falls Parks and Recreation Department has undertaken the challenge to build a new community garden on a series of city owned lots. Their goal is to build 58 bed gardens (4x8) and 15 family gardens (20x20) and to rent them out on a yearly basis..The 4x8 will be $40.00 a year and the 20x20 will be $100 a year. For more information please contact the Post Falls Recreation Department at 208 773-0539. Pictured are Club Prsident Peter Smith and Rick Noordam. 
8-20-11 - Garden Goodness Matt LaVigne