Rozan Egan, RN and infectious disease RN at MMH to spoke at our Rotary meeting on November 5, 2014. She shared a wealth of information on the importance of vaccine’s, influenza facts, Ebola facts and answered lots of questions.
Our Rotary program on October 29, 2014 we had Bill Jensen and Becky Grimm
from Options Counseling. They gave a program on communication and how to
connect with people, both non-verbally and verbally.
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014, Ben Nelson, our Assistant District Governor,
spoke to us about his experience at the Rotary Zone conference. He really
motivated us to be a relevant club and to engage new members and encourage
On October 15, 2014, the Rupert Rotary Club welcomed, Lucky Bourn, Minidoka County Coroner. He spoke about his job responsibilities with being a coroner and answered many questions.
The Rotary meeting on October 8th, 2014 welcomed Dee Darrington from D. L.
Evans Bank. He shared a very informative PowerPoint and discussion about
investing. Here he is with a co-worker and fellow Rotarian, Juanita Villa.
During our Rupert Rotary meeting on September 24th we had a guest from
Oakley, Idaho. Richard Austin is a geologist and spoke about mineral and
geothermal exploration in the Mini-Cassia area. We were excited to hear from
Richard and glean his knowledge on this exciting topic that is taking place
right in our back yard.
The Rupert Rotary Club invited Susan Tuft to speak about the Mini-Cassia
Community Concert Association. She is president of the group and has been
working with them for decades. Susan informed us about the upcoming
2014-2015 Concert Series, which is their 69th Season! The concerts take
place at the Burley King Fine Arts Center @ Burley High School. The schedule
is as follows:
REDHEAD EXPRESS Tuesday, October 7, 2014-7:30 pm
AL SIMMONS Friday, November 14, 2014-7:30 pm
WINDSYNC Wednesday, January 21, 2015-7:30 pm
SAXsational Thursday, February 26, 2015-7:30 pm
Live From Nashville Tuesday, March 31, 2015-7:30 pm
The Rupert Rotary Club welcomed Dr. Christine Pickup, Au. D. CCC-A, whos from the Hearing Counselors & Audiology group. She has an office in Rupert and is excited to be working in the Mini-Cassia area.
The Rupert Rotary Club is constructing the Wee Links golf facility. Wee Links is a six-hole youth golf facility supported by several Rupert organizations including land donated by the Rupert Elks Lodge, BPOE 2106 and maintenance provided by the Rupert Country Club which operates a standard length golf course nearby.
Wee Links construction commenced during the summer of 2012, with play beginning June 2014. Initial design work was completed with a $5,000 grant from the Project Mutual Telephone Foundation. The First Federal Foundation provided partial funding to remodel a current building to serve as the Wee Links clubhouse. The clubhouse will consist of a small indoor seating area, an area to dispense concessions and equipment, and a storage area for golf equipment that will be available to kids free of charge. It also will have a modest covered patio area where visitors can get some shade and be positioned to observe the youth players on the course.
We plan to have a service day in March 2014 to sand the tee boxes, fairways and greens. There is wide support from the community in this endeavor. Principals from several of the local schools are excited to share this program with the service clubs at their schools. The Minico High School, Construction Class is reviewing the plans to construct the new patio cover.
Charlie Creason, CEO of Project Mutual and past President of the Rupert Rotary said “Wee Links is intended to provide affordable opportunities for kids to participate in a lifetime oriented sports activity that promotes lifetime values including, integrity, honesty, politeness and respect. Rupert Rotary Club members are proud to sponsor this project and to partner with several local organizations to offer this resource to our community.”