Rotary District 5400
Idaho, USA

District Governor Ken Howell, Boise Rotary Club

Our District is composed of more than 1800 Rotarians serving 43 clubs from Preston to Ashton, Twin Falls to Ontario and all that’s in between. Our clubs meet weekly for breakfast or lunch or an after work “happy hour”. We get our hands dirty in our own communities and support the work of Rotary International, whether its to end polio, provide clean water and sanitation or support sustainable agriculture or literacy projects around the world.

Our clubs are always looking for new members to bring fresh ideas and new energy. We hope you’ll explore this website to learn more and find a Rotary club in your community.

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Join Rotarians from all over the country on a bike ride in Tucson, AZ, on November 21, to raise funds for End Polio Now. The El Tour de Tucson is one of the country's premier bike rides for the past 33 years. Since 2009, the ride has benefited Polio Plus, raising over $10 million.  Mary Reiman and Jeff Larsen of Boise Metro Rotary is leading a group from our District to participate. Rotary homestays can be arranged and your bike can be transported for you (so you can fly). There are rides of 40, 60, 80 or 110 miles. There's a 5 mile "fun ride" or you can participate at home or at your club on your stationary bike!
For complete details on the trip, please download the fact sheet here. Click here for the event website.

On September 18, 2015 Rotary Club of Boise East had an unveiling ceremony for its REClaim Table Rock Project.  The old cement bench has been removed and replaced with 5 graffiti resistant benches.  They also installed an interpretive sign displaying the Boise skyline and pointing out areas of historical interest in it.
Present at the ceremony were Lt. Gov. Brad Little, Bill Buttici, Chairman of the Idaho Historical Society Board of Trustees, Boise City Councilwoman Lauren McLean and Jody Ochoa, Director of the Idaho Historical Society Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary
The day was beautiful and the presentations emphasized the importance of Table Rock to the area and the partnership between Boise East and the Historical Society.  Jeff Hatch, former president of the club, spoke about the historical significance of Table Rock and the desire to keep it clean and usable for present and future residents.
Present for the unveiling were Brenda Kolson, President of the Ada County Association of Realtors and Becky Enrico-Crum.  The Ada County Association of Realtors sponsored a bench.  Likewise, John Muir, on behalf of the Muir family donated a bench as well as Jeff Hatch in honor of the Idaho Historical Society.  Finally, the members of Boise East that were there helped to unveil the bench that the club donated.
Boise East has worked hard to get to this point.  However, the work is only about half done.  There are still 2 more benches that need to be installed as well as 3 additional signs.  Also, as part of the effort to keep Table Rock clean, Boise East is spearheading an “Adopt Table Rock:” program where organizations can volunteer once or twice in a particular month to clean up the top of Table Rock.
Boise East is still looking for sponsors for the benches and the signs.  If you know anybody that might be interested, contact a member of the club or email at  Also, donations can be made to  The donations are made to the District 5400 Charitable Programs, Inc. and are tax-deductible.
Pictured in group photo are Boise East members Kellie Coon, Steve Vugrin, Stacy Connolly, Bryan Connington, Bob Stano, Jeff Hatch, Mark Peters and Sandra Braley.

WHO Announcement:
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on 25 September that Nigeria is now polio-free and has been officially removed from the list of countries where polio is endemic. It’s been 14 months since any cases of polio caused by the wild virus have been detected there.
With Nigeria’s historic achievement, polio remains endemic in only two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan. That means transmission of the virus has never been stopped there.
Nigeria was the last country in Africa where polio was endemic. The continent celebrated its own first full year without the disease on 11 August. Once three years have passed without a case in WHO’s entire African region, officials will certify polio eradicated there.

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Rotary District 5400
P.O. Box 2838
Pocatello, ID 83206