Emmett Rotary Club
Emmett Rotarians are caring individuals from various walks of life who stand together to support humanitarian programs within our local community and beyond. We uphold and promote our youth and celebrate their accomplishments. To be a Rotarian is to be involved in community, helping others and having fun doing so!"  


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President Elect
Past President
Vice President
Emmett Rotary Foundation
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Board Member
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Rotary Club of Emmett, Idaho

Rotary Club of Emmett, Idaho



We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Pizza Factory
102 W 5th Street
Emmett, ID  83617
United States
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Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide, who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotarians, members and more that 32,000 Rotary clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas.


Rotarians Raised $2802.67 For The Friendship Coalition Food Bank!

President Tim Fleming welcomes Janet Monti from the Emmett Friendship Coalition and explains the Souper Bowl event and Rotary's commitment to assist our community in any way that we can.
Souper Bowl Chairman David Thompson presents check to Janet Monti.

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Welcome Brian Gregory!

The Emmett Rotary Club welcomes Brian Gregory as its newest member.  Shown here with President Tim Fleming, Brian accepts the privilege of becoming a Rotarian. It was wonderful to see Brian's family join us for the induction as well as one of  his friends.
Congratulations, Brian!

Posted by Rick Phillips on Feb 22, 2015
It was the first time in my life that I realized I couldn’t read.  And it was scary.
When I was president-elect of the Pocatello Club, they sponsored my costs to attend that year’s Rotary International convention in Copenhagen.  I’d traveled a bit internationally, so I was not too concerned about language, getting around, etc.   English is the official language of Rotary International, so I knew all I had to do was catch the shuttle busses to the convention center and everything would be fine
And it was….until that beautiful Copenhagen afternoon when I decided I would rent a bicycle from the hotel and join the seemingly millions of bicyclist moving around the city.  I couldn’t help but get caught up in the flow of the bike traffic, and totally enjoyed seeing parts of the city and watching the citizens of Copenhagen peddle their bikes around with such ease.
At one point, I was approaching a crossroads, and realized that I didn’t know where I was or how to get back to my hotel.   To my relief, on the corner I found a tall pole with dozens of signs and arrows providing direction to different parts of the city.  However, when I got close enough to read them, I discovered none of them were in English.
It was one of my Rotary moments:  Here I was at a Rotary International gathering, an organization that champions literacy around the world, and I was in a spot where I was absolutely illiterate.    Once the irony of the moment passed, I felt a sense of panic begin in my stomach and move its way up.
First, I tried to look brave and unaffected.  I rode a bit one way, and realized I had not been there.  I tried another way, then another, then another.  I was lost, and realized my stopping, going, and turning around was disrupting the normal flow of the heavy bike traffic.  I looked for friendly people who I might ask for directions…but when I finally found courage to ask, I discovered our language barrier.
I noticed two young Dutch girls coming my way on bicycles, obviously talking about and laughing at me.  I must have looked rather pitiful, for they stopped, and in very broken English asked if they could help me.  I spoke the name of the hotel, which only brought confused looks on their faces.  I suddenly realized I had a plastic hotel key in my pocket with the name and address of the hotel printed on the sleeve.  I pulled it out and gave it to the girls.  In unison, they both said “Ah”, and began to tell me, in Dutch, how to get there.  My confused face must have affected them, because they gave me back my key, and invited me to follow them.   Within 20 minutes I was back at the hotel, and the two girls were still laughing at me as they peddled away.
I didn’t mind them laughing at me, because I was safely back at my hotel.  But I wondered what it would be like to be illiterate, and helpless, and to be laughed at.  I wondered if illiterate people try to look brave and unaffected like I did, but live with a constant sense of embarrassment or panic in new or strange situations.  I wondered if they, like me, felt fear and frustration when they find themselves in a society of rules, directions, and regulations, with absolutely no sense of what they all mean.
Oh Lord, let us, as Rotarians, be instruments of your peace.   Where there is despair, let us, as Rotarians, deliver hope.  Where there is hatred; let us, as Rotarian, sow love.  And where there is darkness; in spirit, in literacy, or understanding, let us, as Rotarians, be the light.
Let us Light up Rotary through Literacy.

The following Gem County youth groups have applied and will receive funding from the proceeds raised at the 2015 Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction.  The amount they receive will depend on how much is raised.  The requests total a little over $25,000.00.
4 H Leaders Council
4H Fishers
Big 4 Swine Club
Business Kids Academy
County Fair Model Craft
EHS Advanced Theater
EHS Cheer Team
EHS Dance Team
Emmett Com Playhouse
Emmett LaCrosse
Emmett Legion Baseball
Emmett Little League
Emmett Public Library
Emmett Youth Bowlers
Gem County Rec District
GEM SWCD/Squaw Creek SCD
Gem/Boise County Extension 4-H
Girl Scouts
Letha Easter Egg Hunt
Nazarene Youth Camp
Operation Teen Elf
Project Graduation
Scooters Hunting Camp

April 25 - Youth Appreciation Day
May 2  - Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction, Emmett High School


The Four-Way Test 
The Four-Way Test – which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following:
* Is it the TRUTH?
* Is it FAIR to all concerned?
* Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Interact - Our Youth

Interact is an active, viable club sponsored by Rotary for young people ages 12-18.  They meet weekly on Thursday afternoons and work together to tackle the issues in our community that they care most about.  For more information on Interact - Please contact Sue Beitia - beitias@msn.com
February 2015

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