Rotary Club of Emmett, Idaho
Rotary Club of Emmett, Idaho

"IS IT FUN?"

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
La Costa Mexican Restaurant
517 N Washington
Emmett, ID 83617
United States of America
 

INTERACT IS BACK, AND RECYCLING IS TOO!

 
After a long COVID break, the Interact Club is growing again with a new recycling program. Collection has begun with the goal of eliminating 12 tons of recyclable materials from local landfills in 2022.
 
Interact is a service Club for kids 12-18, sponsored by the Emmett Rotary Club. Our Emmett Interact Club is open to all youth, ages 12-18. The club is service oriented, but also explores various career options. The Advisory board received $3200 in grants and matching funds from the District Rotary Environmental Sustainability Team (REST), the Emmett Rotary Club, and the Emmett Rotary Foundation. These funds will be used to purchase supplies and equipment for the program.
 
The Mayor and City Manager are excited about the new program, and are committed to help in any way possible. Many local businesses have already agreed to be a part of the pilot program, as well as Emmett High School and PR2TA.
 
Why Recycling? Recycling helps the planet, the community, and the local economy. According to environmental researchers at Stanford University, half of everything that ends up in the landfill could have been recycled! Our landfill will eventually be full, and we will have to replace it. Reducing waste today will extend the lifespan of our landfill and reduce costs. Recycling pays, and with the help of the community, our youth groups can create a sustainable year-round income. All of the money raised will stay right here to support our kids.
 
The public can get involved in a lot of ways! Donate, Participate, and Educate.
 
Whether you love the environment, or just hate waste, your aluminum, glass, plastic and cardboard can be donated to support your favorite local youth group. Collection times and locations will be posted on your favorite local media pages.
 
Tim Thornock, a friend of Steve Bork's, donated a pallet jack to the program which will make moving the loaded containers easier. 
 
We still need a few things- 
 
We need a permanent location for the cardboard compactor. It is 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep, and about 10 foot tall. It needs 220v to operate. If anyone can help us find a place to install it we will be on our way! 
 
We need more advisors and a lot of students! The pilot program is exposing some bugs in the system, and the more heads we can put together, the better we will be able to solve the problems that arise. 
 
Help us educate the community by sharing this information on your favorite social platform, talking to your friends and neighbors, and encouraging local businesses to participate.
 
To be a part of this exciting program, or for more information, email EmmettInteract@gmail.com or call Ben Mock at 208-880-4890   WE NEED YOU!!!
 
Recycling Bins at the Gem County Senior Center.
 
The flamingos are returning to Gem County to honor our Rotary Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction sponsors!  The annual Rotary Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction, "Its' A Small World"  is scheduled for May 7, 2022 at the Gem County Fairgrounds.   Plans are underway for another very successful event as we raise money for the youth of Gem County.    Individual tickets are $60 each; Corporate Sponsors, $500.  Corporate sponsors who signed up for the cancelled September 2021 event will be grandfathered into the May event.  Also, items collected from merchants last August/September have been kept in safe storage to sell at the May auction.
 
Youth group members have already started selling $1 raffle tickets for our raffle - a Treager Grill from D&B, a $600 Gas Card from Wild Willy's and a $300 gift card from The Chop House.  The drawing will take place at the auction itself and you don't need to be present to win (but,we hope you are!).  A special note;  Youth groups retain 50 cents of each raffle ticket they sell.  Questions about the raffle can be answered by contacting Wendi Kern, Idaho First National Bank.

This will be the Rotary Clubs 49th Youth Benefit Dinner and Auction. Our community supports our youth wholeheartedly and we hope to see  you at the Auction.  Individual tickets are limited due to the generous merchants who have purchased over 40 tables already.  Each table seats 6.
 
Let's celebrate this spring at the Rotary Youth Benefit and Dinner, May 7!
 
The Peace Pole, designed and built by Rotarian Ben Mock, has been completed and is installed at the Rotary Shelter in the Gem Sports Complex.  This has been an on-going, and sometimes frustrating project that began as a dream and is now a reality!   If you find yourself over at the Sports Complex, go by and see this amazing piece of artwork! 
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