Grant & Scholarship Applications Available

2021 Rotary Grant and Scholarship Applications Now Available!
Applications for community grants and student scholarships are now available on the CdA Rotary Club website (see sidebar, right side). Each year the Club provides more than $50,000 to local organizations and students through our Grant and Scholarship programs.
Youth, Community Service, and Small Civic Improvement grant applications are due March 5th by 5 pm.  Scholarship applications for students attending Lake City or Coeur d'Alene High, as well as NIC, UI, and LCSC are due April 9th by 5 pm.
Grant & Scholarship Applications Available Candace Godwin 2021-02-02 08:00:00Z 0 grants,scholarship and grant applications,scholarship application

Centennial Project Committees

Centennial Project Committees

Just a friendly reminder to sign up for a committee or two (or more!) for our Centennial Project.  Please have your selections complete by February 7, using the form that was sent to you by email.
Not sure which committee to join? Call Bob 208-640-6308 or Jody 208-699-4579, for an overview of each committee and what it entails. 
Centennial Project Committees Candace Godwin 2021-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
2020/21 Coeur d'Alene Rotary Endowment Foundation Board of Directors and Officers Ed Bejarana 2020-12-30 08:00:00Z 0

Centennial Project Announced!

The Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Centennial Park

We have a winner!  The Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club Centennial Park has been selected as our Club's Centennial project. The park project won with 76.4% of the votes cast. More than 85% of the Club sent in a ballot. Watch for more details about the park and the Centennial Celebration coming soon!
Centennial Project Announced! Candace Godwin 2020-12-04 08:00:00Z 0

Holiday Program & Details!

YAY for the Holiday!

RSVP by Friday, December 11th  

Goodie Bag Pickup / Safe Passage Donation Drop off,  Monday, December 14th 11a - 1p, CdA Resort Valet

Holiday Program via ZOOM, December 18th


Basic Needs & Christmas Dinner Wishlist
Benefiting our friends at Safe Passage

Yoga Pants (all sizes)
Small & Medium Women’s Underwear
All Sizes of Pull-ups
Boys Clothing from 2T-5T
Teen Boys & Girls Clothes
(pants, shorts, tees, & jackets, all sizes)
Women's Hoodies and Zip-up Sweatshirts (all sizes)
Women's & Children Winter Boots (all sizes)
Dry shampoo
Curling irons, blow dryers, and straighteners
Cash or Gift Cards for Christmas Dinner

Your greatness is not what you have,

Holiday Program & Details! Candace Godwin 2020-12-02 08:00:00Z 0 holiday program,safe passage donations

COVID-19 Preparations and Path Forward

COVID-19 Preparations and Path Forward

On Friday, October 23, our Club had the privilege to hear a presentation by Jeremy Evans, Executive Vice President of Hospital and Regional Operations at Kootenai Health and Karen Cabell, D.O., M.B.A., Chief Physician Executive at Kootenai Health regarding the  Covid-19 and our local healthcare system. To see the complete presentation (including an opening segment honoring our Student of the Month), please click the link below.    
We will continue to post informative speakers and presentations on our Club's YouTube Channel and we encourage you "subscribe" to the channel.
COVID-19 Preparations and Path Forward Candace Godwin 2020-10-26 07:00:00Z 0

Paul Harris Award Recipients

Congratulations to our Latest Paul Harris Award Recipients!

Congratulations to our latest Paul Harris Award Recipients. These Rotarian have donated $1000 or more to the Rotary International Foundation. Congratulations to (l-r): Joe Morris, John West, Britt Towery, KJ Brant, Jody Azevedo, [Hank Martin, RI Foundation chair], Dan Crawford, [Luke Russell, President], Kim Edmondson, Steve James, Mic Armon, Bob Burton, and Kimber Gates. Thank you for your support of the Rotary Foundation!
Paul Harris Award Recipients Candace Godwin 2020-10-10 07:00:00Z 0

Everything Came Up ROSES!!

The 30th annual Rose Sale raised over $55,000, breaking all previous records for funds raised.

Not even a global pandemic could keep the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club from reaching its goal to spread gorgeous roses across the community and raise funds in the process.
Eighty dozen roses were delivered to the "covid heroes" at Kootenai Health as part of the 30th Annual Rose Sale.
Everything Came Up ROSES!! Candace Godwin 2020-10-07 07:00:00Z 0 fundraiser,rose sale

The Guatemala Literacy Program

Rotary International recognizes September as Literacy and Education month and one of the largest grassroots, multi-club, multi-district projects in Rotary is the Guatemala Literacy Project (GLP). Over the years, Rotary International has invested about $3 million in the program and has helped more than 225,000 children.
The Guatemala Literacy Program Candace Godwin 2020-09-16 07:00:00Z 0

2020 Rose Sale -- Our 30th Year!

The Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Rose Sale Returns
Annual Fundraiser Marks 30 Years of Delivering Roses to the CdA Community.
Everything is coming up roses…again for the 30th year in a row. The annual fundraiser hosted by the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club not only brings hundreds of smiles to the community, but it’s proceeds also help support grants for local youth and civic organizations and scholarships to local students.  Started in 1990, to date the Rose Sale has raised over $900,000.
The Rosy Bottom Bandits rustle President Luke’s bell & gavel during the Rose Sale kickoff event.

2020 Rose Sale -- Our 30th Year! Candace Godwin 2020-08-06 07:00:00Z 0 fundraiser,rose sale

2020 Rotarian & Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Wanda Quinn, 2020 Rotarian of the Year

And Miranda Hamilton, 2020 Volunteer of the Year!

The Changing of the Guard meeting on June 26 honored new Club President (20-21),
Luke Russell; Rotarian of the Year, Wanda Quinn; Volunteer of the Year, Miranda
Hamilton; and Past President (19-20) Kimber Gates.
2020 Rotarian & Volunteer of the Year Candace Godwin 2020-07-01 07:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Our 2020 Grant Recipients

Congratulations to our Local Community Services & Youth Grant Recipients

Annually, the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club raises over $30,000 to support grants for local youth and civic organizations. A majority of these funds are from proceeds from the Club’s annual Rose Sale and Coeur d’Irish fundraising events.  Grant applications are available on the CdA Rotary website in early March.
Congratulations to Our 2020 Grant Recipients Candace Godwin 2020-06-22 07:00:00Z 0

Congratulations to Our 2020 Top Scholars

Congratulations to Our 2020 Top Scholars!

Each Coeur d’Alene Rotary Top Scholar receives a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. Proceeds from the Club’s annual Rose Sale and Coeur d’Irish fundraising events help fund the Coeur d’Alene Rotary Club Scholarships.
Scholarships applications are available on the CdA Rotary website in early March.  
Congratulations to Our 2020 Top Scholars Candace Godwin 2020-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Coeur d’Alene Rotary - Cabin Fever Social at Schweitzer Miranda Hamilton 2020-01-27 08:00:00Z 0
ANOTHER ROSE RECORD Ed Bejarana 2017-10-21 07:00:00Z 1


Published on September 16, 2017 at 5:00 am | By DEVIN HEILMAN Staff Writer for the CDA Press.
The CDA Rotary Club kick's off their annual rose sale.
BUSTIN’ OUT THE BUDS Ed Bejarana 2017-09-16 07:00:00Z 0

United Way Day of Caring

Posted on Sep 14, 2017
Many hands make light work. Rotary members make fast work sorting through  and organizing 2400 pounds  of donated food at September 14, United Way Day of Caring.
United Way Day of Caring Ed Bejarana 2017-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
2017 Coeur d'Alene Rotary Endowment Foundation Board of Directors and Officers Ed Bejarana 2017-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
2017 Coeur d'Irish Party Ed Bejarana 2017-02-16 08:00:00Z 0
Thank you 2017 Coeur d'Irish Sponsors Katie Hunt 2017-02-14 08:00:00Z 0
2016 Coeur d'Alene Rotary Rose Patrons 2016-09-30 07:00:00Z 0

Time to Wrangle in some Roses

Credit - CDA Press Article - Saturday, September 17th
This rootin'-tootin' rowdy Rotary rodeo queen had just one message for her peers and for the entire community: It's Rotary Rose Sale time.
The 26th annual Rotary Rose Sale commenced Friday with a Wild West theme chosen by Heidi Rogers, Club President, who is a cowgirl at heart.  The benefits of the Rotary Rose Sale are twofold — someone's day is brightened when they receive a dozen long-stem roses on delivery day and all of the proceeds from the sale benefit a variety of charitable organizations and causes within the community. In the past, Rose Sale funds have helped support the Boys and Girls Club, college scholarships, the Coeur d'Alene food bank, the Kroc Center, Polio Plus, Specialized Needs Recreation and many more.


The roses come in a variety of colors, from deep red to peach to bright fuchsia. Last year, 1,150 dozen roses were sold and delivered to nearly 14,000 people, raising more than $35,000.

"Building a culture of community service in Coeur d'Alene, I've realized, takes many hands working together," Rogers said. "This is why now more than ever I see our community joining forces to build a momentum of taking care of the place where we live, learn, work and play."

Rotary Rose Sale roses are $28 per dozen and will be available early Oct. 21. To order roses, contact Katie Hunt, 818-0300, or email

In the last five years, the Rose Sale has pulled in nearly $400,000. And along with monetarily supporting these causes, many times roses are delivered to those who utilize their services, such as clients of Tesh, Inc., St. Vincent de Paul and Union Gospel Mission.

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Welcome to September Rotarians! Katie Hunt 2016-09-02 00:00:00Z 0

Honduras Shoe Impact

   Coeur d'Alene Rotary Grants in Motion
In the middle of June, Coeur d'Alene Rotarian
members traveled with a team of 34 from the
Northwest in effort of setting up mobile
medical and dental clinics.
While there, the team also provide many other
services including distributing about 1000 pairs
of shoes. These adjustable shoes filled a gap
when there wasn't an exact pair that fit the child.
Honduras Shoe Impact Michele Dirks 2016-08-21 00:00:00Z 0

Coeur d'Irish Party

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ON MARCH 17, 2016
Purchase your ticket by clicking on the following button


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2015 Coeur d'Alene Rotary Rose Patrons

Our 2015 Coeur d'Alene Rotary Rose Sale Patrons!


This year we have created a Patron Rose Level ($1,000) and includes 25 dozen roses. The program was well received by our fellow Rotarians and we have had some generous Rose Patrons. 

Special thanks to our 2015 Rose Patrons for being a community hero: Young Construction, Tom Addis Lake City Ford, Northwest Specialty Hospital, CDA Press, Hecla Mining, and Mountain West Bank. 

John Young with Young Construction
Jim Addis with Lake City Ford
Rick Rasmussen with Northwest Specialty Hospital 
Coeur d'Alene Press
Luke Russell with Hecla Mining Company
Russ Porter with Mountain West Bank



2015 Coeur d'Alene Rotary Rose Patrons 2015-10-08 00:00:00Z 0

2015 Rose Sale

26th Annual Rose Sale

GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY! Coeur d'Alene Rotary is holding our annual fundraiser to support a variety of charities and civic projects in the greater Coeur d’Alene community. Over the past 25 years our club has raised over $693,000 to give directly to programs listed below.


Roses are $28 a dozen and $18 is tax deductible!  Please provide what color you would like (red, pink, yellow, orange) and to whom/where the roses should be delivered. 

Checks can be made payable to CDA Rotary FoundationDelivery date is Friday, October 16.

To place  your order please contact Britt Towery, Chair of the PR Committee at or 208-625-4489 


Donations in the past years have gone to support the Rotary Bandshell & Summer Concert Series, Fallen Heroes Plaza, McEuen Park, KROC Center, Boys and Girls Club, Hospice of North Idaho, St. Vincent de Paul, CDA Youth Symphony, CASA, Heritage Health Community Clinic Mobile Unit, area youth grants and college scholarships for area students to UI, LCSC, and NIC to name a few.


President Ron Ouren, aka Pete Rose, kicking off the annual Rose Sale!


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Coeur d'Alene Rotary Now on Facebook! Michael King 2010-08-03 00:00:00Z 0

Rotarian of the year and Volunteer of the year

Posted by Brian Simpson
A well deserved tribute to
Denny Hague as the Rotarian
of the year and our
Past President, Lori Mayfield
The volunteer of the year is Joe Sharnetsky
who volunteered behind the scenes to
help with the great posters for the Auction for
the last couple of years
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Honoring our three of our vets

Posted by Brian Simpson

Honoring four of our Rotarian vets: Stewart Butler, Tom Cronin, Brian Simpson, and the late Jim Elder. Terrific Veterans’ Day program presented by Janet & Les Atchley!



Jim Elder, deceased, was honored with his wife, Helen, their children and grandchildren present.


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Letter from your Board of directors

Posted by Wanda Quinn

Happy New Year,

Your Board of Directors hope you had an enjoyable Christmas and are looking forward to 2014.

As we begin the New Year, the club begins the process of dispersing the funds you have worked so hard to raise. We want all club members to be aware of the grant process so you can promote it in our community.

Coeur d'Alene Rotary Club 2014 Grant Applications for Youth Grants, Local Community Service and International Service will be available on the club website and Facebook by January 8, 2014 and must be submitted by February 13, 2014 by 5:00 PM PST.

The Club will not be offering Civic Improvement Grants this year. Last year, our club, along with Sunrise and Thursday Night clubs, committed to a multi-year award to the Panhandle Parks Foundations for naming rights to the McEuen Park - Harbor House.

New this grant cycle…

1.  The establishment of a Local Community Service Committee, for community needs that did not meet the requirements of youth grants or civic improvement. This committee’s focus is on organizations that provide basic social/welfare needs such as housing and food; health life style choices; enrichment activities including arts, music or cultural events.

2.  For local and international projects to be considered for Rotary International or District Funding, as well as, the paddle raise at our April Auction, funding requests must be submitted through this application process by February 13, 2014 at 5:00pm PST.

3.  A Coeur d'Alene Rotary Grant Workshop will be offered on January 15, 2014 7:30-8:30am University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene 1031 N. Academic Way. The workshop is open to those interested in applying for club grants.

In the last five years, Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene and Foundation have awarded $425,890 in community and international grants and donations.

The following resources will be on  the  club website and Facebook

1.    2014 Grant applications

2.    List of committees and member assignments

3.    List of recipients of our charitable donations for the last 5 years

Wishing all of you a healthy and happy 2014!

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Children's Village

Posted by Brian Simpson

ImageCoeur d'Alene Rotary recently provided grant funding to local community organizations through our club's Rotary Youth Grant program. 

Children's Village was one organization that received grant funding which will be utilized to purchase a commercial style dryer for use in serving the children housed at Children's Village. 

Pictured from left to right: Lori Mayfield, Past President CdA Rotary; Sandy Saffeels, Children's Village; Tom Cronin, CdA Rotary President and Wanda Quinn, President-elect CdA Rotary

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Rotary Supports Local Police and Fire

Posted by Michael King

Coeur d'Alene Rotarians are known for their continuous and generous support to our community through grant gifts and rotary sponsored projects. Coeur d'Alene Police Chief Wayne Longo recently expressed his gratitude to Rotarians on the behalf of the Coeur d'Alene Police Department.

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