Friday, June 4, 2010

Stephanie Meyer is District 5400 Ambassadorial Scholar for 2011-12

District 5400 is pleased to announce that Stephanie Meyer of Idaho State University has been chosen by the District Foundation Scholarship Committee to be the 2011-12 scholar.  Stephanie who was nominated by the Pocatello Rotary Club is majoring in anthropology.  She has set her sights on studying at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

Natasha Bortz of Twin Falls was selected as an alternate in case Stephanie cannot take advantage of her scholarship.

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas.  While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.

Generous contributions from Rotarians worldwide represent a continued faith that today’s Ambassadorial Scholars will be tomorrow's community and world leaders.

Here Stephanie poses with the team (l. to r) of Gerry Beck (Twin Falls Rotary Club), Charles Lehrman, (Buhl Rotary Club),  Shari Stroud (Blue Lakes - Twin Falls Rotary Club), Dick Boyd (Twin Falls Rotary Club), Stephanie Meyer, John McGuire, chair (Boise Rotary Club), and Frank Lara (Nampa Rotary Club).


  1. WOW! I knew you had what it takes girl! Way to go. Send me some postcards.
    Love ya,

  2. Terry, This is great. Keep the information flowing. Jim

  3. Great blog. I'll take the tie. Just kidding. Keep up the good work. Rich

  4. We are all proud to have Stephanie as an Ambassadorial Scholar... Good choice, Terry!

  5. Looking forward to hearing and seeing what goes on around the District throughout the year. And congratulations to Stephanie!! Vicky

  6. Rotarians who are commenting on my blog. Thanks. To be eligible for the drawing, please add your e-mail address so I can know who you are and contact you if you win.

  7. This is great, Terry! Have a great time in Montreal. Looking forward to hearing from you about this. Shari Stroud,

  8. Congratulations to Stephanie! What a wonderful experience to use an anthropology background in Thailand! Enjoy!

    Alecia Hoobing
    Boise Downtown Club

  9. Rotary is such a great organization to send such a wonderful person out into the world. Lives will be changed, even those of us who just follow the blogg. Good luck and thanks!

  10. Terry, congratulations on the great start on the blog and the web site. I'm not leaving my address because if I do I'm afraid I might win a neck tie. What would I do with such a thing?

    Kevin Learned

  11. Love your blog,Terry!! Am looking frward to following it weekly. Congrats to Stephanie! If Kevin wins the necktie I'll take it and WEAR it!!!!

    Susan Wallber Ring
    IF Downtown Club