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First Thursday: Fettuccine Forum on Service Clubs

"Service Clubs: Building Community, Respecting Historic Roots and Staying Relevant"

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The title of this month's Fettuccine Forum, which will take place on the third floor of Boise City Hall (150 N. Capitol Blvd.), is a mouthful. Attendees will learn about "Service Clubs: Building Community, Respecting Historic Roots and Staying Relevant."

Idaho Statesman reporter Anna Webb will moderate a panel featuring representatives from service clubs like Columbian Club, Boise Junior League, Freemasonry and Rotary Club.

"I don't know if this is a sexy topic for most people," Webb said. "A lot of these clubs have some pretty interesting partnerships that people don't know about."

One such collaboration is between the El Korah Shrine and Treefort Music Fest, with the former becoming one of the favorite venues of the latter. The other challenge facing these clubs is a lack of interest among young people to join.

"I'll let the panelists talk about projects they are really excited about and their strategies to attract new members," Webb said. "The Columbian Club is trying to revive Decoration Day as a precursor to Memorial Day. It's where people go and clean up grave sites."

The Fettuccine Forum is free to attend and starts at 5:30 p.m.