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All the planning and hard work paid off!  Thank you Mike Wier and team for organizing another memorable Harvest Howl.
 
 

Our annual dictionary project is underway!

 
Denise Gray was thrilled with the enthusiasm for getting this community project started. 
 
Rotarians, if you were not able to pick up dictionaries at this week's meeting, plan on attending next week. 
 
Wouldn't it be great to have all the dictionaries delivered before the end of October?
Over 100 volunteers and their children gathered at West Bank Park Saturday to put together the KaBoom Playground that will be a major feature of the now-impressive landmark. In the opening ceremony to the work session, Rotary was on every speaker's lips.
 
"Rotary was instrumental in helping us get the funding match we needed to make this project a go," said Patty Reardon, interim manager of City Parks and Recreation.
 
Rotarians were also much in evidence on the program. Rob Rezek explained to the volunteers the specific role Rotary played in the project. Amy Beames spoke on behalf of Benefis, another major donor to the project. Lacey Gallagher was on hand to provide safe and entertaining games for the kids while their parents worked on the construction.
 
A great day for a great project for Great Falls. Once again, Rotary makes things happen!  

 

                                                 
Lacey Gallagher and Amy Beams                                                    
 
Dean Boyle, Susan Wolff, Todd Neighbor and Nicole Michelotti were on hand to help the Philipsburg Rotary Club this weekend at their annual Philipsburg Summer Concert.
 
Not to be overlooked, pretty in pink in the background is Susan's 92-year-old mother. She stayed all 9 hours at the event. Stamina and commitment must run in that family!
 
Our community service project for August was Stuff the Bus.
 
Rotary partners with United Way and other community businesses and organizations to help needy students get supplies for the new school year. With over 340 homeless students and a significant percentage of students living in poverty in Great Falls, this initiative meets a well-identified community need. 
 
Last Thursday, these twelve Rotarians helped staff the crew at the original Walmart as part of the club's drive: Ken Munski, Keith Duncan, Kim Hawn, Rachel Pahut, Mary Moe, Dean Boyle, Bill Salina, Jim Humphrey, Heidi Hockett, Lew Card, Chelle Freid, Sheila Rice, and Cari Yturri. They handed suggested shopping lists to shoppers and sorted and distributed supplies in the boxes.  
 
Other Rotarians, like Shannon Hoiland, helped out at other locations. Shannon shared the experience with her child - an excellent idea, since the lesson of example is the best teacher.
  
    Club President Dean Boyle and President Elect Cari Yturri attended the District Training Assembly in Butte August 4th and 5th.  
 
"We solidified what we want to accomplish in Great Falls this year", says President Dean Boyle.
 
President Elect, Cari Yturri added; "Every Rotary event I attend I learn how much more I need to learn about Rotary.  I hope to share what I've learned with our high energy club in Great Falls so we can become even more engaged and grow and cast our service above self net even wider."
It’s a new year at Rotary! 
 
Congratulations to Dean Boyle on your new Presidency.  Thank you to Past President, Colin Lee.  Thank you to everyone who has agreed to serve on the Great Falls Rotary Board.   
Record attendance at the Atlanta, GA convention has given Rotary International a lot of local press coverage. Not only have the 25,000 plus attendees created a great deal of commercial buzz but the convention transportation system has caused additional stress on the already taxed downtown Atlanta traffic. 
 
"Atlanta is very friendly and the Rotarians I've met are thrilled with the southern hospitality," says Cari Yturri. 
 

                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                                                                            
A huge storm blew in just as Rotarians were gathering on the patio at Mighty Mo Brewing and we moved the festivities inside.  If you stuck around long enough, the party moved back outside...that's Spring in Montana!
 
  Camp Rotary is ready for the 2017 Season!
 
 
Thanks to volunteers from many of the Cascade County 4-H Clubs, several Boy Scout troops, Victory Church and the Northern Rocky Mountain Grotto Society, it didn't take long to get Camp Rotary ready for the season.  
 
 
Why Ethiopia? 
 
Benefis East Campus – Entrance 2 – Cameron Auditorium
Refreshments provided
 
Dr. Roberto Amado-Cattaneo will talk about previous visits to Ethiopia and what will be accomplished with the help of colleague Dr. Douglas Waldo who will accompany him in 2017.
 
The Cardiac Centre of Ethiopia provides basic personnel for operations. However, there are no trained providers to provide the surgeries for the treatment of rheumatic heart valve disease (RHVD) which is caused by untreated rheumatic Fever (RF) that develops from untreated episodes of streptococcal pharyngitis, commonly known as strep throat. The idea behind this tremendous effort is twofold:  perform lifesaving surgeries, and teach the local staff of doctors and nurses, so they eventually become self-sufficient. The Great Falls team, led by Rotarian Dr. Roberto Amado-Cattaneo has a five year plan to do 12 to 15 surgeries a year, hopefully saving 60 to 75 lives and at the end have a solid team of local Ethiopian surgeons and nurses capable to perform these surgeries.
 
Please join us and support this team in their life-saving cardiac surgery for children.
"When you feed a kangaroo, plan on getting a handfull of kangaroo spit," says Sheila Rice when talking about one of the many Tasmanian experiences she and the Montana Rotary Friendship Group enjoyed.  
 
 
 
Lacey Gallagher was recently recognized in the Great Falls Tribune's What Women Want Magazine.
 
 Congratulations Lacey!
 
 
To read the Great Falls Tribune's article go to:
http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/life/2017/02/28/lacey-gallagher-holds-rotary-club-projects-close-heart/98513022/
  Canadian superstar band
The Guess Who
will be this year's featured band at Harvest Howl on October 27th.                          
                                                                                  
 
March Member Madness
You have a chance to win $100 when you bring a new member who joins Rotary in March!
This week we honored our outstanding Eagle Scouts
 
Lewis and Clark District had 28 men and 2 women achieve their Eagle Scout Badge in 2016.
 
Scouts present and pictured here are:  Emily Simonson, Chandler Allen, Tyrel Kallstrom, Jacob S Collins, Alec VanderKolk, Eugene Cantley, Colton Monroe, Wyatt Griessmer, Bill Harp and Nicholas Houston
Welcome our three newest Blue Badge Recipients:  
Caitlin Walter, Rachel Pahut and Cooper Thomas.

 
        
             
 
Thank you Ryan and Gail Miller for hosting our Spring Social featuring the Betty Jane Trio Band.
 
 

"In accordance with the guiding principles of Rotary International, a service club comprised of all faiths and peoples, and in accordance with Rotary’s four way test (Is it the truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendships? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?), the Rotary Club of Great Falls, Montana proclaims its support of the Resolution adopted by the Great Falls City Commission on January 3, 2017 to stand against acts of hatred and racism in our Montana communities."

 
See the Resolution at Great Falls Tribune:http://www.greatfallstribune.com/story/news/local/2017/01/03/crowd-great-falls-commission-meeting-says-hate/96138102/
 
Congratulations to Michael Duchemin on the recent publication of his book New Deal Cowboy Gene Autry and Public Diplomacy.   Michael's contribution to our club and to Great Falls is greatly appreciated by the Rotarians.
                                                                                               
  Ho Ho Ho, off they go!
Denise Gray and Rob Rezek made sure all the Military Gift packages will be delivered in time for Christmas.  
The regular club meeting this week was a work party to fill 190 military gift packages.  Rotarians filled gift packages for the Montana Air Guard members deployed and for Malmstrom Personnel stationed at missal sites during the holidays.                  
                 
 
 
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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Meadow Lark Country Club
300 Country Club Blvd
Great Falls, MT  59405
United States
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Club Executives & Directors
President
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Secretary
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Immediate Past President
Community Service Chair
Rotary International Foundation Chair
Membership Chair
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Camp Rotary Director
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Speakers
Jen Bostick
Nov 28, 2017
Escape Rooms
Thomas Figarelle
Dec 05, 2017
CM Russell Museum
Club Day
Dec 12, 2017
Dean Boyle and officers
GFPS Christmas Program
Dec 19, 2017
GFPS Christmas Program
NO MEETING
Dec 26, 2017
David Cantley
Jan 02, 2018
Giant Springs Elementary School
Ian Chechet
Jan 09, 2018
Tears of the Turtle - Exploring Montana's Deepest Limestone Cave.
Tammy Lacey
Jan 16, 2018
Graduation Matters
Special Olympics
Jan 23, 2018
Great Falls Summer Games, 2018-2020
John Faulkner
Jan 30, 2018
Great Falls Airport
Sheila Rice and Cari Yturri
Feb 06, 2018 12:17 PM
NeighborWorks Endowment
Georgia Miller
Feb 13, 2018
Montana Child Protection Alliance
Jared Brown
Feb 20, 2018
Make A Wish Foundation
Kurt Baltrusch
Feb 27, 2018
Henry Ford - Special 100th Birthday
Ciara Ryan Vammitt - Tentative
Mar 13, 2018
The Irish in America
Susan McCord
Mar 20, 2018
Habitat for Humanity
 

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