Rotary Club of Great Falls, Montana

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Great Falls

Service Above Self

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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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.
 
Tom Nelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at D.A. Davidson, Rob Rezek, Vice President of Infrastructure and Services at D.A. Davidson and Club President, Colin Lee 
 

"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/
 
Please take a minute to respond to the Harvest Howl survey sent from “zohopublic”.  The  Harvest Howl Committee wants your feedback and ideas.  Go to:  https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/S1DXYA
 
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.                  
                 
Last Saturday's shifts at Big Lots and JC Penny were filled by Rotarians.  As can be expected, everyone had fun raising funds for a worthy cause.  
Today four students told us what they intend to apply to return as camp counselors at next year's camp.  Madison Bennyhoff, Connor McNeese, Coryn Cooley and Sydney Klippenes told Rotarians that they learned about Rotary’s commitment to RYLA (stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) a leadership program coordinated by Rotary Clubs around the globe. 
 
With overwhelming enthusiasm from the 3rd Graders receiving dictionaries, Rotarians receive the affirmation that this is a worthwhile project. "Many students within 100 miles of Great Falls have already received their new dictionary thanks to Rotarians making these deliveries a priority", says Denise Gray, Dictionary Project Chairperson.   
Ken Munski gave us an update on the construction at Camp Rotary at last week's meeting.  
 
 
To celebrate World Polio Day the Great Falls Rotary is hosting a Raise a Pint night on November 7th at the Might Mo Brewing Company located in Downtown Great Falls.  
This weekend was another opportunity to experience Rotarians as ambassadors.  Great Falls Rotarians Todd Neighbor and Cari Yturri along with Jim Yturri and Joann Gogo from The Great Falls Chamber were honored to be present at this year’s Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Assembly held at Glacier Park Lodge in East Glacier and the Hands Across the Border Ceremony at Chief Mountain Border Crossing.   
 
 
 
 
This year's Howl was memorable because in addition to being honored by Don Felder's band playing all our favorite Eagles songs ,we had The Clintons, we had more food offerings, we had great buys at our silent and dessert auctions and we had free Boy Scout popcorn! Harvest Howl Chairman, Mike Wier thanked and praised all Rotarians who pitched in to ensure this years "Howl" brought in profits to meet our Camp Rotary donation goal.  
Great Falls Rotarians are anxious  to hear about the camp experience from this year's RYLA attendees.  Students from Great Falls High School and CM Russell High School were transported to camp by Rotarian's Bill Harp, Cari Yturri and Sydney Blair.  
 
 
 
Speakers
Military judge
Jun 27, 2017
Military Court Martial
No Meeting
Jul 04, 2017
TBA
Jul 18, 2017
Toby's House
Mykal Gernaat
Jul 25, 2017
UGF Forensic Science
RYLA Students
Aug 01, 2017
Voyager Baseball Coaches
Aug 08, 2017
Voyagers
Mary Lehman/Susan McCord
Aug 15, 2017
Great Falls Library Foundation
Brett Doney
Aug 22, 2017
GFDA News
Kim Monroe
Aug 29, 2017
Canine Companions
Joe McBride District Govenor
Oct 17, 2017
Rotary District 2017-2018 Goals
 

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