Rotary Club of Great Falls, Montana                

 
 
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In anticipation of yesterday’s Cat-Griz game, Art Taft decided to use the annual rivalry to raise some funds for Camp Rotary. He brought two pies to the noon meeting and auctioned them off by the slide, with the pie bringing in the most money for Camp Rotary indicating the true winner of the Brawl of the Wild. Griz dominated, 50.

 
At its November meeting, the board of Rotary Club of Great Falls bestowed an honorary membership to Ken Munski. It is a distinction well-deserved.
 
Ken joined Rotary in 1988 and to say he has been an active member ever since is an understatement. Highway clean-up? He's there. Centennial celebration? "How can I help?"  From Harvest Howl to Rotary socials, you could count on Ken to show up with his sleeves rolled up.
 
Ken was particularly active on all things Camp Rotary, from the camp clean-ups to cabin construction to equipment installation. Even after his relocation meant he had to leave the club, he has been instrumental in providing a pair of Rotary eyes on the camp and in helping us work through the bridge challenge. It is a sign of great leadership to leave your work in good hands. In selecting and preparing John Juras to take over the oversight of Camp Rotary, Ken has done just that.
 
For those of us who aren't engineers and consider "heavy lifting"  to be raising a 16-ounce stein instead of our usual 8-ouncer, the qualities of Ken's we'll most miss are his eternal pleasantness and his humor, especially when it came to "Rotary math." He should have been a teacher. He made learning new things fun.
 
But life moves on and so did Ken. Our thanks to the board for giving him the recognition he is due ... and to Ken for year after year of service beyond the call of duty.
 
What do you do when life throws you lemons?  You make cocktails!
We’ve got bad news and good news, folks. Harvest Howl booked two bands for the 2019 show but, with three weeks to go, we were notified that both bands had to cancel. That’s the bad news.
 
The good news? Event planners immediately got to work and lined up an evening we think is even more exciting. Opening the night will be World Classic Rockers, a group comprised of past members of some of the greatest bands in rock-n-roll history – Steppenwolf, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, and Santana. The Great Falls Rotary Club sponsors Harvest Howl and all proceeds go to the improvement, maintenance and operation of Camp Rotary.
 
Tickets are available at harvesthowl.com
  
 
September's social with the noon and evening members at Boston's. 
 

Rotarian Bob Holter has been retired from the bench for many years now, but he always welcomes a service-above-self opportunity to return and naturalize new citizens. Today he oversaw the ceremony making 25 people of varied ages, ethnicities, and histories citizens of this land of the free and home of the brave.

"This courtroom usually deals with a lot of unhappy people," Judge Holter told the new Americans. "But not today. Today every single person here is happy."

And nobody was happier than the Judge himself. Thanks for offering such a warm welcome to our newest fellows citizens, Judge.

 

At this week's meeting, Deb Kottel once again pulled at our heartstrings with stories from Camp Sky Child, which provides an opportunity for children of an incarcerated parents to experience solitude, nature, relationships with caring adults, camping, hiking, fishing ...

... And this year, gold mining. Two campers were sure that the digging they did at Camp Rotary paid off: They struck gold! They had Deb bring Rotary President Cari Yturri a couple of sizable chunks because Rotary opens up its camp for Camp Sky Children.

Camp Rotary ... worth its weight in gold.

Thanks to Club members Lacey Gallagher and John Juras along with the US Forest Service’s Sara Mayben. They were interviewed by KRTV’s Tim McGonigal, also a Rotarian about Camp Rotary, including an update on the bridge project. The interview will air in its entirety on Sunday morning at 6:30 and again at 9:30 on KRTV AND 8:00 am on KTGF.
 
 
 
Rotarians were much in evidence at NeighborWorks "Dream Street" event last week, celebration the completion of 10 owner-built on 39th Avenue NE. There were many reasons for that.
 
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Great Falls

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM, and the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month at 5:30 PM.

Meadow Lark Country Club
300 Country Club Blvd
Great Falls, MT  59405
United States of America
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
President-elect Nominee
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Bulletin Editor
Club Risk Manager
Web Site Administrator
Club Historian
Community Service Chair
Rotary International Foundation Chair
Membership
Public Relations
Camp Operations Director
Camp Rotary Director
Speaker Committee Chair
Great Falls Rotary Foundation Liaison
 
 
 
Speakers
Heather Palmero
Dec 10, 2019
Leadership and Oxford
Jami Wald
Dec 12, 2019 5:30 PM
Benefis Women's and Family Center
Dave Crum
Dec 17, 2019
Great Falls High Select Choir
Holiday Party
Dec 19, 2019 5:00 PM
Meadow Lark Country Club
No noon meeting due to Christmas Holiday
Dec 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Noon Meeting cancelled
No Noon Meeting Due to New Year’s Holiday
Dec 31, 2019
Noon Meeting cancelled
Annual Meeting
Jan 07, 2020
Great Falls Rotary Club
Bill Salina with Extension Agent
Jan 14, 2020
Cascade County Extension Service
Nancy Schlepp
Jan 21, 2020
Black Butte Mine
Jill Hunt
Jan 28, 2020
Meadowlark School PTA
Susie McIntyre
Feb 04, 2020
Great Falls Public Library
Owen Robinson
Feb 11, 2020
The United States Census
Bill Bronson/Mike Winters
Feb 18, 2020
Montana VeteransMemorial - History and Purpose
Bill Harp
Feb 25, 2020
Eagle Scout Recognition
Trisha Gardner
Mar 03, 2020
City-County Health
 
 

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