Rotary Club of Great Falls, Montana                

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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.
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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.
Last week Mayor Bob Kelly visited both the noon and the evening meetings and organized his remarks around a SWOT analysis of the city we call home.
Last week John Faulkner, Executive Director of Great Falls International Airport, gave a presentation at the noon meeting focusing on the Low-Cost Airfare Initiative. Through a partnership between the Great Falls Chamber of Commerce and the airport, the initiative was launched seven years ago and has accomplished a great deal since.
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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 Elect
President-elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Bulletin Editor
Club Risk Manager
Web Site Administrator
Club Historian
Community Service Chair
Rotary International Foundation Chair
Public Relations
Camp Operations Director
Camp Rotary Director
Speaker Committee Chair
Great Falls Rotary Foundation Liaison
Deb Sivumaki
Nov 12, 2019
Eagle Mount
Nancy Schlepp with Black Butte Copper Mine
Nov 14, 2019 5:30 PM
A second chance to hear about the project if you missed the noon meeting
Jim Rearden
Nov 19, 2019
City Water Project
Megan Connors/Keith Tokerud
Nov 26, 2019
Every Rotarian, Every Year /Paul Harris
Jamie Marshall
Dec 03, 2019
Supporting Our Public Schools
Jami Wald
Dec 12, 2019 5:30 PM
Benefis Women's and Family Center
Dave Crum
Dec 17, 2019
GFPS Christmas Concert
No noon meeting due to Christmas Holiday
Dec 24, 2019 12:00 PM
Noon Meeting cancelled
Bill Salina will contact Extension office
Jan 14, 2020
Cascade County Extension Service
Nancy Schlepp
Jan 21, 2020
Black Butte Mine

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