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Helena Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
1803 Cedar Ave.
Helena, MT  59601
United States
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Board Meeting
Apr 04, 2017
Kristnia & Gary W.
Apr 11, 2017
Trivia Partner-Big Brothers-Sisters
Apr 18, 2017
Big Brothers-Big Sisters
Kristnia & Gary W.
Apr 25, 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Past President
Sergeant At Arms
Home Page Stories

March 21, 2017 speaker, Russ Cargo.

March 21, 2017.  Speaker was Russ Cargo.  Russ discussed the status of non-profit entities, with focus on charitable non-profits.  Russ highlighted the responsibilities, both legal and moral, that come with administration of such organizations.  Several points from his presentation have direct application to Rotary.
March 21, 2017 - Guest, Pat Seiler (left), speaker, Russ Cargo and attentive members, Brad Lancaster, Fred Krepps, Roy Hockett, Dewey Bruce and Gary Carlson listen to Russ discuss the world of non-profits.

Join us for Trivia Night to Support Head Start of Helena


Membership Matters 

Great opportunity to learn how to recruit and retain members in our Rotary Clubs in the Helena area. Cost is $15 per person, which includes lunch. RSVP by March 10 with Name, Rotary Club and phone number to Sandy Wong, District 5390 Membership Chair, at or 406 855-4829. Mail check for $15, payable to Rotary District 5390, to Sandy Wong, 780 Judicial Ave, Billings, MT 59105.

Our Speaker this Week was Peggy Benkelman, Lewis and Clark Literacy Coucil 

Our speaker for Tuesday, February 21, 2017, was Peggy Benkelman (shown here with club members, Murray Strong and Tony Perpignano) of the Lewis & Clark Literacy Council.  The Literacy Council helps individuals with reading, writing, English language, workforce and life skills so that they may have an improved quality of life.  Trained volunteer tutors work one-on-one with students with a goal of helping citizens become productive and involved members of the community.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017, Program was Engineers Without Borders (“EWB”), an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in developing countries through sustainable engineering projects.  Speaking on behalf EWB was Brett Rotz, an International Business/Political Science major at Carroll College.  Accompanying Brett was John Scharf, faculty advisor for the Carroll College based chapter of EWB.  Brett explained the efforts of the group in helping communities in Uganda, Mexico, Guatemala and St. Lucia where focus has been on water projects.  EWB will be February’s Trivia Night Fundraiser partner agency.
President Marie Mullarkey presents a check to Chelsie Rice of the Cancer Action Network.  Cancer Action Network was our Trivia Night fundraiser partner for November, 2016.
Our speaker on Tuesday, January 24 was Krista Cole.  Krista discussed her experience as a Rotoract member in San Diego and what may be involved for Helena to start a Rotoract chapter.  Krista is in Helena on an internship as she pursues her law degree.  Her hope is to specialize in Indian Law.

Trivia Night for the YWCA

We had a great turnout for our January Trivia Night! Over 60 people attended. We raised over $600, to be split between the YWCA and our club's charitable activities.  Thanks to everyone who came out to support great causes!
Our speaker today was Kellie Goodwin McBride, Executive Director of the Helena YWCA.  Kellie reviewed the Y’s history and mission of empowering women who are transitioning to permanent and stable housing by providing training and program opportunities to break the cycles of poverty and racism.  Educational growth, help with obtaining employment, learning financial budgeting skills and initiating self-care activities are examples of some of the techniques used to help the women in the “Y’s” programs.  For more information, see the “Y’s” website: The YWCA will be our club's partner at Trivia night on Thursday evening, January 19, 2017 - 6:00 PM at the Staggering Ox Restaurant.

Trivia Night to Benefit the YWCA of Helena

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Upcoming Events
Trivia Night Assignments October 2016
Duncan, Greg
Scorekeeper 1
Williams, Gary D.
Scorekeeper 2
Moore, Rick
Apple, Dawn
Equipment Setup (must be there by 5:30)
Williams, Gary D.
Laptop with presentations loader
Williams, Gary D.
Cargo, Russell
Mcirophone/PA System
Cargo, Russell
Paper Copy of presentation
Williams, Gary D.
Extension Cord
Williams, Gary D.
Trivia Handouts/materials
Cargo, Russell
Williams, Gary D.
Calculator or smart phone
Money Bag
Williams, Gary D.
Program Committee
Team Recruiters
Lancaster, Brad
Carlson, Gary