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Helena Sunrise

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We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
1803 Cedar Ave.
Helena, MT  59601
United States
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Our speaker for April 17, 2018 was our April Trivia partner, WorldMontana®   World Montana is an affiliate of the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) based in Washington, D.C. It is one of 88 U.S. non-profit centers dedicated to promoting global understanding through citizen diplomacy. One of the ways they try to foster global understanding is by facilitating the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In Montana, they host approximately 150 international leaders through this program each year.  Pictured above are Sasha Fendrick, Executive Director and Sunrise Rotary member and District Governor Elect, Rick Moore.
Our speaker on April 10, 2018 was Keri Yoder with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.  ACSCAN works to end suffering and death from cancer in every state and over 100 communities across the country. From state legislatures to local city councils and county commissions, ACSCAN is working to pass laws and regulations that move us closer to the day when no one has to hear those three scary words, "You have cancer."
Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty.  Working through local micro-lenders throughout the world, KIVA assists entrepreneurs with loans as small as $25.  Carroll College’s Sigma Beta Delta club sponsors a KIVA chapter in Helena.  SBD representative, Caroline Crapo and Faculty Advisor, Belle Marie spoke to the club about KIVA’s good work.  At conclusion of the meeting, Sunrise Rotary Club President, Dan McLean, presented Caroline with a check from the club for $90 which represents 4th quarter 2017 donations from club members to support SBD’s KIVA chapter’s work.  Great program!  Thanks Sigma Beta Delta!
The Helena YWCA's new Executive Director, Monica Lindeen, pictured here with member, Dewey Bruce, spoke to the club about the Y's current events at the meeting Tuesday, February 13.  The YWCA was also our Trivia partner on Thursday, February 15, in which over $800 was raised (top picture!)  Great turn out for the Y!
District 5390 Governor-Elect, Rick Moore receives a Paul Harris +2 award from Club President, Dan McLean at our meeting on Tuesday, February 13, 2017.  Thanks Rick, for your dedication to Rotary and its causes - more to come during your time as District Governor!

Keys to Trivia success

Russ Cargo, Gary Williams (standing), Jock Palmquist and Gary Carlson are great examples of the leaders we have in our club.  In this shot, they take a moment away from tallying Trivia Night scores to smile for the camera during another successful fund-raising night.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Lewis & Clark and Broadwater Counties Co-Executive Director, Pam Young, was our speaker on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  Pam explained: The mission of CASA is to provide volunteer guardians to work on behalf of abused and neglected children to promote their best interests in the pursuit of safe, permanent homes.  Drug abuse is a huge driver of the need to have someone who listens to children who have been removed from the home and then advocates for them through legal proceedings.  Children with CASA advocates spend less time in foster care, do better in school and are less likely to be bounced from home to home.  They are half as likely to re-enter foster care.  Club member, Alice Hinshaw, pictured above (L) with Pam has recently joined CASA as an advocate.  Thank you Pam and Alice!!


Rick Moore, District 5390 Governor-Elect, spoke to club members on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 on the subject of "Our Rotary."  Rick gave a great outline of Rotary, its beginnings, structure, programs and international scale.  He also explained how demographics are changing with membership challenges in the U.S. and our Zone.  We are all encouraged to note and take action on the Rotary Vision to "Join Leaders!  Share Ideas!  Take Action!"  Rick is doing a great job dedicating his time and energy giving leadership to the District, while simultaneously supporting Helena Sunrise.  Thanks, Rick!

North Jefferson County Library Drop Boxes

North Jefferson County Library Director, Carly Delsigne and NJCL board member, Marty Clark (shown below with members Dan McLean and Rick Moore), joined our meeting on December 12.  Carly and Marty explained the need for the library to do repairs and maintenance on drop boxes located at various points around north Jefferson County.  The library is heavily used and given the large number of Jefferson County residents who are members of Rotary, a Rotary District Grant is being pursued to help with these needed rennovations.  More to come later as grant application work is done.
Club members, Marie Mullarkey (L) and Brad Lancaster present a check to Habitat For Humanity of Helena Executive Director, Jacob Kuntz and Habitat Volunteer Coordinator, Sophia Webb.  The check represents a share of recent Sunrise Rotary Trivia night fund-raising.  Good job, Habitat!
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