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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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Carly Delsigne
Dec 12, 2017
North Jefferson Library District
Rick Moore, District Governor Elect
Dec 19, 2017
"Our Rotary" - Learn about Rotary - what it is and and its impact!
Meeting Cancelled
Dec 26, 2017
Board Meeting
Jan 02, 2018
Alice & Jock
Jan 09, 2018
Trivia Speaker
Jan 16, 2018
Alice & Jock
Jan 23, 2018
Alice & Jock
Jan 30, 2018
Board Meeting
Feb 06, 2018
Trivia Speaker
Feb 13, 2018
Russ & Carol
Feb 20, 2018
Russ & Carol
Feb 27, 2018
Board Meeting
Mar 06, 2018
Trivia Speaker
Mar 13, 2018
Gary C. & Michelle
Mar 20, 2018
Gary C & Michelle
Mar 27, 2018
Board Meeting
Apr 03, 2018
Trivia Speaker
Apr 17, 2018
Brad & Kristina
Apr 24, 2018
Board Meeting
May 01, 2018
Trivia Speaker
May 15, 2018
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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!


Our speaker, Reverend Rick Hulbert, spoke on Tuesday, November 28, 2017 on "Bridges."  Bridges is a community outreach program of the Helena United Methodist Ministries, hosted by Covenant United Methodist Church in collaboration with AARP Montana. Bridges offers specialized educational programs and workshops that focus on challenges and opportunities of aging.  Rick did an excellent job of re-capping some of the issues that accompany aging and how many, perhaps most, people do not adequately plan for the inevitable issues arise as we become less able to care for ourselves.  Rick (left) is shown with member, Arne Bergland, who arranged for Rick to speak.

Life Houses

Jay and Anita Sherley, speakers on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, are people passionate about community. Jay is part owner at Capital Sports and Anita works as a real estate broker with Big Sky Brokers. Over the years they have been involved in their community in many aspects: serving on the Fairground board, running the Stampede rodeo, as Elders at Mount Helena Community Church, organizing monthly YAP (Young Adult People) gatherings and events, working at Food Share, and as coaching staff for kids. But their biggest passion within the city is young adults. Over the last two decades, they have invited many young people in need of a place to live into their home. Convinced that when a young person comes to understand their value, purpose, and belonging, they are empowered to strive toward a powerful, positive and dynamic life style that changes legacies and the communities they live in, Jay and Anita founded Life Houses, Inc. in 2008. Life Houses now meets an important need in the Helena community, as a non-profit that provides young adults homes that are safe, positive and develop leadership. A home where they are valued, have a purpose, and belong to a family.  For more information, please see website:

Suicide Prevention speaker, Dorea Wilmoth

Dorea Wilmoth (shown here with Club Chair, Dan McLean), Board Chair for the Montana Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention was our speaker Tuesday morning, November 14, 2017.  Dorea gave an excellent program on a difficult subject that touches nearly everyone.  Montana has the 3rd highest suicide rate per 100,000 of population, trailing only Wyoming and Alaska.  Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.  Men die of suicide 3.5 times more than women.  Please view more statistics and information at the Montana AFSP website:

Montana Club Changes

Russ Cargo, in addition to being a Helena Sunrise Rotary Club member, serves as Chairman of the Montana Club, a long-standing private club located in downtown Helena and we were treated to an interesting update on Club operations at our meeting on October 18, 2017.  Established in 1885, the Montana Club is one of the oldest institutions in Helena and Montana.  Long a private entity open only to members, a new direction is being taken by converting the club to a Cooperative entity, and opening the club to the general public.  A commission has been formed to accept subscriptions for patronage shares to provide initial capitalization for the new co-op.  For more information, please e-mail, or Russ would undoubtedly be happy to visit in person for those who prefer it.


Bench and Pergola Installation

The crackerjack crew of Michelle Vanisko, Russ Cargo, Tony Perpignano, Marie Mullarkey and Alice Hinshaw combine brain, brawn and general good looks to install bench and pergola parts at the 6th Ward Garden Park.  Thanks to funding from a Rotary District 5390 grant and contributions from CWG Architects, Valley Bank of Helena, The Helena Association of Realtors, and First Interstate Bank of Helena, this wonderful community park/garden is rapidly becoming a showpiece of Helena.  Thanks crew!!
Gary Williams and Rick Moore, two of the hardest working members of our club received well deserved Paul Harris Fellow recognition on August 29, 2017.  Gary works tirelessly and cheerfully as our Secretary/Treasurer and contributes mightily to the club's success.  He also does much of the coordination and all of the accounting for our major fundraising via Trivia nights.  Rick is District Governor Elect and faithfully and consistently represents and upholds the values of Rotary.  In addition to his District Officer duties, Rick keeps very active in our local club, volunteering for projects, hosting exchange members and generally being a cheerleader for the Club, the District and Rotary International.  Gary and Rick - we are very fortunate to have both of you in our Club!!  Thank you and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

RYLA 2017 Atendee, CharlieAnn Bedford

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy ("RYLA") 2017 representative student from Helena, CharlieAnn Bedford and her parents, Jan and Pete Petek (pictured L-R) spoke to the club on Tuesday, August 22.  CharlieAnn gave a thoughtful, excited and emotional presentation about how RYLA camp touched her and left her with new friends from around the state.  She has also applied to be a counselor for future camps.  Thank you CharlieAnn!

Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise Honors Past President Brad Lancaster

    Club President Dan McLean presented Past President Brad Lancaster with a Paul Harris Fellow Pin at our meeting this week. Our Club decided to honor Brad with a Paul Harris Fellow in recognition of his many accomplishments during his year as President of our Club. Brad made Membership his top priority. During his year as President, our Club almost doubled in size, and increased significantly in diversity, with many more women and younger members.  Brad also made a significant effort to educate Club members on The Rotary Foundation and how to make contributions to The Rotary Foundation on line. In addition to all that he does for Rotary, Brad also provides many hours of service to charitable organizations in our Community. Many thanks Brad for all that you have done for our Club and our Community.
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