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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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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!


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:
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