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Posted by Brad Lancaster on Dec 06, 2017
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!
Habitat receives Sunrise Rotary check Brad Lancaster 2017-12-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Nov 28, 2017

Bridges

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.
Bridges - Rev. Rick Hulbert Brad Lancaster 2017-11-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Nov 21, 2017

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: https://life-houses.org/
Life Houses Brad Lancaster 2017-11-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Nov 14, 2017

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: https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-montana/
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Brad Lancaster 2017-11-14 07:00:00Z 0
Dan McLean receives 3rd Paul Harris Fellow award Brad Lancaster 2017-10-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Oct 17, 2017

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 mtclubcoop@gmail.com, or Russ would undoubtedly be happy to visit in person for those who prefer it.

 

Montana Club changes Brad Lancaster 2017-10-17 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Oct 01, 2017

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!!
 
Bench Work on the 6th Ward Garden Park Brad Lancaster 2017-10-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Sep 20, 2017
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!!!
Gary and Rick receive Paul Harris Fellow recognition Brad Lancaster 2017-09-20 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 23, 2017

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!
RYLA Speaker, CharlieAnn Bedford Brad Lancaster 2017-08-23 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Aug 22, 2017

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.
Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise Honors Past President Brad Lancaster Rick Moore 2017-08-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 15, 2017

Ray Zinn, author of "Tough Things First"

Our speaker for August 15, 2017, was Ray Zinn, the longest serving CEO of a Silicon Valley company.  Ray was joined by his wife, DeLona and spoke to the club about his belief that a strong work ethic is essential to success in business and in life.  At the conclusion of his talk, he presented the club with a copy of his book, "Tough Things First" to give away by raffle, which was won by Rick Moore.  As incoming District Governor, Rick advised that he plans to read and then share the book with the District.  Ray and DeLona also invited all members and their families to their annual 4th of July fireworks, music and patriotic speaking event at their ranch located at the base of McDonald Pass.  Read more about Ray at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Zinn .  Pictured are DeLona Zinn, Ray Zinn and club members, Dewey Bruce, Dan McLean and Tony Perpignano.
 
 
 
 
 
Tough Things First Brad Lancaster 2017-08-15 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 14, 2017

Helena Realtors present gift for 6th Ward Park

Freda Wilkinson and Mark Simonich (right) of the Helena Association of Realtors present Helena Sunrise Rotary President, Dan McLean with a check for $3,000 to help cover costs for the 6th Ward Park project.  Thank you Helena Realtors!!!!
Helena Association of Realtors Gift Brad Lancaster 2017-08-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 14, 2017
A dedicated group of volunteers did "round two" of cleanup work on Spokane Creek Road on Tuesday evening, July 25.  Trash was not as plentiful as with the first cleanup and leader, Murray Strong, advises that a couple of times per year appears adequate to keep this section of highway clean.  Thanks Murray for your leadership with this community service!!
Highway Clean-up Brad Lancaster 2017-08-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 14, 2017


Helena Area Habitat For Humanity

Sophia Webb, Volunteer Coordinator and Mark Leland, Construction Foreman from the Helena Area Habitat For Humanity spoke to the club on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 (the guy with the Habitat shirt is member, Brad Lancaster).  In addition to working on several homes in Helena, Habitat is preparing to build 5 homes simultaneously in a development located south of the new Blue Cross/Blue Shield campus between Helena and East Helena.  Volunteers always welcomed and appreciated on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.  Check them out at:  http://www.helenahabitat.org/
Habitat For Humanity Brad Lancaster 2017-08-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 02, 2017

Townsend Fall Fest is coming!

The Townsend Fall Fest is approaching and will be held September  - October 1, 2017.  Pat Platenberg spoke to our club at the monthly business meeting on Tuesday, August 1.  In addition to being a lot of fun, Pat offered the opportunity for club members to volunteer and help with various events.  The Fall Fest has grown significantly in recent years and is more challenging for for the Townsend Rotary Club to manage alone.  For information, please contact Pat at - 406-431-4615.  Pictured (below) and showing both thoughtfulness and excitement are Marshall Gingery (L) and Pat.  
Townsend Fall Fest Brad Lancaster 2017-08-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Aug 02, 2017

Valley Bank Gift Helps 6th Ward Park

Allison Atkinson, Marketing Officer for Valley Bank of Helena, joined the business meeting on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 and presented a check for $4,500 to Helena Sunrise Rotary.  Member, Greg Duncan, who was instrumental in contacting Valley Bank for this funding, is shown receiving the check from Allison.  This gift is a significant boost in helping our club gain matching Rotary Grant funding for benches and other improvements for the 6th Ward Garden Park in Helena.  Thanks Alison!  Thanks Valley Bank of Helena!  Thanks Greg!
Valley Bank Gift Brad Lancaster 2017-08-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jul 28, 2017

Gary Carlson Outlines Timber Harvest/Thinning Challenges

Our speaker on Tuesday, July 25, 2017, was Gary Carlson.  Gary spoke from the perspective of being a rancher on his family operation near Bernice, Montana (between Helena and Butte.)  More specifically, Gary outlined a situation in which the U.S. Forest Service, landowners and other stakeholders in the area have agreed to collaboration for a thinning/harvesting/fire mitigation project that has now commenced with an 18 month USFS environmental study.  Part of Gary's explanation of the situation was that ranchers are good stewards of land and must be to survive over the long run, and such projects are not supported without a great deal of fore-thought and planning for the best results.  He noted that litigation against such sales after conclusion of a USFS study is often driven by a few national not-for-profit entities who automatically file suit to stop such timber work without regard to merit of the project or the long-term best interest of the forest, landowners or surrounding communities.
Forest Timber Sales and Complications Brad Lancaster 2017-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jul 28, 2017

Dewey Bruce Receives Old Glory Recognition

Sunrise Member, Dewey Bruce, was recognized by Bob Henkel of the Old Glory Landmark Committee for his work in promoting the changing of the flag ceremony on the 4th of July the past 3 years.  Dewey has volunteered many hours and worked tirelessly and with his usual upbeat manner in contributing to the success of this reinvigorated annual recognition of celebrating our country's independence.  GREAT job Dewey!!!
Old Glory salute to Dewey Bruce Brad Lancaster 2017-07-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jul 18, 2017
Renee Bauer, Executive Director of the Helena Business Improvement DistrictDowntown Helena and Business Improvement District
Our speaker on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, was Renee Bauer, Executive Director of the Helena Improvement District and Downtown Helena, Inc.  Renee explained the functions of the two entities and also led discussion on events and business happenings in the downtown area.
Helena Business Improvement Districti Brad Lancaster 2017-07-18 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jul 03, 2017
Gary Carlson presented with community service award
 
The Montana Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) has announced that Helena CPA, Gary Carlson, shareholder at Anderson ZurMuehlen, was awarded the Society’s inaugural Community Service Award on June 22, at MSCPA’s 104th Annual Conference. This award is a celebration of the many contributions CPAs make in their communities.  Throughout his career, Carlson has been involved with Rotary, many local and statewide organizations, and the Rocky Mountain Development Council (RMDC). In 2000, along with representatives from Rocky Mountain Development Council, Inc., Carlson spearheaded the inaugural Spirit of Service day in Helena, Montana. Spirit of Service is an opportunity for business, not-for-profits, governments and their employees to give back to the community in which they live through lending a helping hand to homeowners in need.  GREAT JOB, GARY!
Sunrise Rotary Member, Gary Carlson, receives award Brad Lancaster 2017-07-03 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jul 01, 2017
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NO MEETING ON TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017.  PLEASE CELEBRATE THE RECOGNITION OF OUR COUNTRY'S INDEPENDENCE DAY.  COME TO MEMORIAL PARK FOR EVENTS AND CHECK ON ROTARIANS WORKING THE "BOUNCE HOUSES."  NEXT MEETING WILL BE TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017 AT PERKINS RESTAURANT.
NO MEETING JULY 4, 2017 Brad Lancaster 2017-07-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jun 18, 2017
Helena Sunrise Rotary member, Gary Carlson, presents Helena Head Start Program Director, Ashley Pena-Larsen.  Head Start was our Trivia partner for March, 2017.
Head Start Receives Check Brad Lancaster 2017-06-18 06:00:00Z 0
June is Rotary Fellowship Month 2017-06-01 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on May 30, 2017
Fred Krepps, Financial Services Advisor for D.A. Davidson was our speaker on May 30.  Fred gave an interesting and informative perspective on current financial market conditions.  Above, left to right: Fred, Gary Williams, Kristina Warren, Dewey Bruce and Jock Palmquist. 
Fred Krepps speaks to the club Brad Lancaster 2017-05-30 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on May 09, 2017
Our speakers on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 were Madie Padon, Youth Program Coordinator (left) and Adam Hein, Regional Director for the Montana Conservation Corps, Central Division.  MCC is a program of outdoor volunteer service on Montana's public lands.  Member, Alice Hinshaw is pictured to Adam's right.
Montana Conservation Corps Brad Lancaster 2017-05-09 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on May 06, 2017
 
 
Women in Rotary were celebrated Saturday evening, May 6, 2017.  Organizer, Marie Mullarkey did an excellent job of arranging for speakers, Jackie Lavelle, Malinda Schafman and Sheila Sterns (the first woman Rotarian in Montana) to give humorous and insightful presentations.  The evening concluded with a dessert auction by master auctioneer, Rick Moore (unfortunately no picture!)  Women have been a GREAT addition to our club!
 
Women In Rotary Brad Lancaster 2017-05-06 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Apr 25, 2017
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Save The Brain was the subject of our speaker on April 25, 2017, Stacy Tureck (left).  Our own Katherine Comer-Tuss is pictured above with Stacy.
Save The Brain Brad Lancaster 2017-04-25 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Apr 24, 2017
Our speaker Tuesday, April 18, 2017, was Chris Siders, Match Support Specialist with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Helena.  Chris gave background and story to the impact that "Bigs" have on "Littles."  BBBS was also our partner agency for our Trivia Night fundraiser on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Brad Lancaster 2017-04-24 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Apr 23, 2017
First Interstate Bank President, Rich Bruner, presents a check for $1,000 to Club Treasurer, Gary Williams to assist in funding improvements to the 6th Ward Community Garden.  More information to come later on the Garden project.
First Interstate Contribution Brad Lancaster 2017-04-23 06:00:00Z 0
Russ Cargo presents a banner from his recent visit to the Rotary Club of Durham, North Carolina to President-Elect Dan McLean at our April 11, 2017 meeting.
Durham, NC club visit Brad Lancaster 2017-04-11 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster/Rick Moore on Apr 04, 2017
Rotarians from the Helena Sunrise Rotary Club and the Helena Rotary Club volunteered this morning helping with the Friendship Center's Empty Bowls event. They spent the morning picking up soup and bread from area restaurants and delivering it to the Lewis and Clark Fairgrounds where it will be served up tonight. Shown are 40 gallons of soup in Rick and Sylvia's car trunk and 20 dozen rolls in the back seat. Kyle and Jonette are shown with their car load.
Soup for Friendship Center Brad Lancaster/Rick Moore 2017-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Mar 31, 2017
Club Secretary/Treasurer Gary Williams presents a check from Sunrise Rotary to Kellie Goodwin-McBride, Executive Director of the Helena YWCA.  The Y was a recent partner in our Trivia Fun Night.
Check presented to YWCA Brad Lancaster 2017-03-31 06:00:00Z 0
Club member Rick Moore and his wife, Sylvia recently returned from a Rotary Cultural Exchange trip the first week in February.  Fellow Rotarians from around Montana joined the Moores and they report a wonderful time connecting with Tasmanian exchange team members (Alera is shown in the first picture above) who visited Montana last year.  Rick also made new friends (picture two).  The Montana exchange group is shown in the third picture.  Rick presented a great program and slide show about the trip at our meeting on March 28, 2017.
Rick Moore program on Tasmanian Cultural Exchange Brad Lancaster 2017-03-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Mar 28, 2017
President-Elect Dan McLean welcomes Arne Bergland as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Helena, Sunrise at our meeting on March 28, 2917.
Arne Bergland inducted as new member. Brad Lancaster 2017-03-28 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Mar 21, 2017

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.
 
 
Russ Cargo speaker 3-21-17 Brad Lancaster 2017-03-21 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Mar 13, 2017

Join us for Trivia Night to Support Head Start of Helena

 
March 2017 Trivia Night Rick Moore 2017-03-13 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Mar 05, 2017
 

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 wong10@msn.com or 406 855-4829. Mail check for $15, payable to Rotary District 5390, to Sandy Wong, 780 Judicial Ave, Billings, MT 59105.
Membership Matters Rick Moore 2017-03-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Feb 21, 2017

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.
Literacy Council Rick Moore 2017-02-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Jan 19, 2017

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!
 
YWCA Trivia Night Rick Moore 2017-01-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Jan 16, 2017
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: http://www.ywcahelena.org/ 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.
Helena YWCA (Kellie Goodwin McBride) Brad Lancaster 2017-01-17 00:00:00Z 0
Trivia Night to Benefit YWCA of Helena Rick Moore 2017-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Jan 02, 2017

Helena Industries Receives Funds from our Trivia Night

 
Russ Cargo, Executive Director of Helena Industries, is presented a check for $470 by Club Secretary Treasurer Gary Williams. This is Helena Industries share of the proceeds from our recent Trivia Night.
Helena Industries Receives Funds from Trivia Night Rick Moore 2017-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Holidays!  No meeting on Tuesday, December 27.  See everyone at the next meeting on Tuesday, January 3, 2017!
No meeting reminder Brad Lancaster 2016-12-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Brad Lancaster on Nov 28, 2016
 
Guest speaker at the November 29 meeting was Lora Belmer, who is also president of the Helena Rotary Club.  Lora discussed changes to the former “Clothes for Kids” program to a more general assistance model that helps kids meet school needs year-round, but particularly in August when parents are trying to meet buying needs for new school years. 
Lora Belmer speaks on school kids program Brad Lancaster 2016-11-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Oct 24, 2016

Our Member Adam Tells us about His Recent MT National Guard Experience

 
Our speaker Tuesday, the 25th was our own Adam Klippenstein who related some of his experiences from a recent training exercise the Montana National Guard 1-163 Combined Arms Battalion held in Romania.  Adam spoke to the pride we should all feel in our Montana National Guard and the quality it presents - particularly when compared with other military forces in the world.  Adam also reviewed some exercises recently completed with military personnel from Kyrgystan.  It was refreshing to hear how the United States has friends in the world who share in feelings and actions in the battle against terrorism.  Thanks Adam!!
Adam tells us about the Montana National Guard Exercise Rick Moore 2016-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Oct 17, 2016

Join Us Thursday Night to Support Helena Industries at Trivia Night!

Our speakers this morning were from Helena Industries, our charitable organization partner for Trivia Night on October 20th.  The speakers were Russ Cargo, President and CEO; Katie Gallagher, Marketing Director, and Toni Broadbent, Director of Development. Helena Industries is a private, nonprofit corporation dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities. They reach their objective by providing training, work opportunities, and case management services tailored to the individual’s interest and abilities.
Helena Industries provides employment through a variety of businesses that include: textile products, wood products, janitorial services, document destruction, electronic recycling, mailing services, and a retail thrift store. More details about these services are available on their website: www.helenaindustries.org/.
Helena Industries provides programs which help disabled individuals train for and find jobs in their local community. These community and facility- based services include:
 
Community Placement
Supported Employment
Faculty
Job Preparation
 
They are excited about one of their new product lines from their Benchmark Industries. They are now producing products for Punkin Futz, a company dedicated to providing products specifically designed for children with disabilities. Katie brought a Punkin Pie, a small bag specifically designed to attach to a wheel chair. Helena Industries is featured on their web site as their manufacturer who employs individuals with disabilities.
 
 

 

 
 
 
Helena Industries Rick Moore 2016-10-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Oct 16, 2016

We Take Our Award Winning Trivia Night on the Road Next Month!

Join us in Townsend on November 10th for Trivia Night to support Canton Church Restoration. And don't forget our own Trivia Night this week at the Staggering Ox!
 
Trivia Night in Townsend Rick Moore 2016-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Oct 13, 2016

October Trivia Night to Benefit Helena Industries

Join us at the Staggering Ox for a night of fun. All proceeds go to support Helena Industries and our Club's charitable project.
 
 
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Posted by Rick Moore on Sep 26, 2016

District Governor Malinda's Visit to our Club

 
District Governor Malinda and her husband Dave visited our club in September. Club President Marie presented her a check for $26.50 to The Rotary Foundation as a symbolic gesture of the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation. President Marie has challenged every member to contribute $26.50 by agreeing to match every contribution. After the meeting, she took a tour of Rotary Projects in the Helena area, including the bench at Food Share donated by our Club.
 
 
DG Malinda's Visit to our Coub Rick Moore 2016-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Sep 14, 2016

Trivia Night to Support Youth Homes

 
We kicked off our Trivia Night season with Youth Homes of Helena. A great crowd turned out for a fun evening and to support Youth Homes. We raised $595, which we will split between Youth Homes and our Club’s charitable activities. Thanks to all who participated!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trivia Night to Support Youth Homes Rick Moore 2016-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Aug 30, 2016

Trivia Night to Benefit Youth Homes

 
The Helena Sunrise Rotary Club to kicks off the 2016-2017 Trivia Season on September 15th at 6:00 PM at the Staggering Ox. Youth Homes  joins us to kick off the season!
Trivia Night for Youth Homes Rick Moore 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Aug 29, 2016

The Big Read

 
Our speaker this week was Suzanne Schwichtenberg. Adult Services Librarian with the Lewis and Clark County Library. Suzanne told us about this year’s Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. Lewis and Clark County Library has received this grant 10 years in a row.
 
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K Le Guin is the book selected for the Big Read this year. Lewis and Clark County Library has put together an amazing series of activities, programs and lectures for all ages to explore this book. The calendar of events is available at https://www.lclibrary.org/306/The-Big-Read.  Free copies of the book are available at the library. Suzanne provided copies of the book to all of our members present at the meeting.
 
 
The Big Read Rick Moore 2016-08-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Aug 03, 2016

Summer Picnic - View all the pictures by selecting the Album and clicking on "Slideshow."

 
Summer Picnic Rick Moore 2016-08-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Aug 01, 2016

Our Club Inducted Two New Members This Week!

Our Club inducted two new members this week. Michelle Vanisko was sponsored by Alice Hinshaw. Kathryn Comer-Tuss was sponsored by Dan McLean. We are pleased to welcome this two new members, who will contribute their knowledge, skills and connections to our Club.
 

Alice presents Michelle with her Rotary Pin and name badge.

 

President Marie presents Kathryn with her Rotary Pin and name badge.

 

Welcome two new Members! Rick Moore 2016-08-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Jul 18, 2016

World Montana brings Iraqi Visitors to Helena

 
We had two delightful young women from Iraq visit our club this morning. They are visiting the United States thanks to World Montana, a nonprofit organization furthering the cause of citizen diplomacy through global exchanges, community engagement and leadership development. Eleven Iraqi students have been here for about a week. A group from Mexico arrived last night. To see more pictures of the Iraqi students and their activities while in Helena and Montana, visit World Montana’s Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/WorldMontana/. World Montana Program Director Sasha Fendrick told us about their programs and the people that the programs as brought to Montana.
 
 
World Montana Rick Moore 2016-07-19 00:00:00Z 0
Club President Marie presents Dan with a new Rotary Pin 2016-07-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Jul 11, 2016

Club Honors Past President Brad Lancaster with a Paul Harris Fellow

 
Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise honored Past President Brad Lancaster for his year of service by presenting Brad with a Paul Harris Fellow. During his year as Club President, Brad truly reenergized the Club. Through his leadership, the Club received a Governor’s Citation as Best Small Club Growth Award at the District Conference this year. Brad made membership his number one priority. He started each meeting with “membership, membership, membership.” He asked members for prospective members. He took identified candidates for membership to lunch and told them about Rotary. During his year, the Club changed is membership from a gradual decline to a sharp increase. The Club went from 13 members at the start of the year to 21 members at the end of the year. And just as important, the diversity of the Club’s members shifted dramatically. From a club made up primarily of “old, retired guys,” the club went from 15% female to 30% female members. The club went from 46% of its members being retired to only 28% retired. Many of the new members are young members.
 
Brad also encouraged members to contribute to The Rotary Foundation during his year as President. In fact, he made an online contribution as a Paul Harris Sustaining Member during one of our meetings, demonstrating to the Club members the way to make a contribution through the Rotary web site. A contribution to The Rotary Foundation is an investment in the ideal of good will, peace and understanding.  That is an ideal held high by Rotarians the world over, and one that Brad clearly shares.
Past President Brad Lancaster Honored for His Year of Service Rick Moore 2016-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Jun 13, 2016

Krys Holmes tells us about the Myrna Loy Center

Krys Holmes, Executive Director of the Myna Loy Center, was our speaker this week. Montana’s First Lady of Film was born Myrna Williams, on August 2, 1905, in Radersburg, Montana, 40 miles southeast of Helena. Her father, David Williams, served in the Montana state legislature. He was the youngest person ever elected to the Montana State legislature. At age seven, Myrna moved with her father, mother, and brother to Helena, where they lived on 5th Avenue, a few blocks from the Lewis and Clark County jail, which is now the Myna Loy Center. Krys told us that the Center was named after Myrna Loy because she had given almost everything she had to support the Arts.
 
We all know the Myna Loy as a great movie theater, specializing in Indie films that would otherwise not be available to the Helena audiences. But she told us that the Myrna is much, much more. As a Center for the performing arts, the bring in many challenging and culturally enriching programs.
 
They have an Art Education program that brings in artists to help inform students in Helena schools about the arts. They will also partner with other organizations to help them with their missions. For example, they recently partnered with the YWCA for a special showing of the film Suffragette, with the proceeds from the film going to the YWCA. They are one of the few organizations in the northwest that provide grants to aspiring artists, many of whom have gone on to become nationally recognized for their works.
 
The Myrna Loy Center has been selected to participate in a multi-million dollar effort to build financial and organizational strength in the arts. The Myrna is one of only six arts organizations nationwide chosen for the program, called Leveraging a Network for Equity (LANE). They consider it the Myna Loy going to graduate school to become a better nonprofit organization.
Krys Holmes of the Myrna Loy was our speaker this week Rick Moore 2016-06-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Jun 06, 2016

President Brad Inducts New Member Dawn Apple into our Club

 
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Posted by Rick Moore on May 31, 2016

Josh and Michael Fuller from the Helena High Speech and Debate Team

 
Our speakers this week were Michael and Josh Fuller, members of the Helena High School Speech and Debate Team. They have qualified for the National Speech and Debate Finals in Salt Lake City next month. The twin brothers will be presenting their Duo Interpretation, which is where two competitors team up to deliver a ten-minute performance of a published play or story. Using off-stage focus, competitors convey emotion and environment through a variety of performance techniques focusing on the relationships and interactions between the characters. No props or costumes are used. Michael and Josh selected a story about the Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and how they have been changed by Disney to be more vanilla flavored than the original versions. Their presentation was fun to watch!
Since the Helena School District does not support travel for the Speech and Debate Team, they are raising funds to cover their cost of attendance at the national competition.
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Posted on May 19, 2016

Engineers without Borders Receives Trivia Night Check

 
Greg Duncan presents a check for $255 to John Scharf, faculty adviser for the Carroll College Engineers without Borders, who were our supported charity for the April Trivia Night.
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Posted by Rick Moore on May 19, 2016

Trivia Night for the Helena YWCA

 
We had a great turnout last night at our Trivia Night. The charity we are supporting this month is the Helena YWCA. With well over 60 people in attendance, we raised more than $600 to be split between the YWCA and our Club’s charitable activities. Thanks to all who attended last night! There were teams from the YWCA, Carroll College, Townsend Rotary, Helena Rotary, and others. This was the last Trivia Night for this season. We will start up again in September.
 
Greg announced, Roy collected answer sheets, and Marie and Murray scored. Great teamwork!
 
 
 
The Brainiacs were the winning team.
Trivia Night for the Helena YWCA Rick Moore 2016-05-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on May 16, 2016

Kellie McBride, Executive of the YWCA Was Our Speaker this Morning

 
Our speaker this morning was Kellie McBride, Executive Director of the YWCA. Kellie shared with us her excitement about having the historic YWCA renovated to modern standards to better serve homeless women in the Helena area. She invites everyone to tour their great new facilities on the twelfth of each month at noon – 12th at 12.
Kellie also shared information about the many programs that they provide for women and children in the Helena area. The YWCA is the charity that we will be supporting this week at our Trivia Night. Come join us and help raise funds for this wonderful Helena institution. Thursday night at the Staggering Ox from 6 to 8 PM.
YWCA is the Charity for Trivia Night This Week Rick Moore 2016-05-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on May 10, 2016

May Trivia Night to Benefit the Helena YWCA

 
Please join us for Trivia Night to Benefit the Helena YWCA!
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Posted by Rick Moore on May 02, 2016
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Tasmanian Professional Development Exchange Team visits Helena

PDE Team members Sarah, Zac, Ross, Simone and Allira
 
Our Club had the pleasure of hosting the Tasmanian Professional Development Exchange Team this week. Team members include Ross (the Rotarian Team Leader), Allira (a police office), Sarah (a pharmacist), Simone (an outfitter/fishing guide), and Zac (a paramedic). They are truly a delightful group of young professionals. They provided us with an overview of themselves and Tasmania at our meeting. Sarah is a Rotaractor. Other team members indicated that the experience has taught them the value of Rotary, and look forward to becoming a Rotarian in the future.
 
Ross and Club President Brad exchanged Rotary Club Banners. Ross then presented Brad with a Tasmanian pin depicting a kangaroo.
 

Team Leader Ross providing an overview of the PDE Team

Club President Brad and Team Leader Ross exchange Rotary Club Banners

Ross "pins" Brad with the Tasmanian pin

The Club Banner for Ross' home club, the Rotary Club of Sandy Bay

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Club President Brad Checks in to the District Conference Rick Moore 2016-04-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rick Moore on Apr 24, 2016
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Club Donations for the District Conference Silent Auction

: Framed print called “Blackfoot River Native” numbered and signed with museum quality printing and paper.  Artwork was done by Helena Sunrise Rotary’s own Tony Perpignano.  Framing was commissioned and donated by fellow member, Gary Carlson.  
Gift basket includes an Igloo travel cooler, a perfect companion for your day out on the river, a Yeti can cooler and a Yeti stainless steel tumbler so if the fish aren’t biting at least your drinks will stay cold, along with a river rock necklace as memento of a great day fishing or as a gift for someone special who didn’t get to go.
 
 
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Posted on Apr 24, 2016

District Governor Nominee Home Club Banner

 
Dsitrict Governor Nominee Rick Moore received the Home Club Banner, which our club will display during the coming year. Rick will become District Governor in 2018.
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Posted by Rick Moore on Apr 24, 2016

Club President Brad Lancaster Recieves Governor's Citation

Our Club took home to awards at the District Conference – Small Club Membership Improvement Award and the District Governor’s Citation. The Governor’s Citation was awarded to clubs that accomplished the Governor’s goals set in the areas of Membership, Service, and the Rotary International Theme of “Be a Gift to the World.” The Membership Improvement Award was awarded based upon our Club’s net growth of 5 new members this year. Congratulations to our Club and to Club President Brad Lancaster for a very successful year!
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Posted by Richard Moore on Apr 18, 2016
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Engineers without Borders

   Our speakers this week were Carly Coligan, the President of the Carroll College chapter of Engineers Without Borders Chapter, and John Sharf, P.E., their faculty advisor. They shared information about their projects in Mexico, Guatemala, and St. Lucia. EWB-USA is an international, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in developing countries through sustainable engineering projects. The Carroll College chapter includes students from many disciplines besides engineering. Carly is a nursing major, for example. She joined EWB because she has a strong desire to participate in international service projects. Carly was a member of an Interact Club in High School, and looks forward to getting involved with Rotary again in the future.
   Over the past eight years, CC-EWB members have established a strong and enduring relationship with the Santa Maria del Mexicana Orphanage near Colon, Mexico. There are currently two CC-EWB projects at Santa Maria. The first project was a waste-water treatment system that allows the orphanage to clean its waste-water. The second project was the development of a mile-long pipeline from a nearby reservoir to five local spice fields.  By selling locally-grown crops/spices, the orphanage is able to pay for more of its kids to go to college. The next step was to install sprinklers and drip irrigation in the various fields.
CC-EWB is currently working to reinforce the structures at La Asunción, the local school in Santo Tomás La Union, Guatemala. In the event of an earthquake, the prior to reinforcement, the buildings were at a very high risk of collapsing.
  CC-EWB’s first trip to St. Lucia in January 2015 was an assessment trip. The goal was to ascertain the problems with the Marian Home's water system and then draft alternative designs based upon observations made on trip as well as community input. Future trips will involve the implementation of our improved system as well as monitoring of it.
Engineers without Borders will be Rotary Club of Helena’s partner in Trivia Night on April 21st at the Staggering Ox. The event starts at 6:00 PM, and will raise funds for Engineers without Borders and our Club’s charitable activities.
 
 
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Posted by Richard Moore on Apr 11, 2016
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Splashes of Joy

 
Our speaker this week was Jeannie Huntley, Founder and Chairwoman Emerita of Splashes of Joy. This is a Montana-Based, nonprofit organization that provides gifts and services to ill or homebound people. They help rekindle their internal joy that may have been temporarily lost in the maze of illness or age. Services provided by their volunteers include creating homemade cards, home visitation, house cleaning, landscaping, meals, small home repairs, and prayer support. Local businesses donate a variety of products ranging from landscaping materials, flowers and balloons to massages, manicures and haircuts.
In the past six years, they have served 0ver 160 recipients, their caregivers and members of their families. This included over 2,700 hand crafted cards, over 1,600 home-cooked meals, thousands of dollars of donated landscaping work, household and pet help, balloons, flowers and gifts. They have provided wigs for those losing their hair during chemo and helped others with items not covered by insurance.
 
Their Annual 2016 Spring Gala will be held on April 23rd, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena. Individual tickets cost $45. Please consider going to this event to support a great organization here in our community. Tickets are available at Leslie’s Hallmark or by calling (406) 459-5652.
Our speaker this week was Jeannie Huntley, Founder and Chairwoman Emerita of Splashes of Joy. This is a Montana-Based, nonprofit organization that provides gifts and services to ill or homebound people. They help rekindle their internal joy that may have been temporarily lost in the maze of illness or age. Services provided by their volunteers include creating homemade cards, home visitation, house cleaning, landscaping, meals, small home repairs, and prayer support. Local businesses donate a variety of products ranging from landscaping materials, flowers and balloons to massages, manicures and haircuts.
In the past six years, they have served 0ver 160 recipients, their caregivers and members of their families. This included over 2,700 hand crafted cards, over 1,600 home-cooked meals, thousands of dollars of donated landscaping work, household and pet help, balloons, flowers and gifts. They have provided wigs for those losing their hair during chemo and helped others with items not covered by insurance.
 
Their Annual 2016 Spring Gala will be held on April 23rd, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Radisson Colonial Hotel in Helena. Individual tickets cost $45. Please consider going to this event to support a great organization here in our community. Tickets are available at Leslie’s Hallmark or by calling (406) 459-5652.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Apr 05, 2016

Montana Legal Services Receives Check from Trivia Night Proceeds

 
Dan McLean presents Michelle Potts, Development Director for Montana Legal Services Association with a check from Helena Rotary Foundation to from the proceeds of March 19 Trivia Night.  Congratulations MLSA!
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Posted by Richard Moore on Mar 30, 2016
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Our Club's District Conference Silent Auction Donation

 
“NATIVE” limited numbered glicee’, museum quality print
 •      Westslope Cutthroat Trout
•       Blackfoot River
•       Print is of an acrylic on canvas
•       Artist: Anthony Perpignano Frame donated by Gary Carlson-
 
 
One of Tony’s passions is fly fishing. For over thirty years he has been chasing fish all over rivers in the Northwest. Occasionally he takes time out from the river and picks up a brush to capture some of these events. The subject of this piece is one of Montana’s treasures, the beautiful Westslope Cutthroat Trout. The Westslope has called Montana home since the last ice age but now it is mostly protected in its remaining habitat. Here we are down at the fish’s eye level, getting a glimpse of its home.
 
Print donated by Tony Perpignano, framing donated by Gary Carlson
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Rotarian Gary Williams is shown presenting a check for $250.00 to Helena Food Share Director Bruce Day as part of the proceeds from the January Trivia Night held to benefit Food Share.  Thanks to Helena Food Share for being an important part of helping our neighbors in Helena put food on their tables.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Feb 11, 2016
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Induction of New Member Murray Strong

 
 

This week we inducted Murray Strong as the latest new member into our Club. Murray is an environmental engineer. Welcome Murray!

 
 
 
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North Jefferson County Library District Presentation to our Club

 
Our speakers this week were Carly Delsigne, Director and Jane Hamman, Chair of the Board from the North Jefferson County Library District. They told us about the history of the library district, from its genesis as a volunteer operated, small lending library to a full fledged library district. The first library in the District opened in the “Little Red Schoolhouse” in Clancy. Much of the work to convert the space into a useable library was accomplished through collaboration with businesses in the area. It is now under renovation with a new floor. The District recently opened a library at Montana City. Our Club donated books and funds to the District last Fall under District Governor Bill and Mary Lou Spath’s Literacy Project. Club members donated five more books this week.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Feb 07, 2016
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February Trivia Night at the Staggering Ox.

 

Please join us for Trivia Night on February 18 at the Staggering Ox. The Salvation Army is our charity for this month.  
Fun for everying!
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Posted by Richard Moore on Jan 27, 2016

Helena Sunrise Rotary Club Social

We had a wonderful time at our Club Social last night, which was hosted by Russ Cargo in his beautifully restored and renovated 1890's mansion. Food was great - provided by Bad Betty's BBQ. The highlight of the evening was Russ describing the history of his home, followed by a tour. The third floor turret has a fun mural painted on the round walls and ceiling. The walls depict an underwater scene, with various aquatic life. When you look up at the ceiling, you see the surface of the water as seen from below, complete with the bottom of a boat above your head. 
 
 
 
Check out the photo album for all the pictures.
 
 
   
   
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Prickly Pear Land Trust

Mary Hallow and Lanie White of the Prickly Pear Land Trust (PPLT) were our speakers this week. They told us about the many projects that PPLT has played an instrumental role in completion and their planned future projects. PPLT’s Mission is to “Protect the natural diversity and rural character of the Prickly Pear Valley and surrounding lands in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson, Broadwater and Powell counties through voluntary and cooperative means. The land trust is dedicated to perpetuating the recreational, wildlife, scenic, agricultural and historic values of the land.”
                One of their signature projects has been the “Mt. Ascension Natural Park Expansion Project:  The Backdrop Initiative.” Mt. Ascension and Mt. Helena provide a stunning natural backdrop to the State capital. To preserve this backdrop in its natural state, PPLT has been working since 2006 to acquire the private land inholdings on Mt. Ascension to place them in public ownership to prevent future development. They recently acquired that last four parcels necessary to preserve the backdrop.
                PPLT has also been involved in the development and maintenance of numerous trails in the Helena area. They recently worked with other partners on the Centennial Trail Extension. This extension of the trail will connect the Montana Wild Center on Broadwater Avenue to the existing trail.  This extension will soon become a reality. They have recently initiated a study for the possible greenway linking Montana City with East Helena. This trail would follow Prickly Pear Creek, and take advantage of the existing trail along the creek at Ash Grove’s Sunderlin Park.
                PPLT is preparing to celebrate its 20th Anniversary! They will be celebrating this milestone during the coming year. Information about upcoming events, trail maintenance schedules and their projects can be found at www.pricklypearlt.org.
 

 

Prickly Pear Land Trust Director Mary Hallow showing the proposed route of the Greenway between Montana City and East Helena.

Mary and Rotarian Gary visit after the meeting.

Prickly Pear Creek Greenway Map

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Posted by Richard Moore on Jan 21, 2016

Trivia Night for Food Share

 
We had a great Trivia Night at the Staggering Ox to benefit Food Share Helena.  Over 50 people turned out to play Trivia and to support Food Share and the Helena Sunrise Rotary Club's charibable activites. We raised $490, with $250 going to Food Share and the rest to our charitable activities. In a very tight finish, Food Share team won the event, taking home a $40 Gift Certificate to Food Share. Thanks to all the teams that contributed to this great event. Special thanks to the Townsend Rotary Club, who brought 10 Rotarians from Townsend to compete on two teams.
 
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Posted by Richard Moore on Jan 18, 2016

Kay Garnder tells us about Intermountain Community Services Programs

Our speaker this morning was Kim Gardner, Lead Clinical Supervisor for Community Services Programs of Intermountain, which is a visionary non-profit agency that has been impacting the lives of children and families in Montana for more than 100 years. With holistic, integrated services and a relationship-based approach, they help families create and sustain nurturing, healthy environments where children can thrive and grow. They offer a wide range of residential and outpatient services in the Helena area.  Learn more about their programs at www.intermountain.org.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Jan 11, 2016

President Brad Welcomes New Member Marci Williams

 
President Brad Lancaster presents new member Marci Williams with her Rotary Pin and Helena Sunrise Rotary Club name badge. Marci is the Development Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Helena.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Dec 08, 2015

Speakers from the Women's Foundation of Montana

 
Our speakers at our meeting this week were Jen Euell and Kelsey Mahoney of the Women’s Foundation of Montana.  The Women’s Foundation of Montana’s work benefits women and girls as well as our communities overall.  As the only statewide fund dedicated to funding for women and girls, donations are leveraged through an endowment.  Their research, initiatives and grant-making are focused on lasting change for women and girls.  Issues that they address include closing the gender pay gap, increasing financial independence for Montana women and girls, and tracking the status of women in Montana.
 
A recent project is Powerhouse Montana, an initiative with the goal of connecting Montana women with the resources, mentors and opportunities they need to create thriving businesses and thriving lives and increasing the number of Montana women in leadership roles.  The web site for this initiative is www.PowerHouseMT.org
 
 
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Posted by Richard Moore on Nov 18, 2015

Trivia Night Benefits Big Brothers/Big Sisters

We had a great turnout for our Trivia Night benefiting Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  Around 70 people joined us for a night of fun.  As you can see from the photos, people of all ages joined us.  We raised $550 to be split between Big Brothers/Big Sisters and our Club’s charitable activities.  The winning team was Big Brothers/Big Sisters.  The team decided to donate the prize of a $40 gift certificate to the Staggering Ox back to their organization.  This will be used to allow “Bigs” to take their “Littles” to the Staggering Ox for a lunch out!  Thanks to all who participated.  We will take a short break next month, and resume our Trivia Night on January 21st.  Food Share will be the beneficiary that month.  We hope to see you there!
 
 
To see more photos, click on the link for the photo album to the right.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted by Richard Moore on Nov 16, 2015

Townsend Trivia Night

The Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise took our award winning Trivia Night on the road this week to Townsend.  In a joint project with the Townsend Rotary Club, we put on a Trivia Night at the American Legion Post.  Over 70 people showed up to support the charity Fun for Life, a nonprofit Broadwater County organization that grants scholarships to local youths interested in studying music, art, theater and foreign language.
The Townsend Rotary Club provided chili and snacks for the participants.  Teams representing the many aspects of Townsend included the Townsend Rotary Club, Townsend Electric, Broadwater County 4-H Council, BHC Auxiliary, Broadwater Health Center, Broadwater Democrats, Townsend Schools and the Townsend Lions Club.  Special guests included Montana Rotary District Governor Bill Spath and his wife Mary Lou.
Through the player registration fees, we raised $710.  Anonymous donors “B” and “P” promised to match additional donations up to $200.  The participants quickly filled the donation bowl with ones, fives, tens and twenties, donating another $250!  We raised $1,160 for Fun for Life in one evening of fun and games.  The Townsend Rotary team won the trivia contest, taking home a gift basket full of delectable goodies.
Special thanks to Townsend Rotarian Nancy Marks for managing the event, and to the 7 Helena Sunrise Rotary Club members who took the trip down the road to Townsend to put on Trivia Night in Townsend.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Nov 16, 2015

Rotarians from Helena Sunrise and Townsend

 
Members of the Helena Sunrise Rotary Cub and the Townsend Rotary Club who attended Trivia Night in Townsend
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Posted by Richard Moore on Nov 16, 2015

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Helena Representatives Speaking to our Club

Our speakers this week were Colleen and Marcie, representing Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Helena, which is the charity that the Sunrise Rotary Club of Helena is supporting with our Trivia Night this week.  Big Brothers/Big Sisters provides one on one mentoring of children, pairing a “Big” with a “Little” for quality time together.  Their Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring one to one relationships that change their lives for the better. 
Started in Helena in 1967, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Helena expanded to include Boulder in 2011.  They currently serve an average of 120 children in the community based program and 200 children in 9 local elementary schools and 2 middle schools in the school based program.
Come out Thursday night to the Staggering Ox for a great night of fun at our Trivia Night, and support a great organization.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters Speakers at our Meeting Richard Moore 2015-11-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Moore on Nov 11, 2015

Helena Industries Receives Check from our Club for Trivia Night

 
Tony Perpignano presents Helena Industries Director Russ Cargo with a check from the Sunrise Rotary Club of Helena.  Helena Industries was the Charity we supported with our September Trivia Night.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Nov 09, 2015

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Oscar Po-Yo Lai was our Speaker this Week

Oscar told us about his home in Taipei, Taiwan.  The presentation included a description of Taiwan, their customs, foods and holidays.  He also introduced us to his family and his school.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Oct 19, 2015

Helena Sunrise Rotary Provides Additional Funds for the Dictionary Project

 
The Helena Sunrise Rotary Club presented a check to Montana District Governor Bill Spath and Past District Governor Roy Beekman for the Montana Rotary District Dictionary Project. We decided to double our contribution to the Dictionary Project this year to help make of for the increased cost of dictionaries. We hope that other Montana Rotary Clubs will follow our lead on this and help prevent any shortages of dictionaries this year.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Oct 19, 2015

Helena Sunrise Rotary Receives RI Significant Achievement Award

 
Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise receives the Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for its Trivia Night.  Past Montana Rotary District Governor Roy Beekman presented the award on behalf of Rotary International Past President Gary C.K. Huang. This award recognizes a Club for a project that addresses a significant need in the local community, involved most or all of the club’s members in personal rather than monetary service, enhanced the image of Rotary in the community, and been able to be emulated by other Rotary clubs.
 
A Rotary District may only nominate one Club from the district to be considered for this prestigious award. Past District Governor Beekman said that he received seven nominations from clubs in Montana for his consideration.  The Helena Sunrise Rotary Club’s Trivia Night was the unanimous choice by the selection committee that he appointed to select the nomination for the award from Montana.
 
Rotary International makes the final selection of Clubs to receive the award each year.  Out of 33,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide, Rotary International only selects between 150 and 200 clubs each year to receive this award.  The only other time a Montana Rotary Club received a Significant Achievement Award was in 2004 when the Red Lodge Rotary Club received the award.
Helena Sunrise Rotary Club Receives RI Significant Achievement Award Richard Moore 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Moore on Oct 06, 2015

Trivia Night at the Staggering Ox

This month we are supporting Habitat for Humanity.  Please come out and support this great organization.
 
 
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Posted by Richard Moore on Oct 06, 2015

Induction of New Rotary Member Russ Cargo

 
Assistant Governor Rick Moore inducted Russ Cargo into the Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise at our meeting this week.  Russ was sponsored by Tony Perpignano.
 
Tony presented Russ with his Rotary Pin.
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Posted by Richard Moore on Sep 09, 2015

District Governor's Visit to the Montana City Library is News in the Boulder Monitor

District Governor Bill Spath and Mary Lou's visit to the Montana City Library as part of their District 5390 Literacy Project made the front page of the Boulder Monitor this week.
 
Great publicity for their Literacy Project, for Montana Rotary, the Helena Sunrise Rotary Club, and the North Jefferson County Library District.
 
 
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Posted by Richard Moore on Sep 08, 2015

District Governor's Club Visit

District Governor Bill Spath and his wife Mary Lou visited the Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise on September 1, 2015.  He presented our Club with the flag of the Rotary Theme for 2015: “Be a Gift to the World.” DG Bill and Mary Lou have initiated a Literacy Project as part of their visits to Montana Rotary Clubs.  The clubs are encouraged to identify an appropriate organization within their community to receive a book from Bill and Mary Lou.  They are encouraged to donate books of their own to their selected organization.  The book that Bill and Mary Lou are donating is “Who was Walt Disney,” a book in a series of biographical books for children.  Their hope is that children reading this book will want to read other books in the series.  Each book they donate will have a label placed on the inside cover with the Rotary Four Way Test, the Rotary Seal, and the theme logo for 2015. The label says, “The Montana Rotary District 5390 2015-2016 Literacy Project.  This Book Presented by the Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise and by District Governor Bill Spath and Mary 
Lou.”  Our Club was provided with 20 labels to place in books that we donate.

 

District Governor Bill and Mary Lou's Label for Donated Books

District Governor Bill and Mary Lou's Label for Donated Books.

"Who was Walt Disney"

"Who was Walt Disney"

Books Donated by Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise Members

Club President Brad Lancaster receives Be a Gift to the World Banner from District Governor Bill Spath

 
District Governor Bill Spath and Mary Lou Visit our Club Richard Moore 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Moore on Sep 08, 2015

New Member Adam Klippenstein

This week we welcomed new member Adam Klippenstein to our Club.  Adam was sponsored by Roy Hockett.  Assistant Governor Rick Moore presented Adam with his Rotary Pin and new member welcome packet.
We Welcome New Member Adam Klippenstein Richard Moore 2015-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 21, 2015
On Saturday August 22nd, members of the First Special Service Force from WWII were in Helena for the annual memorial to the FSSF members who lost their lives in the European Theater during WWII.  The First Special Service Force, which became the "Green Berets" trained in Helena prior to their deployment in WWII.  One of those in attendance was Fred Conrad , a Rotarian from Pompano Beach Lighthouse club.  Fred wanted to exchange club banners and was met at the ceremony by Gary Williams to facilitate the exchange.  Our thanks goes out to these veterans who fought to keep our country free.  Have a safe trip home to Florida.
 
Pompano Beach, Florida Rotarian in Helena Gary D. Williams 2015-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Moore on Aug 17, 2015
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Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) Campers Alex, Olivia and Brenden

Three RYLA campers and their parents and grandmother attended our meeting this morning to share with us their experience at RYLA this summer.  All three campers told us that they were somewhat hesitant about attending, but by the end of the week they didn't want to leave.  This year the Helena Sunrise Club sponsored two campers and the Helena noon club sponsored three campers. 
RYLA Campers Told Us About Their Experience Richard Moore 2015-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Moore on Aug 16, 2015
We are pleased to announce the Fall Schedule for our popular Trivia Night at the Staggering Ox.  Join us every third Thursday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM for an evening of fun!
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Posted by Richard Moore on Jul 27, 2015
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Our speaker this morning was Bill Woon.  He is the son of one of the original members of the First Special Service Force.  He told us about the history of the unit, which began its training at Fort Harrison in Helena. 

Bill Woon talks about the First Special Services Force Richard Moore 2015-07-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Richard Moore on Mar 18, 2015

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Townsend Rotary Club came with a team to support our Trivia Night.Image

The Noon Rotary Club Supported Trivia Night with two teams.

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The Helena Sunrise Rotary Club Trivia Night on January 15th, 2015 had a great turnout!  Our Partner for the event was Head Start.  We raised $560 to support Head Start and the Sunrise Club’s charitable activities.  The Townsend Rotary Club brought a team to the event.  Their enthusiasm and humor added to the event!  Many thanks to the Townsend Rotarians who made the trip up to Helena.  The winning team was “Tequila Mockingbird,” representing the Helena Noon Rotary Club.  They received a gift certificate to the Staggering Ox.  Thanks to all who attended and supported this great event!Image

Trivia Night Off to a Great Start in 2015 Richard Moore 2015-01-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams on May 04, 2014

Gary Williams is shown presenting a check for $270.00 to Abbie Chermack of  Helena Family Promise.  The donation was raised at the Trivia Night held on March 27 at the Staggering Ox.Image

Family Promise of Helena receives check for Trivia Night Gary D. Williams 2014-05-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams on Apr 14, 2014

Janet Herold and Tony Perpignano present a check for $370.00 to Penny Cope of the Greater Federation of Helena Women's Clubs as their portion of the Trivia Night proceeds from February's Trivia Night fundraiser.  A special thanks goes out to Janet Herold who prepares the Power Point presentation we use each month for the Trivia Night.

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Helena Women's Club benefits from Trivia Night Fundraiser Gary D. Williams 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams on Apr 14, 2014

Rotarian Gary Williams presents a check to Lt. Rob Lawler of the Salvation Army for $430.00 that was raised by the Sunrise Club at their Trivia Night in January.  Trivia Nights are held once a month at the Staggering Ox October thru April.

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Trivia Night raises funds for Salvation Army Gary D. Williams 2014-04-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John A. Palmquist Jr. on Jan 28, 2014

According to the Dec 2013 Rotary Magazine:

  1.  A donation of $1000 US is required to fund one ShelterBox, including materials and distribution to recipient
  2.  90 the number of countries where people in need have received Shelterboxes 
  3. 130,000 the number of ShelterBoxes deployed since the organizations founding as a Rotary club project in 2000   
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Sunrise Rotary presents $600.00 check to Friendship Center Gary D. Williams 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams on Jul 01, 2013
Rotarian Gary Williams presented a check to Rob Lawler of the Salvation Army for $500.00 to assist in funding the Men's Transitional Center now being constructed by the Salvation Army.  The funds were raised by the Sunrise Rotary Club at a Dessert Auction and Social held earlier this last year.    Rob Lawyer is also a member of the Sunrise Rotary Club, and the two service organizations have worked together in the past during the annual Red Kettle drive and on other projects as well.Image
Salvation Army receives donation from Helena Sunrise Rotary Gary D. Williams 2013-07-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by John A. Palmquist Jr. on Jan 30, 2012
Helena Sunrise sold tickets at the Carroll College Home Football Games $1000  for Polio Plus and $300 Carroll College Athletics Fund.Judy Simmons is the winner of the Quilt.
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Posted by Richard Moore

Our speaker this morning was Holt Gibson, President of the Helena High School Speech and Debate Team. A very dynamic young man. Their team has qualified three people to compete in the National Competition in Dallas this summer. They need to raise funds to cover the costs of their attendance at the tournament. They are selling raffle tickets and accepting contributions as well. They have almost reached their goal, but need a few more dollars.Image

Holt Gibson of the Helena High Speach and Debate Team was our Speaker this Morning Richard Moore 0
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Montana Rotary District Governor Roy Beekman named the Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise as the Best Small Rotary Club in Montana at the District Convention in Kalispell.  Governor Beekman said that the award was, "Well deserved."  He had special praise for the Club's Trivia Night, which raises funds for local charities and the Club's charitable activities.  He noted that Trivia Night also is a great public awareness tool that "Lights Up Rotary" in the community.  Assistant Governor Rick Moore presented the award to Club President Belle Marie on behalf of Governor Beekman.
Our Club is the Best Small Rotary Club in Montana! Richard.Moore 0
Posted by John A. Palmquist Jr.
Birth Place of Rotary-year 1905- Room 711,  127 North Dearborn St-Downtown Chicago

Matching Grants-One of the most rewarding programs of the Rotary Foundation is Matching Grants, which assists Rotary clubs and districts in conducting international service projects. Since 1965 more  than 24,000 grants have been awarded for projects in nearly 170 countries totaling more than US$243 million.

Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) Each year thousands of young people are selected to attend Rotary sponsored leadership camps or seminars held in districts throughout the world.  In an informal atmosphere groups of outstanding young people ages 14 spend several days in challenging program of leadership training.  The RYLA program was began in Australia in 1959. The RYLA camp is held at at Luccock Park, United Methodist Church Camp, Livingston, MT.

Women in Rotary-1989 Council on Legislation changed the RI Constitution voted to eliminate the "male only" provision for all of Rotary.
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General Federation of Women Clubs Receives a Check from our Trivia NIght Richard Moore 0
Youth Connections Director Recieves Check for Trivia Night Richard Moore 0
Posted by Richard Moore

This morning we welcomed Karin Janssen into our Club! Assistant Governor Rick Moore sponsored Karin's membership into Rotary. He presented Karin with her Rotary pin. Welcome Karin to the fellowship and service of Rotary.

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Karin Janssen is welcomed as a new member of our Club Richard Moore 0
Posted by Richard Moore

Our speaker this morning was member Rob Lawler, Director of The Salvation Army.  Rob told us about The Salvation Army's Transitional Housing Program.  The Salvation Army is the charity that we are supporting this week at our Trivia Night.  It should be a fun evening with a lot of people attending.  Come join us at the Staggering Ox, Thursday, February 19th from 6 to 8 PM.

 

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February Trivia Night Richard Moore 0
Rotary Club of Helena Sunrise Facebook page Richard Moore 0
Posted by John A. Palmquist Jr.

May 2014 Issue Page 63 of The Rotarian-

For the past decade, Rotary membership has lingered around 1.2 million. That means for every person who has joined in the past 10 years, another person has left. Todays numbers show Rotary is not only stagnant but in decline in many years.Our membership total as of 1 July 2013 was 1,185,000-lowest figure n almost a decade. What are we doing about it? In this issue, we talk with RI Ron Burton about the challenges facing the organization and the $3 million effort to help clubs get and keep members. We explore the four pilot programs that 700 clubs around the globe are testing to keep current members engaged and attract others. We also talk to leaders in areas where Rotary is growing rapidly and ask, "whats your secret" Read on to find out what they say and get ideas to grow your club.

 

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Posted by Gary D. Williams

See attached Goals for 2014-2015 which may be used at P.E.T.S. in Denver this year.  Document may still be altered with Board input and approval.

Sunrise Rotary Goals for 2014 - 2015

1.     Service Projects

·        Ongoing use of Trivia Night as fund raisers for charitable giving and club projects.  Trivia Nights are already scheduled for Winter of 2014 - plan to resume      again in Fall 2014 thru Winter 2015. 

·        Plan for  a Fall Club Social as a fund raiser.

·        Continue ongoing fund raising / service projects such as:

                   Food Share Collection each Board Meeting

                   Kiva Pig collection at first monthly meeting for Carroll College K.I.V.A. project

                   Empty Bowls White Chili

                   Clothes for Kids

                   Bell Ringing for Salvation Army

                   Adopt a Family for Salvation Army

2.     Membership Goals

·        Attract 3 new members

·        Reach out to inactive members

·        Maintain high attendance of 75%

3. Website Goals and Communication

·        Re-establish the use of the Weekly Bulletin with new, fresh information each week.

4.  Sustaining Memberships / Paul Harris Fellowships

·        Encourage participation in the Every Rotarian / Every Year

·        Encourage participation in Sustaining Memberships

          5.  Better understand the Rotary International Grant Application process and identify future projects to participate in.

          6.  Define Participation in the Elementary Student Dictionary project.   Further identify if Lions Club will be working on this or if Helena will be a Rotary project.      

          7.  Identify and define participation of a Rotary Branded Identification  for Sunrise Rotary - i.e. shirts, caps, vests - to wear at  community service projects

                     which identify and promote Rotary participation.

          8.  Continue formal, printed agendas for use by Presiding President for all meetings.

         

Sunrise Rotary Goals for 2014-2015 Gary D. Williams 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams

On Saturday Dec 14th, members of Sunrise Rotary participated in the first "Red Kettle Ring Off" for Salvation Army.  Local service clubs each adopted a location and set up shop to ring the day away as Bell Ringers rang to cushion the coffers of the Salvation Army.  Sunrise Rotary made camp at the grocery entrance to Walmart  and showed what a dedicated group can do by raising $1,201.13 !!  Way to go! 

Thank you to the members who rang :  Tony, Jock, Greg, Dewey, Brad and Barb, Marie, Roy, Gary W., Gary C. and Rob.

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Red Kettle Bell Ringers ring home huge haul for Salvation Army. - $1,201.13 Gary D. Williams 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams

Helena Sunrise Rotary held Trivia Nights on 10/24/13 and 11/14/13 at the Staggering Ox in Helena and proceeds were used to help two local charities:  The Friendship Center and the Y.W.C.A.   We raised $1500.00  on these two nights and will donate $360.00 to the YWCA, $600.00 to The Friendship Center, and the remaining funds will be used to help RYLA and Clothes for Kids,  both Rotary Programs we have supported in the past.

Thanks go out to all those Rotarians who helped, especially Marie Mullarkey and Janet Herold who organized the events, Catherine McKillips for taking pictures, Rick Moore, Gary Carlson and Belle Marie for being "runners" and helping to collect and tabulate scores, and Greg Duncan and Gary Williams for being Master of Ceremonies for the evenings.  A fun evening was had by all who attended, and future Trivia Nights are scheduled for January, February and April to benefit The Salvation Army and other charities to be confirmed.

A big thank you also goes out to the Staggering Ox for hosting the event and providing a venue at no cost to our club.

 

See Photo Albums below for more pictures!

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Trivia Nights raise funds for local Charities 2013 Gary D. Williams 0
Contruibution to Helena Food Share aids hungry in Helena area Gary D. Williams 0
Posted by Gary D. Williams

by Gary Williams
Rotarians Marie Mullarkey and Brad Lancaster are shown presenting a check for $465.00 to Helena Industries Wally Melcher.  The funds were raised during our first Trivia Night Fundraiser held at the Staggering Ox.  Over 80 participants tested their skills at trivia and raised money for Helena Industries as well as the RYLA Camp (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) and had a great evening of food and fellowship at the same time.

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Helena Industries benefits from fundraiser. Gary D. Williams 0
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