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Helena Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Perkins
1803 Cedar Ave.
Helena, MT  59601
United States
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Kristina & Gary W.
Sep 29, 2020
Board Meeting
Greg & Jordan
Oct 13, 2020
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Monica & Alice
Oct 27, 2020
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Gary C & Brad
Nov 10, 2020
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Marie & Dewey
Nov 24, 2020
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Kristina & Gary W.
Dec 08, 2020
Board Meeting
Marie & Dewey
Dec 22, 2020
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Kristina & Gary W.
Jan 05, 2021
Board Meeting
Kristina & Gary W.
Jan 19, 2021
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Kristina & Gary W.
Feb 02, 2021
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Kristina & Gary W.
Feb 16, 2021
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Our next scheduled meeting will be Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at Perkins Restaurant in Helena.  The meeting will be both in-person and via Zoom.  For information on joining by Zoom, please contact Brad Lancaster at: mtnhkrmt@yahoo.com.  Guest are VERY welcome - just walk in - we meet in the "south" meeting room.  Current planning is for meetings every other Tuesday morning.  See you there!
Judge James Reynolds continued his presentation on Treatment Court in Lewis and Clark County for our program on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  The program was so riveting that our photographer and story updater forgot to take a photo for the website.  Darn!  It was a great presentation and incredibly informative and interesting.  Thank you Judge Reynolds and may you have a wonderful retirement!
Our speaker this coming Tuesday, September 15, 2020, will be District Court Judge Jim Reynolds with a continuation of his initial speaking engagement at our meeting on August 25, 2020.  Judge Reynolds' initial discussion was very interesting and there were lots of questions from attendees.  As a result, he was asked to speak more about Drug Court in Lewis and Clark and Broadwater Counties and some of his observations about drug usage and its impact on the justice system (and society in general.)  Please join us in person at Perkins Restaurant at 7:00 AM (following all current health department and Perkins Restaurant rules/guidelines) OR by Zoom meeting.  For information about how to attend by Zoom, please e-mail Brad Lancaster at mtnhkrmt@yahoo.com.  See you on Tuesday, September 15th?
Helena Sunrise Rotary will be meeting at 7:00 AM, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at Perkins Restaurant.  If you are unable to attend in person, please contact Brad Lancaster at mtnhkrmt@yahoo.com or by call/text 406-449-3942 to obtain a link for Zoom video access.  Guests very welcome!  Social distancing and Perkins Restaurant restrictions will be in place.
Helena Sunrise Rotary will be meeting next on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 7:00 AM at Perkins Restaurant.  Our speaker will be club member, Rick Moore, who will be giving a classification talk about his profession in the realm of handling nuclear material.  Common sense distancing and the rules of the restaurant will be followed, but table arrangements allow for the club to meet in nearly normal circumstances.  For those who cannot make it in person, a Zoom video conference connection is available - to obtain a link to the meeting via Zoom, please contact Brad Lancaster by e-mail at mtnhkrmt@yahoo.com.
MEETINGS RESUME!  HELENA SUNRISE ROTARY IS RECOMMENCING IN-PERSON MEETINGS AT PERKINS RESTAURANT EACH TUESDAY MORNING AT 7:00 AM.  WE WILL BE FOLLOWING CURRENT HEALTH GUIDELINES FOR GATHERINGS AS WELL AS GUIDELINES AND RULES OF PERKINS.
HELENA SUNRISE ROTARY IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED TUESDAY MORNING MEETINGS AT PERKINS RESTAURANT AS PART OF COMPLIANCE WITH HEALTH RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THE COVID-19 VIRUS PANDEMIC CURRENTLY SWEEPING THE WORLD.  THE NEXT MEETING DATE IS DEPENDENT ON THE STATUS OF THE DISEASE AND REGULATORY APPROVAL FOR GATHERINGS OF PEOPLE, AS WELL AS PERKINS RESTAURANT AUTHORIZING GROUP MEETINGS ON SITE.  UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.  BE SAFE AND REFER TO THE MONTANA.GOV WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION: https://montana.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=7c34f3412536439491adcc2103421d4b
On Tuesday, February 15, 2020, Rick and Silvia Moore presented a travelogue of their recent trip to Guatemala visiting Rotary Projects with Maya Pedal and Sustainable Global Coalition.  The Coalition is comprised of 11 of the District’s 40 clubs, principally from Northwest Montana.  The trip began with a Rotary Project Fair in Antigua, a UNESCO Heritage site, with narrow streets and courtyard type architecture.  From there Rick and Silvia visited Corrales along with Dave Renfoe to observe several Maya Pedal projects including a corn cobber, water filter, and blender.  The next stop was Mission Santo Tomas la Union to view Carrol College Engineers Without Borders water project. This was followed by Mazatenango, a rather unsafe city of 40,000 where they had a chance to meet with a host Rotary Club.  Rick and Silvia then visited 3 projects that the District’s coalition has been involved in.  All involved community drinking water projects and leveraging funding.  The first was El Progresso, a community of 240 individuals relocated from the Highlands after the Civil War.  The project included a well, pump, and chlorination at a cost of $62,000.  The club’s portion was $17,000.  The next stop was the village of Pasac, with an organic coffee cooperative.  The Kootenai Valley Club put up $31,000 and leveraged the remaining $60,000 towards upgrading an antiquated water system, including 4 kilometers of piping.  The last stop was La Vega, a town of 1,340 residents.  The Rotary Club of Kalispell is proposing a two-phase project, the first of which is $315,000.  To-date, they have garnered $268,000.  Thank you Rick and Silvia!
Belle Marie (L), a past club member and George Nemie (R), a senior at Carroll gave a presentation on Kiva, an international micro-loan organization (www.KIVA.org).  The Carroll Chapter of Sigma Beta Delta manages donations from the Helena community and funnels them into Kiva. 20 students are involved in vetting the potential benefactors.  Kiva has been around since 2005 and allows individuals to give loans to individuals who would not otherwise qualify for loans, generally due to destitute conditions.  Loans can be made in $25 increments.  The Carroll Chapter has a portfolio of $1,350 and has made over 134 loans in 34 different countries.  81% of the loans have gone to women.  Very interesting!  And, it felt good that our monthly voluntary contributions from club members, although modest, has made such a difference in people's lives.
Great turnout last night to support Head Start at our Trivia Night. We had a record teams - 24! We raised $1,640 to support Head Start and our Rotary Club’s charitable causes!  Thanks to everyone who attended!
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