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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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Mat Walter (Gary C.)
Nov 26, 2019 7:00 AM
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Today's meeting offered an update on activities at St. Peter's Health, Helena's largest medical provider.  CEO, Wade Johnson (r), Brian Lee, VP of St. Peter's Medical Group (c) and Jacque Smith, Public Relations Coordinator (l) spoke on a range of subjects, including recruitment of doctors and improving St. Peter's billing system.  Wade pointed out that St. Peter's has a staff of 1,600 and is the 2nd largest employer in the area, next to the State of Montana.  Wade promised to return to speak to the club again at a future date with a goal of discussing even more positive changes.
YWCA October 18, 2019.  Helena Sunrise Rotary Club members, Gary Carlson, Greg Duncan, Rick Moore, Dewey Bruce and Brad Lancaster installed a post and platform that will later house a Little Free Library along side the Helena Area YWCA (https://www.ywcahelena.org/).  For more information on Little Free Library, see: https://littlefreelibrary.org/ .  The library box will be installed later, after the concrete base has cured.
Jennifer Gursky, Executive Director of the Helena Area YWCA updated the club on "Y" activities and programs and the impact these items have on lives in distress.  YWCA is our partner agency for Trivia on Thursday evening, October 17, 2019.
David Oclander, CEO of the Helena Area YMCA (shown here with club member, Jock Palmquist) spoke to us on Tuesday, October 8.  David gave a positive and frank update on "Y" operations and changes in directions in process, including updating equipment, spring cleaning and reinvigorating usage of facilities, including Camp Child.
Club member, Tony Perpignano, provided the program on August 27, 2019.  Tony discussed fishing in British Columbia and is shown here with some of his wonderful artwork tied to his fishing passion.  To put it mildly, Tony loves to fish!
 
Our speakers on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 were Dave Renfro (Left), Melody Jaurez (Center) and Ruby Davis (Right) who introduced Maya Pedal.  Maya Pedal is a program focused in Guatemala that provides bicycle-driven devices for multiple purposes ranging from a blender to make cleaning soaps to corn grinders and water pumps.  Dave, a member of The Rotary Club of Columbia Falls, along with Melody (visiting from Guatemala) explained how such devices may be powerful tools to help people who otherwise may be driven to leave Guatemala and seek entrance to the USA and aggravating the border crisis (Dave believes the border crisis is only beginning.)  To help raise funds for the bike/machines, Maya Pedal is selling coffee bags (with coffee!) and shoulder bags made in Guatemala.  Machine costs vary, but $1,000 would set up approximately 3.  A wonderful example of Rotary helping others help themselves.  For more information, please see http://www.Maya-pedal.org/ .
Our speaker on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, was Sylvia Schell (pictured here with her mother, Marie and club member/Past District Governor, Rick Hill).  Sylvia shared with the club her experiences at RYLA 2019 and what a wonderful experience it was for her.  From initial apprehensions on day one to not wanting to leave on the last day, Sylvia stressed what a positive and growing experience it was for her.  Thanks Sylvia!  Good luck becoming a counselor at future camps!
 
Our speaker on Tuesday, July 16 was Steve Hagen, Acting Chief of Police for the City of Helena.  Pictured here with club member, Marie Mullarkey, Steve has also served on the Friendship Center's board of directors.  Steve updated us on the police department structure, activities and budget.  Thanks Steve!
Alice Hinshaw formally inducted Sunrise Rotary's newest member, Jordan Hinshaw, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019.  Jordan gets a bonus hug from her grandmother at the same time!  Welcome, Jordan!!!
 
 
 
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