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Helena Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
1803 Cedar Ave.
Helena, MT  59601
United States
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District 5390 Governor Sandy Wong
Dec 10, 2019
District 5390
Majors Lawry and Phil Smith (Alice & Monica)
Dec 17, 2019
Salvation Army update
NO MEETING Christmas Eve
Dec 24, 2019
NO MEETING New Years Eve
Dec 31, 2019
Murray & Gary W.
Jan 07, 2020
Board Meeting
Trivia Night Speaker
Jan 14, 2020
Julia Pharmer (Brad & Rick)
Jan 28, 2020 7:00 AM
Helena Habitat - AED machines
Murray & Gary W.
Feb 04, 2020
Board Meeting
Dewey & Gary C.
Feb 11, 2020
Trivia Speaker
Feb 18, 2020
Dewey & Gary C.
Feb 25, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
Mar 03, 2020
Board Meeting
Michelle V & Tony
Mar 10, 2020
Trivia Night Speaker
Mar 17, 2020
Michelle & Tony
Mar 24, 2020
Michelle & Tony
Mar 31, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
Apr 07, 2020
Board Meeting
Trivia Night Speaker
Apr 14, 2020
Greg & Jock
Apr 21, 2020
Greg & Jock
Apr 28, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
May 05, 2020
Board Meeting
Kristina & Jordan
May 12, 2020
Kristina & Jordan
May 19, 2020
Kristina & Jordan
May 26, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
Jun 02, 2020
Board Meeting
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Home Page Stories
Club members, Dewey Bruce, Monica Lindeen, Gary Carlson and Brad Lancaster are shown with the fully installed (November 17, 2019) My Little Library box at the Helena Area YWCA.  SPECIAL THANKS to Gary Carlson for coordinating the purchase of the library and all of the materials for the structure, as well as coordinating installation.  It looks great, Gary!
Helena Sunrise Club President, Murray Strong is shown presenting a check to Mary DuVernay of the Lewis and Clark Literacy Council.  The check represents proceeds from the September, 2019, Trivia night fund-raising.
Our speaker on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, was Matt Walter, Agricultural Extension Agent for Lewis and Clark County.  Matt is new to the Agent position, but gave a great update on the program.  MSU-Lewis and Clark County Extension is a county, state and federal partnership dedicated to improving the well-being of families, communities and agricultural enterprises by providing research-based knowledge and innovation.
Jordan Hinshaw, Associate Clinical Director of Residential Services at Youth Dynamics (pictured here (r) with her sponsor and g-ma, Alice Hinshaw), acquainted the club with what YD is and how it impacts the lives of children it serves.  Youth Dynamics provides family focused behavioral health treatment founded on the principles of an actively caring and trauma sensitive culture in which people can realize their full potential.  The impacts Jordan described were powerful.  For more information, see: 
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 (  For more information on Little Free Library, see: .  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 .