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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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Oct 15, 2019
Michelle & Kristina
Oct 22, 2019
Michelle & Kristina
Oct 29, 2019
Murray & Gary W.
Nov 05, 2019
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Carol & Gary C.
Nov 12, 2019
Nov 19, 2019
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Carol & Gary C.
Nov 26, 2019
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Home Page Stories
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 .
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!!!
Club President Murray Strong (right) presents Immediate Past District Governor, Rick Moore, with a Paul Harris Fellow award from Helena Sunrise Rotary in appreciation of Rick's tireless and extremely dedicated service to District 5390 AND his home club (Helena Sunrise.)  Rick, we are most appreciative of the time, effort and dedication you (and your spouse, Sylvia) poured into Rotary for the past several years.  We are confident you will continue this dedication, but... we hope you take a bit of time and get some rest!!  And... congratulations on finishing the year on a high note with your "Paul Harris +4!!
Outgoing Helena Sunrise Club President, Michelle Vanisko formally swore new Club President, Murray Strong at our business meeting on July 2, 2019.  We look forward to a "Strong" year under Murray's leadership.  winklaugh
Incoming Club President, Murray Strong, presents outgoing Club President, Michelle Vanisko with a Paul Harris Fellow award from Helena Sunrise in appreciation for her excellent leadership during the past year.  Thank you Michelle - and congratulations!!
Tuesday (June 25) morning’s speaker was Bruce Day, Executive Director of Helena Food Share.  Bruce gave a positive and upbeat message about the difficult subject of hunger in our community.  HFS was founded in 1987 to help provide emergency food to our neighbors who face hunger.  HFS provides emergency food for 1,500 local families each month, serves nearly 1,100 elementary school students every week with the Kid Packs program and distributes nearly 6,000 pounds of food to local families in need each day.  The agency’s mission is, “Serving our neighbors in need by providing food in a respectful and dignified way and by working with others to eliminate hunger in the greater Helena area.”  More information may be found at:
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