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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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Jul 23, 2019
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Sep 03, 2019
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Oct 01, 2019
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Oct 08, 2019
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Oct 29, 2019
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Nov 05, 2019
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Nov 12, 2019
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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:
Theresa Vanisko (r), daughter of club president, Michelle Vanisko, (l) presented a program about the American Legion Auxilary Girls State program.  ALA Girls State is the premier program for teaching young women about the democratic process and how our republic works at the state and national levels.  Theresa has been a counselor for the program since she attended as a participant a few years ago and her passion for the program was quite evident in her presentation.  Thanks Theresa!
Kees (“Case”) [L] and Mayumi (“May-u-me”) [C] van der Pol, pictured with club member, Greg Duncan [R], spoke to the club on Tuesday, June 11, 2019, about peace parks, particularly a park in process of creation on the border of Pakistan and India.  Kees and Mayumi are from Nakusp, British Columbia.  Kees is a past governor of District 5080 and Mayumi is the current president of the Nakusp Rotary Club.  Rotarian Action Group for Peace (RAGFP) members in Rotary District 3011 and District 3070 (India) have joined with other Rotarian Action Group for Peace members in Rotary District 3272 (Pakistan) to create a Peace Park, called The Indus Peace Park Project, within the disputed borders of Pakistan and India. The mission is to “create an international peace park on the border of India and Pakistan by August 2022. To promote lasting peace, goodwill, and collaboration between the peoples of Pakistan and India and to put a stop to unnecessary loss of life across the border.”  This Peace Park is supported by other voluntary members in Rotary districts worldwide, including 1130 (UK).  Districts 5390, 5080 5370,and 5360 include Rotarians and RAGFP members in the USA and Canada. Rotarians in Africa of District 9212 also support this peace project. Rotarian Action Group for Peace is also a partner in this project.  More information may be found at:
Club president, Michelle Vanisko (r) exchanges banners with Mayumi van der Pol, president of the Rotary Club of Nakusp, British Columbia.
Our own Arne Bergland spoke to the club on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, about his trip to The Holy Land in January, 2019.  Arne presented slides and narrative about what he saw and learned and gave great insight on the historical, social and political situations in that part of the middle east.  Very interesting!  Arne will also be leading a Holy Land Tour at a future date that is open to all who may be interested.
Eric Thompson from the Rotary Foundation (shown here with Helena Sunrise President, Michelle Vanisko and District 5390 Governor, Rick Moore) spoke to Helena Sunrise on Tuesday, April 30.  Eric is in Montana to attend the 2019 District Assembly, where he will be presenting information and reflection on the work of the Foundation.  Rotarians AND non-Rotarians are encouraged to view the Foundation's good works at:
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