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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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Speakers
Barb Leland and Sandy Smith (Alice)
Jan 21, 2020
Helena Express Singers
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
HEAD START
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
YOUTH CONNECTIONS
Michelle & Tony
Mar 24, 2020
Michelle & Tony
Mar 31, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
Apr 07, 2020
Board Meeting
Trivia Night Speaker
Apr 14, 2020
THE FRIENDSHIP CENTER
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
Marie & Michele S
Jun 09, 2020
Marie & Michele S
Jun 16, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
Jun 23, 2020
Murray & Gary W.
Jun 30, 2020
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Home Page Stories
Town Pump of Montana gave Helena Sunrise a grant this December to provide a Christmas for a family in need.  Club member, Jordan Hinshaw, helped us identify a family who have increased their number to 6 with the addition of 2 foster children, that the grant would fit quite nicely.  On Saturday, December 17, Jordan and her family shopped (and connected with Santa) to gather gifts to cover a Christmas tree (see above.)  THANK YOU Jordan!!  Jordan will also be following up with a thank-you letter to Town Pump for this generous gift.

Marie Mullarkey organized a day for Helena Sunrise to do "bell ringing" for the Salvation Army on Saturday, December 17, 2019 and Walmart in Helena.  The day was a great success for the "ringers" and $461 was raised!  "Ringers" included Christina Warren (above picture), Marie Mullarkey (L), Dewey Bruce (C) and Gary Williams (R).  Not pictured, but "ringers" non-the-less were Greg Duncan and Jordan Hinshaw.  THANK YOU Greg, Jordan, Christina, Dewey  and Gary.  A SPECIAL THANK YOU to Marie Mullarkey who coordinated with the SA and organized the day!

Major Lawry Smith (center) and Major Philip Smith (right), Corps Officers of the Salvation Army in Helena, pictured above with club member, Alice Hinshaw, spoke on Tuesday, December 17, 2019, updating us on the SA and its mission.  Pointing out that the SA is first a church, they expanded to reacquaint us with how the organization impacts hunger, poverty, housing needs, youth programming, transportation for the non-driving, and other needs of a healthy community.  Helena Sunrise rang "silver bells" last Saturday at Walmart in support of SA (see separate article and pictures) and Lawry and Philip expressed much appreciation for the club's help, pointing out that volunteers inject huge value to the fundraising.  Great program!
Rotary District 5390 Governor, Sandy Wong and her husband, Scott Wilm attended Helena Sunrise Rotary's December 10, 2019 meeting during her annual tour of all clubs in the District.  Sandy gave an interactive and thought-provoking talk to and with members.  She pointed out that polio is not yet eradicated and we need to keep our focus on generating action and money for that cause.  Additionally, and with up-beat and positive discussion, she encouraged the club to ponder its favorite activities, its impact on youth, and what projects may be undertaken in 2020 to carry the Rotary message.  Pictured above with Sandy and Scott are Past District Governor and Helena Sunrise member, Rick Moore and current Helena Sunrise President, Murray Strong who presented Sandy with a club banner and a box of Parrot candy as a token of our appreciation.  Thanks, Sandy and Scott!
The Holter Museum of Art received a gift from Helena Sunrise Rotary to be used in an after-school program for youth that uses art as a mechanism to enhance learning.  Club Member, Tony Perpignano, is shown above presenting the check to Kelly Crevier, Development Director and Membership Manager of the Holter.  For more info about the Museum, please see: https://www.holtermuseum.org/ .
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: https://www.youthdynamics.org/ 
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.
 
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