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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Green Meadow County Club
2270 Country Club Avenue
Helena, MT  59602
United States
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The Rotary Club of Helena will be hosting the first annual Helena Rotary Hoops 3 on 3 basketball tournament Saturday October 20th 2018. Rules and team registration are in the downloadable documents here on the website.
On Wednesday August 8th, we will be meeting at the Lions Lair at 314 N Last Chance Gulch rather than the Green Meadow Country Club.
 
Come celebrate the Rotary Club of Helena's 100th anniversary!  The celebration will take place on June 16, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Great Northern Hotel in Helena.  Tickets are $35.00 per plate.  Please register and buy your tickets online here.  
 
For the convenience of our out of town guests, a block of rooms has been set aside at the Great Northern Hotel.  Call for reservations at (406) 457-5500.
Danielle Godlevsky is the Program Coordinator of the Foster Grandparent Program run through the Rocky Mountain Development Council.  The program pairs seniors aged 55 and up with preschools, elementary schools, Head Start classrooms, and other educational settings for children.  Foster Grandparents in the program provide academic support and guidance to children in Helena and around the state.  Qualifying volunteers also receive a stipend for their time.  
 
Danielle can be reached at (406) 447-1680.
We had the privilege of hosting our District Governor Joe McBride on January 24.  Joe is a Butte native who returned to his hometown six years ago after living in the Midwest for about 25 years.  
 
Joe has a passion for Rotary.  He and his wife Libby have hosted three foreign exchange students in their home--Agnes from Indonesia, Priya from India, and Chris from South Africa.  He has previously served as International Chair, Club President and Assistant Governor.  
 
Joe explained his goals for his year as District Governor, including strengthening RYLA, Interact and Roteract, and a new program called STRIVE--a mentoring program for students who have faced academic challenges.  
 
After addressing the club, Joe joined Helena Rotary in their Fourth Wednesday event, packing "birthday bags" for Helena Food Share.  
 
Kirk Lacy, the Interim Dean of Helena College, spoke on Wednesday January 17 about the continued growth and changes at the school.  
Rotarian Greg Upham, the Assistant Superintendent of Helena Public Schools, gave the club a presentation on January 3 regarding the plans for rebuilding Central School and updating other elementary schools as a result of the recent levy.  
The Montana Volunteers are a group of supporters of the Portland Thorns and Portland Timbers from across Montana.  While the group hosts watch parties for the Timbers and Thorns around the state, founder Kris Goss detailed for Helena Rotary the various community support projects that the Montana Volunteers have organized in the three years since the group's founding.  These soccer fans:
 
...in addition to other community support projects.  The Montana Volunteers are presently conducting their year end supply drive in support of Helena's Friendship Center.  
 
The Montana Volunteers can be found on Facebook or Twitter.  
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Big thanks to St. Peter's Hospital (soon to be St. Peter’s Health) CEO Wade Johnson for addressing the club about the wide-ranging changes coming and the state of healthcare in Helena.  Mr. Johnson explained St. Peter's new focus on integrated care and the improvements being made for the sake of community health.  

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For our Fourth Wednesday service project, Helena Rotary invited Liann Myers of Montana Supporting Soldiers, an organization that sends letters and care packages to armed service members not only from Montana, but from across the country. We spent our meeting writing Christmas cards for soldiers, sailors and airmen serving overseas.

To learn more about Montana Supporting Soldiers, please visit their web site at http://MTSUPPORTINGSOLDIERS.com.

At our August 9, 2017 meeting, World Montana brought several students from all over Iraq to speak before Helena Rotary.  They shared with the club their experience growing up in Iraq, as well as their impressions of the U.S. and Helena in particular.  
TEAMS:  Responsible for 50/50, Invocation and Pledge
BLUE: AUGUST & FEBRUARY: Jane Amdahl, Webb Brown, Mike Dalton, Anita Fasbender, Wayne Gardella, Riley Johnson, Karin Olsen, John Scharf, Bob Throssell
YELLOW: SEPTEMBER & MARCH: Jeff Arbizzani, Rich Bruner, Kori Dee, Pete Johnson, Keith Meyer, Sarah Scott, Tim Summers, Joanna Thamke, Elana Weaver, Greg Upham
GREEN: OCTOBER & APRIL: Tess Augustine, John Cech, Ellen Feaver, Marshall Gingery, Bob Karhu, Nancy Nicholson, Katie Sealey, Terry Turner, Rex Walsh, Chad Vanisko
BLACK: NOVEMBER & MAY: Jane Baker, Victoria Cech, Greg Dorrington, Sasha Fendrick, Jason Hanson, Ellen Livers, Charlene Porsild, Kyle Spencer, Craig Wilkerson
PURPLE: DECEMBER & JUNE: Lora Belhmer, Brett Clark, Chris Edmunds, Paul Fetz, Janet Hedges, Bill Lombardi, Richard Porte, Dan Sullivan, Francois Zanni, Larry Williams
RED: JANUARY, JULY: Craig Aasved, Kathy Brown, Kelly Cresswell, Michelle Edmunds, Pilar Gardella, Chad Hickox, Erin MacLean, Mary Rutherford, Lisa Wilkinson
From Left to Right. Sarah Scott, Kelly Cresswell, Terry Turner, Lora Behlmer, John Scharf, Kathy Brown, Rex Walsh and New President Ann Dooling. Not Pictured is Francois Zanni and Lisa Wilkinson.
New 2017- 2018 Helena Noon Rotary Club President gets inducted by Assistant District Governor Richard Moore
Congratulations Ann Dooling
 
 
 
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