Bozeman Noon
Rotary Club
Est. 1920 | Meets 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays | Currently Via Zoom
and In-Person at Residence Inn (6195 E. Valley Center Road, Bozeman)

We are currently meeting in person and online!  If you are still unable to attend in person, we will continue to offer the Zoom meeting option at this link:

Meeting ID: 854 1511 2900
Passcode: 548995
The 2022 Bozeman Noon Rotary Sip and Sample Fundraiser is just around the corner!
 
Get your tickets today, and all the details below. 
 
Friday, April 9, 2022
5:30-8:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman
Tickets $40, Raffle Tickets $10 each or 12 for $100
The 2022 "Sip & Sample" will be a fun-filled evening of unlimited wine tasting of fine wines from around the world curated by local wine distributor, The Wine Gallery.

The Wine Gallery Logo

 
-Also, enjoy sampling various local micro-brewed craft beers and ciders from Madison River,
Lockhorn Cider, and MAP Brewing
Madison River BrewingLockhorn CiderMAP Brewing


-There will be delicious chocolate sampling by La Chatelaine Chocolate company and food
bites prepared
by the chef at The Hilton Garden Inn

La Chatelaine ChocolatHilton Garden Inn


-We will feature a "Wine Cork Pull" where you can take home a nice bottle of wine randomly
selected wines for a small donation or perhaps even a very expensive bottle of wine for the
same small donation!

-We will hold an "Instant Wine Cellar Raffle"
1st Prize: 60 bottles of fine wine: a curated collection of the best examples of wine from around the world
2nd Prize: a year of beer!
3rd Prize: a year of chocolate!

Public is invited and welcome. Must be 21 years old to attend

Attending this event will help support our many club and charitable foundation projects:
Annual Activities:
  •  Frontage Road Highway Clean-up- North of I-90
  • 3rd Grade Dictionaries- Purchase an deliver dictionaries to every 3rd grader in Bozeman, Belgrade and Gallatin Gateway schools
  •  Merit Awards for middle school students in Bozeman Schools
  • Middle School Scholarship Fund- $1000 to each middle school in Bozeman School District to use at its discretion for those in need
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library: Yearly support through the Greater Gallatin United Way
  • Bozeman High School Music Department Support: 1)Sponsor for Hawks Night Live 2) $500 Donation at Christmas Performance
  • Christmas Shopping: in coordination with Thrive for 10 families-$200 each
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringing at Christmas
  • Bozeman Public Library Donations for all our guest speakers -normally over $1,100 year
  • High School(s) Student of the Month Award for Gallatin, Bozeman and Bridger Academy Seniors. Award winners are then eligible to apply for a scholarship.
  • High School Scholarships: three (3) $1,000 scholarships are given out to qualified student from above list
  • Fix Up Festival Home - Adaptor- Our club pays $500 to adopt and help repair one home for the Sunrise Rotary club in conjunction with HRDC, supporting their Fix-Up Festival
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA)- sponsor high school juniors at this summer camp, held at Luccock Park, where they learn leadership and communication skills. We sponsor 2 - 4 kids every year at $350 each
  • Youth Giving Project of One Valley Community Foundation-$6500 over 3 years to educate and involve 8-12th graders in philanthropy and distributing funding through selected awards
  • Interact Club- We support high school Interact Club programs providing funding for supervision and activities- a minimum of $1200 per school year (BHS and GHS)
  • Gallatin High School Closet: provided monetary support for supplies for homeless high school students. we donate from $1,500 to $2,000 depending on need
 
Additional Activities for the last 2 years (Covid disrupted some activities)
  • Family Promise- Provided 15 “Welcome Home Kits” for families graduating from their 2-year Program
  • HRDC Warming Center: collected donations and purchased/donated winter clothes
  • HRDC Warming Center: helped to provide needed supplies identified by management through purchase and donations
  • HRDC Healthy Kids Pack: provided monetary support and volunteers loaded bags for the children
  • Bozeman Spring Clean-up participant
  • Bozeman Bike Kitchen: provided enough funding to purchase 50 children’s bike helmets given away during “Kids Bike Giveaway”
  • Eagle Mount: Provided supplies and volunteers to help equestrian program with projects for their summer programs
  • Bozeman School District: provided monetary support and volunteers to help fill backpacks with items for students experiencing homelessness
  • Hopa Mountain: conducted a children’s winter coat, hats, and mittens drive, for distribution to rural and tribal communities with a need
Warming Center Project, January 2022
To complement the HRDC Warming Center presentation on homelessness at our club on January 18, the Service Projects Committee wanted to do a project for the Warming Center. 
 
Jenna Huey stated that they always need the following supplies:  laundry detergent, antibacterial all purpose cleaners, hand soap, toothpaste, ph neutral floor cleaner, toilet paper, paper towels, hand wipes, hand warmers, and trash bags. 
 
With $500 from the Service Project Committee budget and in kind donations from individual club members we were able to donate some of each, as well as some warm camp blankets donated by Murdoch’s.  While dropping off the items, a guest approached me, saying he has a job in Big Sky, but has lost his housing.  He went on to say that being homeless is very humbling and that our donation had “made his day.”
Salvation Army Bell Ringing Project. 
 
Thanks to Howard Schweitzer and to all of our volunteers for organizing our annual Salvation Army bell ringing project. This year we were located at Rosauers on Saturday, December 11th. We had incredible success this year, raising just over $900 for families in need in our community!! Great work, Rotarians!
Bike Kitchen
Kids Bike Giveaway
Our Service Committee recently assisted the Bike Kitchen with their annual holiday Kids Bike Giveaway, by including funds to cover helmets. 
Club News
Our program was provided by Art Schwaller of the Bike Kitchen. We learned about the various ways that the Bike Kitchen supports our community as a non-profit organization. People are taught how to fix their own bikes by using the tools and resources at the Bike Kitchen. They also donate a substantial number of bikes to youth in our community and are always taking bike donations. Andrea Hamre will be making a proposal to our Club for supporting a new project that donates helmets to the Bike Kitchen. Thanks for the great idea, John Patterson!
 
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We were honored to have Montana Rotary District Governor Mike Mayott attend our Club meeting. Mike spoke about initiatives from Rotary International, encouraged more members to donate, spoke about the Rotary Foundation, and inspired us to grow more members.
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Our program was provided by Youth Dynamics. We learned about Montana youth in foster care, how foster parents are screened by Youth Dynamics, and the various treatment and support services that are offered to foster care youth by the program.
 
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We listened to John Taylor, a visiting Rotarian from West Virginia, share information about an international Rotary water project in El Salvador. If anyone is interested in donating to his project, you may make a check payable to Rotary Club of Shepherdstown and send it by mail to that club at P.O. Box 603, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 with a note that funds are intended for the "El Salvador Water Supply Project" or you can send your donation electronically using PayPal at https://isc.shepardstownrotary.org/donate/   You can also find the project on MatchingGrants.org under the Global Grant listing and click on the link to "pledge" support directly through the Rotary grant website.
 
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The Honorable Judge John Brown spoke to our Club about the history and current status of Gallatin County Treatment Court. We learned that Treatment Court relies heavily on evidence-based research regarding drug court best practices. Andrea Lower, Treatment Court Coordinator, provided Rotarians with brochures describing the timeline of Treatment Court, number of applicants, and graduation rates. It was inspiring to hear how they are working to change lives!
 
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We're excited about all that our RYLA participants learned about leadership, Rotary, and all so much more during the 2021 RYLA conference.  Each year, Bozeman Noon Rotary Club sponsors a number of students to attend the conference.  Congratulations for selection this year!  We can't wait to see what comes next.
June 29, 2021 Lunchueon will be our annual GAVEL LUNCHEON, held at "The Springs" during our regular meeting time.
 
This luncheon, which will focus on the installation of the 2021-2022 Board and President Kristy Buckley, is also a chance to look back at the last Rotary Year and to eagerly look forward to what's in store for us in the 2021-2022 Rotary Year. A special guest will be Sandy Carlson, current District Governor who will help install Kristy. Plan now to attend!
Bozeman Noon Rotary Club remains one of the celebrated 'singing clubs', meaning we start meetings by joining together in fellowship through a wide variety of song. One to commit to memory is below. Join us at today's Gavel Luncheon to sing along!
 
"Montana" Lyrics
Tell me of that Treasure State
Story always new,
Tell of its beauties grand
And its hearts so true.
Mountains of sunset fire
The land I love the best
Let me grasp the hand of one
From out the golden West
CHORUS
Montana, Montana, Glory of the West
Of all the states from coast to coast, You're easily the best
Montana, Montana, Where skies are always blue
M-O-N-T-A-N-A, Montana I love you.
VERSE 2
Each country has its flow'r;
Each one plays a part,
Each bloom brings a longing hope
To some lonely heart.
Bitterroot to me is dear
Growing in my land
Sing then that glorious air
The one I understand.
Upcoming Service Opportunities
Remember, we're about "Service Above Self!"
 
Tues (6/22):  Paint Horse Cross Tie Rack with Linseed Oil
Volunteers Needed:  5
Activity: Paint Horse Cross Tie Rack with Linseed Oil
Side activity:  Clear stones from corral.  Clean horse stall watering stations, general cleaning.

Tues (6/29):  Horse Stall Sand Refill
Volunteers Needed:  6 
Activity: Fill sand in horse stalls.  Eagle Mount will provide sand close to the stalls.  We will move sand into the stalls and spread them out.
Side activity:  Clear stones from corral.  Clean horse stall watering stations, general cleaning.
 
Tues (7/6):  Clear Small Stones from Horse Corral
Volunteers Needed:  5
Activity:  We will pick up larger stones from the main horse corral to make it easier on the horses.
Side activity:  General cleaning or other projects needed by Eagle Mount
 
Sign-ups will be available at each Noon Rotary Lunch or to sign up or for questions you can contact:  Frank Hollinger  (fh.fresh@comcast.net  (610) 405-6465 )   
Member Jody McDevitt presented a "Member Moment" recently, sharing her background and life and that she and her husband (Sunrise Rotarian Dan Krebill) will be retiring at the end of August and moving to Billings.
 
Jody will be missed by our Club as well as the Bozeman community after her 25 years as a co-pastor, with her husband Dan, of First Presbyterian Church and her active involvement in the Gallatin Valley Interfaith Association and it's Interfaith Forums.
Club Information
Bozeman Noon Rotary Club, Est. 1920
Bozeman - Noon

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Via Zoom and Residence Inn
Zoom
6195 E. Valley Center Road
Bozeman, MT 59718
United States of America
Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:00pm Lunch Meeting
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary/Director
Sergeant-at-Arms
Director
Director
Director
First Tuesday | Youth in Homlessness
Our Rotary Club collects donations on the First Tuesday of every month in order to support the Bozeman high school youth in our community that are experiencing homelessness. Every dollar you donate goes directly to an individual high school student right here in Bozeman. Proceeds fund basic supplies, clothing, food, and gas for these students in need. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION!
 
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