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Our club's annual gavel dinner was held June 25th, 2019 where President Chris Budeski turned over the gavel to new club President Cindy Sease!  It was a wonderful evening of  fellowship and reflections on the club's accomplishments over the past Rotary year, as well as hearing President Cindy's vision for the direction of the club in the upcoming year.  The outgoing 2018-2109 board was recognized and thanked with lovely Rotary plaques from outgoing President Chris, and the incoming board was introduced.  The gavel dinner was also attended by incoming District Governor Sandy Wong from the Rotary Club of Billings.  Also, our club's perfect attendees were recognized - Ed Kibbey, Ric Tieman, Susan Gibb, and Mary MacLean.  Ed Kibbey has accumulated 31 years of perfect attendance at weekly Rotary meetings!  Good luck to President Cindy in 2019-2020 Rotary year!
Last night, at our club's annual gavel dinner, Ron & Barb Harms were recognized as our club's 2019 Rotarians of the Year!  The award was presented by awards committee chair, Bill Fraser. Normally, this award goes out to an outstanding individual in our club, but the unstoppable team of Ron & Barb made for a well-deserved joint award. Ron & Barb's tireless energy in their Rotary volunteer work has had an incredibly positive effect on both the Bozeman Noon Rotary  and Bozeman Sunrise Rotary Clubs.  They have spent countless volunteer hours and have donated significant personal funds to further Rotary's missions and projects resulting in a massively positive impact in our community.  Ron & Barb are a shining example of Rotary, and none could be more deserving of this year's Rotarian of the Year award!
Longtime Bozeman community member and business owner, Jerry Cashman, was awarded the 2019 Bozeman Noon Rotary Club Community Service Award.  Jerry has long been actively involved and has given countless hours and dollars to make Bozeman a better place. He was recognized for his outstanding service to our community at the club's gavel dinner June 25th, 2019.  Congratulations, Jerry Cashman!
 
The City of Bozeman, Economic Development Director, Brit Fontenot, spoke to our Club about various factors driving the economic pace in Bozeman.
We were joined by Tanya Andreasen from the City of Bozeman, Neighborhood Program, to learn more about the City's initiatives and collaboration with neighborhoods.
Our Rotary Club international youth exchange student, Anna, spoke to us today! We were thrilled to hear about her adventures.
Congratulations and thank you to Shawn Hertz for his contributions to our Club as a Paul Harris Fellow!
Congratulations and thank you to Kevin Hubley for his contributions to our Club as a Paul Harris Fellow!
The Executive Director of Bozeman Schools Foundation, Judy Slate, spoke to our Club about the great work being done by the foundation.
Congratulations and thank you to Clair Daines for his Rotary Club contributions as a Paul Harris Fellow. Our club appreciates Clair's many years of service in Rotary.
Our Bozeman Rotary Club welcomed Anna Smoot as a new Red Badge member. We're delighted to have Anna join our club after her many years of service with her prior club.
Congratulations to Barb Harms for earning a Paul Harris Fellow designation for our Bozeman Rotary Club. Our heartfelt thanks to Barb for all of her contributions to our Club!
Our club enjoyed laughs and entertainment from The Verge with a special improv production just for our Club. These actors are amazing and something everyone in Bozeman should check out!
Congratulations to Bozeman Noon Rotarian, Susan Gibb, on her Paul Harris +1 recognition today. Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  Please join our Club in thanking Susan for her contribution and support of Rotary and its mission!
The Bozeman Noon Rotary Club welcomed a new member, Duane Hanson, to our Club as a red badge member! Congratulations, Duane, and welcome!
Evan Weiss, Executive Director for Bridger Ski Foundation (BSF), provided our Club with background and information about BSF activities around Bozeman. We are proud of our skiing community and the successes of BSF.
Our Club congratulated Kevin Sylvester on achieving his Blue Badge status! We are fortunate to have Kevin and his dedication to Service Above Self.
Our Club, every week, conducts a Marble Drawing to raise funds for stamping out Polio worldwide. Tickets are $1 apiece and ticket winners have a chance to draw a Gold marble out of a pouch with several Blue marbles. The jackpot is split between the Club's polio donation and the marble winning individual. We finally had a Gold marble drawn by lucky Mr. Shawn Hertz!! Congratulations to Shawn!
Danica Jamison, President and CEO of Greater Gallatin United Way, shared insights about the importance of mental health. She spoke about resiliency and mental health well-being.
Karen DeCotis was our Club's guest from Greater Gallatin United Way, to discuss the area kidsLINK afterschool program and a snapshot of poverty in Gallatin County.
Are you looking for more ways to volunteer in our community? Well, look no further than the Greater Gallatin United Way website. There are links for volunteering opportunities across a wide spectrum of local nonprofits. Sylvia Drain, Community Engagement Specialist with United Way, familiarized our Club with the tremendous resources available and volunteering opportunities.
Fellow Rotarian, Cindy Sease, presented the Club with additional background and information about the new Club project: Imagination Library! Our special guest was Danica Jamison, President and CEO of Greater Gallatin United Way, one of the Club's partners in developing our local Imagination Library program.
Sunrise Rotary Club members attended our meeting to present Ron and Barb Harms with special recognition and appreciation for their efforts in 2018 to align both Rotary Clubs together during the Fix-Up Festival.
Rotarian, Dick Walter, has served in many capacities for our Bozeman community and for our Club. Many thanks for your tireless service, Dick, We Note-ice You!
Fellow Bozeman Rotarian, Susan Gregory, was recognized for her service to the Club and the community. We Notice You!
Our Club learned about Bozeman's pea canning history and heard about future planning and development at The Cannery District from Barry Brown.
Thank you to every Rotarian who came out on a chilly Saturday morning to help us keep our stretch of highway clean of debris. The fellowship is always a fun time, while serving our community!
The Bozeman Noon Rotary set up a welcoming booth at the Bozeman Newcomer's Event over the weekend. Please contact us if you are interested in joining Rotary!
Our Club is proud to sponsor youth for leadership training during the summer at Rotary Youth Leadership camp. Ellie Hull presented her most memorable moments and learning lessons from the 2018 camp.
Our Club's inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Anna Kerzerho, gave us a snapshot of her home, family, and life back in France.
The Bozeman Noon Rotarians were updated with interesting information regarding the Gallatin Front Logging Project, by Craig Campbell of the DNRC.
Our Club's outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Julien Harris, provided a year-in-review on his exchange trip to France!
We were honored to be joined by City of Bozeman Deputy Mayor, Chris Mehl, the City of Bozeman Police Chief, Steve Crawford, and the City of Bozeman Fire Chief, Josh Waldo. Deputy Mayor Mehl presented an informational session regarding the City ballot for a new Public Safety Center.
The Bozeman Noon Rotary welcomed a new member today! David Driscoll shared his background and his connections to other Rotarians. Welcome, David!
Bozeman Noon Rotarians listened to an informative discussion from the Bozeman Fire Department about training and accredited status. As community members, we should all be incredibly proud of the hard work our firefighters undertake to keep all of us safe!
Our Bozeman Noon Rotary Club heartily welcomed Malcolm into Blue Badge status! Congratulations, Malcolm, it is a delight to have your support in our Club.
As part of the Rotary District 5390 membership retention program, our club presented a "We Notice You" to fellow member Kristy Buckley at this week's meeting.  Member Jody McDevitt told of many interesting things other members did not necessarily know about Kristy from childhood to adulthood.  One of the most interesting facts about Kristy, now an attorney at a local firm in Bozeman, is that she started reading the U.S. tax code at the age of 13 for fun!  We notice you Kristy, and we are so happy to have you as a part of our club.  Please enjoy the coveted "Rotary Post-It Notepad" prize for being noticed.
 
Bozeman Noon Rotary Club held its inaugural meeting to a packed house at its new home this week, The Residence Inn by Marriott.  The new meeting location was a great success as Jennfier Boyer with the "A Seat at the Table" initiative was our program speaker.  The new meeting location provides a modern room, with upgraded media and audio/visual facilities from our previous location.  There is even a new piano for longtime club piano accompanist, Vivian Stiff, donated by club member Betsy Crabs!  Thank you to Residence Inn and Venus catering for taking care of our club into the foreseeable future!
Our Club listened and learned about the various initiatives being done by Gallatin Valley Farm to School, including the Bozone Ozonze Bus (BOB Bus). We were inspired by the many ways they cultivate fondness for food growth, healthy eating habits, and a focus on school children. Thank you, Sam Blomquist and Jenn Adams, for joining us!
Our Bozeman Noon Rotary Club recognized Malcolm Kay for his contribution to the Rotary Foundation as a Paul Harris Fellow. Thank you for your contribution, Malcolm, and Congratulations!
Thank you to each of our fellow Bozeman Noon Rotarians for leading us in song today. Take Me Out to the Ball Game!!
Chris Remly joined us to provide a bit of Bozeman history and the history of Dokken-Nelson funeral services throughout the Gallatin Valley. It was enlightening to learn how funeral services have changed over the last 100 years!
Our Bozeman Noon Rotary Club gave its final farewell and best wishes to Marcus, our international incoming exchange student. Marcus has been part of our Club's family this school year and he will be dearly missed.  We were grateful that he attended so many of our weekly meetings.
Club President, Chris Budeski, provided the Club with an update from his recent trip to Toronto in celebration of Rotary International. He described his experience as one great big family of people who want to do good in the world.
Our Club recognized Darrell Micken and his various efforts in audiology through the years, using the We Note-ice You program!
The Bozeman Noon Rotary Club wrapped up the 2017-2018 year with its annual Gavel Dinner on Friday, June 29th. 
Dia Johnson, a historian and radio and TV personality, gave our Rotary Club an amazing historical view of Bozeman's old red light district.
Kurt Dehmer, a longtime Montana guide and an outfitter, spoke to our Club about the outdoors and all that Montana has to offer for our future generations. Kurt spends most of his time afield with clients that are fly fishing or hunting. You can find his words of storytelling in Outside Bozeman magazine.
Our Club honors Students of the Month throughout the year and then selects the top applicants for a scholarship. We had one of the Bridger Alternative Program students with us today to receive his Scholarship and tell us about his college plans. Congratulations!
Congratulations to Chris Budeski for his support of Rotary Foundation and becoming a Paul Harris Fellow plus One. Thank you for your contributions to our mission!
Our Bozeman Rotary Club welcomed a new member, Kevin Sylvester. Kevin is the Executive Director of Family Promise of Gallatin Valley. Welcome, Kevin!
Our Rotary Club was searching for additional projects that would promote the Rotary principles in our youth. We found an interesting program offered by the Bozeman Area Community Foundation called the Youth Giving Project and decided to contribute.  The Bozeman Area Community Foundation sent representatives to describe the Youth Giving Project and illustrate the reach of Youth Giving in the Gallatin Valley.
Our Club honored high school Students of the Month throughout the fiscal year. Of those honorees, we selected the Scholarship winners. Although the Club typically presents one Scholarship to Bozeman High School, there were two very deserving applicants. Therefore, we decided to award two Scholarships this year. Congratulations to our Scholarship winners from Bozeman High School!
The Bozeman Rotary Club welcomed a new member! Kathy Cambridge is a travel franchise business owner. Welcome, Kathy!
Rotary Member, Susan Gibb, provided the Club with history and background regarding various important Rotarian publications. She then presented several Rotarian publications to Rotary Club President, Matt Conner, for his personal reading and as a way to start the Club's own Presidential Library. The intent is to pass along the Presidential Library to each new incoming Club President.
Congratulations to the outstanding community middle school students who were carefully selected this year as Rotary Merit winners! 
Our Rotary Club thanked local school-related clubs for their volunteer time donated to our Annual Wine Event.
Eagle Mount spoke with our Rotary Club as our guest speaker. Jen Hedrick captivated us with her renowned story-telling. Other Eagle Mount representatives in attendance were Heather Collins and our very own Rotarian Maggee Harrison.
Our club had a strong turnout this past Saturday morning to clean-up our adopted stretch of Frontage Road in Bozeman between mile markers 23 and 25.  We made short work of the task with the help of the Bozeman Bucks Baseball team!  Many thanks to the Bucks and all club members that came out to serve our community!
 
 
 
Our Rotary Club welcomed Malcolm Kay as a new red badge member!
Rotary Club member Ron Harms provided the Club with an update on how our annual wine event did this year. Outstanding job by everyone involved! He also recognized Emily, with a dinner at her choice, for the event-planning assistance that the Holiday Inn provided to our Club. Thanks, Emily!
Our Rotary Club has been celebrating our membership through the "We Note-ice You" program. Today's secret person was Ramona!
Congratulations to our two Paul Harris fellows recognized today. Thank you for your contributions to ending Polio and supporting Rotary!
Our Club listened and learned about the Leadership Montana program from Rolf Groseth and Scott Sehnert. Thank you, Leadership Montana, for promoting civility and leadership development across our state!
Congratulations to the winner of our Student of the Month recognition and thank you for telling us about your future pursuits and interests!
Our Club recognized two Paul Harris fellows: Bill Fraser and Dick Walter.  Thank you very much for your generous contributions to the goals of Rotary and Congratulations on your Paul Harris status.
Scott Fultz is our Bozeman Noon Rotary Club outgoing foreign exchange student for the upcoming academic school year. He gave our club an update on the challenges with learning his third language and the expectations he has for his exchange.
Give Big Gallatin Valley, a one-day local community giving event, took place on May 3-4, 2018 and helped raise $2,815 for our Bozeman Rotary Foundation.  It was the Bozeman Rotary Foundation's first year participating in the event to help raise funds for our club's various community focused projects including our 3rd grade dictionary project, student of the month scholarships, and youth exchange.  Thank you to all donors for giving big to support our Bozeman Rotary Foundation.
 
Marion Renaudin joined our Club meeting to talk about her experience so far in Bozeman. She is an International Rotary Youth Exchange student visiting from France.
Every month our Club has the privilege of meeting and learning about some incredible youth in the Gallatin Valley. Two students who qualified for our Club's Student of the Month recognition joined our meeting to share their goals with us. Students of the Month are eligible for a Scholarship issued by the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club.
Our Club engaged in a brief video conference call with our outbound International Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Julien! It was a treat to listen to his experiences so far in France.
We even had a language quiz. Thanks for the update, Julien!
Our Club has been fortunate to be joined regularly by Marcus Ueno, our incoming International Rotary Youth Exchange Student from Brazil. He gave us a virtual tour of his home country and talked about living in Bozeman.
Love golf or know someone that does?  Are you a mid to high handicapper who wants to play better with the help of some serious technology?  Well, come bid on this brand new 2018 Callaway Rogue Driver, Men's Right Handed at our Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser silent auction April 27th!  
 
Event tickets available at:  http://rotarywineevent.org
The Bozeman Noon Rotary Club is pleased to announce our Gold Level Sponsors for our upcoming Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser April 27th, 2018.  A big thank you to Madison Engineering and Kenyon Noble Lumber & Hardware!
 
 
 
Event tickets available at:  http://rotarywineevent.org
The Bozeman Noon Rotary Club is pleased to announce our Platinum Level Sponsors for our upcoming Wine & Beer Tasting Fundraiser April 27th, 2018. A big thank you to J&H, Ron and Barb Harms, and an anonymous donor for sponsoring our event this year!
 
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2) Club Members Ron & Barb Harms
 
 
3) Anonymous Donor
 
 
Event tickets available at:  http://rotarywineevent.org
We will be featuring some of the silent auction items up for bid at our upcoming Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser April 27th.  
 
Here is a unique opportunity to meet and dine with the developer of the Cannery District in Bozeman for 4 people!
 
 
Purchase Wine and Beer Tasting Event Tickets at http://rotarywineevent.org
Many thanks to our Diamond Level Sponsors, Walker Excavation and Williams Gallery for our upcoming 7th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting Fundraiser April 27th, 2018   A big thank you to Walker Excavation and Williams Gallery for sponsoring our event this year!
 
 
 
Event Tickets Available at http://rotarywineevent.org
 
Congratulations to Eric Lammers who graduated up to Blue Badge status!
Kit Stephenson of the Bozeman Public Library illustrated how to use a new software offering called Lynda.com, including all of the various resources available online through the Bozeman Public Library.
Mandy Patriarche, Development Director for Special Olympics Montana, visited our Club as a guest speaker to talk about Special Olympics throughout our State. She spoke about Special Olympics activities throughout the year, unique events, demographics of athletes served, and the types of events available.
The "We Notice Program" is designed to highlight background information about fellow Club Members. It gives our Club an avenue to recognize the leaders amongst us and it gives our fellow members additional information about each other to foster continued fellowship. Chris Budeski "Noticed" Lloyd Mandeville during our weekly meeting.
The Bozeman Noon Rotary Club welcomed two new Members who have graduated up to Blue Badge status.
Ron and Barb Harms are recognized for their contributions to the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club. Ron became a Paul Harris +3 Fellow. Barb became a Paul Harris +2 Fellow. Rotary is incredibly grateful for their support and contributions.
The Bozeman Noon Rotary focuses on supporting the youth in our area and uses a Student of the Month program to recognize youth leaders and volunteers. We recognized January 2018 Students of the Month and applaud those students for their amazing accomplishments.
Ric Tieman was recognized for yet another Paul Harris Fellow level. His contributions to the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club have helped us sustain all of the work throughout Gallatin Valley in support of various causes. Rotary is incredibly grateful for his continued and frequent contributions.
Megan Brenna from the local KidsLink After School Program discussed the program initiatives, goals, and remarkable progress.
Club Member Ed Kibbey was the first recipient of our club's "We Notice You" program implemented by our District 5390 Membership chair as a retention tool for clubs.  Club member Kristy Buckley "noticed" Ed and we found out that Ed worked directly for President Lyndon B. Johnson in the early 1960's while he was in the military.  After Ed was "noticed" he then told some more fascinating and personal stories relating to the former president.  Overall, it was a great start to our club's "We Notice You" program!
 
We listened to the exciting developments happening with the Bozeman Public Library - in one word: BOOKMOBILE! Rotary presented the Library with a donation, contributed on behalf of our many speakers and programming throughout the year.
Julien Harris, our club's outbound exchange student has arrived in Laval, France to start his 1 year term as a Rotary Youth Exchange student!  Julien is keeping a video blog or Vlog of his experience and has released the first installment.  It can bee seen by clicking the Youtube video below.
 
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle Prime 24 over 64 Awards dinner took place on August 29, 2017 and it was full of Rotarian awardees and attendees from both Rotary clubs in Bozeman!  The Bozeman Noon Rotary club helped sponsor the dinner, and would like to especially congratulate it's members that are award winners:  Ted Williams, Darrel Choate, and Dr. John Patterson.  And, a special thanks to Bozeman Noon Rotary Club member Cindy Sease, for a wonderful job emceeing the event.
 
George Keremedjiev, Founder and Director of the American Computer and Robotics Museum in Bozeman provided an insightful and compelling talk about the quickening pace of artificial intelligence and genetic mapping.
Our club enjoyed listening to Sandy Larson and Michael Hagenlockt with Adult Protective Services.  Very good information!
The Rotary Club of Bozeman presented Susan Gregory, with the Bozeman Library Foundation, a check in the amount of $1,200.
 
Adopt-A-Highway clean up along the Frontage Road between Bozeman and the Yellowstone International Airport at Gallatin Field.
The Rotary Club of Bozeman congratulates Kristy Buckley of Crowley/Fleck, on completing her Red Badge to Blue Badge initiation program!
 
Congratulations to Lieutenant Peter Oliver of the Salvation Army on becoming our newest member.  The Rotary Club of Bozeman welcomes Lt. Oliver and is so happy he joined the Rotary family.
 
Club Information

Bozeman Noon Rotary Club, Est. 1920

Bozeman - Noon

"Service Above Self"

Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:00pm Lunch Meeting
Holiday Inn
5 East Baxter Ln.
Bozeman, MT  59715
United States of America
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Club Executives & Directors
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Upcoming Speakers
Rabbi Mark Kula
Oct 22, 2019
Congregation Beth Shalom
Annual Ag Dinner, Gran Tree Inn, 5:30 pm
Oct 29, 2019
Honoring Local Agriculture Producers
Dave Gettel, Post Farm Operations Manager
Nov 05, 2019
Montana Agricultural Experiment Stations
Joseph Schumacher, Director of Veteran Services
Nov 12, 2019
MSU Veteran Support Center
Dr. Carina Beck, Director of Student Success
Nov 19, 2019
The Hilleman Scholars Program at MSU
Ric Tieman, Club Foundation Chair
Nov 26, 2019
The Rotary Foundation: Doing Good in the World
 
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