Conduit installed at Centennial Pavilion Anna Smoot 2019-07-31 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on Jun 26, 2019
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!
Welcome New Club President, Cindy Sease Matt Conner 2019-06-26 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on Jun 26, 2019
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!
Ron & Barb Harms - Rotarians of the Year Matt Conner 2019-06-26 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on Jun 26, 2019
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!
Jerry Cashman - Community Service Award Winner Matt Conner 2019-06-26 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on Sep 12, 2018
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.
We Notice You Kristy Buckley! Matt Conner 2018-09-12 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 07, 2018
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!
First Meeting Held at our New Home Matt Conner 2018-09-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on May 14, 2018
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!
First Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup of the Season Matt Conner 2018-05-14 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on May 07, 2018
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.
Give Big Helps Raise $2,815 Matt Conner 2018-05-07 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 04, 2018
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!
2) Club Members Ron & Barb Harms
3) Anonymous Donor
Event tickets available at:
Introducing our Platinum Level Sponsors 2018-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
Fly Rod and Reel - Come Bid at our Fundraiser! 2018-04-04 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 02, 2018
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
Introducing Our Diamond Level Sponsors 2018-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 02, 2018
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
Cannery District Tour - Come Bid at our Fundraiser! 2018-04-02 06:00:00Z 0
"We Notice You" 2018-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
"Bozeman, One of the Best Places to Live" 2018-02-27 07:00:00Z 0
"Doing the Most Good" 2018-02-13 07:00:00Z 0
Visiting Rotarian from Cameroon! Matt Conner 2018-01-23 07:00:00Z 0
4-H Fun 2018-01-16 07:00:00Z 0
BYEP 2018-01-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on Dec 13, 2017
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!
Our First "We Notice You" Recipient Matt Conner 2017-12-13 07:00:00Z 0
December Students of The Month 2017-12-05 07:00:00Z 0
MSU Mentoring Program 2017-12-05 07:00:00Z 0
LAUNCH Project- Benefiting Kids of Gallatin Valley 2017-11-27 07:00:00Z 0
Blue Badges, Students of the Month, Perrin Lundgren 2017-10-17 06:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting- 10/3 2017-10-03 06:00:00Z 0
Cindy Sease & Nick Ehli- Bozeman Daily Chronicle 2017-09-26 06:00:00Z 0
Posted by Matt Conner on Sep 13, 2017
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.
Our Club's Outbound Exchange Student Checking in from France Matt Conner 2017-09-13 06:00:00Z 0
Club Meeting 9/5/17 2017-09-05 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 30, 2017
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.
Congratulations to all Rotarian Prime 24 over 64 Award Winners! Matt Conner 2017-08-30 06:00:00Z 0
Youth Exchange Students are Leading the Way 2017-08-22 06:00:00Z 0
Posted on Aug 22, 2017
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.
Artificial Intelligence by George Keremdjiev 2017-08-22 06:00:00Z 0
Our club enjoyed listening to Sandy Larson and Michael Hagenlockt with Adult Protective Services.  Very good information!
Club Meeting 8/15/17 2017-08-15 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome our Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student Matt Conner 2017-08-09 06:00:00Z 0
Welcome New Member Darlene Wert Matt Conner 2017-08-08 06:00:00Z 0
Bozeman Noon Rotary Club Supports the Warming Center 2016-09-18 00:00:00Z 0
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.
Membership Celebrations! 2016-09-13 00:00:00Z 0
Thank you shoppers and wrappers and the entire club for raising the money that we were able to allocate to the project. Also, a huge thank you to WalMart for adding $25 to the amount each family had to spend. 
Hopefully those at the meeting had a chance to visit with the family representatives and were able to grasp just how much this project meant to them.
Thank you all for great work and making Christmas special for these families.
Helping families for the Holidays JCV 2015-12-24 00:00:00Z 0
Check out this awesome auction item! Here's your chance for the adventure of a lifetime! Come to the Holiday Inn September 18th for your chance! 2015-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Bozeman Noon Rotary Wine Event! Jeremy Turner 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
The Middle East Partnership Institute (MEPI) Visits Bozeman Noon Rotary Jeremy Turner 2015-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Kids at Risk Jeremy Turner 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Jeremy Turner

Last November the Bozeman Rotary Club pledged almost $5,000 for the purchase of a multi-tined tiller to to aid in increasing the production of God's Garden. In order for the tiller top operate efficiently, it quickly became apparent that a seeder was needed to be more precise in row spacing during planting.

Bozeman Rotary to the rescue!

Dale from God's Garden just received their new Cole planter. It will be fun to see these great new implements working together to increase food production for the Gallatin Valley Food Bank!


BNR again sowing seeds with God's Garden! Jeremy Turner 0
Posted by Jeremy Turner


Last November the Bozeman Rotary Club pledged almost $5,000 for the purchase of a multi-tined tiller to to aid in increasing the production of God's Garden. The tiller came in a couple months ago and members of the club wanted to see it and take a tour of the garden.

Dale McNichols has poured his heart and soul into the garden, that raised produce solely for the food bank.

 Last year alone God's Garden produced almost 37,000 pounds of fresh produce for the food bank!

Bozeman Rotary visits God's Garden! Jeremy Turner 0
Bruce Thesenga, Rotarian of the Year! Jeremy Turner 0
Posted by Victor Ray
  2008 - 09 Presidents Elect Training 
 The 2008 Rocky Mountain Zone Presidents Elect Training Seminar was held in Denver, CO, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday  morning, February 28th to March 2nd, 2008.  Your President Elect, Bill Price, and President Elect-Elect, Lance Lerner attended this year's meetings. 
   The first two days were our District 5390 Pre-PETS training, where our very own District Governor Elect, Mark Frisbee, held training meetings just for our district incoming president elects and presidents elect-elects.  The state of Montana happens to be one Rotary District and consists of forty-one clubs, with the new Glendive Rotary in a start-up status.
    For starters, Rotary is having us re-organize our club structure.  Our current primary areas of Rotary service, Club, Community, International, and Vocational will not go away.  They will just all go under one heading for your Board of Directors to administrate.
Future Leaders Attend Conference Victor Ray 0
Foundation Dinner Free for Sustaining Members Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
The Bozeman High School Interact Club, largest in the state, held its dinner auction at the Emerson on Saturday 6-10PM. They had a fine turnout considering the MSU basketball/symphony/BSF spell bee competition. There were 150 paying guests and the auction and ticket sales raised about $18,000, to go toward cancer care blankets and supplies for cancer outpatients at Bozeman deaconess hospital.
Interact Club Raises $18,000 for Cancer Blankets Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
The MSU International Student Dinner will be held at Riverside Country Club on Tuesday April 1. There are usually 10-20 most interesting international students at MSU which attend our Rotary functions who will join us at riverside, at 5:45PM for cocktails and at 6:45pm for dinner.
The cost is $15 for each noon member, and spouses and significant others and guests will be charged $30.which will be billed.  We also would like to invite the sunrise members and their spouses/others, $30 per person. All reservations will be billed. Anybody that reserves must show up or be billed anyway.
Presently we have 24 noon rotarians and spouses signed up. A sign up sheet will be passed around at the next luncheon.

Last year this event was cancelled due to the lack of member participation. Don't let this happen again. Mark you calendars and planned to attend this event.
MSU International Student Dinner Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray

On March 25, 2008 our regular noon meeting will be cancelled and replaced with an evening dinner and entertainment.  The

event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn.  There will be a no-host bar.  Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment

by Wylie and the Wild West.  To learn more about the band go to .  John Dorn and
Bob Ross will be inviting individuals from the Ag community.  If you have anyone you would like to invite, please let John or

Bob know.  Also, please invite your spouse and potential new members.  The cost for spouses and guests is $30.  We will
be enjoying Prime Rib dinner with all of the accompaniments.

Please remind your fellow members, especially those that don't have access to the internet and/or who may not have attended meetings recently.

Luncheon Canceled, Ag Dinner Instead Victor Ray 0
Interact Club Holding a Benefit Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray

Justin is a senior at Bridger Alternative School who will be graduating mid-year in January. He is planning on joining either the Navy or Air Force to become a CISCO (CCNP Certified Network Professional. Justin has taken coursework in CISCO networking and has been helpful to both teachers and fellow students with computer related issues.

Justin Arnold named Student of the Month Victor Ray 0
Posted by Anne Milbrooke

GSE team leader Anne Millbrooke presenting a Montana
District flag to Estele Montero de Amaya, president of
the Pueblo Libre Rotary Club in Lima, Peru, May 2007.
Club Flag presented to Rotary Club in Lima Anne Milbrooke 0
Posted by Anne Milbrooke

In 2007 the Montana District 5390 and the Lima
District 4450 of Rotary International exchanged Group
Study Exchange teams.  The Montana team spent the
month of May in western Peru, mainly in Lima, but also
visiting to communities north and south of Lima, and
two members reached high into the mountains and one
went into the jungle.

(Pictured left to right: Kalen Higton, Carol Morgan, Anne Millbrooke, Tracy Knutson and Wendy  Weaver)

Anne Millbrooke & Peru GSE Team report to club Anne Milbrooke 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Kandy Rose received the Paul Harris Fellowship Award at the Noon Luncheon Tuesday November 27th. District Elect Mark Frisby spoke about her gift to Rotary International while President Todd Williamson and Pete Rose looked on.
Kandy Rose receives Paul Harris Award Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Nick Davis (in cowboy hat) presents Sacajawea Middle School
Asst. Principal  Joe Morarity with a check for $3300.  The funds were raised by the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club's project called the Rotary Express. Project co-ordinator, Nick Davis, solicited donations and sold envelopes to individuals and business to raise the funds for this commuity fundraiser.

Check presented to Sacajawea Middle School Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
The club's directory is going to press. Andy Ferrin has spent untold hours gathering information on members, commitees, honorees and other things. This year's directory will have a new look. As in past years, the cover is the current year's international Rotary Logo. Some new content will be included as well.

Few members understand the work involved to produce the directory each year. Andy Ferrin deserves a big thank you from the club.
Club Directory Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Visit the club's website frequently for new articles, events, speakers and reports on the club's activities.

If you would like to reread an article that appeared in an e-bulletin or that was on the home page of the website, go to the "stories" tab for past articles.
Visit the Club's Website Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Members and friends of the Bozeman Noon Rotary club are encouraged to submit articles and pictures to the webmaster at If you visit another club, attend a club activitiy, take a vacation or attend a committee meeting, write a short article and submit it for publication. A picture always makes it more interesting.

Articles and Pictures Needed..... Victor Ray 0
Dragne Groseth receives Paul Harris Fellowship Victor Ray 0
Jackson recieves Paul Harris Fellowship Placque Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Club fundraiser, The Rotary Express raised over $6200 it was reported by organizer Nick Davis. Davis told the Board of Directors of the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club that the day of the ride was beautiful. A number of moose and elk were seen by express riders. <P>

Proceeds from the event will go to Bozeman Middle Schools to help children who need school supplies, lunches or other things.
Rotary Express raises over $6200. Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Hayden Ferguson has been the Sergeant-of-Arms for the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club for over 30 years.
Member Spotlight Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Harvey Larson presented his wife, Leville, with her 3rd Paul Harris Fellowship Award at the Club's Noon Luncheon, Tuesday September 25th.

Harvey has received several Paul Harris Fellowship Awards. Both Harvey and Leville are Bequest Society Members of the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
Leville Larson Recieves another Paul Harris Award Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
Heeee Haw!!

This year's Rotary Express will happen in just a couple of weeks. Don't forget to get your envelopes from Nick Davis.  It's a good cause.  Remember, it helps middle schools students in need. 

Rotary Express Draws Near Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray

Help Spread The Word!
Buy a Sponsorship

              Joint effort of Sunrise, Noon, Big Sky and Manhattan Clubs

We need your business or personal sponsorship.

Initially, we would like the club business members to participate by purchasing sponsorship listings at $200 for 4 publications. $50.00 goes back to the club. Then, Interact will pick up the ball for the rest of the solicitations. Again $50.00 goes to the Interact group.

I should have a sample of the newspaper sponsorship space this week.

Need more info:  Call Lesley Bredvik
 406 599-2622

Posted by Victor Ray

Brian Bosche Awarded Student of the Month September 25th at the Club's Tuesday Luncheon.


As an outstanding student at BozemanHigh School, as identified by the faculty and administrators at the school, his award is well deserved.  His academic accomplishment is impressive being the highest ranked student at BozemanHigh School.  More impressive is the fact that he has accomplished his grade point while taking college level courses.  He has shown commitment to his community by organizing a nonprofit corporation that distributes tennis racquets so that others may enjoy a sport otherwise unavailable to them.  He is active in sports and clubs.  He has obviously learned to balance your life and to budget your time.  He is indeed an excellent student and a valuable member of the community.

September Student of the Month Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
A new tab has been added to the website. It is the Members Profile Tab. The idea is to get members to submit information about themselves, their families, their interest in Rotary, the community. By sharing this information, new members and long time members will get to know each other better.

So type up something today and send it to Will Ritter at: PO Box 3284 Bozeman MT 59772 Phone: 406.580.9884 Fax: 866.717.4267

Members Profile Tab Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
The Board of the Bozman Noon Rotary Club has agreed to fund an additional $1000 to the Aid for Uganda Fund. Additional funds will be needed which will be matched by Rotary International and the remainder of District Donated Funds.
Aid for Uganda Orphans Fund Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
After another visit to Honduras, club member Darrell Choate submitted the following article about his visit:

14 September 2007

Just a few weeks after I conducted the side session on "water" at the District Conference in Big Sky, I returned to Honduras for more water work.

I attended the Rotary Club of Danli evening meeting where I met with the president of the Danli, Honduras Rotary Club, Mr Jose' Espinal. We discussed the possibility of doing another community sand filtration system and they were very supportive.

Club Member Darrell Choate visits Honduras Again a Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
On Tuesday(9/18/07) the Bozeman Noon Rotary Board of Directors voted to give money ($2500.00 and potentially another $2500.00) toward the next Honduras community water filtration system in the Danli, Honduras area. There are several other verbal commitments for money from other Rotary Clubs in Montana.

Pictured here is Darrel Choate (Bozeman Noon Club) with Jose' Espinal (President Danli, Honduras Club).

Board Votes to Support Water Project Victor Ray 0
Lee Fisher and his wife attend Peace Park Assembly Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
The District Assembly will be held in White Sulphur Springs on October 12 & 13. Registration cost is only $20.00 per person and includes pizza Friday evening and breakfast and a light lunch on Saturday. On-line registration and payment is now open or you can use the mail-in form. PLEASE NOTE: Registration will not be complete until payment is received.

The preliminary schedule is also available. The details will be filled in as they become available. Go to to register and view the agenda.

Plan to Attend District Assembly Victor Ray 0
Posted by Victor Ray
For the sixteenth year, the Bozeman Rotary Clubs will sell envelopes at $7.50 each, and then ride them over Bozeman Pass on October 13 to meet the Livingston Rotary Club for a horseback picnic. At the Pass the clubs will exchange mail bags so the mail will have been delivered by Rotary Express.

Rotary Express ride to help Kids-at-risk on Octobe Victor Ray 0
President Todd Williamson greets Governor Brian Sw Victor Ray 0
Governor Brian Sweitzer Speaks at Luncheon Victor Ray 0