Bozeman 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
No Noon Meeting on December 19; we will have a Holiday Social Gathering that evening 5:30-8:30 pm at 419 South Grand Avenue - more information and invitations coming soon!
NOTE: NO MEETINGS ON December 26 or January 2
This Past Week:
November 21: This week's program was Bozeman Police Chief Jim Veltkamp
Recent Speakers, Activities,
and News
November 14: Our presenters this week were club member Dr. John Patterson, along with several RYLA students and camp counselors. "Celebrating RYLA Campers" - students and counselors spoke about their experiences at RYLA and answered numerous questions from members.
Matt Conner gave the inspiration, keeping the theme for the month of honoring our military veterans and active duty service members.
November 7th: Our guest speaker was Lt. Col. Zachary P. Hegedish, AF ROTC at MSU - "AFROTC Training in the Modern Era"
October 31: Wade Nelson from The Wine Gallery
Welcome! Don Ray George joined our membership on October 31 (sponsored by Bill Fraser).
October 24: John Patterson gave the Inspiration, and shared his experience the past weekend with the 2023 Gallatin Valley Packathon, which prepared 30,000 meals to send to Haiti (feeding students at one school for the full year).
Our guest speakers were Giuseppi Negro (our RYE inbound student from Italy) and Sicily Putnam (RYE outbound student who joined from Italy via Zoom). Each presented on their experiences so far this school year, and they were able to see/ask each other questions in real time eight time zones apart!
2023 Ag Appreciation Dinner - October 16 at the GranTree Inn. Dr. Mary Murphy was the guest speaker: "History of Culture and Food Here In Montana" - Additional photos may be found at:
October 10 Guest Speaker: Kathryn Bertany, M.D. - Bozeman Health CEO
The annual Rotary Fix Up Festival was held on Saturday, October 7th - numerous projects were completed! Thanks to Ron Harms and Frank Hollinger for all of their work with organizing and coordinating (and a ton of tools). Susan Gibb, Mary MacLean, John Patterson, Ric Tieman, Jackie Vick, Jeff Vick, and RYE students Guiseppe and Tabea were on hand helping as well! Special thanks as well to Jenny Harms (Accelerate Montana) for all of her hard work in this effort!

The Bozeman Rotary Club is one of ten adopters of the Fix Up Festival's projects. Vibliome Therapeutics is our co-adoptor.

Our Program Speaker on October 3 was Jason Smith, of Stillwater Strategy Partners telling us stories from his new business adventure. Jason had previously worked with the MSU Alumni Foundation, and Bozeman Health Foundation

Maui Relief Fund Donation Link:

Through our Rotary District 5000 Foundation, a relief fund has been established. Foundation President
Dave Hamil and Treasurer Sharon Amano will handle all donations. The Rotary District 5000 Foundation is a 501c3 organization and all donations are considered charitable.

A committee will be organized shortly to find the greatest needs for distribution of monies. Monies will be used to make the largest impact based on needs and will be sustainable. A single fund will be the most
helpful over time to provide the greatest significant benefits.

Please consider donating to this special fund.
September 19: Our Program Speakers were Mandy St. Aubyn and Joe Schumacher from the Bozeman Help Center
On Thursday September 28, we met at Glen Lake Rotary Park for an evening social - picnic, with seventeen in attendance (members, spouses, RYE students). Look for other upcoming gatherings and socials in the coming months! Additional photos can be found on our Facebook page:
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We had a Gold Marble Drawing Winner on September 19: Tom Fulton! 50% of raffle ticket purchases go directly to Polio Plus, with the winner receiving the other 50%
Our program speaker on Tuesday, September 12 was Rob Pertzborn from Intrinsik Architecture. "They Said It Couldn't Be Done!" - Rob updated us on the backstory to renovate the US Bank Building in downtown Bozeman (corner of Black and Main).
Our September 5 meeting was held at the new Bozeman Safety Center on North Rouse, which included a tour of the facility by Wendy Elgin.
August 29: Paul Harris Awards - Recognition of Noon Rotary Members Susan Gibb (PH+6) & Pam Bredberg (PH+8)Type caption here
August 29 Speaker: Jacy Widhalm - Director of Community Relations, Reach
August 22: Naomi Shafer - 406Cirque 
Our speaker on August 15, Peter Young (former Sunrise Rotarian), has published a book: Stop The Tall Man, Save The Tiger. He spoke about the dangers of a cult organizations, loved ones, and the warning signs which the general public at large may not be aware of.
Rotary District 5390 Assembly
August 11-12, 2023
Best Western Premier Great Northern Hotel, Helena
Welcome to our incoming Rotary Youth Exchange student from Italy, Giuseppe Negro, who arrived on August 9! He was greeted by numerous Noon Rotary members, RYE student Tabea Schmidt (from Germany, she is sponsored by the Sunrise Club, and staying with Jackie & Jeff the first three months), as well as the Sunrise Club's outgoing student and her family.
Bozeman Public Library Foundation Director Janay Johnson (L), with Bozeman Public Library Director and fellow Rotarian Susan Gregory (R) at out July 24, 2023 meeting. The club presented the foundation with a $1,200 check, reflecting the speaker honorarium of $25 given in recognition of each weekly speaker.
A group of RYLA participants present their community project action plans to other campers on Friday, July 14, 2023
Five members from the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club went to RYLA this past week: John Patterson as camp doctor; and on Friday (July 14) Barbara and Ron Harms, Jackie and Jeff Vick as supporters and career fair participants. Thank you for your time and support of this important Rotary Youth Leadership Camp!
We're excited about all that our RYLA participants learned about leadership, Rotary, and all so much more during the 2023 RYLA conference.  Each year, Bozeman Noon Rotary Club sponsors a number of students to attend the camp.
Bozeman Noon Rotary donated 70 of two different Call of the Wild SP versions. to the Bozeman School District. Evelyn Paz, the program coordinator said, "The books Bozeman Rotary donated were invaluable for our Multilingual/English Learner students for their “Call of the Wild” unit. Thank you so much for supporting our student’s education and acquisition of English."
Club Information
Bozeman Rotary Club, Est. 1920
Bozeman Rotary

"Service Above Self"

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Via Zoom and Residence Inn
6195 E. Valley Center Road
Bozeman, MT 59718
United States of America
Tuesdays, 11:45am-1:00pm Lunch Meeting
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President-elect Nominee
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary/Director
Upcoming Speakers
Tina Cusker, Founder & Owner, La Cuisine
Nov 28, 2023 12:00 PM
Educator to Entrepreneur: Journey of a Military Spouse
Holiday Social and White Elephant Gift Exchange
Dec 19, 2023 5:30 PM
5:30-8:30 pm - 419 South Grand Avenue
Daniel Amar - Blackwood Groves (TENTATIVE DATE)
Feb 13, 2024 12:00 PM
At the New 'Town' to the South of Bozeman
First Tuesday | Youth in Homlessness
Our Rotary Club collects donations on the First Tuesday of every month in order to support the Gallatin 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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