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
District Raffle! Go to this website and purchase a District raffle ticket for $25, or get 5 raffle tickets for $110. All of the money raised comes back to our Montana Clubs in District Grants.
NOTE: Montana Law does not allow the use of credit cards when purchasing raffle tickets, you can only purchase tickets online with a debit card. If you wish to purchase with a check, please complete and mail the form found here:
This Past Week:
On April 16 our weekly meeting was held at Blend. Todd Fahlstrom from the Montana Association of the Blind was our guest speaker. Todd was also the winner in our Gold Marble Draw (a 50-50 raffle with proceeds going to Polio Plus)! We will return to the Residence Inn on April 23.
Recent Speakers, Activities,
and News
April 9: Terrence Gotz, Philanthropy Officer from Eagle Mount, gave a presentation on the founders, history, facility, programs, growth, and opportunities they provide. To receive email updates from them, visit: For volunteering opportunities:
April 2: Our Program Speakers were Kerri Norick and Brandy Johnson from the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind. Click here to view a pdf of their presentation.
Dr. Patricia Cosgrove from Medical Eye Specialists was our guest speaker on March 26 -  she is a medical eye missionary to Guatemala and spoke about how the program has evolved over the past 35 years.
Thank you notes from third grade students to club member Ramona Barotz-Baden (for dictionaries that were passed out in November) were recently shared during one of our lunch meetings!
March 19: Barbara Keremedjiev gave a wonderful presentation on the founding of the American Computer and Robotics Museum, and some of the numerous items in their collection!
On March 12, Gallatin County Sheriff Dan Springer was our guest program - he lead a great Q&A session with those in attendance!
March 5, 2024: Our speaker this week was Dr. Anna Carl , Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center
February 20: Congratulations to our Student of the Month - Dalilah Judy (December), Finn Chumbler (January), and Veronica Mendez (February)
February 6: Susan Gregory and Kit Stephenson from the Bozeman Library were our guest speakers.
Welcome to our newest member Brock Ballweber! Brock is a Financial Advisor with Edward Jones.
Our guest speaker on January 30 was Dr. Waded Cruzado, MSU President, who gave updates on numerous constructing projects, student enrollment, and research happening at the University.
Bozeman Rotary member Susan Gregory (far right) was recognized as a Paul Harris Fellow - congratulations!
January 30: Lloyd Mandeville gave the Inspiration at the start of our lunch meeting.
Our guest speaker on January 23 was Adam Arnold, owner of "Collective Elevation" discussing the Gallatin Valley Cannabis Industry.
January 9: Our speaker this week was Daryl Schliem, CEO Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, talking about what's happening in the business sector and with tourism in Bozeman.
Our annual Holiday Party was on December 19 at the historic Martin-Campeau home - a fun filled evening with a potluck dinner and white elephant gift exchange. Happy New Year 2024!
December 12 was our last regularly scheduled meeting of 2023 - music following lunch was provided by the Gallatin High School Camarata. Additional photos may be found at:
On December 19 please join us for our annual Holiday Party at 419 South Grand Avenue, 5:30-8:30 pm. No noon meetings on December 26 or January 2, we will resume on January 9 with guest speaker Daryl Schleim (CEO, Bozeman Chamber of Commerce).
December 5 was our Student of the Month Luncheon, recognizing Gallatin High School students James (Jamie) Dahman (September), Madison McCormick (October), and Braden Talarico (November). Additional photos may be found at: - also visit us at
The Annual Dictionary Project for students in Third Grade is underway! Deliveries are taking place now to 20 different schools. On December 1, Susan Gibb and Ric Tieman delivered 88 dictionaries to four classes at Monforton School. On December 4, Lloyd Mandeville and Jeff Vick delivered 243 dictionaries to 11 classes at three Belgrade schools. Other club members actively assisting with deliveries include Pam Bredberg, Clair Daines, Duane Hanson, President Mary MacLean, Ramona Marotz-Baden, John Patterson, Kade Petersen, and Dale Williams. Thanks to Chris Budeski for organizing everything again this year and for being out doing deliveries as well!
November 28: Tina Cusker (owner of La Cuisine) was our guest speaker: "Educator to Entrepreneur: Journey of a Military Spouse."
November 21: This week's program was Bozeman Police Chief Jim Veltkamp
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.
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).
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.
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 a.m.
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
Executive Secretary/Director
Upcoming Speakers
Student of the Month Awards
Apr 30, 2024 12:00 PM
March, April & May
Rebecca Leary
May 07, 2024 12:00 PM
FBI Community Outreach Specialist
Rick Powers, Rotary District 5390 Governor
May 14, 2024 12:00 PM
and SMS Eighth Grade Merit Awards
Middle School Merit Awards
May 21, 2024 11:30 AM
Hilton Garden Inn
Jay Pape, Preparedness & Mitigation Manager
May 28, 2024 12:00 PM
Potential of Wildfire Impacts in Gallatin County
TENTATIVE - Lori Christenson
Jun 04, 2024 12:00 PM
Gallatin Board of Health
Jun 04, 2024 12:00 PM
Dr. Hayes Goosey, MSU Assistant Professor
Sep 03, 2024 12:00 PM
Montana soil improvement experiments through MSU
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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Rotary Int'l News
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