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
Tuesday, February 20: Student of the Month Recognitions for
December, January & February
February 27: - Chuck Winn, Assistant City Manager -
"Neighborhood Services/Urban Camping"
This Past Week:
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.
Recent Speakers, Activities,
and News
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."
Congratulations to Ramona Marotz-Baden, who won the Gold Marble Raffle on November 28! 50% of raffle ticket purchases go directly to Polio Plus, with the winner receiving the other 50%
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.
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.
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
Chuck Winn, Assistant City Manager
Feb 27, 2024 12:00 PM
Neighborhood Services/Urban Camping
Daniel Amar - Blackwood Groves (TENTATIVE DATE)
Mar 19, 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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