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2016 is already off to a fantastic start with a wonderful program given by Mike Vivion on his experiences as a pilot for Fish Wildlife and Parks in Alaska, thank you Tom Fulton for arranging this program. Thanks to Cindy for lining up the programs for the rest of the month. Toxanne klingensmith will give a program on outreach ministry on January 12 and Kevin Sylverser from Family Promise will speak on January 19th. The last meeting of the month will cover the clubs Risk Management program and compliance so we can safely work with youth.
* A reminder that a call for volunteer judges for Bozeman High School Senior Projects has gone out. If you are able to give an hour or more to help with this judging on Thursday, January 14th please contact Becky Cox at 539-5153.
* The membership committee is working diligently on recruitment. Clinton Trimmer has set up a roster that every member can access to enter potential new members that you plan on inviting to a meeting. Follow these three easy steps to Share the Gift of Rotary!
2. Find your name and click sign up then click submit and sign up.
3. Fill in who you plan to invite, what field they are in, then click sign up
Now all you have to do is invite the person to come with you to Rotary one week.
* The District Newsletter for December is out and filled with great articles on Montana Rotarian accomplishments and important information on programs and projects. Please take a moment to see what's going on in the Montana Rotary world. It's a great resource and might generate new ideas of projects or programs our club might like to pursue. You can find the newsletter on the district website http://www.montanarotary.org/. Or down load this PDF http://clubrunner.blob.core.windows.net/00000050013/en-ca/files/homepage/december-2015-newsletter/December-2015.pdf
I hope you are all looking as forward to a fantastic 2016 as I am.
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.
Beware of new email scam claiming to be from Foundation Chair Klinginsmith
A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address. This is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
Find resources for planning your centennial celebration
We're kicking off The Rotary Foundation's centennial celebration at the Korea convention, 28 May-1 June. But you can get started now planning your club's centennial activities with the resources available in our promotion kit: Ideas and activities for clubs Doing Good in the World promotional flier Doing Good in the World bookmark Sample press release Centennial letterhead Centennial PowerPoint template Centennial postcard History of The Rotary Foundation PowerPoint Find more ideas in "Rotary's Foundation Is Turning 100," in the January issue of Rotary Leader Watch and download A Century of...
Cultivating peace: Rabia Raja
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Rabia Raja thought she knew exactly how the residents of her home village of Dandot, Pakistan, should improve their schools. "I remember saying to them, 'You don't do this; you don't do that,' and they answered me, 'What have you done for this place?'" Raja remembers. "That's when I realized I could do something." Rabia Raja Area of focus: Supporting education Age: 39 Occupation: Entrepreneur Location: Lahore, Pakistan Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 2011 That something turned out to be the Sunshine Consulting Welfare Organization...
Cultivating peace: Muyatwa Sitali
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up on his family's farm in Lusaka, Zambia, Muyatwa Sitali understood the power of water in his own life. His father grew corn, cabbage, and other crops, all of which depended on rainfall and irrigation. But it wasn't until Sitali began his Rotary Peace Fellowship that he came to realize the profound and far-reaching need for clean water globally. Muyatwa Sitali Area of focus: Providing clean water Age: 33 Occupation: Consultant Location: New York City Peace Center: Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2012-14...
Cultivating peace: Sachin Rane
From the February 2016 issue of The Rotarian Growing up in India, Sachin Rane dreamed of being a police officer like his father and grandfather. "Our walls were decorated with uniformed pictures of my ancestors," he says. But he never imagined how far police work would take him. Sachin Rane Area of focus: Promoting peace Age: 49 Occupation: Detective inspector Location: Mumbai Peace Center: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, 2013 Rane became a Mumbai police officer in 1991. He investigated bombings, kidnappings, and murders while working for a variety of law enforcement branches, including...