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Missoula Sunrise Rotary welcomes guests.  Please feel free to join us.
Missoula Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Blue Canyon Kitchen & Tavern
3720 N Rserve Street
Missoula, MT 59806
United States of America
We also have a monthly social the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5 - 7 PM ... check our calendar for locations.
Susan Hay Patrick
Hands Across The Border
Peace Park Ceremony
Home Page Stories
ANNE GUEST-FOUNDING MEMBER SUNRISE ROTARY:   In 1989, I was honored to be asked by the Rotary Club of Missoula to be a charter member of the new Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club; along with 12 other invitees.  We knew this was an incredible opportunity to establish another Rotary Club in Missoula and to be a part of such an impressive international organization that is committed to enhancing communities and improving lives around the world.  Our mission was to help youth at risk and be very inclusive in our membership.  We have remained true to that commitment for 32 years.  Today, our club is diverse, engaged, energetic with a tremendous sense of camaraderie throughout our membership.  I am proud to be a member of the Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club and its many accomplishments throughout its history. Here are a few of those accomplishments.
In September-Rotarians from around the world gather to shake hands across the Montana/Alberta border and vow to never take up arms against the other.  Again this year as last; the event will be via zoom. The two hour seminar will show case the Superintendents of Glacier and Waterton giving their annual State of the Park Addresses. And at the end of the program is the heartfelt vow for peace.
Peace Pledge - Ed Handl
"In the name of all we hold sacred, we will not take up arms against each other. We will work for peace, maintain liberty, strive for freedom and demand equal opportunities for all. May the long existing peace between our nations stimulate other peoples to follow this example."
Have you ever played golf in the dark; with only a glow ball and a 7 iron?  Well you are in for a great time if you haven't had the pleasure.  You can tell by the big smiles here that it is a lot of fun.    Join us on Friday, September 17th at Linda Vista Golf Course, 5 o'clock.   Bring your BFFs that know how to have a good time.   Contact Brandon Naasz for more details: or 360-4963.    Remember only a 7 iron-
Who was Rusty Lockner and why is he so important to our Sunrise Rotary Club? 
Rusty was a successful real estate broker who was passionate about many things. One of those passions was fly fishing. And he was darn good at it. In fact, he was an expert. If you were lucky enough to fish with Rusty, he would know where to find those big rainbows, cuts or browns in the morning, and if you were really lucky, he might put you on an Artic Grayling.  Then he knew where to find dozens of brook trout in the afternoon, a number off which would wind up in the frying pan that evening.
Rusty was also passionate about Rotary. He was a charter member of Santa Rosa (CA) Sunrise Rotary and provided leadership for that club as well as our own Missoula Sunrise Rotary Club. He was very generous and really good at fundraising. Using that talent, Russ helped raise thousands of dollars for our club in support of club activities supporting youth with special emphasis on our work with two Partnership for Youth homes in Missoula. He also made personal donations in support of Missoula’s youth as the need arose.
What makes Curt Belts such a good Rotarian?  Here is his story from being a member to being a Rotarian.  

I joined Rotary 13 plus years ago, but didn’t become a Rotarian for another 2 plus years.   I joined Rotary to satisfy an employment condition and to network with business people to establish relationships.  Little did I know that Rotary would change my life in ways I could not imagine. I was employed by Missoula Rural Fire District so service to the public was already in my blood so Rotary made sense because they are an international service organization.  What I didn’t know or really expect was the relationships that were built were not the relationships I envisioned when I started, but friendships that would have never happened had I not joined Rotary.  Most of the people in Sunrise Rotary were unknown to me and it was unlikely that our paths would have crossed without Rotary. The friendships extend beyond Rotary.  However, these relationships would not have happened had I not involved myself with the business of the club instead of just attending meetings.  It was when I involved myself in Rotary and became a Rotarian.  It is then that the relationships and friendships began to grow.  Now I consider the members of Missoula Sunrise Rotary my friends and look forward to spending time with them in what ever activity our club does. 

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Mission Statement
Missoula Sunrise Rotary developed a Mission Statement that we are proud to share:
Missoula Sunrise Rotary actively supports youth at risk while embracing the Rotary International seven areas of focus: promoting peace; fighting disease; providing clean water, sanitation and hygiene; saving mothers and children; supporting education; growing local economies and supporting the environment.
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