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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 have a Zoom option for our meetings too! We also have a monthly social the 4th Wednesday of the month from 5 - 7 PM ... check our calendar for locations. Our Mailing Address is: PO Box 5755, Missoula, MT 59806
Fantastic “Tour n Taste” as head Distiller, Matt, shares with us the process and final results of this great local “apple” distillery. Another fun social event with fellow Rotarians
2022 May Social
Home Page Stories
Rotarians Carl Prinzing and Jim Clark teamed up with Essential Eats Distributors to deliver 3,000 gently used and new youth and children's book to the Rocky Boy Nation for their new Bookmobile! Included in this special delivery was $500 of new Cree specific volumes. The children in this area will be able to see people like themselves in print, see their language in writing and get a glimpse of their culture in these gorgeous volumes. The Rocky Boy School was very grateful! Thank you Sunrise Rotarians!
Ski day with the kiddos! The Sunrise Rotary took our Partnership for Children Youth Home kids on our annual trip to Discovery Ski Area today. Way too much fun was had by all. Special thanks to the Disco folks for accommodating us! Andy Nelson
 
President Sandy Bollom and her horse Moon.  Why did they move to Montana and how did she become a Rotarian.
I was born and raised in west central Wisconsin and moved to the Bitterroot Valley in 2016.  Yup, packed it all up and headed west with my horse, 4 dogs, and husband.  Incentive … my kids had been out here for a while and my heart told me grand babies would be coming soon. 
To meet more people and get to know the area better, I joined Rotary for “me”.  My job as a commercial lender (First Security Bank) encourages me to get involved with business organizations, but I wanted something more – where I could “give back”.  Sunrise Rotary has given me just that 😊 Our mission statement comes to life when we are allowed to provide “hands on” activities with Partnership for Children’s Youth Homes.  I hadn’t been on a bicycle for 20+ years, but when we took the Youth Home Kids on the Hiawatha Trail, I was game.  White water rafting at my age?  Why not, the smiles and screams of delight from the Kids put all my fears behind me.  It has just gotten better and better.
SERVICE ABOVE SELF is what Rotary is all about and my fellow members not only believe it but live it.  The friendships I have made through Rotary will last a lifetime.  They are people I know I can count on when life demands more than I can handle by myself.
By the way, I am now the proud Nana to five wonderful grandchildren and never regret the move.
I was raised in the Frenchtown valley and attended the University of Montana.  I recently retired from 26 years of working with the stock market to join my husband, KC Hart, in real estate.  KC is the broker/owner of Keller Williams Western Montana Real Estate.  We have 2 sons ages 23 and 19 and many extra kids we have given a home to over the years.  
 
I am a past rotarian and blessed to be the recipient of the Paul Harris award.  In addition to my career I have volunteered in the Missoula community for 20 years.  I am the current VP of the board at Youth Homes, past member of the Missoula Business Women's Network, Past President of the Board of Dubbers Care a non profit started by Keller Williams agents in Missoula to help individuals in western Montana with a housing emergency, past member of Toastmasters, past co-founder and ED of Chicks n Chaps helping breast cancer survivors, past board member of the St. Patrick House and much more. 
I enjoy traveling, spending time with my family and all of my extra kids as well as spending time at the lake. 
 
Santa and his elf Vuki made an early stop in Missoula tonight to greet some of the children from Missoula youth homes. He had quite a long list and of course, checked it twice assuring a North Pole gift only to the nice! The kids were excited to be with Santa and Vuki and presented them with some written thank you cards, some cookies and warmed them with hot chocolate before their flight back to the North Pole in none other than Miss Montana. Thank you John Haines and the Museum of Mountain Flying and Missoula Sunrise Rotarians for convincing Santa and Vuki to come early and spend some time with this group of kids and adults. Even I had visions of sugar plums dancing in my head . . . .wait, I think somebody slipped me a mickey. (As posted by Gary Bowman)
BETSY MULLIGAN-DAGUE
My name is Betsy Mulligan-Dague and I joined Rotary in 2017. I had been invited to come to a meeting several years before and thought about it but never got there. Until one day in March of 2017 when I came to a meeting and realized that I had found my tribe! It was not the typical way we tend to think about a tribe as a group that thinks like us, but rather precisely the opposite. Rotary is a place where all perspectives come together over the common ground of service.
 
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.
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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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