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The Rotary Club of Bigfork was chartered on June 13, 2001. The Club currently has 34 active members.  We hold weekly luncheon meetings every Wednesday at 12 noon at the Community United Methodist Church in Bigfork.  Our programs and speakers are always interesting!  Check out the calendar of events on our Website and Facebook for more details.

The Rotary Club of Bigfork works to improve the local community and communities in other countries.  In Bigfork, our priority is to encourage  our youth in their social, ethical, physical and educational growth. We annually hold the community Chili Feed and Hoedown fundraisers, much anticipated and enjoyed by the entire community.

Other community projects include:

  • Annual Bigfork High School Scholarship
  • Sponsors of the Bigfork High School Interact Club
  • Sponsor of the annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp attendees
  • Dictionaries given to the 3rd Grade Class
  • Annual Thanksgiving Turkeys for the Bigfork Food Bank
  • Annual Christmas Food Baskets
  • Care Packages for Overseas Troops
  • Semi-annual Highway Cleanup
  • Cash or "In Kind" Donations to over 10 Local Organizations
  • Our Signature Project -- The Swan River Bike Path

In 2007 we began our most ambitious, local project: the construction of a $340,000 bike and foot path that school children and their families will use.  To date, we have collected enough funds to begin construction!

Internationally, our Club has focused on mosquito net and clean water well-drilling projects for malaria-ridden Zambia, and provided medicine to a Siberian orphanage that the Club has "adopted." In past years our Club has donated money to buy a van for a health clinic in India, to provide wheelchairs to children in Peru, and towards other projects that we hope will improve people's lives and foster world peace.

We try to do more than simply give money to worthy causes. Some of our members have traveled to Peru to personally deliver wheelchairs.  Another has visited India to administer anti-polio drops to babies.  While still another has visited the Siberian orphanages, and helped create OrphanAct, which is now an international charity matching Rotary Clubs worldwide with orphanages in Siberia.

Visitors are always welcome!