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Club of Kalispell...
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Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Blue Canyon on 2/9/17
South end of Hilton Garden Inn
1840 US Hwy 93 South
Kalispell, MT  59901
United States
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Rotary Basketball is the principal entry-level basketball program in the Flathead Valley. We anticipate between 800 and 1,000 youngsters will participate in the program this year. Please visit our Kalispell Rotary Basketball Website for more information or to register online. 
Another Rotary year is approaching it's end.  We will be celebrating our current year at the annual District Conference in Kalispell on April 28 and 29.
I would like to personally invite you to attend.  The conference is not just for club officers.  It is intended for all Rotarians.  You can find the reservation link for the Hilton Garden Inn on our district website at if you would like to stay at our event hotel.  Our registration link can also be found there.  Please look under UPCOMING EVENTS and click on the District Conference.
Below is the agenda for the conference - it is also available on the district website.  I hope this will help you decide that attending really is a great way to spend that weekend.
Thank you
For District 5390
Malinda Shafman, District Governor 2016-17
Click this link to view a world map visualization of our club's flag exchange. 
2017-18 Club Presidents. Mark your calendars for PETS. Your training will take place in Denver on February 24-26, 2017.

Welcome to Rotary eClub One, the world's first web based Rotary club, where you can make-up your missed credit for attendance. 

There are great Rotary Videos available on YouTube and plenty of additional information on FaceBook.  Want to introduce prospective members to Rotary Basics? 
Upcoming Events
Collette Box
Feb 23, 2017
Early Childhood Education
Nick Polumbus
Mar 02, 2017
Whitefish Mountain Resort
Doug Koester
Mar 16, 2017
MT Make a Wish Foundation
Lori Briggs
Mar 23, 2017
Pay it Forward
Rotary Students
Mar 30, 2017
Rotary International Exchange
Doug Bolender
Apr 06, 2017
MT West Econ Dev helping small business gain govt. contracts
Carmel Johnston
Apr 13, 2017
Hawaii Space Exploration (year long simulation living on Mars)
February 2017
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