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Kalispell, MT  59901
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ROTARY CLUB OF KALISPELL is turning 100-years old, and we're throwing a party!
Date and Time
Saturday, February 1, 2020
5:00 PM – 9:00 PM MST
Snowline Acres Event Center
3315 US HWY 93 S
Kalispell, MT 59901
This event is open to the public (with a paid ticket) and will celebrate everything our club has done to change lives for the better in the Flathead Valley and beyond. Dinner, drinks, a live band, dancing and a lot of your favorite people.
For more info and tickets, click here:    100 YEARS
Joop Thiessen received Rotary's Service Above Self Award
It is with great sadness that the Rotary Club of Kalispell shares the news of the passing of Joop Thiessen. Joop was a Major Donor and Paul Harris Benefactor. He was a member of this club for 26 years after transferring from the Rotary Club of Nagasaki South when he retired from a distinguished career as an MD and Medical Research Scientist. He was Club President in 2006-2007 and served as Assistant District Governor in 2007-2009. He also led the District Leadership Academy. Joop's Rotary awards include the Rotary Foundation District Service Award, the Rotary Service Above Self Award, Rotarian of the Year, and the Rotary Lifetime Service Award.
On January 1, 2020, Holly Larson celebrates 55 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Kalispell. Congratulations to Holly on his many years of Service Above Self.

Many thanks to our Rotary Basketball Sponsors. For $125, you and your company are giving a team a chance to develop teamwork, physical, and social skills, AND have a lot of fun. Our teams wear their sponsors' names proudly on their shirts and are grateful for the opportunity you provide.

What is Rotary Basketball?

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 the Kalispell Rotary Basketball Website to register or to get additional information.

3rd and 4th graders have one practice per week, arranged by Coaches as conveniently as possible, and one game per week. The officiating is user friendly, the coaching is fundamental, and the goal is to create an enjoyment for the game. 5th graders get a little more basketball, alternating between one game and one practice one week, and two games and one practice the alternating week.

6th graders get still more basketball, playing two games per week, and one practice per week.

The cost is shown below. Every child receives a shirt, coaches, gyms, good instruction, good company, good sportsmanship, and lots of basketball.

Regular Registration: $40.00 per child


The Great Bear Festival and Brewfest was a great time for a great cause. Thanks to all the sponsors and volunteers who made it happen!
Several members from the Rotary Club of Kalispell attended the District Conference in Helena in early May.
Our President Janice Lake and Past President Lucy Smith jumped right into the annual District service project.
We honored our own at our last meeting of 2018. Custom made caricatures were given to Mark Rohweder and Scott Williams for their "above and beyond Service Above Self."
Scott has led the highly visible and impactful Youth Rotary Basketball program for our club for Twenty-One Years. This program serves up to 1000 annually and is the principal entry-level basketball program in the Flathead Valley. Mark Rohweder is the visionary and Chair for the Great Bear Festival. 2018 was the 2nd Annual festival and netted local clubs $50,000 for Rotary projects. Well done, Rotarians!

Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad.

Solving real problems takes real commitment and vision. For more than 110 years, Rotary members have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. From literacy and peace to water and health, we are always working to better our world, and we stay committed to the end.

Our motto: Service Above Self

For more than 110 years, our guiding principles have been the foundation of our values: service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership.

What we do

Rotary members believe that we have a shared responsibility to take action on our world’s most persistent issues. Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
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  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

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