Brendan McQuillan
Sep 27, 2017
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All Rotarians that are interested in working with youth at a Rotary-sponsored event or committee assignment must submit to a Risk Management Evaluation.  Please contact Greg Beach for general information & Scott Johnson about the Rotary Youth Exchange requirements.
To suggest a quality program or speaker for our weekly meeting, please contact Victoria Emmons. The Speaker Guideline Document can be viewed on the sidebar of this home page.
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Missoula. For membership inquiries: Membership Liaison, Timothy Descamps at timd@ihimontana.org or any Board Member.


International Theme: Rotary Making A Difference

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Governor's Room, Florence Building
111 N. Higgins Ave.
P.O. Box 9290
Missoula, MT  59807
United States
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 Please mark your calendars for the following Rotary Fellowship Events.  More details will be posted in the events calendar and announced at club.  This year promises to be fun!
December 20, 2017 - Holiday Party at the Missoula Country Club 5:30-8:30
We also hope to host a tailgate party during Griz season.  
 The Missoula Country Club was well represented this week in Helena at the 2017 WMCPGA Pro-Assistant Tournament.  The team of Chris Nowlen and Aaron Koerner posted a jaw dropping 61 to win the tournament by 3 shots.  Taking 2nd place was the team of Connor Sproull and Kyle Poore with a score of 64. Head Professional Connor Sproull also had his second career hole in one during the practice round witnessed by Aaron Koerner.  

Newest Member of Rotary
Andrew Person has been a member of the Missoula community for the past five years.
Andrew grew up in Helena.  He studied at Gonzaga University on an ROTC scholarship and then served in the military with the 173rd Airborne Brigade. His service included Army Ranger school, year-long deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, and a combat jump onto Bashur Airfield in Northern Iraq in 2003. Andrew was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his service in Iraq.  After leaving the military in 2006, Andrew completed Georgetown University's Master of Science in Foreign Service program and served on the staff of Senator Max Baucus as legislative assistant for national security and veterans issues.  After graduating from law school at the University of Montana, Andrew was elected as State Representative of House District 96. He served one term. He now is working as an attorney in Missoula at the firm of Garlington, Lohn, and Robinson.
Andrew is excited to join Rotary and getting to know all of the members!
 It was about 12 years ago when I asked for artistic advice from Fellow Rotarian Dave Mihalic, who told me to start drawing thumbnail sketches first, and from Larry Pirnie, who told me to get some brushes & acrylics and start playing with color. I took their advice and started dabbling.

 Since training my last guide dog I have done more than dabble, which led to an invitation from Sotheby's to display my creations at First Friday in October at Sotheby's on Higgins.

 Rotary has encouraged me to step out of my comfort zone more than once. This is definitely one of those times. If you want to see what playing with color looks like through my eyes, please stop by to visit. I would be honored.

 Dolores Bandow

It's that time of year when we need to recruit host families for our youth exchange program.  If you know of anyone willing to host a student, please contact Martha Ripley or Scott Johnson.  
If you know a student who wishes to travel next year, student applications are due to the local Rotary Club by September 15th.  This is a month earlier due to the changes in our program.   Applications for Youth Exchange can be downloaded from our website home page.  Make sure you download part 1 & 2 of the application.  
Mike Peissig from Alphagraphics will be putting together our directory and need members to do the following:
1)  Go into Club Runner and update your contact information and upload a more current photo
2)  If you don't have a current photo, Mike will gladly take your picture for you
3)  If you struggle with getting into club runner, send your picture and updated contact information to marthar@orimt.org
Thank you.  Don't let this picture be in place of yours.....
It is with great regret that the Organizing Committee of the 85th WGIPPA Assembly has made the decision to cancel the upcoming Assembly for 2017 (September 22 – 24) due to the very dangerous forest fire situation adjacent to Waterton Lakes National Park and the Waterton town site.