Rotary Club of Missoula

Christina Henderson
Apr 05, 2017
Montana High Tech Business Alliance
Navy Rear Admiral Roy I. Kitchener
Apr 12, 2017
Meeting at the Missoula Country Club
Annual Meeting
Apr 19, 2017
Rotary Club News for the future
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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 President Andrew George.  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 or any Board Member.


International Theme: Rotary Serving Humanity

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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Upcoming Events
Please mark your calendars for April 19 luncheon as we will have our annual meeting that day.   We encourage all members to attend so that you can learn about future plans for our club.
L-R seated-Nicole Michelotti, Dan Buchta, Betty Wilkins, Diane Dawson.
L-R standing:  David Rosulek,  Andrew George, Jim Hutcheson, Matt Mellott, Tim Descamps.
Fellow Rotarians held the New Member Orientation at the Finn & Porter 3/7/2017.  Diane Dawson spoke on the preparations for the 100 year Gala Party. Attendees:
Jim Hutcheson shared this photo from his visit to Colorado for the President Elect Training Seminar.   He will be our upcoming President in July.  Pictured below is the Missoula Sunrise Rotary president elect Betsy Mulligan-Dague, District Governor Malinda Shaufman and Missoula Rotary President elect Jim Hutcheson.
 This year the RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp is July 11-15 at Luccock Park Camp, Livingston, MT.   If you know of someone with a current freshman in high school, please let them know that we are taking applications for RYLA campers.  Missoula Rotary will be sponsoring two students for this year.  The application deadline is April 1st.  Please contact  Rotarians Wayne Hiett or Debbie Lawton (406-728-1800) if interested in learning more about this wonderful event.

The three Rotary Clubs of Missoula have combined their support for the next generation of leaders by co-sponsoring the Rotaract Club of Missoula. With a total of nine members, the Rotaract Club of Missoula has already fundraised over $1100 for the Ronald McDonald House Charity and is currently doing a service project with the local Animeals. The Missoula Rotaract strives to collaborate with their local Rotarians and also get involved with district level programs. During February and throughout March its members are contributing to the local RYLA promotion and selection process in addition to establishing Rotex; a program designed to keep Rotary Youth Exchange students involved after their year abroad. With high ambitions, these young and passionate individuals are flourishing tremendously as a part of the Missoula Rotary Family.


There will be a Rotary After Hours fellowship event at Rattlesnake Creek Distillers, 128 W Alder, at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, March 22. Owner Dan Hogan will present an overview of the business. We will have the opportunity to try out RCD's products, either straight up or as mixed drinks. Pizza will be ordered from the Pie Hole.
Tot Mayer was my Rotary sponsor and he was a great friend of my father.   I am so lucky to have know both him and Caroline. 
Below is his obituary from the Missoulian.  
MILWAUKIE, OREGON – On Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, LTC (Ret) Thaddeus (Tot) Mayer went to the arms of his Lord for his eternal rest.  Tot was raised in the Bitterroot Valley and entered military service in December of 1949. He had a long and distinguished career serving in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. He advanced from the rank of Private to retire as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1972, serving in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. His last duty station was here in Missoula at the University of Montana, Department of Military Science.  His nickname Tot, which stands for "Time on Target," was proudly earned from his service as a field artillery officer.
After leaving the service, Tot was a Missoula County deputy sheriff. During retirement he served on the Montana Board of Veterans Affairs and several Veteran projects including the Montana State Veterans Cemetery in Missoula. He was also a member of the Missoula Rotary  Club serving as Secretary for many years and being awarded a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church for over 35 years where he held numerous offices and volunteered countless hours maintaining the grounds. Tot is survived by his sons James (Karen) Mayer of Texas, David (Debra) Mayer of Oregon, daughters; Iris (Bill) Deadwyler of Virginia, Co (Dale) Rogan of Washington, Tonia (Sterritt) Fuller of Colorado and Caroline (Dave) Hill of Oregon, 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife of more than 50 years, Caroline, daughter Johanna (Bob) Schmid of Missoula and two infant daughters, Elisabeth and Tina.
Tot’s memorial service is Friday, March 24, at 10 a.m. at Messiah Lutheran Church with a light luncheon to follow. Interment service will be at 3 p.m. at the Montana State Veteran’s Cemetery. Tot would like to be remembered as a Christian, husband, father, grandfather and patriot. To our family he was all that and so much more. Rest in Peace Pops. Until we see you again in our heavenly home your presence is greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Montana State Veterans Cemetery: State Veterans Cemetery, P.O. Box 5715, Helena, MT  59604.
 In January, Rotarian Chris Nowlen was named "Pacific Northwest Section Golf Professional of the Year."   Make sure you say congratulations to Chris at out next meeting.  
For the first fundraiser of the 2016-17 year for Rotaract, a check was given to the director of the Ronald McDonald House for over $1011 raised from all three Rotary clubs and the Rotaract members in December.   Thanks to all who donated to this great cause. 
Pictured L-R:   Amy Peterson, Ronald McDonald House Director, Nathan Duddin, Rotaract President, Heather Cummins, Rotaract Vice President
Many thanks to you who have shared your Rotary stories.   We still can use more stories and pictures if you have them.   Please mark your calendars:     Don't miss the 100 year celebration at Kathy Ogren's home in Missoula, MT on May 5th.   This is a black tie optional affair.  Cost is $100.00 per person.   There will be a silent auction, fun and laughter, music and a fabulous buffet dinner. 
Please note that invitations will be coming out the end of March or early April.   
 Hi Folks, The Centennial Celebration Committee is looking for your help.  We am working on the Centennial Program and looking for content help from the membership.  We are missing some of our ‘history notes’ from our archives so while we are looking for them, I want to ask members especially our past presidents and  longtime Rotarians to share some of their stories of past successes, projects and events that we can include in our program.  we are not looking for a lot of detail, but a paragraph or two on an interesting event/project/funny story that we can share with all in the program.  We are looking to go to production on the program the first part of January and would greatly appreciate your help.  If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact Mike Schauf ( or 251-3231).  You  can send your submissions to Mike’s email as well.   Thanks for your support.