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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.
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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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 Loyola Sacred Heart High School is hosting a Speech/Debate/Drama Tournament on November 18th 2017 at the University of Montana.

And We NEED judges! No previous experience required.
This year we are asking our judges to sign up on-line by going to:
OR you can access the link thought the MCS web site.

If you need help please call me at 
728-7363; and I will be happy to assist you in signing up.
We will be hosting judging clinics, so even if this is new you will be able to feel confident judging. 
The clinics will be held the week of the tournament; 
11/14/17 & 11/16/17 at Loyola High School.
Feel free to forward this to your colleagues, friends and family!

“We should not live for ourselves alone, but for the joy in doing good for others.”

—Arch Klumph, Founder of the Rotary International Foundation

November is Rotary International Foundation Month....more information to follow.  Here's a link if you wish to give. 

Please sign up with Kurt Ingold to distribute dictionaries to 3rd graders in Missoula county.   This is a great and fun local Rotary project that we do every year.  It takes an hour out of your busy day but well worth the time as you see kids excited about their own dictionary.
Please join the Rotary Clubs of Missoula in “Pies for Polio” fund raiser to END POLIO NOW.  Rotary International worldwide sets the month of October aside to focus on raising funds to eradicate Polio in the world and we are ‘This Close’.
In celebration to raise funds for ENDING POLIO NOW a Delicious HOMEMADE Apple Pie delivered to your Home or Place of Business. The cost is $50 per pie.  Orders of 5 or more are $45.00 per pie.
Order yours today by calling:  Lauretta Belts (406) 544-5929 or email lauretta.belts@gmail.com
Please make checks payable to:  The Rotary Foundation-End Polio Now

Check out this link to the Rotary World Polio Day

One Day. One Focus:  Ending Polio

24 October

Get ready for our 5th annual World Polio Day event, co-hosted with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We will stream live from Gates Foundation headquarters in Seattle, Washington to bring together more than 50,000 viewers around the world. Join us as global health experts and celebrities share our progress on the road to polio eradication.

 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.