William J. Whitsitt, PhD
Feb 21, 2018
Raising the USS Montana
Lisa Tate
Feb 28, 2018
National Forest Service History Museum
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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 11:45 AM
Governor's Room, Florence Building
111 N. Higgins Ave.
P.O. Box 9290
Missoula, MT  59807
United States
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Our next Good Will and Better Friendships meeting with the Sunrise and Centennial Rotary Clubs will be February 28 after work, at 5:15. 

Location?  Toby Keith's song "Should Have Been a Cowboy" hints at the location, "Go West young man, haven't you been told, California's full of whiskey, women and gold..."

First person to guess correctly from this clue will get a free drink from Andrew George. 
A fun fellowship time was had by all at the Griz basketball game.
Missoula County Needs You: Recruitment Begins for Election Judges
Missoula County is taking a new approach to recruiting the next generation of Election Judges and Rotary members can help.
The county’s administration is asking community leaders for help. They would like us to reach out to our employees, friends and members to help Missoula County help its voters.
On March 21, Bradley Seaman, Elections Supervisor with the Missoula County Elections Office, will be our Rotary Club speaker to share more information about the elections process in our county and the critical role that volunteers play. Seaman, who has worked in the Elections Office for nearly a decade, says the Elections Office wants to get the word out about the need for election judges to more people in the community.
“A representative from the Missoula County Elections Office is willing to make a brief presentation to a company’s staff members, or the Elections Office can provide materials to share with employees,” says Seaman. “We can also provide materials for a newsletter or email.”
Seaman says that Missoula voters have made it clear that they want to continue to have the opportunity to vote at polling places in their neighborhoods; but they can’t do it without a new generation of Election Judges.
Election Judges:
  • Attend training (Basic training is about three hours and there are a variety of times for classes throughout February; most training sessions are at the Fairgrounds);
  • Work the June primary and the November general election; 
  • May work a full or a half day shift, and typically work at the polling place in their neighborhood;
  • Are paid for training and their service on Election Day. 
“We are hopeful that Missoula employers and organizations will support their employees and/or members to attend training in February and during the June and November 2018 elections,” says Seaman.
Support could include:
  • Paid time off for training and/or Election Day service;
  • Recognition in employee newsletters, internal communication, social media;
  • Simple encouragement and thanks for their service to their community and Missoula County.
Welcome to our new members Holli Rankin and Jon Rock pictured below.
Andrew George, Jim Hutcheson and New Member Holli Rankin
Jim Hutcheson introduces new member Jon Rock
Many thanks to Diane Dawson for putting together a great Christmas Party and dinner at the country club on December 20th.   Here are some fun pictures.  Our entertainment was soloist Lisa Corrigan and our wonderful pianist Peter Edwards.   The Rotaract group sang songs and hung up coats for members as well.   The wonderful meal prepared by the Missoula Country Club was delicious.  
Yummy Food and good fellowship
Rotaract singers:  Heather, Usifu, Spencer
Peter playing the grand piano - Awesome!
Lisa Corrigan sang beautiful melodies
 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!
Save the date. Thursday, January 25th, there will be a fellowship event for all Missoula Rotarians at the Grizzly-Southern Utah basketball game at the Adams Center at 5:30 PM. It will include tickets to the game and pre-game dinner at the Sky Club. More details as we get closer to the event.-