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Whitefish

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We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Moose Lodge 642
230 10th Street
Whitefish, MT  59937
United States
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  • Tuesday, April 18th
  • Briana, SmartLam Cross Laminated Timber
  • 12 Noon
  • Moose Lodge
 
Dick Lauer presented about the final trail segment to complete the Foys to Blacktail Trail with a goal of preserving public access to historic CCC trail linkage between Herron Park and Blacktail Mountain. This year the hope is to complete construction of the final segment between Herron Park and the Island Unit. 
 
Luke Walrath presented about their upcoming summer productions of Life, Liberty and The Pursuit of Happiness. He also discussed ATP's Broadway Summer Training Camp, an intensive 3 week summer education program for students in grades 5-12 to train with Broadway stars.
 
Join Mark Rohweder for a presentation on Engineers without Borders.
  • Tuesday, March 14
  • 12pm-1pm
  • Moose Club
Please join us at the Moose Club on Tuesday, March 7th for our weekly Whitefish Rotary International meeting and a presentation by Gerda Reeb, Director of International Student Services at Flathead Valley Community College. We look forward to seeing you there!
Once again, the Whitefish High School Choir sang to us at our annual Christmas luncheon today.  Members look forward to the wonderful students singing great songs and a special meal as well.  A grand time was had by all.  Thank you students!
 
Is bear spray really effective or is a gun better when a bear threatens you and your party?  The answer was given by today's speaker, Gary Moses, as introduced by Ross Doty.  After completing a career in the National Park Service, Mr. Moses became an ambassador for the locally produced Counter Assault bear spray.  He gave a number of examples where bear spray warded off threatening bears and referenced a study from Alaska comparing bear spray versus guns.  The use of bear spray was more effective and produced no fatalities (humans or bears).  After his presentation, Gary allowed us to practice using canisters of inert ingredients in the parking lot.  He explained, that if a bear is about 30' away, give a short warning blast of spray.  If the bear continues to approach, he recommends successive shorts blasts of spray in a "z" pattern...aiming towards the lower portion of the head and continuing towards the feet until the bear retreats.  Users should always have bear spray readily available and not buried in a pack.  Time is of the essence.
 
 
 
Over 50 wines are being served at the Holiday Wine for a Good Cause event on December 2 at The Lodge at Whitefish Lake, from 6-9PM.  It's a fundraiser for the annual Magic of Christmas program, supporting less fortunate families this time of year.  Guests will not only enjoy great wines but also light appetizers along with raffle and door prizes.  After sampling the various wines, you may purchase the ones you love best with quantity discounts available.  Tickets are $35/per person.  To purchase tickets or for sponsorship opportunities and prize donations, visit the Whitefish Liquor Store, 239 Baker Avenue.
 
 

Our guest speaker today was Marc Ducharme, Glacier National Parks Lodges General Manager, Xanterra.  He was introduced by longtime member John Constenius.  One of John’s sons, Logan, joined us as well.  Marc described the many aspect of improving and managing the lodges in Glacier National Park since Xanterra was awarded the contract by the federal government.  He outlined the number of permanent and seasonal employees (seniors and let’s just call them ski enthusiasts) as well as foreign university students.  The main office is located in the former Pamida store in Columbia Falls with a new equipment building near Bad Rock, where the Jammers are stored and repaired.   http://www.xanterra.com/explore/parks

 
 
 
 
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President - Board Member
President Elect - Board Member
Past President - Board Member
Secretary - Board Member
Treasurer - Board Member
Weekly Program Chair - Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Board Member
Sergeant at Arms
Community Service Committee Chair LOCAL
International & Polio Eradication Service Committee Chair
Membership Committee Chair
TRF Committee Chair
Newsletter/E Bulletin Editor
Spirit of Whitefish Chair
Magic of Christmas Chair
Pancake Breakfast - Chairs
 

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