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The Centennial Club

Jackson Hole Supper

Service Above Self

2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month @ 5:30pm
The Wort Hotel
50 North Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY 83001
United States of America

Phone:
(307) 730-9854
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Stories
Carolyn Warziniack, the Director of Turning Point, spoke to the club at our in-person meeting March 30,2021.  Turning Point is a local non-profit that was begun in Jackson 7 years ago.  It advises persons on pregnancy education, having had 242 visits, and recently has become a resource for hopeful pregnancy. Carolyn feels her experience of writing a Rotary grant for a milk bank got her interested in this position. It has a board of directors of five and a staff of volunteers.  The services are free, confidential and are supported through fundraisers such as the upcoming one on Monday.  TP offers free ultrasound for women, and the word is out as "customers" are coming from around western Wyoming and even Idaho.  
Our newest City Councilman, Jim Rooks, gave a lively talk to our in-person and a few Zoom Rotary attendees on March 9.  He is proud of the historical legacy his family has to Jackson, going back several generations.  Both his father and grandfather were Rotarians!  He spoke of his 25 years of school teacher and administrator background.  He is saddened of the degradation of our democratic values.  On the council level, he was successful for pushing for the return of the snowmobile Hill Climb at the end of the month.  He can be reached at wyojrooks.gmail.com.
The Club presented a check for $1,800 to the Latina Leadership Middle School Group at our in-person meeting March 2.  Accepting the check was Piper Worthington, advisor of the High School Latina group, as the Middle School teacher advisors, Jessica Davidson-Lynch and Carli Lyon, were in parent/teacher meetings that evening.  The funds will be used for the rest of the school year to finance their monthly dinner meetings and community outreach projects.  The teachers have been personally financing the clubs to date.  We discussed our commitment with Piper to fund two of her sophomore girls to attend the RYLA camp in Montana this July.  Helen Bishop, treasurer of our Charitable Association of the club and champion of the RYLA program, presented the check.
Our Feb. 23, 2021 meeting was by Zoom with Trevor Bloom, a local area botanist.  He works full time with the local Nature Conservancy organization, but also advises Guides of Jackson Hole, No. Rockies Conservation Cooperative and the Teton Botanical Center.  Newly all of our members watched by Zoom with his picture and video presentation featuring such subjects as:  the 25% receding of our Northern Glacier, the "Phenology Project" of seasonal timing of plants, the wildflower watch on Blacktail Butte, the impact of humans and wildlife together along Cache Creek, the study of cheat grass left untreated in the fire area above the National Museum of Wildlife Art.  He pointed out that volunteers are always welcome to work on local nature projects!
 
Last night (Jan. 26, 2021) we had a very interesting speaker by Zoom:  Chip White, who lives in Star Valley, shared his very informative history of the US Navy.  He had a very extensive slide presentation with his comments.  This was a program that worked well on Zoom as all of the members that logged in agreed!
 
Most of our club members showed up for our first in-person meeting February 9 at The Wort Hotel last night! We were able to catch up on our stories and visit with each other over our meals just like the good-old-days!  Then our program was presented by our tech guru, Scott Daily, who taught members how to log onto and navigate both our Club Runner site and Rotary International too.  He urged members to add additional information to your club site.  He can always be reached for help.
The Club has received 240 Webster Dictionary/Thesaurus books for all Teton County third grade students and teachers.  New this year, part of the shipment includes an English/Spanish version for the five classes at Munger Mountain School...a dual immersion school.  The students requested this version at our visits last year.  [Oct. 26, 2020]
On March 24, we held our first Zoom meeting to comply with social distancing.  Nearly all members were able to get online to participate and see each other on the screens.  Our guest speaker, Jonathan Schechter of the Jackson Town Council, participated and gave his "program" to update us on the steps the town is taking in these trying times.  Board meetings are being conducted by Zoom also.
  The Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club recently completed enhancing 15 blankets that were shipped from the "My Very Own Blanket" project office in Westerville, Ohio.This program has been warming hearts of every child in the foster care system by providing blankets.  We ordered the material in January.  A valentine dinner program on February 11 was the perfect time to have members complete the cutting and tying knots on the charming and colorful fleece cloths, especially with the tag that says "A special gift of LOVE make just for YOU!"  Even though we live in the wealthiest county in the country (Teton County), we have two foster children here and the Family Service office also oversees foster children in two nearby counties!
 
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