Club Information
The Centennial Club
Jackson Hole Supper

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
The Wort Hotel
50 North Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY 83001
United States of America
Phone:
(307) 730-9854
2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month @ 5:30pm
Stories
Helen Bishop picked up the three RYLA campers and we drove south through the very crowded roads of Yellowstone Park.  We stopped at Mammoth Hot Springs for a break and went on south eventually to Jackson.  The girls napped off and on after a very busy camping experience.  Later in August, the girls shared their individual experiences to the Rotary members and their families.  We were very proud that they each had a wonderful experience.
On July 15, our three chosen high school members arrived at the Montana RYLA camp south of Livingston, MT.  It was a long ride, but club members Helen Bishop and Scott Daily were proud to be able for the girls to experience the leadership immersion program at the beautiful camp.  The girls are from the Latina Leadership club which we used to choose the girls as we were unable to enter the high school.  Jherli Montiel-Huerta, Yeraldy Gonzalez and Nicole Checker.
Club members and guests gathered at the home of Rich and Ellen Tambor to socialize and mark the end of the Rotary year 2020-2021,
Outgoing Zach and Amanda Padilla receiving their Paul Harris fellowship pins.
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!
 
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