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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Cody

Cody Rotary Club

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn
1701 Sheridan Ave.
Cody, WY  82414
United States
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Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a wonderful opportunity for High School sophomores or juniors to gain foundational leadership skills through experiential activities, incredible speakers, small group discussions, large group presentations, and building life-long friendships.  Held at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, Colorado, the two sessions this year are scheduled for 6/18 through 6/23, and 6/25 through 6/30.   
Young RYLA, for seventh graders, will be held at the Ponderosa Retreat & Conference Center in Larkspur, Colorado.  Two sessions will be 7/23 to 7/28, and 7/30 to 8/4.
All conference fees are paid for by the sponsoring Rotary Club.
If you know of someone who would benefit from RYLA or Young RYLA, have them apply online at
Dave Treick, Kai, Ted Gerber
Kai has been busy this school year and has been a wonderful addition to our Youth Exchange Program.  His very special Polish Dinner Party was held at Jen Talich's home on Sunday, May 21, to help him raise funds for his trip to the west coast.  He will graduate from Cody High School on Friday, May 26, and then off to District Conference in Casper, June 1, before leaving on his western tour June 7.  
Our 2016-17 Youth Exchange Student, Kajetan Sroczyǹski, better known as Kai, arrived in August from Chorzow, Poland.  He was hosted first by Marc and Jodie Thompson, then moved to Sarah and Bob Call’s home in December.  Now, he’s being hosted by Jay and Karen Nielson.
Upon entering Cody High School, Kai quickly joined the Varsity Tennis Team, was named to the All-State Tennis Team, and won 2nd place in the State Doubles tournament.  Kai played snare drum in the CHS Marching Band, and attended homecoming.  He is an outstanding skier, is a member of the CHS ski team, and is currently 5th in the State!  Many thanks to Jim Landers for Kai’s ski pass.  Kai has many friends at the high school and is learning to play the guitar.  Kai has one sister who is 23 years old.
Our out-going Youth Exchange Student is Ted Gerber.  He’ll be traveling to Sweden in August.
In recognition of their spearheading and raising funds for the new accessible playground at Mentock Park, the Rotary Club of Cody received a "Community Hero" Award from the City of Cody at the City Council Meeting on Tuesday, December 6.  Present to receive the award from Mayor Nancy Tia Brown were Rick Manchester, Ashlee Lundvall, Charlotte Carlson, Jan Eldredge, Bruce Eldredge and James Klessens.
Amanda Stevens checks inventory received for the Happy Feet Program.  There will be many smiling faces when lucky students receive their new shoes.
Many thanks to Amanda, her committee, and the generous sponsors of this program.
Congratulations to our 2016 Wine Raffle Winners!
  • First Place - Jan Wilber
  • Second Place - Mark Westerling
  • Third Place - Nancy Ledgerwood
Many thanks to those members who contributed wine and/or dollars for the raffle.
We truly appreciate everyone who gave time on Friday and Saturday to help
set up, sell tickets and take down!
Stephen Kirkman presented our pennant to Rotary Club of Denver President John Cheetham.
On Friday and Saturday, October 7-8, Cody Rotary Club members Jim Lander, Bruce and Jan Eldredge, Mark Crump, Allen Swenson, and Ken Markert with son Neil, toiled for hours to remove the old, worn play equipment at Mentock Park.  (Check the Mentock Park Photo Album for more photos)
On Saturday, October 29, we need 8-12 people to complete preparing the playground to receive the new equipment.
Plan to start around 8:30 a.m. and leave as your schedule allows.
Don't forget to complete a City volunteer sheet from Jim or Ashlee.
Richard Tambor, member of Jackson Hole Supper Rotary Club, holds the winning ticket for our painting raffle.  Congratulations, Richard!
“First Color of Fall” by Don Dernovich
Oil, 18” x 24” (in gilt frame, 26” x 32”)
Five years since its debut, Rotary Club Central is getting a big upgrade
When we introduced Rotary Club Central in 2012, it revolutionized goal tracking and planning for clubs and districts — no more filling out paper club-planning forms or passing along boxes of historical club information every time a new leader took office. Rotary Club Central offered clubs and districts a quantifiable way to begin measuring local and global impact, specifically membership initiatives, service activities, and Rotary Foundation giving. But as with any technological advancement, in a few short years, Rotary Club Central began to show its age, and Rotarians took notice. They...
Rotary International Board adopts new zone structure
At its January 2017 meeting, the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted a new zone structure for Rotary clubs. Rotary bylaws require the Board to complete a comprehensive review of the 34 Rotary zones no less often than every eight years to ensure that each zone has an approximately equal number of Rotarians. The Board’s previous review of the zones occurred in 2008. The Board earlier approved the creation of three regional workgroups to develop rezoning proposals for Asia, Europe/Africa, and the Americas. These workgroups comprised one representative (either a current director,...
Centennial celebration honors 20 noteworthy global grant projects
Through The Rotary Foundation, Rotary members have supported thousands of projects that promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, save mothers and children, support education, and grow local economies. We’ve also led the fight to eradicate polio worldwide. As part of our celebration of the Foundation’s centennial, we’re honoring 20 global grant projects with special recognition. Learn more about the projects using our interactive map.
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
June 2017
Meeting Programs
Rick Manchester
Jun 29, 2017
Jul 06, 2017
Amanda Enriquez
Jul 13, 2017
Northwest College Intercultural Program
Kathy Liscum
Jul 20, 2017
Girl Scouts
Lynda Brown
Aug 03, 2017
Ashlee Lundvall
Aug 10, 2017
Expedition to Namibia
Morgan Legerski, CEO, Make-A-Wish Wyoming
Aug 31, 2017
Make-A-Wish Wyoming
Lynda Brown
Sep 07, 2017
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