Gillette Rotary Club


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1st and 3rd Tuesday at 6:00 PM
Best Western Towers West Lodge
109 N US Highway 14-16
Gillette, WY  82716
United States
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Save the date: May 13, 2017

Join us at the 40th Annual Rotary Ball May 13, 2017. This is our Ruby year and the theme is "Keeping the Inner Fire". This year we will be rocking with the band Pink Flamingos Express. The Rotary Ball is the annual fundraiser for the Gillette Rotary Club. Last year we were able to contribute over $50,000 to local Gillette charities, and support numerous scholarships and programs in the community. We are having fewer tickets available this year so get yours before they are sold out! The main ticket has been reduced to $250 and gets you dinner for two and into the grand prize raffle of $20,000, 2nd prize of $5,000 or 3rd prize of $1,000 . Also, every 40th ticket drawn will receive $40. The Big 50 raffle is an additional $100 for a chance at $5,000!  So for a combined ticket price of $350 you could potentially win $25,000!  Tickets go on sale in February and can be purchased from local Rotarian's or by stopping by Land Surveying Incorporated.  We look forward to seeing you there! Thanks for your support.

Please join us for our annual trip to Deadwood on March 25th!  We will be meeting at the Santana Bar inside of the Deadwood Mountain Grand at 5:30 pm for cocktail hour.  The slot tournament will begin at 6:00 pm and dinner will follow in the restaurant!

A block of rooms has been set up at the Deadwood Mountain Grand under Gillette Rotary with a room rate of $110.  Please RSVP to me and book your rooms no later than February 25, 2017!

Deadwood Mountain Grand 605-559-0386

We look forward to seeing you there!

This Year in a Time of Hardship and Need the Gillette Evening Rotary Donated through Club Member Donations and Club Match, $1800 towards the NE Wyoming ABATE TOY STORE, so that children and teens in need throughout NE Wyoming would have some small bit of Christmas this year.

The ABATE TOY Store which is ran through volunteers did an amazing job partnering to help Children in need have a Christmas to Enjoy!
Tyler Miller 2016 Community Project was the Clock Tower that partnered with local city and Main Street to get a permanent Clock Tower on Historic Main Street.  This project was funded by joint efforts and Members who donated were able to have their names or organization permanently attached to the base of the clock.  Great Job Tyler and All Rotarians who assisted in this project.
Every third grade student in Campbell County School District will be presented with
his or her own personal copy of a dictionary. Today, Rotarians Dr. Joe Lawrence (CCSD Board Trustee)
and Mr. Dan Barks delivered dictionaries to students of Mrs. Misty Austin and Ms. Jodi Darling at
Meadowlark Elementary School. The first thing the students did was to write their names in their new books.
Deliveries to other schools are scheduled in the near future, so be watching for more pictures of happy,
grateful children and staff.

Rotarians helped out at the Festival of Trees on Friday November 16th.

A great time was had serving lunch to the crowd from the Senior Center and enjoying the Chamber Singers among other entertainment that after noon.

Special thanks to Jeral Rainwater, Bob McKee, Donna Mae Jerrerd, Les Mahon, Nate Kintz, John Mansell, Tyler Miller, Charlie Gulley, BJ Stinson, Mike Davis, Raulie Weber, and Steve Laakso


Each Gillette Rotary is the catalyst for delivering dictionaries to all of Campbell Counties third graders.  Here Nate Kintz of Gillette Rotary is joined by Energy Rotary's Chris Shelledy at Sunflower Elementary!


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...