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Gillette

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We meet Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Chophouse
113 S Gillette Ave
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

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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!

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