Our Club Stories
WE RAISED A GLASS TO RAISE A COMMUNITY!
After a year of hibernation, the Rotary Great Bear Festival came back strong! Your Flathead Valley Rotary Clubs thank those who attended, our vendors and our generous sponsors for making GBF 2021 a success. We hope to see you all back in 2022.
 
 
The Flathead business community is known for its generosity to local causes. We appreciate our Great Bear Title Sponsor, Toyota, our Grizzly Bear Sponsor, Bay Equity, and the many local businesses who sponosored at the Brown Bear, Black Bear, Cub and VIP levels. Rotary’s mission is Service Above Self. Together, we make a difference!
WHAT IS A Tippy Tap?  A light-hearted name for simple devices that significantly reduce the spread of deadly diseases. It’s a simple hands-free device for handwashing in areas without running water. A container up to 5 liters fitted with a plastic syringe to “tap” a small flow of water. Soap is hung from the water container, and dirty water is captured for disposal in a basin below. A group of concerned Guatemalan citizens “Los Buenos Vecinos” (The Good Neighbors) are improving the health of their communities by making and installing Tippy Taps - practical, affordable, sustainable handwash stations - and teaching WASH (water, sanitation, hygiene) protocols.
 
Studies show that daily use of Tippy Taps combined with WASH training reduces influenza and diarrhea by 47%. Diarrhea is the cause of most malnutrition and the highest cause of death in children under 10 yrs. 74% of Mayan children have chronic malnutrition. COVID-19 makes handwashing more urgent than ever.
 
Please join Rotary Clubs in Flathead Valley and across Montana to help Los Buenos Vecinos supply lifesaving Tippy Taps, towels, soap, and WASH training for 750 school children in the coastal highlands of Guatemala. BONUS MATCH!! An enthusiastic Rotarian has pledged to add $2,500 when our tally hits $3,000. Let’s do this!!
 
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Payable to Los Buenos Vecinos / 1150 Nucleus Ave. Columbia Falls, MT 59912
 
Los Buenos Vecinos is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, EIN 85-3478722.
Your donation is tax-deductible as allowed by current tax law.
 
Thank You Very Much!
The Board met and recommended to the Contributions Committee that the Rotary Club of Kalispell provide a Memorial Day lunch to the Flathead COVID-19 Emergency Shelter, which provides space for families and individuals to shelter in place in accordance with public health recommendations. With help from Women Who Wine, 50 meals from Rotary Corporate Member Shawna and Willie Steele and their DeSoto Grille were delivered to the Shelter for a memorable day of honoring those who gave their all for our freedom.   
The Club took time to honor its own at our regular meeting. Custom made caricatures were given to Mark Rohweder and Scott Williams for their "above and beyond Service Above Self."
Scott has led the highly visible and impactful Youth Rotary Basketball program for our club for Twenty-Two Years. This program serves up to 1000 annually and is the principal entry-level basketball program in the Flathead Valley. Mark Rohweder is the visionary and Chair for the Great Bear Festival. 2019 was the 3rd Annual festival and netted local clubs $50,000 for Rotary projects. Well done, Rotarians!
 
 
 

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Kalispell

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Gateway Community Center Suite 26
The Gathering Place
1203 Hwy 2 W
Kalispell, MT 59901
United States of America
We are now using a hybrid in-person/Zoom format for meetings. Visitors, please scroll up and click on Contact Us if you would like to sign up for in-person or get the Zoom information. Food service currently unavailable but feel free to brown bag.
 
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Upcoming Events
Speakers
Cherilyn DeVries
Sep 23, 2021 12:00 PM
Extremism in the Flathead Valley
Michah Hill, Superintendent
Sep 30, 2021 12:00 PM
School District 5
Jon Cuthbertson, Daybreak Member & General Mgr
Oct 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Montana Environmental Lab
Scout Troop 1933 Boys and Girls
Oct 14, 2021 12:00 PM
Update on Activities and Popcorn Sales
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