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RAISE A GLASS TO RAISE A COMMUNITY!
After a year of hibernation, the Rotary Great Bear Festival is back! Your Flathead Valley Rotary Clubs are excited to present the 4th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival in Kalispell’s Depot Park, August 7 from 4 - 9:30pm. Puchase tickets here:  Great Bear Tickets

In 2019, 2,300 residents and visitors enjoyed a beautiful summer evening in downtown Kalispell, sampling local and regional beers, hard ciders, wines, and food. With sponsorship support from local businesses and private donors, the 3rd Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival raised over $50,000 for local and global charitable projects.
 
We would be honored to have your support for the 4th Annual Rotary Great Bear Festival.

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 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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Service Above Self

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Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Gateway Community Center Suite 26
The Gathering Place
1203 Hwy 2 W
Kalispell, MT 59901
United States of America
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