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                         Rotary Year 2009-10            October, 2009            Vocational Service Month

                         Rotary District 5390, Montana

                         MONTANA MEANDERINGS FROM THE ROTARY TRAIL

                             Wow!, did sum-                          I have             The district as-
                         mer go away or                              only a        sembly is upon us in
                         what!! Oh, that's                           hand full     Great Falls on the 23
Special points of
                         right mid October                           of club       and 24th. You can
interest:
                         is suppose to be                            visits to     still register online
• GSE—time to apply      fall. I'm very happy                        finish        and maybe get the
  for exchange with      to see Hunting                                   now.     Rotary rate at the
  District in Brazil
                         season just around        District Governor      My       Heritage Inn. I would
• Leadership Academy
                         the corner and the        Mark Finnicum          goal
  student recognized                                                               love to see as many
                                                   Rotary Club of
• District Assembly      fall colors all round.    Great Falls            was      leaders and future
  just days away
                         Going from White Sul-                            to       club leaders attend as
• One Interact Club
  includes 25% of its    phur Springs to Man-       be done by the first           possible. Please make
  high school students   hattan today, I had a      snowfall.... Well, al-         every effort to attend.
                         nice herd of elk cross     most. Ladies and               We will have allot of
                         in front of me. That       gents, I am again just         fun and learn a lot
                         was so nice to see.        amazed of the scope            about growing and
                         Did I mention that I       and quantity of pro-           running a club. It is
                         got my antelope al-        jects that are getting         an honor and privi-
                         ready—with my car.         accomplished within            lege to serve as your
                         The car just got out       our district. Thank            district governor.
                         of the shop after hav-     you and congratula-
Inside this
issue:
                         ing $2000 in repairs.      tions to all on what           Thank You,
                         But, my car looks          we are doing for the           Mark
Club News          2
                         really nice and new        local and interna-
                         again.                     tional people.
DSG Money          2
Available

Peace Park         3
Summary
                         DISTRICT ASSEMBLY JUST AROUND THE BEND
GSE Applicants     3
being requested             With the 2009 Dis-      paying by check,               the upper left corner
                         trict Assembly sched-      bring your check with          of the page.
What is the Zone   4
                         uled to start on Fri-      you and make it out                While an assembly
Institute?
                         day evening, October       to Rotary District             is usually thought of
Membership         5     23rd, you might            5390. The Agenda               as being for officers,
Report
                         think it is too late to    for the Assembly is            any Rotary club mem-
Club/District      6     register. Nope!! You       posted on the district         ber can benefit from
Events                   can still go on line,      web site. Just click           attending and learn-
                         register and pay if        on the 2009 Assem-             ing more about our
                         using a credit card. If    bly event and look in          great organization.
                                      The 5390 Roundup                                                            Page 2



                                      HAVE CLUB, WILL SERVE
                                          The Rotary Club of          The Rotary Club of       cook-off with 22 teams
                                      Red Lodge (like several     Big Sky celebrated their     participating. The
                                      other clubs around our      5th anniversary with         $15,000 raised will
                                      district) have been try-    family and friends at an     benefit the Polson
                                      ing to sneak a highway      outdoor deck party on        Youth Soccer Associa-
                                      clean-up day in be-         September 16th. Assis-       tion. The raffle was a
                                      tween early snow            tant Governor and            good fundraiser and
                                      storms. A printed           DGND Daryl Hansen            offered a top prize of
                                      “rumor” said there was      helped President Wendy       110 bottles of wine or
                                      $11 for beer for those      Rogers present Paul          1/2 of a beef OR $1000
The Rotary Club of Polson held        participating in the Oc-    Harris awards to             in cash or $1500 in
their annual Chili event and raised
over $15,000 which this year will
                                      tober cleanup. A big-       George MacDonald and         groceries.
benefit the Polson Youth Soccer       ger budget may not          Bill and Linda Davis.
                                                                                                  The Rotary Club of
Association.                          help the weather; but,
                                                                     The Rotary Club of        Great Falls has a new
                                      it might attract more
                                                                  Polson had a very suc-       roof on the new bath
                                      garbage pickers. ☺
                                                                  cessful annual chili         house at (cont. p. 4)


                                      DISTRICT SIMPLIFIED GRANT MONEY ROUNDED UP
                                          When Rotarians in       mum value of $995.           reports on last year’s
    DISTRICT TRIVIA
                                      our District donate to      This will allow up to 16     grants and that delays
                                      the Rotary Foundation,      grants in that maxi-         receiving money for the
                                      the District receives a     mum amount to be             current year.
      What City was
                                      portion of the total        given to clubs so they           If your club has an
   home to the first                  amount three years          can partially fund vari-     eligible project, now is
                                      later. This Rotary year     ous service projects.        the time to apply for a
   District Governor
                                      we have received                While we would nor-      2009-10 DSG. Forms
       for Montana                    enough back to have a       mally be distributing        are available on the dis-
      Rotary Clubs?
                                      fund for District Simpli-   this money earlier in        trict web site. Contact
                                      fied Grants in the          the year, there were         DSG Chair Marilyn Mor-
                                      amount of $16,516.          several clubs who were       ris for additional infor-
                                      Each DSG has a maxi-        late in filing their final   mation.


                                      5390 Young’ns—Interact & Youth Exchange

                                         Interact has been in     rapidly in the few years         When letters home
                                      high schools in Mon-        since its charter is the     from our Youth Ex-
                                      tana on and off since at    Interact Club of White-      change students and
                                      least the 1970s. It re-     hall High School. They       made available, it is
                                      appeared with enthusi-      currently have 49 mem-       nice to let you, the Ro-
                                      asm after our District      bers which is 25% of         tarians, know what kind
                                      adopted a successful        the student body. Club       of experiences they are
                                      RYLA program. The           members and their par-       having in their host
Seven of the eight charter members    half-dozen clubs will       ents will be hosted at a     country. Here is an up-
of the Rotary Club of Big Sky. They
                                      hopefully have new sis-     dinner by the Whitehall      date from Nolan
celebrated the 5th anniversary of
the club in September.                ter clubs soon. One         Rotary Club on October       Schmidt, sponsored by
                                      club that has grown         26th.                        Bozeman (cont p. 4)
Rotary Year 2009-10                                                                                            Page 3



77TH PEACE PARK ASSEMBLY HELD IN WATERTON
    Each year since the     great programs with         ized the gathering of
early 1930s, Rotarians      varied and interesting      thirty-three Youth Ex-
from Alberta, Canada        speakers. This year,        change students who
and Montana gather at       presentations were          are visiting in Alberta
Waterton or Glacier Na-     made by Martha              and Montana. Those
tional Park to celebrate    McManus, a Rotary           from Montana repre-
                                                                                     Thirty-three Youth Exchange stu-
the first International     World Peace Fellow,         sented three different       dents from Montana and Alberta
Peace Park in the world.    Professor George Mel-       continents and 10 dif-       joined Rotarians at the Peace Park
It was through the ef-      nyk, one of the foun-       ferent countries, in-        Saturday banquet.

forts of Rotarians that     ders of the Consortium      cluding Kyrgyzstan.
the Peace Park came         for Peace Studies, and          The 2010 Assembly
into being.                 Mike Colasurdo, Rotary      will be held at Many
    In addition to being    International Director      Glacier on September
a perfect time to renew     Treasurer.                  10-12. It will also be
friendships, the Peace          Four Alberta Rota-      the 100th anniversary
Park Assembly offers        ract members organ-         for Glacier Park.
                                                                                     The group, Wings of Harmony
                                                                                     entertained Rotarians after dinner
                                                                                     at the National Cowboy Museum.
ZONE INSTITUTE HELD IN OKLAHOMA CITY                                                 Over $3000 was donated by Ro-
                                                                                     tarians to help support the pro-
    Never heard of a        with full-time in the       We were “released”           gram that keeps the group going.
Zone Institute? Unless      class room learning         from the hotel on Fri-
you are in line to be-      about the various as-       day evening for a little
come a District Gover-      pects of being a DG.        fun time at the National
nor, it probably would      Since none of us left       Cowboy Museum and
not come up in a Ro-        the room screaming in       entertained by a Will
tary conversion. Each       terror, it looks like we    Rogers buff and the
fall, these gatherings      will stay the course.       glorious voices of a
are held in our Rotary          The second two          group called the Wings
Zone to begin the train-    days involved a number      of Harmony. Behind
ing process for Gover-      of very informative ses-    those strong clear
nor Elects and Gover-       sions on Foundation,        voices are stories of
nor Nominees. The           Polio, the Peace Scholar    tattered lives stitched      Rotary International President
                                                                                     Elect, Ray Klinginsmith gave
current District Gover-     program, Membership         back together with the       words of encouragement to Gover-
nors also attend. The       and other pertinent         help of a young man          nor elects and their spouses dur-
first two days are filled   topics and concerns.        who gave up (cont. p 4)      ing the Zone meeting.


                                                                                             Web Site Hint

GROUP STUDY EXCHANGE—LOOKING FOR A TEAM TO BRAZIL                                      Want to introduce

                                                                                       someone to the Basics
   Are you a Rotarian       profession in the north     tions are available on
                            Sao Paulo, Brazil area.     the District web site un-      of Rotary? Go to the
who speaks Portu-
guese? Perhaps you              Our district is seek-   der the Group Study Ex-        District Web site and
know a young non-           ing applicants for team     change section on the          open the center story
Rotary business person      leader and team mem-        left side column or from
                                                                                       on Rotary in Cyberspace
between the ages of 25      bers for the 2010 GSE       the center story on GSE.
and 40 who would love       team to Brazil. The         Contact Beth Ihle or Julie     then click on the link
the opportunity to          team will be going in       Ann Schmidt for more           for Rotary Basics.
learn more about their      late spring. Applica-       information.
                                      The 5390 Roundup                                                              Page 4



                                     Rotary Young’ns, continued from page 2
                                     Sunrise. He is spend-         who really want to talk to   break then 2 hours of
                                     ing his year abroad in        me. I just made a couple     sport. I met with my Ro-
                                     Austria.                      guy friends this week but    tary club yesterday for
                                                                   still have more girl-        the first time. We ex-
                                     “I just started school last
                                                                   friends. I think the most    changed flags and ate at
                                     week (September) and it
                                                                   interesting thing for me     a fancy restaurant. Ro-
                                     has been pretty good. I'm
                                                                   about school is that they    tary here starts at 7 PM
                                     in the class 6B which is a
                                                                   have religion class. The     and goes till 9. I'm plan-
                                     grade lower than most
                                                                   class is for the catholic    ning on taking a trip to
                                     people my age are. I
                                                                   faith and is for everyone.   Graz this weekend to
                                     don't understand much of
The reflecting pool at the Okla-
                                                                   You don't have to go if      meet another exchange
                                     what the teachers are
homa City Bombing memorial—                                        you don't want to but        student for his birthday.
many Rotarians attending the         saying but they are all
                                                                   most people do. Today        I'm making all the ar-
Zone training made this a priority   very nice to me. My class-
place to visit.                                                    was a 10 hour day of         rangements with Rotary
                                     mates are mainly girls
                                                                   school! We had five          so I can go.”
                                     who are the only ones
                                                                   classes then 3 hours of
   World Interact Week,
         Nov. 2-8                    Zone Institute, continued from page 3

Interact Clubs are                   a career on Broadway          been through, twin           gang. A Rotarian
encouraged to complete               to return to Oklahoma         brothers in the group        started a hat around
service projects during              City and lead this            had been abandoned as        the room and in a short
this week as well as                 promising group. To                                        time over $2000 was
                                                                   infants by their drug
using the media to
advertise their events               give you an idea of           addicted mother. For         collected to support
and projects.                        what some of these            others, it was a way to      them. Who says service
                                     young people have             escape the grip of a         has to be complicated?
Interact began in 1962
in Melbourne, Florida                Club News, Continued from page 2
and is now in 132
countries.                           Camp Rotary thanks in         event will benefit the       ounce Krugerand. For
                                     big part to Bill Knick        Opportunity Resources        more information or to
                                     and Kurt Baltrusch. A         and is organized by the      order tickets, call 261-
    Leadership Academy                                                                          0047.
 Student Receives Praise             lot of sweat equity has       New Members Commit-
                                     been donated by Rotari-       tee. The buy-in is $100          The Rotary Club of
Leadership Academy Web               ans and their families        and the ultimate winner
Master Harriett Schloer
                                                                                                Livingston will be us-
                                     to upgrade the camp.          goes home with $1000.        ing the Iron Lung to
has recognized Bigfork
Rotarian Clint Walker                The club will be holding                                   promote polio aware-
                                                                       The Rotary Club of
for his exceptionally                a joint meeting with the                                   ness during the Novem-
good paper from course                                             Evergreen will hold
                                     local Lions on October                                     ber 7th Livingston
#1. She said, “Your                                                their annual Fall Fest
students are doing                   20th and the featured                                      Health Care’s Fall
                                                                   Wine Tasting on No-
well. They are ahead                 speaker will be MSU-                                       Health Festival. The
of all other districts
                                                                   vember 6th from 6 to 9
                                     Northern Chancellor,                                       Festival runs from 7 AM
in getting their work                                              PM at the Buffalo Hill
completed and they’ve                Frank Trocki.                                              to 1 PM.
                                                                   Golf Course. Tickets
done outstanding work.                                                                              Their Cowboys &
                                        The Rotary Club of         are $75 per couple or
One of them, Clint
                                     Missoula will hold their      $40 for a single. There      Cabernet event is tenta-
Walker, wrote and
incredible research                  Old West Poker Fest on        will be hors d’oeuvres       tively scheduled for No-
paper that I will be                 October 23rd at 6:00          to complement the            vember 20th. Proceeds
using in Course #1 as                                                                           help send students to
part of the curriculum               PM at the Press Box.          wine, auction items,
starting next year.”                 This Texas Hold’em            and a raffle for a one-      RYLA and maintain Ro-
                                                                                                tary Depot Park.
     Rotary Year 2009-10                                                                                                                                                  Page 5



     Club Membership and Foundation Giving




                          # Mem.
SEPTEMBER 2009             Start of    # New      # Members # Mem. End Meetings Av g. %                            # Mem. Start    # New    # Members # Mem. End Meetings Av g. %
                           Month      Members        lost        of Month   Held   Attend.                           of Month     Members      lost     of Month   Held    Attend.
AREA 1 Nancy Manning                                                                         AREA 6 - Daryl Hansen
Kalispell Daybreak           71          0            0            71        4       82      Big Sky                   18            1          0         19        5        50
Kalispell                   123                                    123      NR       NR      Bozeman                   119           0          3         116       5        41
Libby                        47          0            1            46        3       50      Bozeman Sunrise           81            0          0         81        4        73
Whitefish                    77          1            3            75        5       NR      Livingston                56            0          1         55        5        49
                                                                                             Manhattan                 24                                 24        NR      NR
AREA 2 Joanne Knutson
Bigfork                      41          0            0            41        5       60      AREA 7 - John Stew art
Columbia Falls               15          0            0            15       NR       64      Laurel                    25            0          1         24        5        75
Evergreen                    17          0            0            17        5       98      Red Lodge                 46            0          1         45        4        53
Polson                       76          0            0            76        5       51      Billings                  233           0          2         231       3        49
                                                                                             Billings Sunrise           5            0          0          5        4        60
AREA 3 - Dave Kinsey                                                                         Billings West             79            0          1         78        4        52
Hamilton                     38          1            1            38        3       57
Missoula                    176          3            0            179       5       41      AREA 8 - Rick Evans
Missoula Centennial          10                                    10       NR       NR      Big Sandy                 18            1          0         19        3        33
Missoula Sunrise             72          3            0            75        5       63      Chester                    5                                  5        NR      NR
Philipsburg                  38                                    38       NR       NR      Great Falls               87            0          0         87        5        52
                                                                                             Great Falls Morning       10                                 10        NR      NR
AREA 4 - Ed Shaw                                                                             Havre                     31                                 31        NR      NR
Anaconda                     18          1            0            19        5       58      AREA 9 - Tom Reynolds
Butte                        41                                    41       NR       NR      Lew istow n               53            1          0         54        3        46
Dillon                       26                                    26       NR       NR      Malta                     13                                 13        NR      NR
Tw in Bridges                19          0            0            19        4       83      Roundup                    9                                  9        NR      NR
Whitehall                    24          1            0            25        3       77
                                                                                             AREA 10-Carl Ernst
AREA 5 - Paul Bray & Bill Kearns                                                             Miles City                25            0          0         25        5        62
Deer Lodge                   36          0            0            36        4       42      Glendive                  19                                 19        NR      NR
Helena                       77          0            0            77        5       43
Helena Sunrise               17                                    17       NR       NR                                956           3         9          950
Tow nsend                    40          0            1            39        4       51      TOTALS                   2002          13         15        2000
White Sulphur Springs        18                                    18       NR       NR
                               1046          10             6        1050
                                                                                   65% OF CLUBS REPORTED FOR SEPTEMBER, UP FROM 56% IN AUGUST


FOUNDATION CONTRIBUTIONS 2009-10, as of September 30, 2009
Goal $117,800           Received $12,269.72                     % Achieved 10
Clubs Pledged 26        2009-10 Restricted Giving $58,225.50                                 Total District Contributions: $70,495.22
                                                                                             Goal 2008-09 $144,735 w ith 39 clubs pledging
                                   Rotary District 5390, Montana                THE FOUR-WAY TEST
                                                                              Of the things we think, do,
                                   Mark Finnicum, District Governor
                                   1515 1st Avenue North                                or say:
                                   Great Falls, MT 59401
                                                                                   Is it the TRUTH?
                                   Phone: 406-868-7956
                                   E-mail: markfinnicum@gmail.com
                                                                              Is it FAIR to All Concerned?
                                                                              Will it Build GOODWILL and
                                                                                 BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
                                                                              Will it be BENEFICIAL to All
                                                                                       Concerned?




                            District Officers, 2009-10                        Remember to submit items
               District Governor: Mark Finnicum, Great Falls                  for the District Newsletter
              District Governor Elect: Dave Kinsey, Missoula                  to the Editor by the 10th of
           District Governor Nominee: Arlene Weber, Whitehall                 each month.
     District Governor Nominee Designee: Daryl Hansen, Livingston
         District Foundation Chair: Mark Frisby, IPDG, Bozeman
           District Secretary/Treasurer: Ellen Robison, Billings              More information is available
                                                                              at montanarotary.org or at
                       Web, Newsletter: Arlene Weber
                                                                              rotary.org.




                                 District/Club Event Corral

                                 OCTOBER                              Falls
                                 23-24 District Assembly in Great     To Be Scheduled:
                                       Falls                             Our GSE Team selection for Brazil
                                 23    Missoula Old West Poker Fest      District Foundation Dinners
                                 NOVEMBER
                                 2-8 World Interact Week
   Still time to register                                             If your club is having an event you
   for the Assembly on           6    Evergreen Fall Wine Tasting     would like everyone to know about,
   the District web site
   under District Events.
                                 7    Great Falls Harvest Howl        send information to Arlene by the 10th
                                      Whitefish—Spirit of Whitefish   of the month to have it posted here.
                                       Dinner, Auction & Awards
                                                                                    Trivia Answer
                                 JANUARY 2010
                                                                                       Well, pardner, the
                                 22 Whitehall Annual Casino Night
                                                                                       first DG for Montana
Attending PETS—                  FEBRUARY 2010                                         came from down in
what a great way to              25-28 PETS in Denver                                  Denver, Colorado,
meet fellow club PEs                                                                   before our state bor-
and prepare for my                                                                     der became the dis-
year as club president!          MAY 2010
                                                                                       trict boundary.
                                 7-9 District Conference, Great

				
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