Speaker Date Topic
City & County Election Staff Oct 22, 2021 6:45 AM
Non-partisan explanation of 11/2/21 ballot issues

Speakers scheduled to appear are County Commissioners Zach Brown and Joe Skinner, and from the city of Bozeman, Commissioner Terry Cunningham and Fire Chief (and club member) Josh Waldo.

Josh Waldo Chief Josh Waldo is the Fire Chief in Bozeman, MT, a positon he has held since August 2015.  Prior to his arrival in Bozeman, Chief Waldo served as the Deputy Fire Chief in Oak Ridge, TN and the Fire Chief of the Marlow Volunteer Fire Department in Clinton, TN.  Chief Waldo was the 2017 Center for Public Safety Excellence Ambassador of the Year and 2013 Tennessee Fire Educator of the Year.    Chief Waldo holds a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Kentucky University.  

Terry Cunningham Terry Cunningham is one of five Bozeman City Commissioners, serving a four-year term that began in 2018. He was appointed Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore in 2021. In the past year, Terry has published Red Mountain Pass, a novel set in the Ouray / Telluride area, and released a country music song: Speaker of the House. He enjoys hiking, running, skiing and biking on area trails and slopes with his wife Laura and his two dogs Seamus and Maeve.

Zach Brown Zach Brown grew up in Gallatin County; he lived in the Story Hills until the third grade and then moved into Bozeman city limits for the remainder of his childhood. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Montana in 2013. From 2014 to 2020,  He lives in Bozeman with his wife Alice Buckley and their two rescue dogs, Norman and Wanda. 

Joe Skinner Commissioner Skinner is a life long resident of Gallatin County.  He has been married to JoJo for 42 years.  They have two sons – Luke and Jake.  Joe was involved in a successful agricultural operation for 25 years raising seed potatoes, alfalfa and beef cattle.  Joe is an advocate of conservation practices and has experimented with and implemented alternative grazing systems and riparian management practices.  He graduated from Manhattan High School and received a B.S. degree in Fish & Wildlife Management from MSU.

 
Andrea Lawrence & Brittany Eilers - Thrive Oct 29, 2021 6:45 AM
Thrive and the CAP Program
Thrive and the CAP Program

Andrea is a Montana native who graduated from MSU with a BS in Applied Psychology. Currently the CAP Coordinator for Gallatin High School and Chief Joseph Middle School, Andrea has worked as the assistant to the director of MSU’s Women’s Center, as a CAP mentor, and most recently as Thrive’s intern. She is passionate about helping others and is excited to be joining the Thrive family. When she’s not working, you will find Andrea cross-country skiing, reading, quilting, and spending time with her cats, Louis and Hugh.

Brittany has a passion for working to strengthen families and provide opportunities for children. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for 15 years and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Cal Poly. She has volunteered with CAP, Befrienders, Alzheimer’s Association of Montana, Leadership Bozeman, and the Bozeman Public Library. In her free time, you’ll find her hiking local trails with her husband, reading, cheering on her favorite college football teams, puzzling, birding, and exploring the great state of Montana.

Thrive provides families with the resources, tools, and support to raise healthy, successful children. In their talk, Andrea & Brittany will give an overview of Thrive, sharing its mission, programs, and community impact. They will highlight the school-based mentoring program, Child Advancement Project (CAP), discussing what it is, how it works to support local children, the adaptations it made during the pandemic, and why the connections it fosters are more important than ever.

 

 

 

Rotary Foundation Month - Foundation Committee Nov 05, 2021 6:45 AM
Jacy Conradt of Reach, Inc Nov 12, 2021 6:45 AM
How Reach provides housing, supported living, employment, and transportation services to its clients
How Reach provides housing, supported living, employment, and transportation services to its clients

Jacy Conradt joined Reach Inc., as the Community Relations and Development Director in September of 2020. Reach is a local, private, non-profit organization that’s been providing services to adults with developmental disabilities since 1974. Our mission is to empower the people we serve to attain their individual goals and aspirations. Her extensive background includes communications, community relations, and fundraising for nonprofits in the healthcare field. Her goals are to grow and expand visibility in the community for the adults served by the nonprofit.

Jacy is a Montana native and graduate of Montana State University. When she’s not at work, she can be found cooking, reading, camping, or being entertained by her black cat, Owen Meany. She enjoys the outdoors year-round, as well as spending time with friends and family.

 

Bridget Kevane, Montana State University Nov 19, 2021 6:45 AM
Bienvenidos Program
Brad Luddin Dec 03, 2021 6:45 AM
First Descents Kayaking Program
Dr. John Seifert - MSU Exercise Science Professor Dec 17, 2021
Preparing for Ski Season
Kristy Buckley - President - Bozeman Noon Rotary Jan 07, 2022 6:45 AM
Update of Noon Club Activities
Zack Strong - Animal Welfare Institute Jan 14, 2022 6:45 AM

Zack is Senior Staff Attorney with the Terrestrial Wildlife division

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Exec Director McCall Flynn, MT Board of Public Ed Jan 21, 2022 6:45 AM
Role of the Board of Public Education
Role of the Board of Public Education

The Board of Public Education has the authority under Article X, Section 9 of the Montana Constitution to exercise general supervision over elementary and secondary public schools in Montana. Its mission is to supervise, serve, maintain, and strengthen Montana’s system of free quality public education. I’ll briefly discuss the roles and responsibilities of the Board of Public Education, how we work closely with the Office of Public Instruction and our education partners, and how our constitutional authority works in tandem with that of our local school district board of trustees. At the end of the day, it is my hope that Rotarians will learn more generally about the Board of Public Education and the education landscape in Montana.

McCall Flynn began her career as Executive Director of the Board of Public Education on January 6, 2021. As an Anaconda native and graduate of Carroll College in Helena, Ms. Flynn comes to this role after previously serving eight years under Governor Steve Bullock. Beginning in 2013, Ms. Flynn worked in numerous capacities, such as Project Manager, Policy Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, and finally as Education Policy Advisor.

Ms. Flynn has worked extensively with legislators and legislative staff, the Office of Public Instruction, members of the Montana Public Education Coalition, and other education stakeholders. Ms. Flynn places a high value on the importance of public education in Montana and has the unique perspective to work collaboratively with others to enhance and continue the good work that has already been done. Ms. Flynn currently resides in Helena, MT where she has lived since 2009.

Beth Saboe - American Prairie Reserve Jan 28, 2022 6:45 AM
Marna Daley - US Forest Service Feb 04, 2022 6:45 AM
Fire Issues in Montana
Dan Mont - Center for Inclusive Policy Feb 11, 2022 6:45 AM
David Strohmaier - Missoula Commissioner Feb 18, 2022 6:45 AM
Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority
Rotary International Month Presentation Feb 25, 2022 6:45 AM
Jackie Haines & Paul Reichert - Business Issues Mar 04, 2022 6:45 AM
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