Seeking Teens for 2021-22 Youth Exchange Travel

Bozeman Sunrise and Bozeman Noon Clubs are now accepting applications (now through October 8, 2020) for outbound Youth Exchange travel for the academic year 2021-22. Information on outbound travel, costs, requirements and the experience can be found at THIS WEBSITE 
This most recent school year, one of our students who visited France is Viviana Balyeat, and here is what youth exchange meant to her
Please share this information with friends and parents you know whose teen is a freshmen through junior in high school. Applications are due by OCTOBER 8, 2020.
Seeking Teens for 2021-22 Youth Exchange Travel 2020-09-16 06:00:00Z 0

Centennial Pavilion Dedicated Sept 19

Commemorating 100 Years of Rotary in Bozeman, both local Rotary Clubs celebrated by dedicating a new pavilion to Glen Lake Rotary Park and thanked Rotarians from multiple generations for their service and stewardship. Watch the ceremony here.
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Continuing Homeless Support

Sunrise Rotary members are preparing to continue providing necessary support to homeless kids in our school system at the end of this month. Instead of bringing physical food to our meetings, members can pledge funds to the school district homeless student department (through Anna Edwards) providing gift cards to area grocery stores. If you can help, ask our club Treasurer, Gene Gaines, to 'add it to your bill'.
Continuing Homeless Support 2020-08-04 06:00:00Z 0

Send-Off Party for Ana

If you would like to say Goodbye to Ana Taborianski (exchange student from Brazil hosted by the Bozeman Noon Rotary Club), her going-away party is Thursday August 13 at Lindley Park from 5:30-8:00pm. Please RSVP ahead of time if you plan to come and enjoy Brazilian-made ribs and food, courtesy of Ana. Reach out to Pam Bredberg at, 406-539-2748
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Glen Lake Rotary Park Upgrades 2020-04-30 06:00:00Z 0

Fix Up Festival 2020

In order to be compliant of local health regulations and keep both homeowner and volunteers safe, the 2020 Fix-Up Festival event will morph into what we call the 'Roof Over Your Head' event. Instead of adopter teams working on the interiors of approved homes, our Fix-Up team is selecting specific projects that emphasize roof repairs as top priority. Watch for an update in coming weeks as to HOW MANY roofs will be repaired/replaced, and our generous sponsors who continue to fund our efforts. If you would like to provide funds to cover roofing materials and labor to complete a roof or two, email Cathi Simonson at
Thanks to this year's Sponsors to date:
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New Year of RYLA for 2020

With a new year comes a new opportunity for this years' freshmen students to consider one of our hallmark teen leadership programs, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award)
District 5390, which encompasses all clubs in Montana, hosts its annual RYLA camp June 28 - July 2 at Luccock Park in the Paradise Valley near Pine Creek  Local Rotary clubs can recommend and select dozens of students statewide to participate in workshops, interactive programming, training and hands-on activities to help them become better communicators and leaders, as the first stage in their development as future Interactors, Rotaractors and eventual Rotarians.
Applications are being accepted now through the spring, so if any club members know of a deserving freshmen in any of our local high schools, or are home schooled, reach out to Laura Kuntz (Youth Services chair).  Recruiting and selecting RYLA candidates is yet another example of a joint-venture being implemented between members of both our Bozeman Noon and Bozeman Sunrise Rotary members.
Pictured below are 2019 BSRC-selected attendees (left pic) Alexis Holton and Ethan Gilpin, and right side, Brynn Tate and Alexis Holton
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Sunrise Rotary YouTube Channel 2019-09-27 06:00:00Z 0

Weekly Meals on Wheels

** Amended - see weekly e-bulletin for temporary changes to our weekly duties **
Part of our community service charitable efforts, performed on a weekly basis, is through our support of Meals on Wheels.  Sign-ups for Tuesdays will be done with paper sheets but also available on these Sign-Up genius links
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Meet our Honorary Members

For ACTIVE members new to Sunrise Rotary, we wanted to educate you on what distinguishes an active member like yourself from a members whose status is called HONORARY. 
What is an honorary member, who are they, and how did they get to be Honorary in our club?
From Rotary International's membership definition 
"Honorary membership is used to recognize people who have distinguished themselves by meritorious service and embody Rotary ideals, or those considered friends of Rotary for their support of Rotary's causes. They are exempt from paying RI dues, have no vote in Rotary matters, are not eligible to hold any club office, and are not included in a club's membership numbers."  Any club member can propose an Honorary member, but granting this request is a board decision/vote.
An ACTIVE member pays dues, is expected to participate in club functions and attend weekly breakfast meetings, and does have a vote in club business.
Our club currently has 7 honorary members, all of whom were, at one time, active members serving the club in service. Here they are and their backgrounds.
Meet our Honorary Members 2019-03-01 07:00:00Z 0

Fix-Up Festival Another Great Success

Here is a snippet from KBZK showcasing just one of the homes we helped Fix-Up this past Saturday September 22, 2018.  We truly want to thank all these fine companies for their support of this 9th annual event
Fix-Up Festival Another Great Success 2018-09-01 06:00:00Z 0

Newest Members in 2019

Welcome our newest inducted members here in 2019.  Left to right, Nancy MacBride (Buffalo Restoration - classification ACCOUNTING), Tom Anderson (Retired DENTIST), Jerry Awe (Awe Financial - classification FINANCIAL PLANNER), and Abby Turner (Children's Museum of Bozeman - Classification CHILDRENS MUSEUM).
Of special note, we now have the very first (in our club's history) 3 members from the same family.  Bill MacBride, wife Nancy, and daughter Abby Turner. Also, Tom is brother of BSRC member Bill Anderson, and Jerry Awe is father of club president, Sydney Awe Rick. Thanks everyone for keeping it all in the family.
Newest Members in 2019 2018-06-26 06:00:00Z 0

Member Directory in Rotary App

Members keep asking what's the easiest way to get access to member info including name, photo, email, cell and address info? For smartphone users, Clubrunner has built an app for both the Android and iOS operating systems. For Android devices, GET IT HERE.
For Apple iPhone fans, GET IT HERE
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