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Welcome to our Club!

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Market Place Building, Town Center Sales Office
33 Lone Peak Drive - above Rocks
Unit #204
Big Sky, MT 59716
United States of America
We will meet via web video conference until further notice.
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Secretary
President Elect
Treasurer
Rotary Foundation, The
 
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Ross Pfohl Branch Manager
Aug 11, 2020 5:45 PM
Big Sky Businesses and the Effects of Covid
Abigail King- Executive Director
Aug 18, 2020 5:45 PM
Jack Creek Preserve Foundation
Lori Addicks
Aug 25, 2020 5:45 PM
TBD
EJ Porth
Sep 01, 2020 5:45 PM
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Home Page Stories

Potential club members are everywhere. But to get them to join Rotary, clubs must use creativity and imagination, says Past RI President Cliff Dochterman.

"Rotary International leaders keep emphasizing membership growth and extension because Rotary's very survival depends on it," says Dochterman, a member of the Rotary Club of Moraga, California, USA, and author of The ABCs of Rotary, a resource for new members. "If Rotary is to grow, we all must take action."

Dochterman believes clubs can thrive by seeking new members, retaining current ones, and sponsoring new clubs in the community. He offers the following tips:

Seeking new members

Clubs must have a specific plan in place, says Dochterman.

  • Use a team approach. Teams should have several members who meet with qualified business and professional leaders to discuss the benefits of joining Rotary.
  • Set aside one club meeting per month to be a "visitor day," to which all club members would invite a friend or prospective member.
  • Seek out natural prospects, including Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholars, Rotaractors, and Group Study Exchange (GSE) team members.
Rotary Fellowships Month - Make New Friends Around the World

ImageRotary Fellowships Month - June is designated as “Rotary Fellowships Month” by the RI Board to recognize the importance of international fellowship and good will among Rotarians with similar recreational interests, vocations, and health and medical issue-oriented interests, to promote increased participation in fellowships and increase understanding of this program. The RI Board encourages fellowships groups to highlight activities through projects, activities, and events in celebration of “Rotary Fellowships Month” in June.

“Fellowship is wonderful; it illuminates life’s pathway, spreads good cheer, and is worth high price.”

  -Rotary Founder Paul Harris

Rotary Fellowships History

May is Youth Services Month when Rotary Clubs of the world give special emphasis to programs which serve children and young people.
It's time to sponsor programs for Interact/Rotaract Clubs and awareness campaigns about the problems and needs for survival of future generations.
Big Sky Rotary is thrilled to announce the $2300 George MacDonald scholarship recipient for 2020 is Madison Rager! Madison is a senior at Lone Peak high school and plans to major in biology on the pre-med track at Boston University. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the Interact Club, and has volunteered at the food bank. She also taught skiing part time and played 4 years of varsity sports.
We are now hosting Speakers Live and Online starting with Dr. Dustin Shipman, on April 22nd at 6:15PM for a 20 minute presentation.
 
 
 
 
 
"As the recipient of last year's scholarship, I figured you guys would want an update on my educational status!  I am still enrolled in the Montana State University Honors College pursuing my degree in microbiology on the pre-veterinary medicine track.  My freshman year was a whirlwind of activity. I greatly enjoyed my classes pertaining to biology and animal science; I did not enjoy the chemistry and calculus quite as much, but they were character builders and I saw myself improve.  Besides my classwork, I was involved heavily in Korean Club (I achieved fluency in the Korean language in February) as well as in Intervarsity, a fantastic Christian organization that does amazing things on campus.  Thanks to your scholarship, I was able to spend more time on both my classes and my extracurricular activities and less time worrying about my financial status.  Thank you so much for your generosity; it means the world to me!
Hope you are all staying healthy and happy!
 
Thank you again for your support,"
Alexine Liddle

Big Sky Rotary is now offering a 2020 Scholarship in the amount of $2,000. The deadline is April 30th. Please share the information with any Big Sky resident attending college or a vocational post-high school program.

 

 
The Rotary Club of Big Sky has donated to design and construct an Education Center in the new Community Center called BASE. The Education Center will feature descriptions and displays of environmentally beneficial design, technology and building operating practices utilized at BASE and encourage visitors to incorporate the same where they live, work and play.

Pictured are club President Laura Seyfang handing a check to Ciara Wolf, CEO of BSCO, with Big Sky Rotarians.
Big Sky Rotary has sponsored four high school age Campers to go to Rotary Youth Leadership Camp in 2019. The Camper's told stories of their leadership training and the social growth they experienced...we are honored to know such fine young community members!
At The Big Sky Farmers Market on Wednesdays, vendors are using compostable food and beverage containers and composting! Please keep our community beautiful by using the Big Sky Rotary blue recycling bins (which are also used at the Music in the Mountains events)!
This project results from Big Sky Rotary partnering with the Town Center, Roxy’s, the Arts Council and YesComposting.
"It was one of those beautiful spring mornings when you can almost see ice crystals on what appears to be a clear road. I had already experienced some instability on corners and driving over the first bridge while heading north towards Bozeman on 191 to my son’s track meet; but the driver coming from Bozeman was hitting his first the river crossing at the Lava Lake pull out. Both he and the car behind him were completely out of control on the bridge as I approached. The southbound truck collided with me head-on, completely crushing the entire driver’s side of my Suburban and setting off airbags in both vehicles. I remember climbing out of the car on the passenger side in a confused state. There was airbag dust everywhere that looked like smoke and a man yelling at me from the other side of the highway. His concern was whether we were all okay, and it appeared we were. His next concern was that we were in an extremely dangerous place, out of view of oncoming traffic and just across an icy bridge. I was unable to find my phone through the smoke and dust and was worried about my dog who was also missing. The people in the truck that hit me had yet to get out of their vehicle (they said they were okay, but seemed confused). I yelled to the man across the highway to please call 911. His reply threw me: ‘There’s no cell service here, ma’am!’  As a Big Sky resident, of course I knew there wasn’t service, but I had never thought about actually being in this situation in the canyon. It was then that I saw the Emergency Call Box literally across the highway. I can’t tell you my relief when I picked it up and immediately was speaking to an actual person who explained that help was on the way." 
 
"You never think you will be the one feeling helpless and stranded without cell service or help in the middle of the canyon. But it can happen. I am so very grateful for the Call Box near Lava Lake - I can’t tell you! I had told a local who passed by to please call my husband when they got to cell service, but the delay was excruciating. The emergency crew and sheriff were there so quickly due to the Call Box.  I feel like this definitely helped eliminate further accidents that icy morning. Thank you so much, Rotary Club, for proactively taking on this project and making a dangerous drive a little less stressful for us all!"
 
Jill Bough

 

Welcome to our Club!

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 5:30 PM
Market Place Building, Town Center Sales Office
33 Lone Peak Drive - above Rocks
Unit #204
Big Sky, MT 59716
United States of America
We will meet via web video conference until further notice.