(Townsend April 19) The Rotary Club of Townsend wanted to paint the inside of the Senior Center as part of a Montana Rotary District 5390 grant for Fiscal Year 2019-2020. Small portions of the walls were cleaned, and test splotches were painted with variable colors and the Seniors picked their favorite color. Dates were set to remove articles and start cleaning walls. The dates were cancelled due to the COVID-19 shelter-at-home order.
Using Remote Meeting Technology- Jeff Langlinais, Secretary
The Club reviewed many available forms of remote meeting technologies and we tried the Zoom Meeting platform for a test meeting on March 24. Now we are using Cisco’s WebEx platform. The Club used the technology for Board and Regular meetings on April 14th.
Townsend Rotarian Jeff Langlinais received the Paul Harris award on January 28, 2020 at the Townsend Rotary Club meeting. Jeff joined Townsend Rotary in 2016 and is the Club Secretary. Jeff is also a past president of the Townsend Rotary Club and is the current Rotary Fall Fest Committee Chair.
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.
On December 16 and 17 (2019) the Townsend Rotary Club and Townsend Lions Club joined forces to host a Seniors Christmas Dinner and Light Tour.
Over 90 Townsend Area Seniors were served dinner at the Townsend Senior Center. Carol, Ruthie and Elsie cooked a magnificent dinner of turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, salad and desert. Members of the Townsend Rotary Club and Lions Club served the dinner and cleaned up afterwards.
In October 2019, the Townsend Interact Club elected new officers. At the October 22 meeting, advisor Jen Lane introduced the new Interact Club officers to the Club members.
The new officers are Daniel Wyse (President), Hayden Stubbendeck (Vice President), Jordan Jensen (Treasurer). The new Interact board members are Sam Lane, Will Lane and Ronnie Steele.
Townsend Rotary's newest member, Peter Parr, made a presentation to the Townsend Rotary Club on October 22, 2019. Peter was born in Minnesota but his family moved to Africa when he was very young. Peter grew up in Africa and spent his adult life working on projects in Africa and the middle east.
Creating a Lasting Legacy
On October 22, Jill Flynn and the "Bulldogs for Britain" team attended the Townsend Rotary Club for helping fund their upcoming trip to England. Ronnie Steele and Taylor Noyes thanked Rotary for their support and for paying the "Bulldogs for Britain" group for helping at the Slice of Summer events and for working at Fall Fest.
The group will tour England including a visit to Stratford-On-Avon - the birthplace of William Shakespeare.