On February 13, 2018 the Townsend Interact Club Founders (Broadwater High School Students) were honored for their initiative in founding an Interact Club in Townsend. The Montana Rotary District Governor was visiting the Townsend Rotary Club and was on hand for the recoginition of these outstanding members of the Townsend Community. District Governor Joe McBride noted that he was only aware of 6 other Interact Clubs within Montana and that this was an outstanding initiative.
On February 13, 2018 the Rotary District Governor (District 5390 - Montana) Joe McBride and his wife Libby McBride visited Townsend and the Townsend Rotary Club. Pat Platenberg and Ross Johnson took Joe and Libby on a tour of Townsend and the many projects the Townsend Rotarians have completed or participated in getting done.
Rotary Club of Townsend volunteers are offering Kids Learn to Skate Lessons. Rotarians are available after 4:30 pm on weekdays and on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, please call Patrick Plantenberg at 431-4615. Townsend Skating Rink LLC has skates available at the rink at Holloway Park.
On January 24th a number of representatives of local organizations, including 5 Rotarians, met at the Highway 12 Caffe to have lunch with Mary Ann Cotter and her cousing Janice Doggett. Rotarians Laura Obert, Pat Plantenburg, John Rains, Vic Sample and Jeff Langlinais were in attendance representing not only Rotary but also the County Commissioners, Townsend Tree Board, Canton Church, Broadwater Co. Museum and the Broadwater Community Foundation. Mary Ann is the daughter of Broadwater County native Tom Cotter.
On Jan 6, 2018 the Townsend Rotary Club held our annual Holiday Party at the old Masonic Hall in Townsend -- courtesy of the building owner Tina Edelblut. Dinner was catered by Chef Rex Dunbar featuring brisket, smashed red potatoes, salad and rolls. The Rotary members and spouses contributed deserts in the Great Holiday Dessert competition.
The Rotary members performed an hilarious skit "Bus Ride to Everywhere" with vignettes highlighting different themes.
At the Montana Seed Trade Association (MSTA) Annual Meeting in December, local businessman and Rotarian, Gord Pearse, was elected President of the Montana Seed Trade Association (MSTA) for two years. Gord has been a Director of MSTA for four years. Local MSTA members are Bruce Seed Farm, Rocky Mountain Supply (Townsend Seeds), and Circle S Seeds. The complete MSTA membership and goals are listed on the MSTA website www.mtseedtrade.com.