|Mar 19||A Trivia Night fundraiser to send Broadwater High Schoo students to Britain. Contact Jill Flynn for more information.|
Last Tuesday (March 27, 2018) the Townsend Rotary Club had a pot-luck meeting at the Legion Club. Rotary honored the Broadwater Community Foundation for their accomplishments in providing funding for many worthy projects over the years.
In addition to the Broadwater Community Foundation, Jeff Sosser (Editor of the National American Legion Magazine and former editor of the Townsend Star) was the guest speaker at the meeting.
Four Montana-based Rotary Youth Exchange Program students spent the St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Townsend (see attached photos). Every year Beth Ihle and the Rotary Club of Townsend invite Montana Rotary Foreign Exchange Program students to spend a weekend in Townsend. This year the event was planned and hosted with the help of the newly formed Broadwater High School (BHS) Rotary Interact Club.
On February 13, the Rotary Club of Townsend and the Montana Rotary District 5390 District Governor Joe McBride and his wife Libby recognized a special group of Broadwater High School students: Ronnie Steele, Parker Hufnagel, Daniel Wyse, Olivia Lynn, TommiJo Steele, and Taylor Noyes. These students most of whom attended the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy (RYLA) last year, came back to school in late August 2017 fired up and ready to do something special.
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.