Scholarship night on April 22nd proved to be a huge success this year. Contributing upwards of $500,000.00 to students education and success. Jackson Breakfast Rotary Club contributed and committed $8,000.00 to some great kids. Making a difference, one student at a time.
Celebrate Rotary with the Jackson Hole Breakfast, Lunch and Supper Clubs and The Star Valley and Teton Valley Rotary Clubs
10th Annual PAUL HARRIS DINNER, Saturday, March 21, 2015, 6 p.m.
National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
Keynote Speaker Julie Phares: Our Past District Governor relating the Rotary International Global Grant to OUR DISTRICT for the Glen Haven, Colorado 2013 flood recovery program and District Governor Phil Murphy
Plated dinner by Rising Sage Café, Music by Marco Solis, guitar
$50 per person
Register online at rcjhsupperclub.org (Jackson Hole Rotary Supper Club) under “Events” or Contact: Helen Bishop, 307-259-0422, email@example.com (subject line PH dinner)
Turns out the weekend in Denver, Colorado for the "President Elect Training Seminar" (PETS) was AWESOME! Great speakers, particularly Debra Fine talking about the "Fine Art of Small Talk", and great seminars. Even the food was scrumptious. Both Professor Richard Thompson (President Elect) and Elisabeth Trefonas (Assistant Governor to District 5440) had a blast. Even the drive there and back was gorgeous. This year has been spectacular, but after PETS we have phenomenal ideas to make next year even better!
1155 South Highway 89, Jackson WY 83001
From 7 - 8 on Thursdays!!
Thanks to all that help this past week! For four days we sold beer and brought in $2999.50 in TIPS alone. We will know the commission later. The top night was Figure Eight Races (Sunday) with $1609.50. 12 members participated for an average of two man days. 3 members helped for three or more nights. We had the help of 9 non-members, all on the last two nights. A total 33 man days were expended and we could have used a few more for the last two nights. That comes to about $91 per person per night on average for TIPS only. Thanks to the Coors distributor for helping to pour beer. THANK YOU to our friends for making this event happen. Next event will be the Endurocross on Saturday, 20 Sept from 4-10pm. Lets shoot for 100% participation by the club!
Thank you to Tracey Trefren and Melissa Thomasma for educating our Rotary Club about the many victims' services they provide to EVERY VICTIM in Teton County Wyoming. Their organization is a profound example of why living in Jackson Hole is so remarkable. Unfortunately, there is serious crime here. Fortunately, however, Victim Services provides amazing help and resources to those impacted by crime. THANK YOU, Tracey and Melissa (and Nataly Espinosa).
Nancy Pettus was recently awarded the "Service Above Self" Award. Around the world, only 150 individual Rotarians receive such an honor. Thank you Nancy for all you do for your Club, the District, and our World!
This week's program was to honor Julie Stayner for her 11 years of service as a counselor at the Jackson Hole High School. She was responsible for putting together so much at the school, but her scholarship nights will be remembere
d always! This last year raised over $450,000.00 in scholarships for our high school grads! (That's a lot of money for any school, but especially one where the entire school has only 549 students!) We are proud of all M
s. Stayner has done for our kids and wish her well in retirement. We are also super proud of Victoria Munoz, one of our scholarship recipients. Victoria joined us for breakfast and filled us in on her summer plans and college endeavors. She is an amazing young woman and takes a bit of our hearts with her on her journeys. We sincerely wish her every success possible. See you next week!
This morning's presentation was a phenomenal update on our local School District. Superintendent, Pam Shea, presented interesting statistics about the performance of our students and their education as well as the incredibly aggressive goals for 100% proficiency by next year of all students. This was a great presentation about our kids in our community. Did you know that 30% of our students are on free and reduced lunch programs? That our buses drive students over 100,000 miles each year for events? That 15% are Spanish-speaking or English as Language Learners participants? Most excitingly, the goals of improvement for students in math and reading are astounding! Thanks, Ms. Shea for spending breakfast with us and informing us on the well-being of the young folks in our community.
Tomorrow, December 12th, we will be meeting at SNOW KING. See you there for the big buffet. ;)
HOLIDAY PARTY at the SPOTTED HORSE RANCH!
Bring your friends, family, and kiddos.
Bring something to eat and drink to share!
Any one want to organize a little sledding? A bonfire? How about a hot chocolate treat?
See the directions below to the Spotted Horse Ranch (THANKS ALYSSA for contributing the space!!!)
This morning we will be meting at Teton K9 for a demonstration. It is on Hwy 89. Feel free to call my cel if you need directions. 307-203-8399.
Beginning this week, October 24,2013, through December 17,2013, Rotary Breakfast will be meeting every Thursday morning, 7:00a.m. at Jackson Hole Real Estate on Broadway. See you there!
This morning we had a fantastic presentation from Mr. Brimeyer form Wyoming Game and Fish. He took us through an update on the various animals he cares for and manages in our Teton Valley. His jurisdiction goes from Cache Creek up and over and up along the Idaho State Line, back over to Togwotee Pass and down to Union Pass! Their motto and mission is "Conserving Wildlife- Serving People!" and they have an incredibly difficult, important, and delicate job! HE explained the issues with Lions around the area and noted that if you are putting out food to "help" local deer and elk, than having prey around your property will inevitably bring carnivores, and the problems that they bring. He noted that he has approximately 39 capture/relocation incidents for Grizzly Bears and over 200 incidents dealing with black bears per year! He discussed Big Horn Sheep and the existing problems with Mountain Goats, the issues with disease and pneumonia and the push to remove domesticated sheep from the valley. Lastly, he discussed his favorite animal to root for, the Moose, and all the tangled messes they get in, the Christmas light messes, and the reflecting pools that require some additional design review by the Town to avoid moose drowning. He showed us a picture of how one moose even got stuck with its leg up over its own antler! It was a fabulous presentation! If you were not there, you were missed, and you missed out. Thank you Doug for visiting us for Breakfast Rotary!
ALL TRACKS LEAD TO CHEYENNE!
DISTRICT CONFERENCE, ROTARY 6550
Little America Hotel & Resort,
June 19-21, 2014.
Ms. Phares visited our group to illustrated and discuss this year's theme "Engage Rotary, Change Lives." She has been in Rotary for 19 to 20 years and it was only about 4 years ago that she had her AH-HA! Rotary moment. She described that moment where she really understood the positive impact that Rotary has on people's lives. She relayed her experiences in Guatemala, putting up shelter boxes, putting in facilities for clean water, and how she experienced first-hand being violently ill because of contaminated water. She challenged each of us to GIVE SOMETHING to the Rotary Foundation, reminding us that if we just gave up to Starbuck's drinks a month that would be $8 and would qualify a member to be a sustaining member for the year! She also reminded us about the upcoming District Conference in Cheyenne June 19th through the 21st. Thank you, District Governor, Julie Phares.
Sheriff Whalen came and updated us on various projects and concerns in the community. He let us know about hiring shortages for dispatchers, plans for the Search and Rescue facility and administration, potential full-time helicopters for rescue efforts, the policy and use of Tazers, his role on the lottery board, and his goal of having a full-fledged succession plan in six years when he leaves. He had amazingly wonderful things to report about our members Alyssa Watkins, and Undersheriff Bob Gilliam. It was a fantastic morning with a ton of information. Thank you, Sheriff Whalen.
Now that the summer is coming to a close, it is the hopeful time of getting things updated and back on track.
This next week is a business meeting. Bring your ideas and program wishlist to present!
WE ARE MEETING at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates upstairs from Mangy Moose on Broadway for 6/20!
Last week we were excited to have Chad Ransom come join our Club and give us an update on the amazing Dual Immersion Program. As the program stands Jackson Elementary has classes in Kindergarten through Second Grade. Colter Elementary has classes in Third and Fourth Grades. They will be offering and are committed to the program for Kindergarten through 12th Grade! There is still a significant waiting list and every year they seem to have at least twice as many interested parents/students as they have space! Recently, over 150 families showed up for an informational meeting about next year's program. Chad showed us the continuing trends of the students in the programs in their Reading and Math abilities, which shows the students are all above national norms for all programs. On top of that, just in the last three years, the program has gone from being 55% implements to a whopping 72%!!!! Thank you, Chad for updating our group on your amazing program.
AND WELCOME TO THE CLUB!
This week we heard from our own member Bill Winney about the latest legislative session. This was his 9th year observing the legislature, it took him 5 years to get up the courage to speak as a private citizen on bills. He explained that of the 260 proposed bills, 119 passed in the Senate. Of the 163 proposed bills in Congress, 87 passed. He explained what happened with the gun legislation, health care, the anti-deficiency act, hospice care, adult guardianship issues (which as he stated to the legislature, is not just an elder care issue, it impacts military families, also), and even the propane bill. All in all he reminded us that private citizens do make a difference. When you are not being paid to be there, and you have a credible reason for speaking, it makes all the difference! Thank you, Bill for your thoughtful and thorough presentation.