Lander Wyoming
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 p.m.
Oxbow Restaurant
170 E Main St
Side Meeting Room
Lander, WY 82520
United States of America
Club Leadership
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Assistant Treasurer
Rotary Foundation Chair
Grants Chair
Club Administration Chair
Program Chair
Membership Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Here is what is happening in our club

Shelby Rohrbacher, a mortgage loan officer at Wyoming Community Bank, has been elected to serve as Presient of the Lander Rotary Club in the 2024-25
Rotary year beginning July 1.  Shelby has been a member of the Club since 2019, but her history in Rotary goes back further than that.  She attended District
5440's Rotary Youth Leadership Award Academy (RYLA) as a high school student and was a member of Interact (Rotary's high school program) and 
Rotaract (Rotary's program for young adults).  She chaired the club's Buffalo BBQ event in 2022 and has served as the club's Membership Chair and interim
RYLA/Interact chair.
Shelby will succeed Mandy Fabel, executive director of Leadership Wyoming, as President.
The Lander Rotary Club will once again award a $1,500 college scholarship to a service-oriented Lander high school senior in 2024.  The scholarship is a cash award paid directly to the student, to be used to help pay first-year college expenses.
The deadline for submitting an application is March 31, 2024.  To be eligible, applicants must be students at Lander Valley High School or Pathfinder High School or enrolled in a home-school program.
“This is a unique scholarship based primarily on the service activities of the student, and secondarily on academic achievements,”  Maria Kidner, co-chair of the club’s Service Committee, said.  “We are looking for students whose activities mirror Rotary’s Four-Way Test, which emphasizes truth and fairness in all our actions and undertakings.”
The scholarship application can be accessed in the Public Downloads section in the right-side panel of this Website. Students should download the application and complete and submit it to Kidner via email, along with their transcripts and letters of support.
(Story updated January 9, 2024)

 "The Magic of Rotary” will be Rotary International’s presidential theme in 2024-25, President-elect Stephanie Urchick has announced.  In revealing the theme to incoming District Governors from around the world earlier this month, Urchick said: “Don’t misunderstand me.  We are not going to end polio or bring peace to the world by waving a wand and saying some funny words... It’s up to you. You create the magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member.”

 This will be the last presidential theme, as Rotary International has decided to discontinue the practice after 2025.  The presidential theme is created each year by   the incoming Rotary president to emphasize the president's special goals for the year and is promoted with banners, lapel pins, ties and scarves bearing the   graphics of the theme.  The tradition of crafting a theme is credited to Percy C. Hodgson, Rotary’s president in 1949-50.  His "theme" was 83 words long!  In   recent years, the themes have been much shorter and punchier.       

Here's your chance to support the Lander Rotary Club’s International Service projects in Rwanda (training nurses in remote areas to diagnose and treat strep throat to prevent rheumatic heart disease) and Ukraine (converting solar panels into cell phone chargers for Ukrainians impacted by the Russian invasion). You can contribute $25 to $300 via this Square link:  Various Rotary Foundation grants will be sought for these projects and other clubs and districts will be asked for support, but the projects also must have individual Rotarians supporting them if they are to succeed.  Please consider contributing today!

2024 -- No new wild polio cases this month!  It's been 10 weeks since the last reported case of paralysis!

2023 Wild Polio Case Total 12 - Afghanistan 6, Pakistan 6

Mailing Information:
P.O. Box 502
Lander, Wyoming  82520
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Sam Lightner
    February 15
  • Bill Alley
    February 23
  • Jim Kniola
    February 25
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Lorrie Pozarik
    February 12
  • Jim Kniola
    February 25
  • Jim Tonkowich
    February 26
  • Lisa Dawson
    Eric Perkins
    February 2