Lander Wyoming
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Oxbow Restaurant
170 E Main St
Side Meeting Room
Lander, WY 82520
United States of America
Club Leadership
President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Assistant Treasurer
Secretary
Director
Director
Director
Director
Grants Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Service Projects Co-Chair
Sergeant At Arms
Club Administration Chair
Meeting and Program Chair
Public Relations Chair
Membership Chair
Exchange Student Coordinator
Web Master
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The October Bulletin from Jerry Venters
Dedicated Rotary Readers
            “They think I do it for them, but the real winner is me.”  -- Joe Quiroz
The Rotarians who participate in the club’s Rotary Reader Project at Gannett Peak Elementary School are a dedicated bunch!  Staci Lancaster, who leads the project, estimates that the volunteer readers provided more than 80 hours of their time and energy last school year in reading each week to the kindergarten to third-grade students. 
 
            “The students are sweet, fun and hilarious...Reading with them is a highlight of my weeks.”  -- Staci Lancaster
Last year’s participants were Perry Cook, Ron Fossen,  Mary Greene, Arlen Lancaster, Staci Lancaster, Jackie Nelson, Shelby Rohrbacher, Joe Quiroz, Janet Seeley, and Dottie TonkowichTalk to Staci if you’d like to join in the fun!
 
World Polio Day Events Raise Almost $4,000
The Lander, Riverton and Thermopolis Rotary clubs parlayed a golf marathon and a cornhole tournament into nearly $4,000 for PolioPlus, in recognition of World Polio Day on October 24, with more to come.  Lander Rotarians Brian Young and Jerry Venters raced through 79 holes of golf in just over 6 hours on October 3 and raised more than $3,400 from more than 40 contributors (including 22 Lander Rotarians).  Several teams from Riverton and Lander competed in a cornhole tournament on October 1 and raised another $350.
 
On Monday, October 24, Pizza Hut will donate 20% of all purchases made with a special Rotary coupon that day.  It would be a good day to have an “office pizza” day for the staff! Coupons can be printed from our club Facebook page and from Foundation Chair John Brown.   And remember that failure to wear a purple shirt to a club meeting in October will result in a 50-cent fine to benefit PolioPlus. 
 
When matched by contributions from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the clubs’ efforts will result in proceeds of more than $12,000 for PolioPlus and the worldwide campaign to eradicate polio.
 
Officer Nominations Needed Soon
Nominations for club officers for 2023-24 are being sought by the Board.  Nominations for all offices are welcome, and especially important are the offices of President and President-elect.  If you are interested in serving as an officer, or if you know someone who is interested in serving, please let President Sarah, slancast@gmail.com, or another member of the Board know. 
 
Zoom hybrid meeting coming this week!
Thanks to President Sarah’s efforts and a monetary allocation by the Board of Directors, we will return with hybrid in-person/Zoom club meetings next week, October 19!  Our in-person attendance has been good in recent weeks (between 35 and 45% for most meetings), and the Zoom option will enable those members unable to make it to the Oxbow to join their fellow Rotarians for meetings.  Watch for the Zoom link in Secretary Ken’s meeting notice each week.
 
Mark your calendar – Dec. 7 Annual Meeting
The club’s Annual Meeting will be held on December 7 and it’s important that we have a quorum of at least 22 members present to conduct business.  Top of the Agenda items: Election of officers for the 2023-24 Rotary year and approval of revised club bylaws, including creation of a business membership, a new category of membership.  Please mark your calendar now and plan to be present!
 
To make corrections or suggest stories for the newsletter, contact Jerry (jvrotary6040@yahoo.com) or Cassy Venters (cdventers@me.com).
The latest Rotary International Theme
 
2022-2023 Rotary Theme 
 
Mailing Information:
P.O. Box 502
Lander, Wyoming  82520
Speakers
No speaker
Dec 07, 2022
This will be our annual meeting.
No speaker
Dec 21, 2022
Holiday Party
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Natalie Korell
    December 5
  • Shelby Rohrbacher
    December 9
  • Mike Lilygren
    December 12
  • Janet Seeley
    December 16
  • Maria Kidner
    December 16
  • Perry Cook
    December 30
  • Missy White
    December 31
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Celeste Weigel
    December 2
  • Boo Lightner
    December 7
Anniversaries:
  • Lynn McRann
    Mike McRann
    December 29
  • John Brown
    Monica Olson
    December 30