Lander Wyoming
Club Information
Welcome to our Club!

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
When we return; Oxbow Restaurant
170 E Main St
Side Meeting Room
Lander, WY 82520
United States of America
Mailing Information:
P.O. Box 502
Lander, Wyoming  82520
Club Leadership
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July 2022
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Here is what is happening in our club
During the Rotary District 5440 District Convention in Lander, a number of hard working District 5440 Rotarians provided two needed public service projects.
These projects were on the Wind River Indian Reservation and were to benefit the citizens of the reservation.
 
The first project was to improve the Eastern Shoshone Pow wow Grounds for a Multi-Nation Pow Wow June 24-25-26
See Photos to the left in "Pow Wow Grounds"
 
The second project was to, in conjunction with the Fort Washakie School Librarian, to prepare 300 "Adventure Bags" for the children of the School.
See Photos to the right in "Adventure Bags"
Four Rotarians from Lander -- Jim and Renee Kniola and Jerry and Cassy Venters -- were inspired and energized by the internationality of Rotary at the recent Rotary International Convention in Houston, Texas (June 4-8).  This was the first in-person International Convention for Rotary in three years; the last two were held virtually because of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic.  More than 11,000 Rotarians and guests from around the world attended the five-day event in Houston.  Some of the more inspirational moments for the Lander Rotarians:
 
  • A spontaneous two-minute standing ovation caused goosebumps and not a few tears when the flag of Ukraine reached center stage in the flags presentation.  Flags of more than 200 Rotarian countries -- more countries than there are in the United Nations --were paraded across the stage  In contrast, when the Russian flag was presented, the hall was silent.
  • Rotary gained 45,000 new Rotarians this last year, including 150 Rotactors,  placing us at 1.4 million Rotarians.  Most new Rotarians are in India, Korea and Africa.
  • 19 Million lives have been saved with Polio immunizations. 20 Million lives were lost in WWI. 
  • Speaker: General Charles Duke (USAF Ret.) was the Lunar Module pilot on the fifth moon landing during the Apollo 16 mission. Speaking of the work involved… “If this thing fails, it isn’t going to be my fault. There was no jealousy.  No one was fighting for glory.”  “We chose to go to the moon." 
  • Speaker: John Hewko – General Secretary of Rotary and a member of the Rotary Club of Kiev, Ukraine.  “Young people are hungry for meaningful, personal engagement. Meaningful connections.  How do we do that?”  Rotary membership has increased in Ukraine since the war began earlier this year. 
  • Speaker: Dr. Olha, who came from Ukraine to speak at the convention, even without flights out of Ukraine.  She told us “to see a friend, no road is too long.”  She talked of the difficulty of performing operations. That alone was inspirational.  An anesthesiologist in the audience kept wiping away tears imagining what her colleague had endured.   Dr. Olha reported that the Rotary district in Ukraine holds special online meetings twice daily to coordinate deliveries of supplies to those most in need.
An international convention is a great way to meet Rotarians from around the world and experience the internationality of Rotary.  Next year's convention will be in Melbourne, New South Wales, Australia, 27-31 May.  Registration is now open at: https://convention.rotary.org/en/melbourne
 
 
Club News
At the District 5440 District Conference held in Lander, Lander Rotarian, Mandy Fabel was selected as the Rotarian of the year for the entire District
The award was presented by Shurie Scheel of Thermopolis, District Governor of  Rotary District 5440
 
   
 
 
 
 
Lander Rotary played host to Rotarians from District 5440 which includes all of  Wyoming, Northern Colorado, and parts of Utah Nebraska and Idaho.
The District 5440 Rotarians participated in public service projects, educational seminars, local tours, hikes and climbing.
See below for photos from the meetings.
Bill Sniffin tell us about the early days of Lander Rotary
Bill Sniffin, the club's longest-tenured member by far at 50 years and counting, was celebrated at the June 22 meeting with champagne and cake and a standing ovation.  Bill joined the club as a young 24-year-old newspaperman 52 years ago and immediately became the newsletter editor.  At the meeting, Bill recounted some of the club's history and recalled memories of many prominent club leaders. 
Congratulations, Bill!
 
  
Speakers
Sarah Hamlin
Jul 13, 2022
Incoming President of Lander Rotary
Kyle McCormick, Wyoming Historian
Jul 20, 2022
Esther Hobart Morris
Gina Clingerman
Jul 20, 2022
Lemley Mill
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Jerry Venters
    July 4
  • Rick Rollino
    July 18
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Cassy Venters
    July 13
  • Betsy Richardson
    July 14
  • Noah Rohrbacher
    July 17
  • Eric Perkins
    July 28
Anniversaries:
  • Ken Schreuder
    Lorrie Pozarik
    July 1
  • Mike Lilygren
    Suzanne Lilygren
    July 29