Weekly Meeting

Weekly Meeting: 12pm at the Backroom

To find out more about Rotary, simply visit a meeting. You do NOT have to be invited to visit a club, so please stop in and visit us. Our meetings are convenient and we’d love to meet you, so please just drop in.

Previous Meetings:

February 11, 2015 Club Meeting Speaker

2-11-15 Rotary Speaker Kari Gabriel - Flathead CARE

Columbia Falls Rotary Club’s speaker at their February 11 meeting was Kari Gabriel, shown above with club president Neil Baumann and club secretary-treasurer Roger Elliott. Gabriel is Executive Director of Flathead CARE, a non-profit organization committed to reducing the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by youth in Flathead County. 

DG & AG Club Visit 1-28-15

DG Roy Beekman, AG Malinda Shafman, CF Rotary Pres. Neil Baumann, Jo Ann 1-28-15

Columbia Falls Rotary Club was honored with a visit from Rotary 5390 District Governor Roy Beekman and Assistant Governor Malinda Shafman at January 28th’s club meeting at Back Room Restaurant. Shown above DG Beekman, AG Shafman, CF Rotary President Neil Baumann, CF Rotarian Jo Ann Oxsen.

2014-2015 Columbia Falls Rotary Service Projects & Donations

Columbia Falls Rotary 2014-2015 Service Projects

  • Boys & Girls Club bathroom floor tiled
  • Boys & Girls Club raised garden beds built and provided
  • Boys & Girls Club electrical outlets updated for computers and to bring to code by electrician
  • Montana Veterans Home large greenhouse built
  • Columbia Falls Junior High School supplied with bales of hay for their outdoor garden
  • Habitat for Humanity assistance in house building
  • Montana Adopt a Highway roadside cleanup of 2 miles on Hwy 206 from Hwy 2 So. intersection
  • Night of Lights Christmas Parade organized by our club
  • American Red Cross Blood Drives assistance every other month


Columbia Falls Rotary 2014-2015 Direct Donations

  • CASA $500
  • CARE $500
  • CWS (Crop Walk Sponsorship) $100
  • Flathead County Parks & Recreation school kids sponsorship $500
  • Glacier Symphony choir and music for kids program $100
  • Rotary International Polio Plus funding $2,100
  • DREAM Adaptive Sponsor $200
  • Braveheart Ministries $500
  • RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) $700
  • Columbia Falls Food Bank $650
  • Montana Wounded Warriors $1,500




What is Rotary?

The Rotary Club of Columbia Falls is a service club of local business people taking action to strengthen the Columbia Falls community.

Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization. Its more than 1.2 million members worldwide volunteer their time and talent to further the Rotary motto: Service Above Self.

Rotary members belong to a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service and encourages high ethical standards in all vocations.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  • FIRST. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  • SECOND. High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  • THIRD. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  • FOURTH. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

Based on the Object of Rotary, the Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  • Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  • Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  • Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.

The Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following questions:

Of the things we think, say or do

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?


The mission of Rotary International, a worldwide association of Rotary clubs, is to provide service to others, to promote high ethical standards, and to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

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