2017 February Bulletin




3.7.2017 Roy Morris & Josh Vincent
3.14.2017 Cathy Pomroy
3.21.2017 ACE Student Luncheon
3.28.2017 Matt Dunbar


The Field of Honor Committee will be meeting on March 1st at noon in our regular luncheon meeting room. Lauren Kippen (committee chair) is in need of some additional volunteers to make the 2017 FOH viable. Please contact Lauren (lkippen@thespringsliving.com) or attend the meeting if you can help.

Be a hero for Kids and join in on the Fun Run on Saturday April 15, 2017. 1 mile, 5K, 11K races start at 10am at the MT Tech HYPER Building | Click Here for Registration and Information. | The BE A HERO FOR KIDS FUN RUN is jointly sponsored by the Butte Exchange Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise awareness of the serious problem of child abuse in our community.

Pre-registration: Friday, April 14th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Metals Bank Race Day registration 8:30 – 9:30 at the MT Tech HYPER Building Lobby. To help with the Fun Run contact Angie: ahasquet@cpklawmt.com

The 2017 Yellowstone District Exchange Club convention will be held in Billings April 28 – 29. If you love Exchange Club, this is a great event. Contact Linda (Lmcorr@hotmail.com) if you are interested in attending.

Friday mornings the Exchange Club work crew will be working at the new Carousel (3100 Harrison Ave). Interested volunteers should meet Fridays at 8:00 AM at Perkins followed by 9:00 work at the Carousel. There are also Exchange Club Work hours as needed. Call Jim Stilwell (406-490-5741) for the work schedule.

The Child Abuse Prevention Committee meeting is on February 28th at 5:15 at Sparky’s. Contact Angie Hasquet (ahasquet@cpklawmt.com) or Marie Kagie-Shutey (mshutey@cpklawmt.com) if you are interested in volunteering. (Provided by Brad Cederberg)


Butte Exchange Club FunRaiser

Friday, February 24th the Butte Exchange Club hosted a Mardi Gras party at the Butte Country Club. Members and Guests were treated to a beautifully decorated ballroom courtesy of Cathy Ouellete and crew. The Mardi Gras theme inspired many attendees to dress in costume for the evening’s festivities.

Mardi Gras Guests

Rick and Laurie Edwards and Curt and Robin Pohl. Mardi Gras guests in costume.

The food and beverages provided by the Butte Country Club were outstanding. And the Mardi Gras atmosphere was a great way for folks to celebrate and enjoy a night of fun and fundraising for a great cause.

The Fun Raiser committee consisting of: Linda Corr-MaHugh, Marie Kagie-Shutey, Andy Durkin, Francine Cooper, Steve and Tom Daniel, Noah Thatcher, Cory Dennehy, Shane Reilly, Dick Tschetter, Penny McElroy, Joe Cote, John Keeley, Lyza Schnabel, Debbie Todd, and Doug Rotondi, met at the Quarry Brewery to get the event planned and put together. The amount of time and energy spent by the committee members was amazing! What a wonderful bunch of great people to work with (not all work because we did have some wonderful moments of levity). It was especially nice to have 5 of our newest members jump in with both feet. They all were so fantastic and have proven to be huge assets to our Club and community. I am truly grateful for Linda and all the behind the scenes work she provided to the committee!

Mardi Gras Front Desk

Exchange Club President Linda Corr-Mahugh and new member Francine Cooper

It looks like we had about 104 club members and guests attend. As the final numbers are not available yet it looks like we will end up with about 18 to $19,000 dollars to donate to Butte’s nonprofit organizations which meet the standards of our mission.

While the party ended a bit earlier than past years everyone seems to have enjoyed the wonderful dinner, live and silent auctions. Rob McDowell was on top of his game as our auctioneer and kept the live auction moving at a good pace. The band provided some great music for everyone’s enjoyment.

Mardi Gras Auctioneer

Auctioneer Rob McDowell

I was pleased to see several non-club members returning for another year and donating generously to our Club. Many thanks to all our wonderful members who donated auction items and bought some as well.

I believe this Fun Raiser was a huge success because of a fantastic committee and the best service Club ever.

Thanks to all and congratulations to Lyza for winning the $1500.00 travel voucher!!!!
More information to come in the March Edition of the Bulletin.
(Article provided by Doug Rotondi, FunRaiser Committee Chair)

Mardi Gras 2

FunRaiser Committee Chairman – Doug Rotondi


• If you have any ideas for speakers at our weekly meetings, please contact Holly McCamant (hollymccamant@yahoo.com) or Doug Rotondi (djrotondi44@gmail.com).


Update and Reminder

The Communications Committee would like to remind you that we rely on committee chairmen and all club members to send us meeting announcements, stories and photos since we cannot be present at Club events. Please use your cell phones and capture some fun photos to send us.  Please send all details on upcoming events & speakers to: info@butteexchangeclub.org

If you have taken photos at Club events that you want to share, please send them to:info@butteexchangeclub.org (cell phone shots are OK)

Need help? Call: Elyse Lewis –Public Relations Chairman – 565-0801

Bulletin Editor – Penny McElroy
Mobile: (406) 490-1946 Home: (406) 494-2731
E-mail: pamcelroy7@gmail.com