Service Above Self

Rotary Electric Great Falls is a Service Club.  Our purpose is to invest in our members and our community.  Rotary  Rotary Electric is part of Rotary International who is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers.  Rotary Electric is part of district 5390 which consists of over 50 rotary clubs across Montana.

General Information and Frequently Asked Questions

There are many service clubs and ways to volunteer and provide service.  Our goal is to provide an inclusive and collaborate way to partner with others in Great Falls, MT while being part of a global network of volunteers across Montana and Internationally.  Rotary Electric is part of district 5390 which consist of roughly 55 Rotary clubs across Montana.  For more information on district 5390 go to https://montanarotary.org/.

Annual dues are $225 per person.

Spouses/Partners may join together for $325 annually.  this discount is to help grow membership and to encourage family/partner participation.

A Corporate membership is available and this allows for up to 3 named employees to be a Rotary Electric Member.  The annual cost for a corporate membership is $525.

A small portion goes to Rotary International and district 5390.  The majority of the dues cover insurance, accounting software and tax prep services, postal fees, and website support.  Any left over funds will primarily be used to invest in Rotary member (leadership and club mgmt training) and go towards club operations and membership growth .  For further details contact the Rotary Electric Treasurer.

Rotary Electric is a new club starting Nov 1, 2020.  Our mission is to invest in our members and in Great Falls by offering service, support and volunteerism.  A more detailed mission and vision is being developed by our founding members and will be further published as it matures.

Yes, guests are always welcome to attend club events to learn more and get to know us.

Rotary Electric will have at least 2 meetings a month.   The fine details are being voted on by founding members, but the current plan is to meet the 1st Tuesday of each month from 6pm to 7pm and to have a rotating meeting the 3rd week of each month.  The alternative meeting time and location will float around Great Falls to support area businesses and learn about new attractions.  All meeting times and locations will be published online with Rotary Electrics events page and the will always be scheduled at least 2 months in advance.

Members may volunteer and join as they prefer.  All members should find something that interests them whether it is attending socials and meeting, volunteering for Rotary service projects, running a committee, joining the board, helping with social media or website maintenance.  Attendance is not required, but participation in the capacity that best fits each individual and family is requested.

All club meetings that involve the entire club are called socials.  Socials will generally last an hour and the first 15 minutes will be for arriving and greetings, the second 15 minutes will be used to cover club announcements, events, and news, and the remaining 30 minutes will be open for socializing and for members to share ideas and collaborate.  The club’s goal is to be highly interactive and collaborative.   On rare occasions club socials may have a guest speaker which will be planned and communicated in advance.

Rotary Electric will strive to have 10 to 12 annual service projects across Great Falls.  These projects will range from park clean-ups, food or item collection drives, volunteering for area events, partnering with the downtown association, or helping area non-profits.  The club plans to have 1 larger project that will last from 1 year up up to 5 years to charter.  Club members will propose and vote on our annual projects.  We also plan to pursue grants and work on some larger initiatives across Great Falls.   Rotary International also has international service projects and charter that we will support.

A membership application will need to be completed.  References from existing Rotarians locally or in other communities is helpful.  The membership application can be found at the bottom of this page.

Membership Applications Now Online

Are you interested in joining a growing community of leaders that are ready to take action? Complete one of the applications below and one of our Club Officers will be in touch.

Single & Partner Membership Form
Corporate Membership

Club Officers

Rob Rezek
Rob RezekImmediate Past-President
Zach Swartz
Zach SwartzPresident 2022-2023
Heather Palermo
Heather PalermoPresident Elect
Barrett Killam
Barrett KillamTreasurer
Karyn Shaffer
Karyn ShafferSecretary - PR Committee
Joann Gogo
Joann GogoBoard Member- MT Multi-Cultural Fair Chair
Lindsey Gray
Lindsey GrayBoard Member- PR Committee
Tom Jacobson
Tom JacobsonBoard Member- International Committee
Aaron Gray
Aaron GrayBoard Member

Officer positions are annual terms.  Board of Directors serve 2 year terms.  Rotary Electric won’t be finalizing officers and board members until Nov 1, 2020.