Thank you, Flathead Valley Businesses, volunteers, and all those who came and supported the 5th annual Great Bear Festival on August 6, 2022! Over 1500 people enjoyed great music, food, beer from many different breweries, and lovely wine on a beautiful not-too-hot and not-smoky afternoon and evening in downtown Kalispell. We'll be looking for you all the first Saturday of August 2023! Special thanks go to our Great Bear Title Sponsor, Toyota, and our Grizzly sponsor, Bay Equity. All proceeds are shared with participating Rotary Clubs in the Flathead and used 100% for projects benefitting the community. Here are a few of the ways Rotary gives back:
  • Rotary Basketball in the Flathead
  • ADA Accessible Miracle Field
  • Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park
  • Water and Sanitation in Guatemala
  • Flathead & Veterans Food Banks
  • Flathead HS & Glacier HS Scholarships
  • Senior Mobile Home Repair Program
  • HEART Locker & Market
  • Flathead Youth Home
  • Annual Turkey Drive
  • Chicks and Chaps Fundraising
  • Funded IB Testing for Low Income Students at Flathead
  • Glacier HS Band Trip to DC
  • Code Girls United
  • Gateway Community Center Gathering Place
  • Wheelchairs in Peru
  • Salvation Army annual bell-ringing
  • Shepherd’s Hand Clinic
  • Sparrows Nest Kalispell Renovation
  • Community Education in Mexico
  • Abbie Shelter
  • Lighthouse Christian Homes
  • Samaritan House
  • Water wells in Tanzania
  • Elementary School Reading Volunteers
  • Grade School Dictionary Project
  • Santa’s Helpers / Christmas Magic
  • Spirit of Whitefish
  • Red Cross Blood Drive
  • Shelter Boxes in disaster areas
  • Braveheart Ministry
  • Eradication of Polio Worldwide
There are 6 Rotary Clubs in the Flathead Valley. Our members focus on making the Flathead Valley a better community for all and partnering with international communities to do the same. Each local club meets weekly or bi-weekly for fellowship, service, and to better understand how businesses and organizations contribute to the Flathead Valley. Rotary Club members and our many partners make a difference at home and around the world through volunteer service and financial support. We welcome you to join Rotary! Together we can tackle immediate needs in our communities and invest in new, effective ways to build a better world for future generations.