Custer Rotary Club 

In the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

Program Committees
July= Roy Roadifer, BJ Shipp , Curtis Tyler     
August=  Dick Nolte, John Twiss, Verl Scheibe      
September=  John Carson, Charley Najacht,     
October=  Kathy Scheibe, Marguerite Cullum   
November=  Don Kraus, Mark Naugle   
December= Eve Trandem, Karen Kraus , Terri Cornelison 
January=  Dan Hutt, Lynn Kolund,  
February=  Becky Hove, Gail Trask, Jim Meyer    
March=  Steve Engelbrecht,, Patti Hauschildt 
April = Rex Jorgensen, Bonnie Ramer, Rick Wheeler 
May =  Mike Chase, Nathan Wiederholt   
June=   Dick Brown,  Tom Nelson      
Club President
President Elect
Rotary Foundation Chair
Community Service
Past President
Grants Chair
Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

Custer Rotary Club


We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Custer Senior Ctr.
538 Mount Rushmore Road
Custer, SD  57730
United States
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Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to bring peace and stability to the world by providing water and sanitation, disease prevention and treatment, maternal and child health, basic education and literacy, economic and community development, peace and conflict prevention/resolution. One of the major commitments is to eradicate polio from the face of the world. Our motto: Service Above Self.  

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Verl Scheibe presents to Mark Simonsma from Hope Haven a donation of $1000 from the Custer Rotary Club to go toward wheelchair distributions that they do.   Verl went on the last Hope Haven Wheelchair Distribution to Vietnam in March, and gave a presentation of that trip at the regular Rotary Club meeting. 
A great presentation by Nancy Falkenburg Brown on the Healing Gardens at Custer Regional Hospital on  April 29.  Thanks for spearheading that fundraiser to make that happen!  
8 of the Custer High School Sophomore will be going to Washington DC this spring.  They presented the program, and explained the many areas and sights they will be going to in DC.  It sounds like quite an educational trip!   Good luck and safe travels.  
Mark Naugle, Custer Rotary President Elect, presenting Gary Enright, Director of the Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum, a donation from the Custer Rotary Club for $200.00.  Gary gave the Custer Rotary Club an update on the Custer County 1881 Courthouse Museum.  
Roy Roadifer is being presented a plaque for Rotarian of the Year for 2019 by Custer Rotary President Jill Kettle.  Roy's support, and presents is being honored this year by being selected Rotarian of the Year.  Roy has over 20 years of perfect attendance.  Congratulations Roy! 
Founder of the Christmas for Kids annual celebration, Ann Hamilton receiving a $200 donation.  She presented to the Custer Rotary Club information regarding how she and her late husband started, the annual celebration, and continued to grow it each year.  Last year there were over 200 children that received gifts presented to them at a program at the Custer High School.  Children 0-10 age range receive three gifts, one valued at $50 , one valued at $25, and one valued at $15.   
Thanks Ann for a good program, and making Christmas wonderful for so many!  
Kathy Scheibe presented with her 5th Paul Harris Fellowship by Custer Rotary President Jill Kettle.  
Thanks to Hot Springs and Custer Rotary Clubs, a cartrailer loaded with used wheelchairs and walkers  were taken to Karl’s in Rapid City, where they will be loaded into one on their trucks and hauled down to Sioux Falls penitentiary where they will be reconditioned.  From there Hope Haven International will get them redistributed to those who have not had mobility.  Thanks to all who helped and contributed. 
District Governor Dave Lorenz presented our program , on the benefits of being Kind, and Being the Inspiration 
District Governor Dave Lorenz and his wife Jeaniete 
Rotary District Governor Dave Lorenz was on hand when Custer Rotary Club passed out dictionaries to the third grade class at Custer Elementary, Hermosa Elementary, and Home Schooled.  Thanks everyone! 
Nathan Youngblood from the Custer High School, being presented a check for $300 by Custer Rotary President Jill Kettle, that will be used to purchase T-shirts for the 75 elementary students that have signed up to run each morning at the school.  Nathan took on as a senior project to encourage younger students to participate in an early morning run.  There are 75 students signed up, from kindergarten to 7th grade that run in the mornings.  ​​​​​​Runners with their T shirts that Custer Rotary donated. Mrs Kortemeyer with a happy runner! 
Custer Rotary President Jill Kettle congratulates Joel Jackson on becoming the newest member of the Custer Rotary Club.  Joel is the Director of Ambulatory Services at the Custer Regional Hospital.  
Marty Mahrt from Operation Black Hills Cabin, gave the Custer Rotary Club some history on how Operation Black Hills Cabin got started, and what it's doing to help veterans with disabilities enjoy a vacation.  Disabled veterans that have spent a tour of duty in the Middle East can send in an application to experience a Black Hills Vacation, knowing that the people who support Operation Black Hills Cabin appreciate their service.  There have been 79 families in the 3 years that it has been going that have been able to enjoy the benefits provided by this great organization.  The Custer Rotary Club donated a check for $500  to Operation Black Hills Cabin.  
Doris Ann Mertz
Jun 17, 2019
Custer County Library-programs and activities
Sandy Arseneault
Jun 24, 2019
Custer Youth and Alumni Foundation-programs & activities
Roni Calvird with American Family Insurance
Jul 08, 2019
Will speak about a awesome charity she is involved in. Called Realtors For Kids.
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Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.  Willie Nelson


Ok, another challenge..... if you are reading this, and would like to get $250 added to your journey toward your Paul Harris Fellow, surf this website, (you can't ruin anything, or hurt or change anything) in the process you will become familiar with the site....  (No BIG hint this time, )

As you surf the site, look for the italicized words" 0 Polio Cases after you login as a member (member login), use the "communications" from the menu, and send me an email that you found it. ( and where).....  any questions on how to do this, ask Verl 

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