Custer Rotary Club 

In the Beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota

Past President Naugle receives Paul Harris Fellowship 

Past President of the Custer Rotary Club Mark Naugle receives a Paul Harris Fellowship, given in honor of his year as President of the club.  The Paul Harris Fellowship represents $1000 given to The Rotary Foundation. Congratulations Mark, and thanks for your year of service. 
Past President Naugle receives Paul Harris Fellowship 2021-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Club Visit by District Governor Lind

District Governor Doug Lind presents this years banner and theme to Custer Rotary President John Carson.  DG Lind gave a presentation sharing this years goals.  Assistant Gov. Jean Kline was also present for our meeting. 
Club Visit by District Governor Lind 2021-09-14 06:00:00Z 0

Past President Marguerite 

Past President Marguerite is being presented with the Past President Gavel Plaque and a Paul Harris Fellowship!  Thanks for doing a great job over a difficult and trying year!  
Past President Marguerite 2021-06-29 06:00:00Z 0

Bison Center Custer State Park 

Custer Rotary member, Dick Brown gave an update on the new Bison Center that is being constructed in Custer State Park.  The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust had awarded a $4 million grant to construct the Bison Center. The SDPWF (a 501(c)(3) non profit, independent support organization for the SD Dept. of Game, Fish and Parks, is seeking $1 million in private and public donations for the total project budget of $5 million.   Dick had a number of diagrams of the Center that showed the internal workings of the Center. It's expected completion by end of May 2022.  
The Center will educate visitors through dynamic interpretive displays and tell the origin story of the park's bison, herd management and the annual Buffalo Roundup and auction.  
Bison Center Custer State Park 2021-06-29 06:00:00Z 0

Human Trafficking in our district

Jennifer Rollins of the Rapid City Rushmore Club presented her research on Gov. Little's District Subcommittee to execute a Global Grant focused on ending Human Trafficking in our District.  We will certainly hear more from her as she gets the grant put together as "the next BIG project to join together and to conquer."
Human Trafficking in our district 2021-06-18 06:00:00Z 0

Road Cleanup

Custer Rotary Road Clean up Supervisor, Amelia Wiederholt, was proud of the group, after waiting for a hail storm to pass, the dedicated group proceeded to clean up 15 bags of garbage along Sylvan Lake Road!!  
Others participating, included: Dan Hutt, (Supervisor and future Rotarian, Amelia Wiederholt), Nathan Wiederholt, Verl Scheibe, Kathy Scheibe, Patti Hauschildt, Jake the dog, Marguerite Cullum , the photographer. Not present, but assisting the evening before, during good weather, was Mike Chase, and John Carson.  Thanks to all, great job!! 
Road Cleanup 2021-05-17 06:00:00Z 0

Wine Raffle Fund Raiser

Good turn out in spite of Covid! Our wine Extravaganza was a huge success!  Lots of door prizes, lots of good appetizers too. A big Thank You to Crazy Horse Memorial for the wonderful hospitality and appetizers! Thanks to all the contributions from supportive businesses too. It was a great success. A special thanks to Naked winery, Firehouse Winery, Crow Creek Brewery, Knuckle Brewery , and Sick and Twisted for their wonderful contributions too.  Thanks to all who turned out to participate in our fund raiser! 
some of the working crew, apologies for those that missed the picture.  
Some of the winners of the whine and beer. 


Wine Raffle Fund Raiser 2021-05-06 06:00:00Z 0

Queen of Hearts Winner

​​​​​​Here's the Queen of Hearts winner, Pat Engebright and his check for $450 that he gave back to our general fund.  He was just thrilled to be named a "winner" - He is a winner in our book!   Thanks for your wonderful contribution!! 
Queen of Hearts Winner 2021-04-12 06:00:00Z 0
Shelter st the dog park. 2021-04-01 06:00:00Z 0

The Queen of Hearts 

Everyone knows, our Queen of Hearts drawing at the Custer Rotary Club helps raise money.....  Well, there is now $710 in the pot, winner of course gets half of that!!   But, there are now only 3 cards left to draw from........   2 jokers (if drawn you forfeit) and if you draw the queen..... well, I'm your friend!!  
Unfortunately  today, Terri drew the last of the regular cards , the 4 of clubs......  so, next meeting 22 March, someone will have a  33.33% chance to win over $350.00!!!!!!   
The Queen of Hearts 2021-03-08 07:00:00Z 0

Covid 19 update 

Dr Lisa Brown from Monument Health Hospital here in Custer, gave the club an update on Covid 19.  She explained the workings of the virus and the vaccines that help prevent the spread.  Thanks Dr Lisa, it was very interesting, we're looking forward to the reduction of the spread!!!  
In addition, Toby Cass the Custer HS Principle, gave an update on what's happening at the Custer High School. They have an incentive program for positive action.  Custer Rotary Club President, Marguerite Cullum presenting Toby with $250 to go toward the Positive Action program at the High School.  
Covid 19 update 2021-02-22 07:00:00Z 0

Progress on the Dog Park Shelter

Progress on the Dog Park Shelter will proceed following the cold snap.  Work being done by Joey Steed, thanks Joey!
Update, as of Tue, 9 Feb. it looks like it may get completed by end of day, or tomorrow.  
More pictures, ..... and Finished!!!!   Thanks again Joey !

Progress on the Dog Park Shelter 2021-02-09 07:00:00Z 0

New members 

Two new members receive 4Way Test Plaques from the District.  
Patrick Argabright 
Rob McWhorter                                                                                         
New members 2021-01-25 07:00:00Z 0

Indian University of North America 

 From the Archives of Crazy Horse Memorial.  Some of the contribution of the Custer Rotary Club to help Sculpture Zoilkowski.
The 3 interesting speakers today from the Indian University of North America® at Crazy Horse Memorial were:
Josua Rudnik – Director of Programs
Whitney Rencountre – Enrollment Management
Nate Watahomigie – Manager of Residence Life
Custer Rotary members were updated on what is happening at the Indian University of North America.  Director of Programs Josua Rudnik accepts a donation of $500 from Custer Rotary Club. 
Indian University of North America 2021-01-11 07:00:00Z 0

Dog shelter moving forward

The dog shelter is progressing. Cement has been poured, next comes the  construction. Brent Nelson from the Boyscout Camp to ramrod the project, Steve Pischke has offered out help also.  Thanks to Kevin Jenniges  for a great job on the concrete.   
Dog shelter moving forward 2020-11-28 07:00:00Z 0

Wheelchairs for Hope Haven 

The drive for wheelchairs for Hope Haven is going on!  Folks can drop off wheelchairs at any Karl's Stores.  The one in Rapid City would prefer to have them dropped of on Tuesday since their truck goes to Sioux Falls on Wednesday.  
Recently, Randall Meyers of Hot Springs Rotary Club received from the State VA Hospital 7 wheelchairs and many walkers. These were picked up by the Custer Rotary Club and delivered to Karl's in Rapid City. Karl's will deliver them to the Hope Haven reconditioning plan at the State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls where they will be made like new for use for  those who are unable to be mobile. Thanks all for helping Hope Haven.
Wheelchairs for Hope Haven 2020-11-07 07:00:00Z 0

Custer Arts Council 

Lisa Bausell from the Custer Arts Council gave us an interesting presentation regarding the Custer Arts Council.  What they do, who they are, and the many different areas of art they are involved with, such as the Burning Beetle, and working with younger aged prospective artists.  Thanks Lisa. 
Custer Arts Council 2020-10-26 06:00:00Z 0

Garbage Pick up 

Seven Custer Rotarians helped to do some clean up on Sylvan Lake Road.   Thanks to John Carson, Mike Chase, Kathy and Verl Scheibe, Marguerite Cullum, Dan Hutt, and John Twiss (not pictured, sorry John,)  
Garbage Pick up 2020-10-14 06:00:00Z 0

Frank Garcia Co-owner of World Fossil Finder Museum

Frank Garcia presented an interesting, and educational orientation of the new museum in Hot Springs.  
This is according to KOTA TV in Rapid City: 

"A museum that will make your jaw drop-- with some of the largest jaws in the world-- is opening in Hot Springs on Saturday.

"I want to tell everyone, you know, this town is known for mammoth but there's a new elephant in town," Frank Garcia, the co-owner of World Fossil Finder Museum says. And the new elephant Frank is referring to is actually the greatest female mastodon discovered in the world.

"We've got the biggest tylosaurus that I found in Edgemont six years ago on Halloween, and that turns out to be the longest, biggest, best tylosaurus, swimming reptile, ever found." And Frank is paying tribute to his wife with this finding...with a little bit of humor. "I named it after her, Debby Sue, and when you see the mouth and the teeth and all that, that's what she looks like when she gets up early in the morning."

Frank is actually a well-known fossil finder and used to work for the Smithsonian Museums, and he has discovered a world-class site decades ago. "The world's richest, earliest, ice age site, which I discovered in 1983 in Tampa Bay Florida."

Frank says this building is a gift from his daughter, and realizes that this weekend is Father's Day, and with the museum finally opens on Saturday, which, in a way, shows the loving support from his family. "On June the 20th is our grand opening, free fossils for children." Also a navy veteran, he offers free admissions for veterans on Wednesdays. Frank wants to invite people to witness some of the world's best fossils in this unique museum in Hot Springs."

Frank Garcia Co-owner of World Fossil Finder Museum 2020-10-14 06:00:00Z 0

Dictionaries to the 3rd Graders 

Custer Rotary Club donated dictionaries to the 3rd grade classes at Custer, and Hermosa and to homeschooled. Superintendent and Rotarian Mark Naugle, Rotarians Karen Kraus, and Mike Chase handed the dictionaries out.  
Dictionaries to the 3rd Graders 2020-10-06 06:00:00Z 0

Doggie Do Bags

Mike Chase from the Custer Rotary Club, gave the city of Custer 18,000 dog waste bags for the three waste stations we gave to the city a few years ago. Brian Raber from the City received the Doggie Do Do bags.....  
Doggie Do Bags 2020-10-05 06:00:00Z 0
Paul Harris Fellow 2020-09-28 06:00:00Z 0

District 5610 Governor Visits Custer Rotary 

District 5610 Governor Dan Little gave the Custer Rotarians insight into what is happening in the District and in Rotary International. 
He shared how the District receives donated dollars back from Rotary International, what the District is doing in regards to grants.  
District 5610 Governor Visits Custer Rotary 2020-09-28 06:00:00Z 0

Donation to YMCA

Custer Rotary President Marguarite presenting Custer YMCA Director (and Rotarian) Rex Jorgensen a $500.00 donation.
Donation to YMCA 2020-09-28 06:00:00Z 0
Winner of the Custer donation to Disrict Raffle 2020-08-07 06:00:00Z 0

Roy Roadifer Honored

Long time Custer Rotarian Roy Roadifer is awarded the Honorary Membership of Rotary International. Roy has been a past President, board member and active member of the Custer Rotary Club for 27 years. He had had over 20 years of perfect attendance at meetings.  His contributions to the club community and beyond, exemplify his service above self!  Thank you Roy or your dedication to Rotary! 
Roy Roadifer Honored 2020-01-21 07:00:00Z 0