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Program Summary Full program descriptions, locations and directions will be included in each Evite, and updated here when they become available. Evites will be sent 2 weeks prior to each event, kindly RSVP in a timely manner. (Printable Program schedule) ___________________________________________________________________________
May 24 – Annual Spring Brunch 10:00 am Social Hour, 10:45 Brunch at Buck’s T4 Ridge Room Please send $32 check (made payable to GCWC) to: GCWC PO Box 160412, Big Sky MT 59716 by May 9th Co-Chairpersons: Linda Meade (312-498-1014) or Lisa Teifke (406-577-6887) Your check is your reservation and required by May 9th.
June 8 – Heather Walker & Collette Daghle-Berg: Search and Rescue Dogs (with demonstration) 1:00 pm at BASE
Colette Daigle-Berg retired from Yellowstone National Park in 2012 after a 33 year career as a park ranger. Interested in working dogs all her life, she started her first search dog in 1995. She has retired her third dog “Chapter” and will be getting a new puppy—an Australian Koolie—in mid-August. Colette is a member of Gallatin County Search and Rescue as well as Western Montana Search Dogs. Heather Walker has been part of the Big Sky community since 1994, moving here full time in 2012. As part of the Big Sky Fire Department, Ski Patrol, and Search and Rescue, she felt the addition of K9 search team would benefit the Big Sky SAR efforts. Heather trained “Storm” three years ago and they are members of Big Sky Search and Rescue, Search and Rescue Dogs of the US, and the Gallatin County SAR Dog Team. Collette and Heather will be giving a presentation on their favorite subject—search dogs. They will describe criteria for selecting a puppy for training, the different “disciplines” of search, as well as the techniques used to teach the dog discipline. They will also share some of their most interesting searches and finish with a short demonstration with their K9 partners, ___________________________________________________________________________
June 22 – Crystal Beckman: Fire Preparedness in Big Sky 1:00 pm at BASE Crystal Beckman serves as the Community Risk Reduction Coordinator within the Community Risk Management Division at the Big Sky Fire Department (BSFD). Her role includes various projects for the department in the fields of code enforcement, investigation, prevention, education, outreach, and wildfire risk reduction. Crystal previously worked for the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) for 8 ½ years in various capacities ranging from fire information, wildfire preparedness to forestry assistance to landowners across the state. She served on the DNRC’s Wildfire Incident Management Team as lead Public Information Officer for 6 years. Prior to working for the State, Crystal worked for Gallatin County Extension for 6 years, this work included providing education and grants to landowners. Crystal has a Master of Public Administration from Montana State University, Bozeman and a Bachelor of Science in Recreation Management from University of Montana, Missoula. ___________________________________________________________________________
July 13 – Panel Discussion: Behavioral health programming and resources in Big Sky 1:00 pm at BASE ___________________________________________________________________________
July 27 – Jennifer Mohler: Gardens at Crail Ranch (outdoor program) 1:00 pm at Crail Ranch ___________________________________________________________________________ August 10 – Beth Judy: Bold Women of Montana 1:00 pm at Crail Ranch ___________________________________________________________________________
August 24 – Annual Luncheon 11:30 Social Hour and Silent Auction, 12:30 Luncheon at 320 Guest Ranch Please send $43 check (made payable to GCWC) to: GCWC PO Box 160412, Big Sky, MT 59716 RSVP to Evite, payment is required by August 10th Luncheon Co-Chairs: Sheila Krieg (515-371-5384), Linda Meade (312-498-1014) Auction Co-Chairs: Brooke Passmore (406-595-3923), Jo Liedberg (610-462-7277)
___________________________________________________________________________ September 14 – Annual Business Meeting and Potluck 12:00 noon at BASE ___________________________________________________________________________
September 28 – Wendy Brauneis: Summiting Mt. Everest 1:00 pm at BASE ___________________________________________________________________________
October 12 – Taylor Middleton: Big Sky Resort 1:00 pm at BASE ___________________________________________________________________________
October 19 – Autumn Tea Party 11:30 to 1:30 Sweet Buns Catering 145 Town Center Ave, Unit A1, Big Sky, Montana Please send $30 check (made payable to GCWC) by Oct 10th to: GCWC PO Box 160412, Big Sky, MT 59716 Your check is your reservation (click here for reservation form)