Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana

We get the government we deserve, not the one we wish for.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Nov. 7 Meeting - Paradise Falls

Date & Time: November 7, 2014  
Location:  JAKER'S
Speaker: Karen Orzech, Justice of the Peace
Topic: "Ongoing Challenges in Justice Court"

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Meeting Spot - Sheriff's Forum

THIS FRIDAY, the meeting will be a Forum with candidates running for Missoula County Sheriff. This is a change to the previous schedule of speakers.  So far, Josh Clark has agreed to appear at the meeting.
Friday at Noon, in Jakers Bar & Grill, 3515 Brooks, across from First Interstate Bank and Missoula Federal Credit Union.

Lunch can be ordered off the menu. Arrive early if you wish to eat. Jakers does not open for lunch till 11 AM.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Friday Programs

October 17 - Lawrence VanDyke, MT Supreme Court candidate
October 24 - Justice Jim Rice of the MT Supreme Court (running for reelection)
October 31 - Todd Garrett, Missoula County Fairgrounds Director
November 7 - Justice of the Peace Karen Orzech
November 14 - Election of Pachyderm Officers for 2015

Fridays at noon, Elbow Room on Stephens and Strand.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September 19 Program

FRIDAY September 19 our guest speaker will be Marie Andersen, candidate for Justice of the Peace.

Friday at noon, Elbow Room on Stephens and Strand.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Upcoming Speakers

August 15 - Kendall Cotton, Americans for Prosperity
August 22 - Sally Lane, Soroptimist Club
August 20 - NO MEETING (Labor Day weekend)
September 5 - State Rep. David "Doc" Moore

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Friday Speaker: Candidate Lynn Hellegaard

This FRIDAY, the guest speaker will be  Lyn Hellegaard, Republican Candidate for Montana House District 96.

House District 96 encompasses Western Missoula County generally between Interstate 90 and Clark Fork River from Frenchtown to North Reserve Street North of Mullan Road and lower Butler Creek Road just North of I-90. 
Friday at Noon, in the meeting of the Elbow Room, 1855 Stephens, one block north of intersection of Stephens and Brooks. Not far from main Post Office building on Strand and Kensington.
Lunch can be ordered off the menu. 

Arrive early if you wish to eat. The Elbow Room does not open for lunch till 11 AM.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Friday Speaker July 18

Our next speaker will be Loren Flynn to talk about the happenings at Traveler's Rest State Park.

Friday at noon, Elbow Room.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

State Chair to Speak July 11

This Friday our guest speaker will be Will Deschamps, chairman of the state GOP.

Meeting starts at noon, Elbow Room on Stephens and Strand.  Arrive early if you plan to order lunch.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June 13 Speaker: Dylan Klapmeier

This Friday June 13, our speaker will be Dylan Klapmeier from the Montana GOP office in Missoula.

Remember we're now meeting at the Elbow Room - arrive early if you plan to order off the menu.

Noon at the Elbow Room, Stephens and Strand.

NOTE:  There will be no Friday meeting on June 20, due to the state GOP convention in Billings.

Monday, June 9, 2014


Starting Friday June 13, the new meeting place for Five Valleys Pachyderm is the new ELBOW ROOM on the corner of Stephens and Strand in the heart of Missoula.

The room is free of charge to the club and members can order off the menu.

The exact address is 1855 Stephens Ave.  Go to the south side of the bar, then go east to the end of the hall & take a quick left - that is the meeting room on the right.  During the summer a large door will be open to the patio.  Our meeting space is to the back of the room.  Please arrive around 11:15am or 11:30am if you wish to eat.

 Noon at the Elbow Room.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

June Programs

Friday, June 6 - John Angwin
                          Discussion of primary results

Friday, June 13 - Joe Balyeat
                            ObamaCare 101

Friday, May 23, 2014

Congressional Candidates June 2

Matt Rosendale and Elsie Arntzen have agreed to appear at our June 2 meeting.  Other candidates have not yet responded.

Friday at noon, Double Tree hotel. Lunch is no longer being served.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Friday Speaker Schedule

April 11th - Mike Hopkins, candidate for SD 49

April  18th - Fred Van Valkenberg - Missoula County Attorney, speaking about the lawsuit against the federal DOJ

April  25th - Dylan Klapmeier, Western Regional Director, Voter Engagement Campaign for MT GOP

May  2nd - Sheriff forum:       
                     Josh Clark
                     Rob Parcell
                     TJ Mcdermott (tentative)
May 9th - Vicky Gordon,  County Commissioner candidate

May 23 - Matt Rosendale, candidate for Congress

Friday, April 4, 2014

Friday: Kia Returns!

Professor Mehrdad Kia is the University of Montana's resident expert on the Middle East.  He is a real live wire and a favorite speaker of Pachyderm members.

He will give a talk Friday April 4 at our regular weekly meeting. Don't miss it!

Friday at Noon, Double Tree Inn on Madison and Front streets. Lunch $14.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Annual GOP Fundraiser Set for April 12

Lincoln - Reagan Day Dinner Saturday April 12, 2014

Holiday Inn Parkside 
200 S Pattee St, Missoula, MT

Call Susan Muralt for information 728-8985

Speaker: John Lorenz Mr. Lorenz worked as a financial, marketing, and political consultant. He is coauthor of the book The Political Image Merchants and is preparing a book on financial strategies in a challenging economic environment. He serves as Chairman of the Board/CEO of GlyEco, which recycles gylcol into a reusable product. In 1986 he founded Environmental Waste of America, which later merged with Envirofil and became known as Waste Management.

5:00 p.m. No Host Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Dinner

$50 per person or $100 per couple $200 Sponsor a Table and get 2 L/R Seats $580 Sponsor a Table and get 10 L/R Seats 

Note:  The Lincoln-Reagan dinner is a function of the local Republican Central Committee.  Five Valleys Pachyderm will be hosting a table at the dinner.

Upcoming Speakers

March 28th - Larry Dunham, H/D 92 Republican Candidate
April 4th. - Professor Mehrdad Kia
April 11th. - Mike Hopkins, State Senate Candidate
April 18th. - Co Attorney Fred Van Valkenberg
April 25th. - Dylan Klapmeier

Fridays at noon, Double Tree Hotel, Madison and Front in Missoula.