Missoula, Montana

Missoula, Montana

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017


This Friday our speaker will be Fran Albrecht, Providence Foundation Executive Director and Joyce Dombrouski, new Providence CEO. They will talk about What Lies Aheadfor for
Saint Patrick Hospital.

Noon at Jaker's.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Greg Gianforte at Pachyderm April 14

This Friday April 14 our speaker will be Greg Gianforte, Republican candidate for the congressional seat vacated by Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke.  

To accommodate more people we will hold our regular meeting at the Broadway Inn Conference Center at 1609 West Broadway.   There will be a buffet lunch, your choice of chicken or fish wrap with tomato basil soup.  Cost $11.   Please arrive around 11:30 if you plan to eat.

 Non-members welcome. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Upcoming Programs

March 17 - Judge Ed McLean 
March 24 - Dr. Dean French, Community Hospital CEO
March 31 - Vicki Zeier, County Operations Administrator
April 7 - Pete Pettersen on the future of Medicare
April 14 - Greg Gianforte (meeting moved to Broadway Inn)
April 21 - open
April 28 - Prof. Mike Harrington of the UM Business School

Jaker's at noon. Send your speaker suggestions to susanjane12@msn.com.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Past President in the News!

Past Pachyderm president Thelma Baker was featured in today's Missoulian.
Thelma Baker, owner of the Thunderbird Motel in Missoula and one of Montana’s three Electoral College voters, is heading to the nation’s capital to attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony on Friday.
The prominent local Republican has been chosen by the state GOP to be one of Montana's electors in each of the last five presidential races. The honor reflects Baker's labors in the party trenches.
She spent 18 years running Missoula election efforts for former U.S. Sen. Conrad Burns and has worked on campaigns for everyone from U.S. Sen. Steve Daines to former Gov. Judy Martz....
 “When you’re standing at the Capitol and you’re being sworn in and you know that you’re going to vote for the president of the United States, it’s an emotion that’s hard to describe. You’re making history,” she said.
This will be the third inauguration she’s attended, having been to both of President George W. Bush’s in 2000 and 2004.
Thelma is currently Second Vice President for the club. Read the rest here.

Saturday, January 14, 2017


There will be no general meeting Friday Jan. 20 due to the Inauguration activities on that day.

Have fun those of you who are headed to Washington D.C.!  We hope for a full report at a meeting after you return.