Far West Rotary, based in Bismarck, North Dakota, is an official Chapter of Rotary International and was established in 1984.  We meet every Monday morning (except holidays) at 7 am at the Municipal Country Club – 930 North Griffin Street in Bismarck.

The Monday morning meeting includes club business and informative speaker.  The weekly presentations are presented by public and private sector businesses, community groups, and other organizations.  Presentations are informal and extremely valuable in supporting our Four-Way Test.


Interested in joining us? We welcome visitors at any of our meetings and would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Here is some more information about membership:

Attendance: Members are required to attend at least 50% of our meetings. If you miss a meeting, you can attend a different Rotary club meeting either in Bismarck or at another location if you like. When traveling, club members are encouraged to visit clubs in other areas.

Dues: The Club’s dues are $100 each quarter, which cover the cost of your subscription to Rotary International’s official magazine. In addition, new Club members must pay a one-time $30 admission fee to Rotary International.

Club Officers

Stacy Schaffer (President)
Dana Jahner (President Elect)
Lee Kaldor (Past President)
Paul Gurholt (Treasurer)
Amanda Schwieters (Secretary)
Wally Keller (Sergeant at Arms)
Murray Sagsveen
Steve Neu
Brent Erickson
Jim Kuznia

Standing committees

Membership – to develop and implement a comprehensive plan for the recruitment and retention of members.

Club Public Relations – to develop and implement plans to provide the public with information about Rotary and to promote the Club’s service projects and activities.

Club Administration – to conduct activities associated with the effective operation of the Club.

Service Projects – to develop and implement educational, humanitarian, and vocational projects that address the needs of its community and communities in other countries.

The Rotary Foundation – to develop and implement plans to support The Rotary Foundation through both financial contributions and program participation.