Chapter News

Big Sky Chapter Donates Masks to Businesses in the State

Jul 01, 2020

The Big Sky Chapter donated $500 to provide face coverings to local organizations in need of them.  After reaching out to our members for nominations, we have selected three organizations to send masks to.  These masks were also met with matching monetary funds from several local businesses to assist in purchasing the masks.

We would like to thank the following members for their nominations to receive donated face coverings:

Mark Rosenleaf nominated SW Montana Community Health Center, a non-profit Health Center serving the medical needs of people in 4 counties, regardless of their ability to pay.

Kelli Trudgeon nominated Dream Adaptive Recreation – Whitefish MT.   Dream Adaptive Recreation helps disabled individuals vets with outdoor recreation. They have outdoor summer activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, mountain biking, and other water sports. The volunteers could utilize the masks while assisting their participants.

Bob Kruckenberg nominated Public Libraries to provide disposable masks to those frequenting the library.

We would also like to thank the following companies for donating masks and/or matching monetary donations.

Technical Event – Hooch in the Time of COVID-19

Jul 01, 2020

The Big Sky Chapter had the pleasure of hosting a virtual technical event with John McKee, owner of Headframe Spirits in Butte, MT on Friday, June 26th.  John provided some insight on how Headframe Spirits began distilling alcohol for hand sanitizer and other challenges in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  John also took attendees through the Kelly Mine warehouse and talked about exciting upcoming spirits!

John was also gracious enough to give away two bottles of hooch to two lucky attendees. Congratulations to Marissa Morgan and Chris Magnuson and Sophie Magnuson for winning!

Stay tuned for more exciting virtual technical events presented by ASSP!