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The 2021 Rough Riders Roundup is in the books!

The 2021 Rough Riders Roundup is in the books!

On Saturday, June 12th, 2021, more than 200 supporters of the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation gathered to celebrate our shared love of Medora. And boy, did we have fun!

We invite you to relive—or experience for the first time—this year’s Rough Riders Roundup by watching the video below. From a stellar performance from the cast of the Medora Gospel Brunch to a poignant tribute to this year’s Bully Spirit Award recipients, it’s a program we’ll remember fondly.

(Click the timestamps below to jump to specific moments from the Roundup!)

6:54 – Performance by Medora Gospel Brunch cast
13:48 – Remarks by Randy Hatzenbuhler, TRMF President
31:04 – “The Man in the Arena” by Joe Wiegand, Theodore Roosevelt Repriser
41:55 – Bully Spirit Award Presentation by Bill Sorensen
58:30 – Remarks by Bill Marcil, Bully Spirit Award Honoree

Congratulations to Bill and Jane Marcil, this year’s Bully Spirit Award Honorees!

Center: Jane and Bill Marcil, surrounded by family members in Medora.

“We’ll meet you over at Bill and Jane’s.”

That’s how folks around Medora often describe the Bill and Jane Marcil Life Skills Center—the namesake of two very special people to Medora. It was built in 2016, thanks in part to tremendous generosity on the part of the Marcils. And today, it provides a space for employees and volunteers in Medora to be themselves, work, grow, and thrive.

Spend four minutes watching the video below to learn more about Bill and Jane Marcil, and see exactly how great of an impact they’ve had on Medora:

The Bully Spirit Award is the highest honor bestowed by the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation. You can learn more about the award here.

If you made it to this year’s Rough Riders Roundup: thank you so much. It was a delight seeing you again, and we hope you had a terrific time in Medora!

Bully Spirit Award Presented by Rolf Sletten

Rolf Sletten, the first ever Bully Spirit Award recipient, presented the prestigious award to the third recipients, Jim and Joanne Kack.

Rolf’s recognition speech of the outstanding Bully Spirit Jim and Joanne have shown over the years follows.

Rolf’s Recognition

Jim and Joanne, in this world there are people who give and there are people who take.

Some people are scared to death that they might give more than they get and consequently, they almost never give anything of themselves, not of their time, their talents, or their money. If on rare occasion, they do give something of themselves, and are not generously and immediately rewarded, they feel that life is unfair, and they are victims cheated out of something they had coming. I think, “What’s in it for me” is a pretty common attitude. Those are words to live by for too many people.

On the other hand, we have people who give willingly, cheerfully, and generously wonderful people. People with soul and conscience who are not afraid to be generous, people who want to give back to other people and to the community. They are people who don’t worry that they might be giving more than they get.  

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