We meet Tuesday from 12:10-1:10pm
at the Rogue Valley Country Club.
Please join us.

International Speaker Series Continues Tonight, Thursday

By Heather Edwards

1. All are welcome to join us in Eugene or online tonight at 6 pm Pacific to meet Dr. Julia Phillips (pictured). This Yale grad and materials physicist is also a Presidential appointee to the National Science Foundation Board of Directors. She’ll be sharing with us how the NSF impacts our lives and we are so looking forward to her decades of experience and insight. A special thank you to our Port Orfordtarian friend David Bassett for connecting us to such an accomplished scientist!

2. Speaking of Port Orford, we only have three more weeks of our International Speakers Series in partnership with our friends at the coast! Keep traveling the world with us this Thursday, May 19th at 12 pm Pacific. We’re going to Romania this week – please join us and our new friend, Rotarian Dacian Coita. Some of you met him earlier this month when he joined us at 4 am his time (wow!) and we’ll be delighted to welcome his daughter for her study abroad in Oregon next year. He will be sharing what his club and others are doing in Romania to help Ukrainians. People of Action!


Assorted Levity for Your Rotary Week/Life

By Mike Corwin

Amusing but authentic words to add to your vocabulary (or not):

Smaze: Don’t mistake this for Tyra Banks’ coined word “smize.” A “smaze” is what you get when there is a combination of smoke and haze.

Blubber: This word refers to a thick layer of fat.

Skirl: A loud, wailing sound that bagpipes make. Who knew?

Adorbs: A cute and shortened form of the word “adorable.”

Waesucks: Instead of “alas!” you can say this goofy word.

Widdershins: A funny word that means something is moving in the wrong direction/counter-clockwise.


 
 


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Medford Rotary – May 17 meeting


Dear Rotarian,

Please join us at noon today for our weekly Rotary meeting at the Rogue Valley Country Club.  The program today is:  “The  International Part of Rotary International.”  Our past District Governor, Chuck Root will talk to us about how our donated Rotary dollars are leveraged into greater project funding and the projects funded by Rotary.

If you are unable to attend in person but would like to participate remotely, a Zoom meeting link is provided below.

Thank you,

Raul

Rotary Club of Medford is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Medford Rotary – May 10 meeting


Dear Rotarian,

Please join us for today’s meeting at the Rogue Valley Country Club at noon.  Our speaker today is Pat Fahey who will tell of his experiences of being on the Rogue Community Colleges Board of Directors and the impact RCC has on the Rogue Valley.

If you cannot make it in person but would like to participate remotely, a Zoom meeting link is provided below.  Please note that there is a passcode (shown in red).

Hope to see you all there!

Raul

Rotary Club of Medford is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

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Proposed New Member – Nicole Richey (First Posting)

Nicole Richey (Banking/Mortgages), sponsored by Lori Williams.

Official Posting date: 5/6/22. This is published in accordance with Medford Rotary Club By-Laws Article XIII, Section 5.

Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 05-04-2022

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Click here for additional detail from the conference/celebration.

AUCTION: Almost $8,000 was raised with 34 auction items. The final tally for the weekend would include dunk tank, the Friday Street Party and the Pie in the Face as well as other fundraising which DG Gerry should have or the District Treasurer. A shout out to the OSU Rotaract Club is also appropriate for their help with the auction and other logistic activities. They were amazing and stayed all day and into the evening both days.

DUNK: David Reece joined DG Gerry in the Dunk tank. $4,858 raised for Rotary foundation from Dunk-A-DG fun and then from dunking and ax throws on Friday evening at the Street party.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: New Red Cross blood donation appointments from across the district totaled 213, potentially saving the lives of 639 people. 23 clubs participated led by these winning clubs: Small – Klamath Basin Sunrise 5 appointments; Medium – Roseburg 77 appointments; Large – Greater Corvallis 68 appointments.


Remembering Rotarians Recently Passed, But Not Forgotten

By Ron Gilliland and Joe Kosanovic

Here’s a picture of the 44 white roses on display in memory of Rotarians who died in our district since the last conference and this is only those who were reported to us.

A video was shown at the Corvallis Celebration this past weekend honoring our fellow District 5110 Rotarians who passed away 2019-2022.

You can click on the link below or also find it on YouTube: IN MEMORIAM


District 5110 Buys a Fire Truck for Ukraine

By PDG Cyndi O’Neil

On April 5 PDG Sergii Savadskyi of District 2232 of Ukraine gave a live address to the Rotary Club of Greater Bend on Zoom, in a room of 50+ spellbound members.

In his parting remarks he made a plea for help: “We call upon all Districts (of the world) to apply for Disaster Relief Grants from Rotary International. These grants can now be directed outside your Districts to Ukraine for humanitarian relief.” In a paddle raise immediately following the presentation, $11,500 was raised by generous Club members to send directly to Ukraine for humanitarian relief.

In the days following, PDG Cindi O’Neil emailed the sitting Ukrainian DG to ask, “What is your greatest need?” Governor Bondarenko said, “We need fire trucks to put out fires in bombed buildings to assist in the extraction of people.” Through Rotary networks reaching all the way to Austria, DG Bondarenko’s team found a fire truck. The grant submitted by our District Leadership of $25,000 was approved overnight.

Click here for the whole story on the D5110 website. Donations to the Rotary Disaster Relief Fund can be made online at www.rotary.org.


Assorted Levity for Your Rotary Week/Life

By Mike Corwin

Amusing but authentic words to add to your vocabulary (or not):

Lollygag: This word describes a person that is messing around and doing something that isn’t useful.

Abecedarian: Anyone who is currently learning the alphabet can be referred to as this — so basically all kindergarteners.

Bamboozled: Someone who uses this word in a sentence is likely saying they were tricked into doing something.

Cutesy-poo: While this might sound like a pet’s name, it really is a word that means “sickeningly cute.”

Flabbergast: When you want to get across that you were shocked about something, you can use this.


 
 


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Medford Rotary – May 2 meeting


Dear Rotarian,

Please come to the Rogue Valley Country Club tomorrow at noon for another great program and fellowship.

Tomorrow’s program will be “Cybercrime Threats to Individuals and Small Businesses” presented by Matthew Canham, cybersecurity consultant and affiliated faculty member for George Mason University.   The program cover some of the latest cybercrime threats, how and why these occur, and some easy steps that you can take to protect yourself.

I hope to see you all there.  If you cannot make it in person but would like to participate remotely, a Zoom meeting link is provided below.

Thank you,

Raul

Raul Woerner is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Medford Rotary Zoom Meeting
Time: May 3, 2022 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Medford Rotary – April 26 Meeting


Dear Rotarian,

Our program for today’s meeting at the Rogue Valley Country Club is “ODF 2021 Recap and 2022 Fire Season Outlook”.  Tyler McCarty, Oregon Department of Forestry District Forester, will be covering our fire season statistics, local fires of significance, and will touch on a few fires outside our district that occurred last season. He’ll also be covering what folks can expect this upcoming fire season based on our current conditions.

We look forward to seeing you all there, but if you can’t make it in person a Zoom link is provided below.

Thank you,

Raul

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Medford Rotary – Brit Orchestra program Zoom Recording (corrected link to view)


Dear Rotarian,

I am told the hyperlink I sent out yesterday didn’t work, so hopefully one below will work.

Also, to clarify regarding the need for host families, they need hosts in Jacksonville (or very nearby) only.  The dates are June 15 to July 4.

Thank you,

Raul 

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Medford Rotary – Brit Orchestra program Zoom Recording from this week’s meeting


Dear Rotarian,

If you missed this week’s amazing presentation and performance by Britt Festival Orchestra maestro/conductor/musical director Teddy Abrams and first violinist Alexandra “Lexy” Preucil (visiting from Vienna) – or if you want to see and enjoy it again or share, below is a link to the recording.   Skip forward to about ten minutes in to catch the introduction by Ron McUne and Britt Festival Orchestra’s General Manager Renia Shterenberg.   Teddy begins his presentation at about 14 minutes in – and talks about the incredible things that the BFO has accomplished.   He shared how even the great Yo-Yo Ma couldn’t stop talking about the BFO’s original Symphony for Nature at Crater Lake.  Music begins at about 30 minutes in.

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Also, there is a need for more host families this year for the visiting musicians.  Since the season is scheduled earlier this year (mid June to July 3), more musicians are able to attend – and they need places to stay! 

For more information, contact Renia Shterenberg at 541-690-3856, or email at renia@brittfest.org

https://www.brittfest.org/britt-festival-orchestra/become-a-host/

Thanks Teddy, Lexy, Renia and all those in our club who helped put this program together.

Raul


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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 04-19-2022

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Volume 3, Number 40, April 19, 2022

Great Weekend in Store: Training Assembly & Celebration in Nine Days!

By DGE Aimee Walsh and DG Gerry Kosanovic

In two short weeks, we will return to in-person District events with the Club Training Assembly, followed by the District Celebration, all in Corvallis over a Friday and Saturday, April 29-30. If you have already registered, thank you! If not, now is the time.

Club Training Assembly is for everyone – whether it be a new or a well-seasoned Rotarian. Join club officers, committee chairs, and emerging leaders to learn more about Rotary.

Please be sure to also register for the District Celebration and select lunch for Friday’s Assembly, so we can feed you. Register NOW for the Celebration with DACdb link: Click here to register now or ask your club secretary to help with registration – it’s easy to do!

The entire weekend features great resources and training to maximize your Rotary service and FUN through golf, a street party, a Red Cross partnership for a Blood Drive and a chance to dress up and recognize Rotary leadership on Saturday night!

Look forward to seeing you there for a great weekend! Register Now!


Rotary Dunk a DG at Celebration: Dunk ‘n’ Donate!

By Lee Eckroth

Rotary Dunk A DG
Donate to Vote! Raise funds for the Rotary Foundation by stuffing the ballot box for which District Governor of the past, present or future you would like dunked at the Rotary District 5110 Celebration Street Party in downtown Corvallis on Friday, April 29.

More on this TRFfundraiser by the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis at www.dgdunk.com


Start Your 5110 Celebration with April 28 Golf at Trysting Tree

By Joe Kosanovic


Registration for a great Rotary 5110 Celebration in Corvallis is underway and anyone who wants to start it off with a Rotary round of golf at Oregon State University’s golf course, Trysting Tree, should take advantage of the Rotary Scramble planned for Thursday, April 28.

The cost is $125 a player or $500 for a foursome and includes green fee, golf cart and BBQ Buffet Lunch.

To register for the 1 p.m. shotgun start, click here. Deadline for registration is Thursday.


Celebration Chair Jeff Davis Addresses Compassionate Leadership

By Michelle L Corradetti

One of the Celebration Speaker, LBCC Administrator (and Celebration Committee Chair) Jeff Davis will address “Compassionate Leadership – Lessons from Movers, Shakers and Thought Leaders.

He teases his paneled-presentation in a podcast conducted by Michelle Coradetti, accessed by clicking here.

In what ways are leadership styles linked to gender? What do we know, and what can we learn, about gender differences in leadership styles? In this panel discussion, we’ll hear from women in leadership positions who’ve navigated challenging workplaces, service organizations, and non-traditional occupations. We’ll also explore how organizations like Rotary can revisit how prospective and new members can be recruited, welcomed, positively engaged, and encouraged to lead and thrive.


Youth Exchange Resumes with Free Workshop Saturday

By Mary Hoskins

After a two-year forced hiatus, Rotary Youth Exchange is again active in District 5110. The Big West youth task force, representing Rotary Zones 26 and 27, is offering a FREE virtual conference designed to ignite interest and energize Rotarians and potential participants, including students and host families. District 5110 will have a prominent role in this conference – Saturday, April 23, 2022.

Grants Pass Rotarian Dan Converse will be the moderator for the conference, and Zach Anderberg, West Point graduate and alum of both Youth Exchange and RYLA, will deliver an inspiring testimonial, “Rotary Saved My Life.” Alexis Screen, Eugene Rotarian, will join a panel of past Youth Exchange participants (called “ROTEX”) to share her personal story about the life-changing aspects of the experience. Click here for the rest of the detail at the D5110 website.


D5110 Celebration in Corvallis to Feature Friday Street Party

By Lesa Banks

Come enjoy live music at Friday night District 5110 Street Party, part of our District Celebration April 29 in downtown Corvallis.

Highlights of the event include:

  • Live music from Hans and the Wanted, a fun-loving top 40 cover band. The band’s repertoire is heavy on modern and classic pop & rock, but also touches on everything from 50’s jazz to 90’s hip-hop.
  • Three food trucks including wood-fired pizza.
  • Beer & wine
  • Axe throwing
  • and a dunk tank (dunk your favorite DG!)

Everyday is Earth Day

By Nikki Rizzardini

This Friday is the 52nd anniversary of Earth day – the World’s largest secular holiday to celebrate and bring focus to protecting our shared home. Environmental issues are humanitarian issues with escalating consequences for us all.

The most recent report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) trumpets us to be People of Action and rise to the occasion to protect our common legacy: the environment. Click here for the entire article and key take-aways as written by the Washington Post and available at the D5110 website.

While the data is bleak, we can, and must for our children and grandchildren, take action to lessen the inevitable changes that are coming as a result of environmental degradation and climate change. We look forward to hosting John Mathers at the District Conference to bring us awareness of the issue and tools to make a difference. See John open our conference Saturday morning with his presentation Climate Emergency – Rotarians in Action.


5110 Celebration Teams with Red Cross

By DG Gerry Kosanovic


Club Presidents & People of Action
– as we prepare for the District 5110 2022 Celebration Conference in Corvallis, it is our intent to merge a service project with our April 30th event, one that would have a defining humanitarian focus of serving others in need.

To that end, I am thrilled to announce that we have partnered with the Red Cross to establish a rewarding, fulfilling, fun competitive virtual blood drive: District Drives to Save Lives. This event began March 22 and concludes at the Celebration’s Friday night Street Party on April 29.

It is easy and simple for club members to participate and, most importantly, it will save lives! Click here for all the details including a short video at the D5110 website!


Assorted Levity for Your Rotary Week/Life

By Mike Corwin

Amusing but authentic words to add to your vocabulary (or not):

Meldrop: Unfortunately, this isn’t a food. Instead, it’s a drop of mucus hanging from someone’s nose.

Obelus: Have you ever wondered what the symbol used for division in a math problem is called? Well, now you know!

Sozzled: When someone is drunk, you can describe them using this silly word.

Bumbershoot: This fun word is another word for “umbrella.”

Titter: Replace the word “giggle” or “laugh” with this word when you want to impress someone.


 
 


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Rotary Club of Medford
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Club 353
District 5110
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Organized May 15, 1923

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