Governor’s March Message: Protecting the Environment
By DG Cindi O’Neil
Protecting the Environment is our Rotary Foundation’s seventh Area of Focus. And I think you will agree that its about time Rotary also focused on this critical aspect of our work here and around the world. Protecting the Environment will enhance our ability to prevent disease, reduce air pollution, continue to create clean water for the world, reduce hunger, and avoid international conflict. Without integrating consideration for the larger scale environment in all the projects we endeavor to complete, we will not be successful long term. And this part of our mission: “to create lasting change.”
Past RI President Ian Riseley in 2017: “Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone, Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility.”
In the summer of 2020, Oregon experienced one of the most devastating wildfires in its history. With over one million acres of land burned, these fires uprooted the lives of hundreds of Oregonians who lost their homes and belongings, and many families still have not recovered from their losses. To give back to the community, Rotary Interact District 5110 is launching a fundraiser dedicated to fire relief with a goal of $7,000 across all clubs.
South Eugene High School Rotary Interact is doing its part to help those affected by the fires. Firefighters all across Oregon selflessly fought to keep the fires contained and families safe. Through the Hearts for Heroes project, we are creating hearts with thankful messages for fire stations in the Eugene/Springfield area, with a goal of raising $750 for Rotary’s Fire Relief Fund. Click here for the whole story on such a great effort!
Hopefully, everyone is familiar with the four active Rotaract clubs in District 5110: University of Oregon Rotaract, Oregon State University Rotaract, Southern Oregon University Rotaract, and NoBorders Rotaract E-Club. They have all been hard at work
Dear Rotarian, We need 8 more donors to fulfill our Jackson County Rotary Clubs’ Blood Drive goal. It is not too late to sign up. Remember that Covid vaccine recipients are welcome to donate. Please see sign up information below. Thank you, Gary Newland and Gerald Burns Medford Rogue Rotary Club
Hello all, Rotary Clubs of Jackson County and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive. Please join our lifesaving mission and schedule an appointment today! Drive Details: Site: Collier Creative Center Address: 50 N Fir St., Medford, OR, 97501 Room Name: Rehearsal Space Room Date: Wed Mar 10, 2021 Time: 11:00 AM – 4:00: PM Blood Program Leader Name: Christina Martin Blood Program Leader Phone Number: 5412610177 Click here to make an appointment March is Red Cross Month. For patients in the emergency room, fighting cancer or facing a life-threatening illness, help can’t wait. Healthy donors are needed now to help ensure that patients have lifesaving blood products available for emergency and everyday medical treatments. The Red Cross is testing blood donations for COVID-19 antibodies. As part of this effort, plasma from standard blood donations that test positive for COVID-19 antibodies may now help current coronavirus patients in need of convalescent plasma transfusions. Medical conditions and emergencies don’t stop for a pandemic. For more information or to schedule an appointment, click on the link above or contact your Red Cross Rep Christina at 541.261.0177. The need for blood is constant and only volunteer donors can fulfill that need for patients in our community. Nationwide, someone needs a unit of blood every 2 to 3 seconds and most of us will need blood in our lifetime. Thank you for supporting the American Red Cross blood program! Download the Red Cross Blood Donor App on the App Store, Google Play or text BLOODAPP to 90999. Schedule appointments, view your blood type and results of your mini-physical, and track your donations. American Red Cross Blood Services – 431 18th St. NW, Washington, DC, 20006 Click here to unsubscribe from further mailings from American Red Cross Blood Services. To unsubscribe from future emails, please click on this link: Unsubscribe