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


Speakers Bureau Thriving for Club’s Zoom Meetings

By Judy Corwin

Looking for GREAT club programs as the weeks ZOOM by? These challenging times provide a unique opportunity to enjoy club programs from speakers near and far using ZOOM and the District 5110 Speakers Bureau. We are building a list of club speakers and great programs to delight your members with interesting topics from around our region …and beyond! When times are tough, Rotarians innovate. Keep your club vibrant with ZOOM meetings that are interesting and engaging.

The Speakers Bureau now has many confirmed speakers, topics and contacts. The link is located on the website on the right next to the word CALENDAR. If you have had a great program at your club or you yourself OFFER a great club program, please contact Beth Sheehan at bethsheehan@comcast.net and we’ll get you on the list. ZOOM! The entire story is available by clicking here.


Rotary Podcast Training Series Continues

By Dan Smith

The power of podcasting is listening on your time: while you’re exercising; while you’re driving; while you’re living. In this course, we respect your time. You have a private podcasting channel so you can take a lot of the training wherever and whenever you want.

Listen to a podcast that explores how compelling radio and podcasting are with some very emotional stories from members of District 5110. Find out more about the program and how to join the District 5110 Voices of Rotary Podcasting Team. Watch the first three sample lessons and sign up today.


5110 RBN Recognizes Cynthia Johnson and Johnson Group Real Estate

By Bill Grile

Last week eNews asked your help identifying businesses in our clubs that provide significant support for Rotary programs. The Rotary Business Network has heard from you. Tell us more!

Thanks to Myrtle Point Past President Carolyn Hogan, this week the Rotary Business Network is pleased to select Cynthia Johnson and Johnson Group Real Estate LLC. Past President Carolyn notes that Cynthia has been a Myrtle Point Rotarian for 24 years and “has been a tremendous asset to our community and our club.”

Congratulations Cynthia Johnson. We can learn more about this business by visiting the Rotary Business Network. Please send your recommendations to the Rotary Business Network team along with a sentence or two as to why you feel a business merits recognition as a Business of the Week. Let us hear from you at RBN Contact Us. By the way, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian?


Model United Nations extends deadline to 1/22 for student applications.

By Judy Corwin

TheModel United Nations committee, affiliated with Eugene Rotary and Oregon Rotary Model United Nations, has extended its deadline to January 22 for students interested in applying for this program. The following websites contain information for prospective applicants at: eugenerotary.org/modelun/ and the application can be found at: oregonrotarymun.com/mun-student-information-application/#apply.

For more information, contact Noreen J. Dunnells, President & CEO, United Way of Lane County, 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477, 541.741.6000 x165| ndunnells@unitedwaylane.org. Website: www.unitedwaylane.org.


5110 Grants Meeting Resources Available

By Tim Mobley

This link is for our last, January 9th, 2021 Quarterly Grants Meeting: https://youtu.be/yim5MO5grnc

These two links are for our District Grant Training Workshop last October. It is broken into two parts due to the length of the workshop:

Volume 1 – https://youtu.be/G8oPVXt4Dyc

Volume 2 – https://youtu.be/gDn_jMjHoe4

All the preceding info on Rotary District Grants and more are available on the District website by clicking here.


Call for Resolutions

By Claudette McWilliams

Any resolution to come before the District at the District Conference must be distributed to all member clubs of the District by the District Resolution Committee at least one month prior to the District Conference. To disseminate any resolutions as required, the resolution committee must receive the proposed resolutions at least 45 days prior to the District Conference so the resolution can be reviewed by the committee to ensure it complies with the Constitution and By-laws of Rotary International and District policies.

To be eligible for consideration under Article II §2 of the District 5110 Policy Manual, the resolution must be submitted to the District Governor before March 16, 2021. Any submitted resolution will be distributed to the District Resolutions Committee by March 21, 2021. By March 31, 2021, any submitted resolutions will be disseminated to club presidents, past district governors, and members of the DG team.

Proposed resolutions should also be sent to PDG Claudette Mirassou McWilliams at dgclaudette1718@gmail.com. Please contact PDG Claudette with your questions or comments regarding the resolution process.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 16: Proposed resolutions submitted to District Governor
March 21 Proposed resolutions to Resolutions Committee
March 31 Proposed resolutions to club presidents and past and future district governors


Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin

Quotes to build momentum toward a better 2021—SMILE!

“Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.” – Langston Coleman

“Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.” – Kyle Chandler

“It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” – Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

“When I hear somebody sigh, Life is hard, I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’” – Sydney Harris

 


 

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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 01-12-2021

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Interested in knowing more about the national and global distribution of the COVID vaccines? Are you wondering if there will be a role for Rotary? If so, you’ll want to join us for the next Rotary Now!/Leading Change event at 7.00pm on Thursday, January 21. We have scheduled an eminent panel of experts to provide you with answers to these questions, and many others.

The panelists include Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Health Officer and Chief Epidemiologist for the Oregon Health Authority, and Andres Kragelund from UNICEF USA’s Global Programs and Field Engagement team. Andres has been the point person at the organization on all things related to COVAX and ACT-A work, so will be able to bring some wide-ranging perspectives to the conversation. They will be interviewed by Rotarian Julie Manning, VP at Samaritan Health Services, who is working with OHA on vaccine distribution for Benton, Linn and Lincoln Counties. We will make sure there is plenty of time for the panel to answer your questions too!

We hope you can join us for what promises to be a fascinating and informative session. Click here for registrations and links.


5110 Grants Meeting Resources Available

By Tim Mobley

This link is for our last, January 9th, 2021 Quarterly Grants Meeting: https://youtu.be/yim5MO5grnc

These two links are for our District Grant Training Workshop last October. It is broken into two parts due to the length of the workshop:

Volume 1 – https://youtu.be/G8oPVXt4Dyc

Volume 2 – https://youtu.be/gDn_jMjHoe4

All the preceding info on Rotary District Grants and more are available on the District website by clicking here.


Tell us About Businesses That Are Pillars of your Club?

By Bill Grile

Tell us about businesses that are pillars of your club?

Last week eNews gave a final salute to 38 businesses recognized last year as a D5110 Business of the Week. These businesses that are doing exactly what Paul Harris valued when he launched our organization to bring together like-minded business professional in order to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen businesses and to
support their communities.

Now as 2021 begins, it’s time to continue recognizing the Rotary professionals and businesses that support our clubs and make a difference in our communities and the world. So who are these? Please send your recommendations to the Rotary Business Network team along with a sentence or two as to why you feel this business merits recognition as a Business of the week. Let us hear from you at https://rotarybusinessnetwork.org/contact/

By the way, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian?


Call for Resolutions

By Claudette McWilliams

Any resolution to come before the District at the District Conference must be distributed to all member clubs of the District by the District Resolution Committee at least one month prior to the District Conference. To disseminate any resolutions as required, the resolution committee must receive the proposed resolutions at least 45 days prior to the District Conference so the resolution can be reviewed by the committee to ensure it complies with the Constitution and By-laws of Rotary International and District policies.

To be eligible for consideration under Article II §2 of the District 5110 Policy Manual, the resolution must be submitted to the District Governor before March 16, 2021. Any submitted resolution will be distributed to the District Resolutions Committee by March 21, 2021. By March 31, 2021, any submitted resolutions will be disseminated to club presidents, past district governors, and members of the DG team.

Proposed resolutions should also be sent to PDG Claudette Mirassou McWilliams at dgclaudette1718@gmail.com. Please contact PDG Claudette with your questions or comments regarding the resolution process.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 16: Proposed resolutions submitted to District Governor
March 21 Proposed resolutions to Resolutions Committee
March 31 Proposed resolutions to club presidents and past and future district governors


In-Person Camp RYLA Cancelled for 2021

By Mary Hoskins

With careful consideration and significant sadness, District 5110 has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person Camp RYLA for 2021. Our current environment is simply too uncertain to allow us to plan for camp and implement our RYLA program in a safe, healthy and productive manner.

Every other Rotary district in the western United States and Canada has reached the same conclusion. We are working with other districts to develop a virtual RYLA experience for District 5110 – on January 23, Zone 26/27 will host a Zoom seminar showcasing successful virtual RYLA events. We hope to learn for their experiences and craft a RYLA for District 5110 that will reach young leaders in an effective and meaningful way. We expect that Interact and Rotaract will have significant roles in our virtual RYLA.

Please feel free to contact Mary Hoskins, Youth Services and RYLA Chair, by email (marhos1968@gmail.com) or phone at 541-531-8538 with input and questions. While we are profoundly disappointed, we have reserved Grove Camp for RYLA 2022. To learn more about RYLA, click here.


Voices of Rotary – Telling Our Stories Through Podcasts

By Daniel Smith

There has never been a better time to be a storyteller – there are so many ways to distribute, with just a click of a button your story can be shared with the entire planet and the world needs to hear our stories. But how do you tell an engaging story? How do you tell a story that cuts through the noise out there?

Matt Livadary is an award winning documentary storyteller and creative director. His goal is to create meaningful stories in all shapes and sizes – from documentaries to podcasts. Watch his introduction to the Story Fundamentals for All course, part of the District 5110 Field Podcaster training program. Matt will also be presenting at the Rotary Now!/Leading Change Forum on February 17.

Find out more and about joining the District 5110 Voices of Rotary Podcasting Team. Watch the first two sample courses and sign up today.


Membership Forum on Rotary Dues Structure and Processes

By Christine Waugh

The next District Membership Forum is Tuesday, January 19th at 10am. As requested by the participants last month, we will focus on “Dealing with Dues,” which will cover how we structure dues, how we collect them, and how we support members financially if needed. Attend to learn some new concepts, share our challenges and solutions.

District 5020 Membership Chair and Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zones 26 & 27 Corey Lopardi will facilitate our session this month. His goal is to grow Rotary and to strengthen districts and clubs like yours. He is married to Michelle and has an adult daughter. In high school, Corey was involved in all things communication – theater, speech, debate, journalism and music.

He will present a short program planned to prime our discussion. Then we’ll open it up for your input, ideas, challenges, and questions. The District Membership Forum is held every third Tuesday at 10am, and focuses on a topic chosen by the participants from the last forum. Any Rotarian interested in membership is welcome to join us. No reservation is necessary. For more info, contact Christine Waugh. Link to meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/82289120983


Eugene Metro To Host Medal of Honor Recipient

By Heather Edwards

Fellow Rotarians, you are cordially invited to a very special presentation from a retired West Point professor and Majorin the US Army about his grandfather, a WWII POW. Professor Dwight Mears is the author of Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America’s Highest Military Decoration.

Please email eugmetrorotaryclub@gmail.com for the Zoom link if you’d like to join us on Tuesday, January 19th. 6 pm PST.


Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin


Quotes to build momentum toward a better 2021—SMILE!

“I find television very educational. Every time someone turns it on, I go in the other room and read a book.” – Groucho Marx

“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” – Mark Twain

“There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” – Yogi Berra

 

 


 

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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 01-05-2021

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Volume 2, Number 28, January 5, 2021

Join “Voices of Rotary” Podcast Training Series

By Dan Smith

We are looking for volunteers to conduct interviews and compile audio pictures to help tell more Rotary stories.

With more than one million Rotarians world-wide, each of us have memories, experiences and service that have impacted our Rotary lives. Powerful stories of service and accomplishments. Rotary District 5110 is compiling a series of podcasts to capture these stories to share with fellow Rotarians and communities.

Each week in the month of January you can experience a new sample lesson from the interactive training program.This week meet award-winning podcaster Dr. Siobhan McHugh, who teaches podcasting and journalism at the University of Wollongong in Australia. McHugh has generously provided material from her training program for our use.

The training, software and access to equipment are provided by the district, free to the podcasting team. There are a limited number of seats. If you are interested in learning more or joining the team visit the sign-up page or contact team@rotaryvolunteerconnect.org with any questions.


January Rotary Grants Meeting Slated for Saturday

By Tim Mobley

The first Rotary Grant meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, January 9 at 9am by Zoom.

The agenda will openede by Endowmenent and Major Grants Officer Elizabeth Cruft-Anderson as she addresses Endowment and Legacy giving and ways to include Rotary in your retirement planning. Reem Ghuniam, the Director for Rotary Action Group for Peace, will follow with a talk about their initiatives and ways they can support your club.

Announcements and information about District Grants and Global Grant applications will follow…as we will wrap it up by 11:30, possibly earlier, so join us for a wonderful meeting….here’s the link to be part of this great program. Click here to read this story at the District website.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclc-moqz0iE9yXjLH8hH1yC_tuI4kdAYRi


A Final 2020 Salute to Rotarians Featured in the Rotary Business Network

By Bill Grile

Take a quick look? Are any of Rotarians listed below in your club? If so, their business was honored by the Rotary Business Network in 2020. Now, more than ever, it’s time to support the businesses that support the good work Rotary is doing in our communities at home and abroad.

Ann and Bruce Parker* Brian Stalcup*Bruce Garrett*Charlie Eads*Dave Kinder*Dave Reece*Dr. Karl Jernstedt*Emile Amarotico*Emily Groves*Entek International*Eric Oberbeck*Gwen DeBernardi*James F. Wright*Jan Delimont*Jane Scheidecker*Joe Kraus*Kent Neumann*Lee Eckroth*Mark Musgrove*Marla Kasdorf*Mary Reynolds*Meme Tenold*Mike McGowen*Richard Shugar*Bill Richey*Rob Thompson*Steve Schneiderman* Jim Lefeber *Tom Nichols*Tony Halda*Chris Waugh* Thomas DeVere Wolsey *Rick Francona*Bruce Garrett*Alan Underkofler*Deanna Rivera*Joe Krauss*Dan Lofy

Each of the Rotarians listed above were selected in 2020 as owning or representing a D5110 Business of the Week. In 1905, Paul Harris launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen businesses and to support their communities. Here is a sharp salute to each of them for the support they provide Rotary and our communities. By the way, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian? Click here to go to the Rotary Business Network!


Central Oregon Loses Rotary Legend Zimmerman

By Marge Biggers

Past President of the Rotary Club of Redmond, Dr. Waldon Zimmerman passed away December 2, 2020 at his home with his wife, Carol and their family at his side. Wally was one of those Rotarians that set a high bar to emulate and was very distinguished in his service activities, both in and out of Rotary. Wally was a two time president of the Redmond club beginning with his first term in 1982-1983. Wally was also one of four past presidents to step up to the plate in 1987-1988 when the president-elect left the area. Each of four past presidents served a three-month tour to complete the Rotary year. Wally was also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Outside of Rotary, Wally was named Redmond Citizen of the Year in 1991 and served many years on the Deschutes County Fair Board, including directing the fair parade for many years. Dr. Zimmerman was named Oregon Dentist of the Year in 1989 and his dental career spanned 50 years. For the rest of the story on Wally’s dedication to community and Rotary service throughout a special life, click here to go to the District website page dedicated to this great leader.


Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin

A few quotes of dripping sarcasm to officially dispense with 2020:
It could be that your purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others. — Ashleigh Brilliant

These next three didn’t want to be owned by anyone:
1. If the world didn’t suck, we’d all fly into space.
2. Always remember that you are unique – just like everybody else.
3. The light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off due to budget cuts.

And now quoting some additional well-versed thoughts from Honest Abe to put a smile in your 2021:
“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” and “The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.”– Abraham Lincoln


 

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Rogue Powerpack Program – Winter Update

Attached is a brief update as we close out “the year of COVID” and what it meant for RPP.  We are looking forward to 2021 and the launch in our remaining schools.

Be well, be safe.

LeAnn Mobley
President
Rogue Powerpack Program

Rogue Powerepack Program_winter 2021

 

Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 12-15-2020

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Volume 2, Number 27, December 15, 2020

Rotary Thanks The COVID Front Line 5110-wide!

By Judy Corwin

The thank yous went District-wide…..in Medford, Newport, Eugene (Beltline), and Corvallis. Rotary District 5110 has launched a Public Image Campaign to thank First Responders and HealthCare Workers for their incredible efforts on behalf of life-saving endeavors during the Pandemic and Oregon Wildfires.

The gratitude is so prominent that Rotary District 5110 launched a Billboard campaign in four communities to acknowledge the tremendous effort by so many! The public image campaign was made possible by Outfront Media and Leigh Deinert, along with Funk/Levis Marketing and Mindy DeForest, who made the campaign possible with their contributions, affordability, design, and passion for the project. The companies offered reduced rates to make them affordable for a non-profit Rotary on behalf of those individuals served.

The billboards will remain on display throughout the holidays through January and possibly beyond to more than 1.22 million viewers who will drive-by these billboards. Click here for more on this story.


Here’s to Happy Holidays and a “Better” New Year: C’mon 2021!

By Mike and Judy Corwin

The District eNews and website chronicling of our Rotary service and philanthropy wishes you the all the best of the season and will be back to you on Tuesday, January 5!!

The Archie Creek Fire Won’t Stop Christmas in Glide

By DG Cindi O’Neil

Pride and gratitude are the feelings that well up these days when I hear about Rotary service projects welling up all over our District for communities in need. The Rotary Clubs of Roseburg, all three, have teamed up to provide Christmas gifts to kids in Glide who have lost their homes in the Archie Creek Fire. Ten members of the local Interact Club and at least 20 members of Rotary shopped to fulfill wish lists for 70 displaced young folks.

Nis Jessen, Fire Relief Governing Committee representative for the Archie Creek Fire, says that when Rotary asked about the pressing needs for families in Glide, this was the response. When we ask and then we act to fulfill these needs, we show great compassionate leadership for our community and our members with a passion to serve. Nis Jessen, members of the Roseburg Rotary Clubs and Interact Club, you make me proud to be a Rotarian of District 5110. Check out this link to hear more: https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/rotary-giving-tree-of-joy/

In gratitude,
DG Cindi O’Neil


Greater Corvallis Graces the Season with Three Strong Projects

By Mike Corwin

Greater Corvallis Rotarians have seen to it that it is a special Holiday season for their local youth, for those without shelter as temps drop, and found a fun way to dip into their own pockets for The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis held its seventh annual Children’s Holiday Craft Fair in a creative, drive-through fashion on December 5 doubling the number of kids that were provided a Christmas tunnel complete with Santa and Holiday displays. More than 1,000 craft kits and goodie bags were distributed to area children. DGE Gerry Kosanovic was there to provide Holiday music and take pictures. And so was the local paper as the event drew full-page community coverage in the Corvallis Gazette-Times.

In the week following the Fair, club members were “Holidazed” by a special committee of tireless elves from the club. Rotarians were invaded by inflatable Wranglers who placed large holiday snowmen, dinosaurs and St. Nicholas inflatables in front of Rotarians homes in an effort to raise dollars for the Rotary Foundation. By week’s end more than $10,000 had been raised as Rotarians paid out donations to have the inflatable moved to their favorite Rotarians front lawns.

We also learned about Unity Shelters of Corvallis from RCGC Rotarian Jim Swinyard, who is helping to build microshelters for homeless. Several area contractors, including our Rotary PE Dave Henderer, are helping to build these microshelters. This is a City of Corvallis, Church, and Contractor project with local Rotarians in the lead.

Here’s the link https://www.unityshelter.org/sp-microshelters.html.


District Express Grants Available for December Requests

By Michele Kellison

The Rotary Club of Cave Junction/Illinois Valley used a $500 Express Branding Grant to publicize their community clean up work. Clubs have until December 31 to apply for a such $500 2020-2021 District Express Grant.

Each club can apply for either a Branding Grant, Literacy Grant, New Member Engagement Grant or Remote/Hybrid Meeting Technology Grant. For info contact, Executive Assistant Governor, Michele Kellison at 541-753-5441 or michele@mkcpa.us.


Check RBN

Slate of Nominees for Officers and Directors (2nd Reading)

Nominees 2020 (2nd reading) – December 15

In accordance with the Medford Rotary Bylaws, this is the second reading of the slate of nominees for the club and foundation boards with terms beginning July 1, 2021.    These are to be voted on at the Annual Meeting on January 5, 2021.

President-Elect – Ray Kistler (in presidential succession for 2022-23)

Vice-President –  [nominee still needed]

Club Directors (4)

For two-year terms beginning July 1, 2021

Breann Wright

Mike Jacobson

Michelle Corradetti

Bud Clardy

 

Medford Rotary Foundation Directors (3)

For three year terms beginning July 1, 2021

Mike Lynch

Lauren Regnani

Kirk Holten

Nominations from the floor will be accepted at the December 15th meeting.  Voting will take place at the annual meeting on January 5th, 2021.

Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 12-08-2020

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Volume 2, Number 26, December 8, 2020

Governor’s December Message: It’s Christmas Time – A Time of Giving

It is Christmas time and many, many people do not have their home. It is Christmas time and for many their traditions are lost in the 2020 wildfires. There are no dreams about where to put the tree, who is coming to dinner, what to buy for the family presents, what china to use, how to decorate, because they have lost everything. Hundreds, if not thousands are still in motel rooms scattered about in towns they do not call home. Many have lost their ability to return to work. Many lost their vehicles too.

Since that disastrous September week, when fires burned close to 1 million acres and consumed over 4750 homes, Rotary has been there mobilizing resources to begin the long road to recovery. We have applied twice and received Rotary International Disaster Relief Grants and put hundreds of individuals back to work by retooling their occupations and returning their dignity. We leveraged these precious Rotary Foundation dollars two to three times over by publicizing our efforts. Bravo to the Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon, the Rotary Club of Lincoln City and the Rotary Club of Springfield for leading and completing these events! Click here for the rest of DG Cindi’s December message about ourRotary service during a year that needed D5110!

Click here for DG Cindi’s latest podcast regarding Rotarians showing their colors during this special, if challenging season: https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/rotary-giving-tree-of-joy/

With sincere wishes for safe and happy holidays,
District Governor Cindi O’Neil


Rotary Steps Together Champions!!

By Beth Sheehan

#RotaryStepsTogether raised $21,374.65! The virtual race kicked off September 15, just as the wildfire smoke was beginning to clear for outdoor activity. One hundred eighteen Rotarians and friends covered 14,100 miles with the race culminating on November 15.

The virtual race, powered by Charity Footprints, tracked activity through a fitness device or by manual entry and converted physical activities such as running, golfing, yoga, swimming, dancing into “miles.” Thank you to the 23 clubs and 272 donors who helped make this event a first time success. Click here for the whole story on the achievements by the Steps effort.

Top racers were Cort Vaughan who raised $1,724.99, Gerry Kosanovic with $1,539.70, Keever Henry with $1,268.05 and Kim Meyers with $1,275. Congratulations Rogue-Gateway with a total of $4,313.28 followed by Greater Corvallis and Eugene-Delta who raised just over $2,300. Racers were able to select their recipient: The Rotary Foundation Annual Fund ($2057.96), Polio Plus ($4,043.94), Club coffers ($3,813.76) or the District’s Wildfire Relief Fund ($10,307.95).


Florence Club Presidential Scholarship Award A Great Holiday Story

By Kim Erickson (Rotary story highlighted in Siuslaw News)

“I have a disability and I’m not ashamed of it,” Siuslaw High School junior Cameron Kentta wrote. “I may have my bad days and wish that I was never born with this, but at the end of the day, I know I may not be able to cure it, but I can battle it. Whatever boundaries I have, all I need is just that small nudge in life and I will be able to push through it in no time.”

It’s the nudge that Cameron’s mother, Kim Erickson, is looking to give a high school senior next year with the Rotary Club of Florence Presidential Award, which this year is dedicated for students who experience disability.

“I feel like when you pick your own scholarship, it should be something that you’re very passionate about and have a lot of interest in,” said Erickson, who is the Rotary president for 2020-21.

Click here for the rest of this touching story and Rotary family.


Staying Connected With Members Addressed in Next Forum

By Christine Waugh

As requested by the participants last month, we will focus on “Staying Connected with Members” at the District Membership Forum next Tuesday, December 15th at 10am This is an opportunity for us to learn some new concepts, and share our challenges, and solutions.

Wait until you meet our facilitator this month! Ingrid Waugh is Assistant Rotary Coordinator supporting Districts 9910 and 9930, National Learning and Development Coordinator for all Zone 6 (New Zealand) districts, Rotary Leadership Institute Chair for New Zealand and Pacific Islands – to list just a few of her designations. Click here for more on Ingrid and the December Membership Forum.

The District Membership Forum is held every third Tuesday at 10am, and focuses on a topic chosen by the participants from the last forum. Any Rotarian interested in membership is welcome to join us. No reservation is necessary. For more information, contact Christine Waugh at christine@leadersupportservice.com.
Link to meeting: us02web.zoom.us/j/82289120983


5110 Biz of the Week: Cascadia Geoservices, Inc. and Eric Oberbeck

By Bill Grile

In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities, and good fellowship. He launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen businesses as well as communities. The D5110 Rotary Business Network (RBN) builds on these core principles established over a century ago. After all, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian?

This week D5110 salutes Port Orford Rotarian Eric Oberbeck and Cascadia Geoservices, Inc. See more about the company at Cascadia Geoservices Inc. | Rotary Business Network and Cascadia Geoservices | Geotechnical Engineering – Washington and Oregon | Home. Cascadia Geoservices, Inc. is a locally owned engineering firm that serves the Pacific Northwest with extensive knowledge of the region’s geology and soil conditions. Click here for Eric’s RBN profile.

Every D5110 Rotarian with a business or profession is entitled to a FREE listing in the Rotary Business Network directory. Visit the Rotary Business Directory at rotarybusinessnetwork.org/ or contact Rotarian Dan Smith (team@rotarybusinessnetwork.org) if you have questions.


Mt. View Interact Club Donates to local Red Cross

by Emma Bowadt (Club President), Jack Buettner (VP), and Grace Pell (Sec./Treas.) of Mt. View HS Interact Club

With this school year being a bit different due to Covid-19, our club was able to donate $250 to American Red Cross. Through Rotary, we had a connection to Nadine McCrindle, the Executive Director of Red Cross in Central and Eastern Oregon. Since the wildfires that have spread up and down the west coast, Red Cross has done so much all over and even in local areas to help people evacuating and even losing their homes. At the first in-person Rotarian meeting, we got the opportunity to hand over the check and have Nadine talk to the club about her hard and important work at Red Cross. As a high school group, we also have plans to volunteer our time at Red Cross and help in as many other ways that we can.

We’re Mountain View High School Interact Club. A nationwide club that puts service over self to volunteer and bring kindness to the community. Here at Mountain View, we are sponsored by the Rotary Club of Bend that helps us donate time and money to local causes and programs. Click here for more on this active Interact Club!


Eugene Metro Teams on Peruvian Environmental Change

By Heather Edwards

Question: What do Peruvian bicyclists and Kenyan slaughterhouses have in common? Answer: Rotary International.

The Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan was honored to present at Peru’s “Rotary Pedal 2020” – an international congress celebrating all of the good work Rotary clubs do to protect the environment. It was virtual this year but attended by more than 150 Rotarians and environmental experts from many different countries.

5110’s relationship with Peru’s Lima-based District 4455 goes back to 2011 when GSE Team Leaders Ginny Reich and Carlos Manuel Arévalo Velásquez brought their teams to each other’s countries.

Almost a decade later Metro had the chance to share the story of how their 2015 Global Grant to support a slaughterhouse in Elburgon, Kenya is protecting the Molo River – the main source of water for a community of 80,000 people. Click here for “the rest of the story.”


Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin


And now quoting some additional well-versed thoughts to put a smile in your day:

“I dream of a better tomorrow, where chickens can cross the road and not be questoned about their motives.” Anonymous

“The only mystery in life is why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.” Al McGuire

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” Douglas Adams

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.” Oscar Wilde

 


 

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