Thursday Rotary Now! / Leading Change: Power of Storytelling
By Bill Grile/Dan Smith
Join us for a relaxing night of sound and exploration into the Power of “Storytelling” through podcasts with experts Dr. Siobhan McHugh and Matt Livadary (meet your guides and listen to a short sample of some of the voices from District 5110 with a Click Here) as the Thursday Rotary Now! / Leading Change feature. The 90-minute presentation will start at 7 p.m.
Covid got you down? The world of sound is your world. Come along with Rob Rosenthal of PRX and Transom HowSound and experience sounds from around the world. Take a walk, listed, record, this is your world. Have a listen.
Registration is required for this event at no cost and soon after your registration, you will receive the Zoom details for the event. Click here to register.
Club Submittals of Policy Resolutions Due Mid-March
By Claudette McWilliams
REMINDER: Any club wishing to submit a resolution for possible inclusion in the District 5110 Policy Manual must submit its proposal to District Governor Cindi by March 16. Contact Resolutions Committee Chair PDG Claudette Mirassou McWilliams at 541-921-7592 or email@example.com with questions or requests for assistance.
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 potential resolutions as required, the resolution committee must receive the proposed resolutions at least 45 days prior to the District Conference.
Save the Date: The Annual Business Meeting of D5110 will be held May 1. Resolutions that are submitted, reviewed and put forward by the District Governor will be voted upon.
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
Zone 26/27 Virtual Interact Conference March 20
By Mary Hoskins
Rotarians who are involved with Interact, the Rotary-sponsored service clubs for high school students, will be interested in a Virtual Interact Conference on Saturday, March 20. It’s free, and it will provide an opportunity to learn from Interact leaders in 30 Rotary districts.
One of the conference speakers will be our own Walker Sheidow, a Junior at South Eugene High School. Her Interact club has thrived during the shutdown, meeting regularly via Zoom and finding ways to serve. Walker created and spearheaded a virtual tutoring program where Interactors tutor over 50 elementary and middle school students. Walker is a cross-country runner and throws javelin and discus for her school’s track team. She is a Red Cross volunteer and active in the SPICE program that promotes STEM careers for women. Click here for more on Walker.
Rotary 4-way Test Speech Contest Registration Underway
By Freddy Saxton
Rotary District 5110 is excited to present this year’s 4-Way Test speech contest in order to provide the same wonderful opportunities to the students within our district. Registration forms are now being accepted, and clubs are scheduling contests at their local level which will be held in March and April. The local level contests will be held virtually, or in a safe distanced environment in compliance with the local protocol in the individual club’s location.
We are cautiously optimistic that we can hold the finals in person during our District Conference Celebration May 28, but that will obviously be dependent on how things develop. Please help spread the word to the schools in your community and let’s make this a great year for our District 4-Way Test speech contest! For more on the effort, click here.
Accepting Sign-ups for the 2022 Rotary Peace Fellowship – Apply Now!
By Chuck Root
Promoting peace is one of Rotary’s main causes. The fully funded Rotary Peace Fellowship, which covers tuition and living expenses, increases the capacity of existing leaders to prevent and resolve conflict by offering academic training, field experience, and professional networking.
Up to 130 fellows are selected every year in a globally competitive process based on personal, academic, and professional achievements. Fellows earn either a master’s degree or a certificate in peace and development studies at one of the seven Rotary Peace Centers, located at leading universities around the world.
At the blood drive, donors that received a COVID-19 vaccine will need to provide the manufacturer name when they come to donate. Upon vaccination, individuals should receive a card or printout indicating what COVID-19 vaccine was received and the Red Cross encourages donors to bring that card to their next donation. There is no deferral time for eligible blood donors who are vaccinated with an inactivated or RNA based COVID-19 vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca, Janssen/J&J, Moderna, Novavax or Pfizer. 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 – 04:00 PM Blood Program Leader Name: Christina Martin Blood Program Leader Phone Number: 5412610177
Click here to make an appointment March is Red Cross Month. You can be part of the humanitarian mission of the American Red Cross by donating blood. 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. For more info or help scheduling, please contact your ARC Rep Christina at 541.261.0177.
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