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


Rotary Club of Lincoln City Provides Tools to Echo Mtn Fire Victims

By DG Cindi O’Neil (adapted from a The News Guard article out of Lincoln City)

Bravo to the Rotary Club of Lincoln City! Due to formidable leadership by Rotary President Cindi Fosveit, the Club turned a D5110 allocation of $12,500 in RI Disaster Relief Funds into $32,555 to help fire victims re-tool and return to work. Dubbed the “Echo Mtn Fire Relief Re-Tool” the Club focused on individuals who lost their home, have little to no insurance, and who are struggling to continue to work effectively due to their loss of tools and equipment needed for their trade. Fifty-one people benefited and received tools to return to work.

To fund this program, Rotary Club of LC received a $12,500 grant from the RI Disaster Relief Fund, and then solicited donations of $4,150 from their own club, $3,655 from the Rotary Club of Seaside, $4,000 from the OR State Chamber, $1,000 from NW Natural, $3,500 from a Lincoln County grant, and $3,750 from Mills ACE Hardware, for a total of $32,555. Click here to read all the details of the Rotary Club of Lincoln City answering the call for Fire Relief!


Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin

Quoting some well-versed thoughts to put a smile on your day:

“Even a stopped clock is right twice every day. After some years, it can boast of a long series of successes.” Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” Franklin P. Jones

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” Ron White

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison


 

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Dear Rotarian,

Here is an opportunity to help out with replanting vegetation along Jackson Creek.  The Middle Rogue Steelheaders club will be out doing that this Saturday morning and is still looking for some volunteers.  I can’t make it but thought I would forward this to any Medford Rotarians who are willing and able to step up this weekend.   Below is the request from the Middle Rogue Steelheaders club:

REQUEST FOR HELP WITH UPCOMING RIPARIAN PLANTING:
     
     We had a signup for this planting at the general meeting in October but can use some
additional members to help plant approximately 150 trees and shrubs this coming weekend.
We will be in our own group, separated from other planting groups but still need to wear
masks and maintain distancing as much as possible.

WHEN– 9:30AM, Saturday, Nov. 14
WHERE– Jackson Creek. Meet on east side of Jackson Cr. bridge on Twin Creeks Crossing Rd., near intersection with Grant Rd., Central Point.
PARKING– along shoulder of Grant Rd. just before intersection with Twin Cr. Rd. or in general
          neighborhood on side streets.
DIRECTIONS– From north or west of Central Point: Take I-5, Exit 40 (Gold Hill), at exit stop sign turn right onto Old Stage Rd. heading east,

go approx. 6.2mi. to Taylor Rd. turn left onto Taylor. Go 0.9mi. to Grant Rd., turn left onto Grant and go 0.4 mi. to Twin Creeks Crossing Rd. and

park on wide shoulder just before intersection. Walk across Jackson Cr. bridge.

       From Exit 33, Central Point:  At exit stop light turn left heading west on East
          Pine St., go through downtown area, cross Hwy. 99 (Front St.) and cross over to railroad
          tracks staying in right lane and go 100ft. to stop light and turn right onto Haskell.

          Go 0.2mi. and turn left onto Taylor Rd., go 0.7 mi. and turn right onto Grant Rd. 

          Go 0.4 mi. to Twin Creeks Crossing and park on shoulder of Grant.

BRING– Face mask, Gloves, sturdy footwear, rain gear. It is predicted to be cool and rainy. 

SUPPLIED– Coffee, water, snacks.  A lunch will be provided about noon but you must let me know ahead of time if you want to stay for it.
NOTE:  We will pick up tools from our tool trailer.  Our planting area is about 300 yards upstream from the bridge. Planting holes are supposed to be predrilled for us!
           IF YOU CAN HELP, BE SURE YOU RESPOND DIRECTLY TO ME 
           (keithandjoann@gmail.com), NOT TO JEAN.
     
     Thanks!  Keith Miller


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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 11-10-2020

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Voume 2, Number 22, November 10, 2020

Leading Change Series Features Former RI President on the Environment

By Paul Nicholson

Former Rotary International President Ian Riseley will address Rotary’s newest Area of Focus—the environment—as your District 5110 leadership team brings you the fourth in our speaker series exploring some of the biggest issues facing Rotary and the world on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m.

Riseley was RI President in 2017-18 carrrying through on the theme, Making a Difference. The member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia will address the most recent addition to Rotary’s Areas of Focus, Supporting the Environment as he is interviewed by 5110’s District Governor Cindi O’Neil and District Environmental CommitteeChair Nikki Rizzardini. Click here for the whole story and to register.

Riseley said, “Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone. They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility.”


#RotaryStepsTogether in Home Stretch Burning Calories, Raising $$$$$

By Judy Corwin


Time to wrap up a great effort with just days to go before the November 15 end to our Rotary Steps Together fund raising cause. Rotarians in District 5110 are burning the calories with their walking, running, jogging, landscaping, even golfing, totaling 11,277 miles as of 11/9/20! In the process you are also raising needed funds for Fire Relief, Polio and other important programs that our Rotary District supports, totaling $18,415.

Keep up the good work! Five days to go—finish strong! It is NOT too late. Learn more at #RotaryStepsTogether.


Eugene Metro Offering Happy Hour Rotary Sessions Starting This Week

By Heather Edwards

We are excited to invite you to a very special Happy Hour series!

For six Friday nights this fall, the Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan will be hosting an online cocktail class and social from 5:30 to 7 pm PST – you will learn new recipes each week, from several different countries! We’ll kick off the series this Friday, November 13th “in” Canada and learn about the history of gin.

Come for the fun and fundraiser, stay for the lessons. All of the money raised will support our service projects both at home and abroad. During these difficult times, Metro is even more committed to community service and to finding creative ways to support different programs and projects from homeless teens in Lane County to scholarship students in rural Mexico, chicken farming in Nepal, Covid relief in Kenyan communities, food boxes in Thailand and so much more. Click here for the rest of the fun details or register at eugmetrorotaryfdn@gmail.com . Cocktail attire is welcome but not required – it’s Zoom after all. Pajamas are welcome too!


Nov. 17 Membership Forum Will Focus on Hybrid Meetings

By Christine Waugh

The next District Membership Forum is Tuesday, November 17th at 10am. As requested by the participants last month, we will focus on “Hybrid Meetings.” This is an opportunity for us to learn some new concepts, and share our challenges, and solutions.

This month’s facilitator is Corey Lopardi, who is District 5020 Membership Chair and Assistant Rotary Coordinator for Zones 26 & 27. His goal is to grow Rotary and to strengthen districts and clubs like ours. Corey is perfectly positioned to facilitate the topic of hybrid meetings because of his business. He owns Pardiman Productions, and works a lot in the field of video. In the age of COVID, where in-person meetings are difficult and uncomfortable for many, the use of videos in hybrid meetings can help our clubs thrive. He will include some equipment ideas, methods, and documentation in his part of the program.

The District Membership Forum is held every third Tuesday at 10am. For more information, contact Christine Waugh at christine@leadersupportservice.com or just enjoy the meeting at us02web.zoom.us/j/82289120983.


DG Cindi’s podcast: J Bar J Youth Services and the Boys Ranch

By Daniel Smith

If you’re looking for inspiration, you don’t have to look any further than the J Bar J Youth Services and the Boys Ranch in Bend, Oregon. The lessons they are teaching these kids are the lessons we all need to learn, especially in these difficult times. My guess is you will walk away from this interview with something you can use in your own life.

Take a listen at https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/j-bar-j-ranch-and-bend-rotary-clubs/ Come along with District Governor Cindi O’Neil as she travels District 5110 exploring all the great things we do for our communities.


5110 Biz of the Week: Bright Wood Corporation and Joe Krauss

By Bill Grile

In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities and good fellowship. The D5110 Rotary Business Network (RBN) builds on these core Paul Harris principles established over a century ago. After all, wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian?

This week D5110 salutes a Madras Rotarian by recognizing Joe Krauss and his business, Bright Wood Corporation. Joe, Immediate Past President and himself a Paul Harris Fellow, was sponsored into the Jefferson County (Madras) Rotary Club by Meg Cummings, herself a true champion of The Rotary Foundation. Visit the company and get to know about RBN benefits or go to rotarybusinessnetwork.org/business-listing/bright-wood-corporation-joseph-d-krauss/


Stranded abroad, Grants Pass woman wins top Rotary prize

By Jeff Duewel of the Grants Pass Daily Courier

Part-time Grants Pass resident Frances Dixon has been stuck on top of a remote mountain in Guatemala since the coronavirus pandemic hit.

She’s been educating impoverished Mayan children there for almost 30 years, with her Adopt-A-Village school, where students come for miles to learn. She hasn’t left the school once this year.

“As long as the virus is here, leaving Guatemala is going to be very difficult,” Dixon said, when contacted via email. “Perhaps courtesy of Frances Dixon at the end of the year, we’ll see.”

Frances Dixon poses with students at her “Mrs. Hermit. That’s me” Adopt-A-Village school in Guatemala, where indigenous Mayan students have assembled. From her distant perch, she did get some good news recently. Her efforts in Central America landed her one of the rare of a prestigious Rotary International award Service Above Self awards handed out by Rotary International. Click here for the “rest of this great story.”


Light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

 

By Mike Corwin

 

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

“If you let your head get too big, it’ll break your neck.” Elvis Presley

“The road to success is dotted with many tempting parking spaces.” Will Rogers

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because they want to do it.” Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Live each day like it’s your second to the last. That way you can fall asleep at night.” Jason Love


 

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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 11-03-2020


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Volume 2, Number 21, November 3, 2020

Leading Change Speaker Series Features Former RI President Nov. 19

By Paul Nicholson

Former Rotary International President Ian Riseley will address Rotary’s newest Area of Focus—the environment—as your District 5110 leadership team brings you the fourth in our speaker series exploring some of the biggest issues facing Rotary and the world on Thursday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Click here for the whole story and to register.

Riseley was RI President in 2017-18 carrrying through on the theme, Making a Difference. The member of the Rotary Club of Sandringham, Victoria, Australia will address the most recent addition to Rotary’s Areas of Focus, Supporting the Environment as he is interviewed by 5110’s District Governor Cindi O’Neil and District Environmental Committee Chair Nikki Rizzardini. Rizzardini, a member of the Springfield Twin Rivers Rotary club, appreciates the emerging connection between creating sustainable Rotary projects while sustaining the world. She attended the Sustaining the Environment and Peace Conference in Vancouver BC a couple of years ago, where she met Ian Riseley and was inspired by him to do more.

Riseley said, “Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone. They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility.”


Jefferson Cty. Rotarian/Realtor Donates Client Thank Yous to Polio-plus

By Mike Corwin

Jefferson County Rotary Club’s two-time President and current Rotary Foundation Chair Meg Cummings is dedicated to her real estate profession and through it, the Rotary signature effort to eradicate Polio. For every real estate transaction she completes, she contributes $50 on behalf of the buyer and/or seller or both to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus program.

“If my calulations are correct—this year I have contributed $2,250. I started this in 2017 when I took over as Club President for my second time and I believe I’ve donated $9,900 since then just for the client gifts of appreciation. I do it anywhere from three to six times a year.” explained Cummings.

She wanted to vary from the usual realtor route of giving her clients a bottle of wine or a plant. Instead, she sends them a letter of appreciation and it will be followed up with Rotary International’s acknowledgment of the gift in their name. Cummings concluded, “I want to give back to the world, and leave a legacy. I try and live my life motivated by Michael Josephson’s poem, “What Will Matter”. Giving significantly to Polio Plus is one of my ways to accomplish that and it benefits from Bill Gates’ two-or-three-to-one match toward the polio eradication effort.


5110 Biz of the Week: Tom Nichols, RE Broker in Redmond

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 a relatively new Rotarian, Central Oregon Real Estate Broker Tom Nichols. Sponsored by Redmond Rotary Past President Marv Kaplan, Tom moved to Central Oregon in 1993 after graduating from Pepperdine University. Tom began a career as a general contractor, then transitioned into real estate. He stresses the importance of building relationships to help clients achieve dreams. Learn more about Tom at rotarybusinessnetwork.org/business-listing/tom-nichols-real-estate-broker-central-oregon/
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If your business is not listed, click on rotarybusinessnetwork.org/pricing/ and add your business with either a FREE listing or select one of the upgrade opportunities providing greater visibility. See how it works at https://youtu.be/bLDjnfsLLYg


DG Cindi’s Eugene Southtowne Visit As They Assist Families in Need

By DG Cindi O’Neil

Sometimes you volunteer to pack food boxes for people in need. Sometimes you get to work side-by-side with people who have extraordinary stories from just about everywhere. Today we are with District Governor Cindi O’Neil as her latest podcast joins The Eugene Southtowne Rotary and other Rotary clubs packing food boxes and sharing stories.

Take a listen at https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/sothtowne-rotary-food-boxes/ Come along with District Governor Cindi O’Neil as she travels District 5110 exploring all the great things we do for our communities.


Greater Corvallis Rotary to Host Children’s Holiday Faire Dec. 5 after 1100 Enjoyed Their Halloween Event

By Mike Corwin

The Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis has developed alternative details to be able to host its eighth annual Children’s Holiday Faire in a COVID-safe environment on Saturday, December 5 at the Solar Building in the southwest corner of the Benton County Fairgrounds.

The club treated local youth to a similar Halloween event in the same location on October 30 handing out 1,147 bags of candy to more than 500 vehicles that went through the trick-or-treat tunnel (photo to the left).

In December, they are inviting families to enjoy the festivities safely from their vehicles as they drive through the creatively decorated Christmas scenes. At the end of the display of scenes, each child will receive a bag filled with pre-packaged crafts to take home and make and treats to enjoy. There will be free admission, however registration is encouraged so to accurately provide adequate opportunities for all youth between three and 12 years of age. Click here for all the successful details of Rotary making sure the Holidays beat the challenge of COVID in providing this special time of the year for our youth.


Zoomed out (see photo)?? Other light thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin


< Let’s start with how many of us feel after all these hours on Zoom—see photo to the left. 🙂

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

“I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not so sure.” Stephen Wright

“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It’s already tomorrow in Australia.” Charles Schulz

“Think like a proton. Always positive.” Unknown

“Be happy – it drives people crazy.” Unknown

“You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Robin Williams


 

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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 10-27.2020

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Volume 2, Number 20, October 27, 2020

Rotarian donates RV for Fire Victims — More Needed. Thoughts?

By DG Cindi O’Neil

How big is the heart of a Rotarian? BIG. A member of the Rotary Club of Bend Mt Bachelor has donated a two-bedroom, one bath, RV travel trailer for fire victims. Outfitted with everything you would need for temporary housing and much more “home-like” than a hotel room, this trailer will be a glorious gift for someone who has lost everything. District leadership is pursuing a Blue River-area family hardshipped by the loss of their home and workplace to benefit from this RV.

Thousands of people lost their homes on the devastating wildfires this past September and many still do not have shelter for the winter as they struggle to rebuild their lives. The United Way reports that this is the single biggest need at the moment: temporary shelter for the winter. RV’s have been identified as a key component of fulfilling this desperate need since affordable home rentals and homes are not available.

If you have an RV that you are no longer using and would like to donate to help someone else struggling to find shelter this winter, please contact District Governor Cindi O’Neil.


Polio Plus Month Coming to a “Close”–This Close!

By Mike Corwin

In our last eNews, DG Cindi put out the call to donate to the fact that we remain SO CLOSE to the global eradication of Polio. Many of you have responded and District Rotarians have a couple of more days this week to continue the drive as October is PolioPlus month for Rotary International.

In future eNews articles, we will look to feature a select number of 5110ers who have answered the call and not only donated toward making the difference but also educated their communities about this signature cause for Rotary. You will feel pride in Rotary, an organization that dared to get to ZERO. You will feel the honor of being part of an organization that had the grit to go the distance, to partner with world health organizations, and to raise the funds necessary to beat this disease forever.

Give now to the PolioPlus Fund. https://www.rotary.org/en/donate


Almost 7,500 miles logged! #RotaryStepsTogether burns cals., raises $$$

By Judy Corwin


WOW!! Rotarians in District 5110, you are burning the calories with your walking, running, jogging, landscaping, even golfing, totaling 7,497 miles! In the process you are also raising needed funds for Fire Relief, Polio and other important programs that our Rotary District supports, totaling $15,485.

Keep up the good work! There is still approximately one month to go, and if you haven’t started your campaign yet, it is NOT too late.

Learn more at #RotaryStepsTogether.


D5110 Biz of the Week: Lofy Construction LLC and Rotarian Dan Lofy

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 Lofy Construction LLC and owner Daniel Lofy, a member of the Rotary Club of Florence. For new construction, remodelingand design, visit Lofy Construction on the Rotary Business Network website.

There is a lot of great online talent and resources available through the D5110 Rotary Business Network….if your business is not listed, visit the Rotary Business Directory and complete the “Contact Us” form.


Light motivating thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin

Quoting some well-versed thoughts to put a smile on your day:
 

1. “I took the shell off my pet snail thinking it would make him run faster. If anything, it made him more sluggish.”

2. “Change is not a four-letter word, but often your reaction to it is!” Jeffrey Gitomer

3. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama

4. “A clear conscience is a sure sign of a bad memory.” Mark Twain

5. “You know what they say about cliffhangers…………………….” George Carlin


Follow DG Cindi’s District Trail to 5110 Successes on Podcasts

By Dan Smith


Come along with District Governor Cindi O’Neil as she travels District 5110 exploring all the great things we do for our communities. Click below for her podcast accounts of these success stories of service.

Take a listen at https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcast.


 

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October 23, 2020

Dear Rotarian,

The All Rogue Valley Rotary Clubs’ Red Cross Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, November 25 from 10 am to 3 pm at Inn at the Commons.  Mark you calendar.  Here is your opportunity to give of yourself in a meaningful way and possibly save a life.  Your blood will be tested for COVID antibody and you will receive a T shirt.  The previous blood drive was a huge success.  Let us make this one equally successful! See the attached flyer for details.
Yours in Rotary service,

Gary Newland and Gerry Burns
Medford Rogue Rotary Club

 


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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 10-20-2020


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Volume 2, Number 19, October 20, 2020

This week’s DG Podcast: One Rose, One Friend, One World.

By DG Cindi O’Neil

“A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia

One gorgeous summer evening in August, President Kim Meyers along with members of the Eugene Delta Rotary Club, gave me a tour of the Owen Rose Garden. Rotarians in that Club have been building beautiful structures in this lovely rose garden, maintaining the rose bed borders and walkways, and “dead-heading” these thorny beauties.

It is a place where today people can escape unsafe gatherings of the indoors and continue yoga classes, enjoy picnics, and walk among the roses; a time to stop and “smell the roses.” But I found out it is also where Rotarians create lasting friendships, gather to serve with their families in tow and share their Rotary “why.”

Here is the link to the podcast: https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/one-rose-one-connection-one-world/


ROTARY NOW!/Leading Change: Polio Presentation Recorded

By DG Cindi O’Neil

“PolioPlus in a COVID World” A Recording of our October 15 forum with RI General Secretary John Hewko and CDC Polio Scientist Dr. John Vertefeuille.

Dear Rotarians: For those of you who missed the 1 ½-hour forum on Polio last Thursday evening here is the recording for your listening pleasure: https://youtu.be/o9JKI8Tdd0E It was a fascinating question – answer session led by Nelson Maler of the Grants Pass Rotary Club.

Thank you to PDG Bill Grile for creating the YouTube videos and to Paul Nicholson for organizing the event for our District. It takes a team! Should you like to use a 2-minute recording of my closing remarks to inspire giving to the
PolioPlus Fund by your Club members this month please feel free to use this short video: https://youtu.be/ITm-1s5pQXE Let’s Get to ZERO! Click here for the website story on this great presentation.


5110 Biz of the Week: Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries

By PDG 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 Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries and co-owner Mark Musgrove, a leader with the Rotary Club of Eugene. Learn more at rotarybusinessnetwork.org/business-listing/musgrove-family-mortuaries-and-cemeteries/

Every D5110 Rotarian with a business or profession is entitled to a FREE listing in the Rotary Business Network directory. See how it works at https://youtu.be/bLDjnfsLLYg Click here for more on your ability to use a Rotary-led business in your future work or personal business.


Greater Corvallis Rotary to Host Drive-through COVID-safe Halloween for Local Youth at Benton County

By Mike Corwin

The Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis will host a safe drive-through Halloween opportunity for the youth of local families from 3-7 p.m. on Friday, October 30 at the Solar Building in the southwest corner of the Benton County Fairgrounds. The admission is free, however registration is encouraged so to accurately provide a Halloween bag of treats for all youth in each car between the ages of 1-15 years.

“Benton County Health Department appreciates the thought that has been put into this event,” said Charlie Fautin, Benton County Health Department Deputy Director. “Halloween is a very special time for children and we’re glad that Rotary is helping our families celebrate more safely during this exceptional year.”

“We want to create a safe experience where our children and neighbors can continue making positive memories during trying times. We believe it would be a fresh way to support our local communities and sprinkle in some fun during a pandemic,” said the Rotary club’s Public Image Chair Jenny Bouman. “Dress the kids up and bring them by to see the Halloween-themed area created by the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis. At the end of the “tunnel show,” each child will receive a bag of treats to take with them all without leaving the warmth and comfort of their car.”

For more on this Rotary community service being provided when many other youth alternatives for Halloween are being cancelled—click here.


Corvallis Rotary Makes It Happen for Food Bank

By DGE Gerry Kosanovic

Rotoracters stepped up to the plate this weekend by collecting 149 pounds of food, donating to the South Corvallis Food Bank. The October “Thanksgiving Food Drive” sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis also targeted St. Vincent DePaul Food Bank in Corvallis as a donation event site.

Thanks, Rotaract President Julianne Morreale, for making a difference with food scarcity in our community. Click here for the story on the 5110 website.


Light motivating thoughts for your Rotary week/life

By Mike Corwin


Quoting some well-versed thoughts to put a smile on your day:

1. “The elevator to success is out of order. You’ll have to use the stairs, one step at a time.” Joe Girard
2. “I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific.” Lily Tomlin
3. “I am so clever that sometimes I don’t understand a single word of what I am saying.” Oscar Wilde
4. “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” Winnie the Pooh
5. “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Zig Ziglar


 

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Rotary 5110 in Action eNews 10-13-2020

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Volume 2, Number 18, October 13, 2020

The Gov’s October Message: Imagine the day when we get to ZERO.

By DG Cindi O’Neil

Imagine the day when we get to ZERO. The day that Polio is gone forever. The day that we can say that no child, worldwide, will be crippled or die from this insidious virus for all the years to come.

Imagine how you will feel.

You will feel pride in Rotary, an organization that dared to get to ZERO. You will feel the honor of being part of an organization that had the grit to go the distance, to partner with world health organizations, and to raise the funds necessary to beat this disease forever. Click here to complete the reading of DG Cindi’s message and your opportunity to give to the the Polio Plus Fund.


The Eugene Mission: Rotary Partners to Restore Lives

By DG Cindi O’Neil

The Eugene Mission is so much more that a homeless shelter. It is a place where people can feel safe, regain their health and mental wellbeing, and perhaps begin a new life of self-sufficiency and independence from extreme poverty.

The Eugene Mission also is a distribution center for food for other community pantries and community food insecurity programs. Thousands of pounds of food are saved from the dumpsters each day, providing great nutrition for those in need. Even clothing and housewares are available for people to rebuild their lives. Rotary partners with the Mission weekly to help redistribute food and provide meals for those that are housebound throughout Eugene. Rotarians sort clothing and other tasks. The list of other helpful volunteer work is endless.

Listen as our own Rotary Hero, Eugene Delta’s Beth Sheehan describes the good works of the Eugene Mission. Here is the link to the podcast episode: https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org/podcasts/rotary-and-the-eugene-mission/


PolioPlus in a COVID World — Global Caliber Presenters Speak Thursday 7p.m.

By Paul Nicholson

October is PolioPlus month, and the Oct. 15 Rotary Now!/leading Change is set to bring you two outstanding presenters — John Hewko, the General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International, and Dr. John Vertefeuille, the Polio Eradication Branch Chief and Incident Manager in the CDC Polio Emergency Response, based in Atlanta. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from experts in the eradication of polio, so Click Here to Register!

Hewko is uniquely in the center of everything Rotary is doing in the fight against Polio. Through an interview format with Nelson Maler, District Polio Chair, he will share the latest numbers and talk about efforts being made to eradicate the wild Polio virus from the last two countries in the world.

Dr. Vertefeuille, an eminent scientist and expert from the Center for Disease Control (CDC.), is responsible for overall leadership and programmatic direction of CDC’s global polio activities.

Click here for the full story on these two noted speakers to address us on the fact that we are “this close” toward polio eradication.


October Membership Forum: Fun Social Ideas to Engage Members

By Chris Waugh

Our next District Membership Forum is Tuesday, October 20th at 10am via zoom. We will focus on Engagement through fun social events. This is an opportunity for clubs to share their challenges and solutions.

This month’s facilitator is Julie Aubry. She is the Regional Membership Officer (RMO) at Rotary International World Headquarters working with western United States and the south west part of Canada (Zones 26 & 27). She works with club, district, and zone level volunteers to support membership growth and engagement through strategic planning; vibrant membership initiatives; new club development; and promoting membership resources, tools and data. Click here for more on this month’s speaker and the website story that gives you a route to more information.

The District Membership Forum is every third Tuesday at 10am, and focuses on topics chosen by those attending the last forum. Here’s the link: us02web.zoom.us/j/82289120983 or dial in at 1-669-900-6833. .


#Rotary Steps Together Update

By Judy Corwin

Thank you Rotarians for your continued support and for being a valued participant on the #RotaryStepsTogether campaign. The campaign is still going through Nov. 15. The images above show is a quick summary of what you and other #RotaryStepsTogether participants did over the last seven days. Click here to get moving for Rotary!

5110 Biz of the Week: Tiaras N Jewels and Jane Scheidecker

By Bill Grile

Healthy businesses support engaged Rotarians, and engaged Rotarians produce vibrant Rotary clubs. This week’s Rotary Business Network Business of the Week salutes Tiaras N Jewels and its owner, Eugene Rotary Club member Jane Scheidecker.

Jane, a Rotarian since 1992, transformed a love of gems and stones from her earliest years growing up in Montana where garnets, sapphires, and agates were abundant. Everything in her small shop is fabricated from sheet and wire. She works alone without employees or helpers, and designs, fabricates, packs and ships everything herself. And she still makes Rotary a priority.

Click here to check out Tiaras N Jewels and all the benefits of participation in the District 5110’s Rotary Business Network. To read more about the Rotary Business Network, go to: rotarybusinessnetwork.org/business-listing/tiaras-n-jewels-handcrafted-jewelry-by-jane-scheidecker-eugene-rotary/


George Carlin II brings your Rotary week/life into focus

By Mike Corwin

Some additional perceptive gems from the great George Carlin:

1. Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you pass, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck there for who knows how long.
2. Some people see the glass half full, others as half empty. I see a glass that’s twice as big as it needs to be.
3. How is it possible to have a Civil War??
4. Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit… (and then there are Rotarians!!!!—have a great week!)


 
 


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Volume 2, Number 17, October 6, 2020

PolioPlus in a COVID World — Global Experts Speak to 5110 Oct. 15

By Paul Nicholson

October is PolioPlus month, and the Oct. 15 Rotary Now!/leading Change is set to bring you two outstanding presenters — John Hewko, the General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International, and Dr. John Vertefeuille, the Polio Eradication Branch Chief and Incident Manager in the CDC Polio Emergency Response, based in Atlanta. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from experts in the eradication of polio, so Click Here to Register!

Hewko is uniquely in the center of everything Rotary is doing in the fight against Polio. Through an interview format with Nelson Maler, District Polio Chair, he will share the latest numbers and talk about efforts being made to eradicate the wild Polio virus from the last two countries in the world.

Dr. Vertefeuille, an eminent scientist and expert from the Center for Disease Control (CDC.), is responsible for overall leadership and programmatic direction of CDC’s global polio activities.

Click here for the full story on these two noted speakers to address us on the fact that we are “this close” toward polio eradication.


DG Designate for 2023-24 is Illinois Valley’s Jim Polk

By DG Cindi O’Neil

On behalf of the District, we are pleased to announce that the District 5110 Nominating Committee has formally met and put forth the name of Charles J. (Jim) Polk, a member of the Rotary Club of Illinois Valley, to serve as District Governor in the year 2023-2024.

As required by our nomination policy, the District Governor shall pass this information on to each club within 72 hours of receipt of the name, along with the candidate’s qualifications. Should a club feel there are issues with the nominee and wish to challenge, they will have 14 days from October 6 to notify the District Governor. That date will be Tuesday, October 20.

Click here for the full bio of your 2023-24 District Governor, Jim Polk……congrats, Jim!!


DG Cindi’s Podcast: Rotary Responds to the Phoenix-Talent Fire

By DG Cindi O’Neil

Photo courtesy of Fox26 Medford

On Tuesday, Sept. 8 fire broke out just north of Ashland, OR. Firefighters were quickly overwhelmed by the speed and intensity of the wind-fueled wildfire tearing north from Ashland along Interstate 5. The towns of Phoenix and Talent were lost. It came to be known as the Almeda fire. The fire ended up displacing an estimated 3,000 residents and destroyed an estimated 2,357 residential structures.

On Monday, Sept. 21, less than two weeks later, Rotary District 5110 had raised $25,000 through a Rotary Foundation Disaster Relief Grant and helped the fire victims buy the tools they need to continue working. Many had clients, they just needed the tools. Restoring the ability of the fire victims to reclaim their dignity and return to work is vitally important to Rotary. These are their stories at https://rotaryvolunteerconnect.org


Linn, Benton & Lincoln County Rotaries Aid Meals on Wheels With $18k

Story courtesy of Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments

The Rotary Club of Corvallis partnered with the Greater Corvallis, Philomath, Albany,Greater Albany, and Newport Rotary clubs to obtain a Rotary District Matching Grant, providing $18,525 in grant funds to the Meals on Wheels Program. The Rotary Grant helps Meals on Wheels address the surge in demand for assistance resulting from COVID-19 restrictions which have been accentuated by the fire and smoke emergencies.

Meals on Wheels is a program of Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments and serves Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties reaching 1,300 older adults and adults with disabilities who aren’t able to get to grocery stores and otherwise access nutritionally balanced meals. The program provides 23,000 meals per month and also allows for a well-check on the housing, health, and other conditions of the recipients. For further information and opportunities to donate and/or volunteer, go to: http://www.ocwcog.org/community-services-programs/meals/. Click here for the 5110 website story.


Albany Rotary Banners Honor Vets, First Responders

Story Courtesy of Alex Paul of the Albany Democrat Herald

In 2018, Sweet Home volunteers installed 40 large banners to honor local veterans through the community’s Hero Banner Project. Former Mayor Jim Gourley and his wife, Lisa, a current member of the council, got the idea from communities in California and Nevada.

Now the two Albany Rotary Clubs are working together to do the same thing locally, since this year’s Albany Veterans Day Parade was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Jay Burcham saw the banners in Sweet Home and mentioned it to me during our weekly lunch together,” Rotarian Mike Martin said. “Of course it’s a great idea.”

Martin said the Rotary Clubs are working with the Oregon Department of Transportation, since anything that hangs over a state roadway has to be approved. “We hope to get started by Oct. 14 and have the banners up through Thanksgiving,” Martin said. Click here to go to full details on this great service story out of Albany.

To learn more or to register for a banner, contact rotarybannerproject@gmail.com.


2021 Group Cultural Exchange to South Africa: Applications due Oct. 15

By Rae LaMarche

District 5110 is proud to announce a Group Cultural Exchange (formerly Group Study Exchange) with District 9400 in Africa. A team of 3-4 team members plus a team leader will travel to District 9400 in April 2021, just in time to celebrate their district’s 100th Anniversary. Both teams will return to Oregon together and attend our District Conference. Each team will spend 3-4 weeks abroad and each team member’s cost is $700 to help defray training and materials expenses. Application materials and fact sheets are available. Click here for the full website story and to learn more.

(*Covid-19 caveat: Although we will continue to plan for this adventure, should travel not be possible due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the trip will be postponed one year. We request your patience and understanding.)


5110 Biz of the Week: Thompson Sanitary Service and Rob Thompson

By Bill Grile

Healthy businesses support engaged Rotarians, and engaged Rotarians produce vibrant Rotary clubs. This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION salutes Thompson Sanitary Service and Rob Thompson. Rob is a pillar of Newport Rotary Club and the Newport community. He is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow and was President of the Club in 2017-2018.

Check out Thompson Sanitary Service on the Rotary Business Network at rotarybusinessnetwork.org/business-listing/thompson-sanitary-service-thompson-robert-m/ and at www.thompsonsanitary.com/
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Every D5110 Rotarian with a business or profession is entitled to a FREE listing in the Rotary Business Network directory. Click here for more on Rob and Thompson Sanitary Service as well as the RBN!


Next couple of weeks–our levity comes from George Carlin

By Mike Corwin

Congrats if you read this far into this week’s eNews…you earn three deep thoughts from the great George Carlin:

1. Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.

2. I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman, “Where’s the self-help section?” She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

3. Have you ever noticed that everybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.”

More to come…….be safe and serve….it’s the Rotary way!


 

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