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

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.

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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