Feb. 25 Rotary Now! / Leading Change: Power of Storytelling
By Bill Grile
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, February 25 Rotary Now! / Leading Change feature. The 90-minute presentation will start at 7 p.m.
We have all been trapped inside for way too long. Let’s take a journey of the imagination. With our experienced guides we will visit some extraordinary places. Feel the emotions of your fellow Rotarians as they serve and what that means to them. We will stop over in Africa, maybe visit a crime scene and experience things you probably only dream about. Along the way you will learn how to listen and how to tell your own Rotary story.
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.
Rotarians Support the COVID Vaccine Effort
By DG Cindi O’Neil
Rotarians throughout the western US and in District 5110 are supporting the effort immunize our community members against COVID-19. Traffic control at immunization clinics is underway in Illinois Valley thanks to the leadership of Cave Junction Club President Bruce Reece. The Rotary Club of Eugene is rallying Rotarians of the Lane County area to volunteer. Rotarian leaders Liz Ness and Pete Gribskov are offering opportunities that include processing paperwork, clerical work, answering calls, assisting with parking and crowd flow, and other duties.
Some jobs will be active, others not, such as staffing a registration table. Contact Pete at 541-521-6761 or email@example.com to sign up to help. Coos Bay Rotarians are helping at vaccine registration desks and administering the vaccine! Send us your projects and photos at firstname.lastname@example.org . In southern California Rotarians numbering 200 have volunteered to direct traffic at vaccination clinics. Other California Rotarian doctors have combined their efforts to hold monthly forums on the vaccination effort for the public. In northern California Assistant Governors are coordinating Rotary volunteers in their respective county areas. Other Rotarians are volunteering to help seniors navigate online registration for the vaccine. Rotary is making history again during tough times.
Thank you to all of you stepping up to help support the COVID-19 vaccination efforts. Please send me your COVID vaccine support project ideas. Especially photos of Rotarians supporting this effort or receiving their vaccine would be appreciated. The District is purchasing branded safety vests should you need them. Request yours by emailing me at email@example.com.
J Bar J Youth Build Tiny Homes for Veterans Village
By Peggy Carey
Inspite of the exponential growth Bend has seen over the last few years, and the challenges of 2020, our community remains connected. We are strong as ever when a ‘barn raising’ such as a Vocational school for youth or housing for Veterans is needed, and you can count on Rotarians to be there to help!
The Bend Rotary Clubs supported J Bar J Youth Services construction of a Vocational Training School for the adjudicated youth in residence at the boy’s ranch. The J Bar J program is designed to help the boys understand and change the behavior that brought them here and help them achieve a GED and or a High School Diploma. In 2019, a Vocational training program was added to include training in the construction trades and Culinary Arts.