Governor’s March Message: Protecting the Environment
By DG Cindi O’Neil
Protecting the Environment is our Rotary Foundation’s seventh Area of Focus. And I think you will agree that its about time Rotary also focused on this critical aspect of our work here and around the world. Protecting the Environment will enhance our ability to prevent disease, reduce air pollution, continue to create clean water for the world, reduce hunger, and avoid international conflict. Without integrating consideration for the larger scale environment in all the projects we endeavor to complete, we will not be successful long term. And this part of our mission: “to create lasting change.”
Past RI President Ian Riseley in 2017: “Environmental degradation and global climate change are serious threats to everyone, Riseley said. “They are having a disproportionate impact on those who are most vulnerable, those to whom Rotary has the greatest responsibility.”
In the summer of 2020, Oregon experienced one of the most devastating wildfires in its history. With over one million acres of land burned, these fires uprooted the lives of hundreds of Oregonians who lost their homes and belongings, and many families still have not recovered from their losses. To give back to the community, Rotary Interact District 5110 is launching a fundraiser dedicated to fire relief with a goal of $7,000 across all clubs.
South Eugene High School Rotary Interact is doing its part to help those affected by the fires. Firefighters all across Oregon selflessly fought to keep the fires contained and families safe. Through the Hearts for Heroes project, we are creating hearts with thankful messages for fire stations in the Eugene/Springfield area, with a goal of raising $750 for Rotary’s Fire Relief Fund. Click here for the whole story on such a great effort!
Hopefully, everyone is familiar with the four active Rotaract clubs in District 5110: University of Oregon Rotaract, Oregon State University Rotaract, Southern Oregon University Rotaract, and NoBorders Rotaract E-Club. They have all been hard at work
Rotary Club of Medford PO Box 811 Medford, OR 97501
By the Numbers
Club 353 District 5110 Zone 27 Organized May 15, 1923