A Video Thank You to 5110 Rotarians Helping With Vaccinations
By DG Cindi O’Neil
It is happening all across our District in Oregon: Rotarians are stepping forward to volunteer at the COVID vaccine clinics in their communities. This act of service saves lives. You are offering a gift to your communities that says, “We are Rotary, We are People of Action, and We Care.” Thank you, all of you, for your service and dedication during this worldwide effort to rid humanity of this surging pandemic.
A big shout out to the Rotary Club of Eugene for organizing the Eugene volunteer effort and producing this incredible recording of these historic times. Please share this video this week or next at your Club meetings. Be inspired! Click here for the story and video link or go straight to the production here: https://vimeo.com/536198889
May 15 Virtual Club Training Assembly Sign-ups Underway
By Paul Nicholson
Here’s your annual opportunity to learn how to become a better Rotarian! Sign-ups start next Tuesday for the Club Training Assembly slated for Saturday, May 15.
Apply for grants? Discover new projects? Find out about best practice for club secretaries, treasurers, TRF Chairs, Membership Chairs? Learn to better use social media? Talk with your fellow Rotarians across our district? You can do all that, and more, at our 2021 Virtual Club Training Assembly coordinated by District 5110 Trainer Paul Nicholson and his talented team of presenters!
Sustainability Featured in Thursday’s ROTARY NOW!/Leading Change
By DG Cindi O’Neil
This Thursday Evening at 7 p.m. Register NOW for Rotary Now! / Leading Change
Rotary undertakes a huge variety of projects, and in all of them, a key focus is sustainability. We want the community in which the project is undertaken to be able to continue to receive the benefit of our work for the foreseeable future. In almost all of our projects, we take something into the community, whether it be a new well, a renovated school, vaccinations, microloans, electric ambulances, medical supplies….but in a handful of projects, we help to train people to take knowledge and skills back into their communities.
Some of that training comes about because we take experts to the communities, and train on site. This “train the trainers” concept is the way Rotary can exponentially increase our impact.
Want to know more? Join us for a lively exploration with leaders of two very different projects that provide highly desired training, both here and overseas: Past District Governor Chuck Root of RC Medford and Susan Sygall of RC Eugene. Understand how to imbed sustainability into your club’s next project.
RBN Biz of the Week: Gary Manly and the Cottage Grove Sentinel
By Bill Grile
Gary Manly is a pillar of Cottage Grove Rotary Club, serving as its Treasurer and Bulletin Editor. His business, Cottage Grove Sentinel, is an awarded weekly newspaper serving South Lane and North Douglas Countiessince 1889. Rotary Business Network is pleased to Recognize Gary and Cottage Grove Sentinel as the D5110 Business of the Week.
In 1911, Paul Harris launched Rotary to leverage friendships and build ethical business relationships. He knew doing this would strengthen businesses as well as communities. Accordingly, every D5110 Rotarian with a business or profession is entitled to a listing in the Rotary Business Network directory.
100+ Items at Sutherlin Club Auction Open to Public One Final Day
By Dave Kinder
The Rotary Club of Sutherlin Auction is well underway online, but there are still some hours left for 5110 Rotarians to find the auction item of their choosing!
We are a club who Builds a Better Community where People Matter and want to come here. Behind every dollar is a Child, a Project, an Outreach where we can leave this World and our Community better than we found it. The money we raise goes toward scholarships and helping kids and local families, our local schools, toward the food bank, the backpack program, and FFA. We support the annual lighting of the train in the park, both Cooper Creek trail and Ford’s Pond along with special programs like the Starfish keeping-kids-in-school partnership.
We have more than 100 items to choose from and we appreciate your support! It is easy to sign up, select auction details then select the Register to Bid button to create an account, and you are ready to go!
Our auction is found at http://www.i5auctions.com/auction.html?=1000002742 If you are not internet savvy or have challenges just call 800-334-7445, anyone in that call center can get you approved ?? Payment will not be taken on the website, all payment will occur when you pick up your winning items on the April 24 at our club. And if you are from outside our area and win one or multiple bids, we will make sure to find accommodation to get you your items. Auction bidding concludes the Thursday morning!
3 Reasons Your Club Might Be Struggling with Membership
By Christine Waugh
You have the opportunity every month to drill down and tackle the membership challenges your club faces. District 5110 Membership Forums are on the third Tuesday from 10 – 11am on zoom. (Link below.) Upcoming topics include
Mentorship Done Right
Attracting Young Professionals
Engagement – #1 Mistake to Avoid
You’ll hear from facilitators near and far who initiate a focused membership topic, then we open it up for your conversation. Share your challenges, help solve other clubs’ problems, and get to know the people in District 5110. Registration is not necessary, and is open to any club member with an interest in membership.
Here’s the link for the Forum every month: us02web.zoom.us/j/82289120983 or dial in at 1 669 900 6833. For more information, contact Christine Waugh.
Assorted Levity for Your Rotary Week/Life
By Mike Corwin
While the doctor might not prescribe it, the ability to find humor in our situation is key for maintaining of sanity, patience, and peace of mind.
Rotary Club of Medford PO Box 811 Medford, OR 97501
By the Numbers
Club 353 District 5110 Zone 27 Organized May 15, 1923