Meeting Information

The Youth Services Committee discusses the focus of La Grande Rotary’s work: The Daddy-Daughter Dance, La Grande High School Student-Athlete Scholarships, the Family Literacy Program, and the Young Women’s High School Scholarship Program in El Salvador.


La Grande Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the La Grande Transit Center. 2204 E. Penn Ave, La Grande, OR 97850 Lunch ($5) is provided.  A map can be found here.

A quick summary of who we are and what we do can be found on this one-page information sheet:Rotary Information


You are always welcome at La Grande Rotary!
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ROTARY FOUR-WAY TEST

Of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the Truth?
2. Is it Fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
4. Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?
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Our Mission and Vision
 
A Legacy of Service
 
2017-18 Goals and Objectives
 
Rotarian Magazine:  http://therotarianmagazine.com
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TRAVELS WITH MAYNARD AND FRIENDS
 
 

Upcoming Events

Calendar

August 9: Committee Work

August 16: No Noon Meeting. Evening Club Picnic and Special Olympian Guests, Riverside Park

Aug 23: Jeremy Davis with GRH

August 30: Spencer Luke introduces new eye doctor


Presenters can check here for instructions for audio-visual equipment.

If you have questions, please contact our club via email 

If you missed a meeting, check here.

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Fellowship Out-takes

PROGRAMS  See the following quick links to learn more about La Grande Rotary.

CLUB HONORS

 

Updates

Watershed Enhancements in Region

This week at the La Grande Rotary, Alan Childs, of the CTUIR Fisheries, gave a presentation about the history of the Columbia River drainage system how humans have altered the fish productivity with removal of beavers, use of logging dams, canneries, channelization of rivers, and construction of dams. To mitigate these problems, the US Congress passed laws to improve lost habitat and put some species of fish on the endangered or threatened list.

Locally, the State, Bonneville Power Authority, tribes, and agricultural groups have been working together through the Grande Ronde Model Watershed to meet all needs of the river system. Project Manager, Alan, and the tribes are working on initiatives that restore habitats, increase wetlands, and enhance fish passage. Recent restoration work on the upper Grande Ronde near the gun club has improved river conditions by increasing pool habitat in the area by 300%, increasing water storage and lifting water tables, decreasing the water temperatures, and improving riparian vegetation and tree growth as water floods the original flood plain.

For more information about the work of the CTUIR and  fisheries see: https://ctuir.org/departments/natural-resources/fisheries/

La Grande Projects!

This last Tuesday, La Grande City Manager, Robert Strope, presented a list of potential improvement projects being considered by the City Council. The $3M funds for these improvements would come from the federal  American Rescue Plan Act. The list was brainstormed by city departments and included road improvements, utilities extensions for new housing developments, a fire engine, land acquisition for a new police department complex, and a recreation center. Robert gave a brief presentation of each need including pictures of several city streets that need repair. After considering the list, Robert invited the Club to rank-order the items.  Robert displayed what the council had prioritized as a comparison.  Road improvements were high on the list as were additions to utilities for a new housing development. Click on the link to see the list https://lagranderotary.org/arpa/

Daddy Daughter Dance! What a hoot!

Happy faces abounded at the 7th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance May 7th.  Dads, grandads, uncles, and others escorted their fancifully dressed dates to rock to the tunes of DJ Curran Holden. The fun time featured a food buffet including non-stop Dominos pizza, finger foods, and a chocolate fountain. Faces were painted with flowers and butterflies and formal portraits were taken to commemorate the event. Heather and Jessy Watson led the La Grande Rotarians in organizing the dance. Support from sponsors helped offset costs and ticket sales were used to sponsor local high school scholarships; the community literacy project, READ TOGETHER!;  and support for rural young women of poverty to attend high school in El Salvador.