Meeting Information

The largest committee, Youth Services, hears reports on DDD, DFY, D’s for 3’s, and other youth-focused work of the club.


La Grande Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the La Grande Transit Center. 2204 E. Penn Ave, La Grande, OR 97850   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

This week’s brag at: http://lagranderotary.org/about-us/committees/communication-committee/the-brag/


You are always welcome at La Grande Rotary!
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NEW FEATURE: THIS WEEK IN LA GRANDE ROTARY THROUGH PICTURES
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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

December

Here is the schedule for this month’s meetings.

December 11th                   Union County Treatment Court – Kelly Decote

December 18th                   Maria Ortiz – Inbound Youth Exchange Student

December 25th                   Christmas – no meeting

January 1st                           New Year Day – no meeting

January 8th                           Dr. Christine Quinto, sleep disorders – Mary Calder

January 15th                        Open Date

January 22nd                        Vocation Day – Glenn Null

January 29th                        Open date

 

Submit bulletin updates to Debra Beck at debrabeck@umpquabank.com

For the upcoming week’s bulletin, click here>>http://lagranderotary.org/?page_id=1682

For the perpetual calendar, click here>> La Grande Rotary Annual Calendar 2017 2018 (2)

If you missed a meeting, check here.

Submit bulletin updates to Debra Beck at debrabeck@umpquabank.com

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

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Fellowship Out-takes 
 
See the following quick links to learn more about La Grande Rotary Programs:

Daddy-Daughter Dance   http://lagranderotary.org/daddy-daughter-dance-3/

Christmas/Holiday Service Club Luncheonhttp://lagranderotary.org/christmas-holiday-luncheon/

Blankiegrams  http://lagranderotary.org/blankiegrams-at-grand-ronde-hospital/

Drug FreeYouth Program .  http://lagranderotary.org/drug-free-youth-program/

El Salvador Program  http://lagranderotary.org/1749/

Rotary/Special Olympian Picnic http://lagranderotary.org/rotary-picnic/  and http://lagranderotary.org/special-olympics-picnic/

Thanksgiving Day Breakfast  http://lagranderotary.org/thanksgiving-breakfast/

EOU Scholarshipshttp://lagranderotary.org/about-us/committees/youth-service-committee/eou-scholarships/

Dictionaries for Union County 3rd Graders  http://lagranderotary.org/projects/dictionary-project-2/

International Youth Exchangehttp://lagranderotary.org/exchange-students/

If you have questions, please contact our club via email 

CLUB HONORS

Couple of the year, 2017-18:  Jessy and Heather Watson

Rotarian of the Year, 2017-18: Rick Pullen and new Rotarian of the Year, Jessy Watson

 

Paul Harris Fellow

On behalf of La Grande’s United Finance Company, Shawn Risteen receives the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award for the second time.  To earn the award, $1000 is donated to the Rotary Foundation to assist in the fight against polio, support for clean water and education programs around the globe and at home. Joel Myer presents Shawn with a lapel pin to commemorate the occasion.

Eric Valentine presented with the Rotary “Leadership, Service and Friendship” award for his work in Rotary for many decades. Honoring Eric is Rotary District Governor Renee Campbell and La Grande Rotary president Sandra Ghormley. Eric has been a stalwart member of the La Grande Rotary club participating in almost every event the club holds and is an enthusiastic and witty member of the club. His photographic talents have chronicled the activities of the club for the last decade.

Eric retired in 2002 after serving twenty years as a District and Circuit Judge for Union and Wallowa counties. He also served as a Cub Master and Scoutmaster for over twenty years. Eric enjoys sharing the majesty and splendor of the Lord’s creation through his photographs.

Joel Myer named Rotarian of the Year 2016-17

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Updates

Rotary 2017-18 Honors

Rotarians convened at Eastern Oregon University on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 to install new officers and to honor special Rotarians. Joel Myer (2018-19) took over presidential duties from Sandra Ghormley (2018-19). Vice President, Michelle Long, Craig Nightingale, treasurer,  Mike Moeller, secretary were announced as the balance of the executive team. Jessy and Heather Watson were named Rotarian Couple of the year, Rick Pullen was named Rotarian of the year, and Jessy Watson was named New Rotarian of the Year.

Drug Free Youth Program
La Grande Middle School
April/May Update
The May DFY Event was Pizza, Pop and Prizes Movie Event! Students watched a movie called “Which Brain do you Want?” They learned about how the brain works, what happens when the brain ‘misfires’, the physical impact of drugs and alcohol on brain function, and ways to improve their brain.  The video focused on the work of psychiatrist Daniel Amen who has been studying the brain for more than 15 years. He’s performed over 25,000 brain scans, and learned about the damage that alcohol and drug abuse has on the developing adolescent brain.  About 25 students were in attendance.
In April, 7th and 8th grader DFY members went to the Maridell Center for an afternoon of skating fun. The students had a blast! Mr. Wagner & I spoke to the students about the importance of having friends that hold the same value of being drug free!



Tree Planting

As part of Rotary International’s commitment in 2017-18 to improve the planet’s ecosystem, La Grande Rotary planted four trees in front of the old Carnegie Library (Arts East). After a short training at La Grande Parks and Recreation, eight stalwart representatives of the La Grande Rotary Club clawed through the rocky ground between the sidewalk and the street in front of the old brick building. Filling twelve 15 gallon tubs with large rocks from each hole made space for the root ball and mulch. Rotarians were careful to plant each tree exactly 77 inches from the sidewalk!  With a little water and about 10 years, this part of the world will be a bit shadier, a bit cooler, and produce a little more oxygen.  Good work, Rotarians!