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


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

June

Here is the schedule for this month’s meetings.

June 25th                     Vocational Program –  Dave Koza

July 2nd  Dr. Benjamin Olson         GRH – Orthopedic Physician        Total Knee Replacement              Dale Mammen

July 9th Patrick Flynn   Grande Ronde Hospital Foundation: Brent Clapp

July 16th  Music Program:                  Doyle Slater

July 23rd     Michelle Long  New President presentation

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

New Rotary Year

Outgoing La Grande Rotary president 2018-19 and incoming president Michelle Long 2019-20 pictured. Joel awards Michelle with the Paul Harris fellow representing her excellent work with the exchange program for the past two years.  In his remarks to close the Rotary year June 30, 2019, Joel recalled the many important projects that Rotarians have given effort to:  the Special Olympics summer picnic, the Dictionary Project, the two evening Daddy-Daughter Dance, the massive Community Clean-up, scholarships, and youth exchanges. Michelle pledged to continue the good work and to pursue the high school and college Rotary affiliates of Interact and Rotaract Clubs.

Community Clean-Up Day

“On Saturday, May 4th the La Grande Rotary Club is hosting our semi-annual Community Clean-Up Day. From 9:00am to 2:00pm, bring any non-hazardous trash, recyclables, or scrap metal to one of three locations for disposal. We’ll have dumpsters at Les Schwab Tire Center, and the corner of Ash Street and V Avenue in La Grande, and we’ll also have dumpsters at Fred Beeman Park in Island City. In addition to trash, recyclables, and scrap metal, the Les Schwab location will be accepting car and small pickup tires at a charge of $2 per tire, or $3 per mounted tire. Truck and tractor tires not accepted. Vehicle batteries will also be accepted. The La Grande Rotary Club is a local organization committed to community service and engagement, and we have many partners for this project who share in that commitment. We are accepting cash and check donations at each location. We hope to see you at one of our 3 locations on Saturday May 4th, between 9:00am and 2:00pm.

Daddy Daughter Dance