Meeting Information

 La Grande Rotary focuses much of its work to support the youth of the region and beyond: 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.

CHANGE IN LOCATION! La Grande Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon at the Urban Vine in the Barrel Room.  The address is 10105 W. 1st Street, Island City.  Parking is on the west side of the building.

A quick summary of who we are and what we do can be found on this one-page information sheet La Grande Rotary at a Glance


You are always welcome at La Grande Rotary!


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?
Our Mission and Vision
A Legacy of Service
2017-18 Goals and Objectives
Rotarian Magazine

Upcoming Events






EOU President Ryan; Tim Seydel


G Mendoza & C0. LGSD; Craig N


Chris Jennings, Eastern Oregon Film; Brent Clapp



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Fellowship Out-takes

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




Hanford Tour at Rotary

This last Tuesday, Rotarians had an opportunity to take a  virtual tour of the Hanford Site in Washington State. Dana Cowley, Communication Specialist, summarized the history and mission of the nuclear plant since WWII. It started as a nuclear munitions supplier and now has a sole mission of clean-up. Dana described the various efforts in scrubbing water and waste so that radioactive chemicals could be safely stored. At one site, pictured above, containment of cobalt glows blue in a pool of water. Although one can take the catwalk and look directly into the ominous glow, Rotarians found the virtual tour just dandy.  Hanford has an interesting and detailed virtual tour on their website at the link.

Picnic for Special Olympians

La Grande Rotary and Grande Ronde Retirement Residence hosted Special Olympians to a summer-ending picnic. This year’s event was held at the Rotary Pavilion at Pioneer Park.  Grande Ronde Retirement Residence supplied the dogs, burgers and grill while Rotarians brought the cooks, sides, and prizes. The prizes delighted the Special Olympians who were lucky enough at Bingo to take home something fun.  Pictured above is Heidi Bigler-Cole calling the numbers and Zee Koza doing the accounting.

EO Alive Brings Eric Valentine to Rotary

La Grande Rotary listened to Eric Valentine’s tale of peril, his rescue, and recovery this last Tuesday. It is a remarkable set of events where the right people were in the right place to help Eric get the help he needed after falling in Hell’s Canyon. He calls the Boy Scouts who found him and provided first aid and comfort as well as getting the authorities involved as his “angels.” If any lesson can be learned from this cautionary tale it is that one should never hike alone!