Posts By: mjaeger

US Navy Captain and the USS Port Royal

Captain Nick Richards, USN, Ret. spoke at La Grande Rotary this last Tuesday. His presentation focused on the USS Port Royal, the cruiser he commanded for four years. He demonstrated how the antimissile systems operated by sending a “bird” out every two seconds to intercept incoming missiles. These ships constantly patrol the seas and provide… Read more »

Special Olympics Picnic

Last Tuesday, La Grande Rotarians invited Special Olympics participants to an evening of food and fun. A dozen Rotarians served at the Riverside Park picnic. The photo above highlights Dave Koza and Jeff Crews’ antics in preparation. Grilled burgers and dogs and all the trimmings started the evening as honored guests munched down watermelon and… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Interview with a Ukrainian Mom.

Brent Clapp of EO Alive TV showed an interview with Zee Gimon this last Tuesday at La Grande Rotary. Zee reported conditions on the ground from Kyiv, Ukraine. A mother of two, she explained how they lived a typical day in the county’s capital sheltering in the basement of a church and moving to an… Read more »

Daddy-Daughter Dance

Save the date!  Two opportunities for the 2022 La Grande Rotary Daddy-Daughter Dance:                       May 7     1:00 – 3:00  or,  6:00 – 9:00       Union County Fairgrounds More information to follow. Watch Facebook or contact Heather Watson To see how you can sponsor or help with this year’s event.

Professor Speaks on Ukraine

Phillip Travis, Ph.D., History, Washington State University zoomed into Rotary this last week with a presentation on the Ukraine crisis. Dr. Travis joined the EOU history department in 2014 as a visiting assistant professor and is currently an adjunct instructor. His research and teaching interests include the United States and the world, international relations, transnationals, politics, propaganda,… Read more »


UPDATE! Here is a draft of a video we hope to have for each age range, 1-6.   This month the La Grande Rotary Club launches a community literacy program aimed at encouraging families to Read Together! Airing at the Granada Theater on all three screens, previews will invite parents and children to redeem their… Read more »

911 at the Pentagon

Christy Wheeler, retired Navy Commander, spoke at noon Rotary this past week. She gave a detailed perspective of what her experiences were on 9/11 at the Pentagon. While the loss of life that day of 125 Department of Defense employees was high, the toll could have been much higher considering 10,000 people who work at… Read more »