Posts By: mjaeger

La Grande Rotarian of the Year

Michelle Long was recently named Rotarian of the Year for 2019-20. When she agreed to be president of La Grande Rotary she never expected the year to be so challenging! She was able to navigate and lead the organization through the initial months of the pandemic with aplomb. Keeping the club connected and involved, Michelle… Read more »

Masks to the Rescue!

This week, La Grande Rotary Board Member Jason Isaacson, who is also the Manager at our local Carpet One store, delivered masks to schools in Union County. The masks will be used by the staff at each school! Rotary and Carpet One purchased the masks as a way to help the community adjust to the… Read more »

Tucker Billman, La Grande Rotary President 2020-2021

“I am honored to accept the position of President of the La Grande Rotary Club, and to serve in our community, Country, and world alongside each of you. Rotary International’s theme – our theme – for the 2020-2021 year is ‘Rotary Opens Opportunities’ We have an opportunity to show our community what resilience in these challenging… Read more »

La Grande Welcome Sign

‘ La Grande Rotarians work to refurbish the Welcome to La Grande sign on the east entrance to town on Island Avenue. A local artist, Spring Robert, will be repainting the backdrop to freshen the images. La Grande Rotary and Rotary District 5100 funded the project. Shown here are James Gorham and Jessy Watson repairing… Read more »

5th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance

Two wonderful nights for dads and daughters at La Grande Rotary’s 5th Annual Daddy Daughter Dance The chocolate fountain flowed and the snacks were devoured, the faces were painted, the photos were snapped, but most important of all, the music played dads danced with their daughters.  The 2020 version of the DDD featured a Hawaiian… Read more »

Holiday Luncheon

SERVICE CLUB HOLIDAY LUNCHEON The La Grande High School Choir, led by the Durfeys, entertained the combined clubs of La Grande Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, La Grande Lions, and Soroptimists on Tuesday, December 17th at Eastern Oregon University. Each holiday season the clubs gather for celebration and fellowship and communicate their major projects in the community…. Read more »

Thanksgiving Breakfast

Thanksgiving!  That means breakfast!  For the past 29 years, the La Grande Rotary Club has partnered with the La Grande McDonald’s Restaurant to provide seniors and military personnel a fresh, hot, and free Thanksgiving Day Breakfast. Rotarians gather at the La Grande McDonalds on Thanksgiving Day morning to serve. All are welcome at this event… Read more »

Rotary Picnic and Special Olympian Celebration

Summer is leaking into Fall and time for the annual Rotary-Special Olympics Picnic. Each year. La Grande Rotarians sponsor a picnic for our local Special Olympians to honor their accomplishments in sport. Besides the regular fare of hot dogs and hamburgers and all the sides, Olympians and Rotarians enjoy games, bingo with huge prizes, and… Read more »

In Memorium

Michael Moeller Rotary lost a friend and servant to the club on June 22. He was a faithful secretary to the club carefully tracking attendance, club records, updating the district database, keeping track of board meeting minutes, prodding the president about elections and officers, and otherwise keeping the club on track. All of this he… Read more »