Posts By: mjaeger


Les Penning, Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative CEO, presented at Rotary on Tuesday August 8, 2017. As the new chief officer at OTEC, Mr. Penning has the role of not only managing the cooperative but projecting a future for the industry.  There are many variables that he outlined that will be challenges for the cooperative including… Read more »

Community Eye Clinic

Drs. Spencer Luke and Sam Kimball, local optometrists, gave a presentation of the Community Eye Clinic to La Grande Rotary on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. In collaboration with the Center for Human Development, the Clinic serves those in the community who are unable to pay for a regular eye exam.  Operating two half days a… Read more »

Jim and Rita McMahan’s Medical Mission to Uganda

 Jim and Rita McMahan reported on their trip to Africa this last Tuesday, July 18, 2017. They traveled to Uganda in February and spent time in a town called Lugazi. There they joined up with a Christian pastor from the country, Hudson Subi, the leader of a thriving church, school, and orphanage in this growing… Read more »

President Sandra announces goals for 2017-18 La Grande Rotary: • Receive a Presidential Citation award • Encourage succession planning and sharing club responsibilities Membership Objectives: • Net gain of 5, 2 of which are 40 years or younger, 2 women if possible Retain members Fun Fun Fun meetings Firesides x 4 Spruce up new member induction… Read more »

Caralee Anley shares her trip to Cuba.

Caralee Anley showed noon Rotarians some pictures and offered commentary from her recent trip to Cuba. With a week in Havana and a week in a rural agritourism site,  slides showed the multicultural roots of architecture in the city and the cars from the 40’s and 50’s as well as fields of tobacco and drying… Read more »

Installation Banquet

Rotarians met at Eastern Oregon University West Dining Hall to celebrate another year of service to the community and wider world through projects aimed to support youth. In 2016-17, La Grande Rotary gave scholarships to two La Grande High School student athletes and two EOU students, distributed dictionaries to all county third graders, supported the… Read more »

In Memorium

  La Grande Rotary lost one of its sweetest treasures this last week of April, 2016. Barbra Hicks, long-time member of the club passed away leaving an incredible legacy of service to the community and club. Always cheerful and colorful, always helpful, always focused on others, Barbra exemplified the Rotary motto of “Service above self.”… Read more »

Daddy-Daughter Dance Success!

La Grande Rotary held its second annual Daddy-Daughter Dance event and fundraiser on March 5, 2016. The Mason’s Ballroom was packed with enthusiastic young women dancing the night away with their dads, grandpas or other friends or relatives.  Everyone had a terrific time dancing and enjoying the music of DJ Your Way.  The chocolate fountain… Read more »