Here is a summary of what you missed
November 12th Jason Isaccson – vocation day “Flooring Demonstration”
November 5th “Madam Dorian” Bev White Doyle Slater
October 29th “Flooding in Union County” Patti Bingaman, Rob Beck – Brent Clapp
October 22nd Tim Seydel – World Polio, Rotary Foundation
October 15th George Mendoza, School Superintendent – Dale Mammen
October 8th Committee meeting
October 1st Diane Noriega, District Governor visit
September 24th Emmitt Cornford, La Grande Fire Chief
September 3rd , 2019RYLA attendee – Avery Stanton – Joel Myer
AUGUST 27 EL SALVADOR AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS, JOEL MYER
July 30 Vocational Program – Brett Baxter
July 23rd Michelle LongNew President presentation
July 16th Vugs, Duds and Thugs: Thunder eggs. Micael Jaeger and Craig Nightingale
July 9. Patrick Flynn . GRH Foundation
July 2ndDr. Benjamin Olson GRH – Orthopedic PhysicianTotal Knee ReplacementDale Mammen
June 25th Vocational Program – Dave Koza
June 18th Nate Lowe, EOU Dean of Arts, Humanities & Social Science Host: Tim Seydel
June 11th Ashley O’Toole “Stop BH2” Kelly Ducote
May 28th Vocational Program – Jeff Crews
May 21st Vonda Billman – Next Step Pregnancy Tucker
April 23rd Vocational ProgramMichelle Long
April 27th. Tree Planting Day
April 16thLa Grande Literacy Alliance,Carol Lauritzen
April 9th DFY Luncheon
March 26 Shawn Risteen, Vocational Program
March 19th Dennis Clayville – Mission to India Craig Nightingale
March 12th Joel Myer – El Salvador/part 2 Pictures
Feb 26Vocational Day–Mary Calder
Feb 5 Russ West – trip to Mt KillamanjaroHost: Eric Valentine
December 11th Union County Treatment Court – Kelly Decote
November 27 Vocational Day, Kelly Ducote
December 4 Christmas Luncheon
Sept 25th Vocational program: “The Profession of Professing.” Michael Jaeger
Sept 18th CARE/coordinator Sheryln Roberts – Rick Pullen
Sept 11th EOU singers/Italy trip – Jeri Mackley
Sept 4th District Governor Larry Hatch
July 31, Jeri Mackley, Treasure in a cornfield
July 24th Vocational Program – Dale Basso
July 3 Dr. Rodrigo Lim MD – talking about strokes – Mary Calder
JUNE 26 VOCATION DAY–Kelsie McDaniel, Union Co. District Attorney
JUNE 19 NEON–STACY CANDLISH
May 8th Brent Clapp – La Grande Alive TV
May 1st Tim & Jesse – Rotary Foundation
April 24th – vocational day – Steve Hamilton
April 17th – Middle School – Spencer Luke . ATTENTION: AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!
April 10th – Deanna Longair with “Oregon Saves” – Sandra Ghormley
April 3 EOU Athletics: Tim Camp
March 27 Craig Nightingale: Vocation Day
March 20 Stephanie McCleary – Idaho Power B2H – informational only
March 13 Anthony Bailey, CPA, CGMA, and CFO of Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative “Carbon Cap and Trade”
February 27 Jim Mattes, President CEO of Grande Ronde Hospital
Feb 17 Daddy Daughter Dance
February 20 Patrick Flynn, Grand Ronde Hospital Foundation Manager
Feb 13 Club & Committees Day
Feb 5 Board Meeting, 5:15 pm at OTEC
Feb 6 Acupuncture, Gary Oswald
January 30th: Steve Berley, CPA “New tax laws”
Jan. 23 Vocational Day with Bob Kavanaugh
Dec. 19 Vocation Day featuring Joe Petrusek
Dec. 12 Christmas Luncheon at EOU! La Grande HS Choir. Rotarians and their spouse/significant others hosted
Nov. 28 Vocation Day: Focus on a Rotarian. Jeri Mackley Owner, Maridell Center
Nov. 14 Club & Committees Day
Nov. 7 Summer Exchange Student, Corral Jordan, shares her experience in Finland. Hosted by Chris Taylor
Michael Wood: Living Well in the Face of Life’s Challenges
Oct. 28 Tailgating Day at EOU!
Oct. 24, 2017 Vocation Day: Focus on a Rotarian—Al Mortimer
Al presents a winding life tale of how he ended up in La Grande, as pastor of the La Grande Nazarene Church. La Grande Rotary–Service above self!
Oct. 17 Club Business and Committee Work Day
Dave Koza mentally preparing for committee work.
Oct. 10 Mary Calder hosts La Grande School District Superintendent
Oct. 3 Summer Exchange Students Share Their Experiences
Sierra Ashley presents her short term stay in the Canary Islands.
Sept. 26 Vocation Day–Eric Laurence
Laurence’s Auto Body
Sept. 12 Brittany Hargrove, RYLA Presentation. Host: Lisa Mangum
Sept. 5 Club and Committees Day
Aug 29 Bob Kavanaugh hosts Chris Pender: Tactical Solutions – A Hands On Demo
Aug 22 Joel Myer & Michael Jaeger: El Salvador
Aug 15 5:30 pm Rotary Picnic– Special Guests, Special Olympians—Rotary Pavilion *** NO LUNCHEON MEETING ***
All Rotarians and families welcome. Bring a dessert and a chair!
See pictures of a typical Rotary picnic: http://lagranderotary.org/?tribe_events=special-olympics-picnic
Aug 8 Sandra Ghormley hosts Les Penning, OTEC GM
OTEC Welcomes Les Penning as New General ManagerBaker City, Ore. – The Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative's board of…
July 25 Spencer Luke presents: I Wear my Sunglasses at Night and the CHD Community Eye Clinic, with Sam Kimball
July 18 Jim & Rita McMahan—Medical Mission to Uganda
J u n e 2 0, 2017 Caralee Anley Trip to Cuba
(Service Projects Update). Program: Urban Renewal Program. Host: Dale Basso.
Daddy Daughter Dance (Youth Services Update): Program:
Christine Jarski, Economic Development Director, City of La Grande. Program: (Communications Update):Host: Shawn Risteen
Working lunch: All Members: Focus on Daddy Daughter Dance
Special ‘We Love Rotary’ Program…
Daddy Daughter Dance!!!!!!!
(Communications Update). Program: Randy Jones, Torrefied Bio-mass. Host: Jim McMahan.
Holiday Program at EOU, West Dining Room, Hoke Dinning Hall. $15.00/guest. Signups Due by December 7th
(Communications Update). Program: Randy Jones, Torrefied Bio- mass. Host: Jim McMahan.
NO ROTARY—Holiday Break
NO ROTARY—Holiday Break
(Rotary Foundation). Inbound Simon Goessler presents ‘ ‘
(Rotary Foundation Update). Program & Host: Eric Valentine, New England in Pictures — Featuring Fall Colors
Thanksgiving Morning Service Project: McDonalds. Sign-up sheet at noon meeting.
(Youth Services Update). Program: Nathan Shultz, Outreach Coordinator from Heart n Home Hospice. Host: Ryan Leonard
(Communications update). Program: City Proposed Gas Tax. Host: Robert Strope.
(Membership update). Program: Lisa Dawson on local invest- ing/business development. Host: Michelle Long
(Service Projects update). Program: UC Treatment Court. Presenters Judges West and Dretke, including testimony by a drug court grad- uate. Host: ?
(Rotary Foundation update). Program and Host— TBD
(Youth Services update): Program: Bill Whitaker, Health Care for All Oregon. Host: Mary Calder.
(Communications update). Program: Mika Morton — Art Center East. Host: Filomena Beltran
(Membership Update). Program:
(Service Projects Update). Program:
(Youth Services update). Program: Ben Morgan, Eastern Oregon Film Festival. Host: Kelsie McDaniel.
March 15, 2016
Hanford: Myth or Reality?
Ginger Wireman Washington Department of Ecology Host: Glenn Null
Host: Joe Petrusek. Trudy Turner – Three D Printing
Board Elections & Annual Meeting
*** 45 minute program—Please Arrive On Time ** Beth & Joel’s Excellent Adventure – Recap of El Salvador Host: Joel Myer
Host: Eric Laurence
Host: Kelsie McDaniel
Daddy Daughter Dance Slide Show—Beth Stewart
Host: Joel Myer — Beth & Joel’s Recap of El Salvador
Host: Jeri Mackley
Daddy Daughter Dance!!!! Mason’s Ballroom
K.C. Kunkle. D.J. Entertainment!
Host: Dave Koza: Program: Soil Conservation
Dr. Arden GRH’s New Cardiologist Host: Zee Koza
Host: Grace Schwendiman. Program: Steve Wadner, World Traveler About Latvia & Ukraine
Host: Beth Stewart. Program: Tim Schoenfelder, Operation Smile.
Host: Graham Hicks. Program: Exkitement!
Christmas Luncheon at EOU Hoke Community Room, EOU Campus. RSVP by December 8th.
Holiday Break—No Club Luncheon/Meeting
Holiday Break—No club Luncheon/Meeting
Host: Spencer Luke. Program: Julie Coreson, “Creating Memories for the Disabled”
Service Morning: Thanksgiving Breakfast at McDonald’
Host: Dale Basso: Tom Insko, President, EOU
The Ultimate Yard Sale! 8 am—12:30 pm. Location: Blockbuster Parking Lot
Host: Kyle Corbin
Host: Eric Valentine (If he isn’t traveling!)
Host: Charlotte Brockway
Host: Gary Brockway. Sen. Hansell and Rep. Baretto
Host: Sandra Ghormley, Introducing A New OTEC Program
Committee Working Lunch
Host: Tim Seydel. Program: Barb Crozier, District Governor
Evening Event: Special Olympian Picnic! Details To Be Announced. Eric Laurence is taking the lead on this event. Setup: 5pm. Event: 6pm. Location: Rotary Pavilion, Pioneer Park
Host: Stacey Candlish. American Red Cross. Emergency Preparedness.
Host: Michael Moeller. Chelsea Herron, Ryla Candidate
Host: Robert Strope
Host: Joel Myer. TBD
Host: Joe Petrusek. TBD
Host: Doyle Slater: TBD. Gabe?
Host: Boyd Rasmussen: TBD. Gabe?
Host: Grace Schwendiman. Terry & Kathreen Thimmes, Family History Center.
June 2 Rotary Annual Meeting/Dinner at the Union Hotel * No Luncheon Meeting today *
May 26 Host: La Grande School District Bond: Summer 2015 Project Update
May 19 TBD
May 12 May 14-17 District 5100 Conference, Pendleton
May 8 Enchilada Dinner
May 5 Enchilada Dinner Preparation Meeting: Recap of where we are, what still needs to be done. Jeff Crews and Committee.
Host: TBD. Program: Emily Insko, LGHS Career and Technical Education Coordinator. Pursuit of Workforce Readiness.
April 21 Host: Spencer Luke. DFY Program and Luncheon at the La Grande Middle School
Jordan Null presents the positive features of the Drug Free Youth Program at La Grande Middle School. Jordan is the daughter of Heather and Glenn Null (Rotarian) and granddaughter of Ginny and Dale Mammen (Rotarian) pictured in foreground. DFY is sponsored by the La Grande Rotary Club, the Grande Ronde Hospital, and the La Grande School District.
Jeff Crews gives Dr. Joe his Enchilada Dinner tickets for the May 8th fundraiser.
Host: Lisa Mangum. Program: ‘Cahokia’
March 31 Host: Glenn Null. Program: Jim Mattes, Grande Ronde Hospital. An overview of the state of healthcare legislation, employers, and competition. Rotary Program Mar 31 2015
March 24 Host: Andi Walsh. Tentative Program: Mary Collard, Executive Director Union, Baker and Malheur Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
Andi introduces Mary Collard of Casa.
March 17 Host: Dale Mammen with Michael Jaeger. Program TBD.
The ABC project was summarized with economic forecast and the focus on the development of youth and talent in the region.
March 10 Host: Joel Myer. Program: Robin Maxon and Anne Simon of Eastern Oregon Audiology.
Joel introduces audiology team
Owner, Robin Maxon
March 3 Host: Bob Kavanaugh. Tentative Program: Special Olympics
Host: Kelsie McDaniel. Program: Christopher Storz who will be spoke about the Boise Zoo
February 17, 2015
Emily Faulk American Legion Oratorical Contest Candidate from Imbler High School
Host: Jim McMahan
Daddy/Daughter Dance! Club Fundraiser: Dance poster 3
Cinderella and Prince Charming were there
A night to remember
Host: Robert Strope. Program: Steve Clements, mayor
Host: Jim Mattes. Program:
Committee Working Day: Focus: Father Daughter Dance
Gwen Trice. Maxville Heritage Center Host: Tim Seydel
Holiday Break—No Rotary Club Meeting
Holiday Break— No Rotary Club Meeting
December 16 Holiday Luncheon, Maridell Center
Josh Shiraishi, Exchange Student from Japan Host: Chris Taylor
December 2 Host: Jeri Mackley; Program: Hot Lake Plans
Nov. 25 Program: El Salvador Trip
Presenter: Beth Stewart
Beth presented her report from the trip to El Salvador to meet the young women Rotary will support to go to high school. Pictured above are the selected candidates and laptops donated from the club.
Nov. 18 Program: Rotary Foundation Presenter: Kristi Halvorson Host: District
Nov. 11 Program: Alyssa Williams and her Rotary Exchange to
Mexico Host: Chris Taylor
Aly, our 2013/14 outbound to Mexico, gives Beth a club flag from her host club in Oxaca.
Nov. 4 Committee Work Day
Rotarians doing committee work.
Oct. 28 Programs offered at the ODS Hygiene School
Presenter: Viki Points, Academic Director
Host: Lynn Harris
Viki explains the community service provided by learning hygienists.
Oct. 21 Program: Human Trafficking. Presenter: Dana Clark Guests: Susan DeMarsh, Assistant District Governor
Dana Clark gives the hard facts about human trafficking
Oct. 14 Program: Pendleton Drone Program by John Stevens
Host: Joe Grover
Presentation of test range for commercial uses of unmanned aircraft in northeast Oregon.
Program The First Transatlantic Telegraph Host and Presenter: Dave Koza
Dave provides history and theory, Graham demonstrates his best Dit Dah.
Program: Julie Gregory, Regional Director for Central And Eastern Oregon—Oregon Community Foundation, Legacy, Leadership & Impact. Host: Kirby Garrett
Saturday: LG Rotary’s Ultimate Yard Sale!!! Time: 8am—12:30 pm Location: Old Blockbuster parking lot, downtown Chairman: Dale Basso, 963-4144
Program: LG School Bond Political Action Committee (PAC) Chris Panike, Larry Glaze and members of the PAC Host—TBA
Program: Eric Valentine presents ‘The Great Outdoors is GREAT!’ Host: Bob Carter Rotary Program September 16 2014
Eric selects one of three outdoor slide shows to entice Rotarians to get out and enjoy the GREAT outdoors.
Program: Victoria’s Secrets Host & Presenter: Zee Koza
Liberty Theatre clean-up. 8:30 am until noon.
Dale guides the work project
The head man
Kelsie works so fast the camera cannot keep her in focus.
Bob and Craig working high.
Craig does not duct the work that needs to be done.
A leftover from the Alfred Hitchcock movie, “The Birds” .
Ginny provides nursing attention to Dale.
Cory Miller of Miller Tree Services
Tree Maintenance, Health of Trees and Utility Lines
Host: Jeremy Kilpatrick
Cory Miller describes the proper maintenance of community trees.
August 26 Program: Doug Taylor, Rotarian District GovernorHost: President Beth Stewart
Beth Welcomes Doug Taylor to the club.
Graham receives a special honor and recognition for his long time service to Rotary.
Not to be outdone, Barb receives the same reward! Excellent service over so many years as a Rotarian!
August 26th Special Olympian Picnic at Rotary Pavilion firstname.lastname@example.org
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August 12 Program: Presenter: Van Thanh Truong, Visiting Vietnam Scholar
Tran gave an overview of the country of Vietnam and information about the 54 ethnic groups on the country. She showed the club a people group she is working with to help them with better nutrition and heath care.
August 5 Program
July 29 Program: Numismatics Host and Presenter: Rotarian and Rare Coin Collector, Steve Joseph
July 22 Program: The Importance of Preserving Shelter from the Storm Presenter: Sharon Evoy and Jeri Watson
Sharon Evoy presents information from the SOS group aimed at protecting the women’s services available through the Shelter.
July 15 Program: Rotary Foundation Annual Meeting & Elections. Host and Presenter: President Beth Stewart
Tim presents the La Grande Rotary Foundation and the RI Foundation commitment to Polio Plus
July 8 Program: Welcome to the 2014/2015 Rotary Year! Host and Presenter: President Beth Stewart
Beth provided the club with a recap of the installation banquet, an overview of the Rotary year and a revised packet of materials including a new member handbook.
Please remember Mike Moeller as he recovers from broken feet! It is a long recovery.
June 17 Larry Glaze, et al LGSD Strategic Facilities Planning Committee’s Recommendation for a bond
Community members explain the process and recommendations for the school bond that will be offered to voters in November.
June 10 Program: Chasing Down a Wild Cowboy. Host and Rotarian: Heidi Bigler Cole (Heidi was unable to attend so she gave Glenn Null the instructions for the presentation.)
Rotarians tell stories about how they were “included.” At each table were stories of generosity, welcome, hospitality, and surprise. Heidi challenged the club, through her written word to take from the elements of what we heard around the table and do likewise. It was a powerful and informative meeting.
June 3 Greg Smith, Small Business Development Center. Host: Michael Jaeger
SBDC Director Greg Smith details the services provided to local business.
May 27 Barbara Hicks
My Grandmother’s Indians
Host: Barbara Hicks
Barbara shares Native American artifacts collected by her grandmother.
May 20 Leah Bruneau Latouche, Youth Exchange Student
A Tour of France
Host: Graham Hicks
Bulletin: Rotary Program May 20 2014
May 13 Rick Evans
Oregon’s Government Contract Assistance Program
Host: Jeff Crews
Rick Evans explains how his non government agency helps business connect to government. If you are looking to do business with Uncle Sam, see this agency!
At the end of the meeting Angie distributes poppies to Rotarians interested in supporting veterans. Thanks, Eric and Angie, for this opportunity.
May 6 Lisa Dawson, Northeast Oregon Economic Development District. Host: Rotarian Michelle Long
Lisa gave an interesting talk on alternative funding methods for business investment. Crowd funding was one example of raising money by soliciting small gifts from a wide number of people. Lis explained that if only 1% of Oregonian stock market investments were funneled into local business that an enormous economic growth could be realized. See http://www.neoedd.org/
Judge Russ West and Aric Johnson. Mt. McKinley Climb, Alaska Host: Rotarian James Gorham
Russ details the three-week trek up Mt. McKinley (Denali) in Alaska. The five climbers trained to scale the highest mountain in North America as it is a dangerous and strenuous journey. The 30 plus miles and 13,000 plus elevation gain featured deep and sometimes hidden crevasses, icy ridges, steep rope ascents, high winds, sub zero temperatures, and oxygen deprivation. Those braving this were classified somewhere between heroic and crazy.
April 22 Committee’s Working Lunch
The Youth Service Committee reacts to one of Charlotte’s keen ideas.
The Foundation Committee works on adding Paul Harris Fellows and meeting Foundation giving in the club.
The Communications committee evaluates web, facebook, email and print communications.
The Membership Commitee decides on issues related to recruitment and retention of members.
April 15 *** DFY Program At the LGMS *** We ate lunch at the middle school and heard about the program after lunch.
Seven students gave reports on the program.
About 300 La Grande Middle School students participate in DFY. The program requires that students sign an agreement that they will be drug-free for the time they participate and also agree to random urinalysis to verify their status. The students in the club are invited to participate in special activities such as ski trips, bowling, skating, water parks, and pizza nights. These social events help develop relationships between students who pledge not to use drugs. Periodic club meetings provide students information about the issues associated with drug use.
April 8 Rotarian Sandra Ghormley, OTEC’s Automatic Meter Reader Program
Sandra always on the go!
April 1 Presenting Susan DeMarsh, Assistant District Governor
Update from District 5100. Host: Rotarian Beth Stewart
Susan presenting international program that the Wallowa club has been doing in El Salvador for some years.
Using a District matching grant the Wallowa club raised $4000 to support young women in El Salvador with education scholarships. This money allows the girls above to go to school. Without the grants these girls would be working or helping the family at home. This program gives young women opportunities for higher education and professional careers that would have been impossible otherwise.
March 25th Presenters: Matt Nightingale and Tayde McAndie of the Northeast Oregon Network. Title: NEON’s Current Programs and Projects Host: Andi Walsh
Joe Petrusek discusses health care with Matt Nightengale after the NEON presentation.
March 18th Presenter: Emily Insko, ASPIRE
Title: Mentoring Program at LGHS
March 11th: Noon MeetingNoon Meeting: March 14th Enchilada Feed! Reminders, Needs,
March 14th First Annual Chicken Enchilada Dinner, Fundraiser
March 15 th The Rotary Foundation training. In La Grande. Location to be determined.
March 4th: Noon Meeting Presenter: Dennis Hoyt, Artist
Title: Fundraising Efforts for the Friday Backpack Program, Host: Eric Laurence
Dennis shows a concept drawing of the next car sculpture project that transcends the example he displayed at Rotary. The table-length race car sculpture shown was carved from wood and stained to give one a perception of speed. The sculpture was purchased by an enthusiast for $150,000.
Dennis plans a fund raising event in La Grande this summer where he will display his work and paint a new project. The overspray will be colorful and worthy of farming. These signed pieces will be sold and the money raised will support the Backpack Program.
For more information about Dennis’ work, see:
Bulletin: Rotary Program March 4 2014
February 25: Lunch Meeting
Presenter: Bob Davies, EOU Title: EOU Governance of Higher Education Host: Joe Grover
Bob Davies, EOU President gives an update on the campus. Highlighted was Eastern’s Promise and the new governance structure.
La Grande Rotary says goodbye to President Sean Williams. Sean is relocating to Hermiston. The club’s board sends Sean off with a thank you and a sombrero to commemorate his work toward the Enchilada Fund raiser and his spirit of service beyond self.
February 18 Lunch Meeting Presenter: William D. Rosholt, PGA, Union County Commissioner. “The New Court Facilities in Union County”
Bill fields multiple questions on siting of the new courthouse and long range planning for police facilities.
Bulletin: Rotary Program Feb 18, 2014
Noon Lunch Meeting Presenter: Dan Stark, Union County Economic Development Corporation
Dan Stark chatting with Rotarians prior to the meeting.
Information about how UCEDC is actively seeking new manufacturing operations to relocate to to Union County was presented. See UCEDC
Bulletin: Rotary Program Feb 11 2014
Richard Szymanski, Council Scout Executive, Blue Mountain Council of the Boy Scouts of America tell two “Charlie” stories about how scouting impacts the lives of young people.
He also told the story of the origins of scouting and Robert Baden-Powel’s part in the defense of Mafeking in the Boer War–fascinating and worth reading about.
Bulletin Can be Downloaded here. Rotary Program Feb 4 2014
• January 28
La Grande Rotarians met today as super committees for the inaugural effort to move forward on the aims of the club. Each committee (Foundation, Youth Service, Communication, Service Projects, and Membership). Each committee developed a calendar of activity, and a set activities for the next several months.
The Service Projects Committee develops ideas for small community projects.
Noon Club, Committee Work Day. Rotary Program Jan 28 2014
Charolette and Gary Brockaway, La Grande Rotary members, delivered a travel log of Washington DC during the federal shutdown. Instead of monuments and museums, the club was entertained to a tour of Amish country, Baltimore and Fort McHenry, and the outside of several DC sites!
Tom Insko provided an overview of Boise Cascade operations with special emphasis on the changes in forest products and the future of the timber industry in Oregon.
Rotary Program Jan 14 2014
The club previewed the Website and had a general discussion about the uses and abuses of electronic communication.
Andi and Michael led the discussion and collected feedback orally and through survey results. The aim of this activity was to determine the most efficient way of communicating with Rotarians to forward the business of Rotary and how to provide the public with information about the club.
Holiday Program at the Maredel Center. Great food provided by Marlene O’Rourke–three salads, vegetables, potato, savory beef, and lots of desert choices.
A terrific choir presentation by La Grande High School capped off the excellent meal.
Don’t miss this event and don’t forget to invite someone next year!