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Drug Free Youth Program

 Dr. Spencer Luke and Jessica  Fraiser from La Grande School District reported this last Tuesday, the 19th of September, on plans for this year’s Drug Free Youth Program Middle School.  Already the club on the middle school campus boasts 300 members of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders anticipating a year of fun activities, educational events… Read more »

The El Salvador Scholarship

Joel Myer and Michael Jaeger reported to the noon Rotary Club about their April trip to El Salvador and our club’s sponsorship of ten young women to attend high school.  Joel introduced the young women to the club and gave details about each scholarship winner.  The candidates are carefully screened by the El Salvador Foundation,… Read more »

Rotary Picnic

The La Grande Rotary Club held its annual picnic under the Rotary Pavilion at Pioneer Park Tuesday, August 15.  About 140 attendees including Rotarians and their families as well as Special Olympians and families enjoyed grilled burgers and hot dogs, salads, and desserts. The weather was perfect, the company grand and the after meal bingo exciting…. Read more »


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 »