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 convened the club through Zoom, emails, and phone calls. Working to make the activities of the club successful, she did a wonderful job. We were truly blessed to have her leadership over this past year.
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 new restrictions brought about by the pandemic. Jason contacted every school in the county, learned what their need was, and then followed up by delivering masks to each school who asked for them.
Rotary Club is a service organization of voluntary members just like Jason who are working hard to make a positive difference in our community. If you’re interested in learning more about La Grande Rotary and know Jason or another member, reach out to them with any questions you may have!”
“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 times looks like, by beating this pandemic, and outlasting it. We have an opportunity to reach new members and grow our club. Whether it is providing PPE to struggling businesses or students, or literally feeding children and families here locally, we have an opportunity to have meaningful impacts in our communities in ways we’ve never done before. Rotary Opens those Opportunities for each and every one of us. I look forward to seeing how we seize those opportunities in the coming months. And, I look forward to being your president, and to be led by you as we do so.