Club Officers
Ted J. Smith
Howard Adams
Melanie Sarazin
Signe Grimstad
Julie Hanrahan
Past President

Club Directors
Rob Thompson
Program Chair &
Julia M Carlson
Membership Chair
Julie Hanrahan
Service Projects
Megan Schain
Club Service
Dale Smith
Vocational Service
Claire Little
International Service
Freddy Saxton
Youth Services
Mark Miranda
Foundation Chair
Rob Wienert
Public Relations
Bob Wienert
Sergeant at Arms
Richard O'Hearn
Club Administration

"Every one of us has something to give — whoever we are, whatever our place in life. We can give our talent, our knowledge, our abilities, and our effort; we can give our dedication and our devotion.
Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world." 
K.R. Ravindran
2015-16 President Rotary International

Happy Birthday!

Sally Bovett July 28

Happy Wedded Bliss to:

Steve & Amy Boynton- July 3

Sally & Rob Bovett- July 18

Eric & Stacey Clendenin- July 26

Dustin & Amanda Capri- July 31

Membership Incentive
Ed Milliken lost out on his $5 so someone will have a chance at $10 this week!

50/50 Drawing
Congratulations to Guest Harley Saxto who took home $33!  You could be the next lucky winner~get your ticket at the door!

Greeter & Program Schedule:

July 23:
Greeter: Matt Spangler
Speakers: Dr Nguyen and Dr Vogelman
Program: Doctors Without Borders

July 30:
Greeter: Katrina Stevens
Speaker: Rob Bovett
Program: Dispensaries

REMEMBER!!! You are responsible for finding a replacement greeter if you are unable to perform your greeter duties on your assigned date.  Please contact Katrina Stevens at (541) 264-7135 or 272-1055 or email her at if you have any questions.

Make-Up Opportunities:
Attend board of directors meeting, attend another Rotary club meeting, online or attend club activity

Board Meetings: Every first Tuesday of the month.  Contact Megan Schain-Park to order a lunch and to find out location, if you plan to attend



July 23, 2015 Edition


At last week's meeting, Ursulla Marinelli, Pacific Communities Health District Foundation Director, Rebecca Farnsham, a medical social worker in the Outpatient Treatment Center at Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital, and Lisa Kellenberger of Thompson's Sanitary Service shared with us some history of the Can Cancer Program and the many ways the program has helped many fighting cancer.  The Can Cancer Program began in Lincoln County in 2011 and has raised over $31,000.  They reported that 100% of the funds raised stay local and has served 101 patients with over $13,000 in services provided to date.  Each patient can receive up to $250 per year to pay for such things as utilities and transportation costs to name a few.  The applicants must apply and qualify by meeting certain criteria to receive assistance but can apply for and receive the yearly benefit consecutively.  Thompson's Sanitary will be mailing an insert requesting donations with their November bills.

Foundation Awards Presented

Congratulations go to Bernice Barnett and Dave Heater for your Paul Harris achievements and Thank You for your contributions to Rotary!

Girls Day Project

Kathy Heater reported that things are going along "sewingly" with the preparation of washable feminine hygiene products being made for a group of young women in Nigeria who miss school one week every month because they do not have access to pads. Claire Little, Rick Letherer and Interact students will be delivering these items soon.  Kathy reports that flannel fabric in bright colors, cash and people to sew are still needed.  Contact Kathy if you have fabric, funds or time to sew as soon as possible!

Global Rewards Program

Courtesy of

RI President K.R. Ravindran introduced a member benefits program at the 9 June closing session of the 2015 Rotary International Convention, saying that many more hands are needed to continue Rotary’s work around the world.

The program, , aims to boost membership and enhance member satisfaction. It will debut on 1 July.

“This innovative new program will allow Rotary members to connect with hundreds of businesses and service providers from around the world -- and that number is growing,” said Ravindran. “These establishments will offer Rotarians discounts and concessions on the everyday business that you do. And, in many cases, not only will you benefit, but our Foundation will as well, by receiving a contribution with each transaction.”

The program will include discounts on car rentals, hotels, dining, and entertainment. Discounts on more products and services from companies worldwide are expected to be added throughout the year.

“It will be another way to benefit from being a Rotarian and being part of the Rotary network,” said Ravindran, whose presidential theme for 2015-16 is Be a Gift to the World. “I urge all of you to become a part of that scheme.”


Status Report on Polio Eradicaton

Courtesy of District 5110 eNews
No cases of polio have been reported in Nigeria in 2015.  The most recent case of polio with paralysis occurred on July 24, 2014 (a year ago!).  In Afganistan and Pakistan,  the remote tribal regions are a challenge to vaccinators and the Prime Minister of Pakistan has endorsed a National Emergency Action Plan in that region.  In the first half of 2015 we have seen the lowest number of cases ever during this period, with just 33 cases in 2 countries as opposed to 122 cases in 9 countries at this time in 2014. This progress needs to be maintained through hard work to end transmission in endemic countries and to prevent future outbreaks

What Is Your Rotary Passion?

Everyone is encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas for activites, programs, fundraisers, etc and every member's participation in club activities is needed.  Please reach out to a Club Officers or Directors to see how you can get involved, share your ideas and share your Rotary passion with your fellow members, the community and the world! Smile