DG Corner

Podcast: Once Touched by Need, Service is a Privilege

by DG Cindi O’Neil Rotarians in the Rotary Club of Eugene Southowne have been shipping used medical equipment to African medical clinics for 12 years.  In partnership with CardioStart International, Rotary receives used medical equipment and supplies that are no...

Governor Cindi’s November Message

by DG Cindi O’Neil The Rotary Foundation gives us all the opportunity to reach beyond ourselves to serve others in truly significant ways. The Rotary Foundation works to close the gap between those much less fortunate than the rest of us, working to provide...

Podcast: TRF is the Bedrock of our Service

by Dan Smith The Rotary Foundation is the bedrock of our service projects at home in our communities and around the world. Just this past year District 5110 has received $75,000 in Disaster Relief Grants for COVID and devastating wildfires. With over a billion dollars...

Leaders: Keep your Club Members Safe

As COVID-19 cases spike this week, I urge all Club Presidents to pause in-person, indoor, meetings for your members. This is the time we must focus on the safety of our membership over tradition. This spike in COVID-19 cases was somewhat expected but is accelerating...

Rotarian Donates RV for Fire Victims – How about you?

October 26, 2020 by DG Cindi O’Neil How big is the heart of a Rotarian?  BIG.  A member of the Rotary Club of Bend Mt Bachelor has donated a two-bedroom, one bath, RV travel trailer for fire victims.  Outfitted with everything you would need for temporary...

DG Podcast: One Rose, One Friend, One World

By DG Cindi O’Neil “A single rose can be my garden…a single friend, my world.” – Leo Buscaglia One gorgeous summer evening in August, President Kim Meyers along with members of the Eugene Delta Rotary Club, gave me a tour of the Owen Rose Garden. Rotarians...

Jim Polk nominated for DG for 2023-24

By Cindi O’Neil On behalf of the District, we are pleased to announce that the District 5110 Nominating Committee has formally met and put forth the name of Charles J. (Jim) Polk, a member of the Rotary Club of Illinois Valley, to serve as District Governor in...

Art Spark: A creative solution to healing trauma in children.

By DG Cindi O’Neil In our world, filled with what recently seems to be an endless stream of stressful events, it is comforting to know that Rotary has created a program that can relieve trauma in children.  Expression of one’s feelings through art can be very...

Message & Welcome

Dear Rotary Members of District 5110, Let’s begin our year together serving others, strengthening the relevance of Rotary, and leading change that’s meaningful.  Today and every day, I ask you to think about how you can connect the passions for service among your Club...

Governor’s Podcast

Listen to DG Cindi O’Neil’s Podcast sharing the latest service projects as she travels around the district learning about the critical needs of our communities and the key services our clubs are providing.

5110 Fire Relief Fund Matches $10K Thailand Challenge

by DG Cindi O’Neil I am deeply saddened by the historic size and impact of the recent wildfires in our District. Our hearts go out to those who have lost family members, homes, businesses and those displaced. We are moving quickly to provide multiple ways...

Volunteer for the Red Cross

From DG Cindi O’Neil The wildfires have displaced over 40,000 Oregonians who are now scattered in many shelters and hotels in major city hubs. The Red Cross is seeking experienced, knowledgeable volunteers from Rotary to help with the myriad of tasks associated...

Get Ready, Get Set, Get Stepping…..For #Rotary Steps Together

by Cindi O’Neil On Sept. 15 the great #ROTARY STEPS TOGETHER virtual fundraiser begins! It’s time for clubs and members alike to plan their strategy to raise funds for clubs,, the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, and WIldfire Relief Fund! Rotarians can walk, run, bike,...

Governor’s Resources to a Better Club

DG Cindi O’Neil has established a number of strong initiatives that provide our 5110 members easy access to increased opportunities for service and philanthropy.  Here are some links to keep on file toward enhancing your community service of time and dollars:...

Rotary Leads the Way: Sustainable Food Distribution to Those in Need

By DG Cindi O’Neil President Dawn Welch of the Rogue Gateway Rotary Club invited me to tour the Josephine County Food Bank. I have learned that food insecurity continues to be a volunteer service focus for nearly every Rotary Club in our District.   I could not be...

Cindi’s Challenge: Lead Your Membership

Lead Your Membership: Inspire Innovation and Action.  Rotary members are our friends, our community businesses, our community leaders, and our dedicated servants to the communities in which we live. Are we caring for and connecting with our members?  Do we value...

DG Cindi O’Neil unveils the new Rotary Business Network

“I’m extremely pleased to announce that District 5110 has launched a re-branding of the D5110 B2B website: ROTARY BUSINESS NETWORK,” said District Governor Cindi O’Neil today.  “For far too long, Rotary has overlooked the important relationship between promoting local...

New D5110 online program announced

This week District Governor Cindi O’Neil announced a new online learning program called, ROTARY NOW! / Leading Change. The program will bring Rotarians the opportunity to study contemporary topics and share views about these in a facilitated, online interactive format...

District Governor Cindi O’Neil, Rotary Club of Bend

Cindi joined Rotary in 2002 after being invited to serve as a volunteer on several local and international projects. The service opportunities provided by Rotary broadened her perceptions of her community and the culturally diverse world we inhabit.  Service provided...

Big Week for Rotary: Thank you Rick and Barbara

The week  is a big one for Rotary at the International and District levels.  While we are underway with the Virtual International Convention that began last Saturday and ends this Friday, June 26, the 5110 District Annual Business meeting is tomorrow (Wednesday), June...

Racial Justice: a discussion with Myke Rousell

From District Governor Elect Cindi O’Neil As members of Rotary we follow the Four Way Test and we embody Rotary’s Core Values of Friendship, Service, Integrity, Leadership and Diversity. As leaders we must continually understand multiple sides of critical issues...

LAST CALL: Nominations due 6.30.2020

District 5110 has a long history of outstanding leadership and volunteer commitment at the international, district, and club levels.  Each year, we have an opportunity to recognize individuals and clubs that distinguish themselves through their exemplary acts of...

Guidelines for resuming club meetings

Rotary District 5110 is part of the Big West Zone of Rotary, known as Rotary Zone 26-27.  The Zone has published GUIDELINES for clubs to consider before resuming meetings during COVID-19.  Thank you for your attention to these details. DG Rick Olson...
District plans:  Awards, Grants, Website Blog, B2B connections!

District plans: Awards, Grants, Website Blog, B2B connections!

District Awards– The District Leadership has moved the Awards Nomination Deadline to June 30th for clubs and individuals to be recognized for this Rotary year. We will be working to create a future celebration in the early fall to allow those special recognitions to...

COVID-19 Update from District 5110 DG Rick Olson

COVID-19 Update from District 5110 Happy St Patty’s Day to all … May the luck of the Irish fall upon us. Your D5110 leadership team is constantly reviewing the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak and considering how we as Rotary can help in the process of...

Whitlock Shines; Thank you Eva

On Tuesday, I was honored to attend with DGN Gerry Kosanovic, PDG Bill and Linda Grile, several other visiting club presidents and assistant governors, the Rotary Club of Coosbay/Northbend where Club President Eva Shimotakahara invited Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, the first...

President Elect Training helps form our future as Rotarians

On February 19, over 600 Rotary Club President Elects arrived in Seattle for Pacific Northwest PETS training. As the largest PETS program in the world, our club’s future leaders had the opportunity to network with fellow District, Zone and International peers...

Quarterly Grants Meeting, Jan. 11 in Medford.

It is not too late to register for the Quarterly Grants Meeting scheduled Jan. 11 in Medford.  At the grants meeting, club personnel learn to apply for quarterly grants for their special projects that are supported by the District and matched by the District...

Ask the Gov: Save a Life!

By Richard K Olson “I heard your talk on saving a life. How does that really work? I wish to help save a life.” During my club visits I relate to the speech of Past Rotary International President Rick King, who said for every $1,000 donated to The Rotary...

Rotary Core Values – It defines us as Rotarians

When we consider asking a person to join Rotary, what are the guiding principles of what we as Rotary are about? What would the ideal candidate represent for the Rotary club of today or even tomorrow? In the past, there was this unwritten desire that a Rotarian would...

Ask the Gov

As DG Rick Olson visits our clubs, he is often asked to comment on the relevance of the District to the club. The District’s primary mission is growing Rotary by supporting and strengthening our clubs. Each of our clubs is on their own Rotary journey and will have...

Welcome Rotarians

Greetings Fellow Rotarians! This year is about finding our heart in Rotary. If we can help make our passions in our hearts be the vision of our Rotary, we will help create a stronger tomorrow for Rotary and for our communities. The Rotary International theme for...