5110 in Action eNews

CTA Draws 100s/Recordings Available

By Judy Corwin Hundreds of Rotarians benefited from the expertise of leaders in the District at the Club Training Assembly last Saturday, May 15.  A huge thank you to District Training Coordinator Paul Nicholson (pictured); District leaders including DG Cindi O’Neil,...

Come Celebrate 2020/2021 with District 5110

by Judy Corwin, District Public Image Chair Rotary District 5110 will celebrate The Year that Changed Rotary, August 26-28 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center in Redmond, OR.  All Rotarians experienced the changes of meetings, learned the values of Zoom, and...

The June 24th District Governor Baton Pass

The beginning of the 2021-22 Rotary year will soon be upon us.  On July 1, clubs throughout the world will welcome a new Club President to guide members toward service success. Likewise, 535 Rotary districts will witness the leadership baton pass from the District...

#ROTARYRESPONDS in Eugene

By Pete Gribskov, Ravitej Khalsa and other Eugene contributors The Rotary Club of Eugene volunteered and assisted Lane County Public Health in giving out COVID Vaccinations  at the Lane County Fairgrounds.  Recently, the Eugene Register Guard newspaper featured the...

Learn about Youth Exchange at June 5 Virtual Conference

by Mary Hoskins A free virtual conference on Rotary Youth Exchange will be offered June 5, 2021 – 9 AM to Noon.  Rotarians who want to learn more about Youth Exchange, including current issues and plans, may want to sign up for a FREE virtual conference on...

Doing BIZ with Rotarians:  Saluting Lexi Crawford, EXP Realty, LLC

by Bill Grile, In 1911, Paul Harris launched Rotary to leverage friendships and build ethical business relationships.  He knew doing this would strengthen businesses as well as communities.  The Rotary business Network aims to do likewise. This week we salute Lexi...

Virtual CTA May 15 – Register NOW!

from Paul Nicholson, District Training Coordinator Register NOW for Virtual Club Training Assembly Our 2021 virtual Club Training Assembly is just around the corner – Saturday, May 15 to be precise!  If you haven’t already registered, there is still time. ...

Next District Membership Forum, May 18, Inclusion and Mentorship

by Chris Waugh, christine@leadersupportservice.com Link to meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82289120983 The next District Membership Forum is about Inclusion & Mentorship. It will be held Tuesday, May 18th at 10am. Bringing a diverse membership pool into Rotary,...

SAVE THE DATE: Celebrate Rotary 2020-21 in Central Oregon

By DG Cindi O’Neil SAVE THE DATE: August 26,27,28 at the Deschutes County Fair and Expo Center, Redmond, Oregon.  Join us for the 2020-21 Rotary Celebration in the out of doors! Thursday: Golf Tournament and an Evening Paul Harris Dinner Friday:  Drive in Theatre...

Deadline extended to May 15 for District Awards

by Jim Polk, Awards Chair DG Cindi O’Neil has extended the deadline for submitting nominations for District Awards and Recognition to May 15! Awards will be presented at the District Celebration, August 26-28 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds. Do you have...

Hoskins and Team Make eRYLA a Hit for 75 Students

By Mary Hoskins It was a bold experiment, but eRYLA exceeded our expectations. Facing a second year without camp RYLA, the District 5110 RYLA executive committee chose to contract with a Rotarian team that has developed and successfully implemented virtual RYLA...

Doing BIZ with Rotarians:  Salute to Tom Hoyt Attorney, P.C.

by PDG Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris launched Rotary to leverage friendships and build ethical business relationships.  He knew doing this would strengthen businesses as well as communities.  The Rotary business Network aims to do likewise. This week we salute Tom...

Three Important Events for all Rotarians

DGE Gerry Kosanovic encourages all Rotarians from District 5110 to participate in three important events, two of which will be virtual. all require pre-registration through DACdb.  Below are links to information about each event. Take a look at DGE Gerry’s video...

April 3 Grant Meeting video and reports available

From Tim and LeAnn Mobley Your Foundation Committee has been hard at work on District and Global grant information.  Here are the latest links: –April 3 Meeting PowerPoint –April 3 Grants Committee Meeting Minutes –Executive Committee of District...

International Travel Hiatus for 2021-2022

by Gerry Kosanovic,  District Governor-Elect In 2013 Rotary International withdrew their support of the Group Study Exchange (GSE) program, which was officially established in 1965.   Despite the Policy change of Rotary International, District 5110 continued to fund...

Shoes for K-3 focus of fund raiser

The Stoller Family Estate Winemaker and Sommolier will host a virtual wine tasting fund-raiser on behalf of Rotary and the Redmond Rotary’s Operation Warm Soles effort.  Warm Soles’ goal is to fund 500 pairs of shoes for Central Oregon children, grades...

Rotary Now/Leading Change Video

The final Rotary Now/Leading Change program was on Sustainability.  If you would enjoy viewing the recorded video, please click here. Thank you Paul Nicholson for coordinating this program and to Bill Grile for putting this resentation together.  

3 reasons your club might be struggling with membership

by Chris Waugh You have the opportunity every month to drill down and tackle the membership challenges your club faces. District 5110 Membership Forums are on the third Tuesday from 10 – 11am on zoom. Upcoming topics include: Mentorship Done Right Attracting...

RBN Biz of the Week: Gary Manly and Cottage Grove Sentinel

By Bill Grile Rotarian Gary Manly is a pillar of Cottage Grove Rotary Club, serving as its Treasurer and Bulletin Editor. His business, Cottage Grove Sentinel, is an awarded weekly newspaper serving South Lane and North Douglas Counties since 1889. Rotary Business...

May 15 Virtual Club Training Assembly Sign-ups Underway

By Paul Nicholson Here’s your annual opportunity to learn how to become a better Rotarian!  Sign-ups start next Tuesday for the Club Training Assembly slated for Saturday, May 15. Apply for grants?  Discover new projects?  Find out about best practice for club...

ROTARY NOW!/Leading Change program – Sustaining Our Impact.

By Cynthia O’Neil Rotary undertakes a huge variety of projects, and in all of them, a key focus is sustainability. We want the community in which the project is undertaken to be able to continue to receive the benefit of our work for the foreseeable future. In...

Thank You Rotarians of D5110! Watch our Video

By DG Cindi O’Neil It is happening all across our District in Oregon: Rotarians are stepping forward to volunteer at the COVID vaccine clinics in their communities.  This act of service saves lives.  You are offering a gift to your communities that says, “We are...

Our Peace Fellow graduates from UNC/Duke

by Chuck Root “I plan to work in a humanitarian setting and promote health post disaster or crisis. I have a special interest in effective implementation of health interventions for mothers, children and their families in refugee camps.” says our District...

NEW AND IMPROVED:  The D5110 Rotary Business Network

This week DG Cindi O’Neil is announcing the relaunch of a much improved Rotary District 5110 Business Network (RBN).  Click here to see the new look  www.rotarybusinessnetwork.org. “Rotary Business Network (RBN) is now a business communication tool like no other,”...

Medford Rogue Rotary Blood Drive – March, 2021

By Kingsley Kelley So you find yourself in the midst of a pandemic, in a region recovering from devastation fires, and still conducting meetings on Zoom, what do you do? Well, if you’re a Rogue Rotarian (as in Medford Rogue Rotary Club) you begin holding quarterly...

Global Grant Scholars Make Impact

By Tommi A. Drake One of The Rotary Foundation programs that is popular in our district is called Global Grant Scholars. It replaced the Ambassadorial Scholarship program about eight years ago. This year’s recipient for District 5110, Najibullah Loodin, and next...

Bend Rotary Makes Local News With Member Growth

By Michael D. Corwin The Rotary Club of Bend has grown its membership by four community-minded leaders recently and continues to welcome central Oregon citizenry interested in service locally and globally under the current club Presidency of Mid-Oregon Credit...

Virtual District Training Assembly Slated for May 15

by Paul Nicholson, District Trainer (pictured below) Do you want to learn more about Rotary?  Apply for grants?  Discover new projects?  Find out about best practice for club secretaries, treasurers, TRF Chairs, Membership Chairs?  Learn to better use social media? ...

Emerald Valley Rotary partners for homeless youth in Eugene

by Cynthia Kallunki Eugene Emerald Valley Rotary is partnering with 15th Night to support homeless youth in Eugene and Springfield. Rotarians used a District 5110 matching grant to purchase items identified by the 15th Night Student Advisory group. The items,...

This week we celebrate World Rotaract Week.

by Alexi Overland Please join D5100/D5110 for a Rotaract Virtual Game Night , Fri. March 12, 2021 ! Hopefully, everyone is familiar with the four active Rotaract clubs in District 5110: University of Oregon Rotaract, Oregon State University Rotaract, Southern Oregon...

District 5110 Assistant Governors Appointments

A key leadership position in Rotary is the Assistant Governor. The 15 District 5110 Assistant Governors serve as a valuable resource, advisor and communicator to Rotary clubs, assisting club presidents and members’ efforts in achieving club goals while fostering a...

Interact fundraiser for Fire Relief Fund

by Debbie Snow In the summer of 2020, Oregon experienced one of the most devastating wildfires in its history. With over one million acres of land burned, these fires uprooted the lives of hundreds of Oregonians who lost their homes and belongings, and many families...

Retaining Long-Term Members – Next District Membership Forum

Are your club’s long-term members reluctant to participate in zoom meetings? Are some of them drifting away from club events and projects? On Tuesday, March 16th at 10am, the District will host the next Membership Forum focused on Retaining Long-Term Members. This is...

Rotary Making History: Again

By DG Cindi O’Neil We volunteered during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic and during the continuing effort to eradicate Polio. Now Rotary steps forward again to help eradicate COVID-19.  On a Saturday morning over 20 Rotarians from the Rotary Clubs of Eugene volunteered...

ZONE 26/27 VIRTUAL INTERACT CONFERENCE

by Mary Hoskins Rotarians who are involved with Interact, the Rotary-sponsored service clubs for high school students, will be interested in a Virtual Interact Conference on Saturday, March 20, 2021. It’s free, and it will provide an opportunity to learn from...

Call for Resolutions

By Claudette McWilliams Any resolution to come before the District at the District Conference must be distributed to all member clubs of the District by the District Resolution Committee at least one month prior to the District Conference. To disseminate any...

Redmond Rotary Literacy Project featured in Video on KTVZ

The Rotary Club of Redmond is proud to once again sponsor the “Gift of Literacy” project. The project was featured on KTVZ channel 21 in Bend. Marv Kaplan was interviewed for 20 minutes about the project. To watch the KTVZ interview, click HERE.  To watch the...

District Awards Nominations due April 30

by Jim Polk, District 5110 Treasurer District 5110 has a long history of outstanding leadership and volunteer commitment at the international, zone, district, and club levels.  Each year, Rotarians have an opportunity to recognize individuals and clubs that...

A Polio Plus Message

By Nelson Maler,  D5110 PolioPlus Committee Chair As a member of D5110 PolioPlus Society I am sharing some exciting updates with you — feel free to share with other members of your club and within your community! –Another week without a single case of wild...

The Power of Storytelling | February 25, 2021 at 7 pm

We have all been trapped inside for way too long.  Next Thursday night, let’s take an audible journey of the imagination.  Nearly every week in our Rotary Club meetings we hear content presentations.  But what about exploring how we could tell our Rotary stories?  The...

J Bar J Youth Build Tiny Homes for Veterans Village

by Peggy Carey In spite of the exponential growth Bend has seen over the last few years, and the challenges of 2020, our community remains connected. We are strong as ever when a ‘barn raising’ such as a Vocational school for youth or housing for Veterans is needed,...

Rotarians Support the COVID Vaccine Effort

By DG Cindi O’Neil Rotarians throughout the western US and in District 5110 are supporting the effort immunize our community members against COVID-19.  Traffic control at immunization clinics is underway in Illinois Valley thanks to the leadership of Cave Junction...

Eugene-Metro meeting features great story

by Heather Edwards Julia Rivera was a teenager when she became an orphan. She had to drop out of school and got to work in order to take care of her younger siblings. She worked hard and became the mother and father they needed. When her own daughter was born she knew...

Next District Membership Forum – Virtual Recruiting

by Chris Waugh The next District Membership Forum is about Virtual Recruiting and will be held Tuesday, February 16th at 10am. The topic has become critical during this COVID era. However, the skills we will cover for recruiting virtually will benefit our clubs long...

Rotary raises funds for KFalls Mission effort

by Jack Baumann The Klamath Basin Sunrise Rotary Club raised $1,500 to purchase new bunk beds for the Klamath Falls Gospel Mission. The Mission supplies housing and recovery services for Christian focus. Sunrise Rotary raised funds from its members, and paired those...

Rotarians enthusiastically respond

by Mary Hoskins Rotarians responded enthusiastically and quickly to the announcement of eRyLA in District 5110 – we have increased the number of campers who can attend.  For information and inspiration, click on this website. We’re bringing this...

eRYLA is coming to District 5110 – April 28-May 2, 2021

We are delighted to announce that a fully developed, field-tested virtual RYLA program is coming to District 5110! It’s an exciting and engaging leadership retreat for high school sophomores and juniors – it is highly interactive and uses multiple tools to...

4-Way Speech Test becomes great HS project this COVID year

This has been a challenging year for high school students with most having been forced to attend school virtually, but Rotary District 5110 is excited to present this year’s 4-Way Test speech contest in order to provide the same wonderful opportunities to the...

Join the Voices of Rotary Team

By Daniel Smith We are Field Podcasters, trained to go out and collect the stories of extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. People dedicated to helping people. What happens when your club goes out to feed families in Nigeria, put solar panels on homes in...

District Fire Relief Funds put 220 Families Back to Work

By DG Cindi O’Neil District 5110 Rotarians have collectively put 220 families that lost their homes, work tools, and business establishments in the September wildfires back to work. Occupations ranging from carpentry, home remodel, landscaping, forestry, house...

Hope Globe Ornaments can brighten your day

Do you know someone who needs a day brightener? Someone who needs some Hope in these troubling times? The Rotary Club of Eugene Southtowne is selling an beautiful handblown glass HOPE ORNAMENT to hang in a window and remind those that you love how much you care. These...

Speakers Bureau Thriving for Club’s Zoom Meetings

Looking for GREAT club programs as the weeks ZOOM by?  These challenging times provide a unique opportunity to enjoy club programs from speakers near and far using ZOOM and the District 5110 Speakers Bureau.  We are building a list of club speakers and great programs...

Rotary Podcast Training Series Continues

The power of podcasting is listening on your time: while you’re exercising; while you’re driving; while you’re living. In this course, we respect your time. You have a private podcasting channel so you can take a lot of the training wherever and...

Model United Nations extends deadline for student applications.

The Model United Nations committee, affiliated with Eugene Rotary and Oregon Rotary Model United Nations, has extended its deadline to January 22 for students interested in applying for this program. The following websites contain information for prospective...

Eugene Metro To Host Author of Book about WWII POW

by Heather Edwards Fellow Rotarians, you are cordially invited to a very special presentation from a retired West Point professor and Major in the US Army about his grandfather, a WWII POW. Professor Dwight Mears is the author of Medal of Honor: The Evolution of...

Is Rotary Getting Involved with COVID Vaccination?

To register, click here for website calendar and Jan. 21 date: by Paul Nicholson Interested in knowing more about the national and global distribution of the COVID vaccines?  Are you wondering if there will be a role for Rotary?  If so, you’ll want to join us for the...

Tell us about businesses that are pillars of your club?

by PDG Bill Grile Last week eNews gave a final salute to 38 businesses recognized last year as a  D5110  Business of the Week.  These businesses that are doing exactly what Paul Harris valued when he launched our organization to bring together like-minded business...

Next District Membership Forum – Dealing with Dues

by Chris Waugh The next District Membership Forum is Tuesday, January 19th at 10am. As requested by the participants last month, we will focus on “Dealing with Dues,” which will cover how we structure dues, how we collect them, and how we support members financially...

Central Oregon Loses Rotary Legend Zimmerman

by Marge Biggers Past President of the Rotary Club of Redmond, Dr. Waldon Zimmerman passed away December 2, 2020 at his home with his wife, Carol and their family at his side. Wally was one of those Rotarians that set a high bar to emulate and was very distinguished...

Join “Voices of Rotary” Podcast Series

by Dan Smith We are looking for volunteers to conduct interviews and compile audio pictures to help tell more Rotary stories. With more than one million Rotarians world-wide, each of us have memories, experiences and service that have impacted our Rotary lives....

January Rotary Grants Meeting Slated for Saturday

By Tim Mobley The first Rotary Grant meeting is scheduled for this Saturday, January 9 at 9am by Zoom. The agenda will open by Endowment and Major Grants Officer Elizabeth Cruft-Anderson as she addresses Endowment and Legacy giving and ways to include Rotary in your...

Rotary Thanks: First Responders and HealthCare Workers

by Judy Corwin It’s in Medford, Newport, Eugene (Beltline), and Corvallis. . .Rotary District 5110 has launched a Public Image Campaign to thank First Responders and HealthCare Workers for their incredible efforts on behalf of life-saving endeavors during the...

PODCAST: The Archie Creek Fire Won’t Stop Christmas in Glide

By DG Cindi O’Neil Pride and gratitude are the feelings that well up these days when I hear about Rotary service projects welling up all over our District for communities in need.  The Rotary Clubs of Roseburg, all three, have teamed up to provide Christmas gifts to...

Greater Corvallis Graces the Season with Three Strong Projects

Greater Corvallis Rotarians have seen to it that it is a special Holiday season for their local youth, for those without shelter as temps drop, and found a fun way to dip into their own pockets for The Rotary Foundation. Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis held its...

Illinois Valley earn $500 Express Branding Grant

by Michele Kellison, Executive Assistant Governor The Rotary Club of Cave Junction/Illinois Valley used a $500 Express Branding Grant to publicize its community clean up work. Individual Rotary Clubs have until Dec. 31 to apply for a similar $500 2020-2021 District...

D5110 BIZ OF THE WEEK:  Century 21 Best Realty & Emily Groves

by Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities, and good fellowship.  He launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen...

Staying Connected With Members Addressed in Next Forum

by Chris Waugh The next District Membership Forum is Tuesday, December 15th at 10am. As requested by the participants last month, we will focus on “Staying Connected with Members.” This is an opportunity for us to learn some new concepts, and share our challenges, and...

Eugene Metro on Peruvian Climate Change

by Heather Edwards Question: What do Peruvian bicyclists and Kenyan slaughterhouses have in common? Answer: Rotary International. The Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan was honored to present at Peru’s “Rotary Pedal 2020” – an international...

Mt. View Interact Club Donates to local Red Cross

by Emma Bowadt (Club President),  Jack Buettner (Vice President), and Grace Pell (Secretary/Treasurer) of Mt. View HS Interact Club With this school year being a bit different due to Covid-19, our club was able to donate $250 to American Red Cross. Through Rotary, we...

#RotaryStepsTogether Champions

by Beth Sheehan #RotaryStepsTogether raised $21,374.65!  The virtual race kicked off Sept. 15, just as the wildfire smoke was beginning to #RotaryStepsTogether raised $21,374.65! The virtual race kicked off September 15, just as the wildfire smoke was beginning to...

5110 Biz of the Week: Richey Investigations LLC

Wouldn’t you rather do business with a Rotarian? The D5110 Rotary Business Network (RBN) salutes Springfield Rotary Club member William “Bill” Richey and his business, Richey Investigations LLC. Learn more about private investigator Bill and his business. Every D5110...

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...

Donated RV a Gamechanger for Blue River Family

Antony Abel, resident of Blue River, OR reaches to open the door of his 25-ft RV donated by a Rotarian of the Rotary Club of Bend Mt Bachelor. Antony Abel is one of 200 other uninsured former Blue River residents who lost their homes due to the Holiday Farm Fire....

5110 Biz of the Week: Dave Kinder Financial Advisor

by Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities, and good fellowship. He launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen...

Listen to Former RI President Speak on the Environment

by Paul Nicholson Rotary’s new addition to the Areas of Focus, is Supporting the Environment. But what does this mean? How will this affect club your club’s opportunities to obtain a Global Grant? What about the impact of this new focus on our local projects? Isn’t...

Rotary Club of Lincoln City Provides Tools to Echo Mtn Fire Victims

by Cindi O’Neil (adapted from The News Guard, press release) Bravo to the Rotary Club of Lincoln City! Due to formidable leadership by Rotary President Cindi Fosveit, the Club turned a D5110 allocation of $12,500 in RI Disaster Relief Funds into $32,555 to help...

Eugene Metro Tells Canadian Story

by Heather Edwards, Rotary Club of Eugene Metro When Canadian attorney John Andresen, a member of the Rotary Club of High River in Canada, heard about the forest fires in Oregon he knew he wanted to help. He remembered the flash flood that destroyed his community in...

Be Well. Be Kind. Be Grateful.

By Judy and Mike Corwin This week of November 16-22 is Rotary Gratefulness Week!  Join the Rotary Districts of Zone 26/27 as we say thank you to our essential workers! Being an essential worker during this pandemic means potentially exposing themselves and their...

DGE Gerry Kosanovic Graduates!

We congratulate DGE Gerry Kosanovic as he completes what is known as Governor Elect Training Seminar! DGE Gerry and wife Lynn celebrated this milestone in the journey toward Governorship for District 5110 on Saturday night at the Zone 26/27 Institute closing...

Mixology Part III

By heather Edwards “Friends and Fellow Rotarians! It’s not too late to sign up for Eugene Metro’s online Happy Hour! Join us every Friday night until December 18th from 5:30 to 7 pm. We’ll learn new cocktails and celebrate Happy Hour with...

Emerald Valley Club a Community Leader Battling Homelessness  

by Cynthia Kallunki Emerald Valley Rotary continues its support for local housing and employment of the homeless. Kent Gibbons, Emerald Valley Club President, and Dean Martin Club Foundation President presented Sandy Cutler, Nightingale Hosted Shelter Board President,...

5110 Biz of the Week: Ken’s Body and Paint, Inc. and Tony Halda

by Bill Grile The D5110 Rotary Business Network (RBN) builds on these core principles established over a century ago. This week D5110 salutes a Klamath Falls Rotarian by recognizing Past President and Paul Harris Fellow Tony Halda and his business, Ken’s Body and...

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...

PODCAST: J-Bar-J

If you’re looking for inspiration you don’t have to look any further than the J Bar J Youth Services and the Boys Ranch in Bend Oregon. The lessons they are teaching these kids are the lessons we all need to learn, especially in these difficult times. My guess is you...

Eugene Metro Offering Happy Hour Rotary Sessions Starting This Week

By Heather Edwards We are excited to invite you to a very special Happy Hour series! ?? For six Friday nights this fall, the Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan will be hosting an online cocktail class and social from 5:30 to 7 pm PST – you will learn new recipes...

Stranded abroad, Grants Pass woman wins top Rotary prize

By Jeff Duewel of the Daily Courier Part-time Grants Pass resident Frances Dixon has been stuck on top of a remote mountain in Guatemala since the coronavirus pandemic hit. She’s been educating impoverished Mayan children there for almost 30 years, with her...

5110 Biz of the Week: Bright Wood Corporation and Joe Krauss

by PDG Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities and good fellowship. The D5110 Rotary Business Network (RBN) builds on these core Paul Harris principles established over a century ago. After...

5110 Biz of the Week: Tom Nichols, RE Broker in Redmond

by PDG Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities, and good fellowship. He launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen...

Rotary featured during World Series

If you are a Rotarian who likes baseball and you watched the 2020 World Series, you probably say the Rotary District 5110 PSA on on Eugene TV (KLSR Fox).  Nice public relations for Rotary!  Click on the photo below.  Enjoy.

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...

#RotaryStepsTogether burning calories, raising funds

WOW!! Rotarians in District 5110, you are burning the calories with your walking, running, jogging, landscaping, even golfing, totaling 7,497 miles!  In the process you are also raising needed funds for Fire Relief, Polio and other important programs that our Rotary...

D5110 Biz of the Week: Lofy Construction LLC and Rotarian Dan Lofy

Saturday, October 24, 2020 By Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities, and good fellowship.  He launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through...

Corvallis Rotary and Rotaractors Make It Happen for Food Bank

By DGE Gerry Kosanovic Rotoractors stepped up to the plate this weekend by collecting 149 pounds of food, donating to the South Corvallis Food Bank. The October “Thanksgiving Food Drive” sponsored by the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis also targeted St....

ROTARY NOW!/Leading Change: Polio Presentation Recorded

By DG Cindi O’Neil “PolioPlus in a COVID World” A Recording of our October 15 forum with RI General Secretary John Hewko and CDC Polio Scientist Dr. John Vertefeuille. Dear Rotarians: For those of you who missed the 1 ½-hour forum on Polio last Thursday evening...

D5110 BIZ OF THE WEEK: Musgrove Family Mortuaries and Cemeteries

By Bill Grile In 1911, Paul Harris wrote that Life in Rotary should be a rational mixture of business, civic activities, and good fellowship. He launched Rotary for like-minded business professionals to amplify their fellowship and through Rotary, to strengthen...

October Membership Forum: Fun Social Ideas to Engage Members

By Chris Waugh Our next District Membership Forum is Tuesday, October 20th at 10am via zoom. We will focus on Engagement through fun social events. This is an opportunity for clubs to share their challenges and solutions. This month’s facilitator is Julie Aubry. She...

#Rotary Steps Together Update

Thank you Rotarians for your continued support and for being a valued participant on the #RotaryStepsTogether campaign. The campaign is still going through Nov. 15. Below is a quick summary of what you and other #RotaryStepsTogether participants did over the last 7...

5110 Biz of the Week: Tiaras N Jewels and Jane Scheidecker

by Bill Grile Healthy businesses support engaged Rotarians, and engaged Rotarians produce vibrant Rotary clubs. This week’s Rotary Business Network Business of theWeek salutes Tiaras N Jewels and its owner, Eugene Rotary Club member Jane Scheidecker. Jane, a Rotarian...

Podcast: The Eugene Mission–Rotary Partners to Restore Lives

by DG Cindi O’Neil The Eugene Mission is so much more that a homeless shelter.  It is a place where people can feel safe, regain their health and mental wellbeing, and perhaps begin a new life of self-sufficiency and independence from extreme poverty. The Eugene...

Podcast: Rotary Responds to the Phoenix/Talent Fire

By DG Cindi O’Neil, Photo courtesy of Fox26Medford On Tuesday, Sept. 8 fire broke out just north of Ashland, OR. Firefighters were quickly overwhelmed by the speed and intensity of the wind-fueled wildfire tearing north from Ashland along Interstate 5.  The towns of...

Albany Rotary Banners Honor Vets, First Responders

Story Courtesy of Alex Paul, Albany Democrat Herald In 2018, Sweet Home volunteers installed 40 large banners to honor local veterans through the community’s Hero Banner Project. Former Mayor Jim Gourley and his wife, Lisa, a current member of the council, got...

PolioPlus in a COVID World – 2 Top Presenters Oct. 15

by Paul Nicholson October is PolioPlus month, and the Oct. 15, 7 p.m., Rotary Now!/leading Change is set to bring you two outstanding presenters — John Hewko, the General Secretary and CEO of Rotary International, and Dr. John Vertefeuille, the Polio Eradication...

#RotaryStepsTogether going strong!

by Beth Sheehan 139 Racers so far!  $9,000 raised with 48 days to go!  #RotaryStepsTogether is up and running, biking, walking, golfing, swimming….and it’s a great time to register and get moving for the great month of Walk-tOber! With seven weeks left in this fun,...

District Celebration a Winner, DG Nominees Stump!

How do you have an Awards Celebration in COVID times when Rotarians can’t gather?  How do you recognize Rotarians for their extraordinary service? How do you hear candidates for the District Governor deliver their traditional stump speeches without an event? ...

Coos Bay – North Bend Rotary is Best of the South Coast

From Tim Novotny, The Coos Bay – North Bend Rotary Club has been voted favorite service club for the World Newspaper’s Best of the South Coast for 2020. The recognition, which is voted by the people in the community, will be part of an  upcoming special...

Rotary D5110 Night of Celebration

by Rick Olson Please Zoom In and join your Rotary Family for a night of celebration, awards and fellowship as we look back at our success during the last year. We will share projects, recognize Rotarians, Clubs and capture the passions you shared during the year. We...

Rotary Heroes at Eugene Delta

by Beth Sheehan With smoky skies and AQI exceeding 500 this week in Eugene, Delta Rotarians Gael Coyle and Kim Meyers prepared and delivered food to the Hosea Youth Center which is a resource day room for homeless youth living on the streets and riverbanks around Lane...

DISTRICT 5110 BIZ OF THE WEEK: KGAL/KHSO Radio – Charlie Eads

by Bill Grile Healthy businesses support engaged Rotarians, and engaged Rotarians produce vibrant Rotary clubs. D5110 weekly announces a “Business of the Week” featured in the D5110 Rotary Business Network (RBN) Directory. This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION...

5110 Fire Relief Fund gains media support

by Judy Corwin From Curry County to Bend, Oregon to Houston, Texas, Rotary 5110’s Fire Relief Fund earned media attention.  Matt Hall published front page stories — Rotary establishes fire relief fund for victims — in four newspapers in Coos and...

5110 creates wildfire relief fund

by District Governor Cindi O’Neil To contribute: rotaryd5110disasterassistance@gmail.com In response to the catastrophic loss of homes, businesses, and livelihoods for many Oregonians, Rotary has established a District- wide Fire Relief Fund to help victims of...

Southern Oregon Clubs Uniting Quickly To Rebuild Their Own

by LeAnn Mobley The Rotary clubs of southern Oregon are collaborating with other organizations and local governments to rebuild what was lost in the Almeda/Glendower, Obenchain and surrounding fires. Their efforts will be focused on immediate disaster relief as well...

5110 Biz of the Week: James F. Wright

by PDG Bill Grile This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION visits the Rotary Club of Lebanon and honors Rotarian James F. Wright and his company, Alika Media Group. James is President of Lebanon Rotary this year. Check out Alika Media...

Zoom Social Hour for DG Candidates and Interested Members

Register now for the Zoom Social Hour for DG Candidates and Interested Members this Monday Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. We wish to invite you to a PDG Social Hour Zoom Meeting with past district governors and potential candidates. Our goal is to give any Rotarian an...

Holding Engaging Meetings – Topic of Membership Forum

By Chris Waugh As requested by the participants last month, we will focus on “Holding Engaging Meetings” at the next District Membership Forum on Tuesday, September 15 at 10am. This is an opportunity for clubs to share their challenges and solutions. This month’s...

5110 Biz of the Week: River Cities Realty – Ann and Bruce Parker

The Rotary Business Network is really catching on with some of our D5110 clubs? Why not yours? This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION visits the South Coast to honor Ann and Bruce Parker and their business, River Cities Realty, Inc. The Parkers are a D5110...

Ashland Community Garden Provides 6000 Pounds of Produce

by Cindi O’Neil Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Ashland volunteer at their community garden each year from early March through October, providing much needed fresh produce to the Ashland Emergency Food Bank. The Rotary garden donations provide nutritious...

Get Registered for Rotary Steps Together!

by Cindi O’Neil On Sept.15, the great #ROTARYSTEPSTOGETHER virtual fundraiser begins! It’s time for members to sign up to raise funds for your Club, the Annual Fund, PolioPlus, and Wildfire Relief Fund! You can walk, run, bike, hike, golf, or whatever activity...

5110 BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Ashland Food Coop and Emile Amarotico

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION stays in Southern Oregon and honors Ashland Food Coop and its general manager, Emile Amarotico. Emile was sponsored by PDG Tim Bewley and serves as this year’s President of the Ashland Rotary Club. From its humble...

#RotaryStepsTogether offers sponsor opportunity

On Sept. 15, Rotary District 5110 launches #RotaryStepsTogether, a virtual fund-raiser for 3,500 Rotarians and 68 clubs from throughout southwest and central Oregon, and Northern California.  Websites, flyers, emails, social media, and individual club activities are...

Get Ready to Step, Together that is

Are you wondering how your Rotary Club can raise funds for your Club service projects and the Rotary Foundation during these social-distancing times?  We have an answer to that — let’s go virtual.   This is a great opportunity to work together while staying six...

Rotary Now!/Leading Change Follow up

Aimee Walsh, District Governor Nominee, led a conversation about Committing to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the first ROTARY NOW!/Leading Change session.  As a follow-up, she offers a list of books, a film and Rotary International links that can be shared....

District Gov 2023-24 Nominations in Process

As the Chair of the District 5110 2020-21 Nominating Committee, on behalf of District Governor Cindi O’Neill, I am calling for Nominations for the 2023-24 District 5110 Governor. The call for nominations will close on September 23, 2020 in accordance with the District...

DISTRICT 5110 BUSINESS OF THE WEEK:  Lee Eckroth and Majordomo

Have you noticed that our Rotary Business Network is really catching on with some of our D5110 clubs?  This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION returns to an engaged and dedicated Rotarian with the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis:  Lee Eckroth and Majordomo – The...

70+ Rotarians Registered for Rotary Now!/Leading Change

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, Aug. 20 for the opening session of the Rotary Now!/Leading Change series.  The evening, by Zoom, begins at 7 p.m. and features District Governor Nominee Aimee Walsh, who serves as the CEO of Direction Service, where she is...

Express Grant Forms on website

Rotary Clubs interested in applying for 2020-21 District Express Grants can do so in three categories:  literacy, growing the Rotary brand, and new member engagement. Forms are available on the website at the links below. Literacy Express Grant Request Grow the Rotary...

World Bicycle Relief program

by Heather Edwards Eugene Metro welcomed World Bicycle Relief to their club this week. These innovative philanthropists specially design bikes and assemble them locally – specifically in rural developing parts of the world. They are forward thinkers –...

The Environment: Is this part of your club’s future?

by Nikki Rizzardini, Rotary Club of Springfield Twin Rivers In February 2018, then RI President Ian Riseley hosted an Environmental Sustainability and Peace Conference in beautiful Vancouver BC. I was delighted to encounter Cindi O’Neil at that conference and connect...

#Rotary Steps Together starts Sept. 1

Wondering how your Rotary club can raise funds for the Rotary Foundation and your club service projects during these social-distancing times?  We have a great opportunity to work together…..while apart!  Get ready for #RotaryStepsTogether! Beginning Sept. 1 and...

Speakers Bureau now has 20 club meeting program options

by Beth Sheehan Looking for GREAT club programs as the weeks ZOOM by?  These challenging times provide a unique opportunity to enjoy club programs from speakers near and far using ZOOM and the District 5110 Speakers Bureau.  We are building a list of club speakers and...

DISTRICT 5110 BIZ OF THE WEEK:  Michael McGowen and GK Soundbooth

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Michael McGowen and GK Soundbooth, Inc. in Lakeview.  Mike McGowen is a dedicated and engaged Rotarian, serving this year as President of Lakeview Rotary Club.  GK Soundbooth, Inc. is an innovative company that...

Engage with ROTARY NOW!/Leading Change

Paul Nicholson of Ashland Rotary is at it again!  The district’s training coordinator, who led the virtual Club Training Assembly, has been tasked with launching a brand new program titled Rotary Now!/Leading Change. The program is an outgrowth of the Rotary...

Is a fellow Rotarian you know the next District Governor Nominee?

Are you a leader with a passion for Rotary? Could you be the next District Governor? If so, watch this space and stay tuned! District 5110 has a long history of outstanding leadership at the district level. You may be the one to continue that tradition by becoming the...

Rotary friendship ties are strong

Story by Camille Ronzio All partners for Rotary Friendship Exchanges for 2020 have been contacted and new tentative dates for 2021 are included in the attached calendar. All dates depend on the path of the virus but for planning purposes, these are our commitments. If...

Eugene Southtowners Featured On KVAL-TV as People of Action

Eugene Southtowne Rotarians haven’t let the pandemic stop them from continuing their Club’s strong commitment to service.  Just the opposite.  Last week KVAL-TV highlighted the incredible work the Club has been doing feeding the underserved in the community. Since the...

Southtowne Rotary responds: food boxes

Story by Deanna Rivera Food insecurity has never been a bigger problem in our community, and there has simply never been a more important time to help our neighbors in need. Southtowne Rotary has responded by partnering with donors and community organizations like the...

Rotarian Polio Survivor Featured on Portland TV

Our very own Greater Bend Rotary member, Cort Vaughn, polio survivor and former PolioPlus Zone 26/27 Coordinator was interviewed on KATU News.  Worth putting this in the eNews I think!  Cort is also well known for his fabulous fundraiser called “Pints for Polio” in...

Rotary clubs to lead provocative issues conversation

A year full of provocative topics will be discussed by Rotary Clubs in District 5110, promises Paul Nicholson, District Trainer from the Rotary Club of Ashland. The topics will be part of a new virtual series titled Rotary Now!/leading Change.  Each month,...

Group Cultural Exchange with Rae LaMarche

District 5110 is proud to announce a Group Cultural Exchange (formerly Group Study Exchange) with District 9400 in Africa. A team of 3-4 team members plus a team leader will travel to District 9400 in April 2021, just in time to celebrate their district’s 100th...

Rotary Now!/Leading Change

Rotary District 5110 will launch a monthly conversation in August titled Rotary Now!/Leading Change.  The monthly program offers conversation, not training, of important topics and issues where Rotary club members are leading the way to solutions.  Paul Nicholson of...

Zoom Fatigue?  Innovative ideas from the field

District Governor Cindi O’Neil has heard some cool ideas recently from clubs trying new ways to make meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic fun, memorable, and all the while serving their communities too! Rotarian Ron Chandler of the Rotary Club of Lincoln City...

DOING GOOD ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD

Two Global Grants approved July 11 at the Quarterly Global Grants Workshop address Maternal and Child Health and are focused on increasing the capacity of the existing infrastruture. “None of this is possible without the wonderful donations of Rotarians to The...

5110 B2B OF THE WEEK:  Meme Tenold and A Visitor’s Haven, LLC

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Meme Tenold and her affordable rental home in Springfield.  A Visitor’s Haven is a spacious and thoroughly clean home purposefully designed to calm and comfort out-of-town patients and their families before, during,...

Calendar improved on District Website

The Public Image/Communications Committee begins a comprehensive upgrade to the District website this week through the end of summer. The first improvement is the homepage navigation and the calendar. The calendar is now interfaced with the DACdb calendar and can be...

Rotary Now! / Leading Change

Tired of training?  Prefer a conversation instead?  Then this program is for you. Rotary District 5110 will launch a monthly conversation August 20 titled Rotary Now!/Leading Change.  The 7 p.m. program will be virtual on Zoom and anyone can join in to listen or...

Grants meeting supports global, district efforts

A total of 100 Rotary club members registered for the quarterly district grants workshop held virtually on Saturday, July 11.  District Governor Cindi O’Neil shared her message of giving to the Foundation and how it supports so many service projects worldwide....

Lebanon shares grant project

Lebanon Rotary Club was awarded a $500 Express Grant in 2019-20 to create a Pollinator Habitat Garden at Porter Community Park. Three club members — Peggy Sweet, Diane Meiner, and Elaine Timm — initiated the project, writing a grant proposal, then met with...

B2B: Bruce Garrett and Archive-CD

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Bruce Garrett and Archive-CD, which offers affordable services for protecting your company and family records from disaster.  Archive-CD will transform your most important records, your paper files, 35mm slides,...

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...

Canopy Mortgage and Kent Neumann, Business of the Week

Each week, D5110 will announce a “Business of the Week” featured in the D5110 Business-To-Business (B2B) directory. This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Kent Neumann and Canopy Mortage.  Kent is a a Board Member of the Rotary Club of Bend and a top...

New RI focus: Environment

The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors have added a new area of focus: supporting the environment. More than $18 million in Foundation global grant funding has been allocated to environment-related projects over the past five years....

W.H.O. declares Nigeria wild polio free

According to a June 19, 2020, news story in The Guardian, The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared Nigeria free of wild polio, following the completion of documentation for the free status.  Rotary International shared news last September about the...

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...

Medford scholarship students share future goals

The Medford Rogue Rotary Foundation has awarded 11 scholarships to high school graduates representing seven different high schools in the greater Medford area. The scholarships are renewable. For the 2020-21 scholastic year the foundation will have a total of 40...

Two fellows carry on District peace fellowship program

Since 2010-11, District 5110 has sponsored 18 successful candidates for fellowships, four for master’s degrees including from Rotary Peace Centers in Tokyo, Queensland, and Uppsala, and 14 for the certificate program. The District’s current Peace Fellow studying...

Rotaractor’s Power Business

You have to meet this team. These are the next generation Rotarians building your future, starting with the Rotary District 5110 Business Directory (www.5110b2b.org). The business directory is here to not only help you find Rotarians to work with, but also build a...

Help us meet the Gates Match Challenge

Donate your lunch money ($10 or more*) at endpolio.org/donate by June 30.  Get the latest update on polio eradication from Johrita Solari, Rotary International Director, Brenda Cressey, Trustee of The Rotary Foundation, Michael McGovern, RI Polio Chair, along...

Business of the Week:  Processing for Good, Alan Underkofler

Each week, D5110 will announce a “Business of the Week” featured in the D5110 Business-To-Business (B2B) directory. This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Alan Underkofler and his inovative company  Processing for Good, a socially...

Even the RI Convention Goes Virtual June 20-26

Join Rotary during the 2020 Virtual Convention, 20-26 June, for activities beyond the general sessions that will get you moving, help you get involved, and connect you with members from around the world. You can: Stay active with the Rotary Walking Challenge. Track...

In what kind of world do you want to live?

Corona -19  has made more changes in our lives overt he last three months than many of us thought possible.  As we slowly transition back to an more open economy, are we now going back to the same world or do we have a chance for positive, meaningful change?  Join...

TRF Giving to date in this challenging Year

An open letter from TRF Chair Tim Mobley: This Rotary year ends in just a few days, less than 15 days to be exact. Please consider donating to The Rotary Foundation and/or PolioPlus prior to July 1st. Currently Rotary has saved 2,526 lives through total giving,...

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...

BUSINESS OF THE WEEK:  Sherpa Wealth Strategies

Each week, D5110 will announce a “Business of the Week” featured in the D5110 Business-To-Business (B2B) directory. This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Brian Stallcop and Sherpa Wealth Strategies, LLC, which offers comprehensive financial planning and...

Club Training Assembly Sees a Record Attendance

Following the cancellation of the planned May 1 District 5110 Club Training Assembly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as District Training Coordinator, I teamed with PDG John Bushnell and DGE Cindi O’Neil, and created a training assembly on a virtual platform. ...

Business of Week: Reece & Associates, Inc.

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Reece & Associates, Inc., along with a shout out to our very own Past District Governor Dave Reece.  It was Dave’s prompting, four years ago, to come up with some way to recognize and promote those doing...

Medford’s Hope Village

On May 27, a new building arrived at Hope Village, in Medford, Oregon. The building was actually two tiny houses joined in one structure. The $20,000 needed to purchase it was raised by donations from members of the Medford Rogue Rotary Club. Hope Village is operated...

Jacksonville-Applegate completes water projects

The Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club has supported multiple clean water projects in Tanzania over the years. Their most recent project was to provide clean water, toilets, and hand-washing facilities for the kindergarten in Oltepesi Village near Longido. This...

Rotary District 5110 in the News

Several news organizations — most recently the Bend Bulletin and Free for All News of Lane County — have published articles about Rotary District 5110 and our clubs efforts to support the many activities to help during COVID-19.  From making masks to hand...

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...

Listen to ALL the 4-Way Test Speeches

One of our District’s most anticipated and rewarding events is the annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest. This year a record twenty-nine (29) Rotary Clubs registered intent to hold a 4-Way Test Speech Contest with the active participation of local high school...

DG Cindi Announces Partial List of 20-21 Committee Leaders

First of all, thanks to all who have agreed to serve District 5110 as a District Committee Chair, Officer, or Representative for your support and leadership for our 66 Clubs and 3,300+ Rotarians. There are currently a few other open District positions listed at RI...

B2B is Promotional Products Northwest

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Gwen DeBernardi and her buisness, Promotional Products Northwest.  Gwen will help you put your event or business logo on just about anything:  shirts, hats, cups, pens, notepads, banners, name badges… anything. Gwen...

A heart-wrenching plea: Water dries up in District 5110 grant village

Frances Dixon “We are desperate,” cried village leader Alonso Velasquez to Rotarian Frances Dixon during a recent phone call. “We have no water, none. Can you help us?” The State of Jefferson’s eRotary Club District Grant signature project, Let’s Leave No Girl Behind*...

5110 Answers the COVID Call: dedicates $312K

by Mike Corwin The 3,300 Rotary members in the 66 central and southern Oregon as well as northernmost California clubs have raised more than $312,000 and invested thousands of volunteer hours to meet the hunger, safety and economic impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic....

Rotary Club of Eugene Helps Fight Coronavirus Pandemic Impacts

by Jennifer Geller, Rotary Club of Eugene The Rotary Club of Eugene joins other clubs in stepping up to serve people hardest hit by COVID-19. Club efforts include creatively retooling an existing program during the shutdown and giving generously to a range of other...

Need hand sanitizer?

Peggy Carlaw,, Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary No hand sanitizer available anywhere? That’s no problem for the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club As part of the express grant for new member engagement, club members stepped up and created sanitizer in a home “lab.” Using...

Virtual District Celebrates DG Rick’s YTD

It was around this time that we’d have just returned from a great weekend in Springfield, celebrating District Governor Rick’s year with a great weekend of meetings, trainings, solid speakers and Rotary networking energy. Undeterred, more than 130 District...

Hidden Valley HS Interact Overcomes Social Distancing

By Gabrielle DiMatteo Social Distancing is tough when all you want to do is go change the world and support your community!  But nothing can stop the Hidden Valley High School (HVHS) Interact club. The club continues to meet every first and third Thursday via zoom....

DISTRICT 5110 B2B OF THE WEEK:  Uplink Spyder, Inc.

This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to Eugene-based UPLINK SPYDER, Inc., whose principal is Eugene Southtowne Rotarian Deanna Rivera.  Deanna is one of B2B’s early adopters.  She recognizes the benefit of promoting her web marketing and public image...

A global event: COVID-19 #Rotary Responds

By various District 5110 contributors on Friday, April 24, 2020 We should open by thanking all Rotarians for their service through these challenging, unchartered times of COVID-19. Making masks, delivering supplies, feeding health care workers, first responders and...

DG Rick Olson honored with industry work nomination

Oregon’s chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA) nominated long-time chapter member Rick Olson as the chapter’s nominee for the National Top 10 Public Works Leader Award. Although Olson was not one of the 10 people selected in this...

From rum to sanitizer, a Rotary Club lends a hand

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club is putting their money where their mouth is during this time of COVID-19. When word quickly reached some...

Disaster Relief Grant info

Coincidentally a Rotarian in California has stepped up with the blessing of RI and created a website to train Rotarians how to be medical assistants to do exactly what you are suggesting.  Click on this website.   After the online training you are a Certified Nursing...

DISTRICT 5110 BUSINESS OF THE WEEK: Star Automotive in Grants Pass

Each week, D5110 will announce a “Business of the Week” featured in the D5110 Business-To-Business (B2B) directory. This week’s BUSINESS OF THE WEEK RECOGNITION goes to STAR AUTOMOTIVE in Grants Pass, whose principal is Rogue Gateway Rotarian Jim Lefeber. Star...

Springfield Club Promotes Exchange Student Recipes

Springfield Rotary Exchange Student Liïsa Sarkïo has prepared a booklet of recipes from her native Finland. In a normal year, these would have been shared with the club at a year-end fundraising dinner for her year-end trip. The trip was cancelled; the dinner was...

Corvallis Club Responds to Homeless Student Needs

When the COVID-19 pandemic closed schools in Corvallis, the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation ramped up its homeless student outreach program to help ensure emergency food security and housing stability for those most vulnerable students and their families. The...

Redmond Rotary Continues to Serve Its Community

The Rotary Club of Redmond has been all about serving local first responders under Club President Marv Kaplan is recent weeks. They provided 120 meals to St Charles Hospital and delivered 200 N95 masks to the Redmond Police Department and Redmond Fire and Rescue....

Points and Pride for DGN Kosanovic

February 6, 2020, was a special moment when I witnessed my brother Joe’s induction to the Rotary Club of Redmond. Speaking to the three inductees that day, Club President Marvin Kaplan referred with pride to the Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) banner which contained the...

5110 B2B of the week:  Mary Reynolds Insurance LLC

Each week, D5110 will announce a “Business of the Week” featured in the D5110 Business-To-Business (B2B) directory.  This week’s Business of the Week Recognition goes to Mary Reynolds Insurance LLC, whose principal is Illinois Valley (Cave Junction) Rotarian Mary...

Could Your Stimulus Check Best Land With TRF?

Fellow Rotarians, since fewer people read newspapers, my guess is that not many saw Amy Dickinson’s ASK AMY advice column the other day. A writer said “Right now, I don’t need a stimulus check. Since I’ll get one anyway, what can I do with it...

Newport Rotary Doles Out Funds to aid local COVID effort

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads uncertainty and hardship around the world, Rotary members are engaged in their communities, gathering for projects and offering help to those in need. In response to this crisis, the Rotary Club of Newport has pledged the following to...

New email address for District “Tell Us Your Story” form

You’ve sent us great stories during this Rotary year and to assure their receipt you’ve sent them to several sites, including our personal e-mails.  We’ve been looking to consolidate and make one home for your emails to make sure we don’t miss...

Rotary Foundation needs your support

“At our current level of giving, Rotary’s grant funds will take a 30 percent reduction, ” shared District TRF Chair Tim Mobley at April’s remote District Grant Workshop. In three years, this could translate to a reduction in available District...

Jacksonville-Applegate Club tackling mask needs

by Peggy Carlaw Members and friends of the Jacksonville-Applegate Rotary Club are busy sewing over 100 masks for the residents of Pioneer Village, the retirement home in Jacksonville. The residents are maintaining social distance and are looking forward to being able...

5110 BIZ OF THE WEEK: Middle East Perspectives by Rick Francona

by PDG Bill Grille Rick Francona is one of B2B’s early adopters. He recognizes the benefit of promoting his business to other Rotarians through the B2B Directory with a Gold subscription costing only $45 for a full year. Check out Rick’s business. Every D5110 Rotarian...

Polio Plus Responding to the Covid-19 Challenge

by Chuck Root A program begun by Rotary is employing thousands of health workers to address the Covid-19 pandemic.  The program is the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) which includes Rotary’s PolioPlus program.   From the earliest days of polio eradication...

Redmond Rotary Feeds Local Hospital Morale

By Marv Kaplan The Rotary Club of Redmond (OR) just completed the first of 4 Covid-19 related Community projects. Three of these endeavors delt with providing meals. There is a secondary reason for reaching our to the community in this manner. This has to do with...

Greater Corvallis Rotary Assists Senior Centers

Some Greater Corvallis Rotary magic came to the area’s senior centers Monday as Eric Ely and his wonderful wife, Regina, made deliveries of much needed snacks, entertainment, games and hand sanitizer to eight local senior homes all while exercising social...

75 Rotarians participate in virtual April 4 Grants Meeting

The Quarterly Grants Meeting was held via GoToWebinar on April 4th.   The District Rotary Foundation Committee thanks the 75 attendees who attended ”live”, there was lots of information sharing and the committee approved a global grant by the Jacksonville-Applegate...

Coos Bay Club helps make garden boxes for kids’ nutrition

From a Coos Bay World article by Amanda Linares There’s something special about growing your own food. It’s a feeling Dr. Steven Shimotakahara wanted to share with others some time ago. Dr. Shimotakahara, the chairman of the board of the North Bend Medical...

More Heroes: Great Victories for Coquille and Redmond Clubs

This from Bruce Parker of the Coquille Club:  Because of the hardship caused by the quarantine and not being able to meet as a club, the restaurant that hosts our Coquille Club meetings has been forced to close. We as Rotarians decided to pay the monthly rent for as...

Clubs Find Ways in Face of COVID-19

As we have all experienced, the world is rapidly changing around. One that hasn’t changed is the can-do spirit and willingness to lead from Rotarians. With an itch to make an impact, members from the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis recently met via Zoom for the...

Rotary Biz 2 Biz: another service in these times

Is your business continuing operation during these stay-at-home times? A service provided that needs to be known by your fellow Rotarians? Restaurant take-out or other essential service that would benefit from Rotarian word-of-mouth?  Rotary was originated with the...

April 4 Grants Meeting goes remote

The Mobley’s will not be deterred by Covid-19 when it comes to global grants.  The April 4 Quarterly Grants Meeting will be held ONLINE at GOTOWEBINAR. The meeting is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by the Executive Committee meeting from 1 to 3....

Rotary Heroes: Opportunities to voice service success over virus

The homepage of the District Website has changed.  A new section, called Rotary Heroes:  Covid-19,  has been added.  It is place for clubs to tell us about service projects and volunteer efforts to help our communities.  Included is this new section is the opportunity...

Rotarians Called to Make Surgical Masks

Rotarians serving Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Lincoln City & Newport are well positioned to assist with an urgent community need as a result of COVID-19. Samaritan Health Services (SHS), like all of our nations’ health systems, are in need of surgical masks. This...

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...

Nominations sought for District Awards

It’s time to recognize outstanding leaderhip, service and volunteerism in Rotary District 5110.  Awards that examplify acts of “Service Above Self” will be named at the District Celebration, May 1-3 in Eugene.  Awards for Avenues of Service, District...

District Celebration, May 1-3, focuses on Youth

Youth — Our Bridge to the Future is the theme for this year’s District Celebration, May 1-3 in Eugene.  The Celebration will combine two previous events — the Club Training Assembly on Friday, May 1 and the District Conference, May 2-3.  The...

Grants Pass Interactors raise nearly $25k for Thirst Project.

Water is a human right and three Interact clubs – North Valley, Hidden Valley, and Grants Pass High Schools – put their money where they believe by raising nearly $25,000 for “Thirst Project,” Interact’s international district project....

Rotarians Join NID India Team to Help in Fight Against Polio

Springfield Rotarian Rae LaMarche joined other Rotary District 5110 Rotarians, Cort Vaughan and his wife, (Rotary Club Greater Bend); Sherry Neuman (Jacksonville Applegate Rotary Club); and Rotarians from California, Washington, and Wisconsin in the 2020 National...

Springfield Rotary Awards Grants for Six Local Projects

Following a request for grant funding, Springfield Rotary selected six projects for immediate funding, totaling $16,934. The club is continuing to review opportunities for additional funding that will have a positive impact on the community, promote Rotary, and fit...

Do you know a potential Peace Fellow?

Rotarians have dedicated time, energy and money to training Peace Fellows for 18 years. In large part to our own Carol Fellows, our district has sponsored 18 successful applicants.  This is a program that does not require club contributions and we are not limited in...

Empowering the next generation in Zambia

THE MOST SATISFYING THING I HAVE EVER DONE !!! Jim Green, Grants Pass new Assistant Governor, has been involved with many projects around the world.  So it was amazing to hear him say that helping Brenda Mkandwire, a local young woman from Zimba, was one of the...

Register Now for the April 4 Quarterly Grants Meeting

The April 4th Quarterly Grants meeting will be held in Florence at the Driftwood Shores Resort. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with the goal to be finished by 1 p.m. Lunch will be provided to attendees at no charge. The District Rotary Foundation Executive Committee meets...

Few tickets left for Redmond’s Daddy-Daughter Dance, Feb. 15

Only 20 tickets remain for the Daddy-Daughter Dance, hosted by the Rotary Club of Redmond on Feb. 15.  The event is nearly sold out for the sixth year in a row, says Marvin Kaplan, club president.  Interested parties, on a first come basis, should contact Kaplan at...

RYLA Applications forms updated

Youth interested in applying for the Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, known as RYLA, can find new 2020 forms available on the District 5110 website.  Click on Get Involved/Youth/RYLA to find this update forms.  The new forms include the RYLA Camper Billing to Clubs...

Register Now for March Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) in Bend

Learn about Rotary in an intimate session of 25-30 individuals at the Rotary Leadership Institute, March 21-22 in Bend, OR.  PDG Bill Grile shares that RLI offers a unique opportunity that you won’t find at Club Training Assembly or District Conference.  At RLI,...

New Rotary Springs Satellite Club chartered

District 5110’s first satellite club, the Rotary Springs Satellite Club of Eugene Southtowne, chartered on January 7th, 2020 at the Springs at Greer Gardens retirement community. Long-time Rotarians Mary and Jay O’Leary, Dick and Sally Briggs, and Gary Brown started...

New Rotaract members inducted at OSU

The Rotary world of service has just added three new student members. Congratulations to the Oregon State University Rotaract Club for inducing three members on Jan. 12. They are pictured (l-r) Olivia Crisp, Brad Stein, and Catie Boucher. Each was provided with a...

Rogue Valley After Five Rotary is 10-years-old

The Rogue Valley After Five Rotary Club will celebrate its 10th Anniversary at the LARKS Kitchen & Cocktails on Saturday, Jan. 25 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The celebration will include live music, a no-host bar, appetizers and fellowship.  “We’ve...

Polio eradication fund raiser scheduled for February

The Rogue Valley After Five Rotary Club will be doing its part to eradicate polio with a fund raiser, Poker for Polio 2020, on Saturday, Feb. 29 at 5 to 11 p.m. at the Rogue River Valley University Club in Medford. Club President Eric McLaughlin says this is the 8th...

Only 5 spaces left for January RLI in Medford

Only five spaces are left for the upcoming January 25-26 Rotary Leadership Institute in Medford. To register for January, click here to go to the dacdb registration.  You can also attend the Bend RLI, scheduled for March in Bend. To register for March, click here....

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...

1st Woman Rotary President to speak in Oregon

Mark your calendars for March 2-3.  Dr. Sylvia Whitlock, the first female Rotary President, will be in Coos Bay-North Bend, On March 2, she will speak at an evening lecture at Southwestern Oregon Community College.  She will present a program for the Coos Bay-North...

Sisters Rotary offers Winter Scene Holiday Cards

The Rotary Club of Sisters provides scholarships for graduating seniors who display outstanding values and actions, ust like Rotarians, who are People of Action helping others in the community and around the world. Sales of Holiday Christmas cards supports this...

Festival of Trees funds Coos Bay-North Bend community grants

Rotary’s  spirit of giving in Coos Bay- North Bend Rotary Club is the club’s Festival of Trees. Trees and wreaths were elaborately decorated on Tuesday, Dec. 2  to be auctioned off in a live dinner auction at the Mill Casino on Wednesday, Dec. 11.  Trees donated...

Coos Bay- N. Bend Rotary shares spirit of giving

In its 18th year, the K-DOCK and Rotary Bus Jam takes place on Saturday, Dec. 7. This new toy and food drive serves families in need in Coos County and the Reedsport area during the holidays. In partnership with K-DOCK radio, Rotarians and their families, friends and...

Register Today: 4-Way Test Speech Contest

As we prepare for the December holidays, it is also an opportunity to look ahead to 2020 club activities.  One activity that resonates with both Rotary’s Youth Service and Vocational Service is the annual 4-Way Test Speech contest.   District 5110 clubs are encouraged...

Lane Edition of NW Magazine to focus on Rotary

Jennifer Geller, President of the Eugene Rotary Club, has been interviewed by Northwest 50 Plus Magazine for a Rotary article in the Lane edition. The quarterly publication will write about Lane County Rotaries with hopes to include all of Eugene’s clubs, said...

Rotaractors travel to Big West in Vancouver, B.C.

Big West Rotaract is Multi District Information Organization in Rotary International with districts ranging from Hawaii to Arizona to Alaska and British Columbia. It offers both an Institute every July for incoming board members, president elects, and governor elects,...

How to create peace through the District’s Peace Scholar Program

This year District 5110 is sponsoring two scholars.  Both are dedicated to making the world more peaceful: Chimwemwe Kumwenda is studying Public Health and Peace as a Rotary Peace Fellow at our Peace Institute located on the Duke/UNC campuses. She is a medical doctor...

Rotary provides solar for Medford’s Hope Village

by Nick Morgan of the Medford Mail Tribune Thanks to the efforts of approximately 20 members of Medford Rogue Rotary Club, Hope Village residents transitioning out of homelessness in Medford now have another comfort of home. They installed south-facing solar panels on...

Holidays are a Rotary opportunity: Send us yours

by Mike Corwin The Holiday season is about opportunity for Rotary in its communities.  What is your club doing this December to serve those in need of the Holiday spirit?  Describe your activities in 75 words or less and send them to us for a District compilation of...

November is Rotary Foundation month

Each time I give to The Rotary Foundation I am reminded of the words of Past Rotary International President Richard King: “each donation of $1000 will save four lives.” Not all of us have the means to give $1,000, but most of us might afford $20 per month or $250 a...

Joe Vincent named Linn County AG

On behalf of the D5110 leadership team, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Vincent as our newest Assistant Governor to our team. Joe will be taking over for Bruce Allen, who recently resigned his position due to work commitments. Joe is a past president...

RI Project Fair, Feb. 14-15 in Bolivia; Projects sought

Rotary International Clubs Projects Fair, which will be held on February 14-15, 2020, in Santa Cruz de La Sierra, Bolivia. For more information about the Project Fair, we invite you to visit our website: https://www.rotaryprojectsfire.org. At the event, Rotary will...

Oregon Rotary Model UN program 2019-2020

As many of you may know, Rotarian leaders were active promoters and advisors during the establishment of the United Nations (UN) and Rotary continues to be a major partner with the UN  (https://www.rotary.org/en/history-rotary-and-united-nations).  As a consequence of...

World Interact Week, Nov. 4-10

Celebrate World Interact Week this 4-10 November with nearly half a million Interact club members around the world! How will you share the power of Interact and celebrate this special occasion? Here are daily ideas you can use to join the party:  Learn More:...

Assistant Governors learn what it takes

Assistant Governors from around the district met in Springfield, Oct. 26,  to learn “what it takes” to do their jobs. “How great to be in a room with an assemblage of dedicated District 5110 volunteers–I appreciate working with all of...

Aimee Walsh nominated District Governor for 2022-2023

On behalf of the District, the District 5110 Nominating Committee is pleased to formally announce and put forth the name of Aimee Walsh, a member of the Rotary Club of Eugene Metropolitan, to serve as District Governor in the year 2022-2023. A native Oregonian, Aimee...

Watch Video: Water Scholars studying to help solve world issues

Imagine seven countries fighting over the same water source.  Our seven scholars who currently are studying at Oregon State University in Corvallis may help to prevent conflict among nations needing water resources in the Aral Sea Basin. Students studying in the Water...

Global Grants have momentum after October workshop

The October 19th Quarterly Grants Meeting rocked it! There was an active and engaged group of Rotarians who were treated to two presentation/Q&A sessions given by Rotary Foundation Technical Cadre Coordinator Wade Nomura. Nomura shared the importance of community...

Ways to tell us your story

You can submit information for the District 5110 Website and 5110 in Action eNews through a number of ways: From the Website Contact Us Page: To the Website Administrator, Judy Corwin  To the Newsletter Editor, Mike Corwin  Using dacdb ezStory at...

Know of organizations needing medical supplies?

The Coos Bay-North Bend Rotary Club has partnered with a number of local agencies to collect and donate medial/ surgical supplies to Third world counties, local or regional medical missions, homeless shelters, nursing schools and others who can utilize them. The...

Suggestions to read District eNews on your iphone or ipad

The easiest way to view and read the 5110 in Action eNews Bulletin is on your desktop or laptop computer. It is a little more difficult to view on your iphone or ipad because of the “potential variables” with technology, according to sources at DACdb. ...

Youth Exchange hosted by Corvallis Rotarians

District 5110 inbounds students for 2019-2020 were introduced to the Youth Exchange committee at an event at the Corvallis Country Club, hosted by Corvallis Rotarians.  Committee members and host families had a great time....

World Polio Day Oct. 24

Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens children in some parts of the world. Poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age but mainly affects children...

Eugene Metro Rotarians review good work of TRF dollars in Uganda

Rotarians from the Eugene Metropolitan Club were able to review the results that their Rotary Foundation donations helped make possible in Uganda to benefit a medical clinic…. The Mothers and Children’s Medical Clinic, did two medical camps during our visit and...

Curious about Rotary’s work to end polio?

Interested in meeting with our partners at the World Health Organization and UNICEF, going door to door immunizing children and spending a day at the Taj Mahal?  One of the best National Immunization Days trip is accepting applications now.  Led by a native  of India...

Let’s Leave No Girl Behind has positive results

A project for Isabel Ramirez, a young Mayan girl, has made a significant difference in her life, thanks to the Rotary Club of the State of Jefferson — Rotary District 5110’s first and only eClub. Soon after chartering in 2013, eClub chose basic education...

68 grants funded last year; $162,600 available

A jam-packed grants meeting is planned Oct 19 at the Riverbend Community Room, 799 SW Columbia St., in Bend, OR promises Rotarian LeAnn Mobley, This fall quarterly grants meeting will feature guest speaker Wade Nomura, Past District Governor and one of five Rotary...

Rotary Water Safety Lessons Pay Off

Ella Christensen, age 9, was with two friends in the swimming hole at Loeb Park when one of the other girls ran into trouble with the Chetco River’s late spring currents. Ella knew exactly what to do:

Meritorious Service Winner speaks Oct. 19 at Bend Grants Workshop

The next Quarterly Grants Workshop on Oct. 19 will feature Rotary’s “Service Above Self” Award Winner.  Wade Nomura is the President of the Japanese American Citizens League, Santa Barbara chapter. He was inducted into the Japanese American National...

Cindy O’Neil and Gerry Kosanovic celebrate DGE, DGN success

When Rotary Zone Emcee Jennifer Jones asked each District Governor what motivates each DG about Rotary, District 5110 DG Cindy O’Neil’s answer was called out among all the DGs attending the Zone Institute in Denver, CO, Sept. 5-8.  “The World needs...

District Peace Conference Sept. 21 in Ashland

Rotary works in many different ways toward a more peaceful world. These include various exchange programs, our Peace Fellow’s program and the District’s Peace Conference, Sept. 21 in Ashland, OR.

New 5110 Website Launched

If the District website looks different to you, that is because it’s new! The District Governors approved the redesign of its website and the work was accomplished over the summer.

District Governor Nominees Needed

Nominations for District Governor (DG) for 2022-23 are now open, says Dave Reece, past District Governor and Nominating Committee Chair. Clubs are asked to nominate Rotarians who desire such a leadership role. Nominees must have been a club president and served seven...

Successful district Kickoff keynoted by Water Scholars

“Water is a global program,” says Botagox Sharipova of Kazakhstan.  “Bota” (pictured right), as she affectionately became known, was one of two peace fellows who came to Central Oregon to demonstrate the worldwide impact of Rotary International...

Greenhouse Inspires Veterans

A Working Ranch That Restores Purpose And Spirit To Veterans Of All Ages.

Central Oregon Veterans Ranch (COVR) is a 19-acre working farm in a rustic setting that promotes the healing of combat trauma across the lifespan. Central Oregon is home to approximately 20,000 veterans including those who served in WWII, the Korean War, Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan, and numerous other military operations.

Meet the Water Scholars

Meet the Water Scholars

The Water Resources Graduate Programs at Oregon State University awards M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and brings together faculty and students from six colleges and multiple departments. Rotary wanted to take advantage of this unique opportunity and the expertise of Oregon State University faculty by awarding seven scholarships to students from Southeast Asia to learn about water resources.

Give the Gift of Literacy

Give the Gift of Literacy

When the Rotary Clubs of Bend and Bend-Mt Bachelor discovered that in our state the literacy rate was only 85%, Rotary leaders knew that had to change. Further research revealed that our state prisons estimate the number of future prison cells by the number of illiterate children we have in third grade.