5110 in Action eNews

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...

RLI for January and March scheduled

Due to popular demand, TWO more Rotary Leadership Institute (RLI) weekend events are scheduled for this Rotary Year. What:    RLI SOUTHERN OREGON When:   January 25 and 26, 2020 Where:  Medford What:    RLI CENTRAL OREGON When:   March 21 and 22, 2020 Where:  Bend...

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.