September 12, 2014 – Fantastic turnout at the Rotary Picnic this week! With family and friends, we had 80 people in attendance. Thanks to those who brought desserts, and congratulations to all of our winners. We have a special program Tuesday on “Polio” and have invited the media and other local clubs to join us. Sunrise Rotary President Sharon is bringing the Rotary-owned Iron Lung. It is an opportunity to talk about where we have been and where we have come in the quest to eradicate polio worldwide. Be sure to get there early for a good seat and bring a guest. The meeting will start a little sooner than normal. (As always when you bring a guest, your name goes into a drawing for a fantastic prize!)
Be sure to bring a non-perishable healthy food snack to the meeting on Tuesday. Our club and Tower Ford have teamed up to collect snacks that will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club for their after-school snack program. Great items include raisins, crackers & applesauce. Canned and other packaged items can be used in the Teen Program. The collection will go through September 20th. Together we make our community great!
We kicked off the Rotary Auction a couple weeks ago with a pre-auction “auction” of a Pendleton Round-Up package. That put over $400 in the general fund. Thanks to the skillful barbecuing techniques by Past President Steve Schneiderman, we are now auctioning off 4 pounds of mouth-watering, delicious smoked Chinook Salmon (See Picture-this is just a portion of what you will receive). The Value is “priceless” according to Steve, but is more likely valued at around $100 dollars. We are opening bids at $25. Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or give me a call (541) 294-2276 to submit your bid. Remember to start thinking about what item you will donate to the Rotary Auction and to mark your calendar for the Auction April 25th at the Mill Casino.
Yours in Rotary Service,
Stephanie Kilmer, President