Meeting September 21, 2017
Recorder: Marilyn Bedell
Our Next Club Meeting
Thursday, October 10, 2017
7 AM
Our Friendship Exchange Team
From Northern Oregon and Southwest Washington State

October 5, 2017
Karen Zook filled us in on a new not-for-profit in Lebanon.  Art City NH
Art city has been organized to promote the display of art in public places in Lebanon.  The goal of the organization is to develop murals on the sides of buildings, decorate items like utility boxes, and other the fountain provide an arts experience for all. It is envisioned to be modeled after the City Art Mankato, MN project.  Learn more at:
An Increase public art will:
  • Increase Tourism
  • Promote pride in the community
  • Attract new businesses
  • Attract young adults and families to our community
  • Help prevent graffiti
  • Beautify neglected places
  • Turn citizens into art people
  • Help everyone learn to love art
If you want to learn more, stop by her store, Scratch, and visit with Karen.  If you live in Lebanon, consider signing her local citizens support document.
  • Brew Fest:  Considered a success. Over 200 people came to the event. All who volunteered where thanked for all the work they did to make the 1st Annual Brew Fest as success. Financial outcomes will be know in a couple of weeks.  Now on to planning our 2nd annual Brew Fest
  • Holiday Party will be held on November 29, 2017 in the evening at Harvest Hill...put this date on your calendar.
  • District Governor Eric Denu will visit our clubs on November 2, 2017.
  • Our next Listen Community Dinner will be next Tuesday, October 10, 2017.  Bruce will send out a reminder about who has volunteered to help at this meal.  Arrival time is 3:30 PM.  Here's to meatloaf!
  • Monday, October 6, 2017 is a make-up social meeting at Salt Hill at 5:30 PM
  • Rob once again thanked all Rotarians who helped at Wings and Wheels.
Visit Our Website
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Meeting Recorders
Karen Clements - 10/10
Dean Cashman - 10/17
Joy Gobin - 10/26

Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Vice President
Past President
Web Master
Youth Service
Sergeant at Arms
Charities Board President
Charities Board Treasurer
Service Projects
Rotary Foundation Chair
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.

Upcoming Programs
  • October 10 — Oregon Friendship Exchange Team
  • Oct 24 — AAA Travel will talk about Hot Hot spots for travel this winter 
  • Nov 2 — District Governor Eric Denu 
  • Nov. 14 — John Higgins, Ledyard Charter School Program
  • Dec 12 — Charles L. Foss, SCORE

Brag and Happy Dollars
Marilyn gave a Sherry Calkins update.  When she spoke to her last week, she was having a better week.  Not great...but better.  Focusing on time with family.
Jean Walpren announced that her daughter Kari is engaged and set a wedding date for July 7, 2018.
Suellen Griffin celebrated all who helped with Brew Fest.
JoAnn Lemieux thanked Jon Blogette for giving her his coat at Brew Fest when she was "freezing".  True "service above self".

Card Raffle won by Ron Bedell who pulled the 7 of Diamonds...the search for the Queen of Hearts goes on.
Car Wash won by our  speaker, Rick Dyment

Here are five things you may not know about the fight to end polio:
1. Ice cream factories in Syria are helping by freezing the ice packs that health workers use to keep the polio vaccine cold during immunization campaigns.
2. Celebrities have become ambassadors in our fight to end the disease.
They include WWE wrestling superstar John Cena, actress Kristen Bell, action-movie star Jackie Chan, golf legend Jack Nicklaus, Grammy Award-winning singers Angelique Kidjo and Ziggy Marley, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu, anthropologist Dr. Jane Goodall, co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Bill Gates, and world-renowned violinist and polio survivor Itzhak Perlman.
3. Health workers and Rotary volunteers have climbed mountains, crossed deserts, and sailed to remote islands, risking their lives to vaccinate children against this disease. Rotary has funded more than 1,500 motorbikes and 6,700 other vehicles, as well as 17 boats, to make those journeys. Vaccinators have even traveled on the backs of elephants, donkeys, and camels to immunize children in remote areas.
4. In Pakistan, the polio program emphasizes hiring local female vaccinators and monitors. More than 21,000 vaccinators, 83 percent of whom are women, are achieving the highest immunization coverage rates in the country’s history.
5. Thanks to the efforts of Rotary and its partners, more than 16 million people who otherwise might have been paralyzed are walking today. In all, more than 2.5 billion children have been vaccinated since 1988.
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