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Forty four teams played this year in our Rim 2 Rim tournament. A big THANK YOU to all of the individuals who help us put this on! This is the fifth year the Rotary Club has put on this tournament.
You will find both the 2016 youth parade and Rim 2 Rim registration forms here on our website. They are both listed under the downloads section.
On March 30, a 2nd Harvest Mobile Food Bank was brought to town to serve those in need. When everything was said and done, over 9,500 pounds of fresh produce and non perishable food items were distributed.
After the club assembly meeting in November the committee chairmen have now been set for the upcoming year and they are:
Christmas lighting - Glenn & Carolyn Chamberlain
Easter Egg Hunt - Becky Long
Yard of the month - Glenn & Carolyn Chamberlain
Scholarships - Doug Anderson
Youth Parade - Cheryl Kono
Rim 2 Rim - Jennifer DeChenne, Rob Lybbert and Rebecca Lybbert
Backpack & School supplies - Bea White
Dictionary Project - Jeff Mackey
Coat Closet - Rob Lybbert & Bonnie Helvey
If you have an interest in being involved with any of these projects let the chairperson know!
On Wednesday, September 30, a group of Rotarians headed to Grant Elementary school to deliver their share of the 300 dictionaries we are set to distribute this year.
On September 15, we were treated to a great program by Cooperative for Education (CoEd) founder, Joe Berninger and one of his co-workers, Gina Regan. CoEd is the non-profit organization that created the Guatemala Literacy Project. During the discussion, Rotarian Glenn Chamberlain was surprised with a "Lifetime Service Award" for the many countless hours and years he has been involved with the GLP.
The third grade students at New Life Christian School were some of the first lucky recipients for this year's shipment of dictionaries!
Good Luck to our 2015 scholarship winners, Carly Peters, Catherine Scellick and Alex Mickelsen as they begin their new chapters!
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Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
Hall of Fame singer Donovan becomes a Rotary polio ambassador
Legendary singer and polio survivor Donovan Leitch, better known simply as Donovan, has joined Rotary in its fight to eradicate the paralyzing disease that afflicted him during much of his childhood. Donovan contracted polio at age three in Glasgow, Scotland. The disease weakened his right leg and left it thinner and shorter than the other. Confined to his bed for much of his childhood, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer said his father would read him poetry. In a recent interview with the Daily Express, Donovan said that listening to poetry piqued his interest in creative writing. “If I...
World Polio Day toolkit available — start planning now
Rotary's fourth World Polio Day celebration, on 24 October, will highlight extraordinary progress in the eradication campaign and emphasize the work that remains before we wipe out the virus for good. With the number of new cases worldwide nearly halved from this time last year, we have the opportunity to rally our resources and see the last case of polio this year. Health officials and Rotary's celebrity polio ambassadors will head to Atlanta, Georgia, USA, for the event, the first to be held at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It will be streamed live and then will...
Young member uses leadership positions to promote diversity, inclusion
The way Rotary member Todd Jenkins puts it, he's the first generation in his family "to do everything": first to go to college, first to fly on a plane, first to visit another country, and the first to live across state lines. Jenkins, 28, grew up in a low-income neighborhood in Columbia, South Carolina, USA. His family worked hard just to make ends meet. So travel and college seemed out of reach. The eldest of ten children, Jenkins says his goal was to break out of the family status quo and set a positive example for his siblings. He credits his mother with helping him avoid falling into the...
Rotary recommits to ending polio in Nigeria
The World Health Organization has confirmed two cases of wild poliovirus type 1 (WPV1) in Nigeria, the first cases in the country since July 2014. After passing a year without a case of the wild poliovirus, Nigeria was removed from the list of polio-endemic countries in September 2015. These cases – from two local government areas of Borno state – occurred in July 2016. The Government of Nigeria – in partnership with the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – will take immediate steps to respond quickly to the outbreak to prevent further spread of the disease. This response will include...